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House on Florence Hills - 4 Miles Away from Downtown Florence!

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence, only 4 miles away from the ancient walls of downtown Florence, the Rustico della Certosa house is the ideal lodging for those who wish to visit the city during the day, and relax by night. Immersed in the green countryside of Florence, the Rustico della Certosa house is located by the Certosa highway exit, 5 minutes away, in a strategic position to visit the wonderful hills of Tuscany!

During the day, it is possible to visit the countless works of art of Florence, but also to organize short day-trips in the luxuriant Chianti countryside, with the Rustico being in the Chianti Putto region. You can enjoy Greve in Chianti, also known as the pearl of Chianti, only 30 minutes away, the beautiful San Gimignano about 35 minutes away, the famous town of Siena about 40 minutes away Sant'Andera in Percussina with the Niccolo' Machiavelli museum-house only 5 minutes away (all distances are calculated based on car transportation).

It's very easy to reach the historic city centre of Florence from our property: infact the nearest bus stop is 2Kms away for the property. In front of the bus stop there is a big FREE parking, where you can park the car and catch the bus for the historic city centre. The bus takes 10-15 minutes to reach the Duomo of Florence.

For the past few centuries, the Rustico della Certosa was a simple building, created to welcome peasants working on the surrounding hills. During the 2000's, the building was completely renovated, paying close attention not to remove or alter those unique elements that remind it's rustic past, that is, the big fireplace in the middle of the dining room, the ancient exposed wood beams, and the original cotto floors from Impruneta.

The 5 bedrooms are tastefully furnished, inspired by the major historic events of the surrounding areas. There are a fully equipped kitchen, a big dining room and a big living room. In the dining room there is also a cupboard furnished by all necessary to testing the Italian wine (Professional testing glasses, decanter, information about the most famous Tuscany wine cellars).

The garden, in the spring and summer months, is a true oasis, where you can relax, maybe read a book and enjoy a cocktail. If the sun is hitting really hard, you can seek refuge under the big umbrella and nap on the lawn chairs available for you.

ONLY 400 METRES AWAY FROM THE PROPERTY THERE IS A WODERFULL POOL IMMERSED IN THE TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE: DAILY TICKET 5 EUROS!

OUR TWO NEW SERVICES:

1. MINIVAN RENTAL WITH MY BROTHER MARCO DRIVER.

STARTING FROM THE 2011 WE OFFER TO OUR GUEST THAT DON'T WANT TO RENT A CAR, A WEEKLY CAR SERVICE WITH A DRIVER (MY BROTHER). MY BROTHER MARCO HAS A RENTAL DRIVER LICENCE AND A MINIVAN (A CAR WITH 9 PLACES: 8 PERSONS AND THE DRIVER). WE CAN DO A VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE FOR OUR GUEST!!

2. FRESH VEGETABLES FROM OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN.

STARTING FROM 2013 WE HAVE A WONDERFULL VEGETABLE GARDEN ONLY 300 METRES FROM THE PROPERTY: OUR GUEST CAN TASTE OUR FRESH VEGETABLES DIRECTLY FROM OUR GARDEN!!

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About The Owner

My name is Alessandro - live in Florence. I manage my properties (I own 4 total) with my wife Arianna and my brother Enrico to the best of our abilities. We are extremely helpful in preparations for your stay, as well as while you will on site. We provide all the information on places to eat and to shop and to visit our special city. We work to assure that our house will be your home away from home and visit Florence as only a Florentine person can do!

Why The Owner chose Impruneta

The location is great! Infact the house is near the five Tuscany Unesco heritage sites:

1.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car).

2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car);

3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car);

4.Historic centre of Lucca (60 minutes away from the property by car);

5.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car).

The House is wonderfull and very spacious....the ancient exposed wood beams, and the original cotto floors from Impruneta: you'll taste the unique Tuscany style!

What makes this house unique

Taking the dog for a morning walk around our wonderfull tuscany hill through fields of olive trees and vineyards. From our property you can walk and see the wonderfull sightsee of the historic city centre of Florence!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Impruneta in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Calcio Storico - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , On request is possible to added a single bed
    Palio of Siena - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , On request is possible to add a single bed
    Festa dell'Uva - 2 Single Bed , On request is possible to arrange a double queen bed
    Maggio Musicale - 1 Large Double Bed
    Carnevale - 1 Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Tasting wine cupboard in the dining room with professional tasting glasses, decanter for old wine tasting and other professional instruments to taste the italian wine. Library in the living room with many itineraries and place descriptions, maps, address of the recomanded restaurants, wine cellars and museum in the Florence area.

