OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Typical Tuscan Style Villa with Private Pool and Large Private garden.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Nr. San Gimignano, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy - 12.000 Square Metres Of Gardens, With Pine Trees, Monumental Oaks And Olive Groves

Wonderful stone building situated in a peaceful position with a panoramic view over the famous medieval towers of San Gimignano.The villa, a typical Tuscan country house, has been restructured according to siesmic legislation and carefully renovated keeping the original features and tastefully furnished with antique pieces and modern facilities (air conditioning, central heating, TV sat, dishwasher, washing machine, etc.). A large private garden of over 12.000 m2 with olive, fruit, pine and oak trees which surrounds the house together with a beautiful swimming pool (5X10X1,40 deep) are an irresistible invitation to enjoy the open air. Several indoor living areas allow the guests great freedom to read, play music, cards, watch TV, paint or simply rest. The main living room opens onto a very large terrace well furnished, ideal for eating alfresco. For a complete privacy all the property and the pool are fenced, allowing the parents to fully relax knowing that children are safe.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
28 August, 2017

About Francesco

My wife and I bought this rural building some years ago, having felt in love with it since the first moment we saw the place. With great passion, we followed all the works to renovate it. We bought old materials when necessary, fully respectful of the original features. We are now retired and live in Florence (I was working in finance and my wife was a literature teacher). Our two sons live and work in UK: the eldest is a veterinarian and the other one is a doctor. We are very pleased to inform and help guests, if needed and also can help to book visits to Florence galleries (Uffizi or Academia) to avoid long queues.

Guestbook comments from the owner

16-23 April 2011.

We decided to spend a week relaxing in one of our favourite parts of the world. We rented this fabulous house and spent a week exploring, eating, drinking and playing crib and scrabble. The Chianti countryside is beautiful, and everything is within a forty five minute drive.

Laura Smith-UK. 

14-21 May 2011.

I am writing to you to thank you for a wonderful stay at Colle di Val D'Elsa. We wish to specially thank Veleria and Francesco for thier very kind help and concern. We really enjoyed our stay.

Najam Awan family-California (USA).

4-18 June 2011.

This has been a lovely house to stay in, really convenient for Siena and Florence and especially San Gimignano. Lovely for lazy days in the house by the pool. Mixed weather in first week was fine for cities, second week was hot sun. Pool quite nice and warm by end of week 2. The owner Francesco has been really friendly and helpful.

Graham Whitaker family-Brighton UK.
Jan 2011
  • 1 of 1


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
campiglia dei foci
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
palio motorway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
campiglia dei foci
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended

winery visits. Horse riding school.Coast/Beach:

1 hour drive for the sandy beaches of Cecina. 1 ½ hours for the Gulf of Baratti (with Populonia etruscan remains). 1 1/2 hours for Follonica and Punta Ala.


Florence Airport, 45 minutes drive. Pisa Airport, 90 minutes drive. Rome Airport, 140 minutes drive. Car is recommended.


Thanks to its centrality and good road connection (the Florence-Siena dual carriage-way runs at just 7 km from the property) this place is an excellent starting point for daily trips to the main cultural sites of Tuscany: San Gimignano 8 Km, Siena 20 Km, Volterra 23 Km, Florence 45 Km, Arezzo 80 Km, Pisa 90Km, Lucca 100 Km.

Further Details:

Within walking distance (approx.500 metres) a small village is offering a very recommanded restaurant/pizzeria, 2bars and a small supermarket, whilst the town of Colle Val D'Elsa (approx, 3 Km.) provides all kinds of facilities (supermarkets, banks, various shops, tennis courts, golf club, etc.). An interesting open air market is held every friday in Colle Val d'Elsa, where can also be found many hand made products (particularly famous the traditional manufacture of crystal).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Colle di Val d'Elsa in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , toilet besides the mezzanine with sink and wc
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , bathroom inside the bedroom recently made
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with one double bed and bathroom inside realized last year 1 bedroom with one double bed and 1 cot 1 bedroom with two single beds. 2 single sofa beds in the studio area (mezzanine)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Central Heating and Air-conditioning (in all the bedrooms) on request with supplement. Free INTERNET WIreless ACCESSIBLE 24H Outside: big old terraces Independent house. Exceptional large and green spaces completely fenced, also very suitable for children who are free to play safely. Several terraces. Gazebo. Garden furniture. Magnificent Private 5 x 10 metres pool, which is fenced too. This is for exclusive use of the guests (not shared). View over San Gimignano towers. Outdoor Barbecue. Fruit, olive, pine and oaks trees. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Weekly change.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

66% Complete
22% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
11% Complete
Typical Tuscan Style Villa with Private Pool and Large Private garden.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 10 reviews
Brest, France

Wonderful holidays

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in the villa last June. It is even more beautiful in real than on the pictures. It is ideally located to discover Sienna, Plorence and even Pise, it is very well equipped and if you need any help or information you can ask the owners, Francesco and Valeria, who always were very welcoming and helpful to us.

