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Large villa for up to 11 with pool and gardends 15mins to San Gimignano

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Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Gambassi Terme - Villa Osservatorio

4 double bedrooms, 1 single and two single beds on the loft 4 full baths

Independent villa with 6 bedrooms for up to 11guests. For smaller groups of up to 6 guests you can rent half of the villa.

The road to the house is paved and lit all the way and although we are in a super tranquil and private area, the property is not isolated, with two restaurants located 2 minutes drive away.

The estate consists of the rental villa and our home which sits about 10 meters away where we live with our docile dog and cat. We work long hours in town and when at home, we highly prize our guests’ privacy and using an independent entrance gate.

We are immersed in manicured gardens with myriads of ornamental plants and terracotta statues scattered all over the grounds. There is a built in wood barbecue/grill and a large pool (13m x 6m). We added two beautiful wooded sundecks equipped with comfortable sofas and chairs where to immerse in total relaxation!

Amenities include air conditioning, Wifi connection (Satellite) suitable to check emails, laundry facilities (o request and operated by the maid).


Entrance on ground level into the living room, kitchen with doors to a covered large loggia with large table and chairs. Two double bedrooms and a reading room – one has direct exit to a terrace with table and chairs. Two bathrooms with shower. Open air loft with two single/joinable beds.

Lower level accessed via external stairways: entrance into a second living room, kitchen with doors to a covered loggia equipped with table and chairs. Two double bedrooms with direct access to the garden and one single room. Two bathrooms with shower.

Driving distance:

Pisa 1hr and Florence 1hr 15mns. Bologna Borgo Panigale airport is also a valid alternative located 2hr 30mns drive on the motorway.

Nearest town with shops is Gambassi Terme less than 10mns. San Gimignano and Volterra are easily reached in 20mns on panoramic roads. Florence and Siena are great destinations for a full day out either by train or by car in little over 1 hour journey.

More Details
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Neva & Giovanni Guazzini
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Large villa for up to 11 with pool and gardends 15mins to San Gimignano
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Pittsford, NY

Everything we hoped and wished for

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing week long stay in this villa with extended family. Gorgeous grounds and pool, lots of nice lounging areas, wonderful hosts, and perfect location. The apartments (the villa has 2 separate apartments, we rented them both) have all the modern conveniences and luxuries, but take you back to early Tuscan architecture.

We were able to do day trips to Florence, Pisa, Venice, and Cinque Terre very comfortably. The villa is out in the country with the nearest town being about 10 miles away. Perfect place to unwind and relax. We saw the spiral arm of the Milky Way while laying in the hammocks every night.

The only sad part was leaving. It was also nice to have Neva and Giovanni nearby for help and advice. We would recommend this villa without hesitation and hope to go back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, amazing location, welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

This villa was everything we hoped it would be. Our hosts were warm and welcoming throughout our stay. Despite the language barrier, we were able to communicate with each other. They did everything they could to ensure we were happy and comfortable, from providing a table full of food and wine upon our arrival, to ensuring any problems we encountered were handled quickly (our stay coincided with some cool evenings and we had some trouble with the heating, which had to be fixed, but this was dealt with by our hosts). The villa is stunning. Our group of 8 adults and 3 children rented both apartments in the villa and both apartments were beautifully decorated with traditional Tuscan antiques. Both were very clean, with nice linens for the beds and comfortable towels for showering and using the pool. The beds were very comfortable. All cooking utensils we needed were provided. The grounds are impeccably maintained and so, so beautiful - very relaxing. Several areas for sitting and relaxing or eating outdoors. We would absolutely rent this villa again and would recommend to friends. The location is also great - San Gimignano is a 20 min drive, Siena is about 45-min drive, Florence 1 hr, Volterra about 30 min, Chianti region was about 1 hour. This is an experience we will never forget and hope to repeat someday soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent villa & pool

  • 5 of 5

Great villa. Excellent pool & outdoor areas. Quiet & spacious, a very high standard of accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newcastle Upon Tyne

Fantastic property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had the downstairs apartment which was beautifully maintained and an excellent size for a family of four but would still be great for 3 couples. Lovely sitting area and excellent kitchen. Even though we were there during early August we did not need to use the air conditioning due to the fact the apartment is kept in shade all day and never really got too warm.

The owners were on hand but left us to enjoy our break without intrusion. The two fantastic apartments and the owners stunning home are in an enclosed area which is just stunning. The property has beautifully kept gardens and an excellent (large) swimming pool. Even though there was another family in the upstairs apartment it still felt like we had the place to ourselves.

The property is only a 10 min drive to Gambassi Terme and around 20 minutes to San Gimignano. San Gimignano is a stunning place and worth more than 1 visit. Would recommend either early morning or later in the day when it is a little quieter.

Florence, Siena and the Chianti region are all within easy reach. I would recommend them all.

For supermarkets, there is a small Spar in Gambassi Terme which was ideal for picking up a few things for the first few days there. However, for a bigger shop I would recommend the COOP which is around 30 minutes drive away in Castelfiorentino. Better choice and reasonably priced.

A car is definitely recommended.

We would recommend this property without hesitation and would definitely consider returning.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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it was a great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

It was 5 of us in the apartment - 2 adults and 3 children. I'd say this is probably the most that comfortably fit in in the space. The villa is well equipped– everything was in good shape and worked properly. The garden and the pool are beautiful, although we travelled every day and did'd spend much time by the pool, coming back to a comfortable outdoor space was a reward at the end of the day. The villa location was excellent. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We used their tips exploring the areas nearby and found some treasures. The drives around the property is a quintessential Tuscany as gorgeous as can be. It was a great week.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crossville, TN, USA

Beautiful Place . . . Peaceful, Relaxing, Magical

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. There are two, 3-bedroom units within the guest house as well as the main villa where the owners live (the owners tell us the buildings were built in 1700). Each of the units was beautifully updated and had there own private outdoor spaces along with a shared pool. My husband and I were there with my sister and brother-in-law, and we felt as though we were the only ones there. This place exceeded our expectations, and is everything you would want it to be for your vacation "under the Tuscan Sun!" Through arrangements made prior to our visit, the owner cooked for us on our last night there. The food was superb, the ambience was festive and the vacation memories - priceless!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
at Il Castagno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Castelfalfi Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Firenze-Siena in Poggibonsi
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
at Il Castagno
Car: necessary

The nearest town with shops for daily provides is Gambassi Terme only 10 minutes away or San Gimignano but is much busier.

We have one restaurant walking distance and one only 1 minute drive down the road in Castagno.


Prices & Availability

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27 Aug 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gambassi Terme in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , note: the 2 single/joinable beds are on the open air loft
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed , Beds note this single bedroom has no window
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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