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Property Details

Sleeps:
13 - 18
Single Bedrooms:
1
Double Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
7
Type:
Villa
Property #:
16485
Nearest Town:
Monsummano

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Beautiful Hilltop Villa in Tuscany with Spectacular Views

Villa Alessandro

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About The Experience
You are sitting with a book in the garden of your Tuscany villa rental, one bare foot dangling over the side of the lounge chair, brushing the soft green grass. You're reading intently, but after a few minutes a warm breeze tousles your hair and you glance up to breathe in the faintly mysterious aroma of ripening olives. Across the garden the homey stone façade of your Tuscany accommodation near Florence beckons you to walk barefoot across the yard to the door, where you'll step inside and slide your feet across cool terracotta tiles. But before you can get up, you hear a splash-- glancing down the hill you see that your companions are beckoning you from the pool, perfectly positioned for a magnificent countryside view. When, you ask yourself as you join them, are we ever going to go exploring? All this can become reality when you rent one of our Tuscany villas.
Location Description

This vacation villa enjoys a fantastic location in the heart of Tuscany, within an hours' driving distance of all the main Tuscan art cities: Florence, Pistoia, Lucca, Pisa, and Versilia (Siena is 1.5 hours). The rental villa is only 10 minutes away from the Firenze/Mare motorway, making access to major routes easy. In the immediate area you can find a number of different leisurely activities, such as a beauty spa in Monsumano, three 18-hole golf courses, horseback riding, bowling, cooking and painting classes, and tours with cultural, artistic, gastronomic, and wine themes. The villa itself is located in an area of characteristic, natural Tuscan countryside. Within a range of fifteen or twenty minutes, one can reach the Giusti Grottoes with their hot thermal baths, the Monsummano caves, the Pistoia hills and mountains (with winter skiing), the Svizzera Pesciatina (ten medieval villages), innumerable Romantic churches, and the Fucecchio swamplands. You can find public transport (buses and taxis) down in Monsummano and the nearest train station is in Montecatini.

Siena: 107 km/67 mi
Florence: 55 km/35 mi
Pisa: 50 km/31 mi
Lucca: 33 km/21 mi
Montecatini: 7 km/4.5 mi
Monsummano: 3 km/1.5 mi
Exterior Description

(7 hectares) This independent villa, built in the second half of the 18th century, is the center of a property of over 7 hectares of woods and olive groves on the westernmost slopes of Mount Albano, about 250 meters above sea level. The grounds surrounding this villa feature a private swimming pool (12m x 6m, 1.35m deep), open mid April to mid October, situated on a natural terrace a few meters below the villa with a wide view of the valley below. It is an overflow Infinity pool equipped with hydro-massage, and nearby there is a changing room with shower and WC. The pool has lighting for nighttime swimming. The villa also has its own 3,000 m2 garden, enclosed within a high laurel hedge and dotted here and there by terracotta vases and orci (oil jars). The lawn includes a small group of shade tress, a barbeque area, and a dining area under a wisteria-covered gazebo. On the western side of the garden, there is a parking area of five cars. The road to the villa is paved and quiet. The owners have another villa on the estate, and 100 meters away from the rental villa there is another small house with its own garden and swimming pool. Outdoor spaces, however, are private.

Interior Description
(500 m2/5,382 ft2)

This villa was originally composed of two farmhouses. The two houses have been joined together, but maintain a level of independence agreeable for families traveling together. There are four steps up from one side of the house to the other. The owners have carried out rigorous and accurate renovations using only materials from the surrounding area, as well as period pieces. All windows have screens and the beds are patented Waterlily mattresses. Each room has its own heating and air conditioning units.

Ground Floor: This level of the house opens into a living room with an antique decorative fireplace, couches, and a card table with four chairs. The real focal point of the ground floor, however, is a large dining room with open-beam ceilings, an ornate rug, and a long wooden table with seating for 14. Also on the ground floor there is a second dining room for six, a lounge with two sofas, one of which is a queen sofa bed and a double-faced fireplace communicating with the main dining room, a TV room with a queen sofa-bed (160 cm), and a billiard room with two armchairs and a table. The main kitchen is large and fully equipped with oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and a table for eight. The secondary kitchen (on the other side of the house) is smaller but also well-equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, and toaster. There are also two downstairs bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet, and Jacuzzi shower. A small laundry room has a washing machine and dryer.

Intermediate Floor: Nine steps lead up from the large dining room to a double bedroom with two single beds and nice views. Its bathroom is located downstairs.

