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Bedrooms 6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

puo'ospitare in 6 ensuite bedrooms 12 people, pool, spa, sauna and fitness area

Superb villa, obtained from the careful restoration of an old brick kiln in 1737, located in a unique position on the hill in front of the famous towers of San Gimignano. The villa has been carefully restored and furnished by the owners Lucia and Gabriel using the best materials, such as a kitchen and 'was built with large slabs of Carrara marble, and old bricks of the place, the renovation is finished after long and careful restoration in June 2014. The owners, who personally their guests, are always available to help and make a memorable stay at Villa Iris.

The Villa offers its guests all the latest comforts for a unique holiday. In the tranquility of this lovely place, guests can experience the atmosphere of yesteryear enjoying every modern comfort. The villa also has a spa area with sauna, color therapy, sensory shower and gym.

In the large garden of ca. 4000 m² surrounding the property is the stunning infinity pool (12x6 m; depth 1.10 min - max 1,40 m - open from 30 March to 30 October) and 'completely in local stone' travertino'con integrated Jacuzzi , which, not by operating the water nozzles, can be used as a pool for children.

From the pool you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the towers of San Gimignano and the rolling hills that surround the property with their famous vineyards and olive groves.

The large portico, equipped with a built-in barbecue, is close to the typical kitchen.

The strategic location of the villa allows you to reach the most important art cities of Tuscany, Florence, Siena, Volterra, Pisa and many other important cities in a short time about 5 minutes drive you will enter the four-lane road that is 3 km from the villa. San Gimignano is 2 km away and can be reached on foot via a hiking path, starting from the villa, through the famous vineyards of Vernaccia.

Distances: San Gimignano 2 km, Siena 28 km, Florence 38 km, Volterra 26 km, Pisa 77 km, Lucca 75 km. Montalcino 49 km, Montepulciano 45 km, Pienza 55 km.

The Mall Supermarket PAM (open on Sundays all day) located in Poggibonsi about. 6 km from the villa, or COOP in San Gimignano open every day including Sunday morning 2 km away.

The renowned Fattoria Poggio Alloro is only 900 meters from the Villa, you can get here on foot, a journey of 10.5 minutes, and lunch or dinner every day with typical local dishes. You can also organize wine tasting and buying wines among the best of Chianti and other organic products of the farm itself.

Guests: parking Villa Iris can 'hold up to 10 cars, which is located inside the property. Games, ping-pong, foosball.

On the first floor of the villa is a laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board and iron.

2 baby beds, two high chairs (included in the price) on request.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the villa, in the pool and in the garden.

Included in the rent there are 3.2 hours of cleaning 3 times a week.

Two rooms of Villa Iris have been used as a gym and sauna with color therapy and sensory showers.

Throughout the villa there are air conditioning, individually controlled in each room with remote control.

The owners offer guests a welcome buffet in the evening the 'arrival.

Additional services on request:

On request of the customer can host dinners, wine tasting and cooking classes directly to the villa.


- On the arrival day the owners offer a welcome buffet with local produce and wine Chianti.

- WiFi inside and outside the Villa

- Washer and dryer

- Air conditioning in all rooms customizable

- TV with Sky Movies, Sky Sports and Sky Disney

- Finnish sauna with color therapy and sensory shower

- Fitness Room

- Refrigerator with ice and cold water form

www. villairistuscany. com

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriele / Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

What makes this villa unique

Luxury villa with amazing views over the San Gimignano Towers, with private pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Gimignano in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please refer to our rental policies in the description / rate page of the villa
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tweety the bathrooms have a shower, 2 bathrooms in addition to the shower, there is also the tub, all bathrooms are equipped with hair dryer, in room of the Finnish sauna there 'experience shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Room No2 and No5 room can have a single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
The owners will offer THE EVENING ARRIVAL GUEST DINNER BUFFET WITH SPECIALTY 'TYPICAL TUSCAN WINE AND THE CHIANTI. On request we can organize the following days Tuscan dinners with personal service specialist, and cook Italian. Also always within the villa and 'can arrange Wine Tasting.


