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CHARMING APARTMENT near Certaldo (Chianti Area) with Pool & Wifi. We respond 24/7

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Sciano Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Max Beds: 7, Min Beds: 6, Double Beds: 3, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 3, Reference: 12799

Looking to explore the Chianti region of Tuscany with all the comforts of home and more? This accommodation in a Tuscany villa has it all, from a swimming pool to sprawling grounds and all the amenities indoors. One of the owners, who lives on the estate in the family villa, is American and she's furnished this holiday villa in Tuscany to American tastes. So relax! Lounge at this Tuscany vacation villa, take a refreshing bike ride to nearby Certaldo (we highly recommend exploring the Pretorio Palace), or take a day trip to Florence and beyond! There is another villa, Villa Certaldo, and an apartment, La Solaia, right next door.

(500 m2/5,382 ft2)

This independent villa is situated on a private estate that consists of the owner's residence, another villa (Villa Certaldo) and an apartment (La Solaia), both for rent. This villa is nestled into the side of a hill leading up to the main villa, which sits on the crest of the hill. The outdoor areas are on different levels and separated by a fence, so remain very private. A gravel parking area is conveniently located a few meters from the front entrance, separated by a plot of grass. Views from the house are directed away from the other residences, making this villa private with its own fenced garden. There is an enormous fig tree adjacent to the backyard fence that overlooks the valley. At the front of the house on the ground floor there is a spacious covered terrace with a table and chairs for outdoor dining. A pathway from the terrace leads to the villa's own private swimming pool (open from mid May to mid September 9m x 4m, 1.1m deep). The property is accessed via a gate off of a paved, very lightly traveled country road. The surrounding estate includes a 74-acre nature reserve, populated with wild pheasant, hare, wild boar, hedgehogs, and newly-sited roe deer.

(110 m2/1,184 ft2)

Ground Floor: A path from the parking area leads onto the sidewalk of the front yard of the home, providing same level access to the front door. There is then a staircase that leads up to the first floor on the right. A guest bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower is located just on the left. The foyer leads directly into the 22 m2 living room, where there are two sofas (one is a sofa bed suitable for one, with a 120 cm mattress), an easy chair, fireplace, and a safe behind a portrait on the wall! There is also a large flat screen TV with satellite, a DVD player, and a small laptop computer. The entire house and garden offers wireless internet connection free of charge. The living room, as well as the rest of the house, is decorated throughout with an equestrian theme. An arched doorway leads into the 10 m2 kitchen, equipped with a cook-top, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, American and espresso coffee makers, and a dining table seating four to six. There are settings for 12, along with children's plates and utensils. Large double arched glass doors from the kitchen and living room lead out onto the 13 m2 covered terrace, overlooking the countryside and furnished with a table and chairs for dining. Several steps from the terrace lead down to the swimming pool. The ground floor also has one 10 m2 bedroom with a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

First Floor: Twelve sandstone stairs lead from the foyer to the first floor. The landing has a laundry area with a washer and dryer as well as a sink and iron with ironing board. There are two more bedrooms on this floor. The first 14 m2 bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed, a writing desk, and a large window that overlooks the valley. The ensuite bathroom has a sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead and skylight. The second 20 m2 bedroom has an extra-long large queen-size bed (175 cm wide x 205 cm long) along with a writing desk and three windows overlooking the valley and garden/swimming pool. The ensuite bathroom has two sinks, a toilet, and shower.

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.

Housekeeping: 10 Euros per hour

Babysitting: 10 Euros per hour

Mobile Telephone: According to outgoing use

Please Note:

This villa is located right next door to Villa Certaldo, and to La Solaia and La Vinaia.

Mobile Telephone is ready to use with a prepaid credit included.

Ceiling fans are available in all of the rooms, except for the bathrooms.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered

Property Manager
mail@rentvillas.com
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(122 traveler reviews)

CHARMING APARTMENT near Certaldo (Chianti Area) with Pool & Wifi. We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.803279 based on 122 reviews
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We had a wonderful time at this property. WE PICKED IT BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION! Near so many w...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

We had a wonderful time at this property. WE PICKED IT BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION! Near so many wonderful places!

The expatriate owner Elizabeth is wonderful and WANTS to be a resource.

Enjoyed Most:

Sitting on the veranda with a bottle (s) of wine and antipasto.

Enjoyed Least:

We love to cook and, therefore, love a gourmet kitchen. This one was more than adequate but not gourmet. One thing I have learned is to buy one really nice knife at the beginning of every trip and use it! It is impossible for rental properties to maintain great knives and I don't expect them.

Surrounding Area:

We recommend

Tenuta Torciano Winery

www.torciano.com

Reserve for a wine tasting.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Certaldo ... and it is not within walking distance. Be sure to take the funicular up to Certaldo Alto.

Tips or Restaurants:

Well, I mentioned buying a knife and we arrived with matches and mosquito coils based on other reviews. Ahh, the weather was just such that there were no mosquitos, and and we didn't use the pool. Bring a few bars of soap and your own shampoo.

Directions:

We had a GPS and the good directions and found it!!

Check In Out:

Everything went very well.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Outstanding in all respects. ...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Outstanding in all respects.

Enjoyed Most:

The condition of the villa, the bathrooms, kitchen and view.

Enjoyed Least:

Bathrooms were a little dark.

