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Villa between Volterra and San Gimignano + FREE YOGA + COOK on request

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa with Pool between Volterra and San Gimignano in central Tuscany

This villa with private fenced pool and a large 60 sqm pergola has been recently renovated maintaining all the typical features of the Tuscan farmhouses; It is located on a hill within a reserve where you can easily see wild boar, roe deer, hares, pheasants, squirrels, foxes, hawks and at night badgers, porcupines, hedgehogs and numerous nocturnal birds such as owl and barn owl. As you can see from the photos, this house has a panoramic view on all 4 sides (360 degrees) and is reached through a typical street with rows of cypress trees, the view that you will enjoy is unique, cultivated fields, woods, hills, lakes typical of Tuscany.

Although located in a natural environment and isolated is located only 12 km from Volterra and San Gimignano. The first village with a supermarket, bar, post office and restaurant (Castelsangimignano) is only 5 km.

The villa is located between Florence and Siena, which can be reached in under an hour. The sea can be reached in 40 minutes (since the villa is located in the center of Tuscany, can be a good starting point to visit the villages and cities of this region)


On the ground floor there is a beautiful loggia with a wooden table for 12 people, so in case of rain or wind can eat repaired still enjoying the beautiful view. Then we find 3 bedrooms with a bathroom, a kitchen with oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and everything you need to cook, a living room with fireplace and satellite TV.

Passing by ancient stairs, you reach the first floor, where we find, 2 living rooms with fireplace and satellite TV and sofa beds, 2 kitchens, 2 bedrooms with bathrooms.


The villa has a garden of 5000 square meters with a panoramic swimming pool with fence one meter high and with teak sun beds with mattress, table, teak chairs and umbrellas (The swimming pool is disinfected with salt electrolysis process and is cleaned every day. The every morning) are controlled chlorine and ph

The villa has a nice "terrace" with mosaic table for 12 people where you can dine watching beautiful sunsets.

To complete the exterior, we find an old stone oven where guests can make tasty pizzas or bread.

New for 2018: we built a large pergola where in spring we will put a table with 12 seats and a comfortable lounge


- Free yoga classes for villa guests

-Breakfast, lunches and dinners and tastings in the villa (in the small house near the villa used as a restaurant for the exclusive use of guests only)

- Cooking lessons (Paola will show you how to make homemade pasta and prepare a pasta sauce)

-Tours of wines with driver and minibus

-Equitation (just 500 meters from the house, in the reserve there is a riding school)

-Massages (on request, professional masseurs can be brought to the villa, so you can have your massage in the room or by the pool)

-Quad (on request you can rent quads at the villa)

- Balloon (departures from the villa with the hot air balloon)

-Tiro a Volo (only 2 km from the villa there is a shooting range)

- Free trekking with the owner

- MTB rental

-On request cleaning and extra changes

- External video surveillance system

-Theft Protection


Paola and Valerio the owners of the villa, live a little distant and while ensuring total privacy to the guests are at complete disposal for any need or advice ....

More Details

valerio valdembri
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Volterra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 2
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • RISCALDAMENTO: Il riscaldamento non è compreso ed ha un costo di 50 euro al giorno HEATING: Heating is not included and costs 50 euro per day
  • The house can be rented from Saturday to Saturday, arrival and departure days must be on Saturday Other days of arrival and departure are not accepted
  • Tassa di Soggiorno 1.50 euro a persona da pagarsi per i primi tre giorni City tax 1.50 euros per person to be paid for the first three days
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 4 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Rosa - 1 double , Separate entry, satellite TV and en-suite bathroom
    Green - 1 double , Ground floor, separate entry, sat. TV, en-suite bathroom
    Alabaster - 1 double , Kitchen, lounge, fireplace, satellite TV, en-suite bathroom
    Sunflower - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First floor, bedroom, kitchen, lounge, sat. TV, bathroom
    Florence Red - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom, kitchen, lounge, fireplace, sat. TV, priv. bathroom
  • All rooms have a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding countryside
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Yoga Demonstrations of cuisine Horses - Horse Quad Wine tour - wine tour Surveillance cameras Theft Protection


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Villa between Volterra and San Gimignano + FREE YOGA + COOK on request
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Stay in the heart of Tuscany at Villa Le Ginepraie for an amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment our group of friends arrived, our hosts Paola and Valerio made us feel welcome and at home. The villa is beautiful with five separate apartments and well-equipt kitchens. Valerio helped us plan our day trips and even made reservations for us to horseback ride. Paola is a talented chef and we enjoyed two delicious and delightful dinners in their adjacent restaurant while Valerio poured wine and answered our travel questions. We had a special treat when their young daughter Viola joined Paola in the kitchen. Our group of five vow to return one day. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Tuscan Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family booked our stay at this beautiful villa for one week in August. We had an incredible time - the villa was so clean and had all the amenities needed. The views were so peaceful to take in while enjoying a cup of coffee outside in the morning. We also made use of the pizza oven on the premises and had so much fun using it to make delicious homemade pies. Valerio and Paula were so courteous and helpful with anything we asked/needed. Paola made an unforgettable dinner for us and everything was incredible. No complaints what so ever. Overall a great place to stay - so close to many of the towns and cities we wanted to see. We highly recommend this villa to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed at the Villa le Ginepraie for a week and wished it were longer. This vacation stay was nothing short of perfect.

