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Michael

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Italian

Gated Estate, Luxury in Prime Chianti. Gorgeous & Classic, VIEWS!

People6
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Villa A Sesta - Private & Gated Country Estate

Renovated Ancient Stone FarmHouse Featuring Dining Al Fresco, Views, WiFi.

Please inquire for remaining August and September 2016 availability.

Calendar and summer-season rates are not made public.

See Also VRBO#557879, these properties may be taken together for larger groups.

In the Chianti Countryside: Set atop a private access road, enter a comfortable estate in the prime historic and most central area of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region. ~

Easy access from Rome or Florence make this a perfect choice for your stay in Classic Tuscany. Recently renovated with modern conveniences, this 1500's Stone Farmhouse is situated in the middle of Olive Groves and rolling Chianti Classico Vineyards while still within a short walk from fine restaurants.

A professionally-equipped kitchen and multiple large outdoor living and dining spaces are just two of the premiere features of the estate property. Dreamliner Views overlook beautifully groomed and ancient Sangiovese & Merlot vineyards through to the rolling hills of the Chianti region.

The 'Vineyard Suite': Two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. Double Bedroom along with Single Bedroom, private entrance, view terraces, bathroom with tub+shower. There is a cozy reading nook / window-seat in the double room.

The 'Garden Suite': Two adjoining bedrooms with large en-suite travertine bathroom. This suite consists of a carved chestnut-wood 17th c. double bedroom, private entrance with view terrace, a French-Empire single-bed sitting room, travertine Bathroom, antique claw-foot iron tub and large walk-in shower room.

The entire property is thoughtfully furnished with fine European antiques and authentic decor. Pressed Italian bed linens and plush towels are provided. Wireless internet throughout.

The main (middle) floor consists of an updated cook's kitchen, dining salon, living room, powder room, our own 'piazza' and rambling view terraces with fireplace and BBQ. A tended kitchen garden full of herbs, greens and seasonable vegetables, with almond, apricot, fig, and berries only an arm's length away for those yearning to be Tuscan chefs.

Exquisite Privacy (see reviews) with private hiking Trails, olive groves, and vineyards surrounding the estate. A private pool features breathtaking views to distant hills of Montalcino. The main dining terrace offers a pergola-covered travertine table with a large BBQ fireplace. All windows are screened, sleeping suites offer individually-controlled air conditioning.

Al fresco dining will accommodate up to 12 guests for your special occasions. Plan a catered and serviced meal on the main terrace for your ultimate Tuscan experience, or select a casual pre-prepared dinner and drinks for your night of arrival to be enjoyed at your own leisurely pace.

The estate is minutes from the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga and is within close walking or biking proximity to gorgeous small villages. Florence is about an hour and twenty minutes, Rome just under three hours.  Siena is twenty minutes away. Reached easily by car are towns such as Montalcino, Arezzo, Greve-in-Chianti, Castellina-in-Chianti, Cortona, Assisi.

White-sand tuscan beaches of the Maremma or fishing villages of the Cinque Terra are 2 to 4 hours away.

Located within short walking distance of the property are four excellent restaurants offering a range of dining opportunities.

Please note that our availability calendar is not publicized.

*See related property VRBO#557879, two charming private homes nearby in similarly private setting with views to Siena. It is possible to take these properties together for a larger group or family desiring separate residences.

Payment may be negotiated in USD or Euro.

RECENT GUEST REVIEW:

"We haven't even been here at the villa for more than 10 hours and I am already in love!!!! This is seriously a piece of heaven on earth. You have managed to make this the best villa that we have ever stayed at and we have traveled the world. You are amazing!!!! This villa is so welcoming and your level of taste is beyond expectations. This is definitely the highlight of our trip to Italy over the past 2 1/2 weeks. The way that you have decorated this villa is beyond words. You have captured Italy beter than an Italian! The decor is PERFECT!!!! I love the art to the bedding to the extra-special touches that you include that are not done without appreciation on our end. Thank you so much for letting us stay here and enjoy your marvelous home.

We ABSOLUTELY willl be back! Like I stated haven't even been here a day yet and we LOVE IT HERE!

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful villa with us".

—Beth B., A Recent Guest

(**See related property VRBO#557879, two charming private homes (4+5) in nearby and similarly private setting, with views to Siena. It is possible to take these properties together for a larger group or family desiring separate residences).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Michael (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Italian

About Michael

Michael is design professional based in Los Angeles and Tuscany.

Michael purchased this villa in 2006

Why Michael chose Siena Area

The estate, dating from about 1550, is situated amidst vineyards and olive groves and offers panoramic 360-degree views. While offering serene privacy, it is possible to walk 10-minutes down the road to a small village, indulging in any one of four of Tuscany's finest and authentic dining establishments.

What makes this villa unique

Privacy, Views, Fine Dining, Family Entertaining. Access to hiking trails, vineyard walks, shaded hammocks amidst olive groves and reclining by the large private pool.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)
Gated Estate, Luxury in Prime Chianti. Gorgeous & Classic, VIEWS!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
New Iberia, La.
5

This property and Villa is absolutely beautiful. A perfect example of what Tuscany is all about.

  • 5 of 5

Michael was so welcoming and very attentive to our needs. He was so helpful to our group. This Villa is absolutely gorgeous as well as the property. I have never seen anything like it. If you want to experience Tuscany this is the place to go.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best friends celebrating a 50th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

We travelled from the USA and UK to enjoy this beautiful Accommodation . We simply did not want to leave .

