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Stunning 8 bed Villa With Fabulous Views & HEATED Salt Water Pool

People12
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa near Siena, Tuscany - Set Amidst Its Own Olive Groves With Views Over Countryside, It Offers Total Privacy

The villa of Casabianca di Barontoli is a stuccoed house overlooking the Val di Merse and the Montagnolo mountains with a brick farmhouse attached to the back but which is also an integral part of the building. There are, therefore, 2 kitchens and 2 sitting rooms and is ideal for a large family or 2 travelling together. It has just undergone a 2 year restoration with every aspect of the interior designed to the highest specification: floors are traditional terracotta tiles, windows double glazed. The light and airy rooms are exquisitely furnished with antiques and Persian carpets. It is on 2 floors, looking out across a valley to a distant view of mountains and onto vineyards, olive groves and the garden.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned and there is an underfloor cooling system throughout. This switches to underfloor heating in the autumn and winter.

The whole house has WiFi, even on the terraces and there is a study with computer, fax and printer for the use of guests.

There is a huge and eclectic collection of books ranging from thrillers to tomes on philosophy and other such erudite subjects. Each bedroom as well as the sitting room has a bookcase.

Outside are several different terraces offering a choice of eating/sitting areas. Lunch can be eaten in the shade of the ilex trees and supper on the lower terrace with the fabulous view of the Val di Merse.

The house is set in a beautiful garden and has a large salt water pool with fabulous views over the valley. There is even a small kitchen garden with courgettes, tomatoes and all fresh herbs.

The private pool, which arguably has the best views from the property, is heated during the months of April, May and October. It has internal and external lights so provides lovely night-time bathing.

We also have 8 hens which provide the most delicious eggs every day.

The house is 7km south of Siena and 1 mile from a village with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Nearest airports are Pisa and Florence and the sea at Castiglione di Pescaia, is a 1h drive.

More Details

Owner
Flavia Lambert
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The villa was everything we hoped for, so much space for all of us, peaceful, wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside. The numerous terraces all around meant views and sun at any time of the day"! Cooke Family, May '13

The villa far exceeded our expectations. Everything was perfect for us, from the abundance of space in the exquisitely furnished home where you have obviously spared no expense in providing every creature comfort to the beautiful gardens and the very generous sized pool. Nutt family July '13

It's a beautiful location and stunning house. Thank you so much for letting us stay we had a fabulous week". Eyes family July '13

"I just wanted to drop you a note to say what a wonderful holiday we had at the villa. The house and grounds were so beautiful and the scenery was just amazing. You've thought of everything and we really couldn't have had a more pleasurable stay. You have a wonderful home in Italy" Legge Family Aug '12
Apr 2006
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
San Rocco a Pilli
Nearest Ferry
136 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Siena Train station
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
San Rocco a Pilli
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can provide (at extra cost) guided tours of local vineyards with the opportunity to taste the local brunello and chianti wines. If you are staying in the villa when the famous Palio horse race is taking place in Siena (there are 2 races: one at the beginning of July and one in the middle of August), we can arrange the purchase of seats.

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is about 1 hour 15 mins drive but there are hot springs only about 30 mins away.

Travel:

Pisa and Florence airports are respectively 1 and 3 quarter hours and 1¼ hours drive from the villa.

Distances:

The villa is about a 1½ mile from the village of San Rocco a Pilli which has a large variety of shops including an excellent supermarket. Siena is about 15 mins away by car and Florence about 1 hour and 15 mins.

Further Details:

There are a large number of restaurants within easy reach of the property ranging from a 2 star Michelin restaurant to very cheap but good trattorie.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Siena in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Cancellation: any payment already made is non-refundable. However, if it is possible to re-let the property 50% of monies received will be refunded.
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms have high-quality fittings and are tiled in travertine or marble: 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) with bath, bidet, WC and basin, 2 bathrooms (both en-suite) with super shower offering 3 water options, basin and WC. Guest WC with bidet on ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite shower & WC and French windows onto upper terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom opposite & French windows onto upper terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Farmhouse: Access to separate bathroom and walk-in shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Farmhouse: access to bathroom and walk-in shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Farmhouse: access to bathroom and walk-in shower
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Villa: en-suite bathroom with bath
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed , Villa: en-suite shower
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Villa: access to small shower room with WC & basin
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms are light and airy; beds are extremely comfortable with high quality interior sprung mattresses and beautiful linen. Master bedroom: super-king bed with en-suite shower, 7 bedrooms with king-size beds, 1 with 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property is the holiday home of the owners and is furnished as a family house. Please log on to our website for full details: casabiancadibaro We try to be as green as possible: solar panels provide abundant hot water even in the winter when the sun is out. The rooms are generally large and airy with characteristic terracotta floor tiles and are furnished with lovely antiques and Persian carpets. Bedrooms have top quality interior sprung beds from England. Several rooms have French windows onto the garden and upper terrace. This terrace also has a small table and chair. Outside: The house is set in a large beautiful garden and is surrounded by about 20 hectares of olive groves and fields, all belonging to the estate. Although it is a working farm, there are no animals. The fields are sown with wheat, maize or sunflowers and the 600 olive trees produce in a good year some of the best olive oil in Tuscany. There are 4 terraces with tables, chairs and umbrella for eating outside as well as sun loungers. Terracotta pots with beautiful annuals surround the house. Wysteria covers the trellises. The salt-water swimming pool is 12x6m and is mosaic-lined with a wide terracotta surround and a beautiful view across the plain to the wooded mountains. It is backed by a low stone wall and rosemary hedge with cypresses at the side. Tenants have sole use of the pool and it is heated in May, September and October. There is a small kitchen garden with tomatoes and courgettes in the summer as well as hens providing delicious eggs! There is a separate utilty room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and changed once a week. Angela our wonderful housekeeper comes 6 mornings per week to clean the kitchens and bathrooms. Our housekeeper's sister is a professional chef and will provide any meals that guests might like. The evening of a party's arrival is the most popular! Sample menus are provided. This is an extra cost and not included in the rental.

