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Certaldo (Chianti Area)
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Tuscany Villa with Private Pool

Casa Geranio

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About The Experience
Unwind after climbing through hilltop villages with a dip in the private pool, enjoy the spoils of your wine tasting excursion in this villa’s lush private garden, or just snuggle up next to the fireplace with family or friends. Set in a tranquil location in Tuscany’s Chianti region, this villa is a great base for exploring the picturesque medieval villages, the world-renowned wine, and serene landscapes of the region.
Location Description

This villa is located in the Chianti hills in Tuscany, 1.5 kilometers from the nearest village. Nearby Certaldo has more extensive shops, and a cable car that takes you up to its hilltop medieval village where there’s a castle, a palace, and the house of the famous author Giovanni Boccaccio. A few minutes away by car, San Gimignano is a great place to go for a day trip. Known for its history stretching back to Etruscan times it’s one of the most visited towns in Tuscany, and it’s easy to see why with its medieval walls, famous towers, the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, and museums. The town also has wine tours galleries, and annual events including a a music festival featuring theater, ballet, and opera performances, and a Medieval Harvest festival where the people of San Gimignano dress up as knights, play medieval games, and have tournaments. From Certaldo, you can take a train to Florence or Siena for a day trip.

Pisa (Airport): 80 km/50 mi
Florence (Airport): 45 km/28 mi
Volterra: 45 km/28 mi
Siena: 42 km/26 mi
San Gimignano: 18 km/11 mi
Certaldo: 5 km/3 mi
Sciano: 1.5 km/1 mi
Exterior Description
This villa has been recently restored, and still has rustic features like exposed stones and wooden beams. The grounds have a garden with a lawn, a small grove of olives, trees, roses, vines, and other plants. The private pool (8 x 4m) has deck chairs nearby, and there are furnished outdoor areas for al fresco dining. There’s also an open air shower with cold water for rinsing off after a swim. The villa is comprised of two buildings, the main villa and a smaller annex that is a few meters away. The property is accessed via an unpaved but well-maintained road.
Interior Description

(115 m2/1,238 ft2)
This unit has two buildings, the main villa and a smaller annex that is a few meters away.

Ground Floor: This villa is entered via a furnished, covered terrace, which leads into the living room, which has a fireplace and satellite TV. The open floor plan also has a dining area with a table and chairs, and a corner kitchen with a microwave, oven, and Italian and American coffee makers. There is a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. Up one step, there are two bedrooms. The first has twin-beds (85-90 cm), and the second has a queen-size bed (150-170 cm). There is also a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet.

Ground Floor: This building has a double bedroom, and a bathroom with a shower, 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.

  • Housekeeping: 10 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • Single/Twin-Beds are listed as 85-90 cm. A 90 cm bed is the standard size for a U.S. twin/single bed; therefore, an 85 cm wide bed is narrow by U.S. standards.
  • Queen Beds are listed as 150-170 cm wide. A 160 cm bed is the standard size for a U.S. queen-size bed; therefore, a 150 cm wide bed is narrow by U.S. standards.
  • The pool is open from the beginning of May until the end of September.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
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  • Sat 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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Customer Reviews

We loved this hunter's cottage! The property manager couldn't have been more helpful. The pool was a delight and the property was lovely with an eclectic array of artifacts scattered about. It is a simple cottage, somewhat rustic which worked just fine for us. We were within 15 minutes of the supermarket and main part of town.
Enjoyed Most:
The pool.
Enjoyed Least:
Although the pool lounges were lovely, other outdoor furniture was uncomfortable.
Surrounding Area:
The cottage itself was fairly isolated, but it was only a 15 minute drive into town.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Sciano was a hamlet with only 1 restaurant. Certaldo - a real town, was not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
If you need milder American coffee or non-dairy creamer - BRING YOUR OWN! We didn't have any really hot nights- but there is no AC, only fans.
Used GPS set for Sciano which got us close enough.

Jane, October

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The property was great but rather far from town.
Enjoyed Most:
The grounds were fascinating
Enjoyed Least:
Too far from town and the train station.
Surrounding Area:
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo. Too far to walk and roads were narrow and hilly. Definitely had to drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
Maroni's restaurant was suggested by Isabel, the lady who checked us in/out.

Betty, October

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It was wonderful and we would recommend it to anyone.
Enjoyed Most:
The grounds.
Enjoyed Least:
The bed.
Surrounding Area:
Proximity to pizzeria Maroni and Certaldo.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Sciano and yes, it's walkable.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a pillow and enjoy Certaldo....all restaurants are good in Italy.
It was easy to find with GPS.
Check In Out:
We had to leave early and Massimo was great about that.

Dolores, October

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