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Belvedere: traditional Tuscan farmhouse with stunning views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Adam
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

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.

Amenities

Siena Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
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 8
  • 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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Outdoor woodfire Pizza Oven fully functional. Once upon a time was used to bake fresh bread!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Belvedere: traditional Tuscan farmhouse with stunning views
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
Charlotte, NC USAa
5

You must stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a great villa! Views from every window. We did the welcome dinner...best meal we had in Italy! Kati is a fabulous chef! We also did the cooking lesson at the house and that is worth it! Tons of food (We had two meals off this!). The owners are very helpful with everything from the taxis to use to general questions! If you are going to Tuscany, rent this home! We loved it!

Rick and Maryann , Charlotte NC USA

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK
5

Awesome family time in Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family went yo Belvedere for Christmas week and it was simply astonishing. The house was very comfortable, cozy, spacious and all utilities were duly covered (including wifi, laundry, etc,). The neighbours were other friendly families, with whom we are still in touch. The house it is placed on a very favoured spot, because it has the typical Tuscan peace and landscape, but it is just 10 minute drive to Siena. Also, it is very easy to drive from the house to breath-taking Tuscan towns, such as San Gimignano, Volterra, Arezzo, Pienza, Montepulciano, and so on. We even got to see a real-life size manger! We cant wait to return to Belvedere, I would definitely recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barcelona
5

Lovely tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights, with friends and 3 kids (between 4 months and 2 years), in this amazing old tuscan villa. We had the special request of 3 cribs, which was not an issue!

The house is welcoming, warm and its HUGE fireplace invites you to open a bottle of Chianti! The views are just breathtaking and Siena was 10min by car, which was very convenient to do some historical tours. We had a great time and would definitely repeat!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Country Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights along with another couple and had a wonderful time. The renovated farmhouse in such a peaceful setting was perfect - close to Siena and other sights, but removed enough for a wonderful Tuscan country experience. The owners, Carola and Adam, were great to work with and very helpful. Don't miss out on a absolutely delicious Welcome - or Farewell - dinner served at the villa. We would love to return again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much; you and your group were fantastic guests. We do hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.
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5

Charming hillside Villa in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Belvedere was a great find for a stay near Siena. We were four people and had plenty of room with three bedrooms and three baths. The house was well equipped and had all that we could want. We enjoyed our welcome meal after a long trip from the US. Best lasagna I have ever had...

Adam and Carola were great and made many suggestion of things to do and see that were nearby and in and around Tuscany. We visited a couple of wineries in the area and found some great Brunello's. The beautiful views from every window were amazing. The villa was very quiet and convenient to food stores and local restaurants which we found to be very good. So close to Siena...a short 5 minute drive away.

I would definitely recommend this villa to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in Tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

Belvedere was a wonderful home for relaxing in the Tuscan hillside. The villa itself was very spacious with beautiful antique furniture that easily accommodated our 6 adult guests. Coming from the busy streets of Florence, belvedere was the perfect place to relax and unwind. Nights were spent grilling meats and sampling wines and cheeses from the near by supermarkets (conad). During the day we walked through the vineyard and visited nearby wineries. The hosts were very helpful with accurate directions and quick responses to any questions we had. I would highly recommend the belvedere to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Kilometres
Florence (Peretola); and 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:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$326
$2,070
$7,082
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,525
$5,447
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65.37
Refundable damage deposit $326.84

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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