- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $124 - $306
- Per week:
- $865 - $2140
2 Full baths
Description from manager
Forno is located in the main house. This first floor apartment is accessed by a private, internal stairway:
* 1 open plan living-dining room with kitchenette
* 2 double bedrooms (one bedroom with additional single bed on request)
* 2 shower rooms, one of which en suite
The apartment has an outdoor area with parasol for al fresco dining.
Air conditioning, satellite TV, dishwasher, hair dryers, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and in the living room, screens in all windows.
Surrounded by olive groves
The Casale Elsa 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. It is a perfect starting point to explore central Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, halfway Florence-Siena, the major attractions of the region can easily be reached.
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 large main house with tower houses four self-contained apartments, the smaller detached barn houses one apartment. All apartments have bedrooms which have beds that can be made up into either twin or double beds. The apartments are equipped with air conditioning, Internet WIFI connection, satellite TV and dishwasher, there is a hair dryer in each bathroom, a fan in each bedroom and screens in all windows.
Each apartment has an outdoor area for al fresco dining (or a covered patio or an outdoor area with with parasol). The outdoor areas are designed in such a way that there is a comfortable distance to the adjacent seat.
The pool is set in middle of a large and well-kept lawn. On return from a day out, you can relax with a swim in the pool, enjoying the nature and the peace of the estate.
There's a wide selection of restaurants within 10 minutes' drive. 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.
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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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: ($162.11) €150.00
- Please contact the owner
- High Speed Internet
- Wi-Fi available
- Satellite TV
- 2 Full baths
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