We loved the Terrace and the Privacy of the accommodation and all the beautiful details it had .

Our girlie holiday consisted of five friends who have known each other 20-40 years we had a lot of catching up to do .Leaving Hubby's and children back home how lovely to have the breath taking views , enjoying many a Prosecco and Red wine days .Eating too much and touring Sienna and San Gimignano but above all ,having a fabulous time , with lots of laughter especially the car ride going up the drive to the accommodation .Amanda ,Denise,Elaine,Maxine and Cath will treasure the time we had here forever.Big Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 5

  • 5 of 5

This home provided a perfect getaway for our family of 5 including 2 teenagers and an 8 yr. old. When we weren't exploring the neighboring hill towns we enjoyed walks through the vineyards, time at the pool, and simply relaxing on the terrace with an amazing view. Michael was so gracious and was well-known throughout the local area which ensured special treatment for his guests. The house had plenty of space for our family. We look forward to a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Karen spivey

  • 5 of 5

What an extraordinary setting from morning sunrise to evening twilight every inch of this property looks as though you've entered into a painting From the linens to the landscaping it was beyond our expectations. We would recommend this to our closest And dearest friends. It was a most memorable location and ever so comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family from san francisco

  • 5 of 5

The house and location are one of the most beautiful spots in Italy. (BTW the photos of the house are lovely but really don't do it justice. It is spectacular!) The property is set among breathtaking vineyards with a view of the bell tower in the local village. It is peaceful and private but within easy reach of the local village and the slightly larger town of Castelnuovo Berardegna. The house itself is beautifully restored and appointed and large enough to have provided our family of four (including two teenagers!) with plenty of breathing room. Located at the gateway to the Chianti Classico region you are within easy driving distance of many of the great vineyards and the charming villages of southern Chianti. We also used the house as our base to travel further afield to Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Lucca and Pisa. No write-up would be complete without acknowledging Michael who is an amazing host and took great care of us during our stay. We really had an amazing time at LaChiusa and cannot recommend this house enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Illinois, USA
5

La Chiusa + Michael = magic

  • 5 of 5

La Chiusa in Chianti is a special place. We have traveled frequently in Italy (family is half-Italian) and are intimate with the country and culture. So it was with some skepticism that we rented a restored Tuscan farmhouse owned and operated by an American from So. Cal. But we were absolutely delighted in every respect. This place is *magic* and having an American host/owner meant the house has probably more welcome perks than we appreciated.

Michael and David have transformed this Chianti farmhouse into a delectable spot to relax, retreat and dolce far absolutely niente. David deftly designed patios and multi-level terraces so that the home has way more private retreat nooks and views than a house this size otherwise would. While Google Earth suggested it was near other homes and structures, La Chiusa is absolutely isolated and private: One can walk the house's perimeter naked, free of spectators, 24/7. Michael's olive orchard stretches up and to the west, vineyards roll away north and east. La Chiusa's landscaping is simple, smart, elegant, complete with Wisteria-draped dining pergola and multiple lush herb pots adorning the steps up to the front door (conveniently opening into the kitchen). Our September stay was past prime swimming season and only one of us used the pool. But in summer heat – a joy for sure.

We were delighted with the exquisite interior design and decoration at La Chiusa. The home is packed with unique, charming and exceptional antique or vintage finds that we were grateful Michael and David were willing to share with VRBO guests (incl packed shelves of books & maps). La Chiusa is stunningly, fabulously stylish, tasteful, personal, cozy (the living room!) and charming – a real bonus.

Finally, a well-deserved pitch for host Michael – a gem. He stocked the kitchen with bread, oil, fruit, wine, sweets and too many other consumables to list here (check before you shop!). He stopped by just about every day, first to welcome us but then to water and weed and do little chores. Anything but intrusive, more like ghostly invisible. Truth is, we wouldn't have minded seeing more of him, to pick his brain about local touring details. Michael did generously provide tips and even offered to personally guide us to a parking lot in Siena close enough to the duomo for an elderly member of our party to make the walk (we figured it out without him).

You can't go wrong with Michael and La Chiusa. Superb host and magic place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family and I look forward to your return! So happy the property exceeded your expectations and that you all enjoyed your stay to the fullest. ~Michael
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Location

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bar Centrale
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Siena-Bettole
Car: recommended

Wine-Tasting, Farmer's Markets, Outlet-Shopping, Cooking Classes, Beaches

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Villa A Sesta, Chianti Senese

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Current
15 Aug 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,063
for 5 nights
£4,288
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£810
for 1 night
£5,668
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £229
Tax Rate 15.0%

Payment may be negotiated in USD($) or Euro(€), CreditCard- PayPal, Online or Direct Bank Transfer.
Price includes:
Pressed Italian Bed Linens
Fluffed Bath Towels
Internet Wi-Fi
Basic Pantry & Fridge Items
Gas for Cooking
Firewood for BBQ
Utilities
A gift of our Chianti Classico House Wine

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Villa A Sesta in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (2). Additional sleeping arrangements for a 7th guest in a hotel-style folding bed may be discussed, please inquire.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Optional extras: Daily change of linens. Private tours of Siena, Florence or surrounding villages. Home-Cooked Evening Meals and Aperativi Cooking Lessons with Hosted Market Day taught by a local Chef.

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