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Property Details

Sleeps:
15
Single Bedrooms:
1
Double Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
7
Type:
Villa
Property #:
7301
Nearest Town:
Barberino Val d'Elsa (Chianti Area)

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Villa Barberino

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About The Experience
Immerse yourself in the Victorian-era atmosphere of this Tuscany villa rental, an excellent choice for a family holiday, full of period furniture and elegant decor. Surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills, and the vineyards of Tuscany, you will be at your leisure to cool off in the private pool, enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by a chef, chat with your companions over a game of billiards, or organize a day outing to Florence or Siena. Whether you spend a week or a month at this Tuscany villa rental, you will have no shortage of things to do, places to see, or ways to relax.
Location Description

The closest village to this villa is Bagnano, which has a small food market. Just under six kilometers is the town of Sciano, with a food shop and pizzeria. Barberino Val d'Elsa offers additional grocery markets, bank, post office, restaurants, and cafes. Make sure to visit Certaldo, which has all the necessities combined with small-town charm. Explore Certaldo Alta, the old medieval village, and if you find yourself traveling in July, enjoy the Renaissance festival, complete with street artists, actors, musicians, and more. There are train connections from Certaldo to Siena and Florence, but there is no bus service from the villa to Certaldo.

Nearby Attractions: The medieval hamlets of Sant’Appiano and Linari, just a few kilometers from Barberino Val d’Elsa, are worth a visit. The parish Church of Sant’Appiano is referred to by many as the oldest church in the Chianti region. The small and charming village of Petrognano, with ruins of the town of Semifonte destroyed in 1202 by the Florentine, is a short distance away as well.

Florence: 38 km/23.5 mi
Volterra: 30 km/18.5 mi
Siena: 30 km/18.5 mi
San Gimignano: 30 km/18.5 mi
Certaldo: 6 km/3.5 mi
Barberino Val d'Elsa: 6 km/3.5 mi
Sciano: 5.5 km/3.4 mi
Bagnano: 1 km/.5 mi
Exterior Description
(90 hectares/222 acres)
This ancient, restored 17th century Tuscan villa is set inside a large property surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. The villa has panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and over the distant towers of San Gimignano. These views can be enjoyed from a furnished porch with a barbecue. A large, fenced garden (5500 m2/59,201 ft2), has a pavilion with small bar and a private swimming pool (12.5m x 6.5m, 2.5m deep, open from early April to late October). For walkers, the area around the villa is ideal for strolling – check out the working farm next to the villa! There is covered parking within the grounds. Additionally, there is a private chapel which can be reserved upon prior request.
Interior Description
(400 m2/4,305 ft2) This property has both a main house and an outbuilding and sleeps a total of 15 guests. Both are well equipped and furnished with many antique pieces.

Main House:
Ground Floor: A large, furnished living room with Satellite TV has doors leading outside and a small dining area with a fireplace and seating for eight. There is a second large dining room with seating for sixteen and an additional fireplace. The kitchen is well-equipped with an oven, dishwasher, toaster, and Italian coffeemaker. A second living room features a small library with a billiards table and there is also a sitting room with a fireplace. There is one double bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) and one bathroom with shower.
First Floor: This floor features a large living room with a fireplace and six bedrooms. There is a bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm), air conditioning, and an en suite bathroom with shower. A bedroom with a French bed (140 cm) is suitable for one, only. Three additional double bedrooms have air conditioning and en suite bathrooms with showers. Finally, a room with twin beds and air conditioning has an en suite bathroom with a shower.

Outbuilding
Ground Floor: This suite features a double bedroom with air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with 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.

  • Wine & Olive Oil from the property: Upon Request
  • Fresh Vegetables from the property: Upon Request
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen: 50 Euros per week
  • Housekeeping: Upon Request
  • Cook Service: Upon Request
  • Extra Bed: 100 Euros per person, per week
  • Use of the private chapel: Upon request

Please Note:

