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Stunning Tuscan Villa w/ Personal Chef - 20 minutes from Florence

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Half Baths2
Space 10,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Incomparable Villa Nestled In An Olive Grove In The Hills Above Florence.

This historic estate on the hills surrounding florence dates to the 1200's and was originally the home of Accursio da Bagnolo, famous for having gathered the definitive publication of giustinian law. The present villa was built in 1874 by architect architect Leopoldo Pasqui. Today the villa has been lovingly restored and completely updated by its current owners.

The villa sleeps ten comfortably but additional guests can be accommodated through special request. The rooms are all bright and spacious and feature exquisite interiors and flooring. The bathrooms are all large and most with enormous showers and separate bathtubs. The extensive grounds ensure privacy and plentiful options for rest and relaxation.

Your stay at Vila Accursio includes preparation and service of two authentic italian meals a day*, as well as daily housekeeping and maid service by our on-premise care takers. *Food & beverage costs are not included.

More Details

Owner
Phyllis Swindells
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Phyllis Swindells

The owners fell in love with Italy when they moved there in 2001. In 2004, they came upon this historic villa which was in a state of disrepair. Over the years they have restored it to its original grandeur, hired a staff to maintain their high standards and extend a high level of hospitality to visiting guests.

Phyllis Swindells purchased this villa in 2004

Why Phyllis Swindells chose Chianti

The picturesque setting and deep history of this property made this a truly unique property.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is set on 40 acres of beautiful landscaping, olive groves and vineyards. Our farm provides the villa with fresh eggs, fresh produce and the highest quality olive oil and wine.

Amenities

Impruneta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - Yellow Room - Second Floor Bath
    Bathroom 3 - Red Room - Second Floor Bath
    Bathroom 4 - Blue Room - Second Floor Bath
    Bathroom 5 - Beige Room - Second Floor Bath
    Bathroom 6 - Yellow Room - Third Floor Bath
    Bathroom 7 - Green Room - Third Floor Bath
    Bathroom 8 - Orange Room - Third Floor Bath
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , Powder Room -Ground Floor
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , Powder Room
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite - Second Floor, full private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Yellow Room -2nd Floor, full private bath -Twin or King beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Red Room - 2nd Floor, full private bath (Twin or King beds)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Blue Room -2nd Floor, full private bath -Twin or King beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Beige Room -2nd Floor, uses full bathroom off corridor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Yellow Room -3rd Floor, full private bath -Twin or King beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Green Room -3rd Floor, full private bath
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Orange Room -3rd Floor, full private bath -Twin or King beds
  • Second Floor en Suite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis
Notes:
Our chef will prepare breakfast and your choice of lunch or dinner, and daily housekeeping services are included with rental. The home is equipped with elevator, telephone, fax, wi-fi internet connection, 2 plasma T.Vs., satellite connection, DVD, stereo, bar, safe, washing machine, dryer, oven, pizza oven, refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, mosquito screens, barbecue, billiard, ping pong, trampoline, and is fully furnished with kitchen equipment and linens. The villa is furnished with antiques. There are frescoes and Impruneta terra cotta floors together with parquet floors. The two living rooms, dining room and wine bar all have large doors giving access to the garden. The third level has wood beam ceilings. The grounds include a garden with al fresco dining, an infinity pool, a pool house with bathroom, changing room, kitchen and outside dining area with pergola, sport court with tennis, soccer, basketball, a trampoline, ample parking, olive groves and a chicken coop.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Miami Fl
5

Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the villa in October 2016. After reading the reviews, we had very high hopes for our vacation, the 8 days we stayed at the Villa exceeded all expectations. The villa itself is pearched on the side of a the Tuscan hills in a place so beautiful that it was quite frustrating that we could never quite capture the beauty in any of our pictures. Being inside the villa transports you back in time, as if you were an Italian royal. We all miss Fely the chef the most. She was welcoming, warm and an amazing cook. We would all recommend spending your Tuscan vacation here, words and pictures will never be enough to describe the perfect Tuscan experience we all had.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Experience of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

We saw the website for Villa L’Accursio and knew it would be lovely but it greatly exceeded our expectations. The Villa, the amazing Tuscan vistas and our housekeeper/cook Fely and staff were amazing; the Tuscan food was the best! It is better than any five star resort in the world. Our kids and grandkids had the time of their lives with the facilities: huge eternity pool (cleanest one we have ever seen), tennis/basketball court, trampoline, etc. It is ideally located adjacent to the town of Impruneta and a short distance from Florence. For us this was a trip of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property, excellent value

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 6 adults and 7 children (ages from 5-10). The property is very well managed and maintained. The owner is very reachable in the planning stages. Upon arrival, the villa is beautiful. The rooms are remarkably large and well maintained. They have portable air conditioners in three of the master bedrooms which were helpful for our summer stay. The third floor was a bit hot and we did not utilize those rooms at night due to the heat. The rest of the house felt very good during the day and night even when we stayed in late July and early August. The grounds are amazing. The pool is amazing and is quite large. They had a great pool house filled with waters and they even had children floats which were fun. The tennis / sport court is awesome and was a great get away for the kids. I highly recommend this villa and hope to stay again. Excellent for families or couples. Food for great and Fely does a great job as the cook preparing what you desire. lastly, the location is excellent. Around 20-30min to city center of florence. Close to Greve in Chianti. within 1 hour from Siena or San Gimignana. Highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California
5

Family with children and grandchildren

  • 5 of 5

We took the lovely Villa L'Accursio in Impruneta Italy for 2 weeks at the end of June and into July. Such a lovely place, such a well appointed house and just a magnificent setting. We had lots of fun! It was hot and the swimming pool was terrific to come back to after tramping around Florence sightseeing during the days. I'll never forget the view from the terrace and our dinners outside looking at the beautiful countryside. The food that Fely gave us was so fresh and delicious it was a joy to be there.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hunting Valley Ohio
5

A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

A stay at Villa L’ Accursio is a slice of heaven. Our family has taken many vacations around the world, but this villa nestled on a hill in Tuscany is our favorite. The house is well maintained and beautifully decorated. Each bedroom suite is very spacious and comfortable! The kitchen is always a fun place to hang out with Fely the most amazing cook…discussing what meal she would be preparing for lunch or dinner. Her specialty, amongst many, is eggplant parmigiana!!

The villa is situated on a hillside over looking the most beautiful Tuscan landscape of cypress and olive trees as well as the family vineyard. There is a gorgeous pool and pool house that we spent many afternoons relaxing in after a full day touring around the countryside. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the basketball court and pool table as well as various games on the 3rd floor such a ping- pong and foosball.

The location of the villa is ideal. It is an easy 20 min. drive down to Florence, but also close to many quaint towns with loads of interesting shops, markets, and restaurants. The town of Impruneta is just a skip away and has fresh vegetable and meat market as well as a wonderful bakery, coffee shop and three wonderful restaurants.

We have recommended this special villa to many of our friends and they have also enjoyed family vacations there, and most have plans to return to this paradise again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San franciaco
5

Luxury and comfort in a stunning villa!

  • 5 of 5

This home offers it all--antiques, beautiful appointments, sweeping views, privacy, a superb location within minutes of Florence and of course, infinity pool, tennis court and vineyards.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Circolo Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Impruneta
Car: recommended

Situated among vineyards and olive groves above the hills of Florence, Villa Accursio offers an incomparable Italian experience.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Food, beverages and gratuities not included in nightly rate. Rates posted are for groups up to 10 people. Please email for rates for 11-16 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund