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CLUB MONTECCHIO - Luxury villa, privacy, views, free cocktails & house wine

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Rental Photos and Description

Luxury Villa on wine estate,lge pool,housekeeper, free housewine,cocktails,wifi

WHY A 'CLUB'?

Mainly because this area has so much to offer that we hope guests will want to visit more than once. But also because what we offer is much more than a conventional 'self catering' rental; "home from home" luxury, with lots of extras & treats.

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

Our 5 star CONCIERGE SERVICE is provided by local boutique hoteliers, who help with everything from booking the best restaurants, to fixing a cookery class, or even a massage onsite at Montecchio!

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 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 Montecchio is surrounded by many beautiful and historic hillside villages, all worth visiting, and usually with bars and good restaurants.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Owner
James Benfield
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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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.

We 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 travel, we needed something exceptional, in a beautiful setting, away from the developed centres of tourism.

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.

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|!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

CLUB MONTECCHIO - Luxury villa, privacy, views, free cocktails & house wine
average rating of 4.9880953 based on 84 reviews
St.George
5

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
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5

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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5

This Is A Very Special Rental

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent two weeks at Il Prato, celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. Our trip to Tuscany has been two years in the makings. We wanted to find "the" perfect place." We found it at Club Montecchio - Il Prato Villa! The location and actual property are both outstanding!!

James and Penny have put quality and comfort first and take the time and make the effort to check that all is OK. James provided us with help on the best places to eat, places to visit, and the best way to get there. Penny delivered fresh figs a number of times too! Rita was extremely helpful whenever we asked for advice or help with bookings for excursions, taxi service, etc. She is a consummate professional.

The property has everything you need. It really is a home away from home! Several top quality restaurants are just a few miles away, including one with a Michelin Star.

The welcome package was more generous than expected, and it was nice to have the complimentary wine replenished every day!

We would love to return to Tuscany some time soon and would look no further than this property for our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when guests really appreciate the "extras" that we provide, like the free house wine and the huge Welcome Hamper. Shannon(and David) also put a lot of effort into planning the time in Tuscany ahead, working with our professional 5 star Concierge, that they really made the most of their time with us. Many of the best and most exclusive places(restaurants, wine tours, cookery classes etc) and we strongly recommend booking before you arrive, to be sure you have the best for your vacation.
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5

Lovely Tuscan Country Accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

As this was our first trip overseas to Europe, we wanted to vacation in style while relaxing and seeing as much as we could see. Club Montecchio is the perfect distance from all our favorite cities, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Siena. James and Penny were lovely. We treasured the fresh figs for breakfast and the generous welcome basket and spirits which we enjoyed daily! We loved the games outside with the children and the fireplace at night. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Blessings to you on your future travels and adventures!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer and family really set out to make the most of their first time in Italy/Tuscany, by planning ahead, and working with our professional 5 star Concierge, to book the best places and tours. They also made full use of the Villa and it's facilites, particularly the indoor and outdoor games, the large pool, hammock and spacious garden. Come back next year Jennifer, as it will be our last!
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Luxurious Tuscan home

  • 5 of 5

Another very relaxing stay in this wonderful Tuscan property. Everything you could need has been thought of and provided. One week was too short!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is especially gratifying, when guests return, after several years, and we manage to live up to their memories, and expectations. We are so fortunate to be in a spectacular setting, with both housekeeper and gardener, who have been with us for many years, who keep Clb Montecchio in tip top condition, and understand the importance of looking after our guests. Come again soon Bridget!
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Returning after 10 years

  • 5 of 5

We were last in L'Oliveto ten years ago and it must still be one of the best holiday houses we have had. The position, in the huge Arceno estate, is magnificent and the welcome basket was enough to keep the three of us going for much of the week. It is beautifully equipped and there is a very helpful book listing the best shops and restaurants. Everything has been thought out so well that you would have to be a very difficult customer to please if you found fault with anything!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a joy when guests return, especially when we live up their memories of us. Our generous Welcome a Hamper, complimentary house wines, free cocktail bar etc are intended to make guests feel at once "at home", without the worry of having to rush to the shops on arrival. Jane and family would be most welcome back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Florence and Pisa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sira & Remino in San Gusme
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
La Bagnaia in Val di Chiana
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Siena
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
Vidiciatico(BO)
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.

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Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
$290
$1,823
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 10 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,681
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,877
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,413
 
 
Mid Season
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,734
 
 
High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,217
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,734
 
 
Autumn Season
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,413
 
 
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,877
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,877
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $536

Weekly rates include huge luxury Welcome Hamper, free Cocktail Bar + 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.

Daily rates do not include Welcome Hamper; available for supplement of €100.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Castelnuovo Berardenga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Huge luxury 'welcome hamper' of top quality local speciality food & wines supplied for bookings of week plus; complimentary cocktail tray and 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 a selection of games, such as badminton, skittles boules etc.

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