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Luxury Villa in the Florentine hills

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms)

Luxury Villa Poggio Secco is located in a fairy-tale setting among the gentle hillsides just south of Florence.

The property is set on a large plot of beauty and peace, making this villa the perfect location for several couples or an extended family seeking a holiday in close proximity to Florence. The location could not be better, set on an idyllic hillside just 15 minutes (8 km) from Florence. This elegant country house is within an hour's drive of all of the beautiful hill towns and vineyards in the Chianti area.The villa offers easy access to both the center of Florence and the Chianti region, so you can alternate trips to the Uffizi and the Duomo with excursions to the countryside of Tuscany.

The closest village, Grassina is at 3km away from the property. This town has several bars, grocery shops, bakery, butcher, and a hairdresser.

Riding and a golf facilities are available at 4 km. from the house.

A short unpaved road (200 m) leads to the farmhouse, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

The house has been fully restored last year and the attention to detail and beauty is remarkable.

We have a large private garden with a large patio overlooking the Tuscan country side. You can enjoy sipping a glass of Chianti while barbecuing some Tuscan stake. The house is furnished with original 18th century furniture.

Inside:

Villa Poggio Secco boost some beautiful tiled floors and beamed ceilings, and is divided into two floors.

The 3 double bedrooms all with a double beds are located on the ground floor.

Plus an extra mezzanine with a private bathroom and luxury sofabed is located upstairs.

Air conditioning system and underfloor heating available in the whole property.

Bathrooms:

A large bathroom downstairs with a bathtub and separate shower. A upstairs bathroom with a bathtub.

Kitchen:

Large open plan kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave and many other luxuries.

Living Rooms:

Large Living room with fireplace and a sofabed.

Other:

Tv room with access to the upstairs mezzanine with sofabed and bathroom.

Parking:

The villa has its own two private parking spots and private driveway.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

All towels linen and cleaning of the flat included in the price.

Accessibility

Parking available in front of house, no stairs present, this allows for an easy access to this property.

Outside

450 square meters garden with a large patio which includes a barbecue, table and chairs.

The house also has Wifi.

More Details

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About the Owner

David Canevaro
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About David Canevaro

My Name is David, I work as an Osteopath in London.

I was born in Spain and brought up in Florence.

David Canevaro purchased this villa in 1970

Why David Canevaro chose Florence

This property is been in hour family for many years.

What makes this villa unique

You are really near Florence but can still enjoy been in the country side.

38 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

5

Impeccable villa in an amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this rental to anyone. The area surrounding the villa has amazing views. We enjoyed the outdoor space with the beautiful gardens, patio, and peaceful view of the surrounding hills. It was a little difficult to find because of road work nearby, but our host made sure to tell us the best way to get to the home. Very clean and comfortable. Loved the decor of the home as well.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I Loved It

  • 5 of 5

I loved the villa. I stayed with my family, first time in Italy. The villa looks just like in the photos, the garden is very pretty with amazing views. we definetely enjoyed the stay in here and would recommend this place to anybody.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and even better view

  • 5 of 5

How can you put into words our first holiday in Florence. The villa was simply incredible! The orthopaedic mattresses were simply exceptional it was like sleeping on a cloud. We loved barbecuing in the evenings while sipping a glas of chianti. Florence was only 20 minutes drive from the villa. The roads a really easy and not as difficult as in other parts of Tuscany. Even my wife that had only been driving for a few months had no issues driving. Will definitely go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy that you guys enjoyed your stay:)
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5

Absolutely amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time in Italy, I absolutely loved this amazing villa. The views from the villa were great. Delfina arranged for an amazing dinner and cooking class. It was great to drive into the centre of Florence from the house. The roads were beautiful and full of character. We had a large car and had no problems driving around. Will defenetly coming back:)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really happy that you enjoyed our amazing villa. Hope to have you coming back real soon😆
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5

Absolutely stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the most luxurious place I have ever stayed in. The views from the private garden are amazing. 20 minutes from Florence centre makes it the perfect place to explore Florence and Tuscany. What I enjoyed the most was driving up the roads to get to the villa. The views were great! The villa is packed with luxury appliances. Will come back for sure:)!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you loved your stay at our villa:)
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5

Beautiful Villa in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here in September 2016 and would highly recommend this villa to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful region.

