Delightful Villa La Giara offers private garden, fireplace and housekeeping
Description from the manager
Tucked into a cluster of homes on a hilltop, La Giara is a villa with gorgeous views and a long history. Dating from the 12th century, the villa was once the summer residence of the Bishop of Florence. Over the centuries, it’s been expanded and renovated, and today is a rustic-style five-bedroom retreat with traditional decor, beautiful outdoor spaces and modern amenities.
The villa’s living spaces open to a gravel terrace, which has an outdoor dining area, panoramic views and a constant refreshing breeze. Bring a book or picnic outside and enjoy in the shade of the trees or umbrellas, or stroll the terraced garden down to the pool deck, which is furnished with loungers and side tables. Walking a bit further, you’ll find fruit and olive trees, as well as a vegetable garden. Inside, La Giara is well-equipped for relaxing with a wine cellar, Wi-Fi access and a ping-pong table.
While the property still has features like marble-edged fireplaces and tile floors, its walls have been updated with a soft, pastel-tinged palette and painted accents. The furniture is a comfortable, cheerful mix, from a plush red sofa and cream-colored armchairs to woven mid century-style lounge chairs and canvas campaign chairs. In the dining room, Louis Ghost chairs are a surprising modern touch, while the fully equipped kitchen has a more casual farmhouse-style table and benches.
La Giara’s five bedrooms are decorated with the same charm; keep an eye out in the pretty trompe l’oeil wall paintings for hidden doors. There are two bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms, one bedroom with a French bed and en-suite bathroom, and one bedroom with a double bed that has a guest bathroom. The fifth bedroom has a double bed, bathroom and access to a studio with a single bed.
The villa is surrounded by quiet streets perfect for walking or cycling. By car, it’s just 3 miles to the grocery store, the Sieci train station and the town of Molino del Piano. There’s a restaurant in Pontassieve, 6 miles away, but the dining, shopping and museums of Florence are only 10 miles away. You’ll find the Ugolino Florence golf course about 12 miles away, and the Florence airport about 22 miles away.
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Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 - Master
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower
Bedroom 2 - Principessa
French bed, En-suite bathroom with tub, Safe
Bedroom 3 – Blue
Double bed, Guest bathroom
Bedroom 4 - Uccelli
Double bed, Bathroom with tub, Interconnected to a studio with single bed
Bedroom 5 - Books
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with shower
Features & Amenities
Fully equipped kitchen
Staff & Services
Daily housekeeping service except Thursday
Daily breakfast preparation
Electricity consumption up to 330 kwh
Weekly linen change
Final cleaning on Saturday
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Additional maid service
Maximum 10 guests
Not suitable for children or elderly people
Pets not permitted
The use of the appliances in the villa and kitchen must be supervised by the staff
Security deposit is to be paid upon arrival at the villa in cash
Rental vehicle recommended
5 km to:
Town of Molino del Piano
Tain station in Sieci
10 km to restaurant in Pontassieve
16 km to Florence
20 km to golf course in Ugolino Florence
35 km to Florence airport
67 km to San Gimignano
86 km to Siena
102 km to Lucca
104 km to Pisa airport
300 km to Rome airport
La Giara consists of two different villas under one roof. A resident lives in the other villa but ensuring full privacy to the guests of La Giara. The garden and swimming pool area remain private to the guests of La Giara
2 Dogs reside in a fenced-in area next to la Giara
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, hairdryer, cd player, maid service: 6 days a week, laundry facility, wine cellar, alfresco dining, outdoor furniture....Read more
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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