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House with Pool and Magnificent Views 15' from city center

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Florence, Tuscany, Italy - On The Hills Overlooking Florence And Fiesole, 15 Minutes To The City Centre By Bus Or 20m By Car

La Piazzetta is part of a magnificent villa built in the second half of the XVII century in the hills between Florence and Fiesole. In the 1970s it underwent a complete restructuring and is now a totally independent and charming house with its own entrance, terrace, garden and pool. Five years ago it underwent another complete refurbishing. It has central heating, air conditioning, wifi and satellite TV connection. The living room, terrace and pool command breath-taking views of Fiesole and Florence from the Duomo to the hills of Impruneta. The house sits in a garden of olive trees and cypresses and from May to October you can enjoy all fresco dining in the terrace overlooking this beautiful panorama. The city center (Piazza della liberta) is 15 minutes away (6.4 Km) by car or 20 Minutes by bus. The bus stop is 800 meters from the house. This stunning location allows you to visit the busy city centre and its art treasures and twenty minutes later retreat to this peaceful garden to enjoy the pool amongst the olive trees. The house itself is on two levels. On the first floor there is a living room, 2 bedrooms with a double bed each and a bathroom with a shower. Downstairs, a big kitchen with a table and six chairs can double as a dining room. There is also a bedroom and a bathroom with a bath tub as well as a separate laundry space. Outside a terrace will welcome you with a table and chairs for six. In the garden, the pool and sun deck amongst olive trees is equipped with umbrella and lounge chairs. We recommend that you have the house cleaned once a week and the bed linen changed. We can also arrange for private visits to Florence with professional guides expert in the history of art of this beautiful city.

Fabrizia Fries
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018

About Fabrizia Fries

Hello, we are a Italian and French couple, living in Brussels and enjoying Florence as much as we can. We would like to share this beautiful city with you too. Fabrizia and Fabrice

Fabrizia Fries purchased this house in 2008

Why Fabrizia Fries chose Campo di Marte (Quartiere 2)

This is a family house we are very happy to go back to. In 2008 we had it completly refurbished to make sure it was confortable and cosy for our family.

What makes this house unique

A stay in Tuscany can be unforgettable. The best works of art from the renaissance period and beyond, the food, the weather and above all the people of this city are the ingredients for a memorable stay. Our house is small enough to be manageable but spacious enough to cater for 6 people comfortably. The garden is big. And the pool and terrace which you have all for yourselves will allow you to rest and enjoy the weather after a busy day visiting the sights. From here you can easily drive around Tuscany and return for the evening. We hope you enjoy it as much as you do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Campo di Marte (Quartiere 2) in Florence

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The main bathroom has a big shower with a bench, a bidet, wc and washing basin. It is in the middle of the two bedrooms. The second bathroom in the lower level has a bath tub, washing basin, bidet and wc and is next to room. All refurbished recently.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a double bed and so does the second bedroom. Both are en suite. The third bedroom in the lower level has two single beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Children are welcome but since the pool has no fence to prevent access we require that children swim only under supervision of an adult Outside: The terrace outside the living room is equipped with a teak dining table and six chairs as well as two very comfortable armchairs and a bench. This allows you to enjoy the garden and the view all year through! Lounge chairs and an umbrella is available by the pool. In both cases, the space is private to the house The garden itself is quite big and it is shared with the my aunt who lives in the house next door. Utility Room: Next to the kitchen there is washing machine and dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen including pool towels is provided with a week's rental. We can arrange for the house to be cleaned once a week for an additional fee. During the hot summer months we ask for an additional 100 euro per week to pay for the air conditioning.


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House with Pool and Magnificent Views 15' from city center
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Peace and quite in the outskirts of the city. Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is as described but the photos don't capture the amazing views! There is a sense of being suspended when you are out in the terrace. The pool area is brand new and we really enjoyed soaking up the Tuscan sun overlooking great beauty. The house itself is relatively compact but as we were not looking for a grand villa, it was just right. We were greeted by the charming Rosalba who was very helpful and friendly. We look forward to returning

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay & more

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in this charming house! The views are indeed breathtaking as advertised but the plus side is the welcome of Rosalia who manages the property for the owners and the cosy decoration in the house.

The bedrooms are not large but very well arranged with plenty of storage space. Downstairs is a green and orange kitchen where we had breakfast in the morning. It is fully equipped and functional. Both bathrooms are also new and functional

As the weather was excellent we spent most of the time dining out in the amazing front terrace, overlooking the Florentine hills with a 360° view from the Duomo to Fiesole. The pool was a bit chilly the first days but warmed up later. It is stunning as it sits amidst an olive grove and has top of the range lounging chairs.

