Like much of Italy itself, Le Rondini effortlessly mixes old and new. Original architectural features and a well-maintained garden give the five-bedroom villa historic character, while new additions like a modern kitchen and stunning pool add up-to-date comfort. Not only does the property’s location near Montopoli in Val d’Arno afford great views, nearby highway access makes it easy to explore the region.
Green lawns and mature trees spread out around the hilltop villa, and brick paths lead down to a large, curving pool, complete with waterfall, terrace and lounge chairs. Prepare dinner on the barbecue, then dine al fresco on a covered veranda. Explore the nearby villages and countryside on the available bicycles, and sleep soundly in bedrooms with air conditioning, available at additional cost.
The rustic interiors of Le Rondini are warm and welcoming. In the living room, plush sofas, a built-in bookshelf and large fireplace invite you to curl up and stay awhile. Original stone walls, beamed ceilings and cotto floors are reminders of the house’s past, but an ISDN line and satellite TV are definitely of the 21st century. The well-equipped kitchen has stone countertops and modern appliances.
Le Rondini’s five bedrooms can accommodate up to ten guests. On the villa’s ground floor, you’ll find a bedroom with French bed and shared bathroom. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with two twin beds each that share a bathroom. The remaining two bedrooms each have a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom.
Whether you rent a car or take one of the villa’s bicycles, it’s just under 2 miles to the shops and restaurants in the village of Montopoli. Bring your racquets to the tennis courts 3 miles away, or your clubs to the Castelfalfi golf course, about 25 miles away. If you’d like to see more of Tuscany than the view from the terrace, the highway is about 7 miles away, Pisa is about 19 miles away and Florence is about 24 miles away.
Left on 06/29/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | JeniceReviewed Jun 29, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
When we arrived at Le Rondini, we were speechless! It is truly the villa of our dreams. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is simply amazing. The interior offers modern conveniences, but is beautifully rustic. The terrace offers an amazing view of the surrounding hills as well as the mountains in the distance. There are 8 of us and this home provided plenty of room for all. We did cook and the kitchen was well stocked and we even cooked steaks and pizza on the outdoor wood oven! Mauricio met us and helped us find a grocery store that was wonderful! Montopoli is the town and it is quaint. Also a wonderful restaurant at the hotel. The villa is located in the Pisa region. We were able to reach many sights within an hour's drive of the villa. Luxury Retreats delivered exactly what we were looking for and Vladimir was a great help in setting it all up flor us. Rent Le Rondini and you will not be disappointed! - Jenice V., Pennsylvania, USA
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