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Sleeps:
12
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
6
Type:
Farmhouse
Property #:
18296
Nearest Town:
San Donato in Collina

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Charming Farmhouse Close to Florence and Walking Distance to Village

Ai Lecci

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About The Experience

With three separate living spaces, this farmhouse and cottage located close to Florence, are well suited to a group of family or friends. Here you can experience the beauty of the countryside, the charm of a small town within walking distance, and the proximity of the great art city of Florence.

Location Description

This property is located 200 meters from San Donato in Collina, a typical small Italian village with markets, cafes, and a post office. Due to its location in the Florentine hills, one of the best things about this property is that it is also less than a 15-minute drive to Florence, a city rich in architectural and artistic masterpieces. Visit the Piazza San Giovanni, also known as the religious heart of the city, and you’ll see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo), built in the 15th century. Other marvelous attractions include the Ponte Vecchio where you can go shopping, the Accademia with the famous sculpture of David, and of course the Uffizi Gallery. There is also a train station in central Florence that can take you quickly and conveniently to Siena or Pisa for the day.

Nearby Attractions: San Donato in Collina (markets, cafes, post office), Florence (museums, restaurants, markets, shops, historical architecture), San Gimignano (towers)

Pisa: 102 km/63.5 mi
Siena: 82 km/51 mi
San Gimignano: 63 km/39 mi
Florence (Outskirts): 16 km/10 mi
San Donato in Collina: 200 m/656 ft
Exterior Description
(5,700 m2/61,354 ft2)

As part of a rural complex, this property consists of a restored farmhouse which is made up of two independent apartments (although connected) and an independent cottage. The farmhouse and cottage are built around a courtyard facing the surrounding olive groves, Vallombrosa Mountains, and Valdarno valleys. There is a garden with a private fenced swimming pool (12m x 6m), open from the beginning of May to the end of October, surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. Access to the fenced property is via a paved road and parking is available within the grounds.

Interior Description
(250 m2/2,690 ft2)

This property is divided into two wings that are connected by an internal hallway and a cottage located on the other side of a courtyard.

East Wing (90 m2/968 ft2)
Ground Floor: The entrance opens to the living room, which is furnished with couches and armchairs. There is a separate dining area with a table and chairs and the kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower.

First Floor: A stone staircase of 17 steps lead up to two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two narrow single beds (80 cm), suitable for children, although they can be connected to form a queen-sized (160 cm)bed upon prior request. The bedrooms share a connected bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

West Wing (90 m2/968 ft2)
Ground Floor: The entrance opens to the living room where there are couches (one of which is a sofa bed suitable for one), armchairs, a library, and a table with chairs. The combined kitchen and dining room is equipped with a cook-top, bread oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher as well as a table with chairs. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower.

First floor: A staircase of 13 steps lead up to two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two 80 cm narrow single beds, suitable for children, although they can be connected to form a 160 cm queen-sized upon prior request. The bedrooms share a connected bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

Cottage (70 m2/ 753 ft2)
Ground Floor: The entrance opens to the combined living and dining room with a couch, fireplace, and table with chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher and it opens to the garden. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

First Floor: A staircase of 16 steps lead up to two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and a balcony (balcony has access to the garden). The second bedroom has two narrow single beds (80 cm), suitable for children, although they can be connected upon prior request to form a queen-size bed (160 cm). The bedrooms share a connected bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with a handheld 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
  • Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Transfer Service: Upon request
  • Tour Guide: Upon request
  • Horseback Riding: Upon request.

Please Note:

  • Midweek housekeeping is included.
  • A Welcome Basket is provided upon arrival. The Welcome Basket usually will include fresh fruit, and some basic items for your first breakfast.
  • Air Conditioning is only available in the bedrooms.
  • As this property is at the edge of a village, there are other houses very close by. The unit next door has a window overlooking the outdoor space of Ai Lecci, but each property has their own separate entrance and the garden and pool area are for the exclusive use of guests at Ai Lecci.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Fenced
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Reception Office
  • Welcome Basket

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Oct-27-2018 - Apr-06-2019 $4,509
$4,058
1 wk
Apr-06-2019 - Jun-22-2019 $5,027
$4,524
1 wk
Jun-22-2019 - Aug-30-2019 $5,825
$5,243
1 wk
Aug-30-2019 - Oct-26-2019 $5,027
$4,524
1 wk
Oct-26-2019 - Dec-21-2019 $4,509
$4,058
1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 PM - 8:00 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

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 240 EUR

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 16 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
The villa and the surrounding property was spacious and scenic. The living spaces were clean and comfortable, especially the charming cottage living room with its cozy fireplace. The villa kitchen was well equipped. And of course we enjoyed the swimming pool with its great view of the valley, as well as the outdoor dining table (where we had an excellent chef-served dinner the first night). Some minor comments for the cottage: The instructions for the A/C were for the wrong machine, and the window shade upstairs was broken. Lastly, we should mention that the property manager, Giulia Giacomelli, was quite charming and accommodating!
Enjoyed Most:
View of the valley
Enjoyed Least:
Almost constant traffic noise from the road bordering the property,trucks, buses, as well as cars and (often loud) motorcycles.
Surrounding Area:
Convenient stores in the village. Beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Donato in Collina was just next door to the villa. Easy walking distance to the markets and cafes
Tips or Restaurants:
Future renters should be prepared for traffic noise, especially during the day.
Directions:
Our GPS made the villa easy to find.
Check In Out:
Giulia Giacamelli, the property manager, was quite charming and accommodating.

Jim, October

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Overall:
Wonderful quaint living with countryside views. All the amenities you need.
Enjoyed Most:
Privacy and quiet.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing.
Surrounding Area:
It wasn't too commercial, which was nice.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Yes, but very small.
Tips or Restaurants:
Nuovo ranch was a fantastic restaurant. Good food and good prices, local fave!
Directions:
GPS can be confusing because it does not account for road closures or construction.

Karen, July

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Overall:
We are returning guests to this property. We love the pool and the division of the three houses. It made our stay very private.
Enjoyed Most:
The pool.
Enjoyed Least:
Distance to good restaurants.
Surrounding Area:
Florence is only minutes away but road construction detoured us 40 minutes.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Yes, if you call three stores a town
Tips or Restaurants:
The ranch restaurant nearby has good pizza and is reasonably priced.
Directions:
The directions were very good
Check In Out:
Giulia, our property manager was excellent! You could not improve the check in and check out process.

Jeff, July

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