€ 5.630 - 9.950 per week
Sleeps: 13 + 1
Style: Tuscan classic
Swimming pool: PRIVATE
Fenced-in property: PARTIALLY
Floor area: 550 sq.mt. (5920 sq.ft.)
Podere Sant'Anna is a charming villa located in the Chianti wine region between the provinces of Florence and Siena. Situated in the most celebrated part of Tuscany, an area rich in history and culture, ancient cities and towns including Florence, Siena and San Gimignano are all within a half-hour drive away. A stay at Podere Sant'Anna offers guests the chance to experience the splendor and allure of la dolce vita.
The villa dates back to the 17th century and is spread out over 2 floors. It has been renovated and modernized while maintaining its original Tuscan country character. The estate is surrounded by splendid private gardens, olive groves, vineyards, roses and woodlands. Lovely furnished seating areas and a large stone terrace with covered outdoor eating area completes the offering. The private pool area is completely fenced off and has a lockable gate. It is encompassed by rambling roses guaranteeing privacy, an olive grove and 2 hectares of lawn and flower shrubs. The swimming pool (15 x 7m, depth from 1.20 to 1.40m) features a stone deck and is equipped with comfortable sun-beds. On the lawn right next to the pool is a splendid gazebo covered in vines and complete with garden chairs and a table.
Indoors, a spacious dining room features a 3 meter-long (10 foot) dining table that can be extended to 4.5 meters (15 foot) to host up to 20 guests. The room is traditionally furnished with several antique pieces and the tableware bears the original coat of arms of the aristocratic family that once inhabited this dwelling. A fully-equipped kitchen features a professional stove, dishwasher, large refrigerator and marble table for preparing fine meals.
Two spacious and bright living rooms offer relax and tranquillity on the upper floor of the villa. They are stylishly furnished with comfortable sofas and armchairs and glimpses of tall cypress trees may be seen through large arched windows. A marvelous stone fireplace in one of the living rooms bears the original family coat of arms.
The villa's six bedrooms have been tastefully decorated by blending traditional Tuscan style with modern comforts. Each has its own en-suite bathroom. The bathrooms have been renovated and are modern and feature roomy showers. From the bedroom windows it is possible to admire the picturesque Tuscan landscape outside, made up of green hills painted with olive trees, thriving vineyards and centuries-old cypress trees
Air conditioning services the entire villa and windows have built-in screens, which will guarantee a cool and relaxing summer.
Podere Sant'Anna is surrounded by 10 hectares of vineyards, olive trees and woods. The estate's red wine - Chianti DOCG - is produced using selected hand-picked San Giovese grapes which undergo a lengthy maceration. The extra-virgin olive oil has won many prizes for its excellent quality.
Guests who visit during havest season (between September and October) are welcome to participate with the picking and fermenting of the grapes and to taste the vino novello or "young wine". October and November is instead olive-picking season and guests can watch the olives being pressed and taste the new oil.
The owners of Podere Sant'Anna live next door and are always available for information, problem-solving, questions, and recommendations.
On the ground floor there is a large fully-equipped kitchen, a dining room, one bedroom with 2 twin beds and en-suite bath with a shower and tub, a guest bath, laundry room, storage room and a service room which can be transformed into another bedroom for two on request (it has its own en-suite bath with shower). Stairs lead down to an underground wine cellar where guests are invited to choose from the estate's vintage wines and olive oil.
On the upper floor there are two living rooms and 5 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bath with shower. A small studio/office features a fax machine, computer, telephone and safe.
BEDROOM / BATHROOM DESCRIPTIONS
Bedroom 1: King-size bed, en-suite bath with shower, view of gardens and pool.
Bedroom 2: Double bed (or 2 twins), en-suite bath with shower, view of courtyard.
Bedroom 3: Queen-size bed, en-suite bath with shower, view of courtyard.
Bedroom 4: Queen-size bed, en-suite bath with shower, view of church and cypress-lined road.
Bedroom 5: 1 twin bed (another twin can be added on request), en-suite bath with shower, view of gardens and the front of the villa.
Bedroom 6: Double bed (or 2 twins), en-suite bath with shower.
Bedroom 7: Double bed (or 2 twins)
|Period begins||Rate per night||rate per week||Minimum stay|
|Jan / Feb / Mar 2016||price on request||¤5630||3|
|Apr / May 2016||----||¤7950||7|
|Jun / Jul / Aug / Sept 2016||----||¤9950||7|
|Nov / Dec 2016||price on request||¤5630||3|
PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
POOLSIDE CHANGING CABIN
GARDEN CHAIRS & TABLES
PARTIALLY FENCED-IN PROPERTY
TENNIS COURTS (500mt away)
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 Tues and Sat
LINEN CHANGE: on Sat (for longer stays)
WELCOME GOURMET DINNER
TENNIS COURTS (500mt away)
Not included in rates
CITY TAX: ¤1.50 per adult, max 7 nights (free 12 and under)
LINEN & TOWEL CHANGE: for stays of more than 7 nights, one change per week is included
BREAKFAST: ¤20 per person per day
EXTRA LINEN & TOWEL CHANGE: ¤20 per person
VILLA PRE-STOCKING: ¤30 + groceries
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
BIKE / SCOOTER / CAR RENTAL
¤1500 in cash upon arrival (to be returned at check-out)
A 50% 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 August 1st of year previous to rental period, a full refund of deposit will be granted.
For cancellations made after August 1st of year previous to rental period, a full refund will be granted only if the property is subsequently successfully rented out for the week(s) in question.
For no shows or early departures, no refund will be granted.
CLOSEST VILLAGE: 150m (500ft)
FLORENCE AIRPORT: 37km (23mi)
Certaldo 18km (11mi)
San Gimignano 23km (14mi)
Radda in Chianti 25km (16mi)
Florence 28km (17mi)
Siena 48km (30mi)
Volterra 51km (32mi)
Pisa 89km (55mi)
Montepulciano 108km (112mi)
Lucca 99km (62mi)
Cortona 116km (72mi)
Perugia 151km (94mi)
Rome 300km (186mi)
The Mall Luxury Outlets 52km (32mi)
Barberino Outlet Village 58km (36mi)
Valdichiana Outlet Village 97km (60mi)