|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This villa, located only 14 km from Florence, is well suited for a large group. It is also close to the small village of San Donata in Collina. Part of the villa dates back to the 13th century, but there are modern comforts throughout, including several bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The private swimming pool and beautiful garden add to the experience and invite all who stay to enjoy the natural beauty of this Italian villa in the Florentine hills.
This large property, located in a panoramic position overlooking the hills of Florence and a small lake, consists of 3 parts, the oldest of which was built in the 13th century and was used as a resting place by pilgrims. The garden is accessible from the main entrance and also from a large veranda furnished for outdoor dining. The private swimming pool (4m x 15m) is located in the higher part of the garden, where there is also a changing room and shower room.
The house has been recently restored maintaining its charming country style but adding all modern comforts.
Ground Floor: The entrance leads to a room with a billiard table, a cloakroom, and a large kitchen equipped with a microwave, filter coffee machine, toaster, blender and a breakfast table. There is a combination living/dining room with a fireplace and French doors opening onto a terrace furnished with a pergola and table for outdoor eating. There is an additional sitting room with a French door opening onto the terrace.
Lower Ground Floor: There is a double bedroom with queen-size bed, accessible only from the garden, with an en suite bathroom.
Mezzanine Floor: There is a sitting room with table tennis that opens onto the garden through a French door.
First Floor: This floor has five bedrooms. There is a twin bedroom and double bedroom (queen-size bed) which share a bathroom. A second double bedroom (queen-size bed) has an en suite bathroom. A second twin bedroom has stairs leading to a small tower (not suitable for the elderly or the very young) with an en suite bathroom. Finally, there is the master bedroom with queen-size bed and a large en suite bathroom with a bath and separate 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.
Cook Service: Upon request
Extra Housekeeping: 15-20 Euros per hour
Transfer Service: Upon request
Concierge Service: Upon request
The stairs leading from the twin bedroom to the villa’s tower are not suitable for the young or the elderly.
The bedroom on the lower ground floor is only accessible from outside.
Housekeeping is provided for 3 hours per day, 5 days per week. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
We loved it all.
The guest room (bed) without a view that had a different entrance.
Florence and Siena...and the views!
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Donato; it's not within walking distance, but a short drive away.
Tips or Restaurants:
A great restaurant near the villa is Centi Palmi. In Florence proper we liked I Latini. We also had a wonderful chef and her helper from Lucca at the villa one night. I'd recommend that; we booked her through RentVillas.
We did not use the GPS, but it would have made a difference.