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Independent Accommodation with Private Pool. A Dream in Tuscany

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Nov-2016
Villa in Ghizzano, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy - Located in Countryside Near Terricciola, S.Gimignano, Volterra and Pisa

The newly restored red villa was used in the past as a stable and then as the farm manager’s house. Today it is called 'Villino Rosso' because of it’s very beautiful red plaster work. It is located in a big working farm with cows in a 300 year old olive grove, to walk around. It has a beautiful position up on a hill with a gorgeous view of the surrounding hills, some topped with ancient villages: Volterra is the most impressive. It is a great location from which to explore the area and even for some longer day trips. A self-catering and beautiful villa, nicely appointed with all the conveniences and air conditioning, to feel very at home. The swimming pool is private for the guests and has the most amazing views and a black interior which creates a mirror-like appearance.The spectacular Golf Resort of Castelfalfi with 27 hole facility is only 3 miles from Villino Rosso, perfect place for those who visit our cities of art and at the same time relax playing golf.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live all year long in Fattoria di Monti because we love the country and farming has always been our life. We manage the estate not only with our brain but with our heart and we believe you will notice it whence here.

We manage with the same approach Collegalli estate that has been of the Burgisser family for 5 generations.

Vicky Burgisser & Giovanni Querci

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Under the Tuscan sun we surely had our fun! We have fallen in love with Italy (especially the Tuscany region) it's people and the countryside. Each day brought a new adventure as we traveled the narrow, windy and hilly roads. Some days we had a destination in mind, only to 'somehow' take a wrong turn and arrive at a new quaint and picturesque village. Setting off for Volterra we were directed away as we neared Peccioli. This was due to the Peccioli Bike Race. A delightful lunch was had in La Rosa as we watched the bikers fly by.

Another adventure was had as we set on for the Chianti vineyards. We never did get to visit a winery in the region but ended up driving to Sambuca; a hair raising drive but absolutely breath taking. Montaione with it's panorama view and 'lady in the window' was awesome. To Vicky and her family our stay in your wonderful villa was more then we dreamed it would be. I thank you so very much! We feel like family! Nothing could be improved upon!! - Rand and B
Dec 2008
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4 Reviews

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Tuscan perfection

  • 5 of 5

We spent the most wonderful fortnight at Villino Rossi and would absolutely love to return again. We were warmly welcomed and looked after beautifully during our stay. Vicky and family gave us excellent advice and information about the local area.

The house is beautiful, comfortably furnished and well equipped. The pool is so fantastic, we could barely drag ourselves out of it to eat wonderful lunches on the vine covered patio.

The dinner Vicky and Romina prepared on our first night was delicious, and fetching fresh produce from the garden for our meals was a real treat, especially when cooked with Monti olive oil.

We found it very easy to visit Volterra, Lucca, Siena, Pisa and Florence by car. Lucca is our personal favourite.

The pictures don't do it justice, the views are second to none, it is incredibly peaceful, you really couldn't find a better place to stay in Tuscany. Just don't expect it to be available, we'll have booked it already......

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, immaculately restored and maintained with jaw-dropping views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is a real gem. Simply stunning! We were blown away by both the views and the quality of the interior. Everything is just perfect.

The house has a lovely homely feel and is spotlessly clean.

The saltwater pool is equally pristine and the views from it are to die for!

We asked Vicky to prepare a simple meal for us on arrival and we were welcomed to the most amazing spread of homemade dishes and salads of their homegrown vegetables. We also thoroughly enjoyed their olive oil & wine. Vicky was also kind enough to do a shop for us, so that we awoke to a lovely breakfast the following morning. Lovely extra touches were the coffee pods, washing powder, dishwasher tablets and bathroom toiletries.

Highlights of our stay (two families with four kids aged 6-8).

