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Paola Messana

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, russian, italian

Close to Florence, a cosy house with a swimming pool and central heating !

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Chianti Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom farm house with huge swimming pool and central heating.

Located half an hour from Florence in the Heart of Chianti, this family run vineyard, of which the house is furnished with antiques from Africa, Italy and Russia, offers an enticing base for exploring one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. Close at hand are Pisa, Sienna, San Gimignano, with their museums, towers, medieval squares, good restaurants and shops to purchase local specialties, from cheese and wine to lace or gemstones. On your return, the 6x12 m recently refurbished swimming pool may offer an attractive proposition for a dip before dinner. In the winter, central heating is offering you a cosy warm house in the heart of the vineyard.

And if you are attending one of the major international events taking place in Tuscany every year (Pitti Uomo, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Antique Fairs), you can take a bus to Florence from directly outside the farm, be in Florence in less than half an hour, and return in the evening to find a pre-stocked refrigerator waiting for you, bookable in advance.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Paola Messana (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, russian, italian

About Paola Messana

My brother Silvio and I own this farm, which our father bought in the 60' from an aristocratic family of the region. Silvio, a former musician and composer, has taken over the vineyard in 1999, after 15 years in Boston and New York, and is producing a wonderful biodynamic red wine, under the Montesecondo brand.

As to me, I was a journalist for 35 years, based in Rome, Moscow and New York, and I now live in Italy. I have opened a guesthouse in Sardinia and I have an olive grove where I produce olive oil. I speak Italian, French, English and Russian.

Paola Messana purchased this farmhouse in 1966

Why Paola Messana chose Chianti

We spent our vacations in Tuscany since our childhood, and so have our kids. We inherited this property from our parents, installed a swimming pool in 1998, and Silvio spent years refining the wine to its current high standards. Montesecondo wines are now sold all over the world, from Sweden to the US and Japan.

What makes this farmhouse unique

What I particularly love about this place is the view on the rolling Tuscan hills, the sunset at the swimming pool, the long evening dinners under the pergola, the summer skies. And the fact that I can reach Florence and all the famous places of the region in such a little time, for shopping, or visiting churches and museums.

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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Pimpina
Nearest Ferry
76 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Autostrade Italiane
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tenda Rossa
Nearest Beach
96 Kilometres
Castiglioncello
Car: recommended

Located half an hour from Florence in the Heart of Chianti, this family run vineyard, of which the house is furnished with antiques from North Africa, Italy and Russia, offers an enticing base for exploring one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. Close at hand are Pisa, Sienna, San Gimignano, with their museums, towers, medieval squares, good restaurants and shops to purchase local specialties, from cheese and wine to lace or gemstones. On your return, the 6x12 m recently refurbished swimming pool may offer an attractive proposition for a dip before dinner. But summer is not the only season for visiting Tuscany ! The house is provided with central heating, and can welcome you any time of the year, it's ideal for Christmas, November and February vacations, or Easter !

And if you are attending one of the major international events taking place in Tuscany every year (Pitti Uomo, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Antique Fairs), you can take a bus to Florence from directly outside the farm, be in Florence in less than half an hour, and return in the evening to find a pre-stocked refrigerator waiting for you, bookable in advance.

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Rates & Availability

San Casciano in Val di Pesa Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,538
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$143
$879
$1,319
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $66
Refundable damage deposit $220
Tax Rate 5.0%

Central heating is included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Chianti Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This wonderful Sicilian bed is inlaid in mother of pearl
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The three bedrooms are big, comfortable, aery, equipped with central heating for the winter, and with a beautiful view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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