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CHARMING VILLA near Palaia with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $-3256 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Max Beds: 14, Min Beds: 14, Double Beds: 7, Single Beds: 1, Baths: 6, Reference: 12928

Breathe in the fresh country air of your own luxury Tuscan villa for rent, an ancient farmhouse restored in traditional style and an idyllic retreat for your family, friends or large groups. Barbecue on the large open terrace or explore the private, enclosed gardens of mature olive trees and flowers, featuring a grand expanse of lawn and a large heated swimming pool with its own sun terrace. This lovely vacation villa in Tuscany offers privacy, yet its location is close to local shopping, world-renowned sights and wonderful attractions.

(1360 m2) Set within the private estate of an historic Tuscan borgo, this farmhouse has been lovingly restored and transformed into luxurious accommodations for up to fifteen guests. An open terrace for outdoor dining runs the length of the house in the back, where you will find a barbecue and outdoor furniture for your use. The terrace overlooks a private, enclosed garden with a large lawn area interspersed with mature olive trees and flower beds. There is also a heated private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with its own sun terrace. Pool towels and sun lounges are provided. The property is also secured by an electronic gate. The estate itself also includes an ancient villa with a 13th century clock tower, a family chapel, an olive press, an old water mill, and a number of farmhouses, of which this is one. It is possible to tour the rest of the estate upon request; many of the older buildings have yet to undergo restoration and the farm is active, so guests must be accompanied by a member of the staff.

(590 m2)

Ground Floor: A large living room occupies most of the ground floor of this farmhouse villa. It is furnished with comfortable sofas and armchairs, a card table, satellite TV, and an open fireplace. There is also a large kitchen/breakfast room, well equipped with an oven, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, and juicer. There is also a utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, and ironing board. One bedroom on the ground floor has a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. This bedroom also contains two single sofa-beds, suitable for children.

First Floor: Upstairs there are a total of six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master suite includes a 200 cm large king-size bed and an ensuite bathtub, along with a walk-in shower and separate toilet. The second bedroom has a 190 cm king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub. The third and fourth bedrooms each have a 160 cm queen-size bed. The fifth bedroom has a 190 cm king-size bed. The sixth bedroom has a 140 cm standard double bed (suitable for one). There are also two bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet, and shower.

Limonaia: A few meters away from the farmhouse, the lemon house has been turned into a bedroom with a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and large walk-in 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.

Pre-Stocked Villa: 20 Euros per hour, plus cost of food

Extra Housekeeping: 20 Euros per hour

Pool Heating: Upon request

Please Note:

This property is located on the same estate as

Villa Carmine


Villa Ampelio and Annex.

15 is the maximum number of guests allowed at the villa.

Housekeeping is provided for 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

CHARMING VILLA near Palaia with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $-3256 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

The property was better than we expected!! The house and the grounds were beautiful! All thre...

  • 5 of 5


The property was better than we expected!! The house and the grounds were beautiful! All three families enjoyed spending time together in the shared areas and there was plenty of room for each family to have some privacy.

The kitchen was outstanding! Jenni, the house manager, was very attentive and helpful.

We had a wonderful experience!

Enjoyed Most:

The grounds, backyard.

Tips or Restaurants:

We went to many vineyards in the area, and although they were all great, our group liked the estate's own wine the BEST by far!! Order wine through the house manager so you have it during your stay.


I wouldn't change a thing on the directions. They were detailed enough that we didn't need a GPS to get there.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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My family and I found the villa to be perfect for an extended family visit. The rooms were spa...

  • 5 of 5


My family and I found the villa to be perfect for an extended family visit. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The pool area and patio were the scenes of family dinners and relaxing afternoons

Enjoyed Most:

We loved the opportunity to live in the countryside yet to have the typical amenities such as air conditioning and modern bathrooms Americans take for granted.

Enjoyed Least:

There was very little to dislike. One suggestion would be to improve the roadway entrance to the villa which is highly rutted and hard on autos.

Surrounding Area:

The natural scenery was profundly beautiful, the small towns quite attractive, and the villa was within reasonable driving distance of major tourist sites.

Nearby Events or Locales:

The smallest town was Palaia, followed by Forcoli. In the heat of the summer neither was within walking distance; it would be quite a hike to either regardless of the weather.

Tips or Restaurants:

I would suggest relying heavily upon the material forwarded via Rentvillas as all advice was quite helpful. I especially valued the pre-stocking of the kitchen as we arrived on Saturday after a lengthy transatlantic flight.


