This villa overlooks the Tuscan countryside and offers beautiful views, particularly from the rooftop terrace. It’s within walking distance of a small village with a grocery store, café, pizzeria, and gas station. Best of all, it is a short bus ride (5-minute walk to the bus stop) to both Florence and Fiesole!
(600 m2/6,458 ft2)
This villa dates back to the 17th century and is surrounded by olive groves and tiny vineyards. It features a garden plants, and flowers, a lemon tree, as well as a private swimming pool. Near the swimming pool is a patio with sun loungers, chairs, and tables. A built-in brick barbecue is located near t...he kitchen. There is also a hot-water shower. Of the first floor of the villa are two additional terraces with deck chairs and amazing views. There is also a large outdoor terrace on the roof, which is accessible via a staircase from the villa’s second floor.
A cottage accessible from the patio has a washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board, and a WC. Street parking is available just outside the property.
Ground Floor: There is a living room and a sitting room on this floor. The sitting room is glass-enclosed and has couches and armchairs. The second living room has couches, chairs, satellite TV with Google Chromecast, and a stereo. There is also another sitting room with a fireplace and armchairs. A dining room has a table and chairs for up to sixteen people. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, American coffee maker, a Nespresso, and dishwasher as well as a table for two. The kitchen also opens to the covered patio. A guest bathroom has a sink and toilet.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to four bedrooms, all of which have air conditioning. The first bedroom, which is the master, has a double sofa bed, a king-sized bed (172 cm), and access to a private terrace overlooking Florence. The second bedroom has two narrow single beds (85 cm) and the third bedroom has two wide single beds (120 cm). These two bedrooms share a balcony. The fourth bedroom has a king-sized bed (174 cm) and a small kitchenette. There are two bathrooms on this floor. The first bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bathroom has a sink, toilet, and tub (tub has a glass splash guard).
Second Floor: A staircase leads up to one bedroom with a narrow king-sized bed (170 cm) and air conditioning, and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Roof: A flight of stairs from the second floor leads up to the roof where there is a large terrace with deck chairs that overlooks the surrounding landscape.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Chef Service (sit down dinner): Upon request (minimum 8 people)
* Guided Tours: Upon request
* Babysitting: Upon request
* Groceries Upon Arrival: 50 euros plus cost of food
* Yoga Lessons: Upon request
* Housekeeping Available: 15 euros per hour
* From May through September, arrivals must be on Saturdays .
* In low and mid season, arrivals may be other days of the week, with a minimum stay of 4 days.
* Ceiling Fans: Located in the 5 bedrooms and the living room only.
* Air Conditioning: There are air conditioning units in all bedrooms.
Additional amenities include: concierge, window screens - whole house, iron and board, fireplace - indoor, high chair, walk to town, ceiling fans - partial house, firewood available - extra cost, air conditioning - partial house, cd, hair dryer, housekeeping available - extra cost, cook service available - extra cost, outside area - private, independent villa, balcony/terrace, electric tea kettle, telephone - incoming only, telephone - local calls only, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, american coffee maker.
Left on 12/08/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Richard
The villa worked great for 4 couples. It easily could have accommodated another couple.
The accessibility to the bus (10 minutes to the heart of Florence). The 3 sitting areas let us spread out. The view of the duomo. The villa was easy to find.
Florence is spectacular. We did day trips to Siena, Pisa and Lucca. Several in our party traveled by train from Rome and had no problem getting to the villa.
Carol 's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 11/03/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Carol
It was a wonderful month. Easy access to the bus into Florence.
The size and the view.
Randy's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 10/06/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Randy
Good property, good location, great view, helpful and friendly owner.
Spaciousness, with multiple outdoor seating areas.
Pat's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 09/29/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Pat
Florence was beautiful. We had a gorgeous villa with more than enough room for 8-10 people. The pool area was a great place to sit outside in the evening and the flowers and garden were beautifully maintained. The owner Lorenzo was very helpful. He was always available to answer questions and both he and his wife prepared our dinner the last evening of our trip. He also arranged for taxi service the day of departure. Many bathrooms, plus a washing machine and dryer. Only a short walk down the hill to take a bus into Florence. We took a cooking class in Florence and made ravioli and tiramisu. We also went to Siena and then a winery in the Chianti region for lunch. A day trip to Cinque Terre was breathtaking.
Well-maintained both inside and outside. The pool and gardens were beautiful. We also had enough space when we needed it with 8 women.
