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Near S.Gimignano spacious apartment, garden and pool in historical farm building

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths with garden, view on Volterra and surrounding hills

One of the 2 largest rental apartments of the village, nestled at the heart of Borgo Mummialla, Mostelia is part of a restructured historical village in the middle of a preserved natural reserve. It is a Tuscan style stone farm building with great views on the surrounding country side and Volterra in the background. The apartment is on the ground floor on the garden side and on the top floor on the south side. No neighbors above. The terrace has a table and 4 armchairs for meals outside. The apartment has two large bedrooms, one with two single beds, night tables, chair little table and a 'Romeo and Juliet' balcony, built-in closet. The bathroom is just outside the room.The master bedroom has a large closet, two chairs, night tables, a large 160x200 bed (Queen) and one en-suite bathroom. The Tuscan style living space is set up with fireplace, stone bench along one wall, couch and armchair, a dining area with 4 chairs and is fully equipped with dishwashing machine, large refrigerator, oven, 4 gas burners and all necessary kitchen tools and china. There is also a storage room with washing machine. The terrace and garden receive the sun until 1 pm in the high season and then it is thankfully in the shade, providing welcome relief on a very warm summer day. The apartment is of utmost quality, well isolated. Tuscan stone pavement, chestnut wood ceiling beams and furnished with the best materials to provide great comfort and pleasure. A tasteful and welcoming 'temporary home' for 4.

The entire land of Borgo Mummialla is privately owned and the little village consists of several Tuscan buildings, a total of 16 owners on grounds of 70 hectares. Between oak forests and olive groves, the village lies in the middle of serene and beautiful nature, in total silence, the perfect place for a relaxing and restful stay. The infinity pool is reserved for owners and their guests. Built in a lovely setting it is most welcome for guests returning from a day's sightseeing or for just spending a day's relaxation by the water. The views and the architecture of the pool itself have sofar received raving reviews. The parking at the entrance of the village (2-3 min. walk) is mandatory for everyone. Loading and unloading of luggage and heavy shopping bags is briefly allowed by the apartments.

Borgo Mummialla was rebuilt over several years and finished entirely in 2012. Rentals were initiated in 2013. It was restructured according to strict building recommendations, in full respect of the laws regarding historical sites. It is a work of art in itself as from ruins, everything stands again the way it was long ago. The quality of all materials used are outstanding and the interiors have all the modern conveniences. Solar spheres are used for plenty of hot water, even when the village is fully occupied.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Mrs Danièle Vance
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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About Mrs Danièle Vance

I grew up in Switzerland but lived in America, in France, Germany, Norway. I am retired and speak French, German, English and Italian. Since childhood I have always loved Tuscany and my parents took me there a lot. Acquire some property in Mummallia for myself and for guests is a dream come true. I currently live between Switzerland and Tuscany and now and again have the pleasure to not only email with my guests, but to also meet them which is always pleasant. My representative is the son of friends and a friend himself and is very appreciated by my guests. Mostelia for 4 persons is now managed also by me after La Boscaiola by the village chapel above where I rent an adorable apartment for 2. It's interesting and rewarding to meet international guests when I can and to correspond with them in between.

Mrs Danièle Vance purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Mrs Danièle Vance chose Val d'Elsa

I purchased in Mummialla through Italien friends who are living there and because I was very impressed by the quality of the constructions. I spent a lot of time there during the construction and later by decorating the interiors with care. I learned to appreciate the spirit of the place and never regretted my choice

What makes this apartment unique

Again I have to stress the extraordinarily beautiful situation of the village, its peace and calm and naturally the quality of the whole project. Mostelia is well distributed, spacious and comfortable throughout and it felt like the right choice for 4 guests, but also for my family when they spend time in Europe to visit me.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Near S.Gimignano spacious apartment, garden and pool in historical farm building
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
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Happy to take your money but begrudgingly allowing you to stay.