Swimming in the pool; collecting vegetables from the garden; watching the sun set over the valley and mountains beyond with a glass of local wine; cooking on the fabulous outdoor grill and eating alfresco for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I could go on and on, but suffice to say this place is heaven and we can't wait to return. Thank you Vicky. From The Mathers & The Maguires

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the villa of Monti was the perfect way to complete our vacation to Europe. The home is beautiful and, more importantly, comfortable for our family of 9. We loved the rural location which allowed use the ability to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery while making easy day trips to explore the surrounding towns. Even our trip to coastal town of Forte di Marmi was a quick drive a little over an hour.

Vicky was the perfect hostess, friendly, helpful and accessible whenever we needed her. The highlight of our stay at Monti was the evening we spent cooking and sharing a meal with her and her gifted assistants: Gina and Romina. This allowed us to enjoy the true essence of Tuscany in a personal way. We were thrilled to learn of the history and heritage of the estate which is quite evident in the villas and the chapel on the property.

It was a privilege to stay here and I love to have the opportunity to do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property with equally fantastic owner!

  • 5 of 5

This is an outstanding vacation property located in a picture-postcard perfect part of Tuscany. The pictures and description do not do it justice, you will be in awe of the scenery and completely satisfied with the house and amenities. The property is meticulously furnished and maintained, with a large, fully functional kitchen, luxurious bathrooms and showers, and a rooftop terrace with a view that will make you long for your next visit. The owner, Vicki, could not have been more accommodating and outgoing, making sure our every need was anticipated, and even having a delicious dinner waiting for us on the evening we arrived! The property has recently come back on the rental market, as the previous tenants stayed here for three years, and I can easily see why! You cannot go wrong with this rental or the owner, we can't wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Family estate bought by great-grandfather in 1910... We love farming and this place is the most beautiful in the world for us and bears of the most beautiful view of Tuscany. Is out of the world but easily accessible from the nearby Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Siena. Just the perfect place where to relax and get to know the Tuscan culture many summer cultural festival in the area such as San Giminiano and San Miniato. Truffle are where you can taste this incredible tuber in the various restaurants and trattorias in the vicinity. Great Olive oil producer and wine area.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Extra virgin olive oil is produced locally in our farm and on your request we will be glad to organize olive oil tasting with the different variety (monocultivar) we produce. During the Fall at harvest we organize the olive oil week or day: lectures where we take you from olive picking in the morning, to the processing stage in the afternoon (so that at dinner you will be able to taste and use the olive oil obtained from the olives you have picked in the morning) to the kitchen for a cooking class. We have a hunting reserve in the winter time, and in the spring and summer time there is a clay pigeon shooting range which operates on Saturdays and Sundays.

Coast/Beach:

40km from beaches.

Travel:

Airport is Pisa, 50km away, 45 minutes drive. Railway station Pontedera 30km away.

Distances:

6km from Ghizzano, the nearest village. 65km from Florence. 50 km from Pisa. 60 km from Siena. 30 km from S. Gimignano. 30 km from Volterra. 3 km from Castelfalfi Golf Course. 5 km from Castelfafi Restaurant.

Further Details:

Il Villino Rosso is located next to the Villa of Monti. This impressive renaissance Villa was built in the middle of the XVI century as a hunting stay for sportsmen and city politicians. Today the owners live there and will be glad to provide local information. The nearest village is Ghizzano (6km), an ancient hamlet of 350 souls, there you can find a very good bakery, a general grocery, which has a stock of delicious local foods and a wide variety of all other everyday needs and a post office. Shops, banks, supermarkets and so on are available in Forcoli or Peccioli (12km). The villa is located between four of the main art cities of Tuscany (Florence, which is only 45 minutes by train, Pisa, Lucca, Siena). You are also near to historical small towns and villages like S.Gimignano, San Miniato and Volterra. Extra cleaning service: 10 Euro each/Hour. Dinner (lunch) ready: we will bring you a hot dinner (lunch) when you prefer (even on the day of your arrival). On your request we can do for you the first shopping so that you will find something on hand at your arrival and if you like to learn some Tuscan recipes we can organize cooking lessons for you.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
low season
22 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£887
for 4 nights
From
£201
£1,674
£3,433
 
