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Property Details

Sleeps:
5 - 6
Single Bedrooms:
1
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
18411
Nearest Town:
Barberino Val d'Elsa (Chianti Area)

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Charming Apartment in Chianti Overlooking the Countryside

San Barberino 2

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About The Experience

So, you want to be located in a charming small town in Tuscany where you can have your morning cappuccino along with the locals? Look no further - this is the place for you! The beautifully restored buildings have been turned into gracious apartments which share a large pool overlooking the countryside. Each apartment is furnished with taste and style. Stay here with your family or friends... you won't want to leave!

Location Description

The property is located in the town of Barberino Val d'Elsa where there are shops, restaurants, a great pizzeria, a market, a bank, and a post office. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Barberino Val d'Elsa marks the midway point between Siena and Florence. The village has an ancient church, castle, chapel, and beautiful views of the olive groves and vineyards that make up much of the Chianti Classico region. San Gimignano, a town you can see from the farmhouse, is a great place to go for a day trip. As one of the most visited towns in Tuscany, it is known for its rich history dating back to the Etruscan times. It is full of life and things to do. Popular attractions include the famous towers, the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, and several museums dedicated to artwork and archaeology. There are also plenty of wine tasting tours, art galleries, shops, and delicious restaurants. Numerous celebrations and gatherings are held every year including a music festival featuring theater, ballet, and opera performances, and a Medieval Harvest festival where the people of San Gimignano dress up as knights, play medieval games, and have tournaments. Of course, you'll also want to visit Florence and Siena during your trip and a train station in Certaldo, which is only 15 minutes away from the property, can get you there easily and conveniently.

Nearby Attractions: Barberino Val d'Elsa (markets, shops, restaurants, pizzeria, bank, post office, ancient church, castle, chapel), Certaldo (train station), San Gimginano (towers, Duomo, People's Palace, museums, wine tasting, shops, restaurants, annual festivals), Florence, Siena

Volterra: 45 km/28 mi
Siena: 40 km/25 mi
Florence: 35 km/22 mi
Certaldo: 25 km/15.5 mi
San Gimignano: 18 km/11 mi
Exterior Description

Surrounded by the hills of Val d'Elsa this ancient complex is comprised of five apartments - 3 within the complex and 2 in the center of town - that have each been tastefully renovated and furnished with style. The complex grounds are filled with trees, plants, and flowers and there is a large shared pool (12m x 6m) which is open from May to Septmeber. San Barberino 1, 2, and 3 are located within the complex with the pool and grounds below the apartments. San Barberino 4 and 5 are located in the center of the historic village, 200 meters from the complex. Parking is available within the property grounds for all apartments.

Interior Description
(95 m2/1,022 ft2)

Ground Floor: The entrance opens to a living room with couches and armchairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, and dishwasher, as well as a dining table with chairs. There is one bedroom with a 90 cm single bed and an extra sofa bed (suitable for one) and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower on this floor.

First Floor: There are two bedrooms on this floor. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and the second bedroom has two single beds (90 cm). There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with a handheld 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.

  • Cook Service: Upon request
  • Housekeeping: Upon request

Please Note:

  • There is a fan in each bedroom.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Sep-30-2017 - Dec-09-2017 $996 1 wk
Dec-09-2017 - Jan-12-2018 $1,422 1 wk
Jan-12-2018 - Mar-31-2018 $953 1 wk
Mar-31-2018 - Jun-02-2018 $1,177 1 wk
Jun-02-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $1,363 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Aug-25-2018 $1,550 1 wk
Aug-25-2018 - Sep-08-2018 $1,363 1 wk
Sep-08-2018 - Oct-06-2018 $1,177 1 wk
Oct-06-2018 - Dec-08-2018 $953 1 wk
Dec-08-2018 - Jan-12-2019 $1,363 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 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: 300 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Gas: According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Per Person): 15 EUR
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Minimum): 50 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): 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.
  • 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
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 20 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Great.
Enjoyed Most:
Location and pool.
Enjoyed Least:
The pool was crowded, as it's shared with other units.
Surrounding Area:
Being able to stroll into town.
Nearby Events or Locales:
3 minute walk.
Directions:
GPS is the easiest way to find a property, and I used Google maps.
Check In Out:
The owner is lovely and very helpful.

Tom, August

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Overall:
Excellent.
Enjoyed Most:
Location, view, interior decor, bathrooms, etc. are great.
Enjoyed Least:
It was very hot.
Surrounding Area:
Restaurant at about five minutes walking distance.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barberino Val d'Elsa. Yes.
Tips or Restaurants:
Grocery store in the village (Tavernelle) next door.
Directions:
Property is on the left in Barberino Val d'Elsa, right after the gas station, when traveling from the direction of Siena.
Check In Out:
Make sure Sonia Formichi (property manager) knows that you will arrive at certain time. That way she can be available at the time of your arrival.

Burak, July

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Overall:
It was not our first visit to the area, but it was our first stay at San Barberino 2. It was beyond what we had hoped for. Excellent place to stay, and just added to our Tuscany experience. Thank you.
Enjoyed Most:
The view, the privacy. And definately, the kitchen! Also, great bathrooms.
Enjoyed Least:
Well, it took us a bit of time to get used to using a key to get OUT of the gate. Only other thing lacking was an electric dryer. But I've used one of those racks before.
Surrounding Area:
Well, as I said, we'd been to stay in Barberino before. We love the country aspect. It's location can't be beat, half way between Florence and Siena, and near to many of the places we wanted to reach. But it is a quiet and uncrowded village, and very charming. The people are friendly and helpful.
Nearby Events or Locales:
We didn't really have time to walk to any other villages, but we did go into Tavarnelle one or two times.
Tips or Restaurants:
The apartment was very well equipped and I can't think of anything needed. Maybe pool towels, if it's warm enopugh for swimming. Our favorite restaurants were the two alongside the church. The one on the north side of church was our absolute favorite. They hugged us on our last night!
Directions:
I was familiar with the village from staying there for two weeks in 2005, so I had a pretty good idea of where it was. We had no trouble finding it, just getting in the gate.
Check In Out:
No, it went smoothly. We did phone when we were about an hour away, and this did help to alert Sonia that we were near.

Mary Jo, October

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