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Property Details

Sleeps:
6
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
3
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
19220
Nearest Town:
San Gimignano

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Pleasant Tuscan Apartment on Large Hillside Estate

Il Cortile del Borgo 15

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About The Experience

Between Poggibonsi and San Gimignano, this holiday accommodation in Tuscany provides the benefits of a large Tuscan estate without the necessity of having to travel with a large group. This Tuscany holiday accommodation is an apartment within a villa, with plenty of space for outdoor relaxation, walks, and swimming. In addition to having your own rental accommodation near San Gimignano, which is where the movie "Tea with Mussolini" starring Maggie Smith, Cher, and Judi Dench was filmed, you'll find yourself in the perfect location for winery-hopping and day trips to Florence, Siena, and more.

Location Description

This estate is located down a 2 km/1 mi private, unpaved road and is 3 km/2 mi from the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, which dates back to the 10th century. San Gimignano is one of the most visited towns in Tuscany and is full of life and things to do. From the property, you’ll be able to see the town’s famous towers, the 12th century Duomo. Be sure to visit the People's Palace, and the museums dedicated to artwork and archeology. There are also plenty of wine tasting, 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 and play medieval games and have tournaments. If you’d like to explore bigger cities in Italy, a local bus can take you to the town of Poggibonsi where there is a train station that can connect you to destinations like Siena, Florence, or Pisa.

Arezzo: 90 km/56 mi
Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport: 80 km/50 mi
Florence Peretola Airport: 50 km/31 mi
Florence: 40 km/25 mi
Pisa: 30 km/19 mi
Volterra: 30 km/19 mi
Siena: 30 km/19 mi
Golf Course: 12 km/7 mi
Tennis Courts and Horse Stables: 4 km/2 mi
San Gimignano: 3 km/2 mi
Exterior Description

This estate on a hillside, right on what was once the old country road leading to the town of San Gimignano, and boasts a stupendous view of the town’s famous towers. Set magnificently within the splendid Tuscan countryside, the property is surrounded by olive groves and vines that produce oil of superb quality and the excellent white wine, Vernaccia. There’s also a large park with cypress trees and flowers. The property was recently renovated, but dates back to the Middle Ages. The villa has been divided into independent apartments. Guests can make use of the pergola for al fresco meals, or enjoy the shared pool (8m x 16m, open Apr 24 - Oct 30). There’s parking on the property.

Interior Description

(100 m2/1076 ft2)
Ground Floor: Living/Dining room with adjacent corner kitchen with freezer and microwave oven/grill and dishwasher, 2 double bedrooms of which one with bathroom with shower, 1 twin-bedroom, 2 bathrooms with shower. Private furnished garden.

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: 29 Euros per person
  • Breakfast Basket: 7 Euros per person; generally includes coffee, tea, marmalade, honey, Nutella, biscuits, milk, and sugar.
  • Cooking Classes: 85 Euros per person
  • Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Laundry Facilities: 5 Euros per token
  • Pool Towels: 6 Euros per week
  • Portable Baby Crib: 30 Euros per week
  • High Chair: Upon request
  • Hair Dryer: Upon request

Please Note:

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Clothes Dryer - Shared
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 5 Nights       Min
Stay
Apr-01-2018 - May-05-2018 $2,057 $1,469 5 night
May-05-2018 - Jun-09-2018 $2,417 $1,727 5 night
Jun-09-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $2,993 $2,139 5 night
Jun-30-2018 - Aug-25-2018 $3,665 $2,617 5 night
Aug-25-2018 - Sep-22-2018 $2,993 $2,139 5 night
Sep-22-2018 - Oct-06-2018 $2,417 $1,727 5 night
Oct-06-2018 - Nov-03-2018 $2,057 $1,469 5 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 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: 400 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Weekly Charge: 30 EUR

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
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Based on 10 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Our overall experience was fantastic. We were a group of 6 adults, retirement-aged, and were overwhelmed by the property. It fitted our needs beautifully. It was great sitting on our private patio for breakfast and late day wine drinking. The morning walks down the road were also fabulous. To see the towers of San Gimignano with the sun shining on them was simply beautiful! The 2 dinners we had at the Villa were wonderful. Well worth the 28 Euros/person. A great selection of wines also at reasonable costs. The staff were very accommodating and very helpful.
Enjoyed Most:
The ability to walk around the property and see Tuscan hillsides from different angles. The ability to just relax if you wished by the pool.
Enjoyed Least:
The rough, narrow, unpaved road leading to and from the property, yet the scenery was great. This road is necessary since you are in the Tuscan hills.
Surrounding Area:
Very close to San Gimignano (a must see town), Poggibonsi (for highway access and grocery shopping), Volterra (another must see town; the Alabaster was beautiful). All of the other towns we visited were within 1-2 hours drive such as Florence, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano. If you enjoy good red wine, Montalcino is must see town. It is home of the Brunello wine and almost every shop has free wine tasting. Your favourite Brunello can be shipped back home. A little pricey but well worth it.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest small town was San Gimignano. I don't believe it was within walking distance. The town was approximately 14 km. away.
Tips or Restaurants:
I would recommend future renters bring with them a salt and pepper shaker and some olive oil and balsamic vinegar or your favourite salad dressing. Since this is a self catering accommodation, no necessities are provided. Make sure to shop in Poggibonsi before arriving at the villa. The coffee maker available is an espresso type. Things to buy would be coffee, juice, milk, bread, eggs, butter, sugar, fruit, vegetables, snack foods, wine liquor, soft drinks, yogurt, toilet paper, paper towels. There was no oven in the villa, so if you plan to do some cooking make sure it can be done all on a stovetop. A microwave is available. The toaster took too long so we just fried up the bread in the pan with some butter.
Directions:
We did use a GPS (a must) but still sometimes it had to re-calculate. At times it was a little frustrating. Would recommend gettingg alternate directions for arrivals from the other side of San Gimignano. Entering the property from that side was a bit easier and less hilly.
Check In Out:
Very accommodating. It was great to have the staff take your luggage directly to your chosen bedroom on arrival and on departure to take it to your car.

Nanci, September

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Overall:
It was a fantastic vacation!
Enjoyed Most:
The family, the pool, the views, the food...
Enjoyed Least:
The view from the villa was obstructed due to the large trees growing right in front of a gorgeous vineyard view.
Surrounding Area:
Close to town, grocery, highway, etc...
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano is nearby, but is not within walking distance. You need a car to get to most places in Tuscany.
Directions:
We used a GPS, which worked well. Also, this property is off of a long, dirt road. The cars will not stay clean here.

Elena, July

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Overall:
The property is lovely. Everyone is very warm, accommodating, and friendly.
Enjoyed Most:
The setting and all of the buildings are beautiful. The swimming pool is fabulous. Our villa was private, clean, and had a perfect layout for 2 families or 4 people.
Enjoyed Least:
Washing and drying our clothes was inconvenient. Our shower was quite small, but the bathroom was a nice size.
Surrounding Area:
Every direction that you drive from the villa there is something amazing to experience within a reasonable distance.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest small town was not a comfortable walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
All of the restaurants are wonderful, if you see something you like just give it a try. We had so many wonderful meals including, the one prepared by the villa owners!
Directions:
A GPS is a must and so is a rental car. The coordinates did not calculate for the villa.

Jeri, October

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