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Villa Carolina, Villa in the heart of Chianti, between Florence and Siena

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Barberino Val D'elsa

Villa Carolina is a wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa situated in the center of Tuscany in the beautiful wine region between Florence and Siena, just 1 km from the tiny historic hamlet of Linari and 8 km from San Gimignano.

It is a great location to explore the area from Which, the nearest local town of Poggibonsi with an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and supermarkets is just 2 km away and it's a joy to wander through the pretty surrounding Chianti countryside.

All of Tuscany's jewels are easily Reached with Both Florence and Siena being only just over half an hours' drive away by car or accessible via train and bus connections from nearby Poggibonsi. The famous medieval town of San Gimignano is just 10 minutes away, and many more of the regions attractions are easily visited. At guests' disposal: THE VILLA IS FULLY AIR CONDITIONED

The swimming pool Has a roman style shape with steps gradually leading down into the water Which is slightly salted. The pool Has Two hydro massage corners, an infinity edge and is Particularly beautiful in the evening as the ITS lights change the color of the water creating a romantic atmosphere.

The Villa Has Its own private entrance and the garden is fully fenced. Parking is in the grounds next to the villa.

The garden and pool are for the exclusive use of guests renting the Villa Carolina.

The owners who live in the other part of the house with Its Own separate entrance are friendly and helpful.

The garden and orchard, lettuce, vegetables and aromatic herbs are anche for your use as well as a barbeque area and equipped. The villa anche Has a laundry are with soap, iron and ironing board at your disposal.

Extra Services The owners will provide breakfast and dinners on request, and anche offer laundry service if required.

Pool

In a pretty position overlooking the valley there is the swimming pool with salt water (11m x 5m depth 1. 10-1. 60 m), and anche a separate hydrotherapy Jacuzzi tub (€ 30, - / per person / per use) Which is beneficial to the skin.

The swimming pool is open from the 30 March to 31 October.

Service

Ttypical tuscan dinner with "Bistecca alla Fiorentina"

2 Baby bed available free of charge.

2 high chairs available free of charge.

1 extra bed available free of charge

Wi-Fi internet connection available.

Laundry room available free of charge.

Interior Description

Villa Carolina (200 sqm) is comfortably furnished to a high standard in pretty classic style with Florentine oak wood parquet floors, lovely Venetian stucco walls and many antique pieces Throughout the villa creating a homely and inviting atmosphere.

THE VILLA IS FULLY AIR CONDITIONED

All on the ground floor, the villas' entrance leads to a characteristic open plan living room Which Has a fully equipped kitchen area (5 gas rings, small electric combined oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher), dining table and chairs, and sitting area with settee, satellite television and DVD player.

There are three lovely bedrooms: one with double bed and ensuite shower room, and two triples with double bed and single bed. There are a further Top two bathrooms, one with bathtub and shower, one with shower, and a pretty little sitting room. There is an internet broadband connection for guests use.

Hair dryers.

The living room opens onto the covered loggia Directly terrace and in turn to the villas' gorgeous garden Which is adorned with plants and flowers. In the garden there is a barbeque and lovely wrought iron two gazebos furnished with table and chairs for dining al fresco whilst enjoying the essence of the Tuscan countryside.

web: www. villacaroltuscany. com.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Gabriele / Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Villa Carolina, Villa in the heart of Chianti, between Florence and Siena
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
United States, FL, Tampa
5

Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 of us stayed at Villa Carol for 7 days and enjoyed every minute! The outdoor area is spectacular! The view over the neighboring town, the pool area and covered patio areas are fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the villa. The owners were very gracious and welcoming. We had the opportunity to have the villa's wife (Lucia) cook two wonderful Italian meals for us. The accommodations throughout the villa are very nice and comfortable. Great place for a family or friends to stay; ideally located to several different area cities/towns. We loved every minute of our Italian vacation. Thank you Gabrielle & Lucia for allowing us to stay at your beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Tuscany !!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to spend a week at Villa Carolina in Linari just next to Poggi Bonsi. Perfect location for spending your days sightseeing and wine tasting. Lots of things to do within an hour to two hour drive. The villa is nicely appointed. We never cooked but noticed that they had just about everything you would need to do so. We had Lucia cook for us twice - wish we had her cook more!! We always had hors d'oeuvres out on the patio and dinner was served at the outdoor eating area. Lovely, lovely !!

