House on Florence Hills - 4 Miles Away from Downtown Florence!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence, only 4 miles away from the ancient walls of downtown Florence, the Rustico della Certosa house is the ideal lodging for those who wish to visit the city during the day, and relax by night. Immersed in the green countryside of Florence, the Rustico della Certosa house is located by the Certosa highway exit, 5 minutes away, in a strategic position to visit the wonderful hills of Tuscany!
During the day, it is possible to visit the countless works of art of Florence, but also to organize short day-trips in the luxuriant Chianti countryside, with the Rustico being in the Chianti Putto region. You can enjoy Greve in Chianti, also known as the pearl of Chianti, only 30 minutes away, the beautiful San Gimignano about 35 minutes away, the famous town of Siena about 40 minutes away Sant'Andera in Percussina with the Niccolo' Machiavelli museum-house only 5 minutes away (all distances are calculated based on car transportation).
It's very easy to reach the historic city centre of Florence from our property: infact the nearest bus stop is 2Kms away for the property. In front of the bus stop there is a big FREE parking, where you can park the car and catch the bus for the historic city centre. The bus takes 10-15 minutes to reach the Duomo of Florence.
For the past few centuries, the Rustico della Certosa was a simple building, created to welcome peasants working on the surrounding hills. During the 2000's, the building was completely renovated, paying close attention not to remove or alter those unique elements that remind it's rustic past, that is, the big fireplace in the middle of the dining room, the ancient exposed wood beams, and the original cotto floors from Impruneta.
The 5 bedrooms are tastefully furnished, inspired by the major historic events of the surrounding areas. There are a fully equipped kitchen, a big dining room and a big living room. In the dining room there is also a cupboard furnished by all necessary to testing the Italian wine (Professional testing glasses, decanter, information about the most famous Tuscany wine cellars).
The garden, in the spring and summer months, is a true oasis, where you can relax, maybe read a book and enjoy a cocktail. If the sun is hitting really hard, you can seek refuge under the big umbrella and nap on the lawn chairs available for you.
ONLY 400 METRES AWAY FROM THE PROPERTY THERE IS A WODERFULL POOL IMMERSED IN THE TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE: DAILY TICKET 5 EUROS!
OUR TWO NEW SERVICES:
1. MINIVAN RENTAL WITH MY BROTHER MARCO DRIVER.
STARTING FROM THE 2011 WE OFFER TO OUR GUEST THAT DON'T WANT TO RENT A CAR, A WEEKLY CAR SERVICE WITH A DRIVER (MY BROTHER). MY BROTHER MARCO HAS A RENTAL DRIVER LICENCE AND A MINIVAN (A CAR WITH 9 PLACES: 8 PERSONS AND THE DRIVER). WE CAN DO A VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE FOR OUR GUEST!!
2. FRESH VEGETABLES FROM OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN.
STARTING FROM 2013 WE HAVE A WONDERFULL VEGETABLE GARDEN ONLY 300 METRES FROM THE PROPERTY: OUR GUEST CAN TASTE OUR FRESH VEGETABLES DIRECTLY FROM OUR GARDEN!!
- 200 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Catering Available
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Living Room seats 12
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Tasting wine cupboard in the dining room with professional tasting glasses, decanter for old wine tasting and other professional instruments to taste the italian wine. Library in the living room with many itineraries and place descriptions, maps, address of the recomanded restaurants, wine cellars and museum in the Florence area....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio:
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Theme Parks
- 400 metres away from the property there is a wonderfull pool immersed in the green: daily ticket 5 euros. The house is also near the four Tuscany Unesco heritage sites: 1.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car); 2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car); 3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car); 4.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car)....moreless
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Explore Tuscany from here
Explore Tuscany from here
This is a fantastic place. We were a party of seven adults. I would recommend anyone to have at least one dinner cooked by 'mama'. Superb. Catering easy in a well equipped kitchen. Loads of space inside and out to roam around. There is a vineyard within walking distance where a very good box of wine costs only a few euros - why did we discover it on our last day?! If you come by car, then you can explore most of the major Tuscan attractions within one hour's drive. There is a good bus service into the centre of Florence - no cars allowed in the historic bits. The Berni family will be able to help with local knowledge. I would love to come again, as would my family, and can recommend it very highly.
