Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
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.
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
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
- Vacation Rental
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
ReviewsWrite a review
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.
- Guest Neil
- Date of stay 05/05/12
- Review Submitted 05/13/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
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!
- Guest Lisa
- Date of stay 03/24/12
- Review Submitted 04/11/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
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!
- Guest Debbie
- Date of stay 03/23/12
- Review Submitted 04/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Peaceful Country Villa Only 10min from Center of Florence!
Peaceful Country Villa Only 10min from Center of Florence!
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!
- Guest good2163
- Date of stay 08/09/11
- Review Submitted 08/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
4 night min stay
Discounts: 10 nights or more $935 nightly
Oct 15 - Dec 19
4 night min stay
Jan 10 - Mar 14
3 night min stay
Apr 8 - Apr 30
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Longer term rentals rates upon application
Utilities (water, gas and electricity) included ONLY with weekly rate.
Longer term rentals utilities charged at cost.
- Pet Fee: $0
- Property Damage Protection: $69
- Taxes Not included
Please note that rates DO include the following: - Linens, duvets & bath towels - Utilities (air conditioning/heating, electricity, water and kitchen gas) included ONLY with weekly rate, up to 3 weeks, any period December and January excluded. - WiFi broadband internet connection - Mid-week change of linens & towels - Final cleaning The deposit is fully refundable, or usable for a new booking, when cancelling with an advance notice of more than 3 months and/or rescheduling the rental period. When cancelling with an advance notice between 3 and 2 months, only 50% of the deposit will be refunded, whereas the deposit is not refundable when the booking is cancelled later than 30 days prior to arrival.
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