Lucia made reservations for us at a lovely restaurant our first night - can't remember the name - fabulous food and service. It's local so I'm sure this is a place she recommends on a regular basis.

If you need anything or have any questions, just ask Lucia. She's a delight !!

Very comfortable for two couples, however, it could very easily hold a family traveling together. Hope you enjoy your stay at Villa Carolina as much as we did. Cin Cin......

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada
5

Fantastique!!!

  • 5 of 5

Que du plaisir! Nous avons passé un moment exceptionnel à Villa Carolina, dans un cadre somptueux, avec la sensation d’être des clients privilégiés... Établissement de grande qualité. Toul y est parfait . Le bâtiment est très beau, le service parfait, de grand qualité et l accueil charmant. Les chambre sont superbes et très spacieuses. Les repas extrêmement fins et délicats. Nous avons passés un inoubliable séjour...

C'est exceptionnel de trouver ce type de prestation en plein cœur de la Toscane. A recommander sans aucune réserve.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fanastic Villa, Pool and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa with lots of room, great to have a bathroom for each bedroom as we had a party of 6 adults. Air con in all rooms which was welcome in the middle of summer. We used the pool everyday along with sun terrace area. The covered BBQ area was used everyday and had the wonderful 180 degree view of Poggibonsi and the hills beyond. Gabrielle and Lucia were a lovely couple, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We highly recommend Villa Carolina and will be booking again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Carolina

  • 5 of 5

Villa Carolina was wonderful. It easily accommodated 3 couples with 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. The grounds and views are lovely. The owner Gabrielle and his wife Luccia have a home on the property but they are not intrusive at all. A highlight was the night Luccia cooked an amazing dinner for us and we ate outside in the gazebo. Close to San Gimignano, Chianti area etc. we highly recommend Villa Carolina.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario
4

Very good. Could be great!

  • 4 of 5

I recently spent a relaxing week at Villa Carolina with my wife and another couple. We had a week of hot (35+C), sunny weather. We spent most of our time at the Villa outside on the shaded patio or by the pool. Lovely setting. The Villa is air conditioned with separate wall units in each room. The 3 bedrooms each had comfortable beds and were adequately equipped. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. The one complaint in the kitchen is that there’s just one plug. You have to unplug the coffee maker to plug in the toaster. The 3 bathrooms were clean and modern. There’s a washer & dryer for doing laundry. WiFi was OK but don’t plan on watching Netflix. The others had no issues with their iPads but I was not able to send or receive email using the WiFi on my laptop. Had to use my iPhone data plan.

Service from caretaker Lucia and her husband was excellent. Lucia and her husband are the Villa’s greatest assets. Wonderful people. Over the course of the week we had a few issues with the TV, a toilet and the AC. Lucia was on the case as soon as we asked for help. Lucia’s husband made reservations for us at an excellent local restaurant twice. Again, could not have been more helpful. Lucia cooked us a wonderful seafood meal one night served outside on the patio.

A few small but important issues:

1. First and foremost, there is no local information provided. The only information is what was left by previous renters. The Villa would be much more “user friendly” if they provided information summarizing useful details like:

- when and where to find the weekly local open-air market;

- the location of local banks with ATMs

- local restaurants, pharmacies, sights. For example we stumbled on a beautifully situated restaurant as well as a winery just a few kilometers up the road from the villa. Since it’s the opposite direction from what you take to go into town, we only found them by chance.

2. It was not apparent to us when we rented that the Villa is actually the ground floor of a large 2-floor home. There is a large, permanent awning around the entire ground floor. I suspect this predates the advent of air conditioning and was intended to keep the interior cool. Unfortunately the awning makes it very dark in the Villa. Even with shutters open you have to use the lights at all times. The interior is dark and gloomy.

