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La Merlaia Beauty and Quietness with Pool on Hills of Florence

Rignano sull'Arno, Fl, Italy
  • Villa3670 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

La Merlaia (typical countryside buiding) is perfectly located both for sightseeing (about 20 minutes by car from Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza Santa Croce and parking lot to walk in Florence downtown) and rest (it is located at 350mt of altitude, so during the night it is never too hot, and is dipped in the typical Tuscan countryside, surrounded by fields of olive trees and vineyards).

The garden have both a shady area with secular trees and a sunny south facing garden where is located the pool (completely private use). 10 km from Florence, 7 km from Bagno a Ripoli and 1 km from San Donato in Collina (bus stop to Florence, food open sunday too, bars, chemist, soccer court). Horse riding 2 km away. Golf course 15 km. At guests'disposal is a large fenced garden, panoramic terrace with gazebo and garden furniture, private 6X12 swimming pool (15 May-30 Sept., depth 1,20/2,10 mt) with night lights, soccer court, basket, ping pong, barbecue. The floor pool area is furnished with deck chairs, chairs and table. The house comprises a 1 he field with olive trees. Ideal location for trekking, trail running and mountain bike. The house is provided with pool, billiard, piano, bath tub, internet WI-FI. Access to the property by a 300 mt dirt road.

Ground floor: 25 m² kitchen (refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, electric cooker, hob, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker); Biliard room 25 m²; Dining room 45 m²; living room 55 m² ; Bathroom 1: WC: Hot and cold. Shower. First floor: Bedroom 1 20 m²: 2 beds (double bed); Bedroom 2 30 m²: 4 beds (single beds); Bedroom 3 40 m²: 2 beds (single bed) 2 bed (sofa bed); Bedroom 4 20 m²: 2 beds (double bed); Bathroom 2: WC: Hot and cold. tub; Bathroom 3: WC: Hot and cold. shower

Keywords: countryside villa, private pool, Florence, Tuscany, wine tasting, Wi-Fi internet connection

Property Manager

Property Manager

Member Since 2012
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within a few days
english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Property Manager

We are four, my wife Gaia (48 years old) poet (she published many collection of poems), me Andrea (48 years old), I am software engineer and I love trail running (finisher of Ultra Trail Mont Blanc and many other Ultra Trail), a girl Bianca (17 years old) who likes fencing, art and books, a boy Matteo (19 years old) who likes football and music. We like travel and discover a new country.

Property Manager purchased this Villa in 2001


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        4 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One double sofa bed


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • 3


        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Family
        • Historic
        • Romantic
        • Sports & Activities
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                • Garage
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Linens Provided
                • Hair Dryer
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                • Wireless Internet
                • Wood Fireplace


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 12 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Foosball
                            • Ping Pong Table
                            • Pool Table
                            • Stereo
                            • Television


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Gazebo
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Private Chef


                                                • museums

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • tennis

                                                          15 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful Tuscany style villa with garden

                                                          Mark H.

                                                          We had a wonderful time at La Merlaia. Loved having the pool to come home to after a day of exploring. The bedrooms are very large, the kitchen was stocked with every cooking utensil, pan and serving dish you would ever need, fantastic billiard table and huge dining room. We would recommended it to all.

                                                          Perfect for our family!

                                                          John S.

                                                          This property has respected and carefully maintained the original character of the house and was a great relaxing base for exploring Florence and Tuscany. There was everything you could need and it was very well equipped. The owners are very warm and responsive, which always makes things that much more smooth during your holiday. The house is suitable for all ages, including small children. If the opportunity ever comes up again, we would not hesitate to come back. Would highly recommend this home and this location.

                                                          Wonderful place, highly recommended

                                                          Mark G.

                                                          For the first time ever i have found a holiday villa that I actually consider going back to! The house was perfectly suited for our two families. La Merlaia is a stunning place, renovated but maintaining its characterful features, and it was very spacious for everyone. We all loved the beautiful terrace and outdoor eating areas. The pool was of course the main gathering point - big enough also for the older kids to have fun. If the adults wanted a quiet moment with a book the garden is big enough for that as well.

                                                          Not great

                                                          MaryAnne B.Vancouver BC Canada

                                                          This home is old, the owners inherited this house and have no insentive to upgrade

                                                          Appliances old , dusty not clean at all

                                                          Pool area horrid , pictures not reflective of what you see when you arrive

                                                          Parking horrid

                                                          Be careful


                                                          Excellent a tout point de vue!

                                                          Michel M.

                                                          Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans La Merlaia.

                                                          La maison et le jardin avec piscine sont magnifique, grands, typique et conformes à la description. Une adresse unique dans un cadre naturel magnifique.

                                                          Très bien situé pour visiter Florence (10 km), vous pouvez facilement rejoindre d'autres villes célèbres de la Toscane (Sienne, San Gimignano, Pise, Volterra, Lucca).

                                                          La propriétaire est trés accueillante et trés gentille.

                                                          Es war wunderschön!

                                                          Alexandra G.

                                                          Wir haben Andreas Haus für unseren Girls -Trip (7 Frauen!) genutzt. Es war wunderschön!. Das Haus bietet einent toskanischen Komfort. Nicht modern, aber alles da, Der Pool war zum morgendlichen Schwimmen die Erfrischung schlechthin. das Haus selbst befindet sich in einer traumhaften Lage, aber abseits von allem. Das Weingut,ca 15 min Fußweg kann man ohne Probleme erreiche. Andrea selbst, ist ein toller Gastgeber, der mit Rat und Tat zur Seite steht.


                                                          Rignano sull'Arno, Fl, Italy

                                                          Trail Running

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                                                          15 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.4/5
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