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Villa Torre di Colonne Historic House, (XI - XV C) genuine italian hospitality

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Located on the hills beetween Florence and Fiesole ; WiFi, Parking .

The Villa is a portion of the Historical complex called Torre di Colonne dated from XI to XV Century, protected by the Italian Landmark Preservation Ministry.

The Villa has been renovated in the last 4 years and consists of 2 double bedrooms, a living room with direct access to the wide and panoramic terrace, a comfortable and well equipped Kitchen, 2 bathrooms with shower.

In the living is also available a sofabed for 2 added persons.

The Villa is on 2 levels with few inside steps.

WIFI free available in the Villa

Car is necessary, private parking available in the property.

The Villa is strategically located to visit Florence, Fiesole and all the most well known destination in Tuscany and the amazing Chianti Rufina vineyards and the hills covered bt countless olive trees.

Beautiful and interestig trails are available from the house door for walking and cicling lovers

The owner, Alba, lives in the other portion of the Villa and is glad to help you with maps and informations and to book museum tickets

From the porch you can enjoy a breezy weather in the summer while just few minutes from the summer heat of the city.

There is central heater system and a typical wood burning stove to create a warm and cozy environment in the winter.

The classic Italian decor makes the stay comfortable and you can enjoi and share the real local way of living..

Good Tuscan flavour Restaurants and Pizzeria are available close to the Villa ( 1 to 3 kms)

More Details

Owner
Alba Quarantotto
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2018

About Alba Quarantotto

I am a retired Teacher with 2 married doughters and 5 granchildren. Some live in Florence city center some in Sicily. I like reading, gardening and host my Guest

Alba Quarantotto purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Alba Quarantotto chose Pontassieve

I bougth this property with my husband Piero since we felt in love with this ancient house and its surroundings. The view, the stone house and the fresh air in summer.

What makes this cottage unique

The view is unique , and the house is cool in summer (Florence can be very hot indeed) and cozy in winter

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Pontassieve around the Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Pulizia finale Euro 40,00 per 2 persone; Euro 50,00 per 3/5 persone
  • Riscaldamento non incluso: Euro 5,00 per metro cubo a consumo
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is garden level . A cot available complimentary
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be set as double, same level of livingroom ,
  • The Garden level Double Bedroom has a queen size bed (160 x 195), wardrobe ,2 bedsides , The bedroom has a windows. Bedlinen provided A complimentary cot can be added The second Double or Twin Bedroom is located at upper level A flight step (only 10 steps) takes you to this bedroom (also reachable with direct entrance from the upper panoramic Terrace) The Bedroom can be set as double (160 x 195) or as a Twin (2 single beds (80 x 195) side beds, wardrobe. The window is at roof Bedlinen provided The 2nd bathroom is located aside this room The Garden level Bathroom is located aside the bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The Villa Torre di Colonne is sourrounded by a private garden, shared with the owner. A portion of this garden, in front of the Kitchen is private for Guest , as the wide panoramic upper Terrace. In your garden you will find garden table and chairs., Sun umbrella and longchairs A common laundry area is available in garage. fully equipped Private Parking area is available complimentary.

Reviews

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Villa Torre di Colonne Historic House, (XI - XV C) genuine italian hospitality
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5

Fantastic place in the heart of the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This historical home is beautiful and fully equipped, we spent four nights while touring Florence, Pizza and Tuscany areas. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and live in the same area. Love to go back and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice words! We loved to have you here Perfect Guests! Looking forward for your return Dearest regards Alba and Family
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5

The friendliest rental we've had

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely holiday rental with fabulous views. Alba, her family and neighbours could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We were given copious amounts of delicious fresh and home-made produce on an almost daily basis and took up a kind invitation to watch the stunningly clear lunar eclipse with the neighbours. The house is scrupulously clean with screens on all doors and windows to minimise bugs inside. The road is a little noisy, but we felt that the advantage of not having to drive along unmade and pot-holed tracks for miles (as we have done in other properties) off-set this. Having two outside areas meant that we had a choice of sun or shade all day long and pleasant places to sit in the evening.

If you choose to spend your holiday here I am sure you will find, as we did, that Alba and her family will make you very welcome and will strike the right balance between ensuring you are happy and respecting your privacy.

Thank you Alba for your flexibility in accommodating our changing needs. We had a terrific holiday in a beautiful part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A disappointment

  • 2 of 5

Beautiful countryside, owners friendly, BUT.... No one mentioned that there is a very busy and noisy road just outside and for the first 3 days and nights we were inundated with motorbikes going to a large rally. The villa was clean but tired and filled with second hand furniture. The plumbing was inadequate and both shower trays filled to overflowing with water when used and bubbled up with murky water when other people washed or showered elsewhere. We felt, having paid extra for cleaning, we might get clean linen or towels in ten nights, but no.

