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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

Description

Rufina Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, farmhouse, rural, pool, satellite TV Internet

The villa is the oldest building of a medieval small hamlet and dates back to the XIII century, it was originally a watch tower, it has been recently restored keeping its original structure. The rooms are all on the first floor while the ground floor is not inhabited. the wide living room is central and has its original stone floor and fireplace, the 2 windows offer a wonderful view of the valley and from one of them you can see the lovely pool (13x7m) very well. Both the living room and the kitchen open on a large porch ideal for sitting and dining in the open. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and one has 2 single beds, all the rooms have their original wooden beamed ceilings . Both bathrooms are modern and comfortable.The villa has a private, large and fenced garden provided with outside furniture and a lush grape pergola. The pool is located 250m from the villa and is shared with the guests of another holiday house of the medieval hamlet which belongs to the owner's family.

Owner's profile:

The medieval hamlet was part of a century old farm which belonged to my mother's family. The farm is now run by my aunt and by my nephews, they farm organic and can offer excellent extra virgin oil from our olive groves and excellent wine from their beautiful vineyards. Torre della Musica ( the villa I offer for rent) is one of the 5 houses which make up the medieval hamlet, they belong to my 3 sisters and to my aunt. I spend as much time as I can in a house close to Torre della Musica because the place is green and peaceful and close to Florence even if secluded.

In summer, after a day trip to one of the art towns of Tuscany, you will appreciate your return to Torre della Musica where the evenings are always breezy.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Adriana Bochicchio
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear adriana,

We've enjoyed a lovely relaxing holiday at Torre della Musica. The house and garden are beautiful and we've spent several days by the pool swimming and admiring the beautiful views. Bilancino lake was good for swimming and pedalo hire.We've visited Pisa and Siena and went to Florence twice, parking near Piazzale Michelangelo where the views over the city were breathtaking.

This was a great holiday and we've got lots of memories to take home.

Thank you

The Taylor family from UK
Jul 2011
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Look no further, this is the one!

  • 5 of 5

Although the pictures in the description are great, they still do not do it justice! This place was simply gorgeous and met our intent to what we believe Tuscany would feel like. The place is a modified 13th century roman tower that was very unique, picturesque, clean, with beautiful views everywhere. Plenty of room to spread out and choosing who slept where was difficult because each room was fun to be in.

If you want to go to Florence, its an easy train ride that drops you right in the center of town. Don't waste your time driving!

Adiranna, the owner who lived next door was extremely kind and generous. She went out of her way to make the stay comfortable and even cooked us dinner with local wines to taste. The recipe was a winner that we took home with us!

I would not hesitate to stay again and will dream about our time there for many years!

Ben

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Lovely relaxing and unique property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in August (4 adults, 1 child and our dog). Torre della Musica is a lovely property. The pictures do not do it justice. It is very comfortable with generous space in all rooms. It’s in a very quiet and peaceful  location set up in the mountain overlooking the valley towards Londa.

The garden is well fenced so no problem letting our dog out to enjoy it, and was lovely to sit out in either sun or shade to read and enjoy the views over the mountains. The surrounding area also provided ample opportunity to walk out.

A car is required, and we were happy to drive into Florence, using one of the underground car parks on the edge of the town centre and walk in. We also visited Pisa, Lucca and the nearby beach on a day out. Required an early start but was well worth it.

The pool is a short walk through the olive groves a little way down the valley and is shared with a few other properties in the area. It is in a well maintained area with ample sunbeds and shades.

Adrianna is very welcoming and a lovely host, thanks very much for the use of the property, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Paradisiaque

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour merveilleux dans un cadre paradisiaque loin du bruit des villes et dans la fraîcheur. Adriana est aux petits soins: nous devions aller à la clinique pour une prise de sang, elle a pris contact et nous a expliqué comment procéder. Il faut une heure de route pour arriver à Florence. C'est la 2ème fois que nous venons. Oui, nous sommes éloignés de tout ce qui est touristique et l'accès au gîte est un peu difficile. Mais, ce gîte est de toute beauté et de tout confort et on y dort bien: les nuits y sont fraîches. Merci Adriana!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Wonderfull time

  • 5 of 5

Dear all,

at the end of May, our family (2 adults, 2 children and the dog) stayed in Adrianas lovely house for two weeks. And we thoroughly enjoyed it being there. Plenty of room for everyone, all nicely decorated with Adrianas roses, great bathrooms and kitchen, wonderfully furnished bedrooms.

