- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $435 - $661
Description from manager
RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Albachiara stands in the Val di Chiana between Siena and Arezzo and just minutes away from Cortona, one of the oldest Etruscan towns in Tuscany on a hill 600 m above sea level. A stone farmhouse, it was a farm shed belonging to the nearby Leopoldine villa (where the owner lives without disturbing the guests and could, in fact, be a useful reference point for them) and completely renovated. The result is a country house fitted with all accessories, with the interior characterized by natural tones that recall the colours of the earth and illuminate the rooms which are furnished simply and basically, creating a warm atmosphere. Outside, the garden with its flowering plants, is the perfect frame for the inviting outdoor areas set up to let the guests experience the spectacle of nature in a triumph of scent and colour while guaranteeing them relaxation. The house is not far from shopping centres and road links which offer the possibility of making cultural and gastronomic visits to the main art cities in Tuscany, such as Siena, Florence and Arezzo, but also in Umbria, such as Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. The little towns around Siena, like San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino, are within easy reach, as is the magnificent area of Chianti.
The house has two floors. The main entrance on the ground floor opens into the living room, with sofas and satellite TV, then on to the dining room, kitchen and a further living room. Each room has French windows giving direct access to the garden. On the ground floor are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with shower. The first floor, reached by stairs in the kitchen, consists of a double bedroom (with divisible bed) and a twin bedroom (with joinable beds), both served by a bathroom with shower.
The entire property, completely fenced-in and protected by a double border of leylandii hedge along the whole perimeter, occupies an area of 1 ha. From the entrance gate, the driveway, bordered by cypress trees and bushes of lavender and rosemary, leads to the parking area and to the well-kept park. A grassy area contains the rich and varied orchard, with plums, cherries, peaches and grapevines. Holm oaks, lime and lemon trees alternate with bushes of herbs and climbing roses throughout the garden. On a side of the house, embellished with camellias, rhododendrons and hydrangeas, is a wooden gazebo set up with a confortable sitting area, table and chairs and, close by, in front of the dining room French window, is a wood oven and brick-built bbq. At the centre of the garden, dominated by two weeping willow fringed with white roses, the portico, a wooden structure surrounded by porcelain vine and set up with table and benches, provides the ideal outdoor living area for sitting in the shade and drinking in the peaceful atmosphere. The wooden structure under the portico, accessible from the outside, houses the laundry room.
Open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October, the sun-drenched swimming pool, for the exclusive use of the guests, is located in a central area of the park, about 40 m from the house, and reached by 4 stone steps. The rectangular pool, with stone border, PVC lining and Roman steps for access to the water, measures 5x10 m with a depth from 0.70 to 1.90 m. It has chlorine purification and an outdoor, cold-water shower. Around the pool, a lawn area includes the sunbathing area with sunbeds and deckchairs, bounded by plants and abundant blooms and connected by a wooden walkway to a further area of lawn perfect for children's play. Completing the area are 2 gazebos, one in wood and one in iron covered with climbing roses, set up as a lounge area with sofas, armchairs and coffee tables. There is lighting both inside the pool and in the surrounding area.
Pets: Yes, small size (max 1) € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
Handicap: Uncertified Structure
Fenced-in property: Yes
Check-in: Saturday from 16:00 to 19:00
Check-out: Within 10:00
Security deposit: 800,00 € at the balance or on arrival
The price includes:
EuropAssistance Insurance to cover expenses in case of booking cancellation
gas for cooking purposes
initial and final cleaning
park and pool maintenance
internet wireless connection
The price does not include:
electricity (€ 150,00/week)
tourism tax (€ 2,00 per person per day for the first 4 day. Children under 12 years old will not pay)
extra cleaning (€ 15,00/h/cleaner)
extra linen (€ 15,00/per person)
heating (€ 300,00/week)
extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 30,00/week/animal)
firewood (€ 20,00/100 kg)
For some periods (low and mid season) it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS. For these periods clients will be allowed to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients as soon as possibile.
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Emma Villas S.r.l.
- Years listed:
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian
About the manager
We are an Italian Incoming Tour Operator, working in the prestigious villa weekly rental sector in many areas of Italy. Our philosophy A little less than a decade has passed since we began our business to which we have consistently devoted passion, dedication and immense effort, paid back in full b...View manager's full profile
- Check in time: 04:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: ($938.14) €800.00
- No smoking at this property
- Bedroom 1: Full bed
Bedroom 2: Full bed
Bedroom 3: Full bed
Bedroom 4: Full bed
- Air conditioning
- Private garden
- High Speed Internet
- Linen provided
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Parking Included
- Pet Friendly
- Towels provided
- Wi-Fi available
- DVD player
- High chair
- Stereo system
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Horse riding
- 3 Showers
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