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The Apartments Are Surrounded By Vineyards And Olive Trees In A Scenic Location - Ortensia Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Ortensia Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom)

Ortensia is a pretty apartment of 45 square meters, half of the old farmhouse, formerly used as a storehouse for the agricultural equipment and machinery.

Lately restored, it is surrounded by terraces with brick flooring and a garden area equipped with a garden umbrella and sun loungers, where one can enjoy a beautiful view of the famous medieval village. At the guests’ disposal there is also a barbecue for dinner in the open air. The apartment consists of a comfortable living room with a corner-kitchen furnished in country style with antique restored furniture, a sitting room with a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower-box.

From both the bedroom and the sitting room one can enter onto the terrace and from here going up a characteristic stone staircase it’s possible to reach the garden.

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About the property


"Podere degli Olivi" is a complex composed of an antique building and an old farmhouse which has been fully restored. From the recent restoration three pretty apartments have been obtained, all carefully and finely furnished in typical Tuscan style keeping the original characteristics of brick flooring and wooden beam ceilings." Immersed in the stillness of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and secular cypress trees, In the complex of Podere degli Olivi there was a beautiful private pool available to guests. Podere degli Olivi" is situated in a unique and enviable position only 1 kilometre away from S. Gimignano. The historical centre of the village is easily reachable by a 10 minutes walk along an old road that during the Middle Ages was famous because it was used by the Pilgrims that came from Roma. Along every step of this road one can enjoy the beauty of S. Gimignano with its magnificent towers. Each apartment is provided with a wall-safe, central heating and satellite -TV. At the guests' disposal there is also private parking.

Guests have access to a private pool (11 x 4 meters; depth: 1.20/1.90)

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Roberto Becucci
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Roberto Becucci

My name is Roberto, I am 52, I'm happily married and have a beautiful daughter 20 years. I was born in San Gimignano and when I got married I went to live in the countryside, the house left by my grandparents, in a great location about 800 meters from the city. With so many sacrifices, together with my wife and my brother, we have restored an old barn, where we made three nice apartments now rent for our guests.

Why Roberto Becucci chose San Gimignano

The farmhouse and barn were built in 1926 by the grandparents. In 1987 we renovated the farmhouse, where they now live with my family and in 2007 we renovated the old barn. Is located in a very quiet location, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves 800 meters from the medieval city.

What makes this apartment unique

When staying at our house you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside and you will enjoy an enchanting view of the towers of San Gimignano. Also you have the possibility to reach the city on foot, along a quiet scenic road and told by our guests, many of whom return to us for several years, the value for money is very good.

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Booking Notes:
Detailed rules and time of payment.
40% at the reservation (bank or postal transfer)

60% at the arrival, cash
(in addition you will also have to pay a deposit which will be given back to you at the end of your stay)

If you cancel the reservation 30 days before your arrival, the account will be not refunded.

Changeover Day:
We prefer arrivals and departures during the day on Saturday. Arrival Saturday afternoon from 15.00 to 19.00 - departure at 10.00 on Saturday morning.

Notes on prices:
Weekly prices apartments from Saturday to Saturday for two people
Prices include the rent of the apartment, laundry for a week, final cleaning, water, electricity and gas. For each additional person must be paid a fee of € 20 per week.
The heating is in use, the cost is € 10 for day
Children under 12 years need not pay any extra.


Accommodation and facilities for Ortensia Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom)in San Gimignano in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Outside: Each apartment has a private garden with umbrellas, sun beds, tables and chairs. Also available for a barbecue.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Fabulous! A taste of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous find! We stayed in Ortensia and what a beautiful accomodation. We could not fault it. Roberto and Nadia so welcoming and so very generous. I did not want to leave and had a few tears on our departure day!! Loved every moment. The garden and grounds are perfectly maintained and it truely is paradise! We made lovely friends with our neighbours and enjoyed warm evenibgsxsitting out in the garden and patio.

It is a 15 minute walk into San gimingano up a lovely lane. And the views from our roof garden were amazing. I cannot wait to return!

Nadia, I have already emailed you with our thanks but you truely are wonderfully friendly and generous, you made our holiday so very special, thank you again!!

Louise and Phil

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful base to visit Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this delightful property. It was decorated with care, comfortable and everything worked perfectly (including the Wi-Fi). The kitchen was well equipped for holiday cooking and the local supermarket (2 mins drive away) had plenty of choice. Each apartment has its own garden - ours had lovely views over the Tuscan countryside and up to San Gimignano and the option to sit in the sun or shade.

The medieval village of San Gimignano, is delightful with plenty of restaurants and bars and just a short walk away along a quiet dirt road with wonderful views.

The major sites are an easy drive away for a day trip (and there are public transport links to to Florence and Sienna from neighbouring towns if you don't like driving in Italian city centres).

Roberto and Nadine were charming - with a very warm welcome and send off.

Definitely a place to return to - and to recommend to our friends and family

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment - fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week at Ortensia. A very comfortable apartment, nicely restored in a wonderful location. A haven of tranquility, just a short walk from the bustle of San Gimignano. Everything we needed for a great weeks holiday, and views to die for !

Nadia & Roberto are very welcoming. I`m sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are happy that you all had a nice holiday at our villa and we hope to have you again as our guest Bests regards Roberto and nadia
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Special interest holidays:

Here everything is an expression of life in touch with nature. One will find a special corner of Tuscany, beautiful to admire, to take a picture of and to remember and places to get to know or to discover. S. Gimignano “the town of the beautiful towers”, which takes its name from the canonised Bishop of Modena who saved the town from the Goti invasion, is situated in the province of Siena, 325 metres above sea level. S. Gimignano stands on the site of a small Etruscan settlement dating from the Helleneistic period (third to second century B. C). Thanks to the Via Francigena which runs through the town, it developed considerably in the surrounding with an increasing number of churches and monasteries. The road opened by the Longobards along the old Via Cassia and after controlled by the French became the main road to connect Rome with the North of Europe. In 1199 the town became a free commune, ridding itself of the domination of the Bishop of Volterra.


It’s also interesting to discover the old and suggestive medieval castles and the old abbeys which maintain intact the fashion of the past. Around 70/80 kilometres away one will find seaside towns such as Follonica and Castiglione della Pescaia and the Island of Elba or continuing towards the south one will arrive at the famous Argentario coast, with its famous places such as Porto Ercole and Porto S. Stefano from which one can take a ferry to the splendid Island of Giglio.


For the strategic position of S. Gimignano it’s easy to reach artistic towns such as Florence (45 km), Siena (25 km), Volterra (25 km), Pisa (60 km), Lucca (70 km), with their small & large museums and churches, where one is surrounded by beauty and perfection, discovering uncountable traces of art which developed greatly between the 14th & the 15th century. Also fascinating to visit are the touristic localities such as the upper part of Certaldo, Colle Val d’Elsa (10 km), Monteriggioni (15 km)

Further Details:

At about 800 meters from our hotel there is a supermarket. In the historical centre of San Gimignano there are n. 3 banks, an internet point, information centres for tourists and many bars, restaurants and shops of various kinds.