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Villa on a hillside 15min walking from Piazza del Campo with pool - Apartment 2

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

Apartment 2

Apartment 2

One-bedroom apartment in a Tuscan villa, on two floors. Sleeps up to 3 (including the sofa bed in the living room).

The spacious living/dining room located on the ground floor and divided by an attractive brick arch, is furnished with two armchairs, sofa bed, 32' flat screen TV, fireplace, and a table seating up to 6 people. A fully equipped kitchen is also on the ground floor. Upstairs, a cosy bedroom, with 17' TV, and a bathroom.

The thick ancient walls and the north facing aspect keep the apartment cool even in the summer heat.

Modern appliances include :oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher and hairdryer. Guests also share a washing machine and wi-fi.

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About the property

Santa Chiara

Santa Chiara is the name of an old 17th century convent recently completely restored. It is a unique holiday destination- a small hilltop country estate located at the gates of Siena. Only fifteen minutes walk from the Campo, the shell-shaped mediaeval square at the heart of the city in which the Palio is run twice a year.

It is a big building with three apartments other than the owner's home. The welcoming accommodation is set in five hectares of beautiful garden offering stunning views of both the medieval city and the surrounding countryside. Guests can walk the estate and relax in the shade of its many trees, swim in the large outdoor pool, enjoy a game of tennis on the private court, and dine al fresco against the backdrop of the beautiful tuscan landscape.

Early in the morning, it is not unusual to run into pheasants, hares and deer. In your wandering, make sure not to miss a gigantic holm oak whose branches almost touch the ground, thus creating a large natural dome. Further down the road, you can cross a little bridge and get to a wide public area where you can find exercise equipment as well as a playground for children.

Olive trees are a feature the grounds, and this theme also run through the properties with furnishing as of olive wood, bathroom products made from olive extract and the estate’s olive oil available to purchase for the dinner table.

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Owner
Anna Bernabei
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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Notes

SCONTO NOVEMBRE
Prezzo ridotto nel mese invernale durante la raccolta delle olive per conoscere da vicino la nostra produzione di olio bologico!!
Incluso nel prezzo:
Wi-fi, parcheggio privato coperto, pulizie, biancheria, uso piscina.
E' inoltre incluso nel prezzo una visita guidata a Siena o in provincia con una guida specializzata.
Escluso:
Riscaldamento ( 1 euro al metrocubo)
Caparra 30% dell'affitto
All'arrivo va lasciato un deposito di 200,00€
Per info non esiatate a contattarci


Amenities

Siena Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
An internet wi-fi connection is available at the cost of 20,00€ per week.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Apartment 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Explore Siena from this fabulous hillside oasis

  • 5 of 5

Santa Chiara was exactly as described, well equipped, the perfect location from which to explore Siena - just 15 minutes walk to the Piazza del Campo, and a little further to the bus station. The spectacular pool and accommodation were wonderful to retreat to at the end of a full day, or a lovely tranquil place to relax or take a walk through the olive groves, while enjoying views of the ancient city and its walls. It is the best of both worlds, having close pedestrian access to Siena and the peace and quiet of the countryside. Anna and her daughter, Claudia, were very welcoming and helpful. Be sure to take Claudia's free tour of the Duomo and city, and learn more about the art, history and customs of Sienna. We can't imagine a better place to stay and hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Helen, Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure for us to welcome you in our villa, and its lovely and peaceful garden, in a very strategical location, very close to Siena by walking. Hope to see you again very soon, kind regards, Anna and Claudia
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5

best of everything

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 7-year old son and I stayed in an apartment in this stunning estate for a week this past spring. It really was the best of both worlds: a quiet, country setting, within 15-minutes walking distance to the heart of Siena. Our apartment was spacious and comfortable. We so appreciated the wine, bread, salami and olive oil (made from the orchard on the property) as a welcoming gift. Anna's daughter Claudia went above and beyond to help us navigate a challenging situation--and we couldn't have been more grateful. Lots of room to walk around on the grounds (our son enjoyed kicking a soccer ball on the tennis court) and we loved drying our laundry in the greenhouse filled with potted lemon trees. We had a rental car for the week and visited other hill towns on day trips. A wonderful location with kind and gracious hosts! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you a lot for your nice review, apartment 2 was perfect for you.The walk into town is easy, only 15 minutes walking far from the famous square of the Palio horserace. It was a pleasure to help you before your arrival, and we offer always a nice welcome with local products. We always make the laundry available to all our guests. Hope to see you soon to taste together our biologic olive oil! Kind regards, Claudia and Anna
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5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

The location of the apartment is just perfect. Once inside the estate you could be deep in the Tuscan countryside yet it is only 20 minutes walk to the hustle and bustle of the Campo. We first visited Santa Chiara in 2008 and fell in love with the place and have stayed here nearly every year since.

Anna is a very attentive host and the bread, olive and salami on arrival is most welcome

The apartment is spacious and well furnished and is a real haven to relax in after a day’s walking round Siena or sightseeing in San Gimignano, Florence, Pienza or any of the many sights within an easy drive from Siena.

