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Huge, beautiful duplex with renaissance details in charming village

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 170 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 5

Come stay in a beautiful duplex apartment in the heart of the charming hilltop village of Radicondoli. A very spacious 170 m2 (1800 sq ft), two double bedrooms, three full baths, an office, a small terrace with a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside. Original 14th century details - wall niches, ceiling beams and terracotta floors - blended with luxurious contemporary Italian design. The convivial marble counter top island kitchen, with dishwasher and fireplace, is accented with a beautiful wall of travertine; antique furniture; sofa bed in living room; washing machine, wireless internet in the entire apartment. Short drives to Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Colle Val d'Elsa, San Galgano, and the beach. You can use the village as a quiet home base far from tourists, for drives throughout Tuscany, or just stay here to relax and eat.

The village has a bakery, a butcher, 3 restaurants, 2 groceries, a bank, a tobacco/newspaper store, a library, two beautiful mideval churches, easy parking. During the summer and fall the village offers a popular Arts Festival with music, theater and exhibits, as well as traditional local food and crafts festivals. Occasionally the restaurants organize music and dance events with local artists, that take place in the streets or on the main square.

In addition, you will find cheese factories and organic olive oil producers close by, where wonderful high quality local products may be purchased for your own enjoyment or for gifts, including hand made pasta, sauces, cold cuts and truffles.

Available year round, minimum stay preferably 3 days. Extended week end rates available upon request.

More Details

Owner
Marina Berio
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian, (German and French by email only)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About Marina Berio

Marina has recently transferred the management of this rental property to her sister and co-owner, Cristina Berio. For practical reasons we are keeping the account name under Marina, but Cristina will be the one managing the rentals and answering all your questions.

Cristina is an Italian native (Milano) currently residing in Los Angeles. She works in the film industry and loves to travel. She is a Foreign Language Consultant, and travels frequently to Brazil and Europe to supervise the dubbing of major film releases. [www.linkedin.com/in/cristinaberio].

Marina Berio purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Marina Berio chose Val d'Elsa - Siena

Our dad settled in Radicondoli in the 1980s' and he loved this village. Before passing away in 2003, he wanted to make sure we had a place in Radicondoli we could come back to this lovely village, so dear to him. Plus we still have close relatives that live in the area. We feel so lucky we can come here on vacation every year with our families, and enjoy our elegant, comfortable and huge apartment ... much more spacious than other comparably priced rentals in town!

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is so large there are several distinct areas to it, each with a different feel. Each bedroom is quite different from the other and they are on different floors and opposite sides of the apartment, so there is a lot of privacy. The kitchen is to die for ... truly a sociable pleasure to cook in!

Amenities

Radicondoli Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • bottom bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Small skylight window above bath!
    top bath - toilet , shower , bidet , Adjoins separate utility room with washing machine
    office bath - toilet , shower
  • The two main bathrooms are situated right next to the bedrooms, and are completely newly renovated to a high standard of comfort and quality. There is also a third full bathroom just off the office.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Top floor - 1 queen
    Bottom floor - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is double
    In storage - Stowed but baby playpen available for use
  • The bottom bedroom has an old wrought-iron bed, antique furniture, and a magnificent view of the valley. The top bedroom is more modern in feel, and is part of the airy, bright and loft-like top floor which has a skylight and large glass wall. The living room is near the top bedroom and separated from it by the stair landing, which requires one step down (so it's not ideal for very small children to sleep alone). Crib is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment is large enough for two couples or large families. Wifi is available in the entire home and there is an iPod dock sound system for playing music. No telephone. There is an office/studio near the kitchen, with a large table that can be used for writing or artwork. It's a little dark, but it has a small window, and it's ideal for getting away from the rest of the family to work quietly. The kitchen fireplace is large enough for grilling and wood is available in the nearby large basket. The refrigerator is half size, not mini, and there is also a separate freezer. Children are welcome, but renters must beware of the open stairwell and steps both upstairs and down. The home will be delivered clean and ready to occupy with towels, bed linens and soap. If you like, you may hire a cleaning lady to come during your stay, easily arranged at 10 Euro per hour. The village has plenty of parking space 2 minutes away.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Huge, beautiful duplex with renaissance details in charming village
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
4

Wunderful!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in Radicondoli in July 2014 and had a great time. The house is charming and comfortable, with views on the Tuscan hills. It is well equipped, with lots of light. We would go back often if we didn't live on the other side of an ocean!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfect location in a wonderful village in tuscany

  • 5 of 5

beautiful appartement (two floors) in the middle of the fantastic village radicondoli, walking distance to three excellent restaurants. the population of this town is extremly friendly, it is not a very touristy place - we liked it a lot. thanks to the everybody. the appartement is big, easely for 4 persons. nice balcony, nice kitchen - all good. thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Oliver, really appreciate your review! Hope to see you again soon :) Marina
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Issy-Les-Moulineaux, paris, France
5

Magique!

