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Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Child Friendly, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, TV
Description:Beautiful stoned farmhouse just renovated in 2011 and converted in a truly luxury villa with great tuscan charm. The villa is close to Guardistallo and Bibbona in Pisa area Ideal for large family groups. The villa is located in the hilly landscape of Tuscany, about 14 Km distant from the white sandy beach of Cecina and Etruscan coast. a short drive to San Gimignano and Volterra . A 2Km dirt road leads to the Villa and to this fantastic quiet place. The private heated swimming pool ( 12*6* 1,45) is located in front of the villa and is equipped with sunbeds , umbrellas and tables.The Villa has a total of 8 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms The main village Guardistallo is 10 km far. Restaurant at 5 km r n r nGF : spaciuos living room with TV area, a dining room, a kitchen - 4 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms- The kitchen and ground floor can easily accommodate 16 people An internal stairway leads to the first floor. 1st floor :approx 260 square meters has an open kitchen a dinning area,living room - 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, and wc. Panoramic terrace with steps leading to the garden . The terrace is fully equipped with BBQ, garden swing seat, sun umbrella, table and chairs.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Child Friendly, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Laundry, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stereo, Swimming Pool, TV
Description:e2809cIl Villinoe2809d is a 19th century villa designed by Giuseppe Poggi the famous architect who redesigned the urban design of the city of Florence in 1865. Located behind it are the 18th century horse stables e2809cLe Scuderiee2809d, recently renovated into a charming two-story home. The estate of Il Villino and Le Scuderie is surrounded by an enormous private park, gardens, vineyards and fruit orchards for a grand total of 1.5 hectares. A private swimming pool has found its perfect place overlooking the valley. nLocated in the heart of the world-famous Chianti wine country, this country estate commands a breathtaking view from the hillsides of the town of Lamole. Just 30 km far from both Florence and Siena. n nIl VILLINO 6-8 guests nIt is a villa on 2 levels, it sleeps up to 6 persons in 3 double bedrooms. For groups of 8 persons, we may offer a 4th bedroom with 2 single beds. nGROUND FLOOR: living-area with a fireplace dated 1894 , a kitchen (fully equipped, also with: fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher), a breakfast-room, a large livingroom with tv-sat, 1 bathroom, a large diningroom. nUPPER FLOOR: 3 double bedrooms (please specify us if you need double or twin beds and we will satisfy your requests), 1 double bedroom available on request and 3 bathrooms. nFACILITIES: Satellite TV. Stereo-Cd player. Swimmingpool. Private outside space in our park equipped with table and chairs in order to eat or relax open air. Barbecue. Laundry room with washing-machine. The VILLINO has not an heating system, it has only fireplaces. n nLe SCUDERIE 9 guests nIt is a country-house on 2 levels, it sleeps up to 9 persons in 5 bedrooms (4 double and 1 single). nGROUND FLOOR: living room with fireplace, kitchen (fully equipped, also with dishwasher and oven), dining room with terrace, 2 bathrooms, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom. nUPPER FLOOR: living room with fireplace, kitchen (fully equipped, also with dishwasher and microwave), 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, 3 bathrooms. nFACILITIES: Satellite TV. Private heating. Stereo/Cd player. Swimming pool. Private outside space in our park equipped with table and chairs in order to eat or relax open air. Barbecue. Laundry room with washing machine. n
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD Player, Deck, Fireplace, Home theatre, Lounge, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Shower, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Biking, Golf, Restaurants, Running, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis
Description:Indulge with a luxurious European getaway at this Neo-gothic estate, one of our most unique villas in Italy. Originally built in the late 1800s by an aristocratic Tuscan family, this villa is stately and stylish, thanks to recent interior renovations by European designer Astrid Schiller Wirth. nThe property offers plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the warm Italian weather, with impeccable landscaping and a large swimming pool. Lounge chairs on the deck make for the perfect spot to soak in the Tuscan sun with a cool drink in hand. There is a barbecue grill and outdoor furniture for a night of al fresco dining. nThe villae28099s spacious rooms are divided over three stories. A grand entrance hall awaits you on the ground floor, as well as an inviting living area with a fireplace and library. The dining room is equally elegant, while the kitchen is modern and comes fully equipped. Il Parco del Principee28099s villa manager, gardener, housekeeper and pool attendant will keep things running smoothly throughout your stay. nUp one level you will find the villae28099s 4 spacious king size bedrooms, including the romantic all-white Honeymoon Suite with its private terrace and freestanding soaker tub. On the top floor of the villa there are two more double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms. The final two bedrooms are located in the equally stylish La Foresteria apartment on the same property, along with the blue and white dining area and smaller cream living room pictured in the album above. nSpend a day at Lake Trasimeno, cycling nearby trails or make the journey into Siena or Florence for a day of art, fine dining and shopping. For amateur chefs, a 6-day Tuscan Experience course including local vineyard tours and cooking classes is available at this villa (ask your Dedicated Concierge for rates and details). nCopyright c2a9 2013 Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. nBedroom / Bathroom Description nMain House nBedroom 1 e28093 Honeymoon Suite nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Safe, Private terrace nBedroom 2 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Safe nBedroom 3 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Safe nBedroom 4 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Safe nBedroom 5 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Air conditioning, Safe nBedroom 6 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with tub, Air conditioning, Safe nLa Foresteria nBedroom 7 nDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning nBedroom 8 nTwin bed, Access to private bathroom with shower, Air conditioning nFeatures & Amenities n* 220V electrical voltage n* Alarm system n* Air conditioned bedrooms n* Fireplace n* Villa heating n* Home theatre n* Satellite TV n* DVD player n* CD player n* Wi-Fi access n* Fax machine n* Library n* Baby equipment n* Main house kitchen n* Apartment kitchen nOutdoor Features n* Swimming pool e28093 open between May 18 and September 28 n* Alfresco shower n* Outdoor furniture n* Alfresco dining n* Portable BBQ grill n* Gated property n* Parking nStaff & Services nIncluded: n* Manager n* Gardening n* Pool keeping n* Daily housekeeping service e28093 4 hours/day nAt Extra Cost e28093 advance notice may be required: n* Villa pre-stocking n* Activities and excursions n* Event fee n* Waiting staff n* Cook service n* Villa heating consumption between November and March nVilla Policies n* Maximum 16 guests n* Children welcome n* Non-smoking villa n* Pets not permitted n* Wedding/social events accepted nLocation n* 1.5 km to grocery store and restaurants n* 9 km t n* Church n* Train station n* Tennis court n* Town of Chiusi n* 24 km to hospital n* 30 km to golf course n* 145 km to airport n* 30 minute drive to Lake Tresimeno n* 60 minute drive to Siena n* 80 minute drive to Florence n* 90 minute drive to Rome nBeaches n* 120 km to marina di Grosseto
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Cable/Satellite TV, Dishwasher, Freezer, Internet Access, Oven, Refrigerator, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV
Description:Imposing villa dating back to the end of 1800, completely restored in the sixties, situated in quiet location among olive groves and old-century cypresses, in a small hamlet of 3 independent villas. This property is part of a large 74-hectare farming estate producing wine and olive oil and offers a spacious garden partially shaded by beautiful cypress trees, a small lake (which was the ancient pool of the villa), an ornamental fountain and a private pool. nOn the premises there also is a small chapel. nThe villa is furnished in a rustic style with some antiques and has a beautiful terrace with splendid views over the surrounding landscape. nIt sits in dominating and sunny location and enjoys extensive views over the surrounding landscape and the Chianti Classico region in the distance. nVilla Bianca is the ideal place to enjoy the tranquility of the Tuscan country-side, being at the same time, only a short distance from Florence away. Within 70 km there are the charming small towns of the Chianti region as well we San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca, Volterra and Pisa. nVilla Bianca offers an ideal venue for the organization of special events. nApprox. 50 m from Villa Bianca away, we offer an additional independent villa sleeping up to 11 people, named Cipressina. nDistances: Chiesanuova with a food shop 1,5 km away, San Casciano with all kinds f shops 8 km, Florence center 12 km away, Radda in Chianti 39 km, San Gimignano 47 km away, Siena 63 km, Volterra 70 km away, Pisa (airport) 80 km away, Lucca 82 km, Rome (airport) 295 km away. nAt guestse28099 disposal: large garden (lawn) with natural terraces, partially shaded by century-old trees, small lake (ancient pool for the villa), small ornamental fountain, private pool (above ground on one side - 4,5 x 9 m e28093 depth 1,4 m e28093 open from 01/05 to 30/09) situated 30 m away (behind the villa ), covered terrace, barbecue. nThis property also offers a charming terrace (approx. 30 m long) with beautiful views. nTelephone for incoming calls, fans in the bedrooms, free internet connection. Parking on the grounds. nExtra services included in the rental price: kicthen and living-room cleaning (5 days a week). nTwo baby beds and high-chair upon request. nExtra services to be paid on site: Extra single bed available upon request (e282ac 20,- / per week to be paid on site). Maid service by arrangement e282ac 10,- / per hour (payable on the spot). nCooking service and visit of the proeprty wine cellars upon request. On request it is possible to rent some large shared rooms (accommodating up to 150 persons) in an historical villa (approx. 300 m away) with panoramic garden and use of kitchen for weddings, events... (price to be agreed). n800 m2 nUpper ground floor (access by 10 steps via large terrace): large living-room with firepalce and access on to a terrace, living-room (satellite TV) with access on to a covered terrace (25 square meters) and on to the garden, toilet. nBasement: dining-room with access on to the furnished garden (barbecue), large kitchen (oven, freezer, microwaves, dishwasher, 2 fridges), toilet. n1st floor: twin-bedded room, passage-way twin-bedded room with access on to a covered shared terrace (1 x 12 m) offering views over Florence, 2 bedrooms each with a single bed, 2 bathrooms with bathtub . nSmall fridge in the corridor. n2nd floor: double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, bedroom with French bed (width 150 cm), passage-way twin-bedded room with access in to the covered terrace and ensuite bathroom with bathtub (access on to the covered terrace), 2 twin-bedded rooms, bathroom with bathtub. n5 steps higher: 2 twin-bedded rooms with ensuite bathroom with bathtub and access on to the covered shared terrace (1 x 12 m) with views over Florence, laundry (washing-machine and ironing facilities) with access on to the covered terrace. nFridge (140 liters) in the corridor.