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Absolutely amazing! Beat all my families expectations

  • 5 of 5

The property is in excellent condition and the location will truly blow your mind. I was so impressed that I plan on booking again. I honestly cannot fault this property. Gabriele went above and beyond to make sure everything was just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Beautiful villa with great owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10, 6 adults and 4 children visited Villa Iris in June. We were met at the villa by Gabriele, Lucia, and Cristina, who is the helpful translator. We took a tour with them and they helped us learn how to operate all the appliances, etc. They are a warm friendly couple who take a lot of pride in their property. Gabriele took a few of our party to a organic fruit store, cheese shop, and butcher. They are eager to help in any manner.

The description of the property is very accurate. All the bedrooms are very large and include a private bath. Each room has individual air conditioning which was needed at night. Be careful using the air conditioning because electricity in Italy is expensive. The villa include some of the cost, but we went over the allotted amount when temperatures soared to 95-100.

The home has a large inside dining table and also a covered dining table and sitting area outside where we ate all of our meals and relaxed. The kitchen is very nice with good selection of pots and pans, dishes, and wine glasses.

The setting of the villa is gorgeous. The gated property is filled with beautiful flowers and very tastefully landscaped. The pool, bocce, ping pong, and game table are fantastic for family games and to keep the kids entertained. There is also a leather sofa with a large TV if weather not good and also an outside TV.

The villa is centrally located so that you can easily visit some great wineries of Tuscany.

We asked Lucia to prepare dinner one night. Everything was fantastic. The food was high quality and served with great wines. Our six year old granddaughter said it was the “best meal of her life”. Not only did we enjoy it, but Lucia prepared a special meal for our vegetarian daughter and special dishes for our two son-in-laws who are gluten free. It was a memorable evening for all of us.

We highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We hired Villa Iris for a week in May 2017 to celebrate my dad's 60th. Our party was comprised of 8 adults and 5 children. We couldn't have been more impressed with the Villa and the surroundings. Pictures do not disappoint and the Villa is absolutely beautiful. The owners Gabriele and Lucia are lovely - they were there when we arrived (late on the Saturday night) with a lovely buffet/wine prepared for us. They were so attentive in making sure we were all set up/happy and ensuring that the sleeping arrangements/rooms for the children were all sorted During the week they stopped by a few times (one of the parasols being replaced) and were always very friendly and checking we were OK, but never being over-bearing or intrusive. They were especially lovely to the children. The Villa is stunning- the grounds in particular are set up in such a lovely way with different shades spots eg the hammock or shades area near the pool with overhanging flowers, up to the swing set which the kids loved. It is so well thought out. Lucia cooked for us one night which was fantastic and well worth doing.

San Gimignano itself is lovely, picturesque with nice restaurants and a great ice cream parlour. It is possible to walk from the Villa - a few of the adults did this a number of times- though it does take around 40 minutes. Gabriele gave us a taxi number which we used most of the time instead which was about 15 euros each way from the villa to San gimignano. There is also a nearby farm - Poggio Alloro- where we did a wine tour one of the mornings which was really good. They were fully booked for lunch/dinner when we tried, so would recommend booking in advance. There is also another restaurant nearby (5-10 minutes walk) where we had a lovely meal one night - again I would recommend booking as it can be busy.

