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Casa Alina - a Tuscan Villa

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Casa Alina caters to an American/Canadian client. Amenities: A/C, Wi-Fi & SAT TV

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Montespertoli villa description

Casa Alina: A Tuscan Villa

Terracotta laden 12th century villa in the ancient village of Saint Vito of Ortimino, is just six kilometers from the town of Montespertoli; in an unspoiled, laid-back region of the Chianti countryside. Seasonal festivals celebrating the local truffles, the grape harvest and fresh pressed olive oil are magnificent to experience. Renaissance Florence, just 35 kilometers northeast, is available by scheduled buses; or short drives while nearby hill towns include Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo and Vinci.

This charming, completely restored sacristy with its landscaped fauna and rose gardens, part of a larger borgo is in a secure gated community which lies on top of a beautiful Tuscan hillside, with sweeping panoramic views of this exquisite countryside dotted with olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. A hill top walk surrounding the submerged valley before stopping at the Panchetti bakery for a warm loaf of bread is a must!

The inviting first floor living area with its hewn post and beam construction is nicely decorated with warm colors that reflect the local landscape, comfortable modern furniture and a sculpted stone fireplace. Satellite TV offers world wide coverage and films in multiple languages. The gourmet eat-in kitchen with its hand-crafted walnut cabinetry, travertine countertops, high-tech stainless appliances and professional cookery encourage all epicureans and not to try a hand at Tuscan cooking. How can you resist the smell of the fresh basil, rosemary and sage that emanate from the garden? The antique communal harvest table will draw in your guests…Mangia, anyone?

On the second floor, Casa Alina offers two spacious antiquated and bedrooms featuring hand-forged iron beds and new, luxurious king/queen sized bedding with pressed hotel style linens. A comfortable pull-out couch in the living area can accommodate a fifth guest. A third bedroom is on the third floor has a double bed. You are sure to get a great night’s rest after a tough day in one of the most beautiful places on earth---

Casa Alina caters to an American and Canadien clientele. We know what you want in a beautiful rental. Casa Alina delivers. We have Wi-Fi, CNN, central air, modern appliances and screens on all doors and windows.

Are you ready for a truly memorable vacation?



Keywords: apartment, house, villetta, flat, bungalow, property, accommodations for 4

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Casa Alina offers freshly prepared four course meals delievered straight to the table. Menu based on seasonal produce,etc. Fresh and local products used at all times. Dietary restrictions can be accomodated with advance notice. Breakfast baskets also available. In villa cooking lessons....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Casa Alina offers Laura's catering - freshly prepared four course meals with wine pairings and dessert...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Freshly pressed, luxurious hotel style linens...moreless

          • Heating:

            Additonal cost from October 15-April 15...moreless

          • Parking:

            On site parking...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Central Air Climate Controlled Heat Refrigerator Washing machine Dryer Stove Range Microwave Dish Washer Espresso/Cappuccino maker American Coffee Maker Coffee Grinder TV with SAT TV Phone for Local Calls Hair Dryer US Outlets in Every Room (This means that you can bring plug in your cell phone, lap top, etc.) DVD ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    Amazing views of vineyards, olive groves and hill tops. Tuscany is amazing!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Museums
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Ruins
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $240
                  $1,400
                  Low Season
                  Nov 1 - Mar 31
                  7 night min stay

                  $895
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $240

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Additional nights can be purchased at $240 per night

                  Visa, M/C or personal check


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                  Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Wine Tasting, Olive Oil tasting, Tuscan Cooking Lessons, Medieval Festivals, Garden Tours, 50 minutes to the Mediterranean Sea

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Kimberly and Alessio Pucci are the owners of Casa Alina, a villa in a restored hamlet that they purchased after living in the heart of Renaissance Florence for more than ten years. The couple was looking for a quiet place in the unspoiled Tuscan countryside to raise a family that was within a short drive to Florence. Kimberly, an American, studied in Florence and then began her career in the Italian jewelry business as a buyer for the Piccini family on the Ponte Vecchio. Alessio, a Tuscan native, earned a double Phd. at the University of Pisa in Structural Engineering and Architecture. Casa Alina is named after the couple's first child, Alina, who was born in Florence in 2004. They have since moved to Rhode Island where Kimberly works in luxury goods. Alessio is a partner at Paul Weber, an architectural firm in Newport. The family welcomed a new baby, Niccolo', in the Fall of 2009. Casa Alina has become their retreat from their hectic lives in the US!

