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Large Tuscany Farmhouse Near Restaurant

Podere Il Frantoio

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About The Experience

If you’ve ever dreamed about spending the holidays in Tuscany on a farm with a working wine and olive oil estate, then this farmhouse with a private pool in Tuscany is the place for you! Secluded and located high the hills, this vacation accommodation, which is comprised of various apartments, offers wonderful views as well as the opportunity to wine and oil taste from your own home-away-from-home with your friends and family. Trips into Florence are convenient by car or by train, which you can take from the nearby town of Rufina.

Location Description

The property is located six kilometers from Rufina, a small town surrounded by lush hills and valleys. In Rufina are shops, restaurants, and markets. You’ll also find a bank and a train station, from which you can easily and comfortably reach Florence. Visit the Piazza San Giovanni, also known as the religious heart of the city, and you’ll see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, built in the 15th century. Other attractions not to be missed include the Ponte Vecchio where you can go shop for gold, the Accademia Gallery with the sculptures of Michelangelo, and of course the Uffizi Gallery. Day trips can also include San Gimignano and Siena.

Nearby Attractions: Florence, Arezzo Cortona, Chianti, Rufina with a train station for trips into Florence and a wine museum.

Siena: 100 km/62 mi
San Gimignano: 80 km/50 mi
Florence: 30 km/18.5 mi
Rufina: 6 km/3.5 mi
Exterior Description

(700 hectares) This working 18th century farm encompasses 700 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, orchards, woods, and a game hunting reserve. Three of the estate's original buildings have been restored and converted into rental accommodations. This wonderful farmhouse, completely renovated in 1997, is a typical stone farmhouse dating back to the beginning of the century. The villa rental features terracotta floors, rustic furnishings, and colorful fabrics. There is a fenced garden with a barbecue, outdoor furniture, and a swimming pool (8 m x 4 m). The garden is accessible via the first floor at the rear of the house and is surrounded by olive trees and beautiful views of the Valdisieve. There is complete privacy since there are no houses nearby. There is a small restaurant on the estate available to people staying there.

Interior Description
(230 m2/2,476 ft2)

Ground Floor: Beyond the main room there is a large kitchen with a traditional hearth (where the farm workers used to warm themselves by the fire) with a dining room separated by a stone arch and three living rooms, one of which serves as a library. There is a fireplace in one of the living rooms. A door in the large living room leads to a separate suite with a double bedroom with a queen-sized (170 cm) bed, dining area, kitchenette, and ensuite bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.

First Floor: A long corridor in terracotta leads to the seven double bedrooms, many separated from each other by stone steps. The first, second, third, and fourth bedrooms each have two single beds(90 cm). The fifth and sixth bedrooms each have a queen-sized (170 cm). The seventh bedroom is most appropriate for young people and has three single beds (90 cm). There is one bathroom with tub and three bathrooms with showers.

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.

  • Chef Service: Upon request
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet: 7 Euros per person
  • Maid Service: 10 Euros per hour
  • Linen Change: 6 Euros per person
  • Extra Towels: 6 Euros per person
  • Mountain Bike Rentals: 8 Euros for 4 hours
  • Tennis Court: 12 Euros per hour
  • Horseback Riding: Upon request

Please Note:

  • Double beds can be separated to form two single beds upon prior request.
  • This property offers free guided tours of the estate wine cellar. Wine and olive oil tasting included.
  • Mosquito nets available.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Tennis Court - Shared
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Reception Office

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 3 Nights       Min
Mar-01-2018 - Mar-29-2018 $2,311 $1,416 3 night
Mar-29-2018 - Jun-23-2018 $3,221 $1,971 3 night
Jun-23-2018 - Jul-14-2018 $4,621 $2,827 3 night
Jul-14-2018 - Aug-17-2018 $4,761 1 wk
Aug-18-2018 - Sep-08-2018 $4,621 $2,827 3 night
Sep-08-2018 - Sep-22-2018 $3,607 $1,971 3 night
Sep-22-2018 - Oct-06-2018 $3,221 $1,971 3 night
Oct-06-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $2,311 $1,416 3 night
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-06-2019 $3,221 $1,971 3 night

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Arrival Times

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  • Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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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: 300 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating - Daily Charge: 37 EUR
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Weekly Charge: 20 EUR

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
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
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Based on 15 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Our overall experience was very positive. We had a great time whether we were relaxing by the villa or exploring a city or town on a day trip. The villa offers plenty of space for a group to relax and enjoy either quiet time, boisterous togetherness, or both!
Enjoyed Most:
The views, the sunsets, the quiet privacy, and the opportunity to live as an Italian for two weeks.
Enjoyed Least:
The WiFi was out the entire time we were there. Editor's Note: The WiFi was unavailable due to a storm; full service was restored the week following. The owner reimbursed 100 Euros for the inconvenience.
Surrounding Area:
The people, the history, the food, the wine, the scenery.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Rufina. It was not within walking distance at all.
Tips or Restaurants:
There is a bottega on Monte Giovi that is phenomenal for the food and the views. The road up, however, is very rough and rugged, but if you take it slowly, it is well worth the drive for the experience! Many of the things that others suggested bringing were provided (toilet paper, dish soap, etc.). I might suggest beach towels unless you want to pay 7 Euros per towel. Towels are not included.
We did use a GPS but only for help getting out of Florence from the airport since there was a lot of traffic.
Check In Out:
Sonia at reception is awesome! She is very pleasant and eager to help. We read that the deposit had to be in cash but they took a credit card for our deposit.

Lynne, August

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Magical! it was wonderful beyond our preconceived imagination!
Enjoyed Most:
The views.
Enjoyed Least:
The road up/down...a bit narrow when passing another vehicle.
Surrounding Area:
The beauty.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Scopeti was the closest town. It was not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
The restaurant at the top of the mountain (Monte Giovi) was delightful! Hard to get to, but worth the trip!
We did use a GPS. I would tell people traveling from Rufina that you take the first left after leaving Scopeti.
Check In Out:
It took a while because we had so many people staying there, but the person doing it (Sonia?) was absolutely charming.

Chris, August

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Fantastic place to spend a week and explore the areas nearby.
Enjoyed Most:
Plenty of space to enjoy - we did not ever feel crowded. Pool was great.
Enjoyed Least:
Heat of August.
Surrounding Area:
Convenience to train station (i.e. to Florence and other locations).
Nearby Events or Locales:
Scopeti. Not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Go to Bottega di Montegiovi - for a true local dining experience. Do NOT count on Internet for planning, etc. We did not have it the entire time there except perhaps a couple of hours here and there. Limited us greatly since we thought we would have it and left much of our "planning" until on site.
Sign at main road was missing.
Check In Out:
None to suggest as we were guests of the folks who rented the villa. Reception was GREAT and helped us any time we needed it.

Beth, August

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