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Old villa nestled in the hills of Chianti

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

350 m2, surrounded 360° by a park, private pool,5 suites with en-suite bathrooms

Villa Il Casolare is a complex of 350 m2. It was built in the 18th century and it dominates the hills of Tuscany. It boasts a breathtaking panorama appreciated in every side of the villa, because it is unobstructed on all four sides. The structure was renovated in January 2014 (with Tuscan style), and combines the love for antique Tuscan décor with the most modern comfort and luxury: every detail is intended for the pleasure and relaxation of the client.

The structure, consisting of a main house, an attached house, and a private swimming pool immersed in nature, is located on a hill in a dominating position. It is surrounded 360° by a park of one hectare decorated with cypress trees, fruit trees, olives, and vines. It is located a few kilometres away from Certaldo. This is a privileged location for those who desire relaxing and calm holidays and want to visit the most beautiful city of art in Tuscany.

Main House

Ground floor: access through three different entrances, spacious hallway, reading room/library, living room with fireplace and TV, dining room, independent kitchen with fireplace, small bathroom, and cellar with a selection of wines and oils.

First floor: TV room, 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom

Red Suite: bedroom with king size bed, built in wardrobe, desk, and bathroom with shower.

Yellow Room: bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair, and bathroom with shower.

Green Suite: bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe, and bathroom with shower.

Blue Suite: bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe, desk, armchair, and bathroom with shower.

Pink Suite: bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, and bathroom with shower.

The living room on the first floor is accessed via a magnificent 'Colombaio' staircase that rises along the structure and offers a splendid panoramic view of the Chianti Classico hills.

Attached House

The veranda in front of the house leads to a typical Tuscan barn, in which there is a spacious living room with fireplace and a fully equipped gym, all surrounded by large windows that assure exceptional brightness and a view of the surroundings.

Veranda: attached to the barn, it is a lovely porch with wide arches and offers a breath taking view of the surrounding hills. It is equipped with a large dining table to enjoy fantastic outdoor dining moments.

Swimming pool

It is nestled a few steps away from the house. The pool measures 14 x 7 m. The surrounding solarium is built from handmade bricks typical of the region. It is completed with sun beds, beach chairs, chairs, and umbrellas.

More Details

Owner
Eleonora Casini
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:
19 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Certaldo in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pink Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hair dryer, towel warmer, mirror
    Yellow Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hair dryer, towel warmer, mirror
    Red Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Hair dryer, towel warmer, mirror
    Blue Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Hair dryer, towel warmer, mirror
    Gray bathroom on ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large mirror, double wash basin, and towel warmer
    Green Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Hair dryer, towel warmer, mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Yellow Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Red Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Green Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Blue Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pink Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful stay in a great home with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had fantastic stay at this great villa with an awesome swimming pool. The place is very much out of town but there are a LOT of great sites and destinations within 1-2 hour drive. We were two families and had lots of room to expand with 5 very generous size bedrooms, each with its own clean, modern bathroom. No AC, but the fans in each room were helpful. Nice set up for BBQ and seating outside (Beware of mosquitoes - and keep an eye out for bats flying around to catch mosquitoes at night).

Eleonora and family were great hosts, with great recommendations - friendly and helpful from the moment they connect r with us at the train station parking lot to show us the way to the home. Eleonora was always a quick text away and very responsive to getting us what we needed. The washing machine is small by US standards, but great to have, especially with kids. The cafe by the train station in Certaldo is a great stop before going on any day trips. Make sure to check out the Fiorentine steak special dinner in old Certaldo - Eleonora can get you a reservation. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home - great for large families or lots of friends. Thank you Eleonora! Until next time.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and extremely well organized

  • 5 of 5

Il Casolare was perfect for us as a group of 10 people with changing parties of family and friends (and dogs!). The house is huge, very comfortable, perfectly equipped, clean and very well maintained and managed by Eleonora and Andrea. Apart from the stunning views and landscape and the region as a whole, Eleonora tries to anticipate everything you may want to know. What is special about this property, is that you have a seating area everywhere you would like to have one, depending on the time of day - be it morning, noon and aperitivo time - this is exceptional as many properties don't provide this. We stayed through the beginning of Spring and the temperatures were still relatively low, but the heating worked great and once the mid day sun hit, we sat outside in a protected corner and just loved it. Due to the set up of the booking site, there are several cost items which you only hear about from Eleonora - they all make sense but it is good to know about them. A wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathryn, thank you so much for your review. We are very happy that you, your family and your friends enjoy our propriety and have a beautiful stay. Thank you for have choose our house, we hope to have you all again for an other holiday. Eleonora e Andrea
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5