Location:Barberino di Val d'Elsa, Italy
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Central heating, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Laundry, Patio, Phone, Refrigerator, Shower, Sundeck, Swimming Pool
Description:Villa Tristano Grande is a beautiful villa of 360 square meters (about 3875 square feet), for eighteen people, with pool, garden, patio and terraces, and a splendid view over the valley and of San Gimignano . n nIt is located on the summit of a small hill, the slopes of which are cultivated with olive trees and vineyards. The villa is in an isolated position, and is completely surrounded by tall pine trees. n nVilla Tristano Grande is situated halfway between Florence and Siena , and is just 15 km (a little more than 9 miles) from San Gimignano. n nVilla Tristano Grande has nine bedrooms, of which five are double-bedded and four have two single beds each, and six bathrooms with tub or shower. n nThe villa is part of a Tuscan farming estate, the oldest part of which dates back to around the year 1200. n nActually, the farm is a working agricultural estate that produces excellent extra-virgin olive oil, Chianti wine and white wine, vinsanto and liquor. You can taste and purchase all of these products on the estate. n nYou will find the exterior of Villa Tristano Grande extremely graceful: you will see a long building, which has at one corner an elegant tower of red brick, with large arched windows. At the top of the tower, there is a covered terrace. n nThe house is surrounded by a green lawn, edged with a row of tall umbrella pines. In the shadow of the pines on this lawn, there are benches, and a peaceful area equipped with stonework tables and benches. n nTwo stone wells, and vases overflowing with red geraniums, decorate the fac3a7ade of the building. n nA long brickwork porch, which runs along the entire side of the house, opens onto the lawn. This porch holds a beautiful terrace, which is overlooked by the bedrooms located on the first floor. Another long loggia runs on the first floor, as well, along the principal fac3a7ade of the villa. The glass doors of three of the bedrooms open onto this loggia. n nThe porch, which is 120 square meters (about 1290 square feet), is equipped with tables and chairs, and connects the living room to the garden. This will be your favorite place to breathe in the fresh country air and enjoy meals outdoors. Just a little way away, on the lawn, you will also find an area with a stonework barbecue. n nThe swimming pool is located among the olive trees, a few meters below the villa, in a panoramic position. n nLying beside the pool in the sunshine, you will see all around you the green of the olive trees, and in the distance, the outlines of the gentle hills punctuated with the stone-towered hilltowns for which Tuscany is famous. n nThe pool is 5 X 10 meters (about 16 X 32 feet), and around it you will find umbrellas and sun-lounging chairs. It is open from mid-May to mid-September. n nVilla Tristano Grande has a living space that you will find fascinating. It is on the ground floor, and has doors that offer access to the porch and the garden. n nYou will enter into a great room of 150 square meters (about 1615 square feet), covered by an historic vaulted brickwork ceiling supported by great arches, also constructed of bricks. n nIn the center of this room you will find a large dining table. At the two ends of the room, you will find at one end a reading area with bookcases, and at the other an area with a large fireplace, armchairs and sofas. You will have abundant space at your disposal to enjoy your vacation with a great group of friends! n nThe furnishings are in the simple and welcoming style of the Tuscan countryside. n nOn the ground floor, you will also find the spacious kitchen, which has a glass door offering access to the garden. n nIn the kitchen you will find five burners, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher and fireplace. There is also a washing machine and a toilet. n nThe bedrooms are all on the first floor, they are spacious, and have views of Val De28099Elsa or of the olive groves. In the distance, one can see the towers of San Gimignano. There are six bathrooms, of which five have showers, and one has a bath tub with shower head. n nVilla Tristano Grande is equipped with central heating and parking. n nGuests will have access to a telephone. n nStaying at Villa Tristano Grande, you will be nearby the most characteristic towns of Tuscany, beginning with San Gimignano and Monteriggione. n nWherever you go, you will be welcomed with the relaxed friendliness that has long been one of Tuscanye28099s most appealing characteristics. As well as enjoying history and nature, you will find small restaurants where you can eat the excellent Tuscan cuisine prepared in-house, and drink the wonderful wines of the area. n nThe nearest town is Poggibonsi , 4 km (two and a half miles) away, where you will find the bus stop, the railway station, and the nearest shops and restaurants. n nFrom Poggibonsi, one hour of travel by train will bring you to Florence, while in half an hour you can reach Siena. n nThe closest airport is Florence. n nShow tourist attractions and points of interest for this holiday home. n nVilla Tristano Grande is a villa of 360 square meters (about 3875 square feet), for eighteen people, with pool and garden, located on a small hill in an isolated and panoramic position, and surrounded by greenery. n nOn the ground floor, there is a large living room with dining area, fireplace and two areas with armchairs and sofas, as well as a spacious kitchen with five burners, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher and fireplace. There is also a washing machine and a toilet. n nIn front of the living room there is a large covered patio furnished with tables and chairs. n nOn the first floor, there are nine bedrooms, of which five have double beds and four have two single beds each, there are also six bathrooms, of which five have showers and one has tub and shower-head. n nEach of the bedrooms has access to terraces equipped with tables and chairs, and with a view of the valley. n nThe furnishing is complete and welcoming. n nAround the villa there is a large lawn, equipped with garden furniture and barbecue. n nThe pool, of 5 X 10 meters (about 16 X 32 feet), is surrounded by a sundeck with sun-lounging chairs and umbrellas, and has a panoramic view of the valley. It is open from mid-May to mid-September. n nVilla Tristano Grande is equipped with central heating and parking. n nGuests will have access to a telephone. n nIt is recommended to have a car. n nVilla Tristano Grande is part of a farming estate that produces extra-virgin olive oil, wine and liquor. It is possible to taste and purchase these products on the estate.
