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Apartment With Garden In Ancient Borgo With Pool Near San Gimignano

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Gambassi Terme - Casa 'IL GELSO'

Bedroom, Living Room, Separate Kitchen, Loggia, Garden, Pool And Fantastic View

Casa IL GELSO is a magic combination of ancient village charm, amazing surroundings and modern comfort. It is located in Borgo Mommialla, a reconstructed from ruins ancient village.

Apartment is for 2-4 persons consists of spacious bedroom with double-sized bed, living room with comfortable sofa transformable to double-sized bed, two bathrooms, fully equipped separate kitchen and loggia. Bedroom has a separate exit to private garden. Windows of apartment are facing a fantastic view of Tuscany and it's spectacular hills, on which famous Volterra could be observed in the distance.

Guests of the Casa IL GELSO can use a private garden in disposal, which could be used for barbeque, relaxation or having a dinner on open air in shades of hundred-year-old mulberry tree (il gelso). Cozy loggia is an ideal place either for an early morning hot cup of coffee or for an evening spending of leisure time catching the sounds of nature and admire the twinkling lights of distant Volterra.

Our guests also are encouraged to use and enjoy a large swimming pool with aqua massage area. The attractive design of the pool makes it wonderful to spend time in.

The apartment is recreated in authentic Tuscany style with usage of natural, organic ingredients and materials such as wood, stone, terracotta, carrara marble and others. Matching of traditional interior and modern facilities creates a comfortable atmosphere allowing to enjoy every bit of staying in Casa IL GELSO. Such facilities include automatic climate control, washing machine, dish washer, TV, Wi-Fi, alarm.

For cold days there is a wood-burning stove, which creates a special comfort.

Casa IL GELSO is an ideal place for those who likes silence, peace and breathtaking views of authentic Italy.

Borgo Mommialla is closely located to ancient cities of Tuscany region, such as San-Gimignano (12km), Volterra (20km), Chertaldo (16km), Gambasi Terme (11km), which provides huge opportunities for authentic sightseeing. It is placed exactly in the middle between famous Pisa, Florence and Sienne, either of them could be reached within a bit more than 1 hour by car. This makes it convenient to visit all the most famous cities of Tuscany.

Staying in Casa IL GELSO also allows to feel unique opportunity to experience jogging, cycling or walking. Feel Tuscany among nature and culture of ancient Italy!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Konstantin Pelikh
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Russian, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2016
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About Konstantin Pelikh

We are family from Moscow. We like to travel. And we are fascinated by Tuscany!

Konstantin Pelikh purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Konstantin Pelikh chose Val d'Elsa

The location of our apartment is an authentic heart of Tuscany.

We love Tuscany and therefore we have spent many our vacations there before.

When we found our borgo, we realized that this is the best place of what we have seen before!

What makes this apartment unique

Our appartment is in a lovely reconstructed authentic village rebuilt in details from ancient ruins. The apartment is made in an adorable Tuscany style, which is combined with a comfortable modern equipment. For example there is excellent morden-equipped pool in borgo shaped and designed lake alike.

It is very attractive for us that our Casa is placed among wildlife area. We like that the air is filled with the scent of flowers and wild herbs. And we very like absolute silence at night which can be broken only by sounds of nature.

We like to travel around a lot by car because there are many interesting places not far from borgo we are staying in.

