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Property Details

Sleeps:
10
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Type:
Villa
Property #:
21028
Nearest Town:
San Gimignano

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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, 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
Stay
Sep-29-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $4,500
$4,050
1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $7,600
$6,840
1 wk
Jan-05-2019 - Apr-27-2019 $5,300
$4,770
1 wk
Apr-27-2019 - Jun-22-2019 $7,600
$6,840
1 wk
Jun-22-2019 - Aug-31-2019 $9,300
$8,370
1 wk
Aug-31-2019 - Sep-28-2019 $7,600
$6,840
1 wk
Sep-28-2019 - Dec-21-2019 $5,300
$4,770
1 wk
Dec-21-2019 - Jan-06-2020 $7,600
$6,840
1 wk
Mar-07-2020 - Mar-14-2020 $5,300
$4,770
1 wk
Jun-06-2020 - Jun-13-2020 $7,600
$6,840
1 wk
Jun-13-2020 - Jun-20-2020 $7,600
$6,840
1 wk
Jun-20-2020 - Jun-27-2020 $9,300
$8,370
1 wk
Jul-11-2020 - Jul-25-2020 $9,300
$8,370
1 wk
Sep-05-2020 - Sep-12-2020 $7,600
$6,840
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
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • 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
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 25 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Wonderful stay at the property.
Enjoyed Most:
Character of the property. Villa is 300 to 400 years old. Truly like stepping back in time however with all of the modern conveniences. The grounds were impeccable and beautifully maintained. The gardener appeared every other day very early in the morning so as not to disturb the guests.
Enjoyed Least:
The comfort of the outdoor furniture. We would have enjoyed more comfortable sitting furniture out on the patio. There was a lack of good interior lighting.
Surrounding Area:
San Gimignano!
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano - it would be a bit of a hike but yes it is walking distance. The Via Frangicena passes right in front of the villa. Our adult children hiked it to a few towns over - said it was spectacular!
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring bug spray for outdoors. Il Travatore had excellent pizza and grilled meats. There is a guide in the villa with restaurant recommendations that was very helpful.
Directions:
Directions were very good.
Check In Out:
Check out process was very easy. Nelson was very accommodating to our time requirements.

Robin, October

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Overall:
It was a wonderful stay. The scenery was stunning, and the owners were very thoughtful and accommodating. We loved all the space, which made it easy for our group to enjoy dinners together in the evening. I would recommend to anyone!
Enjoyed Most:
The pool and surrounding scenery made us feel like we were at the edge of the world. We were also fortunate to have lovely weather during our stay. I would like to come back someday!
Enjoyed Least:
Personally, I do not have any complaints. Some of our group members found the beds to be "short" but I loved everything about Villa Dora. It's a Tuscan paradise!
Surrounding Area:
It felt secluded and quiet, but San Gimignano was only a short drive away. The best of both worlds )
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano was the nearest town and we drove, but probably could have taken a long walk instead.
Tips or Restaurants:
We loved Cum Quibus in San Gimignano! Very good food, well worth the cost.
Directions:
The directions given were very good, and had an easy time using Google maps.
Check In Out:
No, it was very smooth and efficient.

Nicole, September

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Overall:
It was amazing. The scenery was gorgeous and the inside was beautiful and very comfortable. The location was also convienent to smaller towns.
Enjoyed Most:
The view and the bedrooms.
Enjoyed Least:
The rocky road leading to the property.
Surrounding Area:
I loved visiting San Gimignano and Volterra. Both towns were great for day visits and getting unique suveniors.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano. Not really.
Tips or Restaurants:
Cum Quibus was an awsome restaraunt and experience to have.
Directions:
We used a GPS and it took us right to the property with no problems.

Amelia, September

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