  • 5 of 5

C'est le mot qui convient pour cet endroit... Niché dans un village typique de la Toscane, animé mais pas bondé de touristes, cet appartement est le lieu idéal pour visiter la région. Entre Pise, Sienne et Florence, la situation géographique est parfaite. Vous emprunterez la rue principale pavée dans le pur style toscan avant d'arriver à l'appartement situé au coeur du village. Au passage, le parfum de l'Italie, de ses habitants, les vrais, vous enivrera! Vous vous sentirez à l'aise dans ce beau duplex aux larges volumes. Là aussi, les effluves de l'Italie et de la Toscane ne vous échapperont pas!

Tout est très propre, rangé ; et l'accueil est tout à fait charmant. Il n'y a aucun défaut, aucune mauvaise surprise. Au contraire, vous tomberez sous le charme de cet endroit et n'aurez qu'une envie... y revenir!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magique!

  • 5 of 5

C'est le mot qui convient pour cet endroit... Niché dans un village typique de la Toscane, animé mais pas bondé de touristes, cet appartement est le lieu idéal pour visiter la région. Entre Pise, Sienne et Florence, la situation géographique est parfaite. Vous emprunterez la rue principale pavée dans le pur style toscan avant d'arriver à l'appartement situé au coeur du village. Au passage, le parfum de l'Italie, de ses habitants, les vrais, vous enivrera! Vous vous sentirez à l'aise dans ce beau duplex aux larges volumes. Là aussi, les effluves de l'Italie et de la Toscane ne vous échapperont pas!

Tout est très propre, rangé ; et l'accueil est tout à fait charmant. Il n'y a aucun défaut, aucune mauvaise surprise. Au contraire, vous tomberez sous le charme de cet endroit et n'aurez qu'une envie... y revenir!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 0
Waukegan,IL
5

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Traveling as two couples the separate baths and bedrooms was ideal. The apartment is as presented in the photos. It is large, clean and well equipped. The terrace was perfect for enjoying locally purchased wine, cheese and salami at the end of the day. We had dinner in each of the local restaurants and all were good. We did day trips to Sienna, Volterra, San Gimignano and Colle Val d' Esta and a local winery. Marina promptly answered all questions and her local manager, Karin, was very helpful and pleasant. Radicondoli is a lovely small village and this is a great apartment. I would highly recommend both the town and apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quebec, Canada
5

PERFECT APPARTMENT - PERFECT RADICONDOLI

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Radicondoli for a week in early October with friends. The apartment was more than beautiful, huge, very cosy, well divided and very clean. A full bathroom for each couple was very appreciated. Having a drink on the balcony looking at the sunset was magical. The village's restaurants were excellent. Having dinner at the apartment after buying local food was great too. Our stay was so perfect, we loved it and we will never forget this lovely typical village.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Radicondoli Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter and Passover season
Mar 31 2017 - May 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$3,035
 
 
mid season
May 3 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
$830
$2,810
 
 
high season
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$930
 
 
midseason
Sep 18 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
$860
$3,120
 
 
low season
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
$700
$2,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
$790
$2,500
 
 
low season
Jan 9 2018 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$115
$700
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85

For stays during the colder months, special arrangements may need to be made to cover heating costs, depending on the weather and length of stay. Multiple week stays merit significant discounts!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Bar Nazionale, Radicondoli
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Train
33 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Colle Val d'Elsa
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Agriteca, Radicondoli
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Marina di Cecina
Car: recommended

Experience Italy in a charming Tuscan village. Situated on a hilltop and surrounded by medieval walls, Radicondoli is very convenient for visitors, with 3 bar/ restaurants, 3 churches, 3 groceries, a butcher, a baker, a pharmacy, one newspaper/tobacco, one bank with ATM, tennis courts and soccer field. In the summer there is an art, music and theatre festival, and in the fall you have local agricultural product fairs. You can drive to the cities nearby for the well-known museums and sights but then retreat to quiet Radicondoli for relief from the crowds. Perfect for lovers, families, academics, writers or artists wanting to get away.

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