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Barberino Val d'Elsa (Chianti Area)

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Large Luxury Villa Rental in the Chianti with Spectacular Views

Villa Liona

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About The Experience
This beautiful Tuscan villa has many vantage points from which you can admire the rolling hills and landscape of the Chianti region. The villa enjoys a rich history and has been carefully restored to offer modern comforts amidst rustic elegance. Beautiful outdoor spaces equipped with dining and lounge areas are the perfect place to gather with family and friends for meals and conversation. You are also ideally located to plan day trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Volterra.
Location Description

The villa is located 3km outside the medieval village of Barberino Val d’Elsa in the Chianti region of Tuscany. There are shops, restaurants, a great pizzeria, a market, a bank, and a post office. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Barberino Val d'Elsa marks the midway point between Siena and Florence. The village has an ancient church, castle, chapel, and beautiful views of the olive groves and vineyards that make up much of the Chianti Classico region. You can enjoy wine tasting, biking, tennis, and other activities in the area. Nearby Poggibonsi has markets, shops, restaurants, and a small train station.

Nearby Attractions: San Gimignano is perfect for a day trip. As one of the most visited towns in Tuscany, it is known for its rich history dating back to the Etruscan times. It is full of life and things to do. Popular attractions include the famous towers, the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, and several museums dedicated to artwork and archeology. There are also plenty of wine tasting tours, 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, play medieval games, and have tournaments.

Pisa: 100 km/ 62 mi
Volterra: 45 km/ 28 mi
Florence: 40 km/ 25 mi
Siena: 35 km/ 21 mi
San Gimignano: 25 km/ 15.5 mi
Poggibonsi (Train): 12 km/ 7.5 mi
Certaldo (Train): 12 km/ 7.5 mi
Tennis: 8 km/ 5 mi
Barberino Val d’Elsa: 3 km/ 1.9 mi
Exterior Description
(1,000m2/ 10,736ft2)
Located on a large estate on a hillside, the villa overlooks vineyards and olive groves. The property is fenced and has private parking. The grounds have manicured gardens, a large lawn with lounge chairs, and an adjacent paved lounge area. 22 steps lead down to the pool (10m x 5m, open mid May to mid October depending on the weather) sunbeds, and small-unheated whirlpool tub with jets. There is a terrace with shaded alfresco dining accommodations as well as an additional shaded lounge area overlooking the countryside. There is also a built-in barbecue area with stone table.
Interior Description

(600 m2/6,458 ft2)
The villa dates back to 1000 AD when it was originally used as a castle watchtower. It has undergone a meticulous restoration to provide every modern comfort while still maintaining its historic charm.

Ground Floor: The main portion of the villa has two living rooms; the smaller of which has comfortable seating and great views of the valley, while the other is spacious and has more seating for gathering and entertaining. On this level there is also a bedroom with two narrow 80cm twin beds (can be arranged as a queen upon prior request) with an en-suite bathroom with shower, and a separate powder room.
First Floor: (20 Steps) There are three bedrooms on this floor. The first has a 160cm queen-sized bed, a fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom with a double shower. The second has two narrow 80cm twin beds (can be arranged as a queen upon prior request) and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The third has a 160cm queen-sized bed, an adjoining living area with fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom with shower.
Second Floor: (Approx. 15 Steps) The villa’s master bedroom is on this floor and has a 160cm queen-sized bed, a fireplace, separate dressing room, and a large en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Hay Barn
Ground Floor: A glass corridor from the main villa leads to the second portion of the villa—formerly a hay barn—where additional bedrooms, the kitchen and dining room are located. The spacious modern kitchen comes equipped with a large double refrigerator with separate freezer, an 8-burner gas stove, two ovens, a wine cooler, dishwasher, American coffee maker, and microwave. A glass door from the kitchen leads to a courtyard with dining table. The formal dining room comfortably seats 16 people and has the original stone walls exposed for a rustic feel. There is also a laundry room and guest bathroom on this floor.
First Floor: (Stairs) There are two more bedrooms located on this level; each has a 160cm-queen-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.

Guest House
Pool Level: (20 Steps) Next to the pool is a separate studio guesthouse with a 160cm queen-sized bed, a kitchenette with sink, mini fridge, and 2 hot plates, and an en-suite bathroom with shower.

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
  • Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Portable Baby Crib: Upon request
  • Babysitting: Upon request

Please Note:
  • A Welcome Dinner is provided.
  • The villa is available for wedding or events. Please inquire for more details.
  • Tennis courts are available 8 km away but must be booked in advance (at no extra charge) by the owner.
  • The twin beds are 80 cm wide and considered narrow by US standards. If used as twin beds, rather than joined to form a queen-size bed, they are most suitable for young people.
  • The twin beds can be arranged as queens upon prior request.
  • Housekeeping is provided for 2 hours every day, except Sunday or Holidays. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Extra Cost
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included
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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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Based on 3 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Fantastic. 13 adults. Accommodations outstanding and the view is idyllic.
Enjoyed Most:
Rooms were great and outdoor seating accommodated our group nicely.
Enjoyed Least:
Many doors leading outside, each with a unique key. A little awkward to manage different keys.
Surrounding Area:
Scenic drives, good restaurants and wine tasting.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barberino Val d'Elsa. It was not within walking distance but just a short drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring lotion, shampoo, bath soap as there is only enough provided for about 2 days.
No issues
Check In Out:
Owner does a great job walking through the property and identifying options around the area, as well as special events that can be hosted at the villa.

Joan, October

One of the most enjoyable and memorable family experiences we ever had!
Enjoyed Most:
It was beautiful, magnificent views and centrally located in Tuscany.
Enjoyed Least:
The road in is rough but it's not a significant factor.
Surrounding Area:
Central to towns like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra, and many small surrounding town as well. You are in the heart of wine country.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Barbarino val d'Elsa, and you did need to drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
Ristorante Campanellino was right at the top of hill across the street from the villa and the food was fresh and authentic.
GPS was not accurate.
Check In Out:
The owners were responsive and easy to work with - no problems whatsoever.

Louis, July

Renting a luxury villa in Tuscany has always been on my "bucket list" and Villa Liona exceeded my lofty expectations.
Enjoyed Most:
If you want a lovely, first class property with a million dollar view this is the villa for you. We had 6 couples who each had wonderful accommodations and could still have their privacy.
Enjoyed Least:
We had a few miscommunications with the property owners but nothing major.
Surrounding Area:
It is well situated between Florence and Siena to allow for day trips to many areas. It is not too far off the highway yet still is nestled in a peaceful location with a commanding view of the beautiful countryside.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Tavernelle is the nearest town, maybe 10 minutes away. There is a lovely restaurant within walking distance of the villa and we enjoyed a nice meal there.
Tips or Restaurants:
Annagloria and Enzo were very helpful in recommending all sorts of things to help us fill out our week. Either stop and get some basic food items upon your Saturday arrival or you can ask Annagloria to pick up some items as stores are closed on Sundays.
The directions were fine.
Check In Out:
We had some problems coordinating the check in process with our hosts which spilled over from Saturday into Sunday. More of an inconvenience than a major problem however.

David, June