Country (6+2) apt with pool 20 km from florence
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||110 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Wilderness, River, Rural|
Description from the owner
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Holiday Apartment in the florentines hills with panoramic views, terraces, garden, pool, barbecue, bikes, wine tour, vegetable garden, olives.
Apartment La Favilla (110 square meters - 7+1 beds; first floor)
Outside steps lead the covered terrace and entrance at first floor level. Large sitting/dinning room with fireplace. Door to a well equipped kitchen.
To the right of the sitting room there is a corridor that leads to the four bedrooms: two double bedrooms, one double with separated beds and one single room. There...Read more
Country (6+2) apt with pool 20 km from florence
Rignano sull'Arno, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
The Valdisieve and the Valdarno areas are still quiet unknown and not turistic but really full of attractions: wine road of chianti Rufina e Pomino, monastery of Vallombrosa (12Â° century), Poppi (village with artisan of cast iron) and ZOO for the children, Park of Casentino's forests, the small medieval village of Pelago and his wandeful nearby, the forest of La Consuma (around 1000 mt high), the medieval city of Arezzo, and much more.
Location Type River, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$1,648||$1,648||$923 - $1,582||$1,978||3 nights|
|Mar. 20 2013 - Apr. 12 2013
|Apr. 13 2013 - Jun. 21 2013
|Jun. 22 2013 - Aug. 23 2013
|Aug. 24 2013 - Oct. 18 2013
|Oct. 19 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 10 2014
|All Other Dates||$1,648||$1,648||$1,187||-||4 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
In the price are: linens and towels, water and electricity consumption, swimming pool (shared), private parking(shared), use of the loundry(shared), use of the outdoor bbq (shared), use of the bikes (4 bikes)
Not in the price: final cleanings: 15 euro each people
Central Heating: to pay upon consumption (2 euro x m3)
Damage deposit: 200 euro, to rtotally efound in case of no damage
Special offer: for the month of february and march we accord a special discount of 20%.
Weekly price of 540 euro instead of 700!!
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A beautifull House with a wonderfull view
This House is an excellence House for a visit in the Toskana! Ist is clean, you have everything you Need and the Pool is Perfect for Swimming! You can visit every Important Cities like Firenze Luca Siena and piesa or San gimignano... Er Would Rent it everytime! The best is the picking vegetables from the Garden
wonderfull views, quiet, olives and wine.
La Favilletta is an excellent place to relax and enjoy toscane. The authentic house, the surroundings and the beautiful views over the hill make the experience real. Firenze is nearby and also other cities like Sienna, Arrezzo, Poppi are reachable.
Bart en Sara
La Favilletta is a perfect place to relax in the nature and to v
La Favilletta is a perfect place to relax in the nature and to visit all beautiful places of toscany.
With 8 adults and 9 children we stayed here, the adults enjoyed the different terraces and the children of course the swimming pool.
Bernardo is a very nice host, when we arrived he left fresh vegetables from the garden and he gave many good tips for trips en festivals nearby.
Tuscany straight out of a film set
We stayed here 3 weeks Sep/1 week Oct to mark our 25th wedding anniversary. We were joined by friends and our adult offspring at different points. We loved the place and it proved ideal for relaxing, as a touring base and as a drop in point for guests.
* Vista to die for
* Weather was a sunny 28' once a spectacular thunderstorm had cleared the 35' of week 1
* Location was handy for trips to Florence (30 mins), Lucca, Sienna, Pisa (all between 1-2 hours) and even Rome (about 2.5 hours)
* Accommodation was basic but spacious, comfortable and well appointed
* Beautiful remote setting only 15 mins from Pontassieve with a great supermarket, station to Florence and decent restaurants locally
* Loads of wildlife. We saw wild boar, deer, hares, rabbits and many species of birds
* Bernardo was a great host; friendly and relaxed but always there if you needed him
What could have been better:
* The last 1km of "road" is simply a rocky track.
* Hunting is rife so you need to get accustomed to armed strangers regularly passing through your garden. They were friendly enough but barking dogs could be an overnight problem and shotgun alarms from 6:30a.m. were common.
* No air conditioning so windows need to be left open even in Sept (hence the annoyance with dog barking). This also meant mosquito control was necessary altho the windows have mesh and the apartment had plenty of plug-in repellents.
