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CLUB MONTECCHIO - Luxury Tuscan Villa-⚜️Privacy🌄Views⛱Pool🍾All Inclusive Rates

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Vacation Villa, v.private, 3 ensuite bedrooms, stunning views, large pool


Mainly because the area has so much to offer that we hope guests want to visit more than once. But also because we offer so much more than a regular 'self catering' rental; "home from home" luxury, with lots of extras & treats. More detail on our own website

Our 'FULLY INCLUSIVE' weekly RATES cover: a generous WELCOME HAMPER of speciality foods & wines from top local suppliers(enough for the first weekend's catering needs), PLUS UNLIMITED FREE Club Montecchio HOUSE WINE throughout your stay. Our FREE COCKTAIL BAR of branded spirits and local liqueurs is also kept stocked during your stay.

Our 5 star CONCIERGE SERVICE, provided by local boutique hoteliers, helps with everything from booking the best restaurants, to fixing a cookery class, or even a massage onsite at Club Montecchio! More detail on our own website

ALL ENERGY COSTS are included - very expensive in Italy! ; all linens & towels are included(inc pool) with cleaning and change of linens every 3-4 days, and at end of stay; we provide a continuous supply of Fragonard bathroom toiletries and daily consumables (everything from dishwasher tablets to Club Montecchio's own Olive Oil!).

Indoor & Outdoor Games available, as well as Pool Toys for the Large Pool (19m x 6m , shared, open 01/05-31/09), in addition to DVD, Video & CD libraries offering a wide choice, and FREE WIFI.

The result, we think, is a truly comfortable vacation villa, that really feels like 'Home From Home', from the moment that you walk through the front door. We hope that you will be tempted to come and judge for yourselves!

CLUB MONTECCHIO is located centrally in Tuscany, within easy reach of the main 'must see' destinations of Siena(20mins drive), Florence, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Cortona, Montepulciano and Montalcino(all around an hour). Further afield, but still easily accessed by autotstrada/highway are Pisa, Perugia, Orvieto, Bologna and even Rome.

What's more the Chianti Way(Chiantigiana) runs right past the Villa Arceno estate's front door, leading up into the Chianti, and all it's famous wineries(Felsina, San Felice, Brolio, Capannelle, Badia e Coltibuono, Castello di Ama etc), as well as picturesque towns such as Gaiole, Radda, Panzano, Greve etc.

But there is no need to roam afar, as Club Montecchio is surrounded by many beautiful and historic hillside villages, all worth visiting, and usually with bars and good restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
James Benfield
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About James Benfield

Montecchio is home in Tuscany to James and Penny Benfield, where we spend half of the year, and which we enjoy sharing with guests. To get a feel for this, do call James on his cell phone (UK code +44) 7879476002.

Penny & James had the great good fortune to 'fall over' the best spot on the highest point of the beautiful Villa Arceno wine estate, when contemplating the right place for a vacation home. After 30 years of living in Central London, and spoilt by a corporate lifestyle with lots of pampered travel, we needed something exceptional, in a beautiful setting, away from the developed centres of tourism.

If you want to know more, do call James on his cell phone (UK code +44) 7879476002.

James Benfield purchased this villa in 1998

Why James Benfield chose Siena Area

Because it's a 'little piece of paradise' :

- off the tourist track,

- in a stunning location on a hilltop, with breathtaking 360 degree views of the Chianti hills,

- in the countryside, but surrounded by picturesque villages, and just 20 minutes from the Renaissance gem of Siena,

- close to major roads, giving fast and easy access to Florence, San Gimignano, Cortona, Perugia, Orvieto, and many more 'must see' places,

- and most important for self confessed 'foodies', the area offers a wealth of good restaurants & quality wineries. There is a lot more detail on our own website

What makes this villa unique

"HOME FROM HOME" with 5 star standards of comfort and luxury; Countryhouse style & living with hospitality to match.

Because we controlled the renovation of the large Tuscan farmhouse from the very beginning, we were able to develop the property with the emphasis on privacy. As a result, Montecchio is made up of PROPER HOUSES, and NOT APARTMENTS, as would be the norm in Italy. Villa L'Oliveto has it's own outlook, private garden, and segregated parking pergola.

Villa L'Oliveto was designed and furnished in the same style as our own place at Montecchio; it was filled with pieces of art & furniture from our own collection. The kitchen was generously equipped to professional standards.

The result, we think, is a comfortable Vacation Villa, that feels like 'Home from Home', from the moment that you walk through the front door.

