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Pleasant Tuscan Apartment on Large Hillside Estate

Il Cortile del Borgo 10

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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

(80 m2/861 ft2)
First Floor: Living/Dining room, small kitchen with freezer, microwave oven/grill and dishwasher, 1 double bedroom, 1 bedroom with twin-beds, 2 bathrooms with shower. A staircase leads to an open split-level furnished as an area for relaxation with sofa and TV.

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

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  • 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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Customer Reviews

This property is excellent. The owners are the most wonderful people. They were always gracious, helpful and friendly. We had a two bedroom apartment with a reading room upstairs. It more than met our needs and there was an abundance of space. The views from the room and property were outstanding. We felt like we were in a story book setting and loved every minute of our stay. We took advantage of the dinner that they provided and it was perfect. The atmosphere of several small rooms was great for the guests to meet and talk with each other. The décor with the wine racks added to the romance of the evening. The food was excellent in preparation, taste and presentation, and the wine suggestions made for the perfect pairings. Overall this was one of the best experiences I have ever had traveling either within the states or overseas.
Enjoyed Most:
The owners and the location of the property come to the top of the list. The owners made us feel like part of the family from the moment we arrived until our departure. They were always there with helpful hints, a warm greeting and recommendations for restaurants. The location of the property was perfect for travel in any direction within the Tuscan region whether we wanted to head to the Chianti trail or visit small villages or head over to the large cities. The property is about a 15 minute drive to the train station, which gave us the option of traveling to the large cities without having to worry about parking.
Surrounding Area:
The beauty of the rolling hills with the vineyards and villas all around. The sunsets across the valleys and the rainbows were beautiful. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind with a hike or reading a book.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano was the closest town and some of the guests took the hike. My wife and I chose to drive to the village.
Tips or Restaurants:
The owners gave us several recommendations for local restaurants that were great. We found a couple of others that were wonderful.
We had a GPS provided with our car rental, and that got us close. The maps in the GPS were very old. When the GPS failed to get us there, we stopped at a local market and called. They cane right out and led us back. They were great!
Check In Out:
Both processes were smooth and quick and they had placed our luggage in our room during the process. The introduction to our suite was very nice and informative. They should keep doing what they are doing.

Julie, June

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Enjoyed Most:
The owners, the view. and the food
Enjoyed Least:
The A/C shuts off when you leave the room.
Surrounding Area:
All the beautiful small towns and vineyards.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a small fan.
The GPS had trouble with San Gimignano. It took us toward the residents-only entrance each time.

Donald , July

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All four of us loved the place. The pool was so beautiful, the perfect place for my wife and I to renew our vows after 5 years of marriage. The setting was stunning, the food incredible, the people warm and gorgeous--oh, those italians know their fashion!!
Enjoyed Most:
The pool, the view, the food, the staff, the rooms, the beautiful wildlife and nature all around.
Enjoyed Least:
The kitchen could use a better stove.
Surrounding Area:
The vineyards, the farmers fields, the dogs and cats, the wild birds, the sounds of the breezes in the tall grass and trees.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano was only 5km away and we enjoyed our walks to and from town.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring your sense of adventure and your open heart to kindle the romance of love. Also, bring your running shoes because Nicola is a runner and can suggest great running trails.
Yes, the GPS had the property about 1 km past where it really is; the sign could be a bit bigger.
Check In Out:
I loved how they carried the bags up to the room and also back down when we checked out.

Mark, May

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