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Luxury Villa in the Florentine hills

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 160 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms)

Luxury Villa Poggio Secco is located in a fairy-tale setting among the gentle hillsides just south of Florence.

The property is set on a large plot of beauty and peace, making this villa the perfect location for several couples or an extended family seeking a holiday in close proximity to Florence. The location could not be better, set on an idyllic hillside just 15 minutes (8 km) from Florence. This elegant country house is within an hour's drive of all of the beautiful hill towns and vineyards in the Chianti area.The villa offers easy access to both the center of Florence and the Chianti region, so you can alternate trips to the Uffizi and the Duomo with excursions to the countryside of Tuscany.

The closest village, Grassina is at 3km away from the property. This town has several bars, grocery shops, bakery, butcher, and a hairdresser.

Riding and a golf facilities are available at 4 km. from the house.

A short unpaved road (200 m) leads to the farmhouse, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

The house has been fully restored last year and the attention to detail and beauty is remarkable.

We have a large private garden with a large patio overlooking the Tuscan country side. You can enjoy sipping a glass of Chianti while barbecuing some Tuscan stake. The house is furnished with original 18th century furniture.

Inside:

Villa Poggio Secco boost some beautiful tiled floors and beamed ceilings, and is divided into two floors.

The 3 double bedrooms all with a double beds are located on the ground floor.

Plus an extra mezzanine with a private bathroom and luxury sofabed is located upstairs.

Air conditioning system and underfloor heating available in the whole property.

Bathrooms:

A large bathroom downstairs with a bathtub and separate shower. A upstairs bathroom with a bathtub.

Kitchen:

Large open plan kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave and many other luxuries.

Living Rooms:

Large Living room with fireplace and a sofabed.

Other:

Tv room with access to the upstairs mezzanine with sofabed and bathroom.

Parking:

The villa has its own two private parking spots and private driveway.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

All towels linen and cleaning of the flat included in the price.

Accessibility

Parking available in front of house, no stairs present, this allows for an easy access to this property.

Outside

450 square meters garden with a large patio which includes a barbecue, table and chairs.

The house also has Wifi.

More Details

Owner
David Canevaro
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About David Canevaro

My Name is David, I work as an Osteopath in London.

I was born in Spain and brought up in Florence.

David Canevaro purchased this villa in 1970

Why David Canevaro chose Gavinana

This property is been in hour family for many years.

What makes this villa unique

You are really near Florence but can still enjoy been in the country side.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Gavinana, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • A large bathroom downstairs with all luxuries.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • Plus an extra mezzanine with a private bathroom and luxury sofabed. Extra sofabed in the living room. Cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
A full self explanatory manual is provided for all guests. Keys will be handed on arrival to all guests. Cooking and cleaning services also available on demand (extra charge).

Reviews

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Luxury Villa in the Florentine hills
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews
5

A spacious and comfortable home set on a beautiful hillside south of Florence.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is situated near to the Firenze Sud (Florence South) entrance to the Autostrade (Italian Motorway). This made it an ideal base for day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Cortona and other places of interest in the Tuscan region which we enjoyed visiting very much. Although shops are not in walking distance, there are lots of restaurants and supermarkets a short car ride away. The villa itself is very spacious with comfortable sofas and beds, a modern kitchen and a lovely garden. David, the owner, kept us well informed by e-mail prior to the stay and welcomed us by phone and through an English speaking friend of his in the area. We enjoyed excellent meals at local restaurants recommended by Trip Advisor and ate at the villa from time to time after shopping in the local supermarkets and excellent delicatessens.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed our beautiful home. We hope to see you again!
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Massachusetts
4

Great Property in the hills of Florence

  • 4 of 5

Hi, We had a great time at David's property outside of Florence. It was a 4* rating as a general consensus between 3 people.

Pros: The location was fabulous and so was the villa itself. The views were breathtaking and the patio was incredible to sit on every afternoon/evening. Very modern and clean!

Room for improvement: The villa did not contain any "book" of local information encountered on every other vacation rental i've been to. We had a tough time googling nearby places to eat etc....The other piece that could be improved is the person greeting us on arrival only spoke spanish. 2/3 of us were ok with it but the third person could not understand anything she told us. The master bed was also not very comfortable. It is a memory foam that is starting to wear out. My wife and I sagged toward each other in the middle each night.

Note: We would absolutely return here but there were a few items keeping us from giving it five stars.

Our recommendations: Park at the Piazza Michaelangelo for easy access into Florence and make sure you eat at the Osteria Bruciategami restaurant in Bagno Al Ripoli.

