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Private Pool, Garden and Views family and pet friendly also for wheelchairs

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Out Door All Day Under Loggia View Onto the Pool Wheelchair Friendly for dogs

"Olive Wood" has been our family - holiday home for more than 25 years.

Last year we restored it and made it accessible for wheelchair users. It is an independent house which can accommodate up to 6 persons, ideal for families.

It is an independent house which consists of one wheelchair accessible suite with bathroom and kitchenette and a main apartment. The two parts are linked by an indoor 5-steps stair or by an outdoor wheelchair path.

The wheelchair-accessible suite is 35 square meters, has a bathroom with large, comfortable shower and wc, a double bedroom and a small living room with TV, fridge, coffee machine, kitchenette, chaise longue. Outside a furnished terrace with pergola where you can enjoy your early breakfast independently from the “long-sleepers” of the main apartment.

The beautiful terracotta wheelchair path leads to the large loggia with fireplace; that is the place where you will mostly be, you'll see: it serves as living and dining room with every kind of weather. One can even grill when it rains because there's plenty of space under the high roof.

From the loggia you enter the main apartment: on the ground floor there's a fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher), a large living room, a bathroom, a double bedroom and on the first floor the twin bed room attic for children (or if you prefer you can use the sofa-double-bed in the living room downstairs). The attic is also equipped with a bathroom-laundry room.

 

The house is ideal for families with children, elderly persons or disabled people and even for families who want to bring their dog in vacations: the entire garden is fully fenced.

  

The house is very comfortable and it has a certain personality, because it's really like a second home to us: it has the touch of our taste and our family history. Being at the border of an antique village which dates back to the year 1200 makes this a place for a true authentic experience in your holidays.

Our house welcomes you and your family or friends in Oliveto with a huge garden, private parking and your own private infinity-pool, with a panoramic view over the Val di Chiana valley.

The house is in beautiful countryside and superbly located for art and culture-trips. The historic towns and villages of Tuscany and Umbria are just a drive away: Arezzo is just 20 minutes far, Florence is about 1 hour away, Siena and Cortona about 50 minutes, whilst Perugia and Assisi are within easy reach.

 

Our aim is that everybody feels free and independent to move around in this charming place.

The location is right on the border of a very small borgo (village) called “Oliveto”, that is why we called the house “Olive-wood”: it sounds like Hollywood, though it looks NOTHING like Hollywood; but when we lie on the sun beds at night, watching the starry sky and counting the shooting stars that pass over our heads, we just feel as great.

The rich framework of hills, cultivated land and small patches of wood hosts a diversity of birds. Short-toed Eagle is notable among the raptors, while migrant warblers feed on fig trees and berries in the garden of the house. Hoopoe is common in spring and summer and visits regularly the garden, while Zitting Cisticola zips in and out from the tall grass of the fields. White wagtails dance around the infinity pool almost every day.

 

To make it short:

 

6 sleeps plus  1 Cot (travel-babybed)

3 bed rooms  (all beds are 2 m long)

3 baths

1 laundry (within one of the three bathrooms)

Huge garden

Own private pool (NOT shared) (5 x 10 m, depth 1.50 m) plus sun-terrace 

Fence all around the property

Wi-Fi free (Please note that in 2014 British television companies stopped broadcasting to Europe. Links may be available via the wi-fi)

Floor heating  in the baths and in the wheelchair accessible part

Air condition in two bed rooms (wheelchair friendly suite and attic)

Satelite TV

 

 

 We thought about:

 Accessibility

 Wheel In Shower

 Wheelchair Access

 Grab Rails

 Special Needs Suitability

 Wheelchair Ramps and paths

 Easy Walk in Access

 Assistance Dogs Permitted

 Lowered Light Switches

Measures of the doors in the suite for wheel chair users:

Entrance door 92 cm and 1,5 cm barrier

From morning room to bed room 80 cm

From bed room to the bath room 79 cm

From Bedroom to the Pergola 98 cm and 1,5 cm barrier

Under the table: 76 cm

Under the kitchenette: 73 cm

under the bath sink: 75 cm

two big handles hight 80 cm besides the WC

hight of WC seat: 49 cm

hight of intercom: 110 cm

Videotour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbgI19JchWI

Birdeye video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bm-IOAhsHg

NL:

