- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $489 - $540
- Per week:
- $3421 - $3776
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Description from manager
* 1 large living room with fireplace, sitting area with piano, kitchen area and dining area (additional bed on request)
* 1 bathroom with shower
* 2 outdoor terraces, one facing north and the other facing south
* 3 double bedrooms (one of the double beds cannot be transformed to twin beds)
* 1 smaller extra bedroom with two single beds (suitable for one adult or two children)
* 3 bathrooms with shower (two are en suite)
* Private patio for al fresco dining
* Private entrance gate
* Private parking
* Private path to the shared pool
A house with wonderful views
This elegant farmstead is located in the most coveted region of central Tuscany. Strategically positioned in the middle of the Golden Triangle - Florence, Siena, Pisa - the property sits on top of a hill, surrounded by 24 acres or vineyards, olive groves and woods with stunning landscape views.
The property consists of three buildings: the detached house Capanna Olivo offered here, the villa with tower of the property owner and adjecting to it a farmhouse that has been converted into four elegant guest apartments (Villa Olivo / also featured in our portfolio).
Capanna Olivo was once the barn of the estate that has been transformed into a lovely country house. It takes its name from the vast groves of olive trees that surround it in every direction, and will impress its guests: every window boasts an incomparable view of the surrounding landscape. Whether lying in bed or at the pool you will enjoy views of the gently rolling hills leading to the ancient towers of San Gimignano. The silver-grey of the olives blends with the dark green of cypresses, creating a spectacular show of colours. The surrounding landscape resembles the background of Renaissance paintings admired in the paintings of Leonardo, Botticelli and Benozzo Gozzoli.
The Capanna Olivo house looks out onto the panoramic valley to south-west and develops over two floors. It is equipped with all the necessary modern comfort including air conditioning (although you'll rarely need it, as the hilltop location allows for maximum circulation of Tuscan breezes). The interiour is an atmospheric ambience designed with loving care for details. The layout and the decoration were a project of the property owner Paola. She invested a lot of time and love in choosing the right marble, tiles and light fixtures for the kitchen and the bathrooms, and in finding the right material for the sofas and armchairs as well as having a few choice pieces of antique family furniture restored. Brava Paola!
Outside, there is a large terrace is wonderful for al fresco dining, and every day the sunset is the very special event. A private path leads to a magnificent Mediterranean style swimming pool with roman steps. The pool is conjointly used with the other guests. It is perfect for whiling away a summer afternoon with a book.
Capanna Olivo offers a lot of privacy: the house has a private access with its own entrance gate, a private parking, the private terrace and the private path which leads to the shared pool.
Capanna Olivo with sun pouring in through the French windows, its pastel colours and stunning views is the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. Guests are free to stroll through the olive groves and adjacent vineyards, and sample the Chianti wines and olive oil produced by the nearby family-owned farm. The farm organises wine tastings free of charge in the wine cellar, and the recently awarded Super Tuscan wine is excellent.
At walking distance there are a family-owned Tuscan Restaurant (bring a torch if you like to walk - as the street is not illuminated), a mini-market and one of the oldest churches of the region. Just a few miles down the hill there is Certaldo Alto, the picturesque, walled medieval hilltop town renowned for being the birthplace of the poet and writer Giovanni Boccaccio, the author of "The Decameron".
In this region you can dine in one of the many local restaurants known for their delicious Tuscan food. In Certaldo the guests may attend music concerts und cultural festivals. For longer day trips and lovers of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, Volterra, Siena and Pisa are all within one hour by car.
The villa's location only 8 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Certaldo (parking next to the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1.5 or 2 hours). The train ride takes less than one hour. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station "Santa Maria Novella" to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 3 km from centre, and you have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill. One hour of driving takes you to the sea.
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian
About the manager
Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...View manager's full profile
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Damage deposit: ($487.75) €400.00
- Please contact the owner
- Air conditioning
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- High Speed Internet
- Linen provided
- Parking Included
- Secure parking
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Towels provided
- Wi-Fi available
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Satellite TV
- Cycling Trips
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