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Elegant, large duplex with renaissance details in charming village

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Come stay in a beautiful duplex apartment in the heart of the charming hilltop village of Radicondoli. A very spacious 170 m2 (1800 sq ft), with two double bedrooms, 1 bedroom/studio with queen sofa bed, three full baths, spacious lower and upper living areas, and a small terrace with a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside. Original 14th century details - wall niches, ceiling beams and terracotta floors - blended with luxurious contemporary Italian design. The convivial marble counter top island kitchen, with dishwasher and fireplace, is accented with a beautiful wall of travertine; antique furniture; washing machine, wireless internet in the entire apartment. Short drives to Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Colle Val d'Elsa, San Galgano, and the beach. You can use the village as a quiet home base far from tourists, for drives throughout Tuscany, or just stay here to relax and eat.

The village has a bakery, a butcher, 4 restaurants, 2 groceries, a bank, a tobacco/newspaper store, a library, 3 beautiful medieval churches, easy parking. During the summer and fall the village offers a popular Arts Festival with music, theater and exhibits, as well as traditional local food and crafts festivals. Occasionally the restaurants organize music and dance events with local artists, that take place in the streets or on the main square.

In addition, you will find cheese factories and organic olive oil producers close by, where wonderful high quality local products may be purchased for your own enjoyment or for gifts, including hand made pasta, sauces, cold cuts and truffles.

Available year round, minimum stay preferably 2 days.

More Details

Property Manager
Cristina Berio
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, (German and French by email only)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 November, 2017

About Cristina Berio

I'm an Italian native from Milan, currently residing in Los Angeles. I work in the film industry as a Dubbing Supervisor, and my jobs frequently take me to South America and Europe to supervise the foreign language dubbing of major film releases.

My kids and grand kids are spread all over the world, so it takes a lot of flying to see them every year, but I love it!

I'm fluent in English, Italian, and Portuguese, and I speak a little bit of French and Spanish. Our, greeter, Karin, is also fluent in German.

Cristina Berio purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Cristina Berio chose Radicondoli

This property is owned by me and my siblings. Our dad settled in Radicondoli in the 1980s' and he loved this village. Before passing away in 2003, he wanted to make sure we had a place in Radicondoli, so we could come back to this lovely village, so dear to him. Plus we still have close relatives that live in the area. We feel so lucky we can come here on vacation every year with our families, and enjoy our elegant, comfortable and huge apartment ... much more spacious than other comparably priced rentals in town!

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is so large that there are several distinct areas to it, each with a different feel. Each bedroom is quite different from the other and they are on different floors and opposite sides of the apartment, so there is a lot of privacy. The kitchen is to die for ... truly a sociable pleasure to cook in!

Catering and cooking lessons available upon request and pending availability, at additional cost to be determined.

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Bar Nazionale, Radicondoli
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Train
33 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Colle Val d'Elsa
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Agriteca, Radicondoli
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Marina di Cecina
Car: necessary

Experience Italy in a charming Tuscan village. Situated on a hilltop and surrounded by medieval walls, Radicondoli is very convenient for visitors, with 4 restaurants, 3 churches, 3 groceries, a butcher, a baker, a pharmacy, one newspaper/tobacco, one bank with ATM, tennis courts and soccer field. In the summer there is an art, music and theater festival, and in the fall you have local agricultural product fairs. You can drive to the cities nearby for the well-known museums and sights but then retreat to quiet Radicondoli for relief from the crowds. Perfect for lovers, families, academics, writers or artists wanting to get away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Radicondoli in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We love our home and hope you will take care good care of it. Also, please respect our neighbors and keep the noise down after 10pm on weekdays.
  • Please turn off all lights before you leave, especially the heating, if you are using it during the cold months, as it can run very high bills!
  • It's very important that you close every window and the door to the upper terrace every time you leave the house, or it could get flooded if it rains!
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • bottom master bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Small skylight window above bath!
    top master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Adjoins separate utility room with washing machine
    Studio-suite bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Each master bedroom has its own spacious and elegant bathroom right next to it. The lower master bathroom has a bathtub. The studio/suite has it's own private bathroom. All bathrooms are complete with showers and are newly renovated to a high standard of comfort and quality.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Top floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bottom floor - 1 Double Bed
    Bottom floor - studio-suite - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed is queen size
  • The bottom bedroom has an old wrought-iron bed, antique furniture, and a magnificent view of the valley. The top bedroom is more modern in feel, and is part of the airy, bright and loft-like top floor which has a skylight and large glass wall. The living room and terrace are near the top bedroom and separated from it by the stair landing, which requires one step down (so it's not ideal for very small children to sleep alone). Crib is available. The smaller third bedroom/studio is on the lower floor and has its own bathroom, a queen sofa-bed, and a wall to wall closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment is large enough for two or three couples or large families. Wifi is available in the entire home and there is an iPod dock sound system for playing music. The kitchen fireplace is large enough for grilling and wood is available in the nearby large basket. The refrigerator is half size, not mini, and there is also a separate freezer. Children are welcome, but renters must beware of the open stairwell and steps both upstairs and down. The home will be delivered clean and ready to occupy with towels, bed linens and basic toiletries. If you like, you may hire a cleaning lady to come during your stay, easily arranged at 15 Euros per hour. You may also request private catering and cooking lessons, but we need to know well in advance in order to confirm availability. The village has plenty of parking space half a block away.

