Casale Elsa

Tuscany, Florence, Certaldo

    • Sleeps 4/6 Guests
    • Bedrooms 2/3 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 2/3 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 70/160 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Terrace
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 55 km
      Pisa 70 km
      Rome 280 km

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    Overview

    Surrounded by olive groves

    The Casale Elsa property, immersed in the magical atmosphere of the Tuscan hills, is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, fields of sunflowers, cherry trees, walnut trees and woods. It is a perfect starting point to explore central Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, halfway Florence-Siena, the major attractions of the region can easily be reached.

    A short drive along a country lane lined with cypresses, leads to the property (500 m dirt road). Casale Elsa dates back to the 19th century. The original building was just the tower, built to see the arrival of strangers. Through the years, the structure has been enlarged to its present form. Once a modest farmhouse with barn it has been converted into five rustic apartments for 4 or 6 people. Another farmhouse is retained by the owners who are there to enjoy the peace of the countryside on occasional weekends. 

    The large main house with tower houses four self-contained apartments, the smaller detached barn houses one apartment. All apartments have bedrooms which have beds that can be made up into either twin or double beds. The apartments are equipped with air conditioning, Internet WIFI connection, satellite TV and dishwasher, there is a hair dryer in each bathroom, a fan in each bedroom and screens in all windows. 

    Each apartment has an outdoor area for al fresco dining (or a covered patio or an outdoor area with with parasol). The outdoor areas are designed in such a way that there is a comfortable distance to the adjacent seat. 

    The pool is set in middle of a large and well-kept lawn. On return from a day out, you can relax with a swim in the pool, enjoying the nature and the peace of the estate. 

     

    There's a wide selection of restaurants within 10 minutes' drive. It is only a 15 minutes' drive to the jewel of San Gimignano, and within an hour you can reach both Florence and Siena. Closer are some lesser-known treasures: On the next hill lies the romantic old town of Certaldo, abuzz each July with its medieval pageant, the Mercantia, during the summer months concerts and art exhibitions are hold here. In Certaldo (4 km) you will find all kind of grocery shops, a supermarket, post office, banks, bars and restaurants. In the other direction lie San Vivaldo, a Franciscan monastery with its 13th century chapels, and Montaione, whose pedestrianised old centre is packed with shops and restaurants.

    The villa's location only 4 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Certaldo (parking next to the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1.5 or 2 hours). The train ride takes less than an hour. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station "Santa Maria Novella" to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 3 km from centre, and you have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill. One hour of driving takes you to the sea.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Perfect location in the heart of Tuscany!
    Left on Sep 4, 2018 for a stay in Jul 2018
    Amazing premises in the typical Tuscan style with a nice pool and a fantastic view. A very friendly and helpful team, just the perfect place to relax. Perfectly situated within 1hr to the most famous cities/places of interest. We can just recommend it!

    Traumhafte Ferienwohnung in wunderschöner Anlage
    Left on Sep 6, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016
    Wir haben zwei Wochen mit unseren Kindern (4 und 7 Jahre) in der Casale Elsa verbracht und jeden Tag genossen. Schon die Ankunft in den Hügeln um Certaldo war grandios, der Empfang sehr herzlich. Unsere Wohnung (Loggia) war sehr großzügig, stilvoll rustikal eingerichtet, sauber, und mit allem ausgestattet, was wir für unseren Urlaub brauchten. Sogar ein Willkommenskorb stand bereit. Die Außenanlagen waren sehr gepflegt, und wir haben sehr gerne am und im Pool gelegen. Wir kommen wieder und haben Casale Elsa weiterempfohlen.

    Wunderschönes Anwesen
    Left on Aug 26, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016
    Haben eine wunderschöne Woche verbracht - Wohnung ist komplett ausgestattet, es fehlt an nichts. Aussenanlagen und Wohnung und Pool sind gepflegt und vermitteln einen schönen Gesamteindruck. Empfang durch Barbara sehr herzlich und top, da wir uns auf deutsch verständigen konnten. Positiv war auch das Startetest in der Wohnung. Anmerkung für die Wohnung Loggia: Das Licht in der Küche ist zu wenig zum Arbeiten; eine zusätzliche Lampe wäre schön. Wir kommen gerne wieder!

    Relaxing and lovely scenery - feet in the pool!
    Left on Aug 17, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
    We stayed in the apartment Forno for 2 weeks and had a lovely time. The apartment is very functional and roomy. Surroundings are very nice and very well looked after. The swimming pool is a very good thing to have if you don't feel like travelling and still want to enjoy the day relaxing in the sun. We are thinking about going back next summer it was that nice.

    Nice stay
    Left on Sep 4, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
    Well located in the heart of Tuscany, clean, nice and excellent views.

