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Pleasant Tuscan Apartment on Large Hillside Estate

Il Cortile del Borgo 9

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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

(100 m2/1076 ft2)
First Floor: Living/Dining room with fireplace, kitchen corner with freezer, microwave oven/grill and dishwasher, 1 double bedroom with small terrace, 1 bedroom with twin-beds with access down three steps, 1 bathroom with shower. Private fully-equipped outdoor area, with access via a small courtyard.

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
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Clothes Dryer - Shared
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • 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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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 19 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Wonderful! The service was wonderful, the owners so gracious and friendly.
Enjoyed Most:
The location was so convenient to all the places we wanted to go, it was in the countryside with breathtaking views, and everything about the property was comfortable, warm, and welcoming.
Enjoyed Least:
The air conditioning did not work as well as I am used to. It turned off every time we left the apartment, so it would take it a little while to cool back off. Then it was not as cool, but it made the temperature bearable.
Surrounding Area:
San Gimignano was our favorite of all! Also loved Volterra, Siena, and Florence. Colle Val d'Elsa was very close and also a beautiful town.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Probably San Gimignano was closest, and some did walk there, but I would not.
Tips or Restaurants:
Loved the beautiful restaurant and winery on the right on the way to Colle Val d'Elsa! The lavender risotto was fabulous.
We used GPS and had no problems.
Check In Out:
Very smooth.

Kathryn, July

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We had a wonderful experience! The staff was amazing! The property was gorgeous and the dinners were unforgettable!
Enjoyed Most:
Relaxing by the pool and eating dinner outdoors.
Enjoyed Least:
That we can be there right now! Everything was great!
Surrounding Area:
The sights were amazing! The town of San Gimignano was awesome.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano was the closest but certainly not within walking distance. A short drive away.
Tips or Restaurants:
Enjoy just lounging by the pool and meeting other families from around the world! Eating dinner onsite is HIGHLY recommended. Taking the cooking class is a MUST.
We used GPS, it wasn't hard to find.
Check In Out:
We loved our stay and we will hopefully be back someday!

Tess, July

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Very nice. A beautiful place in a great location and a very friendly staff.
Enjoyed Most:
The view.
Enjoyed Least:
Hard to complain about anything. It would have been nice if it was a little clearer which outside areas were common and which were associated with a particular property.
Surrounding Area:
San Gimignano, but also close to a large and modern grocery store.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano. Yes, within walking distance but we never found the time.
No GPS. Property was pretty easy to find.

Michael, August

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