* Pool shuts mid Sept altho weather was fine for bathing right up until early Oct.
* The 4 bedroom apartment does not have a terrace overlooking the valley leaving you envious of the spectacular sun terraces attached to the 2 smaller apartments.
Make sure your car has decent clearance underneath - we had to decant passengers to get over the worst humps and I changed car after 1 week
Take a sat-nav of some sort. The farmhouse is tricky to find and as for Italian road signage...
This place isn't for everyone. For others it will be paradise.
Response from bernardo dionisio - 11/09/2011
thanks a lot for all you kind words, i'm happy you have had a good holiday to celebrate your anniversary.
I just want to integrate your review with some information useful for others voyagers:
- For what concern the hunting there is a season in wich the hunt is open, particluarly from 18 september to 30 jenuary and for 3 days a week.
- me and other owners of the surrounding, we are making works on an annual basis for improve the conditions of the road that effectively is not in good shape (but there are many people that use it everyday with normal cars). I hope it will be better next year.
Of course a car with clearence underneath is everytime better for country roads.
As far as i'm concerned there are many people all over the world that comes and that return, so i guess our house can be a place almost for anyone :-)
Thanks again and be back in Tuscany soon!!
Wonderful villa - beautiful Tuscany
We two families (four to seven persons depending of the day) stayed in the villa almost two weeks in June-July. The rustic house and the apartment were absolutely great. We also enjoyed the peaceful surroundings very much, and the Tuscany landscape around was very beautiful. The host, Bernardo, was very friendly and helpful. We just loved our stay and would like to give a revisit some day.
Paradise with a view
A very beautiful environment, safe for the children, relaxed for the parents. Very friendly hospitality.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
What I expected and more!!
We had the chance my family and I to spend a full week at La Favilletta. Everything indicated on the website is exact and I would say you get even more. If you are looking for a true Toscane experience in a very beautifull scenery, this house is perfect. The house (I believe more than 300 years old) has a a real soul, through the old furnitures, the brick walls you feel it while having the comfort and commodity to facilitate your stay. We brought full of memories from our stay and thanks to Bernardo for ensuring we had everything we need.
Canucks in Tuscany
Ww loved staying in a Tuscan farmhouse with stunning views over
The house was ready and clean and welcoming on our arrival. Bernardo was there to answer questions and make us welcome. All amenities were there with a very well-equipped kitchen, good modern bathrooms and comfortable living areas. Outdoor eating areas were available with views forever. Our weather was perfect day after day. We did regret very much that the pool does not open until June 1st, just after we left. It would have been nice to have a hair dryer provided. The long laneway in to La Faviletta is a very bumpy road and must be taken extremely slowly. Allow time to get a bit lost in finding the place. It's not easy. But the destination was well worth it in in our estimation.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Everything was ok, just like Bernardo told us. We had a great time in a real beautifull and comfortable house.
Response from bernardo dionisio - 03/04/2011
we have a lot of new services, come back from Argentina!!
Delighted from Devon!
Exmouth, Devon UK
A stunning location close to Florence.
Excellent service from Bernardo, prompt, efficient & friendly.
A large comfortable converted farmhouse with plenty of space for everybody.
Superb 360 degree panoramic views from house and garden, with small pool to cool off in.Nearby train service to Florence, & close to deli and supermarket.
We found the kitchen a bit small for those of us who like to cater for ourselves, but hard to beat for sheer impact on
first sight of this wonderful place.
Delphine et Fred
very great holidays in the nature and near Florence
pleasant stay in the hills with panoramic views, near Florence, surrounded by nature. unforgettable at any point of view.
An unforgettable family vacation
Tucked away amidst the vineyards of Tuscany, with a wonderful panorama of the valley below and the hills in the distance, it is a magical setting.
Fourteen of us relaxed here and toured northern Italy by car and train (daytrips mostly) The Pontassieve train station is close by with service to Florence (25 mins)
Response from bernardo dionisio - 03/04/2011
you're right, the train is very comfortable and now there are even more courses to Florence.
A car is very important, but maybe for a week is possible to do without taking bus or train.
La crois saint ouen france
Superbe maison, trĂ¨s bien situĂ©e Ă condition d'avoir une voiture
"Bernardo" est tr?s accueillant, tr?s disponible. Il fait confiance ? ses h?tes.
C'est l'endroit id?al pour d?couvrir la Toscane