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CHARMING HOUSE near Certaldo (Chianti Area) with Pool & Wifi. We respond 24/7

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Sciano House Rental Photos and Description

Max Beds: 7, Min Beds: 6, Double Beds: 3, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 3, Reference: 14542

Looking to explore the Chianti region of Tuscany with all the comforts of home and more? This newly refurbished accommodation (all on one level!) in a Tuscany villa has it all! The owner, who lives on the estate in the family villa, is American and she's furnished the villa in Tuscany to American tastes. So relax or dine on the covered terrace, hike through the woods across the country lane, explore Certaldo Alto with its Pretorio Palace, or take a day trip to Florence and beyond! There is another large apartment on the lower level, as well as Villa Sella, right next door (with its own pool), and Villa Certaldo, near the owner’s villa.

The home comprises the upper level of a newly renovated canteen constructed in 1939 by the grandmother of the current owner of the estate. The building was used for wine production for only a few years until the breakout of WWII at which time it served as a safe hiding place for those desperately attempting to avoid capture by the Nazi forces. There is still a hand dug WWII hideout located approximately 30 yards from La Solaia. The home is located on the same estate as Villa Sella and Villa Certaldo, therefore comprises the same property description (animal reserve, cultivated acreage) as these two properties. The structure contains two rental properties, each identical in size and layout. La Solaia is on the upper level; however, its entrance is ground level since it nestles against the hillside. There are no stairs in the home, other than the single step up to enter the home from its private terrace. Thus, it is a very comfortable home for families with children or guests with mobility challenges.

The home is reached from the parking area located just a few meters from the private front yard. There is a private fenced in garden (250 sq m/2700 sq ft) in front of the home. The private covered terrace (12 sq m/130 sq ft) furnished with dining table and chairs, comprises the entrance to the home. All floor covering inside the home and the loggia are Terra Cotta brick. There is an arched shaped double door glass entrance to living room from terrace.

Note: All furnishings and appliances unless otherwise indicated are new (2012).

Ground Floor (All Rooms): Throughout the home the ceilings are constructed with brick inlaid on large wooden beams typical of Tuscany. The walls are white and all rooms have ceiling fans for guest comfort. The table lamps are handmade and decorated ceramic. The wall fixtures are brass. The entire home is covered with wireless internet for guest use 24/7 at no additional cost. All bathrooms are luminous and each has window openings.

Living Room, Dining Room/Kitchen: The front double door entrance leads directly to the living room (25 sq m/270 sq ft) which is comfortably furnished with two large sofas (one is a sofa bed suitable for one, with a 120 cm mattress) and easy chair offering guests a large conversational area with coffee table and flat screen satellite television entertainment. The wood burning fireplace provides a cozy atmosphere. The writing desk offers a portable internet tablet for guest use. The series of 12 hand painted lithographs depicting colorful plants and herbs brings the feel of the countryside into the home. A large arched opening joins the living room with the kitchen/dining room (25 sq m/270 sq ft). The kitchen island provides a spacious and functional food preparation space as it overlooks both the dining and living rooms. Guests have a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, dishwasher, electric ceramic glass cook top area and electric oven as well as all standard kitchen equipment and utensils. All kitchen appliances and home accessories including pots, pans, plates, and utensils are new (2012). The open dining area offers a large table with seating for 8 persons. There is an antique “madia” or bread cabinet for storage. 10 colorful hand painted lithographs adorning the walls depict various professions from the 1600’s. The in-home laundry room (5 sq m/54 sq ft) houses the washing machine and provides a storage area. An arched corridor (5 sqm/54 sqft) with wood beamed ceiling provides entrance to the wooden double doors leading to the master suite.

First Bedroom: (19 sqm/200 sqft) is light and airy with four windows on the three outer walls overlooks the countryside and contains a queen size bed, two night tables, an armadio, and writing desk with chair. Six hand colored lithographs depict the various counties in England, and an original drawing, Milan 1845, illustrates major nations and their populations. The suite includes a private bathroom (5 sq m/54 sq ft) with double sink, WC, bidet, and shower/tub with sliding glass doors and wall mounted removable shower head.

Second Bedroom: (14 sq m/150 sq ft) has a queen size bed, two night tables, an armadio, and writing desk with chair. The room has three windows overlooking the countryside. Hand painted lithographs depicting English military adorn the room as do prints of Napoleon’s battles. The private en-suite bathroom (4 sq m/43 sq ft) has a double sink, WC, bidet, and shower/tub with glass sliding doors and wall mounted removable shower head.

Third Bedroom: (14 sq m/150 sq ft) has three windows and offers a queen size bed, two night tables, an armadio, and writing desk with chair. Original hand painted lithographs dated 1815 adorn the room as does an original topographic drawing from Sicily, 1892. The third bathroom offering double sink, WC, bidet, and shower stall with wall mounted removable shower head is conveniently located adjacent to this bedroom and is also easily accessed from the living room.

