Large apartment in Tuscan Farmhouse

Approach to Casa Quintino
Approach to Casa QuintinoView of QuintinoSteps from drive to Casa QuintinoOther side of Casa Quintino with verandahView from the verandahView from the bedroom downstairsView from gardenDownstairs living roomView from Living roomThe gazebo below the verandahView from Lamu RoomView from windowsVolterra on the hillBush Baby, twin singles with new matressesBathroom upstairsShower  downstairsdoor from tibet room to living roomThe large kitchen downstairsThe joys of Italian antepasteFresh veg at the marketdelights of shopping in ItalyApproaching San GimignanoPonte Vecchio in Florence -  one hour awayAn enchanting worldsmall splash pool for childrenfront patio and barbecue
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From $179 / night

SP4, Gambassi Terme, Tuscany 50050, Italy
Large apartment in Tuscan Farmhouse
Farmhouse / Barn
3 bedrooms
9 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 9
Type: Farmhouse / Barn
Per night: €170 - €230
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Gambassi Terme vacation farmhouse / barn rental
Casa Quintino is not a normal tourist villa, but a unique home, lovingly restored to combine the timeless elegance of the Tuscany landscape with the compelling strength of Africa.

The personal paintings, books, piano, and ethnic taste as well as the simplicity of the rough style of finish appeal most to those who are seeking a genuine getaway from urban sophistication. We aim to attract creative guests, painters, writers, musicians who delight in nature and tranquility for recharging their inspiration!

Guests rent may rent a number of rooms for larger groups, throughout the year and enjoy each season in comfort. Its perfect for privacy, being the only house, with distant neighbors down the gravel road- makes it a stunning location! Away from all noisy lifestyles, far from traffic or any man made noise. Casa Quintino is therefore in a unique position, over looking a hidden valley in the heart of oak forests which are alive with forest creatures. Nightingale, cuckoos and African hoopoes accompany you in evenings and early walks. It is located in a game reserve for seasonal wild boar hunting. The forrest contains deer, foxes and porcupines, that nightly visit the water hole. We have qame watching from the terrace- making this a nature lover's delight! It is a remote and private place, so intended for the adventurous, yet only moments away from the best attractions Tuscany has to offer.

During October - December we may arrange a custom made 3 day cooking course at Quintino to enable guests not only to sample some of the most gastronomic restaurants in Italy learning to navigate an Italian menu but also three full Italian meals which you will cook yourselves mentored by Cinzia Degnani, an English speaking Italian chef. Visitors will enjoy their meal by candle light on the patio, as the moon rises over the Tuscan hills.

Casa Quintino is recently renovated! It is fully equipped with central heating and fans in all rooms to enable letting all year round. High speed internet is installed, and you can be connected to the world whilst remaining in splendid solitude of this hidden getaway.
Area Information
Casa Quintino is truly in the heart of the cultural triangle of Tuscany:
One hour equidistant from Florence, Pisa and Siena by road.

Volterra, the hill top Etruscan fortress, can be seen from Casa Quintino, etched on the skyline the other side of our valley. It is 11kms away, taking 25 minutes to drive up a spectacular winding road.
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Parco Benessere:
It is the center of the Parco Benessere (Well Being Park) which encompasses part of the Francigena Pilgrim path to the Holy Land. Walks, mountain biking and horse rides along this ancient path can be arranged
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Castel Falsi is a medieval hamlet and castle recently opened as an upmarket spa resort for the rich and famous. It includes a 29 hole golf course in the most stunning valley as well as 9 hiking trails. The restaurant and bar on a terrace is the most fantastic lookout pot for a glamorous sundowner on a terrace with views fit for a wedding venue.
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Gambassi Terme is only 15 minutes away and more convenient for household shopping. It has just opened thermal Spa with Turkish bath and other exotic health treatments.

Gimignano, a fascinating medieval hill-top town, is of one of the most popular tourist destination in Italy, is 20 minutes by car.
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Its only an hour away to the golden beaches stretching along the Etruscan coast to search:Popolonia.

