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Luca

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

home holiday Italy Tuscany chianti pool overlooking the hills free wifi - I girasoli

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

Sovicille Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Holiday home with 4 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and attic, 7 km from Siena

The Rose apartment consists of 210 sqm or 2260 sqft and it is bright with beautiful views. The ground floor consists of kitchen, pantry, laundry room, dining room, bathroom and large living room with fireplace. On the 2nd floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The top floor loft has 1 bathroom and accomodates 4. The apartment has a shaded patio with table and chairs. Sunflowers apartment consits of 180 sqm or 1940 sqft and is bright with beautiful views too. The ground floor consists of kitchen/dining room, pantry, laundry room, living room with fireplace and 1 bathroom. The 2nd floor: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Top floor loft has 1 bathroom and accomodates 3. The apartment has a shaded patio with table and chairs. The 2000 m² or 21500 sqft garden offers beautiful views and an infinity pool with jets, launching facilities and outdoor shower and waterfall. A barbeque and a wood fire oven are available for use. Lessons of kitchen, suppers and lunches upon request!!!

Underground parking upon request.

More Details

Details for I girasoli 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Sunflowers Apartment of 180 sqm, land roof, bright with beautiful views. Ground floor comprises dining kitchen, bathroom, pantry, laundry room, living room with fireplace. 1 ° floor: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. 3 rd floor attic with bathroom. The apartment has a shaded terrace, with table and chairs. The garden of 2000 m², offering beautiful views, houses a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, solarium, sun shower and waterfall. Possibility to use barbecue and pizza oven. Underground parking for car parking on request.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Luca (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

About Luca

I am an architect.

I have traveled around the world know other cultures, the architecture, the customs and traditions of other countries. For this they are able to ensure the utmost hospitality to my guests

Luca purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Luca chose Val di Merse

To be able to share with the world the 'magic of this place.

The property is of great value, for years has been the home of the peasants built in the early eighteenth century. At the 'beginning of the twentieth century has become a tobacconist (place where the tobacco drying) until the mid-twentieth century. Then with the 'import of Cuban Cigar in Europe the house is back to being the home of the peasants.

What makes this cottage unique

Silence, relaxation, typical Tuscan landscape, infinity pool, large garden with fruit trees. Amazing view. Tuscan Cuisine

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
I girasoli
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

We had the pleasure of staying at this property in July/August. This property is fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends stayed at this Tuscan villa during the summer and loved every minute. This Tuscan Villa is a fantastic getaway in the countryside. The owners, LUCA and Letisha were fabulous and helped with everything we needed! It sits close to a small town/village where you can make daily visits to pick up groceries and other items. The swimming pool was refreshing considering the heat of summer in Italy. The grounds were well kept and the rolling countryside magnificent! I would highly recommend this villa and hope to return some day. Thank you LUCA for everything, All our love, Maria, Keith, Karen, Dave, Margot and Dave!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks a lot and hope to see you again Letizia And Luca
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sydney, australia
5

Great Location and amazing accomodation, and surrounds

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this villa was the highlight of our stay in Italy. The villa is superb, and pictures do not do it justice. The location just out of Siena is perfect, it is an easy drive into town to see the sights, and a great place to base yourself to explore Tuscay or just relax around the beautiful villa and the pool. The owner Luca went out of his way for us beyond our expectations. He met us at the train station, provided valuable local tips, and on one night he and his lovely wife Leticha cooked Woodford pizzas for our family and the family in the adjoining villa...was a great experience. We were a family of five travelling from Australia and stayed for ten days. Would re-book in a flash a recommend to any family or friends travelling to the area. Than you for the great experience and hospitality Luca and Leticha.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We booked I girasoli for the second week of our holiday, the first we spent with friends celebrating my wife's 40th birthday and we had a feeling the second week might be a bit of an anti climax. However, we fell in love with I girasoli straight away, the villa is beautiful and Luca has done an amazing job incorporating the old with the new. The gardens are stunning and so is the infinity pool, we had fantastic weather and the pool was fabulous at the end of the day. San Rocco a Pilli is right on your doorstep and although small has everything you need, also Siena can be reached within 15 minutes, I'd recommend parking at la Fortezza, really easy and fabulous views of the Duomo and St Catherine's as you drive in. All the main towns are very easy drives and we would definitely recommend a day at the beach at Castiglione della Pescai.

A huge, huge thank you to Luca and Letizia who could not have done anything more to make our holiday anything other than superb. We will always remember the amazing evening you took us to San Galgano and also for taking us to Castellina in Chianti for wine tasting at your friends vineyard......we really feel we made some new friends and hope to visit you again in the future......grazie di tutto, ci vediamo di nuovo.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, NJ
5

Everything I Expected AND SO MUCH MORE!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Il Girsole for two months (April and May 2016), so I was really taking a chance that the property would be what I expected based on photos and previous reviews. IT WAS SO MUCH MORE. The Casalta villa is made up of three apartments of which I rented one, Il Girsole. The unit has expansive windows with panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. The villa is situated 20 minutes south of Siena. Major roads were nearby to take day trips to Florence or points farther north, south, and west. Great walking to town, San Rocco e Pilli to shop or sit outside one of its outdoor cafes. All conveniences listed on VRBO were provided and available to relax, cook, or enjoy the countryside. The property and grounds were well maintained.

The most beautiful thing about Casalta is the beauty of its landscape and historic uniqueness of the villa.

