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VILLA CATERINA 6 sleeps, Exclusivity of Emma Villas, Offices open 7/7 days

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Service Bathroom: 1

- The EUROP ASSISTANCE INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION penalties (from the time of the reservation to the beginning of the stay) will be INCLUDED IN THE FINAL PRICE.

- The EMMA VILLAS STAFF will be at your complete disposal for ensuring you a care-free holiday.

- EMMA VILLAS IS AN ITALIAN INCOMING TOUR OPERATOR: BOOKING OFFICE OPEN 7/7 with MULTI-LANGUAGES TRAVEL SPECIALISTS, with perfect knowledge of the villas and their location.

- 7/7 days PERSONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE and SUPPORT CENTRE AT DISPOSAL BEFORE AND DURING YOUR STAY.

- PROFESSIONAL CONTROLLERS who PERIODICALLY CHECK THE VILLAS and ensure the quality standards presented on EmmaVillas.com.

- CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOLIDAY with OUR ADDITIONAL SERVICES (such as IN HOUSE CHEF, PRIVATE TRANSFER, CAR RENTAL and much more). All our services are supplied by PROFESSIONAL and CERTIFIED COMPANIES.

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Villa Caterina, a rustic stone farmhouse, is located in one of the most beautiful landscapes that nature has to offer in the territory of Siena, nestled in the beautiful setting of green expanses cultivated with vineyards and olives, in the heart of the Val d'Elsa, between Siena and Florence, and just 5 minutes from the historical centre of the famous little town of San Gimignano. Originally a farmhouse, with the ground floor used as a shed and shelter for animals, the house was subsequently enlarged and renovated in respect of the original plan and in keeping with the exquisitely Tuscan architectural tradition, where wood and terracotta are the main features of all the rooms, rendered intimate and cosy by the antique family furniture and by details evoking the rural history and local traditions. Located on a hillside, the garden and the swimming pool look out over a superb view, starting from the flourishing garden, that stretches uninterruptedly toward the rolling expanses that unfold below and then, finally, up to the soaring towers, symbol of a proud town protected by strong walls, witnesses to a history of more than a thousand years: a true masterpiece, magnificently painted by the brush of nature and by the genius of man, in which the harmony of shapes and colours create a perfect synthesis. Guests can relax in this oasis of peace and natural wellbeing where they can enjoy the typical Tuscan countryside yet, at the same time, make exciting trips to the main art cities of Tuscany such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca and Volterra, as well as to the medieval villages in the area, like Monteriggioni and Certaldo or the villages of the Chianti territory – all within easy reach of the house.

Interior

The house has two floors. As well as the internal staircase there is also an external one next to the main entrance on the ground floor which opens into a large open-plan space - with living/dining area and fully-equipped kitchen with barbecue fireplace; the living room French window has direct access to the pergola, set up for outdoor dining. The floor is completed by a guest bathroom/laundry room. The internal terracotta staircase leads up to the first floor with a brightly-lit studio with reading corner, connected, on the right, to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and, on the left, to a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) and a double bedroom, sharing a bathroom with shower.

Park

The property covers an area of about 10,000 square meters, most of which is taken up by the olive grove surrounding the park. Once past the entrance gate, a row of oleanders accompanies guests in the lush and overflowing garden around the house, which includes a large assortment of plants and flowers, gathered in a profusion of unequalled colours and scents: pines, olives, cypresses and fruit trees dot the lawns which alternate with stone-paved paths and bushes of roses and Mediterranean herbs, delineating the set-up areas. Fragrant climbing plants, lemons and beds of geraniums adorn every corner of the garden, inviting you to spend your day in the open air: the pergola (in front of the living/dining room), covered in trumpet vines, Virginia creeper and wisteria, is the ideal setting in which to savour the culinary delicacies of Tuscany, and the veranda in front of the house, shaded by climbing Virginia creeper, is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a good glass of wine. Finally, in some of the more scenic spots, seats and benches have been set up so that you can contemplate the beautiful hilly landscape.

