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Property Details

Sleeps:
4 - 5
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
15435
Nearest Town:
Staggia

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Vacation Rental Agritourism in Tuscany

Vecchio Borgo - Bella Vista

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About The Experience

This apartment provides one of the best ways to enjoy a vacation rental in agritourism in Tuscany. This Tuscany apartment is surrounded not only by beautiful grounds, but by a large working farm that produces everything the Tuscan region is renowned for: wine, olive oil, visanto, and grappa. This farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany is within an original and carefully restored building—a quiet, peaceful location with great views and in an excellent position for taking day trips throughout Tuscany.

Location Description

Located on one of the larger working farms in this region, this property comes under the Italian category of “agriturismo.” It is situated in a beautiful rural position, but its place between Siena and Florence also makes this a great jumping-off point for day trips throughout Tuscany. The nearest village is Staggia, a beautiful little walled town with a castle overgrown with greenery. Here you'll also find the basics, from food to a post office and a café. Nearby Siena is a treasure trove of medieval architecture and authentic Tuscan culture-- including the famed annual bareback horserace! Other great locales in the region include San Gimignano, Volterra, and Florence.

Cecina (Beaches): 92 km/57 mi
Florence: 52 km/32.5 mi
Volterra: 49 km/30.5 mi
San Gimignano: 22 km/13.5 mi
Siena: 20 km/12.5 mi
Staggia (Various Shops): 1.5 km/1 mi
Exterior Description
(35 Hectares)

This apartment is located on a working farm that produces wine, olive oil, Vinsanto, and grappa, as well as various grain crops. There are also uncultivated areas which, in the spring, are covered with poppies. Picturesque paths through these areas lead to adjacent farms. The original 19th century farmhouse, in which this apartment is located, has been carefully restructured and transformed into six modernized apartments, each with its own entrance. The house is located on a hilltop, affording a panoramic view over the hills of the Chianti district. Surrounding the house is a communal garden and shared swimming pool which is open from late April to mid-October (14m x 7m). There is also a cement tennis court in the center of the farmstead, racquets are provided. A large barbecue and covered dining table are the center of the communal area, along with ping-pong, children's games, a play house, a slide, and a swing. Small individual tables and barbecues are also provided for the convenience of individual families. A selection of mountain bikes is available for use. A large parking area is located in front of the house, and there are shared laundry facilities.
At the completion of the harvest season, a celebration is held, during which all guests are invited to sample the many flavors and products of the land. In the cantina (cellar), run by the head of the family, there is a shop where guests may purchase bottles of wine for their own use. The owner's family occupies a separate unit in the farmhouse building. The family cares for the garden and provides homemade baked pastries as part of the welcome extended to new guests, or in celebration of special events.

Interior Description
(59 m2/635 ft2)

First Floor: There is a small combination living/dining room/kitchen which has a table for four and a single sofa bed. The furniture is comfortable and compatible with the Tuscan country-style architecture. The kitchen has an oven and a dishwasher. There is one room with a queen-size bed (160 cm), and another room with two single beds (can be joined upon request). One bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower.

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

  • Group Cooking Classes: 15 Euro per person, plus the cost of food
  • Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Laundry Service (Washing Only): 5 Euro per load

Please Note:

  • WiFi is available in and near the Reception Area, not in units.
  • Laundry Service includes soap, iron, and board.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Tennis Court - Shared
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Reception Office

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 4 Nights       Min
Stay
Sep-02-2017 - Nov-01-2017 $1,618 $925 4 night
Nov-01-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $1,520 $869 4 night
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $1,618 $925 4 night
Mar-01-2018 - Apr-01-2018 $1,520 $869 4 night
Apr-01-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $1,618 $925 4 night
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $1,814 $1,037 4 night
Sep-01-2018 - Nov-01-2018 $1,618 $925 4 night
Nov-01-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $1,520 $869 4 night
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $1,618 $925 4 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • No security deposit or cleaning fee is required. However, the client will be liable for any extra charges incurred during the stay, or accidental damages to the property.

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption

Other Notes

  • 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.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • 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
  • Peace and Quiet
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
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Based on 45 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
It was absolutely amazing - everything I could have dreamed of and more. It's a farm so you have the rooster crowing every morning, plus the vineyards the stone houses. It was also well-equipped with modern conveniences.
Enjoyed Most:
The setting and the views were breathtaking - the rolling hills, the stone work, just that rustic Old World ambience was exactly what I was anticipating. But most of all Claudia and Rudy her husband were so gracious and accommodating. They truly make you feel like family.
Enjoyed Least:
I loved everything! Wait, no hair dryer--but I got over that, anyway.
Surrounding Area:
We really enjoyed the old world experience of the stone buildings, the architecture and the rolling hills. Of course the highlight especially for my husband were the coffee and pastry shops.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia, somewhat, we just drove in. The roads were a little narrow and not much room for pedestrians.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring less clothing. They have a small washing machine; it's 5 Euros a load but honestly you can hand wash and they have racks for laundry outside so it's very acceptable and convenient. Bring your debit card so you can get cash when you want. Paying the transaction fee is less than the exchange rate especially in the airports. I wouldn't recommend getting money there. Every morning we went downtown to Staggia and had the most incredible sfogliotella. I think the bakery was called Forno di Staggia. The baker's name is Maria and she is so precious - incredible baker. We went to the Coop grocery store in town several times. What a great cheese/bread/deli section and everything delicious! Coffee shop next to pastry shop makes a perfect cappuccino!
Directions:
We didn't get the GPS but I think we should have. My husband pre programmed the address in his phone before we left.
Check In Out:
Everything was very smooth.

Maryann, May

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Overall:
The ambiance of being in the Tuscany Chianti countryside just can't beat! After 5 days in Florence we were ready to relax and see the countryside. This was the perfect property to do that...beautiful accommodations, great views, personal outside area to sit and sip the locally produced wine. Claudia was wonderful, spoke great English, made us feel very welcome.
Enjoyed Most:
The location, the views, the agritourism experience! Our rooms were next door to the wine cellar. We marked on a sheet of paper how many bottles we needed each day and paid for it at the end of our stay. The wines were excellent!
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing! The signage was great, the directions were spot on.
Surrounding Area:
It was an easy drive to Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, and many, many vineyards and great local restaurants.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia was just a few kilometers away but not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
The only thing we needed was our own shampoo and body wash. Everything else that you would expect at a hotel was provided.
Directions:
We used Google maps on our phone. The property was easily found. The signage is lighted at night so it was very easy to locate.
Check In Out:
Easy peasy!

Denise, October

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Overall:
Totally wonderful. We so enjoyed meeting Claudia and Rudy and family! The villa was perfect for our needs and exceeded expectations. We were welcomed into their family and were even invited to a typical Italian dinner with them.
Enjoyed Most:
Location, the working winery, the views and most of all the wine cellar !!
Surrounding Area:
We did day trips every day to surrounding hamlet and villages... but always enjoyed coming back!!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia--not really walking distance, that was OK.
Tips or Restaurants:
Castellina was one of our favorite places . Make sure you have bug repellent.
Directions:
Yes, we had a GPS---no problem finding property.
Check In Out:
Everything was perfect. Very professional and directions and information were excellent. I will recommend and perhaps use RentVillas again.

Amanda, September

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