|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This villa, located 10 minutes drive from Florence, set on the hills, just outside the town, is a perfect holiday house, to visit Florence and surrounding areas.
It includes 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and washing machines, free internet access, fully A/C winter and summer.
The major feature is a huge loggia and terrace overlooking the swimming pool, ideal for family reiunions, children playground, and specially nice evening dinners
overlooking the gorgious sunset.
An historic catholic chapel is annexe to the property and can be used for catholic functions on demand.
It is an independent part of a 16th century historic Villa, offering panoramic views on typical Tuscan landscape.
It includes a main house of 350 m2 with four bedrooms and a separate guest house of 45 m2 with two bedrooms.
A large loggia overlooks the patio terrace sorrounded by the garden
A beautiful loggia of 50m2 located in front of living rooms is facing the large terracotta paved terrace, typical of antique rural villas.
The private enclosed garden of 1 500 m2 includes a swimming pool of 12 m x 4,20 m x 1,40 m .
Ground floor :
Entrance , living room 45 m2, dining room 15 m2, kitchen/breakfast, 15 m2, toilet/shower, laundry.
Loggia of 50m2
First floor :
1 Master Bedroom 30 m2 and master bath
1 bedroom 15m2 with 2 beds,
1 large room 45m2 with convertible sofa (2) and 3 beds, and bathroom
Second floor :
1 Bedroom 15 m2 with double beds and private bathroom
Guest house :
1 Bedroom of 25 m2 with two beds, 1 Bedroom with 1 bed
and possibility of second bed.
The house is fully A/C with individual temperature control for each room
Golf Directory: There are many Golf Clubs in the area.
The nearest is the 'Ugolino' Golf Club in the nearby Chianti Area, approx 5/6 km away.
There is a very nice antique Catholic Chapel which can be visited and used for celebrations such as marriages, anniversaries etc.
Winery Directory: The property is located near the 'Gallo Nero' Chianti area, where the vineyards are the most famous in the world.
We are Architects, living and working in Paris.
We have 3 children, now adults.
Rita purchased this villa in 1985
Because one can enjoy both Florence life and the countryside which is wonderful in this area of Italy.
Its proximity to Florence, the space of a countryhouse.
Its accessibility, next to the major communication arteries (Highway
Rome Venice, Genova, Siena)
We fell in love with our home, because it is settled in a tiny picturesque village,it has beautifull views from the living room, or the arched entryway. It has a porch-veranda which is an outside living room where we spend most of the days in summer, which continue with an open terrace overlooking the garden and the pool.
We travelled with the extended family of 14 and had a lovely time. The house was well equipped, the pool was super and the sunset was beautiful every evening. The caretakers, Marisol and her husband, was very helpful and service minded and conveniently situated next door. The location is good for travellers with a car as it is a good starting point for travelling the countryside in Tuscany. Would highly recommend staying in the villa!
Just a small comment: a layout of the bedrooms should be included in the pictures/illustrations as the description is slightly misleading. The guesthouse had only possibility of 3 beds, not 4 as was stated in the description.
We loved the place. A little difficult to find (initially). This gave us privacy. It was also close enough to Firenze to be parked and in town in less than a half an hour. Air conditioned bedrooms allowed sleeping even when it was over 80F. We spent a week and would have loved to spend a longer time. The wonderful pool was a welcome on days that were over 90. High ceilings in the living room with lots of space made it very comfortable. Was very clean and well maintained. I recommend this great place to families a group of good friends . Loved it.
2 weeks in Italy with 14 family members (4 teenagers): one week based in this well loved and cared for Tuscan villa with fabulous views. It felt like home with beautiful plants, international decor and art work, music and stereo on which we loved to play classical music in the back ground as we ate appetizers out on the loggia. Our favorite was the loggia, where we hung out eating breakfast, appetizers and dinner even if it was rainy.
