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A comfortable nice cottage in the quiet hills between Siena and San Gimignano

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Your full relaxing place in the unknown and unspoilt nature of Tuscany

Your Summer holiday rental in a tranquil country and romantic place, where you can watch birds, deers and wild boars. The cottage, completely independent and self-catering, has been recently rebuilt with energy saving criteria. We are located one hour driving from city of art: Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, San Galgano, the Etruscan Sites of Populonia and the Tyrrhenian seaside. An ideal location to recharge ones energy away from the strain of daily life. Unforgettable walks with romantic view can be arranged in the Natural State Reserve of Cornocchia, just a few minutes walk from the house.


Owner
Maria Pia Minto
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Maria Pia Minto

My husband and I came from Milan to this wonderful area of Tuscany in 1996. We have been enchanted by the quietness and brightness of the surrounding nature, the silence of the nights, the wildlife around with deer and a lot of different birds. In addition Tuscan food is so delicious and full of flavor! In a short time we can reach the cities of art or the sea side, enjoying other areas within Tuscany.

Maria Pia Minto purchased this cottage in 2007

Map

Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Florence or Pisa
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Bar 'Le Mura'
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Piombino to Elba and Sardinia
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Colle di Val d'Elsa to Florence and Siena
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
Ristorante "Le Mura"
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: necessary

Il Casino is a cottage 300 m. from the typical village of Belforte, which was originally built around the year 1000 as a fortified castle on the top of a hill. Here you can find a bar, a restaurant, a post office opened 3 days per week and a little shop. It is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday and near the main towns of art and culture of Florence, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Massa Marittima, not to mention the wonderful central Tuscany seaside, all within 1 hours drive. Only 7 km away you can visit the medieval village of Radicondoli, where you can find bars, groceries, the butcher, the chemist, a bank, a post office, a doctor, a hairdresser, the tourist office and an Internet point. Furthermore some typical little restaurants invite you to taste their home-made Tuscan recipes and, of course, the wonderful Italian pizza.

Other Activities: birdwatching, wildlife watching.

Amenities

Radicondoli Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A comfortable nice cottage in the quiet hills between Siena and San Gimignano
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful location and cottage

  • 5 of 5

The owners are lovely people and the cottage is clean. The views from the terrace over the Tuscan countryside are divine. Wirhin easy reach of Florence Sienna Pisa and Voltera although a car is a must. If you like peace and quiet then this is the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean and spacious, nice and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Mario and MariaPia's property. It was unbelievably peaceful and the view from the terrace is just so calming and beautiful. House is spacious and very clean with everything you would need. Great location with lots to see and do within 1.5 hrs drive. It really is a superb landscape and we loved driving around as every road has stunning views. Mario and MariaPia were just so hospitable and welcoming. They were also very helpful in giving advice on things to do and how to get there. It was a treat to have met them, so nice. We would not hesitate to go back, beautiful!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just a terrific place to stay if you want peace and solitude along the way!

  • 5 of 5

The property was outstanding! Very well maintained in all areas. Anna Pita and Mario are excellent hosts. Both offered local recommendations that exceeded our expectations. Great experience, it's very understandable why their past reviews are so good. Just great people!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Property in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time in four years that we have stayed here. We love the place so much. Maria Pia and Mario (the owners) are like old friends now. We are made to feel so welcome it is a real drag to leave at the end of the stay. There are many places to visit in the area and this year we found a hidden gem near to Colle di Val d'Elsa - a Roman Etrusian baths just off the main road. We also saw lots of wildlife, the highlights being Short Toed Snake Eagles, deer in the garden and on the last day a Pine Marten in the apple tree next to the outdoor sitting area. We will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ruhig gelegen, mit schönem Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Über eine kurze unbefestige Straße erreicht man das gut ausgestattete Ferienhäuschen unterhalb des Örtchens Belforte. Die Vermieter, Maria Pia und Mario, wohnen gleich nebenan in einem separaten Haus. Sie sind sehr liebenswürdig und sprechen sehr gut Englisch. An Ausstattung haben wir nichts vermisst (anstatt Kaffeemaschine gibt es einen ital. Kaffeekocher). Es war sehr ordentlich und sauber. Die Fenster haben Gaze und Fensterläden, so dass es auch im Juli auszuhalten ist.

Die Lage in der Südtoskana ist zentral; Florenz, Siena, Maremma, das Meer und viele sehenswerte Dörfer und Städtchen sind mit dem Auto gut erreichbar.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The beauty of Belforte

  • 5 of 5

Every time my thoughts go back to our holiday at Podere Casino, it brings a smile to my face. Why? Because we had:

Wonderful mornings - the view from the cottage early in the morning is heartwarming: sunshine, songs of birds and beautiful green Tuscan hills

Great afternoons - in the afternoon you are welcomed by cats and their owners Maria Pia and Mario: you get a friendly knock on the door and they make sure you've got everything you need: from flowers in and outside the house to maps and information about the neighbourhood.

And... lovely evenings - the evenings are cosy and quiet: the sound and warmth of the fireplace makes you feel happy and long for more Italian experiences.

Ciao! A+R

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All rates include electricity, water cost and final cleaning. WIFI Internet available at no additional charge.
Heating, if needed, will be charged by usage through a gas meter reading (max € 5 per day).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.