Luxury Tuscan Villa with Pool For Rent - Villa della Stemma
Description from the manager
Breathe in the fresh country air of your own luxury Tuscan villa for rent, an ancient farmhouse restored in traditional style and an idyllic retreat for your family, friends or large groups. Barbecue on the large open terrace or explore the private, enclosed gardens of mature olive trees and flowers, featuring a grand expanse of lawn and a large heated swimming pool with its own sun terrace. This lovely vacation villa in Tuscany offers privacy, yet its location is close to local shopping, world-renowned sights and wonderful attractions.
(1360 m2) Set within the private estate of an historic Tuscan borgo, this farmhouse has been lovingly restored and transformed into luxurious accommodations for up to fifteen guests. An open terrace for outdoor dining runs the length of the house in the back, where you will find a barbecue and outdoor furniture for your use. The terrace overlooks a private, enclosed garden with a large lawn area interspersed with mature olive trees and flower beds. There is also a heated private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with its own sun terrace. Pool towels and sun lounges are provided. The property is also secured by an electronic gate. The estate itself also includes an ancient villa with a 13th century clock tower, a family chapel, an olive press, an old water mill, and a number of farmhouses, of which this is one. It is possible to tour the rest of the estate upon request; many of the older buildings have yet to undergo restoration and the farm is active, so guests must be accompanied by a member of the staff.
Ground Floor: A large living room occupies most of the ground floor of this farmhouse villa. It is furnished with comfortable sofas and armchairs, a card table, satellite TV, and an open fireplace. There is also a large kitchen/breakfast room, well equipped with an oven, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, and juicer. There is also a utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, and ironing board. One bedroom on the ground floor has a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. This bedroom also contains two single sofa-beds, suitable for children.
First Floor: Upstairs there are a total of six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master suite includes a 200 cm large king-size bed and an ensuite bathtub, along with a walk-in shower and separate toilet. The second bedroom has a 190 cm king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub. The third and fourth bedrooms each have a 160 cm queen-size bed. The fifth bedroom has a 190 cm king-size bed. The sixth bedroom has a 140 cm standard double bed (suitable for one). There are also two bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Limonaia: A few meters away from the farmhouse, the lemon house has been turned into a bedroom with a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and large walk-in shower.
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.
* Pre-Stocked Villa: 20 Euros per hour, plus cost of food
* Extra Housekeeping: 20 Euros per hour
* Pool Heating: Upon request
* This property is located on the same estate as
Villa Ampelio and Annex.
* 15 is the maximum number of guests allowed at the villa.
* Housekeeping is provided for 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Additional amenities include: computer available, iron and board, fireplace - indoor, firewood available - included, pool towels, air conditioning - whole house, cd, cook service available - extra cost, housekeeping - included, outside area - private, independent villa, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, window screens - partial house....Read more
"Lucille's review of Luxury Tuscan Villa For Rent - Villa della S"
Left on 08/31/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | LucilleReviewed Aug 31, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
My family and I found the villa to be perfect for an extended family visit. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The pool area and patio were the scenes of family dinners and relaxing afternoons
We loved the opportunity to live in the countryside yet to have the typical amenities such as air conditioning and modern bathrooms Americans take for granted.
The natural scenery was profundly beautiful, the small towns quite attractive, and the villa was within reasonable driving distance of major tourist sites.
Left on 07/17/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 17, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
It was all that we could have hoped for and more. The layout of bedrooms and bathrooms, the spacious living areas, the outdoor terrace and pool all combined to make this a memorable vacation for our family of twelve adults and children.
The villa was set up for really easy living. We did quite a bit of cooking and, after getting used to the stove, we turned out some gourmet feasts which we then enjoyed out on the terrace. We found ourselves lingering for an hour or more after dinner was over because we did not want to leave the peace and quiet of a Tuscan evening. Also, and this was very important to our group the beds are very, very comfy.
It would have been nice to be able to walk to a village. The roads are not conducive to strolling and the nearest village was too far for us to reach on foot.
The postcard views! The charming villages in the hills.
Left on 08/31/2008 for a stay in August 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 31, 2008Stayed Aug 2008
This was our first time to rent a villa, and we were pleasantly surprised how nice this one was...very tastefully decorated and furnished! Fairly close to many attractions in Tuscany. Grocery store and train station 10 to 20 minutes away, respectfully. Keyholder, Jenni, was very friendly, professional, and helpful. She even gave us a tour of the larger villa and private chapel on the property, which are currently being restored.
This farmhouse was recently restored and remodeled and done in a very tasteful fashion. The photos on Rentvillas web site don't quite do it justice. We were concerned that the AC would not be adequate for a July-August stay, but there were plenty of units to keep the place cool 1 to 2 per room! The biggest bonus was the Limonaia house - it looked like something straight out of Architectural Digest and yet there are no pictures of it online. The layout was great, too The master bedroom is in one wing upstairs, and all other bedrooms are in the opposite wing, with one bedroom downstairs. Plenty of bathrooms, too.
Would like to see more "basics" included. After our initial supply was used up, we had to go running around Tuscany looking for toilet paper after hours. Washer-Dryer took a long time to run thru cycles, occasionally tripping breakers in the house. Could use a plug and more lighting around the pool area - one light was missing. Hot-Cold water temperature was a little erratic in master bath.
The Villa is set on a huge piece of property high above a nearby small town, Forcoli, and the approach up to the property is gorgeous. The farmhouse is set far off the road, with a beautiful, private approach. Many tiny hilltop towns nearby to explore. The highlight for us were the drives to San Gimignano and Volterra.
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