First Floor: Two staircases (one on either side of the house) lead up to the first floor, where there are 6 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is decorated in yellow and has a 180 cm king-size bed and a walk-in wardrobe. It also has an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and bathtub with hydro-massage and handheld showerhead. Bedrooms 2 (green) and 3 (pink) each have a king-size bed (180 cm), wardrobe, and ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet and Jacuzzi shower. Bedroom 4 has a king-size (180 cm) bed, a wardrobe, and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and Jacuzzi shower. An open loft with a wrought-iron railing, where there is a single bed, can be reached via a spiral staircase. Bedroom 5 contains 3 single beds (2 may be put together upon request) and a wardrobe. Bedroom 6 has one single bed and a built-in wardrobe. Rooms 5 and 6 share a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and Jacuzzi bathtub with handheld showerhead.

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.

  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Extra Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
  • Mid-week linen change (bed linen, bath and pool towels): 12 Euros per person
  • Chauffeur/Driver: 30-40 Euros per hour
  • Babysitting: 10 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • A Welcome Basket is provided upon arrival which includes:
    a) light arrival dinner with our chef's homemade pasta sauces, pasta, salad, bread and parmesan cheese with Chianti wine.
    b) continental breakfast (for the first morning): bread, croissants, marmalade, cereal, honey, butter, Nutella, fruit juice, coffee, milk, tea, sugar and water.
  • Housekeeping: is provided each Wednesday for 3 hours.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ipod dock
  • Jacuzzi Tub - Inside
  • Piano
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Not Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer - Shared
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Welcome Basket

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 5 Nights 4 Nights 3 Nights   Min
Stay
Oct-14-2017
Dec-23-2017
$3,501 1 wk
Dec-23-2017
Jan-06-2018
$5,041 1 wk
Jan-06-2018
Mar-24-2018
$3,641 $3,250 $2,601 $1,951 3 night
Mar-24-2018
May-12-2018
$5,321 1 wk
May-12-2018
Jun-16-2018
$6,861 1 wk
Jun-16-2018
Sep-01-2018
$9,662 1 wk
Sep-01-2018
Sep-29-2018
$6,861 1 wk
Sep-29-2018
Oct-27-2018
$5,321 1 wk
Oct-27-2018
Dec-22-2018
$3,641 $3,250 $2,601 $1,951 3 night
Dec-22-2018
Jan-05-2019
$5,321 1 wk
Jun-08-2019
Jun-15-2019
$8,051 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: 800 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Air Conditioning: According to consumption
  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone and Fax: According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 250 EUR
  • Electricity (above 300 kw per week): According to consumption

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
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 29 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
We had a delightful time - the pool was amazing!
Enjoyed Most:
The villa was very spacious and accommodated our two families with plenty of extra space for all. The two kitchens worked very well as we cooked quite often.
Enjoyed Least:
Upon arrival the air conditioning did not work. It was fixed the next day.
Surrounding Area:
The area was fantastic - close to shopping, Florence, Lucca, the mountains. Actually a really perfect spot.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monsummano Terme - you could walk if you like a tough hike! Lots of steep hills.
Tips or Restaurants:
Need to buy or bring shampoo, soap, wash cloths as the bathrooms have no products at all. Or you can buy at the local Conad grocery store. We loved shopping there for our food.
Directions:
We had no problem getting to the property. We were quite worried about the reviews related to the single lane, steep, and windy road to the Villa. We had NO trouble at all with the road and we were in 9 passenger Mercedes vans!

Diane, July

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Overall:
We had a great time at Villa Alessandro. The villa worked very well for our group of 16 and we had so many enjoyable times together at the pool, eating together both inside and outside as well as enjoying the surroundings. Really loved this 280-year old place which has a lot of character and Italian soul.
Enjoyed Most:
The garden and pool were awesome.
Enjoyed Least:
We had some difficulties with the outlets where standard 220V european plugs and converters didn't fit the special Italian variant.
Surrounding Area:
We loved hiking to the top of the hill and had a magical walk back from the restaurant at night seeing lots of fireflies... Unforgettable.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Nearest town was Monsummano Terme. We went there almost every day and enjoyed the Monday morning market, Conan supermarket and some great Italian gelato.
Tips or Restaurants:
Italian outlet converters are recommended for plugging in phone chargers, etc. The standard European converters didn't work in many of the 3 prong outlets.
Directions:
It is a quite narrow and windy road to the villa but we found it easy using Google Maps. Hard to find if you don't have the exact address.
Check In Out:
Check in and out was easy.

Erik, June

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Overall:
It was as expected for those of us who had been to rural parts of Europe before.
Enjoyed Most:
Views. Space in the villa.
Enjoyed Least:
Some of the living and kitchen space could use upgrading.
Surrounding Area:
Small town, quaint and centrally located to other major tourist areas in its part of Tuscany.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monsummano; not within walking distance.
Directions:
Definately needed a GPS.

Philip, November

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