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Villa near Florence and Fiesole and Walking Distance to a Village

Le Terrazze

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About The Experience

This villa overlooks the Tuscan countryside and offers beautiful views, particularly from the rooftop terrace. It’s within walking distance of a small village with a grocery store, café, pizzeria, and gas station. Best of all, it is a short bus ride (5-minute walk to the bus stop) to both Florence and Fiesole!

Location Description
The villa is located 100 meters from a restaurant and 200 meters from the village of La Lastra where there is a grocery store, café, post office, and gas station. The charming town of Fiesole is 3km away, and Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is only 4km away. See the Duomo, the Academy Gallery, and Palazzo Vecchio firsthand, then go shopping in one of the open-air or flea markets filled with antiques and other goods. For more high-end shopping, be sure to visit Via dei Tornabuoni. Don’t forget to marvel at the statue of Davide or tour the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery either! A train station in Florence can connect you to other Tuscan cities, such as Siena or Pisa, which also prove to be convenient and enjoyable day trips away from your villa.

Nearby Attractions: La Lastra (grocery store, café, post office, gas station), Florence (historical monuments, shops, restaurants), Ugolino Golf Club.

Pisa: 103 km/64 mi
Siena: 87 km/54 mi
San Gimignano: 68 km/42 mi
Florence: 4 km/2.5 mi
Fiesole: 3 km/2 mi
La Lastra: 200 meters
Pizzeria: 100 meters
Exterior Description
(600 m2/6,458 ft2)

This villa dates back to the 17th century and is surrounded by olive groves and tiny vineyards. It features a garden plants, and flowers, a lemon tree, as well as a private swimming pool. Near the swimming pool is a patio with sun loungers, chairs, and tables. A built-in brick barbecue is located near the kitchen. There is also a hot-water shower. Of the first floor of the villa are two additional terraces with deck chairs and amazing views. There is also a large outdoor terrace on the roof, which is accessible via a staircase from the villa’s second floor. A cottage accessible from the patio has a washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board, and a WC. Street parking is available just outside the property.

Interior Description
(350m2/3,767 ft2)

Ground Floor: There is a living room and a sitting room on this floor. The sitting room is glass-enclosed and has couches and armchairs. The second living room has couches, chairs, satellite TV with Google Chromecast, and a stereo. There is also another sitting room with a fireplace and armchairs. A dining room has a table and chairs for up to sixteen people. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, American coffee maker, a Nespresso, and dishwasher as well as a table for two. The kitchen also opens to the covered patio. There are two guest bathrooms with a sink and toilet.

First Floor: A staircase leads up to four bedrooms, all of which have air conditioning. The first bedroom, which is the master, has a double sofa bed, a king-sized bed (172 cm), and access to a private terrace overlooking Florence. The second bedroom has two narrow single beds (85 cm) and the third bedroom has two wide single beds (120 cm). These two bedrooms share a balcony. The fourth bedroom has a king-sized bed (174 cm). There are three bathrooms on this floor - two bathrooms with a sink, toilet, and shower; and a third bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub (tub has a glass splash guard).

Second Floor: A staircase leads up to one bedroom with a narrow king-sized bed (170 cm) and air conditioning, and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

Roof: A flight of stairs from the second floor leads up to the roof where there is a large terrace with deck chairs that overlooks the surrounding landscape.

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: Upon request
  • Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
  • Pre-Stocked Villa: 50 Euros plus the cost of food
  • Guided Tours: Upon request
  • Babysitting: Upon request
  • Yoga Lessons: Upon request

Please Note:
  • From May through September, arrivals must be on Saturdays.
  • In low and mid season, arrivals may be other days of the week, with a minimum stay of 4 days.
  • Ceiling Fans: Located in the 5 bedrooms and the living room only.
  • Air Conditioning: There are air conditioning units in all bedrooms.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming Only
  • Telephone - Local Calls Only
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Ceiling Fans - Partial House
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Extra Cost
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Concierge Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Three Weeks Two Weeks Weekly 4 Nights   Min
$14,688 $10,336 $5,440 $3,243 4 night
$26,424 $18,595 $9,787 1 wk
$5,440 1 wk
$6,840 1 wk
$6,840 1 wk
$6,840 1 wk
$10,667 1 wk
$11,200 1 wk
$9,787 1 wk
$6,840 1 wk
$5,440 1 wk
$9,787 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 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: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Air Conditioning: According to consumption
  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge: 200 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Tourist Tax (Daily - Per Person): 4 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

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 43 Reviews

Customer Reviews

First the experience with all the people at RentVillas was excellent. Their service was top notch. This was a nice villa with an incredible view of Florence. Check in and check out was simple and straightforward. The villa was clean and handled our group of six quite well.
Enjoyed Most:
The view was the highlight.
Enjoyed Least:
The group found the furniture in the living areas somewhat uncomfortable. Our time in the villa revolved around the dining room and that was very nice. Upholstered furniture was marginal. Beds were OK.
Surrounding Area:
We used the villa as a base. It worked well for that purpose. It was easy to get to a small market for good food.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The villa is on the outskirts of Florence. There is bus transportation easily available. We periodically ally walked to the market for necessities.
We used public and private transportation. The villa was close enough to minimize time traveling to things we wanted to do, and far enough from the hustle of the city that it was relaxing.
Check In Out:
All that went very well.

James, September

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It was wonderful.
Enjoyed Most:
The history of the home and the view.
Enjoyed Least:
Not all windows had screens and we were there during mosquito season.
Surrounding Area:
Ease of getting to and from the bus.
Nearby Events or Locales:
La Lastra, but not really a town, more of a bus stop with a bar, alimentare and gas station
Tips or Restaurants:
ZaaZaa's restaurant near the Mercado Centrale was excellent. Bring a wash cloth, there are plenty of towels, but no small cloths.
We used a concierge recommended by the owner; we got pick up at the airport and for our trips.
Check In Out:
No, it was seamless.

Carol , October

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It was more than I hoped -- outstanding.
Enjoyed Most:
The views and the light -- it was stunning. Also, the nights we had a private chef come in and cook -- oh my -- these were life events.
Surrounding Area:
It was very easy to get the bus into Florence so we went into town every day. Also, cab drivers knew the address and so getting a cab home was easy.
Nearby Events or Locales:
La Lastra was within walking distance. I loved the little cafe. I loved that there was an ATM. However, it is misleading to say there is a "grocery store" in La Lastra.
Tips or Restaurants:
Caffe Cibreo (which is close to Santa Croce) was fantastic. When you order your groceries to stock the villa, include wine, beer and other adult beverages. I did not do that but Mario was kind enough to drive me into town to pick up these supplies.
Our cab drivers had no difficulty.
Check In Out:
It was simple and easy.

Nancy, September

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