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American Owned-Catering to American/Canadian Guests-Tuscan Meals-Cooking Lessons

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Casa Alina is a 12thc. villa within a restored hamlet that was Vatican own

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Last updated: 10/17/2014

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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?



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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          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

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

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

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

                  • Internet:

                    WI-Fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Freshly pressed, luxurious hotel style linens...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    On site parking...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • 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

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

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

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 31 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $200
                  $900
                  Mid Season
                  Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $240
                  $1,400
                  High Season
                  Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $240
                  $1,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $240

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Additional nights can be purchased at $240 per night

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                  Location

                  35 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Florence
                  0.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  0.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  60 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Beach

                  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: english, italian

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Casa Alina is a 12thc. villa within a restored hamlet that was Vatican own

                    Casa Alina is a 12thc. villa within a restored hamlet that was Vatican own

                  • Enjoy an espresso or glass of wine Under The Tuscan Sun.

                    Enjoy an espresso or glass of wine Under The Tuscan Sun.

                  • 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

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

                    The Loop. Get your morning walk in while enjoying the quiet of the countryside.

                  • A unspoiled Tuscany waiting to be discovered

                    A unspoiled Tuscany waiting to be discovered

                  • Make wine. Drink wine.

                    Make wine. Drink wine.

                  • 'Blue skies, warm, fragrant, stunning landscapes…C.A. has been marvelous…'

                    'Blue skies, warm, fragrant, stunning landscapes…C.A. has been marvelous…'

                  • Another happy guest!

                    Another happy guest!

                  • Florence by day! Florence by night! You will never be disappointed with our city

                    Florence by day! Florence by night! You will never be disappointed with our city

                  • Campo Santo in Pisa. Climb the Leaning Tower for a once in a lifetime experience

                    Campo Santo in Pisa. Climb the Leaning Tower for a once in a lifetime experience

                  • Casa Alina is very quiet and private.

                    Casa Alina is very quiet and private.

                  • 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 accommodates guests in an intimate space

                    The Prince Room with Double Bed accommodates guests in an intimate space

                  • 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.

                  • We love to share our favorite spots with our guests. Ask us where we go to taste

                    We love to share our favorite spots with our guests. Ask us where we go to taste

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

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

                  • Tuscany would not be Tuscany without sunflowers!

                    Tuscany would not be Tuscany without sunflowers!

                  • Laura's Tuscan Meals-Freshly prepared and delivered to you. Foodies Beware!

                    Laura's Tuscan Meals-Freshly prepared and delivered to you. Foodies Beware!

                  • Climb the Torre Grossa in Medieval San Gimignano. The views are breathtaking!

                    Climb the Torre Grossa in Medieval San Gimignano. The views are breathtaking!

                  • The town of Vinci. Leonardo's birthplace and home to the amazing olive groves!

                    The town of Vinci. Leonardo's birthplace and home to the amazing olive groves!

                  • Florence is an open museum. Stroll the city after hours to enjoy great Masters.

                    Florence is an open museum. Stroll the city after hours to enjoy great Masters.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english, italian
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                  • Calendar last updated: 10/17/2014
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