Swimming Pool

Open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October, the south-facing pool stands in a super panoramic site, in a beautiful corner of the property which offers a magical and unforgettable view over the gentle hills and borgo of San Gimignano. The pool is just 10 m from the house, set in the beautiful, colourful garden that borders the sunbathing area, provided with sunbeds and umbrella. The rectangular pool has a large step and a ladder for access to the water; it measures 8 x 4 m with a constant depth of 1.50 m. The border is in travertine marble, while the inner lining is in light-coloured PVC. The pool is purified with chlorine and has an outdoor, cold-water shower; there is lighting both inside the pool and in the surrounding area.

The additional terms are: “The PRICES listed are WEEKLY and do not include: *3,00% Emma Villas commissions (Agency commission + costs for opening file + personal customer assistance service); *tourism tax where applicable (by the Italian Law).“

(Emma Villas reminds you that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested on www.emmavillas.com)

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Manager

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian
Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Firenze at 64 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : San Gimignano at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Certaldo at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Coming from North: A1 exit Firenze Impruneta at 48 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : San Gimignano at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tyrrhenian sea - Cecina at 78 Kilometres

San Gimignano is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in the Siena area. It is located on a hill, about 300m above sea level and dominates the Elsa valley, with superb views. The old tall towers inside the walls are a symbol of the town, a real open-air museum full of architectural masterpieces and works of art that adorn churches and palaces. Its celebrity is due to the excellence of its wine production, above all the 'Vernaccia di San Gimignano”, the exquisite and most famous white wine of the area. San Gimignano is easily accessible thanks to the excellent network of roads and highways that connect to the motorway exits of Firenze Impruneta (coming from the north) and Val di Chiana (coming from the south). The airports in the region are within reasonable distance: Pisa at72km and Florence at 64 km. 12 km from the villa is the Certaldo railway station which provides direct connections to the Rome-Florence line. Shops and other essential services providing all needs for guests are nearby. The commercial area of Poggibonsi, with its large supermarkets and shopping centres, can be reached by car in 10 minutes. Of note, finally, are riding stables and a golf course about 10 km from the property.

Airports

Firenze 64km, Pisa 72km, Roma Fiumicino 320km, Milano Malpensa 404km

Train Station

Certaldo 12km

Highway

Coming from North: A1 exit Firenze Impruneta 48km, coming from South A1 exit Valdichiana 99km

Attractions within 100 km

San Gimignano 1,5km, Certaldo 13km, Volterra 30km, Monteriggioni 33km, Radda in Chianti 40km, Siena 50km, Panzano in Chianti 51km, Gaiole in Chianti 51km, Firenze 55km, Lucca 80km, Pisa 80km, Montalcino 88km

Services and shops

San Gimignano 1,5km

Beach

Tyrrhenian sea - Cecina 78km

Access road

Paved up to the entrance gate

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,609
for 7 nights
£1,609
 
 
2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,048
for 7 nights
£2,048
 
 
2017
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,609
for 7 nights
£1,609
 
 
2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,843
for 7 nights
£1,843
 
 
2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,048
for 7 nights
£2,048
 
 
2017
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,633
for 7 nights
£2,633
 
 
2017
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,048
for 7 nights
£2,048
 
 
2017
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,609
for 7 nights
£1,609
 
 
2017/2018
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,048
for 7 nights
£2,048
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 500,00€

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Service Bathroom
  • 2 with shower, 1 service. En-suite bathrooms: 1

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - Twin With Joinable Beds
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin with joinable beds

Outside

  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Fenced: No. Height above sea level: 249m. Baby cot. Mosquito screens in the bedrooms Fans. The property covers an area of about 10,000 square meters, most of which is taken up by the olive grove surrounding the park. Once past the entrance gate, a row of oleanders accompanies guests in the lush and overflowing garden around the house, which includes a large assortment of plants and flowers, gathered in a profusion of unequalled colours and scents: pines, olives, cypresses and fruit trees dot the lawns which alternate with stone-paved paths and bushes of roses and Mediterranean herbs, delineating the set-up areas. The pool is just 10 m from the house, set in the beautiful, colourful garden that borders the sunbathing area, provided with sunbeds and umbrella. The rectangular pool has a large step and a ladder for access to the water; it measures 8 x 4 m with a constant depth of 1.50 m. The border is in travertine marble, while the inner lining is in light-coloured PVC.

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