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Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Jacuzzi, equipped fitness area, WiFi internet, sat TV, bikes, barbeque

Description of the Villa: Share of an ancient farmhouse, whose first foundations date back to the 15th century. It was completely restored, is independent and surrounded by centuries-old pine and cypress trees which adorn a large adjoining partly terraced garden. It is located on the hills surrounding Montespertoli, the city of Chianti wine. It has a wonderful view upon the vineyards and olive-trees hills. This Tuscan villa is disposed on 2 floors and its extension is approximately 250 m² and 300 m² respectively. There is a terrace-solarium with covered loggia and portico and 5000 m² of park/garden. Distances are: 3 km: from Montespertoli with any kind of shops, banks, post office. It is 12 miles from Florence, 16 miles from S.Gimignano, 25 miles from Siena, 40 miles from Pisa.

House distribution and facilities: Ground floor: entrance-hall, large living/dining area with fireplace and TV, passage-way tea-room, kitchen (oven, freezer and dishwasher), WC outside: large equipped terrace (300 m²). A bathroom os at client's disposal. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, 2 twin-bedded rooms, hall, 3 bathrooms with shower, 1 bathroom-hall with shower and tub. Large terraced park/garden around the property, parking in the property. Telephone, iron and wash-machine at disposal, swimming pool, external Jacuzzi, equipped area fitness, barbeque, free wireless Internet access, etc.

Indoor: It accommodates 12 people. The number of bedrooms: 5. Number of beds: 10. Number of bathrooms: 5. Bedrooms – bathrooms: 3 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms on the first floor. Small toilet at ground floor and an extra room where there is the washing machine. On the first floor we find 3 bathrooms with shower and one bathroom-hall with shower/ tub. The bathroom-hall is elegantly furnished in pink colours with English porcelain. The kitchen - living room is on the ground floor, where we can also find the entrance hall, a large living/dining area with fireplace in French red marble. On this floor we also find the kitchen, fully equipped with all the comforts such as dishwasher, microwave-oven, oven, etc. On the first floor, we find a pretty living/ reading room. Telephone, television, washing machine and iron are at disposal.

More Details

Property Manager
Silvio B.
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Silvio B.

My wife, Italian and Latin Literature Teacher, and I, industrial manager, after retirement, have decided to rent our property, too big for us, as our sons, now more than adults, live not more with us.

Currently we live in Florence.

Silvio B. purchased this villa in 1948

Guestbook comments from the manager

Sorry we didn’t get to see you before we left your fabulous home, but I just wanted to thanks you for the wonderful accommodations in the hills of Tuscany! We all had a wonderful time, and very much enjoyed meeting you and Paola.

With luck we can return and see you again!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montespertoli in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom n. 5 is located inside the gym/ fitness area. The Bathrooms n. 2 and n.5 have jetted shower cabs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 5 bedrooms and 10 beds. We can put 2 extra single beds at your disposal or 1 extra single bed and a crib. Extra bed or cradle and child seat: € 120 per week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
It accommodates children very well by supplying children's activities in the area, a playroom or games in the house, cradles and high chairs for babies. You will also find a volleycourt. Air conditioning is provided currently in the equipped fitness gymn area. Fans are provided currently in all the villa. rooms.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Perfect Holidays for familys and dogs

  • 4 of 5

We (11 People - 1 Akita Dog) had a very great time at Casa Serena (07/2017). The house is big and stylish. The garden is very nice and we could relax a lot. The pool was always clean and Silvio, the housekeeper, kept the whole week an eye on it. We could leave our dog in the upper fenced area of the property, while leaving with the car. The whole area is fenced, so we hadn´t to take care or look for our Akita. Silvio is a very nice Person. I just give 4 of 5 stars because the fitness devices and the air conditioning in the fitnessroom need a check soon. The wifi is working in the whole area!!! Casa Serena is situated very nice on a hill. You will have a great view even to San Giminiano. We spent a very wonderful holiday at "Casa Serena". Perhaps we shall return any time. I can only recommend "Casa Serena" and it´s owner Silvio.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you a lot for having got the chance to know you, very nice Guests, and also for the precious tips.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Silvio is a very nice host, the property is very nice, with nice outdoor area for al fresco dining, nice pool area and lovely location which is nice and quiet. The villa is a semi-detached, but your space is totally private. Location. Is nice with some nice local restaurants nearby

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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3 weeks in a Tuscan villa.

