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Large Villa Rental in Tuscany Near Florence with Pool

Villa Gialla - 20

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About The Experience

This ancient country villa offers an elegant Tuscan experience for large groups of families or friends. Situated just 25 minutes from the city of Florence, the location of this villa is convenient for visiting the towns of the Chianti region. While at your villa, your group can relax by the private pool or in one of the many indoor and outdoor common areas. Whether you would like to sit back and take in the views of the surrounding countryside or tour local wineries and towns, this villa is the right choice for your large group!

Location Description

This villa is located just less than five kilometers from San Donato in Collina, a small Italian village with a post office, grocery shops, butcher, and pizzeria. San Donato is located in the Florentine hills, very close to the city itself. After driving for about 20 miles, you will reach Florence, a majestic city world-renowned for its art and culture. Go here to shop the Ponte Vecchio, marvel at the statue of David, step back in time at the Pitti Palace, or tour the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery. Of course, you could also simply relax in the Piazza della Signoria with a book or a refreshing drink. Of course you can also hop in the car and wander through the Chianti, tasting locally made wine and investigating many of the famed hill towns. Try Greve in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti. Day trips to other well-know Tuscan locales, such as Siena and San Gimignano, are also possible.

Nearby Attractions: San Donato in Collina (pizzeria, post office, grocery shops, butchers), Florence (shops, restaurants, art galleries, Pont Vecchi, Pitti Palace, Uffizi Gallery), Greve in Chianti (wine tasting)

Siena: 75 km/46.5 mi
San Gimignano: 63 km/39 mi
Arezzo: 61 km/38 mi
Castellina in Chianti: 51 km/31.5 mi
Greve in Chianti: 29 km/18 mi
Florence: 20 km/12.5 mi
Rignano sull’Arno (Train Station): 6 km/3.5 mi
San Donato (Bus Station): 3.5 km/2 mi
Exterior Description

Dating back to the 14th century, this ancient villa has been tastefully restored. It is situated on a hill in the middle of a beautiful garden surrounded by views of vineyards and olive groves. An outdoor area has been furnished with tables and chairs and a terrace is furnished with sun loungers. The private swimming pool (85 m2, open May 15 - October 15) is surrounded by additional sun loungers and umbrellas. Parking is available within the property grounds.

Interior Description
(600 m2/6,458 ft2)

Ground Floor: The entrance doors open into a large room with chairs and a billiard table.

First Floor (20 steps): The living room is furnished with couches, chairs, and satellite TV and there is a dining room with a large table with 20 chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a fireplace, cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. There is also a table that will seat 10. There are three bedrooms on this floor as a well as a terrace. The first and second bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, bidet and shower. The third bedroom has a single bed (90 cm) and the third bathroom (not ensuite) has a sink, toilet, and shower.

Second Floor (30 steps): There are eight bedrooms on this floor. The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, bidet, and shower. The seventh bedroom has a single bed (90 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The eighth bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and there is an eighth bathroom (not ensuite) with a sink, toilet, and 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.

  • Breakfast Service: 15 Euros per person
  • Cook Service: 30 Euros per person (minimum of 8 people)
  • Extra Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
  • Babysitting: 15 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • This villa can also be rented for up to 14 people under the name Villa Gialla - 14.
  • Housekeeping: Housekeeping is done for a few hours each day, Monday through Friday. There is a linen/towel change on Wednesdays.
  • The double bedrooms each have twin-beds which can be joined or separated. They are made up as one queen bed unless clients want them separated - then there is a 10 Euro charge for the extra linens.
  • The caretaker and family live in an apartment on the ground floor in the back of the villa with a separate entrance.
  • The rental price is for 20 people. Additional infants or small children under the age of two may be accepted, for the additional cost of 100 Euros per child per week.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • CD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 5 Nights Daily     Min
$6,721 1 wk
$8,588 1 wk
$9,708 $6,934 5 night
$9,708 $6,934 5 night
$8,588 1 wk
$6,721 1 wk
$9,708 1 wk
$9,708 5 night
$1,233 1 wk
$8,588 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 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: 1000 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Gas: According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Per Person): 15 EUR
  • 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
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 15 Reviews