The most important part of my stay was the proprietors, Luca and Leticia. We became one family. Whatever I needed, if a lightbulb went out, they were there within minutes. They checked on me periodically to make sure I was ok and to see if I needed anything. They work hard to maintain the villa, its grounds, and the infinity pool. They provided great insight as to where to go to tour, shop and eat. They offered and arranged for vineyard tours, spa treatments and prepared dinner for my family who came to visit. While we did not take advantage of horseback riding, Luca did inquire and was happy to set up such arrangements. Golf is also nearby. They were accommodating to pick up and drop off friends visiting arriving in Florence and Rome. Luca and Leticia opened their hearts and home to make sure my stay was perfection and that I felt at home and I did.

I would have stayed forever and fully recommend this home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carrollton, Texas
5

Wonderful Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

loved, Loved, LOVED our time here! We were 2 couples travelling thru Italy and this was our "middle" stop. This is a fantastic villa. Everything you need, clean, great location so close to Siena and a number of beautiful hill towns. There is a small town very close with a bakery, restaurant, grocery store and Catholic Church. Luca took time to explain the area, sites, and directions. He and his lovely wife Leticia arranged a winery visit with tasting and lunch. They were so very hospitable and friendly we cannot say enough how much we appreciated the care they took to make our stay a memorable one! We hope to be back with family!! Thank you Luca and Leticia--you are awesome! Come to Dallas and we will take care of you too!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to have meet you and your friends we get fun with the old man with the weird accent! he wrote me Ciao Luca
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5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at I girasoli. The location is fantastic, the house extremely clean but most special are Luca and Leticia. Unfortunately we needed a doctor during our stay and therefore we asked Luca who we could contact. Within 10 minutes he organised that a very nice doctor came to the house and she even returned just before we left to check how things were going. The house is very spacious and everything you need is there. We really recommend I girasoli. Thanks for making us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks to you hope to see you again ! Kind Regards Luca
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
San Rocco a Pilli
Nearest Ferry
105 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Bagnaia
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Bettolle
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
I girasoli
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Castel del Piano
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Alberese
Car: necessary

The resort is located in the middle of the Sienese hills. The area, called Val di Merse, was settled in prehistoric times from pre-Etruscan, unspoiled nature preserves. In the Middle Ages this area was a hive of churches, monasteries and forts, which are mentioned among the Cistercian Abbey of San Galgano many dating from the early thirteenth century. A short distance away we meet: 7 km Siena, San Gimignano 50 km, Pienza 60 km, 10 km the Crete Senesi, heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. Also nearby we Murlo 5 km village of Etruscan origin, Monteriggioni and 15 km the famous medieval castle by Dante (Inf. XXXI, 41), Colle di Val d 'Elsa, 20 km the world capital of the crystal with its center perfectly preserved, Montepulciano 65 km, 50 km land of Brunello Montalcino, Chianti, with its villages, farms, castles and vineyards. Besides these places, universally known, who is less interested in the routes frequented by tourists, but no less fascinating and suggestive, it can reach (by bicycle): the Abbey of St. Galgano and the Chapel of Montesiepi, the Cloister of the Abbey towers, the churches in Rosia, Ponte allo Spino, Molli, Marmoraia, Pievescola, Mensano Lecceto and the hermitages of S. Leonardo al Lago, the castles of Montarrenti, Celsa, Belcaro, medieval village of Stigliano. For these locations we can arrange guided tours, wine tasting. For total relaxation are present in the immediate vicinity, spa, SPA Budha. Golf Course.

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Rates & Availability

Sovicille Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Agosto
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$393 **
$1,517 **
$5,619
 
 
Settembre
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$337 **
$1,236 **
$4,495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Ottobre
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$202 **
$787 **
$4,720
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Novembre
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$202 **
$787 **
$2,922
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Dicembre
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
1 night minimum stay
$202 **
$955 **
$2,810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Natale
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 27 2016
1 night minimum stay
$450 **
$1,236 **
$3,371
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
San Silvestro
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450 **
$1,461 **
$5,057
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
Gennaio
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$202 **
$955 **
$2,810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Febbraio
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$202 **
$955 **
$2,810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Marzo Aprile
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$214 **
$955 **
$2,810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Pasqua
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225 **
$1,011 **
$2,810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Aprile
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
$202 **
$899 **
$2,810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Primo Maggio
Apr 28 2017 - May 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
$337 **
$1,124 **
$3,933
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Maggio
May 4 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$202 **
$1,011 **
$3,371
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
giugno
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225 **
$1,068 **
$3,933
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
giugno 2
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$337 **
$1,349 **
$4,720
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
Luglio
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$393 **
$1,517 **
$6,181
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
Agosto
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$393 **
$1,517 **
$5,619
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$169 **
$955 **
$2,810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

tassa di soggiorno $ 2 per person per night
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Caparra 30% del totale dell'importo per confermare l'affitto. Inviare la ricevuta del bonifico bancario con e-mail.Pagamento del totale dell'importo all'arrivo con boniifico bancario o pagamento in contanti, PayPal.Il prezzo include fornitura biancheria bagno e lenzuola.Esclusa tassa di soggiorno €.1,50 per persona maggiore di 12 anni a notte per un max di 6 notti. Riscaldamento periodo invernale

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Amenities

Sovicille Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bagno 3 - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen , 2 baby crib
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 baby crib
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Rooms with panoramic view. One room has a window at floor with breathtaking views. The other room is also well lit and panoramic. The silence and comfort make the rest of the beds very relaxing. The very comfortable rooms are well furnished with '800 furniture classic.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ability to have events with the highest quality chef and party of high level, with music table service, etc. ....

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