During our stay we are filled with joy and full of impressions of peaceful and calm surroundings.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Apartment With Garden In Ancient Borgo With Pool Near San Gimignano
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Amazing vacation to the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving to Momialla you find yourself immersed in a medieval Italian village among hills far from the daily hustle and bustle of the cities. We were greeted by I nice Italian host Roberto who showed us around and gave us some suggestions for dinner and travel. Our family was staying in 2 apartments : Il Gelso and Il Fico. Each of the apartments had their own compact fully equipped and very cute kitchen designed in a local village style, a bathroom, a bedroom, a living room with an additional sleeping place and the last but not the least an amazing terrace overlooking the hills and vineyards of Tuscany. The terrace was the place where the day began, sipping your morning coffee and eating figs that were just taken fresh from the tree (which happened to be just at our terrace) in preparation for the new day of adventure or just a calm day spent by the pool in the village. In Momialla we were able to enjoy both types of holidays. Being in the heart of Tuscany it took us 30 to 40 minutes by car to reach some of the small medieval cities such as San-Gimignano, Volterra and Siena and about an hour to more touristic cities as Florence and Pisa. Some of the lazy days we stayed in Mommialla walking around the forests and hills and enjoying the organic swimming pool. The swimming pool shouldnt go without a note. The swimming pool is nothing like I experienced before! The water is cool making it a great escape during hot days, it is also Chlorine free which didn’t dry my skin and which gives you a sensation of freshness. The whole experience is like bathing in spring water. It is also situated overlooking the hills of Tuscany. The whole time we have been there it was never crowded as the village has few apartments and there was always an available set of sunbeds to accommodate the whole of our family. As the village is small and the apartments are spread apart the place is also very quite and you barely meet anyone unless you go to the pool. To summarize it’s a great place for a holiday for any types of travellers: families with children ( we have a 4 year old child and he enjoyed it just as much as we did) romantic holidays or friends. I would recommend it to anyone and I would most certainly like to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Under the Mulberry tree

  • 5 of 5

Annemie and i have stayed in this little Borgo, a really special place in Tuscany. We were in Il Gelso for one week, which has a small-small terrace in front of the house, with views up to Volterra: great for having a coffee in the morning. In the garden, there is another, bigger terrace with terracotta table, underneath the very old - Il Gelso - tree, which is great for lunches/dinners.

Il Gelso has two bathrooms which can come in handy when you go there with 4 (we were only the 2 of us)... The apartment is really clean, is airconditioned, has a nice kitchen with dishwasher, good size fridge,... Everything one needs on holiday.

We love the environment, the spectacular views up to Volterra which is more than 20 kilometers away. The swimming pool is unique / photo's say more than words!

This year we have discovered some extra restaurants, we have visited San Gimignano (20min), Firenze (1hour), Lucca (1h15min), and tasted some great Chianti-wines. Love Tuscany, and definitely will be back.

Gunther & Annemie

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Un petit paradis !

  • 5 of 5

Un vrais petit coin de paradis ! Maison tres confortable, piscine TOP, environnement très calme et une situations géographie idéale pour visite cette superbe région !

Ma petite famille y a passer 15 jours parfait...

Un petit mots sur Roberto, qui s'occupe du petit village, qui est très sympathique, disponible et tres discret.

Nous recommandons l'ensemble !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Exellent as always! Our second visit

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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  • 5 of 5

it Is a very beautiful comfortable relaxing place for vacation. 'Ve been in a lot of places this is the One!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location mit traumhaften Blick und tollem Pool

  • 5 of 5

Die Location ist einfach nur traumhaft schön. Das restaurierte Dorf und die Inneneinrichtung ist in einem top Zustand. Ein Highlight ist der tolle Ausblick über die Toscana, den man vom Haus sowie auch vom Pool aus hat. Wer einen erholsamen Urlaub möchte und zwischendurch Ausflüge in die umliegenden süßen italienischen Städtchen wie Volterra, San Gimignano, etc. machen will ist dort genau richtig. Ausflugsziele wie Siena, Florenz und Pisa sind auch in eins bis zwei Stunden erreichbar. Voraussetzung bei dieser Location ist aber ein Auto!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa / Florence
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf of Toscana in Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Gambassi Terme, Val d'Elsa

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 16-17
12 Nov 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £133

No extra charge! Gas, electricity, water, air-conditioning, heating, Wi-Fi, final cleaning, swimming pool are included in the price.
If you rent for more that one week we give a discount for the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gambassi Terme in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, WC, bidet, washbasin, shelves, window
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Double-sized bed, toillet table, wardrobe, TV. Bedroom has second exit to the privat garden.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

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