A spacious living room with a large, open fireplace and classic stone archways await you at this well decorated Tuscany holiday villa. With sprawling gardens and grounds, you will have plenty of space to stroll, and a nearby medieval walled city provides charming views and local charm. When you rent this villa in Tuscany, you'll also be within easy day-trip distance of Siena and Florence, so you will have endless opportunities for sightseeing. Of course you can also stay home to relax at this Tuscany vacation rental, 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 bright and spacious farmhouse is ideal for families and groups. It is composed of two units (offered here together), one that sleeps 4 and one that sleeps 8. It has a shared infinity-edge swimming pool (15m x 7m) and a garden area overlooking the vineyards. There is also a private garden area with a barbecue and marble table. 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 eight) and another farmhouse (sleeps 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.
This farmhouse is comprised of two units that sleep a total of 12 (only 10 during the winter months)
Ground Floor: There is a laundry room with washing machine and coat stand. Stairs lead to the common entrance, which has a large arched window.
First Floor: The cozy living room is large with a massive fireplace, terra cotta floors and comfortable furniture. The kitchen has a Tuscan wooden table that seats 12. There are four double bedrooms each with canopy beds, two twin-bedded rooms (which cannot be connected), one bathroom with tub, and 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: Upon request
* Housekeeping: Upon request
* During the winter this property only sleeps 10, since one bedroom has no heating.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, welcome basket, pets considered, iron and board, outside area - shared, pool towels, electric tea kettle, heating - partial house, firewood available - extra cost, cd, fireplace - indoor, housekeeping available - extra cost, bike, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, window screens - whole house, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, american coffee maker....Read more
Left on 06/30/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2008Stayed Jun 2008
We had a wonderful experience at this property. It was a perfect location close to Siena.
The location, the grounds and the warm welcome from the family that owns the property. The pool was perfect, as was the ping pong table that afforded us a fun activity for the days when we were relaxing at the Villa and not visiting the many surrounding villages that are great to visit.
The lack of screens and the mosquitos. In addition, we were fortunate to have a very friendly and nice family of 16 staying in the adjacent property. They were very courteous and did not display any inappropriate behavior given that we had young children with us. I only mention this so potential renters are aware that you do share the pool area and the pool with the adjacent building. It would be great if the owners would clear the trail a bit better to the village because right now it is virtually inaccessible on foot.
Left on 09/20/2003 for a stay in September 2003 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 20, 2003Stayed Sep 2003
Our first impression was wonderful! It was old and classic with beautiful landscape. We had plenty of peace and quiet but close to all the attractions we wanted to see (Florence & Siena). The bathroom & kitchen facility were modern enough to be comfortable but Italian enough to be different. The owner was helpful and generous, the villa clean and comfortable. We truly enjoyed every part of our experience. It was exactly what we hoped a villa in Tuscany would be.
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