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Elisabeth and Matteo De Martino

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian

Charming holiday House, Villa inside Monteriggioni Castle

38 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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Overview

Val d'Elsa - Siena House Rental Photos and Description

The holiday-house Monteriggioni Castello is considered to be a suite for all the elegance and comfort it offers. It is within the walls of Monteriggioni in one of the castle’s picturesque, medieval streets. Monteriggioni Castello has the typology of a Tuscan hut, separated from the other houses and with its own independent entrance. It has one floor and is 68m² wide with 2 bedrooms – one having a double-bed and one having 2 separate beds – a kitchen, a dining-room, a bathroom with a shower and a hair-dryer, a laundry room, a private courtyard and a private parking-space with an automatic gate. It can house 5 people ( 4 + 1 ). Entrance to the house is through a private entry: once the gate is opened you walk into a private courtyard for the exclusive use of our guests. From the courtyard one goes to the warm and welcoming dining-room. The hall has wooden beams, walls of stone and a traditional floor in paved “cotto fiorentino” which have all been restored to their original splendor. These, together with the antique furniture, create a delicate atmosphere. Despite its antique style, the hall has modern comforts such as a satellite tv, internet, a video-recorder, a dvd and cd-player and a safe. The kitchen is the traditional Tuscan style with hot and cold water-taps, a cooker, an oven and a fridge. It also has spare crockery for your own guests. The bed-rooms have been white-washed in warm colors, with bedspreads to match, studied to strike and steal our visitors’ emotions. In the 2-bed bedroom, the colors of the walls are subtle with scenes of Tuscan countryside. From the window one can see the gardens, the village’s walls and the medieval towers. The other bedroom is very big with carpets and a romantic atmosphere. Our guests will therefore find themselves in an unusual, luxurious and exclusive place with an atmosphere that blends spiritual well-being with physical and mental relaxation.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Elisabeth and Matteo De Martino (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian

Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

Charming holiday House, Villa inside Monteriggioni Castle
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This charming holiday home was the perfect place to stay. It's cosy, comfortable and feels like home from home. Elisabetta and her family were so welcoming and helpful.

You soon feel like a local in this small village, and it's such a special place.

Take the free bus tour on a Saturday mornings to have a guided tour of local abbeys and churchs. You get to see places you'd never find on your own.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Perfect place for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at Monteriggioni Castello in May this year, with my sister and our mother. We had been looking for a very special place, as the whole trip was to be our mother’s birthday gift (she is 70). It turned out everything we wished for. An authentic, old little house that had been thoughtfully and stylishly renovated, retaining the charm of age but providing every comfort.

The apartment is airy and spacious. The kitchen is small but two to three persons can still comfortably prepare a meal together -- largely thanks to the fact that there is not one but two entrances between the kitchen and the large living room with the dining table. All the basic kitchen equipment is there. If anything, we missed paper towels and plastic garbage bags after a few days of stay.

The bathroom is just as clean and comfortable as everything else.

One of the bedrooms has a door leading to a tiny patio where one can sit and sip coffee. Our mother, who smokes, appreciated this easy access to a private, cosy outdoor space. Mornings and evenings we sat there listening to the doves, to the church bells ringing hours, and watching the tiny town wake up and go to sleep. The Castello gives you that smug feeling that you *live* at Monteriggioni, as opposed to all the other tourists :-)

One has access to the owners’ quiet garden/orchard adjacent to the medieval wall. There one can also park one’s car.

The owner family are every bit as hospitable, accomodating, charming and helpful as other reviewers have said. They are always available, yet making one feel left in peace. Their gestures of genuine, personal hospitality added an extra nice touch.

Final tip: if you travel in a rented car, make sure not to choose the biggest broadest one – this saves you the struggle while driving in to town through the narrow medieval gate.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

We loved this

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here and would have liked to be here longer. We were warmly welcomed and given lots of helpful information. The apartment was very comfortable and it was so nice to wander around the castello in the evening. It is a great location to explore the region. I'd love to return.

