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Villa near Florence and Fiesole and Walking Distance to a Village

Le Terrazze

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About The Experience

This villa overlooks the Tuscan countryside and offers beautiful views, particularly from the rooftop terrace. It’s within walking distance of a small village with a grocery store, café, pizzeria, and gas station. Best of all, it is a short bus ride (5-minute walk to the bus stop) to both Florence and Fiesole!

Location Description
The villa is located 100 meters from a restaurant and 200 meters from the village of La Lastra where there is a grocery store, café, post office, and gas station. The charming town of Fiesole is 3km away, and Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is only 4km away. See the Duomo, the Academy Gallery, and Palazzo Vecchio firsthand, then go shopping in one of the open-air or flea markets filled with antiques and other goods. For more high-end shopping, be sure to visit Via dei Tornabuoni. Don’t forget to marvel at the statue of Davide or tour the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery either! A train station in Florence can connect you to other Tuscan cities, such as Siena or Pisa, which also prove to be convenient and enjoyable day trips away from your villa.

Nearby Attractions: La Lastra (grocery store, café, post office, gas station), Florence (historical monuments, shops, restaurants), Ugolino Golf Club.

Pisa: 103 km/64 mi
Siena: 87 km/54 mi
San Gimignano: 68 km/42 mi
Florence: 4 km/2.5 mi
Fiesole: 3 km/2 mi
La Lastra: 200 meters
Pizzeria: 100 meters
Exterior Description
(600 m2/6,458 ft2)

This villa dates back to the 17th century and is surrounded by olive groves and tiny vineyards. It features a garden plants, and flowers, a lemon tree, as well as a private swimming pool. Near the swimming pool is a patio with sun loungers, chairs, and tables. A built-in brick barbecue is located near the kitchen. There is also a hot-water shower. Of the first floor of the villa are two additional terraces with deck chairs and amazing views. There is also a large outdoor terrace on the roof, which is accessible via a staircase from the villa’s second floor. A cottage accessible from the patio has a washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board, and a WC. Street parking is available just outside the property.

Interior Description
(310m2/3,337 ft2)

Ground Floor: There is a living room and a sitting room on this floor. The sitting room is glass-enclosed and has couches and armchairs. The second living room has couches, chairs, satellite TV with Google Chromecast, and a stereo. There is also another sitting room with a fireplace and armchairs. A dining room has a table and chairs for up to sixteen people. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, American coffee maker, a Nespresso, and dishwasher as well as a table for two. The kitchen also opens to the covered patio. A guest bathroom has a sink and toilet.

First Floor: A staircase leads up to four bedrooms, all of which have air conditioning. The first bedroom, which is the master, has a double sofa bed, a king-sized bed (172 cm), and access to a private terrace overlooking Florence. The second bedroom has two narrow single beds (85 cm) and the third bedroom has two wide single beds (120 cm). These two bedrooms share a balcony. The fourth bedroom has a king-sized bed (174 cm) and a small kitchenette. There are two bathrooms on this floor. The first bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bathroom has a sink, toilet, and tub (tub has a glass splash guard).

Second Floor: A staircase leads up to one bedroom with a narrow king-sized bed (170 cm) and air conditioning, and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

Roof: A flight of stairs from the second floor leads up to the roof where there is a large terrace with deck chairs that overlooks the surrounding landscape.

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
  • Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
  • Pre-Stocked Villa: 50 Euros plus the cost of food
  • Guided Tours: Upon request
  • Babysitting: Upon request
  • Yoga Lessons: Upon request

Please Note:
  • From May through September, arrivals must be on Saturdays .
  • In low and mid season, arrivals may be other days of the week, with a minimum stay of 4 days.
  • Ceiling Fans: Located in the 5 bedrooms and the living room only.
  • Air Conditioning: There are air conditioning units in all bedrooms.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming Only
  • Telephone - Local Calls Only
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Ceiling Fans - Partial House
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Extra Cost
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Concierge Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Four Weeks Three Weeks Two Weeks Weekly 4 Nights Min
$15,660 $11,745 $8,265 $4,350 $2,610 4 night
$18,360 $13,770 $9,690 $5,100 1 wk
$16,065 $11,305 $5,950 1 wk
$18,360 $13,770 $9,690 $5,100 1 wk
$15,660 $11,745 $8,265 $4,350 $2,610 4 night
$11,160 $8,370 $5,890 $3,100 $1,860 4 night
$7,920 $5,940 $4,180 $2,200 $1,320 4 night
$15,660 $11,745 $8,265 $5,100 $2,610 4 night
$5,950 1 wk
$16,334 4 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 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

