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Bianca Maria Gigli

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Charming Villa, Large Pool and Garden, Close to Siena, Chianti Area

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Rental Photos and Description

relaxing and charming villa in the heart of Tuscany

Villa la Cipressaia is a portion of a typical Tuscan farmhouse immersed in the green Chianti hills covered with vineyards and olive groves. Recently restored the original stone building stands in a well tended green lawn. The large private garden is totally fenced ensuring complete privacy. Entering the property you are welcomed by a delightful stone paved courtyard.

The rustic structural features have been preserved and tastefully melted with the functional but elegant furnishing where modern comforts and antiques complete the charming picture.

From its privileged hilltop position Villa la Cipressaia boasts a enchanting scenery with views extending over the countryside surrounding.

This is the ideal place if you wish to spend your holiday in a quiet and peaceful environment where you can enjoy absolute relaxation and find relief from the stress of the everyday life.

ACCOMODATION

The Villa has is own private spaces: private huge garden, private forniture and everything.

the swimming pool is shared with the other people of the other part of the villa. Only my villa is used for renting so there will be only few people more! (2-3)

The villa extends on two floors.

On the ground floor there is the living room with TV sat, WI-FI internet connection, open fireplace and double sofa bed. Still on this floor is small toilet and the dining room with kitchen fully equipped with also oven and dishwasher. Both rooms have direct access to the external area and the garden.

On the first floor there is one bathroom with shower, a twin bedroom and the double bedroom with a covered portico.

The building is divided in two parts and the pool is shared with another small villa for up to 4 persons. The outdoor area is fully organized with table and chairs and the garden is completely private.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL

Approaching the villa you will feel immersed in the green of the countryside surrounding. The garden is a perfectly manicured lawn offering unobstructed views from the patio fully equipped to eat and relax outside. The location also allows undisturbed walks through the vineyards.

Although the neighbours share the pool with Villa la Cipressaia, the pool (14 x 6 meters) is in a separate garden and does not at all intrude on the peace and tranquillity of the private garden attached to the property or the view, which stretches away over the rolling Chianti hills.

LOCATION:

Villa la Cipressaia is perfectly located one hour to Florence and only 20 minutes to Siena. It is conveniently located to also reach San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona and Arezzo. Fifteen minutes away in Rapolano are the spas with hot spring heated pools and fango (mud) treatments. It is five minutes drive from shops and restaurants in the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga.

The nearest village of San Gusmè just 2 km away from the property, offers all the amenities included restaurant, bar, wine bar, grocery and post office. Not to mention the Valdichiana outlet village where more 100 shops of the main modern brands welcome you just 35 minutes from the property.

With in the area one can find horse riding, ballooning, and mountain bike hire, wine & olive oil estates open to visit and cooking classes.

IMPORTANT: Usually i rent the Villa from Saturday to Saturday

Feel free to ask us anything.

Nearby facilities:

Nearest town: San Gusmè km 2

Restaurants: San Gusmè km 2

Supermarket: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7

Grocery: San Gusmè km 2

Shops: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7

Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 45

Bank: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7

Post office: San Gusmè km 2

Chemistry: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7

Tennis court: Siena km 25

Golf: Bettolle km 45

Horse riding: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 18

SPA: Rapolano Terme km 20

Train station: Siena km 25

Price includes

- water, gas for cooking, electricity

- towels, bed and bath linens with weekly change

- WI-FI internet connection

- use of swimming pool (during opening period)

Price excludes

- heating: on consuption (metre reading on arrival and departure)

- final cleaning

Extra services (upon request)

- cook at the villa

- change of bed and bath linens

- additional maid service

- pets allowed (on request): Euro 25 per stay

Check in

from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Swimming pool

open from 01 June to 30 September

Check out

within 10 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 300.00

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.

