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Luxury Villa 10 Minutes from Florence With Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Ensuite Bathrooms, 1 ensuite wet room

Villa Joya, an immaculately restored 'limonaia'', combines ultra modern luxury in a glorious Italianate setting.

Only 10 minutes from Florence, and all that the city has to offer, Villa Joya is a countryside retreat with swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen, outdoor cinema, fireplace and multiple dining and lounging areas.

The gardens are beautifully manicured with tall Cypress trees, Jasmine and Wisteria.

Villa Joya is a sumptuous and sublime property for a unique city and countryside experience.

A full concierge service is available, including meet and greet, chef, housekeeping and babysitting.

More Details

Property Manager
Patrick Mc Cormick
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Patrick Mc Cormick

I am an interior designer living in Notting Hill, London

What makes this villa unique

Its countryside location, just 10 minutes from one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Wonderful food, people, shopping and gorgeous art galleries.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gavinana in Gavinana Galluzzo (Quartiere 3)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Dressing room. Jacuzzi bath, shower, outdoor shower. dressing table.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom. Kingsize bed. Air-conditioning/heating. Luxury mattress. Duck feather duvet and pillows. Both bedrooms in the villa have ensuite bathrooms. The third bedroom is in an annex on the other side of the outdoor dining area and has an ensuite wet room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Daily housekeeping. Private chef/catering can be arranged.


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Luxury Villa 10 Minutes from Florence With Pool
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property. Well maintained. Excellent views with everything needed to have a great visit. Property manager went out of way to assist with every need. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these positive comments and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Villa Joya. Patrick (Property Manager)
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Al fresco heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The expectation created by the photos was more than matched by the reality. The location - so close to Florence but in the hills above the city is truly privileged. We enjoyed the bustle and history then escaped back to the tranquil al fresco lifestyle that the Villa and it's gardens enable. Would recommend that you hire a compact car as the roads are narrow!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed Villa Joya and we hope to see you back in the near future.
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Stunning, Luxary, Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came to Villa Joya for a week in October. In my opinion, the photos don't do the property justice - we felt utterly enchanted when the gates to the villa opened. The view of the hills at sunset took our breath away. The outside areas were beautifully furnished and so glamorous! The first evening we enjoyed our complimentary pasta and prosecco while watching a movie outdoors selected from the huge DVD library. Everything was utterly sumptuous, from the bed linens, to the sleek bathrooms. It was hard to tear ourselves away from the quiet and luxury to sightsee Florence! The owners left a great book of recommendations as well as a gift of an unusual insider guide to the best restaurants and off the beaten track ideas.Villa Joya has to be the nicest villa I have ever been lucky enough to stay in!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back at Villa Joya.
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A beautiful Villa.

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely Villa, we could have been miles from anywhere but actually only half an hour's walk into Florence, and we enjoyed the good walk back up the hill! The view across the hills from the outside dinning terrace was fabulous but what a shame we couldn't see it from the pool area because of the hedge.

All the rooms were good as were the bathrooms and showers.

We all enjoyed sitting outside late evening and watching a film.

The only negative (and it is a small one)It would have been nice to have been given good instructions to find the Villa and warned of the very narrow road leading to it and the tricky

narrow entrance, we did book a jeep but luckily got a smaller car!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and noted about the instructions to find the villa. We hope to see you again at Villa Joya.
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Stunning Tuscan Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent an idyllic week at Villa Joya. It was perfect in every way! Plenty of outdoor space for morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and alfresco dining. The views are amazing, the location was ideal and it had every amenity imaginable! One week was definitely not enough! We are already looking forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie, and we are look forward to seeing you back.
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Must Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have been meaning to write a review on this spectacular Villa for a while now. I visited Villa Joya in November and had an incredible week largely due to the Villa itself. Firstly, being located in the hills (just a small cab ride or walk) away from Florence, the Villa was perfect for escaping the melee of tourists that visit the city. This allowed us to delve into the art scene whilst also enjoying the tranquillity and scenery around the Villa itself. The views from the villa make it perfect for enjoying a nice cold Peroni in the pool after a long hot day exploring around the city. Around the Villa, there is a beautiful Church, Deli and Restuarant which are all worth a visit, ask Patrick for more details! There is also space to park two cars for those, like us, who choose to rent a car. Within the villa itself the amenities are vast with; air conditioning, a pool, multiple sun bets, huge outdoor dinning space, large kitchen and not one but two cinema screens (outdoors and in)! To top all of this off there are attentive staff and a guidebook of the best places to go/eat in the villa. Patrick, the owner, is extremely informative. Email him asking where to go and what to see in Florence, his knowledge of the city is extremely useful. My one complaint, is that I was not able spend as much time in Florence as I would have liked, as I was too busy enjoying this luxurious Villa! I recommend staying for two weeks to avoid this!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gavinana, Florence Area

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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