Beautiful, spacious, well maintained & well situated Villa with spectacular views & beautiful pool

  • 5 of 5

Villa il Casolare provided a quintessential Tuscan vacation for our family trip to Tuscany for a week in early May 2017. Situated on the top of a hill, we felt as if we were in our own Tuscan hill town. The view of the surrounding countryside from the Villa was spectacular. Looking out from the Villa--which we often did when having morning coffee on one of the outdoor patios--are groves of olive trees, vineyards, rolling hills, fields of different sizes that resembled a patchwork quilt of various shades of green, stately dark green Cyprus trees, small clusters of other trees and, in the distance, the towers of San Gimignano. So very peaceful. So very beautiful. And for the photographers & painter in our family, the scenery provided excellent subject matter.

The Villa itself is very spacious, is very well maintained (inside and out) and was perfect for our family of 8 -- 3 couples and two very young children. Each couple and one child had its own large bedroom and modern bathroom. There was plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is well equipped and more than adequate for preparing meals for our group, many of whom enjoy cooking. The dinning areas are sufficiently large to accommodate our family. Breakfast and occasional lunches were on the outdoor patio next to the kitchen and the occasional dinners were in the indoor dining room. The swimming pool is beautiful and provided a refreshing break from touring. The Villa is a short distance from Certaldo were there is a grocery store & restaurants.

Eleonora & Andreas were excellent hosts and very accommodating. Before arriving we gave Eleonora a shopping list for groceries and other items to have when we arrived.They also offered to make a Tuscan dinner and we were able to select each course from a menu Eleonora provided before we arrived. The dinner was excellent. Since the night of our dinner was our daughter’s birthday, Eleonora provided (in addition to a desert from the menu) a wonderful birthday cake for her. The Villa was well stocked with wines from local wineries, all of which were very good. Eleonora & Andreas also provided useful “tourist” information for our travels in Tuscany.

As for sightseeing, the Villa is well situated for touring Tuscany and is in driving distance from well known Tuscan towns as well as Florence and Lucca.

Thank you Eleonora & Andreas for sharing Villa il Casolare with us & making our family vacation in Tuscany so special & memorable.

We highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Robert for your wonderful words about our Villa. We are very happy that you spend a great time here with your wonderful family. Thank you a lot.
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5

More than advertised....peaceful...well appointed...great for family & friends

  • 5 of 5

We rented this Villa and it was all we expected and more. We wanted a trip with family and friends and there was more than enough room in the house for 8 aldults. The kitchen was well appointed with all we needed. The owners stocked the kitchen ahead of us arriving based on our shopping list. They were more than accommodating and easily accessible which is important when traveling in a different country. We planned this trip from NJ and had friends from PA, KS and MD join us in Certaldo. We hired the chef which was a great dinner outside and exceeded our expectation and honestly the best tiramisu I have ever had.

The owners organizaed dinner locally and we felt like we were truly emmersed into the Italian culture. We also had them coordinate car service from Florence and rented a car for our time there. I only have GREAT things to share about our time in this ole Villa. It was nicely updated and well appointed. Strongly recommend this to friends and we will return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kimberly for your review. We are very happy that you and your friend enjoy our Villa!
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5

Picture perfect vacation in the Tuscan countryside

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at Villa Il Casolare! The house was beautifully renovated with modern and well-equipped kitchen and baths, while retaining its old world charm and character. It was clean, comfortable and the grounds and pool were well-cared for and truly lovely. We were there in late June/early July when the weather was warm and sunny. Despite the lack of AC, by closing up the house in the morning and then opening up the shutters and windows at night (the Tuscan way!), and using the fans provided, we were plenty cool and comfortable while we slept. The crystal clear pool was set amidst a grove of olive trees, and we spent many afternoons relaxing and reading under the shady canopy, in one of the many chairs and lounges.