All this plus the owners' in-depth knowledge of the area, and it's amenities, with the 'inside track' on everything from which local retaurants are currently "hot", to where to park safely & legally in Florence|!

Discover more on our own website


Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrobes/dressing gowns supplied. Fragonard toiletries supplied throughout stay. Towels(inc pool towels) are changed every 3-4 days.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , May be made-up as Double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedrooms are tastefully furnished with antique and local country furniture, and have ceiling fans (very effective if needed at the height of the summer), with additional floor standing fans as required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Huge luxury 'welcome hamper' of top quality local speciality food & wines supplied for bookings of week plus; complimentary cocktail tray and Club Montecchio house wine & olive oil throughout stay, all energy costs included(inc logs for fires, charcoal for bbq), all linens supplied(inc pool towels), daily consumables supplied (washing powder, dishwasher tablets etc), Fragonard bathroom toiletries throughout stay, cleaning and change of linens every 3-4 days. Nespresso machine with free supply of capsules throughout stay. 5 star complimentary concierge service supplied by local hoteliers. Generously equipped inside and out, to allow guests to entertain friends & visitors. The garden has an ample provision of teak furniture, sun loungers and outdoor mattresses, as well as a large hammock, under the trees. Two bikes are available for use by guests. The Villa's Outdoor Games include games, such as badminton, skittles boules etc. More detail/photos on


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average rating of 4.9886365 based on 88 reviews

Club Montecchio

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to be able to return to Oliveto at Club Montecchio after 8 years. We spent a month relaxing and sightseeing. This villa is wonderful with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with lots of indoor and outdoor space. James and Penny are extraordinary hosts. They go above and beyond to make you feel at home with all their extras. We would highly recommend this villa if you are looking for a getaway.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We get an extra kick out of welcoming returning guests, and we wre fortunate that most of our business is with repeat customers! Kris & Mike came back after 8 years, so their first stay must have left them with good memories ; they even brought family members and friends, to introduce them to Club Montecchio. They seemed to appreciate the additional items that we have added to the Welcome Hamper over the years - it is certainly enough to get guests through the first weekend of a vacation, and means there is no need to rush to the shops that first evening. That plus the unlimited House Wine, and fully stocked Cocktail Bar, allows guests to feel truly "home from home" on arrival. Don't leave it so long next time, Kris & Mike!
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without question a 5 * property with 5 * service

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to Montecchio and as magical as the first time. James and Penny have thought of everything to ensure every comfort and are extremely good hosts with lots of recommendations for nearby places to visit.

Montecchio is a tranquil place where you can really relax and enjoy the immediate surroundings, lots of birdlife (during our stay 33 species were seen from the villa). We also saw wild boar on the estate!

Whether you like to cater in or eat out there is lots of choice and if you have a real interest in cooking then we thoroughly recommend a cookery day with Andrea (amanfromchianti), great fun!

