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Property Details

Sleeps:
7 - 8
Single Bedrooms:
1
Double Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Type:
Villa
Property #:
20535
Nearest Town:
Empoli

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Traditional Tuscan House West of Florence

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About The Experience
This traditional Tuscan country house offers an extensive private garden, and al fresco dining with peaceful views ideal for a group of friends or a family looking for a one-of-a-kind Tuscan villa experience. Located just west of Florence and near the river Arno, this home is a tranquil Tuscan retreat. A good selection of grocery stores, banks, restaurants and other services can be found in Empoli just 12 km away.
Location Description

This house is located about three kilometers from Limite sull'Arno and is conveniently situated about six kilometers from the Superstrada which connects Florence to Siena. Florence is located only 25 km away. Numerous day trips are possible from this villa: Vinci, Leonardo's birthplace is within driving distance, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, the Chianti region, and beyond. There are two train stations nearby(one in Montelupo Fiorentino and the other in Empoli) for trips into Florence, Certaldo, Siena, Lucca, Pisa.

Siena: 70 km/43 mi
Tirrenia: 50 km/31 mi
Lucca: 50 km/31 mi
San Gimignano: 45 km/28 mi
Pisa: 40 km/25 mi
Florence (Airport): 25 km/15.5 mi
Empoli (Train Station): 12 km/7 mi
Montelupo Fiorentino (Train Station): 5 km/3 mi
River Arno: 3 km/2 mi
Limite sull’Arno: 3 km/2 mi
Exterior Description
(4000 m2) This independent country house is surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. It has a private swimming pool (13 x 6 m, 1.1 to 2.5 m deep) and an extensive, private garden with olive trees. The enclosed garden has a dining area with a table, chairs, BBQ, and an oven for pizza. Around the pool there are sun beds, chairs, and umbrellas. Additionally, there is a ping pong table and a football (soccer) field. To reach the villa there is 1.5 km of asphalt road and 1.5 km of unpaved road.
Interior Description
(360 m2)
Ground Floor: The entry leads to the well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, oven, American coffee maker, toaster oven, one table and four chairs. From the kitchen there is entrance to a big dining room with a large wooden table where up to 20 people may dine. Downstairs, there is one guest toilet (WC and sink), a living room with Satellite TV, DVD and CD player. There is a second smaller dining room, perfect for breakfast with table and chairs; from this room it is possible to reach a laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
First Floor: From the entry there are about 15 stairs to reach the 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In one bedroom there is a queen size bed (160 cm); in another bedroom there is a single bed (100 cm); in the third bedroom there is a queen size bed (160 cm) and a little loft with another single bed (100 cm). The fourth bedroom is a double room with two single beds (100 cm) which can be combined upon prior request. One bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and another bathroom has a 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
  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Pre-Stocked Villa: Upon request
  • Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
  • Linen Change: 15 Euros per person
  • Towel Change: 15 Euros per person

Please Note:

  • Air conditioning is only available in the bedrooms.
  • To reach the villa there is 1.5 km of asphalt road and 1.5 km of unpaved road.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Jacuzzi Tub - Inside
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 2:00 PM - 8:00 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: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • 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 2 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
My clients loved the property! They spent many hours visiting in the kitchen while they cooked.
Enjoyed Most:
They loved the beautiful windows and gorgeous views. It was very peaceful and quiet.
Enjoyed Least:
The only difficulty was initially finding the villa. After many attempts and texts with Julia, Julia finally drove to a nearby gas station and they followed her to the property. They fell in love with the property immediately as all the lights were on and it made a very lasting first impression!
Surrounding Area:
They loved the ceramic factories in Montelupo Fiorentino. A young man from a shop in town took them to his family's factory, and they had a splendid afternoon there. They also loved the gelato shop in Montelupo Fiorentino.
Nearby Events or Locales:
It was necessary to drive to Montelopo Fiorentino, but they loved the town. They said the market in Empoli was amazing!
Directions:
They did have a GPS and the I-map application on their phone. They knew they were close, but the road into the property is hardly a road, and it is very difficult to spot!
Check In Out:
My clients loved the young woman who met them at the property - Julia. There had been a huge storm in the area shortly before their arrival and they did need to ask her to come back the next day to reset some things that had been knocked out due to the big storm. She came with her friend Lorenzo within 15 minutes, fixed everything promptly and efficiently, and they talked endlessly about how charming they were. I really sensed that this was one of the highlights of their trip - interacting with this wonderful couple who could not have been any more helpful!

Linda, October

Overall:
We loved the villa! The location is excellent with a 5-minute commute into town, 30 minutes to Florence, and 30 minutes to Pisa. The villa is well furnished, very private, and located within a olive grove and vineyards.
Enjoyed Most:
The salt water pool was absolutely clean and perfect for the kids. We spent many nights after dinner playing in the pool.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing!
Surrounding Area:
The towns of Limite e Capraia, Montelupo and Empoli are excellent small towns with good resources. Check with Francesco at the villa for the address of the gelateria in Montelupo - it is to die for!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Closest town is Limite e Capraia - could be walking distance but it is best to drive back and forth.
Tips or Restaurants:
Believe it or not, the town of Limite e Capraia has an excellent German restaurant called Lowengrube. This is a must!
Directions:
We used GPS to get to the villa. The turn onto the road to the villa in Limite e Capraia is not well identified - without GPS we would have missed it. It is good to know that the road from Limite e Capraia to the villa is essentially 1 lane and turns from a paved road to a dirt road.
Check In Out:
Check in and check out went flawlessly. Francesco and Eva were excellent hosts!

Phil, June