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Girasole

Bagno a Ripoli, Florence


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Location In the hills about 8 km east of Florence.
Special Features

Two apartments and an independant little cottage in a large garden.

Prices € 980 - 1700 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking
Facilities
  • Air con
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Airport distance:
    Florence 15 km
    Pisa 100 km
    Rome 285 km

Overview

On the green hills high above Florence

This accommodation offers both: rural peace and quiet but also proximity to Florence. It is located close to Bagno a Ripoli, just a 15-minute drive from the center of Florence. The town of Bagno a Ripoli also offers easy access to Chianti, so you can alternate trips to the Uffizi and the Duomo with excursions to the vineyards and hilltowns of Tuscany. A grocery store is located within easy walking distance (300 m), and the closest bus stop is a five-minute drive from the property.

The property is accessed via a 100 meter unpaved road. The estate consists of four buildings, two of which are the owner's villas (also two Yorkshires live on the property). Two apartments MINA and TOSCA are located in a detached house behind the owner's villa, CASA VIOLETTA is an independent little cottage. The pool is shared. These three guest units can either be rented together or individually. Rented together they can accommodate a total up to 12 people: 8 people in the 4 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms and twice 2 people on sofa beds.

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The three units are spacious (100, 115 and 130 sqm living space), the interior is solid and functional. Garden sitting areas have been provided for each apartment. The gardens are immense: lawns surround the various houses, the lawns gently merge into the olive groves. At the far end of the garden there is a lovely pool with a magnificent view through olive trees - across the valley to the silhouette of Florence, in the distance. The town is way down in the valley, the silvery Arno river meanders through it and the cathedral dome can be clearly seen, standing out against the rest of the town.

A pizzeria/restaurant in close proximity - just a walk down the hill. In the nearby village of Bagno a Ripoli (approx. 2 km) you will find more restaurants, bars, a bank, post, pharmacy, grocery shop and a bus stop, which is convenient if you want to reach Florence without car: you can park your car in Bagno a Ripoli and continue to Florence by bus. Girasole is an ideal starting point for going on excursions to Florence and the Chianti region. And after a long day filled with art you can return easily to your villa, where you can enjoy the rural setting cooling off and having fun at the pool.

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Villa Details

APARTMENT TOSCA 2+2

  • 115 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Internet

Ground floor:
Private entrance from the garden
1 kitchen
1 sitting room divided into sofa and dining room area (sofa bed for 2 people at extra charge) 
1 double bedroom
1 bathroom (shower)
Basement:
1 bathroom (shower)

 

The Tosca apartment is located in the ancient part of the house - a former medieval tower of the year 1200. It is equipped with satellite TV, dishwasher and washing machine. Particularly characteristic is the cross-vault style of the spacious and bright sitting room. The striking pattern of the elegant olive-wood parquet floor adds a unique touch to the apartment. The wooden dining table can be extracted, and 10 people can join together for a meal.

APARTMENT MINA 2+2

  • 130 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Internet

First floor: 
Separate entrance via an outside staircase to the upper floor
1 sitting room divided into sofa and dining room area (sofa bed for 2 people at extra charge) 
1 kitchen
1 double bedroom
1 bathroom (shower)
1 bathroom (bathtub)

 

The Mina apartment is located on the upper floor with a separate entrance via an outside staircase. The steps are quite steep and therefore not suitable for elderly people. Mina is equipped with satellite TV, dishwasher and washing machine.

Our tip: although MINA and TOSCA are two separate apartments, they are suitable as combined accommodation for a larger group. Rented together form a detached house and can accommodate 4+4 people. Meals could be taken together at the large table in the TOSCA apartment.

