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Margherita Barale

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Villa with exceptional view over the Chianti hills and large garden

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Montespertoli Barn Rental Photos and Description

Villa with 4 bedrooms and 8 beds, 5 baths, published in February '11 Ville & Casali

Lucardo villa, recently restored, offers 4 large double bedrooms, each with private bath, living room with fireplace, large kitchen with fireplace, a large landscaped park with organic garden and orchard, and a rustic threshing floor of 200 square meters.

Thanks to the great taste of its interiors, offering an attractive mix of local flavor and works of contemporary art, has been chosen by Lucardo Villa Villas & Country Magazine edition Feb '11.

Thanks to its panoramic position, Lucardo Villa enjoys a great view and a mild micro-climate and breezy that make it particularly pleasant in the summer months.

Offers Extra: By request, we offer the following benefits:

. dinners organized by local cooks;

. cooking classes;

. private tours and tours to various museums in Tuscany, including Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi Museum in Florence;

. balloon rides;

. Wine Tasting tours in castles and ancient local wineries;

. excursions with local guides collection of truffles;

. in summer, classical music concerts in castles and abbeys.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margherita Barale (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Villa with exceptional view over the Chianti hills and large garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

A stylish villa in the Tuscan hills with stunning panoramic vistas

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lucardo is a very stylish 4 bedroom residence in a perfect location on the top of Tuscan hills. It was kept cool by prevailing breezes despite temperatures of 40C by day during our stay in mid July. The completely restored construction kept out the summer heat so there was no need for air conditioning. The Villa had beautiful decoration and quality furniture with a large, well equipped, practical kitchen ideal for families and large parties. It had plenty of outside dining space with shade if required. 3 of the 4 bedrooms had ensuite toilet, hand basin, bath/shower or walk-in shower. Only 1 of the bedrooms lacked an ensuite shower/bath but had a toilet and wash basin. All bathrooms were beautifully decorated, modern and worked perfectly. Even the evening 'flying bugs' were kept at bay by highly efficient exterior door and window protective screens. There was plenty of parking space and a large well maintained garden.

Lucardo is a small hamlet with 2 excellent restaurants within walking distance (15 mins walk). Nearest shops for bread and and milk are 10-15 min drive. Nearest supermarkets are all about 20 mins drive away. We found several very good food markets, Chianti vineyards and restaurants within 15-30 mins drive of Villa Lucardo.

Margherita, our hostess, greeted us on arrival and attended when we left the residence. We had little need to contact her during our stay but she made herself available by mobile if required.

All in all we were very satisfied with the price, facilities, decor and service we received. We would certainly like to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, It was my pleasure to host you and your family at Villa Lucardo, a place rebuilt with tons of love. My delight you appreciated our home, in fact, Villa Lucardo, is situated in a perfect place with amazing views and weather, and beautiful families as yours are more than welcome. I'm so thankful for your prompt and kind review, rich of details and information for our next guests in the future. Naturally, I would be more than happy if you all come back to visit Villa Lucardo. All the best, Margherita.
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5

Fantastic Villa with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lucardo is such a wonderful place to stay. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It is a great combination of old world charm with modern conveniences. Margherita was so easy to work with and provided us a lot of information upon check in about the villa and things to do in the area. The windows and doors had screens throughout so we could let the fresh air in without letting in the bugs – a luxury missing from other places we stayed in Italy. It has incredible views to the east and west so we had both the sunrise and sunset. The villa is close to the village of Lucardo, but it might be a treacherous walk after dark due to the narrow roads and steep inclines so a car is recommended. Lucardo has an excellent restaurant (Ristorante C’era Una Volta) – we ate their twice during our stay.

Some helpful information if you rent this villa: Laundry soap, sugar, salt, and tea were provided along with a starter amount of coffee and toiletries. A supermarket is located about 20 minutes away. There is also a garden available to pick vegetables – we were lucky enough to get some tomatoes from it so depending on the dates of your holiday, you may get some fresh vegetables. All the bathrooms have a stand up shower (there are bathtubs as well) and the beds are very comfortable. The twin bedroom is on the main floor and the other 3 bedrooms are upstairs. Don’t worry about the lack of A/C as there is no need for it in this location – the breeze kept everything very comfortable. There are mosquitoes so bring some repellent for sitting outside. The villa has a Wi-Fi hotspot so you can move it around if needed to get better coverage throughout the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janell, thank you very much for this beautifull review you wrote, rich inn details and flattering compliments. I'm very happy that your stay at Villa Lucardo has been pleasant and that you enjoyed it after such a long jorney to spend holidays in Italy. To me it has been joyfull to have met you and I apreciated your sympathy and education ! Hope you are gonna come in the future, Warm regards, Margherita
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5

Tuscany at its best

  • 5 of 5

Two weeks in heaven can only describe our holidays in this wonderful house.

The house is located on the perfect spot, with astonishing views of the Tuscan hills, and within easy reach of major touristic places that you will want to explore.

The way Margherita and her husband have decorated the house makes you feel at home. It is very charming and designed to create a family and cosy atmosphere, while at the same time being open and give you a sense of space.

