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A Spacious Xvth Century Villa with Stunning Views and Pool!

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Unbelievable but true: guests have this property all for themselves!


Last updated: 06/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Monteroni d'Arbia villa description

Villa San Giovanni is a beautifully renovated, spacious villa, the origins of which date back to the XVth century. It is located in the hilltop village of San Giovanni d'Asso opposite the ancient castle of the village. A large sunny terrace and an extensive, well-tended garden with private swimming pool overlook the spectacular Tuscan countryside. Here you will enjoy both: you can walk to the village and you will relax in peace and privacy.

The large villa measures 500 sqare meters! living space. Its spacious rooms, high ceilings and windows overlook the valley. The villa is laid out on two floors:

The ground floor comprises a large entrance hall, from which you enter into the beautiful, formally designed, XIXth century garden; 2 sitting rooms, 2 dining rooms (one dining room seats comfortably 12, the other 8 people), one of which leads out onto a large, sunny terrace, equipped with 3 dining tables, 16 chairs and parasols (several smaller tables are arranged in the garden below); furthermore on the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen with all domestic appliances and cooking accessories (fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, gas hob and fan assisted electric oven); 3 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom which can be arranged as double, 1 single bedroom) and 4 bathrooms (the bathroom of the double bedroom and the single bedroom are en suite).

The mezzanine floor comprises 1 double bedroom

The first floor comprises 4 bedrooms (2 twin bedrooms one of which can be arranged as double, 2 double bedrooms) and 3 bathrooms.

5 double bedrooms (of a total of 8 bedrooms) are equipped with air-conditioning, the other 3 have ceiling fans or standing fans. The villa is elegantly furnished with antique furniture.

The private 6 x 12 metre swimming pool, maintained by the daily gardener, is located on a terrace in the garden, next to a large changing room which contains a toilet and large refrigerator freezer suitable for poolside drinks and snacks. A daily maid cleaning service, all bed linen and towels are included.

In the hamlet another villa for 6 people (belonging to the same property owner) can be rented: La Capannina (please contact us for further information). Rented together the two houses (each with private pool) can sleep a group of 21 people. If renting Villa San Giovanni for smaller groups (up to only 8 people) a discount of the rental price will be made. Please send us an email to check the prices for smaller groups!

San Giovanni d'Asso is a small village with approximately 300 inhabitants. The lower part of San Giovanni d'Asso has a baker and butcher, a supermarket and cafe/bar. There are public tennis courts 8 kms away at Torrenieri, the famous abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is 7 kms away, the thermal spa town of San Quirico D'Orcia is 14 kms away, Montalcino 17 kms, and Pienza 20 kms. The beautiful medieval city of Siena lies some 40 kilometres away, and Florence and San Gimignano are within a day's drive.

Pool in winter?

Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermal system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata, the most spectacular being Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming is possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna. Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its therapeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs.

Places of interest:

The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip. But the area below Siena, stretching from the monastery of Monte Oliveto to Montalcino and Montepulciano offers some rewarding sites that are well worth a visit.

Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.

Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today.

Pienza, the unfinished 'utopian' city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459.

Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome.

Monticchiello is a pleasant walled village, whose crooked watch-tower is visible from afar. Next to the church is a small shop which sells local linens (towels, bedspreads) and materials in pure linen. They use traditional methods and patterns and the results are extremely attractive.

Visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the semi-derelict monastery of Sant'Anna in Camprena - a very romantic setting which served as location for the film 'The English Patient'.

Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Keywords: Villa in a romantic village, south of Siena

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker:

            Italian mocha machines (not electrical like in a bar, but the one you screw together and put on the stove)...moreless

          • Dining:

            2 ...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Catering Available
          • Refrigerator


          • Parking:

            A parking is approx. 150 m from the house, but you can reach the square in front of the house with your car to load and unload your suitcases and shopping bags...moreless

          • Living Room:

            2 sitting rooms...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:


          • Washing Machine
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Air-conditioning in 5 double bedrooms/ceiling fans or standing fans in the other bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, electric kettle, toaster, hair dryer in each bathroom, iron and ironing board, large garden, lawn, sunny terrace, BBQ, private pool...moreless


              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable


                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Lawn / Garden


                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                          • Rural


                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Museums
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Shopping
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cycling
                          • Tennis
                          • Hiking
                          • Swimming


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                          High season
                          Jun 1 - Aug 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Middle season
                          Aug 31 - Sep 27, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Low season
                          Sep 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
                          • Taxes Not included

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                          Last updated: 06/20/2014
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                          125 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          18 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          75 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          San Giovanni D`Asso
                          100 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          San Giovanni D`Asso

                          Car: Necessary

                          Several thermal spas/hot springs in the region


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                          • Unbelievable but true: guests have this property all for themselves!

                            Unbelievable but true: guests have this property all for themselves!

                          • The large panoramic pool

                            The large panoramic pool

                          • Spectecular views from the pool

                            Spectecular views from the pool

                          • The yellow bedroom

                            The yellow bedroom

                          • The light blue bedroom

                            The light blue bedroom

                          • The large lawn

                            The large lawn

                          • One of the two living rooms

                            One of the two living rooms

                          • Dining room with fireplace

                            Dining room with fireplace

                          VRBO #27259

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                          This listing was first published here in 2003.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, March 13, 2014

                          €5,090 - €6,390 per week (EUR)

                          8 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 16

                          View calendar: Updated 06/20/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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