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Chiara or Ian

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

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

2 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

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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?
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chiara or Ian (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Chiocciola
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
4

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

Perfection

  • 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
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Pisa and Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Vinci
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Vinci
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Empoli
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Florence Scandicci - Pisa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Vinci
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.

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Rates & Availability

Vinci Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
May 28 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$782
 
 
mid season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$104
$726
 
 
low season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$95
$659
 
 
christmas
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$104
$726
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$104
$726
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $223
Final cleaning $56
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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Amenities

Empolise Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The two bathroom are on the first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 : Air conditioning Bedroom 2 : Air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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