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Certaldo (Chianti Area)

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Tuscany Villa Rental in Chianti

Villa Certaldo

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About The Experience

Looking to explore the Chianti region of Tuscany with all the comforts of home and more? This accommodation in a Tuscany villa has it all, from a huge swimming pool to sprawling grounds and all the amenities indoors. One of the owners, who lives on the estate in the family villa, is American and she's furnished this holiday villa in Tuscany to American tastes. So relax! Lounge at this Tuscany vacation villa, take a refreshing bike ride to nearby Certaldo (we highly recommend exploring the Pretorio Palace), or take a day trip to Florence and beyond! There is another villa, Villa Sella, right next door (with its own pool), as well as two recently completed restored apartments, which share the pool with Villa Certaldo and the owners.

Location Description

The property is located four kilometers from Certaldo, which has all the necessities combined with small-town charm. Pick up groceries or eat out in the modern section and spend the rest of your day exploring Certaldo Alta, the old medieval village. In July, you may find yourself in the midst of a lively Renaissance festival, complete with street artists, actors, musicians, and more. And don't forget to get your fill of medieval architecture! You can explore the Pretorio Palace or marvel at the profile Certaldo castle cuts across the sky. Like museums? Visit the house of Giovanni Boccaccio (author of the Decameron). Day trips can take you to San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence. Pisa and Florence airports are easy arrival points where you can rent a car.

Nearby Attractions: Horseback riding 6 km/3.5 mi, tennis 4 km/2.5 mi, vineyards everywhere; nearest wine tasting 3 km/2 mi.

Lucca: 60 km/37 mi
Pisa: 45 km/28 mi
Volterra: 42 km/26 mi
Florence: 40 km/25 mi
Siena: 35 km/22 mi
San Gimignano: 13 km/8 mi
Poggibonsi (train, bus): 8 km/5 mi
Certaldo (train, bus): 4 km/2.5 mi

Exterior Description
(300,000 m2/3,229,173 ft2)

Enter the estate of this historic 14th century villa via a private gate and find yourself in a garden filled with cypress, pine, and oak trees. The historical significance of the estate is underlined by the fact that it was occupied during the month of July 1944 by German forces and used as a command post, and subsequently liberated by allied forces as the front passed through the region. Several underground WWII hideouts are still visible in the nature reserve woods of the estate. On the estate is a large shared swimming pool, open from early May to early October, (16m x 6m, 0.8-2m deep) surrounded by terra cotta decking, while over 35 lemon trees release refreshing scents into the air. From the garden, you'll look towards the medieval town of San Gimignano. Although the estate is shared, you have a private 100 m2 yard with garden furniture and a barbeque. You will also have a 60 m2 courtyard with lemon trees and a covered terrace overlooking vineyards and the valley. One third of the remaining land is a nature reserve—a wooded area inhabited by wild pheasants, rabbits, boar, and hedgehogs. Another part of the estate is used for olive tree cultivation, and there is also a resident horse that enjoys free grazing around an ancient Roman fresh water spring. Private parking is available within the property grounds.

Interior Description
(174 m2/1,873 ft2)

This Tuscany accommodation comprises the totally private east wing of a 14th century villa. It was renovated in 2005 and has a private entrance, parking, covered terrace with table and chairs (the terrace shares a wall with the Villa Sella terrace) and garden. All appliances and beds are new and meet American standards for comfort and service. Wireless connection is available at no extra cost to those traveling with their laptops. There is also an in-home computer with a printer and scanner for use 24/7 at no additional cost as well. There is also a mobile phone with a prepaid card for guest use. Floors are all terra cotta. The bathrooms are furnished in Carrara marble and equipped with dual voltage plugs for easy use of foreign electric appliances.

Ground Floor: Enter via a private courtyard to find yourself in a living room furnished with two sofas (one is a sofa bed suitable for one, with a 120 cm mattress), an easy chair, a writing desk, fireplace, satellite TV, and DVD player. There is also a writing desk with a computer, printer, and scanner. Wireless internet connection works throughout the home and garden. Lithographs on the walls depict 19th century Rome and the countryside, while double doors allow access to the covered terrace with steps leading down to the private yard. A dining room has a table seating ten, with large arched windows overlooking the countryside. 19th century oil paintings depict members of the Medici family. The adjacent kitchen has an electric stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, American coffee machine, espresso cappuccino maker, and a small breakfast table. There is also a guest WC with toilet and sink. The ground floor bedroom is wheelchair friendly, and includes a 160 cm queen-size bed, a writing desk, easy chair, and wardrobe. There is an ensuite bathroom with sink, shower, and toilet (not wheelchair accessible). Double doors from the bedroom open onto the courtyard.

