Large Villa Rental in Tuscany Near Florence with Pool - Villa Gialla - 20
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 open into a large room with chairs and a billiard table.
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 bed (160 cm) 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 on the ground floor in the back of the villa with a separate entrance.
* The rental price is for 20 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 14 people under the name Villa Gialla - 14.
Additional amenities include: pool table, housekeeping - included, fireplace - indoor, firewood available - included, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, 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 05/26/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | JonReviewed May 26, 2012Stayed May 2012
The week of a lifetime. Everyone in our family of 16 was elated by the amenities and the comfort. We spent one whole day (our last Friday) together on the property. The other days we were traveling to Florence and beyond.
The beauty of the landscape and immediate surroundings--the lemon trees, the pool, etc. It was cool to have an automatic door to get in and out--kind of made us feel like nouveau riche.
Most of all the rolling hills, the lush green ground cover, and brilliant red poppies everywhere. Poppies are Tuscan dandelions!
Left on 06/16/2007 for a stay in June 2007 | NancyReviewed Jun 16, 2007Stayed Jun 2007
We have rented villas in the past, however Villa Gialla and rentvillas.com surpassed our expectations. The owners and the staff were very accommodating; they offered suggestions on restaurants and wineries. All rooms were cleaned daily, which was unexpected.
The location of the villa is great. During the day, we traveled to different regions of Tuscany, went back to the villa to take showers and drove or took the train into Florence for dinner less than a 30 minute drive. We were a large group and there was always sufficient hot water. We took advantage of the enormous kitchen and especially enjoyed the wood charcoal grill which is in the kitchen.
We really enjoyed Lucca and Siena. We spent time exploring small towns in the region and touring Florence.
The 'Space' outlet was not as we expected and was not worth a stop. San Gimignano is a nice place to visit but we found it a bit too 'touristy'.
Left on 07/08/2006 for a stay in June 2006 | SigynReviewed Jul 8, 2006Stayed Jun 2006
It was more beautiful than I had expected! Beautifully painted walls. More views than I expected. Very big rooms. Good swimming pool. Nice welcome. When we booked the villa, it said that "tidying up the rooms and final cleaning included". But the fact is they tidied up the whole house every day, not just the rooms! That was also a nice surprise.
Beautiful landscape. and short distances to Florence, San Gimignano and other beautiful places
Left on 07/23/2005 for a stay in July 2005 | JosephineReviewed Jul 23, 2005Stayed Jul 2005
We were a large group, approximately 17 people, and this villa definitely met our needs. Most of the bedrooms had en-suite baths. The plumbing was excellent as was the frequency of water.
It was wonderful getting together outside on the patio outside of the kitchen area after dinner to drink wine and converse about our day. The night, as well as the day view, was spectacular.
The caretakers were wonderful, and had included our family to join them at a local festa which was wonderful. We got to get a flavor of the local fare which included food vendors, and a wine tasting, not to mention live entertainment!!
The grounds and the pool were well kept, and cared for daily.
The entire family enjoyed our stay at the villa and I would highly recommend this villa to anyone.
The view was spectacular!!
The caretakers at the villa were extremely helpful. They really overextended themselves.
The villa was centrally located and very close to the train station to Florence. Since we were a large group, we were able to spend most of the day visiting other towns and coming back to the villa to compare experiences of our day.
There was a local bar/restaurant that was within walking distance if you cared to take the walk which was wonderful. The owner and his wife were extremely friendly and recommended a local winery close by.
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