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Pleasant Tuscan Apartment on Large Hillside Estate

Il Cortile del Borgo 2

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About The Experience

Between Poggibonsi and San Gimignano, this holiday accommodation in Tuscany provides the benefits of a large Tuscan estate without the necessity of having to travel with a large group. This Tuscany holiday accommodation is an apartment within a villa, with plenty of space for outdoor relaxation, walks, and swimming. In addition to having your own rental accommodation near San Gimignano, which is where the movie "Tea with Mussolini" starring Maggie Smith, Cher, and Judi Dench was filmed, you'll find yourself in the perfect location for winery-hopping and day trips to Florence, Siena, and more.

Location Description

This estate is located down a 2 km/1 mi private, unpaved road and is 3 km/2 mi from the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, which dates back to the 10th century. San Gimignano is one of the most visited towns in Tuscany and is full of life and things to do. From the property, you’ll be able to see the town’s famous towers, the 12th century Duomo. Be sure to visit the People's Palace, and the museums dedicated to artwork and archeology. There are also plenty of wine tasting, 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 and play medieval games and have tournaments. If you’d like to explore bigger cities in Italy, a local bus can take you to the town of Poggibonsi where there is a train station that can connect you to destinations like Siena, Florence, or Pisa.

Arezzo: 90 km/56 mi
Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport: 80 km/50 mi
Florence Peretola Airport: 50 km/31 mi
Florence: 40 km/25 mi
Pisa: 30 km/19 mi
Volterra: 30 km/19 mi
Siena: 30 km/19 mi
Golf Course: 12 km/7 mi
Tennis Courts and Horse Stables: 4 km/2 mi
San Gimignano: 3 km/2 mi
Exterior Description

This estate on a hillside, right on what was once the old country road leading to the town of San Gimignano, and boasts a stupendous view of the town’s famous towers. Set magnificently within the splendid Tuscan countryside, the property is surrounded by olive groves and vines that produce oil of superb quality and the excellent white wine, Vernaccia. There’s also a large park with cypress trees and flowers. The property was recently renovated, but dates back to the Middle Ages. The villa has been divided into independent apartments. Guests can make use of the pergola for al fresco meals, or enjoy the shared pool (8m x 16m, open Apr 24 - Oct 30). There’s parking on the property.

Interior Description
(55 m2/592 ft2)

Ground Floor: living/dining room with open split-level furnished with sofa, small kitchen equipped with freezer and microwave oven/grill, bedroom with a queen sized bed which is accessed via 5 steps from the living room, 1 bathroom with shower. This apartment also boasts a small equipped terrace not communicating with the interior.

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: 29 Euros per person
  • Breakfast Basket: 7 Euros per person; generally includes coffee, tea, marmalade, honey, Nutella, biscuits, milk, and sugar.
  • Cooking Classes: 85 Euros per person
  • Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Laundry Facilities: 6 Euros per washing machine cycle and 6 Euros per dryer cycle
  • Pool Towels: 6 Euros per week
  • Portable Baby Crib: 30 Euros per week
  • High Chair: Upon request
  • Hair Dryer: Upon request

Please Note:

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Not Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Clothes Dryer - Shared
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 PM - 7:00 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: 250 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Weekly Charge: 30 EUR

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
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

* These prices and conditions may change based on your arrival date and length of stay. For exact conditions, please click on the View Availability button, enter your dates, and then click on View Pricing and Conditions.

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 26 Reviews

Customer Reviews

It was amazing. Everything was very well done.
Enjoyed Most:
The view and the property owners. Also, the apartment was extremely clean.
Enjoyed Least:
The lack of screen on the windows.
Surrounding Area:
Everything. It was spectacular.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano. It was 4 kilometers away.

Simin, September

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Wonderful. Felt like having a nice and relaxing vacation on a beautiful property with the comforts of home.
Enjoyed Most:
The view (beautiful landscape around the property). Outstanding hospitality from the management.
Enjoyed Least:
Room is a bit simple. Amenities are basic.
Surrounding Area:
The scenery. Very relaxing and enjoyable to stroll up and down the winding paths. Chianti wine countryside is a must see.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The property is outside San Gimignano, not walking distance, but fairly close by car.
Tips or Restaurants:
Indoor slippers. Bug repellent a must. If you want to use kitchen, need to prepare or purchase all the condiments. Wild Boar Pasta dish at 'Chirbiri' in San Gimignano is awesome.
While we were at the property, we saved the location in our Garmin and that's how we got around after that.
Check In Out:
Simple and easy.

Christina, September

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Could not have been more lovely. Our hosts were so sweet, caring and helpful. Property is beautiful and the views are TUSCANY!!!
Enjoyed Most:
The restoration is incredible. Beautifully done.
Enjoyed Least:
The steep (though short) hill down to our room, but it is what it is and we can't see any way around it. Wouldn't stop us from going back again.
Surrounding Area:
Ease of access to sites of interest such as Florence (a breeze by train and not bad driving), Siena and San Gimignano. The beauty of the rolling hills and trees.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Poggibonsi Nord was close by, but not within walking distance. Nothing is within walking distance...
Tips or Restaurants:
There' a very nice super market (PAM) in Poggibonsi Nord where you can get anything you need. Suggest bringing coffee, sugar, cream (or not) and breakfast makings and whatever you drink, including water (the tap is is safe to drink, but not to everyone's liking). The only food service they provide is dinner two nights (very good and reasonably priced). The owners are wonderfully helpful and sweet. You'll love it there. We especially enjoyed dinner at La Mangiatoia in San Gimignano. Avoid eating at the little pub/restaurant on the left, just past the turn off to go up the hill to Il Cortile del Borgo...not so good.
We did not use GPS, but had no trouble finding the property. At the very top of the hill make a sharp right or you end up in the winery. If driving down from Florence, just as you leave Florence be sure to keep heading toward Siena.
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FYI--there is a telephone in your room with access to the office and the outside world.

Jack And Yvonne, September

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