Vakantie villa 'Olive Wood' is al meer dan 25 jaar ons familie vakantiehuis. Vorig jaar hebben we de villa volledig gerenoveerd en geschikt gemaakt voor gebruik door families met eventueel ouderen of mindervaliden in het gezelschap. Er is ondermeer een ruime suite met slaapkamer, zitkamer en badkamer die volledig toegankelijk is voor rolstoelgebruikers. Hier kan men zich in een sfeervolle ambiance comfortabel bewegen. Deze suite is 35 m2 groot en is voorzien van een badkamer met douche en toilet, een slaapkamer en een kleine zitkamer met TV, een kleine kitchenette met koelkast en koffiezetapparaat. Buiten is er een gezellig terras met tuinmeubilair en een pergola.

Een fraai terracotta pad brengt u naar de loggia (het overdekte terras) met openhaard. Dit is onder alle weersomstandigheden een geschikte en sfeervolle zit- en eetkamer. Zelfs als het regent kunnen we hier bbq-en omdat er ruim voldoende plek is onder de overkapping.

Het huis is uitermate geschikt voor een familie met kinderen, ouderen en/ of mindervaliden. Ook honden zijn van harte welkom, die kunnen heerlijk ravotten in de volledig omheinde tuin. De suite heeft een eigen kitchenette waar men zelf een ontbijtje kan maken zonder de 'uitslapers verderop' te storen.

Villa Olive Wood biedt u alle comfort die u thuis ook gewend bent. Het is ons eigen vakantiehuis dat we met veel liefde en aandacht hebben ingericht, we delen dit graag met u. Aangezien het huis grenst aan een oude Borgo uit 1200 voelt u hier de historie van lang vervlogen tijden.

Ons huis verwelkomt u en uw familie en vrienden graag in Oliveto met een enorme tuin, privé parking en je eigen privé zwembad met schitterend uitzicht over de Val di Chiana. Het huis wordt omringd door het prachtige Toscaanse landschap en is een uitstekende uitvalsbasis om de vele historische steden en dorpjes van Toscane en Umbrië te bezoeken. Florence is slecht een uurtje rijden en Siena en Cortona bereikt u in ca. 50 minuten. Ook Perugia en Assisi zijn gemakkelijk te bereiken.

Het is een volledig vrijstaand huis met twee ruime slaapkamers (waarvan een dus ook helemaal geschikt voor mindervaliden). De slaapkamers zijn sfeervol en comfortabel ingericht en bieden ieder plaats aan twee personen (alle bedden zijn 2 meter lang). Voor twee kinderen is er nog een extra slaapplaats op zolder (normaal dubbel bed) of op de slaapbank in de woonkamer. Er zijn twee aparte badkamers en ook in de wasruimte op de eerste verdieping is nog een wastafel en douche voorzien. Er zijn twee keukens, een volledig ingerichte keuken met vaatwasser en een kitchenette in de suite.

Het huis biedt veel buitenruimte, diverse terrassen, waarvan een deels overkapt en voorzien van een grote openhaard. Hier heeft u ook een geweldig uitzicht op het zwembad en het prachtige Toscaanse landschap. Een ideale plek voor het Italiaanse buitenleven, lange avonden genieten rondom het haardvuur met een lekker glaasje Italiaanse wijn en een heerlijk hapje!

Ons hele doel was om ons familiehuis zo in te richten dat het een comfortabele plek is waar iedereen zich vrij kan bewegen. Kinderen en eventuele honden kunnen heerlijk en veilig spelen in de gigantische omheinde tuin en ook de volwassenen en ouderen hebben alle ruimte en vrijheid om te genieten en optimaal vakantie te vieren.

De naam "OliveWood' hebben we gekozen omdat het huis op de rand van het kleine dorpje 'Olivieto' ligt. Olivewood klinkt een beetje als Hollywood..dit werd voor ons een onderlinge grap, aangezien Olivewood in niks lijkt op Hollywood. Maar als we in de zomermaanden 's avonds op onze ligbedden onder de schitterende heldere sterrenhemel liggen, genieten we volop! Misschien zie je zelfs wel een vallende ster..

