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VERY PRIVATE HOME, SERENE SETTING IN VINEYARDS OF CLASSIC CHIANTI.

Michael

Speaks italian, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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VERY PRIVATE HOME, SERENE SETTING IN VINEYARDS OF CLASSIC CHIANTI.

Special Offer: 10% Off Remaining 2014 Season in Chianti! 18 August - 31 October

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Castelnuovo Berardenga - Prime Chianti Classico Home

Ancient Stone FarmHouse Featuring Dining Al Fresco, Views, WiFi.

**(Due to very high demand for this exquisite property, we apologize if your preferred travel dates are no longer available. Please have a look at our alternate property in the same neighborhood, VRBO#557879, New for 2014. This alternate property consists of two charming private homes accommodating up to four or eight guests (4+4). The houses feature similar settings with stunning wide-angle views adjacent to the best local restaurants).

Set behind gates atop a long private driveway with virtually no adjacent neighbors, enter a superior-styled vacation home in an historic area of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region.

Easy access from Rome and Florence make this a perfect choice for your vacation home near Siena. Recently renovated with all modern conveniences, this 1500's Stone Farmhouse is situated in the middle of Olive Groves and rolling Chianti Classico Vineyards while still within a short walk from fine restaurants.

A professionally-equipped kitchen and large outdoor living and dining spaces are just two of the premiere features of the estate property.

Dreamliner Views overlooking vineyards and groves, the Chianti valleys, to the distant mountains of the Maremma!

The 'Vineyard Suite': upper two rooms with en-suite bathroom. Double Bedroom along with Single Bedroom, private entrance, view terraces, bathroom with tub+shower. There is a cozy reading nook / window-seat in the double room.

The 'Garden Suite': ground floor, two adjoining rooms with large en-suite travertine bathroom. This suite consists of a carved chestnut-wood 17th c. double bedroom, private entrance with view terrace, a French-Empire single-bed sitting room, travertine Bathroom, antique claw-foot iron tub and large walk-in shower room.

The entire property is thoughtfully furnished with 18-19c Italian and French antiques and ceramics. Italian bed linens and towels are provided. Wireless internet throughout.

The main (middle) floor consists of an updated cook's kitchen, dining salon, living room, powder room, our own 'piazza' and rambling view terraces with fireplace and BBQ. A tended kitchen garden full of herbs, greens and seasonable vegetables, with almond, apricot, fig, and berries only an arm's length away for those yearning to be Tuscan chefs.

Exquisite Privacy with private Hiking Trails, Olive Groves, and Vineyards surrounding the estate. A private pool features breathtaking views to distant hills of Montalcino.

The main dining terrace offers a pergola-covered travertine table with a large BBQ fireplace. All windows are screened, sleeping suites offer individually-controlled air conditioning.

Al fresco dining will accommodate up to 12 guests for your special occasions. Plan a home-catered meal on the main terrace for your ultimate Tuscan experience.

The estate is minutes from the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga and is within close walking or biking proximity to San Gusme and Villa-a-Sesta, and Gaiole-in-Chianti. Florence is about an hour and thirty minutes, Rome just about three hours.  Siena is twenty-five minutes away. Reached easily by car are towns such as Montalcino, Arezzo, Greve, Cortona, or Castellina-in-Chianti. Tuscan beaches or fishing villages of the Cinque Terra are 2 to 4 hours away.

Located across the road and within walking distance of the property are four excellent restaurants offering a range of dining opportunities.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed

Michael

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
Speaks italian, english

Michael is U.S. entertainment and medical marketing professional based in Los Angeles and Tuscany.

Michael purchased this villa in 2006

The estate, dating from about 1550, is situated amidst vineyards and olive groves and offers panoramic 360-degree views. While offering serene privacy, it is possible to walk 10-minutes across the road to indulge in any one of four of Tuscany's finest and authentic dining establishments.

Privacy, Views, Fine Dining, Family Entertaining. Access to hiking trails, vineyard walks, shaded hammocks amidst olive groves and reclining by the large private pool.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Very Private Home, Serene Setting in Vineyards of Classic Chianti.
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Very Private Home, Serene Setting in Vineyards of Classic Chianti.
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at La Chiusa in Chianti the last week of April 2014. We picked this location because it is really central to all of the wine regions in Tuscany. The location is perfect; we spent each day visiting the nearby wineries/hill towns of Siena, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona, and the Chianti region.
The villa is amazing - the pictures on the website, although great, really do not do the property justice. The villa is beautiful, comfortable, and very private, surrounded by a vineyard on one side and an olive grove on the other. The kitchen is also one of the best equipped rental property kitchens I have seen – we made pasta from scratch almost nightly to have with the wine we collected from our adventures. We are already planning a return trip in 2015. Thanks again Michael for your hospitality.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

YOUR MOST GENEROUS TENANTS, MATT AND GLENARVA AND MS FRANKIE

  • 5 out of 5
What a beautiful home this is......and it is really a home...not just a normal rental. Very comfortable and Michael ads extra perks such a big thick terry robes, wonderful artesian soaps, house wine....vegetable garden,..... tons of wood for the outdoor fireplace, which we enjoyed every single night.....hanging racks for washed clothes, ......very comfortable furniture, ....... two precious cats who appeared in the morning and at night and sat outside with us purring away......beautiful, well placed landscaping. It was also very nice to have our very own concierge, offering solicited suggestions as to where, when, why and how. Thank you so much Michael for making this such a special trip. Would love to come back .
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Very Private Home, Serene Setting in Vineyards of Classic Chianti.
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