Airports:

Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 90 km

Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 140 km

Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 260 km

Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 240 km

Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 425 km

Venezia - Marco Polo: 335 km

Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 110 km

Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 175 km

Art cities:

Firenze: 70 km

Pisa: 140 km

Siena: 25 km

Lucca: 140 km

Arezzo: 50 km

Perugia: 95 km

San Gimignano: 70 km

Volterra: 80 km

Montalcino: 65 km

Forte dei Marmi: 180 km

Pienza: 60 km

Montepulciano: 55 km

Cortona: 65 km

Assisi: 120 km

Seaside: 115 km

PAYMENT DETAILS:

Energy costs: Included

Security deposit: 300.00 Euros security deposit to be paid on arrival and returne

We ask a deposit of 20% of the total amount to confirm the booking

We accept payments by Paypal

We accept cash for payments

We accept bank transfer (with IBAN)

Keywords: Paradise in the Heart of Magic Chianti in Tuscany Near Siena

CANCELLATION POLICY:

If you cancel your booking more than sixty days prior to the Arrival Date, we will refund any money you have paid us. After such period, if you cancel your booking more than eight weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we will retain the Initial deposit and refund the balance of any money you have paid to us.

If you cancel your booking less than eight weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we retain the initial deposit and the rental. In these circumstances we will refund the Rental (less any additional costs incurred) to you if we are able to secure an alternaNve booking for the Property.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Bianca Maria Gigli (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

There are several things that, to us, make for a special home rental. The location, for sure. The ambiance of the area. The graciousness of the hosts. And, certainly the cleanliness, character, and comfort of the residence itself. I would give Colonica Gigli 5 stars on all fronts. We did an extended rental on the villa for the fall of 2014, from early September for three months. Plenty of time to find any issues with a home. And there weren't any. It is situated on a quiet country road a short hike into the quaint hilltop town of San Gusme. The villa–recently renovated but at its heart a 15th century dwelling–is one of several spaciously scattered across a 1000-hectare estate that is not only a vineyard but protected lands with forests as well. It is literally surrounded by Sangiovese vineyards of the Villa Arceno winery. The lawns cascade down a hillside to a private pool. The gardens featured fresh apple, pers, and fig trees. This is a home, carefully tended and exotically decorated. The kitchen is a dream, with everything from a large gourmet gas range to a vintage proscuitto slicer. And compared to other European properties, it is spacious beyond compare. We honestly can't say enough good things about it. Our favorite times were sitting on the lawn chairs watching the sunset while the churchbells of San Gusme chimed in the distance. So, enough narrative. A few points to consider:



It is not in town. It is an easy, short hike or drive. We sought the charm of the quiet countryside with wild pheasant and grape vines for neighbors rather than crowd.



You will need a car. Not just to get around town but to explore the many villages, wineries, castles, and the like in the area.



The Gigli family clearly cares deeply for the villa, tending the gardens, and seems thrilled to share their country home with you. They live in Siena and are close at hand if you need anything.



If you are looking for a comfortable and spacious villa, in the heart of the Tuscany countryside, to experience a true taste of Italian living, you could do no wrong here.
Nov 2014
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4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

Charming Villa, Large Pool and Garden, Close to Siena, Chianti Area
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 30 reviews
5

Magical stay

  • 5 of 5

The photos and reviews do not do this magical place justice! The villa is situated in the most beautiful estate around Villa Arceno, with beautiful cypress trees lining the road up to the house, and one of the most stunning views we've seen in Tuscany (and we've been coming to this region for years).

My husband and I just spent 10 days at this wonderful villa. It has everything you need for an idyllic stay. The house itself is very comfortable, with a wonderful and fully equipped kitchen (with a dishwasher, a real luxury), comfortable living room with stereo system, wifi, and satellite TV, and very comfortable bedrooms. The garden where the pool is is spectacular, with a view that doesn't quit, whether early in the morning or at sunset. The pool itself is lovely and large, and a perfect antidote to the Tuscan heat. We were lucky in that we had the pool all to ourselves, despite there being guests in the rental house next door. We could see how it could be challenging to share the pool if you're a couple and the other rental has kids, or vice versa, so this might be something to check on beforehand, but we had total privacy.

