'La Vista Grande' is a large beautiful two bedroom air conditioned apartment situated within a small collection of renovated 16th Century farm buildings converted into luxury houses and apartments. 'La Vista Grande' has been sympathetically restored and now offers a high standard of accommodation (including key fearures; free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning and Window blind Mosquito nets) whilst retaining lovely features such as vaulted ceilings with chestnut beams and terracotta tiled floors throughout. Outside you have your own private veranda and garden with terrace, the vine covered gazebo gives shade from the Tuscan sun and the garden has uninterrupted stunning 360 degree views of the Tuscan countryside. Clear night skies allow for wonderful views of the starry night sky. The shared pool is 7x14m and there is also a large covered gazebo and sun loungers.The medieval hill towns of Volterra & San Gimignano are both 20 minutes by car and are perfect for sightseeing. Our guests tell us that they have had wonderful holidays here, the comments in our guestbook are testament to this and many come back every year.
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- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Apartment near San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy - Stunning Views Over The Tuscan Countryside
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Oct 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Fantastic place to stay
First rate communication from enquiry through to booking and providing of travel instructions, apartment information, suggestions on local restaurants, supermarkets etc etc was a decent clue that the property itself would be of a high standard and we were not disappointed.
The apartment is spotlessly clean, of high quality furnishings, especially the beds which, as per other reviews, are super comfy, not very common in Italy in our experience. The living area is well proportioned,comfortable and homely. It seems like everything is catered for, a good selection of pots,pans,utensils, books, guides, extra pillows etc etc and for the very first time in a dozen places in Italy...an oven glove...why does nowhere else have one!!!
Outside is a large pergola with barbecue and garden and wonderful views for eating on an evening.
Air-conditioning in the evening is extremely effective and very welcome in the Tuscan summer.
The pool is of a very high quality with great loungers (note: no "shallow end" so very good for a decent swim) and further wonderful views.
We've stayed in many places over the years that we have enjoyed but might not have been 100% confident of unreservedly recommending to a friend. This is one of only 2 or 3 places in 10 years of travel to Italy that we'd have no hesitation in recommending.
Dear Marcus, thank you for your review of your stay at La Vista Grande. We are so glad that you and your family had a great time and we are very pleased that you found our apartment guide so useful and the quality of the apartment to be of a high standard. To say that you would unreservedly recommend us is a huge compliment - thank you. I do hope to be able to welcome you back to La Vista Grande one day soon.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the apartment. It is beautiful. Well maintained is an understatement. It has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable. We loved everything about it. The scenery in Tuscany is unlike any other. It is easy to get to and surrounded by beauty. Mike truly takes care of his clients. We had a spectacular time.
Thank you for your review of La Vista Grande, I am so pleased to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed your stay. I do try to maintain the property to a high standard and to provide the amenities to make my guests stay as comfortable as possible. Stunning views, a place to relax yet close to some of the best historic towns you will find in Tuscany perfectly describes what La Vista Grande has to offer. Thank you for your kind words on how I take care of my clients. It’s important that you feel confident in the person you are dealing with so I always respond as quickly as possible to any questions. Finally, Anna & David thank you for being such lovely guests and I really hope that I will be able to welcome you back one day in the future.
Wonderful Location and Apartment
We have just had the most wonderful time in Mike's apartment. It's along a dusty track (a car is most certainly needed). It's literally in the middle of the countryside, with the most incredible views (if you try, you can just about make out the odd car in the distance), very, very peaceful.
The apartment was exceptionally clean, everything worked beautifully. The rooms are delightful with very comfortable beds. The kitchen was well thought out with every appliance we could possibly need. Again stunning views from every window. The terrace was a delight to use.
Despite the complex having a number of apartments, even in the middle of August it was nowhere near full capacity. Therefore the pool area was deserted most of the time - with the odd person having a dip alongside us now and again. The pool was clean and very well maintained.
Mike was very helpful. We needed a doctor on the Italian's version of a bank holiday and he helped guide us in the right direction. We also had a power outrage one day when using the oven and the air con being on - he very quickly pointed us in the right direction. To be fair to him, all the information was in the folder that was left but he helped us none the less. The information about the apartment and the area was by far the most helpful we have had and found them invaluable. Many thanks Mike for a wonderful stay and all your help.
