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Quiet and Beautiful Property in Chianti, with Large Pool

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 450 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-16)

Beautiful 18th century property in the hearth of the Chianti region, absolutely quiet location and equipped with a large pool (16m x 5m). Ideal for groups of 6 - 16 people. Recently renovated with charm and all modern comfort. Situated at only a few kilometers of the reknown village of Castellina in Chianti.The house is surrounded by an olive orchard, vineyards and forest. Beautiful views.

Keywords: Large Farmhouse, 18th century, quiet, 16 m pool, Chianti, charm

Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Erik

After spending vacations every year in Tuscany - we just love this region - we've decided to acquire this house for it to become our family's vacation house and sufficiently large so that (many) friends can stay with us during our vacation.

When we are not using the house ourselves, we rent it out to guests.

Erik purchased this villa in 2010

Why Erik chose Castellina In Chianti

We looked for a house which would be sufficiently large to host family and friends in a comfortable way. On top of that, this house has a particular charm which is hard to describe in words, but which all travelers feel. Something eternal.

What makes this villa unique

I highlight certain points below:

1. Sleeping comfort: Unlike in so many rental places, we didn't want our guests to sleep in convertible couches. So there are 16 sleeping places in beds for 16 guests. These beds are spread over 6 beautiful bedrooms, which in turn are well spread over the house (with old thick walls) so that everyone had their privacy. There are also 2 baby cots available.

2. Table pleasure: We love to cook and we've made sure that the kitchen is pleasant for cooks and for those keeping them company. The house is very well equipped with tableware and kitchenware (including the champagne glasses for celebrations or an aperitivo on the terrace), for meals for up to 30 people. Everyone enjoys the truly unique "loggia", which is some sort of porch. It's a covered yet open terrace, where we have placed a beautiful long wooden table which can host up to 20 people. In the summer, without exception, this place becomes the center of the social life in the house.

3. Another distinctive element of the house is the very long pool (16 meters) but not the water heats up more rapidly, and it's less dangerous. It's perfect both for those who want to swim their lanes in the morning (such as me) and for the children during the day. The pool can be lit at night.

4. Last but not least, the house has an exceptional situation, in a very quiet and beautiful valley, far away from neighbors, yet at only 10 minutes driving of the center of the renowned village of Castellina in Chianti. The village is full of charm and hosts all restaurants, grocery shops, wineries, which you may look for. Since this year, there is also a mountain bike rental shop. Adding up to its exceptional location of the house is the very central location of the village itself, right in between Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bonjour Monsieur,

De retour sous la grisaille parisienne, je souhaitais vous remercier pour ce beau séjour que vous avez rendu possible.

Votre maison est bien le havre de paix dont je revais. Vos indications d'accueil décrivant le maison et la région ont rendu notre séjour d'autant plus agréable que nous avions presque l'illusion d'être ainsi déjà venus... Bref un séjour parfait hors du temps en cette région si harmonieuse et accueillante. Il n'est pas impossible que nous retentions l'expérience dans les années à venir.

Vous remerciant encore
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Castellina In Chianti, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Inamorati - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Vista - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Zia - 2 single bed
    Caravaggio - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Roma - 6 single bed
    Loggia - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Studio (office) - 1 large double bed
    baby cots - 2 cot
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis
Very large pool of 16m length.


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(20 traveller reviews)

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Quiet and Beautiful Property in Chianti, with Large Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Thornton, Co

Great Stay in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 family and friends who came together for a week in Castellina. The house was perfect for our needs and the weather allowed us to enjoy the outdoor amenities. While the pool was a bit chilly, we were able to sit outside and enjoy the unseasonably warm weather by the pool and on the terrace. We loved the large kitchen and took advantage of the local markets to make several dinners during our stay. It was great having 2 refrigerators for our large group not to mention a dishwasher to help with the post-meal clean-ups. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, glassware, pots and pans.

The house is definitely a bit off the beaten path, but is still an easy drive to Castellina in Chianti where there are a number of restaurants and a market. Radda and Panzano are 2 other towns in close proximity to the villa.

