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Wonderful very private home in lovely Tuscan village

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous independent private home in lovely village

Welcome to the new owners "Luc and Miriam" who purchased Il Nido from us in April 2017.

Il Nido is a stylish 2 bedroom , 2 bathroom property that has been beautifully restored by its original Australian owners fulfilling their 20 year long connection and love of Italy.

The property is set over two levels and opens up onto a lovely immaculately well kept garden enjoying stunning views across to Volterra and San Gimignano.

There are beamed ceilings and terracotta floors throughout as well as the use of quality furnishings and upmarket fittings.

On the downstairs level there is an open plan lounge with open fireplace, flat screen satellite TV, as well as a quality sofa and two comfortable armchairs . This flows through to the dining area and open plan kitchen complete with travertine top, dishwasher, gas cook top and oven. On this level there is also a separate bathroom with shower and washing machine.

Double French doors lead out from this downstairs living area from both the kitchen and lounge to a wonderful paved outdoor eating area complete with pergola, wrought iron table, a beautiful lawn, barbeque, sunbeds and of course...the view. It is a wonderful place to spend the evenings eating al fresco watching the beautiful sunsets.

Upstairs there is a lovely main bedroom with quality mattress and en-suite bathroom once again with a shower. There is also a separate smaller double bedroom enjoying wonderful views across the valley with two large windows. In this bedroom there is also a study/office area with comfortable armchairs, a second television and dvd player.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About The Owner

Luc and Miriam are now the proud new owners of Il Nido and we know that they love it as the village of Radicondoli as much as we do. My husband and I have been coming to Italy for 25 years and finally found the perfect house to buy in an unspoilt Tuscan Village. Our Italian son-in-law organised the perfect restoration for us and now we come to Italy for 6 months every year. We also like other people to enjoy "Il Nido" so we decided to holiday rent it with great success as all of our clients love it and most keep returning.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Val d'Elsa - Siena

If you see the photos it is self explanatory that the house is beautiful and in a special place on the Medieval walls of Radicondoli with a private garden and wonderful views. Our home is a special retreat where guests feel truly welcomed into the local Italian village community.

What makes this house unique

There is a special outdoor eating area as well as the fact that you can stroll up to 3 different restaurants within 200 metres . The village also has a supermarket, deli, butcher, bank with ATM and pharmacy.

Amenities

Radicondoli House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , plus washing machine.
  • Both bathrooms are completely brand new with mosaic tiles, quality handbasin etc as well as frameless glass screens. The downstairs bathroom also has a washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1,large double bed ,quality mattress and furnishings - 1 queen , Delightful room w/ en-suite,quality furnishings,lovely views
    Bedroom 2.double bed/sitting room - 1 double , new double bed with 2 x side tables and bedside lamps, tv.
  • The main bedroom upstairs is very private and romantic with lovely views towards Volterra. There is a quality iron bed with a large 'Benessere' mattress as well as 2 x side tables with matching dressing table. There are also 2 built in wardrobes. All of the linen is quality Egyptian cotton. The main bedroom has its own en-suite with all modern fittings, mosaic tiled walls and frame less glass shower. The 2nd bedroom upstairs also has a double bed, bedside tables & lamps etc as well as a separate sitting area w/t.v. video etc. All the quality furnishings are new and perfect for a 2nd couple. The 2nd bathroom is downstairs with frame less shower screen quality vanity etc.A very comfortable stay for either one or two couples.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
'Il Nido di Radicondoli is a perfect base from which to make daily excursions returning home in the evenings to either visit the local restaurants or enjoy the garden. It is in a village that is very typically Italian and where you really get to view first hand 'La Dolce Vita' The Italians are always welcoming to the visitors in the village and are always interested as to where you are from.During the cooler months we have installed new central heating as well as an open fireplacewhich is lovely to sit around with a glass Chianti. It is a special place for those people that really want to experience the village life whilst still enjoying quality comforts.The owners have ensured that everything is of the highest standard. It would also be suitable for a couple with children as they have a garden in which to kick a ball around .There is a second bedroom upstairs with a new double bed plus sitting area with second tv. Ideal for guests to stay.

Reviews

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Wonderful very private home in lovely Tuscan village
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautifully appointed Cottage with a magical view

  • 5 of 5

Radicondoli is a delightful village about 1 hour from Siena. This cottage is absolutely beautiful and well appointed in every detail. The garden looks out on to the Siennese hills and the view is wonderful. We never wanted to leave. Highly recommend this property if you want to experience the magic of Tuscany!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We try our utmost to have everything perfect for our guests!
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5

Il Nido di Radicondoli a wonderfull place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I could not have been more pleased with our stay at Il Nido during our trip to Italy in Sept 2015.From the begining we were very impressed with the well appointed and clean Villa upon our arrival , along with the support the owner and her nearby daughter gave us .

It was the best spot to base ourselves to explore all that Tuscany had to offer and we found our way to all the sites we wanted to see while travelling through the most beautiful country side you could imagine.

Each evening we began with a visit to the local Bar where host Michael made us feel very welcome and we met many locals and then onto one of the restaraunts in Radicondoli where we were able to taste the beautiful local food and wine.

One of the many highlights of our stay was a visit to the local Sheep Farmers house where his wife and daughters put on a magnificent meal along with his own wine'.Ask Michael at the Bar for the contact. Not to be missed !!

