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30 minutes to Florence, beautifully restored apartments on Chianti vineyard - Vista

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Located on a Chianti Rufina vineyard with panoramic views in peaceful Tuscany

Escape into rustic Chianti Rufina and enjoy the timeless pleasures of Tuscany - less than 30 min from Florence!

This small group of buildings was once part of the first line of defences of Renaissance Florence. Now on a working vineyard, they have been converted to create an attractive villa and apartments. Situated in a prestigious Florentine estate which produces an impressive Chianti, there is a panoramic hilltop castle within walking distance. Florence is an easy train ride away, saving the headache of city parking. For 2 people, you can choose between Cipresso, a mini apartment with kitchenette, or Alba and Vista, which both have full kitchens and separate bedroom. If you are travelling in a group of up to 4, select the tab for Villa, the converted barn with two spacious panoramic terraces, two double bedrooms and bathrooms. For larger groups, up to 7, select Antica & Cipresso. Alternatively, groups of up to 13 can rent the whole Borgo. All apartments have their own private terrace with views across the valley.

Approach Road: Please note that there is a 1km rough, farm road to approach the property. The surface of the road is in loose stone and not tarmac. Most of our guests arrive in small hire cars without problems. Ask us for more information if you are concerned.

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Details for holiday bungalow Vista, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Vista is a detached cottage recently renovated. With picture windows across the valley, it has attractive views of extensive vineyards, distant hills and part of the town below. The unit makes an easy holiday base for two people. It consists in a large open plan living area with sofa, large dining table and kitchen, plus bathroom (with shower) and double bedroom. Air-conditioning fitted and free wifi. Outside the apartment has its own private south facing terrace, again with views across the valley.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, Italian

17 Reviews

5
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

5

Alba - Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

First, Jane and her husband are excellent hosts and we enjoyed the opportunities we had to visit with them. They provided us excellent advise on where to visit and the hillside drives of interest. As we are big history buffs we listened intently to their advise. Magnificent views of the surrounding area greet you at every turn. And the peacefulness is so sweet.

Second, the apartment Alba was perfect for us. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom is very sizeable. We love to cook and eat in and Alba was well furnished for us, including a large refrigerator. The supermarket in town had everything one could desire. Speaking of town, the apt is in the countryside but only about 7 minutes from town where you can park the car and take a train into Florence (or other nearby cities), thus avoiding parking issues in the big city. And if you drive into the hills, the beautiful drives are amazing.

We truly hope we can return one day to stay in this perfect Tuscan home again. We feel so lucky we were able to do so (and you will too!).

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

It is almost too hard to describe the fabulous time we had here. We rented Vista for four days as the first half of our honeymoon. We could not have planned it better, after spending a week with our whole families and then of course the excitement of the actual wedding, this beautiful place offered us all the quiet, comfort, beauty and relaxation one could ever hope for! My husband, a chef, and I explored the coop and bought so much wonderful food and prepared it right there in our own very well stocked and maintained kitchen. The owners, what can I say about them? We felt like we were visiting with great friends and we were very sad to leave them when we left...we have pictures that we cherish of them and their lovely pets Jasmine and Peggy. We cannot recommend staying here enough and we are already trying to plan another trip but with the whole family this time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We chose Borgo di Sopra for the views and location and discovered everything else was delightful and perfect. The buildings have been exquisitely renovated in the traditional style and are a delight to live in. We appreciated the easy train trip to Florence, exploring the local wineries and the historic towns as well as evening walks through the surrounding vineyards. Jane & Giampiero were wonderful hosts. We concur with all the other positive reviews. Our only challenge was poor internet connection in Vista.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous accommodation with excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a truly wonderful week in Vista in July. The accommodation is extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and the views from the terrace are simply amazing. However, the difference between this and other holiday accommodation is undoubtedly the hosts Jane and Giampiero who are extremely welcoming and hospitable and who went out of their way to make our stay special and who provided lots of useful and interesting information of the surrounding area. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best holiday ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

I first would like to thank Jane and Jean Pierre for the fabulous hospitality and care during our stay; they treated us like family and we were sad to leave. We enjoyed the property so much! We stayed one week in Vista and it was exactly as portrayed in the pictures and description. The bungalow was clean, light, comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The terrace is spacey and has great lounge chairs and also a table and chairs so we could eat outside or sip wine while relaxing and enjoying the breathtaking views after a full day of sight-seeing and shopping.

The location was excellent for exploring Tuscany . The driving distances were quite reasonable (btw 25 min to 1,5 hrs , depends on destination) and just five minutes of drive away from cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, shops and rail station . The owners are very kind and accommodating. We highly recommend this bungalow. Jane and Jean Pierre are very warm and friendly people and made us feel very much at home. I really look forward to staying here the next time I'm in Tuscany and would highly recommend it to my friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Vista

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful bungalow. Everything is new and clean exactly the same as photos.

Very welcoming owners with good suggestions regarding to the attractions around the area. If you go there, read their BIBLE. It is quiet useful.

Located in a quiet and relaxing area, lower than a beautiful castle. If you are food lover, wine lover, looking for a place to relax, enjoying the nature, ... Vista is the best place to be.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontassieve at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Firenze Sud at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

The 2 main airports in Tuscany (Pisa and Florence) are easily accessible . Short breaks are feasible all year round! You'll know you have made an escape from routine, though, when you drive down the winding approach road. You pass through vineyards with a historic castle and our property above you in the distance. You are now in the Nipozzano estate of the noble Florentine family of Frescobaldi. From your apartment, a pleasant walk, with superb views, will take you up to the castle. There the wine is aged in the historic cellars and you can taste and buy all Frescobaldi wines. Numerous other panoramic walks dot the area (the historic monastery of Vallombrosa is not far either). For renaissance culture, we are near Florence and Arezzo. Regular trains from Pontassieve station (5 minutes away) to central Florence take only 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, designer outlet discounts from Gucci, YSL, Todds etc are to be found at the Mall, outside Leccio, 15 minutes away.

Other Activities: Wine tasting.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£301
for 4 nights
From
£75
£498
 
 
High
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£440
for 5 nights
From
£88
£498
 
 
Winter
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£356
for 5 nights
From
£71
£431
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£377
for 5 nights
From
£75
£498
 
 
Easter
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
 
High
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£352
for 4 nights
From
£88
£498
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£440
for 5 nights
From
£88
£498
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

All rates include bed and bath linens and final cleaning.
Air conditioning is available in this apartment but is not included in the rental fee. When opting to use aircon, electricity consumption is payable according to start/end meter readings applying the electricity supplier's own rates.
A 40% deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance payable on or before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • bungalow

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 30 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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