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Claudia Pirazzi

Member since: 2002
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Speaks English, German, Italian, Bavarian

Your independent house in a lovely park in Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Florence Area - Villa in a park of Florence

3 bedrooms, 5 beds luminous with wintergarden, friendly and comfortable, relax

A friendly holiday home in Florence, Tuscany, a vacation rental in Italy,only 4,5 km from Florence down town historical centre, with a very good bus connection during the week, not on Sunday and bank holidays. Easy access by car to all the attractions of Tuscany, the Siena Palio, Arezzo Gran Place, Chianti area and wineries.

The house in the park is lovely, well furnished and comfortable with 2 nice bathrooms and 3 bedrooms on 150 m². From the living-room, which is a winter-garden, you look onto a relaxing green park which is shared only with the house of the owners and their two golden retrievers. Fully restored it meets all needs of northern European and American comfort with WIFI. Easy access to the city of Firenze offers the bus with stop is right in front of the park, in which is also a parking space for the guests and a football field (soccer).

An extra Baby cot is available. In front and walking distance is a Restaurant-Pizzeria.

The owner speaks English and German: The arrival and transfer down town is very simple and quick.

The Bus nr. 41 arrives in 15 minutes from the centre, departure Piazza Ferrucci. From the train station one takes the Bus D to Piazza Ferrucci, every 10 minutes.

The Busstop (fermata) is right in front of the park.

It is anyway in a perfect position to make daily escursions to Siena, Arezzo and Pisa, even Venice and Rome are easy to reach with the high speed train. Florence City is overwhelming with Art and Architecture and coming back home to your cottage in the park is the relaxing part of your stay.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claudia Pirazzi (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks English, German, Italian, Bavarian

About Claudia Pirazzi

Interested in art, travelling and my family, I like to share and have guests myself. Culture and a sophisticated lifestyle is what we all like without forgetting nature.

Claudia Pirazzi purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Claudia Pirazzi chose Florence Area

Because it´s location is so ideal. Close to the city centre and at the same time in the green nature of the Florentine Hills. We liked it because it has this second home and we like to have persons around us.

What makes this cottage unique

Flowers, Roses and green around in a luminous wintergarden and house. It is like a own cottage and in a few minutes you are down town Florence. The bus service is perfect and also for daytrips it is a good pole position.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'A wonderful house to relax after all the overwhelming art and attractions of Florence. We are all so pleased.' (e-mail: machpi@tin.it)
Nov 2007
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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Your independent house in a lovely park in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
average rating of 4.75 based on 17 reviews

Tolles Haus in wunderschöner Gartenlage

  • 5 of 5

Für eine Familie, 5 Personen, sehr geräumiges, gut ausgestattetes Haus in einem wunderschönen Garten. Als Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge mit dem Auto in die Umgebung optimal gelegen. Besonders wertvoll waren die Tipps unserer Vermieterin, die idealerweise sehr gut deutsch spricht. Haben unsere Zeit dort sehr genossen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit für eine Bewertung genommen haben und wir freuen uns, dass Sie nächstes Jahr wieder kommen.
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Wunderbare Tage auf dem Land

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben bereits zum zweiten Mal Ferien in diesem charmanten Haus verbracht und waren erneut begeistert. Die Gegend ist ländlich/abgeschieden und doch ist Florenz schnell mit dem PKW oder dem Bus zu erreichen. Der Garten ist wunderschön , das Haus geschmackvoll und praktisch, die Badezimmer hübsch und funktionsfähig. Die Hausherrin steht mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Man fühlt sich willkommen wie unter Freunden. Wir haben diese Ferien sehr genossen und kommen sicher wieder.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scottsbluff, Nebraska

lovely accommodations inconvenient location

  • 3 of 5

The apt had very few amenities which necessitated a trip to the market which was about 1/2 mile walking. There was only one restaurant within short walk. The bus stop was very near but didn't run very late. We spent $50 per day on taxi regularly. We did not receive all our deposit to cover heating costs. The wifi was unreliable. Sylvia was a delightful host who made reservations for us and gave us rides on several occasions. We enjoyed her and her husband. If you have a car would be nicer. Sylvia offered a car but driving is for the brave

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gail, first of all thank you for getting back to me and secondly I am really sorry, you did not feel 100% at ease. I thank you also for the following answer you wrote after clearing things: I think you and Sylvia were most helpful and I certainly don't want to cause difficulty with future guests. There has been a misunderstanding of bill as the copy I had was, I thought, the final one. I feel some responsibility in evaluating the property honestly from our experience. People who are planning a vacation need to have accurate information. If you have a car, this property would be easier though driving to the tourist spots in Florence would still be very difficult. Yes, Sylvia and her husband both provided transportation three or four times which was appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed them. We were there almost two weeks and transportation was a problem. I believe that I mentioned in my previous evaluation that Sylvia had provided transportation and that she had offered her car. Insurance is a major concern that discouraged us from renting a car. --- Thank you Gail for your comments and I hope that your comment will help our future guests to make the right decision. Maybe with your needs of restaurants until late and all the tours you made, it would have been a better choice to be close to public transport and not in a self catering home with a big garden to enjoy after a day of sight seeing. All the best Claudia
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Bristol, Va

