Located in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti region, Casa Matteo is an outstanding villa with stunning views over characteristic olive groves, vineyards, forests and country estates. This spacious independent country house, originally a small monastery, has five bedrooms with five en suite bathrooms and is located only 2 km from Mercatale Val di Pesa and 18 km from Florence.
Casa Matteo books only on a SATURDAY TO SATURDAY BASIS.
Upon request and for an extra fee, four additional beds can be added inside the house. If desired and upon owner approval, the annex (one double bedroom, one bathroom) can be added to the rental. It also has a single sofa bed. This brings the total capacity of the villa to seventeen guests. The annex cannot be rented independently.
Casa Matteo is an excellent setting for a gathering of friends or family. The panoramic hilltop location is exclusive and private while still offering good access to Florence located just 15 minutes to the north. The charming Chianti hill towns are also within easy striking distance. Siena is 50 minutes away and Lucca is approximately one hour’s drive. The villa is spacious and has been tastefully and authentically restored. The grounds are impressive and interspersed with olive groves planted throughout the property. The large swimming pool with separate circular Jacuzzi and furnished stone solarium is especially remarkable.
Guests arrive at Casa Matteo by way of a typical Italian gravel country road (1200 meters) that winds through vineyards and olive groves. The villa is about 1000 years old, dating back to its construction in the medieval period. It evolved from a monastery to a private residence in the following century and was completely restored in 2006. The exterior photos show this property’s splendid appearance with images of the 10,000 square meters of land that is totally enclosed.
The handsome manicured lawn is bordered with attractive rose bushes and olive trees. The covered outdoor stone patio is ideal for al fresco dining and includes a barbecue, a long table and comfortable chairs. The swimming pool (15m x 7.5m) is near the patio and is furnished with sun loungers, chairs, tables and umbrellas.
Constructed of beautiful terracotta tiles and beamed ceilings, Casa Matteo is 530 square meters in size and spans two floors.
- Entry hall
- Dining room with table for 12
- Sitting room with sofa bed for 2 people and small bathroom with shower; this room has SKY TV SAT, DVD and CD-player.
- Main fully equipped kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, oven, toaster, drip coffee maker)
- Smaller breakfast kitchen
- TV room with satellite television
- Air conditioned studio with sofa bed for 2 people
- Air conditioned double bedroom (bed cannot be separated) with bathroom with shower.
- Air conditioned spacious central living room with 3 sofas, fireplace. television and computer with printer
- 1 air conditioned master bedroom with en suite bathroom (Jacuzzi tub) (bed cannot be separated)
- 1 air conditioned twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom (hydro massage tub)
- 2 air conditioned double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom (shower); the double beds cannot be separated
- 1 guest bathroom
- Laundry room with washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board
- wine cellar
Two double sofa beds in private rooms are available on the ground floor of the main villa to accommodate up to 4 additional guests. The cost is 200 Euros per extra guest per week, paid on site.
Upon request and approval of the owner, 3 guests may be accommodated in the annex.
Annex (available for an extra fee - please see pricing table below)
- Air-conditioned living room with single sofa sleeper, kitchenette and a bathroom (with shower) on the ground floor
- Air-conditioned double bedroom in the loft upstairs
The cost is 200 Euros/week for the 3rd guest in the annex, paid on site.
The Casa Matteo rental fee includes daily maid service for three hours a day from Monday to Saturday. Bed and bath linens are changed each Wednesday and Saturday. Air conditioning is provided in the ground floor bedroom and throughout the upper floor. AC is metered and paid on site. There is parking inside the property. Pool towels are included.
Other services available upon request at an additional price include: cook service, personal laundry and ironing, grocery shopping, wine tasting, driver and transfer services and baby sitting. Horseback riding is located at 3km distance.
Wireless WiFi Internet access is included. A new fitness room is now available near the pool.
Pets are not allowed at Casa Matteo. Due to the stone steps connecting the two floors, Casa Matteo is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
Booking fee: 35 Euros
Bed and bath linens: Included with mid-week change
Air conditioning: Provided in ground floor bedroom and study with sofa bed, upper villa floor and annex - Metered and paid on site.
Wireless Internet: Included
Housekeeping: Three hours per day Monday to Saturday
Pool towels: Included
Pool open: May 7 to October 1, 2016
Final cleaning: 250 Euros main villa. 120 Euros annex.
Electricity: Metered and paid according to usage
Baby bed: 100 Euros per week
Heat: Charged according to usage
Security deposit: 1500 Euros
Utility deposit paid on arrival for heating or A/C (seasonal): 500 Euros per week paid on arrival
Upon request: Cook service, personal laundry, ironing, shopping, wine tasting, transfer, driver, baby sitting.
Check in: between 4pm and 7:00pm – with approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 100 Euro
Check out: 8:00am – 10:00am
Five additional guests possible for Euros 200/person/week – paid on site
• Mercatale Val di Pesa (shopping, restaurants, market): 5 minutes
• Greve in Chianti: 15 minutes
• San Gimignano: 30 minutes
• Siena: 50 minutes
• Florence: 15 minutes
• Florence Airport: 30 minutes
Additional amenities include: particular charm, garden, terrace, radio / cd player, 1, outdoor pizza oven, baby bed available, domestic help available.TripAdvisor property ID 2475024...Read more
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