  • All of the windows in the bedrooms and bathrooms on both the ground floor and first floor have screens. The other rooms do not.
  • All of the bedrooms on the first floor of the main house have air conditioning as does the bedroom in the outbuilding.
  • Air conditioning and Wi-Fi Internet are included in the price of the villa.
  • The bedroom with the French bed (140 cm) is for one guest, only.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Semi-detached House
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Partial 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
Oct-14-2017 - Dec-23-2017 $1,680 1 wk
Dec-23-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $7,693 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-24-2018 $1,680 1 wk
Mar-24-2018 - Mar-31-2018 $4,200 1 wk
Mar-31-2018 - Apr-28-2018 $1,680 1 wk
Apr-28-2018 - Jun-02-2018 $3,850 1 wk
Jun-02-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $6,090 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $7,693 1 wk
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $6,090 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Oct-13-2018 $3,850 1 wk
Oct-13-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $1,680 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $7,693 1 wk
Jun-22-2019 - Jun-29-2019 $6,471 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 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 any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Final Cleaning Charge (Mandatory -To be paid upon arrival): 250 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Heating - Daily Charge: 50 EUR
  • Arrival Fee (after 8:00 pm) Payable upon Arrival: 25 EUR

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • 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.
  • Departure Time: between 8 am and 10 am
  • 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

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
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Based on 52 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
We enjoyed having all the space we needed for our large group. We loved sitting by the pool and enjoying the view. We cooked out at the grill and ate breakfast on the patio as well. We had great family time in the big dining room the night that Beatrice and her friend cooked for us.
Enjoyed Most:
It was a "true villa" experience. The house was well cared for and provided enough privacy for all the 15 members of our party. There were so many living areas that it took us a while before we quit getting disoriented. The outdoor space was wonderful for our May visit.
Enjoyed Least:
The location was quite remote. Our GPS took us past the property. We actually walked around behind the villa via an overgrown path before finding it. Beatrice was charming, but spoke very little English. She preferred communicating by text messages.
Surrounding Area:
The spectacular countryside was breathtaking. Our cameras worked overtime until we realized we could never capture the magnificence of the vistas except in our hearts.
Nearby Events or Locales:
There were several tiny hamlets, but none them were within walking distance except Bagnano where we walked for dinner at Wilma's one evening. If you have large group like ours was, reservations were necessary almost everywhere we went.
Tips or Restaurants:
We followed some of the recommendations of previous villa guest and tried two that we agreed were fun as well as delicious: Osteria Das di Chianti was an unforgettable experience due to a very animated and entertaining waiter there named Manuele. Also the view and food were excellent up in Certaldo Alto at Taverna L'Antica Fonte.
Directions:
The directions can be quite different depending on your point of origin. Some of our kids used Google to find the place and were directed down dirt roads part of the way.

Beverly, May

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Overall:
Our group consisted of nine people and we used five bedrooms. The villa was amazing and we enjoyed EVERY minute we were there! What a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Tuscany Region!
Enjoyed Most:
Everything! The villa is so large that we never felt crowded. There were several sitting areas where we could gather and visit or we could find a quiet area and be by ourself. It was so quiet and peaceful, both inside and outside.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing!
Surrounding Area:
It was beautiful! The views were fantastic!
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town was Certaldo which was about a 10 minute drive from the villa. The roads were very narrow and winding, but after a week, we were used to driving in them.
Tips or Restaurants:
We couldn't find the coffee maker, so we made "Cowboy Coffee" each morning. Speaking of kitchens... it was very cozy. Large room with table and chairs to sit at while we watched the "cooks of the day" prepare meals!
Directions:
We used a GPS and still had a little difficulty.
Check In Out:
Both were VERY easy. Beatrice met us at the villa the day we checked in and let us move in early after the cleaning was finished. She showed us the villa and tried to explain everything, although her English was limited and our Italian was also limited. The only problem we ran into was the trash detail, but we managed to figure it out about two days later. Our checkout was even easier and our deposit was returned with no hassle.

Karen, May

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Overall:
We all thoroughly enjoyed the spaciousness of the property. We were 10 in the party. It was a nice central place to do day or half day trips. We liked the fact their was a restaurant next door where we dined twice.
Enjoyed Most:
Central location in the Chianti region. Close to Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra etc
Enjoyed Least:
Not enough patio furniture. We used the dining chairs as we like comparing stories at the end of the day from our excursions.
Surrounding Area:
The scenery was spectacular. You can take side roads and find excellent food in sample villages.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Nearest town was Barberino Val d'Elsa. Needed to drive there.
Tips or Restaurants:
Wilmas restaurant was fantastic! We brought our own wine and it was in walking distance.
Directions:
I used a GPS.

Keith, October

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