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Tuscan Estate - Le Valle 12 Miles from Florence

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The villa & guest house from across the valley amidst the Tuscan hills.

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Last updated: 04/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Strada in Chianti villa description

This property is located just 12 miles from the center of Florence and from the moment you pass through the iron gates you will feel as though you have entered another world as time stands still. Nestled in the verdant hills of pristine Chianti landscape lies Le Valle, a 16th Century Casa Colonica. Many centuries ago it was a farm house and guard tower for the nearby Castello Mugnana. Magnificently restored 4 years ago the owners paid exquisite attention to every detail. Furnished with 18th century Country French antiques, chandelier lit throughout, and adorned with European fabrics and accessories, this home will at once take your breath away and make you feel enveloped by warmth.

The three bedrooms in the main house all have en-suite bathrooms. All of the beds have top of the line mattresses and the master has a Duxiana bed, said to be the finest in the world. The marble master bath has a soaking tub and two person steam shower. The kitchen has hand hewn French cabinetry, and is equipped with everything for the most discerning of gourmet cooks. The family room has a massive stone fireplace which can be used for cooking as well as an entertainment system and a vast selection of movies and music. The stone floors throughout and the thick walls provide a cooler temperature in the summer months although every window is screened and fans are provided.

The guest house, just across the front patio and down a few steps, has its own kitchen, marble bath, and fireplace and sleeps 4 comfortably. The property is ideal for three couples and/or families with children.

There are 3 separate terraces with tables and seating each with a more gorgeous view than the next. The BOSE Entertainment system provides music to the pool and patio areas. The tumbled marble salt water pool is 5x12 meters and has an electric cover. The pool area has lots of lounge chairs and large umbrellas for reading or sunbathing and there are vistas that overlook two nearby castles. There is an organic garden for the use of our guests adjacent to the wood fired pizza oven and barbeque where you can dine alfresco under the beautiful grape vine covered pergola.

There are miles and miles of hiking trails right outside the door and a Roman road which dates back over 2000 years. You can find waterfalls and a swimming hole within a 15 minute hike from the house. One of the best restaurants in Tuscany is a spectacular 1 hour hike from the property.

The Superstrada and Autostrada are within 15 minutes by car. The village of Strada in Chianti is 4 km away where there are a few restaurants, food markets and a pharmacy. The town of Greve is 8 km away where you will find a Saturday open air market, wine tasting, shopping and cafes. The towns of Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Montepulciano, and Montalcino are all close day trips from the property. Florence is 20 km away.

We welcome those who have an appreciation for beauty and history as Le Valle encompasses the best of Tuscan life.


Keywords: Villa and separate guest house

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Please call to discuss. Only with written approval of owner....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 4

            ...moreless

          • Villa Guest Suite: 1 queen

            Fabulous suite with private bath. Gorgeous views ...moreless

          • Tower kids bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            A great kids room at the top of the tower....moreless

          • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 king

            Stately. 400 SF with beautiful chandeliers and fireplace. ...moreless

          • Guest House Queen: 1 queen

            Private, quiet, cozy and beautiful....moreless

          • Guest House lower level: 2 twin/ single

            Two full sized day beds with an entertainment system....moreless

          • A King sized Duxiana bed in the master bedroom suite, Queen size beds in the main villa Guest Suite and in the principal bedroom of the guest house, two twin beds in the kids room in the tower and two full sized twin day beds on the lower level of the guest house. Also the guest house lower bedroom has two full sized day beds. We offer a crib for families with babies....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            We offer a welcome meal prepared and served by a world class chef who also is available to teach cooking...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            A Le Marzocco professional coffee machine, the best in the world used in many high end coffee shops....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Abundant quantities of dishes, utensils, drinking and wine glasses. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Wonderful 8 foot long farm table from a single plank of wood. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Six burner gas stove with two large double ovens. ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Fully automatic Bosch dishwasher...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Large American GE refrigerator....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Standard microwave...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            Gigantic 'walk in' fireplace in the family room, and regular fireplaces in the Master bedroom suite and the guest house. ...moreless

          • Living Room seats 8:

            Elegant, comfortable, cozy and beautiful. A great place to sit and talk after a full day of activities. ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            With 10 acres of land parking is never a problem....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            (2) Large screen TV in main house and in guest house. ...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Foosball
          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Video Library
          • Video Game Console
          • Video Games

          Communications

          • Free Long Distance:

            Free long distance to land based telephones in the US, not cell phones....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            High speed wireless throughout the house and the guesthouse....moreless

          • Internet:

            High speed wireless throughout the house and the guesthouse....moreless

          • Telephone:

            (4) Free phone use to fixed line phones in the USA...moreless

          • Broadband Access

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Salt water pool - 100% private. 16 1/2' X 40'...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Views from every window of nearby castles, olive orchards, rolling hills and forest...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Cycling
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Swimming
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Tennis
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $8,750 $31,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  1/3 of rental upon booking with the balance due 60 days before arrival.


