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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Allan Glube
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

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. 8 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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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pisa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Toscana Golf Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Pontedera
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Fi Pi Li
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Il Rosmarino
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.

Amenities

Castelfalfi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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

Reviews

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Tuscan chic luxury,restored deluxe golf and swimming resort , near San Gimignano
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Spring, TX
5

Beautiful Tuscan apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect- the apartment and surrounding area was beautiful. Allan was so helpful regarding any questions we had. I wish we had more time there.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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5

This truly is a five star home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this unit was top of the line. The photos do not do the place justice. My wife now wants to renovate our bathroom at home to match the one in this Tuscan apartment. The three restaurants in the village were all excellent. The golf course is more than challenging and in excellent condition. Several hill towns were within an hour's drive with San Gimignano being only 20 minutes and Volterra about 40 minutes. This setting fit with our style of traveling by providing a home base from which we could explore but come back to this sanctuary each afternoon or evening. The owner acted as our tour guide from the moment we made the booking and was far and away the most responsive one we have dealt with at VRBO over more than ten years of using this site. After two weeks stay it was definitely hard to leave and we look forward to another trip to this beautiful part of Italy. Still missing the view out the balcony window and our afternoon glass of Chianti with cheese and meat board in the park looking off to the Tuscan hills.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Leander, TX
5

Wonderful retreat in the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at is apartment for 6 nights. Everything is as pictured. The apartment is nicely furnished and decorated. The view out the balcony goes on forever across the Tuscan countryside. The bathroom is large. The apartment was very comfortable for my wife and I.

The owners are very responsive and made sure we were totally satisfied. All the basics were provided, including paper towels, laundry detergent and dishwasher capsules. The Nespresso coffee machine was a nice touch. All appliances are nice Miele models. We didn't cook, but there is a cooktop and oven. The refrigerator is very spacious, and not your typical undercounted apartment model.

Castelfalfi itself is a nice borgo that has been turned into a resort. You can just get away from everything there, or places like Volterra, San Gimignano, Florence, Siena and Pisa are all within an hours drive or less. We visited all these places and also enjoyed hiking around the resort in Castelfalfi proper. Driving from Castelfalfi to various destinations was a joy, with all the wonderful Tuscan views as we went from one place to another.

We will likely return to this property if we come back to Tuscany. We would also rent the owner's other property in Provence when we visit southern France.

You do need a car to come here. We rented one in Florence and drove down for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Excellent place to explore Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Castelfalfi for a week in July. We picked the place due the golfcourses offered and the easy reach of a number of attractions. Situated in the middle of Tuscay we could visit cities like Florence, Siena and Lucca conveniently. The pictures of the apartment is absolutely true. It is indeed a very nice and intelligent apartment with all the services which you need. The standard was impeccable and totally clean.

We can only recommend the apartment and will most likely visit Castelfalfi again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

What a peaceful way to exerience Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is an ideal location for vacationing tourists, situated roughly equidistant from Pisa, Florence and Siena. The surroundings are full of character, the scenery is glorious and the apartment itself is elegant and comfortable, with all mod cons included. If you are a couple looking to enjoy the delights of Tuscany this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

SERENITY NOW!!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located in a very quiet Borgo in the heart of Tuscany; although we did not golf the course looks amazing! The apartment is very modern in a secure entry building and is well equipped for short or longer stays; the owner was a pleasure to deal with and always responded to any communication quickly; a short drive away you can park your car and take a train into Florence for the day; San Gimignano is also very close. The hotel was also more than happy to help with directions, suggestions etc. You will not be disappointed however a car is a must.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

admin & cleaning $150.47 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is an additional fee for 3/4 guests for cleaning / towels and sheets of Euro 25 / USD 28.00 / 37.50 Cad

Cancellation policy:
Deposit will be refunded if able to find another guest
Balance of payment will be refunded if able to find another guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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