- Guest John (London, England)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Highly recommend stay and Marco as your driver
Highly recommend stay and Marco as your driver
Seven of us stayed here in October and received great hospitality and accomodations. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped. Somehow we missed that the property was on the second floor, but that was not an issue for us. The location is excellent as well, close to all of the stops we wanted to make. Many thanks for all of the assistance.
- Guest Midwest visitor (Missouri)
- Date of stay 10/13/12
- Review Submitted 01/07/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Great great rental!
Great great rental!
We were a party of 7 adults and 2 babies and we had a great time! Location- amazing views! up on the mountain, quiet but not too far, it is about 15-20 minutes from Florence by car (must have a car though). The big grocery store is about 15 minutes drive as well. In the town just below there is a small grocery store but if you need to feed so many people you will have to find the bigger one:) Place itself- beautiful stone house with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. They supplied baby beds and feeding chairs as well which was great. The kitchen is spacious and equipped with all kitchen utensils (and dishwasher!!) to support our big party. Big dining room that comfortably fit all of us. They have a small wine cabinet you could get dinner wine and pay at checkout which was a nice touch. We used the outside BBQ one night (they supplied coals) and ate inside cause it was too cold. The living room is also comfortable, comfortable sofas.We did not use the TV but its there. Good internet connection. Everything was very clean, including bathrooms! Clean and comfortable linens and mattresses. Each room has a portable air condition unit (ruins the charm a little but necessary) but we had a good weather (not too cold and not to warm) so we did not get a chance to use them except for once. It is the upstairs apartment so be aware if you are traveling with people with disabilities. Check-in/out was easy. We saw the downstairs unit which looked charming as well is you are a small party.
- Guest Aya (Israel)
- Date of stay 09/29/12
- Review Submitted 12/23/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
A beautiful and pricewise property
A beautiful and pricewise property
This place is well-kept by its very friendly owners, situated about 7 km south of Florence center. The garden is pretty and large. The rooms are nice and large also, a few need fly nets on the windows however. Eventhough they do not mention on their web page, they have wireless internet access which needs a little bit more power. If you will order a menu of mamma (Mina) don't miss Francesina. Ideal vacation house for a group of 6-10. La Certosa restaurant nearby is quite good, not expensive and although seems to be serving large groups, it keeps the qualty above average. The best ice cream was in the village of Stia, about 50 km east.
- Guest Memo (Izmir, Turkey)
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 07/10/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Starting from March 2012 we improved our services: the house now has a wifi high speed internet access for our guests.
A slice of Tuscany
A slice of Tuscany
My family recently spent a week in this farm house. It proved to be everything we thought it would be and more. The pictures of the farm house are accurate but do not reveal the true beauty of the house or the setting. The house was clean, well maintenained and had pleanty of room both inside and out, to experience the true Tuscan life style. The owner was extreamly helpful and went above and beyond to make our visit memorable. He provided insights into the local area as well as listing the best places to visit, the best places to shop and of course, the best places to eat. We thouroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend this property to anyone including friends and relations. There is even a small play ground behind the house and my grandson used it everyday. The house has charm and warmth. This was our first trip to Italy and we fell in love with the country side and the culture. Already we are planning to return and just like this time we would want to have this farm house as our base.
- Guest John (Arlington, Texas, USA)
- Date of stay 05/07/11
- Review Submitted 05/31/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
The villa was our family's sanctuary from the crowds and heat of Florence. It was quiet and cool with tons of room for a family to spread out, both in the house and beautiful garden. The views were postcard perfect. Alessandro, Enrico & Arianna Berni were the perfect hosts, always helpful and going far beyond the basics to make sure our stay went smoothly. They made us feel very at home and welcome while giving us a true taste of Italian life. Ultimately, a great location, great value, and terrific people. We couldn't ask for anything more. Please feel free to contact me for more specifics. Linda R, USA
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/13/08
- Review Submitted 06/13/08
This was a wonderful place to stay. The location is perfect for getting to Florence and all the tourist destinations nearby. The villa is large, attractive, fully equipped, clean and quiet. They even supplied us with coffee! The owners were very pleasant and most helpful in terms of suggestions for getting around the area. We would happily recommend this villa to others and hope to return ourselves. Brenda, Ottawa, Canada
- Guest Tourist (Washington, D.C.)
