About the property
- Cottage409 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 2
D. Michahelles/Alberta Ballerini
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful hideaway!
This is a lovely place - it is like a secret hideaway from the big and busy city but close enough to walk into it!
Very simple but everything you need inter ms of the cottage. Everything worked well air con, fridge etc. All very clean too. Nice fresh leaves in a vase waiting for you but no chianti which was a little disappointing as it was expected. Joseph is very helpful with bags and maps etc.
The pool was my favourite part as well as the garden. Absolutely delightful to sunbathe and swim so close to the little villa. Lots of space to sit in the garden. Joseph works hard every morning to make sure the pool is clean. Great work! The pool was mainly ours but now and again some of the people from the house (whom were guests) and the studio used it but they were friendly so no problem.
Easy to walk into town from the villa. Down the hill and through the city walls. We didnt use a bus or a taxi as walking was fine!
A perfect place for much needed relaxation while having access to everything. We will be back ....
Thank you for suchg a good rewiev. Sorry for the Chianti, you will sure find it next time. You will always be welcome in the property.
Quaint, pretty cottage set outside of the City
We loved our stay in the Gardener's cottage, it was the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the town (minus the insects!) It was great to be able to chill by the pool as the weather was really hot, and we had it to ourselves almost the whole length of our stay. The accommodation was simple, but we loved cooking our own meals and eating dinner by the pool admiring the gardens. We'd definitely recommend staying there and we'd go back!
Thank you. You will always be welcome.
Great base from which to explore Florence
We booked this property as we wanted a good value base from which to explore Florence which was close to the sights but also had a pool to relax by. It met all our expectations. The host was very friendly and gave us some tips on where to visit. The location was great - a 20 minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio, and away from the crowds. The cottage itself is very basic, and small, but in line with the price which was fine. The setting is beautiful, lovely grounds and a pleasant pool. As with other reviews, the mosquitos are quite enthusiastic - so take plenty of repellent. On arrival, proceed to the back of the main villa and knock on the door by the little footbridge.
A very small, simple villa just large enough for 2
A very small villa, simply equipped (e.g. 2 ring freestanding hob and microwave only) and fairly basic, but just enough for 2 people. The location is ideal for visiting Florence and has all you need a walk away. The quiet location is very nice and the pool is a good addition. Or problem was the mosquitos which made relaxing outside very difficult and precautions were needed all the time, inside or out.
Schöne Zeit am Stadtrand von Florenz.
Wir hatten das Gartenhaus gemietet. Es liegt sehr schön im Garten des Grundstücks. Da es noch Anfang Mai war, war es im Gebäude etwas feucht.
Man wohnt wundschön alleine und nichts stört. Die Stadt ist zu Fuß gut zu erreichen. Nette Gastgeber die bei allen Fragen behilflich sind.
The location couldn't really be any better. Considering that you have a pool, it is located very near to the centre. We walked into town every day and it took about 20-25 minutes into the centre.
The accommodation is clean but rustically basic, but it had all the facilities to cook simple meals and eat them in the surrounding gardens.
The mosquitos are absolutely vicious so if you come bring plenty of repellent!
The pool is a good size for dipping into with a fair bit of shade and it got sun until 7pm.
Only downside was that it wasn't clear who would be meeting us when we arrived, as we didn't have a mobile number for the gardener (who let us in), and also paying the vendor was a bit confusing as they weren't there most of the week. But this is a minor downside.
Only a 20 minute drive from Florence airport and 10 minute taxi ride from the station, this small cottage is in a quiet, exclusive area, between the Boboli Gardens and the Imperial Palace, and only 10 minutes walk from the historic centre. It is within 3 minutes walk from the gates of the property to a bus stop, 5 minutes from food shops, and 10 minutes drive from the Florence Certosa exit on the Autostrada A1. The property has been in the family of my cousins since the early nineteenth century. The estate is in a conservation area, protected from any further building, and therefore tranquil and secluded without being remote. You can easily explore Florence with its narrow streets, palaces, museums and churches and its wonderful shops of international fashion designers. Then come home to rest and enjoy the calm of the garden and the pool. Scroll on down Other Activities: museums, cathedral, historic monuments
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rentals run weekly from Saturday to Saturday. Should you wish to stay for only a few nights ask the owner for price and availabilty. Gas and Electricity charges are included. Air-conditioning, if required, is also included. There is a cleaning charge on departure of 30 euros to be paid in cash at the Villa. No credit or debit cards accepted. Prices are payable by bank trasfer.