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Villa with a View over Florence

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa with a view over Florence, close to town, 5 bdrms, 4. 5 bathrooms, pool!

The position of the Villa is absolutely unique: Poggio al Pino is situated on a saddle (300m above sea level) overlooking Florence to the east on one side and the Tuscan hills on the west side, where the pool is located. In ITS simplicity, it is absolutely stunning.

The Villa fits comfortably ten people. On the ground floor, you will find a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in storeroom, dining room, 2 two very large living rooms and 1 service bathroom.

On the second and top floor, there are four double bedrooms, three of Which have Their Own connected bathroom; a fourth bathroom is available on the same floor anche. A spacious wardrobe room can accomodate one single bed comfortably.

On the same floor, there is an amazing anche closed terrace overlooking the country hills.

A beautiful well kept garden surrounds the villa with a stunning view over the center of Florence, where in the distance you will see the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Directly connected to the spacious kitchen, there is a beautiful porch with the view over Florence where you will enjoy wonderful meals. A gentle breeze mitigates the florentine sometime hot summer nights.

The guests will have exclusive access to the whole Villa from the main gate, as well as to the garden and to parking place large enough for up to 4 cars.

Adjacent to the villa, there are 3 small country houses where access is not allowed.

The 12m X 8m swimming pool is shared with the guests of another apartment on the complex, owned by my brother.

Wi-fi, washing machine and private parking are all included.

We will welcome you in true Italian style, with a basket of fruits from the garden and a bottle of our home made wine!

We want to make your stay as pleasant as possible, and we are available for any help you might need During your stay.

Our caretaker is almost always present and can assist you with emergencies.

You need a car as the house is on top of a hill, but at the bottom of the hill you can hop onto the tram and be in the center of Florence in just 15 minutes.

More Details

Owner
Stefano
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2018

About Stefano

My name is Stefano and my wife's name is Mela. We have been married for over 30 years and are from Florence.

We have 2 daughters, 1 grandson and 2 wonderful cats: Leone and Ronnie.

I am very much into music and I am part of a rock 'n roll band performing in Florence. My wife, Mela, has a creative mindset and owns children apparel stores in Florence and develops her own line of clothes for children twice a year.

Our daughters live abroad, Costanza studies graphic design in Madrid, while Irene is married and lives and works in Copenhagen.

During the winter time we live in Florence, but during the summer months we move to our beautiful villa, Poggio al Pino, only 13km away from Florence center to enjoy the Italian summer.

The property, built in the beginning of 20th century, has a prime location with a full view on Florence historic center and in the back on the Tuscan Hills and is composed of several houses. We own the main villa and garden and this is the place where you and your family would stay. Emanuela's brother owns the adjacent property, the pool is shared.

The house has a very special meaning to us as a family as we have spent endless summers here and have watched our children and nephews grow.

We welcome families and children. We love the simple italian lifestyle when after a day spent in the hills mountain biking, visiting the historic center of Florence, or relaxing by the pool, we can enjoy an italian dinner by the Villa's porch overlooking Florence, while tasting genuine italian food and wine.

We hope that we will be able to share this with you and your family too. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Stefano purchased this villa in 1955

What makes this villa unique

It is simply an amazing place with a wonderful view over Florence and on the opposite side the gently sloped of the Chianti region.

Here you can really relax in a beautiful landscape, while at the same time being very close to downtown Florence and its renaissance treasures.

The city center can be conveniently reached in less than 20 minutes by the new Tramway line, only 4km away from the Villa. Therefore, you are able to combine a wonderful country location and lifestyle with a city life.

We use the 4 hectares around the Villa to make our own family wine and oil, as well as cultivating our vegetable garden.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flessibile / Check-out: Flessibile
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bidet
  • 3 bathrooms are directly accessible from the 3 double bedrooms. One small extra bathroom is also available on the first floor. Another bathroom without shower is located on the ground floor and can used as a service bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Huge home with plenty of room for our group of 8 people. Large land with pool and stunning views of Florence. What a Tuscan experience is all about!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, I enjoyed having you all, really Poggio al Pino has a unique location ! Come back any time, all the best. Stefano
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5

Beautiful villa, spectacular views, kind host

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Poggio al Pino was incredibly enjoyable. The villa is very pretty and of a classic style, with stunning views across Florence, a terrace perfect for evening meals and a good bus service to the City. Our host, Stefano was incredibly kind and hospitable - we felt truly welcome. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to visit Tuscany, be it to experience the culture of Florence or to enjoy good food, wine, a view and a pool up in the hills - this property would be perfect for either. We were a group of 7 students and the property easily housed us. We were impressed from the time of our arrival to when we left and will hopefully return in the future. A top class villa.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such great review. We are very happy that you had a great time and we hope to welcome back soon again! Kindest regards Stefano
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5

A True Italian Experience

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect stay in order to relax with family or friends.

The view was absolutely stunning, and the proximity to the center of Florence made it perfect for us to have the best out of a city holiday and a country holiday.

Highly recommend it. Hosts are absolutely wonderful people!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to having lots of happy guests in the future !
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Piazza Vingone
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Florence Main Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze Scandicci
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Il Masseto
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Versilia
Car: necessary

Enjoy a taste of true italian luxury lifestyle staying in our breath-taking early 20th century villa, located only 11 km away from the Florence city center, yet fully Immersed in the Chianti hills.

Relax in the beautiful garden or by the pool!

The position of the Villa is absolutely unique: Poggio al Pino is situated on a saddle (300m above sea level) overlooking Florence to the east on one side and the Tuscan hills on the west side, where the pool is located. In ITS simplicity, it is absolutely stunning.

The Villa comfortably fits nine people. On the ground floor, you will find a fully equipped kitchen with walk-in storeroom, dining room, 2 two very large living rooms and 1 service bathroom.

On the second and top floor, there are four double bedrooms, three of Which have Their Own connected bathroom; a fourth bathroom is available on the same floor anche. A spacious wardrobe room can accomodate one single bed comfortably.

On the same floor, there is an amazing anche closed terrace overlooking the country hills.

A beautiful well kept garden surrounds the villa with a stunning view over the center of Florence, where in the distance you will see the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Directly connected to the spacious kitchen, there is a beautiful porch with the view over Florence where you will enjoy wonderful meals.

A gentle breeze mitigates the florentine sometime hot summer nights.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Scandicci, Florence Area

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
 
Inverno
28 Nov 2017 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£956
for 3 nights
From
£319
£2,121
£7,357
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Estate
21 Apr 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£800
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,773
£5,193
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Inverno2
15 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£956
for 3 nights
From
£319
£2,121
£7,357
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£956
for 3 nights
From
£319
£2,121
£7,357
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £302.93

The whole property includes the villa plus 4 additional rural country homes. Guests will have exclusive access to the villa, its entry gate and its huge garden, but will not be allowed onto the remaining part of the property.
A private apartment on the west side of the villa is owned by my brother, but has its own separate, private access.
We request a final cleaning fee of €200 to be paid in cash at check in time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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