Apartment Rental in Tuscany, San Gimignano - Il Cortile del Borgo 15
Description from the manager
Between Poggibonsi and San Gimignano, this holiday accommodation in Tuscany provides the benefits of a large Tuscan estate without the necessity of having to travel with a large group. This Tuscany holiday accommodation is an apartment within a villa, with plenty of space for outdoor relaxation, walks, and swimming. In addition to having your own rental accommodation near San Gimignano, which is where the movie "Tea with Mussolini" starring Maggie Smith, Cher, and Judi Dench was filmed, you'll find yourself in the perfect location for winery-hopping and day trips to Florence, Siena, and more.
This estate on a hillside, right on what was once the old country road leading to the town of San Gimignano, and boasts a stupendous view of the town’s famous towers. Set magnificently within the splendid Tuscan countryside, the property is surrounded by olive groves and vines that produce oil of superb quality and the excellent white wine, Vernaccia. There’s also a large park with cypress trees and flowers. The property was recently renovated, but dates back to the Middle Ages. The villa has been divided into independent apartments. Guests can make use of the pergola for al fresco meals, or enjoy the shared pool (8m x 16m, open Apr 24 - Oct 30). There’s parking on the property.
(100 m2/1076 ft2)
Ground Floor: Living/Dining room with adjacent corner kitchen with freezer and microwave oven/grill and dishwasher, 2 double bedrooms of which one with bathroom with shower, 1 twin-bedroom, 2 bathrooms with shower. Private furnished garden.
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.
* Cook Service: 28 Euros per person
* Breakfast Basket: 7 Euros per person
* Cooking Classes: 85 Euros per person
* Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
* Laundry Facilities: 5 Euros per token
* Pool Towels: 6 Euros per week
* Portable Baby Crib: 30 Euros per week
* High Chair: Upon request
* Hair Dryer: Upon request
* The internet is wireless and can be found outdoors near Reception Office. It cannot be received in the units as the walls are too thick.
* People beyond the maximum number of sleeping spaces, including children up to the age of 2, are not allowed.
* Children are welcome guests but, given the structure of the house, the antique furniture, the absence of equipped areas suitable for playing in, parents must pay special attention to the children present; this is to guarantee a peaceful and serene holiday for the guests.
* Finally, the guests must read the regulations of the house and respect them during their stay. Any group bookings must be agreed upon beforehand.
Additional amenities include: clothes dryer - shared, air conditioning - whole house, outside area - shared, housekeeping available - extra cost, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, free parking on premises, washing machine - shared, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private....Read more
"Nanci's review of Apartment Rental in Tuscany, San Gimignano - I"
Left on 09/22/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | NanciReviewed Sep 22, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
Our overall experience was fantastic. We were a group of 6 adults, retirement-aged, and were overwhelmed by the property. It fitted our needs beautifully. It was great sitting on our private patio for breakfast and late day wine drinking. The morning walks down the road were also fabulous. To see the towers of San Gimignano with the sun shining on them was simply beautiful! The 2 dinners we had at the Villa were wonderful. Well worth the 28 Euros/person. A great selection of wines also at reasonable costs. The staff were very accommodating and very helpful.
The ability to walk around the property and see Tuscan hillsides from different angles. The ability to just relax if you wished by the pool.
Very close to San Gimignano (a must see town), Poggibonsi (for highway access and grocery shopping), Volterra (another must see town; the Alabaster was beautiful). All of the other towns we visited were within 1-2 hours drive such as Florence, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano. If you enjoy good red wine, Montalcino is must see town. It is home of the Brunello wine and almost every shop has free wine tasting. Your favourite Brunello can be shipped back home. A little pricey but well worth it.
"Matt's review of Apartment Rental in Tuscany, San Gimignano - Il"
Left on 07/02/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | MattReviewed Jul 2, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Overall, the week at the villa was the highlight of our 3 week vacation in Italy and Spain. The location is better than the pictures. Our 1st 2 hours were spent exploring the property and marveling at our good fortune and choice of property.
The views, serene atmosphere, and attention to detail in everything from the arrival and check-in procedures to the meals served on site 3 times a week, to the accommodations, to the pool/grounds, etc. It really is a "picture-perfect postcard" location.
Proximity to San Gimignano which enabled you to enjoy a real "hill town" in the evening, without the crowds. Very accessible, easy, and enjoyable. We also enjoyed Volterra. Not hard to get to, but takes awhile due to the windy but paved road.
"Michael's review of Apartment Rental in Tuscany, San Gimignano -"
Left on 07/12/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | MichaelReviewed Jul 12, 2008Stayed Jun 2008
The trip to Tuscany was absolutely wonderful and our stay at Il Cortile del Borgo 15 was peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the closeness to San Gimignano, Siena, and Volterra, which made day trips easy to do even with our 18 month old twins.
The views were stunning and we had dinner at the onsite restaurant on Friday night, which was one of the most memorable nights of our trip. Also, the pool was beautifully situated, warm, and we enjoyed meeting other guests - a great place to socialize.
The proximity to San Gimignano was terrific and the views from our property were awesome. We walked the gravel road from our property towards San Gimignano and we enjoyed the spectacular countryside.
"George 's review of Apartment Rental in Tuscany, San Gimignano -"
Left on 06/07/2008 for a stay in May 2008 | GeorgeReviewed Jun 7, 2008Stayed May 2008
Despite the cold weather for May, the warmth of the hosts and the beauty of the countryside made for a wonderful week's vacation.
The view from in front of the house, the friendliness and helpfulness of the family that owns and runs the property, the dinners that were served on the two nights we ate there, the location of the property.
Walking to San Gimignano, driving to the other hill towns, seeing the olive groves and vineyards.
"Allison's review of Apartment Rental in Tuscany, San Gimignano -"
Left on 08/11/2007 for a stay in July 2007 | AllisonReviewed Aug 11, 2007Stayed Jul 2007
Would recommend it to anyone who appreciates the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.
This property far exceeded our expectations. The staff has worked so hard to restore this fantastic place. It is soooooo beautiful. While 15 itself is not fancy, it's more than adequate and really very charming. Bedrooms are all good sizes and the kitchen had everything we needed. Best of all, our outside area was big and has a great view of the countryside. The pictures do not do it justice. This was the perfect compromise for a solo villa which allowed privacy and a place to get travel assistance from the staff. Plus, a great pool for afternoon dips.
Easy access to the highway and all the surrounding towns, San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti region, great tiny hilltop towns.
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