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Villa Montaione

Near Montaione


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Location

Halfway between Florence and Pisa, 24 km north west of Certaldo.

Special Features

Large section of an historical villa with a private, fenced pool. 

Prices € 2650 - 4280 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking
Facilities
  • Chef
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Airport distance:
    Pisa 60 km
    Florence 60 km
    Rome 340 km
    Milan 390 km

Overview

A place where time has stood still

Situated on the grounds of a large estate near Montaione, the origins of the villa date back to the 12th century. With its 19th century interior décor and its large rooms, the villa certainly captures the essence of Tuscan aristocratic country life.

The owner runs the villa alongside her three daughters, and you will be assured of the best attention at all times and most importantly, the advice and care of a family for whom the estate and the surrounding area is a passion. The villa accommodation consists of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The drawing room piano will delight those wishing to have a tinkle on the ivories, while others may prefer to take advantage of the billiard room or the peace and tranquillity of the nearby chapel.

The 2-bedroom annex is made up of 2 doubles or twins (as per your request). One bedroom has an en suite bathroom, the other bedrooms has a WC and a wash-basin. The rooms share a living room and a small kitchen where breakfast can be prepared.

One family member lives in a separate section of the villa. 

Visitors can also enjoy the local wildlife including boars and hares for the more adventurous, while those looking for a relaxing escape can enjoy a dip in the pool, which is situated close to a sun terrace where lemon trees offer shade from the summer sun. Whether your holiday is one of pool dipping, sun bathing and wine sipping or you want culture, local markets, glorious countryside and day trekking - you have found the villa of your dreams. Luckily, reality is just a click away.

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The estate lies in the hills half way between Florence and Pisa, not far from the town of San Miniato, known for its white truffle and exciting the truffel market held each year in November and December. The estate is approached by a beautiful country road. With each bend the modern world fades out a little more and then, all of a sudden, on the other side of a small valley, you see the villa, a rectangular, elegant building, set above a dramatic abyss.

Originally the site of a castle built by Count Ranieri in 1123, the estate has since passed through many hands and was given its current appearance more than a 100 years ago. Today the estate is well known locally for its pheasant farming and shoots, incredible extra virgin olive oil and its summer crops of wheat, maize and sunflowers. However, it is the building and its surroundings which bring guests back year after year.

The interior has been restored to its 19th century glory. But perhaps it is simply the atmosphere which holds the most promise at the estate. This is a lovely example of a place where time has stood still - where life moves at a slower pace and where one can leave the cares of the world behind. 

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Villa Details

If rented for 14 people 14

MAIN HOUSE

Ground floor:

  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Billiard room
  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom (tub)

First floor:

  • Large hall
  • Library
  • TV room
  • 1 double with en suite bathroom
  • 2 twins with en suite bathroom
  • 1 twin with private bathroom across the landing

ANNEX (separate apartment located in the second floor of the MAIN HOUSE)

The 2-bedroom annex is made up of 2 doubles or twins (as per your request). One bedroom has an en suite bathroom, the other bedrooms has a WC and a wash-basin. The rooms share a living room and a small kitchen where breakfast can be prepared.

 

OUTSIDE

  • Fenced swimming pool (8 x 4 m) with outdoor shower, equipped with six deck chairs, four sunbeds and two umbrellas
  • Two terraces for outside dining and tables and chairs seating up to 24 people
  • Parking

If rented for 10 people 10

As above without the Annex. The Annex will not be rented to other guests, it will be closed.

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Weekly rates in

Location Our evaluation Interior
Price reduction if rented for groups up to 10!
Villa Montaione 02 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
06 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
Availability
If rented for 14 people
14 PAX 14
3000 EUR 3320 EUR 4280 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 14 people
If rented for 10 people
10 PAX 10
2650 EUR 2950 EUR 3650 EUR Calendar Request BookingIf rented for 10 people

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If rented for the reduced price for up to 10 people the Annex will be closed.

Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.
Availability only during the above mentioned dates.
Pool size: 8 x 4 m / opening dates: mid of May - mid of October. Pool towels are provided.
2 baby beds with linen and high chair available. Baby beds can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday.
Pets not allowed.

Extra services available only on request (domestic help, Tuscan meal on your first evening, cook, first shopping), to be specified when booking and to be paid in cash in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

  • Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 10 per hour.
  • Typical Tuscan meal on your first evening, after a long trip: EUR 20 per person. The dinner consists of an antipasto, a pasta dish, salad and pecorino cheese, fruit and local biscuits to finish, plus bread and 1 bottle of wine and 1 of water for every 4 persons.
  • Cook for dinners during your stay: A dinner prepared by the cook of the estate. She will lay the table and prepare a first course (pasta dish), second course (meat with vegetables and salad) and a dessert. The cook is paid EUR 80 per evening, plus the cost of the ingredients. Dinners should be booked 3 days in advance.
  • First shopping: EUR 120 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: 2 kg bread, butter, jam, honey, eggs, cheese, milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurt, orange juice, fruit of the season, 2 kg pasta (noodles), tomato sauce, 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, 1 litre extra virgin olive oil, mineral water, beer, red wine.

Security deposit, telephone, electricity for heating, final cleaning to be paid in euros on the premises:

  • Security deposit: EUR 300.
  • Telephone: metered.
  • Electricity for heating: metered. In case of cool weather the ground floor can be heated and the bedrooms on the first floor can be equipped with mobile electric heating. 
  • Final cleaning: EUR 200.
  • Baby bed: EUR 20 per week.
  • Extra set of towels: please check price on the premises.

Bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, daily pool cleaning service and garden maintenance all included in the price.

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