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Country Cottage with Pool, 5 Min from Florence City Center. A/C. Vast Garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House: 1 bedroom + 1 bed, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen. Welcome breakfast

Set on the countryside of Florence overlooking the hills of Fiesole.

5 minutes from Florence city center, Casa degli Ulivi is at the heart of a private estate of 7.5 acres (three hectares) surrounded by a vast garden, olive groves and woods.

The house is 645 sq. feet (60 square meters): 1 double bedroom, 1 attached bathroom, living room, fully-equipped kitchen. The house offers all the comforts including dishwasher, washing machine, A/C, heating system in every room, Wi-Fi, Cable TV with English-language channels and movies, Swimming Pool.

Here you can enjoy absolute privacy, peace and quietness, amazing panoramic views.

Ample private and free parking. Easy bus access to Florence, bus stop in front of our gate. On your arrival you will find the basic staples and our own home-produced olive oil.

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Relax in the peace of the Florentine country side within easy reach of the city center. After a day of sightseeing, jog in our wood and use the pool to refresh yourself.

Massages are available and private yoga classes in the dedicated yoga studio (Alessandra, your host, is a specialist).

The swimming pool water is treated with salt (no chemicals, no excess of chlorine is used).


From the Highway:

Exit highway at Firenze Nord, and follow directions for Careggi hospital (Ospedale di Careggi). From the hospital, take Via del Pergolino, follow straight until the end of a curvy road, turn left in Via Incontri and go straight 300mtrs till you reach a small square with different directions (Villa i Cancelli). The house is on your right, number 44/L (don't get confused with house number 44, which has a red wall), at the corner with Via della Pietra.

If you are coming by taxi, just give the address of the property: Via Incontri, 44/L, 50139, Firenze.

If you get lost, give me a call.

More Details

Alessandra Billi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Amerigo Vespucci Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Piazza Dalmazia
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Livorno Port
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ugolino Golf club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Santa Maria Novella Florence train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A 1, A 11
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Abetone Mountain
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Versilia coast
Car: not necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rifredi (Quartiere 5) in Florence

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Country Cottage with Pool, 5 Min from Florence City Center. A/C. Vast Garden
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Lovely cottage outside of the city

  • 5 of 5

The villa is located in Via Incontri, around 20min driving from the city centre. We had an amazing time there, relaxing by the pool and enjoying the nice views. In the morning we had breakfast outside as we were seeing some chickens and peacocks pass through. If you are looking for a peaceful stance in the beautiful city of Florence, definitely this is your place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet but gracious hosts

  • 4 of 5

Other than a snafu in arriving (which VRBO straightened out) the week was very smooth with fantastic help from our hosts - trips to the grocery store, bus stop etc., even fixing a meal when we arrived. The building is beautiful (terrible photo on the site) and the olive groves were fun to paint. We went into Florence several times (really crowded) . The kitchen was fully equipped . The weather didn't cooperate for using the swimming pool but it was there. We walked to the nearest restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to explore Florence and area

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the cottage and quiet surroundings. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday while being minutes from down town Florence. The cottage is fully equipped with a kitchen which Allesandra ensures has everything you need for the first couple of days. Parking on site for your rental car works well. The location is perfect for day tours to Sienna, Pisa, Grieve, Montepulciano, Luca, and area. The unit is very well maintained and very clean. You will of be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth! Peace, tranquility and beautiful villa with wonderful grounds and scenery

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this wonderful little villa was just perfect. The place is a gem. It was hard to believe it was just a short distance from Florence but a world away from the crowds in that beautiful city! Florence is within easy reach but you will enjoy your stay even more if you have a car for sightseeing in Tuscany (otherwise there are buses, trains, taxis). The Chianti, Cinque Terre and all the other wonderful sights are within easy reach. We went to Lucca and loved it.

The apartment was spotless, equipped with everything you could possibly need, and with welcome treats. Everything was new, in wonderful taste and worked perfectly. Wi-Fi was fine.

The villa is set in absolutely beautiful grounds, very well maintained, with wonderful scenery and we had the place to ourselves. The peace and quiet was amazing, and we loved having a drink taking in the sunset. We had complete privacy. Serenity, tranquility, bliss. Alessandra is the perfect host- always available if you need her, but never obtrusive. She was always ready with suggestions and could not have been more attentive or helpful. She is a lovely person and the place radiates her calm highly efficient tranquility. Thank you Alessandra. We will be back – but next time for longer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belle base pour visiter Florence et la région

  • 3 of 5

Nous avons loué la maison la première semaine de juillet. L'endroit est idéalement situé pour visiter Florence et la région, et retrouver un peu de fraicheur et de verdure le soir et la nuit. Tout est extrèmement propre, le jardin agréable, le lit excellent, la salle de bains très spacieuse (juste une douche) et la propriétaire aimable et très discrète.

Ce qui n'est pas mentionné dans l'annonce - du moins je ne l'ai pas vu - est qu'il y a une autre petite maison louée à 20 mètres de celle-ci avec il faut partager la piscine et qui passe régulièrement devant la maison. Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir des voisins très discrets .... il serait cependant bon de l'indiquer sur l'annonce.

Aller à Florence en bus relève du défi contrairement à ce qui est annoncé. Le petit bus devant la maison passe toutes les heures seulement et pas le soir. Le second bus pour le centre de Florence n'est pas à 800 mètres mais à 1km200 (voir l'application HERE) et la route est particulièrement désagréable pour les piétons.

Autre inconvénient, la présence tenace et très agressive des moustiques. Nous avons été dévorés...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Traumhaft schön

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist sehr sauber. Es ist schön eingerichtet. Die Lage ist perfekt, um die Stadt zu erkunden. Die Bushaltestelle liegt direkt vor der Tür (3 km bis zum Zentrum). Das Auto kann auf einem Parkplatz auf dem großen privaten Grundstück geparkt werden. Das Grundstück ist mit einer großen Mauer umgeben. Es liegt ruhig in den Hügeln über Florenz. Das sorgt für eine perfekte Erholung am Pool. Alessandra ist sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rifredi (Quartiere 5), Florence Area

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4 night minimum stay
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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