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'....A flowered oasis inside the medieval walls....

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

'Garden House' . A Blooming Oasis Within The Medieval Walls ..

The owners Mario and Donella would like to offer you an unforgettable holiday in San Gimignano.

The accommodation

This unique and luxurious apartment is situated on the ground floor of a medieval building in the historic center and has its origins between 1100 and 1200. In the past it was part of the district of the old Convent of San Domenico, who later became old prison of San Gimignano.

The main feature that makes unique and special this apartment is the presence, in the historic center, of a large private garden, equipped with everything you need to be able to eat and relax, always green and blooming thanks to the care of the owners.

Guest access

The apartment, romantic and beautifully furnished, can host 2 people. We can provide you a cot for a baby. It is particularly suitable for a romantic getaway for couples.

It includes a large living room with full equipped kitchen, lounge area with sofa, bedroom, reading room and a luxury bathroom with large walk-in shower.

""New in 2017"": air conditioning in the bedroom!

To welcome you on arrival Mario and his daughter Cristina will be happy to accompany you to the apartment and give you all the information you need and every suggestion possible to spend an unforgettable holiday in San Gimignano.

Other things to highlight

Located just 100 meters from the main Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna, allowing guests to enjoy the day among the numerous art galleries, museum visits, walks along the walls and the parlor of the squares that offers delicacies to try.

In the evening the town of San Gimignano, famous all over the world, still gives the evocative atmosphere of the Middle Ages with its lights dimmed and the local features which allow you to taste the typical products.

Staying in the Old Town is the best you could want from a holiday, everything is at your fingertips, quaint stores for shopping, restaurants, taverns, wine bars and bar .. Remember that the center is a pedestrian zone, calm and quiet.

House Rules

Included in the price you will find: heating, AIR CONDITIONING, bed linen, satellite TV and WI-FI.

As a welcome gift we will offer guests a bottle of wine typical of Tuscan.

You can arrive in front of the apartment for loading and unloading luggage.

It will be offered a free parking space just outside the city walls.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Gimignano in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , lavabo separato da gabinetto con porta scorrevole
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ""New in 2017"": air conditioning in the bedroom!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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'....A flowered oasis inside the medieval walls....
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

A wonderful place and wonderful experience. The best value in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is within the town and a few minutes from everything—any yet feels miles away. It is large, comfortable, beautifully designed, and has been skillfully renovated, with exceptional attention to detail. and imaginative touches everywhere. A full, functioning kitchen and a large, beautiful, very private garden/sitting area are additional pluses

Last but not the least, the owners are a delight. Cristina in particular is a marvel—she does everything, thinks of everything, and responds immediately when sought out. The only downside is that after Christina, every other owner seemed as if going through the motions. Her preparation and service were in a different league

I am ambivalent about saying much more out of plain selfishness: I want Cas del Gordano to be available the next time I am in Tuscany. Too many people knowing about it could spoil that!

But Cristina and her family deserve the acclaim, and the business. With stops in Florence, Siena, Milan, and the Cinque Terra, our time in San Gimignano was easily the most pleasurable—and Casa del Giardino was hands down the best place we stayed and by far the best value.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per la tua bellissima recensione, per noi è stato un grande piacere averti ospitato.Mario e Cristina
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Canton, Georgia

A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

The Garden House in San Gimignano is a truly special place, in a beautiful city, hosted by the loveliest family. If you've never visited the city, you should. It used to be off the beaten path but now the tour buses have put it on the map. Not to worry, though, they don't take over. And La Casa del Giardino is situated away from the main tourist street, yet still close to the shops and restaurants. You won't hear the hustle and bustle of anything until you walk around the corner.

But we must say, this property is so comfortable that you may be perfectly content spending all your time in the garden with your own personal turtle (we named him Mike during our stay). We are convinced that we could easily leave everything in the US and move in and not miss walk in closets, big screen televisions, or a big kitchen. The bed is very comfortable, the bathroom is surprisingly large, and having a washing machine is a nice addition (we used it three times). The entire space is just delightful and we already miss it.

Mario lovingly takes great care of the garden and it shows. We had coffee every morning and wine every evening on the terrace. The addition of air conditioning certainly made things even more pleasant.

