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Luxury Chianti Estate near Florence

Strada In Chianti FI, Italy
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms7
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Villa & Guest House sleeps 14 total

There are three structures on the property that can house 14 people. The main one, known as the Villa, has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two living rooms, a dining room and an elevator. There are two fireplaces, each with reclaimed wood and terracotta tiles. The oven, located at the heart of the house, was once used to cook bread for the town. It has been fully restored to cook excellent pizza or schiacciata and is now part of a kitchen with modern, high-tech, restaurant-quality Viking appliances that include a steam oven. There is floor heating under the reclaimed tiles.

The second, smaller structure is the main structure's Fienile. This is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment with its own kitchen, dining room and living room. The bedrooms have impressive views of the sprawling valley and its proximity to the property's lake allows for the symphony of frogs to be a nice lullaby. It has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the garden and open up to its own terrace with a spacious dining table.

The third one is the Loft, an open space apartment with two separeted beds, kitchen an bathroom.

Le Argille's 16-acre property includes a salt-water infinity pool (with a shallow children's wading section), a pool bathroom, a jacuzzi and a cabana area. There is also a heart-shaped pond with lilies and lotuses, around which are Carrara marble sculptures hand-made by artist Neil Barab, including a mini ping pong table (we also have a normal sized one for adults). We make wine from our vineyards and olive oil from our 600 olive trees. We have our own chickens, turkeys and a rooster we affectionately call Casanova. There is also an organic garden where we grow zucchini, artichokes, tomatoes, cabbage, onions and garlic among other produce. There are pear and fig trees from which we make jams. We also have sage, rosemary, mint and basel grown on the property, which is skirted by an old pine forest.

Please contact the owner for special long-term rates and seasonal prices.

Property Manager

Fiumi Family

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
80%
Response time:
within two days
Speaks:
english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Fiumi Family

Le Argille, is located in Strada in Chianti, a 20-minute ride from Florence. Perched on a hilltop, this former Buddhist and yoga retreat in the heart of Tuscany, was fully renovated in 2011 by the Fiumi family, with Architect Giovanni Cini. The mission was to preserve the old characteristics of this casa colonica (country house) while modernizing certain aspects to adapt to a modern lifestyle.

Fiumi Family purchased this Villa in 2008

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Villa
        Master bedroom: 1 king
      • Guest House
        Bedroom 1: 1 queen
      • Guest House
        Bedroom 2: 1 queen
      • Villa
        Bedroom 2: 1 queen
      • Villa
        Bedroom 3: 1 king
      • Villa
        Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single
      • Loft
        1 double, possible twin room
      • All bedrooms (except bedroom 2 which is across the hall) have their own en-suite bathroom, bed side tables with lamps, and closet space.

      Bathrooms

      • 7 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Loft
        toilet, shower, bidet, also for disabled
      • Guest House
        Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Guest House
        Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet, Step-in shower
      • Guest House
        Bathroom 3: toilet, On the ground floor, washer & dryer
      • Villa
        Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet, Step-in shower
      • Villa
        Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Villa
        Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Villa
        Bathroom 5: toilet, bidet, On the ground floor
      • Villa
        Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet, Step-in shower, washer and dryer
      • Each bathroom was completely renovated in 2011, they are all brand new.

      Location Type

        • Rural

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                  The Guest House is fully air conditioned. The Villa has air con only on the first floor.
                • Elevator
                  Large enough for luggage, carriages, wheelchairs, etc
                • Fireplace
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  Wifi throughout the estate
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Linens Provided
                  Once a week
                • Living Room
                  There are two living spaces in the Villa and one in the Guest House
                • Parking
                  2 parkings, one covered.
                • Telephone
                  NO international calls
                • Towels Provided
                  Once a week
                • Washing Machine
                • Wood Stove
                  There is a wood oven where pizza can be cooked. We invite our guests to ask the staff to prepare the oven for this, as it can be hazardous.

                  Kitchen

                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster

                      Dining

                        • Dining
                          The dining table seats 14 comfortably but with two extensions, a maximum of 17 people can be seated.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 14 people

                          Entertainment

                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                              International
                            • Ping Pong Table
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              With a few international channels
                            • Stereo
                              iPod dock station
                            • Television

                              Outside

                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Golf
                                  Within short distance
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Tennis
                                  Within short distance

                                  Suitability

                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          outdoor jacuzzi by the infinity pool
                                        • Private Pool
                                          salt water infinity pool

                                          Attractions

                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • golf
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 9:30 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          16 Reviews

                                                          Exceptional5/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfection in Tuscany close to Florence

                                                          Bonnie B.

                                                          We had a wonderful time with our extended family (from 6 to 67) of 10 in July 2017 at Le Argille. The homes themselves were extremely clean, comfortably furnished, charming, and had all the conveniences we desired. Some of the best features of the house are the infinity pool, two living rooms in the main house, lots of bathrooms, an elevator (perfect for my aunt who has a bad ankle), a tree house with a rope bridge and a complete outdoor kitchen and dining area.

                                                          Teresa is the on-property caretaker and she is the most wonderful cook. On our first morning she brought us warm, fresh-baked pastries - it was such a wonderful surprise. We asked Teresa to make two dinners for our family which she made and served outside. Our family was unanimous in declaring these two dinners the best of our whole trip.

                                                          The location of the house was excellent - just up the hill from the little town of Strada and a short drive to Florence. We made day trips to Florence, Sienna, Greve (15 minutes away), and San Gimenano. We also had lovely days just lounging at the villa.