The views were spectacular. The bedrooms had balconies and there is a roof area, as well. Took a walk up the hill to look at some olive trees.
Jo's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 09/15/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Jo
The location and proximity to bus services.
Enjoyed the views surrounding the villa. The local tabacchi was helpful.
Mark's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 09/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Mark
Very relaxing, charming ambiance, very clean and well maintained.
Spacious for up to 10 people.
Easy access to Florence via bus. The villa offers complete peace and quiet. Great pool for relaxing. Having dinner made for us in the villa was a great experience and we ate leftovers for 2 days.
What's not to enjoy in Florence? We rented a van with guide for 3 day trips to the countryside. This was a great idea.
Kathy's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 07/21/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Kathy
It was good.
The location, the grounds, the living areas.
Proximity to Florence.
Bridget's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 07/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Bridget
We swam in the pool every afternoon.
All the museums and churches.
Emily's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 06/30/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Emily
Location, spaciousness, view, bus nearby.
View; peaceful area.
Peg's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 06/16/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Peg
This was a wonderful experience. The Villa was beautiful, convenient to public transportation and roomy enough for 9 people. The night we had our group dinner (fabulous)there were fireworks over Florence. What more could we ask?!
Exactly like the pictures. No surprises. Very comfortable. Great view!!!!
Beautiful views. Took a train to Lucca one day. Did a guided trip to Cinque Terre one day. Sat by the pool and relaxed.
Suzanne's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 05/27/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Suzanne
Good. The owner is very welcoming and helpful.
The proximity to Florence, the ease of taking the bus there.
The villa is in a great location for day trips to different cities in Tuscany.
Wendy's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 04/28/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Wendy
Excellent atmosphere and very comfortable for our group. Everyone loved the many sitting areas and the wisteria decked terraces. Charming and comfortable.
The views of Florence day and night were spectacular! The historic feeling of the house and its warmth were also lovely. Parking was easy. Bus to town was easy.
Walking down to the village, driving up into the Tuscan hills and buying fresh cheese from the factory, visiting the gardens at the NYU campus (better than the ones at the Pitti Palace), central market, and vintage clothing shops on the other side of the river.
naomi's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 10/22/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | naomi
It was wonderful. Relaxing, roomy, and homey. Lorenzo made us feel very welcome and was extremely helpful. My whole family loved talking to him. It was a real treat to have the pool still open.
Just about everything. WiFi was very popular with my two daughters who were working on projects. Bedrooms were all roomy with wonderful views. Kitchen and laundry came in very handy.
Postcard views everywhere. Wonderful walking and easy bus access. Central to other cities to visit.
Lisa's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 07/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Lisa
Overall, we were happy with the villa.
Proximity to the city, the view, and the grounds.
Being able to explore Florence and Fiesole.
Megan's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 07/09/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Megan
Le Terrazze was a wonderful place to visit. The house was comfortable. The views were great. The pool was refreshing after a day touring in the summer sun. Cooking over the grill was fun and with a house full of "foodies" we found the kitchen perfectly fine to work in.
We had a dinner catered by the owner and his wife which was amazing! The dessert was the outstanding "Cream Cheese Tart" that we are still talking about!
What we also liked about the property was how easy it was to get in and out of Florence on the bus once we got the hang of it. We had 7-8 people staying with one car and everyone had different agendas so that having that access to and from the city was really great!
There was not a good restaurant in walking distance. There was a wonderful one at the end of the line in Florence, though...
The view of the Duomo was amazing especially during the festival when there was one of the longest firework displays I have seen in a long time.
Dennis Or Gail
Dennis Or Gail's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 07/02/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Dennis Or Gail
Very good - we really enjoyed the Villa! The owners were also great and very helpful with places to visit, local information, and wonderful support in getting there!
Great Location, wonderful grounds, and a beautiful setting. Great old world charm but with d amenities throughout the villa! Also, the pool was nice to have! The villa is also on the bus route into Florence!
Parking on the street.
Stacy's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 08/07/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Stacy
I would recommend this villa to anyone looking for peaceful surroundings, stunning views, spectacular hospitality and everything in between. The owner was incredible. The views were spectacular. It is a 5-minute walk to the bus stop and a ten-twelve minute ride into the heart of Florence. I had studied abroad in Florence six years ago so chose a villa I thought would be close enough yet far enough away. This villa was more than perfect. There were 8 of us. Plenty of space. Clean towels and extra sheets were provided for each of us. Upon our arrival, the ownerher took us to the market to get whatever items we thought we'd need right off the bat. There is wifi and a telephone which allows you to make free local and calling card calls. Everything was perfect.
