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

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Empolise House 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 Casa Eden 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, 4 Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

GROUND FLOOR : large fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric fan oven, cooker hood and dishwasher. Spacious lounge/diner with open fireplace, satellite TV and Audio System.

FIRST FLOOR : Three double bedrooms, plus one with three single beds. Two shower rooms.

SECOND FLOOR . One double bedroom, one twin room with the option of an additional single bed, one double bedroom/lounge with a comfortable double sofa bed. Lounge with satellite TV, DVD. Two shower rooms.

Two additional toilets.

The property also boasts full 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
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Casa Eden
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
South Yorkshire, England
5

Casa Eden: It's what it says on the tin!

  • 5 of 5

Each of the 3 times we have stayed at Casa Eden with friends, we have had a fantastic holiday. The villa is large enough for family and friends to share comfortably. The views from the terrace are amazing both during the day and at night when looking down to Vinci and the surrounding area.

The location is great for exploring the region and is ideally located roughly half way between Pisa and Florence, and Siena is also within easy travelling distance. A car is needed to be able to get around although the railway station is a few miles away, if you prefer to take the train into the cities. Vinci itself is small but with the museum and some great places to eat, it's a lovely base.

Chiara and Ian are welcoming and have been known to provide information about where to eat out, how to get to places and even give an update on the weather! A great holiday destination.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, great location, and very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Ian and Chiara went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and to help us find everything we needed. The home is very clean and well kept, and had plenty of room for 6 adults and 8 children. The location was perfect for visiting Pisa, Florence, and many beaches. We highly recommend a stay at Casa Eden!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur, GA
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 11 of us ranging from ages 19 months to 85 years old, made plans to travel to Tuscany to celebrate our Mom’s 85th birthday. She had never been to Italy and really wanted to see Florence and the other Tuscan towns. In addition to being tourists, we wanted some down time to relax, visit and catch up with each other, so we were delighted to find Casa Eden on VRBO. With its 7 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, it fit us perfectly. Chiara was very prompt in answering our questions. Still, we were amazed to see the 300-400 year old farmhouse, which is set among the olive groves and vineyards on the side of a hill/mountain above Vinci, with views that are breathtaking. We loved sitting on the terrace in the fall sunshine with the breezes or at night looking out over the lights in the valley below.

Chiara and Ian were perfect hosts – they met us on our arrival and led us up to Casa Eden. We had a welcome basket with their organic olive oil and red and white wine. On our second day, they came and prepared a traditional dinner for us, including crostini, hams and cheeses, ribollita (Tuscan bread and vegetable soup), arista (Tuscan roasted pork loin), salad, fried bread and fried sage, and a delicious flourless chocolate cake with pears. And of course, plenty of red and white wine. They made sure there were options for my vegetarian nephew – making him a special spinach frittata. We joined in the preparations and visited with Chiara and Ian as they shared recommendations for places to visit, taking trains, parking in Empoli, where to shop in Vinci, etc.

The bedrooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, the baths are updated and the kitchen is large enough to hold many different people coming in and out fixing breakfast. The kitchen is well equipped – had everything we needed. There are gates at the top of each of the two flights of steps, which kept my grandson well contained. We also had a high chair, a high stool and option of a cot for him. My mom has some mobility issues, but was able to navigate the stairs with the handrails. Plus the half bath on the ground floor was quite handy. The house held the different generations very well.

The farmhouse was well situated to see various parts of Tuscany. We drove 30 minutes to Empoli, parked in the carpark and took the train for 30 minutes to Florence. Carpark and train costs were very reasonable. We also drove to Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, and San Gimignano. We really enjoyed the days we explored Vinci and saw the L

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home for large family with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a larger family group of 12 people. This house was large enough to sleep everyone and have enough bathrooms as well as enough room at the diner table so we could all eat together. The villa is centrally located in Tuscany and it made it easy to go on day trips to other cities. The house is situated on so you see out to the whole valley. Chiara and Ian were fabulous hosts and helped us with making our stay in Italy a memorable one. Thank you Chiara and Ian!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

All that Tuscany is made out to be..

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything I had hoped for in a Tuscan village. Up in the hills with magnificent views. We hung out in the front porch overlooking olive groves on most evenings, enjoying great local wine.

Very helpful owners who live close by... gave great restaurant recommendations and ideas for things to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
5

A "FANTASTIC" place for your Holiday - a must!

  • 5 of 5

We had an a wonderful 2 weeks at Casa Eden, Chiara and Ian were fantastic hosts, provided great customer service and we could not fault our 2 week holiday. Chiara and Ian recommended restaurants and even booked them on our behalf. They recommended places to visit and as we had a number of young children in our party they took this into consideration. Casa Eden has a very traditional and wonderful feeling from the moment you pull up on the driveway. Situated high up on the mountain the views are breath-taking. Everything you need is within a short drive and there are some good restaurants in walking distance (even with young children). We would recommend not buying any wine from the local shops as the wine made by Chiara and Ian's family (in Vinci) is superb and great value for money - we drank nothing else. We also recommend eating at a local Pizza restaurant a little further up the hill - you sit on a balcony on the edge of the mountain and the views are fantastic - the food is just as good and all the locals eat there. The work that has been done by Chiara and Ian on the 18th Century farmhouse is of a very high standard and our stay was very comfortable with modern facilities such as a dishwasher and DVD player (great for the kids when you want them to stay out of the midday sun). The pool was great and had a fantastic location on the edge of the hill over looking Vinci, although we believe a new pool has been put in since our stay - can't wait to go back and use it.

If you are thinking of going to Tuscany and want tradition, breath taking views, fantastic customer service and good food/wine Casa Eden and Vinci is the place. It is perfect for the older holiday maker as well as for large families with children of all ages. This was easily one of our best holidays and in our opinion great value for money.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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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 House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
$338
$2,364
 
 
mid season
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$306
From
$338
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,139
 
 
low season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$242
From
$281
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,689
 
 
christmas
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$338
$2,364
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$315
From
$338
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,206
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $169
Refundable damage deposit $338
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 of rental includes all mains services, use of the swimming pool and all linens and towels with the exception of beach towels for use at the pool. For rental periods in excess of two weeks a mid stay cleaning of the bathrooms and the kitchen is included and a change of linens is provided. Heating is provided during the colder months and charged according to consumption.
Check in time is after 4 pm on the day of arrival. check out time is by 9 am on the day of departure to give us enough time to prepare the house for the next guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Empolise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , en suite shower room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 17 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private 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:
Externally there is a BBQ, a washing machine and a terrace with garden furniture, sunbeds, and parasols.A beautiful gazebo overlooks the rolling olive groves. For the children there is a small slide and sand pit, together with fields in which to run around and explore.

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