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Private Villa and Garden with Spectacular Views of the Chianti Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa with Private Garden, Panoramic Views and Large Private Pool for the Casale

Casina delle Rose in Casale Casina on the Tenuta di Villa d'Arceno is a free standing Villa with private garden. Perched on a hilltop with views of the surrounding vineyards, olive groves, the towers of Siena and Mt. Amiata in the distance, it is an ideal place to spend your Tuscan holiday.

Upon your arrival you will find a welcome basket that provides all the necessities for your first evening in your Chianti home away from home. The villa is a restored traditional Tuscan barn with a gourmet kitchen and dining area, and comfortable living room with wood burning fireplace downstairs, and two en suite bedrooms upstairs. There is a 'cantina' which contains the washing machine and dryer along with space to hang laundry. The terrace has a dining table, cabana umbrella and lounges for your use and enjoyment.

A typical day might begin with a quiet early morning swim in the pool at Casina, followed by a cappucino and pastry at the Bar Centrale in Castelnuovo Berardenga where you can plan your day's activities. Perhaps wine tasting in Montepulciano and Montalcino, with a stop for lunch in Pienza. Or the 'Della Francesco' tour to Arezzo and the surrounding countryside including Cortona. A more adventuresome day might include Assisi and Gubbio a wonderful town not normally on anyone's list of places to see. At the end of the day a refreshing swim followed by a glass of wine on your back terrace while you watch the sun set over Siena. Now you are ready for a delicious dinner at one of the many fine restaurants close by, then back home and a final glass of wine under the stars.

Perhaps you wish to relax after a long journey. The historic Arceno estate is a lovely place to explore on foot or by bicycle. There are two bicycles available for your enjoyment (please make use of the helmets). There are also numerous guidebooks and maps available on Tuscany and further afield for your perusal while at our home.

We have had a home in Chianti for over 17 years and have wonderful memories of the times we have shared here with family and friends. We hope you will treasure your memories of your time here, too.

More Details

Mary Warner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Mary Warner

Mary and I restored the Barn at Casina and then added to the site with a large Cantina which has a full laundry and access to the garden. This is our 2nd home in Villa Arceno buying first in 1996 after falling in love with the area and the people of this part of Tuscany.

Mary Warner purchased this villa in 2000

Why Mary Warner chose Castelnuovo Berardenga

Living and working in Italy in the 1990's gave us the opportunity to discover and enjoy the people and life style of this fantastic area. Coming to Tuscany and Chianti on holiday was so special that we were owners here in Villa d'Arceno within weeks of our first visit to this wonderful part of the world.

What makes this villa unique

Casina delle Rose is located in the unique estate of Villa d'Arceno a historic Tenuta covering a approximately 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) of forest, vineyards and olive groves along with traditional Tuscan farmhouses and one of the most beautiful cypress avenues in Italy. This area is rich in the history of Italy and central to discovering the beauty of Tuscany and the major cities of Siena and Florence.


Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sitting area with armoire and chest of drawers.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sitting area, closet, chest of drawers-double bed available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Private Villa and Garden with Spectacular Views of the Chianti Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful week in beautiful Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay here which we have just, and with great sadness, returned from.

The house is situated in a magnificent and beautiful estate, is wonderfully private and enjoys stunning views of the Tuscan landscape over to Siena.

We were a family of two adults and three small children, and the house suited us very well indeed. The two en-suites were finished to an excellent standard, a numerous supply of fans were on hand to deal with the July heat, and the bedrooms were both large and well furnished.

The ground floor offers an excellent kitchen, well stocked with all of the equipment you could need, and comfortable lounge. All of the shutters on the windows, all of the doors, were of an excellent quality well suited to this house - and it was spotless on our arrival.

To sit out on the patio and enjoy the views was sensational. We were provided with a very generous 'welcome back' (thank you!) and kindly our hosts had also supplied a paddling pool for our little ones. The communal pool, a short, beautiful walk from the house, we usually had to ourselves and was spotlessly clean and incredibly.

I do not want to be home! Thank you for our kind hosts, the owners and house manager. All admin and organisation before, liaison during, and kindness following our visit have been impeccable.

Many thanks indeed.

Seamus & family

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seamus and family, thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. You were delightful guests and would be welcomed back anytime. Ciao, Mary and Tom
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You won't find a better place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What a spectacular stay in every way.

My husband and I have been coming to the Chianti area for over 5 years now, and this is by far the most professionally-run, well-equipped and beautiful place we have stayed in to date.

First, Tom and Mary are lovely, personable and generous hosts who took the time to orient us to the house and the area by phone and through multiple emails. We felt welcomed before we even arrived.

Upon arrival, we had a meticulously thought through and generous welcome basket. Many a nights we have arrived to our countryside homes after all the shops have closed, and have had to scour up some fruit or roadside pasta for dinner. Not here. Barbara, the property manager, had delivered everything we needed for a great first meal, and breakfast the next day. Not only that, but she had also arranged a crib for our bab(ies), a high chair, formula, diapers, wipes, baby monitor, gates, even the most wonderful baby sitter. Way above and beyond what anyone would expect, she was spectacular! And a lovely person to sit and have a cup of coffee or glass of wine with.

