About the property
- Villa4800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 10 nights
Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 13+1)
Surrounded by breathtaking views, Villa Maria is perched on a private hillside overlooking the Chianti region and the Arno Valley. Built in the early 1800's this lovely villa is located in the Tuscan region where the highest quality of olive oil is produced. The living room, with palladium windows, boasts magnificent views. Just steps outside lay a west facing stone terrace that beckon you to sip Chianti Classico and enjoy evenings of brilliant sunsets. A gorgeous 45-minute drive through the rolling hills of Tuscany will take you directly to Florence. If you wish to travel by train the nearest station is just 10 minutes away. Travel time by train to Florence is 25 minutes. Your nearest village, Fronzano, in the county of Reggello, is a 5 minute walk down your very own aisle of cypress trees. In Reggello, a 10-minute drive, there is everything you need to make your life authentically Tuscan.
GPS coordinates: 43° 43.001 N, 11° 31.134 E.
Keywords: Villa, Tuscany, Florence, Country,
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
My family has more than 12000 olive trees nearby and produce olive oil.
Marco purchased this Villa in 1966
Why Marco chose Reggello
this was our family's country villa since the 60's and due to the fact that we don't use it anymore (because every new family has his own country house) we rent it.
What makes this Villa unique
The real place it's a lot better than the photos let you imagine. You can read the rewiews and be sure you don't be disappointed by this fantastic place. You pay 1/3 than to stay in a 4 star hotel in Florence and you are in an unforgottable private villa with pool and a beautiful enlightened tennis court. This is a practical place to visit all the Tuscany.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We could not have been more fortunate in selecting Villa Maria as the facility for our home during our Italy retreat.
Where do you begin in describing how great a location and facility Villa Maria offered to our group of twelve. The entire Villa was beautiful, clean, comfortable and accomodating for all of us.
When you look at the pictures of Villa Maria, what you can't see are the sounds and views of the sunrise and sunsets over the valley and adjacent mountain range. The Villa is so accomodating for relaxing inside in the living room, outside at the covered patio table or down by the pool.
The Villa was always comfortably cool, like being airconditioned, even though it was not airconditioned.
The Villa enticed one into complete relaxation. Given our limited time in Italy, we seemed to always be on the go, however, when we arrived back at the Villa we were ready to relax and enjoy the accomodations.
We had Donato cook three different evenings and the meals were always excellent. We ate out at several restaurants in the area that were all excellent. I wonder when you are in such a great location, can you really find anything not perfect?
Marco and Serena were very accomodating and great to deal with. Marco went out of his way to provide recommendations regarding dining out and suggestions regarding the surrounding area. Many thanks to Marco and Serena for making this great estate available for our vacation.
The initial directions to Villa Maria created some challenge in finding Villa Maria, however, once we became acquainted with the area, getting to surrounding towns by car or train was convenient. Driving at night was not so bad because you had the headlights that let one see the oncoming traffic or close roadside walls. Once we were accustomed to the tight driving roads of Italy, driving became more of an adventure.
Beautiful Home in a Spectacular Setting
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Maria! The house lived up to all the reviews and photos, and the view was stunning. The location was very convenient. We especially liked being able to walk to town for coffee and pastries each morning, and having the train station so close made it easy to get to Florence.
Like many others, we had Donato cook for us 2 nights. We had arranged to have him come our first night, and this was a life saver since, due to flight issues, we didn't arrive until quite late. The food was amazing, and there was enough left each time for lunch and dinner the next day. I would recommend that everyone have him cook at least once during their stay.
Thank you for a wonderful time!
The Villa Maria is a Perfect Setting for Families
Our multi-generational family two glorious weeks at Villa Maria, a group of twelve. Ages and interests ranged in age from 12 years to age 86 years young. The spaciousness in and outside of the Villa had ample room to enjoy all it has to offer, including the beautiful swimming pool and, in the evenings, the game room featuring a pool table and card/game tables. With six young adults in our group, every amenity was fully utilized.
We are a family of great cooks making the kitchen facilities utilized to their fullest for our party of 12. On two special evenings, Marco (the owner), made arrangements for Chef Donato to shop and prepare our family authentic Tuscan meals which were amazing. Should you choose the Villa for your group, please consider having Chef Donato prepare at least one of your meals - you will not be disappointed!
These two weeks in Tuscany were the first time in 11 years that our scattered families were able to meet in one place once again. It was a special time for bonding and I wish to sincerely thank Marco and his on-site caretaker, Rafaelle, for attending to our needs and making this truly a trip of a lifetime filled with wonderful memories for all.
A beautiful villa from which to truly enjoy Tuscany
Tuscany is as beautiful as you can imagine and the Villa Maria is a tremendous property from which to explore the area. We rented the Villa for two weeks--the first with 11 adults who are friends, and the second with 8 family members. The Villa was everything portrayed in the description and so much more. The view of the valley, the ability to walk to a little town, the spaciousness of grounds and varied places to sit and drink wine, laugh and relax were wonderful. The driving direction to the Villa are tricky, but once you get there, it was easy to find the place again and again!
The Villa itself is charming, with a large living room, dinning room and kitchen. A few of the bathrooms had to be shared, but we were able to make that work. The pool area is large with places to lounge and sit in conversations. The pool was not heated, but that was refreshing during the warm days. There were limited supplies (toliet paper, paper towels, dishwashing soap, etc--so be prepared to shop after you arrive), but things like towels, and linens were supplied. The washer and dryer take time, but work fine. There is a groundskeeper on site so if anything needed immediate attention it was taken care of. The Villa is close to the train (about 10 minutes) so that people could go into Florence or elsewhere, and is close to a larger town (Reggello) for banks and supermarkets. Most the towns that you might want to visit (e.g., Siena, Cortona, San Gimignano) were about an hour away--traffic in the late afternoon getting back to the Villa was hectic, but not impossible!
Marco is a delightful host, and was there to answer all of our questions. Once our reservations were made, it was easy to work with him to transfer payments, and request help with events. For example, we used Danato as a chef for 3 meals. They were outstanding and far superior to what we had in restaurants--in addition to which he is charming and his little English is just enough to make it fun. Marco also helped arranged for a birthday dinner at one of the restaurants in the area.
All of us had a wonderful time, and regretted having to leave this beautiful place. I would highly recommend Villa Maria...and I hope to return someday.
We had a wonderful time. We had 13 people and had plenty of space. The pool was wonderful. Great home for kids. Would definitely recommend it!
Wonderful authentic Italian Villa
We had a Fabulous family holiday with 3 generations of family. There were 12 of us but the villa could easily sleep 14.Outside areas have stunning views day and evening.
Full working kitchen,inside and outside dining areas.
We had Donato a local chef cook for us one night. Food was delicious and plenty over for lunch the next day.
All bedrooms are cool at night even though there is no air conditioning.Beds are very comfortable with white Egyptian cotton bedlinen. Garden and pool area was immaculately kept.
You defiantly need a car, the closest resteraunt to the villa is Ristorante Degli Usignoli About 5/10 minutes by car I would highly recommend it, we had dinner there 3 times.
The roads are extremly windey so would not recommend driving very far in the dark.
Our flight was delayed so we were driving in the dark, the sat nav brought us through a very dangerous road which was extreamly scary and traumatic. I think there needs to be a clearer map of how to get to property , maybe Marco the owner or Raffello the caretaker could meet guests in the closest local town to show the way for the first time.
With this in mind I would highly Reccommend Villa Maria.
churches, winery tours, sight seeing, walking, scenic drives, groceries.
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