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

Babysitting: 10 Euros per hour

Please Note:

This house is located in the same building as La Vinaia and right next door to Villa Certaldo and Villa Sella.

Beds cannot be separated.

The pool is open from the beginning of May until the beginning of October. It is shared with the owners, and occupants of La Vinaia and Villa Certaldo.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
mail@rentvillas.com
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

CHARMING HOUSE near Certaldo (Chianti Area) with Pool & Wifi. We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews
5

Lovely accommodations with beautiful setting....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Lovely accommodations with beautiful setting.

Enjoyed Most:

The grounds and the size.

Surrounding Area:

Beautiful.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Certaldo. Roads not safe for walking.

Tips or Restaurants:

Many good restaurants.

Directions:

We had a GPS but we had trouble finding the property.

Check In Out:

Elizabeth was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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This was an exceptional experience. The villa is over 400 years old and was completely renovat...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

This was an exceptional experience. The villa is over 400 years old and was completely renovated by the architect owner. His wife Elizabeth is the hostess and is very welcoming and helpful with recommendations for local restaurants and sites.

Enjoyed Most:

Very quiet and secluded but close to town.

Surrounding Area:

Yes, very authentic Tuscany. Winding roads, easy train ride to Florence. And close to other Tuscan towns and cities.

Nearby Events or Locales:

The nearest town is Certaldo, about 6km.

Tips or Restaurants:

Bring a good GPS. The roads are really confusing. Elizabeth has a list of great restaurants and local eateries.

Directions:

GPS, GPS, GPS.

Check In Out:

Check in was a non event as was checkout. Elizabeth made the visit a delight.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

It was wonderful! Exceeded our expectations!...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

It was wonderful! Exceeded our expectations!

Enjoyed Most:

The view and the villa itself.

Enjoyed Least:

Dryer was not working. I was counting on doing laundry there because we had a 33 day trip in Europe and I was needing laundry service at the time. So Elizabeth did our laundry for us! She's terrific!

Surrounding Area:

So many lovely towns within easy driving distances.

Directions:

We did use a GPS but it was a GARMIN and Elizabeth said that Garmins do not do well in that one area. We had to call her for help.

Check In Out:

Everything was easy!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Very good....

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

Very good.

Enjoyed Most:

View and peaceful atmosphere.

Enjoyed Least:

Difficulty using WiFi.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Certaldo is the nearest town and it was not within walking distance.

Directions:

We did use a GPS

Check In Out:

Owner (Elizabeth) was very helpful in meeting our every needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Very positive. The outside setting was lovely. The villa is in a great location for those who w...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Very positive. The outside setting was lovely. The villa is in a great location for those who wish to travel around Tuscany. Kitchen was well stocked. Two supermarkets, PAM and COOP, were within a short driving distance away.

Enjoyed Most:

The villa owner, Elizabeth, who was very accommodating and addressed all our needs. When we got lost on arriving in Certaldo, she came and got us. When the villa lost power for a few hours, she provided us with candles and lights.

Enjoyed Least:

The WiFi had some issues during our stay. However, when brought to Elizabeth's attention, she was able to fix the problem.

Surrounding Area:

The game preserve was great to walk in at dusk. Being surrounded by vineyards was lovely. Certaldo is just a short drive away and the town square is not to be missed, especially on a Friday or Saturday night.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Sciano. You could walk but the roads are so narrow.

Tips or Restaurants:

Il Paese Dei Campanelli was an outstanding restaurant within a half hour driving distance. Do be sure to explore all the little towns around the villa. Plan to shop on your first or second day to pick up all the necessaries for daily living.

Directions:

Travelers arriving after dark should be aware that some of the references on the map are not visible at 9 PM because there's minimal to no lighting. Our plane which was to have landed in Florence around 3 was diverted to Bologna which meant were weren't driving to the villa until around 9:30 due to the travel issues.

Check In Out:

Because we arrived so late, we had no chance to shop. However, we'd brought coffee and Elizabeth gave us some milk, which helped a lot.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Our experience at La Solaia exceeded our expectations. It was a very beautiful space, with an ...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Our experience at La Solaia exceeded our expectations. It was a very beautiful space, with an open air feeling and beautiful light and cross breezes.

Enjoyed Most:

The impeccable renovation with attention to every detail, the light and air and ceiling fans, the screens on the windows, the beautiful swimming pool, and the central location. We also really liked, Elizabeth, the owner of the property and loved the fact that she lived on the property.

Surrounding Area:

We enjoyed the central location and the quiet small villages that were nearby.

Nearby Events or Locales:

The nearest town was Certaldo and it was not within walking distance.

Tips or Restaurants:

Elizabeth, the owner, offered a great list on local restaurants and stores (although in August they have very erratic hours).

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Amenities

Sciano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

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