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Detached Villa with Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Tuscan Barn in San Gimignano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy - Only 10 Minutes Walk to San Gimignano

La Doccia is a lovely example of a restored Tuscan barn. It has its own swimming pool, garden terrace and lovely views of the countryside, yet situated just off a country road it is only a short walk medieval San Gimignano, so you can easily explore all this beautiful town has to offer. This lovely detached barn is nicely furnished in traditional Tuscan style and has air-conditioning throughout (payable locally). Many original features such as beamed ceilings and charming slanted bricks on the bedroom windows have been retained. A few steps from the house is a lovely garden terrace with pergola, table and chairs and barbecue. The large private swimming pool is in a lovely position, surrounded by grass lawn and secluded by olive trees. The grounds are fully enclosed and there is covered parking. The villa is perfectly placed for exploring San Gimignano and the rest of Tuscany's treasures are easily accessible via nearby road, bus and rail links.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Great location, so close to San Gimignano, yet in the country and a lovely large pool just for us thanks for a great stay' Neil and Sonia.

Lovely accommodation, wonderful pool, many a great barbecue enjoyed. Thanks Sabrina and family for a great holiday.



Excellent position, so close to town, yet in the country, clean comfortable accommodation and nice garden area for eating outside as well as a beautiful large pool. P and Y Roberts.



Great location - a wonderful place to spend a relaxing week The villa really is only 10 minutes walk into San Gimignano, and on a ridge with lovely views in all directions. We had no problems walking home late in the evening, along the 250 metre stretch of road which runs alongside the villa down from Sam Gimignano. Everything was clean and tidy, and we found the kitchen more than adequate. We benefitted from some autumnal sunshine, and made use of the lovely outdoor pool which had been kept open for us. Tom from London on stayed Oct 2011
Nov 2008
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9 Reviews

4.4
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Villa in a great location for San Gimignano

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our week in the Villa. It is simple and clean. One of the major benefits is its location within easy walking distance of the centre of San Gimignano. The pool is a definite feature.

The family were friendly and helpful when we arrived and we managed well with our non-existent Italian and their basic English (we were an English couple and an American couple and our Italian was limited to very few words).

WiFi worked well which is a must for me.

Murby

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Naples
5

Fall Holiday in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We spent our holiday in this beautiful Villa in April. It's a typical barn surrounded by green hills and it's just a few hundred meters from the town. All the essential services are present just like: - WiFi -Washing machine - BBQ etc.

This villa is a suitable property for stays during the all year, my stay was in April, when the country in the surroundings had very wonderful colours.

The support service for booking and information requesting/having is excellent too.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Convenient location walking distance (350

  • 5 of 5

On this trip we were looking for a villa within easy walking distance of San Gimagnano to allow the oppotunity to enjoy the evenings without the hassle of having to drive and park and to wander into the town to enjoy a good wine, lunch and watch the tourists pass by in their rush to see all.

This villa is situated within an easy 350 meter walking distance to San Gimignano.

Our hosts were very friendly with a warm bon giorno and buena sera but at the same time respect our privacy. The views from the villa are picture book Tuscany rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, and Cypress trees. San Gimignano viewed from the bar b que area was a delight in the morning and the evening we never tired of the view.

The villa is excellent with two

bedrooms each with its own bathroom upstairs, downstairs a practical kitchen dining area and a lounge or alternatevely a third bedroom. Other amentities included a full size pool and bar b que area. Note make sure you stay when the cherries are in fruit they are the best ever!

Villa La Doccia is an ideal location to base yourself to explore Tuscany and the delights of San Gimignano.

We were very happy with the Villa and it amenities. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

The villa was very handy to San Gimignano.

We would recommend the villa to anyone wanting a property of this size close to San Gimignano.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
5

Great Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with everything about our stay at Villa La Doccia. Everything was as advertised or better. The owner was very helpful without being intrusive, the distance to the town was as stated and very walkable (some places tend to advertise a shorter distance than it really is), it was interesting to have the farm operation close by, and we really enjoyed having the BBQ and the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Nice Barn

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in an excellent location, less than 10 minutes walking distance to the town centre and ideally suited to exploring the local area / driving to Siena, Florence and Pisa. The villa had everything needed for our stay, no big oven but that wasnt a problem. The pool was clean and the seating area around it fine. The check in process was smooth and we received a nice welcome hamper. The owners were friendly and available if required. There is also a local grocery shop and restaurant within 10 minutes walk.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Fantastic Holiday at San gimignano

  • 5 of 5

Firstly we would like to say that we had a great time at the villa, even though we started looking for a suitable villa welll in advance we were lucky as our dates fit in with the few spare weeks that were still available even though it was early.

