Villa Olivo

Tuscany, Florence, Certaldo

    • Sleeps 2/4 Guests
    • Bedrooms 1/2 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 1/2 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 45/75 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 40 km
      Pisa 80 km
      Rome 280 km

    € 1000 - 1400 per week

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    Overview

    In a landscape of rare beauty

    The elegant farmstead Villa Olivo is located in the most coveted region of central Tuscany. Strategically positioned in the middle of the Golden Triangle - Florence, Siena and Pisa - it sits on top of a hill looking out onto the panoramic valley to south-west. Surrounded by vast groves of olive trees this property will impress you with stunning views of the gently rolling hills leading to the ancient towers of San Gimignano. The silver-grey of the olives blends with the dark green of cypresses, creating a spectacular show of colours. The surrounding landscape resembles the background of  Renaissance paintings admired in the paintings of Leonardo, Botticelli and Benozzo Gozzoli. The guests are free to stroll through the olive groves and adjacent vineyards, and sample the Chianti wines and olive oil produced by the family-owned farm. The farm organises wine tastings free of charge in the nearby wine cellar, and the recently awarded Super Tuscan wine is excellent.

    The property consists of three buildings: the villa with tower of the property owner in the middle, adjecting to it a farmhouse with pergola transformed into four guest apartments on the right and a detached former barn some metres distant on the left (Capanna Olivo / also featured in our portfolio). The four apartments are an atmospheric ambience designed with loving care for details. The layout and the decoration was a project of the property owner Paola. She invested a lot of time and love in choosing the right marble, tiles and light fixtures for the kitchens and the bathrooms, and in finding the right material for the sofas and armchairs as well as having a few choice pieces of antique family furniture restored. With sun pouring in through the French windows, its pastel colours and stunning views we think this estate is a the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. Amenities include air conditioning (although you'll rarely need it, as the hilltop location allows for maximum circulation of Tuscan breezes), satellite TV, radio, cooker, fridge, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, American coffee machine and hair dryer. A beautiful garden path decked with flowers leads to a magnificent Mediterranean style swimming pool with Roman steps. On return from a day out, you can relax here whiling away late summer afternoons with a favourite novel. 

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    At walking distance there are a family-owned Tuscan Restaurant (bring a torch if you like to walk - as the street is not illuminated), a mini-market and one of the oldest churches of the region. Just a few miles down the hill there is Certaldo Alto, the picturesque, walled medieval hilltop town renowned for being the birthplace of the poet and writer Giovanni Boccaccio, the author of "The Decameron". Here you can dine in one of the many local restaurants known for their delicious Tuscan food. In Certaldo the guests may attend music concerts und cultural festivals. For longer day trips and lovers of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, Volterra, Siena and Pisa are all within one hour driving distance.

    The villa's location only 8 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 (free parking behind 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 one 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.

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    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Wunderschöne Anlage mit Wohlfühlgsrantie
    Left on Sep 10, 2017 for a stay in Sep 2017
    Nach einer sehr kurzfristigen Buchung, die super geklappt hat, waren wir bei Ankunft auch von der gesamten Anlage begeistert. Das Grundstück liegt auf einem Hügel und ermöglicht einen weiten Blick über Weinberge und Olivenhaine. Der Pool ist gepflegt und bietet den selben tollen Blick. Die freundliche Housekeeperin Gina war immer für uns verfügbar und hatte sogar einen Willkommens-Korb mit einigen Lebensmitteln zusammengestellt. Sämltliche Ausflugsziele sind innerhalb ca. einer Stunde erreichbar (Siena, Florenz, Pisa, Livorno...). Wir hatten hier eine tolle Woche.

    Hallo Frau Brauer,
    die Unterkunft ist wirklich toll.
    Viele Grüße aus der Toskana
    T. Otto, September 2017

    A wonderful Estate
    Left on Jun 27, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
    A phantastic garden, nice people, wonderful located for trips to the centers of Tuscany.

