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LE BALZE close to Florence private pool and park closed with fence

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property


VILLA BALZE,close to Florence, private pool

The price from the HOMEAWAY platform is correctly calculated for up to 6 guests with 3 rooms, 3 bathrooms, and additional beds added in the 3 rooms, if interested in additional rooms it is necessary to make price from the owner.

It is a large property of about 14 hectares with meadows, oaks and chestnut forests. Access by private road about 500 meters, parking.

Beautiful panoramic view of the Casentino Valley in the center of the village Poppi (about 4 km.).

Patio with garden furniture. Beautiful outdoor stone barbecue with shed, wood-burning oven, sink, work space and storage room. A few meters from the pool house, (11 x 5 m, with night lighting, 05.05.-06.10.) With deckchairs, umbrellas and outdoor shower (hot and cold water).

Wooden beams and wooden ceilings, fine wall decorations and hand-made curtains. The upstairs bedrooms are decorated in different pastel colors. Decorated with taste and antique furniture, some antiques. Satellite TV. CD. Radio. Washing machine. Gas central heating.

Note: Double room with shower / WC ground floor also for disabled.

VILLA the BALZE 7 rooms for 10 people, 2 floors, 180 sqm. . Entrance to the living room with sofa, living room with open bow with chairs, sofa bed (as an extra bed for a fee on request at the booking) and a cast iron stove (wood-burning stove). Sliding door for access to the separate kitchen (5 burners, oven, dishwasher, freezer, coffee maker) with dining area, fireplace and exit to the outside. Double room. Shower / WC.

From the living room / bedroom stairs to the 1st Floor: hallway with level access to the outside. 2 double bedrooms, each with shower / WC. Double room with balcony. Double Rooms with Canopy Bed. Shower / double washbasin / WC.

Past and present here merge to share with the guests what nature has in itself and that humankind has been able to recognize and preserve it. Owners are waiting for guests with their specialties, both on arrival and every half week.

The Adriatic Sea is approx. 90 minutes and the Tyrrhenian Sea approx. 120 minutes drive. It is possible to bathe in the lake which is approx. 1.5 km from the town center of Pratovecchio Stia or in the Arno river. Excursions can be done at the Parco Popolare Zoo, at the Sanctuary of the Verna, at the Camelot's Hermitage and at the Casentino Forest Park.

Florence is an hour's drive, Arezzo is 40 minutes away and Siena 90 minutes. From Arezzo you arrive in Rome with the fast train in only an hour and 5 minutes, so daily excursions to the capital are also possible.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Poppi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14.00 / Check-out: 9.00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 4 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 5 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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LE BALZE close to Florence private pool and park closed with fence
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Un giorno in pieno relax.

  • 5 of 5

Di passaggio inToscana non abbiamo resistito al desiderio di ritornare nel Casentino, almeno per un giorno, ospiti della famiglia Mattoni, nella loro residenza immersa nel bosco "Villa Le Balze, comoda ed accogliente, curata nei dettagli e dotata di tutti i comfort. Abbiamo trascorso una magnifica giornata di sole in piscina in pieno relax, coccolati dalle apprezzate attenzioni della Signora Monica : ravioli rigorosamente fatti a mano ricotta e spinaci e ciambellone al nostro arrivo. Magnifica esperienza da consigliare.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi, siamo felici che avete apprezzato il nostro lavoro........ Grazie a presto Famiglia Mattoni
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Quiet silence and marvellous view.....

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderbare Tage mit Outdoor Küche am Pool

  • 4 of 5

We felt very welcome and well cared for - almost like visiting good friends or family. Monica is such a good host. The house and garden are well kept and completly private with nice views of the valley of Poppi. We were a party of 10 (2 kids) and there was sufficient space for everybody. It was a great treat to be able to cook and bake outside which allowed us wonderful evenings dining out just beside the pool. We can recommend the house to anynone who likes Tuscany and wants to explore the eastern part of this beautiful region - there is not too much tourism, even in high season. The medieval castle of Poppi - although not mentioned in most travelleres guides - is really worth visiting; so is the monastery in the woods about 15 km away from the house, where you can purchase for example jam, oil and herbal teas.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place, a very hospitable owner and a beautiful surrounding.

We wanted with good friends to enjoy the Italian live and we really got what we wanted. Beautiful weather, a great house with a nice swimming pool, an outside fireplace/BBQ and pizza oven. Extra was that the owner surprised us with a home baked cake upon our arrival and offered us several times with home made pasta and pizza dough.

We will never forget this vacation and will srely come back to Villa Le Balze or any of the other homes that this owner has.

Mille grazie M

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Der Urlaub (2 Kinder, 8 Erwachsene) war perfekt! Das lag zum einen an der Ansprechpartnerin Monica (Vielen Dank für alles!) die im Vorfeld bereits alles organisierte, zum anderen an dem sehr schönen Haus! Dies liegt in einer sehr schönen ruhigen Gegend mit einem tollen Blick auf die Stadt Poppi. Monica hat noch einige sehr positive Überraschungen parat: Brötchenservice, Pizzateig ... Wer einen tollen unvergleichlichen Urlaub machen möchte, sollte diese Destination buchen! Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!

Dirk (+ friends)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille caro Dirk delle bellissime impressioni raccolte durante la vacanza, e`stato un piacere conoscervi, la vostra gratidudine ci commuove. grazie monica e famiglia
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $49.15

Time of arrival and departure:
Always call 1 hour before arrival and present the name of the holiday home. VILLA LE BALZE
Check-in from 15.00 to 18.00
Check-out from 7.00 to 9.00
Payment by homeaway or by bank transfer:
• 25% deposit by bank transfer to the IBAN that will be described in the booking contract. or bt homeaway
• Balance due 60 days before arrival also by bank transfer.
Cancellation Policy
• The 50% down payment will always be at your disposal for a new booking in any of our available holiday homes - even for cancellations made 1 day before arrival.
• If cancelled between 59 and 42 days before arrival 30% of the balance must be paid by the Guest.
• If cancelled between 41 and 28 days before arrival: 50% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest.
• If cancelled later than 27 days before arrival: 100% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest.
Security deposit
The Guest must pay a security deposit in cash on arrival equal to 100€ per room. The deposit will be returned at check-out after inspection of the property.
• Swimming pools are open in middle and high season
• The maximum number of guests has to be as written in the contract for each holiday home.
• Towels and bed linen are included in the price (you must return all the supplied linen).
• Cleaning is included in the price, but you have to empty the fridge and do the dishes. Waste and bottles have to be removed and thrown into the designated public containers.
• Gas 5,50 per mcb and electricity 0,40 per kw will be charged according to consumption.
• Pets are welcome prior to arrangement at booking 6€ per day per pet.
• Internet 25€ per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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