    Liebe Frau Röhrig,

    wieder zurück von unserer tollen Woche in der Casale Elsa, wollte ich mich nochmals herzlich bedanken für Ihre wertvollen Tipps, insbesondere für die Empfehlung des Restaurants Latini in Certaldo. Wir waren zweimal dort und waren von der Küche mehr als begeistert!! 
Mit besten Grüßen,
    
H. Nester & C. Fuczik, September 2010

    Hallo,
    wir haben im letzten Mai in "Camino" gewohnt. Hat uns sehr gut gefallen, so dass wir dieses Appartment wieder mieten möchten.
    Lehmann, April 2008

    Hallo aus Berlin,
    Meine Freundin und ich waren vom 21.-28.5. im Quercia Apartment zu Gast und sehr zufrieden. Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Urlaub. Danke nochmals für die Vorbereitung und Betreuung. 
    Dankeschön und liebe Grüße,
    B. Liebke, Juni 2006
     

    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 6 x 12m / shared pool
    • Air conditioning in all bedrooms and living rooms
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Mini safe
    • Fridge with small freezer
    • Kitchenette equipped with 4 hobs 
    • Dishwasher
    • Small oven/grill 
    • Electric filter coffee machine
    • Hair dryer
    • Ceiling fans in all the bedrooms
    • Screens in the windows
    • Outdoor area for each apartment

     

    For communal use:

    • Laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities (payable locally)
    • 3 barbecue grills
    • Drive with electronic entrance gate
    • Parking with shadow roof
    • Garden
    Touring ideas
    Certaldo 4 km
    S. Gimignano 13 km
    Montaione 25 km
    Colle Val d'Elsa 25 km
    Volterra 40 km
    Siena 45 km
    Florence 55 km
    Pisa 70 km
    Livorno (coast) 80 km
    Lucca 110 km

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    Activities

    The villa is in the perfect location, just 45 minutes outside Florence. It overlooks beautiful views. A few minutes away is the small town of Certaldo, which has a modern grocery store and other shops.

    The Chianti area: Famous for its wines - the Chianti Classico - this area of Tuscany has more than just world-class oenological pleasures to offer. The curious visitor will come accross many delightful villages, each of them with a history of its own. Let us simply mention lesser known gems such as the romanesque church of Sant'Appiano, the Basilica of Impruneta, the fortified castle of Monteriggioni and the roofless romanesque abbey of San Galgano which are all close. And don’t miss the Saturday market in the small town of Greve.

    San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area.

    Florence: The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

    Siena: The Sienese have no doubt, their town is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. Siena has remained a Gothic city. Renaissance, one of the major influences in Florence, hardly affected the urban development of Siena. The city unfolds around the main shell-shaped square called "Il Campo." Twice a year the famous horse race known as the "Palio" takes place here. The narrow streets are lined with old shops and small cafes, while churches and museums are real treasures of the fourteenth century.

    Restaurants: eating out is a way of getting to know the area. Simple local trattorias rub their shoulders with more sophisticated restaurants specialised in refined cuisine. Fresh local produce allways plays the leading role. 

    Local craftsmanship: hand-made terracotta pots from Impruneta, hand painted pottery from Montelupo, mouth-blown crystal glass from the neighbouring village Colle Val d'Elsa, not to mention the south bank of the Arno river in Florence where you will find a multitude of craftsmen working silver, leather, wood, glass, paper and metal.

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    CAMINO

    • Sleeps 6+1 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 160 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Terrace

    Camino is located in the main house. The apartment is laid out at ground level:

    • 1 large living-dining room with decorative fireplace (not usable) and a long wooden table (which can be joined by 16 people) and a sofa bed (for one person)
    • 1 small TV room
    • 1 kitchen
    • 3 double rooms (one with extra bed for one person on special request)
    • 3 shower rooms

    The apartment has three outdoor areas: an outdoor area with parasol for outdoor dining; two outside seats are in front of two of the bedrooms.

    Air conditioning, TV satellite, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, kettle, dishwasher, hair dryer, ceiling fan in the bedroom, safe, mosquito nets on all windows.

    Request BookingCAMINO Check Availability
    10 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021
    1190 EUR
    15 May 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
    1520 EUR
    26 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    1980 EUR

    LECCIO

    • Sleeps 6+1 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 135 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Terrace

    Leccio is a detached house (the former barn). The house is laid out on 3 levels:

    Ground floor:

    • 1 living room with dining area
    • 1 kitchen with dining room and TV
    • 1 double bedroom (extra bed for one person on request) with shower room

    1st floor (accessible both from the ground floor and from the outside):

    • 1 living room with TV
    • 1 double bedroom with shower room

    Attic (accessible via a wooden staircase):

    • 1 small living room with sofa
    • 1 double bedroom with shower room

    The apartment has two covered loggias. Furthermore, there is an outdoor area with a sunshade for outdoor dining.