The location of Il Casolare was convenient to Florence (easy train ride), Siena, San Gimignano (both stunningly beautiful, medieval, walled cities) and even Cinque Terre - a bit longer drive, but well worth the visit! We found that interspersing a busier sightseeing day with a relaxing day at the villa made for an ideal vacation schedule.

Eleonora, the owner, was warm, gracious and incredibly helpful to us as we planned our time in Italy. She generously helped me with train schedules, restaurant recommendations and reservations as well as local info and maps. She and Andrea even prepared a delicious meal one evening for us at the house; something that they offer and which I would highly recommend. They had a wonderful selection of wines available at the house, as well. As a family of runners, our efforts on the quiet and mostly shady roads around the villa were rewarded with breathtaking views at every bend.

Most of all, we loved the loggia next to the house, with its stunning view of the countryside, including the distinct hill and towers of San Gimignano. We spent much time here reading, writing, sketching and enjoying breakfast, the occasional lunch and more dinners than we expected! Out of the 9 nights we spent there, more than half included dinner in this amazing spot. We made a trip to the local grocery store and market and found ingredients to supplement the thoughtful welcome basket provided to us by Eleonora. Some of our favorite memories include all of us in the kitchen, cooking up a delicious pasta feast and then dining outside, watching the sun go down, with a glass of wine!

I would absolutely recommend this villa to my family and friends and will definitely plan a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
5

Picture perfect vacation in the Tuscan countryside!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at Villa Il Casolare, Certaldo, Tuscany The house has been beautifully renovated with modern and well-equipped kitchen and baths, while retaining its old world charm and character. It was clean, comfortable and the grounds and pool were well-cared for and truly lovely. We were there in late June and early July when the weather was warm and sunny. Despite the lack of AC, by closing up the house in the morning and then opening up the shutters and windows at night (the Tuscan way!), and using the fans provided, we were plenty cool and comfortable while we slept. The crystal clear pool was set amidst a grove of olive trees, and we spent several afternoons relaxing and reading under the shady canopy, in one of the many chairs and lounges.

The location of Il Casolare was convenient to Florence (an easy train ride), Siena, San Gimignano (both stunningly beautiful, medieval, walled cities) and even Cinque Terre - a bit longer drive, but well worth the visit! We found that interspersing a busier sightseeing day with a relaxing day at the villa made for an ideal vacation schedule.

Eleonora, the owner, was warm, gracious and incredibly helpful to us as we planned our time there in Italy. She generously helped me with train schedules, restaurant recommendations and reservations as well as local information and maps. She and Andreas even prepared a delicious meal one evening for us at the house; something that they offer and which I would highly recommend taking them up on! They had a wonderful selection of wines available at the house, as well.

Most of all, we loved the loggia next to the house, with its spectacular view. We spent much time here reading, writing, sketching and enjoying breakfast, the occasional lunch and more dinners than we expected! Out of the 9 nights we spent there, more than half included dinner in this amazing venue. We made a couple of trips to the grocery store and to the local market on Wednesday and found ingredients to supplement the thoughtful welcome basket provided to us by Eleonora. Some of our favorite memories include all four of us busy in the kitchen, cooking up a delicious pasta feast and then eating outside, watching the sun go down, with a nice bottle of wine.

I would absolutely recommend this villa to my family and friends and will definitely be planning a return visit! Thank you, Eleonora and Andreas, for sharing this beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for your review, we are very happy that you and your family spent such a great time in our villa. Hope to see you soon , best regard Eleonora e Andrea
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Galileo Galilei International Airport, Pisa
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Castelfalfi Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Florence-Siena
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Antica Fonte
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Certaldo, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Altissima stagione
7 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,749
for 7 nights
From
£536
 
 
alta stagione
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,356
for 5 nights
From
£471
£3,302
 
 
media stagione
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,656
for 5 nights
From
£331
£2,321
 
 
bassa stagione
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,401
for 5 nights
From
£280
£1,964
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £89.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.25
Stay tax £0.89 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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