HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Holiday apartment near Florence 'Refuge of Fairies', countryside.

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Casa vacanze in casa colonica del '500

Two bedrooms apartment with living room, kitchen, bathroom and garden and covered pergola.

In a fence inside the property there are a small farm with three lovely goats,one donkey and a cat. Loved by kids and by adults too

The 'Retreat of the Fairies ' is the ideal solution for those wishing to visit Tuscany as it is strategically located, it is only 1 km from the highway and this allows you to quickly reach the most beautiful cities of art:

Florence (25km), Arezzo (35km), Siena (60km) as well as Lucca, Pisa, S. Gimingnano, etc.

Nature lovers can visit the nearby hills of Chianti or immerse yourself in the forest of S. Antonio at Vallombrosa, which offers beautiful walks and tours all'arboreto and the botanical gardens, as well as the historic Abbey.

Despite the proximity to the motorway, the refuge of the fairies is surrounded by nature and gives you peace of mind!


More Details

Gioia Bernalotti e Pietro Anichini
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Reggello in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Coin Cabine
  • Computer Available
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 1 is a room with a chest of drawers for clothes and great closet space. the room is big and we can enter another single bed. This room has access to the terrace where you expect a romantic secluded spot under a vine of grapes 2nd bedroom.'s a dresser for clothes, and has a stained-glass door with two fairies colored by Gioia that allows you to isolate the room from the rest of the house recreating the intimate setting of a double bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

91% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Holiday apartment near Florence 'Refuge of Fairies', countryside.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

A very special place to stay and such welcoming and friendly hosts. I recommend wholeheartedly!

  • 5 of 5

Both Gioia and Pietro were two of the most friendly and welcoming hosts you could wish for. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and to give advice about how to travel to places. We took our 21 month old son, who loved being outside all the time: watching the animals, collecting acorns, playing in the pool and in the little park. Pietro even went out of his way to show him any insects he could find. The house itself was quiet and cool in the height of summer with a well equipped kitchen and really comfortable rooms. The house is in a convenient location: easy to get train to Florence and to drive to Pisa or Siena. I really can't recommend this holiday home enough. Thank you Gioia and Pietro for giving us a special holiday to remember!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful words. We really miss you and the sunny smile of Leon We wish you all the best and we hope to see you again :) Kisses from Gioia and Pietro
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful home, wonderful hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Refuge is the word - tucked in gorgeous Tuscan countryside but still only half an hour from Florence. Full of character, comfort and fantastic hospitality from Gioia who was always available but never intrusive, so kind and helpful. We loved every minute of our fortnight, alternating days in Florence with trips to nearby villages full of masterpieces of art and ice cream. Our teenage girls, all studying art history, said it was the best holiday ever. We can't recommend Gioia's lovely home enough. Thank you Gioia! :)

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Have you and your family as guests it was a pleasure for us We really hope to see you again... if not here, of course in Ireland ;) Best regards Gioia & Pietro
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

"As an experienced travel...

  • 5 of 5

"As an experienced traveller I coulld recommend this place for everyone who wants quiet and peaceful rest in the very heart of Tuscany. A house is very well equipped with everything you need including a good terrace where you can have your breakfasts and dinners. And what is more the owner Gioia was very hospitable and kind. She helped us to solve every problem we had during our stay, like no owner ever did. And since we unfortunately had a lot of difficulties, she was our saver. We hope we will come to the Refugio delle fate again)"

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?

children-friendly and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for vacation with children is this nice place in the Valley of the river Arno. Fine rooms, clean and equipped with everything you need in an old farm house. The owner are friendly and helpfull to give you nice holidays. And if you like travel a little bit of the big tourists paths, Figline Valdarno is good place to enjoy the local spirit. Thank's for the days, Gioia and Pietro.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
namur (belgique)


  • 5 of 5

Endroit super près de toutes les commodités (autoroute, grande surface,..). Gioia est disponible et pleine de bons conseils. Les enfants ont adoré la piscine et surtout les animaux. Nous y retournerons l'année prochaine à coup sûr.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

il mio soggiorno con le fate

  • 5 of 5

il rifugio delle fate è un posto che ti accoglie con molto calore. Noi ci siamo trovati molto bene e ci siamo divertiti a giocare con gli animali, in particolare con l'asinello Pepe. La casa è spaziosa e accogliente. Gioia e Pietro sono molto simpatici e disponibili e ci hanno dato molti suggerimenti utili per la nostra vacanza. In sintesi il rifugio delle fate è l'ambiente ideale per grandi e piccini per trascorrere una felice vacanza a pochi km da Firenze e dagli altri stupendi borghi della Toscana

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
36.2 Kilometres
Firenze, Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar Giglio località Ciliegi
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Incisa Valdarno
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A1 Incisa -Reggello
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ristorante dei Fratelli Giusti
Car: recommended

Motorway A1 Florence-Rome.

A1 exit Incisa. At the exit turn right towards Pontefract - Florence

and after a mile turn right at the sign for "fine Cherry

Follow the road for 200 meters to the "Refuge of the fairies"

For shoppers just 3 km you can find "The Mall" and "The Groove"with the outlets of the big Italian names such as Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Valentino and more.!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Reggello, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
bassa stagione
13 Jan 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
media stagione
19 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
alta stagione
16 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
media stagione
25 Aug 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
bassa stagione
6 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
alta stagione
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario
Sconti per bambini

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Ask Owner a Question