Tuscany Villa Sweeping Views Galore-Sample Chianti Wine-Lovely
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Italy Perfect Winner Trip Advisor-FlipKey Award of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013. Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Top Florence Specialist 2012 & 2013. Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star 2013.
Casa Rossa is a Tuscany villa in the beautiful Chianti region.
The minimum booking period is 5 nights. Arrive any day of the week.
Set atop gently rolling hills of vineyards and olive orchards, Casa Rossa is a peaceful Tuscany villa retreat that typifies the beauty, serenity and charm of the Chianti Classico region. The villa is located in the countryside between Florence and Siena, The nearest towns are San Casciano and Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa. Florence, Siena and Greve in Chianti are an easy drive. The nearest towns are San Casciano and Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa.
Casa Rossa or 'Red House' is a restored farmhouse set off a small country road on an estate that produces a lovely Chianti wine from the robust San Giovese, Malvasia, Trebbiano and Canaiolo grapes grown there. Additionally, the estate grows olives that are pressed into an excellent extra virgin olive oil.
You approach the front door of the Tuscany villa from a short flight of stairs. The living room and kitchen are to the left off the main hallway; the bedrooms and bathrooms are to the right; all of these rooms are on one level. The living room is comfortably furnished with a beige sofa and two comfortable easy chairs. In the corner is a television, but with views like these it's unlikely you'll spend time watching TV! The sofa opens up to become a double bed.
The country-style open plan kitchen flows from the living room, perfect for friends and family who want to socialize and cook up a savory meal together. The dining table provides a great place to congregate and enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner. The table expands to seat eight people comfortably.
The kitchen's 'piece de resistance' is the beautiful original wood burning fireplace that truly makes it the hearth of the home. It's a very pleasant room to spend time in while you make a delicious Tuscan-style meal from the fresh ingredients in abundant supply locally. It has a refrigerator with freezer, a four-burner stove, corner double sink, and a buffet serving area. The many cabinets provide good storage space. The countertops are covered in clean off-white tile. Just off the kitchen is a small room that contains the washing machine.
Off the living room is the large terrace with views galore. Enjoy your meals al fresco throughout the warm months. What better place to relax and review the day's events, or simply enjoy life, than lounging on the expansive terrace? The terrace is furnished with eight chairs, two lounge chairs, a table, barbeque and an umbrella. Just below the terrace the vineyards stretch out and down the gently rolling hillside.
Retracing your steps back down the hallway past the front door, there is the main large bathroom to your left. It has a large Jacuzzi-style bathtub for long soaks, a sink with good countertop space and storage in the cabinet underneath, a bidet and a toilet.
Beyond to your left is the large master bedroom with a lovely wrought iron framed queen bed, antique armoire for clothing, nightstands on either side of the bed with small reading lamps. The ceiling rises high above with exposed beams and tiles. In the morning throw open the shutters and take in the fresh country air.
Across the hallway is the second bedroom with an en suite bathroom. It has two comfortable twin beds each with a nightstand and small lamp for nighttime reading, an armoire for clothing and two windows that overlook the property. There is also a rollaway twin bed so the bedroom can sleep three people.
The bathroom that connects to the second bedroom is small but convenient. It has a sink, toilet and shower and bidet.
The bottom part of the house has a small room that is used for winemaking during the grape harvest and is not accessible to guests. We will happily arrange, upon request, to show you the large cantina below the house where antique aging barrels are still used today during the autumn vendemmia - grape harvesting season. We hope you'll oblige and try a bit of the very nice Chianti that is produced on the premises!
The house is located on the same property with another rental house, Casa San Vito VRBO #42825, which can be rented in conjunction with Casa Rossa for large groups. The houses are approximately 30 meters apart.
The Chianti location in one of the most scenic areas of the Tuscany region. Casa Rossa is located at the western edge of the famous Chianti Classico region in Tuscany, between Florence and Siena. About seven miles away is the ancient hilltop town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, located between the Greve and Pesa valleys. The town is surrounded in part by an ancient wall dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries and has many restaurants, shops and a two supermarkets.