    Guten Tag Frau Röhrig!
    Seit Sonntag sind wir -leider- wieder zurück aus der Toscana im kühlen Deutschland. Wir haben im Laufe der letzten 15 Jahre einige schöne Wohndomizilie der Toscana gehabt, aber bei "Villa Olivio" sind alle Erwartungen wirklich übertroffen worden! Für mich, als demjenigen, der eigentlich für die anderen drei Mitreisenden die Auswahl getroffen hat, war es der Volltreffer. Eine traumhafte kleine Anlage, bei der man sofort merkt, wieviel Liebe zum Detail die auch dort wohnende Eigentümerin bei der Renovierung, Gestaltung der Apartments sowie der Einrichtung dort investiert hat. Der Garten ist schon ein kleiner Park, der so herrlich und gepflegt angelegt ist, dass man zusammmen mit der Aussicht eigentlich gar nicht weiss, was man zuerst genießen soll. Die Größe sowie die wenigen
    Apartments lassen einem auch am Pool genügend Freiraum, ohne die Nachbarn groß zu bemerken. Kurz und gut: wir waren restlos beigeistert und können diese Anlage nur jedem empfehlen, der die Ruhe und die herrliche Lage dort geniessen mag. Herzliche Grüße aus Einbeck! 
    A. Beyrich, Juli 2012

    Dear Bettina Röhrig,
    
As you may recall, we rented the Tuscany Villa Olivio in the summer 2007 and because we were very pleased with these accommodations, and in particular the service we received from you, it would please us if you are able to help us once more.
We are now planning our next trip to Italy, and would very much like to go to the Amalfi Coast especially the Sorrento area in July 2011.
As we did in the summer 2007 we require the same high standard as offered at Villa Olivio. Hope you will be able to help us, and are looking forward to your return mail.
 Thanks and best regards,

    B. Agerholm, September 2009

    Dear Ms Roehrig,
    
We would like to thank you very for your advise. We spent wonderful holidays in Villa Olivo thanks to the excellent accommodation, owner's hospitality and beautiful surroundings.
    
A. Gnieszka & J. Michalowski, September 2006

    Our visit was wonderful!
 Thank you so much for helping making our trip so easy and enjoyable. We rented the Capanna villa at Villa Olivo the last week in March and it couldn't have been a more splendid place. We arrived after dark, and the next morning we were awestruck by the magnificent view we awoke to outside our windows. It was even better than we had dreamed. The location was perfect for day trips to Florence, Sienna, Pisa, the neighboring hill towns, and it wasn't even a bad drive to the Cinque Terra. The property owners were very friendly despite the slight language barrier, which we made the best of. The villa was furnished perfectly for a very comfortable stay, and we enjoyed every minute of it. If only we had more time to stay. 
Please pass along our gratitude to the property owners and compliments on a magnificent place.

    S. Brewer, April 2006

    Cara Paola,
    Finalmente sono ritornata a casa in Sud Africa. Ti ringrazio tantissimo per la tua ospilitalitá e amicizia quando abbiamo visitato la sua belissima casa. É stato un piacere immenso di incontrarvi. Ho amato moltissimo la vacanza in Italia - adesso posso sognare ancora della lavanda nel tuo giardino, i villagi vecchi con i ciottoli e le pareti di pietra antica, le opere d'arte storiche e tutta la genta molto gentile e amichevole!
    L. Stannard, July 2005

    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 6 x 14m / shared pool
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Radio
    • Cooker/hot plates
    • Microwave 
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Electric kettle
    • Toaster 
    • American coffee machine
    • Hair dryer
    • Outdoor area in front of each unit

     

    For communal use:

    • Barbecue grill
    • Laundry with washing machine
    • Parking inside the property
    • Olive groves and vineyards surrounding the villa
    Touring ideas

    Small grocery shop 1 km
    Fiano (next village) 3 km
    Certaldo 8 km
    S. Gimignano 18 km
    Colle Val d'Elsa 26 km
    Florence 40 km
    Siena 40 km
    Livorno (coast) 90 km
    Pisa (coast) 90 km

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    Activities

    SPORTS

    Swimming
    Hiking
    Riding stable 5 km
    Tennis court 10 km
    Beauty spa with sauna 15 km
    Golf course 35 km

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    ROSETO

    • Sleeps 2 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 45 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Terrace

    Ground floor:
    1 living room with kitchenette and exit to the outdoor area (facing south) in front of the apartment
    1 double bedroom (can be transformed to twin beds)
    1 bathroom with shower

    Roseto is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, cooker, small oven, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, American coffee machine and hair dryer.

