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Sleeps:
6 - 7
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
3
Type:
Farmhouse
Property #:
15152
Nearest Town:
Certaldo (Chianti Area)

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Farmhouse Rental Near Certaldo, Tuscany

Donatella

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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 room has a double sofa bed, fireplace, and table with chairs. There is also a desk with a computer and printer. 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), a single bed (90 cm), and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

. The third bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an ensuite 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: 10 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
Stay
Oct-26-2019 - Dec-21-2019 $2,075
$1,868
1 wk
Dec-21-2019 - Jan-11-2020 $2,967
$2,670
1 wk
Jan-11-2020 - Feb-29-2020 $2,440
$2,196
1 wk
Feb-29-2020 - Apr-04-2020 $2,440
$1,537
1 wk
Apr-04-2020 - Apr-18-2020 $3,267
$2,058
1 wk
Apr-18-2020 - Apr-25-2020 $2,773
$1,747
1 wk
Apr-25-2020 - Jun-13-2020 $2,773
$2,496
1 wk
Jun-13-2020 - Sep-19-2020 $3,267
$2,940
1 wk
Sep-19-2020 - Oct-03-2020 $2,773
$2,496
1 wk
Oct-03-2020 - Oct-24-2020 $2,773
$1,747
1 wk
Oct-24-2020 - Dec-19-2020 $2,440
$1,537
1 wk
Dec-19-2020 - Jan-09-2021 $3,267
$2,940
1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Questions and Answers From Our Clients

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Q: Regarding the Donatella property: how many apartments/villas are on the property? Is it a location with a sense of privacy when needed? Thank you!
Q: We are planning our trip the middle of July, 2013. We can only stay for 10 days. There are 4 adults. Are we required to pay for two weeks or is there a daily rate beyond the first week?

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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
  • 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.
  • 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 149 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Completely and utterly wonderful.
Enjoyed Most:
The owners, the villa and the views...
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing.
Surrounding Area:
Excellent location near to surrounding cities of interest.

Christopher, June

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Overall:
We have been to Donatella twice because we love it there. It sits in the heart of Tuscany and the hosts are great.
Enjoyed Most:
There is so much to like, but the location is probably one of the best things we like about the property.
Enjoyed Least:
The property sits atop a hill and commands awesome views, but getting there is a bit of a climb. The villa and the views are well worth it.
Surrounding Area:
We love the Tuscany region. The villa owners have an olive grove and produce their own organic virgin oil. There are wineries nearby, and beautiful historic towns you can visit as a day trip such as Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano, Volterra, and Monticello.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo is the nearest small town and you must drive there. It has a train station, restaurants, shops and a medieval town, Certaldo Alto, reachable by a funicular or a 10 minute uphill climb which we have done.
Tips or Restaurants:
Since our last visit, the villa owners have added a 3rd bathroom. There are now 3 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and each bathroom has a shower as well. The hosts are gracious and most accommodating. You feel very welcomed.
Directions:
We used GPS and it works well. There is a landmark, a small domed chapel from the Medici era that marks where you turn to arrive to the property address.
Check In Out:
Everything runs very smoothly for check in and check out. The hosts are kind to have a few food and drink necessities in the villa for you upon your arrival.

Katherine, May

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Overall:
Renting a villa in Tuscany has always been on my bucket list. I am so happy that I chose Donatella as my villa. Its location, layout, accommodations, and ambiance were all that I could have asked for. When choosing Donatella, I leaned heavily on comments from previous renters, all of whom cited the presence of the owners, Emma, Giancarlo and Matteo as a prime reason for their wanting to return. I could not agree more. They are wonderful people to have around. My group had them cook dinner for us one night, and had a cooking class another night. Both were memorable events. Giancarlo became my cryptographer, making maps for me each day for new places to explore and have lunch. I would be hard pressed not to rent this villa again if I return to Tuscany in the future.
Enjoyed Most:
The owners. They made our week more than just enjoyable. They helped us obtain a guide for Florence, recommended wonderful small, out-of-the-way restaurants, and generally made us feel at home
Enjoyed Least:
We were there a little to early in the spring (the last week in April) and the weather was a little cold for us to take full advantage of the openness of the Villa.
Surrounding Area:
Surroundings were absolutely gorgeous. The villa may seem a little isolated when you first arrive. But when you start to explore the surrounding area you realize how centrally located it is. There are so many small towns with small restaurants to spend an afternoon in.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Padrigano was the closest town,but for our group a little to far for walking.
Tips or Restaurants:
The place is well equipped and they provided us with supplies to start with. We went to two very small restaurants for lunch, both were recommended by Giancarlo. The Bijou in Barbarino, and S. Appealing in the very small town of S. Appalling. You will never find it without one of Giancarlo's hand drawn maps.
Check In Out:
Neither were a problem. The only hard part of checking out was saying goodbye!

Donald, April

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