When we arrived we were welcomed into the villa and shown around...the villa looked just like the photographs...beautiful setting...very clean....lovely decoration and all mod cons.

All three bedrooms were a good size with ample storage space and the kitchen was well equipped.

There was also a lovely garden and patio area which we enjoyed thoroughly especially our 2 year old daughter.

Central Florence was only a 15/20 minute drive away which made it a very convenient location.

All in all we would highly recommend this villa to families wanting to stay close to central Florence and would happily stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

From the Owner

This property is been in hour family for many years.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cinque vie at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ugolino at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Florence Santa Maria Novella at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Firenze sud at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Grassina at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Forte dei marmi at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended

Villa Poggio Secco apartment is located just 5 km from the the center of Florence, a place with ancient roots and surrounded by the hills of Impruneta, Greve in Chianti, Bagno a Ripoli, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Scandicci.

Florence is a place you must visit if you come to the area on holiday. Drawn by its incomparable artistic and cultural heritage, the city attracts visitors from all continents. You have a sense of the importance of Florence through the age walking between magnificent Renaissance buildings in its historic center where one can admire landmarks such as the Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia dell’Arte and the Uffizi Gallery.

Some localities in the surrounding areas are also of interest, for example Greve in Chianti, Volpaia, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti. The main attraction of these towns are the terracotta and wine making. Most of the terracotta kilns can be found going down from Impruneta's main square towards via Chiantigiana, along via della Fonte.

Among the many products you will find a display of the very large orci, pots that once were used to store olive oil and that nowadays are used in gardens and in the atriums of the magnificent villas of the surrounding areas. A visit to the Chianti area means you must have a sampling of the locally-produced wine which is famous the world over.

The curious traveler will appreciate the hospitality of the local farmers who will help him discover the qualities of the 'Chianti dei Colli Fiorentini', that can be sampled with some Tuscan bread sprinkled with an excellent extra virgin olive oil.

From an artistic point of view, you must visit Chiesa (Basilica) di Santa Maria all'Impruneta and also the museum next door. It dates back to the 11th century but was restored during the Renaissance period. It now houses important works by Michelozzo and Luca Della Robbia. Moreover, there are particularly interesting villas along Via Imprunetana.

How to get there

By car

By the main high way (A1), take the firenze Sud exit, once gone pass the Sheraton hotel take your first right turn towards 'Cinque Vie' until reaching a supermarket called Penny Market. Now take a left turn in direction of the church of S.Giusto. Once pass this church keep driving for 2 km on via di Vacciano until reaching a tabernacle of the Virgin Mary, take a left here onto via di fattucchia, we are located at at n39

By plane

The nearest airports are the Peretola in Florence and the G. Galilei of Pisa. Once you get to Florence, continue as above.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Giugno/Lyuglio
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£143
£867
 
 
Agosto /Settembre
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£312
for 2 nights
From
£139
£867
 
 
Ottobre
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£118
£707
 
 
november 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£118
£707
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmass 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£328
for 2 nights
From
£147
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
new year
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£665
for 3 nights
From
£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Gennaio
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£236
for 2 nights
From
£101
£623
£2,139
 
 
Aprile 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£371
for 2 nights
From
£168
£1,044
£2,981
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£623
for 2 nights
From
£295
£775
£2,981
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £33.69
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1

Checkin at 3pm
Checkout at 11am
A 50% deposit is due when booking is confirmed. This a non refundable deposit once you booking as been confirmed. The rest of the money is due 60 days before your arrival date. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 22-Jun-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

You are really near Florence but can still enjoy been in the country side.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 160 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • A large bathroom downstairs with all luxuries.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Plus an extra mezzanine with a private bathroom and luxury sofabed. Extra sofabed in the living room. Cot available on request.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • A full self explanatory manual is provided for all guests. Keys will be handed on arrival to all guests. Cooking and cleaning services also available on demand (extra charge).