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Sleeps:
6 - 7
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
3
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
17118
Nearest Town:
Certaldo (Chianti Area)

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Family-Friendly Villa Rental in Tuscany with Pool

Villa Sella

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About The Experience

Looking to explore the Chianti region of Tuscany with all the comforts of home and more? This accommodation in a Tuscany villa has it all, from a swimming pool to sprawling grounds and all the amenities indoors. One of the owners, who lives on the estate in the family villa, is American and she's furnished this holiday villa in Tuscany to American tastes. So relax! Lounge at this Tuscany vacation villa, take a refreshing bike ride to nearby Certaldo (we highly recommend exploring the Pretorio Palace), or take a day trip to Florence and beyond! There is another villa, Villa Certaldo, and an apartment, La Solaia, right next door.

Location Description

The property is located four kilometers from Certaldo, which has all the necessities combined with small-town charm. Pick up groceries or eat out in the modern section and spend the rest of your day exploring Certaldo Alta, the old medieval village. In July, you may find yourself in the midst of a lively Renaissance festival, complete with street artists, actors, musicians, and more. And don't forget to get your fill of medieval architecture! You can explore the Pretorio Palace or marvel at the profile Certaldo castle cuts across the sky. Like museums? Visit the house of Giovanni Boccaccio (author of the Decameron). Day trips can take you to San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence. Pisa and Florence airports are easy arrival points where you can rent a car.

Lucca: 60 km/37.5 mi
Rome: 250 km/155 mi
Livorno: 80 km/50 mi
Lucca: 60 km/37.5 mi
Pisa: 45 km/28 mi
Volterra: 42 km/26 mi
Florence: 40 km/25 mi
Siena: 35 km/22 mi
San Gimignano: 13 km/8 mi
Poggibonsi: 8 km/5 mi
Certaldo: 4 km/2.5 mi

Exterior Description
(500 m2/5,382 ft2)

This independent villa is situated on a private estate that consists of the owner's residence, another villa (Villa Certaldo) and an apartment (La Solaia), both for rent. This villa is nestled into the side of a hill leading up to the main villa, which sits on the crest of the hill. The outdoor areas are on different levels and separated by a fence, so remain very private. A gravel parking area is conveniently located a few meters from the front entrance, separated by a plot of grass. Views from the house are directed away from the other residences, making this villa private with its own fenced garden. There is an enormous fig tree adjacent to the backyard fence that overlooks the valley. At the front of the house on the ground floor there is a spacious covered terrace with a table and chairs for outdoor dining. A pathway from the terrace leads to the villa's own private swimming pool (open from mid May to mid September 9m x 4m, 1.1m deep). The property is accessed via a gate off of a paved, very lightly traveled country road. The surrounding estate includes a 74-acre nature reserve, populated with wild pheasant, hare, wild boar, hedgehogs, and newly-sited roe deer.

Interior Description
(110 m2/1,184 ft2)

Ground Floor: A path from the parking area leads onto the sidewalk of the front yard of the home, providing same level access to the front door. There is then a staircase that leads up to the first floor on the right. A guest bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower is located just on the left. The foyer leads directly into the 22 m2 living room, where there are two sofas (one is a sofa bed suitable for one, with a 120 cm mattress), an easy chair, fireplace, and a safe behind a portrait on the wall! There is also a large flat screen TV with satellite, a DVD player, and a small laptop computer. The entire house and garden offers wireless internet connection free of charge. The living room, as well as the rest of the house, is decorated throughout with an equestrian theme. An arched doorway leads into the 10 m2 kitchen, equipped with a cook-top, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, American and espresso coffee makers, and a dining table seating four to six. There are settings for 12, along with children's plates and utensils. Large double arched glass doors from the kitchen and living room lead out onto the 13 m2 covered terrace, overlooking the countryside and furnished with a table and chairs for dining. Several steps from the terrace lead down to the swimming pool. The ground floor also has one 10 m2 bedroom with a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

First Floor: Twelve sandstone stairs lead from the foyer to the first floor. The landing has a laundry area with a washer and dryer as well as a sink and iron with ironing board. There are two more bedrooms on this floor. The first 14 m2 bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed, a writing desk, and a large window that overlooks the valley. The ensuite bathroom has a sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead and skylight. The second 20 m2 bedroom has an extra-long large queen-size bed (175 cm wide x 205 cm long) along with a writing desk and three windows overlooking the valley and garden/swimming pool. The ensuite bathroom has two sinks, a 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.

