===== Exterior =====
This spacious villa has a private swimming pool and is just a short distance from the beautiful historic town of San Gimignano. The house is very big and has the ideal layout for a large group or an extended family. A large lounge area on the first floor with an outdoor patio comfortably caters for guests as well as other large spaces both indoors and outdoors.
The house is furnished in a simple and comfortable fashion. It is composed of a main core with room to sleep 12 guests and an apartment (at the back of the house and not directly linked) with room to sleep 6 guests.
In the surrounding area lie famous cities like San Gimignano, Certaldo, Volterra, Siena and Florence.
A small stretch of dirt road leads to the property.
Distances: Poggibonsi offers a wide range of stores and a train station 5 km away, Certaldo - 10 km, San Gimignano - 13 km, Siena - 38 km, Volterra - 40 km, Florence - 50 km, Cecina at the Tuscan coast approx. 80 km, Lucca - 85 km, Pisa - 90 km.
Available to guests: Large outdoor area with private swimming pool for use of guests only (1 (Website hidden by Airbnb) minimum depth 1.2 m – maximum depth 1.4 m – open from 01/05 to 30/09), barbecue.
This rental has free WI-FI connection.
Parking available on the property.
Extra Services: Two children’s cots are available upon request. There is also an opportunity to buy products produced by the owners (such as wine and oil).
Small pets are welcome at an extra charge of €100 per animal (payment made at the property).
- Attractions: San Gimignano and the Elsa valley (Val d'Elsa)
Maybe the expression has been used to many times but it’s still appropriate: There’s no better comparison than calling San Gimignano, the city of hundred towers, the “Medieval Manhattan”.
A kind of fortified village that, to the great joy of the visitors from all over the world, seems to have “turned to ice” in the 14th century to keep alive the miracle of an urban and architectonical structure that has remained unchanged over the centuries. In the last 25 years luck was on the side of this corner of the Sienese land: By now San Gimignano has surpassed in celebrity many bigger and more important places. It’s the home of one of the most famous and antique Tuscan wines, the only white wine which is well known all over the world: the Vernaccia.
Certainly it’s not enough to mention only the inevitable comparison with Manhattan (by now there are only 18 towers left). The little town and its territory have so much more to offer.
The Elsa valley, antique and very civilized land, cradle of the trade routes in this region and cradle of learning and art from the time of the High Middle Ages, rich in famous monuments, beautiful little towns and breathtaking panoramas.
Let’s mention just some of them: Colle di Val d’Elsa, the city of crystal, Casole, Monteriggioni with its intact city walls that have been celebrated even in Dante’s Divine Comedy, Poggibonsi and its fortress of Poggio Imperiale, an uncountable number of Romanesque parish churches (like the one of Cellole or the extraordinary Badia a Isola), oratories, monasteries, castles and villages.
All these sights are not only relics of a glorious past, but they are still a symbol of the territory’s richness which still lasts thanks to the industriousness of its people and a dense network of trades that has its origins in medieval times, when the Via Francigena ran through the Elsa valley, the road which connected the papal town of Rome with Northern Europe between the 9th and the 15th century with a steady stream of warriors, pilgrims, saints and emperors.
Today we can still find some traces of this extraordinary road which explain why in the course of the centuries villages, castles, bridges and pilgrims’ hospitals have been built just where they are and not anywhere else.
===== Interior =====
Main villa (Core)
(12 People) 300 m2
Ground floor: Large lounge area (150 m2 in size) with living room and dining area (TV) with fireplace, kitchen (double size fridge with two freezers, microwave, dishwasher, oven) with fireplace and access to outside, toilet.
First floor: 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin rooms, 2 bathrooms both with showers, bathroom with shower and washing machine. Each room has access to a communal balcony that runs along the face of the house and boasts a fantastic view out onto Valdesa.
3 steps higher: double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with shower.
Apartment (accessed from outside or from the terrace, but not via the villa)
(6 People) 80 m2
Raised ground floor: Entrance into kitchenette (small electric oven, freezer, TV) twin bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms both with showers - one of which is adapted for disabled use.
The apartment is wheelchair accessible via a stair lift.
===== Apartment Policies =====
Arrival between 16:00 and 19:00
Departure within 10:00
Pool open from 1 May to 30 September
Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
Extra Bed (on request): 100.00€ per week
Maid service (on request): 20.00€ per hour
Cook (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Refundable security deposit in cash (mandatory): 300.00€
Heating (on request): 5.00€ per hour
Tourist tax (mandatory): 1.50€ per person per day
Included in the rental price:
Bed linen and towels (weekly changed)
Babycot (on request)