We have travelled to Tuscany on various occasions and this time we wanted to stay at a villa within easy walking distance of San Gimignano so that we could enjoy evenings in the town without having to drive and just wander into the town to enjoy a nice dinner and good wine. So we were very pleased when we found this villa. San Gimignano is one of ourfavourite places in Tuscany and we wanted to enjoy it at leisure. Which is exactly what we were able to do from this villa as it is an easy 350 meter walk to town. Even though in a way we want to keep the villa to ourslves (!) we did want to write a few lines to express our thanks to you for a wonderful time. Even more so as we have since seen quite a negative review for the property and were very suprised indeed. We very much appreciated everthing about the villa including your hospitality and had a great

vacation.

We enjoyed the most the fact that you were very friendly with a warm bon giorno and buena sera but at the same time respected our privacy. The views from the villa are like a picture post card and the town seen from the bar b que area was delightful, we never tired of it.

The villa is excellent with two bedrooms each with its own bathroom upstairs, downstairs a practical kitchen dining area and a lounge and another handy bathroom. We enjoyed the lovely outdoor full size pool (that we had to oursleves) and barbeque area.

We were very happy with the Villa and it amenities and the proximity to town. We would recommend it to anyone wanting a viila this size close to San Gimignano. Thanks again and we hope to return very soon. best regards J and N Grishan.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : San Gimignano at 300 Metres Nearest Train : Poggibonsi at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Poggibonsi at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : San Gimignano at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Cecina at 80 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beaches approximately 1 hour 15 minutes drive away.

Travel:

It is not essential to have a car here. The town of San Gimignano and its shops, supermarket and restaurants is within easy walking distance (10 minutes, 300 metres approx). Main towns can be reached by local transport (bus and rail). The Tuscan countryside and smaller towns are more easily explored if you have the use of a car.

Distances:

San Gimignano 300m. Siena 35km. Florence 50km.

Pisa airport approx one and a half hours drive. Florence airport approx one and a quarter hours drive. Rome airport approx three hours drive.

Nearest rail station Poggibonsi 12kms. Bus connections from San Gimignano.

Further Details:

Full selection of amenities, shops, supermarket, banks, chemists and restaurants all available at nearby San Gimignano.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£357
for 4 nights
£625
 
 
Mid B season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£458
for 4 nights
£802
 
 
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£346
for 4 nights
£605
 
 
Mid B season
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
£757
 
 
Mid A season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,169
for 7 nights
£1,169
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,553
for 7 nights
£1,553
 
 
Mid A season
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,169
for 7 nights
£1,169
 
 
Mid B season
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
£757
 
 
Low season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£346
for 4 nights
£605
 
 
Mid B season
23 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
£757
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £168
Pet Fee £0
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday and durations of a week or multiples of. This is however flexible. Other changeover days and durations of stay possible on certain dates.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Prices available on request for shorter stays or for stays other than one week or multiples of.
Payable on arrival
Local administration cost - Euro 50
Returnable cautionary breakage deposit Euro 150
Extra person cost (5th and 6th persons) if applicable Euro 80 pp pw.
Accommodation tax Euro 1,50 per person per nights (max 5 nights) children under 12 years free of charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 87 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 2 shower rooms en-suite to each first floor bedroom, each with shower cubicle, basin, bidet, wc. 1 shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet wc on ground floor en-suite to living room (or 3rd bedroom).

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms on first floor, both of which can convert to twins on request. Possible 3rd bedroom area with double sofa bed (converting ground floor living room).

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Heating and air-conditioning if used are payable locally according to consumption. Pool is private to villa guests. The owners who live in a farmhouse next door produce wine and olive oil available for purchase. Outside: Garden terrace secluded by hedges, furnished with table, chairs, gazebo and barbecue. Large private swimming pool (14 x 7m). Grounds fully enclosed. Owners live in nearby farmhouse within grounds. They do not disturb your privacy. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly bedlinen and towels are included. Property cleaned on arrival. Swimming towels not supplied. Other: The ground floor of the villa consists of the kitchen/dining room, a living room with settee (which converts to a bed on request to form a 3rd bedroom area, off this is a shower wc. First floor has two double/twin bedrooms and 2 en-suite shower rooms.

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