  • Electricity: According to consumption
  • Air Conditioning: According to consumption
  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Cleaning - Weekly Charge: 200 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
  • 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

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 36 Reviews

Customer Reviews

The villa was great for our group of 10 adult (5 couples). A perfect location for enjoying everything Florence had to offer and a great jumping off point for the hill towns of Tuscany and then returning to the villa for a relaxing evening.
Enjoyed Most:
Location, size, view of Florence and the freedom of being in a villa versus a hotel. It made socializing with our travel group for "happy hour" a real pleasure.
Enjoyed Least:
We missed having ice cube trays, swimming pool too cold to swim in, and some of the furniture was very old.
Surrounding Area:
It was Italy.
Nearby Events or Locales:
La Lastra--easy to walk to.
Tips or Restaurants:
Pack lightly, especially if you plan on travelling anywhere using the trains.
No issue at all with getting to the villa.
Check In Out:
The check in check out process was very easy working with the owner, Lorenzo. Lorenzo was very responsive throughout our stay and could not have been more helpful.

Don, October

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Le Terrazze was simply beautiful, along with its panorama of hills and in the valley below, the city of Florence. With a party of 8 the sleeping rooms were ample in size and with great views, and the bathrooms were shared by rooms so little or no conflict would occur. We had to stir ourselves to leave for day trips, the villa was that relaxing.
Enjoyed Most:
It's general condition, for a 17th century building, was amazing. Well-kept and spacious so that people has room to move about or relax, inside and outside the villa. The surroundings were beautiful and it wasn't hard to think of yourself in a different time and place. The nooks and crannies of a house this hold were fun to explore. Charming is the best word for this place.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing we experienced fits this category where the house and grounds were concerned. Since easy access to a wide spectrum of food products was only available in Florence itself, there was a need for a car rental for that need as well as the day trips we took.
Surrounding Area:
Florence was the big draw in the surrounding area and having been there before, it was easy to show my guests all of the beauty that is that city. Florence is a 15-20 minute ride by local bus service just a matter a half city block down the road and handier than car parking if a day in the city is the plan.
Nearby Events or Locales:
La Lastra and Fiesole were the closest small towns and both were within walking distance. It should be noted that a busy highway runs through both town and walking on the roads requires some caution.
Tips or Restaurants:
Best restaurants were in Florence (FYI cabs in and out of Florence are really reasonable). Things to buy order enough (more than a day's ration x number of guests) for at least 22.5 days. We had a car by day 3 so were able to drive into Florence and fill up the car with groceries.
We did use a GPS and it was a good idea, although my grandson IS a GPS and we probably didn't need it. You might want to let future travelers know that if they arrive in Florence (as we did, from Rome via train) that cabs to the villa are reasonable. Also, include information on day trips around the area. We did one day in Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti region by car and another to Lucca, Pisa and a stop outside of Pisa to take in the water views. These are not long trips but they can take the better part of the day. My guests were impressed by these beautiful places.
Check In Out:
Check in and check out offered no problems. I enjoyed meeting Lorenzo he could not have been nicer or more solicitous.

Lois, April

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The villa is absolutely beautiful with stunning views of Florence. It was wonderful to wake-up every morning, open the shutters/doors and soak up the ambiance. There were ten (10) adults and a toddler in our group. Everyone had a wonderful and unforgettable time! Andreas did a stupendous job from arranging our driver for the winery visits to the home cooked Tuscan dinners by his wife, Alita! Alita's cooking is superb, and should not be missed! We also got cooking tips from her.
Enjoyed Most:
The 17th century villa is not only beautiful but rich in character and history. It has been in Lorenzo's family for years, and we enjoyed his account of how it has changed over time. The garden was gorgeous in September and no doubt a stunner in springtime with wisteria, old fragrant roses, jasmine and hydrangeas. The villa is close to Florence (8-10 min bus ride) but far enough to escape the tourist crowds.
Surrounding Area:
The beautiful villa's close proximity to Florence and the generosity of the neighbors. A neighbor met the toddler in our group and gave him fresh chicken eggs and fruits.
Nearby Events or Locales:
La Lastra downtown is a 5-minute walk from the villa. Bus tickets can be purchase at the tabacchi as well as any last minute basic amenities.
A car is not really necessary because of the easy bus access to Florence. One can take a taxi from either the airport or train station. We had a car but used it only once to go to the grocery store. Local produce and meats can be purchase at San Lorenzo Market and riding the bus.
Check In Out:
Check-in and check-out went smoothly. Lorenzo was the perfect host!

Trang, September

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