Location:Castellina in Chianti, Italy
Amenities:BBQ, Child Friendly, Internet Access, Laundry, Pets OK, Restaurant, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Biking, Museums, Swimming, Tennis, Wine Tasting
Description:Il Cellese is set in the heart of the Chianti, one of the most emblematic and stately areas of the Italian countryside. Located between Florence and Siena, its undulating hills evoke the refined country life of antiquity while maintaining its beauty and balance. Along its extensive terrain, oak forests alternate with cypress, vineyards and centennial olive trees. Here, the best Tuscan wines and olive oils are produced.The Chianti is a lifestyle marked by the rhythm of the land and having a fascination With its tradition. Its prosperity still endures at present, as do the images that the great Renaissance masters permeated their canvases with, a piece of the Italian 'belle country' that embraces centuries of history and has miraculously remained intact since the Middle Ages. The country estate of il Cellese occupies one of the most privileged locations of the Chianti. But, ite28099s the fusion of its landscape, agriculture, its wines, its healthy climate, its history and its proximity to the most beautiful cities that make Il Cellese unique. From its spacious apartments, perched upon a hilltop, you can contemplate an invaluable historic heritage and simultaneously enjoy the hospitality of the estate. ts geographic situation offers the possibility of traveling, in little time, to cities such as: Siena, Florence, Pisa, Arezzo or Lucca, most of them less than an hour away. nSERVICES: n Swimming pool - The pool is 16x8 metres, at its shallowest it is 120cm deep and at its deepest it is 2.50 metres. It is open from the beginning of May until the end of September. n Wi-fi internet n Laundry - communal laundry facilities available on site including a washing machine and a dryer. n Restaurant - open 3 evenings a week for dinner (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) n Local Leisure - tennis, mountain bikes, ballooning, vineyard tours & wine tasting, Vespa rentals, cooking classes n Tennis - 6km away in the town of Castellina in Chianti. n Barbeque - a communal barbeque is available on site. n Distances - Siena 25km, San Gimignano 15km, Florence 45km, Pisa 100km, Rome 250km. n Approach road - 1.7km of unpaved road. n nCORTONA & LAKE TRASIMENO: A place of dreams nCortona is an Etruscan jewel of the past. The prevailing character of Cortonae28099s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside (600 meters), embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana. The town's chief artistic treasures are two panels by Fra Angelico in the Diocesan Museum, an Annunciation and a Madonna and Child with Saints. A third surviving work by the same artist is the fresco above the entrance to the church of San Domenico. From Cortona you can travel to Lake Trasimeno, surrounded by charming villages, particularly Passignano, that appears to be locked between undulating green hills and the azure lake. Of note, Cortona was the setting for e28098Under the Tuscan Sune28099 by Frances Mayes. n nSouth of Siena nIn an area of ancient medieval battlegrounds and a landscape that changes with the seasons is where you will find the land of e28098Arbiae28099: Montalcino, the region of e2809cBrunelloe2809d, Pienza (home of Pope Paul II) and the Etruscan village of Montepulciano. Ite28099s about an houre28099s drive along the ancient road e28098Via Cassiae28099 toward Rome. n nSan Gimignano & Volterra nA road trip through Tuscany would not be complete without a visit to these towns. The rolling hills along the way are simply breataking and the trip will take you back in time. Volterra is renowned for alabaster. It is a city of stone with its narrow streets, looming towers and majestic palaces and fortifications made of yellow-grey fossil infused sandstone. San Gimignano has managed to conserve fourteen towers (of the original 72) which date back to the 11th & 13th centuries and has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and the location for some of the filming of Franco Zeffirellie28099s e28098Tea with Mussolinie28099. The drive is an hour or so. n nCHIANTI REGION: between forests & vineyards nWhile the Chianti region is famous for its wine, the area is also truly one of Italye28099s most spectacular. The undulating hills, dotted with cypress trees, stunning vineyards and ancient villages are stunning to behold. Just some of the smaller villages worth a visit are: Radda in Chianti, Volpaia & Lamole. At the end of a daye28099s drive in the region you may see villagers returning home along ancient dirt roads that were once part of historic battlegrounds, while the smell of flowers and lavender perfume the air and the sun sets on a magical day in a breathtaking land.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Continental Breakfast, Deck, Fireplace, Iron, Jacuzzi, Kitchenette, Lounge, Oven, Patio, Shower, Swimming Pool
