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Allan Glube

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Tuscan chic luxury,restored deluxe golf and swimming resort , near San Gimignano

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Val d'Elsa Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Great View Of The Tuscan Hills And 27 Hole Golf Course

This luxury, fully air conditioned 1 bedroom ,1 bathroom condo with designated parking spot, is located in the newly restored, 800 year old hilltown resort of Castelfalfi in Tuscany, 20 minutes driving from San Gimignano and facing a 27 hole golf course below with endless views of the magnificent Tuscany landscape.

Castelfalfi is a unique, enjoyable and relaxing elegant lifestyle golf and swimming resort , surrounded by olive groves for pressing their own olive oil and grapevines for making their own great wine. The condo is situated in a 300 year old recently restored [2013] abandoned factory borgo of 41 apartments. The ideal location is just 20 minutes from San Gimignano, 45 minutes from Pisa , 1 hour from Florence , Siena and Lucca. 25 minutes from Volterra. Many Mediterranean beaches and beach resorts can easily be reached by car in 1 hour.

Our airy condominium apartment , with full air conditioning for the summer heat and with radiant floor heating for colder weather, has been professionally decorated and is tastefully decorated with Kartell dining table and 4 chairs, lamps and accessories.

There is a queen size pullout sofa bed that can sleep 2 additional guests and the queen size bed in the well appointed bedroom is richly covered in Hugo Boss bed linens and pillows. The modern galley kitchen is fully equipped with the highest standard Meile appliances, including dishwasher and washer /dryer. If you have forgotten to bring clubs there is an extra set available in the storage room.

This vacation condo lends itself to a relaxing golf holiday with 4 swimming pools and a gym in between enjoying the many

wonderful cities and towns mentioned above. There are local

shops and restaurants within the borgo. As of July 2014 the 800 year old Castello [ 2 minutes away ] reopens as a fine dining restaurant and bar with catering facilities.

Please check out our PROVENCE ,FRANCE vacation rental property

Our 2 bedroom house overlooks 2000 year old Roman ruins excavated about 100 years ago. 3 minute walk to the

center of this wonderful Provence Village , Vaison la Romaine in the heart of the Cote du Rhone wine area.

For further information contact by email:

homeaway #370928

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Allan Glube (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Allan Glube

My wife and I are Canadians living in Toronto.

We have traveled very extensively and have spent a lot of time in Florence / Tuscany as well as in the south of France. 4 years ago we bought a 2 bedroom house in Vaison la Romaine [ see Home Away 370928 ] which has proven very

successful as a vacation rental.

Allan Glube purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Allan Glube chose Val d'Elsa

When we saw an advertisement in the Financial Times of London

for this property in Tuscany,we could not resist taking a look.

We saw the amazing potential with the development and committed ourselves to a second vacation rental property.

The development is surpassing our wildest dreams.

What makes this apartment unique

The view from our 3rd floor apartment [ 2nd floor in Europe ] overlooks the Tuscan hills and a 27 hole golf course below.

The apartment is fully air conditioned and radiant under floor heating. There is an elevator that takes you to the third floor.

Their are 9 stores just below including a delicatessen which is open 7days a week . There is a restaurant a 4 minute walk away

which serves excellent inexpensive pastas & pizzas and daily specials.

The golf course and 4 swimming pools are exceptional.

Next year there will be a restaurant in the nearby Castello with a Michelin Star chef. The Castello will include a cooking school and art classes.

This property is second to none.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This wonderful apartment surpassed our expectations.

The unforgettable view of the Tuscan Hills and great location to

all the major attractions in Tuscany was perfect.

The 27 hole golf course below was an extra bonus.

We would highly recommend this great newly restored development

to anyone seeking a perfect vacation.