An Absolute Joy

  • 5 of 5

This house on the outskirts of Florence was the perfect place to explore the Tuscany region. It was spacious, well appointed and an enormous step above any hotel. If you were only interested in spending your time in Florence, it would also be ideal. There was a bus stop just across the street from their front gate that provided easy travel into the city, so you would not need a car. Our lovely hostess provided passes for the busses with the request that we replenish them, which we were delighted to do. She was very helpful when asked, but did not intrude if we did not ask, a perfect hostess. We spent three consecutive days in Florence, but enjoyed traversing the Tuscan hills in our car the most. The hilltop towns are scenic and pleasant to walk through. Delightful restaurants and superb wineries were everywhere. A bonus for me was the owners very friendly English Setters(my guess). Every morning we had a love-in while I set on the step and petted them. This activity was not a necessity for them, but a pleasant bonus of our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Had the perfect holiday in Florence and stayed in this gorgeous home. I was with my family, and the villa was spacious for us 4 adults and 2 kids. Clean, well-kept, and comfortable. We enjoyed the Tuscan sun in the garden outside. Transportation is conveniently available if you want to explore the town and the wineries in the area. The host were ever gracious and provided us with everything we needed. Thanks to their home and hospitality, we had a fantastic Tuscan vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is AMAZING! We stayed with our two college-aged daughters in late June. The villa is very spacious and well appointed. It has everything you need and more. The grounds were such a beautiful retreat to come back to after touring all day. As if that were not enough, the hostess (and her son) were simply lovely people. We felt much more like their personal guests than strangers who were renting from them. The icing on the cake were the adorable and friendly dogs, Malibu and Alvise. Other niceties include the restaurant down the street which was fabulous and the proximity of the bus stop to easily get to Florence. Again, Sylvia and Gherardo, we thank you so much for going above and beyond for a wonderful stay in your beautiful city. We can't wait to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Florence Tuscany Italy 30 minutes
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
in front of the park
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno , Pisa and Piombino
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Ugolino, the first Golf Club in Italy since 1889
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Florence mainstation, Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A1, Firenze Sud, Behind the hills, well hidden
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
50 metres, great Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone close to Pistoia
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Migliarino and Marina di Pisa a lovely day trip
Car: not necessary

This cottage is situated only 4,5 km from the centre of town from where it is easy to reach in the famous Florentine Hills, the exclusive living in Florence, . It offers quietness and green around which is shared with the mainhome of the owner within the park. Also the next golf course of Ugolino Golf is only 15 minutes away. A good Pizzeria and the bus stop are in front of the own park where you have naturally your own parking place for the car. The bus brings you frequently into town and back.For rides into the wonderful Chianti area you need just five minutes to get onto the highway A1 and from there everywhere in Tuscany. Distance to the airport of Florence Peretola is about 20 minutes drive on the highway, about 40 minutes through the city. From Pisa airport it will take you about 1 hour and 20 minutes drive. All these indications are approximately as depending on the traffic and time of the day.Enjoy relaxing green after a day of culture and architecture.

Other Activities: Culture and cooking courses, walkingtours in and around Florence

Golf: Golf Club of Ugolino is the one of the most important Golf club's in Tuscany with beautiful scenery and at the same time close to Florence city centre. The lovely house is half way to each direction.

Ski: To the Abetone Skiing area it is a 2 hour drive and very beautiful.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gavinana - Galluzzo , Florence

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2016
30 Apr 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season 2016
4 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall to Winter 2016
15 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2017 Jan-Feb
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £69

The down payment is a reservation fee of 25% and not refundable.
Consumption of water, gas (for the hot water) and electricity is included. Heating is always to be paid for as an extra and based on consumption. The final cleaning is 90 Euro. There is a cot for babies.
If you are only 2 persons, we will give you a discount iof 10% in side seasons only, which mean except the periods of Christmas, Easter, summer and high season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Florence Area in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Complete bath rooms , one with a shower, the other with a bath tub, toilet, single basin (sink) and bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , can be divided
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , can be put together
    Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twins, 1 single, 1 cot if required
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
A cot is available on request and elderly persons should be able to get up the staircase onto the first floor, the bed rooms are all upstairs. The children love to use the little soccer field in the park. Unfortunately we can not accept other dogs, as we have two very kind Labradors and want them to be calm and secure about their terrain.

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