  • Housekeeping: 10 Euros per hour
  • Babysitting: 10 Euros per hour
  • Mobile Telephone: According to outgoing use

Please Note:

  • This villa is located right next door to Villa Certaldo, and to La Solaia and La Vinaia.
  • Mobile Telephone is ready to use with a prepaid credit included.
  • Ceiling fans are available in all of the rooms, except for the bathrooms.

Features and Amenities

  • Independent Villa
  • Semi-detached House
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Mobile Telephone Available - Extra Cost
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Ceiling Fans - Whole House
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Window Screens - Partial House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 5 Nights       Min
Stay
Jan-05-2019 - Apr-13-2019 $2,293
$2,064
$1,638
$1,474
5 night
Apr-13-2019 - Apr-27-2019 $2,832
$2,549
$2,023
$1,821
5 night
Apr-27-2019 - May-25-2019 $3,397
$3,057
$2,427
$2,184
5 night
May-25-2019 - Aug-31-2019 $3,963
$3,567
$2,831
$2,548
5 night
Aug-31-2019 - Sep-28-2019 $3,397
$3,057
$2,427
$2,184
5 night
Sep-28-2019 - Oct-26-2019 $2,832
$2,549
$2,023
$1,821
5 night
Oct-26-2019 - Dec-21-2019 $2,293
$2,064
$1,638
$1,474
5 night
Dec-21-2019 - Jan-04-2020 $3,397
$3,057
$2,427
$2,184
5 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Mon 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Tue 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Wed 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Thu 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash or traveler's checks. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 350 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Housekeeping (Upon Request) - Hourly Charge: 15 EUR
  • Final Cleaning Charge (Payable upon Arrival): 250 EUR
  • Tourist Tax (per person) - payable on arrival:

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.

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 128 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Terrific.
Enjoyed Most:
The peace and quiet, the view... lovely place.
Enjoyed Least:
The beds were too firm.
Surrounding Area:
Well located to most everywhere we wanted to be. Certaldo Alto... not to be missed!
Nearby Events or Locales:
No walking to town
Directions:
Use GPS
Check In Out:
All good.

Claudia, October

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Overall:
Our overall experience was indescribable! A true fantasy.
Enjoyed Most:
The view! Truly memorable.
Enjoyed Least:
Small kitchen but we always ate outside on the terrace
Surrounding Area:
Certaldo. Don't miss the old part.
Nearby Events or Locales:
It's Sciano but nothing there but Marino Pizzeria; that restaurant is not to be missed.
Tips or Restaurants:
Like I mentioned before, Pizzeria Marino.
Directions:
We used a GPS and it brought us from the Florence airport through all windy roads to the property. Not the best route. And our 2 GPSs (we had 2 cars for the 6 of us) didn't improve after that. We finally gave up and put a plan on a phone for directions. And the 4 young women who were with us were very tech-savvy so it wasn't just us!
Check In Out:
Elizabeth was very accommodating. She actually stood out in the road when we were trying to find the property and waved us in.

Janet, August

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Overall:
This is our second visit to Villa Sella and it did not disappoint. The property is simply breathtaking and the owner was as always very accomodating. We especially enjoyed the private pool and the veranda. The views are amazing!
Enjoyed Most:
The private pool and outdoor area were great. We have had the master bedroom on both our visits. Wonderful French doors overlooking a beautiful landscape....just doesn' get any better! The location is perfect for visiting the many wonderful villages in Tuscany!
Enjoyed Least:
Really didn't have anything I disliked.
Surrounding Area:
What's not to enjoy!!! Breathtaking views, great wine and vineyards everywhere the neighboring city of Certaldo is quaint with many little restaurants and a train station to get us to Florence.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo. The central part of the city was about 6 or 7 kilometers away. We usually drove.
Tips or Restaurants:
Definitely visit Certaldo and take the Funiculare up the hill to the old walled village. The restaurants are all great. There is a wonderful ceramics shop called Artesia Ceramica which I would highly recommend...great prices and the owner is very accommodating.
Directions:
No issues with GPS.
Check In Out:
Elizabeth was more than accommodating and let us store our luggage earlier than check in time. She is on the premises and always quick to assist. Highly recommend this property!

Chris, July

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