Customer Reviews

A wonderful two weeks was thoroughly enjoyed by our entire family of 20 people aged from 4 years up to 70 years. Facilities were excellent in every respect and assistance was readily at hand with any questions we posed to Roberta who was fantastic.
Enjoyed Most:
Views from all upstairs rooms were amazing as the Villa sits on top of the hill amongst the Olive groves and vineyards.
Enjoyed Least:
The swimming pool was excellently appointed but would be more usable with solar heating. The kids did venture in on the hottest days but the water temperature was too low to be comfortable even for them.
Surrounding Area:
Scenery and ambience of the Tuscan region was the best and the relative isolation of the Villa made this a peaceful haven to return to after visits to the key centres within a days drive.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Donato in Collina is not far away but not walking distance unless you are very fit and had no shopping to carry. Stores are quaint but produce limited. Coffee is excellent at all shops in this village and fresh local produce when available was beautiful including the bakery.
Tips or Restaurants:
Absolutely essential to have a car as the shopping could not be managed any other way for such a large group. Shopping at the in Regnano sul'Arno was excellent for all our needs including local wines at good prices. The restaurant 100 Palms is quite close by and has excellent food supported by great service and wine ion advice from Daniel. Travel by train to Florence is easy but parking at the Regnano sul'Arno train station is quite difficult especially with the large people movers (vans) that we had hired.
Check In Out:
All went smoothly as Roberta was well equipped and experienced albeit that her English is sometimes limited but her efforts to assist in every way were very compelling.

Terry, September

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A once in life time experience. All our 3 children and four grand children plus visitors from Australia and the USA ( 19 in all) had a fabulous time. Over and beyond all our expectations.
Enjoyed Most:
Its size. Its position up on a hillside in relative seclusion. Opening the windows at night time. It was very hot for the two weeks we there. An unusual heat wave affected the whole of Europe but at night time cool breezes were wonderful. Being able to sit on the patio in the evening. The large swimming pool which adults and children alike spent a lot of time in. The ensuite bathrooms The large dining areas and a great kitchen. The two banquets that Roberta the owner organized for us were wonderful.
Surrounding Area:
The peace and quiet. The ability for joggers and walkers in our group to keep up their morning rituals on quiet roads and pathways amidst the olive groves associated with the villa.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Rignano sull'Arno (FI). It was not within walking distance but it had a small supermarket and coffee shop. Because of the size of the groups we had four cars so that was not a problem. There are other great supermarkets and wine stores within a 35 minute drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
No. Most everything we needed was already available.
Some of us had problems getting from the rental car area associated with the Florence airport. It was quite complicated. I think the coordinates we received (GPS Coordinates Latitude 43.738637 Longitude 11.416271) were a bit off.
Check In Out:
Checking in and out was perfect. Roberta and her staff who cleaned every day were wonderful, friendly and courteous.

John, July

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Superb location for a family reunion. The lovely bedrooms rooms and big communal areas allowed family time and when needed, quiet time. 19 people were accommodated most comfortably.
Enjoyed Most:
The beauty of the villa and size and layout and its ability to accommodate all of us so comfortably.
Enjoyed Least:
The lack of cooling in the hot weather we experienced in July. We were supplied with fans, which certainly helped. The upstairs rooms heated up but at least with the big windows some evening breeze helped out.
Surrounding Area:
The views were just stunning.
Nearby Events or Locales:
No towns were in walking distance. We had to shop almost daily in Rignano sull'Arno which was approx 6km away. The local shops were great but of course we had to get used to their opening times which were not always consistent.
Tips or Restaurants:
A car is a necessity. Pack lightly as you have to haul your cases up many stairs. Mosquito repellant in the summer. Nuovo Rancho and 100 Palms were family type restaurants nearby for hearty Italian meals.
A GPS is a necessity for getting around the district as well.
Check In Out:
I would like to commend the staff on their pleasant service.

Rosie, July

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