    Request BookingROSETO Check Availability
    24 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
    22 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
    1000 EUR
    26 May 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
    1150 EUR

    LAVANDA

    • Sleeps 4 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 75 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace

    Ground floor:
    1 living room with kitchenette and exit to two outdoor areas (one facing south, the other north) in front of the apartment 
    Upper floor:
    2 double bedrooms (can be transformed to twin beds)
    2 bathrooms with shower

    Lavanda is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, cooker, small oven, microwave, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, American coffee machine and hair dryer.

    Request BookingLAVANDA Check Availability
    24 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
    22 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
    1300 EUR
    26 May 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
    1400 EUR

    MAHONIA

    • Sleeps 4 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 75 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace

    Ground floor:
    1 living room with kitchenette and exit to two outdoor areas (one facing south, the other north) in front of the apartment
    1 double bedroom (can be transformed to twin beds)
    1 bathroom with shower
    Upper floor:
    1 double bedroom (can be transformed to twin beds)
    1 bathroom with shower

    Mahonia is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, cooker, small oven, microwave, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, American coffee machine and hair dryer.

    Request BookingMAHONIA Check Availability
    24 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
    22 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
    1300 EUR
    26 May 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
    1400 EUR

    NANDINA

    • Sleeps 4+1 Guests
    • Floor area sq m 75 m2 m2
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace

    Ground floor:
    1 living room with kitchenette and exit to two outdoor areas (a smaller one facing south, the other one facing north is spacious and very private) in front of the apartment 
    1 double bedroom (can be transformed to twin beds) / additional bed on request upon booking
    1 bathroom with shower
    Upper floor:
    1 double bedroom with four-poster bed (bed cannot be transformed to twin beds)
    1 bathroom with shower
     

    Nandina is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, cooker, small oven, microwave, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, American coffee machine and hair dryer.

    If you travel with a baby cot we suggest the apartments Mahonia and Nandina as the rooms are more spacious.

    Request BookingNANDINA Check Availability
    24 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
    22 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
    1300 EUR
    26 May 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
    1400 EUR

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    Villa Olivo
    24 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
    22 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
    26 May 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
    Availability
    ROSETO
    2 PAX 2
    1000 EUR 1150 EUR Calendar Request BookingROSETO
    LAVANDA
    4 PAX 4
    1300 EUR 1400 EUR Calendar Request BookingLAVANDA
    MAHONIA
    4 PAX 4
    1300 EUR 1400 EUR Calendar Request BookingMAHONIA
    NANDINA
    4+1 PAX 4
    1300 EUR 1400 EUR Calendar Request BookingNANDINA

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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday
    • Bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Wine and oil tasting at the owner's winery
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Tourist tax

    EXTRAS

    • Air conditioning and heating (if required): Roseto EUR 70; Lavanda, Mahonia and Nandina EUR 90 set price per week
    • Additional bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded in Nandina: EUR 100 per week
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 50 per week
    • Shared washing machine: the use is free of charge - please tip the keyholder who explains you the washing machine.
    • Final cleaning: EUR 70 for Roseto; EUR 90 for Lavanda, Mahonia and Nandina

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 250 per apartment cash deposit are due on arrival; EUR 800 if all units are rented by one group.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Maid service (house cleaning): EUR 15 per hour
    • Laundry service: please check price on the premises.
    • Pool towels: EUR 10 per towel
    • Cook for dinner during the week: EUR 50 per person (the fee is not inclusive of wine). A dinner can be prepared by a cook who lays the table. The dinner consists of an antipasto, a first course (pasta dish), second course (meat and vegetables) and a dessert. Dinners are available for a minimum of 4 people and are offered from Monday to Friday. Dinners must be booked when making the reservation (please indicate the date you wish the dinner). The menu can be discussed upon arrival.

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Availability only during the above mentioned dates
    • Pool opening dates: April 28th - October 13th

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