We love to have breakfast or a glass of wine at sunset overlooking the view, so my only recommendation would be for Bianca to put a small table or something in the main garden so you can enjoy the view at sunset or early in the morning. At the moment, all dining options are in the front garden - which has been lovingly planted with rose bushes, fresh rosemary bushes, and beautiful flowers - but the view is fairly obstructed, here. That said, when the sun is too oppressive, it's a nice shady alternative.

One of the spectacular things about the house is that it's close to Castelnuovo and San Gusme, but it feels completely remote and quiet. The house is a little difficult to find, but Bianca's directions are great. Just take note, the house is on the left hand side (not the right hand side, as the directions state at the end), and it's called San Donato, which is not mentioned in the directions either.

All in all, this is a wonderful place to stay, excellent value for money, and Bianca and her mother are lovely and accommodating. We had such a spectacular holiday and hope to be back some day. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not wat we expected, very rural bare bones, not easily accessible to anything!

  • 2 of 5

We just returned from three weeks in Italy. All of the properties we stayed at were booked through VRBO. The first two were 5 star and sadly we ended our vacation with this property. I am scratching my head reading the other reviews, not sure what they experienced. We are a family of 5, two adults with three teenagers. This property does have a well equipped kitchen and the gardens are beautiful, the view is amazing. We were looking for a country house that was easily accessible to other attractions and walking distance to town. On paper this property seemed the right place. When we arrived town we were given a GPS location, because this place is basically off the grid. Cell service was spotty so even with the GPS coordinates it didn't help. We had Bianca's father meet us in town and we followed him for 15 minutes to our villa. The villa is located on a dirt road and is 12 minutes to the main street. This sounds good in theory but add 15 minutes to any excursion you want to make. When we walked into the villa there were over 50 flies in the kitchen (I know this because we had to go to the store to buy a fly swatter to kill them and the kids were counting). In the other two villas we rented we were greeted with a bottle of wine and a guide book of the area, tips on restaurants things to do, ext. Here there were no amenities its very bare boned. They have no extra supplies for you. Three rolls of toilet paper presumably what was left behind from the last tenants, no tissues, napkins paper towels, nothing! The hand and dish soap is watered down. I felt like it was one step up from camping.

We had planned daily activities and we don't cook at home, even if we had it was a constant battle with the flies. The kids wanted to come home from a long day and crash on their phones or tablets. The wi fi is equivalent to dial up. My son wanted to download an app and we all turned off our devices and it took 30 minutes with his phone on the box to get the app to download.

Maybe if you are a group that likes to hunker down and cook this would be a place for you. The pool is shared with a couple that uses it daily so its not at all private. The path to town took is impossible to find, after looking for over an hour we drove, and thankfully we did because that night we saw 6 wild Boar! There were no comfortable chairs to sit on other than the living room, so if you want to be outside you will be sitting on an uncomfortable or a broken chair or like us on the stairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie, we are really sad about your review and i'll try to answer to some of your comments. 1- The position of the Villa it's well indicated on the map when you choose the property on the website so you can calculated, when you are choosing the property where to stay, all the distances. Actually the villa it's just 20 minutes from Siena, we know well because we leave there. 2- Even about the GPS, the wi-fi, the connection, the files, the wild boar on the street: you have choose a house in the middle of Chianti, in the middle of wine grapes, on a beautiful hill so you just have aspect this. It' s not inside a city but in the country. 3 - About the toilet paper and everything, we are not an hotel 5 stars so usually we leave the basic NEW things to the guests because we suppose that he will use our villa as his home. We provide all the bed lines, towels and everything 4 - Yes the pool is shared but even this one it's written very well in the description on vrbo so when you chose the villa on the website you should read the description. 5 - About the wine and the welcome we are really sorry you were not happy about what you find: usually we give bottle of prosecco, fruits, biscuits, flowers from the garden and there is a library full of guides and restaurant suggestion so it's strange you didn't find it. 6 - Btw your comment will help us to do better our job. Thank you to stay in Villa Cipressaia
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week's stay at this amazing property as part of an early celebration of our 40th anniversary. I so wish we could return every year. Others have written about the beautiful garden, the sense of being totally away from it all, the mourning doves, the views, the unique and very personal collection of antiques and the kitchen, which truly is the heart of the home. It is all there and we loved it. But we also loved the convenience of a smart TV, wi-fi, a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. And a location that's central to many of the day trips we also enjoyed to Siena, Montepulciano, Florence, etc. I was actually happy when the rains came, because we had a good excuse to curl up on the comfy chairs and sofa in order to spend a day just hanging out.

