Like much of Italy itself, Le Rondini effortlessly mixes old and new. Original architectural features and a well-maintained garden give the five-bedroom villa historic character, while new additions like a modern kitchen and stunning pool add up-to-date comfort. Not only does the property’s location near Montopoli in Val d’Arno afford great views, nearby highway access makes it easy to explore the region.
Green lawns and mature trees spread out around the hilltop villa, and brick paths lead down to a large, curving pool, complete with waterfall, terrace and lounge chairs. Prepare dinner on the barbecue, then dine al fresco on a cove...red veranda. Explore the nearby villages and countryside on the available bicycles, and sleep soundly in bedrooms with air conditioning, available at additional cost.
The rustic interiors of Le Rondini are warm and welcoming. In the living room, plush sofas, a built-in bookshelf and large fireplace invite you to curl up and stay awhile. Original stone walls, beamed ceilings and cotto floors are reminders of the house’s past, but an ISDN line and satellite TV are definitely of the 21st century. The well-equipped kitchen has stone countertops and modern appliances.
Le Rondini’s five bedrooms can accommodate up to ten guests. On the villa’s ground floor, you’ll find a bedroom with French bed and shared bathroom. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with two twin beds each that share a bathroom. The remaining two bedrooms each have a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom.
Whether you rent a car or take one of the villa’s bicycles, it’s just under 2 miles to the shops and restaurants in the village of Montopoli. Bring your racquets to the tennis courts 3 miles away, or your clubs to the Castelfalfi golf course, about 25 miles away. If you’d like to see more of Tuscany than the view from the terrace, the highway is about 7 miles away, Pisa is about 19 miles away and Florence is about 24 miles away.
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NOTE: Please note that there are resident cats in the neighborhood. Anyone with allergies should be advised.
BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Bedroom 1 – Ground Floor: French bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Air conditioning available
Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds, Shares bathroom with shower, Air conditioning available
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds, Shares bathroom with bedroom 2, Air conditioning available
Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning available
Bedroom 5: Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning available
FEATURES & AMENITIES
Baby equipment - available upon request
Swimming pool – not heated
STAFF & SERVICES
Maid service - 3 hours a day, 3 days a week
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Child care service
Additional maid service
Points of Interest:
3 km to:
5 km to tennis court
11 km to highway exit
38 km to Florence
40 km to Castelfalfi golf course
30 km to Pisa Galileo Galilei airport (PSA)
Maximum 10 guests
Pets dogs permitted
Check-in between 4pm and 7pm
Check-out before 10 a.m. on the day of departure
Required security deposit payable onsite in cash or traveler’s check
SWIMMING POOLS - Swimming pools are not open all year. If your rental period is outside the period May 30th to October 3rd, please check with us that the pool can be opened. Swimming pools are not enclosed with fences and there are no lifeguards. Clients’ use of the swimming pool is at their own risk.
HEATING - Heating is available at an additional charge of 50 Euro per day and must be paid directly on the spot to the owner or his/her representative before departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more expensive compared to other countries. If you look for a property in low season, make sure to ask for an estimate of the heating cost. You may be asked a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.
WATER AND ELECTRICITY - Please note that most of the properties that we offer are not the typical purpose-built Mediterranean holiday villas. Most are converted farmhouses or former manor houses, full of character and history. Water shortages do occur; please use it sparingly during the summer months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be careful when using more than one appliance at once because the limitator will shut the electricity off.
INTERNET CONNECTION - Many of our properties have an internet connection. From our experience, when a connection is interrupted due to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite our efforts, to receive immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, or a similar portable device. Please note that in any case we cannot accept responsibility for lack of these services.
LOW SLUNG CARS - VANS – MINIBUSES - Most of our houses are located in the countryside. Some of them can be accessed only by unsealed roads and driveways. We therefore advise people intending to take a sports or low-slung car on holiday, to check with us first whether the access to the property allows for such a car. We advise against the use of vans and minibuses. Please always check with us, at the time of booking, if you are planning to use this type of vehicle when staying at one of our properties.
Additional amenities include: maid service: 3 times a week, freeform pool, internet - isdn.Read more
Left on 06/29/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Jenice
When we arrived at Le Rondini, we were speechless! It is truly the villa of our dreams. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is simply amazing. The interior offers modern conveniences, but is beautifully rustic. The terrace offers an amazing view of the surrounding hills as well as the mountains in the distance. There are 8 of us and this home provided plenty of room for all. We did cook and the kitchen was well stocked and we even cooked steaks and pizza on the outdoor wood oven! Mauricio met us and helped us find a grocery store that was wonderful! Montopoli is the town and it is quaint. Also a wonderful restaurant at the hotel. The villa is located in the Pisa region. We were able to reach many sights within an hour's drive of the villa. Luxury Retreats delivered exactly what we were looking for and Vladimir was a great help in setting it all up flor us. Rent Le Rondini and you will not be disappointed! - Jenice V., Pennsylvania, USA
Fantastic location; clean; unseasonably cold so Villa was too co
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in February 2012 | Andrea .
This Villa is more appropriate for the summer months because of the cold temperature. The floor plan was nice and very bright. Outdoor space is superb. - Andrea W., , Switzerland
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