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Villa Tantafera

Villa Tantafera The view The gate The entrance Rear garden The Fountain Entrance hall / Living room Living room 2 Dining room Dining room Ivory bedroom Blue bedroom Red Bedroom Green bedroom Grey bathroom Tower suite Tower bedroom The kitchen Whirlpool

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Last updated: 01/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Dating back to the 15th century, this historical villa has just been restored and refurbished from top to bottom. Its hilltop position ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with the city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus.
The Villa is nestled on top of 5 acres of private land, scattered with olive trees. All around the house, a terraced garden with ponds and fountains, lemon plants and persimmon trees.
GROUND FLOOR :
Large, high ceiling entrance hall/living room with fireplace, guest bathroom, second living room with fireplace, large frescoed dining room with table for 12, spacious fully equipped kitchen(four burner gas pro-grade stove, double conventional oven, microwave/grill oven, dishwasher, large refrigerator, separate deep freezer) with island counter and stools, connecting to the rear garden.
FIRST FLOOR:
Bedroom #1 : King size A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.
Bedroom #2 : Queen size A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.
Bedroom #3 : Single A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, sharing bathroom with
Bedroom #4 : Queen size A/C bedroom.

UPPER FLOOR:TOWER :
A large suite with A/C living area and Kitchenette. Double basin bathroom with shower for exclusive use of the King size A/C bedroom in the tower.

MEZZANINE FLOOR:
Bedroom#5: Twin beds with en suite bathroom with separate shower.
Bedroom#6: Single room. En suite bathroom with shower
Laundry room with iron & ironing board, washer and dryer

LOWER/GARDEN LEVEL:
The old cellars have been adapted to accommodate the wellness area, with a luxurious 3x2 meters built-in whirlpool.
Changing room/ Tea room
Bathroom with shower

•Top-notch heating system with area thermostats, instant unlimited hot water for showers or bathtub soaks
•Wireless broadband internet connection.
•Weekly change of linen and towels. More frequent change at extra cost.
•Utilities (water, gas and electricity) included only with weekly rate. Not included for longer term rentals.
•Cook and extra maid service available at advance request, at extra cost.

Keywords: Elegant villa with modern comforts

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • The old cellars have been adapted to accommodate the wellness area, with a luxurious 3x2 meters built-in whirlpool. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio

                      Other Activities

                          • The Villa ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with Florence city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Dream Location

                            Dream Location

                            • Guest Jen (Seattle)
                            • Date of stay 11/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/08/13
                            I just returned from spending a glorious week at this villa with eleven friends in celebration of my fortieth birthday. The view of Florence was exquisite and I spent at least one day starring at it, watching the sky and clouds change color. The property is so big that for the first two days we found ourselves getting lost. Rooms are comfortable, bathrooms spacious, and the living areas relaxing and well-appointed. Had a great time preparing meals in the two kitchens (including Thanksgiving dinner). On Friday night a caterer recommended by the owner prepared a four-course meal for our group in the dining room. The food was delicious and the decoration lovely. I cannot say enough good things about this property. I am scheming as to when I may return. Roberto was extremely helpful and the recommendations he made about restaurants in town were spot on. Not easy to find, but once there it was the perfect mix of far away and close to town. The artwork and detail are also to be applauded.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          • Sensational family getaway!

                            Sensational family getaway!

                            • Guest Krista G.
                            • Date of stay 10/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/17/13
                            We spent an absolutely amazing week at Villa Tantafera and wish we could have stayed longer. The villa easily accommodated 12 members of our combined families for a week leading up to our wedding in Florence. Roberto recommended a local wedding planner who arranged a fabulous wedding lunch for us in the huge dining room at the villa; followed by drinks out on the terrace as the sun set over the Duomo. The views out over Florence are so much more beautiful than any photo can capture! We loved everything about Villa Tantafera. Roberto has obviously restored the villa to ensure it keeps it's heritage charm and the personalised touches in the decor make it feel so inviting. It is a truly lovely home and we hope to be back again some day.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          • The best part of our entire Italy trip

                            The best part of our entire Italy trip

                            • Guest Branton B.
                            • Date of stay 08/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/22/13
                            What a wonderful experience. It begins with Roberto, who is an absolutely wonderful host. His love and pride for the villa is conveyed to all those who stay. After a week of touring Italy, this villa was the perfect conclusion for our family. It has all the rustic charm of a 14th century home, while all the modern amenities that make it the perfect place for relaxation. It was an easy ten minute drive to downtown Florence for shopping and sightseeing. We highly recommend both Roberto and his villa for those who want to escape the fray of downtown hotels. A true taste of all that is Florence. --And if you don't want to cook, we HIGHLY recommend Chef Lisa Banchieri !!

