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

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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

Flavia Lambert
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Siena in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Portland, OR, USA

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!!


Portland, OR, USA

May 2017

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect week making memories with family

  • 5 of 5

We chose Tuscany to celebrate my 60th birthday, looking for a place with that 'something extra', and Casabianca exceeded all expectations. The setting is picture perfect with every window looking out on to beautiful gardens and countryside. The house is spacious, comfortable and luxurious (we hadn't expected a bathroom for every bedroom) and allowed us to have our own space as well as come together for meals and social time. It was hard to decide which outdoor table to use so we followed the sun and views. The covered pool was a highlight as I hadn't thought I'd be able to swim most days mid to late October but the salt water and heating made it irresistible.

Angela and Mirella were around most days gardening and keeping the house up to its high standard, and they cooked a delicious birthday dinner. Flavia's daughter-in- law Idania managed with some subterfuge between herself and my daughter, to bake and deliver a stunning gluten free birthday cake. I can highly recommend her baking skills but I'm not sure how this can be kept a surprise now that the secret is out.

Flavia was always responsive and helpful from the time of booking no matter how small the question. She and her sister have compiled a comprehensive folder of places to visit with lots of background information. We found it very useful for making the best use of our time when visiting the Siena duomo, and had a gem of a day when we visited Monteriggioni 15 mins away and walked some of the Via Francigena to the Abbadia Isola abbey.

I can recommend Casabianca to anyone wanting a week or more of complete indulgence - we could only leave with the thought that it would be possible to come back again. Thanks Flavia for making this week possible.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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THE MOST Fabulous Villa - Casabianca

  • 5 of 5

The use of this beautifully appointed 'home' was so much more than a villa and way beyond our expectations as a rental property. We felt we had been given special entry into this wonderful Italian home, set in the most amazing setting - picturesque - the website doesn't do it justice - as it is so beautiful.

Casabianca had the very best of everything - the linen, bathrooms, fabulous kitchen and equipment and oh that view and lovely gardens. In addition the plethora of information provided at the house and by the owner, via email, was so useful and generous as it gave us access to all the necessary information about the immediate and the surrounding areas . Loved the pool, particularly as the water was a perfect temperature and the weather was so kind in that first week - and the best and longest thunderstorm we Australians have ever experienced .

The staff and your son, who lived close by, was also extremely helpful when about the place and generous to phone and speak Italian for us when we needed help with tours, cars and the like!

I came away from a stressful job looking forward to a wonderful break and Casabianca delivered in spades. Now all we want is six months there to read through your wonderful library! Thank you - from me and my guests - it made my 60th birthday very very special.

I cannot recommend it more highly.

Ruth -- From Adelaide, Australia

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and for taking the time to write it. It really does give me enormous pleasure when guests appreciate our home. I take note about the website not doing it justice - most people say the same - but the house is srrounded by trees and difficult to photograph. I think I had better find some technological whizzkid.....
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Montclair, NJ

An authentic Tuscan Villa with modern comforts.

  • 5 of 5

Casabianca was everything we could have hoped for. We spent two weeks at the house with extended family and friends. The house is well situated with amazing views from the grounds as well as most rooms, multiple outdoor dining/sitting areas with ample communal and private spaces. The addition of the farmhouse and multiple levels makes the villa ideal for more than one family or for guests seeking more privacy. The house is much larger than it appears in photos with a comfortable lived in feel but not too personal. Perfect for kids and adults. We delighted in collecting fresh eggs daily and picking tomatoes from the vine. Rosemary bushes, lavender, Cyprus trees, geraniums and olive groves compliment the natural but well manicured grounds. The refreshing salt water pool is a few short steps from the house. The house is equipped with modern appliances, Wifi, very comfortable beds and linens, air conditioning units in the bedrooms and very nice, clean bathrooms with high end fixtures. The kitchen is very well equipped with top notch coffee/espresso machine. Angela and Mariella visited daily to tidy the house and cooked two lovely authentic Tuscan dinners for us. The house is near to local conveniences with local grocers within 10 minutes. Sienna is a 15 minute drive, Florence and Pisa easy day trips by car or train from Sienna. And of course vineyards are abundant and within an hours drive. Highly recommend the Brunello! Flavia was a lovely distant host - very responsive and attentive to our questions and was available to provide directions and guidance (in English) Overall a wonderful experience! A great house to relax and drink up the Tuscan sun or to day trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Angela and Mirella said you were wonderful guests!
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A perfect holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

Flavia Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely villa. We had a wonderful week and everyone agreed it was a place we should all like to return to. You have thought of everything: well organised and everything in its place. The swimming pool was a great favourite not only to keep cool in the hot sun but particularly in the evenings when your recently installed lighting was greatly enjoyed. Angela was very helpful and we much enjoyed the delicious meal that she and Mariella prepared for us when we first arrived. What was really nice was to sit in your beautiful garden and enjoy the amazing scenery. It is a holiday we will always remember.

Price, England July 2016

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all had a wonderful holiday. I am particularly pleased that you enjoyed the garden so much: it is my delight and joy and I try to improve it every year.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
31 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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