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Romantic old watermill in chianti rufina, near florence

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

Renewed mill with private pool and plunge pool 5 mins walk from train station

This old house just restored is only 5 minutes walk from the village of Rufina famous for the vineyards It is situated in a little valley coasted by a private stream with a waterfall, surrounded by an huge garden and woodland. There is a swimming pool 6m x 12m. deep from 1,10 to 2.10 m in the swimming pool area there is a big gazebo where the guest can rest in the shade and a pool house with a kitchen and a bath room. A big bedroom with double bed a fireplace a wardrobe this room accesses directly to the private Zen garden. One big bathroom with shower and a separate bath tub. A spacious living room with sofa bed (double) a big dining table, TV with cable in Italian and English. A sepa

rate furnish kitchen, a wardrobe space. The Zen garden has a plunge pool (2 x6m.)with jacuzzi exclusively for guests. A BBQ, a table and chairs perfect for a romantic al fresco dinner or a relaxing time on deck chairs under the porch drinking a glass of Chianti admiring the amazing waterfall.

More Details

Marie Jose Verrando
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Rufina Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
  • Possibility of adding a child's bed, electric fireplace.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Very comfortable, floors with Impruneta cotto and ceilings with beams a romantic fireplace in the bedroom. The house is really cool in the hot summer and you can have a nice hydro massage in the plunge pool. Guest can also pick up vegetables and fruits directly from the kitchen garden and the orchard.


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Romantic old watermill in chianti rufina, near florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What an incredible stay! The property is gorgeous and secluded. And our hosts were amazing. They showed us around town, the train and suggested the most delicious local restaurant. Not only that, Josie provided wine, bread, tomatoes, cheese and other items in our fridge when we arrived. Sitting on the back deck, looking out over the fountain while snacking was such a treat. We loved it here and recommend it highly!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A Slice of Tuscan Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 10 nights in June and had the most wonderful experience. The watermill is a home from home, with every facility that you require from a self catering holiday and more. The owners have thought of absolutely everything to ensure that your stay there is perfect.

Maria Jose and Leo are absolutely wonderful hosts. We have already booked again for next year and cannot wait to return

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Fabulous Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to stay in Tuscany and be near Florence for our honeymoon, and this was flat-out wonderful. The apartment is beautiful and spacious, which are essential when you plan to spend an extended amount of time on vacation (we stayed there 10 nights). We planned to cook often, and the fact there is a garden on the grounds was a bonus. Access to the garden is just one of the many generous perks extended to us by Josie and Lio, who were hosts beyond compare. They picked us up in Rufina when we arrived, recommended restaurants when we asked, dropped us at the train station (in the next town over!), when we were going to depart, and even offered to let us use their car! We speak only a few words of Italian, and having such wonderful hosts who you feel like you can turn to when you're in a jam adds a layer of comfort you can't put a price on. When we examined the listing, we assumed that the property couldn't possibly match the beauty of the photos, but in fact, it's every bit as good as advertised. We give this our highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We had myself, my 8 year old son and another couple. The apartment was well stocked and spacious (especially that beautiful bathroom). We stayed a week with a mix of eating out and staying in. Our hosts were wonderful, providing us a welcoming array of food, plus providing advice and occasional rides to the train station without being in the way at all. Highly recommend this.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!! We will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to tell about this amazing place! Starting with the hosts who are just the nicest people ever! They are epitome of Tuscan friendliness. Maria Jose and Leo who fully stocked our apartment with groceries, gave us a tour of Rufina, answered our endless questions about trains and schedules with so much patience, lent us their tennis rackets, and even helped us out with my husbands minor medical emergency! And the apartment... It's perfect! It's clean, neat, cozy, beautifully decorated, and so comfortable! And the mill, the grounds are large and beautiful, they have a big amazing pool, a smaller zen/jet pool right off the bedroom, an adorable little vegetable garden where we got to choose fresh vegetables and herbs from, and the rest you will have to see for yourself!! But we highly recommend this place and would undoubtedly stay there again when we're back in Italy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic - Deserves 7 Stars

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks in this beautiful place. We recommend it without hesitation and we will book it again if we return to Tuscany.

Lio and Maria made us very welcome and were wonderful hosts. They have created a perfect place to have a relaxing holiday with your own privacy.The ground floor apartment is extremely comfortable and all fitted out with everything you need. You even have a choice of an expresso or filter coffee machine.

We should point out that the apartment is much larger than it appears in the photographs. Also, the grounds are very extensive with the marvellous pool, vegetable garden and fruit trees.

The villa is in a perfect location right on the edge of Rufina which gives you the feel of being in the country, with classic Tuscany views, but at the same time within walking distance to the town. Rufina is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany. Florence is best visited by train from the nearby station, but if you have a car, all the main tourist sites and places of interest are just a short drive away.

We guarantee you will not find anywhere better around this price range.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Florence at 25 kilometers
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
750 meters
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
20 kilometers
Nearest Train
700 Metres
700 meters
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
1000 meters
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Beach a 100 kilometers
Car: not necessary

This property is just 5 minutes walk to the train station and to the village of Rufina where you will find everything you need grocery shops supermarket a Saturday farmers market tuscany restaurants a fishing lake with pizzeria where you can fish. A regular service of local train to Santa Maria Novella (Florence trains station Down town walking area) it takes only 25 minutes. It is the perfect place to relax in Tuscan country side but at the same time close enough to Florence and to be able to explore one of the most artistic city of the world. You can have also day trips to Siena, Arezzo and Pisa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

30% security deposit to secure booking, balance to be paid upon arrival. All utility bills included, as well as final cleaning. Central heating will be charged separately

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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