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Luxury Villa in the Florentine hills

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Gavinana - Villa Poggio Secco

Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms)

Luxury Villa Poggio Secco is located in a fairy-tale setting among the gentle hillsides just south of Florence.

The property is set on a large plot of beauty and peace, making this villa the perfect location for several couples or an extended family seeking a holiday in close proximity to Florence. The location could not be better, set on an idyllic hillside just 15 minutes (8 km) from Florence. This elegant country house is within an hour's drive of all of the beautiful hill towns and vineyards in the Chianti area.The villa offers easy access to both the center of Florence and the Chianti region, so you can alternate trips to the Uffizi and the Duomo with excursions to the countryside of Tuscany.

The closest village, Grassina is at 3km away from the property. This town has several bars, grocery shops, bakery, butcher, and a hairdresser.

Riding and a golf facilities are available at 4 km. from the house.

A short unpaved road (200 m) leads to the farmhouse, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

The house has been fully restored last year and the attention to detail and beauty is remarkable.

We have a large private garden with a large patio overlooking the Tuscan country side. You can enjoy sipping a glass of Chianti while barbecuing some Tuscan stake. The house is furnished with original 18th century furniture.


Villa Poggio Secco boost some beautiful tiled floors and beamed ceilings, and is divided into two floors.

The 3 double bedrooms all with a double beds are located on the ground floor.

Plus an extra mezzanine with a private bathroom and luxury sofabed is located upstairs.

Air conditioning system and underfloor heating available in the whole property.


A large bathroom downstairs with a bathtub and separate shower. A upstairs bathroom with a bathtub.


Large open plan kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave and many other luxuries.

Living Rooms:

Large Living room with fireplace and a sofabed.


Tv room with access to the upstairs mezzanine with sofabed and bathroom.


The villa has its own two private parking spots and private driveway.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

All towels linen and cleaning of the flat included in the price.


Parking available in front of house, no stairs present, this allows for an easy access to this property.


450 square meters garden with a large patio which includes a barbecue, table and chairs.

The house also has Wifi.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

David Canevaro
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About David Canevaro

My Name is David, I work as an Osteopath in London.

I was born in Spain and brought up in Florence.

David Canevaro purchased this villa in 1970

Why David Canevaro chose Florence

This property is been in hour family for many years.

What makes this villa unique

You are really near Florence but can still enjoy been in the country side.


based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Villa in the Florentine hills
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Great location and even better view

  • 5 of 5

How can you put into words our first holiday in Florence. The villa was simply incredible! The orthopaedic mattresses were simply exceptional it was like sleeping on a cloud. We loved barbecuing in the evenings while sipping a glas of chianti. Florence was only 20 minutes drive from the villa. The roads a really easy and not as difficult as in other parts of Tuscany. Even my wife that had only been driving for a few months had no issues driving. Will definitely go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: We are really happy that you guys enjoyed your stay:)
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Absolutely amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time in Italy, I absolutely loved this amazing villa. The views from the villa were great. Delfina arranged for an amazing dinner and cooking class. It was great to drive into the centre of Florence from the house. The roads were beautiful and full of character. We had a large car and had no problems driving around. Will defenetly coming back:)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: I am really happy that you enjoyed our amazing villa. Hope to have you coming back real soon😆
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Absolutely stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the most luxurious place I have ever stayed in. The views from the private garden are amazing. 20 minutes from Florence centre makes it the perfect place to explore Florence and Tuscany. What I enjoyed the most was driving up the roads to get to the villa. The views were great! The villa is packed with luxury appliances. Will come back for sure:)!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Owner's Response: We are so happy that you loved your stay at our villa:)
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Beautiful Villa in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here in September 2016 and would highly recommend this villa to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful region.

When we arrived we were welcomed into the villa and shown around...the villa looked just like the photographs...beautiful setting...very clean....lovely decoration and all mod cons.