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                          • Villa Tantafera Fiesole Florence Italy Villa Extraordinaire

                            Villa Tantafera Fiesole Florence Italy Villa Extraordinaire

                            • Guest Denis (Melbourne Australia)
                            • Date of stay 07/06/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/23/13
                            Stunning property, superbly appointed, worked extremely well for a family gathering both pre and post wedding celebration. Accommodated 13 adults and 2 children, with very large bedrooms and bathrooms. Very comfortable Owner extremely friendly with much support and local area knowledge, he recommended a chef one evening to cook for our group, first class meal, all freshly prepared in the villa kitchen, great dining room with views over Florence A Five star stay in a beautiful Villa, thank you, Denis and family

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

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                          • Phenomenal accommodations

                            Phenomenal accommodations

                            • Guest Diane (Near Roanoke, VA USA)
                            • Date of stay 06/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                            After months of planning a blended family vacation for ten adults (ages 24-60), and numerous helpful emails back and forth with the owner, Roberto, we finally arrived at our destination after traveling up a steep, secluded driveway. 'Jaw-dropping' is the term I use to describe what we saw next! The villa is magnificent. All is exactly as you see in the pictures. Sparkling clean, all modern conveniences including bath, kitchen, laundry, A/C, spa/hot tub and wi-fi worked perfectly. Think 'jaw-dropping' again when you see the panoramic view you have of Florence. Our gracious host seemed more like a family friend than proprietor by the end of our stay.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                          • Beautiful hillside villa!

                            Beautiful hillside villa!

                            • Guest Kendall O.
                            • Date of stay 06/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                            Breathtaking views, enormous living and dining spaces, lavish grounds, and comfortable beds welcome you to Villa Tantafera. You feel like a royalty when walking the grounds and sitting in one of the two well appointed living areas. Everyone has their own bathroom and private space. Perfect place for a family reunion or traveling with a large family. Smaller families or couples would also enjoy this villa and have their pick of rooms. We will definitely come back the next time we travel to Florence.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                          • Absolutely Incredible!

                            Absolutely Incredible!

                            • Guest Neil (United States)
                            • Date of stay 05/05/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/13/12
                            We rented Villa Tantafera for our wedding venue. Each of our immediate families stayed at the villa with us. It's hard to decide where to start in describing what a wonderful experience this was. The owner is more of a host, than a property manager. He provided contact information for an excellent wedding planner, personally helped us set up for the wedding, bought food and wine to stock the kitchen for us before our arrival, provided a couple of local cell phones for our use, picked us up at the airport, was available for any questions at any time, ... I can't say enough about how great he is. The Villa is breathtakingly beautiful! The pictures online are nice, but they don't quite capture how amazing this place is. We found it hard to capture with pictures, as well. Every detail of the villa is beautiful, so it's hard to decide where to point the camera. All of the historical charm of the villa has been preserved, while modern enhancements such as the climate control, dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc were added. The views of the city from the villa are awesome. We were blown away even after enjoying the views for a week. The only advice that I would give is to rent a car. It's a little difficult to explain the location to cab drivers. The walk to the bus stop is a bit challenging. Other than the transportation issue, everything was perfect. We were very sad to leave.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                          • GORGEOUS VILLA!

                            GORGEOUS VILLA!

