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Overview

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
7
Type:
Apartment
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

3 Full baths

Description from manager

Camino is located in the main house. The apartment is laid out at ground level.

1 large living-dining room with decorative fireplace (not usable) and a long wooden table (which can be joined by 16 people) and a sofa bed (for one person)

1 small TV room

1 kitchen

3 double rooms (one with extra bed for one person on special request)

3 shower rooms

The apartment has three outdoor areas: an outdoor area with parasol for outdoor dining; two outside seats are in front of two of the bedrooms.

Air conditioning, TV satellite, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, kettle, dishwasher, hair dryer, ceiling fan in the bedroom, safe, mosquito nets on all windows.

Surrounded by olive groves

Casale Elsa is a perfect starting point to explore Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, the major attractions of the region can easily be reached. It is only a 15 minutes' drive to the jewel of San Gimignano, and within an hour you can reach both Florence and Siena. Closer are some lesser-known treasures: On the next hill lies the romantic old town of Certaldo, abuzz each July with its medieval pageant, the Mercantia, during the summer months concerts and art exhibitions are hold here. In Certaldo (4 km) you will find all kind of grocery shops, a supermarket, post office, banks, bars and restaurants. In the other direction lie San Vivaldo, a Franciscan monastery with its 13th century chapels, and Montaione, whose pedestrianised old centre is packed with shops and restaurants.

A short drive along a country lane lined with cypresses, leads to the property (500 m dirt road). Casale Elsa dates back to the 19th-century. The original building was just the Tower, built to see the arrival of strangers. Through the years, the structure has been enlarged to its present form. Once a modest farmhouse with barn it has been converted into five rustic apartments for 4 or 6 people. Another farmhouse is retained by the owners who are there to enjoy the peace of the countryside on occasional weekends. The property, immersed in the magical atmosphere of the Tuscan hills, is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, fields of sunflowers, cherry trees, walnut trees and woods. On return from a day out, you can relax with a swim in the pool, enjoying the nature and the peace of the estate. The pool is set in middle of a large and well-kept lawn.

The large main house with tower houses 4 apartments, the smaller detached barn houses 1 apartment. All apartments have bedrooms which have beds that can be made up into either twin or double beds. (Please advise us of your preference at the time of booking). The apartments are equipped with air conditioning, Internet WIFI connection, satellite TV and dishwasher, oven/grill, there is a hair dryer in each bathroom, a fan in each bedroom and screens in all windows. All apartments have an outdoor area for al fresco dining (or a covered patio or an outdoor area with with parasol). When you prefer to dine out, there's a wide selection of restaurants within 10 minutes' drive, you will find a list of restaurant recommendations and useful hints about the region in the apartment.

The villa's location only 4 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 an 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.

Additional amenities: 3 barbecue grills, Drive with electronic entrance gate, Electric filter coffee machine, Fridge with small freezer, Kitchenette equipped with 4 hobs, Laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities (payable locally), Mini safe, Outdoor area for each apartment, Parking with shadow roof, Pool: 6 x 12m / shared pool, Screens in the windows, Small oven/grill

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477312

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
9

Languages spoken: English

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. Since 1995 Hidden Italy offers some ...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($166.12) €150.00
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • Satellite TV

Bathrooms

  • 3 Full baths

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