3. Kitchen didn’t come with even a few essential basics like salt & pepper. Plan on immediate grocery run.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank our guests for nice words they have, this is really important for us as it is our work and we try to do all our best in order to give you all a memorable stay and have nice words to bring back home We really appreciate your comments it is for us an incendive to improve and do always best We only would like to point on the internet issue, we know the Importance of wifi connection for our guests coming all over the world, this is the reason why we have a very powerful and speedy individual internet. Unfortunately on that days we had works on the wifi line that was extraneous from us and we did not have the possibility to do anything on this Last thing we need pointed is that there is not any awning, the only thing we have in font of is a loggia and hundred of years old trees in the garden this is made to guarantee a good shadow and pleasant air during summer time Keep trying to improve day by day! Thank you and hope to welcome you again during your next tuscan holidays! Gabriele and Lucia
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Location

Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Golf Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
KM 1 Ristorante Decimo Nono.
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
follonica , Punt'ala.
Car: recommended

It is a great location to explore the area from Which, the nearest local town of Poggibonsi with an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and supermarkets is just 2 km away and it's a joy to wander through the pretty surrounding Chianti countryside.

All of Tuscany's jewels are easily Reached with Both Florence and Siena being only just over half an hours' drive away by car or accessible via train and bus connections from nearby Poggibonsi. The famous medieval town of San Gimignano is just 10 minutes away, and many more of the regions attractions are easily visited.

Distances: The town of Linari is only 1 km, supermarket and all kind of shops can be found 2 km away, Poggibonsi with all kind of shops 2 km (open 7/7 days, from 08 am to 08 pm), San Gimignano 8 km, Florence 33 km, Siena at 22 km, Pisa at 75 km, Volterra at 33 Km, the sea at 80 km, Airport Florence 43 Km, Pisa Airport 80 km, 60 km Montalcino, Montepulciano 65 Km, 58 Km Pienza www . villacaroltuscany. com

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Barberino Val D'elsa, Val d'Elsa - Siena

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW
22 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,177
for 7 nights
£1,177
 
 
HIGH
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,228
for 7 nights
£2,228
 
 
LOW
7 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,261
for 7 nights
£1,261
 
 
MEDIUM
15 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,598
for 7 nights
£1,598
 
 
HIGH
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,228
for 7 nights
£2,228
 
 
PICK
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,859
for 7 nights
£2,859
 
 
HIGH
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,228
for 7 nights
£2,228
 
 
MEDIUM
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,598
for 7 nights
£1,598
 
 
LOW
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,261
for 7 nights
£1,261
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Included in the rental price :

Internet Wi-fi in all property also in the garden
Satellite TV LCD 50 inch screen, multilingual program with Sky films - sport - Disney Channel – documentaries
Bed linen and towels (weekly changed)
Swimming pool towels (weekly changed)
Kitchen Linen (weekly change)
Extra Bed (on request) free of charge
Internet WiFi in all property garden and swimming pool
High chairs (on request) free of charge
Baby beds (on request) free of charge
Power included 250 Kw/week (estimate weekly use)
Complimentary basic bathroom items (initial set)

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Barberino Val D'elsa in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There are three lovely bedrooms: one with double bed and ensuite shower room, and two triples with double bed and single bed. There are a further Top two bathrooms, one with bathtub and shower, one with shower, and a pretty little sitting room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • There are three lovely bedrooms: one with double bed and ensuite shower room, and two triples with double bed and single bed. There are a further Top two bathrooms, one with bathtub and shower, one with shower, and a pretty little sitting room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Villa Has Its own private entrance and the garden is fully fenced. Parking is in the grounds next to the villa. The garden and pool are for the exclusive use of guests renting the Villa Carolina. The owners who live in the other part of the house with Its Own separate entrance The garden and orchard, lettuce, vegetables and aromatic herbs are anche for your use as well as a barbeque area and equipped. The villa anche Has a laundry are with soap, iron and ironing board at your disposal. Extra Services The owners will provide breakfast and dinners on request, and anche offer laundry service if required.

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