    Air conditioning, TV satellite, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, kettle, dishwasher, hair dryer, ceiling fan in the bedroom, safe, mosquito nets on all windows.

    Request BookingLECCIO Check Availability
    10 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021
    1190 EUR
    15 May 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
    1520 EUR
    26 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    1980 EUR

    TORRINO

    • Sleeps 4+1 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 70 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Terrace

    Torrino is located in the main house. The old tower of the farmhouse has been converted into a delightful 3-storey apartment which enjoys lovely countryside views:

    Ground floor:

    • 1 small open-plan living-dining room with kitchenette; an open wooden stairway (unsuitable for toddlers) leads up to the first floor

    First floor:

    • 1 twin bedroom and a shower room (additional single bed on request)

    Second floor:

    • 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room

    The apartment has an outdoor area with parasol for al fresco dining.

    Air conditioning, satellite TV, dishwasher, hair dryers, ceiling fan in the bedrooms, screens in all windows.

    Request BookingTORRINO Check Availability
    10 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021
    800 EUR
    15 May 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
    1000 EUR
    26 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    1280 EUR

    FORNO

    • Sleeps 4+1 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 82 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Terrace

    Forno is located in the main house. This first floor apartment is accessed by a private, internal stairway:

    • 1 open plan living-dining room with kitchenette 
    • 2 double bedrooms (one bedroom with additional single bed on request)
    • 2 shower rooms, one of which en suite

    The apartment has an outdoor area with parasol for al fresco dining.

    Air conditioning, satellite TV, dishwasher, hair dryers, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and in the living room, screens in all windows.

    Request BookingFORNO Check Availability
    10 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021
    800 EUR
    15 May 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
    1000 EUR
    26 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    1280 EUR

    LOGGIA

    • Sleeps 4+1 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 102 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Terrace

    Loggia is located in the main house. A private external stairway leads up to a covered patio located on the upper floor:

    • 1 open-plan living-dining room with kitchenette
    • 2 double bedrooms (one bedroom with additional single bed on request)
    • 2 shower rooms

    On the upper floor there is a covered patio in front of the apartment for al fresco dining.

    Air conditioning, satellite TV, dishwasher, hair dryers, ceiling fan in the bedrooms, screens in all windows.

     

    All beds of CASALE ELSA can be made up into either twin or double beds. If you wish the arrangements of the beds different than stated above, please advise us of your preference at the time of booking.

    Request BookingLOGGIA Check Availability
    10 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021
    800 EUR
    15 May 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
    1000 EUR
    26 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    1280 EUR

    Weekly rates in

    Location Our evaluation Interior
    Casale Elsa 10 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021
    15 May 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
    28 Aug 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
    26 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
    Availability
    CAMINO
    6+1 PAX 6
    1190 EUR 1520 EUR 1980 EUR Calendar Request BookingCAMINO
    LECCIO
    6+1 PAX 6
    1190 EUR 1520 EUR 1980 EUR Calendar Request BookingLECCIO
    TORRINO
    4+1 PAX 4
    800 EUR 1000 EUR 1280 EUR Calendar Request BookingTORRINO
    FORNO
    4+1 PAX 4
    800 EUR 1000 EUR 1280 EUR Calendar Request BookingFORNO
    LOGGIA
    4+1 PAX 4
    800 EUR 1000 EUR 1280 EUR Calendar Request BookingLOGGIA

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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Baby bed and high chair to be requested when booking
    • Pool cleaning

    EXTRAS

    • Heating or air conditioning (if required): 
      2-bedroom apartments (Torrino, Forno and Loggia):
      low season EUR 130, mid season EUR 95, high season EUR 100
      3-bedroom apartments (Camino and Leccio): 
      low season EUR 165, mid season EUR 130, high season EUR 165
    • Additional bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded per person per week:
      2-bedroom apartments (Torrino, Forno and Loggia):
      low season EUR 50, mid season EUR 80, high season EUR 90
      3-bedroom apartments (Camino and Leccio): 
      low season EUR 80, mid season EUR 140, high season EUR 140
    • Final cleaning:
      2-bedroom apartments (Torrino, Forno and Loggia): EUR 90
      3-bedroom apartments (Camino and Leccio): EUR 140
       

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 200 (2 bedrooms) or 300 (3 bedrooms) cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST

    • Maid service (house cleaning): EUR 15 per hour
    • Use of washing machine: EUR 5 per use
    • Change of linens during the week: price on request 
    • Rent of pool towels: price on request

    NOTES

    • During high season reservations from Saturday to Saturday are preferred; eventually flexible travel dates are accepted, minimum 7 days.
    • During mid and low season reservations are not limited to rental periods from Saturday to Saturday, minimum 4 days: prices on request.
    • Availability only during the above mentioned dates
    • Pool opening dates: May 2nd - September 28th

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