Surrounded by vineyards, this Tuscany accommodation is conveniently located between Pisa and Florence, on a working vineyard that produces internationally renowned wine. This beautifully renovated, independent Tuscany villa can be rented as a whole to accommodate a large group, or as two independent apartments. There is also a small farmhouse nearby that can be rented together or separately. The villa and apartment offer comfortable furnishings, easy accessibility for day trips, great attention to detail, and many convenient services. This vacation villa rental in Tuscany is perfect for a group of 8, 16, or even 20 (when Soprani is rented). Y...ou can daytrip throughout Tuscany, sit by the pool with a glass of the estate’s wine, or hit the nearby trails on foot or on a mountain bike. It’s beautiful, ancient Tuscany with all of the modern perks.
There are three separate groupings of villa rentals on this vast estate. Each of the accommodations have been renovated and refurbished to a very high standard. Each group has its own pool and shared laundry facilities. While they are located on the same estate, they are not close together, but can be accessed by a short drive by car. One farmhouse is divided into four apartments (Krizia, Versace, Missoni, Max Mara); another is divided into 3 apartments (Prada, Valentino, Armani) with a nearby farmhouse (Gucci); the third is a large villa (Dolce and Gabbana) which can be divided into two separate accommodations each sleeping 8), along with Soprani, a small farmhouse next to the villa. The beautiful swimming pools, open from early May to late October, equipped with deck chairs, umbrellas and chaises are surrounded by lawn and vineyards. The property enjoys a tranquil spot with magnificent views. There is a plenty of parking available.
(500 m2/5,382 ft2)
Villa (Dolce and Gabbana): Two floors
Ground Floor: There is a large living room with fireplace with a Satellite TV, DVD player and stereo system. The dining room has seating for up to 18 people. The adjacent kitchen has a large refrigerator, a large gas cook top with 6 burners, an electric oven, a microwave, and dishwasher. There is a second dining room with seating for 12 and access to a patio with barbecue. The ground floor bedrooms include two twin-bedded rooms, one with an ensuite bathroom (with tub and fixed shower head) and the other with a bathroom (with tub and fixed shower head) across the hall. There is a double bedroom with a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
First Floor: There is a large living room with fireplace and a studio with a telephone, fax machine and Internet connection (you must bring your own laptop). The bedrooms on this floor include: 2 twin-bedded rooms, one with an ensuite bathroom (tub with fixed shower head), and the other with a bathroom (tub with fixed shower head) across the hall. There are also three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with showers. Under the annex is an independent laundry room with two washing machines and a dryer, which serves both the villa and the annex.
* Chef Available: Upon request
* Pre-stocked Groceries Available: Upon request
* Babysitter Available: Upon request
* Wine Tasting Available: Wine from the estate with appetizers, 17 Euro per person
* Sightseeing Tours Available: Upon request
* Housekeeping Available: 23 Euro per hour
* Pool Towels Available: 5 Euro per towel
* For the months of July and August, rentals must be a minimum of one week, with arrivals and departures on Saturdays
* High Chair: Only available upon request.
* The property has a 24 hour security guard
Additional amenities include: clothes dryer - shared, iron and board, outside area - shared, pool towels, electric tea kettle, air conditioning - whole house, cd, bike, cook service available - extra cost, housekeeping available - extra cost, reception office, free parking on premises, washing machine - shared, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, american coffee maker.
By U.S. standards, the Italian kitchens are generally small, and the washers and dryers do take longer to complete cycles, due to their energry efficient designs.
Jeannette's review of Fattoria Capponi - Dolce and Gabbana
Left on 07/31/2007 for a stay in July 2007 | Jeannette
The villa is well worth the money!! A great day trip is to the town of Montecantini Terme Alto was a great day trip. When you get into town head for Alto which is the mountain top. Drive up as far as you are allowed with your car, then walk up into the churches and the town --its incredible.
The villa was really beautiful there were 16 of us, yet we still had enough space for privacy. Having a pool was great. Location was perfect. 30 minutes from the airport -once you find the FI-PI-LI, it's very direct. Conducive for days trips and then at the end of the day you come home to a comfortable roomy home with all the amenities.
There was a barking dog barking right out the back yard. There is a working construction-dirt moving site right below the back yard and the trucks beeping goes all day long. The noise from the site is annoying. But you get used to it. It wasn't bothersome enough to keep me away for the next visit!!
Very close to the FI-PI-LI and major roadways-- plus you have the option of taking the smaller countryside road to same destinations if you choose. It is for the most part -- very peaceful. The restaurants referred by property manager were outstanding. They are within 5 -8 miles from Villa, but be prepared to learn some Italian. The menus are not in English.
Ricardo's review of Fattoria Capponi - Dolce and Gabbana
Left on 09/30/2006 for a stay in September 2006 | Ricardo
The estate was very beautiful with the attached wild areas. Everyone treated us very well, and when we had a request it was taken care of quickly. I was especially impressed with the central location of the property and the ease to travel to so many places nearby.
We enjoyed the pool and the outside BBQ. I also enjoyed picking figs for breakfast.
Barking dogs all night. It would have been nice to have had an English Channel on the TV. Two-hour washing machine cycles.
Tuscany is so beautiful and we were right in the middle of it. We all enjoyed the proximity to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Pontederea, San Gimignano, Siena, and the coast.
Barbara's review of Fattoria Capponi - Dolce and Gabbana
Left on 07/31/2006 for a stay in July 2006 | Barbara
Fabulous!!! Would highly recommend!!!
The location was nice and secluded, with beautiful views from every area. The staff was available and very willing to help with any matter at any time. Excellent location for day trips
A nearby restaurant below the property was somewhat noisy on a few nights..primarily weekend nights.
The accessibility to so many places. The countryside was stunning.
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