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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from manager

Looking to explore the Chianti region of Tuscany with all the comforts of home and more? This newly refurbished accommodation (all on one level!) in a Tuscany villa has it all! The owner, who lives on the estate in the family villa, is American and she's furnished the villa in Tuscany to American tastes. So relax or dine on the covered terrace, hike through the woods across the country lane, explore Certaldo Alto with its Pretorio Palace, or take a day trip to Florence and beyond! There is another large apartment on the lower level, as well as Villa Sella, right next door (with its own pool), and Villa Certaldo, near the owner’s villa.

The home comprises the ground level of a newly renovated canteen, originally constructed in 1939 by the grandmother of the current owner of the estate. The building was used for wine production for only a few years until the breakout of WWII at which time it served as a safe hiding place for those desperately attempting to avoid capture by the **** forces. The main villa of the property lived in by the owner of the estate and his family was occupied by the **** Officials and used as their base for this area of Tuscany in July of 1944. The owner’s family escaped by foot, walking for more than two weeks to the property of a relative near San Gimignano. There is a hand dug WWII hideout in the hillside next to La Vinaia, as well as two other hideouts in the 25 acre nature reserve comprised in the estate property. <br/>

The home is identical in floor plan and amenities to the La Solaia, as this structure contains both rental properties, each completely independent from the other and occupying separate levels of the two story building. <br/>

The home is reached from the parking area just a few yards from the private front yard. Six steps lead to the covered porch where a terra cotta bust of the Roman Emperor Caracalla overlooks the outdoor dining area furnished with table and chairs. This loggia provides the entrance to the home from its arched double door glass entrance door. <br/>

Due to the unique construction of the building, La Vinaia is the coolest of the properties on the estate in the warm summer months of Tuscany. The underground level below the home still houses enormous wine vats and a large hand dug underground canteen (25m l x 7m w x 5m h) which was used to store the wines produced.

<p>Note: All furnishings and appliances are new (2014) unless otherwise indicated.</p>

<p>Ground Floor: (All Rooms) The home is naturally very bright due to its large windows providing natural light entrance. The walls are white and all rooms have ceiling fans for guest comfort. The table lamps are handmade from typical Terra Cotta vases. The entire home is covered with wireless internet for guest use for unlimited use at no additional cost. All bathrooms are luminous and each has window openings.</p>

<p>Living Room, Dining Room/Kitchen: The front double door entrance leads directly to the living room (25 sq m/270 sq ft) which is comfortably furnished with two sofas (one is a sofa bed suitable for one, with a 120 cm mattress), and easy chair offering guests a large conversational area with coffee table and flat screen satellite television. The wood burning fireplace provides ample warmth on due to its central location in the room. There is also a writing desk. The room is adorned with a terra cotta bust of the Roman Emperor Caligula, and various stamped prints of the ancient entrances to Paris. A large arched opening joins the living room with the kitchen/dining room areas (2 sq m/270 sq ft). The kitchen island provides a spacious and functional food preparation area as it overlooks both dining and living rooms. The kitchen provides a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, dishwasher, electric ceramic glass cook top, and electric oven as well as all standard kitchen equipment and utensils. All kitchen appliances and home accessories including pots, pans, plates and utensils are new (2014). Two large lithographs from the 1800’s in gold colored frames depicting Marie Antoinette embellish the dining area. There is also a lithograph of Marie Stuart. The spacious dining room area offers a large table with comfortable seating for 8 persons. </p>

<p>First Bedroom: (19 sq m/150 sq ft) A very luminous and spacious bedroom with two large twin beds, which can be kept separated, or joined together, each with night stand. There is a large window between them, as well as two other windows on the outer walls which overlook the countryside. The mirrored beauty table is an antique Austrian piece originating from the family home near Graz which was the home of the great Grandmother of the owner, the Duchess Du Berry. The room also has an armadio, dresser, and writing desk. The private en-suite bathroom (4 sq m/43 sq ft) has a double sink, WC, bidet, and shower/tub with glass sliding doors and wall mounted removable shower head. The room is adorned with co

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 6842298

About the area

<p>The property is located four kilometers from Certaldo, which has all the necessities combined with small-town charm. Pick up groceries or eat out in the modern section and spend the rest of your day exploring Certaldo Alta, the old medieval village. In July, you may find yourself in the midst of a lively Renaissance festival, complete with street artists, actors, musicians, and more. And don't forget to get your fill of medieval architecture! You can explore the Pretorio Palace or marvel at the profile Certaldo castle cuts across the sky. Like museums? Visit the house of Giovanni Boccaccio (author of the Decameron). Day trips can take you to San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence. Pisa and Florence airports are easy arrival points where you can rent a car.</p> <p>Nearby Attractions: Horseback riding 6 km, tennis 4 km, vineyards everywhere; nearest wine tasting 3 km.</p> Lucca: 60 km/37 mi<br/> Pisa: 45 km/28 mi<br/> Volterra: 42 km/26 mi<br/> Florence: 40 km/25 mi<br/> Siena: 35 km/21.5 mi<br/> San Gimignano: 13 km/8 mi<br/> Poggibonsi (Train, Bus): 8 km/5 mi<br/> Certaldo (Train, Bus): 4 km/2 mi

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

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  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • 3 Full baths


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