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Certaldo (Chianti Area)

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Farmhouse Rental Near Certaldo, Tuscany


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About The Experience
Authentic Tuscan living suggests a key location with spectacular views of the countryside, a private farm for olive harvesting, and the most delicious meals in the world (prepared especially for you by the owner) ... all this and more is what you have to look forward to at this lovely farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany! Warm, welcoming, and pleasant, this Tuscany vacation rental is so lovingly taken care of, that you and your family will instantly feel at home. Whether you picture yourself exploring medieval hill towns, taking day trips to Florence and Siena, gazing out at the views of the Apennines and San Gimignano from the terrace, or simply relaxing by the pool, this holiday farmhouse in Tuscany is the perfect place to start!
Location Description

The farmhouse is located four kilometers from Barberino Val d'Elsa where there shops, restaurants, a great pizzeria, a market, a bank, and a post office. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Barberino Val d'Elsa marks the midway point between Siena and Florence. The village has an ancient church, castle, chapel, and beautiful views of the olive groves and vineyards that make up much of the Chianti Classico region. San Gimignano, a town you can see from the farmhouse, is a great place to go for a day trip. As one of the most visited towns in Tuscany, it is known for its rich history dating back to the Etruscan times. It is full of life and things to do. Popular attractions include the famous towers, the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, and several museums dedicated to artwork and archeology. There are also plenty of wine tasting tours, art galleries, shops, and delicious restaurants. Numerous celebrations and gatherings are held every year including a music festival featuring theater, ballet, and opera performances, and a Medieval Harvest festival where the people of San Gimignano dress up as knights, play medieval games, and have tournaments. Of course, you'll also want to visit Florence and Siena during your trip and a train station in Certaldo, which is only 15 minutes away from the property, can get you there easily and conveniently.

Nearby Attractions: Barberino Val d'Elsa (markets, shops, restaurants, pizzeria, bank, post office, ancient church, castle, chapel), Certaldo Alto, the Medieval village and birthplace of Boccaccio, Certaldo (train station), San Gimginano (towers, Duomo, People's Palace, museums, wine tasting, shops, restaurants, annual festivals)

Florence: 37 km/23 mi
Siena: 35 km/22 mi
San Gimignano: 15 km/9.5 mi
Certaldo: 10 km/6 mi
Barberino Val d'Elsa: 4 km/2.5 mi
Exterior Description
(2,000 m2/21,528 ft2)

Originally built in the 15th century, this farmhouse is also situated on a foundation dating back to Medieval Times. Located in a peaceful position on top of one of the Chianti hills and within the Archeological Park of Semifonte, there are spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and valleys, where you can see not only the Apennines, but San Gimignano as well. An interesting fact about the location is that the surrounding valley used to be the main road (via Francigena) from the north to the south of Europe for merchants and pilgrims. The garden features a small farm where olives are harvested for extra virgin olive oil. There is a terrace on the first floor furnished with a bench, table, and chairs, and a patio on the ground floor with a table, chairs, and umbrella and a private infinity swimming pool which is open from early May to the end of September (15m x 5m). The farmhouse is located on a quiet road with very little traffic, although wall covered with vines separates the property from the road. Parking is available within the grounds.

Interior Description
(150 m2/1,615 ft2)

Ground Floor: An independent billiard room is located on the ground floor as well as a laundry room with a washing machine. There is also a dining room and kitchen that are closed to guests except when cooking, olive oil, or wine tasting courses or dinners are prepared by the owners for the guests of the house.
First Floor: This floor is accessible via an external staircase leading to a terrace furnished with a bench, table, and chairs. The combined living/dining room has couches, satellite TV, a table with chairs, and large panoramic windows that offer beautiful views of the countryside, including San Gimignano. A second sitting area has a sofa (double sofa bed), fireplace, and table with chairs. There is also a desk with a computer and printer. While this room can be used as a sleeping area for up to two people, there is no door for privacy. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, freezer, and dishwasher. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and a single bed (90 cm). The third bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm). There is a second bathroom 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.

