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Nora, Fabrizio & Max

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Amazing Home in Tuscany Countryside, Beautiful View, Perfect Location, AC

17 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Castel del Bosco - 28 Via Caravaggio, CDB

5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

With its 3-levels, large terraces, panoramic views and stunning interior, this house recently built in the Tuscan style with an open concept is the ideal place for a large group of people, or individuals renting just a single room. On the main floor, one can enjoy a meal either at the kitchen table, the dining table or, in good weather, on the large terrace. Regardless of the season, extra-large French windows and doors let visitors enjoy stunningly contrasting skies, and colorful sunsets all year around. The house includes a master suite, four additional bedrooms and three additional bathrooms. It also provides full kitchen facilities, large living and dining areas, laundry room, Wi-Fi and air conditioning (not very common in Italy).

Served by a major highway, the location is perfect for day trips to the internationally renowned tourist centers of the region: Florence (34 miles), Pisa (19 miles), Lucca (20 miles), San Gimignano (31 miles), Volterra (28 miles), the beach at Viareggio (39 miles) and the Chianti wine region (48 miles); and, even, for the ones that like early starts Cinque Terre to the north-west, or the Brunello-wine region south of Siena.

Within minutes, one can sit in a charming pizzeria, or in a local-specialty restaurant. Full-service supermarkets, banks, and two train stations can be reached also by bus.

The house is attached and part of a small development, some of which has not yet been completed.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nora, Fabrizio & Max (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Nora, Fabrizio & Max

Nora grew up in California and met Fabrizio in Florence--married 41+ years with 5 grown kids. Recently retired from teaching elementary special education (Nora) and financial management and returned to Tuscany where Fabrizio grew up. We also live in Southern California.

Nora, Fabrizio & Max purchased this house in 2008

Why Nora, Fabrizio & Max chose Montopoli Val d'Arno

Fabrizio grew up in Castel del Bosco so we love it and have a few old friends there. It is rural but close to Florence and Pisa.

What makes this house unique

Our house is in the heart of the true provincial Tuscany but with easy access to a major highway. The building is new so it's large and open concept but built in the traditional Tuscan style. It has many terraces and French doors. The attractive village of Castel del Bosco has fresh air and quiet, except for occasional church bells.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Amazing Home in Tuscany Countryside, Beautiful View, Perfect Location, AC
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

Wonderful time staying at this Villa in the Tuscany Region

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the month of April in this beautiful villa. First and foremost, Fabrizio and Nora could not have been nicer. They responded quickly to all of our inquiries, and provided us a nice package before our arrival that recommended restaurants, wineries, shopping and train locations. This information allowed us to plan our vacation.

The villa is as advertised. All of the amenities are top of the line. The kitchen has everything you would need, the dining room table sites 10 comfortably, and the living room is very comfortable. The views from the balcony were spectacular. Watching the sun set over the mountains were great.

There were a couple of minor issues upon arrival, and Fabrizio made sure they were addressed immediately.

If you plan on traveling around the Tuscany area, Castel Del Bosco is centrally located. Most of the sites we wanted to see, were within an hour. We visited Pisa, Volterra, Siena and Lucca. When we wanted to venture out a bit further to Cinque Terra and Rome, we used the train system out of San Romano.

I would recommend this villa to anyone that is interested in touring Tuscany. Thank you to Fabrizio and Nora for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Stay at the Villa in Castel Del Bosco

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the month of April 2016 at the Villa in Castel Del Bosco. Fabrizio and Nora could not have been nicer. They responded to all questions we had prior to our visit. They also provided a great package of restaurants, wineries, shopping and train schedules before we arrived. This made it easy to plan some of our adventures.

We ran into a couple of small issues upon our arrival to the Villa, and again, Fabrizio and Nora were quick to make sure these issues were addressed.

The house is as advertised on the site. Everything within the house was top of the line. The kitchen was well stocked, the dining area could seat 10 comfortably, and the living room was very comfortable. The views out on the patio were awesome. We enjoyed the sunsets overlooking the mountains.

If you are interested in touring Tuscany, Castel Del Bosco is centrally located to most areas. Most of the areas we were interested in was within an hour radius. When we wanted to explore outside of this radius, we took advantage of the train system in San Romano which was about 15 minutes away. From the there, we were able to travel to Rome in about 2 hours, and Cinque Terre as well.

We would definitely contact Fabrizio and Nora again on our next visit to the Tuscany area. Thank you for your hospitality.

The Mannings - USA

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing house with views in small quaint town!!!

