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CHARMING FARMHOUSE in San Donato in Collina with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $-816 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Max Beds: 12, Min Beds: 12, Double Beds: 6, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 6, Reference: 13393

With three separate living spaces, this farmhouse and cottage located close to Florence, are well suited to a group of family or friends. Here you can experience the beauty of the countryside, the charm of a small town within walking distance, and the proximity of the great art city of Florence.

(5,700 m2/61,354 ft2)

As part of a rural complex, this property consists of a restored farmhouse which is made up of two independent apartments (although connected) and an independent cottage. The farmhouse and cottage are built around a courtyard facing the surrounding olive groves, Vallombrosa Mountains, and Valdarno valleys. There is a garden with a private fenced swimming pool (12m x 6m), open from the beginning of May to the end of October, surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. Access to the fenced property is via a paved road and parking is available within the grounds.

(250 m2/2,690 ft2)

This property is divided into two wings that are connected by an internal hallway and a cottage located on the other side of a courtyard.

East Wing (90 m2/968 ft2)

Ground Floor: The entrance opens to the living room, which is furnished with couches and armchairs. There is a separate dining area with a table and chairs and the kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower.

First Floor: A stone staircase of 17 steps lead up to two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two narrow single beds (80 cm), suitable for children, although they can be connected to form a queen-sized (160 cm)bed upon prior request. The bedrooms share a connected bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

West Wing (90 m2/968 ft2)

Ground Floor: The entrance opens to the living room where there are couches (one of which is a sofa bed suitable for one), armchairs, a library, and a table with chairs. The combined kitchen and dining room is equipped with a cook-top, bread oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher as well as a table with chairs. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower.

First floor: A staircase of 13 steps lead up to two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two 80 cm narrow single beds, suitable for children, although they can be connected to form a 160 cm queen-sized upon prior request. The bedrooms share a connected bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

Cottage (70 m2/ 753 ft2)

Ground Floor: The entrance opens to the combined living and dining room with a couch, fireplace, and table with chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher and it opens to the garden. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

First Floor: A staircase of 16 steps lead up to two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and a balcony (balcony has access to the garden). The second bedroom has two narrow single beds (80 cm), suitable for children, although they can be connected upon prior request to form a queen-size bed (160 cm). The bedrooms share a connected bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with a handheld 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.

Cook Service: Upon request

Cooking Classes: Upon request

Housekeeping: Upon request

Transfer Service: Upon request

Tour Guide: Upon request

Horseback Riding: Upon request.

Please Note:

Midweek housekeeping is included.

A Welcome Basket is provided upon arrival. The Welcome Basket usually will include fresh fruit, and some basic items for your first breakfast.

Air Conditioning is only available in the bedrooms.

As this property is at the edge of a village, there are other houses very close by. The unit next door has a window overlooking the outdoor space of Ai Lecci, but each property has their own separate entrance and the garden and pool area are for the exclusive use of guests at Ai Lecci.

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 11, 2017

Amenities

Rignano sull'Arno Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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One word: AMAZING....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

One word: AMAZING.

Enjoyed Most:

EVERYTHNG, the privacy, the views the accommodations, and the manager Guilia was amazing. She was helpful and had great knowledge of the area. She guided us in every way and set up some great tours as well as a baptism for our granddaughter. She was a 10 out of 10.

Surrounding Area:

Everything! The views were amazing, and you can walk to the tiny village for supplies and great food. The pool area was outstanding , the views from the pool area were incredible, as were the very well kept grounds.

Tips or Restaurants:

All the restaurants in the area were great and very family-oriented with great menu selections for everyone as we had 7 grandchildren from ages 6 months to 12 years old. Along with gluten allergies and peanut allergies and they were all very accommodating. I sent a box a few weeks ahead with pool toys and life jackets for the children that was a great help along with baby supplies diapers, etc. Giulia received them and brought them to the villa. Do the wine tour in the castle across the street. Great supermarket, a Coop, 20 minutes away for supplies.

Special Experiences:

We had a chef prepare a meal. We also did a wine tour and guided tours. RentVillas worked with the manager, Giulia, to arrange a baptism for our 6 month old granddaughter. Our children and grandchildren will never forget this experience and said it was the trip of a lifetime. I recommend all of the excursions to everyone. Giulia, the house manager, went above and beyond.

Directions:

We did not use the directions as we rented cars from the airport in Florence and also hired a taxi to take us and lead us to villa as it was night time . He had great knowledge of area. Once we got there, it was very easy to travel everywhere as we went to Rome, Venice, Pisa and Florence quite often.

Check In Out:

It went very smoothly.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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5

Ai Lecci was a wonderful place for our family vacation. I couldn't be happier with this pro...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Ai Lecci was a wonderful place for our family vacation. I couldn't be happier with this property. We were there in June and were able to enjoy the evening meals outside on the terrace overlooking the beauty of the hillside view.The pool area was very peaceful .

Enjoyed Most:

Gosh, I stayed at the cottage so it was like a fairly tale setting.

All of the bathrooms were very stylish. The kitchens were wonderful and well stocked with everything we needed. We appreciated the nice touch with the welcome goodies.

It 's worth mentioning that we felt very safe thanks to the entrance gate.

Enjoyed Least:

We were unaware that part of the joined buildings had local tenants. It would have been appreciated if we would have been informed.