Bianca and her parents made our stay easy and we especially appreciated the cold bottle of wine and traditional Sienese treats in honor of our anniversary.

Our stay here really was spectacular. I can't think of a single thing I would change.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best villa in tuscany!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is really unique! The garden is something incredible! You can have you own place a privacy. We were alone all the time. The stile of the villa is really tuscan style! WE LOVE IT

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Le plaisir de voyager

  • 5 of 5

Le plaisir de voyager, c'est de rencontrer des gens et de vivre de beaux moments dans des espaces agréables. Le confort, le calme, la tranquillité, mais également le fait d'être au centre de tout a fait en sorte que ce voyage fut formidable. Merci et à bientôt qui sait!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in this villa. The setting is lovely, peaceful and absolutely unbeatable. The owners were so pleasant to deal with. Everything was straight forward and simple. Great location for walks and day trips and an excellent value!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Florence - Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
San Gusmè
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Bettolle
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
San Gusmè
Car: necessary

Coordinates:

43.23.22.43 Nord

11.30.19.92 Est

Villa Cipressaia is perfectly located one hour to Florence and only 20 minutes to Siena. It is conveniently located to also reach San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona and Arezzo. Fifteen minutes away in Rapolano are the spas with hot spring heated pools and fango (mud) treatments. It is five minutes drive from shops and restaurants in the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga.

The nearest village of San Gusmè just 2 km away from the property, offers all the amenities included restaurant, bar, wine bar, grocery and post office. Not to mention the Valdichiana outlet village where more 100 shops of the main modern brands welcome you just 35 minutes from the property.

With in the area one can find horse riding, ballooning, and mountain bike hire, wine & olive oil estates open to visit and cooking classes.

Nearest town: San Gusmè km 2

Restaurants: San Gusmè km 2

Supermarket: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7

Grocery: San Gusmè km 2

Shops: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7

Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 45

Bank: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7

Post office: San Gusmè km 2

Chemistry: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7

Tennis court: Siena km 25

Golf: Bettolle km 45

Horse riding: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 18

SPA: Rapolano Terme km 20

Train station: Siena km 25

Airports:

Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 90 km

Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 140 km

Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 260 km

Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 240 km

Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 425 km

Venezia - Marco Polo: 335 km

Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 110 km

Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 175 km

Art cities:

Firenze: 70 km

Pisa: 140 km

Siena: 25 km

Lucca: 140 km

Arezzo: 50 km

Perugia: 95 km

San Gimignano: 70 km

Volterra: 80 km

Montalcino: 65 km

Forte dei Marmi: 180 km

Pienza: 60 km

Montepulciano: 55 km

Cortona: 65 km

Assisi: 120 km

Seaside: 115 km

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Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,347
 
 
Low season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,257
 
 
High season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,796
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,122
 

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee $28
Refundable damage deposit $337
Pet Fee $11

In in medium and high season we are renting the villa from Saturday to Saturday.
Contact us for any last minute discounts.
We apply discounts if your stay is longer than 2weeks.


If you cancel your booking more than sixty days prior to the Arrival Date, we will refund any money you have paid us. Aler such period, if you cancel your booking more than eight weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we will retain the IniNal Deposit and refund the balance of any money you have paid to us.
If you cancel your booking less than eight weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain the IniNal Deposit and the Rental. In these circumstances we will refund the Rental (less any addiNonal costs incurred) to you if we are able to secure an alternaNve booking for the Property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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