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Panoramic villa on the hills between Florence and Siena - Unit 1

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Unit 1

Apartment 1 - ( max 7 persons ) 120 m2 - Large apartment on the ground floor with outdoor area equipped with table, chairs, large umbrella. Large glass door leading to the living/dining room with well equipped kitchen with oven, sofa, one single bed. Two double bedrooms ( convertible in single beds ) with door open to the back space of the house and the countryside. Double bedroom, three bathrooms with shower. Satelite TV connection, washing machine.

About the property

Casa Gabriella (Chianti)

Come and stay in our stone villa on the hillside in the magnificent country between Florence and Siena, right in the heart of Chianti. This is an ideal place for those who wish to visit the most important cities in Tuscany. It is also the perfect starting point for nice countryside walks. And if you're looking for total relax, the apartment has its own outdoor area or terrace equipped with table, chairs and sun umbrellas, with lovely countryside view, arches and terracotta floors, satellite TV, washing machine, well equipped kitchen with electric oven.

Available Rentals

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Everything included: water, electricity, linen for beds, bathrooms and kitchen (weekly change) , final cleaning, Wi-fi in the units. Extra heating usage is to be paid on location: 5,00 Euro to 10,00 small units, and 8,00 to 12,00 large units ( depending on the hours requested ).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Toilet, sink, bidet, shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet, sink, shower
  • Toilet, sink, bidet, shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Wooden ceilings, view over the countryside
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool with terracotta solarium, large gardens, olive trees and cypresses.


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Unit 1
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed by the standard of accommodations, rented for a friends wedding nearby. Perfect and tranquil. Annamaria could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Heartily recommend this property for couples and families. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi Anne and family, so glad you'll bring good memoirs of Tuscany with you, hope to see you again, thank you for your choice, Annamaria and family
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Wonderful location with great views

  • 5 of 5

The property is well located for easy access to Tuscan vineyards and places of interest. Pisa is 1 hr 20 mins, Florence 40 mins by car.

The owner is very helpful.

We have just had a lovely week. The local supermarket is only a very short drive away.

This area of Tuscany is stunning especially when you stay of the main roads.

The local food and markets are great and worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mr. Andrew and family for your friendly welcome to me and your advices! Hope to meet you again, Annamaria and family
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Calgary Alberta Canada

Perfect Tuscan Hub

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to spend two full weeks at Casa Gabriella in late September as the grape harvest was occurring. We shared an upper level suite with two of our friends. With plenty of space and privacy for the four of us we enjoyed amazing sunrises and sunsets from our private balcony. The kitchen was well equipped for simple meals and was grand enough to bring in Chef Mattise from a nearby village to cook us a gourmet supper. The village of Tavernelle was a few minutes away by car but was well within walking distance from the villa. We found Tavenelle to be a wonderful place to get produce, sip a latte and have an amazing lunch, or find a great deal on unique fashion or market items. Having a car to get around was a must but from our accommodation every place worth visiting in the Chianti region was within a half hour drive. AnnaMaria was a wonderful hostess and helped us pick out some amazing gems that were right in our back yard...the silver workshop in Sambuca was a must see with works from a world famous silver smith at great prices. Other forays to Venice, Florence, Bologna, Pisa, Sienna and the Cinque Terra were only a few hours away. We would (and will) return to Casa Gabriella in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon Escape!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed at Casa Gabriella for 6 nights! We LOVED it! We rented a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom (Unit 5) with beautiful views. The house was very big and we loved it, especially coming from 7 crowded nights in Rome.

Our Experience: In the beginning, using VRBO was not easy for us, as it was a new experience. I must tell you though, that many of my concerns were from communication barriers only. AnnaMaria was very helpful along the way, but we were not used to wiring money without a "contract" of any kind, nor were we used to waiting long periods of time between emails. However, once we arrived there, it all made sense! Why would you want to answer emails with this view? I can't blame her :)

Getting There: Entering the address in your GPS will actually take you just past the house. Be careful. The house is high in the hills with beautiful views and lovely country roads suitable for walking or running.

The Amenities: It was chilly at night and in the morning while we were there in Mid April, and the heat was on, even though we did not ask for it. 7 euros per day is what it will run you. Annamaria was certain to explain how to use the "ancient" coffee maker--it was fun! The washing machine thankfully had directions in English! It was too cold to use the pool, so I can't comment on that.