Dear Kirsty, Thank you so much for your review of La Vista Grande. We are incredibly happy that you all enjoyed your stay, we have strived over the years to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible so it’s very warming to hear that we have got many things right, although there is always room for improvement !! Once again thank you for taking a few moments to share you experiences at La Vista Grande. We very much hope you will return one day.
Kind regards, Mike
Amazing views of rural Tuscany!
This beautiful apartment is located between San Giminiano and Volterra. Count an hour before you reach Sienna and Florence. If you have children, the pool will be a major plus considering the heat of the Tuscan summer. Our host Mike has plenty of tips to share with his guests and be sure to follow his advice when it comes to fine dining!
Daniel, thank you for your review of Vista La Grande. The pool is great for children with a uniform depth, no deep end!! and really does take the heat off during the hot summers. I am glad that you found our guides informative and helpful.
I do hope you are able to visit us again in the future.
Loved our week here
What a beautiful part of the world. We have stayed with 7 apartments during our 6 week trip. Mike's communication and information was the most helpful and complete. We loved the wildlife - saw a badger, deer, hare and lizards. On our last morning we spotted the wild boar and his family trotting over a nearby hill. We had day trips to Lucca and Pisa, Florence, Sienna and a few days at San Gimignano. The pool was a real bonus and we really enjoyed it. The gravel road was fine even after heavy rain. Whilst it is serene and remote the nearest amazing restaurant is only 5 mins up the road at il castagno. Glad we chose this as our Tuscan base.
Margaret, thank you for your review of La Vista Grande. I am really glad that you found our guides useful, I try to keep them as relevant as possible.Wild boar!! I seen them and eaten them a number of times!!
Il Castagno restaurant has recently been refurbished and has good locally sourced food!
I do hope to welcome back to La Vista Grande one day soon.
Space to relax
We spent a week in the apartment and enjoyed it very much. It has everything one needs for a nice vacation and quiet relaxation in abundance. The property is at the end of a gravel road. It is close to Volterra & San Gimignano. Siena and Florence are each about 90 min away. Good location for excursions and the patio and pool are great for days where one simply wants to do nothing.
Frank, thank you for your review of Vista La Grande.
It is a great place to unwind and being central we are close to all the attractions that Tuscany has to offer. I do hope that you will visit us again in the future.
Our apartment is located along a 3km 'white' road lined with mediterranean shrub and olive trees.
'La Vista Grande' is 20 mins drive to San Gimignano, 20 mins to Volterra. There is a rail link from Certaldo or Castelfiorentino (both 20 mins) into Siena and central Florence. By car Florence, Siena and Pisa are about 1 hour away.
Special interest holidays:
San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several miles outside the town, it has also been declared by UNESCO as part of the World's Architectural Heritage. It has many restaurants to suit all budgets. To the south west is another ancient walled town, Volterra, with its Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance architecture, there is a good selection of restaurants as well as a Saturday market. Siena is a beautiful walled city, famous for the Palio, a horse race in the main square II Campo piazza which is lined by numerous restaurants. Florence is full of museums, churches and great shopping and plenty of restaurants is less than an hour away. Pisa, with its world famous leaning tower of Pisa and Lucca another walled town are an 1 hour away.
Lovely beaches at Bibonna, with tourist information centre, beach bars, shops. Play area for the kids.
Pisa and Florence are the nearest airports and are 1 hours drive to 'La Vista Grande'. Budget flights available from Ryanair and Thomsonfly from Bournemouth and Stansted, Coventry and Doncaster; Easyjet from Bristol and Gatwick; Jet 2 from Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. Fly to Florence from Gatwick or Heathrow.
Nearest shop/restaurant is in Il Castagno is 8-10 mins away, banks and supermarkets at San Gimignano, Volterra.
Booking Notes: - A 25% deposit is taken on booking and the balance paid 8 weeks before your holiday. - An additional fee for more than 4 adults is charged at £15 per night per person to cover the cost of additional linen and cleaning. - Payment can be made online by credit card via Owners Direct or if you prefer by either cheque, bank transfer or PayPal. Can be paid in Pounds, Dollars, for payment in Euros please email me for bank details. Discounts: - Long week ends may be considered, please ask for details. - Late bookings may be discounted, please ask for details. - For re-booking, we offer a discount. Changeover Day: - Changeover day is flexible outside of high season (July to August). - High season change over days are Saturday & Sunday. Notes on prices: Prices include final cleaning, linen, towels, water, electricity and gas (except for winter rentals when gas is charged additionally).