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Barberino Val d'Elsa (Chianti Area)
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Tuscany Apartment with Private Garden

Sole 1

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About The Experience
Unwind after climbing through hilltop villages with a dip in the shared pool, enjoy the spoils of your wine tasting excursion in this apartment’s private yard, or just snuggle up next to the fireplace with family or friends. Set in a tranquil location in Tuscany, this apartment is a great base for exploring the picturesque medieval villages, the world-renowned wine, and serene landscapes of the region.
Location Description

This apartment is located in midway between Florence and Siena, 2 kilometers from Barberino Val d’Elsa, a village with shops, restaurants, a pizzeria, a market, a bank, and a post office. Dating back to the Middle Ages, 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 wine region. Nearby Certaldo has more extensive shops, and a cable car that takes you up to its hilltop medieval village where there’s a castle, a palace, and the house of the famous author Giovanni Boccaccio. A few minutes away by car, San Gimignano is a great place to go for a day trip. Known for its history stretching back to Etruscan times it’s one of the most visited towns in Tuscany, and it’s easy to see why with its medieval walls, famous towers, the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, and museums. The town also has wine tours galleries, and annual events including a 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. From Certaldo, you can take a train to Florence or Siena for a day trip.

Montepulciano: 52 km/32 mi
Siena: 31 km/19 mi
Florence: 28 km/17 mi
Volterra: 22 km/13.5 mi
San Gimignano: 11 km/7 mi
Certaldo: 6 km/4 mi
Barberino Val D’Elsa: 2 km/1 mi
Exterior Description
This apartment is one of three units in a stone villa, one of which is occupied by the owner. The property is surrounded by rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive trees, and has a private garden with a veranda with a table and chairs for al fresco dining. There is also a shared swimming pool (7 x 14 m, open May through September) and parking.
Interior Description

(110 m2)
Ground Floor: This floor has a living room with couches, a TV, and a fireplace. There’s a dining area with table and chairs, and the eat-in kitchen is equipped with a stove, coffee machine, oven, and dishwasher. There is one bedroom on this floor, with a single bed (100 cm) and an ensuite a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. Upon request, an additional single bed can be added to the room. There’s also a study.

First Floor: Up a flight of stairs from the living room, this floor has two bedrooms. The first has a king-size bed (180 cm). The second has a king-size bed (180 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. There’s also an additional bathroom with a shower, bathtub, sink, and toilet.

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.

  • Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
  • Linen Change: 50 Euros
  • Linen Change With Housekeeping: 100 Euros
  • Babysitting: 25 Euros per hour
  • Mountain Bikes: 15 Euros

Please Note:

  • There are three units in the farmhouse. One belongs to the owner; the other two are Sole 1 and Sole 2, both of which are available for rental.
  • An extra single bed is available, upon request, for the ground floor bedroom.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • 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
Oct-28-2017 - Dec-30-2017 $1,401 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 3:00 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: 250 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Electricity: According to consumption
  • Gas: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 100 EUR
  • Water: 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
  • 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 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

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
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  • Bedrooms
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Based on 8 Reviews

Customer Reviews

We were delighted. Filipo took very good care of us. We had a problem with a door lock and he fixed it immediately.
Enjoyed Most:
It was so centrally located to great Tuscan towns and villages. Filipo was so helpful.
Enjoyed Least:
It was all good.
Surrounding Area:
Loved the two nearby towns and the local pasticerria. We were there every day. There was a fantastic restaurant a quarter mile from the villa With all locals.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barberino D'Elsa. No, we had to drive but it was very close.
Tips or Restaurants:
Get directions to Florence and restaurant recommendations. Definitely go to Tavernlle to the Jolly Cafe for fabulous coffee and pastries.
We used a GPS and had no problem.
Check In Out:
It was no problem at all.

Ron, September

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The view from the property was as good as any in Tuscany. Settled amongst vineyards and olive trees it was a few minutes drive to the nearest village. The house was gorgeous and our family made good use of the swimming pool. The location in the middle of Tuscany was convenient to Florence, Siena and lots of other delightful towns.
Enjoyed Most:
The house itself was charming, but the location and view were breath-taking. The pool was a huge plus in the hot weather.
Enjoyed Least:
We were there during a very hot period and the heat was quite oppressive. The narrow roads made driving difficult.
Surrounding Area:
We walked, but mostly drove around the area. The scenery was sublime but care was needed on the narrow winding roads. The property is located mid-way between Florence and Siena and was great for day trips.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town was Tavarnelle Val De Pesa. It was not walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
We found a very good restaurant within walking distance just a little further down the road. Bring swimsuit, hat and sunscreen. You need a car with a GPS.
We had a GPS, but found our way to the property the first time with the help of the manager, whom we met in Tavarnelle Val De Pesa.
Check In Out:
The check in check out processes were fine. The manager, Filippo, was charming, helpful and responsive.

Judy, July

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Really good.
Enjoyed Most:
Location and pool.
Enjoyed Least:
No air conditioning in downstairs bedroom which, due to excessive heat in Italy during our stay, was uncomfortable for sleep.
Surrounding Area:
Visiting many small towns.
Tips or Restaurants:
Nearest small town had both a wonderful pizza restaurant and a beautiful gourmet restaurant in a beautiful setting where we ate twice.
Yes, we used a GPS to get to the owners B&B and then the owner led us there.
Check In Out:
Host was very nice and considerate.

Janet , July

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