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Villa With Private Pool In The Heart Of The Chianti Region

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Gaiole in Chianti, Siena - A Traditional Stone Farmhouse Surrounded By Vineyards At Walking Distance From Gaiole

San Piero Terre is a south-facing stone farmhouse that has been a family holiday villa for two generations. Decorated to high standards in Italian country style, the villa has a pleasant garden featuring one of the oldest oak trees in the area and is surrounded by vineyards. The property is set in 1hectar grounds with electric gate. Different outdoor sitting areas allow guests to relax al fresco while young kids have fun in the 14x5m pool, on the 5-a-side football pitch or playing ping pong. Enjoy Italian lifestyle in the spacious living rooms, lovely bedrooms with high ceilings and in the large family kitchen. The villa is 400 sqm.

There are several seating areas indoors and outdoors including a large downstairs living room and a drawing room upstairs.

The property has six bedrooms which are located at each side of the upstairs drawing room. On the East side: bedroom 2 ( double with ensuite shower room), bedroom 3 ( twin) and bedroom 4 ( double) share a large family bathrooom. On the West side: bedroom 1 ( double with en suite bathroom); Bedroom 5 ( twin + 1 small divan bed) and bedroom 6 ( double) share a bathroom with walk-in shower). You can view all the bedrooms in our photo album.

We don't have air conditioning but we provide fans in all the bedrooms. The villa has thinck walls. By shutting windows during the hottest hours of the day the bedrooms mantain a very comfortable temperature.

More Details

Ilaria Lais
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Ilaria Lais

San Piero Terre offers the most authentic Italian family holiday experience. We love this 100 years old farm and we have made it as homely and comforting as possible.

The house was built at the beginning of last century by the Ricasoli family, the largest landowners in Chianti, for the farmers who worked their land.

The large paved area between the house and the barn was the farmyard and you can still see the ancient bread oven at the entrance of the house. We were keen for it to have the flavour of a Tuscan house so we decorated in a traditional countryside style.

Ilaria Lais purchased this villa in 1973

Why Ilaria Lais chose Gaiole In Chianti

We have enjoyed great time here and the garden and villa are the backdrop of very fond family memories bathed in the special golden evening light that is so peculiar to this area of Italy.

The house has thick walls that keep it fresh in the summer, and in the afternoon a pleasant breeze and the shade of the huge oak tree offer a respite from the Italian summer. The water of the swimming pool comes from a nearby well so it's also always nice and cool.

Perfect for large groups, the villa will comfortably accommodate two or even three families with children, and there is always a quiet spot for everyone to relax.

We start our day with a nice breakfast in the kitchen and often walk to Gaiole for a further coffee in one of the several cafes followed by some shopping. The Macelleria Chini is a nationwide renowned butcher that sells unique pork meat, hams and sausages. Fresh vegetables can be found at the Coop and Lo Sfizio is an excellent patisserie. You can taste and buy great Chianti wines directly from the best local producers.

Back home, we always have lunch and dinner outside: bruschetta roasted on the open fire in the kitchen or on the Weber BBQ is a regular feature but you can always book a chef to cook a special meal.

Even after almost fifty years holidaying here, we never tire of exploring surroundings: castles and wineries, local restaurants, pictoresque villages, cities full of art and also designer outlets.

What makes this villa unique

All of Tuscany is beautiful, however Gaiole in Chianti is right at the heart of the Chianti region and has even been indicated by Forbes as the most Idyllic places in Europe.

In San Piero Terre you can alternate relaxing time by the pool enjoying food and wine with more active days. In the village you can rent MTB or electric bikes, and there are also several marked trekking routes.

San Piero Terre is ideally located for the famous Eroica, the challenging cycling race reserved for vintage cycles that takes place every October. The villa is only a few hundred meters from the starting line and the information centre. We can provide our guests with basic cycle maintenance kit.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gaiole In Chianti in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Main house: two en-suite bathrooms, one with walk-in shower, one with bath. One large family bathroom with double basin, one further bathroom with shower and double basin, all with bidets.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom,1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further double and two further twin rooms all located on the first floor.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: One hectare of private garden surrounds the house, with woodland at the back of the house and lawns all around it. A farmyard provides some outdoor playing space as well as tables for dining al fresco. Benches and director's chairs placed under a large oak tree are a pleasant and breezy spot for afternoon chatting. 5-a-side grass football pitch in a shadowy area close to the main gate. The 15x5m swimming pool is on a lower level in the orchard, surrounded by sun umbrellas and lounges with a lovely pergola overflowing with Wysteria. Utility Room: The washing machine is located in the barn. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towel and linens are included ( changed once a week), weekly cleaning is included. Extra cleaning available upon request. Other: Dining room with large walnut table, entrance with rattan furniture. Outdoor dining area in the former farmyard ( with ping pong table), bench and director's chairs outdoor under the oak tree.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Santa Rsoa, CA

Great family home in Tuscany Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 7 nights with our family and had the best vacation. We visited in late September so the weather was mild. The home is well appointed and the agency very professional. Gaiole is one of the quaintest little villages, offering great food at reasonable prices. The house is walking distance to town and is only 30 minutes from Siena, which has amazing shopping. It's the perfect location in Tuscany and the views are stunning. The pictures are exactly how it looks in person, actually it was picture perfect. The only items to note is that the house is off the 408. There are no real addresses, the name is actually the driveway name which is well marked. It makes sense once you are there. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

What a stunningly beautiful place! Us and friends (12 altogether) stayed here for a week in July 2016. I selected this place without input from my friends and so was really pleased when my friends were astounded by how beautiful it was. The house had so much space (much bigger than it looks in the photos), very comfortable bedrooms and so many great social family areas to relax in. It had the perfect farmhouse kitchen for a large group! We had other friends for dinner one night and comfortably cooked in the lovely kitchen and ate outdoors - all 22 of us! The outdoor area is gorgeous, pool immaculate and views superb. You have both of best worlds here as although we visited in the busy tourist season and were only a few minutes walk from Gaiole in Chianti, the location and house was so quiet and peaceful there. We had excellent communication with the owner and great local support for any questions we had while we were there. The only regret was that we did not stay longer! We all agreed we should have stayed for at least 2 weeks minimum! Thanks so much for letting us stay in this lovely family home!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back any time, Kath !
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Car: necessary


Closest airports are:

Florence ( 1h 10 min)

Pisa ( 1h 50 min)

Perugia ( 1h 45 min)


The village of Gaiole, with its supermarkets, gift shops, cafes and restaurants is at walking distance.

Car hire is recommended for visiting the region, so dense with cultural landmarks.

Siena is a 30 minutes drive, Arezzo and Firenze ar at 1 hour drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gaiole In Chianti, Siena Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Feb 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £219.43
Refundable Damage Deposit £482.75
Stay tax £1.32 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
There's an additional 400€ fee for cleaning and laundry after you left. During cold months there are potential additional costs for heating ( metered). Please contact owner for all payments details.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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