 
high season
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,289
for 4 nights
From
£301
£2,177
£7,619
 
 
low season
8 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,021
for 4 nights
From
£234
£1,758
£3,516
 
 
mid season
16 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 4 nights
From
£251
£1,884
 
 
high season
18 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,261
for 7 nights
£2,261
 
 
mid season
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,055
for 4 nights
From
£243
£1,758
£6,363
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £84

Booking Notes:
Check In from 3pm, Check Out before 9.30am. Prices include: All taxes, private parking, private swimming pool, electricity, gas, water, firewood, linen, towels, weekly change of towels and linen. Prices Exclude: Final cleaning 100 euro, extra cleaning 10 euros/hour, heating (on consumption), telephone (on consumption), . Payment Policy: At reservation (non refundable down payment) 30% of the amount. At check out (final payment) 70%

Changeover Day:
Flexible but we prefer Saturdays.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week.
Prices include: All taxes, parking, private pool, electricity, gas, water, firewood, linen, towels, pool towels, Weekly change of towels and linen. Weekly cleaning. Prices exclude: Final cleaning 100 Euro -Heating (on consumption), - telephone (on consumption) - extra made service on request: 10 Euro each hour. Home chef on request in advance: around 15 Euro per person (excluding food supplies and wine) - cooking lessons on requests in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Farm Holidays

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed

Floor Area

  • 100 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
  • One bathroom downstairs with tube, and 2 upstairs, very spacious, walk-in showers with rain forest heads. All the bath towels are in cotton.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Each bedroom has double bed which can be split into twin beds, is furnished with beautiful art and antiques, shoe closet, a phone direct dial and intercom, a ceiling fan, screens on the windows. The master bedroom has also a pull out sofa.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Everything in the house is very functional (there is even a central vacuum) but at the same time the owners have done a painstaking job, furnishing the house with beautiful art and antiques. It has also been carefully made child friendly. All bedrooms have shoe closets in them. There is a hair dryer in each bathroom. All bedrooms have ceiling fans which due to the elevation (about 180,000 m or 590,551 ft above sea level) and thick walls of the villa are sufficient to keep you cool in all but the most appalling heat waves. All bedrooms have a phone line and in the house and outside there is a free fast wireless internet connection.The gardens and grounds around the villa are beautiful. The swimming pool (pool towels are provided) is private for our guests and has the most amazing views and a black interior which creates a mirror-like appearance. Fabulous cypress trees and vibrant blue skies reflect beautifully. It is 5 x 10 m (about 16 1/2 x 33 ft). Outside: Fattoria di Monti is a farm of 300 hectares located on the southern hills of Pisa in the Volterra area. The owners raise cattle and horses, and grow cereal and hay. The surrounding landscape is gently rolling hills carpeted with verdant fields between wooded areas where the livestock grazes wild and in winter time hunters with their hunting dogs go shooting pheasants and grey partridge. On the ridges cypress lines delineate the borders of the property. Many old olive trees are cultivated in the traditional way and the owners pay particular attention to produce the best possible quality 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Our guests can also use the 5 mountain bikes available. We have a hunting reserve in the winter time, and in the spring and summer time there is a clay pigeon shooting range which operates on Saturdays and Sundays. The property produces it's own vegetables during the spring and summer, the produce is available to guests. Utility Room: Next to the kitchen there is the service room, with the washing machine, the tumble dryer and the iron equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cotton linen, towels and pool towels are provided weekly as is the cleaning of the house. Other: From the roof, which is a terrace, you will be delighted with the very beautiful sight of the surrounding hills, some topped with ancient villages. Volterra is the most impressive. Here there is even a telescope.

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