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Luxury Tuscan One Bedroom With Terrace And Garden Near San Gimignano

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom With Large Living Area, Garden, Infinity Pool, View Over Volterra

Luxurious apartment on main floor.

Settled right next to the tuscan village chapel in the upper part of the village, this cosy and luminous aparment offers a fantastic view over Volterra and the country side.

Ideal apartment for a couple, it offers one large bedroom, a bathroom, a large typical tuscan living area consisting of : a living room with fireplace, dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

Terrace and garden have full south orientation, another living area during the nice seasons, one table, four armchairs, and a barbecue are at your disposal. Additional seats and table are available at the back of the house with garden.

The interior has been conceived to offer maximum comfort, elegance, quality and harmony.

The bedroom consists of one matrimonial bed size 160x200cm, night tables, a vanity with mirror, a large custom made closet, and a chest, as well as two standers for your suitcases.

One bathroom with a large shower, wc and washbasin. Closed storage space for storing luggage and washing machine.

Entirely equipped custom made kitchen : dishwasher, fridge, freezer compartment, four burner stove, oven, toaster and a water heater.

Rustic fireplace and living area equipped with elegant and comfortable armchairs.

Eating area: table and 4 chairs.

Air conditioning and/or heating

All the furniture, bed, mattresses, lights, are of optimal quality and thought out to create a romantic atmosphere for those who are seeking a relaxing and quiet vacation.

Infinity pool of 21mx7m with a walk-in beach in a set of great views, lawn, flowers and bushes. The pool is for communal use of owners and guests.

Mandatory parking 50 meters from the house. Loading and unloading authorized in front of entrance door.

In Borgo Mummialla, the upper village part where stands the san frediano chapel overlooks the rest of the « borgo ».

A ruin up to 2000, the village was entirely reconstructed and restructured according to the italian historical center norms.

The village is composed of 16 apartments set in a 70 hectares propriety of olive groves, forests and fields. A perfect place for a stay in full nature but close to typical restaurants of the region.

Car is essential to reach this little haven, and the famous sites of tuscany such as : san gimignano at 12km, volterra at 20km, florence and pisa at 1h20 by car.

Commodities : 4.5 km, you’ll find the closest restaurant « il Boscotondo »

Most of tuscany’s attractions lay within 15 minutes to 2 hours.

Closest airports : florence and pisa, both at 1h20 away.

San gimignano: 15 minutes, 12 km on the sp69.

Volterra: 25 minutes, 20km on the sp15.

Sienna: 1h10, 58 km, via poggibonsi and the florence/sienna fastroad.

Pisa: 1h20, 66 km, on the ss 439

Seaside: 1h15, for san vincenzo, marina di pisa, castiglioncello or quercanella.

Smokers allowed only outside

No pet.

More Details

Mrs Danièle Vance
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Mrs Danièle Vance

retired Swiss citizen, speaking French, English, German and Italian. I love to travel, read, go the theatre and have a pronounced taste for good food, good wine and cosy surroundings. Enjoy Italy since childhood's vacations.

Tuscany was the evident choice.

Mrs Danièle Vance purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Mrs Danièle Vance chose Val d'Elsa

I always loved Tuscany and through Italian friends, I discovered Borgo Mummialla during its reconstruction. I so decided to acquire a property for myself and two others for renting to allow others to enjoy the place as well. So in 2011 I bought a ruin which became the house you see on the pictures! In the center of the village there is another beautiful apartment awaiting you if you decide to travel with another couple. Look for Mostelia in the same village.

What makes this apartment unique

The reconstruction quality according to the very strict norms and the perfect choice of craftsmen involved in this work, confers to this village an outstanding atmosphere where both Tuscan traditions are mixed with modern comfort. Then there are the exceptional surroundings : quiet, birds singing, great views, etc.


Gambassi Terme Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, WC, washbasin, shelves, window. Closed storage space with washing machine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed of 160 x 200cm - night tables - vanity with mirror - custom made closet - trunk and a seat.
  • Books ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Bio farm at 3km with local produce for sale. Cooking class, wine tasting and traditional products for sale in the welcome center at Il Castagno up the road (3 km from us)


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Luxury Tuscan One Bedroom With Terrace And Garden Near San Gimignano
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

Fantastic Tuscan Honeymoon!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful apartment (Borgo)! An amazingly beautiful setting, off the beaten track, secluded, yet in a great location to explore areas of Tuscany such as Volterra, St Gimignano, Siena and the Chianti region. The Borgo is very well built and in perfect condition, tastefully decorated and is well equipped for every eventuality, cooking utensils, washing machine, dishwasher, comfortable bed, great bathroom, patio area for eating. A very important feature is the level of air conditioning, which is very efficient!! The infinity pool was certainly a high point! Beautiful views across the landscape, nice temperature. We would go off to local villages in the morning and spend the afternoons at the pool, quite often on our own but often with other guests from other Borgo's, who were always respectful and friendly. Thank you very much Danièle for a lovely stay in this area!! Highly Recommended!!! Ian & Jules!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jules, What a lovely surprise to receive your wonderful review and how happy I am that you enjoyed your honeymoon in my home in Borgo Mummialla, La Boscaiola! Your kind words really touched me and I thank you very much for them. Lovely to have met you as well and hope to see you again soon!
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Beautiful apartment in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful break in a traditional borgo (but with all modern facilities wifi, dishwasher etc) this is the place. The way the borgo is set out most of the time you don't realise anyone else is there and the only time we met fellow guests was at the pool, which you can tell from the pictures is breathtaking.