Samengevat:

Geschikt voor 6 personen + een babybedje

3 slaapkamers

3 volledige badkamers

Enorme tuin

Privé zwembad (5 x 10m)

Volledig omheind terrein

Gratis WIFI

Vloerverwarming in de badkamers

Airconditioning in de twee slaapkamers

Sateliet tv

Vakantiehuis geschikt voor mindervaliden, families met kinderen en evt honden van harte welkom! We willen dat u met elkaar kunt genieten van Toscane!

Voor de mindervaliden hebben we gedacht aan:

Toegankelijkheid

Rolstoeltoegankelijke douche

Handgrepen

Toegankelijkheid voor de rolstoel (behalve tot het zwembad)

Geen drempels

Verlaagde lichtknoppen

Hulphonden zijn toegestaan

Videotour:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbgI19JchWI

Birdeye video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bm-IOAhsHg

FR:

Pour la description française, contacter la proprietaire.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live every summer there and eventually restored it and refurbished it up to modern comfort and wheelchair accessibility. We have a dog and noticed how difficult it is to get an accomodation which is perfect for elderly persons, children and dogs. So we thought that we can offer this and share it with others.

We go there also on weekends and have equipped it with WiFi and TV.

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Speaks English, German, Italian, German, English and Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have already rented many houses in Tuscany , but this is our no. 1 and if you should want to sell it, please let us know!
Sep 2015
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7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Absolute Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Our week stay here was nothing short of magical. The property itself is beautifully renovated and the scenery breathtaking. This is the perfect spot for anyone looking for some peace and quiet with easy access to surrounding cities. We loved the small town feel of this location but did appreciate a nearby restaurant, pharmacy and grocery store. The owners were most welcoming and helpful during out stay and we are so thankful to them for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. Hope to see you again very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for having taken the time for this lovely review. We are very happy that you liked it so much. This is our goal and we are looking forward to have your little group back again!
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5

A beautiful villa in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We came to stay here from London with our three young children (9, 7 and 4) and had the most wonderful time. The owner Claudia and her husband were extremely helpful in advance of our trip and answered all our queries promptly; when we arrived they were most welcoming to our family. The villa is set in a beautifully maintained garden with a fantastic pool which the kids used every day. The house itself is extremely well equipped and spacious. We would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to escape city life and immerse themselves in a truly Tuscan idyll.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and as you wrote in an extra mail , that you want to come back, you are more than welcome because we also appreciated that you left the house tidy and clean and we could see, that you appreciated our efforts to make it a welcoming home for all. - We were just sorry that the weather was so mixed and admired that your children went in the pool every day! Ciao a tutti!
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5

Wunderschönes Haus in toller Landschaft

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Urlaubswoche in diesem liebevoll und modern eingerichtetem Traumhaus. Das Grundstück in dem kleinen Ort, mit der tollen Aussicht und dem schönen Garten, war ideal zum Entspannen und Wohlfühlen. Der Pool ist toll angelegt. Alles ist neu und liebevoll renoviert und angelegt. Es war alles sehr sauber. Das Haus und der Außenbereich sind mit allem ausgestattet, was man im Urlaub braucht. Die Restaurant- und Einkaufstipps der Vermieter waren toll. Wir können dieses Objekt nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen und hoffen bald wieder einen schönen Urlaub dort verbringen zu können. Vielen Dank an Familie Pirazzi!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Family friendly country villa!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautifully maintained! Interior spotless. Fully stocked & usable kitchen. The exterior was gorgeous with panamoric Tuscan Views! The swimming pool was a treat after a long hot day of sightseeing. The location was perfect for our many day trips to Cortona, Siena, Florence, San Giminiano & Montesancevino! The location was private! our children loved the open garden & enjoyed playing on the ping pong table! Claudia was super friendly & informative! We would highly recommend this Vila. Looking forward to staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you liked it and would love to welcome you again. Thank you for taking the time for the review.
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5

Relaxing and wonderfull vacation !!

  • 5 of 5

The structure is very clean and confortable and is situated in a nice olive tree hill with an amazing view that you can enjoy from every part of the house but particulary from the pool.

The atmosphere is relaxing and you can reach Arezzo and Monte San Savino in a few minutes by car.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marco, we are happy that you liked it and that you enjoyed the tours and we hope to welcome you again in summer, when the pool is open and the whole even more enjoyable. Kind regards Claudia
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Traumhafte Erholung

  • 5 of 5

Danke für 10 Tage in diesem herrlichen Anwesen!