We have not stopped talking about our trip since arriving home and have also recommended our friends to stay at Il Nido when travelling to Italy.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Keith & Jenny for the lovely review of our villa " il Nido Di Radicondoli" It is certainly a special villa in a special unspoilt Tuscan village .
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5

Beautifully renovated home in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a delightful stay at Il Nido. Everything about the home was as pictured/described (or better) and the setting, with a lovely view of the Tuscan hills was more delightful than pictures can convey.

Radicondoli is an excellent base for exploring Tuscany and is a beautiful city itself with dramatic views of the surrounding hill towns. The town is small (a plus from my POV) but it has everything you need.

The house is very generous for two people and could accommodate a small family. It was completely rehabbed in 2010 and the owners (who occupy it much of the year, so it is furnished with everything you need, all of which is new rather than a cast-off) did an excellent job moderizing it while preserving its charm. The many windows flooding the house with light but still preserve your privacy. The kitchen and two full bathrooms are very modern and the kitchen in particular is much nicer than we have had in other VRBOs (modern 5 burner stove, oven, full refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.) and we cooked quite a bit with no challenges. The bed is very comfortable. The outdoor patio/garden is perfect for breakfast, evening drinks and dinner (or lunch, although we were usually out for lunch).

The owner was extremely responsive and helpful before, during and after our stay. Given that she lives in Australia, I wondered about that at the start of the process, but she always got back to us promptly with a helpful response to my questions as well as some helpful tips. Plus she has a daughter who lives nearby and a housekeeper who lives in town and who met us when we arrived (the house was spotless when we arrrived).

Our stay at Il Nido was the highlight of a wonderful trip to Italy and we would recommend it to friends and hope to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic gem of a house!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Il Nido" . What a wonderful house and so beautifully furnished.

Perfect private garden with great views and well furnished for Al fresco dining.

The Village of Radicondoli is also a perfect base from which to explore Tuscany and all it has to offer.

We also liked the fact that we could just stroll up to the local restaurants and supermarket etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed it as much as we do. Grazie mille!
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5

A TRUE TUSCAN DELIGHT!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at il Nido was exceptional!

Cleanliness, comfort, convenience not to mention great WiFi access, Sat TV, washing machine etc. all as described in the listing, was of a high standard. Small village with a good supermarket, pharmacy, and even its own paramedics on hand if needed!

Great location to explore other villages of Tuscany- own car would make this easier.

A total relaxing escape in a picturesque setting!

Marina - Australia...

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marina, It was lovely that you and your husband enjoyed our special house "Il Nido" and garden as well as our village of Radincondoli. Grazie mille. Pamela and Lynton
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5

Absolutely gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely comfortable property in Tuscany last summer and cannot recommend it highly enough. From the moment we walked in the door we just felt totally at home. One of those rare open your suitcase and start relaxing kind of holidays! The property is immaculate and very well set up and is a perfect base to just sit back and take in the dolce vita. Pamela and Lynton (the owners) were delightful and were very helpful at all stages of our planning. This is their private Tuscan retreat and it has been restored with passion and flair and is certainly not your basic rental. The house is all brand new and was spotlessly clean. I must also mention that the quality of the mattresses and linen was of the highest order. All of this is totally enhanced by the very pretty village of Radicondoli which is very pictuesque and has some excellent restaurants and very friendly locals. We hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of Ill Nido. It is a pleasure to have guests that really enjoy the house and our private garden with its beautiful views and of course the fact that you can just stroll up to our local restaurants.
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Florence and Pisa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Village centre
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Volterra
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Colle Val d'Elsa Sud
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Village centre
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescia
Car: recommended

RADICONDLOI is an AUTHENTIC MEDIEVAL VILLAGE of about 1000 inhabitants,approx 510 metres above sea level)offering a tuscan experience ,wonderful views over the unspoilt Tuscan countryside.

The village is famous for its cultural and musical festivals that are held throughout the year.

The 'ESTATE A RADICONDOLI 'is held in July / August and has a long and prestigious tradition with wonderful outdoor concerts, art exhibitions etc.

The village itself has three restaurants offering the best of Tuscan cuisine, 2 delis , a small supermarket & bank etc. all within easy walking distance.

RADICONDOLI is approx 45 min drive from SIENA where you can spend the day viewing the famous Duomo etc.

FLORENCE is approx 1 hour away and well worth a visit.

The coast is approx a 40 min drive to pPISA etc.

There are also many unspoilt hill towns within a close proximity e.g.Volterra, San Gimgiano, Mensano & Monteguidi

It is approx a 30 min drive to Castellina in Chianti, Greve & Radda in Chianti tow

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Rates & Availability

Radicondoli House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
AUD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,583
 
 
winter
Oct 7 2017 - Dec 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,352
 
 
Inverno
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,352
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,352
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All rentals require a 30% deposit on confirmation of booking .
The balance is payable 60 days before the rental starts.

These prices include all linen and the final cleaning.

Central heating is charged by usage and paid direct to the owner or caretaker.

There is a security deposit of €100 to be paid on arrival.

We require a 30% deposit on booking with the balance payable 60 days before the start of your holiday If your booking is cancelled within a 60 day period before your rental starts then the deposit is NOT refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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