One hour and 30 mins to Ferries from Piombino and Livorno to go to Elba Island and Corsica.
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Cinque Terre, a spectacular stretch of five picturesque cliff-top villages, the 'Greece of Italy', is only a few euro away by train towards Genoa.
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Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Sep 09 2016 Dec 17 2016 €199 - - - 3 Nights
Dec 18 2016 Jan 08 2017 €230 - - - 2 Weeks
May 01 2017 May 31 2017 €170 - - - 3 Nights
Jul 01 2017 Sep 07 2017 €230 - - - 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10
Payment Options: Money Order, PayPal
Other Fees: Cleaning, and Laundry Euro 180

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Mountains)
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Computer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Live Entertainment
    (10 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (20 miles)
  • Boating
    (25 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (onsite)
  • Winery
    (10 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Shopping Area
    (15 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (20 miles)
  • Ocean
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (20 miles)
  • Beach
    (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Good restaurants, ancient churches packed with religious renaissance art, galleries, romantic hill top towns, Etrustan ruins, medieval happening at the end of August, jazz festivals, miles of beaches... what else? The Palio in Siena, Andrea Bocelli's famous concert in the nearby village in July ... its all here!
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Reviews for this vacation farmhouse / barn rental in Gambassi Terme, Tuscany, Italy

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Reg Carruthers

Serenity in Tuscany

Reg Carruthers

Adelaide Australia

Serenity in Tuscany

July 7, 2012

We followed dean and jane, previous review, into casa quintino after two weeks seeing paris, colmar, Verona and Venice, and this is what we needed! If you want HD tv, air on, pool go find a holiday inn, if you want to experience Tuscan scenery, tranquility, sunsets, wine, real Italian towns and a rustic renovated stone farmhouse then stay here. We drove to all the towns around on advice from attentive owners Antoni and Juliette, seeing medieval walled towns, castles, ruined abbeys and wineries. We drank at the "local" where my lack of,Italian proved no barrier to a good time. We watched deer in the paddock , heard hogs in the wallow, watched birds of all types and heard nothing but frogs crickets bird calls as we sat on back verandah reading a book and sipping local chianti. We walked the property amongst 600 year old monk constructed walls and Chappell, counted stars and marveled that in a country so busy and populated,that anywhere could be so peaceful,or well located. Although we loved sienna, San ginmnano and Vinci, our favorite remained volterra only 25 minutes drive along scenic road cluttered with tractors, three wheel mr bean cars, and scenery to die for. Volterra was small but amazingly historic, whilst feeling like a real place and not too busy. Ral artisans still carve alibastar, make bronze pieces and gold jewelry in the style of,the Etruscans who have been in the area for 4000 years! Eat,drink and take in the museums without suffering the heat and queues of Florence and Pisa althought these,are both easily,accessible if you want to do these as well. We did,not want a 5 star hotel with all mod cons, we,wanted a five star tuscan experience and we got it!! We would trave From Australia to stay here again and would recommend it to our friends. Check the web page and make sure it is what you want, the house is along 2 km of dirt track, we,only had downstairs formtwomofmus and there is no tv, no air con, no Susan and spa, just a very comfortable living area, bedroom, nice bathroom and a verandah with views to the stars. I could have believed we were the only people in Tuscany unless we looked to the twinkling lights of volterra through the trees in the Forrest next to the house. If you want to se stress, this is the place for you, grab a couple bottles of,local chianti, a good book and go!!

Juliet Waterkeyn

Owner's reply:

Hi Reg,
You were our model ***** guests and added to our own serenity about being in Tuscany as your appreciation was infectious! We hope more visitors like you come our way. Thank you for giving such an accurate description of Casa Quintino so others will know what to expect and will not be disappointed. Come back with your family next time and take the whole house.

