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Property Details

Sleeps:
8
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Type:
Villa
Property #:
7895
Nearest Town:
Montagnana

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Tuscany Farmhouse Close to a Castle

Casa Berto

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About The Experience

If you have ever had a hankering to stay in a historic Castle in Tuscany amidst vineyards and Chianti towns, this fits the bill. Owned by a Florentine family, this castle estate is well located for day trips throughout the region. There is a restaurant onsite open six days a week and a lovely garden and pool area. The castle has been divided into several apartments. In addition, there is a farmhouse and other units on the estate that share the castle grounds and pool.

Location Description

The property is located one kilometer from Montagnana where there are several food shops and a restaurant. Five kilometers away is Montespertoli, a town dating back to the Etruscan times. Today, you’ll be able to buy groceries, go wine tasting, visit medieval castles, shop for souvenirs, attend food fairs, and eat at one of the many restaurants. There are numerous annual festivals throughout the year celebrating everything from wine to doughnuts to ecology. There are also a number of notable churches and ancient buildings, including the Chiesa di Sant’Andrea and the Villa Sonnino. Short drives away that offer wonderful views of the countryside are to Florence and San Gimignano. When in Florence, visit the Piazza San Giovanni, also known as the religious heart of the city, and you’ll see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, built in the 15th century. Other marvelous attractions include the Ponte Vecchio where you can go shopping, the Accademia Gallery full of Florentine paintings, and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. There is also a train station in Florence that can take you quickly and conveniently to other cities in the region.

Nearby Attractions: Montespertoli is surrounded by farms, olive mills and wineries including the Fattoria La Gigliola Winery. It celebrates food, wine and ecology with its many festivals. The Chianti Wine Festival is usually held the first week of June. Worth a visit is the the Chiesa di Sant’Andrea, as well as Villa Sonnino. Greve in Chianti hosts the biggest wine festival in the region each September and is also a fun town to explore. Its central piazza, Piazza Mercatale, is uniquely shaped like a funnel. Nearby Certaldo and its medieval village of Certaldo Alta are full of medieval architecture such as the Pretorio Palace. Don’t miss the Renaissance festival held every July.

Pisa: 70 km/43.5 mi
Siena: 65 km/40 mi
San Gimignano: 48 km/30 mi
Florence: 30 km/18.5 mi
Certaldo: 27 km/16.5 mi
Greve in Chianti: 26 km/15.5 mi
Montespertoli: 5 km/3 mi
Montagnana: 1 km/.5 mi
Exterior Description

This large castle estate has an English garden, vineyards, olive trees, lemon trees, plants, and flowers. Beside the castle there is a farmhouse and a some other units that share the grounds, a reception area (open 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm) and restaurant (open every night but Wednesdays from April to October). There is a shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, open April 1 – end of October) surrounded by a sun deck with sun loungers. Parking is available within the property grounds.

Interior Description
(180 m2/1,937 ft2)

This former barn is located within the estate 50 meters from the castle. It share the facilities of the castle and is located 150 meters from the shared pool.

Ground Floor: The large living-room has a dining area and fireplace. There is a separate kitchen with a dishwasher with access to a private patio and garden furnished for outdoor meals. There is one double bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) and an en suite bathroom with shower.

First Floor: There are two double bedrooms with queen size beds (160 cm), one of which has an en suite bathroom with shower. There is a bedroom with two narrow twin beds (80 cm), most suitable for young people, and a bathroom with 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.

  • Laundry Services Available: 3-5 Euro per load
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen: 50 Euro per week
  • Extra Bed: 100 Euro per week
  • Housekeeping: 12 Euro per hour
  • There is no oven in the kitchen .

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Reception Office

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 4 Nights       Min
Stay
Oct-14-2017 - Dec-23-2017 $1,120 $768 4 night
Dec-23-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $2,660 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Apr-28-2018 $1,120 1 wk
Apr-28-2018 - Jun-02-2018 $1,540 1 wk
Jun-02-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $1,820 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $2,660 1 wk
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $1,820 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Oct-06-2018 $1,540 1 wk
Oct-06-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $1,120 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $2,660 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 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: 265 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Final Cleaning Charge (Mandatory -To be paid upon arrival): 95 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Heating - Daily Charge: 21 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

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 7 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
This location is perfectly situated for all the day trips we had planned, from Cinque Terre to Siena.
Enjoyed Most:
Location, the property and the villa all were wonderful
Enjoyed Least:
Kitchen without stove.
Surrounding Area:
The vineyards, olive groves and views were beautiful. Very peaceful.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Montagnana; yes--walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
You will have to purchase basics for cooking.
Directions:
Directions were good.
Check In Out:
Check in and check out work well as is.

Sadia, October

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Overall:
Overall we loved our stay at Casa Berto. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant food was excellent.
Enjoyed Most:
The location - in the hills of Chianti - is gorgeous. The property's history is also very intriguing. I wish I had read the book before Wednesday and could have asked if there was a tour of the property available.
Enjoyed Least:
The description of the kitchen in Casa Berto leads one to assume it is a fully functioning kitchen. However, there is no oven. This put a damper on our ability to make meals after we completed our daily adventures. There is only so much you can cook on a stove top.
Surrounding Area:
As stated, the Chianti area is absolutely gorgeous. You will not be disappointed if you are looking for the traditional Tuscany landscape. We weren't that far from Florence or Siena and were able to go to both cities, explore to our hearts content and return back to the property the same day.
Nearby Events or Locales:
I believe the nearest small town was Bacciano. A number of our party walked to this town for groceries. There was also a winery in the opposite direction that some of our party went to and picked up excellent Chiantis.
Tips or Restaurants:
Definitely bring spices (salt, pepper, oregano, etc.). Also, the stores close between 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturdays. If you do nothing else, plan on stopping at the grocery store before they close if you are arriving to the property on a Saturday.
Directions:
To be fair, we had no problems locating the property using our phone GPS. Once the drivers found the property, they had no problems locating it again. However, there are about three to four different ways to access the property depending on where you are coming from.
Check In Out:
We arrived a couple of hours earlier than the check-in time and I thought we would have to wait. However, the staff was very welcoming and didn't blink an eye upon our arrival. We were checked in, escorted to the apartment and everything was explained in our native tongue. The check-out process was just as easy and accommodating.

Erin, May

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Overall:
Just peaceful and gorgeous. Everything I wanted it to be.
Enjoyed Most:
The bells ringing. The view. The quaint villa. The huge castle. The dinner. Just too much to put into one favorite thing.
Enjoyed Least:
There was a huge fireplace, but nothing to light it. However, Giuseppe was kind of enough to get it going.
Surrounding Area:
The Grotto.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring matches for the fireplace. Bring towels.
Directions:
Google Earth helped us out quite a bit.
Check In Out:
No. Everything was great!

Edyn, May

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