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Peaceful farmhouse close to Tuscany 's best treasures - Rondine

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Rondine

Looking out over the valley towards the skyline of S.Gimignano, Rondine is approached by an outside stone staircase at the side of the house. A little hallway opens into the double bedroom with pretty prints and good traditional furniture, (the keynote is green); and into a good shower room. The attractive living room, with its efficient kitchen corner, has a view over the valley. The garden is provided with garden furniture and its own barbecue.

To reserve the apartment please connect to our website : www.podereolveta.it and make the reservation

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About the property

Podere Oliveta

The landscape surrounding the little hamlet of Gavignano is completely quiet and unspoiled, making a perfect setting for a country holiday, ideal for gentle walks and picnics. The towers of S. Gimignano are just visible across the valley. Podere OLiveta which translates as 'Olive grove Farm' consists of 5 different apartments which enjoy a pretty location up in the hills .Each apartment has its own independent entrance and own garden area with barbecue. Much careful thought has gone into decoration, furnishing and ensuring the apartments are equipped down to the last detail. There is a swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace which has stunning views overlooking the rolling olive clad hills, the sprinkling of cypresses trees and the majestic towers of S. Gimignano in the distance. Local wine and olive oil can be bought nearby. Podere Oliveta enjoys a location with easy access to the main routes to Florence and Siena.

Podere Oliveta is a good choice for exploring central Tuscany. The main attractions of the region can be reached very easily. The highway which connects Florence to Siena is only 3 km distant. And the villa's location only 3 km from the railway station of Poggibonsi is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Poggibonsi (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1. hour). The train ride takes about 30 minutes to Siena and 1. hour to Florence. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 1 km from centre, and you may have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill or take the escalator.

Tuscany/Siena Province : visit the world famous Piazza del Campo , for centuries has been the centre stage of the Palio,theindisputable symbol of Siena. Ancients medieval cities like San Gimignano,Lucca ,Arezzo,Firenze ,and many unknown villages,chapels,castles,museum. There are thousands of masterpieces to be discovered. Throughout the year there are a lot of exhibitions,festivals,markets,and sporting events involving residents as well as tourists.

See the official web site from the Sienese Tourist Board ,Terre di Siena, and enjoy exploring.

nearest travel links:

airport : Florence : 40 Km.

railway : Poggibonsi : 3 Km.

Tuscany has 2 international airports , one near Pisa (also low cost flights) the other in Florence.

Checkout for flights on www.ryanair.com ,www.easyjet.com , www.britishairways.com as well as Lufthansa, swissair an so on .

Contact us for further details on the best way to reach the property .

sports and leasure : La Badia Golf Club ( 8 holes) is only 7 km. from the property

Castelfalfi golf club (18 holes) is 25 km. far

Pleasure and relaxation are guaranteed by the treatments with thermal sring water at:

Gambassi Terme ( 15 km.)

Rapolano Terme with beautiful outdoor hot sring water ( 40 km .)

Play tennis at the tennis club ( 1,8 km . )

Walk freely for miles from the property through the hills of chianti passing by vineyards, woods and stunning views .

You can taste our wine directly from the producers nearby .

During your stay you may have cooking lessons nearby (please book in advance)

restaurants: Several of Italy's top reastaurants are within close driving distance including the two Michelin stars 'Arnolfo' Restaurant, in Colle val d'Elsa where you can enjoy renowned chef Gaetano Trovato's delicacies, and famous fish restaurants like ' Alcide ' and 'La Galleria' in Poggibonsi .

the area is full of small ' Trattoria ' where you can enjoy typical tuscan food .

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Property Manager
Fabio Cantini
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Fabio Cantini

Annamaria is the local expert as she welcomes her guests with special touches from local food to recommendations for local attractions

Fabio Cantini purchased this apartment in 1960

Why Fabio Cantini chose Poggibonsi

This home’s current structure is from the 18th century. It has been recently restored by the owner, Fabio Cantini, and his wife. This farmhouse has been transformed into a comfortable and unique vacation home that will take you on a journey through the history of Tuscany and the beauty of Tuscany countryside

What makes this apartment unique

The stunning views from the 6x12 sq. metres pool . The gardens, with furniture, for al fresco dining and a BBQ, outdoor living space, and amazing vistas all around.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It's ideal for a quiet family holiday . The girl loved the pool and the tranquillity of the surroundings. We will certainly recommend it to our family and friends.
Jul 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Rondinein Poggibonsi in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Linen Matching bedlinen in every bedroom , plain and white 2 sheets per bed per weekly change 1 pillowcase per person per weekly change + 1 emergency pillowcase in house 1 heavy ,1 light blanket per bed- minimum 1 bedspread per bed 1 matress cover 1 large bathtowel and 1 handtowel per person per weekly change + 1 emergency towel 1 bathmat per shower to be changed weekly Paper napkins Oven gloves/squares
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fridge with freezer compartment and ice trays Cooker-minimum 3 flames/plates Oven- either separate or part of the cooker Iron and ironing board Toaster Portable clothes dryer/rack Broom Dustpan and brush Mop/long-handled hard brush and floorcloth,and bucket Plastic bowl Rubbish bin Good quality pots and pans 1 large, 1 small frying pan 1 large pasta saucepan,lid 2 medium saucepans,1lid 1 small saucepan Oven tins/pyrexes for roasting Kettle Espresso coffee machine, large size Pyrex or china mixing bowls, 1 large,1 medium Wooden spoons Metal/plastic spoon,slice,spatula Kitchen cutlery for cooking use Kitchen knives Kitchen scissors Tea strainer Colander Grater Lemon sqeezer Garlic press Funnel Tin opener Bottle opener Corkscrew Nutcracker Salad dryer Bread basket Storage jars,tins,plastic boxes Microwave oven

