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Property Details

Sleeps:
2
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
15440
Nearest Town:
Staggia

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Farmhouse Accommodation in Tuscany

Vecchio Borgo - Quercia

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About The Experience

Observe a working Italian farm firsthand from this farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany. On a large estate that produces wine, olive oil, visanto, and grappa, this Tuscany vacation rental is a real experience in agritourism. You can explore the farm or, alternately, spend your farm holiday in Tuscany taking day trips to the many great locations nearby: Volterra, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, and more.

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
(33 m2/355 ft2)

First Floor: This small apartment consists of a kitchen/dining room with a table, an oven, and a dishwasher. One bedroom has a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower. Please note that this apartment does not have a living room.

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
  • 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
  • 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
Nov-01-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $961 $549 4 night
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $1,067 $610 4 night
Mar-01-2018 - Apr-01-2018 $961 $549 4 night
Apr-01-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $1,067 $610 4 night
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $1,230 $703 4 night
Sep-01-2018 - Nov-01-2018 $1,067 $610 4 night
Nov-01-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $961 $549 4 night
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $1,067 $610 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
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Based on 33 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Beautiful stay.
Enjoyed Most:
The hosts and the view.
Surrounding Area:
Easy access to surrounding towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia; could walk but we drove.
Tips or Restaurants:
Enjoyed buying local foods and cooking in the apartment.
Directions:
Did not use GPS but found properly using written directions provided.

Joan, May

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Overall:
Claudia and Rudi were just wonderful hosts! One of our best experiences was joining the other guests for a dinner cooked by Claudia. The grounds and view were breathtaking. The property was centrally located to all the areas we planned to visit.
Enjoyed Most:
The location and view.
Enjoyed Least:
Would have liked a shower caddy as there was nowhere to put soap or shampoo in the shower.
Surrounding Area:
Co-op very close by to buy groceries. Scenery was glorious.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia Senese; busy road so not easily walkable.
Tips or Restaurants:
Only towels are provided, but no washcloths. Kitchen could use a spatula. We were on the road every day and returned late so didn't eat locally.
Directions:
GPS was the best way to locate the property. If you have a GPS, spend the money to download maps of Italy -- indispensable!
Check In Out:
No issues.

Kathy, October

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Overall:
Our stay at Vecchio Borgo-Quercia was the highlight of our trip. Claudia and Rudy (the owners) made us feel like part of their family. The villa is charming, clean, well maintained and perfectly located for daytrips to surrounding towns and villages. We loved going for sunset walks in the vineyards and spending time on the patio with the other guests. As an added bonus, we were there during the grape harvest and got to watch that process and learn about making wine. Speaking of wine, their wines are excellent and Claudia keeps a room stocked with wines, grappa, and olive oil that guests can take and enjoy just by checking a box! I can't say enough wonderful things about our stay at the villa and we'd return in a flash!
Enjoyed Most:
Having an apartment with a kitchen was great. We frequently ate large meals during the day, then just had a light meal in our apartment in the evening. Being on a working farm was terrific. Claudia and Rudy were amazing hosts. The location was perfect for our daily excursions. The views were breathtaking. (Obviously, Ii's hard to say what we liked most!)
Enjoyed Least:
I guess if I had to pick something, I'd say that WiFi access was spotty, but that's an extremely minor complaint!
Surrounding Area:
Day trips to Montepulciano, Lucca, Vada, the Chianti region, San Gimignano, Volterra, drives through the countryside. Tuscany is an incredible beautiful area and the towns and villages are charming and so historic.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia-Sinese. It was only 3km away but walking along the highway (which is the only access) was too dangerous. The road was narrow and windy with no shoulders to walk on. The nearest 'larger' town was Poggibonsi. It was 5 km away and had grocery stores and other services.
Tips or Restaurants:
Everything we needed was provided. I can't think of anything we would have needed to bring.
Directions:
I didn't understand the difference between 'Sud' and 'Nord' (must have missed that in my Italian lessons), so we took the first exit to Val D'Elsa which was Nord and that doesn't get you there. You might want to clarify that there are two exits and guests coming from Firenze should watch for the 'Sud' exit.

Mike, September

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