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. We are surprised to learn of your feedback regarding the mattress as this is less than 6 months old. Also this is a mattress that costed us over €1000. Perhaps you guys are not used to this type of mattress. We do have a book available in the villa unfortunately you guys never asked for it. Dina the greeting lady is there just to greet you both me and my sister are available to answer any questions 24 hours a day. Thanks
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5

A beautiful home in Tuscany close to Florence

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed by the lovely garden and home. The home is spacious and was comfortable for two seniors two parents and two teens. There was space for the kids to play inside and out while the adults visited. The bedrooms were well decorated and the beds comfortable. The garden was perfectly tended and great for morning coffee or afternoon wine. The location does require a car but the bus stop is a five minute drive and a food store another five. The property allows you to stay in the country and enjoy seeing the sights of Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville, SC
5

Beautiful Villa located in the hills by Florence

  • 5 of 5

Modern house with updated amenities but old world charm. Unbelievable views from the back terrace and bedrooms. The kitchen was modern and well stocked for our cooking needs. The bedrooms are large with very comfortable beds and storage for clothes. The bathroom downstairs was very nice and the smaller bathroom upstairs was very convenient to use.

This was my first visit to Tuscany and the views from the House were like a postcard.

The backyard is so relaxing and there is a nice sized table to enjoy a glass of wine.

David, the owner was very helpful and even took my 2 sisters shopping for groceries as I was delayed a day and they had no car. We really appreciated his generosity.

I would highly recommend this Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delmar
5

Beautiful spot close to Firenze

  • 5 of 5

The owner and caretaker were wonderful. The place was easy and beautiful, clean and comfortable, a perfect setting for a couple or family vacation. Out in the countryside but minutes from Florence. A perfect spot and owner.

  • Review Submitted: 09/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful. We wanted a place off the beaten path and in the countryside but still close to the main attractions. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cinque vie
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Florence Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Grassina
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Forte dei marmi
Car: recommended

Villa Poggio Secco apartment is located just 5 km from the the center of Florence, a place with ancient roots and surrounded by the hills of Impruneta, Greve in Chianti, Bagno a Ripoli, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Scandicci.

Florence is a place you must visit if you come to the area on holiday. Drawn by its incomparable artistic and cultural heritage, the city attracts visitors from all continents. You have a sense of the importance of Florence through the age walking between magnificent Renaissance buildings in its historic center where one can admire landmarks such as the Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia dell’Arte and the Uffizi Gallery.

Some localities in the surrounding areas are also of interest, for example Greve in Chianti, Volpaia, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti. The main attraction of these towns are the terracotta and wine making. Most of the terracotta kilns can be found going down from Impruneta's main square towards via Chiantigiana, along via della Fonte.

Among the many products you will find a display of the very large orci, pots that once were used to store olive oil and that nowadays are used in gardens and in the atriums of the magnificent villas of the surrounding areas. A visit to the Chianti area means you must have a sampling of the locally-produced wine which is famous the world over.

The curious traveler will appreciate the hospitality of the local farmers who will help him discover the qualities of the 'Chianti dei Colli Fiorentini', that can be sampled with some Tuscan bread sprinkled with an excellent extra virgin olive oil.

From an artistic point of view, you must visit Chiesa (Basilica) di Santa Maria all'Impruneta and also the museum next door. It dates back to the 11th century but was restored during the Renaissance period. It now houses important works by Michelozzo and Luca Della Robbia. Moreover, there are particularly interesting villas along Via Imprunetana.

How to get there

By car

By the main high way (A1), take the firenze Sud exit, once gone pass the Sheraton hotel take your first right turn towards 'Cinque Vie' until reaching a supermarket called Penny Market. Now take a left turn in direction of the church of S.Giusto. Once pass this church keep driving for 2 km on via di Vacciano until reaching a tabernacle of the Virgin Mary, take a left here onto via di fattucchia, we are located at at n39

By plane

The nearest airports are the Peretola in Florence and the G. Galilei of Pisa. Once you get to Florence, continue as above.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Gavinana, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aprile 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$282
AU$1,881
AU$5,486
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest
 
ottobre 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$219
AU$1,254
AU$4,702
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$31 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$549
AU$1,379
AU$5,486
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$62.7
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$783.72

Checkin at 3pm
Checkout at 11am
A 50% deposit is due when booking is confirmed. This a non refundable deposit once you booking as been confirmed. The rest of the money is due 60 days before your arrival date. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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