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Comfortable, well appointed self catering accommodation in the heart of Tuscany - Chiocciola

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Vinci Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Accommodation in this historic landscape amongst working farmland

We'd like to take the opportunity of offering you a very warm welcome to Podere Zollaio, which is situated in the Tuscan landscape of Leonardo da Vinci.We offer comfortable self catering accommodation for couples and families wishing to sample the tranquility, clean air, history and culinary delights of this region of Tuscany.

All accommodation is decorated to a high standard and offers a high level of comfort.We are well placed for direct access from Pisa and Florence airports and also within easy access of Siena,Lucca,Pistoia and San Gimignano.We produce our own organic olive oil and wine and on your arrival you will be supplied with complimentary bottles of our wines and a server of our olive oil for you to try.

We offer accommodation and a welcome at a price that others find it hard to compete with.

We look forward to meeting you.

Details for Chiocciola 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

Apartment on two floors. Ground floor - kitchen/diner. First Floor 2 Double Bedroom - 2 Shower/WC - Access to patio. n° 2 Satellite/TV

The apartment also boasts central heating, so why not try us for Christmas and New Year?

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Chiara or Ian
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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based on 3 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Relaxing Tuscan break in delightful Vinci

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely, warm welcome from Chiara & Ian after an adventurous introduction to Italian motoring from Pisa! It was a relief to stop and take in the amazing view of Vinci from the terrace in front of our accommodation.

Our apartment, Chiocciola" was clean & well equipped - the bedroom upstairs had a great view & the bed was very comfortable. The kitchen/ living room downstairs is compact. The weather was lovely so we spent most of our time outside, either at the table under the covered terrace at the apartment, or down by the pool.

Chiara & Ian provided us with a welcome gift of 2 bottles of wine from their own vineyard & some of their homegrown olive oil. Both were delicious - a lovely gesture. One or other of them were at hand if we needed assistance at any time.

We were charmed by their little herd of rescued donkeys & goats, not to mention the endless variety of cats dozing here & there.

We found Vinci a very interesting place. We visited the Leonardo museum which was fascinating and climbed up the tower to look over the surrounding countryside. We enjoyed a few walks around Vinci, including one up to Leonardo's birthplace. The audio-visual display was very informative & gave us a feel for his life & works. The walking routes are marked with red & white signs but on occasion you have to guess your route!

There is a small Coop for most of your grocery needs and a good variety of other small shops.

Our favourite restaurant in Vinci was Borga Allegra - friendly service & delicious food with an imaginative twist on the usual Italian menu.

We have no hesitation in recommending Podere Zollaio to our family & friends.

It is a great touring base for Florence, Pisa & Sienna - plus the charming hilltop towns on San Gimignano & Voltera.

We hope to visit again in the not too distant future - we just loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Podere Zollaio once before so when our holiday wasn't going to plan we were delighted that Ian, Chiara & Lisa could fit us in at very very short notice. We love it here and will definitely be back as it has a special place in our hearts.

The hospitality is warm, the location is perfect (walking distance to Vinci which has a choice of restaurants), the rates are great value, the views are beautiful and Vinci is ideally located for days trips.

We will be back, we quite simply couldn't think of anything we would change.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tres bel endroit

  • 4 of 5

Très bon accueil

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind comment We always endeavour to offer our visitors a warm welcome and make their stay as comfotable as possible Kind Regards Podere Zollaio
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa and Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Florence Scandicci - Pisa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo, is an historical village surrounded by the vineyards and olive groves typical of Tuscany and is centrally located with easy access to the major centres of art and places of interest. A short distance from Vinci village, with stunning views over the surrounding farms and villages with a vista stretching from San Gimignano - Volterra - Montaione to Livorno. Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena and the seaside are within easy reach and will offer you many different magical and cultural places to visit.


Rates & Availability

Vinci Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
low season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
high season
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid season
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
low season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $55
Refundable damage deposit $219
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

The price includes all mains services,air conditioning , all linens excluding towels for use at the pool and 8 hours of heating a day in the colder months.Additional hours of heating can be provided at a charge

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Vinci Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The two bathroom are on the first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 : Air conditioning Bedroom 2 : Air conditioning
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
A Jacuzzi is provided for our guests enjoyment and is located adjacent to the swimming pool with a stunning view over Vinci village. A BBQ is provided so that our guests can fully enjoy the benefits of al fresco dining

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