  • Cook Service: Upon request
  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Laundry Service: Upon request
  • Olive Oil Tasting: 7 Euros per person
  • Wine Tasting and Dinner at the Villa: Upon request

Please Note:

  • Rental Price (Listed) for 7 People; 2 additional upon request: 100 Euros per person per week.
  • Housekeeping is provided for 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Computer Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Mobile Telephone Available - Extra Cost
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Partial House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included
  • Welcome Basket

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Sep-15-2018 - Oct-27-2018 $2,640
1 wk
Oct-27-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $2,318
1 wk
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-12-2019 $3,102
1 wk
Jan-12-2019 - Apr-13-2019 $2,283
1 wk
Apr-13-2019 - Apr-27-2019 $3,264
1 wk
Apr-27-2019 - Jun-15-2019 $2,772
1 wk
Jun-15-2019 - Sep-14-2019 $3,264
1 wk
Sep-14-2019 - Oct-26-2019 $2,772
1 wk
Oct-26-2019 - Dec-21-2019 $2,283
1 wk
Dec-21-2019 - Jan-11-2020 $3,264
1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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: 258 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Air Conditioning: According to consumption
  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Per Person): 15 EUR
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Minimum): 80 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
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 142 Reviews

Customer Reviews

This was incredible villa and overall experience. The villa itself was more beautiful then the pictures portrayed, but the best part was the family that owned the villa and were so great to us during our stay. It was also so quiet and restful. The combination of the villa and the owners was fantastic.
Enjoyed Most:
The views were incredible - we could see about 20 miles in three directions. The porch on the second level was our favorite place - for breakfast each morning and sunsets at night. The infinity pool was also great, with the same fantastic views.
Enjoyed Least:
We wished there was a fourth bedroom so we could have brought one more couple. Our living area was on the second floor, so stairs every day - not a problem for us, but might be an issue for others.
Surrounding Area:
We had a great time in Certaldo - very close and a fun town to visit. And the Certaldo train station was great for our day trip to Florence. We had some great meals with great views in Barberino - only a five minute drive. We really liked taking day trips to towns like Sienna, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca, Monteriggioni, Montepulcino and others.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barberino was a five minute drive with a small grocery store and restaurants we liked - not a walk though. The closest train station in Certaldo was about a 20 minute drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
The main suggestion is to use Emma and her son Matteo and husband Giancarlo for help. They know all the cities you will want to visit, and great restaurants in each city (especially the best gelato in each town!). We never had a bad meal - but our favorite was Osteria Il Campanellino Barbarino - close, great view and great view.
We did use a GPS and we went right to the property. The directions were fine - just be very careful because the last turn toward the villa is at an angle that is hard to see around the corner.
Check In Out:
Both were fine and Emma gave us a notebook at check-in that we used a lot to learn about the area and things to do.

Thomas, June

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Our stay was wonderful. The villa is beautiful inside and out. It is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. The hosts Emma, Giancarlo, and Matteo greeted us at check-in and served wine and cheese, after showing us around.
Enjoyed Most:
Everything. It's so peaceful and quiet
Surrounding Area:
The Duomo at the top of the hill, which was built in 1597. The narrow roads, the small old towns with so much history and friendly and helpful people.
Tips or Restaurants:
We had everything we needed, but not enough room for souvenirs. Bring an empty suitcase or less clothes.
We had GPS in the car, but it took us to the wrong address. So, we called and Matteo came right to us and lead us right to the villa.
Check In Out:
No. Everything went smoothly.

Carolyn, October

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We had a very relaxing time. The pool was great. The scenes were great. Love the sunsets. The food Emma prepared the best.
Enjoyed Most:
Enjoyed Least:
Surrounding Area:
Nearby Events or Locales:
The small towns were easy to get too. One town you could walk too. Don't remember the name.
Tips or Restaurants:
They do laundry for you. No charge. If I had the money I would do the chef-prepared meals every night.
Yes we used a GPS. It worked fine.
Check In Out:
Excellent process. Great hosts. Enjoyed them visiting with us. It was a absolute wonderful experience. Everyone in our group agrees.

Don, June

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