All of our group would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear group for sharing this feedback with us. We are very happy that you had en excellent journey at our house. It is amazing that you still had such good days at the poolside in October, which is in part due to the protected location of our house, on top of the valley. I am also happy that you've enjoyed the touring of the villages of Castellina, Radda and Panzano. Touring Chiantishire is definitely one of the very attractive activities in the fall. We love to do it ourselves when we go there for the All Saints' period. Thank you again for your feedback. And we are looking forward to hosting you again in the future! Erik
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Stunning Tuscan Villa in Chianti

  • 5 of 5

We were travelling as an extended family group of 15 adults and teenagers from Australia, and stayed at Castellina in Chianti during December.The weather was crisp, clear and chilly but the Villa's central heating and wonderful fireplace made our stay very cosy and comfortable. This was the perfect property for all of us! We all loved the Villa - the stunning views, the peacefulness, the gorgeous foggy sunrises and sunsets, watching the deer graze in the afternoon and the beautiful fireplace - were all just part of what made this one our favourite places we visited during our trip. The Villa is situated in a beautiful area with easy access to many small Chianti towns but also an easy drive to San Gimignano, Siena and we even took a day trip to Assisi. The personal touches, fantastic local information provided and Erik's prompt and friendly communication make this a property that we would recommend to everyone. We didn't want to leave and we all sincerely hope we can go back there someday soon.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia Canada

Wonderful week at Gabbianuzzo

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to start , the villa was even better than expected. We were a group of 10 adults and we all had our own lovely room with full private bathroom. The room my husband and I had was called the dormitory and it had 5 single beds and a double so it would be great for a family with a lot of kids. The setting among the olive orchards and vineyards is magical. The kitchen has everything you need and more to make great meals for a large crowd. There were 2 great area's for dining. one in the loggia and one inside for colder evenings. There are several sitting area's inside and out so no problem finding a quite corner to read or write in your journal. The fireplace was a wonderful treat for the cooler evenings. The pool is beautiful and very large and refreshing.

We saw a lot of deer and we could hear the wild boars but only one couple saw one from the top floor bedroom.

The Villa is very well situated to the lovely villages of Castilina in Chianti and Radda and both have good restaurants and nice shops.

I would recommend this villa to anyone it would be a great place for a family reunion for a big group.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful villa with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this property. The villa is spacious and the views are stunning. Castelleni and Radda are quaint towns a short drive nearby. We also did day trips to Florence, Siena, and San Gimiginano. The owners provided helpful tips in booklets for getting around too! The kitchen was awesome too. We especially enjoyed to Pool too!

Thank Erik and Julie for sharing your lovely home with us,

Karen and Chris

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and Chris, Thank you so much for sharing with us these thoughts. Nothing makes us more happy than to be knowing that you have had a good time. Your message is also a real encouragement for us, in particular for the little travel guides, the pool and the kitchen. We loved to have you stay at our house, and hope to see you back one day. Erik
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Outstanding, superlative

  • 5 of 5

Incredible property. My wife and I took our two kids, my mother and two friends to Gabbiunozzo for two weeks. We occupied five bedrooms between us and got lost in the house - it is huge, the kids loved exploring and we could come together and do our own things so easily. The pool is fantastic - 16m long, at its very best late in the day when you could watch the long shadows appear. The grounds really make the place - tranquility, beauty and nature in abundance. Wild boars and deer made guest appearances. Claudio (pool man) and Chiara (housekeeper) looked after us magnificently. Between our English, their Italian and google translate the simple things we needed help with were soon sorted. All write ups about this property are spot on - they influenced our decision to stay there and I'm happy to confirm to others it surpassed our expectations. Erik, the owner, was in routine email contact with advice on things to do and to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Location is excellent - nice and quiete yet a ten minute drive to the charming village of Castellina and much more within thirty minutes' drive.

We've been renting summer properties for many years now and this is our firm favourite - we will definitely be back.

August 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you so much for your feedback! It encourages us to continue to improve Gabbianuzzo. It seems that our vacation home now also feels "home" to you, and I wanted to tell you that nothing makes us more happy than to share the experience. Chiara also told us how much she enjoyed your family. We definitely hope to see you again in the future . Kind regards. Erik
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Gabbianuzzo is really the most beautiful property I have ever stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

Driving up to Gabbianuzzo for the first time was one of those "pinch yourself" moments. Down a secluded dirty road, you make a final turn and find yourself at you're own little piece of Heaven. You'll fall in love before you even go inside because the views of the vineyards and valley are breath taking.

You will wake up to those views every morning with a coffee on the back patio. Kitchen and dining area are excellent and well-equipped.

Bedrooms are nice, and there are lots of bathrooms. It really feels like everyone can have their own space.

My favorite place was the pool, which is even more beautiful than the photos.

Do yourself a favor and book this villa. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location for visiting Tuscan art cities Florence, Siena, Arezzo, San Gimignano


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