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CHARMING VILLA near Gambassi Terme with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $-1302 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Max Beds: 18, Min Beds: 18, Double Beds: 9, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 7, Reference: 11535

This villa is a great choice for a large group to enjoy the peace and quiet of a large estate (with walking trails) as well as proximity to day trips to San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, and Florence. There is also the possibility of hiring a cook for your evening dinners or special celebrations.

(150 hectares) This property dates back to 1900, when it was a simple farming estate. A famous aviator purchased the property and built three unique hunting lodges that still accompany the villa today. 20 years later, the Finzi-Contini family of Florence purchased the property. They lived there until 1954, when the current owners took it over. The property features a combination of Tuscan stone, cotto bricks, and rolling English lawns. The villa has a private pool.The hunting lodges have They offer fabulous views, mature oak woods, and access to a vast nature reserve with trails.

(300 m2/3,229 ft2)

Ground Floor: There are three entrances to the villa. One entrance leads through the loggia, between two ivy-covered columns, and through a glass door into the main living area. Another entrance is via the terrace, where a glass door leads directly into the kitchen. The third entrance is through the garden, where an original terracotta staircase leads directly to the upstairs bedrooms. Entering from the loggia, there is a living area with a fireplace and terracotta floors. The ground floor also has a room furnished with a TV and antique sofas. The adjacent sitting area has a large sofa, a baby grand piano, and windows overlooking the garden. There is a dining room with marble floors and a large wooden table that seats eighteen people. A wooden door leads into the fully equipped kitchen, which has two refrigerators. There is also a WC with a washing machine. A hallway with a staircase leads to the first floor.

First Floor: A long hallway connects all five bedrooms of the first floor: Giglio, Ginestra, Rosa, Geranio, and Margherita. Giglio has a queen-size bed (160 cm), antique furniture, and an en suite bathroom (with shower). Ginestra has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and a private terrace. Rosa has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and access to the same private terrace. Ginestra and Rosa share an en suite bathroom (with shower), which is situated in a connecting antechamber. Geranio and Margherita each have two twin-beds. They share an en suite bathroom (with tub), which is also situated in a connecting antechamber. The first floor has wood flooring. At the end of the hallway, a staircase leads to the second floor.

Second Floor: There are four bedrooms: Girasole, Ciclamino, Iris, and Papavero. Girasole has a queen-size bed (160 cm), antique furniture, and an en suite bathroom (with shower). Ciclamino has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom (with shower). Iris has a queen-size bed (160 cm), while Papavero has a queen-size bed and is most suitable for children. Iris and Papavero share an en suite bathroom (with shower), which is situated in a connecting antechamber. The second floor has terracotta flooring.

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Cook Service: Upon request

Housekeeping: 10 Euro per hour

Please Note:

There is air conditioning in all bedrooms.

More Details

Property Manager
mail@rentvillas.com
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

Amenities

Gambassi Terme Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets not allowed
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

Reviews

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CHARMING VILLA near Gambassi Terme with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $-1302 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Overall experience was wonderful. Gabriella, the manager, was well-informed and provided great...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Overall experience was wonderful. Gabriella, the manager, was well-informed and provided great insight as to local restaurants, local markets, local stores and train and town visits. We found her recommendations to be invaluable and she really enhanced our stay. She arranged a wonderful cooking experience with two local cooks. They came in from town and cooked for a party of 12.

Enjoyed Most:

The peace and quiet and the privacy of the property

Tips or Restaurants:

While we were staying at the villa we traveled and spent a day in Rome we spent another day in Venice.

Check In Out:

We got there very late. Check in was very simple. Gabriella left the place open and ready for us to go in. We met with her the following day and upon leaving she was very accommodating. There were no issues as far as checking in and checking out.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Quaint villa in the countryside....

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

Quaint villa in the countryside.

Enjoyed Most:

Spacious interior.

Enjoyed Least:

Heating and fireplace.

Surrounding Area:

Lots of nearby villages. It's very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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We had a lovely time although the weather was not cooperating. Gabriella was wonderful. The we...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

We had a lovely time although the weather was not cooperating. Gabriella was wonderful. The welcome dinner was great and the rooms are large. The whole house was very clean. We really enjoyed our stay.

Enjoyed Most:

The wonderful quietness of the property.