Description:Ranuncolo is a magnificent Tuscan country house, located in arguably the most picturesque setting of Italy - the Val d'Orcia area of Tuscany. The setting is ripe with the astonishing rolling hills and the wine country that Tuscany is so well known for. Set on a wonderfully private piece of land, this area was the exact setting for the Oscar winning movie The English Patient and the breathtaking panoramic countryside scenes from the Gladiator. n nThe entrance to the property brings you up a private driveway, through a large, iron gate, and into a parking area that can easily park 4 vehicles. The driveway continues to the back of the villa where there is another parking area for another several cars. n nThe Villa can be entered through several access points, but the main entrance to the property faces west and takes you along its wonderful garden filled with lettuces and vegetables that can be picked and used during your stay. n nThe Villa is a two-story building, with the ground floor encompassing the main entertainment area: living room with several couches and various seating areas, a reading room with a large fireplace and large, leather reading chairs, the dining room, with a great, rectangular wood table for up to 14 people. The main entertainment area on the ground floor is a large, open space, divided into various areas, allowing the group to all be together or independent, as they prefer. n nThe dining room bleeds into a spectacular Tuscan kitchen equipped with all the modern comforts, but keeping the aesthetic of what you would both want and expect in a Tuscan property. There is an open fire grill wonderful for cooking meats and fish, an 8-range stovetop, a large, double oven, and as if that were not enough, an external wood fire grill area as well. n nThere is a lovely external, covered dining area facing the back garden off that extends outside, off of the main, internal dining area as well as a half bath off of the dining area. n nThe first of the 6 bedrooms is a suite, located off of the main living room on the ground floor. The bedroom enjoys a separate, small study and living room area, while the bedroom enjoys a large double bed, hidden closet area, and full bathroom with shower. n nThe second through fifth bedrooms are located on the second floor. The first is a lovely, large suite with a rainfall shower, a separate bathtub, a king size bed, and the most amazing panorama available. n nThe second and third are in a large suite, sharing a common living room with a beautiful fireplace and flat-screen T.V. The first bedroom is a double and the second a twin, both with en-suite bathrooms with showers. n nThe fifth bedroom , also on the second floor, is a double with en-suite bath with shower. The sixth and final bedroom is a dependence with a double bed and en-suite bathroom, located next to the external dining area in the back garden. n nA two story annex with three bedrooms (double/twin), all en suite accommodations, at the ground floor and gym, relax area, lounge, bar and kitchenette in the loft. n nThe external area of the property is absolutely breathtaking. There is a large (52 foot x 16.5 foot) heated, infinity pool and a lovely 8 x 8 foot Jacuzzi overlooking the rolling hills. The pool deck is dotted with sun lounge chairs for comfortable reading and relaxing. The main patio terrace of the house has several seating areas, covered and uncovered, with chairs, large daybeds, and Tuscany all around. n nPlease note: The jet-stream infinity swimming pool (52.5'x16.5') is solar heated to about 82/86c2b0F in summer and 75/79c2b0F in the mid season, depending on the weather. These temperatures cannot be guaranteed. n nRentals include a continental breakfast with cheese, salami, orange juice, milk, coffee, and cereals.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, Cable/Satellite TV, Central heating, DVD Player, Fireplace, Full kitchen, Jacuzzi, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Shower, Phone, Sauna, Swimming Pool, TV, Video Game Console, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Biking, Golf, Gym, Horseback Riding, Museums, Swimming, Tennis
Description:This strikingly beautiful and secluded four-floor villa in the heart of Chianti, only 20 minutes from Siena and in the small town of Casole d'Elsa, is quite simply the finest private villa for rent in Tuscany. The villa, owned for centuries by an Italian aristocratic family, dates back to 1400 and was recently restored with extreme care. It is encircled by spectacular gardens, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Its luxury, sophistication and beauty is sure to please. nThis magnificent home features stunning interiors embellished with rich furnishings and fine works of art. The main living area boasts a spectacular arched brick ceiling, lavish decor and a beautiful fireplace. Guests in the main house will enjoy the versatility of the four suites (three with Jacuzzi), nine queen bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and one single bedroom, while those in the private annex will have the convenience of two beautiful queen bedrooms. All bedrooms at Villa Gaia have en suite bathrooms. The many outdoor dining/seating areas were thoughtfully designed to offer maximum privacy. nVilla Gaia expertly blends tradition with modern comforts, providing an exclusive atmosphere where guests feel at home. An excellent selection of Tuscan and Umbrian wines are in stock, and the villa will purchase specific labels upon client request. The flat-screen satellite TV, DVD and PlayStation are great for families. The spectacular property offers every amenity for pleasure and recreation, such as swimming pool, barbecue, A/C, whirlpool, sauna, tennis court, mountain bikes and bocce court. Golf and horseback riding are both nearby. Exciting activities that can be arranged include: guided tours to the most important wine cellars in Tuscany, mountain