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Lovely cottage with great views close San Gimignano,luxury and outside nature

Bedrooms 2
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for 4 persons, 1 big master with en suite bath and 1 twin and extra bath

Our home can host comfortably 4 adult persons, is completely new furnished and well equipped also for all cooking needs, has air condition and mosquito screens consisting in:

2 bedrooms (1 with en suite bath and double sinks, shower and bathtub).

1 master bed with 1.80 m x 2 m.

2 twin beds 1m x 2 m each (can become a double bed).

2 baths (each one with a shower and one has also a bathtub).

1 small but efficiently working open fire place under the “Dwarf’s hat”.

1 fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, toaster, hot water kettle and dishwasher,

1 terrace with table and 6 chairs and a sun roof.

1 shared huge infinity pool of 21 x 6.80 meters and landscaped (beach like soft entrance and whirlpool) into the Tuscan nature.

Little garden space with the exclusive right to be used by us and/or our guests of course.

Several acres of land shared with the neighbors of the hamlet

2 parking lots distant from the home, but you can get close to it for emptying the car.

It was originally the hen house and fowl stable, 5 stones and rocks left with a breath taking view. We called it “Dwarf’s house” but then another bed room came to it, “borrowed” from the big house besides and it became a true apartment with quite a big master bed room and its on suite bathroom with bath tub and 80 x 80 shower and a twin bed room for our sons with an extra bath and an 80 x 80 shower and a small sink. It can become a double bed room.

It is now a lovely comfortable apartment, ideal for two to four persons. The new beds are big and comfortable 2 m long, and fitted out with very good mattresses (orthopedically approved). The master bedroom has a little “Romeo and Julia” Balcony in a funny shape which allows you to step outside the walls.

The kitchen is fully equipped and custom made to measure to cope with the niches and edges which gives it an exclusive touch.

For someone who loves to create atmosphere and is fond of illumination, this apartment has the most switches and plugs of the whole Borgo, they said. But I love to live in different sceneries and feel the necessity for different lighting depending on what you are doing. For instance: romantic light, when you drink a glass of good red wine and lose yourself watching the flames in the open fireplace or strong light for reading or preparing dishes.

The outside terrace works like the extension of the kitchen in spring and autumn and is perfect for breakfast and lunch in these seasons and for dinner outside in the summer. It has a beautiful sun roof, but for lunch on a hot summer day you better go 2 m aside and enjoy the shadow of the huge cypress in front of the house, there is also a little bit of refreshing wind and one sleeps the sleep of the true.

The living area sits comfortably 4 persons around the open fire place. The living area is quite small and the open fire place works perfectly and is a remainder of the “dwarf’s house”.

In the living area everything is just on it’s place because it is it’s place, there is no more left. It is cozy and comfortable but not spacious. We preferred a second bed room instead as you usually live outside in Italy and make day trips or sit on the pool side or enjoy the view from our terrace.

All of us are quite tall, so we choose long beds ( 2m x 2m in the master bed room and 2 times 1m x 2 m in the second bed room, which can be put together and make a double bed instead of a twin bed room.

More Details

Property Manager
Claudia Pirazzi
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, German, Italian, Bavarian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Claudia Pirazzi

We are living in Florence and saw this ruin and this phantastic place. Working a lot and my husband being a chartered accountant and me a real estate agent and developing assistant of refurbishing and restoring houses, we loved this particular and quiet place and followed each step of the evolution of this Tuscan site.

Claudia Pirazzi purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Claudia Pirazzi chose Val d'Elsa

We found here the right place within nature which is peaceful and beautiful nature outside and sophisticated inside. The builder worked very thouroughly so the house is sane and dry.

The view is breath taking and privacy is given at the same time.

The pool is landscaped and also an attraction because very particular.

What makes this apartment unique

The position within the hamlet has the best views onto the skyline of Volterra in the far West and the night. Privacy and the terrace are unique to live on.The location if you want to see and visit Tuscany is very central and there are many many very good restaurants close by.