Surrounding Area:

The quaint towns and vineyards.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gambassi Terme was the nearest town but the walking path was long and wet. Walking on the road seemed as though it would be unsafe.

Directions:

We used a GPS and it didn't work very well. A better sign out in front of the villa would have been helpful.

Check In Out:

Check in and check out was very easy.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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5

Excellent....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Excellent.

Enjoyed Most:

The amount of space available.

Surrounding Area:

Wonderful countryside.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gambasse; it isn't within walking distance.

Tips or Restaurants:

Make sure you ask about the washer and dryer. It took us 2 days to find them and then another day to figure out how to use them.

Directions:

Once we got on the property, it took a few wrong turns to find the villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
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There were 18 of us there for a family get together. It was perfect! Lots of room for kids and ...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

There were 18 of us there for a family get together. It was perfect! Lots of room for kids and adults. The pools were great, as were the bedrooms! It was a very relaxing week.

Enjoyed Most:

We really liked the patio area with the pool. The bedrooms also were excellent with lots of choice for all. Having laundry facilities on site is wonderful! Gabriella is also a wonderful resource, there if you need her, but not intrusive.

Enjoyed Least:

They need to have 2 refrigerators to accommodate large groups. Also, we had to remove our own garbage from the property. It would have been nice if it could be picked up. Lastly, the oven wasn't heating up fully, so it made cooking challenging. Editor's Note: There are now two refrigerators. November 2012. The removal of trash is commonly the client's responsibility in Italy. There are large bins along the roads and in towns for the disposal of trash.

Surrounding Area:

We loved visiting the smaller and less touristy hill towns. Gabriella provided us with several excellent suggestions.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gambassi Terme was the nearest small town. It could have been in walking distance, but it would have been a tough haul home with food, etc.

Tips or Restaurants:

Absolutely get a Tuscan meal cooked on site at least once! We did it and wished we had arranged it again. It was wonderful, and a bargain!

Directions:

As we had read, the directions sounded vague, but actually were very good when you were executing them. We did not use a GPS, but others in our party did, and it brought them right to the drive.

Check In Out:

At first we couldn't find Gabrielle, because we arrived early, and were worried about paying her, but she was fine with everything and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
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Everyone greatly enjoyed our time at the villa. The space was lovely and the amount of outside...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Everyone greatly enjoyed our time at the villa. The space was lovely and the amount of outside space was tremendous. Lots of areas for people to get 'lost' in and not feel as if they were on top of each other.

Enjoyed Most:

The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms very clean and had great water pressure. The kitchen, with the outdoor prep area right out the door, was great. It was stocked with everything one needed to cook. We had some very creative cooks with us and they found everything they needed! Also, earlier reviews mentioned the need for fans on the 2nd floor of the bedroom space. They are now there!

Enjoyed Least:

There is a smaller property literally right next door. We were fortunate because it wasn't rented during our week. Editor's Note: Since 2011, this house is no longer rented separately from the villa. November 2012.

Surrounding Area:

It is very conveniently located. Lots of small villages nearby, grocery stores are readily available. The train station at Castelfiorentina was very convenient for trips into Florence.

Nearby Events or Locales:

You must have a car for staying at this property. It would be a long hike to the nearest town for groceries - about 2.5 - 3 miles each way. But, if you have a car, then there are numerous choices and the house book has very useful info about nearby resources.

Tips or Restaurants:

Definitely bring insect repellant. We were fortunate - almost no mosquitoes or bugs due to unusually pleasant July weather. But, the last night, there was a definite increase. We brought melita coffee filters - large ones - and there was a coffee pot that we could use. Some supplies of dried spices that you might like to use is helpful.

Directions:

When I first got the directions I thought they were very sparse and I was a bit worried about finding the property. But, as we made our way there, we discovered they were as specific as they could be and actually were sufficient to follow the road signs.

Check In Out:

We were warmly welcomed by our host with a thorough orientation to the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
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Map

The property is located five kilometers from Gambassi Terme, a small town about an hour southwest of Florence. In Gambassi Terme, one can find restaurants and shops with basic supplies. Pisa, Siena, and the fashionable Tyrrenian coast are only an hour away by car. Pisa: 60 km/32 mi Florence: 55 km/34 mi Siena: 53 km/33 mi San Gimignano: 18 km/11 mi Gambassi Terme: 5 km/3 mi

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Notes

  • Security Deposit:
    Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 400 EUR.