€ 4.750 - 5.250 per week
Style: Country chic
Swimming pool: SHARED
Fenced-in property: YES
Floor area: 135 sq.mt. (1455 sq.ft.)
EXCLUSIVE MEDICI VILLA TOUR FOR GUESTS!
This delightful and charming country home is located within walking distance from a quaint hilltop village on the outskirts of Florence. Guests here have the advantage of vacationing in the peaceful quiet of the Tuscan countryside, yet they are within a 15-minute car ride from the center of Florence.
Villa Giardino I is one of 3 houses on this idyllic property, sleeping 6 people in 3 double rooms. This home may also be rented with another, Villa Giardino II to host a total of 12 people.
The house has been tastefully renovated and personally furnished by the owner, an Italian interior decorator. Modern and traditional Tuscan furniture have been blended together nicely, interwoven with many fine details evoking the splendor of the rural Tuscan lifestyle. The cottage is nestled into the hillside and spreads over 2 floors, both with direct access to the surrounding gardens. Tiled floors, wooden-beamed ceilings, modern bathrooms with rain showers and antique tubs add to the charm and coziness of this quaint abode.
The owner lives on the estate in a third home, yet all three houses are separate and have their own private outdoor spaces. The luxurious salt-water pool is shared between Villa Giardino I and Villa Giardino II and is flanked by 2 romantic gazebos offering respite from the heat during warmer months.
Guests are invited to experience authentic Italian country life in a prestigious and privileged location. From the estate there is a magnificent view overlooking olive groves and cypress trees with the city of Florence in the distance. The furnished gardens offer cozy spaces for pure relaxation and there is a vegetable garden and herb garden available for guests' use. The friendly and accomodating owner brings guests fresh eggs from her hen house in the mornings and also welcomes them into her lovely home for cooking classes and dinner parties. But perhaps the most extraordinary part of the stay is a unique and very exclusive visit to the gardens of the Medici Villa in the town of Fiesole (the estate is closed to the public). It was the world's very first model of a villa, built in 1457. The owner had the privilege of growing up in this villa and will take you on a walk through its impressive grounds.
Villa Giardino I is located a short walk away from the nearby village where there is a pharmacy, grocery shop, bar, a couple of restaurants and a 16th century church. There is also the bus stop for a convenient 15-minute ride down to Florence center. There are many beautiful trails around this village for refreshing nature walks and strolls through the scenic countryside.
Living room/kitchen with dining area for 6 people, featuring a working fireplace.
1 double bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bath featuring shower and tub. French windows offer direct access to the upper gardens.
2 double bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite baths featuring shower and tub. French windows offer direct access to the lower gardens.
|Period begins||Rate per night||rate per week||Minimum stay|
|Oct 4 - Dec 20, 2014||----||¤4750||3-4|
|Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015||----||¤5250||3-4|
|Jan 3 - Apr 4, 2015||----||¤4750||3-4|
|Apr 4 - May 2, 2015||----||¤5250||3-4|
|May 2 - May 30, 2015||----||¤5000||3-4|
|May 30 - Sept 12, 2015||----||¤5250||3-4|
|Sept 12 - Oct 3, 2015||----||¤5000||3-4|
|Oct 3 - Dec 19, 2015||----||¤4750||3-4|
|Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016||----||¤5250||3-4|
SALT-WATER SWIMMING POOL (SHARED)
GARDEN CHAIRS & TABLES
IPOD DOCKING STATION
WIFI INTERNET CONNECTION
AMERICAN COFFEE MAKER
ITALIAN MOKA COFFEE MAKER
Included in rates
MAID SERVICE: 2 hours per day (except Sun & holidays)
TOWEL CHANGE: on Wed and Sat
LINEN CHANGE: on Wed and Sat
CITY TOURISM TAX
Not included in rates
FINAL CLEANING FEE: ¤100
EXTRA MAID SERVICE: ¤12 per hour
EXTRA LINEN CHANGE: ¤20 per room
EXTRA TOWEL CHANGE: ¤15 per room
LAUNDRY SERVICE: ¤15 per hour
VILLA PRE-STOCKING: ¤30 + groceries
HIGH CHAIR/COT: ¤20 per item (cot linen not provided)
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
BIKE / SCOOTER / CAR RENTAL
4:00pm - 6:00pm
¤1000 in cash upon arrival (to be returned at check-out)
A 30% deposit is due within 7 days of rental confirmation.
The remaining balance is due within 60 days before start of rental period.
For cancellations made in writing to La Dolce Toscana within 60 days before start of rental period, a penalty of 30% of full rental price will be charged (the deposit will be forfeited).
Cancellations made from 60 to 0 days before start of rental period, for no shows or early departures, a penalty of 100% of full rental price will be charged (the balance will be forfeited).
CLOSEST TOWN: 500mt (5 min walk)
FLORENCE AIRPORT: 14km (8mi)
ROME AIRPORT: 300km (185mi)
Florence city center 9km (6mi)
Greve in Chianti 30km (18mi)
San Gimignano 58km (36mi)
Siena 78km (48mi)
Lucca 92km (57mi)
Pisa 98km (60mi)
Montepulciano 109km (68mi)
Montalcino 116km (72mi)
Cortona 117km (73mi)
The Mall Luxury Outlets 33km (20mi)
Barberino Outlet Village 50km (31mi)
Valdichiana Outlet Village 95km (59mi)