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Tuscany Apartment Near Florence with Restaurant

Tenuta Santa Caterina - Beate

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About The Experience

What comes to mind when you hear the words “Tuscany vacation rental?” Here are few ideas to get yourself going: Chianti wine, sparking pool, and authentic Italian meals. Located near the largest wine festival of Chianti, this Tuscany apartment is the place to come with your family when you don’t want to have to worry about running out of things to do or even cooking meals, as there is a private restaurant on the property grounds available exclusively for guests. Stay locally in the countryside or venture to more urban areas like Florence or Siena. In any case, this is how holidays in Tuscany should be spent, especially when you are residing in one that looks like a medieval castle!

Location Description

The medieval town of San Polo is located three kilometers from the property. Not only are there plenty of shops, markets, and places to buy groceries and go wine tasting, but San Polo features numerous live events, such as classical music concerts and theater performances. San Polo can be traced back to the eighth century and is famous for its centuries old iris farms. In fact, an international Iris Festival is held here every May where irises are exported all over the world and used in making perfumes and cosmetics. Be sure to visit the 11th century church, the Officina della Music (music hall), and view the abundant vineyards surrounding the town. It’s also nice to know that you’ll be less than half an hour away from Florence, a city rich in architectural and artistic masterpieces. Visit the Piazza San Giovanni, also known as the religious heart of the city, and you’ll see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, built in the 15th century. Other marvelous attractions include the Ponte Vecchio where you can go shopping, the Accademia Gallery full of Florentine paintings, and of course the Uffizi Gallery. Other possible day trips include San Gimignano and Siena.

Nearby Attractions: San Polo (shops, markets, restaurants, live events, festivals, ancient churches), Greve in Chianti (wine tasting, wine festival), Florence (historical monuments, shops, restaurants), San Gimignano, Arezzo, Siena.

Siena: 77 km/48 mi
San Gimignano: 57 km/35.5 mi
Florence: 25 km/15.5 mi
Greve in Chianti: 20 km/12.5 mi
San Polo in Chianti: 3 km/1.5 mi
Exterior Description

Situated in the hills of Chianti, this villa, which dates back to the 13th century, is comprised of seven apartments. There is a large garden, a shared swimming pool (10m x 10m - open from the beginning of May until the end of September) with loungers and umbrellas, and a covered patio furnished with a couch, table, and chairs. The pool is open beginning of May to end of September. Each apartment has a private entrance and outdoor patio with a table, chairs, and barbecue. A private restaurant is located on the property and is open for dinner Friday to Sunday for guests of the villa. During the week, the restaurant may be opened upon request for a minimum of 10 people. Parking is available on the grounds.

Interior Description
(100 m2/1,076 ft2)

First Floor: There is a living area with a couch, TV (local channels only), fireplace, and dining table with chairs. The kitchen corner is equipped with a cook-top, oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and American coffee maker. There are three bedrooms. The first and second bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and the third bedroom has two single beds (90 cm), which can be connected upon request. There are two bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet, and 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.

  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Housekeeping: 8 Euro per hour

Please Note:

  • The restaurant is open for dinner Friday to Sunday.
  • Pets are welcome at an additional cost of 15 Euros per week.
  • The pool is open from the beginning of May until the end of September.
  • The Beate and Cardinale Units are in the same building.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 3 Nights       Min
Jun-02-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $1,419 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $2,000 1 wk
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $1,419 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $1,050 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $2,000 1 wk
Jan-05-2019 - Jun-01-2019 $1,050 $454 3 night
Jun-01-2019 - Jun-29-2019 $1,419 $534 3 night
Jun-29-2019 - Aug-31-2019 $2,000 1 wk
Aug-31-2019 - Sep-28-2019 $1,419 $534 3 night
Sep-28-2019 - Dec-21-2019 $1,050 $454 3 night
Dec-21-2019 - Jan-04-2020 $2,000 $857 3 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 8:00 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 any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 200 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Final Cleaning Charge (Mandatory -To be paid upon arrival): 90 EUR
  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Arrival Fee (after 8:00 pm) Payable upon Arrival: 25 EUR

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: between 8 am and 10 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Customer Reviews

My family loved staying at the villa. The setting was beautiful. The owners were very welcoming, helpful, and great cooks! They prepare meals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. The apartment was private, yet not isolated, so that we felt we could ask for any help if we needed it. The location was great, too, only half an hour from Florence and next to the Chianti wine area.
Enjoyed Most:
As mentioned above, it was charming, well located, and private yet not isolated.
Enjoyed Least:
It was a little difficult to find the first time, as part of the road to the property was unpaved and about 4 minutes from the nearest village.
Surrounding Area:
The property was beautiful. Florence was about 20 or 30 minutes away. We easily managed to visit other beautiful towns such as Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, the Chianti area, and other destinations.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Polo was 3 kilometers away, about 7 or 8 minutes by car on winding roads down the hill. It was not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring bars of soap. You can buy any desired household items or food in the village of San Polo at the supermarket. The owners served delicious meals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Four courses including a sample of appetizers, sample of pastas, sample of meats, dessert. You should definitely attend at least one of the meals. We explored restaurants in the towns we visited and we enjoyed all our meals. Ice cream is a must!
Our GPS only directed us as far as San Polo. Once on the road to the villa, there were a few forks in the road.

Lisa, August

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Enjoyable and relaxing.
Enjoyed Most:
It had grounds for the kids to play on and a swimming pool. Dinner in the restaurant was wonderful on Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoyed Least:
It was a very narrow, winding road up to the property. Kind of hard to find.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful views peaceful.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Polo.... you have to have a car to get there.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring towels for the swimming pool.

Dave, July

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Great villa, great service and experience.
Enjoyed Most:
Fits the picture of a Tuscany villa.
Enjoyed Least:
Location - it is a little hard to get to and from if you want to do a number of day trips around the area.
Surrounding Area:
Being in Tuscany.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Polo was the closest town, not within walking distance.

Geoff, July

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