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CAMILLA

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french, german, italian

Wonderful farmhouse in the heart of Chianti, wellness and good food - MAIN HOUSE

12 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Castelnuovo Berardenga holiday farmhouse

The Piaggione of Serravalle, at a first glance, appears as a gem naturally cast on the highest ridges of the Chianti hills of Central Tuscany, and as a jewel it shines with its authentic flavors, ancient traditions and silent stillness.

Shaded and enclosed by oak woods and shrouded by the greenness of its olive trees and vineyards, it mingles within the horizons of the grandeur of the Tuscan countryside that is still genuine and remarkably unspoilt.

The structure of Piaggione consists of three spacious apartments: La Nostra, the principal appartment wich holds 6/8 people; the Belvedere, located on the second floor of the Villa, holds 6 people; the Hunting Lodge, a separated cottage, holds comfortably 4 people.

Among the Villa there is the Loggia, which houses a wellness center embellished by an exotic touch. On the top floor a spa tub and an infrared sauna and, accessing via a staircase, you will approach a somewhat hidden room used for massages and turkish baths on the bottom floor.

You can let yourself go under shoothing jets of hot water or to the 37 ° C of the indoor hot tub. In alternative, you can be enveloped by the warm therapeutic infrared sauna, until it reaches the adjustable temperatures up to 65 ° C. In between sessions, you can relax on our ergonomic lounge chairs, underneath the beautiful orchids and tropical plants. Descending the stone steps from La Loggia you will access the hammam area, inspired by the most renowned spas of the Etruscans and the Romans and a room entirely dedicated to the art of massage, with a comfortable shower and the glittering mosaics of the Turkish bath. The steam bath together with the chromotherapy and aromatherapy, as well as being beneficial to the skin and respiratory system, contributes to the proper relaxation of the mind and the body.

La Loggia del Piaggione has a very unique characteristic: it's a spa area that we let upon request so that you can enjoy it privately with friends or family.

We offer the following treatments:

Hot tub with Jacuzzi 36/37 ° C: Being within the panoramic Loggia, it's always available even with cooler outside temperatures or at night-time: you will be immersed in nature and protected by the large panoramic windows and can be used comfortably by four people.

Infrared Sauna: Very beneficial for your body, but without the side effects of a traditional sauna, the operating temperature ranges from 45 to 60 °C and can be used by everyone.

Turkish Bath: The turkish bath, is a steam bath at 35-38 °C. The ambience decorated with mosaics is equipped with all comforts, a chromotherapy light, a small fountain to refresh your wrists and your face and a hand shower to cool the lower limbs. Ten minutes are required for your skin and the respiratory tracts to gain great benefit, then, before repeating the session we recommend a warm

shower. During or after the treatment you can relax in the lodge or in the small garden reserved for wellness from where you can comfortably access the pool area outside.

Massage:

In the wellness area is located a comfortable lounge for massages that will favor your complete relax.

On appointment, a specialist will be at your disposal to provide you with a massage: ayurveda, relaxation, reflexology etc.

If you desire to take advantage of these treatments, we recommend contacting us before arrival.

On the outside you are welcomed by a splendid swimming pool that plunges down on the lush valleys and, between sprouts of fragrant shrubs, built in the rocks, a jacuzzi tub that is surmounted by a spurt of hot water. Small paths and stone steps cut into the gardens that slope down the valley, designing silent hidden nooks that make its way through the forests. In this enchanting setting, stand out the modern sculptures of famed artist Alberto Inglesi that will accompany your quaint countryside strolls and hikes. If your desire is to rediscover the spontaneousness of life, the Piaggione of Serravalle is the place to be, to relax and immerse yourself in the magnificence

of a Tuscan setting blessed by serenity and silence.

The Piaggione of Serravalle is a lively farm that is in constant action and that brings forth its daily activities that are carried out in order to achieve a balance of eco-friendly status that are , rational and respectful of the rules that prevail in nature and that characterizes its existence in every detail. Plants and animals, placed at the center of activities, have always been treated like human beings and therefore have the best care and attention to undergo the strictest quality controls that strive

for excellence as well as for superb genuineness. The seasonal cycle of activities, therefore, commence in spring with the most suitable positioning of the plants, sowing the seeds and the maintenance of gardens, vineyards and olive groves. During the summer we proceed mainly with the picking of fruits and vegetables and then we begin canning the food for the winter and start collecting the wood for the colder months. Autumn however, is the most busy period since we deal first with the grape harvest and later with the olive picking.

