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Property Details

Sleeps:
6
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Type:
Farmhouse
Property #:
14745
Nearest Town:
Gambassi Terme
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Tuscany Vacation Villa

Casetta Ombra

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About The Experience

Although this Tuscany vacation cottage is located on an estate with the Villa Edera to rent, its private outdoor areas give it a very private feel. Rustic and woodsy, this Tuscany farmhouse will make you feel like you're on a retreat from time! It has the added bonus of a private above-ground pool. Great for day trips throughout the region, from Pisa to Florence to Siena.

Location Description

The property is located five kilometers from Gambassi Terme, a small town about an hour southwest of Florence. In Gambassi Terme, one can find restaurants and shops with basic supplies. Pisa, Siena, and the fashionable Tyrrenian coast are only an hour away by car.

Nearby Attractions: True culture and history seekers can expand their knowledge of Tuscany with trips to the nearby towns of Certaldo (9.2 km), Castelfiorentino (9.7 km), and Volterra (29.6 km).

Pisa: 60 km/32 mi
Florence: 55 km/34 mi
Siena: 53 km/33 mi
San Gimignano: 18 km/11 mi
Gambassi Terme: 5 km/3 mi
Exterior Description

(150 hectares) This property dates back to 1900, when it was a simple farming estate. A famous aviator purchased the property and built three unique hunting lodges that still accompany the villa today. 20 years later, the Finzi-Contini family of Florence purchased the property. They lived there until 1954, when the current owners took it over. The property features a combination of Tuscan stone, cotto bricks, and rolling English lawns. The villa has a private pool.The hunting lodges have They offer fabulous views, mature oak woods, and access to a vast nature reserve with trails.

Interior Description

Situated about 50 m from the Villa Edera (also for rent), this is a cozy single-story cottage. From the private parking area, a paved walkway (12m) leads to the entrance. The entrance leads into the central dining/living area. The floors are original terracotta and there are exposed beam ceilings. On the right there is a living area with two sofas and a fireplace. On the left there is a kitchen/dining room with a nice wooden dining table. The dining room has two large windows and glass doors leading to a terrace shaded by three oak trees. A hallway connects the living/dining area with the three bedrooms. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) with access to a private terrace. It has an en suite bathroom with shower. The additional bedrooms include one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm), and one twin-bedded room designed for children (narrow mattresses 80 cm wide). There is a bathroom with shower shared by these two bedrooms.

Features Description

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.

  • Housekeeping Available: 10 Euro per hour
  • Chef Service Available: Upon request

Please Note:

  • A car is necessary

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Sep-16-2017 - Dec-22-2017 $1,787 1 wk
Dec-22-2017 - Jan-08-2018 $2,666 1 wk
Jan-08-2018 - May-05-2018 $1,541 1 wk
May-05-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $1,961 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Aug-31-2018 $2,661 1 wk
Aug-31-2018 - Oct-13-2018 $1,961 1 wk
Oct-13-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $1,541 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 200 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Air Conditioning - Daily Charge: 10 EUR per unit

Other Notes

  • Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
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Based on 2 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
It was wonderful.
Enjoyed Most:
We loved the whole atmosphere... it was just what we needed.
Enjoyed Least:
There were mosquitoes; the pool needed to be cleaned. Editor's Note: The owner has arranged for new pool maintenance. September 2011.
Surrounding Area:
The whole area was beautiful and the small towns around had everything we needed.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring insect repellent for mosquitoes. We didn't eat out much because one of the reasons for renting was to be able to cook with the local ingredients. However in Volterra. Ombra della Sera had exceptional food. I used to be in charge of a college culinary program, so I know of which I speak - and Lucca, the waiter, was great. We went back a second time and had the most wonderful mussels and clams in a soup.. really great.

Cathie, July

Overall:
Fantastic place. We stayed a week and used it as a central point to travel to surrounding sights. Great setting. Friendly host.
Enjoyed Most:
Atmosphere was great. House is in good condition and very livable. We had the fireplace going every night.
Enjoyed Least:
Location was further from major highways than I anticipated.
Surrounding Area:
Hill country in Tuscany is beautiful.
Tips or Restaurants:
Host provided information on all restaurants in the area. There were plenty of them and all were good.
Directions:
Directions from Rome used A1 almost to Florence and then back south. Better route is to exit A1 to go through Siena We did use GPS a lot.

Ronald, May