Tuscan Villa with Large Pool, Views, 6 Bedrooms and in Private Setting
- english, french, spanish, italian
Luca is half English and half Italian, and lives between the two countries. He splits his time running his beautiful estate in Tuscany and being a qualified archaeologist in Italy and Ethiopia. Like his ancestors, Luca has a passion for his estate, which is well known for its beauty. The estate includes a working farm producing olive oil (we have over 6,000 trees), arable crops, wine, fruit and much more, and from the 1920s-1960s was a model estate for Italy winning many agricultural prizes. He has meticulously restored many of its buildings to their former state, while including many 21st century comforts. Sant' Antonio has been one of his favourite projects, and has been converted from a tenant farmer's house, that had cattle and pigs on the ground floor stable, to a luxury villa that has rented well for 2 decades to mainly English and American clients. Sant' Antonio was then renovated again a few years ago, and is improved every year with small upgrades. Luca has a charming and efficient staff on the estate, including the maids who work in Sant' Antonio and the gardner/pool boy who come down every day (except Sunday), and who will make your stay all the more enjoyable.
Luca purchased this Villa in 1912
Why Luca chose Civitella Paganico
Sant' Antonio is surrounded by a large and historic family estate, owned by the same family since 1912 when it was a whopping 11,500 hectares. The villa has a lot of character, combining Tuscan and English styles such as terracotta floors, wooden beams and comfortable furniture. The house has a fantastic large private pool, large garden with outdoor seating and dining areas on four outdoor terraces with fantastic unspoilt views over Monte Amiata, The Appenine Mountain range and the wild Maremma. Despite being traditionally Tuscan in style, the house has wifi, Sky TV, DVD, Apple TV, Stereo, Ping Pong table, selection of board games and a card table, and a fully equipped kitchen. Sant' Antonio also has a fantastic and friendly staff who can look after you, and who are all local to the estate. Staff are included in your booking for a total of 4 hours per day during which they do a general tidy up, however they can at extra cost also shop and cook (these extra services are organised directly with the staff). The staff have many years of experience as the house has been a hugely popular house for renters over the years. The villa is also up to date with all EU, Italian and Regional Tuscan health and safety requirements.
What makes this Villa unique
- Lovely, comfortable historic farmhouse - Splendid setting and views - Large private pool - Friendly experienced staff - Private, but not isolated - Lots of local attractions, activities and beaches.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Smoking is permitted outside, if done with care
With prior permission only
Parents are responsible for their children .
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
We only offer a full refund in cases where we can rent out the property again.
If heating is needed in colder months, there is an extra charge for it. For particularly long rents, other utilities may be charged too
On booking our property, the lead renter agrees to take full responsibility for every minor that uses the swimming pool at the property.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A beautiful farmhouse in an idyllic location with an amazing host.
Everything was so perfect. The house owner is incredibly helpful and cannot to do enough to make your holiday fabulous.
We visited vineyards, hilltop towns, went to a beach club, lay by the pool and are delicious Tuscan food.
I cannot recommend enough.
Fantastic villa for a family gathering
We were a group of 12 family and friends getting together from all over the world.
We had an amazing week, the house was perfect, six bedrooms and six bathrooms made it very easy and everyone had plenty of space and privacy.
Noemi, Nicolette and Fiorella looked after us so well, we had incredible dinners cooked for us, I don’t think we will ever find a better tiramisu!
Luca is an fantastic host, so helpful and always quick to respond to any questions or offer helpful ideas.
I hope we can return again one day, we are happily enjoying some of Luca’s delicious olive oil at home now.
A perfect Tuscan Villa!
We just spent a week at this beautiful villa and were very sad to leave. The villa is absolutely stunning and the view of the rolling Tuscan hills was breathtaking. This is definitely a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the peaceful countryside. Our week consisted of a perfect balance of some full days of sightseeing (Montalcino, San Gimignano, Siena) and some relaxing days at the villa. There was a major heat wave this week so we spent a lot of time cooling off in the pool. Luca was so helpful in helping us choose wonderful restaurants for lunches and dinners that we wouldn’t have found on our own. We preferred eating in smaller villages rather than some of the bigger, more touristy spots and were so impressed with the quality of food and ambiance. We had 3 dinners in, prepared by Noemi and Fiorella, and this worked so well. We ate in on days that we were out sightseeing. It was so lovely to come back after a busy day and have a relaxing dinner outside, sipping wine, in the peaceful setting. Fiorella’s tiramisu was a huge hit and we ordered it all 3 nights. Luca also helped us navigate some of our sightseeing destinations with suggestions on where to go and how to make the most of our visit. This was so much appreciated! We are a family of 5 and there was definitely enough space to house 2 or 3 families very comfortably in this villa. Thank you to Luca and the staff for all of their help in making this a relaxing and memorable vacation!
Thank you, you were great guests and I hope you come back soon !
A bit of heaven in the Tuscan hills
An absolutely beautiful house in a perfect setting. There were 12 of us celebrating a "special" birthday and we could not have asked for more. So much room, so even on the rainy days we had space. The beds were extremely comfortable. Lots of hot water and good showers. Comfy sofas, plenty of outside seating and dining space. A great pool. Beautiful furniture. And the views!!! As others have said, definitely take up the offer of dinner in the house. The food was wonderful, there was a LOT of it and the price was very reasonable. Hint...don't do it on your last night as there are enough leftovers for at least one day! A big thank you to Luca, Noemi and Nicoletta for such an idyllic week.
thank you so much for choosing our house, and we hope to see you again!
Best wishes, Luca
Beautiful getaway in Tuscany
We are a group of 12 friends that spent a week at sant Antonio. The Villa couldn't’ Be more beautiful and in a lovely setting. Luca was helpful about many sites and was available in minutes if needed. His recommendation to visit Castle Pontofina for wine tasting and cheese making was a highlight of our trip. I would highly recommend this villa.
Thank you for your kind review and for being such good guests ! Luca
A dream holiday in Tuscany!
If I could give Luca's villa 10 stars I would. It was just what we needed for a relaxing and restful time in Tuscany. The villa is kept up very well with all the charm you would expect in a Tuscan villa. The place is HUGE with outdoor grounds that are beautifully kept. His house manager Noemi was great. She picked up items per our request for our arrival. We even were able to use the wood fire oven to make homemade pizza one night. The location is excellent - about 40 mins from Montalcino and 1.5 hours from Bolgheri. We visited both locations. The salt water pool is exquisite and even bigger than some hotel pools I've seen. There are walking paths around the villa as well to get in some exercise and take in the views. The villa is equip with modern day needs as well - WiFi in the house, multiple showers and baths, TV with apple TV hook up. The kitchen is perfect to make dinner which we did 2 nights that we were there. Big enough for a large group. Most importantly, Luca was so hospitable! He even recommended some restaurants for us and made us a reservation at one of his favorites which was delicious. Grazie Mille to Luca and his team at for an incredible holiday. It was more than we could have imagined. We cannot wait to return to your beautiful villa! (TIP: Ask him for the pin drop to the house so you can have it in your phone. GPS is not so accurate but google maps will lead you right to the estate and up to the villa.)
Thank you for your kind review !!
See you soon I hope
The Maremma is a truly beautiful and vast area, not very well known, and yet offers so much in culture, cuisine, sea, activities and wine. Sant' Antonio is really well placed to enjoy all of these .
We also have an experienced and helpful staff who can make your stay much more enjoyable: they can cook, babysit, shop and book things for you, while I am very happy to help with itineraries, and occasionally give tours myself.