First Floor: Sixteen sandstone steps lead upstairs, where you'll find two more bedrooms. The room directly in front of you contains a 160 cm queen-size bed, wardrobe, writing desk, and a hidden wall safe. An ensuite bathroom contains a large corner bathtub with handheld showerhead, two sinks, a bidet, and toilet. The other bedroom on the first floor contains a 160 cm queen-size bed, double doors opening onto a small private balcony, a large walk-in closet, and a writing desk. The ensuite bathroom has double sinks, a toilet, bidet, and bathtub with showerhead. Between the two rooms there is a laundry room with washing machine, dryer, and sink.

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
  • Babysitting: 10 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • This villa is located right next door to Villa Sella.
  • The ground floor of this villa is wheelchair accessible.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Semi-detached House
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Inside Home
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Computer Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Ceiling Fans - Whole House
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 6 Nights 5 Nights 4 Nights   Min
4 night
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4 night
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4 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Mon 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Tue 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Wed 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Thu 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash or traveler's checks. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 350 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Housekeeping (Upon Request) - Hourly Charge: 15 EUR
  • Final Cleaning Charge (Payable upon Arrival): 250 EUR
  • Tourist Tax (per person) - payable on arrival:

Other Notes

  • 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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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 117 Reviews

Customer Reviews

We loved our stay! The location is perfect and very peaceful. With a car everything is close and accessible. The villa was big for our family of 4 but we loved it.
Enjoyed Most:
The location, views, comfort.
Enjoyed Least:
Just may be time of year, but a lot of mosquitoes so was hard to hang out outside. But we purchase mosquito coils from the local grocery and we were fine.
Surrounding Area:
Peaceful. We would take morning walks and it was just perfect.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo. Nice walk to a nice restaurant. San Gimignano was about 20 min by car.
Tips or Restaurants:
There was only one restaurant nearby but it was really good. Be prepared for mosquitoes and the intense sun in the summer. Grocery is about a 10-minute drive and it has everything you need for food.
We used the car GPS using the property address.
Check In Out:
Elizabeth the owner was great.

Pia, August

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Very beautiful country villa. We wanted an authentic Tuscany country vacation and this was perfect. Central to Florence, Siena, and wine country. Although it was early spring and the vines were just starting to sprout, the view was beautiful. The owner was very nice and helpful.
Enjoyed Most:
Convenient location, beautiful scenery, and loved walking through the animal preserve. History of the villas was fun to learn.
Enjoyed Least:
The lighting in the home was dark.
Surrounding Area:
Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. Wine tasting in Chianti.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cerealdo was not walking distance but 10 minute drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
We met our family in Florence and went to the market before heading to the villa. We picked up fresh and amazing food to bring to the villa to cook. My sister, sisters-in-law and I love to cook so we had great food the whole time we were there. The town grocery was convenient and the owner recommended a little market in town that had amazing homemade food. Truly a must stop, but at first glance wasn't impressive. Once we tasted the food though, we sat down at a small table and enjoyed a great lasagna. The store had a constant flow of locals come through while we were there.

Jane, March

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I loved our stay here! The property was beautiful and Elizabeth was a wonderful and attentive host.
Enjoyed Most:
The views were wonderful, and I liked how the tables in the dining room were expandable to accomadate our large group of 11. The villas were clean and well kept.
Enjoyed Least:
The beds were a bit on the firm side but the sheets were good.
Surrounding Area:
I loved being able to walk the lands around the property as well as the villa being a short distance from Certaldo, a grocery store, and many main sites. The trains were easy to hop on and go to larger cities and the location of the villa itself was great for small day trips to older Chianti and Tuscan towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo and Poggibonsi were closest (within a few miles). I recommend getting a car as it is a bit too far to walk, plus, this will allow you to go further to other Tuscan towns and cities.
Tips or Restaurants:
Make sure to bring an adapter plug for the wall if coming from anywhere but Europe! The villa does have a dual voltage system for electronics so no converter is needed if electronics work between 120-240 voltage! The Pam store in Poggibonsi is a great place to pick up groceries and snacks. Some nights, we just snacked as a group instead of going out all the time. Helped us save money and provided us with a great local experience! Good wine was super cheap here, anywhere from 2-20 euros! One good close restaurant was pizzeria Maroni just down the road from the villa in Sciano. Need to make a reservation but good food and pleasant staff. In Certaldo, trattoria la casalinga was good for comfort food pastas!
We used our GPS on our phones since we came from Florence. Very easy to get to, but I would recommend having either maps on your phone or rent a vehicle with a GPS in order to make it easier to get around the Tuscan countryside. Most likely, these are your best options for road systems.
Check In Out:
Check in and check out were quick, easy, and informational.

Alexis, January

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