About the property
- Villa6996 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)
Romantic, peaceful, cozy and charming ambience with yet modern comforts and amenities are the things my guests appreciate more about my Villa. Even with a bit of steps between the different floors...
Dating back to the 15th century, this historical villa has been recently restored and refurbished from top to bottom. Its hilltop position ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with the city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus.
Villa Tantafera boasts a large indoor heated whirlpool (about 80 x 120 inches), as well as a new dipping pool we created in one of the garden terraces. Not a standard swimming pool but rather an enjoyable large outdoor jacuzzi-like pool (160 x 150 inches) with a great view of Florence.
The Villa is nestled on top of 5 acres of private land, scattered with olive trees. All around the house, a terraced garden with ponds and fountains, lemon plants and persimmon trees.
GROUND FLOOR :
Large, high ceiling entrance hall/living room with fireplace, guest bathroom, second living room with fireplace, large frescoed dining room with table for 12, spacious fully equipped kitchen(four burner gas pro-grade stove, double conventional oven, microwave/grill oven, dishwasher, large refrigerator, separate deep freezer) with island counter and stools, connecting to the rear garden.
Bedroom #1 : Queen size A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.
Bedroom #2 : Queen size A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.
Bedroom #3 : Single A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, sharing bathroom with
Bedroom #4 : Queen size A/C bedroom.
UPPER FLOOR:TOWER :
A large suite with A/C living area and Kitchenette. Double basin bathroom with shower for exclusive use of the Queen size A/C bedroom in the tower.
Bedroom#5: Twin beds with en suite bathroom with separate shower.
Bedroom#6: Queen size bedroom. En suite bathroom with shower
Laundry room with iron & ironing board, washer and dryer
The old cellars have been adapted to accommodate the wellness area, with a luxurious 3x2 meters built-in whirlpool.
Changing room/ Tea room
Bathroom with shower
•Top-notch heating system with area thermostats, instant unlimited hot water for showers or bathtub soaks
•Wireless broadband internet connection.
Our rates include:
- Linens, bath towels and whirlpool towels
- Air conditioning/heating, electricity, water and kitchen gas
- WiFi broadband internet connection
- Cable TV
- Final cleaning
Please note that, thanks to a unique policy that sets us apart, we ALSO INCLUDE a 3 hours daily maid service (except Saturdays & Sundays).
To make the sojourn memorable and stress-free, we also propose some additional services (on request, with supplement) that we can arrange for guests:
- a Chef that would prepare lunch/dinners or organise cooking classes.
- Private driver for airport/train station transfers, as well as day trips to surrounding cities and sites.
- Customised tours and cultural visits, with access to monuments and sites not normally or easily available for visits.
- In residence personal trainer (yoga, pilates, general fitness) and / or massage.
- Personal shopper for assistance and easier access to major outlets brands, boutiques and workshops.
- Personal visits to prestigious wineries of Chianti Classico and Brunello Montalcino, tasting tours by the owners winemakers.
Keywords: Elegant villa with modern comforts
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing villa with picturesque view of Florence
Our family of 14 recently stayed at Villa Tantafera. Roberto Leone's home was an incredible backdrop for our parents' birthday celebrations. The villa is well appointed with modern conveniences yet keeps the character of the 1480 construction. The bedrooms are of good size with comfortable beds and the bathrooms are updated. A great attention to detail has been paid with furnishings and decor. We enjoyed many evenings using the outdoor living space, the views of Florence are spectacular. The light is incredible. We used a few services suggested by Roberto during our stay: Graziella's Chef in Tuscany for a seated dinner for 16. The food and service were outstanding. We enjoyed Tuscan fare with 4 courses. Highly recommend them. We also used Euan with All Tuscany for trips to Cinque Terre, Siena and the Chianti Wine Tour. Our drivers Paolo and Jay were stand outs. We learned so much about the area and were well taken care of! Recommend Monterinaldi and Casa Emma wineries. Florence's historical center is a living museum, Renaissance architecture, shops and restaurants. Recommend enjoying a cocktail on the Hotel Grand Baglione's rooftop bar.
I would like to thank Roberto for helping us make this a trip of a lifetime. He was easily accessible for any help or questions we had during the planning process and during our stay. Hope to return one day! Grazie Mille Roberto!
Thanks so much for your kind words of appreciation.
You are very special people. It was a pleasure meeting you all.
Seeing that our guests enjoyed their stay is the best reward we could hope for!
Our best regards
Roberto & Nicco
A wonderful place to stay. Close enough to Florence to drive in easily every day if you want but far enough to feel away from it all. Villa itself is fantastic. Modern luxury mixed with the original feel of the place. The villa is separated so that every room is extremely private. Hosts were wonderful as well. Very highly recommended.
We had such an amazing time at the villa. Everything was clean and the villa was in such great condition. Obviously very well taken care of. The location was exactly what we as a group of six were looking for. Close to the center of Florence ( about a 20 minute drive) yet removed from the bustle. Quiet with views over the city. Gorgeous gardens with old growth olive groves. Stunning surroundings! Roberto is just the nicest and most helpful guy one could meet. He is very proud of his property and it shows. He was very accessible by text or e-mail during our stay.
We will definitely be back! And we will be recommending this villa to friends and family!
Gratzie mille Roberto!
An Amazing Place
This house was amazing to stay in. The views were truly something.
An amazing week in Florence
We had a wonderful week at Villa Tantafera in September where we were celebrating combined 40th, 50th & 60th birthdays. From the first minute to the last, it was just amazing and our host Roberto was unstinting in ensuring our stay was the best it could be. He has done a beautiful job restoring the villa and grounds and we hardly wanted to leave to go in to see Florence. There is just something magical about this place and every one of us is trying to think of ways how we can manage to have another week there in future. Out of five weeks in Italy this week was definitely the highlight!
The villa was exquisite in every possible way.
The photos were accurate and complete but didn't show the warmth and care that the owners put into making our stay glorious. The very very old structure has maintained the charm of the original but with the modern conveniences and comfort that we are accustomed to having. The refrigerator was stocked with food and fresh flowers in vases were in each bedroom. The bed linens were of very high quality, as were the towels. Even the liquor cabinet was available for our pleasure. We sat on the patio each evening for dinner and wine overlooking the Duomo. The villa's floorpan provided privacy for each of the bedrooms. There are so many separate areas in the home that each of us could find a quiet place to read, work or reflect. The mid-week cleaning service was a nice touch also.
Each in our group has a lasting warm memory of this villa.
The Villa ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with Florence city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Longer term rentals rates upon application Utilities (water, gas and electricity) included ONLY with weekly rate.