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Villa for up to 11 people with pool 15 mins to San Gimignano - Orione Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Apartments close to San Gimignano - Villa for 11 people or 2 apartments for 5 and 6 people each

Osservatorio villa up to 11 guests

Independent villa with 6 bedrooms for up to 11 guests. For smaller groups of up to 6 guests you can rent half of the villa.

The road to the house is paved and lit all the way and although we are in a super tranquil and private area, the property is not isolated, with two restaurants located 2 minutes drive away.

The estate consists of the rental villa and our home which sits about 10 meters away where we live with our docile dog and cat. We work long hours in town and when at home, we highly prize our guests’ privacy and using an independent entrance gate.

We are immersed in manicured gardens with myriads of ornamental plants and terracotta statues scattered all over the grounds. There is a built in wood barbecue/grill and a large pool (13m x 6m). We added two beautiful wooded sundecks equipped with comfortable sofas and chairs where to immerse in total relaxation!

Amenities include air conditioning, Wifi connection (Satellite) suitable to check emails, laundry facilities (o request and operated by the maid).


Entrance on ground level into the living room, kitchen with doors to a covered large loggia with large table and chairs. Two double bedrooms and a reading room – one has direct exit to a terrace with table and chairs. Two bathrooms with shower. Open air loft with two single/joinable beds.

Lower level accessed via external stairways: entrance into a second living room, kitchen with doors to a covered loggia equipped with table and chairs. Two double bedrooms with direct access to the garden and one single room. Two bathrooms with shower.

Driving distance:

Pisa 1hr and Florence 1hr 15mns. Bologna Borgo Panigale airport is also a valid alternative located 2hr 30mns drive on the motorway.

Nearest town with shops is Gambassi Terme less than 10mns. San Gimignano and Volterra are easily reached in 20mns on panoramic roads. Florence and Siena are great destinations for a full day out either by train or by car in little over 1 hour journey.

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Details for holiday apartment Orione Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Orione apartment is a roomy and airy apartment with impressive beams. It is accessed from ground level into the spacious living room with comfortable couches and table with chairs, embellished by some pieces of antiques and comfortable sofas. A flight of stairs lead to the open air loft with 2 single/joinable beds. There are also 2 bedrooms, one with direct access to outside. 2 shower rooms. From the kitchen a door leading to the spacious covered loggia with table and chairs, which enjoys views of the beautiful garden and the pool.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We have been renting the property for many years and enjoy having guests around. Maurizio, our grown up son lives in town and work long hours with us in our optician shopt. However we are only a phone call away in case of need.

On arrival you will find in the property a villa book with many information on the area and details about the house.

We live on the villa neighboring to the rental property with our best friends: a dog and a cat which roam free at the property and are very well behaved.

We enjoy cooking and if you feel like trying our services just let us know in advance and will do our best to accommodate you.

Since we have limited English we rely on our personal assistants/translators.

Hope to have you as our guests.

Neva & Giovanni Guazzini

Call Manager
Speaks English, Italian

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning setting deep in Tuscany Countryside. Wonderful pool immaculately kept and house to match.

  • 5 of 5

A really beautiful and characterful house. Furnished with antiques. Friendly hosts who helped when asked with help of a translating App Italian to English!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group of 6, parents, grandparents and children, in Orione during August. The house is furnished to a good standard and stays pleasantly cool even in the summer heat. We were worried the sleeping area on the mezzanine might get too hot but that didn't seem to be case and our girls had no trouble sleeping. The house is set up in the hills and there was often a welcome breeze during the day although the temperatures were cooler than we expected at night for sitting out so glad we had some warmer clothing with us. The large covered terrace that Orione has was a real benefit and has both dining table and lounge seating, with nice views out over the gardens. The external areas and pool were stunning, with a wide range of sun loungers and lovely shaded lounge seats to suit everyone. The pool is large and spotlessly clean. Each apartment has its own dedicated deck set in the gardens in addition to the very generous shared facilities. There's a large shared Bbq accross the lawn by the owners house which we made good use of as there is no oven in the apartment. Neva the owner was both welcoming and unobtrusive, and came with little treats; tomatoes, cheese, home cooked pasta sauce etc. Using iPad as translator we bridged the language barrier and Neva made several bookings for us, including a memorable dinner at Bel Soggiorno in San gimignano where she managed to secure us a table by the huge panoramic window. Martina was always ready to assist through email with any queries and Nevas maid brought clean linen at end of week 1 and put our laundry through their machine (there's no washing machine in the apartment). The house is very rural with no shops nearby, so you do need a car. The nearest supermarket is about 15 mins drive, there is a decent pizzeria about 5 mins drive from the house. The countryside is lovely so driving to the shops or to nearby towns was a pleasure and there are some stunning views in all directions. The major attractions of Pisa, Florence and Siena are all in easy striking distance by car, as are smaller towns like San Gimignano and Volterra. Parking can be difficult so go early or late in peak season, the sights are worth it though. Siena remains a firm favourite. Overall, this was a great holiday that everyone in the family hugely enjoyed, and we loved staying in Orione. Grazie Neva!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Orione appartment.

  • 5 of 5

This property is a two storey house plus roof space that stands in the grounds of the owners' larger home. We rented the upper apartment (Orione) which has two bedrooms plus a mezzanine floor built into the roof space with two single beds. There is another smaller appartment below but his was unoccupied at the time of our visit. It's best feature is a lovely long outside terrace with dining tables & chairs plus comfy rattan chairs for lounging. The grounds and garden areas were beautiful & we were given full access. The pool is a good size, very clean & has plenty of sun beds around it plus other thoughtfully built terraces where people can relax. The appartment itself is traditional in style, very spacious & cool. We stayed for a week in July & didn't need the aircon thanks to thick stone walls. Fans were supplied and needed on the mezzanine level which was where our two teenage daughters slept as it did get hotter up there - heat rises I guess! It is well equipped although it doesn't have an oven, just an electric hob and microwave. There is a barbecue area in the garden we were able to use however. The owners didn't speak English but were very friendly, very discreet & very welcoming. It's a lovely tranquil spot about 10km from the nearest town Montaione where there is a supermarket. It is necessary to drive everywhere from the villa as there is nothing within walking distance. All in all we very much enjoyed our stay, would love to return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence at 62 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended


Approx. distance from airports: Pisa 1hr and Florence 1hr 15mns. Bologna Borgo Panigale is also a valid alternative airport located 2hr 15mns drive on the motorway


Approx. driving distance to the nearest town, Gambassi Terme is less than 10mns while San Gimignano and Volterra are easily reached in 15mins on panoramic roads. Florence is a great destination for a full day out either by train from Castelfiorentino or car in 1hr 15mins journey.

Further Details:

We have prepared a villa book full of interesting details on the area and practicalities in the house.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Aug 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
At the time of booking we require 25% of the whole amount. This is not refunable. The balance is payable 1 month before arrival or on arrival in cash.
We can only accept Bank Transfers.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

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From the Owner

Our previous guests say that the property is simply heaven. Cleanliness all over the property and care for the gardens are our must and people says this is a real asset. The property is very central to explore San Gimignano (15mins by car), Volterra (20mns), Siena and Florence just above 1hour drive.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The estate consists of the rental villa and our neighboring home. We work long hours in town and when at home we prize our guests' privacy. We also use a different entrance gate. Outside: The gardens are immaculately manicured with a myriad of plants and terracotta statues scattered all over the grounds. We added two comfortable outdoor lounge areas by the pool where you can immerse in total relaxation. There is a built in barbecue and grill.

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