We used GPS but the signage for the property entrance is very easy to miss. We spent a good 30 minutes driving up and down the same road before discovering the small sign for the villa.

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My family and I had an exceptional experience with Rentvillas and with Villa Stemma. I would not hesitate to do this again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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It was all that we could have hoped for and more. The layout of bedrooms and bathrooms, the sp...

  • 5 of 5


It was all that we could have hoped for and more. The layout of bedrooms and bathrooms, the spacious living areas, the outdoor terrace and pool all combined to make this a memorable vacation for our family of twelve adults and children.

Enjoyed Most:

The villa was set up for really easy living. We did quite a bit of cooking and, after getting used to the stove, we turned out some gourmet feasts which we then enjoyed out on the terrace. We found ourselves lingering for an hour or more after dinner was over because we did not want to leave the peace and quiet of a Tuscan evening. Also, and this was very important to our group the beds are very, very comfy.

Enjoyed Least:

It would have been nice to be able to walk to a village. The roads are not conducive to strolling and the nearest village was too far for us to reach on foot.

Surrounding Area:

The postcard views! The charming villages in the hills.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Palaia was the closest tonw.

Tips or Restaurants:

Bring non metric measuring cups and spoons. Rentvillas provides a good list of things most people will need. We really enjoyed a wonderful meal at I Secoli in Coleoli. We celebrated a birthday and we were treated wonderfully.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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This was our first time to rent a villa, and we were pleasantly surprised how nice this one was...

  • 4 of 5


This was our first time to rent a villa, and we were pleasantly surprised how nice this one was...very tastefully decorated and furnished! Fairly close to many attractions in Tuscany. Grocery store and train station 10 to 20 minutes away, respectfully. Keyholder, Jenni, was very friendly, professional, and helpful. She even gave us a tour of the larger villa and private chapel on the property, which are currently being restored.

Enjoyed Most:

This farmhouse was recently restored and remodeled and done in a very tasteful fashion. The photos on Rentvillas web site don't quite do it justice. We were concerned that the AC would not be adequate for a July-August stay, but there were plenty of units to keep the place cool 1 to 2 per room! The biggest bonus was the Limonaia house - it looked like something straight out of Architectural Digest and yet there are no pictures of it online. The layout was great, too The master bedroom is in one wing upstairs, and all other bedrooms are in the opposite wing, with one bedroom downstairs. Plenty of bathrooms, too.

Enjoyed Least:

Would like to see more "basics" included. After our initial supply was used up, we had to go running around Tuscany looking for toilet paper after hours.

Washer-Dryer took a long time to run thru cycles, occasionally tripping breakers in the house. Could use a plug and more lighting around the pool area - one light was missing. Hot-Cold water temperature was a little erratic in master bath.

Surrounding Area:

The Villa is set on a huge piece of property high above a nearby small town, Forcoli, and the approach up to the property is gorgeous. The farmhouse is set far off the road, with a beautiful, private approach. Many tiny hilltop towns nearby to explore. The highlight for us were the drives to San Gimignano and Volterra.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Forcoli was the nearest town with a small grocery store. About a 5-10 minute drive. The only thing within walking distance was a small, family run bar, which was quite charming.

Tips or Restaurants:

A rental car is a must at this Villa, and most rental companies offer a GPS system for a small fee. In our case, we rented the "TomTom" system from Avis. This thing was worth its weight in gold and kept us from getting lost on numerous occasions. The property included a manual explaining how all the equipment works in the Villa, as well as a list of suggested restaurants in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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This Tuscan rental villa is located about 5 km away from the quaint hilltop village of Palaia, where there are two restaurants. Forcoli, slightly further, is a more modern village with a supermarket and other conveniences. Take a drive into the diverse city of Pisa, renowned for its main attraction: the Leaning Tower. The Pisa Baptistry, cathedral and leaning tower are all located together to enjoy. Pisa is well known for its castles, churches and monasteries, all scattered on the tops of hills along the rivers and taking a stroll along its ancient streets is sure to reward you with delightful adventures. This villa is also well-located for taking day-trips to other famed Tuscan locales, including San Gimignano, Florence, and Siena. Siena: 85 km Florence: 66 km Lucca: 52 km Livorno: 51 km Pisa (Airport): 45 km San Gimignano: 38 km Forcoli: 7 km Palaia: 5 km


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Palaia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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