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Pleasant Tuscan Apartment on Large Hillside Estate

Il Cortile del Borgo 3

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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

(45 m2/484 ft2)
First Floor: On this floor, there is a living room and a dining area with a table and chairs. The kitchen corner equipped with a microwave and an oven. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) and a bathroom with a bathtub, sink, and toilet.

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

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Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Clothes Dryer - Shared
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • 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

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 41 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Perfect!!! Beyond our expectations!!!
Enjoyed Most:
Our apartment, the view, the pool, the location and the special dinner night. ALso loved that you had the wonderful espresso available in the check-in area.
Enjoyed Least:
The directions according to Google maps was a little crazy. I am thinking if you drop a pin on google maps where you are and then share it with the arriving parties it would help. Love the remote area though... so beautiful!!!
Surrounding Area:
Easy location for day trips to so many places
Nearby Events or Locales:
Nothing within walking for me. We had a car and had easy access to everything we needed
Tips or Restaurants:
We loved the restaurant in Castellina in Chianti. Family-owned Chianti winery, restaurant and hotel downtown in the old town. The Chianti, soaked pears with hot cheese flan, was to die for.
We had our phone GPS which was Google maps. If you could drop a pin at the property and send it to the arriving guests I think it would work better
Check In Out:
Everything was perfect.

Rebecca , August

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It was a wonderful place that deserves recognition.

Marilyn, July

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Overall the experience was great. The reception from Simona was warm and helpful. The apartment was clean and comfortable. It is well located for visiting Tuscany.
Enjoyed Most:
Good location from which to make daily visits to various Tuscany villages. Simona and Nicolo were particularly friendly and made us feel like guests at their home. The surroundings are stunning as most countryside in Tuscany. The cooking class with Patrizia and Laura was a lot of fun.
Enjoyed Least:
The WIFI signal was available only in front of the reception office and most of the time only between 9 AM and early evening. We tried the Friday night dinner at the property. It was disappointing. We had dinner at another Tuscan property where friends were staying close to San Gimignano and the meal quality was much better.
Surrounding Area:
It is well located to visit all neighbouring Tuscan towns by car...San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Lucca, Pisa, etc.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano...but it is not walking is 3.3 kilometers on a dirt road and then 1.1 kilometres to the entrance of San Gimignano, under a Tuscan sun!!!
The location is two kilometers from the highway between San Gimignano and Poggibonsi...however it is 3.3 kilometers from the highway on the other side coming from the north.
Check In Out:
Simona does a great job at both.

Guy, August

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