My wife and I having been to Italy (and Tuscany more specificaly) various time before, we can honnestly say that we could not have found a better place to stay. All these years we were arguing about finding the perfect place to settle for holidays instead of always roaming the country from hotel to hotel, from city/village to city/village. Well....we have finally found it and hope to return there again in the years to come.

Adding to the holiday charm is of course the marvellous couple owning the house and welcoming you. They made us feel at home right from the start, instructing us of the best things to do, the best places to go. You can tell that they both love the place, and want you to fall in love with it too. Well, it didn't fail.

Great place, great people. If ever someone wishes to discover Tuscany, trust me, this is "the" location, and "the" house, you'll want to go to.

Arnaud & Brenda

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Arnaud and Brenda, We are so glad that your stay at Villa Lucardo was so satisfactory! Your words filled us with joy and we are very happy to have met your beautiful family and to have had you as guests. Thank you for appreciating this place that we love so much. Hoping to see you again in the near future! All the best, Margherita and Giuseppe
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Tuscany at its best

  • 5 of 5

Two weeks in heaven can only describe our holidays in this wonderful house.

The house is located on the perfect spot, with astonishing views of the Tuscan hills, and within easy reach of major touristic places that you will want to explore.

The way Margherita and her husband have decorated the house makes you feel at home. It is very charming and designed to create a family and cosy atmosphere, while at the same time being open and give you a sense of space.

My wife and I having been to Italy (and Tuscany more specificaly) various time before, we can honnestly say that we could not have found a better place to stay. All these years we were arguing about finding the perfect place to settle for holidays instead of always roaming the country from hotel to hotel, from city/village to city/village. Well....we have finally found it and hope to return there again in the years to come.

Adding to the holiday charm is of course the marvellous couple owning the house and welcoming you. They made us feel at home right from the start, instructing us of the best things to do, the best places to go. You can tell that they both love the place, and want you to fall in love with it too. Well, it didn't fail.

Great place, great people. If ever someone wishes to discover Tuscany, trust me, this is "the" location, and "the" house, you'll want to go to.

Arnaud & Brenda

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

High standard and fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of seven, spending a week in this villa. The villa had a very high standard, with four double bedrooms with ensuites, a large well equipped kitchen and a nice living room. And the views! On top of the hill with fantastic outdoor areas, with morning sun on one side and evening sun on the other side. Easy walking distance - 7 min - to Lucardo village - with two good restaurants. Perfect location for trips to Montespertoli, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Pisa, Chianti, (but you need a car) etc,etc. We got a very hospitable welcome from the owners when we arrived. They showed us around the house, and even assisted in booking restarants for us. We felt very welcome indeed. I absolutely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gunilla, Thank you very much for the lovely review on Villa Lucardo. I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay at my place. You and your family have been a wonderful guests, and i really appreciated your kindness and politeness. I hope to welcome you again at Villa Lucardo for another great holiday. All the best, Margherita
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Beautiful Villa and wonderful hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was absolutely gorgeous, finished to a very high standard. The views were fantastic looking out over the Tuscan countryside. There was plenty of room for the 8 of us that were staying and it had everything you need when your away from home.

Margherita was a wonderful host she waited hours for us at the place due to complications with our rental car. She then organised a place for us to eat at as we arrived at about 9pm. She was so warm and inviting we really felt at home in Tuscany. Thanks heaps for a memorable stay we will be back someday.

We spent 6 weeks travelling through Europe and this was the best accommodation that we stayed at.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gavin, thank you very much for the beautiful review you wrote about your stay at Villa Lucardo. I'm happy you have a nice memory of your holiday in Tuscany. You are very kind guests and I hope you will come again All the best, Margherita
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Aeroporto di Firenze
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bar del Fiano
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Montelupo Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Scandicci
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
C'era una volta
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Castiglioncello (Livorno)
Car: recommended

Located 440m high, the spectacular medieval village of Lucardo is one of the three most important sights of Tuscany, from where you can enjoy a 360 degree view on relaxing landscape of the Chianti hills.

Its strategic location allows to easily reach Florence, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano, as well as the opportunity to visit many castles and wineries with their ancient cellars, offering visitors wine tasting and traditional menus in the area.

His feudal past is witnessed by the famous Lucardo Castle, dating from the year 1000 built on an old Etruscan settlement.

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Rates & Availability

Montespertoli Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
estate
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,229
 
 
autunno
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,006
 
 
inverno
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,006
 
 
Primavera 2017
Mar 16 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,006
 
 
estate 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,229
 
 
autunno-inverno 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Mar 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,006
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$36
$2,006
$8,026
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Caparra del 30% da saldare al momento della prenotazione.

Importo totale da saldare entro 60 giorni dalla data prescelta.

Cauzione di 500 € all'arrivo.

Pulizia della casa infrasettimanale e finale inclusa nel prezzo.

Check in: ore 15.
Check out: ore 11.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Montespertoli Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 225 m²
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • New bathrooms and design.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 king , bagno privato
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 king , bagno privato
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 queen , bagno privato
    Camera da letto 4 - 2 twin/ single , bagno privato
  • Each room has unique views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis
Notes:
Personal service on request.

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