Getting there was no problem at all, since Adriana sent uns very good descriptions before (car is needed though, since there are no buses or trains going up the mountains).

Adriana lives next doors and always had time for us, if there was something to ask and since her English is excellent, communication was no problem at all.

The children loved the pool, and the area near the house is great for mountainbiking (downhill trails within 20 minutes driving) and walking (national parks nearby with wonderfull paths and views).

Shopping is no problem, supermarkets in Londa (4,5 km) or Dicomano (bit further, keep an eye on the funny traffic signs :-)).

Driving to Florence takes a bit, but there is a train station in the next town and the train takes you right into the center of Florence.

If you like motor bikes, you should go to the Piaggio museum in Pontedera (1 hour drive) which is fun to visit.

Adriana gave us a list of the best restaurants in the region which was a great help, since there are so many. She also offered to make a reservation, our Italian is very bad.

Surely we could (and WOULD) recommend this lovely place to anyone.

Thanks, Adriana, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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perfect stay in this mediëval watch tower

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well-maintained property. Accurate description regarding the location. Adriana (owner) provides good and friendly service. We already recommended this house to friends and relatives. Lovely garden, perfect swimming pool and good wine of the house. Don't miss the pizzeria at Rufina and the restaurant at the lake in Londa!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

5 friends and I stayed at Torre della Musica and it was lovely. The photos don't do the place justice, the views are stunning.

Adriana was incredibly kind and accommodating, even when we accidentally locked ourselves out at night she was kind enough to just lend us her key.

I cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Poggio dei Medici Golf Course, Scarperia
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Contea
Nearest Motorway
41 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

The villa is situated in a secluded and elevated position 450 meters above the village of Londa with a stunning panoramic view of a unique area of Tuscany known as the Mugello / Val di Sieve. It is hard to imagine that you are only 60 min driving from Florence and 10 min. driving from Londa, a charming little village, where you can find restaurants, a post office, a bank, a pharmacy and anything you can need. Londa is on the edge of the Casentino Natural Park. 40 km away is Lake Bilancino on whose shores you can swim and windsurf. The villa location is ideal for day trips to the many historical cities around: Arezzo, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca can be reached in max 2 hrs driving. From the nearest train station, Contea (15 min driving), you can easily reach Florence center by train in 35 min. Those who love fashion can reach outlets of the most famous designers in less than 1 hr driving. Nearest airports: Florence (41 Km) Pisa (120 km) Bologna (130 km). You need a car

Rates & Availability

Rufina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$130
$911
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$133
$911
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$130
$911
$3,840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $21
Refundable damage deposit $213

Prices include: final cleaning, towels, bed linen, dish-cloths, table cloth, utilities consumption.
1 extra bed and 1 baby bed available on request. Pets considered,
extra bed : 10 Euro/nighjt. Baby-bed: 25 Euro/week. Pets 20 Euro/week ( Please ask at booking time)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rufina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1 basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 basin
  • The bathrooms are modern and very comfortable one of them has a large rain-shower, the other has a normal shower. Both of them have shower enclosure, a basin and glass shelves. Hair-dryer and shower mats are provided as well as hand soap .
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with wooden, antique furniture and all of them are provided with bedside tables, chest of drawers, chairs, cloth-stands or cupboard etc. All bedrooms are spacious, the 2 double bed rooms have 2 windows the single bed room has 1 window, one window in each bedroom has a mosquito net. Baby bed and extra bed on request We ask 25 Euro/week for the baby bed and 70 Euro/week for the extra bed. Please ask at booking time.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wireless internet access is available in the house (no charge). High chair available on request, no charge, please ask at booking time.The private garden is large and completely fenced, garden chairs, tables, 2 sunbeds and 4 deck-chairs are available. One or more cooking lessons can be arranged with an expert person coming to the house to prepare for you from a simple meal to a special dinner. In the high season, one of the owner's sisters personally guides free tours in the family wine cellar and oil-mill in Londa with oil tasting on bruschetta . The swimming pool is immersed in a large green area, it is fenced and furnished with umbrellas, sunbeds, chairs, tables, outdoor shower, it is open according to season usually starting June 1st to Sept. 30, please bring your own towel. You can see Torre della Musica on the right edge of the hamlet in the hamlet photo.

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