Wir, das waren 6 Erwachsene haben das Anwesen in vollen Zügen genossen. Wir haben alles so vorgefunden, wie in der Beschreibung dargestellt. Totale Ruhe, ein herrlicher großzügiger Pool, ein grenzenloser Blick ins Tal, ein Loggia die in den warmen Tagen und Nächten unser Wohnzimmer wurde. Danke an Frau Dr. Pirazzi und Ihren Sohn für das herzliche, unkomplizierte "Willkommen" und für die

Hilfe bei jeder Angelegenheit vor Ort. Als Ausgangpunkt ideal für Tagestouren in jede beliebige Richtung. Von uns allen ein dickes Lob!

Gerne und jederzeit wieder wenn die Toskana ruft.

Ach ja: Wir hatten für 2 Abende eine Köchin zu buchen können! Unbedingt empfehlenswert!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, ein Review zu schreiben! Wir waren wirklich froh, Ihnen helfen zu können und fanden Ihre Urlaubsmotto lustig! Vielen Dank für die Eintragung ins Gästebuch und wir freuen uns, wenn Sie wieder kommen. Danke auch, dass Sie das Haus sauber und ordentlich hinterlassen haben! Sogar der Grill war sauber, das machen nur wenige!
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Location

From the Owner

Because it is in the family since a long time and the place is still magic.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence FLR at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Albergo at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 166 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Val di Chiana, but only 2 km small driving cours at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Albergo North at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Arezzo (Autostrada del sole) at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Albergo at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 165 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Castiglione della Pescaia at 150 Kilometres Car: necessary

A personal cook can come and either cook in the house or do catering service or give cooking lessons. The cook does not speak English but I am sure, she will make herself understand as she is very passionate about cooking.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
£691
for 6 nights
£793
 
 
Christmas New Year 2016/2017
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£769
for 5 nights
£1,046
 
 
Beginning of 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£588
for 5 nights
£793
 
 
Spring and Easter 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
£980
for 6 nights
£1,131
 
 
Early Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 6 nights
£1,257
 
 
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,721
for 7 nights
£1,721
 
 
Autum 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,342
for 6 nights
£1,552
 
 
Early Fall 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
£908
for 6 nights
£1,046
 
 
Fall 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£763
for 6 nights
£877
 
 
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
£908
for 6 nights
£1,046
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£1,190
for 6 nights
£1,375
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Final cleaning £76

The 25% down payment is not refundable. Heating or aircondition will be charged on consumption.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Infinity pool, wheel chair drive and extra suite for disabled, huge garden and the best thing is the Loggia, we live there even when it rains. It is huge and cozy at the same time, gives you a sense of space and living in the nature. Being attached to the Small medieval village of Oliveto you feel never isolated. It is safe and secure.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 121 m²

Bathrooms

  • Grey bath wheelchairfriendly - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, This made on purpose for everybody with two shower heads.
  • Laundry and bath - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Born as a bath for kids on the first floor room and laundry
  • Beige bath - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, 80 x 120 cm Shower on ground floor
  • A small beige bathroom with a 80 x 120 cm shower on the ground floor accessible from the living area. The grey bath room is wheelchair accessible and has a huge shower. The bath on the first floor was thought as a laundry, but the presence of water pushed us forward to make a bath out of it and it is a real gain to the room. Shower, WC and Sink completes the bath which is also the laundry.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Light Mint bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Is on the ground floor without steps and wheelchairfriendly
  • Blue bed room - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor North East 23 sqm spacious and cozy
  • Light pink bed room first floor - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, It is under the roof but airconditioned for small persons
  • The "Blu Bedroom" is on the groundfloor facing North-East with a huge door and two small windows with mosquito screens. Spacious 23 sqm room with a nice Baldachin, 160 x 200 mattress and Tempur topper guarantees a good night. Mosquito screens has also the light pink bedroom (twin bed room with two single beds 90 x 200 cm) on the first floor and the mint green one (160 x 200 cm mattress) on the ground floor. Aircondition is in the bed room upstairs and in the new suite.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The private Chef is an optional on request and makes also cooking courses with a lot of passion and kind of no other language. Great experience.

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