|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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?
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.
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.
We are an international family who held our family reunion at Casa Eden this year. There were thirteen of us most of the time and fourteen for a couple of days. The house easily accommodated our number of guests and could have easily handled additional people. Ian and Chiara, the owners, live nearby (who are lovely people) and could not do enough to answer questions, make recommendations, and make our stay more comfortable. The setting of Casa Eden is wondrous with breathtaking hilltop views of Vinci, vineyards, and the valley. The location was perfect as a springboard for visiting other cities in Tuscany. The kitchen is fully equipped so that you can cook or bake most anything you want. We were lucky to have a chef in the family :-) There is a large dining room inside, but we chose to eat outside on the porch with the magnificent views. The bedrooms were huge, the beds comfortable, and there were enough bathrooms to accommodate everyone. There is also a huge common room on the third floor with couches that we loved to gather in and talk of the experiences of the day (we did a lot of touring as a group) and play games. When we tired ourselves out with all the touring (Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Manarola, Volterra, Lucca, Siena, and Vinci. So much to see, so little time!), we stayed at Casa Eden and enjoyed the amenities (pool, BBQ, lots of lounge chair), and walked to a nearby restaurant with a terrace that has good food and awesome views. Ian and Chiara generously leave a bottle of red and white wine as well as olive oil made from their orchards. There is a cabinet in the hallway if you want more (that you pay for in the end).
We would highly recommend Casa Eden for large groups and family gatherings.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.