Farmhouse on Historic Estate in the Chianti - Monteriggioni - La Casa
Description from the manager
Spend a leisurely holiday in Tuscany at this farmhouse villa rental. On an estate that includes formal Italian gardens and over 500 acres of grounds, you will have plenty of space, including your own wonderful sun terrace! Within easy day-trip distance of Siena and Florence, not to mention little villages like Monteriggioni, this farmhouse in Tuscany provides you with endless opportunities for sightseeing. Of course you can also stay home to relax at this Chianti Tuscany farmhouse, or even take a class in traditional Italian cooking!
This property in Tuscany, which has been owned by the same family since the 17th century, is part of a 13th century hamlet that includes an old farmhouse, wine cellars, olive oil mills, a carpenter shop, a small church, and stables. The property contains vineyards that produce a wonderful Chianti Classico, olive trees (which produce a tasty extra virgin olive oil), hay fields, and woods. The estate offers a view of rolling hills, the walled town of Monteriggioni, and in the distance, the towers of San Gimignano. Huge cypress trees line the unpaved, 500 meter driveway to the estate entrance.
The house is a spacious, rustic country home, independent from the villa, with a shared infinity-edge swimming pool (15m x 7m) and a garden area overlooking the vineyards. A large fig tree provides shade. There is a barbecue area and a table for outdoor dining (seats 12 people), as well as other garden furniture. The friendly and hospitable owners live on the third floor of the villa, and the guardians, as well as other farmers, live on the estate. The owners' dogs have their own enclosed garden; however, they can be heard during their daily walks on the property!
Besides this farmhouse (which can accommodate 12 people), there are other properties available for rent on the same Tuscan estate. There is a villa (sleeps 6) and another farmhouse composed to two units that sleep a total of 12. The entire estate can accommodate a total of 34 people. There is ample room for parking on the property. Overall, the house is a perfect retreat for family farmhouse vacations in Italy.
(250 m2/2,690 ft2)
The house is furnished with simple antique furniture, terra cotta floors, wooden beamed ceilings, and whitewashed walls. All of the windows provide wonderful views.
Ground Floor: This floor has a storage room with a washing machine.
First Floor: On the first floor, there are two comfortable sitting rooms with satellite TV and stereo, a dining room that seats twelve people, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom (with shower and tub).
Second Floor: On the top floor, there are three double bedrooms, each with two twin-beds. There are three more double bedrooms, each with a canopied double bed. There are also three bathrooms with showers.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Cook Service: 45 Euros per person
* Cooking Classes: 90 Euros per person
* Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
* There is an archery range and a Bocce ball court at this property.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, pets considered, iron and board, outside area - shared, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, welcome basket, cd, bike, outside area - private, cook service available - extra cost, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, electric tea kettle....Read more
Left on 07/31/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
I loved the house and the pool, but the best thing about this property was having the owners right next door. They were so helpful with restaurant recommendations, train bus schedules, museum reservations, area information, etc., etc.... and they were a joy to talk to!
Beauty as far as the eye could see. Plenty of places to take a walk or go for a bike ride.
Left on 03/31/2005 for a stay in March 2005 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 31, 2005Stayed Mar 2005
We can't wait to return!
The property was absolutely beautiful. The views were incredible and the location was very convenient for day trips and for getting food. We cooked several meals for 23 people in one of the kitchens and it was very well equipped for our needs. We had our wedding in the garden followed by an unbelievable meal catered by a local chef. It was definitely something that we all will remember for the rest of our lives.
Picturesque Tuscan countryside, olive trees, vineyards, cypress trees. It was very accessible by car. Many of the guests simply took a taxi from the Siena train station.
Left on 08/31/2004 for a stay in August 2004 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 31, 2004Stayed Aug 2004
The location was out of this world. Gorgeous views and the property had so much history. I could not recommend a better place to spend a week or more. Also, the property owners were very accommodating and helpful.
I honestly can't tell you anything we didn't like.
The scenery, vineyards, the ease with which to travel to other cities.
Left on 06/30/2004 for a stay in June 2004 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2004Stayed Jun 2004
Go! It is a beautiful villa with surrounding adventure. Having a base camp was easy for day traveling, but it could be a quiet retreat if that's what you want. We stayed one week and felt a few more days would have been better. A reason to go back. The villa is very safe, if older kids wanted to stay behide for the day. There is a pool, ping-pong table, or sleeping for those who need a quiet day away from family, either parents or kids. We traveled with another family of 5, 3 teenagers as well. They stayed in the main villa, so it was very easy to meet up. The family that owns the villa is very kind and would do anything to help us. I would most definitely like to go back!
We felt very welcomed at La Casa. It is a family owned and run villa, which includes their daily life. Our family of 5 felt very comfortable walking around the villa to visit another family on the estate that we were traveling with. Sharing the entire villa with another family was perfect. Our teenagers were comfortable.
The owner has large dogs. They were friendly for the most part.
Traveling to the many little hill towns. One week was not enough time, but a good start.
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