The Area: You can take a very short walk into town to catch the bus all over. We took the bus into Firenze one day, but quickly learned that we got bus sick.....winding hills in large buses didn't work for us.....Thankfully we had a car. However, if you are headed to the major towns around, the bus would work fine for you. There is a grocery store, the Coop, in town, where we picked up everything we needed. The town also has free wifi, but it is hit and miss. We drove to Cortona (1.5 hours), Siena (30 minutes), Volterra (1 hour), and Pisa (1.5 hours) all without toll roads.

Overall: We LOVED AnnaMaria, the house cat who came around everyday to say hello, and the peace and quiet of Tavarnelle. What could be improved? We would have been in Heaven if they had WiFi (for purposes of planning our daily adventures) and the bed was very very firm. Prepare yourself.

My husband and I will absolutely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Ellen and husband, what a nice couple, and thank you also from the cats and my dog that visited them while I was there; I apologize for the delay of some of my answers, ( usually I answer within a day for e-mails concerning the reservation, but I was late for answers concerning general istructions about the area ) sorry, my life is busy, with two small children and a husband who is truck driver. I promise I will take more care! About heating, we don't have any interest in leaving it on or off, and clients know how much is requested before their arrival ( info in the correspondence ); each client can change the heating system ( on or off, time etc..) by texting us an sms or referring to my father who is there everyday. We are sorry for the delay of the wi-fi which is now working properly. I really enjoyed talking to Ellen and James, they were so friendly, this makes our job a fantastic job; thank you also to all the guests that choose us and any review we got! Annamaria
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Perfect spot to enjoy Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed in the top floor unit for one week at the end of June. It was the perfect spot to relax after a busy 5 days in Rome. We were able to visit markets in nearby small towns, as well as take day trips to Florence, Siena and Pisa. We spent a lot of time in the pool, and also on our porch enjoying the quiet and sights of the countryside. Our apartment was as described in the listing, with three bedrooms (one was partitioned off from the living room with a folding wall) and two bathrooms. The kitchen was fully functional (though we would have liked a coffee maker!) and we cooked several dinners at home, as well as all breakfasts and some lunches. You need a car to get here and to take full advantage of the location, but the small town is within walking distance. Annamaria provided all of the necessary information on restaurants, market days, directions to towns, etc. We had a fantastic week at this house and hope to come back some day!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I'm a little afraid to tell my full opinion of this place...because it will be too booked to ever get into again!

This was a lovely, family owned operation. Roomy, spacious, clean, and super Tuscan. We thought that it was lovelier than the pictures. I stayed here with 5 adults and we felt very comfortable in the largest suite. The views from the patios were absolutely just what you'd wish.

There are many interesting towns and villages to wander into nearby, and even Florence is very close if you want to do day trips. Just a note - you will need a car to stay here. In hindsight, I wish that we had stayed there longer, and cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mrs. Annamaria Corti
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018

About Mrs. Annamaria Corti

The Corti family rents his villa since the '80ies, always with care and attention to guests; we are inspired by the love you share with us for this country.

Why Mrs. Annamaria Corti chose Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

Stone villa, tuscan style, in the country but near the village

What makes this chateau / country house unique

2 private outside spaces


Palazzo Pretorio
Trattoria La Toppa
La Vecchia Piazza
Borgo di Badia a Passignano
San Donato in Poggio
San Gimignano
Panzano In Chianti
Piazza del Mercato Centrale
MCF Mercato Centrale Firenze
Antico Borgo di Tignano
Azienda Agricola Poggio al Bosco
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Abbazia di San Galgano
Boboli Gardens
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Firenze ( 50 kms ) or Pisa ( 90 kms )
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
in the village
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze- Siena
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
in the village
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Abetone or Amiata
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

You can reach Tavarnelle by walk, where you'll find restaurants and pizzerias (in summer also open air pizzerias, low cost and very good), shops and a supermarket, wine tasting and bus transfers (hourly to and from Florence and Siena), and a large tourist office. From the property you can also make walking routes discovering ancient villas and magnificent old castles and villages. In each village, there are open-air markets each morning where you can find everything and enjoy the Italian way of life. Large supermarkets and outlets can be reached in an hour. For children, approximately less than one hour from here there is the seaside, the lining tower of Pisa, the wind caves, the Dinosaurs’ Park, the Pinocchio Park in Collodi, the Pratolino garden. At client disposal two mountains bikes, Euro 20,00 per week each