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Sleeps:
4 - 5
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
15435
Nearest Town:
Staggia

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Vacation Rental Agritourism in Tuscany

Vecchio Borgo - Bella Vista

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About The Experience

This apartment provides one of the best ways to enjoy a vacation rental in agritourism in Tuscany. This Tuscany apartment is surrounded not only by beautiful grounds, but by a large working farm that produces everything the Tuscan region is renowned for: wine, olive oil, visanto, and grappa. This farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany is within an original and carefully restored building—a quiet, peaceful location with great views and in an excellent position for taking day trips throughout Tuscany.

Location Description

Located on one of the larger working farms in this region, this property comes under the Italian category of “agriturismo.” It is situated in a beautiful rural position, but its place between Siena and Florence also makes this a great jumping-off point for day trips throughout Tuscany. The nearest village is Staggia, a beautiful little walled town with a castle overgrown with greenery. Here you'll also find the basics, from food to a post office and a café. Nearby Siena is a treasure trove of medieval architecture and authentic Tuscan culture-- including the famed annual bareback horserace! Other great locales in the region include San Gimignano, Volterra, and Florence.

Cecina (Beaches): 92 km/57 mi
Florence: 52 km/32.5 mi
Volterra: 49 km/30.5 mi
San Gimignano: 22 km/13.5 mi
Siena: 20 km/12.5 mi
Staggia (Various Shops): 1.5 km/1 mi
Exterior Description
(35 Hectares)

This apartment is located on a working farm that produces wine, olive oil, Vinsanto, and grappa, as well as various grain crops. There are also uncultivated areas which, in the spring, are covered with poppies. Picturesque paths through these areas lead to adjacent farms. The original 19th century farmhouse, in which this apartment is located, has been carefully restructured and transformed into six modernized apartments, each with its own entrance. The house is located on a hilltop, affording a panoramic view over the hills of the Chianti district. Surrounding the house is a communal garden and shared swimming pool which is open from late April to mid-October (14m x 7m). There is also a cement tennis court in the center of the farmstead, racquets are provided. A large barbecue and covered dining table are the center of the communal area, along with ping-pong, children's games, a play house, a slide, and a swing. Small individual tables and barbecues are also provided for the convenience of individual families. A selection of mountain bikes is available for use. A large parking area is located in front of the house, and there are shared laundry facilities.
At the completion of the harvest season, a celebration is held, during which all guests are invited to sample the many flavors and products of the land. In the cantina (cellar), run by the head of the family, there is a shop where guests may purchase bottles of wine for their own use. The owner's family occupies a separate unit in the farmhouse building. The family cares for the garden and provides homemade baked pastries as part of the welcome extended to new guests, or in celebration of special events.

Interior Description
(59 m2/635 ft2)

First Floor: There is a small combination living/dining room/kitchen which has a table for four and a single sofa bed. The furniture is comfortable and compatible with the Tuscan country-style architecture. The kitchen has an oven and a dishwasher. There is one room with a queen-size bed (160 cm), and another room with two single beds (can be joined upon request). One bathroom has 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

  • Group Cooking Classes: 15 Euro per person, plus the cost of food
  • Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Laundry Service (Washing Only): 5 Euro per load

Please Note:

  • WiFi is available in and near the Reception Area, not in units.
  • Laundry Service includes soap, iron, and board.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Tennis Court - Shared
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Reception Office

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 4 Nights       Min
Stay
Sep-01-2018 - Nov-01-2018 $1,618
$1,456
$925
$833
4 night
Nov-01-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $1,520
$1,368
$869
$782
4 night
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $1,618
$1,456
$925
$833
4 night
Mar-01-2019 - Apr-01-2019 $1,520
$1,368
$869
$782
4 night
Apr-01-2019 - Jun-29-2019 $1,618
$1,456
$925
$833
4 night
Jun-29-2019 - Sep-01-2019 $1,814
$1,633
$1,037
$933
4 night
Sep-01-2019 - Nov-01-2019 $1,618
$1,456
$925
$833
4 night
Nov-01-2019 - Dec-14-2019 $1,520
$1,368
$869
$782
4 night
Dec-14-2019 - Jan-04-2020 $1,618
$1,456
$925
$833
4 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • No security deposit or cleaning fee is required. However, the client will be liable for any extra charges incurred during the stay, or accidental damages to the property.