We also benefitted from great help from the owners. Fabrizia gave me great tips and help organise a cultural excursion around Florence. Walking to the bus stop will take you a good 10 minutes (uphill on the way back) but the views are so great that you feel completely emerged in the Tuscan experience

Definately a great place for your holiday. We'll be back

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning views is where the good experience ends

  • 2 of 5

The views from this house are stunning. The owner, Fabrizia and the lady who greets you on arrival, Rosalba in particular, are very helpful and friendly. However, the house disappoints on many levels. Air-conditioning amounts to one unit in the lounge area - two bedrooms with noisy rolling doors, directly off the lounge have to share this air-conditioning by leaving the doors to the lounge area open. One bedroom benefits, the other does not. The kitchen, 2nd bathroom and 3rd bedroom are in what can only be called a basement - which is dark, damp and very badly ventillated with extremely uncomfortable, narrow beds. The photograph of the 2nd bathroom does not tell a true story. The pool is also not private - we came back from a trip to find it being used. The property was not as clean as it should have been. Not enough information on where to find shops, nearby restaurants etc., since the villa is quite a long way out of Florence on narrow country roads. A very disappointing experience.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine I'm very sorry you did not have a good time in Florence. We have been renting our house for ten years now and have never had a negative review, Quite in the contrary, this is why I take your remarks very seriously. The pool is for the guests'exclusive use. On one occasion, in your absence, my aunt took a swim but immediately withdrew on your arrival. I would hope that it would not be too much of an inconvenience. Florence is a very hot city in the summer. Maybe not the best destination if one cannot stand the heat. During your stay, there was a heat wave.Under normal conditions the air conditionning in the living is quite sufficient. I was a bit shocked by your statement concerning the bathroom downstairs. The pictures portray it correctly and you did not mention that there is a new panoramic terrace and pool shed not currently featured in the pictures. I can understand that you did not enjoy your stay but we all expect faireness in the comments posted. Similarly, we often asked you if we could help with additional information which you declined. On this basis itis difficult to complain that there was no tourist information available. I hope you will be happier in your next holiday destination
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Fabulous Property

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a seven-day stay at this house and it was wonderful. The description and photos were accurate, the property was clean and well-maintained and the owner provided tremendous assistance (offered great suggestions for guides and restaurants and we even got a phone call warning us of an impending storm). The house has fabulous views of the city of Florence and the pool is a welcome relief from the summer heat. We found the local bus service was the best way to access the city center but the bus stop was nearby and it was very easy to navigate. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Kilometres
Peretola Airport
Nearest Golf
20.7 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
5.6 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Ski
104 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
125 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Florence is a destination to discover art, architecture painting and sculpture It has a rich history and countless treasures. We can organise bespoke visits of art galleries and museums with specialised guides in history of art (FR, EN, IT).


Forte dei Marmi and the coast around Pisa - 1 hour by car

Bolgheri and the Maremma cost - 2 hours


The main train station (Santa Maria Novella) is 5.6 Km from the house. You can get there directly by bus nr 25. The bus stop is 700 meters from the house itself.

The airport (Firenze Peretola) is 15 minutes from the house by car (8.7 km). Pisa airport is 70 km away.


The city centre (Piazza della Libertà - where the pedestrian restricted traffic area starts) is 15 minutes from the house (6.4 km) by car. Or twenty minutes by bus. Buses run regularly throughout the day and night.

Further Details:

In the house you will find a book with practical information on restaurants and shops that we try to keep update.

We can also recommend local caterers who can provide delicious meals at reasonable prices. Just ask for information when booking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Campo di Marte (Quartiere 2), Florence Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
16 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
17 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.31 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
The house is available only for a minimum stay of 7 nights. If we agree on the availability of the house, you will be requested to make a 30% bank deposit to secure the booking.
The house will be ready for you to use at 3 pm on your first day. On arrival, Rosalba will welcome you. She will be asking you for a deposit of 300 Euro, which will be returned to you at the end of your stay.
You must leave the property by 10 am on your last day so that we can prepare for the next guest.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Rate per week:

Low season (from January to June with the exception of the Easter week and from October to December with the exception of the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve) : 1800 Euro
(260€ per day)

High season (from July to September): 2.500 Euro
(360€ per day)

Additional charges (optional):

Air conditioning: 10 Euro per day
Heating: 15 Euro per day
Weekly cleaning and changing of bed linen: 45 Euro

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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