- Date of stay 03/19/08
- Review Submitted 03/19/08
I just spent a week in this very charming villa with 7-9 friends and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I celebrated my 50th Birthday - Adriana & Alessandro could not have been more helpful!!!!!!! Wonderful Tuscany Living!!!! Eat at La Certosa which is about a mile away or at Chichibio at 1/2 the cost of downtown Firenze. Do a circut walk from the villa, enjoying the countryside with the amazing vineyards and homes or stay on the property and picnic as you take in the Tuscan countryside!!!!!! Many a cooking party were enjoyed in the kitchen and later served in the garden. Great choice at a remarkable rate!!!!! Well worth the money!!!!
- Guest Josi M. (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 09/18/07
- Review Submitted 09/18/07
All is perfect
- Guest Marie-Agn?s Roch (France)
- Date of stay 04/14/07
- Review Submitted 04/14/07
The owners of the place are very charming people, involved in all details and available for help. The flat is very large and comfortable. The light in the evening is outstanding. We appreciated the depth of the silence, especially in the night. The garden is also very pleasant. You really feel like being in the countryside, despite you are so close to Firenze. We really enjoyed everything in this place and we are looking forward to coming back soon Agnes d. From Paris, France.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/30/07
- Review Submitted 03/30/07
Jul-Aug ....... €1400/week. Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct .... €1300/week. Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dic ....... € 1000/week. 19th Dicember - 9th January €1400/week Price is per property per weeks for 6 persons. The price per week for each extra person is €75. Linen, towels and Departure Cleaning Fee are included in rates. Free private parking place is available for our guests.
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- Nearest Airport: Florence Airport at 6 Miles
- Nearest Train: 'Firenze Santa Maria Novella' rail station at 5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: A1 Rome-Milan Motorway at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: 'Latino' bar at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Ugolino Golf Club at 8 Miles
About the owner: My name is Alessandro - live in Florence. I manage my properties (I own 4 total) with my wife Arianna and my brother Enrico to the best of our abilities. We are extremely helpful in preparations for your stay, as well as while you will on site. We provide all the information on places to eat and to shop and to visit our special city. We work to assure that our house will be your home away from home and visit Florence as only a Florentine person can do!
Why the Owner Chose Other Florence Properties:
The location is great! Infact the house is near the five Tuscany Unesco heritage sites: 1.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car). 2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car); 3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car); 4.Historic centre of Lucca (60 minutes away from the property by car); 5.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car). The House is wonderfull and very spacious....the ancient exposed wood beams, and the original cotto floors from Impruneta: you'll taste the unique Tuscany style!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Taking the dog for a morning walk around our wonderfull tuscany hill through fields of olive trees and vineyards. From our property you can walk and see the wonderfull sightsee of the historic city centre of Florence!
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The view from the window of the 'Calcio Storico' bedroom
The 'Calcio Storico' bedroom with its canapy double bed
The Kitchen (right side)
The garden of the house
One of the three bathroom
The Double Bedroom called "Palio di Siena"
The double bedroom called "Festa dell'Uva"
The very big garden area with the olive trees
The table with the umbrella and the lamp to have lunch or dinner in the garden
The dining room
the living room with the fireplace
Our welcome present for our guests: a fresh vegetable box from our garden!
The panoramic view from the property
The barbecue area to cook a real "Bistecca alla Fiorentina"!
Our vegetables garden 300 metres away from our property
The double bedroom called "Maggio Musicale"
The Kitchen (left side)
Fresh vegetables from our vegetable garden
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