  • 1 of 5

The Borgo Mummialla complex is a beautiful place to stay and having stayed there in other apartments and knowing other families having done the same, we know of many lovely owners renting their lovely apartments - BUT THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM...

Unfortunately this is an example of an owner who is happy to take your money but providing the least service and leaving you with the impression that you are intruding on her home and you are begrudging allowed to stay there.

- Having paid our deposit (with evidence) there was confusion at HomeAway about what ref no. it went into - she was unhelpful in sorting this out saying that she would not confirm our booking and only got involved at the last minute causing us the distress of believing we would lose our deposit.

- Communications re: the stay, always commenting on respecting her apartment - almost a presumption that you were going to trash it.

- Ironically the apartment - although adequate - was the least maintained of any others in our 10 year experiences in Tuscany: grimy rattan mats on the kitchen floor, no cupboard space to store food, food going off quickly in the fridge (too warm), broken bathroom light, both shower trays blocked...

- No linen change included in the price (apparently stated on the web page). We were expected to arrange ourselves at a charge - in contrast we watched as other families we knew had their linen changed and apartments cleaned and any queries with their owners dealt with in a 'anything we can do for you' manner.

- Pool issues: we received an abrupt email from the owner claiming that there had been a complaint about our conduct and that of other English families around the pool - breaking pool rules (jumping in, not showering, taking up too much space by the pool etc). The likelihood being that another owner took exception to children playing in the pool while she was doing her lengths and struck gold moaning to our owner. The implication that we were behaving like yobs abroad ruined any future days around the pool as we seemed to be held responsible for others behaviour and we watched practically every other family (all nationalities)flaunt pool rules. There was also an implication that this would affect any future bookings we had planned and the owner took the further step of contacting the owner we had booked with for the following year which I think was unacceptable.

All together the worst experience in our 10 years staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My representatives confirmed to me how you expressed being happy with your stay!! So all I will say here is that I love having guests at my apartments especially when I have the pleasure to meet them personally and have had the opportunity, when I could be there in my own private place, to meet quite a few of them. Families with small or teenage children and/or couples, who ALL enjoyed the apartment which is one of the 3 biggest in the village, with all equipment available for a good stay. My representatives are there to help you with any special needs or problems you may encounter. All it takes is an SMS or a phone call to them, asking for assistance. I trust the representative family to welcome you in a spotless and super clean apartment and that has been confirmed to me by other guests and by the ones presently staying there now, also for three weeks. I exchange mails with my guests, answer all the questions they may have regarding their stay and have them assisted by my representatives once they are on location. My apartment is equipped with cleaning tools and if guests do not feel like cleaning for themselves during a long stay, my representative is willing to do so for them. It is normal that she will be asking a fee for this. It's an apartment rental, not an hotel. Thank heavens, all my other guests have loved staying there and expressed themselves accordingly. In fact I remain in contact with some of them I had the pleasure to meet and some have returned also. I am very grateful for guests from many different countries booking my two apartments - the other one is by the little chapel - and I am much pleased that they feel comfortable in either one of the two places.
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5

Comfort and Beauty in the Tuscan Countryside.

  • 5 of 5

Secluded among gardens and a lush, ancient forest, Mostelia is one of several well appointed apartments in a small borgo between San Gimignano and Volterra. Rest and relaxation are paramount here, however, many lovely small villages and tourist attractions are within driving distance of this beautifully restored historical site that once housed families who worked mining the gypsum found abundantly in the area. If you are fortunate enough to visit while the owner is on site, she will share the history of the community and is most helpful with information and directions to surrounding attractions.

You will need a car and a reliable GPS as the property is well off the main path, but once you arrive, you will be in awe of the remarkable view of the incomparable Tuscan countryside from the second floor windows. Mostelia, with two bedrooms and two baths, offers all the privacy one could want and the full kitchen allows for easy meal preparation. There is a washing machine, but like most apartments in Italy, the "clothes horse" is used for drying clothes. I prefer the decadence of the American electric clothes dryers, but realize, when in Italy, I must do as the Italians!