We will be back.
Oct 2014
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Reviews

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based on 6 traveler reviews

Tuscan chic luxury,restored deluxe golf and swimming resort , near San Gimignano
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Exceptional Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This apartment had been recommended to us by friends who had stayed at the owners' other VRBO property in France (and which they thoroughly enjoyed). The apt. is very tastefully furnished, well equipped with the best appliances and kitchenware etc. and impeccably clean. The view looks out over the hills and all you can hear are the birds - nothing else! For those who are looking for a home base from which to travel to Firenze/Florence, Siena, Pisa, and some of the quaint Tuscan towns (San Gimignano, Volterra), it's perfect. Castelfalfi was incredibly quiet while we were there- hardly anyone around; many of the stores were not open or only open a few hours a day (which we seemed to miss). Dealing with the owner was a 10+; very helpful in suggesting an itinerary (which we followed), always responding quickly when we had questions.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week on our honeymoon. Immaculately kept, bright and spacious with a view of the Tuscan hills to die for. We particularly loved all of the dining options in and around Castelfalfi. I hope one day we will be able to return.

Thanks again to Allan and Rhona.

Mike and Ghia Abbott

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Magnificent Rental

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely fantastic. With wonderful scenic views overlooking the Tuscan hills, we could not have asked for a better place to stay. The apartment was immaculate and we enjoyed all of the nearby amenities and attractions. We have rented from Allan several times and would do so again on another trip. I highly recommend this apartment for your Tuscan vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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A Tuscan Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better rental! Overlooking the magnificent Tuscan Hills, this immpecably maintained and beautifully decorated home with all the modern amenities was a pleasure to come back to after a day of sightseeing. The owners had everything we needed at our fingertips. They were a pleasure to deal with and provided us with excellent recommendations about where to eat and what to visit both at the charming resort itself and in the beautiful surrounding towns. We have stayed at that their place in Provence and this was another home run.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this wonderful new apartment with the best of ammenities. We loved the amazing view outside the apartment windows overlooking the Tuscan Hills. Couldn't have been more relaxing. Had several great dinners at the Il Rosmarino restaurant (a 3 minute walk away) as well as a memorable dinner at the Castello restaurant La Rocca. Ideal location to fill a weeks worth of major sights . In the middle of Florence / Siena /Pisa / Luca / Forte dei Marmi. We even got to play a round of golf on the mountain course. Would love to return to play the 9 hole lake course. We want to thank Allan for all his wonderful suggestions and we do hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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It Truly is Tuscan Chic Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Harris from Illinois

My wife and I loved this wonderful new apartment with the best of amenities. We loved the amazing view outside the apartment windows overlooking the Tuscan Hills. Couldn't have been more relaxing. Had several great dinners at the Il Rosmarino restaurant a 3 minute walk away as well as a memorable dinner at the Castello restaurant La Rocca. Ideal location to fill a weeks worth of major sights . Within one hour to Florence / Siena /Pisa / Luca / Forte dei Marmi. We even got to play a round of golf on the challenging 18 hole mountain course. Would love to return to play the 9 hole lake course. We want to thank Allan for all his wonderful suggestions and we do hope to return in the very near future.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Toscana Golf Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Pontedera
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Sci Fi Li
Car: necessary

In the most perfect location for all the sightseeing highlights in Tuscany. All an hour or less include Florence , Siena, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano , Volterra , Forte dei Marmi, Cinqueterre and much more.

The famous ' The Mall ' shopping outlet is about 1 hr away. Barberino shopping Outlet is about 1 hr away.

Golfing and swimming in the resort.

Many great restaurants surround the area.

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Rates & Availability

San Gimignano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,152
 
 
Fall Harvest -2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$154
$998
 
 
Winter - 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$121
$768
 
 
Xmas - 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$921
 

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Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Val d'Elsa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A large bathroom with all the latest fittings including a heated towel bar. Large modern shower area and separate toilet and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed with a window overlooking the Tuscan hills and 27 hole golf course below. Spacious bedroom with built in wardrobe closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Baby sitting services available and can be arranged with the concierge service. Any special services / tours can be arranged through the concierge service

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