|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Description from the manager
Immersed in the classic landscape of the Chianti, staying this apartment will put you right in the heart of Tuscany. You'll be able to see the towers of San Gimignano, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and the Duomo in Siena, all marvelous and historical monuments that you won't be able to see anywhere else than during your holiday in Italy! And for the times when you're not out and about, this vacation rental near Barberino Val d'Elsa has a shared swimming pool and is the perfect place to relax with your family.
Surrounded by the hills of Val d'Elsa this ancient complex is comprised of five apartments that have each been tastefully renov...Read more
San Barberino 1
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tuscany, Italy
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|Rate Summary||$0||$2,018 - $3,508||$0||7 nights|
|Apr. 27 2013 - Jun. 15 2013||-||$2,544||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 15 2013 - Jul. 6 2013||-||$2,895||-||7 nights|
|Jul. 6 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||$3,508||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 7 2013||-||$2,895||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 7 2013 - Oct. 5 2013||-||$2,544||-||7 nights|
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|Oct. 5 2013 - Dec. 14 2013||-||$2,018||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 14 2013 - Jan. 4 2014||-||$2,895||-||7 nights|
|Jan. 4 2014 - Apr. 26 2014||-||$2,018||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 26 2014 - Jun. 14 2014||-||$2,544||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 14 2014 - Jul. 5 2014||-||$2,895||-||7 nights|
|Jul. 5 2014 - Aug. 30 2014||-||$3,508||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2014 - Sep. 6 2014||-||$2,895||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 6 2014 - Oct. 4 2014||-||$2,544||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 4 2014 - Dec. 13 2014||-||$2,018||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 13 2014 - Jan. 3 2015||-||$2,895||-||7 nights|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Philip's review of San Barberino 1
We had a wonderful week at San Barberino 1. Very relaxing and pleasant stay. Great facilities, and Cecile, the property manager, is fantastic. Helped us with everything we needed during the week.
The ambiance and the view.
Everything. The village is picturesque and perfect. The more we explored the more we found. Shops, small supermarkets, and restaurants. The village is small enough to easily stroll through but large enough to have some great places to eat and cute shops. Lots of surrounding villages to explore and Florence and Siena both within easy reach.
Curt's review of San Barberino 1
I can say for sure that we'll stay here again!
Staff was great, very responsive. Parking easy. Walks and runs and views from the property are all very pleasant. If you're looking for something quiet and off the beaten path but with no real sacrifices, this is the place.
Several excellent destinations within easy reach. We go in the early part of the day when it's cooler, then return home to enjoy the pool in the heat, then either make our own meal in the full kitchen, or take the short walk up the hill to one of the two fine restaurants in the nearby walled old town with killer views of hills and hilltowns to the southeast, drenched in golden light from the setting sun.
Linda's review of San Barberino 1
We loved our stay at the villa. The town of Barberino is quaint and picturesque. It has a view that pictures just can't capture.
We loved the view and the pool. During our week, we had very high temperatures and we needed the pool to cool down as there is no air conditioning in the home. It would be a plus if it were added.
It is in a fabulous location to explore the Chianti region and Tuscan towns such as Certaldo, San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, etc.
Dora's review of San Barberino 1
Wonderful experience for the whole family.
Cooling off in the pool everyday and also the very nice, helpful property manager.
Very friendly people and beautiful views.
John's review of San Barberino 1
Excellent. Weather in May a pleasant cooler change from South Texas. Situated between modern San Barberino on left of the gate and old San Barberino on right. We never visited modern town. We had plenty of room for 7, including 2 children less than 9 years old. Place was immaculate and dishwasher and laundry facility were very helpful. The manager, Cecile, was delightful and could not have been more helpful with driving suggestions for Florence as well as her availability and willingness to answer all kinds of questions about the area.
Even though we were "in" a town, the vistas out over a farming/orchard valley were beautiful, as were the spectacular sunsets. A dining table on a spacious patio was perfect for home made meals. Two COOPS were adequate for most food needs, and open until 8 PM. The old town was very pretty, though small, and separate from the new town. We arrived in time for flower festival May 12 and 13, with plenty of wine and cheese and meat and olive oil tasting. The large and very secure parking area is a real plus. Cecile, the manager, as noted above is one of the property's best assets.
The property is located at one end of a series of row houses. However, it opens out on to spacious patio the end and one is really not aware of other homes nearby. Barberino is a small town situated between Florence and Siena, with easy access to both by car, which is necessary, with GPS. Just as important to us was the access to San Gimignano, Volterra, and Monteriggione, smaller towns with great charm, and not to be missed. Driving through country involves passing one winery after another, most with opportunity for sampling fine red wines.