Loved our stay, enthralled with the beauty and peaceful surroundings; will certainly visit again!

Alexa and Tina (USA)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you for your descriptive and great review. Loved reading it and loved the fact that you may wish to return. You'll be always welcome. Kindest regards,
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5

Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Ideally set within the hills of the Chianti region, this apartment was within striking distance of most of the best attractions Tuscany has to offer. Beautifully peaceful and in well maintained settings help with the special atmosphere, ideal for relaxing and well situated for touring.

The apartment is very well equipped and is immaculate inside and out. The pool is also a treat.

Thanks for the use of your lovely apartment and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments and I too enjoyed having you as guests and hope you'll have the opportunity to return again. Kindest regards
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5

Wunderschönste Lage

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung und das Dorf liegen in einer unglaublich schönen Landschaft. Hier hat einfach alles gepasst!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste! Herzlichen Dank für Ihr Kommentar und bis auf bald wieder! Liebe Grüsse
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5

A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Hidden in the mountains near San Gimignano, there is a lingering dirtroad that leads you to this little piece of paradise: Borgo Mummialla. We stayed at 'Mostelia', a very lovely house with everything you could wish for in it.

The contact with the owner, Mrs Danièle Vance, was and is very good. Danièle takes the time to inform you and to make you feel welcome.

Apart from the lovely house, the little village is absolutely adorable. And the pool.... No words for that.

During our stay in July, the mosquitos were a bother. But with a good repellent we were able to keep them away a bit.

Further, the owners of the village of Mummialla are very concerned about the envorinment. They have a sublime system of carbage management, which is properly explained to the guests.

In Mostelia, Mummialla, this is exactly what you are: not a tourist, but a guest!

One of the best places we've stayed ever during our summer holidays.

Josje, Chris and Soleil van Vleuten, Bergen, The Netherlands

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true hide-away in a lovely scenery

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful appartment, quiet, relaxing place to stay. The property is absolutely gorgeous. We loved everything and Will certainly return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa 60 km and Florence 73 km
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Livorno, Piombino for Elba island
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Castelfalfi Golf Club - Montaione
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
A12 Pisa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Ski
135 Kilometres
Abetone via Pistoia in the Appenines
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Rosignano, Migliarino, Castiglioncello
Car: necessary

In the heart of the Chianti Colli Senese region Borgo Mummialla is at 1 hour from Florence/Pisa airports, between Gambassi Terme (15 minutes) and San Gimignano (15 minutes). Borgo Mummiala looks out to Volterra, providing great views on the soft hills to Volterra. Il Boscotondo is the closest restaurant but there lots of other good eating places in the area at 15 or 20 minutes distance. The closest supermarket PUNTO is in Gambassi Terme center, but there are COOPs in Montaione 15 min. San Gimignano 15 min. and Certaldo 25 min. Siena, Lucca, Florence are at 1 hour's drive. Monteriggioni and Volterra 25 minutes. You can rent bikes on location. Great pool for owners and their guests right on location

Rates & Availability

Gambassi Terme Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,173
 
 
Easter period 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,227
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,173
 
 
Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,227
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,173
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,227
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $213
final cleaning $64

prices include also air conditioning and/or heating. Safety deposit of € 200.- is paid with the second payment and reimbursed IN CASH ON LOCATION on departure day after apartment check

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Amenities

Gambassi Terme Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 bathrooms One with shower cabin, full tab, bidet, WC, sink and a commode for your beauty items. The other with large shower cabin, bidet, WC, sink and a wall tablet for putting your items away
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , beds can be put together to make one bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bed 160x200 cm
  • 2 bedrooms. One with two single beds ,night tables, closet, little table 2 chairs. Vaccum cleaner at your disposal The other with one bed 160x200 (Queen) night tables, closet chairs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming

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