We also commence all the various processes for the production of wine and oil, the squeezing and the pressing and we also collect the wild fruits from our forests , traditionally considered to be one of the bases that characterize our local cuisine. During the winter, with the arrival of the frosts we end our labors but we also have to start preparing the land for the new year to come and we have

time to devote ourselves to more domestic chores. Of course we always have our farm animals to look after. The food processing is challenging and goes hand in hand with the local tradition, to sustain the authenticity of ancient flavors and discovering new ones, thus giving the opportunity to gourmet fanatics to acquire the most authentic recipes , the methods of cultivation and preservation.

The culinary skills of Camilla, joined with the hard labors of Alberto, will allow you to take advantage of the exquisite cold meats, salamis, bruschette and cheeses produced on the farm and we will be honored to prepare you memorable full course meals with traditional dishes, accompanied by Chianti DOC and DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil; all obviously of our own produce and of course our products can be purchased directly on the farm. Camilla also offers her services as a professional tour guide, organizing trips and excursions all over Siena and its territory and enriching them with thorough descriptions and explanations. Albert, instead, offers his own experience and skills in the arts, by offering sculpture and painting classes. Among the various projects under construction, in the future Piaggione will be able to offer cooking classes as well as organizing educational strolls along the paths of the vegetable gardens. Also at a stones throw from Piaggione recently has been established a horseback riding center , with a full range of activities related to equestrian trekking through the ancient roads of the Chianti hills.

More Details

Details for MAIN HOUSE 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 4 Bathrooms

The Piaggione of Serravalle, at a first glance, appears as a gem naturally cast on the highest ridges of the Chianti hills of Central Tuscany, and as a jewel it shines with its authentic flavors, ancient traditions and silent stillness.

Shaded and enclosed by oak woods and shrouded by the greenness of its olive trees and vineyards, it mingles within the horizons of the grandeur of the Tuscan countryside that is still genuine and remarkably unspoilt. The structure of Piaggione consists of two spacious apartments, one holds four, the other, three bedrooms and a separate two bedroom cottage. Among these, the Loggia, which houses a wellness center embellished by an exotic touch. On the top floor a spa tub and an infrared sauna and, accessing via a staircase, you will approach a somewhat hidden room used for massages and turkish baths on the bottom floor.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
CAMILLA (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, italian

About CAMILLA

Camilla is a licensed tour guide that has been operating for over thirty in Siena and its province. Together with her husband Alberto, at her mothers death, despite the hard times, she decided to roll up her sleeves and take control of the project, proving not only to be fit for the task but demonstrating a strong character suitable for the role. She undertook challenging decisions, always dictated by a spirit of loving-kindness and far-sighted choices that rewarded her over the years and that culminated in this wonderful masterpiece.

Camilla is fluent in English, French and German and her vast knowledge of local history and art of the area, together with her fascinating savoir faire, guarantee unforgettable tours and excursions to explore Siena and its treasures. Her passion for the authentic taste of local cuisine, is high-flown in her first-class preparation of typical dishes that she cooks and serves in unforgettable dinners accompanied by Chianti wines of her own production in front of somewhat a fairy tale landscape.

CAMILLA purchased this farmhouse in 1920

What makes this farmhouse unique

for understand who we are visit our website www.ilpiaggionediserravalle.it

At Piaggione of Serravalle you will discover La Loggia , a small wellness paradise. Created from the predilection of the family for aesthetics, health and body care, La Loggia, with its large windows, treasures the most precious secrets for a complete physical and mental relaxation. You can let yourself go under soothing jets of hot water or to the 37 ° C of the indoor hot tub. In alternative, you can be enveloped by the warm therapeutic infrared sauna, until it reaches the adjustable temperatures up to 65 ° C. In between sessions, you can relax on our ergonomic lounge chairs, underneath the beautiful orchids and tropical plants. Descending the stone steps from La Loggia you will access the hammam area, inspired by the most renowned spas of the Etruscans and the Romans and a room entirely dedicated to the art of massage, with a comfortable shower and the glittering mosaics of the Turkish bath. The steam bath together with the chromotherapy and aromatherapy, as well as being beneficial to the skin and respiratory system, contributes to the proper relaxation of the mind and the body.

La Loggia del Piaggione has a very unique characteristic: it's a spa area that we let upon request so that you can enjoy it privately in company of friends or family.

We offer the following treatments

Hot tub with Jacuzzi 36/37 ° C: Being within the panoramic Loggia, it's always available even with cooler outside temperatures or at nighttime: you will be immersed in nature and protected by the large panoramic windows and can be used comfortably by four people,.

Infrared Sauna: Very beneficial for your body, but without the side effects of a traditional sauna, the operating temperature ranges from 45 to 60 °C and can be used by everyone.