                                                          If I were to find fault in anything - it's not really a fault, just different than the photos -- but the grounds are not irrigated so the grass was brown the time of year we were there.

                                                          We loved our time at Le Argille and hope to be back soon!

                                                          Absolutely Perfect - Great Place to call Home!

                                                          Beth J.Easton, MD

                                                          My husband and I rented the villa L'Agrile for two weeks to celebrate his birthday with family and friends. We can't give enough praise to Eleonora the property manager or Tereza the discreet but hard working caretaker. Eleonora is a wealth of information about the Chianti area and arranged several activities: wineries, visits to the local pasta and pottery businesses, and a cooking class at Villa il Leccio. Tereza, who always has a smile on her face will shop, cook, serve and clean ups with the greatest of ease. She was always dishing up surprises like waking up one morning to her fresh apple strudel or dining on brick oven pizza and a salad with fresh figs from the garden. The villa is tastefully appointed with a blend of refurbished Italian antiques and contemporary furniture. The gourmet kitchen was dreamy for a group of foodies to create meals served by candlelight in dining room leading to hours of laughter and great times. The villa grounds were private, well maintained with an amazing negative edge pool over looking the beautiful countryside where we gathered every afternoon for a swim and cocktails while watching the cloud formations and sunset under a deep Tuscan blue sky. All I can say is everyone should enjoy a villa like this at least once in their lifetime!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Mme,

                                                          We are delighted to hear that our team is doing a good Job. We really want to thank you to have choosed our villa.

                                                          Hoping to have you with us soon again, we send you our best wishes.

                                                          Eleonora and Tereza

                                                          Perfect Place for Multi-Generational Vacation

                                                          GLENDA S.

                                                          Our group from Memphis, TN, and NYC included ages 5 to 65, and this beautiful property had something for everyone. Our 5-year-old was fascinated by the chickens and enjoyed farm fresh eggs for breakfast. The entire group loved swimming in the infinity pool and relaxing in the hot tub. The outdoor kitchen and cabana were perfect for our pizza night --- I highly recommend Gabriel for pizza! The setting is beautiful; Eleanora is wonderful; Tereza and Bello keep everything perfect and we loved Tereza's cooking. We hope to return soon!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear all,

                                                          I really want to Thank you for your review. Hoping you came back to stay again with us, Sincerely Eleonora

                                                          Under the Chianti Sun

                                                          Susan O.

                                                          We had a fantastic week in Le Agrille. The Villa was fabulous , bright, airy and comfortable..The pool and outdoor settings were amazing!!

                                                          The town of Strada-in - Chianti is within walking distance.. and there are lovely restaurants near by.

                                                          Our stay was made even more special with help of the Elenora the Villa Manager, . and Tereza and Belo, who live and work on the property made us so comfortable no one wanted to leave!!

                                                          We have been to Italy many times, and rented many villas Le Agrille was one of the best.. we look forward to returning soon

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Mme,

                                                          It was our pleasure to have you as guest in our Villa.

                                                          We wait you next year.

                                                          Warm regards,

                                                          Eleonora.

                                                          Beautiful property - inside and out

                                                          VC A.New York, New York

                                                          What an unforgettable vacation in Tuscany! We chose Le Argille for a family reunion in March 2016, and we have nothing but positive things to say about our experience at the villa. We had 10 adults and 3 kids (ages 2, 7, and 10) in our party. This property is even better than pictured - beautiful inside and out, very clean, organized, well-maintained, and comfortable. The view is absolutely stunning, and the location is great, close to the small town of Strada and an easy drive to Florence, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, and so many more. We did not get to use the pool (in March), but we did enjoy the beautiful grounds, the mini soccer field, the hot tub, and the sturdy tree house! And of course, as mentioned in previous reviews, the manager (Eleonora) and the caretakers Tereza and Belo, were delightful - always smiling and willing to help. We hired Tereza to cook and serve dinner for us twice during our stay - DELICIOUS, especially the pizza made in the villa's own wood burning oven. Highly recommended. Grazie mille!!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Mme,

                                                          We are very pleased to learn of your satisfaction with the our service during your stay in our villa.

                                                          We are ready to welcome you again.

                                                          Best regards,

                                                          Eleonora

                                                          Unforgettable vacation

                                                          Judy K.

                                                          We have spend a month at this gorgeous villa with our family last summer. I just tried to book again for this summer but unfortunately I was too late and it's not available.

                                                          WE HAD AN UNFORGETTABLE time here! The location, the villa, the guest house, the outdoor kitchen by the pool was amazing. We had a huge group of family members and friends over between ages of 2 to 74 and it was suitable for everyone. Tereza and Bela gave us a 5star hotel service during our stay. You must try Tereza's tiramisu when you stay there! They can take care of cleaning, cooking, shopping for you and you don't even realize they are staying at this property. The garden is huge, they even have a wooden treehouse where the children could sleep. It is a dream treehouse for all of us including adults. The view, the sunsets were gorgeous. We got fresh eggs (they have a rooster named Casanova and 7 chickens) and fresh vegetable from the garden from Tereza and Bela on a regular basis. We were spoiled!

                                                          Location

                                                          Strada In Chianti FI, Italy

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          $74

                                                          All bookings and reservations should be accompanied by our rental contract. In case of any discrepancies, please follow guidelines on the rental contract.

                                                          $1,133avg/night
                                                          16 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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