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Villa Gialla - 14

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About The Experience

This ancient country villa offers an elegant Tuscan experience for large groups of families or friends. Situated just 25 minutes from the city of Florence, the location of this villa is convenient for visiting the towns of the Chianti region. While at your villa, your group can relax by the private pool or in one of the many indoor and outdoor common areas. Whether you would like to sit back and take in the views of the surrounding countryside or tour local wineries and towns, this villa is the right choice for your large group!

Location Description

This villa is located just less than five kilometers from San Donato in Collina, a small Italian village with a post office, grocery shops, butcher, and pizzeria. San Donato is located in the Florentine hills, very close to the city itself. After driving for about 20 miles, you will reach Florence, a majestic city world-renowned for its art and culture. Go here to shop the Ponte Vecchio, marvel at the statue of David, step back in time at the Pitti Palace, or tour the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery. Of course, you could also simply relax in the Piazza della Signoria with a book or a refreshing drink. Of course you can also hop in the car and wander through the Chianti, tasting locally made wine and investigating many of the famed hill towns. Try Greve in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti. Day trips to other well-know Tuscan locales, such as Siena and San Gimignano, are also possible.

Nearby Attractions: San Donato in Collina (pizzeria, post office, grocery shops, butchers), Florence (shops, restaurants, art galleries, Pont Vecchi, Pitti Palace, Uffizi Gallery), Greve in Chianti (wine tasting)

Siena: 75 km/46.5 mi
San Gimignano: 63 km/39 mi
Arezzo: 61 km/38 mi
Castellina in Chianti: 51 km/31.5 mi
Greve in Chianti: 29 km/18 mi
Florence: 20 km/12.5 mi
Rignano sull’Arno (Train Station): 6 km/3.5 mi
San Donato (Bus Station): 3.5 km/2 mi
Exterior Description

Dating back to the 14th century, this ancient villa has been tastefully restored. It is situated on a hill in the middle of a beautiful garden surrounded by views of vineyards and olive groves. An outdoor area has been furnished with tables and chairs and a terrace is furnished with sun loungers. The private swimming pool (85 m2, open May 15 - October 15) is surrounded by additional sun loungers and umbrellas. Parking is available within the property grounds.

Interior Description
(600 m2/6,458 ft2)

Ground Floor:The entrance doors enter into a large room with a billiard table and chairs.

First Floor: (20 steps) The living room is furnished with couches, chairs, and satellite TV and there is a dining room with a large table with 20 chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a fireplace, cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. There is also a table that will seat 10. There are three bedrooms on this floor as a well as a terrace. The first and second bedrooms each have a queen-sized (160 cm bed) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, bidet and shower. The third bedroom has a single bed(90 cm) and the third bathroom (not ensuite) has a sink, toilet, and shower.

Second Floor (30 steps): There are eight bedrooms on this floor. The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, bidet, and shower. The seventh bedroom has a single bed (90 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The eighth bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and there is an eighth bathroom (not ensuite) 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.

  • Breakfast: 15 Euros per person
  • Cook Service: 30 Euros per person (minimum of 8 people)
  • Extra Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
  • Babysitting: 15 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • When rented for 14 people, only 7 bedrooms will be available.
  • This villa can also be rented for up to 20 people under the name Villa Gialla - 20 .
  • Housekeeping: Housekeeping is done for a few hours each day, Monday through Friday. There is a linen/towel change on Wednesdays.
  • The double bedrooms each have twin-beds which can be joined or separated. They are made up as one queen bed unless clients want them separated - then there is a 10 Euro charge for the extra linens.
  • The caretaker and family live in an apartment connected to the ground floor at the back of the villa.
  • The rental price is for 14 people. Additional infants or small children under the age of two may be accepted, for the additional cost of 100 Euros per child per week.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included
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Based on 22 Reviews

Customer Reviews

It was an amazing experience. The property was lovely and we used the pool daily.
Enjoyed Most:
The dining room, patio and pool.
Enjoyed Least:
Surrounding Area:
It was beautiful and with the wonderful drivers we were able to enjoy it all.
Nearby Events or Locales:
No it was not in walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
I would reccomend arranging for a chef each night. It was so relaxing and the dinners were amazing. We thought we would be able to stop on our way home from our journeys but there weren't any options. Roberta was amazing in accommodating us on the nights we did not have anything scheduled.

Linda, September

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There were 6 couples in our group, and we all agreed that our time at the villa was relaxing and even better than expected. We were busy touring different towns and wineries each day, so "home" was our place to recharge our energy for the next day.
Enjoyed Most:
Large enough for us to all gather at the dining room table for dinner, enjoyed the pool, no couple had to share a bathroom (very important when on a touring schedule--everyone trying to get ready at the same time), loved sitting out in the terrace in the evenings and watching the amazing sunsets, the quietness of the villa after a busy day.
Enjoyed Least:
We were 12 people depending on our pre-arranged transportation no rental car so the logistics of being able to easily dash to a grocery store was challenging.
Surrounding Area:
Everything. We toured wineries and many towns that were so amazing.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Donato. Walking would have been tough.
Tips or Restaurants:
Wash cloths. They are hard to find in Italy. I brought some old ones from home and threw them away after use.
Had transportation previously arranged and that worked out well.

Mary, September

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The pictures did not do it justice. It was magnificent. The proprietor was very helpful and easy to deal with. We had such a great time!
Enjoyed Most:
It was grand, spacious and so comfortable for our large group. There were so many extras that made it so convenient for us all to stay.
Enjoyed Least:
I can't think of anything. It was quite costly but it was also very beautiful.
Surrounding Area:
The view, the wineries, most of the shops were closed as it was summer holidays but we knew that before we booked.
Nearby Events or Locales:
There wasn't anything within walking distance but we knew that would be the case when we booked and we all had rental cars.
Tips or Restaurants:
100 Palms was a great restaurant. Bring floaties for the pool. We ended up buying some there but paid too much and then left them behind. Other than that--the villa was very well equipped!!
We ran into a closed road because of construction. We had a GPS that we rented through the car rental but it often didn't work which was very frustrating.
Check In Out:
There were no problems with either. The owners were lovely.

Cathy, August

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