Dean McDougall

Time to relax

Dean McDougall

Auckland, New Zealand

Time to relax

July 4, 2012

After a very busy year in Washington DC we took the opportunity to take time out in Tuscanny, with very high expectations for our week. The idea was to get a place that was central to all the sights that Tuscanny had to offer, yet be quiet enough to allow for a relaxing read in the outdoors while enjoying a vista and a good chianti. Casa QuintIno is 1.6km off the main road (along an unsealed road) it is 7km from the closest restaurant / bar and 11km from he town of Volterra. It could not be positioned better. After a day exploring the surrounding medieval villages ( highly recommended) or sharing the more popular tourist sights with the rest of Europe ( painful but still recommended) the seclusion of this Vila was a real joy. We rented the bottom one bedroom unit that had everything you needed, but if your needs require high speed Internet 24/7, 100 cable TV channeles, McDonalds close by and a shopping mall within 5 mile this is not for you. This is rustic accomodation that you do share with the natural wildlife, insects included. While we only saw two fox, we did hear something in the woods each night. The insects are part of being in the Tuscan countryside and with the use of mosqito spray and coils they did not stop us enjoying a vino or two at sunset. Casa Quintino has been a family project over many years and the owners Antoni and Juliet, who are very pleasant people want to ensure your visit meets your expectations. The cold wine in the fridge on our arrival being one example. When they give you the GPS co-ordinates to get you to Casa Quintino, just put them into you unit as provided and you will find yourself right where you want to be ( advice provided by way of experience). If the opportunity ever presents itself in the future I would not hesitate in repeating my experience in Casa Quintino.

Juliet Waterkeyn

Owner's reply:

Dear Dean and Jane,
We loved having you at Quintino, and your appreciation for the environment will guide other similar minded people who like the real countryside. It is better that our guests are the kind of people who do not mind a bumpy road and who are not afraid of wildlife. Thank you also for describing the distances in detail for other guests, as we are aware the property does not suit everyone. It is all the more delightful when we have guests who love the position as much as we do, and can tolerate the odd glitch in the internet connections. Thank you for coming and we hope to see you again in the future.

Ann

Tranquility in Tuscany

Ann

Annandale, VA USA (DC metro area)

Tranquility in Tuscany

October 22, 2011

It is hard to believe that it is possible to escape the hustle and bustle of Tuscany yet be so close to all of the action. Casa Quintino is everything that it promised to be with updated bath and kitchen facilities including high quality bath linens. Our party of 5 adults took advantage of all of the attributes of Casa Quintino from breakfast and happy hour on the patio to watching cable news and sports. Although we did not see any of the wild boar, we think we heard at least one wandering around outside the lower house after we had all gone to bed. Do not miss the opportunity to experience Tuscan cooking and take advantage of either cooking lessons or an authentic Tuscan dinner prepared by Elide...this dinner was one of our best experiences in Italy and a month later we are still talking about it!

Juliet Waterkeyn

Owner's reply:

Thanks for your review and we do hope you come again!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at your vacation rental?
A: Eating an Engish breakfast out on the terrace, sunset wanders through the olive groves up to the Chapel ruin on our hill, log fires in winter, napping in the hammock, reading a book under the Cyprus tree, picking sage from the herb garden, cooking up a storm on the huge Arga stove, eating a light lunch on the Zimbabwean Teak dinning table, having a romantic dinner by candle light and inviting special friends and family to celebrate life's milestones!

then, only if needed, get the car and drive 20 minutes in any direction:

Good restaurants,
Ancient churches
Renaissance art,
Galleries,
Medieval towns,
Etruscan archaeology
Ruins of San Galgano,
Maremma beaches... what else? so so much more!!!
Q: What makes your vacation rental special?
A: During your stay, Casa Quintino will begin to feel like your own home.
Our home becomes a piece of you, It makes your holiday feel deeply memorable, not because of the holiday, but because it lives on within, the affection for this old farmhouse grows! Perhaps because it is imbued with genuine Tuscan magic!!! It is unique, because it is a place dearly loved and adored by our family. It is a place of belonging, it makes you feel a part of it!
Q: What are the BEST ATTRACTIONS year round?
A: JANUARY New Years Eve in Florence/Siena

FEBRUARY- MARCH: Light snow creating a truly captivating experience of Tuscan landscapes veiled in white : best time to do CULTURAL visits to Galleries in Florence

MAY- JUNE: Spring : Poppies, wild flowers, absolute Magic!!

JULY- AUGUST : Summertime
Medieval festival
Jazz festival
Andrea Bocelli Teatro di Silenzio
Palio in Siena,

SEPTEMBER
Truffle Hunting
OCTOBER
Olive Picking
Vinyards

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