Looking to explore the Chianti region of Tuscany with all the comforts of home—and more? This estate features two private villas for rent in Tuscany, two swimming pools, sprawling grounds and all the amenities indoors. How is this possible? One of the owners of this accommodation in Tuscany—with whom you'll share the property—is originally American, and she's furnished both villas for rent in Tuscany to American tastes. So relax! Lounge at this Tuscany vacation rental, take a refreshing bike ride to nearby Certaldo (we highly recommend exploring the Pretorio Palace), or take a day trip to Florence and beyond!
Enter the estate of this historic 14th century villa via a private gate and find yourself in a garden filled with cypress, pine, and oak trees. There are lemon trees and a covered terrace overlooking vineyards and the valley. Also on the estate you will find several barns (one under renovation in 2006), and an unused underground wine cellar. One third of the remaining land is a nature reserve—a wooded area inhabited by wild pheasants, rabbits, boar, and hedgehogs. Another part of the estate is used for olive tree cultivation, and there is also a resident horse that enjoys free grazing around an ancient Roman fresh water spring. Tenuta dell’Anima - 12 is the combination of two separate accommodations on the same estate: Villa Sella and Villa Certaldo. Villa Certaldo is on the east wing of a villa shared by the owners with its own private entrance, covered terrace (shared wall with Villa Sella) barbecue, parking and garden area. It shares a swimming pool (16m x 6m) with La Solaia, and the owners of the estate. Villa Sella is an independent house with its own private swimming pool (9m x 4m), fenced garden and a spacious covered terrace with a table and chairs for ‘al fresco’ dining (shared wall with Villa Certaldo). There is a gate between the two private yards that can be opened. There is plenty of parking on the estate.
The estate includes two private villas which are right next door to each other (their terraces share a common wall). A short description of each is below; click on the link to take you to a full description and images of each property. The price for the entire estate is listed below.
Villa Certaldo: The villa has recently been renovated and features a living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms equipped with telephone and internet connections. The ground floor of the villa is wheelchair accessible with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. This villa sleeps 6-8 guests with 3 double bedrooms and 3 ensuite bathrooms.
Villa Sella: This beautiful newly renovated villa sleeps 6-7 guests with 3 double bedrooms and four bathrooms. A pathway from a covered terrace leads to the villa’s own private swimming pool (9m x 4m, 1.1m deep).
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.
* Mobile Telephone Available: clients are charged according to outgoing use; telephone is ready to use with prepaid credit
* Housekeeping Available: 10 Euro per hour
* Babysitting Available: 10 Euro per hour
* Each villa can be rented independently under the name of Villa Certaldo and Villa Sella.
* The ground floor of Villa Certaldo is wheelchair accessible.
* Swimming Pools: Villa Sella has it's own private pool. Villa Certaldo shares the pool with La Solaia, La Vinaia, and the owners of the estate.
Additional amenities include: computer available, pets considered, iron and board, outside area - shared, ceiling fans - whole house, pool towels, semi-detached house, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, fireplace - indoor, wheelchair accessible - inside home, cook service available - extra cost, bike, outside dining, independent villa, balcony/terrace, window screens - whole house, free parking on premises, firewood available - included, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, american coffee maker....Read more
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4.6 / 5.0based on 2,826 reviews and 641 properties
Left on 09/22/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Carolyn
Scenery and proximity to delightful hill towns. Easy to take the train from Certaldo to Florence.
Karen's review of Tenuta dell'Anima
Left on 07/07/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Karen
Certaldo Alto was a surprise and wonderful.
Florence's review of Tenuta dell'Anima
Left on 08/31/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Florence
It was extremely comfortable, with all the necessary appliances. The owners are lovely people, who are always available to help. The view of the country side from the dinning room is breathtaking....It was one of the loveliest experiences of my life.
The view, the comfort of home, Internet service, private bathrooms for every bedroom. Large refrigerator, washer and dryer, privacy. Having the owner close by to advise and direct us to special sites.
Needed a car to get to Certaldo. I thought it would be close to a grocery store and train station. I actually thought we were going to be in Certaldo, not Sciano. Very hot during the month of July, although there were fans throughout the house, it was definitely hot...
Certaldo was the closest town, great restaurants, train stations which was easy access to major cities. Coop which is a large grocery store selling every thing from homemade pasta, breads, cheese, wine and liquors...Lots of American products also...
Debra's review of Tenuta dell'Anima
Left on 05/31/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Debra
All 8 of us had a wonderful stay at a wonderful property!
Great location. The owner was wonderful, very helpful and very attentive. Both homes were extremely comfortable and had everything from hairdryers in every bathroom to VCR's, coffee machines, fire wood, washers dryers, detergent, coffee and on and on!
Easy train access from Certaldo to Florence, close driving proximity to Chianti area, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra.
Don't miss adorable Certaldo Alto. Two nice grocery stores PAM in Poggibonsi and COOP in Certaldo.
Judy's review of Tenuta dell'Anima
Left on 06/30/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | Judy
The owner! She was very hospitable and always available to answer our questions. The villas are comfortably decorated with conveniences we Americans love and a number of personal touches.
Its beauty. The villa was conveniently located for sightseeing outings.
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