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Super Panoramic for 6, Private Pool, 10min to San Gimignano, 30min to Florence



Updated: 02-Sep-2016
Panoramic, Private Pool, 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms, 30min to Florence & Siena

Casa Serena apartment is located on top of a hill enjoying extensive views of vineyards and olive trees and only 12km/10Min to San Gimignano or half way between Florence and Siena (30km/30min drive). Easy to reach on paved roads this is the perfect spot to plan visits to the main sights in Tuscany. Ideal forr clients seeking a quiet holiday spot and families with kids wanting to freely play in its exclusive pool. The setting is very tranquil but not isolated. The nearest town with a large selection of shops and public transports is Poggibonsi (4Kms / 5Min or 20 minutes leasurely walk). The views are amazing with gentle hills covered with vineyards and olive trees where it is possible to enjoy nice walks. There are wineries and excellent restaurants within 2 minutes drive.

Casa Serena apartment is part of a traditional Tuscan building comprising of 4 apartments where local residents live. The rental apartment enjoys lots of privacy and is the only one with access to the swimming pool (7m x12m Depth: 1.4m).

For your outdoor meals we have equipped the terrace with table, chairs and sunbeds to enjoy a relaxing time. Interiors are newly decorated and reflect a traditional Tuscan home with beams and cotto floor. The kitchen is very well equipped with all amenities and the windows are screened.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, it's Maria (on the photo). For many years we've enjoyed renting our properties near San Gimignano meeting people from all over the world. We live in town and Casa Serena is our piece of heaven we hope to share with you. Serena is our English speaking assistant who will reply to your enquiries and greeting you on arrival. iN case of need she is just a call away. She has prepared a wonderful book with lots of up to date suggestions on restaurants and interesting facts for you to try.

Speaks English, Italian, Basic French

17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous semi-rural location with amazing sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable well maintained apartment, well equipped throughout. Lovely peaceful location, car essential! only one restaurant within walking distance (delicious!) but the view of the sun setting over the Tuscan hills meant that we only wanted to be at the apartment in the evenings anyway. Serena was incredibly helpful, nothing was too much trouble & her information book was so useful. We visited so many beautiful Italian towns, all within 45 minutes drive (some a lot less) but there are plenty more to see so may well be back! We also loved our ping pong tournaments! One of our favourite holidays ever, thank you Serena!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a fabulous setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week, there were 6 adults in our party. The apartment was lovely, well equipped and it was great to have the two bathrooms.

Could not have chosen a better setting - the scenery from the pool area was fantastic. Serena was great, very helpful and informative. The folder she has put together gives you all the information you will need about the surrounding area - history, restaurants, places of interest, public transport, info about the apartment/house etc.

We flew in to Pisa, Serena's instructions to the house were spot on. We visited Florence (by train, much easier than driving there), Siena, San Gimignano (our favourite place, not to be missed) and Monteriggioni. We tried to balance this with a couple of relaxing days around the pool, a week is definitely not long enough!!

We never had a bad meal whilst we were here, the food is fabulous. We ate at all of the places above and twice at Osteria 1126 which is a 3 minute drive up the hill or a 20 minute walk (we walked, you need a torch for the way back!). The chef lives in the apartment above, he was lovely as was his food (he stopped and gave my mum a lift back to the house on our walk home!). We also shopped a few times at the Pam in Poggibonsi and cooked a couple of meals, the kitchen has everything you need.

One of the best things is the church bar! Virtually on your doorstep and the cheapest place to buy a drink, it is run by the neighbour opposite. Could not believe how busy it can get!

We want to return because it is such a great base but also a wonderful setting for relaxing by the pool.

Thank you Serena for making our visit so great and your dog is a sweetie - we will be back! 😊

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are looking forward to having you back soon. Serena
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A fabulous setting for a great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

A well equipped and comfortable apartment with a stunning view from the terrace and pool. Serena who manages the property is so helpful and looks after you very well. The air conditioning was a real boon at night and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. We spent a very relaxing week chilling out between visits to Florence and Rome. Lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was in a great central location for visiting many of the picturesque villages in Tuscany. We had never visited this area before and found Serena a great host, she had many ideas for places to visit and had no qualms in booking us in restaurants we wanted to visit. The villa is very well equipped and the pool was great for our children.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Serena: The place to be in Tuscany!

