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Comfortable, well appointed self catering accommodation in the heart of Tuscany - Mansarda



Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online



Large living/dining area. Fitted kitchen. Double bed area. Possibility of one extra bed. Shower/WC. Private terrace.Air conditioning.TV/SAT

The apartment also boasts central heating, so why not try us for Christmas and New Year?

About the property

Podere Zollaio and Casa Eden

We'd like to take the opportunity of offering you a very warm welcome to Podere Zollaio, which is situated in the Tuscan landscape of Leonardo da Vinci.We offer comfortable self catering accommodation for couples and families wishing to sample the tranquility, clean air, history and culinary delights of this region of Tuscany.

All accommodation is decorated to a high standard and offers a high level of comfort.We are well placed for direct access from Pisa and Florence airports and also within easy access of Siena,Lucca,Pistoia and San Gimignano.We produce our own organic olive oil and wine and on your arrival you will be supplied with complimentary bottles of our wines and a server of our olive oil for you to try.

We offer accommodation and a welcome at a price that others find it hard to compete with.

We look forward to meeting you.

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About the Owner

Chiara or Ian
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

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All mains services and all linens and towels are supplied with the exception of towels for use at the pool.In the colder months, 8 hours of heating is supplied within the rental price.Additional hours of heating can be provided for a charge.

5 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Fantastic and very hospitable!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time during our stay in Vinci.

Our hosts were brilliant and couldn't do enough to help us. Our accommodation was perfect for what we needed, as we were travelling around Tuscany in search of wedding venues, so we used Vinci as our base.

Such a fantastic time, thank you so much!!

Emma and Chris

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wellington, New Zealand

Well appointed apartment balcony & pool ideal

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. With a balcony that looked over the rolling hills and small town of Vinci, a quiet pool to come home to after a days adventures and the option to cook, it was just what we required. The apartment was large, the air conditioning was quiet and cool. The kitchen was well appointed. Lisa, Chiara and Ian were very hospitable and helpful but at the same time gave us plenty of privacy to do our own thing. We caught the train to most cities from Empoli (plenty of parking at the railway station) which worked out well for us, it was cost effective and more relaxing than driving. The town of Vinci is small but has a few excellent resturants and was good for a little wander. We found the location very good, easy to find and not far to get onto most main routes.

As a couple, with a car and a desire to both explore the cities of Tuscany and to also chill out and wander, this was an ideal location and villa for us. It was good value for money and we would not hesitate to recommend it - in fact we already have!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 2

Bel endroit bien situé pour visiter la Toscane

  • 5 of 5

La Mansarda est un très joli petit appartement avec une vue magnifique sur le village de Vinci.

L'endroit est agréable, parmi les oliviers et à proximité du village, et les propriétaires sont charmants et très attentionnés.

La situation géographique permet de visiter les principales ville touristiques de Toscane sans faire trop de kilomètres en voiture et la gare d'Empoli, située à proximité, permet d'aller à Florence en moins d'une demi heure, ce qui évite les problèmes de stationnement.

Une seule petite remarque, qui ne nous a pas génés mais qu'il vaut mieux connaître si on voyage avec des personnes agées ou ayant des difficultés à se déplacer, on accède à l'appartement par un escalier en colimaçon relativement haut et étroit. Ceci dit, les autres appartements sont plus accessibles et certainement aussi propres et confortables.

Un endroit à recommander où nous reviendrons avec plaisir pour un séjour plus long.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Abbiamo trascorso una settima magnifica

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben einen wunderschönen Urlaub an einem erholsamen Ort verbracht.

Schon beim Ankommen wurden wir herzlich von Signora Lisa – und einigen Katzen – empfangen.

Unser Appartment war bestens ausgestattet, liebevoll eingerichtet und hatte außerdem eine wunderschöne Panoramasicht über Vinci und die Hügel der Toskana.

Für Ausflüge nach z.B. San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, Lucca ist die Lage von Vinci sehr gut; insbesondere kann man Florenz mit dem Zug in einer halben Stunde erreichen. Ein Auto ist allerdings schon notwendig.

Wer es ruhiger mag und nicht jeden Tag auf Besichtigungstour gehen will, kann alternativ am sehr schönen Pool entspannen und die Sonne genießen.

Wir haben unsere 10 Tage im Podere Zollaio sehr genossen und werden bestimmt bald wiederkommen.

Liebe Grüße

Karin und Christoph

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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3 2
Nürnberg, Germany

Zweites Zuhause

  • 5 of 5

Seit 1999 reisen wir zweimal im Jahr zu diesem schönsten Platz Italiens.Der Ausblick auf die wunderbare Landschaft, die inzwischen zu Freunden gewordenen Vermieter, das allerbeste biologische Olivenöl sowie auch der Wein und nicht zuletzt die Katzen lassen den Urlaub dort zum einzigartigen Erlebnis werden.Durch die zentrale Lage kann man in Tagesausflügen alle wichtigen Orte der Toskana besuchen.Und dann wieder am Swimming-oder Whirl-Pool ganz entspannt die herrliche Ruhe dieses Weingutes zu geniessen.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa and Florence at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vinci at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Vinci at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Empoli at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Florence Scandicci - Pisa at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Vinci at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 60 Kilometres Car: necessary

Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo, is an historical village surrounded by the vineyards and olive groves typical of Tuscany and is centrally located with easy access to the major centres of art and places of interest. A short distance from Vinci village, with stunning views over the surrounding farms and villages with a vista stretching from San Gimignano - Volterra - Montaione to Livorno. Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena and the seaside are within easy reach and will offer you many different magical and cultural places to visit.


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 40 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...


  • Swimming pool with a stunning view over Vinci village. A BBQ is provided so that our clients can fully enjoy the benefits of al fresco dining A washing machine is available for use at €3 per load

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