External descriptionA property of the Ferragamo family, the Estate is composed of one main villa, which dates back to the Renaissance, and six farmhouses, recently restored with utmost attention to every detail. A Renaissance chapel and the farmers' crafts museum complete the Estate. Villa il Gelsomino 14 is located at the heart of the Estate from where guests can enjoy an amazing 360° view of the surrounding landscape. A very beautiful terrace with a large gazebo is ideal for al fresco aperitifs, lunches, and dinners. The villa is completed by a large private garden, a private swimming pool (13 x 6 m), garden furniture, a nice barbecue and a private parking.
Internal descriptionThe villa is built on 2 levels; on the ground floor there is a bright entrance, a double lounge with beamed roof, a very large dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen. On the first floor an entrance leads to a common living room and to the 5 double bedrooms: the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom (bathtub and shower), the blue double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub; the yellow double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub; the red double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub; and the blue twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. On the ground floor there is a residence for the gardener. Please note that it does not face the property in any way that might disturb the privacy of the guests.All of the bedrooms of the villa have air conditioning.
Dependance:Situated next to the main villa, with a lovely view and a nice garden, the dependence is composed by a bright and spacious living-room and a large fully equipped kitchen at the ground floor. On the first floor you will find: a double bedroom with private bathroom, a twin bedroom with private bathroom and a common living room. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning.
The swimming pool is open from 4 May to 12 October. Small/medium size pets are allowed upon request.
Our Opinion:Great estate with a 5 bedrooms villa and a 2 bedrooms dependance with private pool and surrounded by a beautiful Tuscan landscape. At 30 minutes driving from Florence, close to the Chianti area and with Siena, San Gimignano, Cortona, Arezzo, Montalcino, all easily reachable by scenic roads or motorway.The villa with its dependence is an excellent accommodation for a family holiday or for a group of friends. Rental rates include staff (a butler, a maid and a cook).
Pricing Information:The property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday (except in low and mid season where the minimum stay is 3 nights).Check in from 4:00am.
Included in the price: - Electricity & A/C, water, gas for domestic use and final cleaning. - 1 butler for breakfast (8am - 12 am) and maid service every morning, except Tuesday. Dinner service: cook from 5pm to 10 pm and butler from 6pm to 10pm every day, except Tuesday (these services are included but on request)- Basic maid service- Daily change of bath towels- Pool towels- Mid-week change of bed linen- Wi-Fi internet connection- Gardener and pool maintenance- Private parking Excluded from the price: - Heating charges: depending on usage, as per consumption- Food and beverages to be paid in cash- Extra housekeeping service: € 20 per hour- Extra cook service: € 200 per time - cost of ingredients extra- Babysitting service (upon request to be booked in advance): € 20 per hour/day; € 25 per hour/night- Arrival pantry shopping list: € 30- Shopping service: € 20 per delivery- City tax: around € 1 per person per night (children up to 11 free), to be paid in cash
Security Deposit: a deposit of 1.500,00 € is requested at check-in. It will be returned after check-out in full, subject to deduction for damage caused. Other 1.000,00€ cash are requested at the check-in upfront food and beverage expences, the difference will be given back at the check-out.
Parking:Private large parking
Destinations:The Estate is located at 1 km from the town of Figline Valdarno, where all the essential amenities (shops, banks, restaurants, post office and hospital) can be found. Florence is at 30 minutes driving.
Facilities:Air conditioningWi-fiSwimming pool (13 x 6 m)Fully equipped kitchenDouble ovenAmerican-style refrigeratorDishwasherPizza ovenCoffee machineCrockeryTVStereo