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Luxury Villa 10 Minutes from Florence With Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Ensuite Bathrooms, 1 ensuite wet room

Villa Joya, an immaculately restored 'limonaia'', combines ultra modern luxury in a glorious Italianate setting.

Only 10 minutes from Florence, and all that the city has to offer, Villa Joya is a countryside retreat with swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen, outdoor cinema, fireplace and multiple dining and lounging areas.

The gardens are beautifully manicured with tall Cypress trees, Jasmine and Wisteria.

Villa Joya is a sumptuous and sublime property for a unique city and countryside experience.

A full concierge service is available, including meet and greet, chef, housekeeping and babysitting.

More Details

Property Manager
Patrick Mc Cormick
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 September, 2017

About Patrick Mc Cormick

I am an interior designer living in Notting Hill, London

What makes this villa unique

Its countryside location, just 10 minutes from one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Wonderful food, people, shopping and gorgeous art galleries.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gavinana in Gavinana Galluzzo (Quartiere 3)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Dressing room. Jacuzzi bath, shower, outdoor shower. dressing table.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom. Kingsize bed. Air-conditioning/heating. Luxury mattress. Duck feather duvet and pillows. Both bedrooms in the villa have ensuite bathrooms. The third bedroom is in an annex on the other side of the outdoor dining area and has an ensuite wet room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Daily housekeeping. Private chef/catering can be arranged.


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Luxury Villa 10 Minutes from Florence With Pool
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

A beautiful Villa.

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely Villa, we could have been miles from anywhere but actually only half an hour's walk into Florence, and we enjoyed the good walk back up the hill! The view across the hills from the outside dinning terrace was fabulous but what a shame we couldn't see it from the pool area because of the hedge.

All the rooms were good as were the bathrooms and showers.

We all enjoyed sitting outside late evening and watching a film.

The only negative (and it is a small one)It would have been nice to have been given good instructions to find the Villa and warned of the very narrow road leading to it and the tricky

narrow entrance, we did book a jeep but luckily got a smaller car!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and noted about the instructions to find the villa. We hope to see you again at Villa Joya.
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Stunning Tuscan Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent an idyllic week at Villa Joya. It was perfect in every way! Plenty of outdoor space for morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and alfresco dining. The views are amazing, the location was ideal and it had every amenity imaginable! One week was definitely not enough! We are already looking forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie, and we are look forward to seeing you back.
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Must Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have been meaning to write a review on this spectacular Villa for a while now. I visited Villa Joya in November and had an incredible week largely due to the Villa itself. Firstly, being located in the hills (just a small cab ride or walk) away from Florence, the Villa was perfect for escaping the melee of tourists that visit the city. This allowed us to delve into the art scene whilst also enjoying the tranquillity and scenery around the Villa itself. The views from the villa make it perfect for enjoying a nice cold Peroni in the pool after a long hot day exploring around the city. Around the Villa, there is a beautiful Church, Deli and Restuarant which are all worth a visit, ask Patrick for more details! There is also space to park two cars for those, like us, who choose to rent a car. Within the villa itself the amenities are vast with; air conditioning, a pool, multiple sun bets, huge outdoor dinning space, large kitchen and not one but two cinema screens (outdoors and in)! To top all of this off there are attentive staff and a guidebook of the best places to go/eat in the villa. Patrick, the owner, is extremely informative. Email him asking where to go and what to see in Florence, his knowledge of the city is extremely useful. My one complaint, is that I was not able spend as much time in Florence as I would have liked, as I was too busy enjoying this luxurious Villa! I recommend staying for two weeks to avoid this!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My stay in Villa Joya was absolutely amazing when I visited in December. On the 1st of January when watching the fireworks we had an amazing view from the Villa. The location of the Vila is very quiet but not to far away from a restaurant or super market. Once I stayed I never wanted to leave. Aimee , Age 10.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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some strong deceptions

  • 1 of 5

On 28 August 2016 I have just come back from villa Joya and must tell you a few things that were not 0k: the noise in the house of an ever lasting motor, specially in the two main rooms, gives the impression to be in a plane. The neighbours were there and very noisy, children yelling in the pool all day long and karaoké organised late in the evening . There air conditionning was on and made noise next to your pool. And the autostrada ads no calm to the place... . The pool was anavailable for four days the time it cleared. The second room is very small and the third has no proper light , being underground and humid. Its wet room is not fit for guests. For looking at the screens, the bips were out of work. Even with changing the batterries...The cleaning people were never on time and dont understand à word of english. The outsid lock of the exterior door is blocked despite oiling. The beds are full of dust mite. My friends and I were badly pricked each night in our beds... The mosquitoe protection in the master bedroom was torn and the mechanism kept leaving the rail. The basin in the guest toilet was out of work and many spots and bulbs were missing the whole 3 weeks. The steps are really too many and dangerous. Some are broken like the seventh one going down to the pool. I nearly killed myself tripping on that step and was very shocked and hurt by my fall. Do you think the ideal description made by you of the house corresponds to the reality ? Daniela did everything she could to arrange things. But she naturerally couldnt fix all the problems. I am sorry to say that I spent a lot of money on a place that was not up to its description of calm and luxury. Two good points : Wi fi and clim worked ! Sorry for these critics but somebody has to tell you.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for taking the trouble to review Villa Joya and I would like to apologise if the stay did not meet your expectations. We take our guests feedback very seriously. To take a number of your points: The villa was advertised with a wetroom for the third bedroom. We are now enlarging the space to make it into a proper bathroom. The second bedroom is being significantly enlarged. On the neighbour, we have another villa next door but have never had guests complain about children's noise or their air-conditioning unit. Villa Joya is situated in an area of the florentine hills, Pian dei Giullari, which like other similar areas, Fiesole, Bello Sguardo, have the majority of villas close to the city centre but which enjoy a countryside location and pool. For complete silence, and even that is not guaranteed, you would need to rent a villa in the depths of Tuscany. That would be a totally different holiday experience and not one we are offering at Villa Joya. The motorway is a long way from the villa, at the bottom of the valley, and serves the city of florence which, as advertised, is only 10 minutes from the villa. The motorway is not visible from the villa, except from the carpark. You mentioned "bed mites", no other guest has mentioned this. We live here in the low season and have not noticed anything, but will keep checking. We have a concierge service, Daniela and her team, who respond to all issues like missing light bulbs to mosquito net problems extremely quickly. The swimming pool: Unfortunately, the guests before you allowed their dogs to swim in the pool. We have a no-pet rule but they had promised me the dogs would be no problem and I relented. It will not happen again and I apologise for the fact that the pool was out of action for four days. This is obviously unacceptable. regards Patrick
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa! Perched high above Florence with amazing views of tuscan countryside, it was the perfect place to unwind after visiting Florence and surrounding area. Daniela checked us in was always available to help with any issues. She was wonderful! You truly feel like you are living a dream. It was so nice to get away from the crowds of Florence , but only be 10 minutes away. THe bed was so comfy and the outdoor shower in the bathroom was incredible - so special. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear that and we look forward to seeing you again at Villa Joya.
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gavinana, Florence Area

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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