We felt so at home that we invited our hosts to dinner, like we would if we lived in the city. To our great surprise we were the first to do so! We encourage you to consider doing the same because Cristina and her husband, Marco, are delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed a great meal, conversation, and wine (thanks to the expert knowledge of Marco!).

Some advice on what to do while in the area... visit Pienza and Radda in Chianti for sure. You can rent a car if you don't mind being passed on the road like you're standing still and missing turns because you're overwhelmed by the scenery. But consider a tour so you can enjoy the wine and not worry about driving. You can catch a regularly scheduled bus to Siena and other nearby cities, too.

We could write so much more about our experience in San Gimignano and La Casa del Giardino... if you're looking for someplace comfortable with every necessary convenience, quiet yet close to everything, and the added bonus of a pet turtle to chase you around the garden... this is the place for you.

And invite your hosts to dinner... you'll thank me later!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie a Voi per la dettagliata recensione che avete fatto! Per noi è stato un vero piacere avervi ospitato nella nostra casa. Speriamo vivamente di potervi avere ancora nostri ospiti,se tornerete a San Gimignano, per una prossima vacanza.GRAZIE MILLE!!! Cari saluti. Cristina e famiglia
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Beautiful Garden Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for ten days and absolutely loved it. The apartment is clean, quiet and comfortable. It has been updated with great attention to detail and with an obvious pride of ownership. It has all the modern conveniences but retains its rustic charm. The private garden is marvellous and a welcome retreat after a long day of site-seeing. Mario and his daughter Christina couldn’t be more helpful. They met us at Mario’s brothers house, where there is free parking, and took our luggage to the apartment. Christina know all the best restaurants and cafes. Our favourites were Le Veechie Mura, Bel Soggiorno and San Martino, 26.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per aver scelto la nostra casa, e per avere apprezzato le nostre indicazioni, speriamo di riavervi con noi in un vostro futuro viaggio. Mario e Cristina
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Stay within the walls

  • 5 of 5

Christina and Mario could not have been more welcoming! Due to cell phone problems, we called from the designated gas station rather than calling ahead. No problem, they were there within 20 minutes! The apartment and yard were beyond beautiful! We even got to see the turtle on the 1st day. SG is very easy to walk around. To be able to walk back to our apartment whenever we wanted was appreciated. You also are given a free parking space just outside the walls. Christina's restaurant ideas were superb. This apartment cannot be beaten!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Siamo molto soddisfatti per avervi fatto vivere una felice vacanza a S. Gimignano e che tutto quello che era descritto è risultato realtà. Grazie mille!!! Mario e Cristina
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A flowered oasis it definitely is - wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 9 days in San Gimignano staying at Casa Del Giardino. From the moment Christina and Mario picked us up in Poggibonsi ( a town nearby) to being introduced to Marios beautiful Casa and his tortoise the stay has been marvellous. The apartment is beautifully decorated with all the appliances you need to make for a comfortable stay. It is in a great location. The bed is super comfortable. The garden is extra special. The recommendations for dining were excellent -especially La Vecchia Mura which is nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: È bellissimo quello che avete scritto su di noi e sulla nostra casa, tutto ciò ci rende orgogliosi e felici di continuare e migliorare sempre il nostro lavoro. Grazie mille!!! Mario e Cristina
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Superbe place !

  • 5 of 5

To start Mario and Christina have been perfect hosts. Warm welcome and very helpful. The apartment is charming, very clean and functional. The bathroom is new. The bed very comfortable. Nice place to sit outside and enjoy the sun. Perfect location and a wonderful town. We could not have been more pleased with our choice. Thank you to Mario and his daughter Christina.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Per noi è stato un grande onore avervi ospitato nella nostra casa, i vostri gentili commenti ci danno la speranza di rivedervi ancora,in occasione di qualche vostro futuro viaggio. Grazie!!! Mario e Cristina
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Firenze peretola
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Piazza della Cisterna
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Piombino per isola d'Elba
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le vecchie mura
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Marina di Cecina
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Please note that during the period from 1 March to 31 October, our guests will be required to pay the city tax of Euro 1,50 per adult per day, to a maximum of 5 nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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