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Near S.Gimignano spacious apartment, garden and pool in historical farm building

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths with garden, view on Volterra and surrounding hills

One of the 2 largest rental apartments of the village, nestled at the heart of Borgo Mummialla, Mostelia is part of a restructured historical village in the middle of a preserved natural reserve. It is a Tuscan style stone farm building with great views on the surrounding country side and Volterra in the background. The apartment is on the ground floor on the garden side and on the top floor on the south side. No neighbors above. The terrace has a table and 4 armchairs for meals outside. The apartment has two large bedrooms, one with two single beds, night tables, chair, commode and a 'Romeo and Juliet' balcony, built-in closet. The bathroom is just outside the room.The master bedroom has a large closet, two chairs, night tables, a large 160x200 bed (Queen) and one en-suite bathroom. The Tuscan style living space is set up with fireplace, stone bench along one wall, couch and armchair, a dining area with 4 chairs and is fully equipped with dishwashing machine, large refrigerator, oven, 4 gas burners and all necessary kitchen tools and china. There is also a storage room with washing machine. The terrace and garden receive the sun until 1 pm in the high season and then it is thankfully in the shade, providing welcome relief on a very warm summer day. The apartment is of utmost quality, well isolated. Tuscan stone pavement, chestnut wood ceiling beams and furnished with the best materials to provide great comfort and pleasure. A tasteful and welcoming 'temporary home' for 4.

The entire land of Borgo Mummialla is privately owned and the little village consists of several Tuscan buildings, a total of 16 owners on grounds of 70 hectares. Between oak forests and olive groves, the village lies in the middle of serene and beautiful nature, in total silence, the perfect place for a relaxing and restful stay. The infinity pool is reserved for owners and their guests. Built in a lovely setting it is most welcome for guests returning from a day's sightseeing or for just spending a day's relaxation by the water. The views and the architecture of the pool itself have sofar received raving reviews. The parking at the entrance of the village (2-3 min. walk) is mandatory for everyone. Loading and unloading of luggage and heavy shopping bags is briefly allowed by the apartments.

Borgo Mummialla was rebuilt over several years and finished entirely in 2012. Rentals were initiated in 2013. It was restructured according to strict building recommendations, in full respect of the laws regarding historical sites. It is a work of art in itself as from ruins, everything stands again the way it was long ago. The quality of all materials used are outstanding and the interiors have all the modern conveniences. Solar spheres are used for plenty of hot water, even when the village is fully occupied. When solar water heating is not enough, the system switches automatically to central heating providing continuous flow of hot water.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Danièle Vance
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Mrs Danièle Vance

I grew up in Switzerland but lived in America, in France, Germany, Norway. I am retired and speak French, German, English and Italian. Since childhood I have always loved Tuscany and my parents took me there a lot. Acquire some property in Mummallia for myself and for guests is a dream come true. I currently live between Switzerland and Tuscany and now and again have the pleasure to not only email with my guests, but to also meet them which is always pleasant. My representative is the son of friends and a friend himself and is very appreciated by my guests. Mostelia for 4 persons is now managed also by me after La Boscaiola by the village chapel above where I rent an adorable apartment for 2. It's interesting and rewarding to meet international guests when I can and to correspond with them in between.

Mrs Danièle Vance purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Mrs Danièle Vance chose Gambassi Terme

I purchased in Mummialla through Italien friends who are living there and because I was very impressed by the quality of the constructions. I spent a lot of time there during the construction and later by decorating the interiors with care. I learned to appreciate the spirit of the place and never regretted my choice

What makes this apartment unique

Again I have to stress the extraordinarily beautiful situation of the village, its peace and calm and naturally the quality of the whole project. Mostelia is well distributed, spacious and comfortable throughout and it felt like the right choice for 4 guests, but also for my family when they spend time in Europe to visit me.