Christine from Australia and Imelda from Ireland

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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We are a family of 4, boy...

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4, boy of 11 and girl 14 from Bristol, England, we travelled by car spending a week in Switzerland and a week in Monteriggioni, Italy (we loved Switzerland but thought Monteriggioni was the best). In fact we all agreed this was the best holiday we have ever had.

The owners are some of the nicest people we have ever met, they provided invaluable local knowledge, suggesting day trips, places to eat (and the best deals) always helpful and welcomed you as though we were old friends. Several times we had treats during our stay (at no cost) like home made croissants for breakfast and tomato salad (lovely).

Monteriggioni Castello is a charming holiday apartment/bungalow set within the walls of the fortified medieval town built between 1213 and 1219. History is everywhere you look, around each and every corner, the apartment blends into this environment seamlessly. The unique experience of staying within the castle walls is unforgettable, in addition you can join the guided tour of the castle, walls and museum for free (normally 8 euros) if staying in the castle (in English, German and Italian).

The area is a great destination for a holiday and the town a great place to visit, but to actually live here (if only for a short time) is a real privilege, something I know my family will never forget.

The apartment is very comprehensively equipped through out, with everything we needed during our stay, and no compromise on quality, in fact I would dearly love some of the antique furniture which adorns the home in my house. The owner’s attention to detail is obvious from the moment you step inside, a lot of work has been done to make it special.

Although a small town I never tired of walking the streets at the start and end of the day. The town has many gift shops, a tobacconist (meat, cheese, bread) 4 restaurants and a 4 star hotel (£180 per night according to their web site, but I know where I would rather stay).

The location of Monteriggioni is ideal for touring Tuscany (you do need a car) only a few kilometres from Siena, San Gimignano, Colle Val d Elsa and Castellina in Chianti. Within easy reach of Florence (but suggest taking the bus or train because of parking), a little further a field are Pisa, Lucca and many beaches about 1 hour 30 minutes scenic drive.

The area is also ideal for walking, mountain and road biking, however a word of warning Italian maps leave a lot to the imagination and it is easy to get lost.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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"Great place, looks bette...

  • 5 of 5

"Great place, looks better than on the photos, very friendly and helpful owners highly recommended ,great location in the central Tuscany makes sightseeing even better.

I would recommend this place to all who want to experience Tuscany, we had very nice holiday"

  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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"This Holiday House is re...

  • 5 of 5

"This Holiday House is really nice. The owner was very hospitable. The house is in the garden of the castle and is very comfortable. There is a free parking near the house. We can recommend everebody to rent this house!"

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
FIRENZE PERETOLA AIRPORT 50km PISA AIRPORT 74 km
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Antico Travaglio Bar
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Piombino Harbour 75 km and Livorno Harbour 118 km
Nearest Golf
34.7 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club- Impruneta
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Castellina Scalo - Monteriggioni Rail Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Firenze- Siena motorway - Monteriggioni Exit
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Antico travaglio Resturant
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Follonica beach and Puntala
Car: necessary

(Text automatically translated) Along the Siena-Florence exit of Monteriggioni and head towards the Castle of Monteriggioni which will be in the vicinity of the 'output at 1 km.

(Text automatically translated) - 2nd July and 16th August: Palio di Siena, traditional and folk horse race. - Second and third week of July Feast medieval village of Monteriggioni.

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Rates & Availability

Monteriggioni House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Tariffa azzurra
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$99
$702
 
 
Tariffa azzurra
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$99
$801
 
 
Tariffa rosa
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$99
$603
 
 
Tariffa viola
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
1 night minimum stay
$99
$494
 
 
Tariffa verde
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
1 night minimum stay
$99
$439
 
 
Tariffa rossa
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$110
$548
 
 
Tariffa rossa
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$110
$603
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$99
$603
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Spese di pulizia $33

Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in locorietario

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Val d'Elsa - Siena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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