About the property
- Villa8600 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum StayNone
Wonderful Villa part of a wine making estate, located just minutes to Florence!
For weddings, please see the conditions at the bottom of this page.
Set in the most beautiful Tuscan landscape, this wonderful 8 BD - 7.5 BA Villa dates back to the XVI century and is part of the Ripanera winemaking estate, where fabulous red wine and olive oil have been produced for many years.
The property is strategically located to easily explore all of Tuscany’s main places of interest, being just a few minutes away from the historic town of San Casciano Val di Pesa and only about 10 miles away from downtown Florence.
Surrounded by a truly magnificent garden, the property boasts unobstructed views on the typical Chianti hills, dotted with vineyards and olive groves. With its unique blend of indoor and outdoor living, the villa provides a perfect setting to enjoy an unforgettable holiday with family & friends and caters to those who are ready to mix a relaxing time into the exploration of the most wonderful places in Tuscany!
*** The property video (made in July 2017) can be viewed directly on this page or at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=debjTuFVaBo ***
About the property.
The property has been in the family of the current owners for more than 50 years. It is comprised of a main villa and a guest cottage (located right next to the villa), with a total of 8 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Most of the interiors have recently been extensively renovated, including a whole new kitchen, all new bathrooms, new upholstery and refurbished bedrooms.
The thorough attention to details while renovating, from the careful selection of the materials used, to the exquisitely appointed furniture and the selection of art hanging on the walls, has contributed to creating a truly unique space that perfectly blends with the villa’s original structure.
The villa is surrounded by 20 hectares (49 acres) of immaculately kept vineyards and olive groves. The garden boasts a lovely terracotta terrace full of herbs and fruit trees overlooking the vineyards, several shade areas including a wisteria covered pergola, perfect for relaxing during the hot summer days, and an oversized private pool.
Spreading over a surface of more than 8,500 square feet, with 8 wonderfully decorated bedrooms (all air conditioned), the villa offers the ultimate accommodation for your dream luxury holiday in Tuscany!
The estate is located just less than 1 mile away from the charming village of Cerbaia, in the very heart of Tuscany. Its main square is the focal point of the village and home to the local market held weekly. Several excellent restaurants & cafes, including ‘La Tenda Rossa’ (awarded a Plate in the Michelin Guide 2017), a small supermarket and many other typical grocery stores & craft shops can be found here.
San Casciano Val di Pesa, a historic Tuscan town, is only about 10 minutes away by car (4 miles). Here it is possible to find some very good restaurants, bars and several shops selling local products: grocers, butchers, pastry shops, bakeries and a large supermarket. All services are provided as well: banks with ATM, a post office and pharmacies.
One of the great assets of the villa’s location is the ability to get into Florence in less than 20 minutes whilst also having the chance to easily explore the Chianti region and its vineyards (such as the new and extraordinary Antinori vineyard, world renowned for its superior wines and breathtaking architecture). The villa lies in a perfect location for a day trip exploring the city of Florence or the vineyards of Chianti, followed by a refreshing jump into the villa’s magical pool at the end of the day.
Siena is about 37 miles away (approx. 50 minutes by car), while the Florence Airport is about 14 miles away and the “Santa Maria Novella” train station (Florence’s main train station) is 13 miles away.
The nearest supermarket and grocery stores are less than a mile away (within walking distance).
Layout of the main villa.
The main villa spreads over 2 floors and is about (7,000 sq. ft.) in size. There are a total of 6 double bedrooms, several spacious living spaces and a fully equipped kitchen.
- “Summer living room” overlooking the pool
- Entrance hall with fireplace
- Living room with TV
- Fully equipped kitchen (with open-wood fireplace)
- Dining room (with table seating up to 18 guests)
- Breakfast room (next to kitchen, for additional dining space)
- One powder room
- Outdoors terrace with a large dining table (seating up to 16 guests), and a pergola directly connected to the kitchen for enjoying wonderful views
- 1 bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower)
- 1 bedroom with two twin beds (that can be joined to form a King bed upon request) and en-suite bathroom with shower
- 2 bedrooms with Queen beds and en-suite bathrooms (with shower)
- Pool/billiard room
- Two further bedrooms with Queen beds sharing one bathroom with shower
Layout of the guest cottage (located right next to the main villa).
The guest cottage spreads over 2 floors and is about (1,800 sq. ft.) in size. There are a total of 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, two living rooms and a fully equipped kitchen.
- “Summer living room” with TV
- Second living room with fireplace
- Large fully equipped kitchen (with a large breakfast table)
- 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds and attached bathroom (with shower)
- Outdoor terrace with pergola directly connected to the kitchen and living area, with a large dining table (seating up to 10) perfect for “al fresco” dining
- 1 bedroom (with Queen bed) and attached bathroom (with shower)
- *** An extra bedroom with 2 twin beds can be made available upon request. ***
The property can comfortably welcome up to 16 guests. Upon request, an additional bedroom can be arranged (as mentioned above), so to accommodate up to 18 guests between the main villa and the guest cottage.
The Pool Area.
