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

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Jul-2016
3 Bedrooms apartment in the Florentine 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.

Details for holiday chateau / country house Apartment 1, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 3 Bathrooms

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.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

18 Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

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: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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5

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: Jul 8, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Jun 8, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX USA
5

Great location, beautiful and the nicest hosts

  • 5 of 5

I was traveling with a large (loud) group of fun lovers and this was perfect. We could walk to town/grocery and the setting is beautiful.

The description is accurate, the property clean and the host very accommodating. Spring is a great time to visit Tuscany and I would recommend this property to anybody.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oklahoma, USA
5

Excellent home base!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from two glorious weeks in Tuscany. Casa Gabriella was a great base from which to explore many of the charming Tuscan towns and hamlets. It was very clean, spacious, quiet, and comfortable and as described and pictured on the website. The views from the property were amazing! The pool was beautiful although too chilly to use it while we were there. Annamaria was very helpful both before and during our vacation and took great care of all our needs and requests in a very timely manner. We didn't spend much time in Tavernelle other than the Coop (grocery store which closes at 8:00 by the way) , and market day on Thursday- very lively and not to miss. We visited 2 or 3 little towns every day and each one was our favorite; San Gimignano and Siena were crowded but beautiful and definitely worth a visit; Volterra, Montelcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Cortona were great, Castellina in Chianti closer to home base is a charming village and don't miss a visit to the most famous butcher in the world in Panzano in Chianti and eat at one of his restaurants.We chose a bunless burger at Mac Durio above the butcher shop - best we have ever eaten! I would highly recommend Casa Gabriella to any of our friends and relatives. It was a nice place to come back to and unwind after long days of sightseeing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Firenze ( 50 kms ) or Pisa ( 90 kms ) at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : in the village at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Montelupo at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Firenze at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Firenze- Siena at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : in the village at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone or Amiata at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Versilia at 100 Kilometres Car: not necessary

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall - Winter 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£288
for 5 nights
£404
£1,429
 
 
January to May
1 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£349
for 5 nights
From
£70
£488
£1,814
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£458
for 5 nights
From
£92
£639
£2,380
 
 
July and August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£908
for 7 nights
£908
£3,376
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£458
for 5 nights
From
£92
£639
£2,380
 
 
Fall - winter 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£349
for 5 nights
From
£70
£488
£1,814
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£378
for 5 nights
From
£76
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Everything included: water, electricity, linen for beds, bathrooms and kitchen (weekly change) , final cleaning. Extra heating usage is to be paid on location: 8,00 Euro per day small units, 11,00 Euro large units.

7 % DISCOUNT FOR A 2 WEEKS RENTAL, ANY PERIOD, ANY UNIT, VALID FOR THE WHOLE 2014

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Pool with terracotta solarium, large gardens, olive trees and cypresses.

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