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa 60 km and Florence 73 km
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Livorno, Piombino for Elba island
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Castelfalfi Golf Club - Montaione
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
A12 Pisa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Il Castagno
Nearest Ski
135 Kilometres
Abetone via Pistoia in the Appenines
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Rosignano, Migliarino, Castiglioncello, S.Vicenzo
Car: necessary

In the heart of the Chianti Colli Senese region Borgo Mummialla is at 1 hour from Florence/Pisa airports, between Gambassi Terme (15 minutes) and San Gimignano (15 minutes). Borgo Mummiala looks out to Volterra, providing great views on the soft hills to Volterra. Il Boscotondo is the closest restaurant but there lots of other good eating places in the area at 15 or 20 minutes distance. The closest supermarket PUNTO is in Gambassi Terme center, but there are COOPs in Montaione 15 min. San Gimignano 15 min. and Certaldo 25 min. Siena, Lucca, Florence are at 1 hour's drive. Monteriggioni and Volterra 25 minutes. You can rent bikes on location. Great pool for owners and their guests right on location

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gambassi Terme in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 bathrooms One with shower cabin, full tab, bidet, WC, sink and a commode for your beauty items. The other with large shower cabin, bidet, WC, sink and a wall tablet for putting your items away
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , beds can be put together to make one bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed 160x200 cm
  • 2 bedrooms. One with two single beds ,night tables, closet, commode, 2 chairs. Vaccum cleaner at your disposal The other with one bed 160x200 (Queen) night tables, closet chairs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
the tourist attractions are San Gimignano, Certaldo Alto, Siena, Casole d'Elsa, Montaione, Volterra to name just a few.

Reviews

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Near S.Gimignano spacious apartment, garden and pool in historical farm building
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Montreal, Quebec
5

Un endroit de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Environnement exceptionnel, vues incroyables, qualité de construction de haut niveau, bien situé entre San Giminiano et Volterra, au coeur de la Toscane.

Vous y passerez un séjour parfait!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cela a été un réel plaisir de vous rencontrer pendant votre séjour et je suis ravie que vous ayez aimé ce coin de Toscane ! Au plaisir de vous revoir dans le futur!
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Edmonton, Alberta
5

Beautiful vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two week vacation in this beautiful location in Tuscany! Well appointed home away from home had everything we needed. The views and lovely yard were a great place to relax and unwind ! We would gladly recommend Borgo Mommalia to all our friends and hope one day to return. Daniele was a very friendly and helpful hostess! A most wonderful vacation😍�

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you very much for your kind words which I greatly appreciate and thank you again for choosing my property for your vacation. Hope the remainder of your trip has been - or still is - very pleasant and safe! You are welcome back any time Kindest regards, Danièle
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Happy to take your money but begrudgingly allowing you to stay.

  • 1 of 5

The Borgo Mummialla complex is a beautiful place to stay and having stayed there in other apartments and knowing other families having done the same, we know of many lovely owners renting their lovely apartments - BUT THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM...

Unfortunately this is an example of an owner who is happy to take your money but providing the least service and leaving you with the impression that you are intruding on her home and you are begrudging allowed to stay there.

- Having paid our deposit (with evidence) there was confusion at HomeAway about what ref no. it went into - she was unhelpful in sorting this out saying that she would not confirm our booking and only got involved at the last minute causing us the distress of believing we would lose our deposit.

- Communications re: the stay, always commenting on respecting her apartment - almost a presumption that you were going to trash it.

- Ironically the apartment - although adequate - was the least maintained of any others in our 10 year experiences in Tuscany: grimy rattan mats on the kitchen floor, no cupboard space to store food, food going off quickly in the fridge (too warm), broken bathroom light, both shower trays blocked...

- No linen change included in the price (apparently stated on the web page). We were expected to arrange ourselves at a charge - in contrast we watched as other families we knew had their linen changed and apartments cleaned and any queries with their owners dealt with in a 'anything we can do for you' manner.

- Pool issues: we received an abrupt email from the owner claiming that there had been a complaint about our conduct and that of other English families around the pool - breaking pool rules (jumping in, not showering, taking up too much space by the pool etc). The likelihood being that another owner took exception to children playing in the pool while she was doing her lengths and struck gold moaning to our owner. The implication that we were behaving like yobs abroad ruined any future days around the pool as we seemed to be held responsible for others behaviour and we watched practically every other family (all nationalities)flaunt pool rules. There was also an implication that this would affect any future bookings we had planned and the owner took the further step of contacting the owner we had booked with for the following year which I think was unacceptable.

