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Your Special Stay in Chianti , Between Florence and Siena

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Last updated: 09/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Santa Maria a Poneta is a charming hamlet situated in the heart of Tuscany, in the Chianti area between Florence and Siena. The farmhouse, with its Romanesque church, is located in a valley rich in history near Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and many other Medieval and Renaissance cities and towns. A holiday at Santa Maria a Poneta offers you the marvelous experience of living in the heart of Tuscany in a special location.

A unique emotion, in the historical hamlet of Santa Maria a Poneta surrounded by a park with olive trees and cypress, where antique roses and herbs fill the air with their fresh scents, and great lemon trees in old terracotta pots show our attentions and love for this special place. The swimming pool allows you to enjoy the Tuscan sun surrounded by the vineyards which produce our prestigious Chianti wine.

The backyard and terraces overlook open fields in which we breed our horses and green hills with vineyards and olive groves. A blend of Renaissance era with present day comfort .

Here quietness and nature reign outdoors while inside you can enjoy tasteful Tuscany traditional country style.

Keywords: Farmhouse, Country House, Holiday Home, Country Home, Agritourism, Villa, Apartment, Casita, historical house, swimmingpool


Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Only for children up tp 12 years old....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) upon request we can add an extra bed only for children up to 12 years old - daily price € 15,00- weekly price € 80,00, Baby Cribs (1) On request we provide a crib for your baby, free charge....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • WI-FI area, Free access to internet,


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street:

    The property is completely fenced and the access to the villa is allowed only to our guests. A large private parking is on disposal of our guests., near the entrance of the villa,...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    A free WI-Fi connection is available in the common areas and under the covered loggia....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    A new gazebo is on disposal of our guests near the pool....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Wine and Museum time
Oct 3 - Nov 6, 2015
3 night min stay
Extravergin olive oil time
Nov 7 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Towels set ( extra ) €20
  • Daily Holiday tax p.p. €2
  • Pet Fee €5
  • Cleaning €60
  • Taxes Not included


The public authority require a tax holiday only to the people more than 14 years old: it is euros 1,50 per day per person.

The wi-fi connection is free. The parking is on disposal for our guest, at your arrival you will have a remote controll of the gate so that only the guests will be inside our property.

We require an advance deposit 30% for complete the booking.

Final payment + holiday tax on the leaving.

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Last updated: 09/06/2015
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
La Zambra
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Barberino val d'Elsa
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Bolgheri - Cecina

Car: Necessary

We can reserve for our guests tickets for the bigger museums of Florence so that to avoid queue. We can make restaurant reservation, or organize masseuse services, rent bicycles, painting and cooking classes, and especially wine tasting in our farm Il Paganello.


Owner info

About the owner: Hello, I am Riccardo, me and my wife Susanna will be happy to welcome you to Santa Maria a Poneta. We will be the mentor for you, helping you to discover our fantastic Tuscany, our culture, our tastes, the kitchen and last but not least our wonderful wines. You'll feel right at home with our hospitality and we will help you with your every need because it is a perfect holiday for you. See you soon...

Why the Owner Chose Barberino Val d'Elsa:
Our apartment BARBERINO is a suitable accommodation for 4/5 people. On the ground floor set into cool stone walls is the original barn, now a loggia, or covered terrace, which is essentially like an outdoor living room in the summer. The patio area is furnished with a table and chairs for dining outdoors. Coming off the entryway is the living room to your left and the eat-in kitchen to your right. The apartment has terracotta floors and beautiful wooden ceiling beams that rise above. The living room has a large comfortable seating and a window the overlooks the property. All furniture is of the highest quality with several antiques. The kitchen is lovely with brand new appliances and is furnished with a large table for comfortable, casual meals and lively conversation. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and one more sitting room. The master bedroom has a romantic antique doublebed, a large armoire. The beautiful headboard has been passed down in the family generation after generation. The window looks out over the vine-covered hills. The adjacent bathroom has a full shower, toilet, bidet, and sink. The view from this particular window is one of the best as you gaze over the olive grove out to Chianti's rolling hills! The finish work in the bathroom is excellent, with beautiful tile details done by master Italian ceramic craftsmen. Over the sink is a large mirror and excellent lighting. The spacious second bedroom is a bit larger then the master bedroom and has two twin beds It has good closet space, a little desk with an antique armoire. In the second sitting room, a large sofà bed can be the 5th bed for one more guest (less than 12 years old).

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Bed linen and bath towels (changed once a week), final cleaning, are all included in the price. We have not airconditioning, it is not usefull in these old houses. Extra services available: domestic maid, breakfast, Tuscan dinners, cooking classes, babysitter. CHECK IN 15,30-19,30 CHECK OUT 9,00 a.m. In medium and high season only Saturday-Saturday renting.

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian



  • really Tuscany, stone building.....the old barn

    really Tuscany, stone building.....the old barn

  • Vico's private and relaxing loggiato......

    Vico's private and relaxing loggiato......

  • covered loggia onto the garden

    covered loggia onto the garden

  • A good Tuscany dinner...and wine!!

    A good Tuscany dinner...and wine!!

  • One of the bathrooms

    One of the bathrooms

VRBO #323419

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