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Beautiful Independent Tuscan Cottage For 2 With Spectacular Views – Home 3215208 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Beautiful Independent Tuscan Cottage For 2 With Spectacular Views – Home 3215208

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Available year round, 3 night minimum stay. Rates are seasonal, with reduced weekly rates an option. Low season rate is: 120 euros nightly/720 euros weekly. High season: 150 Euros nightly/900 euros weekly. 40 euro cleaning fee.

Welcome to La Ginestra, a newly renovated cottage nestled inside Tuscany’s most romantic landscape, southern Siena Province.

La Ginestra is nestled halfway between Florence (1¾ hours) and Rome (2 hours), and is a little over an hour’s drive from Siena. The cottage is an easy drive to some of Italy’s most revered sights, mostly through breathtaking countryside. It’s an exceptional independent house for two, offering privacy, a perfect location, and stellar views.

La Ginestra has off street parking on the property behind a lockable gate. The house has one bedroom and bath, and is fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. There are terracotta floors throughout, with French doors in both the living room & bedroom that open to the outside. You can enjoy a meal or a glass of wine on one of the two patios. The modern, sleek and fully equipped kitchen has a professional style stove, quartz counter tops, dishwasher, and a full sized refrigerator with freezer. The bathroom’s oversized shower has locally quarried travertine. There is no air conditioning but two fans are provided. At 1740 feet, La Ginestra’s elevation keeps temperatures cooler in the summer. There is WIFI in the house.

The house's additional amenities include a fireplace (firewood provided), CD player with iPod/iPhone direct dock, CDs, wide screen Samsung Smart TV with Sky satellite dish, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, first-aid kit, and hair dryer. There are area maps, guidebooks and recommendations on local restaurants, museums, shopping, walking and biking trails, and sights.

The house offers privacy without isolation. The closest village, a five-minute walk, is the charming medieval hill town Celle Sul Rigo, pop. 400. It has been singled out for its wine, olive oil and beauty. Celle offers dining options that range from trattorias to full scale fine dining. The village also provides a bakery, butcher shop, pharmacy, and grocery stores. There is also an Emergency Response facility with ambulance and first responder services a few blocks away.

There is an outdoor bathtub with hot and cold water with a spectacular view for you to enjoy while soaking in the tub. There is no smoking allowed inside La Ginestra.

The changing seasons all offer their own magic. The cottage is located on a ridge between the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana, Tuscany’s evocative and most classically characteristic areas. It has a spectacular view overlooking fascinating hill towns, the occasional vineyard, pasturing sheep, olive groves and rolling hills.

La Ginestra offers something for everyone. Nearby are wonderful local food and wine options ranging from simple to sublime. Dotted with Etruscan sites, the area is a treasure trove of history and art. There are excellent roads for biking and trails for horseback riding. (There’s an equestrian center minutes away.) Also there is a wonderful public swimming pool in Sarteano, 20 minutes away. Tuscany's unspoiled coastline is a 2 hour drive. Year round, the nearby villages hold festivals that include music, food, and medieval pageantry. Celle sul Rigo holds an annual Sagra dei Pici, celebrating the local hand made pasta.

La Ginestra is named for the wonderfully fragrant yellow-flowered plant that perfumes the Tuscan air all summer long. The cottage sits on two and a half acres of olive and fruit trees. It produces its own olive oil from its 155 trees. It’s in a quiet and undiscovered part of Tuscany, untrammeled and off the beaten path, yet close to Tuscany’s hot spots.

The cottage lies twelve miles from the ski slopes of Monte Amiata, the extinct volcano (the highest mountain in southern Tuscany), that still fuels some 40 local thermal springs. The area is famous for its lovely therapeutic spas and the villages built around them. San Casciano dei Bagni’s Fonte Verde is rated one of the top spas in Europe. San Casciano is a five-minute drive from the cottage and is one of the area’s most beautiful hill towns, an elegant village that is a mecca for artists and writers who flock to its quiet environs. It’s been acclaimed as one of the 'Borghi Più Belli d'Italia', one of the loveliest villages in Italy.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

I will always be available by email or telephone to attend to your questions or concerns and to help you contact our property manager when you arrive to check in, etc.

