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La Merlaia Beauty and Quietness with Pool on Hills of Florence

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,659 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2001

Amenities

Rignano sull'Arno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3659 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

La Merlaia Beauty and Quietness with Pool on Hills of Florence
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
5

Excellent a tout point de vue!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Es war wunderschön!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful rustic property with stunning pool not far from Florence

  • 5 of 5

Andrea was a great host and the villa was fantastic!! Andrea answered all my many many questions about the villa, area and activities. He even helped us with a great breakfast on the first day & really helped me plan the stay for my friends. The actual villa has everything you would need for a fun week in Tuscany... great pool, views, big bedrooms, huge kitchen and dining area and lots of games to play (billiards, table tennis etc) It was perfect!

Another great thing about the location is a vineyard at the end of the road which do cellar tours and really nice selection of foods / wine tasting. There are a couple of local shops and a bus stop that takes you into florence near by.

All in all a fantastic place and very accomodating frienly host in a beautiful part of the world... Would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place, close enough to Florence for the trip in the city to never be an inconvenience, but far enough away that you get the country-side experience. Lots of amenities (billiard/snooker table, small private soccer court, nice pool). Everything was clean and well organized when we got there. T

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful old villa in the countryside

  • 3 of 5

We were a group of 9 women friends in Italy on holiday. The good: The villa is large and filled with old-world charm. There was plenty of living, sleeping, and outdoor space for our large group. Beds are very firm but very comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots, etc. The bad: The villa is on an unpaved dirt road; driving was tricky, especially in the rain. It's also in a very remote location so a car is pretty essential. Allow 40 minutes minimum to reach the center of Florence. We had difficulties parking 3 cars; more parking is available down a steep hill at the back of the villa, but this proved challenging in the rain. Inside the house, the bathrooms included two stall showers with handheld sprayers and one tub. We had some issues with the plumbing in general, which can be expected from such a remote location. You can't flush anything down the toilets. Anything. The house did not include a working coffee machine, nor was there any extra toilet paper (we've never had to buy toilet paper at any other rental in any county). The tile surrounding the pool was uneven and difficult to walk on. While we didn't swim, people with children who are considering the house should be cautioned. The house was pretty damp and musty.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Paradise in the Tuscan Hills

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family vacation and birthday celebrations! Very comfortable, relaxing, welcoming home!

Loved the pool, sunshine, scenery, wine, food, easy travel to Florence and beyond!

Can't wait to return!

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Botteghina - Food shop open sunday too
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Fani - Food shop
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Newsstand
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Bus stop to Florence
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Bus stop from Florence
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Church
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Butcher's shop
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Pharmacy
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Restaurant - Pizzeria Nuovo Ranch
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Piazzale Michelangiolo
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Ponte Vecchio
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Uffizi Museum
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Palazzo Vecchio
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Piazza del Duomo
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Santa Croce Church
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Entrance to Giardino di Boboli
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Piazza Pitti
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San Miniato Church
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Parking Area
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Underground parking
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Trail Running

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Rates & Availability

Rignano sull'Arno Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Medium Season 2
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$305
$1,525
 
 
High Season 1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$343
$2,397
 
 
High Season 2
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,942
 
 
Medium Season 3
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$305
$1,525
$6,537
 
 
Medium Season 3
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,525
$5,720
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$218
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $163.42

Heating cost in autumn and spring excluded

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