Turkish Bath: The turkish bath, is a steam bath at 35-38 °C. The ambience decorated with mosaics is equipped with all comforts, a chromotherapy light, a small fountain to refres

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveller reviews

MAIN HOUSE
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Stunning views and amazing hosts, a truly Tuscan f

  • 5 of 5

A group of 17 of us rented out the entire place for 8 days. We had the best time exploring Chianti and Tuscany from Alberto and Camilla's wonderful villa!

Between the all the space in the main house and the Hunting lodge, we never felt like we didn't have enough space. Both patios provided plenty of space to sit and amazing views. There are plenty of bathrooms for a large group and plenty of space to sit down for dinners and meals.

The kitchens are fully stocked with what you need to cook, but come prepared with groceries unless you have a car. The closest town is a good 20 minute walk and there is hardly anything in there. If you rent a driver and bus, please note that getting down to the house is bumpy and steep, but possible. Do all of your shopping when you are visiting other towns and be prepared to cook dinners or have them cook dinners, the are no restaurants within in short walking distance.

I would highly recommend the pizza by Alberto and any dinners by both of them. Everything they made was pure Tuscan heaven and memorable. Come hungry, they out due themselves. I would also recommend dinner at Dievole, a winery very close to them for one evening.

Alberto and Camilla will make you feel so welcome and will make this trip a once in a lifetime experience. Camilla is a terrific guide and I would highly recommend booking her for a full day visit to Siena (a magical city). She also took us to Pienza and Montalcino, she is very knowledgeable and will provide an amazing guided tour.

I highly recommend this location and house! The house itself is very comfortable, but slightly rustic. If you are looking for something modern or new, you will not find it here. The beds are comfortable, rooms are clean, and the space is great.

I hope you can visit this part of Chianti/Tuscany!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had the MOST fantastic two week

  • 5 of 5

We had the MOST fantastic two week stay with Camilla and Alberto! The main house (we rented both apartments which is ideal for groups and big families), furnishings, huge pool, custom hot tub with water fall, grounds, patios & decks, spa, ping pong table, bocci court, hammock, and sculpture FAR exceeded our expectations. Not only was the airbnb description accurate, the property was even more spectacular than the photos could show. The mix of antique charm with super modern amenities made it the perfect place to stay! Its hill top location (with breathtaking views!), quick drive to Siena and very close proximity to the quaint villages of Castellina and Vagliali (for top ranked restaurants) is, in our opinion, the finest and most beautiful location in all of Tuscany. In addition, we loved hanging out with their geese, cats and dog. Alberto and Camilla were such generous and welcoming hosts! We took a family clay class with Alberto, who is a world-renowned sculptor, enjoyed amazing wine and olive oil that they make themselves, and one day, Alberto took us to Siena to see the preparations for the Palio, not as paying tourists, but as new friends. On our last day of our two week stay, Camilla and Alberto invited us to lunch in their home as a send off. Next door is an equestrian farm, where our daughter took a (very reasonably priced!) lesson and they served us antipasto and their own wine as we watched her ride with the backdrop of Tuscany and Siena behind her. In addition, wineries, including the famous Dievole, are everywhere. We can't say enough good things about our experience and hosts. We consider Camilla and Alberto friends and are already planning for a return visit. If you have the chance to rent one of their apartments, think no further. This place is magical! ”

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: grazie della splendida recensione, non meritiamo tanto. Alberto
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5

magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Apres nous avoir accueilli avec chaleur et un grand sourire, Alberto nous a servi le vin de la bienvenue.Camilla, malgré un emploi du temps trés chargé, nous a offert une visite trés riche en détails de Sa ville Sienne et nous a livré tous les secrets du Palio. Nous avons pu apprécier leur talent culinaire remarquable au cours d'un repas que nous leur avions commandé, sans compter les qualités de pizzaiolo d'Alberto lors de la soirée d'adieu ! Nous recommandons a tous les futurs résidents d'en profiter à leur tour ! La ferme auberge est idéalement située au centre du Chianti, qui est probablement une des plus belles régions de Toscane.La petite route qui y accéde est un ravissement pour les yeux (Caler le GPS sur le village de Vagliagli trés proche de la ferme auberge et non sur celui de Castellina in Chianti si vous voulez ne pas trop chercher !). La ville de Sienne n'est qu'à quelques kms. A recommander.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easter in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This stay was the highlight of our 2 week trip to Italy. We couldn't have been more pleased with the property and our host! We stayed in the main house, using both stories for our large family and friends. It was perfect. Lots of places for folks to relax, clean and very well maintained rooms. Alberto and Camilla were so welcoming and gave a lot of their time to our questions. Their wine and olive oil is the best we have tasted and made all of our meals there perfect. We took advantage of their cooking for a welcome meal and the pizza party and both were terrific - enjoyed by all. We were about 20 minutes outside of Siena and an easy day trip drive to San Gimignano, Pienza. The views were spectacular and the quiet so calming. We can't wait to plan a trip back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, we are happy when a guest is satisfied with his living room and we hope to always have people like yourselves. Alberto
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Authentic typical tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

