Beautiful Large Villa Close to Florence - Villa Gialla - 14
Description from the manager
This ancient country villa offers an elegant Tuscan experience for large groups of families or friends. Situated just 25 minutes from the city of Florence, the location of this villa is convenient for visiting the towns of the Chianti region. While at your villa, your group can relax by the private pool or in one of the many indoor and outdoor common areas. Whether you would like to sit back and take in the views of the surrounding countryside or tour local wineries and towns, this villa is the right choice for your large group!
Dating back to the 14th century, this ancient villa has been tastefully restored. It is situated on a hill in the middle of a beautiful garden surrounded by views of vineyards and olive groves. An outdoor area has been furnished with tables and chairs and a terrace is furnished with sun loungers. The private swimming pool, open beginning of May to the middle of October, (85m2) is surrounded by additional sun loungers and umbrellas. Parking is available within the property grounds.
(600 m2/6,458 ft2)
Ground Floor:The entrance doors enter into a large room with a billiard table and chairs.
First Floor: (20 steps) The living room is furnished with couches, chairs, and satellite TV and there is a dining room with a large table with 20 chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a fireplace, cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. There is also a table that will seat 10. There are three bedrooms on this floor as a well as a terrace. The first and second bedrooms each have a queen-sized (160 cm bed) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, bidet and shower. The third bedroom has a single bed(90 cm) and the third bathroom (not ensuite) has a sink, toilet, and shower.
Second Floor (30 steps): There are eight bedrooms on this floor. The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, bidet, and shower. The seventh bedroom has a single bed (90 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The eighth bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and there is an eighth bathroom (not ensuite) with a sink, toilet, and 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.
* Additional Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
* Babysitting Available: 15 Euros per hour
* Breakfast Available On Request: 15 Euros per person
* Chef Service Available: 35 Euros per person (minimum of 8 people) includes antipasto, first course, second course, dessert and coffee
* The double bedrooms each have twin-beds which can be joined or separated. They are made up as one queen bed unless clients want them separated - then there is a 10 euro charge for the extra linens.
* The caretaker and family live in an apartment connected to the ground floor at the back of the villa.
* The rental price is for 14 people. Additional infants or small children under the age of two may be accepted, for the additional cost of 100 euros per child per week.
* This villa can also be rented for up to 20 people under the name Villa Gialla - 20.
Additional amenities include: pool table, housekeeping - included, fireplace - indoor, cook service available - extra cost, outside area - private, independent villa, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, american coffee maker....Read more
Left on 09/29/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | EdReviewed Sep 29, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
Our group of 14 adults had a great time during our week at the villa.
The property was only 20 to 25 kms from Florence but it was in a very quiet area. There were many places to visit and things to do within easy commuting distance by car. The property owner (Roberta) was very easy to deal with and provided assistance with booking dinners at a couple of restaurants. The villa is 800 years old and the views are fantastic.
Grocery shopping was only 10 minutes away in Rignano Sull Arno. We had a great tour and lunch at the Fattoria Torre a Cona winery which is only 3 kms from the villa. There are a number of very scenic towns that are within a 60- to 75-minute drive from the villa.
Left on 07/21/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | EileenReviewed Jul 21, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Beautiful property--exactly what we were expecting. It was an excellent place for a family gathering.
The villa has a large kitchen where all the family gathered in the morning and evening hours. It also had a large front room where family gathered to read, play games, use their computers, etc. The bedrooms each had a private bathroom, and the pool offered a much needed respite from the summer heat. All that put together meant that the villa offered something for everyone. You could either join the group or find your own private area to relax.
The surrounding area was quaint, accessible by car, and offered a lot of interesting places to visit.
Left on 09/03/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | KathleenReviewed Sep 3, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Very good overall experience. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. I loved how comfortable the kitchen was and the access to the terrace off the kitchen. The pool provided a wonderful respite after long hot days touring.
Spaciousness of rooms.
Could not walk to anything.
Also all Bedrooms did not have fans. We had to ask for them.
Ease of driving into Florence. Beauty of siting on the terrace at night and watching shooting stars.
Left on 06/11/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | timothyReviewed Jun 11, 2011Stayed May 2011
I could sum up or stay with one word - WOW!! The Villa Gialla was a wonderful villa. We are starting to plan another trip in a few years and we will use Rentvillas.com for our trip. We may try to stay at the same place.
The property owner was a gracious hostess. The day we arrived half of our family was separated due to traffic. My sisters made it to the villa before me. I had the reservation paperwork, however, and the owner let them in to get settled. Once we made it to the villa we called the owners and she came right over. In the kitchen there was an old wood fire grill, and we asked the owner if we could use it one night and she said anytime we would like and we could use the olive wood for fuel. We did a huge dinner a few days later.
Left on 08/14/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | TatianaReviewed Aug 14, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
It was great, the house is located in the middle of a beautiful valley full of vineyards and olive trees. It is a house from the 13th century very unique and pretty. The owner and staff were really nice and friendly.
The location and the uniqueness of the house, painted walls and ceilings.
The view and the people.
It was maybe a bit further from Florence than expected.
Left on 07/17/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | CharlesReviewed Jul 17, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
We were quite pleased with the villa, which was spacious and clean. The grounds are beautiful and especially well kept, including the pool area, which my grandchildren particularly enjoyed. Many thanks for your help in planning what was a most enjoyable experience for my family. I will certainly recommend your company and this villa to friends seeking this type of accommodation.
We all enjoyed the outside deck area off the kitchen and dining room, where we could view the surrounding countryside. My wife was especially fond of the overlarge kitchen.
Our only negative experience was barking dogs on one night almost the entire night, and fierce mosquitoes.
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