Rita, the owner was very responsive and has a super sweet caretaker who also helped us tremendously... including with translating our preferences to a hired chef for our evening meals. The chef was also flexible and incredibly talented (including making our leftovers into other delicious meals). Having her allowed us more family relaxation time as she prepared aromatic Tuscan dinners. And it was more economical than going out to dinner. Our only challenge: Bring a set of ear plugs in case the neighborhood dog is up early but don't let this be a deterrence.
The road to the villa is a challenge if you use the GPS instead of Rita's instructions... especially if you don't have a small car. We found the back way (the road that leads to Impruneta) as being an easier way to get to the villa from Florence (but much easier to miss the first time) and is also more picturesque. We loved the convenience to Florence and we would also have been content had we had just stayed at the villa the whole time! Thank you for a the highlight of our trip Rita.
We visited the villa in the end of August with a group of eight friends. A very hot period, fortunately the pool provided a lot of coolness. The rooms were cool as well thanks to the A/C in every room. With Florence, Impruneta and Galluzzo right around the corner groceries and sightseeing were easy to arrange (renting a car mandatory, we did rent one car for groceries and visited Florence with the car and one taxi). But we did not visit Florence as much as we planned, as the villa provided us almost everything we needed to have a wonderful holiday. The guardian, Marisol, was very kind and checked up on us every once in a while if we needed something. Besides that, we had nice contact with the owner, Rita, who provided us with a lot of information about both the villa and the neighborhood .
I would definitely recommend this villa to everyone, this kind of villa in this kind of authentic tuscan environment provides you a wonderful stay for your holidays.
We were 3 families, in total 12 persons (6 adults, 6 children) from Norway, who were renting the villa for two weeks, July 2015. All renting arrangements and contractual issues were smoothly setup by owner. Upon arrival we were well taken care of by the guardian living next door. Easy to contact in case questions popped up when we were stating there.
During our stay we had an excellent weather, inviting to sunbathing and pool activity, but also various trips to nearby cities and of course beautiful Florence only a 15 minutes drive from the location. As there are some distance (approx. 2 km) to nearest main road, I would recommend people who rent the villa to have access to car. For people who like would like to walk to the main road, bus is a good alternative for traveling to Florence.
We will for sure recommend others to rent the villa.
Sveinung from Norway w/family and friend - August 2015
We rented this villa for a week in July 2014, for four adults and 2 children. The villa is great, and just as the pictures described. The kids loved the pool and the outside terrace with the table was great for dinners and nighttime cocktails watching the sun set over the hills. The location was perfect - 10 km from Florence and closer to Imprunetta, which was a nice little town with good restaurants. The house is very large, as we had a spare bedroom we did not use as well as the guesthouse by the pool. The owner was very friendly and helpful, as well as the local housekeeper. We would definitley recommend this villa.
Thanks - Jon, Chicago, USA
The house sits on a hill looking south, offering spectacular views on olive groves and beautiful sunsets.
It is near Florence City, world-famous for its art, museums, music festival, as well as various and exceptional shopping, restaurants, night life.
Siena is distant only a half-hour drive, and the famous Versilia beaches are one hour distant.
From the highway at 2 km from the house, cities like Rome and Venice can be reached in less than two hours.
Other Activities: Cultural
The villa contains a Chapel dated seventeen century with beautifull frescoes
The swimming pool area is entirely protected by a fence
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$859|
NB. MID SEASON FARE WILL APPLY TO THE MAJOR HOLIDAYS PERIOD SUCH AS CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR AND EASTER.
In case additional beds are requested an attached unit can be rented for an additional sum to be discussed ( extra 6 beds 2 bathrooms living,dining) The € 800.00 of security deposit is refundable and is available after 7 days if there is no report of damages on the property.
Attached unit 'Terratetto ' is composed of 1 master bedroom, 1double room ,1attached space with sleeping couch, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living room
Check out: the house must be left clean, without garbage etc.
In case the house is not clean, the housekeeper will charge 10 euros /hour for the additional time requested
to make the house ready to receive next guest.
Security deposit: 800 Euros to be given to housekeeper at arrival.
It will be returned at the moment of check out.
We request guests to show the housekeeper all damages done to be paid as well
as to be corrected immediately for next guests.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.