                            • Guest Lisa (Chicago, IL USA)
                            • Date of stay 03/24/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/11/12
                            We booked this villa based on the location (proximity to Florence) and large size to fit 2 families with 4 adults and 6 kids aged 17-11.The pictures do not do this gorgeous home justice! The home has been completely redone with a lovely kitchen and multiple beautiful bathrooms. We had unused bedrooms with a party of 10. There are many many areas to hang out together throughout the house. The dining room table easily accomodated our group on the one night we ate in with a chef cooking an unbelievable meal. ( Roberto, the owner, can give you the chef's ( Lisa) info, as that was our best meal in Florence! The view of Florence from the villa has to be the best that can be found anywhere around Florence! Simply stunning! The location of the villa is excellent. It is only about 3 miles from Florence on the GPS... though, it is a little tricky navigating the one way hilly streets. Our kids LOVED the hottub on the lower level! it is much bigger that an American hot tub and closer in size to a small indoor pool. Finally, Roberto, the owner, is a pleasure to work with and so available to help us! He gave us two local cell phones to use while we were there and stocked the kitchen when we arrived. Do not hesitate to book this amazing home!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          • Debbie

                            Debbie

                            • Guest Debbie (Chicago)
                            • Date of stay 03/23/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/09/12
                            We just returned from the most wonderful week at the Villa Tantafera with our family and friends. The owner, Roberto, met us upon our arrival and gave us an introduction to both the Villa and to Florence. He is a very gracious and charming host-- stocking the refriderator, leaving us cell phones. He was available if we needed him, but never intrusive. The property was spectacular. It far exceeded any expectations that we had. The views were unbelievable. We started each day with breakfast on the patio overlooking Florence. We traveled with six kids. There was plenty of room for them to play together or go off on their own. They all loved the hot pool. Roberto gave us a terrific recommendation for a chef to come and cook dinner for us. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. The food was delicious, the chef delightful. We all agreed that we would have liked to stay another week, and would love the opportunity to return to the Villa!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                          • Peaceful Country Villa Only 10min from Center of Florence!

                            Peaceful Country Villa Only 10min from Center of Florence!

                            • Guest good2163 (New York, NY)
                            • Date of stay 08/09/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/21/11
                            We just returned from a fantastic week at Villa Tantafera with our extended family. The recently-remodeled property fully-exceeded our expectations! It's filled with both structural and interior design historic charm, while everything functional, from the kitchens (one downstairs, one in tower), entertainment room, whirlpool, wiring and plumbing was upgraded in the recent renovation. As the villa is in a GPS-challenged location (a positive in my book), the owner Roberto met arriving guests on the main thoroughfare to escort us to the property. He offered to guide each guest from the airport, which is only 20 minutes away, as well. We arrived to a spotless villa with a fridge stocked with a few days' worth of supplies (including plenty of wine, and excellent selections at that!), sufficient to allow for a leisurely evening and morning before heading out for groceries for our nine guests. We were provided with two local mobile phones, pre-loaded with airtime and Roberto's contact information, to use while visiting. Roberto was 'at our service' the entire visit, offering restaurant suggestions and other practical advice at our request, while remaining completely unobtrusive. He recommended a local chef who offered a cooking lesson ahead of an unbelievable meal- one of the highlights of the stay. Our visit was meant to be a mix of country relaxation and Tuscan sightseeing, so we didn't try to pack in everything in the surrounding area. We spent a few half-days in Florence (10-15min drive), went to San Gimignano for an afternoon (1h drive), and visited Sienna (1h drive). A truly magical property that we're planning on visiting soon again!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $1,200
                          $8,400

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                          • Property Damage Protection $69
                          • Taxes Not included

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                          Longer term rentals rates upon application

                          Utilities (water, gas and electricity) included ONLY with weekly rate.

                          Heating (winter months) charged at cost (Euro 500/week).


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                          • Villa Tantafera

                            Villa Tantafera

                          • The entrance

                            The entrance

                          • The Fountain

                            The Fountain

                          • Living room 2

                            Living room 2

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • Blue bedroom

                            Blue bedroom

                          • Green bedroom

                            Green bedroom

                          • Tower suite

                            Tower suite

                          • The kitchen

                            The kitchen

                          • The view

                            The view

                          • The gate

                            The gate

                          • Rear garden

                            Rear garden

                          • Entrance hall / Living room

                            Entrance hall / Living room

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • Ivory bedroom

                            Ivory bedroom

                          • Red Bedroom

                            Red Bedroom

                          • Grey bathroom

                            Grey bathroom

                          • Tower bedroom

                            Tower bedroom

                          • Whirlpool

                            Whirlpool

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, April 12, 2014

                          $1,200 per night (USD)
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                          7 Bedroom / 6.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 01/31/14
                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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