|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Within the Chianti region of Tuscany, this beautifully restored farmhouse near the charming town of Certaldo has characteristic wood-beamed ceilings, a spacious garden and a private pool overlooking the surrounding hills. It is easy to explore nearby San Gimignano and Siena from this convenient location, or hop the train in Certaldo to spend a day in Florence.
(500 m2/5,382 ft2) The well-tended garden has a private swimming pool (12 x 4 m, 1.2 m –1.8 m deep), open from early June to late September, an open-air shower (cold water) and external kitchen with a BBQ. There is also a large covered terrace, located in front of the kitchen, with garden furniture ideal for al-fresco dining. This is a panoramic location with extensive views over the surrounding landscape and the town of San Gimignano with its towers in the distance. Parking is available within the grounds.
(200 m2/2,152 ft2)
Ground Floor: The living room, equipped with satellite TV and a fireplace, leads to the dining area and a modern kitchen corner with an oven, dishwasher and microwave. There is a guest bathroom with a toilet. One double bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm), with access to the outside, has an en suite bathroom with shower. The washing machine is located in this bathroom.
First Floor: There is a large living room with a fireplace and a queen size sofa bed (160 cm). A second double bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) has a Jacuzzi bathtub and ensuite bathroom with shower.
Basement: The third bedroom, a bright room with a large window, has a queen size bed (160 cm). There is a bathroom with a shower.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Housekeeping: 10 Euros per hour
An area of the villa’s basement, with a small disco and corner bar, may be rented for special occasions payable locally. Requests must be made at the time of booking.
The pool is open from the beginning of June until the end of September.
Maybe the best vacation ever. Great location, near train station, markets and easy road access to many small Tuscan cities and town. Great history and very friendly people. We were there a month. Plenty of relaxed time, but lots to do as well.
Can't say enough.
Also the sister of the owner is the cook...which we would highly recommend.
Location, location, location. It was hot...great infinity pool looking over the Tuscan mountains and valleys. Plenty of room for 8 people, but you'll spend most of your time there outside.
It was a little "buggy". No air, but it cooled at night to the mid 60's. You would absolutely need a car.
Many, many small Italian towns and villages. You got a feeling like you lived there.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo; it was not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
RentVillas had a great list of what to bring.
The tram to Certaldo Alto is also a fun easy way to get there.
Don't try to drive there at night the first time. We used an app the came with the iPhone...but there are a lot of areas where there is no service. Take travelers to Certaldo proper and go from there. Our directions seemed confusing...but we were tired and it was dark. The GPS would sometimes tell you to turn on a certain road by it's Italian name and you passed it or couldn't see it in the dark.
Check In Out:
We missed our connection in Frankfurt. The owner of the villa picked up our son at the train station, took him grocery shopping and to the villa. They are the nicest people we've ever met.