Guestbook comments from the manager

vielen Dank für eine wunderschöne Woche in Ihrem traumhaften Domizi. Wir haben es sehr genossen und uns war die Stille und die einsame Lage nicht zuviel, wir waren sogar schwimmen bei 15 grad und am Abend saßen wir im gemütlichen Wohnzimmer am Kaminfeuer.

Wir kommen gerne wieder!
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gambassi Terme in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , plus bathtub and double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , bath also accessible from day part of apartment
  • One of the bathrooms is an en-suite bath and accessible through the master bedroom only. Both bathroom showers are 80 x 80 cm footprint size.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds put together do create a double bed, see foto.
  • The mattresses are larger and longer than normal Italian sizes and they are health mattresses, comfortable and one sleeps well on them. Various cushions can be chosen, feathers or wool, big and small. The master bedroom's bed is 180 cm x 200 cm and the twin bedroom, 100 x 200 cm each mattress. Everything is completely new. Here the twin beds can become a double bed of 200 x 200 as well. Please ask and we will settle it for you.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
On request we can organize or buy an item you miss or need, please tell us what you miss. The swimmingpool is active since the 28th of June 2012, there is a little whirlpool as a part of the landscaped pool, which has great views and is very different from all the other pools whith rocks built in and plants and a sandy looking beach within, not as soft as a sandy beach but great to walk into the depth slowly.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Big Pine Key, Florida USA

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at The Hammock for 11 nights during July. We had a fantastic time! The home is stunning, the pool is wonderful and the location will take you to many Tuscan towns. The beds are so comfortable I am hoping to purchase one for myself. I was concerned about the cost of air conditioning since my husband likes a cool bedroom but the fee was reasonable at 40 euro. Ms. Claudia is a considerate host who left a binder with information and guidance. She also arranged for clean sheets and towels mid-stay. If you are looking for the beauty of Tuscany, privacy of a villa, and luxury of a resort book this listing today!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zauberhafte Unterkunft 25.03. bis 31.03.2016

  • 5 of 5

Diese Cottage hat uns ( 2x ca. 50 Jahre und 2x 22 Jahre) ausgesprochen gut gefallen!!! Das Anwesen liegt sehr ruhig und fast versteckt in einem Waldgebiet. Die Anreise hat aber durch die sehr guten Hinweise von Fr. Dr. Pirazzi super geklappt.

Das Haus ist ausgesprochen liebevoll eingerichtet! Das Mobiliar ist sehr schön, die Betten sind hochbequem. Die Küche ist mit allen Dingen perfekt ausgestattet, so dass die Selbstversorgung großen Spaß gemach hat. Vielen Dank, dass wir auch den Kamin benutzen durften! (Nur aus Romantikgründen, die Heizung hat sehr gut funktioniert!)

Die Terrasse (incl. Grill) haben wir auch sehr genossen. Und dann dieser traumhafte Blick vom Haus und der Terrasse nach Volterra.... einfach zauberhaft!

Die Parkplatzlösung möchten wir auch ausdrücklich loben. Gerade bei starker Belegung des Anwesens bleibt so die Ruhe erhalten.

Liebe Frau Dr. Pirazzi, ganz herzlichen Dank für die tolle Zeit, die wir in Ihrem Haus verleben durften. Katrin und Wolfgang Roth

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Familie Roth, haben Sie herzlichen Dank für Ihre schöne Bewertung. Es macht dann auch Spaß, die Gäste teilhaben zu lassen am Schönen. Ihre Bewertung zeigt mir, dass unsere Einstellung richtig ist, die Gäste sollen es genauso schön haben wie wir . Wir versuchen, uns hineinzuversetzen in jemanden, der seine wertvollste Zeit hier verbringt. Buona Vita (!) und hoffentlich einmal wieder. Ihre Claudia Pirazzi
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Alles bestens - immer wieder gerne