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Incredible Casabianca

  • 5 of 5

You never quite know what to expect from a house by seeing the posted photos but these did not do the house justice. This house is superb. We were a party of ten adults and felt very comfortable in this large spacious house. Clean, modern and elegant. Casabianca is lovingly looked after.

With close proximity to Siena and the charming village of San Rocco all amenities were at hand. The chef Domenico prepares the most wonderful meals and after a hard days sightseeing it was great to relax "at home" and have a great meal .

The only problem was we didn't book two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. Angela (our housekeeper) and I do put a lot of love into both the house and garden, so it is particularly pleasing to see our efforts appreciated. Thank you again! And please come back!
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The holiday we had hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of nine ranging from 18mths to 80yrs couldn't have been more thrilled on our arrival at Casabianca ....so much space and more importantly the ability to have the space for independence depending on different needs be it a quiet read.(what a library to choose from too!) feeding the hens and collecting the eggs or a swim in the lovely well maintained pool. The situation of the house is just stunning with such wonderful views of Tuscan countryside

The comfort and quality of the interior furnishings are superior with wonderful bathrooms everywhere or so it seemed! The kitchen too is so well equipped that I would like it myself!

Angela was at hand to help with anything we needed and is a gem. The suppers we had prepared and cooked by Dominiqua were delicious.

Flavia couldn't have been more helpful in the booking and the many questions I had for her in the run up to the holiday.

Such happy memories of a very special holiday and I would recommend it anyone.

Do hope to go again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay in this property for one week.

The property was even better than the photos - the layout of the property is brilliant - there were 11 of us in total we had plenty of space - the setting is just brilliant.

Angela the housekeeper does a really good job of looking after the House and gardens it really did feel like a home from home - everything you could ever need is supplied.

The view from the swimming pool is very special and if you swim early enough in the morning you can be lucky enough to see deer.

The location is perfect - a little way from the local town, but not too far with its supermarket, shops and restaurants.

We hope to return and really recommend that you give it a try you will not be disappointed.

Oh and PS if you have a meal cooked - Domenico is a brilliant Cook.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

You will love this villa, it's incredible.

  • 5 of 5

Casablanca Barantoli is the villa in Tuscany you always dreamed of! The hosts are absolutely incredible and went over and above to arrange so many things for us from dinner reservations to Chef Domenico and Angela who cooked for our large family in the villa for 2 nights. The food was incredible and the experience is unforgettable. The photos of this villa just don't capture how truly incredible it is. There are many beautiful bedrooms, bathrooms and a fully stocked and equipped kitchen with your choices of large dining tables inside and outside. Daily we would have fresh eggs from the hen house on site and fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. The location is beautiful with sweeping views of gorgeous Tuscan countryside complete with olive trees and vineyards. It is close to every town you need to see and there was nothing better than coming back to swim in the pool after a long day of sightseeing. Sleeping at night was peaceful and quiet and so was morning coffee and tea on the patio. I miss being there already. Don't even think twice, just book this villa, you will not be disappointed.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation,

Kathy & Todd

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An Extraordinary Home and Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Casabianca can only be described as a once in a lifetime trip. The home and location far exceeded our expectations, and was surrounded by the the most amazing views and grounds. For our group (6 adults and 4 kids ranging from 10 years to 8 months), the home provided all needs and provisions, and Flavia and her team (Fergus, Angela, and Domenico) were the most gracious and responsive hosts. It was always a pleasure working with them through the booking and stay.

Casabianca cannot be more highly recommended, and look forward to staying there again in the future!!

Colin

Portland, OR, USA

May 2017

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Flawless!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an incredible week at Casabianca! The house is gorgeous with every amenity you could think of and it is meticulously kept. The setting is perfect, very private yet close to Siena and many other beautiful little hill towns. What really adds to the relaxation is the owner and her staff. Flavia is very easy to work with and is always helpful with recommendations and tips. She is extremely responsive and her son Fergus, who is just as lovely as she, is just a stone's throw away and always very helpful. Angela, the housekeeper, keeps everything beautifulyl clean, and well maintained and Domenico provided a fantastic Italian dinner at the house. The only difficulty is trying to peel yourself away from the serene surroundings to go off and explore. We are already planning a return!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Siena, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
31 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Rate 1
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 7 nights
£4,000
 
 
Rate 2
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
for 7 nights
£2,600
 
 
Rate 3
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 7 nights
£4,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day: Saturdays. Guests will normally not be able to access the property before 4pm on the first day of the rental period and must vacate the property by 10am on the last day of the rental period.
The house is available for rentals during the winter months and the rates are by negotiation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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