The house itself is situated in the spectacular vineyards of Arceno. Coming home up the cypress-lined roads every day made us immeasurably happy. The house is modern and rustic all at once, a rare combination in Tuscany. It's perfectly maintained, clean, with cleaning ladies who come once a week to freshen sheets, towels and give the place a quick mop up. With two babies, we were very grateful for this service. The kitchen is wonderful, large and modern, with all the appliances you could need and supplied with delicious olive oil from Mary and Tom's grove. It was a pleasure cooking there every night. Taking our dinner out to the terrace, with a glass of Chianti Classico, and the sunset: just perfection. The terrace and the views from any part of the house were breathtaking.

The pool is quiet, large and meticulously maintained.

You won't find a better place to stay in Tuscany, or nicer hosts than Mary & Tom. Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful first holiday with our twins!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sherine and Pietr, thank you so much for your glowing review. We love sharing our little piece of Italian heaven with our guests. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Mary and Tom
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Paradise in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Superb setting, peace and quiet, spectacular view, perfect organization and super friendly housekeeper. The villa is a place where you would like to stay forever! Our advice: come, see and stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was a flawless vacation, for the most part down to the Casina! What beautiful views! What a friendly and helpful welcome by Barbara! What an amazing location - minutes to excellent wineries and enotecas in Castelnuovo and 25 minutes to the gorgeous medieval city of Siena! I have been to Tuscany half a dozen times in my life and there is no better place to stay...I promise!

The house was very clean and had a beautiful kitchen - a wonder for the culinarily-inclined! Comfortable beds, bookshelves full of reading material (from mystery novels to serious histories), bikes to explore the surrounding vineyards and villages, board games for a quiet night, a pool for the sunny months, a basket full of maps and guides of the region, and the most spectacular patio that you have ever seen, with an ivy-covered wall spilling out to a view of the golden hills of Tuscany.

This place felt like home...if home was in the most beautiful place on earth! We will be back!


  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fynn, Your review made me "homesick". I wanted to fly back to La Casina immediately. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return soon. Ciao, Mary and Tom
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It couldn’t have been nicer

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property. The house is charming. We particularly enjoyed all the natural lighting from the many doors and windows. We were also pleasantly surprised by the location. The immediate garden of olive trees is delightful and we loved walking the roads of the Tenuta di Villa d'Arceno, the cypress allees to the winery, as well as the two miles to the little village of San Gusme. As others have said, the house is beautifully maintained and provided with everything you could need including a local cell phone for making dinner reservations or calling the house manager with questions; the kitchen is a pleasure to work in; and watching the sunsets from the patio was a treat we looked forward to every evening. Besides the outstanding accommodations, the owners were very responsive and helpful throughout the rental process, as was the house manager regarding our arrival, our stay and our departure. The owners have also provided a wonderful list of local attractions and recommended restaurants that we used as our travel guide for most of our outings. The whole experience simply couldn’t have been nicer.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect home for our ten-day stay in Tuscany! It was ideally situated – private and quiet, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, with gorgeous views…and all the while, less that half an hour’s drive to Siena (and even less to some of the most beautiful villages in the region)!

Mary and her husband have restored this old barn with a great deal of love and attention. The kitchen is beautifully designed and better stocked than my kitchen at home and it was such a joy to cook in. The open-plan ground floor and two ensuite bedrooms upstairs are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished and we could not have been more relaxed in this amazing space.

There is no room to describe all of the wonderful places we visited or things that we did, but here are a few…devoured gourmet ice cream and the best pappa al pomodoro I have ever eaten just down the hill in Castelnuovo Berardenga, strolled across the River Arno after marveling at Michelangelo’s David in Florence, tasted six exquisite Brunellos from 2010 while sitting in the middle of Montalcino’s hilltop fortress, wandered the annual chocolate festival in Perugia. Too many fantastic memories to recount!

Honestly, though, this review would be sorely incomplete without mentioning one of the highlights of our entire trip – the late afternoons we spent on the house’s west-facing terrace, watching the sun set golden and red over the mountains behind Siena. A glass of wine later and the hills were dotted with beautiful constellations of village lights under the stars. Such spectacular moments are what made our vacation truly memorable and what will certainly bring us back to Casina delle Rose again and again. We cannot wait for another visit in 2016!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Two enjoyable coffee bars in Castelnuov0 centre.
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Links Siena and A1 north to Florence south to Rome
Car: necessary

The closest major town is Castelnuovo Berardenga with the ; medieval village of San Gusme on the edge of arceno. Casina delle Rose is surrounded by the vineyards and olive groves of the Tenuta d'Arceno Winery and is part of a secluded 2,500 acre estate.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $371.15

Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment and reservation details and approved methods of payment.

Arrival/Departure Times: Arrival: Between 4 and 8 pm. Departure: No later than 10 am.

It is advisable to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal coverage. Owner cannot accept any liability for any accident, injury, loss or dmg. incurred by guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.