Il Paggione was an absolutely fabulous place to stay in the heart of Chianti. It is located in a tiny hamlet, down a dirt road, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves - no noise from cars, planes or the neighbours - just the sound of ducks, roosters and birds. Stunning views over the Tuscan hills from the numerous balconies. The fireplaces kept us warm and the brilliant kitchen facilities made cooking so easy. It was pretty chilly when we stayed (February), so no pool action - but it looked great and would be absolutely perfect on a warm afternoon with a glass or two of the 'local produce'. Camilla & Alberto were always on hand and did their best to make sure we had what we needed - Alberto was a big help with the fire place, fire wood and doing what he could to make us warm.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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incredibly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience staying at ll Piaggione. The Belvedere apartment had the most amazing views from the balcony and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. The hosts Camilla, Alberto and family were very welcoming. On our first night they offered us a selection of menus, which was then served in your apartment. Great if you fancy a night off cooking. The pizza party is a must - pretty much all you can eat pizza and wine. It was a fantastic base to experience Pisa, Florence, Sienna and San Gimignamo all a drive away but within 45 mins, also the local Vineyard (la Devoile) was a fantastic eye opener into the Chianti regions fabulous wines. Lots Alberto's art work is on show around the apartment, some of our party had seen his world famous work previously and it certainly is memorable! Highly recommended on all accounts!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
firenze
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Vagliagli
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Impruneta
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Vagliagli
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone. Amiata
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: necessary

website Chianti.it propose for you special theme and custom-made holiday, so to plan out your unique holiday in the Chianti region.

Special events, art, good food, wellness, fun and the typical warm Tuscan hospitality: let start to go exploring Tuscan beauties.

Once at Piaggione you will find a bronze sculpture that marks a line theimmaginary  border from everyday life to the new reality of our place. Thissculpture is  'Estia' which, as in the ancient Greek mythology,  symbolizes the custody of the gate, securing a place in the house untouched, announcingguests the safety, welfare, well-being that goes through self-knowledge.

How can we get in deep communication with our inner life when everyday life has deprived us of that ability to listen?

Here's a good reason to come to Piaggione

The five sculptural images that are found in outdoor tell you what this place has to offer: the chance to rediscover yourself through all the senses.

The housing of the place depicted by Estia reassures our inner calling for it to bedefended by a daily increasingly invasive and not very responsive to ourauthentic needs. If we place ourselves in listening to ourselves we will recoverour sensory dimension, we strip off the superfluous and we are in a position to be attuned to the world around us. A magic circle that connects the self with the other and with the entire universe.

Crossing the threshold we meet the five sculptures that symbolize, in turn, the senses, Taste, Smell, Touch, Hearing , Sight.They are there to remind us gradually, the value of the step by step tocommunicate with ourselves. So one at a time to recognize that we discover our essence of men and women of nowadays lacks a sensory snapshot spontaneity.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
bassa stagione
22 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$604
A$3,163
 
 
Natale
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$5,608
 
 
bassa stagione
9 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,451
 
 
bassa stagione
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,033
 
 
bassa stagione
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,170
 
 
media stagione
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,458
 
 
media stagione
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,745
 
 
media stagione
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,033
 
 
alta stagione
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,608
 
 
alta stagione
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$6,039
 
 
media stagione
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,033
 
 
bassa stagione
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,745
 
 
bassa stagione
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,458
 
 
bassa stagione
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,170
 
 
bassa stagione
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,451
 
 
feste Natale
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$5,752
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$3,163
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Prices shown are till 12 persons for all the seasons.
(from 7-12 persons). Included services: water, electricity, gas. Linen and 3 sizes of towels (inc swimming pool towels) and kitchen towel. Final cleaning and Wifi .2 weeks booking 6%off. 3 weeks booking 12% off. .. Heating included, we ask jutst a small contribution for firereplace wood.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for MAIN HOUSE in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    - toilet , bath (no shower) , bidet
    - toilet , bath (no shower) , bidet
    - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • - 1 double bed
    - 1 double bed
    - 1 double bed
    - 1 double bed
    bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    - 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Prices shown are for 6 persons for all the seasons, Please contact me to know the ther prices (from 7-10 persons). Included services: water, electricity, gas. Linen and 3 sizes of towels (inc swimming pool towel) and kitchen towel. Final cleaning. Internet ADSL Wireless.