A lovely way to see many of the hidden gems in Siena is to see if you can locate the emblem of each contrade. We spent many enjoyable hours trying to find a Porcupine or Eagle.

There are many restaurants to choose from in Siena. Trattoria Fori Porta is a relatively short walk and is very good. Gallo Nero in via Porrione serves good wholesome Sienese food and also does medieval dishes.

An alternative route back from the Campo is to go behind the Torre Mangia, through the Piazza del Mercato and down through the green valley and gardens of Orto de Pecci. This brings you out through the former psychiatric hospital at Porta Romana.

We would wholeheartedly recommend this property and will be visiting again in August/September 2014.

Gerry and Jane Garvey

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gerry and Jane, it was a pleasure to welcome you again this year 2016! Having loyal customers like you it makes us very proud. Every year we can satisfy your requests and you can relax as it's your own home. Hope to see you next year, kind regards, Anna and Claudia
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5

Very peaceful and quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just as described. Anna, the manager, was extremely helpful and provided a loaf of bread, salami and olive oil upon arrival. She was very helpful and an excellent host. We enjoyed the peaceful and quiet location. You could hear the pheasants crow in the morning! Heartily recommend the property for a relaxing get away, yet close enough to walk to the center of Siena. Small grocery about 5 minute walk away and a larger one about 15 minutes away.

The Trattoria ForiPorta was a short 15 minute walk away and was excellent.

The apartment had a supply of local maps and bus schedules as well as books on local points of interest.

We had an excellent relaxing vacation and saw many of the local sights.

John & Kathy Dwyer San Marcos, CA

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your nice review, we still welcome guests with local products, our kindness, and a guided tour with Claudia, Anna's daughter , a specialized tour guide of Siena and the province. We have already finished the olive harvest watched by the pheasants and the deers! Hope to see you soon to taste together our biologic olive oil. Kind regards, Anna and Claudia
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5

Super Apartment!!!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was a welcome respite from the hustle of the city and served as the home base for trips to neighboring cities and villages such as Florence (1 hour by bus) and San Gimignano (1 hour by bus). It is an easy 15 minute walk to the larger grocery (there is a small grocery within a 5 minute walk) and the famous Campo Square which we enjoyed several times, especially at night. Children run and play, adults sit or lie down on the bricks, bells chime, people eat at the surrounding outdoor restaurants..... ahhh

The apartment is very clean and completely furnished with everything you need. Most important for travelers is a comfortable bed and we were very pleased with this one. We were welcomed with a loaf of bread, their own olive oil, and sausage for the first breakfast. There is a spectacular view from every window. Anna is a very helpful manager and lives on the property. Her English is excellent!

We took the SENA Bus from Rome (Termini Station) to Siena (station with lift). Then caught Bus 17, changed to Bus 2 and got off at the grocery by our destination. If I had it to do over though, we would take a taxi from the Siena train/bus station to the apartment because of the crowded local bus with luggage - 15-20 euros.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind and detailed review, after few years we still welcome guests with our hospitality, kindness at your disposal. You can enjoy a tour of Siena with my daughter Claudia, or relax by the pool with a stunning view on the countryside. With our private covered parking you can walk into town in only 15 minutes or explore the entire Tuscany. Come taste our last produced biologic olive oil! Kind regards, Anna and Claudia
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5

Wonderful Villa stay minutes from town.

  • 5 of 5

Fifteen members of my family vacationed in the three apartments for 2 nights at this wonderful Villa. Anna and Claudia welcomed us with salami, bread and wine and made every effort to make us feel at home. (We even had to chance to help them a little with the olive harvest!). They both are very interesting people.

The apartments are nicely decorated and very comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and it is hard to believe that you are just a walk away from being at the center of Siena. We did not get a chance to utilize the pool but I would imagine that it would be a wonderful plus in the heat of the summer.

My siblings were very impressed with our accommodations. I recommend this apartment wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vernon, what a pleasure have all your family with us! Thank you very much for your kindness, and your help! Hope to see you soon to taste together our very good oil and to enjoy our relaxing pool! Kindest regards, Anna and Claudia
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
87 Kilometres
Il Pelagone, Gavorrano
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: not necessary

Santa Chiara is a uniquely located country estate on a hillside just outside the walls of Siena, with views towards the city on one side and over the Tuscan countryside on the other. It is about 15 minutes walk from the Campo, the shell-shaped mediaeval square at the heart of the city in which the Palio is run twice a year. With a large swimming pool in beautiful surroundings, the property offers relaxation as well as an ideal base for exploring the city. Situated as it is in the centre of Tuscany, many other beautiful and historic places are also accessible by car. Florence and San Gimignano are both within an hour’s drive. Arezzo and Lake Trasimeno are not much farther. The hill towns of ‘the Chianti’ as well as Montepulciano and Pienza are easily accessible. For the more adventurous, Assisi and Perugia are farther afield (100 km or so) but a good dual carriageway road makes them an easy day trip. Few other properties can offer the same combination of a relaxing poolside holiday

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