All together the worst experience in our 10 years staying in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My representatives confirmed to me how you expressed being happy with your stay!! So all I will say here is that I love having guests at my apartments especially when I have the pleasure to meet them personally and have had the opportunity, when I could be there in my own private place, to meet quite a few of them. Families with small or teenage children and/or couples, who ALL enjoyed the apartment which is one of the 3 biggest in the village, with all equipment available for a good stay. My representatives are there to help you with any special needs or problems you may encounter. All it takes is an SMS or a phone call to them, asking for assistance. I trust the representative family to welcome you in a spotless and super clean apartment and that has been confirmed to me by other guests and by the ones presently staying there now, also for three weeks. I exchange mails with my guests, answer all the questions they may have regarding their stay and have them assisted by my representatives once they are on location. My apartment is equipped with cleaning tools and if guests do not feel like cleaning for themselves during a long stay, my representative is willing to do so for them. It is normal that she will be asking a fee for this. It's an apartment rental, not an hotel. Thank heavens, all my other guests have loved staying there and expressed themselves accordingly. In fact I remain in contact with some of them I had the pleasure to meet and some have returned also. I am very grateful for guests from many different countries booking my two apartments - the other one is by the little chapel - and I am much pleased that they feel comfortable in either one of the two places.
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5

Comfort and Beauty in the Tuscan Countryside.

  • 5 of 5

Secluded among gardens and a lush, ancient forest, Mostelia is one of several well appointed apartments in a small borgo between San Gimignano and Volterra. Rest and relaxation are paramount here, however, many lovely small villages and tourist attractions are within driving distance of this beautifully restored historical site that once housed families who worked mining the gypsum found abundantly in the area. If you are fortunate enough to visit while the owner is on site, she will share the history of the community and is most helpful with information and directions to surrounding attractions.

You will need a car and a reliable GPS as the property is well off the main path, but once you arrive, you will be in awe of the remarkable view of the incomparable Tuscan countryside from the second floor windows. Mostelia, with two bedrooms and two baths, offers all the privacy one could want and the full kitchen allows for easy meal preparation. There is a washing machine, but like most apartments in Italy, the "clothes horse" is used for drying clothes. I prefer the decadence of the American electric clothes dryers, but realize, when in Italy, I must do as the Italians!

Loved our stay, enthralled with the beauty and peaceful surroundings; will certainly visit again!

Alexa and Tina (USA)

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you for your descriptive and great review. Loved reading it and loved the fact that you may wish to return. You'll be always welcome. Kindest regards,
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5

Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Ideally set within the hills of the Chianti region, this apartment was within striking distance of most of the best attractions Tuscany has to offer. Beautifully peaceful and in well maintained settings help with the special atmosphere, ideal for relaxing and well situated for touring.

The apartment is very well equipped and is immaculate inside and out. The pool is also a treat.

Thanks for the use of your lovely apartment and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments and I too enjoyed having you as guests and hope you'll have the opportunity to return again. Kindest regards
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5

Wunderschönste Lage

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung und das Dorf liegen in einer unglaublich schönen Landschaft. Hier hat einfach alles gepasst!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste! Herzlichen Dank für Ihr Kommentar und bis auf bald wieder! Liebe Grüsse
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Gambassi Terme, 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
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£781
for 5 nights
£1,072
 
 
Early Spring 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,028
for 7 nights
£1,028
 
 
Late Spring
29 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,117
for 7 nights
£1,117
 
 
Late Summer 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,072
for 7 nights
£1,072
 
 
Fall 2018
7 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
£1,028
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,117
for 7 nights
£1,117
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £177.25
final cleaning £53.17

prices include also air conditioning and/or heating. Safety deposit of € 200.- is paid with the second payment and reimbursed directly by HomeAway within 7 days after departure

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