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Between Florence and Siena and close to Certaldo, Montespertoli and San Gimignano, Casa Apuane Alps is an elegant Tuscan farmhouse set in a beautiful garden enjoying a nice pool and stunning views over the rolling hills of this wonderful region.
Beautifully decorated the villa is provided with every comfort and designed with style and taste.
Casa Apuane Alps is dramatically located in the hearth of Tuscany\'s Chianti region with expansive views over the olive groves, vineyards, woods and country estates.
Great rental for 8 people. Four bedrooms and four (and an a half) bathrooms, spacious and bright living room, large dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Air conditioning and WIFI. Fitness Room. Large pool overlooking the hills and furnished patios to relax under the shade. Extra Virgin Olive Oil estate.
Spacious and private, Casa Apuane Alps, is located at only 5 km from Castelfiorentino, 7 km from Montespertoli, and 10 km from Certaldo, an ideal setting for a great vacation!
The location couldnt be better: private, tranquil position with fenced garden, Casa Egle is at 50 minutes ( 40 km ) south from Florence, with easy access to the charming Chianti hill towns, at 60 minutes ( 58 km ) from Siena and 1.30 hour ( 75 km ) from Lucca. Well-appointed, spacious villa, authentically restored and surrounded by olive groves, Casa Egle is perfect for 4 couples or a family of 8.
A typically rough road ( 1.8 km ) brings you to Casa Egle, through vineyards and olive groves.
Although a 4x4 car is not necessary, we inform you that this road is not suitable for low slung cars.
A car is necessary to reach the property, in fact it is not walking distance to a town.
The original building dates back approximately to one thousand years ago and is part of the Borgo di Voltiggiano ( a group of about 10 properties ) located in this area.
For this reason the villa is not completely isolated , in fact, about 300 meters from the property, there is the owner of the villa\'s home. The two properties are not connected and are separated by their gardens, and by an high hedge; therefore privacy is 100% guaranteed.
Casa Apuane Alps was completely refurbished few years ago.
The property is entirely fenced and measures about 1 hectare. The villa is about 450 sqm, the pool measures 5 x 10 meters and is open May to September.
The lawn is bordered with rose bushes, cypresses and olive trees. A large patio next to the pool provides shadow during hot days. Sun beds are available for 8 guests.
Attached to the house there are two other patios, one furnished with table and chairs for al fresco dining and a second one, furnished with comfortable lounge chairs.
The pool has salted water and a pool cover which can be used to keep the water warm during the night. Important: the cover, is not a safety cover for children.
Other facilities available for our guests: 4 mountain bikes ( with helmets ), professional BBQ and TechnoGym fitness center located in the basement of the villa.
The owner of the property produces Extra Virgin Olive Oil which can be purchased on site.
The rental includes 2 hours of daily cleaning Monday through Saturday. For extra maid service please see charges below. The final cleaning is included in the weekly rate. There is also a gardener and pool maintenance included in the price.
Casa Apuane Alps is decorated with beautiful terracotta tiles and beamed ceilings, it measures 450 sqm divided into two floors:
Entry hall with beautiful mirrors and cloakroom.
On the left, large double living room elegantly furnished with couches and armchairs. AC and wood burning stove. This room has large French windows overlooking the garden and the two patios.
Gaming table area: Backgammon, chess, checkers, cards and other games.
Other facilities in this room: TV Sattelite with International Channels, CD and DVD player, Blue Ray 3D.
On the right, large dining room with table for 8/10 people, AC and decorative fireplace.
Large, modern and fully equipped kitchen: gas range, 2 ovens, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, filter coffee maker, grill, fridge and freezer, juice maker.
The kitchen has NO AC.
Laundry area: this part of the house can be used only by the staff. Washing machine is available and the staff will help the guests to use the washing machine during the working hrs included in the price. Ironing is not included.
TecnoGym fitness center with 4 professional TecnoGym machines and other equipment.
From the living room 16 steps lead to the first floor ( steps are a bit narrow, but hand rails are provided on both sides )
On this floor there are 4 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
-Master bedroom: double bed ( only double ), AC, decorative fireplace, Satellite TV . Nice view over the pool, the garden and the beautiful countryside. This bedroom has a private, large en suite bathroom with oval bathtub. It also has a private walk-in closet.
-Double bedroom ( only double ) with AC, private en suite bathroom with shower. TV Sat and nice view over the countryside.
-Large reading room with decorative fireplace ( no AC ) with a good selection of English and French books.
-Twin/double bedroom with AC, TV Sat and view over the country side.
Only upon request one extra single bed is available in this room.
Guests staying in this room can use, in exclusivity, a bathroom located in the corridor. This bathroom has a cast-iron bathtub.
-Double bedroom ( only double ) with AC, private en suite bathroom with shower. From this room, during clear days, it is possible to see the Apuane Alps ( famous for their marble caves ) and the Apennines.
INCLUDED IN PRICE: A simple welcome dinner on day of arrival that consists of a Pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit salad. Bread, water and wine are included.
Basic Grocery Shopping:
Milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals.
Electric gate. Covered parking inside the property. Air conditioning throughout the whole house except the kitchen and the reading room on the first floor. Heating. WIFI inside the villa and near the swimming pool. A safe is available for guests.
SERVICES AVAILABLE ONLY UPON REQUEST AND CHARGED
Cook service, personal laundry, ironing, advanced grocery shopping, wine tasting, transfer, driver, baby sitting.
Sorry pets are not allowed!
Due to the steps connecting the two floors Casa Apuane Alps is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
Activities in the area:
Golf Club Castelfalfi in Montaione: 10 km
Tennis Club Castelfiorentino: 5 km or in Montespertoli: 6 km
Archery in Certaldo: 4 km
Horse riding in Certaldo: 4 km
Air ballooning in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa: 15 km
Scooter rental in Certaldo 4 km
Quad rental in Montaione: 10 km
Bowling in Castelfiorentino: 5 km
The beautiful Tuscan coast at: 70 km
Volterra 1 hr ( 40 km )
Greve in Chianti 1 hr ( 44 km )
San Gimignano 35 minutes ( 22 km )
Pisa Airport 1 hr ( 70 km )
Florence Airport 45 min ( 38 km )
Pistoia 1 hr ( 68 km )
For more than 3 children please inquire.
*Plus compulsory or optional charges based on actual occupancy or consumption. The payment has to be made in the currency offered by the property manager, before use of conversion tool. Payments in other currencies have to be negotiated beforehand with the property manager. The currency conversion tool is provided for your convenience only and is non-binding.