Tucked between the villages of Gaiole and Radda in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany, Cavalcanti offers the privacy of a villa and the amenities of a larger estate. As part of the restored hamlet of Castello di San Donato in Perano, the three-bedroom property is surrounded by vineyards, a 10th-century castle and a church, among other historic buildings.
The restored stone farmhouse has its own outdoor spaces as well as access to shared gardens and a pool. Cook service or cooking lessons are available at extra cost, and you can enjoy the results al fresco on the spacious terrace under a pergola. The shared gardens and pool have spectacular views of the surrounding hills and vineyards, and plenty of chaise longues from which to enjoy them.
Cavalcantis interiors have been restored to offer bright, breezy luxury. High, beamed ceilings, white walls and a combination living and dining room create an open atmosphere, and sofas in a ticking stripe add to the relaxed, casual feel. On cooler nights, youll appreciate the wood-burning fireplaces in the living room and kitchen. The kitchen itself is just as open and modern, with sleek stainless steel appliances and an elegant Murano-style chandelier.
The villas three bedrooms are equally bright and airy, and can accommodate up to six guests. There are two bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms with jet tubs and separate showers; one of the bedrooms also has a walk-in closet. The third bedroom has two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom.
During your stay, you can relax at the villa or use it as a base to explore the Chianti region. For practical matters, a bank and post office are just 4 miles away in the village of Gaiole. If youd like to do some sightseeing, Cavalcanti is 17 miles from Siena, 25 miles from the famed towers of San Gimignano and 37 miles from Florence.
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Bedroom 1 - Master: Double bed, En-suite bathroom with jetted bathtub and separate shower, Walk-in closet
Bedroom 2 - Master: Double bed, En-suite bathroom with jetted bathtub and separate shower
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom
Large sitting room
Kitchen opens to front terrace
Maid service 5 days a week, 2-3 hours a day
At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Additional maid service
Mandatory Visitors Tax of 1.50 per person per day payable on-site
Applicable on the first 7 days
Fees and conditions are subject to change
Points of Interest:
6 km to bank and post office in Gaiole village
28 km to Siena
40 km to Gimignano
60 km to Florence
Maximum 6 guests
Pets not permitted
Check-in between 4pm and 7pm
Check-out before 10 a.m. on the day of departure
Required security deposit is payable onsite in cash or travelers check. Guests may pay in euros, or the equivalent amount in another currency
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.
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Cavalcanti was a delightful, comfortable and relaxing experience
Left on 08/24/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Keyla
The villa was exactly what we were expecting. San Donato in Perano is a lovely place in Chianti and the villa is beautiful, surrounded by vineyards. Privacy was an important aspect to this villa. The view from the pool area was amazing as well as the sunsets from the other side of the buildings. The closest little town, Gaiole in Chianti, was very helpful for grocery shopping and restaurants. The stay in Cavalcanti villa was truly an unforgettable experience. - Keyla B., ,
Well-designed and well-provisioned property in a beautiful setti
Left on 08/10/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Deborah
- Deborah C., , UK
Beyond our expectations
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in May 2012 | Anthony .
We were impressed as we drove up the drive to the villa at the expanse of the property. The first thing you see is the lovely terraced area. Once you walk inside you are wowed\" by the size of the villa, the fully equipped kitchen, the roominess of the bedrooms and baths and how clean everything was.. Ida was delightful and very helpful. At the end of long sightseeing days it was very relaxing to come back to the villa. It was wonderful coming back two evenings to Graziella cooking a fabulous dinner for the four of us. All in all it was a great week. \" - Anthony V., Pennsylvania, USA
Could not be different...its a pleasure place to spend a week!!
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in October 2011 | Fellippe .
We loved everything, from treatment at beginning by LAURA, monitoring of pre-arrival by PASCAL to kindness and good humor of housekeeper IDA all things went fine. Its unforgetable trip. - Fellippe C., , Brazil
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Our Stay at Cavalcanti
Left on 05/25/2010 for a stay in October 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The villa is very well furnished and very comfortable. I was disappointed that the housekeeper/cook couldn't speak a word of English (not 1 word), so my hopes of having her do any cooking (one of the reasons we chose this villa -- so we could have someone make a couple "dinners at home" for us, never happened. The other thing that should be looked at is that if you use the stove and the toaster at the same time, the electricity for the entire place goes out and there is no one to call and nothing to do except wait until the next day when the housekeeper comes to have her put it back on. This happened when we were cooking dinner one night and we had to wait all night until the next day. Thank goodness, it happened on a night when she was going to be there the next morning. There were 2 numbers provided at the house in case this happened, but neither of them worked. Nor did the housekeeper answer her phone (plus, she doesn't speak any English, so we couldn't have told her what was wrong to begin with). Other than this, the villa was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay and the couple from England who shared it with us enjoyed it as well.
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