6 Bedrooms, All Ensuites 6.5 Baths, 440 Sq Metres (4500 Sq Ft) Main House
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About Kalen Properties
I am from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and have been traveling to Italy for many years for vacation ever since I was on exchange in Germany for a semester 20+ years ago. The first time I visited Tuscany, I instantly fell in love with the beautiful scenery, wine, food, and culture. In the summer of 2012 when I went on my annual Tuscan vacation with my fiancee, a real estate agent showed me this farmhouse which is mentioned in written historical sources as early as 1077. With over 4 acres of private land and the most breath-taking views overlooking Siena and covered in vineyards, olive groves, and forestry, my fiancee and I knew this was our dream home. After embarking on a 1 year restoration project and hiring all local Italians to maintain the Tuscan culture, artisanal tradition, and craftsmanship, this beautiful luxury villa is truly an oasis of serenity and perfection. The official name of the farmhouse is Podere Isola, meaning “island farm”, which I renamed to “Isola Serena”, meaning “serene island” and after my fiancée.
Kalen Properties purchased this Villa in 2013
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Amazing villa in Tuscany
The property was so luxurious with every bedroom having its own en suite full bathroom and the most amazing views of the surrounding wineries. The common areas were so spacious and well equipped. Natalia the property manager was so helpful and attentive and effectively served as a personal concierge during our visit from suggesting restaurants, wineries, and tours, to arranging for car service for our departures. Having the villa as our home base made our week in Tuscany truly unforgettable. Would highly recommend!
Beautiful retreat in Tuscany
Our family of 9 had a wonderful experience staying in this first class villa in the heart of Tuscany. Overlooking vineyards with an expansive view of rolling Tuscan hills took our breath away. Mornings on the deck with our cup of coffee and evenings with a glass of wine just soaking in the spectacular sunsets & twilight hours is beyond description. The property is well built & furnished with all one could need in a home away from home. The number of bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms, was what sealed the deal for us. The location is just a 10 minute drive from a charming village, Castellina in Chianti, and also in close proximity or reasonable drive of several hilltop towns that we all enjoyed exploring. One thing we did that we highly recommend is hiring Chianti Chef, Matisse, to come to the villa one evening & prepare a 4 course Tuscan meal for us. The meal was delicious & Matisse was a friendly, upbeat welcome addition to our evening. It was a family memory making week that we will all treasure.
Perfectly located outside of Castellina with a wonderful view. Well appointed house lacking nothing. The manager, Natalia, is great with logistics. Order up the chef to come cook.
The Italian Job from Orange California.
This is the perfect vacation get away location hands down, we love the property. We had 5 couples the 6 rooms with on-suites was a remarkable and very spacious. The house and grounds were done to perfection, air conditioning in ea. Room of the house a huge huge plus.
The pool is just right for relaxing day or night. The view is spectacular, the sun set and sunrise are breath taking.
Our favorite two places were the kitchen and Patio the kitchen is so spacious 10 adults cooking and eating you won’t find a better lay out 10 bar stools surrounding the island is to die for in any house. The patio sits 10-12 easily one large table perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner looking over the vineyards.
5 small little villages with in a half hour.
Day trips to Florence, Siena, cinque Terra are all a must.
If you have a week of f this is a go all day every
40th Anniversary Italy
Villa was great for our family. Rooms very very nice and large.
Nice country area, Natalia was great at check in. I super experience
A most amazing villa
Our family of 6 adults and 4 children stayed at Isola Serena for 2 weeks and could find nothing to be lacking. It is a beautiful home with amazing views and is completely stocked and equipped with everything one could ask for. The owners have done an amazing job on the property, inside and out, and there are not enough kind things we can say about Natalia, the Manager. She took care of our every need immediately, from helping us find our way the first day, to dealing with minor issues during our stay, and solving an emergency transportation issue late on our last evening-she is truly amazing. The only minor issue that we can point out is that the small pool is not really heated as it was quite cold during our stay despite several trips from the "pool guy". Maybe the heater was broken but no warm water was available, although the children still had fun in the pool. Although somewhat off the beaten path, the location was perfect for us to explore much of the Chianti region and the privacy and quiet was worth being a few kilometers from town. We also had Chef Matisse provide a meal for us during our stay-another recommendation from Natalia-and that was a wonderful experience. I Would highly recommend this property and hope to return someday.
The villa lies in the heart of the famous Chianti Classico wine region and is surrounded by many popular vineyards. Wine tours are a must and are usually accompanied with wine sampling and a delicious meal.