AMAZING VILLA WITH IDEAL TUSCAN SETTING

  • 5 out of 5
Michael's gorgeous farmhouse exceeded all our expectations in terms of the comfort of the villa, high-end amenities, the setting, and convenience/proximity to top notch restaurants, vineyards, and sightseeing highlights of Tuscany. The rooms were comfortable, well-furnished, and spotlessly clean. The newly added pool was a big plus as well on hot days with panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and a relaxing hammock closeby in the olive grove. We loved taking walks in the vineyards, and having breakfast and dinner on the terrace, sometimes with the two resident cats Nero and Caramello. Michael was very generous with us, providing the estate wine, olive oil, and delicious tomato preserves. He also gave us free access to his herb garden and bicycles. Villa A Sesta is a picturesque village down the road which had lovely restaurants, including the Michelin rated La Bottega del 30. The village was packed every night with people who drive long distances to eat at these restaurants. We enjoyed being in the Chianti region and loved wine tasting in the area, including the local Villa a Sesta wine, Castello di Brolio (where chianti was invented), the hill towns of Montalcino (famous for Brunello) and Montepulciano (where we fortuitously stumbled upon the elaborate medieval festival of the Bravio delle Botti). We were also close to many Tuscan highlights (such as Florence and Siena) and near enough to Umbria to visit Assisi which was absolutely lovely and surprisingly empty for an August afternoon. Michael, thank you for being such a gracious host. We wish we could have stayed longer and will come back again - hopefully soon!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
5

BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN A IDEAL LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
Just returned from a week staying with friends (total of 6 of us) in Michael's villa. Really it was perfect.

The villa was clean & tidy and surpassed our already high expectation from the photos.

Michael really makes the effort to make you feel welcome while still managing to leave you alone to your privacy. Small gestures really helped such as access to the vegetable garden (delicious tomatoes) to following up our first day conversation with an email giving us extra specific details and suggestions.

Plus the house wine and oil were delicious.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Very Private Home, Serene Setting in Vineyards of Classic Chianti.
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
5

WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 out of 5
If you want to experience Tuscany in total privacy, in an absolutely gorgeous custom home with every amenity, in the midst of rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive orchards, then this is the perfect place to go.

We stayed here for 5 days with our two teenage daughters, and we loved it. You can walk about 10 minutes, or ride bikes (there are two at the house) to a handful of fabulous restaurants (one is Michelin starred if you're into splurging) or you can go wine-tasting, hiking (there's an ancient Roman road behind the house that'll take you up into the hills) or just lounge by the pool and look out over the landscape - which is more classic than any painting of Tuscany you'll ever see.

Michael, the owner, is awesome and very attentive. He makes his own olive oil from the orchard on the property, which he shares with guests. You can pick herbs from his garden for your meal, and there's a stock of table wine from the vineyard next door. You can also drive about 10 minutes to a supermarket and stock up on whatever you want to cook in the awesome kitchen.

The outdoor patio is amazing. We ate most meals on the large stone table under the wisteria surrounded by the smell of jasmine. Ahh...

Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti Senese
San Francisco
5

IT WAS STORYBOOK

  • 5 out of 5
It just doesn’t get more idyllic than this! Not only did La Chiusa live up to its tempting photos, but its peaceful setting, gorgeous views, fine décor, and gracious hospitality—all surpassed my (high) expectations. Michael was the most generous and personable host, continually surprising me with kindnesses, while allowing me to feel perfectly independent and at ease. Nestled between olive- and vine-covered slopes, the home is delightfully private, yet still only a short walk to the incurably charming medieval village over the hill. Biking through the countryside by day, walking through the vineyards at sunset, lounging by the deck fireplace at night, and sipping fantastic house wine any time: my last stop in Italy may have been the best. I left a little stunned at my luck to have found Michael and his Tuscan gem.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jay,
—And nice to see San Francisco represented in Tuscany! I hope you have opportunity to return again to experience the various other wonderful seasonal pleasures of Chianti.

Best Wishes,
Michael
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Location

Nearest Train
20 Miles
Siena
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Siena-Bettole
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bar Centrale
Car: recommended

Wine-Tasting, Farmer's Markets, Outlet-Shopping, Cooking Classes, Beaches

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Chianti Senese

Special Offer: 10% Off Remaining 2014 Season in Chianti!

Special Offer From:
Dates 18-Aug-2014 to 31-Oct-2014

The following available calendar dates for the 2014 Season are offered at a 10% discount at LaChiusa-in-Chianti:

August 18-23 2014

September 25 - October 1 2014

October 6 - 31 2014

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer 2014
1 Jun 2014 - 6 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,792
for 2 nights
From
$896
 
 
Harvest 2014
7 Oct 2014 - 8 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,792
for 2 nights
From
$896
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,792
for 2 nights
From
$896
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Price includes:
Pressed Italian Bed Linens
Fluffed Bath Towels
Internet Wi-Fi
Filtered House Water
Complimentary Chianti Classico Wine
Basic Pantry & Fridge Items
Gas for Cooking
Firewood for BBQ
Electricity
Bicycles

*Short stays of less than 7 days incur a cleaning/linen surcharge of $150
*The rental is for the entire private estate for up to six guests. Please inquire for Additional Guests.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castelnuovo Berardenga in Chianti Senese

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
Notes:
Optional extras: Daily change of linens. Private tours of Siena, Florence or surrounding villages. Home-Cooked Evening Meals and Aperativi Artist's Painting Supplies: Canvas, Oils, Acrylics, etc. Cooking Lessons with Hosted Market Day taught by a local Chef.
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