bike tours, orchestral musical entertainment, and even an excursion to discover the beautiful coastline of Monte Argenario with one of the three motorboats available for daily rental. The professional and caring staff of eight includes a caretaker, six domestics, and a gardener. Villa Gaia's large size and luxurious accommodations make it the ideal hideaway for family reunions and special events. nBedroom / Bathroom Description nMain Villa nBedroom 1 nSingle bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 2 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 3 n2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 4 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 5 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 6 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 7 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 8 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 9 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 10 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 11 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 12 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 13 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 14 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 15 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 16 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nAnnex nBedroom 17 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nBedroom 18 nQueen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe nFeatures & Amenities n* Air conditioning n* Satellite TV n* DVD player n* iPod dock n* Play station n* Telephone n* Wi-Fi access n* Safe n* Gym n* Fully equipped kitchen nOutdoor Features n* Swimming pool n* Whirlpool n* Sauna n* Alfresco shower n* Outdoor furniture n* Multiple alfresco dining n* BBQ n* Tennis court n* Mountain bikes n* Bocce court n* Recreational facilities n* Riding and golf facilities nearby nStaff & Services nIncluded: n* Full staff n* Caretaker n* Gardener n* Twice a week linen change n* 6 Days a week staff services n* Electricity consumption n* Welcome dinner nAt Extra Cost e28093 advance notice may be required: n* Villa pre-stocking n* Activities and excursions n* Additional maid service n* Cook service n* Gas for central heating n* Telephone charges n* Laundry service n* Final cleaning service n* Additional staff for groups over 25 guests nVilla Policies n* Maximum 35 guests n* Children welcome n* Non-smoking villa n* Pets not permitted n* Limited use of kitchen appliances n* Food allowance required n* Security deposit required n* Villa is rented on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday) n* All services not included in rates are to be paid locally nGetting There n* Rental vehicle recommended n* Transport available nLocation n* 20 minute drive to Siena n* 9 miles to San Gimignano n* 35 miles to Florence n* 166 miles to Rome nAdditional Information nSPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS: nFinest private villa for rent in Tuscany. Breathtaking views. Ideal for large groups. Convenient location between Florence and Siena. Full-time staff of eight including six domestics, gardener and caretaker. Staff works full time with a pre-determined set of working hours and alternates time off one day per week, per person. nOPTIONAL SERVICES: nGuided tours to the most important wine-cellars in Tuscany - Golfing - Mountain bike tours - Orchestral musical entertainment. The villa stocks an excellent selection of Tuscan and Umbrian wines and will purchase specific labels at the cliente28099s request. nWhat to do in the Siena region of Tuscany? nThe medieval town of Siena was founded by the Etruscans and later became a Roman colony. During the 13th and 14th centuries it flourished as one of the major cities of Europe, growing rich from banking and the wool trade. The 14th century saw a great amount of construction: the Duomo, the Palazzo Publico and the Campo Square were all products of this time. Siena's glory took a tragic downturn by the end of the 14th century due to the Black Death and political upheaval. The city became little more than a rural market center. It was exactly this decline that accounts for the incredible state of medieval preservation that Siena exhibits today. Built across several hills and valleys, you will find a bit of up and down while walking through the historical center. However, the lack of traffic makes it a wonderful place to strolle28094even when packed with tourists, there is a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city as well as being the venue for the internationally renowned horse race, the Palio. nCasole d'Elsa hosts one of the most charming museums of the many recently opened/restyled in Siena. The art exhibited ranges from the Neolithic era to the XVII century. A visit to the attached Collegiata di Casole is also highly recommended. nColle Val d'Elsa's newer outskirts offer very few attractions, aside from the crystal manufacturinge28094but the old town/historical center, Colle Alta, deserves to be seen. Particularly interesting in Colle Alta is the Palazzo Campana, built in the XVI century by the architect Agnolo di Baccio d'Agnolo. This private building looks like a city gate, or a triumphal arch, and dominates the main street of Colle. The Cathedral shows a rich collection of paintings from the XVII century. Don't miss the dramatic and intense Nativity by Rutilio Manetti (fourth chapel on the right, looking to the main altar).
