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Charming Family Home in Exquisite Setting , Private Pool

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights

Description

San Giovanni D'asso Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Il Giardino with its atmosphere of intimate hospitality, its gardens, olive groves and delightful private pool , forms a harmonious and nurturing environment for a relaxing stay in Tuscany . Just 1km from the medieval village and castle, restaurants, bar. It stands in its own grounds at the head of a secluded valley of cornfields and Mediterranean pines.

*A real home, it is entirely furnished with antique country furniture, full of books, art and textile hangings from various parts of the world, comfortable sofas, good quality bedding, it is generally light, airy and stylish. The house is on two floors, built of warm Sienese stone and brick, encircled by wide terracotta terraces, ancient mulberry trees and huge old cypresses, olive groves, lawns and gardens of aromatic shrubs and fragrant herbs, the cook's delight .

Tuscany is an ideal holiday destination, world renowned as the most beautiful region of Italy, with a civilization dating back to the Etruscans, and famous as the source of the Italian Renaissance. Today it is celebrated for its un-spoilt landscapes and coast line, and for its superb wines and refined culinary tradition. It is studded with an infinite number of important historical sites, and architectural gems especially concentrated in its major cities, above all Florence and Siena with their inestimable patrimony of artistic treasures.

The Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia National Park area of South Siena is perhaps the most spectacular and breathtaking example of the essence of Tuscany.

Keywords: Country House, Independent Villa, Views, Gardens, Private Pool

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Owner
Hardress Waller
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2016

About Hardress Waller

Hardress is a painter who first came to Tuscany 45 years ago from London, and travelled in the whole of Italy studying art history. Since then he has lived in Spain and Uk,returning to Italy first of all near Lucca for 12 years, then moving south of Siena, where he lives now.

Hardress Waller purchased this villa in 1993

Why Hardress Waller chose Val d'Arbia - Crete Senesi

I didn't really buy this as a vacation rental house,but I still live in it as my own home apart from some periods when I rent it out I think this is why guests coming to the house, many of whom return year by year, find a hospitable atmosphere and feel at home.

I always had very old friends living near here, and used to enjoy visiting because of the pleasant company and interesting community of people, considering it almost the most beautiful part of Tuscany.

What makes this villa unique

Our home is in a unique unspoilt natural setting, but close to the village and all amenities, as well as the delights which this special part of Tuscany offers,not far away from Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena and Florence.

There are also many local attractions, village medieval festivals,cultural events, beautiful local museums and notable culinary specialties, above all the white truffle, pecorino sheep cheese and famous wines. We have personal contacts with excellent restaurants and wineries where with pleasure we can introduce our guests .

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Charming Family Home in Exquisite Setting , Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Oklahoma City USA
5

My Dream Home in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend LaSelva. I cannot think of a thing I would have changed and this was my home for the month of April 2011. Anna Maria and Hardress were delightful, helpful (even when my luggage was lost by the airline) and gracious hosts that lived about 20 minutes away, far enough that I did not feel I was under their feet and close enough to be helpful if I needed them, I now consider them friends. I am in the design field so my standards are high, and I found the decor warm, comfortable, and very much tasteful, not sterile, like some rental places. If you are looking for a good location, beautiful surroundings and wonderful owners this is your home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City USA
5

My Dream Home in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend LaSelva. I cannot think of a thing I would have changed and this was my home for the month of April 2011. Anna Maria and Hardress were delightful, helpful (even when my luggage was lost by the airline) and gracious hosts that lived about 20 minutes away, far enough that I did not feel I was under their feet and close enough to be helpful if I needed them, I now consider them friends. I am in the design field so my standards are high, and I found the decor warm, comfortable, and very much tasteful, not sterile, like some rental places. If you are looking for a good location, beautiful surroundings and wonderful owners this is your home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and just as described

  • 5 of 5

La Selva is a wonderful place. The garden is exquisite, the views from the garden and the second floor of the house have a charm the pictures can't capture: in the spring, every tree has different shade of green. The house is very welcoming and well appointed, with large rooms and a peaceful atmosphere. The owners, Anna-Maria and Hardress are gracious. The location is perfect for indulging in wine tasting with Montalcino and Montepulciano at a short distance. Local markets offer a wealth of regional food. I will definitely come back - next time in the summer to enjoy the pool, which was not open yet in April.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Un endroit enchanteur

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 5 personnes dont 2 couples et nous sommes unanimes à avoir savouré cette grande maison et son magnifique jardin soigné et les plantes méditerranéennes qui bordent la superbe piscine.

Au pied de la propriété passent les sentiers de randonnée (mais les promeneurs sont très rares!), ce qui permet de partir à pied directement (quel luxe!) dans ces délicieuses collines toscanes et les "crete senesi" d'où l'on a des vues magnifiques dans une nature immaculée. Les sentiers relativement bien balisés sont nombreux et variés (prévoir une carte détaillée, il y en a d'ailleurs une dans la "grange")

Le propriétaire est une personne délicieuse, pleine de tact et de gentillesse, et c'est vraiment un plaisir d'être à son contact, que ce soit avant la réservation (réponses rapides) et sur place pour nous guider depuis le village et vérifier que tout va bien.

Vous trouverez tout dans la maison, et en bon état ainsi que la literie; le décor nous a beaucoup plus et témoigne de ses nombreux voyages. Nous nous sommes immédiatement plu et sentis comme à la maison.

On peut aller à pied facilement en 15 ou 20 minutes au village où il y a une superette, une poste, un excellent restaurant ("l'osteria delle crete") à la cuisine savoureuse et originale et au très bon rapport qualité/prix.

Une semaine, c'était vraiment trop court pour jouir complètement de cette propriété et de ses alentours!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

spectacular unspoilt countryside of the Crete Senese/historic mediaeval villages/churches/monasteries/museums/village festivals/exquisite wines and culinary delights/thermal spas/walking, riding, biking, ballooning.Pienza/Montalcino/Montepulciano/Siena / Florence, Perugia/Maremma coast within easy reach.

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Rates & Availability

San Giovanni D'asso Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 17 2016
14 night minimum stay
$1,888
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 6 2017
14 night minimum stay
$2,958
 
 
low season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,077
 
 
Spring
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,329
 
 
Mid season
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,707
 
 
High season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,210
 
 
mid season
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,707
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,329
 
 
low season
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,077
 
 
Festive
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,707
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,266
$4,028
 

Additional information about rental rates

FinalCleaningendof2weeks $189
Refundable damage deposit $629

The low season price includes central heating and firewood for a one week stay. Longer stays Euro 150 payable on site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Giovanni D'asso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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