  • 5 of 5

As part of our two family tour of Italy, we chose to stay at this house due to its neutral location in Tuscany and its proximity to all major destinations. Pisa, Florence, Chinco Terre and Siena are all close enough for a day trip. The house itself is amazing with breathtaking views of Tuscany countryside, modern amenities, spacious bedrooms and everything you need to stay there for an extended period.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Location to See Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for the month of July and found it to be everything I thought it would be. Family and friends, seventeen altogether, joined me throughout the month and everyone, without exception, commented about the spaciousness, cleanliness, comfort, and location. Everything that was depicted on the website were accurate portrayals of what to expect.

Fabrizio and Nora were perfect hosts who sent a lot of pre-trip information which made planning much easier. They also responded quickly on the occasion of our arrival about a small issue. They addressed it immediately and, within 24 hours, everything was fine. This property is perfectly located to visit so many areas in Tuscany but we were also able to easily travel to Venice and Rome for several days at a time. The Pontedera train station was so accessible that we used it extensively for our travels.

La Piazzetta became our "hangout" and Laura and her husband, the owners, were very friendly and helpful especially during our first few days in the area, giving us directions and answering questions. And their pizza is fabulous!! We all agreed that it was the best we ate while in Italy.

The Varramista wine tasting tour was excellent and only a five-minute drive away. Catarina was the tour guide who made our visit so enjoyable. Because I had groups of people arrive at different times during the month, I actually experienced the wine tasting three times during my stay. I highly recommend it as a stop on anyone's tour.

I rented a car for the month and, after the first day of driving, had no problem finding my way around and figuring out the roundabouts. The train station, grocery stores, and banks were easy to find and all very convenient. The highway between Florence and Pisa was also easily accessible, less than five minutes away.

If I return to Tuscany for any length of time, I will certainly book this property again. It provided the base for a wonderful experience!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a wonderful guest, who not only kept us informed on things that were going on but helped us work out some bugs in the newly installed central air conditioning system. Thanks, again! We're also pleased that based on our place's location you and your family and friends could make a trip even to Venice in a reasonable time. I understand that the high speed trains are making a difference in travel time giving more options to travelers.travelers more options. Hoping to have you, your family and your friends as guests again in the future, Nora
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perfect place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Fabrizio's place in Tuscany in 2012 and had a great time. Fabrizio is the perfect host. He was available and ready to help even before we asked him for it. He is very trustworthy, and reliable, and the next time we went to Tuscany in 2014 the choice was very simple -we spent our honeymoon there. We also recommended the place to our friends and when they went there they were amazed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, very nice area to base from.

  • 4 of 5

We had 4 couples and this was a great house to base from, beautiful, clean and fully equipped, friendly neighbors that even drove us to a restaurant because we did not understand with the language difference. Owners really went above and beyond by helping us find a driver for a day trip.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Pisa (PSA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Piazzetta Di Briga Laura E Irrera Orazio
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Le Sodole
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
San Romano/Montopoloi
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
SS67 @ Via Raffaello
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Piazzetta Di Briga Laura E Irrera Orazio
Nearest Ski
73 Miles
Monte Cimone
Nearest Beach
39 Miles
Viareggio

Our home resides in the historic Tuscan village of Castel Del Bosco a part of Montopoli in Val d'Arno in the Province of Pisa. Within walking distance there is an amazing local pizza parlor as well as a small convenience store for the bare necessities and a bus stop. In the neighboring town, you can take a short drive or bus ride, to a full supermarket (10 mins) and bank (5 mins). There is also a major train stop within a 15 min drive in the neighboring town of Pontedera. From this station you have direct access to Florence and Pisa central stations, no switching of trains needed.

The location of the house provides a great staging point to see the best of what Tuscany has to offer. The village is located centrally to some of the best sites in Tuscany. Florence (34 miles), Pisa (19 miles), Lucca (20 miles), San Gimignano (31 miles), Volterra (28 miles), the beach at Viareggio (39 miles) and the Chianti wine region (48 miles) all can be reached in under an hour by car.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Castel del Bosco, Valdarno Inferiore

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,536
for 5 nights
From
£269
 
 
Holiday 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,536
for 5 nights
From
£269
 
 
Early Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,351
for 7 nights
From
£166
 
 
Spring 2017
1 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,536
for 5 nights
From
£269
 
 
Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,728
for 5 nights
From
£307
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,536
for 5 nights
From
£269
 
 
Holiday 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,536
for 5 nights
From
£269
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,265
for 7 nights
From
£153
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £192
Refundable Damage Deposit £385

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castel del Bosco in Valdarno Inferiore

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Garage Floor
  • Bedrooms #1, 2, 3 & 4 have French doors that lead to a balcony. We have plenty of extra bedding available to suit your needs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The house is fully stocked for cooking and dining. Washing machine on site. There is a driveway available for you to park a car.

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