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

Sole 2

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About The Experience
Enjoy the spoils of your wine tasting excursion in this apartment’s private yard, unwind after climbing through hilltop villages with a dip in the shared pool, 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

(112 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 is has a king-size bed (180 cm) and a single bed (100 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 Area - Shared
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Oct-28-2017 - Dec-30-2017 $1,524 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

  • 4.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 2 Reviews

Customer Reviews

We had a really pleasant break - Sole 2 was so comfortable and peaceful - and had excellent outdoor flow with outside dining facilities and a great uncrowded swimming pool. The surroundings were so lovely.
Enjoyed Most:
Probably the bedrooms and outdoor dining table - and also the outstanding views and lovely countryside!
Enjoyed Least:
Possibly the driveway entrance which is sometimes a little difficult to negotiate as it opens onto a narrow road and a blind bend fairly close by.
Surrounding Area:
Lovely little villages and beautiful outlook onto surrounding valleys and hilltops. There are nearby vineyards and lovely quaint architectural church and castle structures.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barberino Val D'Elsa was nearest but probably outside our walking distance. Tavarnelle Val di Pesa was the nearest town with a good supermarket but that was further off still.
Tips or Restaurants:
Future renters don't need to bring a thing - although its probably important to have a car to get around. Just to say Florence is very easy to get to by car - especially the Piazzale Michelangelo where the parking is free, the centre of Florence is near by, and the view over the city is spectacular!
We used Google maps on the iPhone - it was all we needed!
Check In Out:
We felt our check-in/check-out host was really good efficient, friendly but not intrusive. He was happy to accommodate last minute changes on our checkout time - was very good.

Peter, September

We loved the villa and the location. The owners were helpful and gave us many tips that enhanced our stay. The villa was scrupulously clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed. The pool was gorgeous and the views were just amazing!
Enjoyed Most:
The location and the views.
Surrounding Area:
The beautiful Tuscan countryside and the local village of Barberno Val D'Elsa was fantastic, with great local restaurants. All the locals were friendly.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barberino Val D'Elsa is 2.5 Kms from the villa but we certainly would not risk walking on the local roads.
Tips or Restaurants:
There was only one tea towel , not a big deal as there were just two of us but I would suggest you bring more. There was a hairdryer and laundry liquid, toilet paper and dish washing tablets probably left by previous guests as we left ours. There is an iron but no board. Bring cling wrap, foil etc. There was plenty of crockery, cutlery, glassware.
We did use Google navigator and we really needed it! If you plan to drive to San Gimignano, be prepared for parking shortages; there are thousands of visitors to the town.
Check In Out:
No, it was easy and efficient. Thank you.

Deborah, August