  • 5 of 5

Im August verbrachten wir mit unseren 2 Söhnen (15+17) 2 schöne Ferienwochen in dieser Ferienwohnung. Die Ferienwohnung ist TOP ausgestattet es fehlt an nichts. Die Bilder in der Beschreibung versprachen nicht zuviel. Besonders schön ist auch der Pool. Dort war es auch nie zu voll, da viele Gäste den Standort auch für Ausflüge nutzen. Das Borgo Mummialla liegt zentral in der Toskana und alle Highlights sind gut zu erreichen. Jedoch liegt es auch abseits und man hat herrliche Ruhe. (Man muss dies aber auch mögen). Der Ausblich von der Terrasse ist dafür absolut klasse. Die Betreuung durch Frau Pirazzi und ihren Mann waren ebenfalls durchweg positiv, sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. WLAN ist vorhanden ist wer mit größeren Kindern reist, weiß was dies bedeutet ;-).

Alles in allem können wir diese Ferienwohnung nur empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Familie M., es freut uns sehr, daß es Ihnen so gut gefallen hat und freuen uns, wenn Sie wieder kommen. Vielen Dank, daß Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, einen review zu schreiben. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Claudia Pirazzi
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during two weeks at The Hammock and we had a fantastic time, the house and the location have everything we were looking for. The terrace has a lot privacy and the views are great, I could spend hours sitting there having a cup of coffee or a cold drink.

The house is well equipped with all one needs and the distribution is excellent, the bedrooms are comfortable, private and silent. The two level division and the way it was designed looks cool and it gives you the impression of a more spacious house.

The pool is great, my children loved it and the views are breath taking.

It's definitively a place to come back and to recommend to anyone who's looking for a relaxed vacation in the heart of Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing haven with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Excellent standard of accommodation and lovely pool. Very clean and well-maintained. Wonderful views towards Volterra from the outside sitting area. Other pool users were considerate of each other. We had some good meals at Il Castagno. Good train service from Certaldo to Florence and Pisa. We would recommend the property, we could not fault it. If there had been a restaurant a bit closer so we did not need to take the car that would have made it perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

On the way to the hamlet I began to worry...two weeks is a long time to rent a property unseen. My concerns were immediately relieved when we arrived and even more so once we settled in. The pictures do not begin to show how lovely and well maintained the property is. Everything has been furnished in the best taste and highest quality. The directions and you tube videos made finding the hamlet very easy and Fabio was there to greet and orient us to both the property and the surrounding area.

This is remote...and quiet. There were a few nights we were the only residents, but somehow that added to the experience...we felt like we owned this beautiful piece of Tuscany. The views are lovely but in the evening, when Volterra in the distance started to light up, they were spectacular.

Friends joined us for a week - there was plenty of room for two couples.

The kitchen was well-equipped for our cooking needs: pots, pans, dishes, glasses, flatware, utensils. The herb gardens, just off the patio, supplied us with ample seasonings.

The bathrooms were especially lovely and spacious.

The infinity pool is unique, commanding a gorgeous view of the valley and the hills to the west.

Several caveats: the gravelly, winding road leading to the hamlet is negotiable, but have a 'sturdy' vehicle; be prepared for the little jaunt to and from the 'parking lot' as residents may not park by their property; the walkways, steps and roads in the hamlet are quite 'rustic' - sensible shoes recommended.

We would absolutely return; we had an idyllic fortnight there.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Beginning of 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2018
24 Feb 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early summer 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Fall 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Beginning 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £75.8

The 25% reservation fee and down payment are not refundable. The remaining 75% is to be brought in Euro at arrival.
If you are only in two persons, we will give you a discount of 10% on the rental price.
Costs for utilities like gas for cooking, electricity, warm and cold water are included, costs for aircondition or heating will be calculated based on your consumption and are excluded from the rental rates given above.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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