This charming villa surrounded by a lush garden is located in the ideal position to explore Tuscany.
It is between the towns of Signa and Carmignano at only 8 km from Florence.
Views from the villa are over romantic green hills of the Florentine countryside with the Artimino Medici villa on one side and the villa of Caruso (the famous opera singer) on the other with the Arno river in the valley.
The villa is surrounded by a lovely garden dotted with olive trees full of plenty of shady spots where to read quietly or just to enjoy peace and tranquillity.
The villa is in a very panoramic position and gorgeous views can be seen from the very large terrace and from the pool (12x4m â€“ 2m20 deep)
The villa is comfortable and attractive and has 2 floors. The most beautiful part of the house is the upper ground floor which is rented as a holiday home. The owner lives on the lower ground floor. The two floors are independent and divided. The entrance gate is shared.
Here is a description of the villa: The upper ground floor is around 200 square metres and comprises: a large kitchen with a traditional fireplace for BBQ, a TV room with sofa ideal to use a games room (satellite TV available); a huge L-shaped lounge and dining room with which opens out to a large panoramic terrace (40 square metres) ideal for dining al fresco and to gorgeous views over the valley and pool. On one side of the lounge there are comfortable sofas and armchairs and on the another side a dining area for up to 12 people.
The villa sleeps 6+2. On one side of the lounge a door leads to 3 bedrooms; one master double bedroom with lovely views of the valley, plus one twin room and another double room (this room can also become a twin) overlooking the garden. There are also 2 bathrooms with bath and shower.
There is a sofa bed in the lounge.
The general decoration and furniture of the villa is elegant yet comfortable. You will feel instantly at home!
From the terrace there is a staircase that leads directly to the pool equipped with sun-beds and a large parasol. The pool is accessed with a few internal steps and also has a jakuzzi and a solar powered shower.
The English speaking owner of the villa lives on the lower ground floor. The owner is unobtrusive yet will be extremely glad to be of any help to discover the secrets of the surrounding area or book anything for you.
Cooking service can also be provided as well as extra cleaning during the week or an initial survival shopping should you be arriving late on Saturday.
The pool is generally shared with the owner.
If you wish to have even more privacy around the pool, you can choose to have private use of the pool for the week at an extra cost. Otherwise the pool is shared with the owner who could provide you with the perfect opportunity to find out more about Italian culture and life-style.
Parking is in the private grounds of the villa. Washing machine is also available at no extra cost and is shared with the owner.
ACTIVITIES AND WHAT IS THERE TO VISIT IN THE AREA:
The villa is 1-2 km from Signa centre where you can find supermarkets, restaurants, shops, banks and chemist
The house is conveniently located to visit many interesting places such as:
Florence â€“ only 8 km away. If you prefer to avoid traffic and parking there is also a regular train into Florence city centre (15 minutes by train)
Carmignano â€“ 3-4 km is an area interesting for delicious wines
Artimino: 3km - beautiful Medieval hamlet with an amazing renaissance Medici villa
Vinci â€“ 15 km away birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.
Caruso Villa â€“ in Lastra a Signa (5 minutes away) â€“ the villa of the famous Italian opera singer with Italian style gardens.
Pisa: 50 km (1 hour) â€“ Pisa can also be reached by train from Signa Train station (there is a train nearly every hour to Pisa central and Pisa airport).
Siena and San Gimignano (1 hour)
Golf is only 8 km away at Le Pavoniere Golf Club in Prato. Horse riding 5 minutes away....Read more
Left on 07/05/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | JackieReviewed Jul 5, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Villa Olivia is in a stunning location with fabulous views. It is conveniently located, with Florence close by and Pisa only an hour away, either by car or the local train station. The owner was extremely helpful, giving advice on restaurants and days out etc. The villa was well equipped, comfortable and spacious, and the pool was a good size, we used it everyday. We had great weather and what a lovely way it was to cool off in the pool late afternoon. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace every morning in the sun looking at incredible scenery. Overall a great holiday, great villa and charming owner. Would we return? You bet.
Left on 04/26/2010 for a stay in June 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 26, 2010Stayed Jun 2009
Villa Olivia is a great villa if you want to relax but still be close to Florence and take day trips.
The owner is a lovely lady who has helped us immensily in finding our bearings and giving us great tips
on the area. The place is spacious and elegant yet you feel at home right away.
A great way to experience Tuscany. oh, we have a small kid and they were perfectly equipped for small children
as well (high chair, cot and on request some toys as well!). Highly recommended!
Possibility to add 2 beds
Maid-chef service at 12 Euro per hour
Laudry service (price t.b.a.)
he prices are per apartment per 7 nights and they include water, gas, electricity, linen changed weekly and. Use of the swimming pool open from the 2nd of May to the 30th of September.
Final cleaning charges are extra and are payable on site Euro 150.
To pay on the premises: from October to April central heating upon use (euro 3,40 m3).
Baby cot available for free upon request.
Inventory deposit: â‚¬ 500 or 500 USD
Pets NOT allowed â€“ BBQ available
/ night + / night + additional fees additional fees
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