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Elegant, large duplex with renaissance details in charming village
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Cosy and spectacular flat in a vivid mountain village with a lovely view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The flat was beautifully decorated, well-planned and well-equipped, the view from the terrace was spectacular, beds were comfortable and the owner and host were both very friendly and helpful. The village was lively and we felt part of the daily Italian life; going to the bakery in the morning, queuing up to fill our water bottles, visiting the small food shops and the restaurants of the village. For future visitors it is good to know that the village is quite remote, far up in the hills, which means it takes at least 30-60 minutes to drive to other towns you would like to visit. The only minus of the flat was that it was quite cold which I suspect is normal in Italy in this season (late October-early November).

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

SENSACIONAL, lugar inspirador

  • 5 of 5

O Lugar é lindo o apartamento tem uma ótima localização além de sermos muito bem recebidos, a decoração de muito bom gosto quartos amplos e modernos, tudo muito limpo e moderno e em excelente estado, as fotos mesmo que bonitas não conseguem descrever a real beleza do lugar

João Consorte

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

One of the most amazing places I've ever been.

  • 5 of 5

One of the most amazing places I've ever been. Beautiful views and an absolutely charming place that mixes the old and new in a unique way. The decoration and layout of the place impressed me, the view from the window is breathtaking.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment in a beautiful village!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this lovely apartment in Radicondoli. The apartment is very comfortable and we felt instantly at home away from home.It is very tastefully furnished without losing the original charm. Very spacious accommodation with stunning views from the balcony over the Tuscan hills. It is very well equipped and makes for easy living. The owner is very charming and always available and the apartment is locally looked after by the very friendly and competent Karin who also gives great advice on things to do and places to visit. Radicondoli has three very good restaurants, all within a few minutes walk from the apartment. If you feel like a truly relaxing and stimulating holiday, this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great space, loved the back terrace and the lovely town

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. A little dark around the dinning room table. Lots of supplies and extras. Loved the softness of the downstairs bedroom duvet cover. I want one lol.

Karin was very helpful. Thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bernadette, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at our place in Radicondoli! You were the first guests after I had just finished renovating the place, and I am glad you appreciated the details :) Hope you'll come back soon: Radicondoli has always a lot to offer! Grazie e arrivederci, Cristina
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Wunderful!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in Radicondoli in July 2014 and had a great time. The house is charming and comfortable, with views on the Tuscan hills. It is well equipped, with lots of light. We would go back often if we didn't live on the other side of an ocean!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Radicondoli, Siena Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
low season
6 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£214
for 2 nights
From
£75
£537
£1,266
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£590
for 4 nights
From
£132
£966
 
 
low season
9 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£214
for 2 nights
From
£75
£537
£1,417
 
 
Easter and Passover season
31 Mar 2018 - 2 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£515
for 4 nights
From
£113
£815
 
 
mid season
3 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£237
for 2 nights
From
£86
£605
£1,417
 
 
high season
30 Jun 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£346
for 3 nights
From
£94
£665
£1,868
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£244
for 2 nights
From
£90
£631
£1,417
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £63.89

Multiple week stays merit significant discounts!
For stays during the colder months, special arrangements will need to be made to cover heating costs, depending on the weather and length of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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