CASA VIOLETTA 4

  • 100 Floor area sq m
  • Shared pool
  • Air con
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Internet

Ground floor:
1 spacious living/dining room with sofa and kitchen area 
Basement:
1 double bedroom with access to the garden
1 room with twin beds and garden access (the beds are not of the same height/pull-out bed; this twin bedroom has no door and opens directly onto the hall)
1 bathroom (shower)

 

The Casa Violetta cottage is located near to the pool and in a good distance from the other houses. It has a bright living/dining room with large windows offering views from every angle. The cottage is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and has a well-equipped kitchen area with dishwasher and a washing machine. It opens to a private terrace with stupendous views of Florence and the Duomo. Downstairs are two bedrooms: one is a double bedroom, the other is a twin bedroom with trundle beds that is suitable only for children (this room has a French door opening directly to the garden).

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Weekly rates in

Location Our evaluation Interior
Girasole 07 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2107
15 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018
24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Availability
APARTMENT TOSCA
2+2 PAX 2
1150 EUR 1260 EUR 1390 EUR Calendar Request BookingAPARTMENT TOSCA
APARTMENT MINA
2+2 PAX 2
980 EUR 1080 EUR 1200 EUR Calendar Request BookingAPARTMENT MINA
CASA VIOLETTA
4 PAX 4
1350 EUR 1460 EUR 1700 EUR Calendar Request BookingCASA VIOLETTA

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5% discount if rented two units together at the same time on weekly basis.
10% discount if rented three units together at the same time on weekly basis.

Reservations during mid and high season from Saturday to Saturday only.
Reservations during low season perhaps not limited to rental periods from Saturday to Saturday. Minimum 7 days.
Pool size: 6 x 12 m / opening dates: May 13th - September 23rd.
For bookings with more than 3 children please inquire.
Baby bed available.
Pets not allowed.

Extra service available only on request, to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

  • Advanced grocery shopping.

Security deposit, heating, additional beds, final cleaning to be paid in euros on the premises:

  • Security deposit: EUR 400 per unit.
  • Heating (if required): metered.
  • Additional bed (sofa bed) or baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per person per week.
  • Final cleaning: EUR 120 per unit.
  • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm at an extra fee: EUR 50.

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

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Guests Reviews

Our Guests Reviews

Fabulous location, amazing views, lovely villa, narrow road...
Left on Sep 11, 2014 for a stay in Aug 2014
Fantastic set up on an olive grove; Casa Violetta is a perfectly-equipped villa and the pool is in very close proximity. Perfect for a family. The views were spectacular and the owners and their family are lovely. The nearest restaurant, 2 minutes' walk up the hill, was very welcoming and serves great food. The villa's proximity to Bagno also makes it very well situated for trips to Florence by bus (buy your tickets at the supermarket) and for trips further afield. Tip, however; if you're hiring a car, make sure it's not a long, wide one as the drive to the villa is via the back of the main house down an ungravelled path with high, immovable walls on either side. This made us, as a result, not as adventurous as we would otherwise have been with a smaller car. There is a high value deposit, in cash, which was a pain, and the additional cleaning fee also felt exorbitant: having been around, however, when the villa was cleaned mid-stay and discovering that this would be done again after our departure, it actually felt OK value. Would have preferred to have paid this in advance, however, with our booking rather than in cash on arrival. Other than that, an idyllic holiday.

Bella
Left on Sep 22, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
Two weeks looking over the most beautiful city (in my opinion!) in the world. Well equipped and pool lovely. Only a couple of things could have made our stay more pleasant and that would be for the villa to have shutters as the main house, we arrived during a 2 week heat wave and although there was a mobile air con unit this could not cope with the intense 40' heat. The excessive cleaning and deposit was unnecessary-have never had to pay such a ridiculous amount, especially the price we paid during peak season!! Very friendly owner and beautiful location.

Good morning,
I spend two weeks in Italy in this wonderful place thanks to your organisation. I thank you very much!
A. Bailly, September 2014 

Greetings
We stayed in Casa Violetta nearly 4 years ago when we lived in Germany & I was pregnant with the youngest. We had a great holiday & are looking to do something last minute in August. Thank you.
A. Spuck, July 2008