John's review of San Barberino 1
We all were very satisfied with the property. It was as described and met or exceeded all our expectations.
The location. Great view. Nice patio. Easy walk to a cafe and three good restaurants. Easy drive (less than an hour) to many of the most popular hill towns.
Beautiful scenery everywhere. Easy access to many restaurants nearby. Well stocked grocery store at the COOP in Tavernelle-- much better than the one in Barberino Val d'Elsa.
Becky's review of San Barberino 1
Fantastic! The villa was perfect and the town of Barberino Val d'Elsa is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding Chianti area, as well as being a good example of a hilltop medieval town. Our host, Celeste, was a dear--very helpful and friendly.
The view over the countryside. The close proximity of bars, restaurants, and shops. It was also wonderful to be able to cook dinner from fresh local ingredients.
The beauty of the Tuscan countryside in the autumn and visiting other small towns. Celeste recommended a local winery for a tasting and tour.
Tracy 's review of San Barberino 1
We had a wonderful time at San Barberino 1! Cecile was so great--friendly and very helpful! The property was exactly what we were hoping for. It was perfect!
Everything! We had amazing Tuscan views and were right in the village, which was a wonderful experience. The rooms were neat, clean, and beautiful.
We enjoyed the views and being so close to restaurants and markets. It is close to everything we wanted to see, like Florence, Pisa, and the Chianti wine region.
Renny's review of San Barberino 1
Had a wonderful 7 days. We were traveling with a two year old and the gated entry and the park across the street were great. The location was perfect for morning outings and afternoons at the pool. The view from the terrace was the best.
The view and the village of Barberino. Celeste was very helpful.
We could have used some pool toys. The kitchen was well-stocked but measuring cups/spoons would have been nice, as well as screens for the kitchen windows. My husband would have liked to have WiFi.
We liked the proximity to so many wonderful towns and again, the vistas.
Monika's review of San Barberino 1
We loved aour time in San Barberino. The rental was very charming and very well appointed.
We were able to have wonderfuls dinners on our terrace overlooking the vineyards.
The property was very clean and very safe. A key was needed to enter through the beautiful gate. We were able to walk to grocery store, church and 3 good restaurants. The pizza restaurant (not just pizza) was our favorite.
The property was on the main street but from our apartment, you could not hear any noise.
The Chianti region was breathtaking. Gorgeous lush vineyards.
Kyle and Gretchen
Kyle and Gretchen's review of San Barberino 1
Our overall experience was absolutely wonderful.
The layout of the home was very helpful for having a little boy who napped and big kids who weren't necessarily quiet. Also the kitchen was well-equipped and the patio was perfect for outdoor meals. Our 12-year old enjoyed being able to walk all by himself to town to buy us our daily breakfast. Our 10-year old loved the pool.
The beds were hard and uncomfortable, but we know this is standard in most places outside the U.S. so it didn't bother us.
Out the gate and right up the hill is the most beautiful old town area and view. There are two restaurants that overlook the whole area. Don't miss the restaurant called La Fattoria which is off the main road North of Tavernelle. They had the most amazing food we had in our whole two week vacation.
Betsy's review of San Barberino 1
We enjoyed our stay very much...once we got to know the town a bit, we were able to shop with locals. It was very central for bus trips to Florence and Siena and we enjoyed the rural flavor...a bit cooler than we expected, so we piled on extra blankets and duvets.
The rural setting, the friendly welcome by Cecile, the small town surroundings, a great little restaurant we went to the last night atop the hill.
It was all good...maybe the addition of WiFi??? We relied on computer rather than cell to make other contacts and find out about nearby attractions.
Gorgeous views... just like we imagined Tuscany to be.
Elena's review of San Barberino 1
We had a wonderful time.
The house was beautiful. We were pleasantly surprised how much better it looked in reality than on the photos posted on the web site. And the outside view was absolutely spectacular. Cecile was extremely nice to us and helped us many times during our stay.
It was a little chilly until we figured out how to turn on the heater. We didn't know that the heating is actually available all year round, it just needs to be turned on.
My favorite was the view. The town of Barberino is also very nice and is surrounded by many little towns. It's also relatively close to Florence and Siena.
Marcy's review of San Barberino 1
Great... no disappointments.
View and outside space.
No screens in the bathroom windows and lots of mosquitoes.
Chianti is beautiful, postcard perfect vineyards, olive groves, winding roads, good wine, etc.
Helen's review of San Barberino 1
We had a wonderful experience at S. Barberino! The house was beautiful and Cecilia was not only warm and professional but extremely helpful and kind.
The house, the view, the pool, the location!
Very warm on the second floor. Ceiling fans would be helpful or portable air conditioners.
What a great location.... we were able to get to Florence, Siena and Greve.