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                  Last updated: 04/28/2014
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                  Location

                  23 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Florence Peretola Airport
                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Livorno
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Florence - Santa Maria Novella
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A-1 to Rome (south) or Bologna/Milan (north)
                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Viareggio, Province of Lucca
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Locando Gallo or at home
                  66 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Abetone, Pistoia
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Ugolino Golf Club
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Tre Castelli, Cielo, Locando Gallo, Padellina, etc

                  Car: Necessary

                  Many famous wineries are within 20 minutes drive of the house. Some of them are Fonterutoli, Castello Verrazzano, Castello Gabbiano,Castello Vicchio Maggio and the Antinori estates. We are 15 minutes from the Super Strada to Sienna and 15 minutes to the Autostrada A1 to go north or south. The famous town of Greve in Chianti is 10 minutes away where you have open air markets, wine tasting and restaurants.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: We decided 11 years ago to move from the San Francisco Bay Area to Italy with our then 8 year old son for one year. That one year has turned into 11 years and we are still here! We bought our 'dream' house in the heart of Chianti 8 years ago and took a year restoring it. Our son is now attending university in America so we are dividing our time between California and Tuscany and have decided to rent our 'jewel.' All of the furnishing and accessories were purchased in France. We have shared our home with many, many guests over the years and everyone leaves yearning to return. We hope that whoever takes the home will create many wonderful memories and will treasures it as we do.

                  Why the Owner Chose Strada in Chianti:
                  We chose Le Valle because of the absolutely magical setting and the history and 'good bones' of the structure. Located just 20 km from Florence we are in the country yet have the advantages of Florence less than 30 minutes away. Additionally, we appreciated the hundreds of miles of hiking trails right outside our front door. We never have to get in the car to hike to a wonderful restaurant, to see a waterfall or to pick wild berries and flowers.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  Waking up to the sound of birds singing and the silence of the countryside. We look at a beautiful vista from every room of the house. The air is clean and the setting dreamy. Our local village of Strada in Chianti is close by so we can choose the best produce and local specialties from our merchants. We are the only American family, as far as we know in Strada, and the locals are very welcoming to us. We have over 300 olive trees and every Fall we harvest our olives and press our own delicious oil.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: italian, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The villa & guest house from across the valley amidst the Tuscan hills.

                    The villa & guest house from across the valley amidst the Tuscan hills.

                  • The front patio with seating for 8-10 and the guest house just a few steps away.

                    The front patio with seating for 8-10 and the guest house just a few steps away.

                  • The large marble lined pool with plenty of comfortable seating and umbrellas

                    The large marble lined pool with plenty of comfortable seating and umbrellas

                  • Pizza oven/barbeque patio with al fresco  dining under the grape covered pergola

                    Pizza oven/barbeque patio with al fresco dining under the grape covered pergola

                  • The beautiful welcoming entry hall to the villa

                    The beautiful welcoming entry hall to the villa

                  • The Le Marzocco coffee/espresso machine. Said to be the best in the world!!

                    The Le Marzocco coffee/espresso machine. Said to be the best in the world!!

                  • The dining room/living room are elegant, warm and cozy.  A great place to dine.

                    The dining room/living room are elegant, warm and cozy. A great place to dine.

                  • Master bedroom bath with claw foot tub and double shower/steam room. Romantic!!

                    Master bedroom bath with claw foot tub and double shower/steam room. Romantic!!

                  • Great kids room with private bath located at the top of tower

                    Great kids room with private bath located at the top of tower

                  • Dining/living area in guest house looking out to the villa and the tower patio

                    Dining/living area in guest house looking out to the villa and the tower patio

                  • The comfortable guest house queen bedded bedroom with exceptional views.

                    The comfortable guest house queen bedded bedroom with exceptional views.

                  • The kitchen patio and tower at dusk.

                    The kitchen patio and tower at dusk.

                  • An antique fountain welcomes you as you arrive at the private vine covered villa

                    An antique fountain welcomes you as you arrive at the private vine covered villa

                  • View of swimming pool and olive grove from the pergola and vegetable garden area

                    View of swimming pool and olive grove from the pergola and vegetable garden area

                  • Pizza oven, barbecue, pergola and vegetable garden between house and pool areas

                    Pizza oven, barbecue, pergola and vegetable garden between house and pool areas

                  • Tower Patio with seating for 12 and amazing views of the miles of open space.

                    Tower Patio with seating for 12 and amazing views of the miles of open space.

                  • The fully equipped farm house kitchen with seating for ten.

                    The fully equipped farm house kitchen with seating for ten.

                  • The kitchen patio set for breakfast and offering extraordinarily beautiful views

                    The kitchen patio set for breakfast and offering extraordinarily beautiful views

                  • King bedded 400 SF master bedroom suite. Incredible beautiful, elegant and cozy.

                    King bedded 400 SF master bedroom suite. Incredible beautiful, elegant and cozy.

                  • Comfy queen bedded suite adorned with a French chandelier and elegant antiques.

                    Comfy queen bedded suite adorned with a French chandelier and elegant antiques.

                  • Entrance to Guest house from the tower patio of villa. Quiet and private.

                    Entrance to Guest house from the tower patio of villa. Quiet and private.

                  • The fully equipped guest house kitchen

                    The fully equipped guest house kitchen

                  • Tower and terrazza at the back of the villa.  Guest house opens to the terrace.

                    Tower and terrazza at the back of the villa. Guest house opens to the terrace.

                  • A view of the tower of Castello Mugnana at dusk from the front patio area.

                    A view of the tower of Castello Mugnana at dusk from the front patio area.

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                  $8,750 per week (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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