Surrounding Area:

This area is very hilly and can be a challenge. But it's well worth the adventure! We drove to a couple of wineries and took in the beautiful Chianti region. Most wineries have irregular hours so I would book a tour if this on the top of your list.

Nearby Events or Locales:

The little town of San Donato in Collina is a five minute walk from the villa. The town has a wine store (of course!); my son and son-in-law promptly made friends with the owner. The butcher was next door and we savored our pork roll-ups and rabbit. A small grocery store is also there.

We choose to take the bus into Florence (about a 45 min drive) which is conveniently on the other side of the street in town. Also a good schedule. There are no trains close to the villa.

Tips or Restaurants:

This villa is truly one where you can relax, so make it a part of your trip. We cooked in a lot but there are a few restaurants where you can drive.

Directions:

The property was fairly easy to find and yes, we had a GPS, doesn't everyone? What was nice was that were escorted to the villa from the village.

Check In Out:

The check in process was well organized. A lovely lady took us to the villa and gave us a tour and a lot of information. We were ready to settle in.

My hats off to RentVillas. Very reliable company that keeps you up to date and has the time to answer all of your questions. Thanks Nicole and Ashley for making my dream vacation a reality!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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5

Our overall experience was excellent. We had a incredible time! The location was perfect and ...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Our overall experience was excellent. We had a incredible time! The location was perfect and the amenities where excellent.

Enjoyed Most:

We loved the outdoors around the property and really enjoyed the pool.

Enjoyed Least:

The decor in the living room/dining area in the house we stayed in could have been a little nicer, but overall, we loved it.

Surrounding Area:

Loved walking to the little town for a afternoon coffee. Everyone was very friendly.

Nearby Events or Locales:

San Donato; yes, was within walking distance. We really liked that.

Tips or Restaurants:

Recommend cooking at the villa. It was fun to sit under the grape vines and look at the beautiful view or go into Florence to eat.

Directions:

Directions where great and yes, we did use GPS.

Check In Out:

It was perfect and Julie was very helpful. I have already recommended the villa to several friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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We loved staying in a house. It's much more comfortable with the kids!...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

We loved staying in a house. It's much more comfortable with the kids!

Enjoyed Most:

The table outside with the view.

Enjoyed Least:

The pool is far from the house.

Surrounding Area:

The beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Was better than I expected....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Was better than I expected.

Enjoyed Most:

The pool.

Enjoyed Least:

The driveway access.

Surrounding Area:

About a half an hour from Florence. The view from the pool was spectacular!

Nearby Events or Locales:

If you call San Donato a town, then yes, it was within walking distance.

Tips or Restaurants:

Buy groceries at the nearby Coop (a local grocery store) and enjoy cooking at the villa. You cant beat the experience!

Directions:

I called my contact as soon as I was near the villa. She met me promptly with no problems.

Check In Out:

Simple and fast.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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The villa was wonderful. Beyond expectations. When we arrived there was a huge bowl of fruit ...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

The villa was wonderful. Beyond expectations. When we arrived there was a huge bowl of fruit (pineapple, peaches, etc.) in the kitchen. Plus cheese and yogurt in the fridge and crackers, pasta and tomato sauce on the counter. The kitchens and bathrooms were beautiful and modern. Charming and comfortable. The very best thing was Giulia.

She came to find us when we were lost. She solved every problem almost before we knew we had a problem She is a treasure.

We did not take the bus. We drove to a near by town (can't remember the name !) and took the train that took us right to the center of town and the leather market.

Overall it was a GREAT experience. I give it an A+++++

Enjoyed Most:

It was beautiful and charming. All modern conveniences and still an Italian country villa.

Enjoyed Least:

Olive trees, fig trees, grape vines, lavender and a lovely grape arbor under which we had dinner every night. Plus a beautiful view.

Surrounding Area:

It was beautiful.

Nearby Events or Locales:

San Donato was a 5 minute walk with some groceries and small places to eat. Several wonderful restaurants within a 10 minute drive. Also Coop grocery stores in near by towns

Tips or Restaurants:

We brought paper napkins, T.P., sugar, salt. Didn't need it as the villa was beautifully stocked when we arrived.

There are converter plugs, hair dryers, movies, DVDss, TV (in Italian) and almost anything you could want.

Check In Out:

Giulia made it all easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
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This property is located 200 meters from San Donato in Collina, a typical small Italian village with markets, cafes, and a post office. Due to its location in the Florentine hills, one of the best things about this property is that it is also less than a 15-minute drive to Florence, a city rich in architectural and artistic masterpieces. Visit the Piazza San Giovanni, also known as the religious heart of the city, and you’ll see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo), built in the 15th century. Other marvelous attractions include the Ponte Vecchio where you can go shopping, the Accademia with the famous sculpture of David, and of course the Uffizi Gallery. There is also a train station in central Florence that can take you quickly and conveniently to Siena or Pisa for the day. Nearby Attractions: San Donato in Collina (markets, cafes, post office), Florence (museums, restaurants, markets, shops, historical architecture), San Gimignano (towers) Pisa: 102 km/63.5 mi Siena: 82 km/51 mi San Gimignano: 63 km/39 mi Florence: 10 km/6 mi San Donato in Collina: 200 meters/656 ft

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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 or by credit card. 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: 300 EUR.

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