Surrounding Area:

It was peaceful and beautiful. Quiet and scenic. Good location and easy access for day tripping.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Sciano was a town of about 25 people and a restaurant. Could have walked there.

Tips or Restaurants:

Fully functional villa. Just bring oneself.

Directions:

Not sure that directions to property can be improved. It is quite hidden and there are some back roads. Our hostess met us in Certaldo once we could no longer follow directions. That is the best way for entry to the property.

Check In Out:

Check in/out was a breeze. Elizabeth was quite accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Wonderful stay with a perfect location. Elizabeth was exteremly helpful. ...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Wonderful stay with a perfect location. Elizabeth was exteremly helpful.

Enjoyed Most:

We loved the view and peace and quiet. It was among the best rentals we have had in Europe.

Enjoyed Least:

Loved the property, though the dryer was tempermental.

Surrounding Area:

We enjoyed how easy it was to get to different cities from this location. I really enjoyed early mornings on the porch.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Certaldo. It was not within walking distance

Tips or Restaurants:

Rental is well equipped.

Directions:

Present directions a little overwhelming in detail. It would be helpful to note that most of them do not start until you reach Certaldo and that the rental is actually just outside of Sciano.

Check In Out:

Check in/out very straightforward. No surprises.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

We loved our home for the week. Elizabeth was so wonderful and welcoming. We enjoyed the fire...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

We loved our home for the week. Elizabeth was so wonderful and welcoming. We enjoyed the fireplace and loved our outdoor terrac, especially for al fresco dining.

BBQ was awesome too. Wish we'd been there in the warm summer months when we could have used the pool!

Enjoyed Most:

We loved the veranda and the fireplace - great views. Very spacious.

Enjoyed Least:

The kitchen was a bit small as we all cooked and would gather in the kitchen.

Surrounding Area:

Gorgeous landscapes - some wonderful restaurants. Accessible to many places for day trips.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Certaldo - (not really walking distance)

Tips or Restaurants:

The most beautiful restaurant I've ever been in was Il Paese dei Campanelli!

Bring matches! Impossible to purchase them at a local grocery store - must go to a specialty shop that sells tabacco.

Directions:

We used a GPS, but the directions were sufficient. That said - it's a bit hidden, but we managed.

Check In Out:

Very casual, which is how we liked it. Elizabeth offered us a warm welcome - and made herself available to us, if needed. She really left us alone and we enjoyed the times that we did see her. She also offered some good restaurant suggestions.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Wonderful time! Elizabeth met us and introduced us to the various features of the property....

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

Wonderful time! Elizabeth met us and introduced us to the various features of the property.

Enjoyed Most:

The location and views from the veranda.

Enjoyed Least:

The dryer only worked on the highest setting. Editor's Note: The dryer has been repaired and is fully functional. October, 2015

Surrounding Area:

Certaldo Alto is a lovely hill town that the tourist books do not mention. Absolutely lovley!

We also loved day trips to Siena, Volterra, Moltepulciano, Florence, etc.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Certaldo. No, we did not walk and would not recommend doing so.

Tips or Restaurants:

Don't miss Certaldo Alto. Lovely!! The restaurants Elizabeth suggests are quite good. You can't go wrong.

Directions:

We did use a GPS. We still needed to call Elizabeth, but discovered we were close. All of Italy is a bit of a maze. But call Elizabeth and she will assist you.

Check In Out:

Check in and out was wonderful. Not a problem.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Had a wonderful time! Elizabeth was gracious. ...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

Had a wonderful time! Elizabeth was gracious.

Enjoyed Most:

Location and quiet. Great getaway if you are looking to lose yourself.

Enjoyed Least:

We were rather cold at night... especially in the upstairs bedrooms. Dryer did not work properly. If we put clothes in on high, we had some luck.

Surrounding Area:

Certaldo Alto was fabulous! A hidden gem we had not expected.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Certaldo. No, it was not within walking distance.

Tips or Restaurants:

Osteria Antica in Certaldo Alto was lovely.

Bring matches. You can make a fire, but there are no matches. Matches are only available at tobbaco shops, so we had no fire until the end of our stay to chase away the cold.

Directions:

We did use GPS. But we still needed to call Elizabeth and found we were close to our destination. If you don't have GPS in Tuscany, you are out of luck. Roads are not always in the direction you think you are going. So use a good GPS device to get where you are going.

Check In Out:

All went well.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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The property is located four kilometers from Certaldo, which has all the necessities combined with small-town charm. Pick up groceries or eat out in the modern section and spend the rest of your day exploring Certaldo Alta, the old medieval village. In July, you may find yourself in the midst of a lively Renaissance festival, complete with street artists, actors, musicians, and more. And don't forget to get your fill of medieval architecture! You can explore the Pretorio Palace or marvel at the profile Certaldo castle cuts across the sky. Like museums? Visit the house of Giovanni Boccaccio (author of the Decameron). Day trips can take you to San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence. Pisa and Florence airports are easy arrival points where you can rent a car. Lucca: 60 km/37.5 mi Rome: 250 km/155 mi Livorno: 80 km/50 mi Lucca: 60 km/37.5 mi Pisa: 45 km/28 mi Volterra: 42 km/26 mi Florence: 40 km/25 mi Siena: 35 km/22 mi San Gimignano: 13 km/8 mi Poggibonsi: 8 km/5 mi Certaldo: 4 km/2.5 mi

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  • 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: 250 EUR.
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Amenities

Sciano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

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