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Villa Gialla - 14

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About The Experience

This ancient country villa offers an elegant Tuscan experience for large groups of families or friends. Situated just 25 minutes from the city of Florence, the location of this villa is convenient for visiting the towns of the Chianti region. While at your villa, your group can relax by the private pool or in one of the many indoor and outdoor common areas. Whether you would like to sit back and take in the views of the surrounding countryside or tour local wineries and towns, this villa is the right choice for your large group!

Location Description

This villa is located just less than five kilometers from San Donato in Collina, a small Italian village with a post office, grocery shops, butcher, and pizzeria. San Donato is located in the Florentine hills, very close to the city itself. After driving for about 20 miles, you will reach Florence, a majestic city world-renowned for its art and culture. Go here to shop the Ponte Vecchio, marvel at the statue of David, step back in time at the Pitti Palace, or tour the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery. Of course, you could also simply relax in the Piazza della Signoria with a book or a refreshing drink. Of course you can also hop in the car and wander through the Chianti, tasting locally made wine and investigating many of the famed hill towns. Try Greve in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti. Day trips to other well-know Tuscan locales, such as Siena and San Gimignano, are also possible.

Nearby Attractions: San Donato in Collina (pizzeria, post office, grocery shops, butchers), Florence (shops, restaurants, art galleries, Pont Vecchi, Pitti Palace, Uffizi Gallery), Greve in Chianti (wine tasting)

Siena: 75 km/46.5 mi
San Gimignano: 63 km/39 mi
Arezzo: 61 km/38 mi
Castellina in Chianti: 51 km/31.5 mi
Greve in Chianti: 29 km/18 mi
Florence: 20 km/12.5 mi
Rignano sull’Arno (Train Station): 6 km/3.5 mi
San Donato (Bus Station): 3.5 km/2 mi
Exterior Description

Dating back to the 14th century, this ancient villa has been tastefully restored. It is situated on a hill in the middle of a beautiful garden surrounded by views of vineyards and olive groves. An outdoor area has been furnished with tables and chairs and a terrace is furnished with sun loungers. The private swimming pool (85 m2, open May 15 - October 15) is surrounded by additional sun loungers and umbrellas. Parking is available within the property grounds.

Interior Description
(600 m2/6,458 ft2)

Ground Floor:The entrance doors enter into a large room with a billiard table and chairs.

First Floor: (20 steps) The living room is furnished with couches, chairs, and satellite TV and there is a dining room with a large table with 20 chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a fireplace, cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. There is also a table that will seat 10. There are three bedrooms on this floor as a well as a terrace. The first and second bedrooms each have a queen-sized (160 cm bed) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, bidet and shower. The third bedroom has a single bed(90 cm) and the third bathroom (not ensuite) has a sink, toilet, and shower.

Second Floor (30 steps): There are eight bedrooms on this floor. The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, bidet, and shower. The seventh bedroom has a single bed (90 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The eighth bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and there is an eighth bathroom (not ensuite) 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.

  • Breakfast: 15 Euros per person
  • Cook Service: 30 Euros per person (minimum of 8 people)
  • Extra Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
  • Babysitting: 15 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • When rented for 14 people, only 7 bedrooms will be available.
  • This villa can also be rented for up to 20 people under the name Villa Gialla - 20 .
  • Housekeeping: Housekeeping is done for a few hours each day, Monday through Friday. There is a linen/towel change on Wednesdays.
  • The double bedrooms each have twin-beds which can be joined or separated. They are made up as one queen bed unless clients want them separated - then there is a 10 Euro charge for the extra linens.
  • The caretaker and family live in an apartment connected to the ground floor at the back of the villa.
  • The rental price is for 14 people. Additional infants or small children under the age of two may be accepted, for the additional cost of 100 Euros per child per week.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping - Included

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 5 Nights       Min
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $7,841 $5,601 5 night
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $6,534 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $5,601 1 wk
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $7,841 1 wk
Jan-05-2019 - Apr-27-2019 $5,601 1 wk
Apr-27-2019 - Jun-22-2019 $6,534 1 wk
Jun-22-2019 - Aug-31-2019 $7,841 $5,601 5 night
Aug-31-2019 - Sep-28-2019 $6,534 1 wk
Sep-28-2019 - Dec-14-2019 $5,601 1 wk
Dec-14-2019 - Jan-04-2020 $7,841 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 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 accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 1000 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Gas: According to consumption
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Per Person): 15 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption

Other Notes

  • Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
  • 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
  • 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 17 Reviews

Customer Reviews

We had a fantastic time at the villa. It was roomy enough to accommodate all 12 of us in 4 families. The grandkids loved having a room to themselves.
Enjoyed Most:
Everyone loved the views but my favorite was the kitchen. It was large enough that multiple people could help prepare meals. And it was well equipped with all the tools we needed to make wonderful Italian meals. If only it had a good bread knife, though...
Enjoyed Least:
It's really hard to find something to complain about, but I'll join all the other reviews and mention that the pool could be more accessible and have better views.
Surrounding Area:
The quiet country roads were easy to hike and walk.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Donata was the nearest town and had a really good butcher and cheese shop. It was within walking distance but not walkable because the only way we could find to get there was on the narrow paved road with no shoulder to walk on.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring mosquito repellant. We loved the terrace at sunset but paid the price in bug bites. Also the electrical outlets in the bedrooms are older and narrower than the modern Italian plugs. We had some older adapters but the newer modern ones we brought didn't work.
The house number on the directions brings you to the back of the villa. Everyone who arrived had to be redirected to the front entrance about 100 meters up the hill. We had a GPS that was invaluable but found Google maps to be useful also.

Philip , July

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It was perfect and wonderful - peaceful, relaxing the villa suited our needs perfectly. The owner was wonderful and accommodating and the property was in excellent condition.
Enjoyed Most:
The space - it was spacious inside and out - each family member of which there were 4 couples and 4 singles, had our own bedroom and bathroom. The outdoor space was great - outside for breakfast, pool all day long, in the shade in the garden for the middle of the day, and then back on the deck in the evening - perfect.
Enjoyed Least:
The road getting there was windy and narrow.
Surrounding Area:
Enjoyed Palm 100 for take out and eating in - very accommodating, great and relaxing.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Nothing within walking distance - needed a car
Check In Out:
Excellent - no problems

Laura, June

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GOOD! Unseasonal heat was a bit of a problem, but the fans provided were a real asset and quite used --- 24 hours per day!
Enjoyed Most:
Relative isolation and absolute absence of any noise or background annoyance.
Enjoyed Least:
Pool-area and installation which were quite complete was at a lower (recessed) level from the residence and a bit isolated. The location and surrounding plastic fence were obvious screens from the dust of an adjacent farm road, but meant that there was NO VIEW from the pool area itself. This was a pity.
Surrounding Area:
Good roads and trails in the extended area provided daily walks and access--also used by people living in the area. Their presence was never a problem!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Rignano sul Arno, the nearby town, took fifteen minutes by car (5 miles) and it had all the requisite shops and services, including doctor, pizzeria, COOP supermarket, train, and bus stations.
Tips or Restaurants:
Nearby restaurant (100 Palms) was a real find that was used daily. Quality and breadth of the menu were unequaled!
GPS was invaluable in the surrounding area; we paid 20 Euros/day with our rental car.
Check In Out:
A house book, with suggestions, etc would have been appreciated. The caretaker, Roberta, was very helpful and provided information when requested.

Kurt, July

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