Reviews

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House on Florence Hills - 4 Miles Away from Downtown Florence!
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5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 6 adults and 4 school-aged kids. This was a wonderful home base-plenty of room, Mina's meals were great, and Marco took us to the airport at 4 AM.

Every morning we started off with a beautiful 2km walk to the bus and had coffee and croissants at the Tabacco shop. Florence and the train were easy to get to. We were perfectly happy without a rental car.

I enthusiastically recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home outside Florence for a family

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villa Rustico. After a long day of travel we were met with fresh eggs from the farm and other staples we pre-ordered as well as our first of two meals prepared by Mama Minna. The house was spacious for our family of 5, and well equipped. Travel to Pisa, San G, Perugia and Greve were all very easy, and the house feels like the country although you are only minutes from Florence or the airport. Rico was very attentive but we always had our privacy even though the family lives on the same grounds. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat close to everything you wish to explore in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here and cannot wait to come back. The house was clean and charming and easily kept warm (we visited during feb) we brought our six small children who LOVED playing in the yard while we prepared meals ect. The kitchen was well equipped and there are several markets close by including a supermarket which made staying as a large family a breeze. We found a few great restaurants just off the main road the house is located on. The property is a serene escape in the hills surrounded by olive trees and a beautiful drive leading up to it that will take your breath away. It’s only short drive into the heart of Florence and less than hour to pretty much any other town you would wish to explore in tuscany. The location could not be better. Our hosts were very gracious and attentive (greeting us with fresh eggs from their farm, milk and other goodies) and we had mama Minna cook for us one evening... so special! Thank you Berni family for a wonderful holiday. We can’t wait to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, quiet, roomy, inviting place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

On our way to my son's wedding, my family stayed here for a week. My husband and I, along with our six grown kids (ages 21 - 30) enjoyed the property - it was roomy enough for all, was in a nice, quiet location with lovely neighbors (our luggage was lost and the airline delivered it to the neighbors who watched it for us until we returned home) and a beautiful, truly Italian property. Good kitchen facilities (we like to cook), plenty of bathrooms, just a great place to spend with family. Couldn't be happier with our gracious host and his brother, who provided everything we could want at our request. They stayed up late to greet us, and left us alone when we wanted our privacy. We rented a giant van to help us all get to and from Florence and surrounding areas. Parking was no problem at this property. We all loved it here and would return to this property in a minute!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice property. Being two families with young kids the house was comfortable, clean and very well located. You can almost visit any major site within 90 mins and Florence is 20 mins. We really enjoy our stay.

Ceci est une belle propriété. Nous étions deux familles avec des jeunes enfants et la maison était comfortable, propre et très bien situé. Il est possible de visiter presque n'importe quel site touristique important avec 90 mins de route et Florence est à 20 mins. Nous avons vraiment aimer notre séjour.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Great property, beautiful views, ample size, clean space for 9 of us, a true taste of Italy! Gracious family hosts, were responsive to our needs. Definitely need a car/van, a bit of a challenge navigating directions but in a fun way, maybe 20 minutes travel to the city walls outside of which we parked and walked. All added to our experience. The pictures and description of the property were representative of the experience. We were not able to be treated to Mina's cooking, maybe next time! We recommend to larger groups looking for a villa still close to the city instead of downtown hotels.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Alimentari Forno Giotto
This is the best place in Florence to taste the real "Schiacciata". The Schiacciata is a tip...
Fattoria I Collazzi Società Agricola
This is a wonderful farm that produced Tuscany wines. You can reserve a tour to the wonderfu...
Historic Center of Florence
From our Villa you'll reach the wonderfull Historic City Centre of Florence within 15 minute...
Greve in Chianti
Our property is close the beautiful Chianti area....Here you can tour with your car throw Tu...
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
'Latino' bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
'Firenze Santa Maria Novella' rail station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A1 Rome-Milan Motorway
Car: recommended

400 metres away from the property there is a wonderfull pool immersed in the green: daily ticket 5 euros.

The house is also near the four Tuscany Unesco heritage sites:

1.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car);

2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car);

3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car);

4.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Impruneta, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Medium Season
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£808
for 4 nights
From
£202
£1,141
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£658
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,229
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,053
for 5 nights
From
£211
£1,229
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium Season
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,009
for 5 nights
From
£202
£1,141
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
6 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
From
£158
£878
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
22 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£1,053
for 5 nights
From
£211
£1,229
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
8 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
From
£158
£878
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,141
for 7 nights
£1,141
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

During winter period the heating expenses are not included in the price and they be paid on the basis of the effective consume (the average cost of the heating expenses are about 100/150 euros per week for the entire property).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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