  • 3 of 5

Owner Silvio Balsamo was attentive and helpful. My family of seven enjoyed the beautiful pool and grounds. The nearby town of Montespertoli was charming and met our needs. If you are looking for a luxury villa stay however, this is not the place for you. It is rustic and had a couple of safety issues. The worst part to me were the bug bites we got in our beds.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests were friendly and were treated with extreme fairness and willingness to provide them with means of transport, and any kind of information and directions for their travels. The Villa is an elegant and comfortable country residence, with everything you need for a pleasant and peaceful stay, as many travellers have reviewed. There are no safety problems in the villa and we are sorry to know that a probable food-related or allergy problem that has caused skin manifestations to a single member of the group, has been mistaken for a mattress problem, as we had already pointed out to the guests. Mattresses in the beds of the villa are all brand new and are periodically sanitized: It has never existed and it does not currently exist any kind of problem with any kind of bugs.
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Perfect family holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and tidy house. Extremely spacious with plenty of seats both inside and out. Grounds were well kept. Everything we needed to ensure our family holiday in Tuscany was relaxing and comfortable. Owner was very helpful and available for any queries. Highly recommended for its stunning position- easy access to Pisa , Florence , Siena , Lucca and only an hour from coast. A holiday we won't forget.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks
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A wonderful week in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the villa with three adults and three children ages 13 and 10 and loved it!!

The villa was great, nicely off the beaten path yet close to everything (florence, Siena, Pisa) .Traveling to and from the villa has easy and adventurous , the roads are narrow.

The villa was in very good condition, clean with everything we needed to make are stay confortable and experience the Tuscany country side . The pool was a added treat after a day for walking the streets of Tuscany, as it was in the 90's. Your hosts are lovely and willing to help with great restaurants suggests, directions and history of the area.

Great experience overall and hope to be back some day!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The villa was as described, all five bedrooms were a good size, and there were plenty of indoor and outdoor living areas. There were 9 of us including a toddler, and we fitted very comfortably into the villa. The weather was warm and we ate all our meals at the table on the patio which is just off the kitchen. There was a gate which meant the toddler was secure in this outdoor area, away from the pool. We enjoyed the space of the large garden, as well as the various activities available - badminton, table tennis, and gym equipment. Silvio and his wife were very welcoming and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here and hope to return some time.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Florence Peretola 'Amerigo Vespucci'
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
San Miniato
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Montelupo Fiorentino
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nuova Villamagna
Nearest Beach
81 Kilometres
Tirrenia, Marina di Pisa
Car: recommended

Main City: Florence. Closest City: Florence, Directions to the property: By car on the highway A1: exit Firenze-Scandicci, then take the motorway (S.G.C. FI-PI-LI) Firenze-Pisa-Livorno, heading Pisa-Livorno. Get out at Ginestra Fiorentina and go on to Montespertoli; from here take the road to S. Donato a Livizzano; after about 3 km you'll reach Morzano; on the same road there is Villa Casa Serena. Means of transport: by Sita bus line: Line 353 Firenze-Montespertoli-Certaldo Montespertoli, 2 km. Line 355: Firenze-Montespertoli-Volterra Montespertoli, 2 km, motorways: S.G.C. Firenze-Pisa-Livorno: drive out at Ginestra Fiorentina, 10 km from the Florence Airport: FLR 24 km, Pisa PSA 70 km. Highways: A1 Milano-Napoli Firenze Signa. Train Lines: Firenze - Empoli; Firenze - Pisa -Livorno; Firenze - Siena: Stop at Empoli (or Montelupo Fiorentino if the train stops), then take the taxi to Villa Casa Serena.

Other Activities: Ping Pong, volleyball court on the property

Golf: Golf Club (Fields %and instruction) within 18 Km. 12 miles/ 10 minutes from Villa Casa Serena. Outdoor of villa Casa Serena: This splendid villa is independent and surrounded by centuries-old pine and cypress trees which adorn a large adjoining partly terraced garden. Located on the hills surrounding Montespertoli, the city of wine, Villa Casa Serena has large views upon the vineyards and olive-trees hills. Distances: units in km: to the city of Florence 20 km, to the train 8 km, to the airport 23 km, to the bus 2 km, to the shops (Montespertoli) 2 km, to the bank, post office 2 km, to the closest restaurant 0,2 km.

Ski: The Commune of Montespertoli covers an area of 125.02 km², over some of the characteristic hills of Central Tuscany, which form part of the Chianti area. The chief town is located 257 metres above sea level, 25 km from Florence and is equidistant from the tourist centres of San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa and Volterra. The climate, in spite of exposure to all winds, is mild. Continuous and free ventilation keeps the air pure and healthy. Montespertoli, with its vineyards, cellars and the Chianti Show, is one of the Tuscan wine capitals. Historically, the wine, as well as the oil and bread, have always been one of its most important features, and is well - known in the region. The Commune is endowed with an efficient road network and with a series of refreshment places, featuring typical Tuscan cooking, a Tourist Information Office (headquarters of the Pro-Loco). Tourist itineraries: Florence (20 km.); Siena (40 km.) ; Pisa (50 km.); Vinci (25 km.); Volterra (45 km.); San Gimignano (28).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montespertoli, Tuscany

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include: accommodation, self catering, pool and garden maintenance, all taxes (IVA 10%), parking, electricity, gas, linen, hot and cold water, Fast WIFI Internet, Satellite TV, free bikes. Prices don't include: security deposit of 500 € (cheque or cash: returned upon check out). Final cleaning:160 €. Heating: 380 € per week: extra bed or cradle over the tenth € 120 per week

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