As for the swimming-pool, it really is only for your own use, and it is simply wonderful!

Well, do not hesitate, book this villa for your next holidays!

Jocelyne and Claude. France

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claude et Jocelyn, guests that all owners would like to have. Respectful, kind and friendly, what to say more? We are happy to have known them and hope to meet them again in the future! Thanks, Francesco and Valeria
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Très agréable villa entourée d'oliviers

  • 5 of 5

Maison très agréable, avec beaucoup d'espace et plusieurs coins détente, où l'on se sent tout de suite à l'aise. La propriété est immense, la piscine parfaite, très bien entrerenue, et on y profite en plus d'une vue spendide sur les collines toscanes et les tours de San Gimignano. Francesco est un hôte à l'écoute, n'hésitant pas à se déplacer pour régler sur place les menus problèmes. Il est aussi de bon conseil pour les restaurants alentours.

Nous pensons déjà retourner dans cette maison l'été prochain !

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bien que ce n'est pas la première fois que dans quelques jours, nous avons pu établir une relation de compréhension absolue et de coopération mutuelle, cette fois nous avons trouvé des personnes dont nous avons pu découvrir aussi leur sympathie et courtoisie. Ceci est assez rare dès que nous essayons de limiter notre présence pour le plein respect de leur vie privée. Notre grand merci a Veronique et son group e.... arrivederci! Valeria e Francesco
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A great venue in a great location - wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 adults (2 couples) spent 8 nights in this great villa and had a fantastic time. The villa is as described on the website, a wonderful renovation of a typically Tuscan farmhouse and had everything needed for a self catering holiday. A perfect place to trip out from or just stay on sight enjoying the pool, BBQ, extensive and beautiful grounds and great views toward San Gimigano. We had great weather despite being mid May and had no need to use the aircon - though it was made clear that its use would incur a separate charge. Francesco was helpful and attentive, often only a text away. Francesco asked if we had suggestion to improve a stay so we did mention the lack mattress's for the rather old sunbeds. He was aware of this and was hoping to rectify the matter soon! Being a home cinema aficionado I would have preferred a more up to date DVD system (BluRay, HDMI) and a larger screen but that's me being really picky! The Wi-Fi was up to the job and required one reboot while we were there - but hey - that's technology. We would happily go again and confidently recommend it as a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, thanks for your nice review and recommendation, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay, we are always delighted when our property is really appreciated, and our guests acknowledge the care and efforts we try to put into offering a warm and pleasant stay. This is particularly true with guests like you, so polite and respectful. Thank you also for you suggestions, which we are taking aboard, for example we have already got new nice sun beds: cosy, easy to wash and endowed with sun shades. Valeria and Francesco.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely traditional Tuscan villa with great pool

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Francesco's villa. Although it is quite rural, the villa and garden were safe for our children and it was easy to drive to Siena and Florence. Francesco and his wife were very welcoming and we are still enjoying the bottle of olive oil from the trees in their garden that they gave us. The pool is large, clean and was a lovely respite from the heat. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was also very welcome during some hot nights. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying here for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great House for a Tuscan Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of six really enjoyed our time at this house. It was great fun to live on this olive orchard for nearly two weeks. Francesco and his wife were great hosts....they went out of their way to both make sure we had everything we needed at the house but also make arrangements for various day trips (horseback riding for the kids, winery tours, etc.). This house is very centrally located in Tuscany. It is a 20-30 minute drive from five different towns that all have great history and wonderful sites. It also was very private and "remote" from anything. We loved the afternoons in the pool after day trips in the morning. Overall, a very great time for us.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A spacious Tuscan villa in lovely grounds

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spacious villa in the traditional Tuscan style. The pool was lovely and despite extreme heat the villa was easy to keep cool. It's ideally placed to visit San Gimignano, Sienna, Volterra etc but is also very relaxing which is exactly what we needed. Francesco was a great host - helpful, thoughtful and friendly

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% of the total rent payable when booking. The balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date. A security deposit of 200 Euros has to be paid cash on arrival and will returned at chek out

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday. This can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Rental prices includes: water, gas for cooking and electricity normal consumption, final cleaning. Free internet wireless 24h. Extra costs on consumption payable locally: air conditioning (on request) € 0,40 per Kwh, central heating (on request) € 5/cbm gas gpl.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.