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Central heating, Coffee Maker, Deck, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Full kitchen, Hair Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Laundry, Linens, Oven, Phone, Shower, Stereo, Stove, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster, Towels
Activities:Archery, Biking, Ping Pong, Restaurants, Swimming
Description:Classic formal Italian gardens, arched stone doorways and painted ceilings, a private swimming pool surrounded by statues, views of rolling hills and an ancient walled medieval village. If all of this sounds like the ideal Italian villa vacation, this Tuscany Chianti villa is the choice for you. This complete estate includes everything it began with in the thirteenth century, from wine cellars to a church and stables. At this Tuscany villa rental in northern Siena, you will be the master of your own domain! Spend afternoons wandering through over five hundred acres of vineyards, olive groves, and gardens, or organize and outing to one of the nearby cities... including Siena and Florence. However you choose to spend your days, this accommodation in Tuscany will not disappoint you. n nThis Estate is a 13th century borgo with an old farmhouse, wine cellars, olive and oil mills, carpenter shop, small church, and stables. The villa has belonged to the same family since the 17th century. The beautiful property is over 250 hectares [about 625 acres], and includes vineyards that produce a wonderful Chianti Classico, olive trees [which produce a tasty extra virgin oil], hay fields and woods. The view from the estate includes rolling hills, the old walled town of Monteriggioni, and in the distance, the towers of San Gimignano. There is ample area for parking on the property. The 500 meter unpaved driveway leading to the villa is lined with cypress, and opens to a well preserved Italian garden. The antique swimming pool [11 m x 6 m x 2 m] is surrounded by classical statues. This pool is open from 1 May to mid-October. A second, larger swimming pool [15m x 7m] is located by the out-buildings and has a lovely view over an infinity-edge. There is a BBQ area available, there is a bocce court in the back garden, and billiard and table tennis are both available. No children under the age of 14 are allowed on the property, due to the valuable antiques inside the villa and around the pool. nThe villa features original furniture from the 17th century and frescos in the Empire bedroom, the dining room, the ballroom, and the Egyptian library. The friendly and hospitable owners live on the third floor of the Villa [separate entrance], and the guardians live on the property along with other farmers on the estate. The owners' dogs have their own enclosed garden, however, they can be heard during their daily walks on the property! The private area outside the Villa consists of the Italian garden, equipped with large sunshades, wood deck chairs, and marble table with wrought iron chairs for 8 people. nLa Casa is a spacious and independent rustic country house, independent from the villa, near the second swimming pool with a garden area overlooking the vineyards. There is a large fig tree providing shade and a barbecue area and table tennis. There is an outside table for eating that can seat twelve, and there is other garden furniture. On the grounds there are also a bocce court and an archery range. The house is furnished with simple, antique furniture, terra cotta floors, wood beamed ceilings, and whitewashed walls. There are wonderful views from all of the windows. nLa Volta is a bright and spacious farmhouse that is ideal for families and groups. There is a private garden area with barbecue and marble table. nThe entire estate can sleep a total of 32 people. nEvery Saturday the bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned and the linens and towels are changed. Additional cleaning is available at 10 Euros per hour. Dinner services are available [with advance notice] for 45 Euros per person for a minimum of 6 people [wine is not included]. Cooking lessons are also available [with advance notice] for 100 euros per person for a minimum of 4 people, maximum of 6 people. n nLa Villa: nEach floor is 400 m2 in size. nGround floor: There is a very large sitting room with frescos, decorated ceilings, columns and fireplaces, with a dining room area with seating for six. French doors open onto the Italian garden. There is a Billiard room, and a modern kitchen that faces the back garden with a big wooden table. There is a dishwasher, gas cook top, toaster, filter coffee pot, Italian coffee pot, mixer and oven. A door leads to a shower room and two toilets. nFirst floor: A cherry wood staircase leads up to the first floor where there is the main entrance, a beautiful dining room decorated with frescos and a table that can seat up to 20 people. There is also a library and a sitting room. There are three double bedrooms room and two bathrooms. The Cardinal bedroom has a double bed, two windows, and a fireplace. The Dutch bedroom has a queen bed, two windows, and a little sitting room with a library with telephone. The two bedrooms share a bathroom with tub, bidet, WC, and wonderful views of Monteriggioni. The Empire bedroom has a double bed with canopy, a private sitting room, and an en suite bathroom with tub, bidet and WC. There is also a laundry room with washing machine. nSecond floor: There is one bedroom with twin beds, and a bathroom with shower. nAvailable amenities: Cleaning service 2 hours/day Mon-Sat, washing machine, dishwasher, Satellite TV with CNN and BBC, telephone, fax machine, answering machine, hair dryer, stereo, CD player, iron and ironing board. There are screens on the windows. nPlease note: There is no central heating. nLa Casa: nGround floor: There is a large entry and storage room with a washing machine. nFirst floor: There are two comfortable sitting rooms with a Satellite TV and stereo, a dining room that can seat twelve, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, and a bathroom with shower and tub. nSecond floor: On the top floor are three double bedrooms with twin beds and three double bedrooms with double beds with canopies. The three bathrooms have showers. nAvailable amenities: orthopedic mattresses, baby bed, high chair, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, Satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, filter and Italian coffee pots. The heating is independent by floor. nLa Volta: nGround floor: There is a laundry room with washing machine and coat stand. Stairs lead to the common entrance, which has a large arched window. nFirst floor: The cozy living room is large with a massive fireplace, terra cotta floors and comfortable furniture. The kitchen has a Tuscan wooden table that seats 12. There are four double bedrooms each with canopy beds, two twin-bedded rooms, one bathroom with tub, and three bathrooms with showers. nAvailable amenities: barbecue, gas stove, oven, toaster, American-style coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine, telephone, Satellite TV, hair dryer, CD player, stereo, iron and ironing board, and window screens. nExtra Services: Available on request for an extra cost: additional maid service [10 euros per hour], cook, baby bed, and mountain bikes. n nThe villa is located on the top of a hill facing the charming walled medieval town of Monteriggioni. It takes about 40 minutes to walk through the fields to reach Monteriggioni, where there are restaurants, a supermarket, pharmacy, gas station, and a church. nFlorence: 45 km nSiena: 10 km nCastellina Scal 4 km nMonteriggioni: 2 km nBus stop: 1 km nMinimum Stay: 7 nCheck-In: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:Rignano sull'Arno, Italy