Reviews

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Rondine
average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews
5

Lovely little place in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Poggibonsi. Rondine is part of a small group of buildings with serveral being hired out. It was comfortable and the hose, Fabio, very welcoming.

Rondine is far enough out of Poggibonsi to be in the countryside, but near enough to easily access the facilities in the town, which include a great market on Tuesday mornings, as well as good public transport links to Florence and Siena. You will need a car, but with that you can explore the wonderful countryside.

We had a lovely time - I only have 1 criticism - it was far too short!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your words. We are very happy to know you had a nice holiday in our property . All the best for your future Fabio
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5

Perfect country rental in Italy

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Podere Oliveta was amazing. We didn't know what to expect and it was perfect for our needs spending a month in Italy. April is certainly the month to go with cool nights warm days and no crowds. The accommodations were exactly as described and work great for two people for 28 days. You certainly need a car if you will be staying here but we loved the town of Poggibonsi and being able to get away from the crowds in the tourist towns. It is centrally located and we were able to see everything in Tuscany and all the way up to Venice by train that we wanted to see. Fabio was a great help to us and we would certainly rent this property again and or recommend it to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diane and Greg, thank you for your kind review . It has been a great pleasure to have you as our guests . Any other of your friends who would like to come to visit us will receive two complimentay bottles of Chianti classico wine . I wish you all the best Fabio
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5

Schöne Ferienwohnung - perfekte Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in der Ferienwohnung Rondine sehr wohl gefühlt. Es war alles genau so wie auf den Fotos. Hübsche, saubere und liebevoll eingerichtete Wohnung mit guter Ausstattung. Sogar deutsches Fernsehn konnte empfangen werden und jede Wohnung hat einen eigenen Garten. Die Ferienwohnung liegt in der idyllischen Hügellandschaft am Rande von Poggibonsi. Der Standort für Ausflüge zu den beliebtesten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Toskans ist mehr als perfekt. Wir hatten Ende Oktober immer noch traumhaftes Wetter und über 20 Grad. Wir würden die Unterkunft auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une excellente semaine passée à Oliveta et autour !

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons trouvé une propriété conforme à notre attente et à l'annonce, ainsi qu'un accueil sympathique du maître des lieux. Poggibonsi se trouve au centre d'une région riche de beautés et de cultures (dans tous sens du terme), ce qui nous a permis de découvrir l'essentiel des alentours et de nous régaler les yeux et l'esprit... et accessoirement le ventre aussi, car les Italiens mangent bien ! ;-)

Notre seul regret sera d'être repartis alors qu'il y avait encore tant de choses à voir !

Merci donc à M. et Mme Cantini pour leur accueil, et le français qu'ils pratiquent infiniment mieux que nous l'italien... ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Sehr schöne, gepflegte und erholsame Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen sehr schönen und erholsamen Urlaub in der Wohnung Rondine.

Von der Wohnung aus sind viele Sehenswürdigkeiten der Toskana schnell und einfach per Auto zu erreichen.

Die Wohnung ist sauber und gepflegt, teilweise etwas hellhörig, kommt auf das Verhalten der Besucher der Nachbarwohnung an.

Insgesamt eine empfehlenswerte Urlaubs Location.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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séjour exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Des propriétaires très sympathique. Le gîte très propre et très bien équipé. Nous retenons l'adresse pour notre prochain séjour en Toscane.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup, à bientòt. Fabio
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
mangia musica
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Colle di val d'Elsa
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Poggibonsi Nord
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Bocca d'Elsa
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: recommended

Podere Oliveta is located 200m from the hamlet to Gavignano. Set on the top of the hill which overlooks the whole country side. It is in the center of Tuscany with easy access to main routes towards Florance (30min by car), Siena (20min), Volterra, San Gimignano, the villages and castles of Chianti. In the area you can find good restaurants and shops.

Arriving by car from the north: leave the highway A1 'Autostrada del Sole' at the exit Firenze Certosa and take the motorway Firenze-Siena. Drive along (34km) this road as far as Poggibonsi Nord. At the roundabout folow the directions to Poggibonsi centre and drive for about 500m. Turn left in to the first road on your left towards Gavignano and drive for other 1,8km. Pass the little hamlet of Gavignano and the end of the asphalted road you'll see a sign Oliveta on your right. Coming from the South: drive until Siena and then follow the direction towards Firenze. Take the motorway Siena-Firenze till the exit of Poggibonsi Nord.

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