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BEAUTIFUL TUSCAN STRUCTURE WITH SWIMMING POOL, NOT FAR FROM SIENA - GAIA

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

GAIA

The apartment Gaia (about 200 m2 / 2152 sq. ft.) lays on the first floor and has a private entrance.

There are two entrances to the apartment. The front entrance opens directly on a wide living room where you can find a large, antique fireplace and a small cooking area.

On the left side of the room there's the entrance to a gangway that leads to three pleasantly furnished double bedrooms, all of which have a private bathrooms, while from the right side of the central room a gangway goes to the other two double bedrooms, which have both a private bathroom and to the kitchen with cooking area and dining room. The door in the kitchen leads again to the portico.


About the property

Podere Incrociati

The building is composed of a mansion built in 1840 during the Gran Duke Leopoldo II of Tuscany's reign, that has been recently restored, without altering its original characteristics.

The outside fronts have maintained their originality, while inside the building, most part of the ancient hand-crafted brick floors has been restored, as well as the ceilings with their old wooden beams that had been blackened by the smoke of the mantelpieces, which were once the only source of heating; the old irregular walls and the arched ceilings have been preserved, too.

The old forniture makes the place comfortable and charming, respecting the ancient rural Sienese traditions.

The place is particularly sunny thanks to a wide natural meadow that lays south of the building, alternating with the woods, and that is at the guests' disposal.

The villa is rented as a whole building with the following options:

Independent villa; sleeps up to18 (9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms with shower).

Independent villa; sleeps up to 22 (11 bedromms , 9 bathrooms with shower,1 bathrooms with whirpool bath and 1 bathrooms with shower for Turkish bath, chromotherapy, whirlpool).

More Details

Owner
Camilla
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

Pool opens from 1st June to 30th September.
Included in the price: electricity, gas, hot water, linen for bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, weekly change of the linen, use of laundry and ironing facilities, final cleaning, taxes. Two weeks stay will be offered a typical Tuscan dinner, outside or in the separate restaurant room.


Amenities

Sovicille Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 1
    bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 2
    bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 3
    bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 4
    bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • bedroom 1 - 1 queen , GAIA 1: upon request, the double bed can be separated
    bedroom 2 - 1 queen , GAIA 2
    bedroom 3 - 1 queen , GAIA 3
    bedroom 4 - 1 queen , GAIA 4
    bedroom 5 - 1 queen , GAIA 5; upon request the double bed can be separated
  • 4 baby cots can be organised on request. The costs are Euro 15 per week for each cot
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 18 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Services included in the price: Bed linen with weekly change, electricity; hot water; gas for the kitchen; swimming pool; barbecue area; laundry room; final cleaning, internet Wi-Fi, taxes. Heating rate extra, based on usage. On request (extra charge and booking upon confirmation of stay) we can arrange the following services: dinners at the villa, tour with qualified staff for visits of Chianti, Val d'Orcia, San Gimignano, Volterra and other places in Tuscany, qualified staff for cooking as well as to perform housework. Rental of bicycles, scooters and cars. Cooking classes, Horse riding lessons and horse riding near the structure.

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

GAIA
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Celebrated our beautiful wedding at this AMAZING Tuscan Villa.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the absolute pleasure of staying at Podere Incrotiati for my wedding celebration. Franco was a most hospitable host and welcomed us with tasty treats and his own wine! He organized our first night welcome dinner for our guests and it was absolutely fantastic and more delicious than we could have ever imagined!

The property is in a beautiful location up the hill from the villages of Sovicille and Rosia where you can get groceries and supplies. The building is gorgeous and we rented both Gaia (for our 8 family members) and Camilla for the two of us. It was perfect in a rustic way. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook our own meals when we were around. It was fantastic that each room has its own bathroom as this allowed each family to have more privacy than a lot of the villas that I had looked at online prior to choosing. The yard is similarly amazing and we saw many birds and foxes wandering in the yard. We didn't have a ton of downtime but sitting in the sun in the backyard was a wonderful way to spend the time we did have.

The villa is about 30 minutes from Siena, an hour from San Gimignano and a little over an hour to Montalcino where we had organized a wine tour. It is very convenient and easy to find with google maps.

My wedding planner worked closely with Franco prior to our arrival to ensure that our dinner reception went off without a hitch. He was very responsive to any questions or concerns that came up during our stay.

We would love to go back to this perfect spot and plan to in the future. I highly recommend it for a family event or just a weekend away.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For us it was really a great pleasure to have you as our guests, we are truly honoured and happy that we had the possibility to contribute to the success of such an important event and that you could take home a beautiful memory of the days you stayed in our villa. We wish you a lot of happiness and a wonderful life. We hope that, one day, we'll have the pleasure to meet you again! Franco and Giampaolo
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5

Pasqua in Toscana

  • 5 of 5

La nostra famiglia di 10 componenti si è trovata divinamente nell’appartamento Gaia dotato di ogni confort e arredato magnificamente. Abbiamo apprezzato la tranquillità della proprietà situata in un intorno incantevole. L’accoglienza è stata squisita e il Sig. Franco ed i suoi collaboratori molto gentili.

Unica nota negativa: Wifi irregolare e copertura telefonica assente.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Florence 75 kms - Pisa 110 kms
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Sovicille
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Colle di Val D'Elsa
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Piscialembita
Nearest Beach
76 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: necessary

Podere Incrociati rises in the heart of the Montagnola Senese, just 15 km/9 miles from Siena and 75 km/47,5 miles from Florence, among the greenery of age-old oaks, holm-oaks and chestnut-trees.

It is an ideal place to take a relaxing holiday far from the city din, among the peace of the country, in contact with an endless cultural heritage within a stone's throw from the sea and the most important Tuscan cities of art.

Thanks to its high position (500 mt./1640 ft. above sea level) you will enjoy a well-aired summer suitable for walks in the nearby woods, crossed by several paths, catching sight of charming landscapes, lots of medieval villages and Romanesque parish churches.

There are thousands of paths through Montagnola Senese, which is a hillock in the heart of the Sienese area.

During the Middle Ages, these paths were connected to the ancient 'Via Francigena', the important road link between Rome and the rest of Europe.

Other Activities: wine tours, tours around the area (Chianti, Val d'Orcia, San Gimignano, Volterra),

cooking classes, horseback riding lessons.

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