Policies

Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Richard K.
Calendar last updated:
05 Mar 2023
Years listed:
10
Based in:
United States
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Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
11 reviews

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“Soooo relaxing”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2019

Staying at this cottage was the most relaxing thing we did in years! With the amazing view over the tuscan landscape, the beautiful, very well kept little cottage with everything available you need, b… More

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“Exceeded expectations”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2016

Arriving at the cottage took our breath away with the intimate private garden setting overlooking the olive orchard and beyond to the expanse of shouldering Tuscan hills and valleys and the bucolic vi… More

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Response from the owner It was a pleasure communicating with our guests and I am very happy that he enjoyed La Ginestra! We love our Tuscan property and are very proud of it when we receive reviews such as this one!

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Bellissimo!!”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2014

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at this charming home this summer. It is beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable and has magnificent views of the Tuscan countryside. I loved waking up … More

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Response from the owner Thank you for your kind review! We take pride in our house and are very happy when someone appreciates what we have done with our property. I hope that someday you return to La Ginestra!

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Wonderfully comfortable Tuscan cottage with spectacular views”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2014

We've just returned from a week at La Ginestra and can't possibly say enough nice things about it. The house is well situated, around halfway between Rome and Florence, and just a short driv… More

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Response from the owner I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at La Ginestra. You have discovered the many things to do and see very near La Ginestra. I look forward to your return someday!

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“Views amazing, house beautiful and Village so friendly”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2014

We stayed for one week at La Ginestra and could have been there for so much longer. We loved it, the view across the valley is a wow and the house is so tastefully decorated and of high quality. The v… More

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Response from the owner We love La Ginestra and I'm glad you enjoyed it also. Your comment about the bed is quite correct. My wife and I searched very thoroughly for all of the items that "make up" La Ginestra. We hope that you return some day.

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“Postcard perfect setting and views!”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2013

My husband and I rented La Ginestra for one week in October. It was a perfect choice for us--size of the house, its location, amenities, and the incredible vistas from every window and door. We felt… More

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Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at La Ginestra! I'm happy that you liked it and our area of Tuscany. We hope that you return someday.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Fantastic place to be in love!”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2013

Upon arrival, the property manager was more than welcoming, full of good tips, several introductions to local vendors and just fun to be with. The property was beautifully kept, with fantastic views… More

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Response from the owner I'm glad you chose La Ginestra for your honeymoon retreat! As you say..it is the perfect place for a peaceful, tranquil stay in a beautiful area of Tuscany. I appreciate your kind words!

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“A little slice of heaven”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at La Ginestra for a week in September. The house is lovely and modern with a great outdoor terrace that has panoramic views over the Tuscan countryside. It was well located … More

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Response from the owner Thank you for appreciating the effort we have put in to insure a peaceful stay for our guests. Please return someday and enjoy La Ginestra again. We look forward to serving you.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Casa la Ginestra Is a Real Gem!”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2013

Casa la Ginestra is a real gem! This is by far the most comfortable vacation rental I have had the pleasure of staying at. The location is ideal; close to many charming villages but remote enough to o… More

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Response from the owner Thank you for your comments and thank you for taking the time to tell us so. There are so very many things to do and see in our area and it sounds like you did a good job of it! We will see you when you return!

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“Vacances parfaites”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2013

La Ginestra est idéalement située dans le sud de la Toscane dans un petit village offrant toutes les commodités : restaurants, commerces... C'est un point de départ pa… More

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Response from the owner Thank you for your comments and we look forward to your return someday. There are many more things to do and see in our area and I hope that others will discover our property and area. It is not to be missed!

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Richard (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Richard the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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You can also request a quote from Richard (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Richard (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Richard (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Richard (the owner) a message.

If Richard (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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