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Huge, beautiful duplex with renaissance details in charming village

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Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 5

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), two double bedrooms, three full baths, an office, 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; sofa bed in living room; 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, 3 restaurants, 2 groceries, a bank, a tobacco/newspaper store, a library, two beautiful mideval 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 3 days. Extended week end rates available upon request.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Marina 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:
13 February, 2017

About Marina Berio

Marina has recently transferred the management of this rental property to her sister and co-owner, Cristina Berio. For practical reasons we are keeping the account name under Marina, but Cristina will be the one managing the rentals and answering all your questions.

Cristina is an Italian native (Milano) currently residing in Los Angeles. She works in the film industry and loves to travel. She is a Foreign Language Consultant, and travels frequently to Brazil and Europe to supervise the dubbing of major film releases. [www.linkedin.com/in/cristinaberio].

Marina Berio purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Marina Berio chose Val d'Elsa - Siena

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 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 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!

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

4

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: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfect location in a wonderful village in tuscany

  • 5 of 5

beautiful appartement (two floors) in the middle of the fantastic village radicondoli, walking distance to three excellent restaurants. the population of this town is extremly friendly, it is not a very touristy place - we liked it a lot. thanks to the everybody. the appartement is big, easely for 4 persons. nice balcony, nice kitchen - all good. thanks

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Oliver, really appreciate your review! Hope to see you again soon :) Marina
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3 0
Issy-Les-Moulineaux, paris, France
5

Magique!

  • 5 of 5

C'est le mot qui convient pour cet endroit... Niché dans un village typique de la Toscane, animé mais pas bondé de touristes, cet appartement est le lieu idéal pour visiter la région. Entre Pise, Sienne et Florence, la situation géographique est parfaite. Vous emprunterez la rue principale pavée dans le pur style toscan avant d'arriver à l'appartement situé au coeur du village. Au passage, le parfum de l'Italie, de ses habitants, les vrais, vous enivrera! Vous vous sentirez à l'aise dans ce beau duplex aux larges volumes. Là aussi, les effluves de l'Italie et de la Toscane ne vous échapperont pas!

Tout est très propre, rangé ; et l'accueil est tout à fait charmant. Il n'y a aucun défaut, aucune mauvaise surprise. Au contraire, vous tomberez sous le charme de cet endroit et n'aurez qu'une envie... y revenir!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magique!

  • 5 of 5

C'est le mot qui convient pour cet endroit... Niché dans un village typique de la Toscane, animé mais pas bondé de touristes, cet appartement est le lieu idéal pour visiter la région. Entre Pise, Sienne et Florence, la situation géographique est parfaite. Vous emprunterez la rue principale pavée dans le pur style toscan avant d'arriver à l'appartement situé au coeur du village. Au passage, le parfum de l'Italie, de ses habitants, les vrais, vous enivrera! Vous vous sentirez à l'aise dans ce beau duplex aux larges volumes. Là aussi, les effluves de l'Italie et de la Toscane ne vous échapperont pas!

Tout est très propre, rangé ; et l'accueil est tout à fait charmant. Il n'y a aucun défaut, aucune mauvaise surprise. Au contraire, vous tomberez sous le charme de cet endroit et n'aurez qu'une envie... y revenir!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waukegan,IL
5

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Traveling as two couples the separate baths and bedrooms was ideal. The apartment is as presented in the photos. It is large, clean and well equipped. The terrace was perfect for enjoying locally purchased wine, cheese and salami at the end of the day. We had dinner in each of the local restaurants and all were good. We did day trips to Sienna, Volterra, San Gimignano and Colle Val d' Esta and a local winery. Marina promptly answered all questions and her local manager, Karin, was very helpful and pleasant. Radicondoli is a lovely small village and this is a great apartment. I would highly recommend both the town and apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
Quebec, Canada
5

PERFECT APPARTMENT - PERFECT RADICONDOLI

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Radicondoli for a week in early October with friends. The apartment was more than beautiful, huge, very cosy, well divided and very clean. A full bathroom for each couple was very appreciated. Having a drink on the balcony looking at the sunset was magical. The village's restaurants were excellent. Having dinner at the apartment after buying local food was great too. Our stay was so perfect, we loved it and we will never forget this lovely typical village.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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 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!

Activity and Interests

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

Experience Italy in a charming Tuscan village. Situated on a hilltop and surrounded by medieval walls, Radicondoli is very convenient for visitors, with 3 bar/ 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 theatre 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
low season
26 Jan 2017 - 20 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£252
for 2 nights
From
£92
£628
£1,508
 
 
Easter and Passover season
21 Mar 2017 - 2 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£392
for 3 nights
From
£108
£788
 
 
mid season
3 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£268
for 2 nights
From
£100
£708
 
 
high season
30 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£392
for 3 nights
From
£108
£788
 
 
midseason
18 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£96
£668
 
 
low season
6 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£252
for 2 nights
From
£92
£628
£1,508
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£268
for 2 nights
From
£100
£708
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£252
for 2 nights
From
£92
£628
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £68

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

Owner'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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

This apartment is so large 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!

Property Type

  • apartment

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

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Kids

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 170 m²

Bathrooms

  • bottom bath - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Small skylight window above bath!
  • top bath - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Adjoins separate utility room with washing machine
  • office bath - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The two main bathrooms are situated right next to the bedrooms, and are completely newly renovated to a high standard of comfort and quality. There is also a third full bathroom just off the office.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Top floor - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bottom floor - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sofa bed is double
  • In storage - Stowed but baby playpen available for use
  • 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 is 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.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The apartment is large enough for two couples or large families. Wifi is available in the entire home and there is an iPod dock sound system for playing music. No telephone. There is an office/studio near the kitchen, with a large table that can be used for writing or artwork. It's a little dark, but it has a small window, and it's ideal for getting away from the rest of the family to work quietly. 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 soap. If you like, you may hire a cleaning lady to come during your stay, easily arranged at 10 Euro per hour. The village has plenty of parking space 2 minutes away.

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