                  Why the Owner Chose Montespertoli:
                  Rolling hills dotted with cypress trees, walks in the vineyards, our olive groves...a great location with fabulous wine and amazing food! Need we say more?

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  Casa Alina is truly a magnificent place to use as a base for your Tuscan vacation. We guarantee our accommodations as our family takes care of the property and greets you upon your arrival! We have left our home as a home NOT as a rental property. Therefore, you will find everything that you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Pack your bags and book at week (or two) at Casa Alina. You are sure to be pleased!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: italian, english

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                  • Casa Alina caters to an American/Canadian client. Amenities: A/C, Wi-Fi & SAT TV

                    Casa Alina caters to an American/Canadian client. Amenities: A/C, Wi-Fi & SAT TV

                  • Backyard Views!

                    Backyard Views!

                  • Enjoy a glass of wine on our private patio overlooking the vineyards

                    Enjoy a glass of wine on our private patio overlooking the vineyards

                  • Our eat-in gourmet kitchen with chestnut cabinets, travertine and old farm table

                    Our eat-in gourmet kitchen with chestnut cabinets, travertine and old farm table

                  • The Queen Room with luxurious bedding and post and beam ceilings.

                    The Queen Room with luxurious bedding and post and beam ceilings.

                  • Our two bathrooms have English style fixtures and beautiful Italian ceramic tile

                    Our two bathrooms have English style fixtures and beautiful Italian ceramic tile

                  • Renaissance Florence is only 3o minutes away

                    Renaissance Florence is only 3o minutes away

                  • Castello di Montegufoni - Site for the Pucci's Wedding 15 years ago!

                    Castello di Montegufoni - Site for the Pucci's Wedding 15 years ago!

                  • Montespertoli is situated just 30km from the Florence airport

                    Montespertoli is situated just 30km from the Florence airport

                  • The Ponte Vecchio

                    The Ponte Vecchio

                  • Medieval San Gimingnano

                    Medieval San Gimingnano

                  • Tuscany would not be Tuscany without Sunflowers!

                    Tuscany would not be Tuscany without Sunflowers!

                  • Casa Alina is part of a 12th c. Tuscan hamlet that was owned by the Vatican

                    Casa Alina is part of a 12th c. Tuscan hamlet that was owned by the Vatican

                  • Original 18th c. Tuscan antiques and hand-carved fireplace

                    Original 18th c. Tuscan antiques and hand-carved fireplace

                  • The King Room with romantic decor, luxurious linens and restored antiques.

                    The King Room with romantic decor, luxurious linens and restored antiques.

                  • The Prince Room with Double Bed and family antiques.

                    The Prince Room with Double Bed and family antiques.

                  • Casa Alina sits on a hilltop with views of the vineyards and olive groves.

                    Casa Alina sits on a hilltop with views of the vineyards and olive groves.

                  • A unspoiled Tuscany waiting to be discovered

                    A unspoiled Tuscany waiting to be discovered

                  • Olives ripening in the sun.

                    Olives ripening in the sun.

                  • Leonardo's Birthplace - Vinci

                    Leonardo's Birthplace - Vinci

                  • Get your morning walk in while enjoying the quiet of the countryside

                    Get your morning walk in while enjoying the quiet of the countryside

                  • From Laura's Summer Menu- Freshly Prepared Four Course Tuscan Meals with Wine

                    From Laura's Summer Menu- Freshly Prepared Four Course Tuscan Meals with Wine

                  • What is better than wine tasting in a 500 year old castle?

                    What is better than wine tasting in a 500 year old castle?

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                  Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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