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Balcony, Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Internet Access, Iron, Ironing Board, Laundry, Microwave, Oven, Pool Table, Refrigerator, Restaurant, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Wireless Internet Access
Description:Villa Aldamaria is an elegant two-story historical villa situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. It sleeps 21 people. From Villa Aldamaria you will enjoy a marvelous view of the Valdarno (Arno Valley) and of the vineyards. Villa Aldamaria is 600 square meters (6460 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, two nice private terraces, a private garden, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access. n nYou will be roughly 4.5 km (2.8 miles) from Rignano sull'Arno , where you will find shops and public transportation. You will find the closest restaurant and a grocery store at 2.5 km (roughly 1.6 miles). n nTo stay at Villa Aldamaria you will need a car. You will be able to park it inside the entrance gate. Please note that access to Villa Aldamaria is along an 800-meter (half-a-mile) unpaved road. n nVilla Aldamaria is tended by two caretakers, who reside in an annex on the premises. n nYou will reach the swimming pool from the first terrace going down an external stairway which consists of approximately 20 steps. The pool is 6 meters (20 feet) large by 12 meters (39 feet) long, 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, two sun umbrellas, sun loungers and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will have a pleasant view of the Tuscan hills. The pool is open from the beginning of June until mid-October, from 9 am to 8 pm. n nThe first terrace is 70 square meters (750 square feet) large. It is equipped with tables, chairs and sun loungers. From the terrace you will enjoy a fascinating view of the Valdarno (Arno Valley) and of the vineyards. n nThe garden is 100 square meters (1076 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by imposing trees and by cypresses. The garden is equipped with wrought-iron benches, as well as with a table and chairs. The garden, which is for your exclusive use, is occasionally crossed by the caretaker in order to reach their accommodations. n nThe second terrace is 55 square meters (590 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a roof. It is equipped with tables and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy a gorgeous view of the greenery and of the other buildings and of the hills. n nThe furnishings of the living room are classic and welcoming. The furnishings include a sofa and armchairs. There is an elegant fireplace. The dining table can accommodate four guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a large window with a view of the garden. n nYou will be able to enter the dining room from the corridor and from the kitchen. The furnishings are elegant, and include some antique pieces. The dining table can accommodate 12 guests. From the dining room you will be able to enter the second terrace through a French door. n nYou will be able to enter the kitchen from the corridor. It is very well equipped, with a six-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and a kettle. There is also a barbecue. In the kitchen you will also find a practical fireplace. There is a table to seat ten guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the second terrace. The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields. n nYou will be able to enter the first bedroom from the living room. The ceiling is frescoed. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. n nYou will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor through an access area. The ceiling is frescoed. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the hills. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. n nYou will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. It has a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the hills. n nThe first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor. n nYou will be able to reach the laundry room from the corridor. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal. n nYou will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. n nYou will be able to enter the fifth bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. n nYou will be able to enter the sixth bedroom from the other corridor. It has a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the hills. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. n nYou will be able to enter the seventh bedroom from the other corridor through an access area. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the hills. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. n nYou will be able to enter the eighth bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a Juliet balcony with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. n nYou will be able to enter the nineth bedroom from the corridor. In the bedroom you will find an open mezzanine level, without door. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed) and a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches), located on the mezzanine level . The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. n nYou will be able to enter the tenth bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a Juliet balcony with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields. n nYou will be able to enter the eleventh bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a Juliet balcony with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. n nThe second bathroom is small and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor. n nYou will be able to enter the game room from the main entrance hall. Here you will be able to have fun with a pool table. It has a window with a view of the garden. n nShow tourist attractions and points of interest for this holiday home.