Samantha's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 06/11/2005 for a stay in May 2005 | Samantha
It's a conveniently located property if you plan to spend a lot of time in Florence. However, if you plan to visit the southern parts of Tuscany, be prepared for having to go through the web of Florence in order to get to the main roads.
The spectacular view of the hills and Florence lots of space in various common areas - living room, sitting room, sun room, dining room, etc. Close proximity to Florence and the availability of a bus for getting into the city.
The kitchen is small for a house of its size and not fully equipped with dishes for the number of people we had. We heard traffic on the main road all throughout the day and night. The house is located north of the city center, but there aren't easy ways to get to places without going through parts of Florence, where the traffic can be quite heavy and the roads difficult to navigate. We budgeted an extra 20-30 minutes just to get out of Florence for our excursions.
The proximity to Florence made it incredibly easy to go in and out of the city at any time, yet experience the Tuscan hills at the same time. It's an easy drive to see the picturesque countryside.
Mary Ellen's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 12/11/2004 for a stay in November 2004 | Mary Ellen
The villa certainly provided our group with excellent accommodations during Thanksgiving week of 2004. We all felt as though our money was well spent. We were perfectly comfortable in every way, and we all want to return as soon as we can.
The villa is located on a hillside among other well-kept private villas in the midst of olive groves and vineyards. The route to Bologna from Florence passes in front of the property and that road also serves as bus routes 25, 25a, though passing traffic presented no noise problems during our stay. A gentle 15-20 degree incline led from our bus stop to the villa's front gate, such passage providing a little bit of healthy exercise and no problem at all for we 50-year-olds. The beds are excellent and we slept very well after each day's happy excursion. Though our November visit found temperatures in the fifty-to-forty degree range, summer visits will benefit by the presence of a swimming pool and surrounding deck with ample chairs and tables.
I guess the only complaint is the unfortunate interruption of kitchen hot water during the last day of our visit due to some unknown bugaboo in the downstairs hot-water system. Our bathrooms were not affected.
Our whole group enjoyed visiting Fiesole one afternoon in time to catch sunset. That was a most enjoyable diversion from the daily rapture produced by a sheer concentration of Florentine Renaissance artwork, indoors and out. Three of our group spent a happy day visiting Siena and plan to return.
Pamela's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 05/08/2004 for a stay in April 2004 | Pamela
We had a wonderful stay. The owner, Senor Croci, is a very nice and honorable man. We would definitely return for another visit
The view is indescribable...the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio in the distance, olive groves across the street. Just incredible. The villa is also very spacious with a gorgeous garden area and beautiful wisteria arbor.
Some of the furnishings are a tad shabby. The slip covers, for example. The villa was also very hard to find upon arrival at night. No parking on the property, just on the street and it's narrow so not easy to turn around. Few windows in Italy have screens so bugs entered at will, but we were there in April so not a huge problem for us.
Its proximity to Florence is great. We would park at the Parcheggi parterre near the Piazza della Liberta and then walk down Via Cavour, which brings you right to the Duomo. The area was also fairly quiet compared to other places in Italy we've been, although traffic noise at night could be considerable and disruptive.
Vicky's review of Le Terrazze
Left on 04/17/2004 for a stay in April 2004 | Vicky
Villa Acacia was stupendous. Part of our group is talking of returning in 2006. We spent 13 days in Italy and we had the most fun basing our travels from this villa. Many thanks to Charity for pointing us to this property.
The views from the villa were incredible!!! The close location to the bus stop and store for buying the bus tickets were great for those who did not want to drive.
If you climb to the top of the Duomo, you can see our villa in the distance!!!! Look for the tall, spiky trees.
If you want to explore Florence at your leisure, the VERY frequent bus service every 15 minutes makes this villa an easy choice!!!
You are not within walking distance of a reasonably-priced restaurant. Warning There is a steep hill you must climb when the bus drops you off near your villa unless you want to stay on it for an additional 20 minutes for the bus to do a loop and drop you off further up the hill, a downhill walk to the villa. This hill is really only an issue for people with bad knees, bad backs, or failing stamina.
It was fairly quiet. The views were stunning. The grounds were VERY well-maintained. Riccardo and Jean were very accomodating.
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