The villa’s magnificent private pool features a full set of comfortable sun loungers, oversize beds and umbrellas. Being exposed to the sun practically all day, the pool water reaches ideally warm temperatures (often up to 30-31 Celsius/86-88 Fahrenheit). The pool is 25 meters long x 8 meters wide (82 x 27 ft).
- Air conditioning
- Oversized swimming pool overlooking the property’s beautiful landscape
- Private garden and spacious private parking
- Wi-fi internet
- Satellite TV
- Hi-Fi Stereo
- Pool Room (Billiard Room)
- Two fully equipped kitchens (1 in each villa)
- On-site winery
**“City Tax” of € 1.50 per person per night applicable for a maximum of 7 nights during the period of March 1st to October 31st, is to be paid upon arrival as per the city's regulatory rules (kids under 14 are exempt).**
**Conditions to hold weddings at the property**
- The minimum chargeable rate during the high season (Early May-Mid October) would be for 7 nights. The usual minimum stay is 7 nights Saturday to Saturday, exceptions can be made to allow a shorter stay but the rate will remain for a 7 night stay.
- The hiring of the villa’s preferred wedding planner is mandatory.
- A wedding/event fee, for the permission to hold the wedding at the property with non-villa residents attending, would apply extra (the amount varies according to the final number of guests). The maximum number of guests allowed for any event on the property is 50-60 people.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Can I move in?!!?
My family of 11 rented this villa for 3 days this past April as part of my father's 65th Birthday Surprise! The several months leading up to this trip I could not stop staring at the pictures just counting down the days until I was poolside in Tuscany! Walking into the house for the first time, my family and I were floored. Everything is just as beautiful if not more so than in the photos. The bedrooms are spacious and clean, all 3 living rooms were full of comfortable seating, the kitchen was brand new and the outdoor areas were something out of a movie; and that's only the main house! The guest house could fit a family of 6 and was just as beautiful. The only hiccup we ran into was the pool not being open upon arrival. Petra had explained that the weather had been bad in previous weeks so they were keeping it closed until the end of the week. She could see my frustration and disappointment as this was part of the reason we booked the villa. Right away she and her team jumped on the phones to correct the problem and 2 hours later, the pool was open, clean and breathtaking. I would recommend anyone to work with Petra and stay here. My family and I are still raving about our time here as it was the most memorable from the entire trip. THANK YOU PETRA!!!!
Incredible property! We were mesmerized by the photos before coming to the villa, but once we saw the place in person it was even more extraordinary than we thought! The property was so spacious even with our large group of 14 people, we were all easily able to make ourselves comfortable and had everything we needed. The countryside surrounding the property took my breath away, it was such a rejuvenating experience to be able to relax by the beautiful pool and stare out into the never ending hills of olive groves and vineyards..so magical! The owner helped organize a private chef to cater some of our meals and provided a tasting of wine that was produced on the property which was a real treat, we got to enjoy traditional Tuscan cuisines along with some of our own favorites! We can’t thank the chef and the owner enough for a truly wonderful and genuine Italian experience, we hope to see you again soon!
Wonderful Vacation in the Tuscan Countryside
Ripanera is truly a charming place to be! I stayed here with my husband and a few other couples and the place really exceeded our expectations. The villa is surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, full of vineyards and olive groves, which was like nothing I’ve ever seen before.. at the end of our stay we really didn’t want to leave! The place allowed us to relax and unwind, yet it was so close to Florence that we were easily able to explore this fantastic city... The beautiful (and huge) pool was my favorite part, we relaxed in the sun while tasting wine and olive oil that was produced straight from the property, truly amazing!! While the villa is very big, it still felt comfortable and cozy with its antique charm and newly renovated interior… I couldn’t think of a better place to spend time with loved ones!
Perfect Italian Getaway!
WOW! What a beautiful place and amazing location! The owner was over the top helpful during our entire stay. This villa was just perfect to celebrate our family gathering, everyone old and young truly enjoyed their time here…The villa had a wonderful mix of gorgeous antique decor with modern amenities (great kitchen and AC in all bedrooms), the best of both worlds! We could have stayed another week in this luxurious home, we all loved it so much!
Amazing Italian Villa experience!
What a wonderful property! We could not have been happier with our holiday in Tuscany in this fantastic villa! Everything was way beyond our expectations: we spent most of our time either relaxing by the huge pool, enjoying the views while sipping the red vino produced by the owner or taking day trips around Tuscany as well as of course, visiting Florence (only a few minutes away).. The villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden, perfectly kept vineyards and olive groves! The interiors have been recently renovated keeping the original charm but with all modern comforts (such AC, wifi, etc) and the owner was really nice and helpful with lots of fabulous recommendations… Definitely a place we want to come back to very soon, thank you so much!
What a jewel in the heart of Tuscany. As a family of 12 we couldn’t decide whether to stay in the city or in the countryside as we wanted to explore both - we never dreamed we would find the perfect place to do it all! Everything is so easily reachable by car :) The villa is absolutely charming and not lacking in luxury - the pool is just wonderful and the owner has done a great job renovating the interior of the villa. We especially loved our evenings dining al fresco after an active day of exploration. So many happy memories here - thank you!