  • 4 of 5

Situated in between Firenze and Siena, the location is perfect to discover Tuscany. The property is very well maintained and clean. The swiming pool is big with a great view on the typical Tuscany landscape. Our 4 childrens did love it! Serena, the manager, gave us very useful advises for activities, car park!! in the cities, and restaurants. We highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place to enjoy your Tuscan holidays

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful place to stay on top of the Tuscany Hills.

A perfect stay for those who want to loiter at the pool after a visit one of those famous ancient Tuscan cities..grill a Bistecca Fiorentina and enjoy THE good life.

In the late afternoon you stroll the hills and see the deers and hares play.

You can prepare your visits perfectly with the tips of Serena (written down in a big blue notebook)

We love to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Casa Serena highlights: - Bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen on one level (10 external steps to get in) with direct access to a furnished terrace for outdoor meals -Exclusive use of the swimming pool -Road is paved all the way and extremely easy to find -Perfect for exploring Florence and Siena (30 minutes), San Gimignano and Chianti villages (15 minutes). Lucca, Pisa, Volterra are easily reached in 1 hour, with some of them reached by train -Clean and new interiors. -Flexible arrival dates + less than 1 week stay in mid and low season -No limit No fuss for late time arrival as most low cost flights have lower rates on late flights -Air conditioning in all bedrooms (on request payable locally) -Tranquil location and yet only 5 minutes to shops and restaurants -Local assistance for emergency 7days 24h English speaking

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa airport 1h 30min drive Florence 40min drive at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Poggibonsi at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Piombino/Livorno 1h 30min drive at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Colle Val d'Elsa at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poggibonsi 3min drive at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Poggibonsi 3min drive at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Poggibonsi 5min drive at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mount Amiata at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marina di Grosseto 1h 30min drive at 95 Kilometres Car: necessary

The property is located in a panoramic spot enjoying views of the Chianti hills and hilltop villages. Peaceful setting but not isolated. The hamlet of San Giorgio where it is found consists of 4 houses, a church and a little bar open in the evening for you to try a delicious home made grappa and vinsanto (dessert wine). The road is tarmac all the way and within only 3min drive you reach the authentic town of Poggibonsi, where you find a large selection of shops, doctors, a hospital and public transports to Siena, Florence, Pisa and many others. Poggibonsi has also a off-the-beaten-track historical centre where you can enjoy real Italian lifestyle and real home made ice cream. From here you also join the dual carriageway that connects Florence (40min drive) to Siena (20min drive). The exceptionally central location makes lots of important sights in Central Tuscany easy to visit within easy distance.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Season 3
7 Jan 2017 - 5 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Season 2
6 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Season 1
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 2
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Season 3
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Included in the price:

 Utilities (excluding heating and air conditioning)
 Weekly change of linen including pool towels. Please note if you require extra cleaning let us know.
 Exclusive use of the pool.
 Final cleaning.
 Free usage of washing machine and ironing facilities in your apartment.
 Wifi connection (please note that this connection is only for searching the internet and checking emails therefore it is not permitted to download files (movies, games other).
 Cot with linen and highchair.
 Villa book with lots of information on the area: shopping, food, what to do and see etc...

NOT included and payable in cash in resort:
• Mandatory:
 Security damage deposit of 200Euro, which will be given back on departure if no damage is done to the property.
 Tourist tax of 1Euro per person (over 12years) for the first 5 days of the month spent in Italy (for instance if you check in the 23rd Aug and check out on the 7th Sept, you will pay for the first 5 days in Aug and for the first 5 days in Sept.)

• On request:
 Air conditioning (only in the bedrooms) – 0.30Euro/Kwh**
 Heating – 5Euro/M3**
 **On arrival we will do a meter reading together and at the check out reading you will pay for the clocked up units on the meter.
 Extra cleaning 12Euro/hour, minimum 3hours
 Extra set of bath and bed linen 15Euro per bedroom

Cancellation Charges:
Up to 30days before arrival only the deposit is due
Within 29 days the full amount is due

30% non refundable deposit at the time of booking. Payable by credit card/PayPal or bank transfer
70% 30 days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The views speak for themselves! When we first arrived on the spot the uplifting views just took away all the stress of day by day life!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bidet
  • One bathroom with shower is by the bedrooms. The second bathroom has a tub and is found on the lower ground floor reached from the private terrace by an external staicase.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, can be made twin
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, can be made double
  • Bedrooms are equipped with air conditionong with individual climate control. This can also be used for heating. All windows are screened.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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