We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend Villa Iris to others. It worked well for us going in May as temperature was high 20s so it was warm but not unbearable for the children.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent villa and great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa with a lot of charm and extras. The location is ideal for touring the Tuscany region and then relaxing afterwards. They have some games available for use: ping pong, fussball, bocce, sauna. The patio is a great place to start your day and the pergola is the perfect spot to finish it, with some wine and the views. Our weather was fantastic the two weeks we were there. We had the owner's wife, Lucia, come and prepare 3 meals for us and they were all fantatstic! The bedrooms were great and other facilities were modern and comfortable. We loved San Gimignano and the restaurants there were all very good, mostly with great views while dining. Very friendly owners who will go out of their way to keep you satisfied. The pool was a little cool during our stay, but we did get in a few days.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Iris is an exceptionally well-kept villa that was recently remodeled and hosts many of the modern amenities. The villa lives up to the pictures you see online without any surprises. The villa accommodated our party of 6 couples very comfortably and had ample indoor and outdoor sitting areas to relax. While it was still a bit chilly for the pool in late April, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the bocce ball court, ping pong, and foose ball. We even used the sauna and fitness equipment frequently. Situated on the secluded hillside of San Gimignano, we loved the picturesque, but challenging, hike to this historic town. Our group also found the nearby farm, Poggio Alloro, a wonderful amenity to have within a short walk - lunch and dinner there was super. As mentioned in previous reviews, Lucia's dinners are a must - thoroughly enjoyed the nights at the villa.

San Gimignano is conveniently located near the major highway that connects Florence to Siena, providing easy access to both of these beautiful cities. We had day trips to each of these towns and also enjoyed a wine tour of the Chianti Region. The location was perfect for the experience we were looking for in Tuscany.

Gabriele and Lucia were very welcoming and accommodating before, during and after our stay. We recommend Villa Iris without hesitation and plan to stay there again when returning to Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Iris.....excellence and first class experience

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife, together with 5 more couples, reserved two weeks in May 2017 at Villa Iris.

I can only say, Villa Iris is a superior establishment, built with a Tuscan traditional style, with all the comforts and excellent quality.

Gabriele, his wife Lucia, and all his staff has been wonderful in all senses. Very professional and always available, they will bend over backward to make your stay a memorable one and a first class quality vacation. From an amazing buffet at our arrival, to the level of cleanness, from the superior dinners they provided us upon request, to the continuous attention to details, they have made our vacation a superior experience.

Villa Iris is an amazing renovation of a 400 years old "Tuscan farm house". Completely redone, and upgraded with all the comforts of a modern 5 starts resort. The website and related pictures represent just a glimpse of its superior qualities.

Gabriele and Lucia are very kind individuals and managers, they have a long and amazing experience. Lucia is a superior cook, and she cooked and catered three excellent dinners, allowing us to appreciate many Tuscan delicacies.

I recommend the Villa Iris experience with full confidence. You will be amazed by the beauty of the resort, which ultimately enhance the amazing Tuscan surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
San Gimignano
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Poggio Alloro
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Villa is 2 km from the famous city 'of San Gimignano, it can' be reached on foot in about 30 minutes, along with grape vines and olive groves typical path enjoying fantastic views .The Fattoria Poggio Alloro is 900 mt. Villa Iris, you can visit the famous wineries, here adopt organic farming, you can do wine tasting or book dinners or lunches or just a lunch, this everyday even in winter .This Villa being located in a very central location of the Tuscany region , in about 30/40 minutes' drive you can reach the most 'famous cities' art, including Siena, Florence, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, or do the typical tour of Chianti and visit the typical villages the Chianti Fiorentino and Chianti.

www. villairistuscany. com


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Gimignano, Siena Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rental price:
Welcome buffet on your arrival date offered by owners
3 hours cleaning service 3 days a week.(Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Bed Linen and Towels (weekly change)
Swimming pool towels (weekly change)
Maid service
Internet Wi-fi in all property gardens and swimming pool
Air conditioning
Baby cot (on request – free of charge)
High chair (on request – free of charge)
Outdoor Jacuzzi
Washing Machine
Complimentary basic bathroom items (initial set)
Kitchen linen (weekly change)
Professional bocce court (18 mt X 2.5 mt)
Electricity: included up to 300 kw; for further use: to be paid on the spot Euro 0,50 per Kw.
(estimate weekly use)

Not included in the rental price and to be paid on spot:
Refundable security deposit (cash): Eu 500,00
Final cleaning: Eu 300,00/week
Heating on request on consumption

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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