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Adam

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Belvedere: traditional Tuscan farmhouse with stunning views

26 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Siena Area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa with Unlimited Views of Tuscan Countryside.

This beautifully renovated rustic villa is only 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of Siena. Built in the 1500’s, Belvedere (beautiful view) is situated on a remote hilltop with breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside with vineyards and olive trees in the immediate vicinity. It’s near enough for ready access to Siena yet remote enough for your private piece of Tuscan tranquility. The villa has been split into two different areas. The upper floor (accessible by a short stair case) is where you will be staying as this has the best views. Our Caretaker lives in an apartment below with completely separate entrance and not connected at all. She is very unobtrusive so you can rest assured that your privacy will be respected ... She can, upon request, prepare a Welcome Dinner that has been a major hit with a lot of guests!

Siena is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Europe with an absolutely stunning cathedral Il Duomo. The hospital of Santa Maria della Scala is said to be the oldest hospital in the world. The Piazza del Campo is a beautiful sight any day of the year but transforms to its medieval state for the famous Palio di Siena every 2nd of July & 16th August. Each contrada or section of the city battles it out for the famous bareback horserace around city centre.

Belvedere is also a fantastic location to base yourself for day trips to Florence and many other towns dotted around Tuscany such as San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano. A trip to the abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore for evening vespers followed by dinner in the quaint walled village of Buonconvento is highly recommended. Further afield are classic medieval towns such as Cortona, Perugia and Assisi and to the west, the Isle of Elba is a day or overnight trip.

Alternatively you can escape for days on end with only a few minutes’ drive or a 15 minute walk to the local shops for a coffee, an ATM or to top up the essentials – some local bread & milk, a bottle of Chianti, some fresh pasta or an array of regional cheeses. There are plenty of supermarkets only a short drive away if you are really stocking up or if you don’t feel like cooking there are many options for dining in the surrounding Colonna San Marco, San Rocco, Costalpino or in Downtown Siena.

Closer to home, points of interest are Certano (the estate villa), where you can pick up a bottle of Chianti produced in the surrounding vineyard and the monastry – Eremo di Lecceto where you can attend evening vespers.

Traditional Tuscan architecture, characterized by terracotta floors & exposed wooden beams is common throughout, including the three spacious bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. A dining table that seats 12 will be the centre of some great feasts and memories or you can choose to eat around the more cosy kitchen table. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, glassware & ceramics, enabling you to cook up your own meals if you so desire.

Come and enjoy the 'Dolce far niente' - the sweetness of doing nothing by grabbing a book, cooking up a meal & playing some cards. Alternatively use this as a base for countless day trips to explore Tuscany & beyond.

We live abroad so we won't be present during your stay; however we pride ourselves to be always very responsive in case of any guest's need.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Adam (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

About Adam

Hi I'm Adam and I'm a citizen of the world!

I currently live in Dubai with my wife to whom I owe my passion for the Italian life (and food!). It is infact her family farmhouse that we have had the pleasure to bring back to a new life. Everything here has belonged to the family for centuries and have been either preserved or restored with love. We cherish the idea that we can share this heritage with someone new. Open all drawers, leaf through the books and feel at home. We only ask you to treat the place and its odds and ends as if it was your own cause this place truly represents a piece of our hearts.

Adam purchased this farmhouse in 1512

Why Adam chose Siena Area

This property and most of its furniture has been in my wife's family for generations. We cherish the idea that we can share this heritage with other people while we are living abroad, giving the opportunity for others to experience the beauty of this piece of Tuscany.

What makes this farmhouse unique

For me it's the view from the kitchen that I never tire from, although there are spectacular views in every direction. Many a good meal with a bottle of wine has been enjoyed whilst soaking up this view. It's difficult to do proper justice to the place with photos alone. You really need to spend a few days to take it all in.

Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

Belvedere: traditional Tuscan farmhouse with stunning views
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely beautiful and perfect for our two couples. Ate dinner outside on the patio, walked through the lovely vineyards, bought great chianti wine from the house up the road (for 6 euro a bottle!), and even took advantage of their laundry facilities. Adam/Carola were great to communicate with, and Scott/Sue (the temporary on-site caretakers) downstairs were lovely and provided great recommendations. Like others, we also took advantage of the welcome dinner -- well worth it. The food was awesome, and what a great way to unwind after a long trip to Tuscany. The location is also great -- <5' to local grocery store and pattiseria, and about 20' to Siena. Great for exploring other Tuscan towns in the Siena region. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Tuscan Escape

  • 5 of 5

Belvedere was the perfect place for our 3 generation family to stay at in Tuscany. The views were spectacular and the accommodations were spacious and very comfortable. My husband and daughter played chess each night and we cooked breakfast and enjoyed the views each morning. Mom and I enjoyed the outside patio which was the perfect place for an after dinner drink and relaxation. We took advantage of the welcome dinner and we all agreed it was the best meal we had during our stay in Italy. We were welcomed warmly to the property and given many great suggestions for the area. We enjoyed day trips to several local towns and really felt like we got to know the area. My daughter and I spent one afternoon walking the property and taking pictures. We will all remember our time at Belvedere. We would definitely recommend Belvedere to all our friends and family and would certainly return on our next visit to Italy.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic with great views. The welcome dinner was very delicious and fun! We used the pizza oven which was fun to get going and it put out some tasty pizzas. Carola and Adam were great with all communication.

Thanks again!

Bob & Vicki

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bob. We hope you can return to stay in Belvedere one day. All the best Carola & Adam
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5

Fabulous Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

An awesome location and comfortable stay for a retreat with friends. I would highly recommend the welcome dinner which was DELICIOUS. It was a great place to launch from for multiple day trips. We are definitely planning on using it again.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear April, Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure to host you and your group of friends. We look forward welcoming you soon.
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding area were just wonderful. The fall weather (and white truffles!) allowed us to really make use of the interior and got very used to dinners by the "walk-in" fireplace. Adam and Carola were perfect hosts and communicated with us on every detail. The house is conveniently positioned for day trips to so many lovely hill towns. We cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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The pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from Rome after 4 days there and were greeted by a wonderful welcome dinner! I would completely recommend it because it was amazing! The house was beautiful and the views are breath taking. Adam and Carola were incredibly helpful from everything to advice on transportation to tour guides. Siena was our favorite place on our trip to Italy and my children enjoyed walking in the olive trees and running up and down the hill. In June the weather was perfect with a little rain that brought cooler temperatures for sleeping every night. The mornings were my favorite because you could see the sun rise over the landscape. I wish I could have my coffee in the kitchen window now that we are back in the states. We chose not to rent a car (which might not be everyones choice) but it worked quite well and we probably spent a lot less in cab fares, with door to door service and no hassle, than renting a car. The cabs came in ten minutes overtime and the people were delightful! Go to Siena and stay at Belvedere! You will love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Kilometres
Florence (Peretola); [& Pisa International 119Km]
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Costalpino
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
13.8 Kilometres
Royal Golf La Bagnaia
Nearest Train
9.6 Kilometres
Siena Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
Raccordo Autostradale Firenze - Siena
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
Ristorante Antica Toscana Di Del Vigna Milva
Nearest Beach
76 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Siena Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$328
$2,084
$7,128
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$273
$1,535
$5,483
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$273
$1,535
$5,483
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $329
Cleaning $66

There is a transfer fee for all receivable payment and is about 4% of the transferred amount. This fee is charged by PayPal not us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Siena Area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • All bathrooms are complete with shower, basin & toilets. One of the bathrooms (the smallest) has been built on top of the staircase, so is cosy but manageable for all your needs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be adjoined to make one double bed
  • King size beds (2) Two of the rooms contain king sized beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) This can be utilised as two singles or joined together upon advance request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
Notes:
Outdoor woodfire Pizza Oven fully functional. Once upon a time was used to bake fresh bread!

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