This private villa was amazing for our group of 11 ( ages ranging from 10 years - 82 years ). The pictures do not do it justice. The property was breathtaking with stunning 360 degree views of the tuscan hills. The rooms were very spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. There were three fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities on site. All rooms had beautiful views of the tuscan hills. Paola and Valerio were the perfect hosts- available if we needed them but otherwise gave us complete privacy. This young couple and their beautiful little girl have owned the property for 11 years. It is clear that running the villa is a labour of love for this family. They were so friendly and helpful and we will miss them.

The location was great - very close to Sienna, San Gimignano and Volterra. All worth a visit if you have time during your stay. We were also able to do day trips to Florence and Cinque Terra.

The meals that Paola cooked for us were the best we had during our stay in Tuscany. I strongly recommend you have her cook for you at least once if not for your entire stay - you will not be disappointed! Her food was delicious and I have come home with some amazing new recipes. Her ricotta cake, risotto and home made pasta were to die for!

The property was immaculately maintained. The salt water pool was spotless and so refreshing to have on site. It was hard to get the kids out some days!

We recommend this wonderful villa without hesitation and hope to be back one day soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location/view, great host, a lovely place for a lovely time in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

we had a very nice time in a very nice part of the world

thank you to Valerio and Paula for making our stay very enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place with Amazing Hosts...

  • 5 of 5

Le Ginepraie is a quiet place overlooking the Tuscany hills with wonderful, friendly hosts Val and Paola. We stayed a week with 5 couples and had Paola cook us some meals that were countyside Italian with homemade past and cherry tomato sauce and local raised rabbit.. We had a cooking class and enjoyed sharing the kitchen and talked about cooking and kids for and hour.. what a relaxing time we had.

The Villa itself was fantastic just as described with its sitting areas, pool and pizza oven. I found this place for our friends and they will be talking about this place for years to come and most are coming back to bring family.. Thank you Val and Paola for giving us the opportunity to share your place. I loved being so close to local towns but so far from it all..

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Villa in Tuscan Countryside

  • 5 of 5

We just finished an amazing week at Le Ginepraie and can't wait to get back again. Valerio and Paola were gracious hosts and went far and beyond to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. Valerio scrambled around constantly to deal with our various needs, from the trivial, like medical emergencies, to critical, like wine tasting.

Paola is an amazing cook who takes great pride in her creations. The house is beautiful, and the location facilitates day trips to a variety of cities. It was exactly what we were hoping for, and indeed much more.

Over seven days, we had lunches and dinners in Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and other wonderful cities, but the two best meals we had during the week were the dinners Paola cooked at the villa. The patio overlooking the Tuscan sunsets is a beautiful setting and Paola's cooking is extraordinary. She went out of her way to accommodate a vegetarian and a gluten allergy -- not by taking key ingredients out of an already-planned dinners but instead by creating new dishes that were wonderful in their own right. She also moved her schedule around to teach us how to make fresh pasta, and shared her recipe for amazing nutmeg ice cream! Breakfasts were wonderful and it is difficult to imagine better ways to start the days than sitting on the terrace enjoying the great spread, which included a different cake each day. Really.

The house is beautiful and the three separate areas provide lots of privacy and comfort while the common areas are plentiful and diverse, with gathering spots both inside and outside. Each wing is unique and interesting, and even though we were there during an unusual heat wave, the rooms were airy, well ventilated, and very comfortable. The bathrooms and kitchens were all modern, and the house has a dishwasher and a laundry washing machine. The internet connection was fast enough to keep us with work, although in the Tuscan countryside it will never match a big city hotel. The pool is beautiful and meticulously maintained, and became an important part of each day. And the views...spectacular.

Can't wait to get back someday -- this was truly a special place.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Traditional cuisine

Yoga classes

hot air balloons

wifi free zones


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $860.16

Il costo del riscaldamento è di 50 euro al giorno.
Il costo del riscaldamento non è compreso nel prezzo di locazione
Il riscaldamento è necessario fino a maggio e da metà settembre.
Il giorno di arrivo è il sabato, su richiesta, ed in base al periodo è possibile arrivare in giorni diversi
Deposito cauzionale , Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario presente in loco

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.