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Luxurious Apartment In Beautiful Tuscan Wine Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Belvedere Offers Very Spacious, Luxurious Accommodation For Six + two children

Belvedere is a spacious 200 m2 three bedroom apartment located in the main house of Podere Banditella. Nearby, there is Limonaia, which is a small independent little house for two. Limonaia can be rented together with Belvedere or separately, dependent on availability. Belvedere, is rented as one entire unit only.

Belvedere offers very spacious, comfortable accommodation for six with possibility of some expansion. It has its own independent entry and includes three spacious independent bedrooms, each with a full bathroom. Each bedroom features king size bed, which can also be arranged as single beds, if so desired. The two bedrooms on the first floor are joined by a living room with fireplace. At the ground floor there is one bedroom connected to another living area with a fireplace and a large kitchen. From here there is a direct access to private terrace and a beautiful 4X12m pool, just for the Podere Banditella guests. The interiors are tastefully furnished and equipped. The kitchen provides every modern comfort and is ready for those who really enjoy cooking their own meals and it has a large dining area indoor and outdoor. The terrace is furnished with tables and chairs and is perfect for having a great meal or to relax sipping a good glass of wine. There is an organic vegetable garden just for the guests near the entry to the apartment. Otherwise, there are many local stores and farmers markets to shop for food.

WiFi, Sat TV, coffee/tea, olive oil, condiments and more are complimentary. Laundry is available on a limited basis. All services, including weekly cleaning and change of linen are included in the price. The heating is paid according to consumption. There is no hidden cost anywhere. The apartment is furnished with central heating for an all-year occupancy.

Minimum stay is five nights.

More Details

Ludwik & Margrethe Krochmal
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian, Danish, Polish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Ludwik & Margrethe Krochmal

Podere La Banditella is discreetly owner-occupied at all times, who live in an apartment with a private entrance and is at your disposal to give support or some useful advice about how to spend a nice holiday. The owners make themselves available upon request to give support or advice on places to visit, to dine, various local events and other local attractions. Wine tours and cooking classes can be arranged by us or directly by the guests. Banditella’s interiors are tastefully furnished and equipped as they reflect our love for aesthetics and respect for tradition and culture.

Ludwik & Margrethe Krochmal purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Ludwik & Margrethe Krochmal chose Montepulciano

Podere Banditella is a beautifully restored property in Tuscany, which consists of three houses situated on a panoramic hill at the famous Strada di Vino Nobile between lively towns of Montepulciano and Cortona. The rental units are an independent house called Limonaia (see the separate listing) and an independent apartment in the main house called Belvedere. When rented together they can sleep eight to ten persons.

A typical Tuscan cypress lined via Bianca connects the main road with a property that is surrounded by vineyards, including those belonging to the highly acclaimed Avignonesi and Antinori wineries. The town of Montalcino, world famous for its Brunello wine is also nearby. Our guests will enjoy the local foods and wines, as well as, the proximity of a myriad of historically important, etruscan, medieval and renaissance towns. Among them are Cortona, Montepulciano, Arezzo, Siena, Perugia, Pienza, Montalcino, Castiglion del Lago and more.

What makes this apartment unique

What makes Podere Banditella particularly special is its fantastic location in Italy. From here you can reach some more distant important Italian destinations, not just in Tuscany and Umbria, but even within a day, cities like Rome, Florence, Pisa, Bologna and more; or the coasts of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic sea. There are three train stations within about 15 minutes by car. From there you can go anywhere you want in Italy. The nearest airport is in Perugia. Rome and Florence airports are some two hours away. There are Taxi services available, but we advise that you rent a car. And of course, if you prefer to stay home, you can cook, barbecue, read or just do nothing enjoying the pool. Wine and good food is plentiful. Reasonably priced restaurants are nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Montepulciano in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sangiovese - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Very spacious bathroom.
    Syrah - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Very comfortable and beautiful.
    Merlot - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Very comfortable and beautiful.
  • Marble floors, high quality furnishings.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Syrah - 2 Single Bed , Usually combined in one king size bed.
    Sangiovese - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size when combined. Can be separated to two units.
    Merlot - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Usually combined in one king size bed. Child bed available.
  • Large, comfortable rooms, each with a full bathroom.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Fantastic place for families, family reunions, small weddings, and more.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Tuscan Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent 6 days at the end of September in this very lovely restored Tuscan house. The interior of the house is beautifully and architecturally designed and decorated. The outdoor spaces are no exception. Set on top of a hill, the house overlooks rolling hills of vineyards. We sat on the patio each night and watched the sun go down over the hills. While the temperatures didn't allow us to use the pool, it is still a lovely setting and provides another relaxing place to read or enjoy a glass of wine. The owner of the house, who lives in the other side of this duplex, went out of her way to make sure everything was just right. Our expectations were exceeded by this property and we would highly recommend it if you are looking for the perfect setting and location in Tuscany!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Home , Romantic Setting, Perfect Location in heart of Tuscany - JUST GO!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Tuscany and my husband and I stopped by to see our old friends Margarethe and Ludwick for a night. We had just learned, a week prior, that they were now living in Tuscany after spending years remodeling an historic Villa. We had to see it, but didn't have longer to stay. We will be back next year for a longer stay with friends.

This is a 300 year old Tuscan Villa , completely rebuilt on the interior, divided into two lovely and private 3 bedroom, 3 bath suites with large kitchen and 2 living areas. Each side has a separate entrance and very private. They refer to this as an "apartment", but its more like a private home, and very spacious. The owners live in one side, and the other side is rented on this listing.

The property exterior has all the charm of a historic Villa, straight out of a movie set, with the interior accommodations and conveniences of new construction, just completed a few years ago. Margarethe and Ludwick are talented Architects and designed and managed this complete remodel themselves. It took over 5 years. Very thoughtful attention to detail throughout. What could be better? I admit, we do like being pampered , but we don't want to sacrifice conveniences for charm. This place as the best of both.

The pool is sunny and relaxing and a "must have" in the warm Tuscan afternoons. The property is surrounded with sunflower fields, olive groves and vineyards and breathtaking views. But as amazing as the property is, it is the whole Tuscan experience that makes this so special. If you are lucky, Ludwick may show up with a warm loaf of his amazing fresh baked breads, or Margarethe may share some of her fresh vegetables during your stay.

This is the perfect location for 3 couples or a family. You are just a short drive or train ride from many "must see" locations in the region. We spent the morning in the charming hillside town of Cortona - about a 15 minute drive. Spectacular! And we could see the local wineries from our bedroom window. They are right there!

If you need something larger than 3 bedrooms you can add the 1 bedroom "Limonia" cottage on the property. If you need something smaller, simply rent it alone for a romantic stay for two. Just ask the owners for that VRBO link.

Its so amazing I wanted to write this review to share our find. JUST GO!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Petrignano del Lago
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Guastini, Valiano
Nearest Beach
190 Kilometres
Tyrrhenian sea beaches
Car: necessary

Wine, food, history......................


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

1 kWh electricity £0.44
1 liter gas £1.31
Refundable Damage Deposit £262

When Belvedere and Limonaia are rented together the combined price is discounted 5%.
Rental from Saturday to Saturday, unless otherwise agreed
Monthly discount: 5%
All services, including weekly cleaning and change of linen, are included in the price.

The heating is paid according to measured consumption; electricity 0.50 Euro/kWh, gas 1.50 Euro/liter.

There is no hidden cost anywhere. The apartment is furnished with central heating for an all-year occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.