The range of wildlife is amazing, butterflies and fireflies at night and I one occasion a deer. The only unwelcome guests are the mozzies but you cannot escape them in a woodland setting.

Whilst being away from it all (car essential) volterra is only a 20 min drive and the nearest restaurant (v good quality ) is less than 2k. Altogether a magnificent place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you for your kind words which are greatly appreciated. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay at my property and that you appreciated the village and its surroundings. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. You are very welcome! All the best!
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Absolutely Beautiful and Serene

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a couple. Nice kitchen, well supplied cookware, utensils and place settings. We cooked breakfast and dinner everyday. Conveniently situated for day trips to Tuscan hill top villages. One hour from Florence. The architectural details of this building and of the village are very tasteful. The landscape and plantings are quite attractive (we cut rosemary and thyme from the back patio to season our meals). Gorgeous view from the back patio and a terrific little spot to sit and enjoy a meal or cup of tea or coffee or glass of wine. We absolutely loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you very much for your spontaneous and wonderful review. As an owner it is always a great satisfaction to hear that guests have enjoyed the property and its surroundings. I truly appreciate what you wrote. I only regret not having been in Borgo Mummialla at the time of your stay to get acquainted with you and hope that maybe you will come again sometime in the future. You are welcome! Take care
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Peaceful Tuscan retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property was a well presented and well equiped apartment, with a beautiful view over the Tuscan countryside. The shared inifinity pool was very attractive and suitable for all abilities of swimmer. There was plenty of seating around the pool to enjoy the scenery.The recycling arrangements are a bit complicated but it is good to know they take it seriously. The mosquitoes restricted our evenings on the terrace, however.

We were lucky that there was no one in the apartment next to us whilst we were there as the outside seating areas were right next to each other. We left some information on local supermarkets as there was no obvious information available in the apartment other than some leaflets and maps of things to see by previous occupants. We did thoroughly enjoy the holiday and had a very relaxing time exploring the local area.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Seating arrangements of my neighbor stay empty 50 weeks out of 52 as the owner does not rent and is rarely there during the season. My garden area extend all the way to the oak tree in the far left corner (when you stand by the door looking out) so there are ways to sit a bit further in case there would be someone next door. My homeaway page indicates distances to supermarkets if you scroll all the way through the informations given but most of all Fabio answers questions regarding where to buy food and other useful information. This is part of his hospitality service and no guests are left without their questions answered. However, we will make a little list of the different markets available in the area and place it in the folder already available in the apartment. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the apartment, the views and the pool. There are on and off some mosquitoes in the countryside. It's wise to have a good repellent handy. Thank you for visiting our little village and its surroundings. Best
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Great apartment in beautiful location near San Gimignano

  • 5 of 5

My wife and me (50+) were visiting Tuscany fourth time in recent 10 years. This year we spent a week in this great apartment near San Gimignano and a week on the cost (Calabrone).

This apartment was definitively the best we have had during all stays - great compromise between Tuscany tradition and the convenient, new equipment. Very well equipped kitchen, bathroom (including washing machine), no surprises versus apartment description at all. Superb pool and surrounding area - even if on the pictures pool looks a bit bigger, it very nice - you can sit on the sun-chairs directly next to pool or lay on the well managed grass area. The view from the pool is marvelous - you can delight Tuscany hills and Volterra.

You also have a small but nice private garden with a lot a plants. Ideal place to have an evening wine!

If I would have to find any cons (still, with overall apartment evaluation 5/5) I could say that the last 2 km of the road is quite dusty (gravel road), but that's the price you pay if want to be a bit aside - usually such apartments have last 1-2km of the gravel road.

Overall we really loved the apartment and can definitively recommend it.

Thanks to Daniele and Fabio for all support during the stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you very much for your wonderful review about my apartment and Borgo Mummialla's pool area as well as the surroundings. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay at La Boscaiola and found the accommodations to your taste and expectations. Hope to see you again some day. Kindest regards,
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Beautiful place, comfortable, charming. The location was just enough out of the way .

  • 4 of 5

We loved the accommodations and the location. Fifteen minutes from San Gimangnano with beautiful views, the area was just what we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you for your nice review of my home and its surrounding. I am happy you enjoyed your stay in my property and hope to see you come back sometime. All the best to you
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Il CastagnoI
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Piombino for Elba island
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf of Toscana in Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Kilometres
Il Boscotondo
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
San Vincenzo, Castiglioncello
Car: necessary

Borgo Mummialla is a recently rebuilt historical center in the middle of nature. Out of ruins it has been restructured entirely in the Tuscan style and confers to the place an atmosphere of calm, serenity and loveliness. Close to San Gimignano, Volterra, Sienna and Florence it is perfect for relaxing by the pool, or on the individual garden and terrace after a long day's visit.


Rates & Availability

Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Falll 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $58.66
Refundable damage deposit $234.66

Tourist tax: 1 euro per day, per family head.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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