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Villa Dora

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About The Experience
Spend the vacation of your dreams in this idyllic Tuscan paradise amidst olive groves, vineyards, and wooded hillsides. This beautiful villa rental boasts traditional interiors that are both rustic and elegant. You and your guests will feel right at home on this large private estate just outside San Gimignano—one of Tuscany’s most renowned hill towns. Spend your days swimming in the pool, dining alfresco, or planning trips into the nearby towns and villages!
Location Description

San Gimignano is one of the most visited towns in Tuscany and is full of life and things to do. You will want to climb up one of the towers, visit the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, and 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.

While San Gimignano is 3.5 km away by car, it is possible to walk to the town on an unpaved country road for about half the distance, and then meet up with the main road into town - all uphill.

Nearby Attractions: Volterra is situated on a rocky hilltop 1770 feet above sea level and is filled with restaurants, shops, markets, and ancient castles. It is a great place to visit for anyone interested in the Etruscans. It is encircled by Etruscan walls and features the Guarnacci Museum, home to a large display of Etruscan antiques and artifacts.

Pisa Airport: 80 km/50 mi
Florence Airport: 57 km/35 mi
Siena: 42 km/26 mi
Volterra: 40 km/25 mi
Monteriggioni: 25 km/15.5 mi
Poggibonsi Train Station: 11 km/7 mi
San Gimignano: 3.5 km/2 mi
Exterior Description
(14 Hectares/ 34.59 Acres) This 18th century villa is situated in a valley along the historic Via Francigena—a pilgrimage route from England, Germany, and France to Rome dating back to the Middle Ages. The private estate is surrounded by 14 hectares of privately owned vineyards, olive trees, and woods. The farm is certified organic and guests can try its red and white wines and extra-virgin olive oil. Adjacent to the main villa is a small apartment for two additional guests. (16 Steps) There is a large pool (14 x 7m) open the beginning of May through the end of September, depending on the weather. There are sun beds and umbrellas, a grassy lounge area with chairs and a small table, in addition to a terrace outfitted with a table and chairs for alfresco dining. Private parking is also available on the property.
Interior Description

(400 m2/4,305 ft2)
The villa was recently restored while maintaining its historic charm. Throughout you’ll find terracotta, local stonework, period furnishings, and rustic elegance.

Ground Floor: There is a large living room with antique terracotta tiles, vaulted brick ceilings, fireplace, sofas, a piano, and a desk with telephone. There is also a TV room with 60 inch HD 3D TV, stereo, and DVD player. The dining room has French windows with views of the garden and a dining table for 10. The fully equipped kitchen has an old stone sink, gas stove, dishwasher, electric mixer, microwave, oven, toaster, American coffee maker, espresso machine, and a table for dining or meal prep. The kitchen is also fully stocked with silverware sets, tableware, and a variety of drinking glasses. There is also a guest bathroom with toilet and sink, as well as a utility room with a washing machine.

First Floor: (15 Steps) Up the stone staircase you’ll find the first of four bedrooms. The first bedroom has a four-poster 180 cm king-sized bed, dresser, desk, armchairs, walk-in closet with safe, and an en-suite bathroom with double sinks, a tub, and bidet. The second bedroom is a suite with a wrought iron 160 cm queen-sized bed, armchairs, a desk, and an en-suite bathroom with marble sink and tub, and a bidet. The third bedroom is also a suite with a 160 cm queen-sized bed, armchairs, desk, and an en-suite bathroom with twin showers, double marble sink, and bidet. The fourth bedroom has two narrow single beds (80 cm). There is also a dresser and an en-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

Apartment: Adjacent to the villa is a cozy apartment for two complete with a kitchen with gas stove, fridge, dishwasher, and sideboard, a living room with fireplace, sofas, armchairs, and a small dining area. The bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with marble sink, shower, and bidet.

All of the bedrooms have air conditioning.
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.

  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Housekeeping (Additional): 15 Euros per hour
  • Pre-Stocked Villa: Upon request
  • Chauffeur/Driver: Upon request
  • Chef Service: Upon request
  • Continental Breakfast: Upon request
  • Linen/towel Change: 30 Euros per room
  • Painting Classes: Upon request

Please Note:

  • Air Conditioning: All of the bedrooms have air conditioning.
  • Housekeeping: 3 hours of housekeeping on Wednesdays included.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Piano
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Extra Cost
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Jun-19-2021 - Aug-28-2021 $9,300
1 wk
Aug-28-2021 - Sep-25-2021 $7,600
1 wk
Sep-25-2021 - Dec-18-2021 $5,300
1 wk
Dec-18-2021 - Jan-03-2022 $7,600
1 wk
Jan-03-2022 - Apr-23-2022 $6,450
1 wk
Apr-23-2022 - Jun-24-2022 $8,300
1 wk
Jun-24-2022 - Sep-02-2022 $9,900
1 wk
Sep-02-2022 - Oct-08-2022 $8,300
1 wk
Oct-08-2022 - Dec-18-2022 $6,450
1 wk
Dec-18-2022 - Jan-02-2023 $8,300
1 wk
Jun-03-2023 - Jun-17-2023 $8,300
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: 1000 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 28 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Villa Dora exceeded our expectations in every way! We were a family of 6 adults and every one of us fell in love with the villa!
Enjoyed Most:
The views were spectacular and the hiking trail right off the back of the villa was fantastic!
Enjoyed Least:
The pool wasn't heated, which the women in our group would have really appreciated. Also, the clothes dryer didn't work.
Surrounding Area:
We had as much privacy as we wanted but could be to San Gimignano in 10 minutes. We especially loved the hiking.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Giminagno...yes, it's walkable but you need to be in good shape as there are many hills.
Tips or Restaurants:
Everything was supplied at the villa. We really didn't need to bring anything. The villa was supplied with enough food to get us through the first night and next morning until we were able to get to the grocery store
We used would be difficult to find without it.
Check In Out:
Nelson was fabulous. He was waiting for us when we arrived and came back to check us out at 5:30 am!

Lynn, September

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Excellent, we enjoyed all of spaciousness and the bedrooms with bathrooms.
Enjoyed Most:
The fireplace and the dining room! We had a fire every night.
Enjoyed Least:
The drive down to the Villa.
Surrounding Area:
We were busy all of the time! San Gimignano, Assisi, Sienna, Volterra, Lucca, Rome, Florence! Loved it!

Leslie, June

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Villa Dora is an extraordinary villa. Our experience was fantastic in every way.
Enjoyed Most:
The view and country setting, very peaceful and relaxing.
Enjoyed Least:
Surrounding Area:
The easy drive to San Gimignano and Voltera and hiking around the countryside
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano not really walking distance but could be walked.
Tips or Restaurants:
Best restaurant - Cum Quibus in San Gimignano. Fantastic.
Directions were fine just keep driving on the gravel road through Montauto until the end of the road where Villa Dora is.
Check In Out:
Everything associated with the Villa is great.

Rick, April

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