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption

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
  • Departure Time: 10:00 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
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 48 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Beautiful property, apartment well-appointed. Claudia and Rudi very friendly and helpful finding local eateries, grocery stores. Very quiet and although we were the only guests at the time each apartment has their own outside area for cocktails or outdoor dining. Then there is a community area where there is a BBQ grill and a newly built pizza oven. Claudia invited us to come with the family and cook pizza which we gladly did. Sipped some of their wine with the pizza as well! A wonderful experience.
Enjoyed Most:
Well my husband was particularly fond of the help yourself (honor system) wine room. It is just a pretty setting very much as "advertised".
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing to dislike
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful views, everything so green and lush. Close to areas we wanted to visit.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia, within walking distance but narrow roads. Unless you had to I would not recommend walking.
Tips or Restaurants:
If you are an American, washcloths. Not just Italy but Europeans do not use washcloths! All other amenities were provided.
Directions:
Used a GPS but once you get to Staggia directions were accurate.
Check In Out:
Very smooth procedure. Claudia is very efficient!

Susan, May

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Overall:
Wonderful...awesome!! It was so peaceful and relaxing, just what we needed! The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful they gave us additional information for day trips and where to find specific shops. The other guests were friendly but also respectful of privacy. We hope to return in a few years!
Enjoyed Most:
It was so quiet and peaceful! Each window of our villa had a beautiful view! The villa was centrally located for various day trips--perfect setting! And the hosts literally made us feel at home!
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing
Surrounding Area:
All the different cities and towns that we could explore such as San Gimignano (which you could actually see in the distance when walking down the farm lane) Monteriggioni, Siena, and Firenze. My husband loves medieval history and castles...plenty to visit. We also drove to the beach one day. We enjoyed hiking around the farm. So many good places to go and eat, but we enjoyed cooking our own meals in the evening after our day trips and eating outside in our own private dining area...great views all around!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia...about a mile away. We chose to drive into town for groceries since it was easier. The roads are narrow and traffic sometimes fast which makes walking along the road somewhat challenging.
Tips or Restaurants:
Every restaurant we went to had great meals...but one of the best was a restaurant in the square in Siena, where they have the horse racing, I believe it was called al Mangia ristorante. We also had several great wines some of our favorites were white wines in Cinque Terre and San Gimignano. We also enjoyed the wines produced at the farm where our villa was located and the fact that we could pick-up a bottle whenever we needed one, made it very convenient!
Directions:
We did use a GPS, which was installed in our car that was a great help. On occasions we also used the GPS on our iphone to clarify when the car GPS was confusing.
Check In Out:
It was very convenient. The host greeted us as we pulled-up the driveway (we had given her an estimated time of arrival) and we checked in immediately after a tour of the facilities she told us to knock on their door if we needed anything and the office wasn't open. Check-out was equally easy and we finalized additional payment for wine the evening before our departure since we were leaving early the next morning.

Anita, July

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Overall:
This was by far the best part of our vacation! The villa was lovely, the hosts Claudia and Rudy were fantastic! They invited us to dinner at their home with some of the other guests! We also helped harvest the grapes, what a wonderful experience.
Enjoyed Most:
The hosts, Claudia and Rudy were wonderful! Beautiful property and great views.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing
Surrounding Area:
Easy drive to Siena, Firenze and other lovely towns
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia, about 1-2 miles away. Not sure about walking to it, roads are narrow and no sidewalks.
Tips or Restaurants:
Apartment is fully equipped with cooking utensils, coffee pot, even a blow dryer. Nearest town, Staggia has a great restaurant and small Coop for food and supplies. No need to bring wine, they have a wine room where you can purchase their own wine!
Directions:
Found the property easily with GPS.
Check In Out:
Check in and check out was so easy. Claudia is fantastic and made everything so simple.

Laura, September

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