All three bedrooms were a good size with ample storage space and the kitchen was well equipped.

There was also a lovely garden and patio area which we enjoyed thoroughly especially our 2 year old daughter.

Central Florence was only a 15/20 minute drive away which made it a very convenient location.

All in all we would highly recommend this villa to families wanting to stay close to central Florence and would happily stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

I hadn't used Owners Direct before & was a little apprehensive, but David in the UK answered phone queries within minutes, and Delfina in Italy was always on the other end of the phone with ideas of places to visit, and practical information such as how to park for free near Florence. The area is beautiful and the house is as advertised, clean, & comfy. The nearby town of Grassina has a great pizza takeaway called PizzO & the Gelateria Elisir makes the very best (and cheapest) ice-cream we tasted during our fortnight in Italy. This house made a great base for us whilst we explored the region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful villa. We hope to have you back real soon. Thanks
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  • 5 of 5

Myself and 3 other friends stayed here for 3 nights. it was absolutely stunning, better than the photos, believe it or not.. They also helped arrange a surprise birthday dinner for my friend...it was delicious! Definitely going back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cinque vie
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Florence Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Forte dei marmi
Car: recommended

Villa Poggio Secco apartment is located just 5 km from the the center of Florence, a place with ancient roots and surrounded by the hills of Impruneta, Greve in Chianti, Bagno a Ripoli, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Scandicci.

Florence is a place you must visit if you come to the area on holiday. Drawn by its incomparable artistic and cultural heritage, the city attracts visitors from all continents. You have a sense of the importance of Florence through the age walking between magnificent Renaissance buildings in its historic center where one can admire landmarks such as the Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia dell’Arte and the Uffizi Gallery.

Some localities in the surrounding areas are also of interest, for example Greve in Chianti, Volpaia, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti. The main attraction of these towns are the terracotta and wine making. Most of the terracotta kilns can be found going down from Impruneta's main square towards via Chiantigiana, along via della Fonte.

Among the many products you will find a display of the very large orci, pots that once were used to store olive oil and that nowadays are used in gardens and in the atriums of the magnificent villas of the surrounding areas. A visit to the Chianti area means you must have a sampling of the locally-produced wine which is famous the world over.

The curious traveler will appreciate the hospitality of the local farmers who will help him discover the qualities of the 'Chianti dei Colli Fiorentini', that can be sampled with some Tuscan bread sprinkled with an excellent extra virgin olive oil.

From an artistic point of view, you must visit Chiesa (Basilica) di Santa Maria all'Impruneta and also the museum next door. It dates back to the 11th century but was restored during the Renaissance period. It now houses important works by Michelozzo and Luca Della Robbia. Moreover, there are particularly interesting villas along Via Imprunetana.

How to get there

By car

By the main high way (A1), take the firenze Sud exit, once gone pass the Sheraton hotel take your first right turn towards 'Cinque Vie' until reaching a supermarket called Penny Market. Now take a left turn in direction of the church of S.Giusto. Once pass this church keep driving for 2 km on via di Vacciano until reaching a tabernacle of the Virgin Mary, take a left here onto via di fattucchia, we are located at at n39

By plane

The nearest airports are the Peretola in Florence and the G. Galilei of Pisa. Once you get to Florence, continue as above.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gavinana, Florentine Hills

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
season 7
1 Oct 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Season 8
2 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Season Christmas
22 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
New year
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
January 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £448
Cleaning £36

Checkin at 3pm
Checkout at 11am
A 50% deposit is due when booking is confirmed. This a non refundable deposit once you booking as been confirmed. The rest of the money is due 60 days before your arrival date. Thanks

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gavinana in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • A large bathroom downstairs with all luxuries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Plus an extra mezzanine with a private bathroom and luxury sofabed. Cot available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
A full self explanatory manual is provided for all guests. Keys will be handed on arrival to all guests. Cooking and cleaning services also available on demand (extra charge).

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