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Property Details

Sleeps:
5
Single Bedrooms:
1
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
18414
Nearest Town:
Barberino Val d'Elsa (Chianti Area)

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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! This apartment is located right in the center of the historic village, 200 meters from the complex with the shared pool and beautiful grounds. 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
(70 m2/753 ft2)

Ground Floor: This apartment has a combined living and dining room with a couch, armchairs, and table with chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top and toaster oven. There is also access to a private balcony and a separate WC located on this floor.

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

  • 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
  • Toaster Oven
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Heating - Whole House
  • 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
Dec-09-2017 - Jan-12-2018 $1,016 1 wk
Jan-12-2018 - Mar-31-2018 $766 1 wk
Mar-31-2018 - Jun-02-2018 $859 1 wk
Jun-02-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $971 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Aug-25-2018 $1,195 1 wk
Aug-25-2018 - Sep-08-2018 $971 1 wk
Sep-08-2018 - Oct-06-2018 $859 1 wk
Oct-06-2018 - Dec-08-2018 $766 1 wk
Dec-08-2018 - Jan-12-2019 $971 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

  • 4.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 8 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Enjoyed the villa and its location in the small town very much.
Enjoyed Most:
View and location.
Enjoyed Least:
Small kitchen.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful scenery and structures.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Tavernelle in Val di Pesa was walking distance away.
Tips or Restaurants:
Several good restaurants and pizzerias in Tavernelle, just ask a native.
Directions:
Location of the parking area, if you have a car, is a short distance away from the villa. You have to call and arrange for someone to open the gate and get the keys to the property and gate.
Check In Out:
Just call and someone will meet you shortly.

Richard P, May

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Overall:
Great experience overall. Hard to find in the dark, but several calls to Cecile, the ever-helpful property manager, enabled us to navigate to the right spot. The apartment was clean, comfortable and welcoming. The setting is charming, and we particularly enjoyed the little grocery store just a few steps away, where the kind proprietor helped us get cheese, bread, wine and other delectables, then threw in some delicious cookies gratis. Having a wonderful restaurant just another few more steps away made that first night's stay so convenient for us. We would go back there in a heartbeat.
Enjoyed Most:
Even though we were in the middle of the old village section of Barberino Val d'Elsa, we found it to be remarkable private and quiet. The location was perfect for the many day trips we took to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti wine region.
Enjoyed Least:
We did not expect just a toaster over, and had brought ingredients to cook a traditional Christmas cake and some cinnamon rolls, but we managed to improvise. Too bad my wife did not realize the temperature readings on the oven were in Centigrade the first time she tried to cook. And next time we'll know not to run the dishwasher the same time as the toaster oven. I speak a little Italian, but trying to describe a power failure over the phone to Cecile was a stretch. Fortunately she came over quickly and showed us where to reset the main breaker.
Surrounding Area:
The rolling country side was beautiful, even in the late fall with all the grape and olive harvests complete. Some mornings the fog ensconced the hilltop towns in the neighborhood, adding an extra dimension of mysteriousness to the antiquity.
Nearby Events or Locales:
As I mentioned above, we were in the center of the old section of Barberino Val d'Elsa and within walking distance of a small grocery store and good restaurant, and not far from the town library, where we went to access WiFi. A washer at the other apartments was also within walking distance, if you didn't mind carrying a load of wet close up a steep hill on the return. No dryer, and if you can't get your clothes to dry in the apartment; there is a coin-operated laundry not too far from the library (driving recommended).
Tips or Restaurants:
We found the Italian version of Costco in Poggibonsi (Coop), 2nd Poggibonsi exit driving south to Siena, follow white arrows, and had a blast stocking up on all kinds of wonderful delicacies for dinner in the apartment, plus a few necessities we'd forgotten to bring.
Directions:
Used a GPS, but it could not handle the narrow streets and tight turns through the old part of town to get us to the apartment, and kept landing us at the wrong place. We ended up calling Cecile, who navigated us back to the rental office, then followed her to the apartment.
Check In Out:
Cecile is wonderful. Could not ask for a better person or a better process.

Isaac, December

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Overall:
Overall, it was a very good experience. We really enjoyed Cecil, our Property Manager. She was always eager to answer our questions and to be helpful. She made phone calls for us and let us use her computer for emails. And a bonus: she speaks French, which is also my first language
Enjoyed Most:
I really liked the proximity to places we wanted to visit, like Siena, Florence, and San Gimignano.
Enjoyed Least:
The property was perfect. There are gorgeous gardens and a very clean pool. However, we rented the apartment in the center of the village of San Barberino. We had a little table to eat outside on the balcony, but it was not big enough for the four of us to sit down.
Surrounding Area:
Walking distance to 2 great restaurants, grocery stores, and coffee bars. Very quiet, charming town.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Tavarnelle. It's about 2 kilometres on a paved trail on the side of the road.
Tips or Restaurants:
If coming with small children, stay on the property itself--not the 2 apartments in town. We had to walk to the pool on a street before entering the property.
Directions:
We didn't use a GPS. We rented a car in Florence and it took us less than 4o minutes to get to Barberino Val D'Elsa. We used directions from the rental car agency.

Linda, June

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