We will definitely return to Montecchio, it is a family favourite and one we can't get enough of!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Clare for returning to Club Montecchio once sgain, and for a most gracious and generous review! We really enjoy sharing what this special little part of Tuscany offers, especially when guests invite our input. The Villa Arceno wildlife is nature's extra gift, and an added treat for those, like you, who appreciate it. We are particularly pleased that the "slow food" tour and cookery class with Andrea Anichini worked out so well. As "A Man from Chianti" he has a depth of knowledge about the food and wine of the Chianti that is rare, and he just loves to communicate it! Do come again; you know you will be most welcome!
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Excellence in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed 10 beautiful days in Tuscany. James and Penny were wonderful as always (this was our second stay at Club Montecchio). The accommodations were perfect, the fridge was full of beautiful food, we were able to get wonderful recommendations on the local area, and the wine was divine. They were sweet enough to open up the pool for our children as well (even though it was rather chilly outside)! Thank you for your hospitality and we look forward to our third visit with you in the future! Don't miss an opportunity to stay here!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a huge compliment when guests want to return, and it was a real pleasure to have Jennifer and family back with us. They obviously appreciated our large Welcome Hamper(enough food for their first weekend), and the Concierge help in everything from parking in Florence, to restaurant resrvations for. Birthday meals etc. Do come agsin Jennifer!
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It's a beautiful property and does not disappoint.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Club Monticello. We arrived late and had a nice welcome basket waiting on us with food and wine. The villa is very nice and fully equipped with anything you might need. The owners James and Penny were great and continued to spoil us with more wine and goodies. We used the concierge Rita and she helped set up the perfect tours, dinner reservations and cooking classes. The cooking class with Andrea was very fun for our entire family and the food was amazing. The location of the vineyard to Siena and Florence was great! We highly recommend and will definitely look to go visit again. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is such a helpful review, as it shows just how much our special part of Tuscany offers, EVEN IN THE LOW SEASON! There are so many restaurants to choose from, and Club Montecchio is central to, and close to so many "must see" places(Siena 20 minutes, San Gimignano 45, Florence an hour). The group made good use of our Complimentary Concierge, which is available from the moment you book, to help plan ahead to get the most out of your vacation. We are lucky to have Andrea Anichini, A Man from Chianti on Facebook, as our guest chef - simply the best!
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A little bit of Heaven on Earth!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of staying at Club Montecchio for a wonderful 7 days. Everything written in every 5 star review is spot on, you couldn't ask for a nicer place to call your home away from home and the views from the farmhouse were incredible. Don't worry about stopping to get groceries before arriving the house is stocked for a couple of days worth of food and wine. We did not have the opportunity to meet James since he was home, but he was considerate enough to call to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you for all the suggestions on where to eat, we tried 3 of them and were all fantastic. The perfect location for all of your day trips around Tuscany. If you are looking for a place to stay in Tuscany and are on VRBO or Home away look no further, this Is the place. Thank you James for making this an incredible vacation for all of us, hopefully we will have the chance to meet in person in the near future.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don's generous review slipped by me, so I am late responding. Even after 14 years for renting, we worry when we are not around, that our guests have the experience we hope for. Once again our outstanding housekeeper, Cristina, and our professional Concierge came up trumps, and Don and family enjoyed their vacation - thank you ladies! And thank you Don; please come again!
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Five stars.

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at Montecchio. The property and garden are very well maintained and the cleaning was very good.

We visited Pisa, Pienza and Florence and we ate at the restaurants in Castelnuovo Berardegna and San Gusme. We vent to the market in Castelnuovo and tasted wine at Tenuta di Arceno and Petrolo.

It was dark when we arrived at the house on Saturday. So it was a very beautiful gesture that the light was turned on and classic Italian opera music welcomed us. Perfect.

We would absolutely recommend Montecchio to our friends and family and we were happy to meet the hosts during our stay.

The deposit was returned very quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard on the details, to make our guests feel welcome, and it is rewarding when they notice lights left for late arrivals in the dark, and the music playing, to make their vacation villa seem friendly. Thank you Hans-Henrik and group, do come again!
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Florence and Pisa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sira & Remino in San Gusme
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
La Bagnaia in Val di Chiana
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Siena - Arezzo H'way- Castelnuovo Berardenga exit
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Porta del Chianti in San Gusme for fish
Nearest Ski
145 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Punta Ala and Castiglione del Pesacaia
Car: necessary

In the heart of Tuscany, Club Montecchio is set in the historic Villa Arceno estate,to the north of the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga,at the southern end of the Chianti Classico wine region.The estate is 20 minutes drive from Siena,and 7km north of the Siena-Arezzo road.

The Villa is within easy reach of the historic cultural centres of Siena,Florence(1hr) & Arezzo(3/4hr),and is surrounded by famous name Chianti wineries(Brolio, Felsina, San Felice).

Castelnuovo Berardenga offers comprehensive food shopping, several restaurants, banks and other local services. Surrounding hilltop villages, San Gusme, Villa a Sesta and Montebenichi offer additional restaurants and bars.

Other Activities: Go Karting

Golf: Florence Golf Club Ugolino(1 hr drive) - open to non members.

More on our own website, and our Facebook page for Club Montecchio.


Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Autumn Season
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 14 2018 - May 11 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 12 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Saeson
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 27 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter Season 18/19
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $544.74

Weekly rates include huge luxury Welcome Hamper, free Cocktail Bar + Club Montecchio House wine & Olive Oil throughout stay, ALL energy costs (inc logs & charcoal), all linens(inc pool towels), daily consumables, Fragonard bathroom toiletries, clean & change of linens every 3-4 days, free 5 Star Concierge by local hoteliers, free WiFi.

Standard and daily rates do not include Our huge Club Montecchio Welcome Hamper and unlimited supplies for the Cocktail Bar, available for supplement of €300.

Saturday to Saturday bookings requested during peak season(July to mid September).

We accept children over 12 years of age.

Well behaved dogs welcome, if preadvised at time of booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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