We would not return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good evening Paul, I'm very sorry for your review we met every day with many smiles and I could not imagine your dissatisfaction I remember well the BBQ party you had for the 60 birthday of your wifw were you invited friends and we were pleased to offer flowers About cleanings: I offered you an extra cleaning but told me that there being a laundry with washing machine and dryer you did not need help Anyway we gave you 8 complete set of bath towels The cleaning you paid is the final cleaning, usually done at tbe end of each stay As for the furniture: the house is not furnished with Ikea furniture but with family furniture, some antique, the sofa in the living room was purchased last year. I’m sorry they have not been your taste. Regarding the traffic of bikers the first two days of your stay coincided with the Grand Prix of Mugello, the annual competition of great international appeal. but for this you will understand I can not intervene Finally I take note of the problems you had with the bathroom and I will intervene immediately. I could have done it during your stay. I regret that you conclude that you will not come again while I am hoping to see you again for a peaceful reconciliation Please give my greeting to your friends and family Best wishes Alba
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4

Excellent property in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Villa Torre di Colonne is in a very pretty position with easy access to Florence but in a quiet place. The property was very clean and comfortable, run by a lovely Italian lady, who was very helpful, recommending places to see and very good local restaurants. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Irene Thank you for the nice review I am happy you enjoied your stay and hooe to see you back A big hug to the little Mia Dearest regards Alba
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5

Una vacanza last minute e una gran bella sorpresa

  • 5 of 5

Siamo partiti prenotando all'uktimo minuto

E siamo stati fortunati e felici

Alba ci ha accolti con un sirriso e cise buone da mangiare per la nostra orima colazione di Pasqua

Letti comodi e casa pulita

Passeggiate e visita a Fiesole

Abbiamo avuto tanto sole e susmo stati in completo relax in giardino con vista

Solo 3 giorni ma torneremo

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi è stata una bella Pasqua anche per me Spero vivamente di vedervi tornare Cari saluti Alba
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5

My stay in Fiesole was wonderful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sra. Alba tutto perfetto, grazie per la vostra gentilezza. la vostra casa è accogliente. abbracci

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Vetta alle Croci
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Borgo San Lorenzo
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A1 Roma Milano Firenze Sud exit
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Torre al Sasso
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Versilia Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

GPS coordinates are: Latitude: 43860208 Longitude 11355739

or

on Google Maps search Pontassieve Via alle Croci 8/b

or on your Tomtom look for Pontassieve Strada Provinciale Molin del Piano (SP 84) we are at Km 10 .

We will be glad to email you more detailed directions when you confirm the reservation

From North (Milano or Venice) A1 Motorway direction Firenze exit Barberino del Mugello and follow indication to San Piero a Sieci.Take the road SS2 called Faentina. When you reach the place Vetta alle Croci turn left and drive on the road SP84 to Santa Brigida - Molin del Piano. After 2 Kms ( milestone indicating KM 10) you will see the medieval complex Torre di Colonne. enter the white road and park the car.

From South ( Naples or Rome ) Motorway A1 direction Firenze, exit Firenze Sud and follow the road without any turn. At the end of the road turn right on the road SS 67 - Aretina - direction Pontassieve ( no enter in Ellera stay on the main road). When you reach the village of Le Sieci turn left at the crosslight taking the SP 84 in direction Molin del Piano - Santa Brigidain direction OLMO. We are at Km 10 km. You will see on your right the medieval complex of Villa Torre di Colonne. Enter the white road where is the milestone 10 ....and park the cra at the parking lot.

From Florence City Center: Piazza delle Cure, take via Faentina road direction Borgo San Lorenzo. Follow the road, in direction Olmo. Take the first on the right and pass the intersection following toward Molin del Piano- Santa Brigida. Follow the road SP 84 for the 2 Kms you will see on your left the tower of the villa , enter the white road where is the milestone indicating KM 10 . Take the white road and park the car.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Pontassieve,

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
 
Sweet September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£226
for 3 nights
From
£75
£488
£1,242
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£200
for 3 nights
From
£67
£444
£1,065
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£226
for 3 nights
From
£75
£497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £8.87

Nightly or weekly price include:accommodation, .Free WiFi and parking
heating is payied on consumption, Euro 5 per cubic meter; cash on site
Weekly or final stay cleaning Euro 40,00 for 2 Guests , Euro 50,00 up to 5 cash on site
Montly stay means a full month.Weekly cleaning mandatory E 40 or 50, cash on site includes 3 hours cleaning and change of bedlinen and bath towels

Monthly rate doesnt include utilities .They will be payed on consumption based at official price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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