The house is conveniently situated in one of the best parts of the Chianti region of Tuscany for daily excursions to see the famous towers of San Gimignano only 30 minutes away, the sites of beautiful Siena, one hour away; the baths of Montecatini nearby, and is a wine aficionados paradise if you want to sample the many excellent varieties of Chianti
Please see the link below for more photos & information, map showing the location, guest comments.
Keywords: Tuscany Chianti Villa
- 2500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
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- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Window Screens
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
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- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Wine Tasting
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Enjoyable stayGuest comment entered by manager
We had a very enjoyable stay. Details accurately described, and welcome and support whilst we were there was exemplary. Highly recommended.
- Guest Andrew from England
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
The house and surroundings were lovely.Guest comment entered by manager
The house and surroundings were lovely.
We have come home from our wonderful holiday in Italy. Everything was just perfect! I take this opportunity to thank Francesco and the whole family for their friendliness and helpfulness during our stay. The house and the surroundings of it were lovely. We can very well recommend Italy Perfect to our friends and family.
- Guest Kristina from Finland
- Date of stay 07/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
A marvelous experience.Guest comment entered by manager
A marvelous experience.
The house is lovely and very comfortable located in a beautiful olive grove and vineyard. We loved the location. Especially loved the little towns of Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa and San Casciano. Close to Florence. A marvelous experience. Francesco and his mother were absolutely wonderful and so helpful. We hope to return in the future.
- Guest Chris, Harry and Marlene
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
GreatGuest comment entered by manager
Our 7 days at Casa Rosa was to be a highlight of our time in Italy and we were not disappointed. The villa was conveniently located with easy access to the surrounding towns and villages. Our host was very welcoming and spent time informing us of the highlights of the area and where the various services were located. He gave us his cell phone number and advised we could ring at any time if we had a problem. The view from the terrace was stunning, overlooking vineyards and olive groves. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property. You do need a car as there is nothing within walking distance which adds to the charm.
- Guest Robyn from Australia
- Date of stay 05/05/13
- Review Submitted 06/08/13
Magnificent viewsGuest comment entered by manager
Casa Rossa is the ideal house for those who want to live and feel Tuscany only 15 to 20 minutes from a free parking in Botai, where a bus can be taken to get to the center of Florence in 20 to 30 minutes. From Casa Rossa, you can easily travel to Sienna and many other small towns of great interest like San Gimiano. Casa Rossa is very comfortable for two couples or a family. Is is quiet and offers a magnificient view of surrounding mountains, vineyards and olive trees. The terrace is enchanting with dining table, chairs and BBQ. On the grounds you have access to fresh herbs of different kinds for immediate gastronomic pleasure. Casa Rossa is located on a vineyard and you are in immediate contact with the owners. Francesco and his mother are simply perfect and for your pleasure, you can buy for a small price locally produced wine and olive oil to bring back home. Don't miss this spot. We would come back any time.
- Guest Danielle
- Date of stay 10/14/12
- Review Submitted 11/05/12
Better Than EverGuest comment entered by manager
Better Than Ever
Wow!!! Casa Rossa was everything and more. We arrived early and after speaking with Franchesco, we were greeted at the villa by his Mom and Dad. Delightful people. Scenery was surreal. Just like the pictures. So beautiful. Villa is wonderful. Imaculate and well apportioned. We completely fell in love with the villa and the area. We day tripped to so many outstanding towns including the "biggies". Luckily we hit the wine harvest the day we arrived so we got to see the entire process from picking the grapes to final cleanup right from our balcony. What a Bonus! Once we got used to the roads,(short learining curve)everything exceeded our high expectations. Italy Perfect was spot on and very helpful in the process and Franchesco was friendly and available if needed by phone. I have already recommended Italy Perfect AND Casa Rossa to a number of friends. Best vacation EVER!!!
- Guest Steve & Janine
- Date of stay 10/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Great stay!Guest comment entered by manager
We had a terrific stay at Casa Rossa and will remember it for a lifetime. Francesco was so helpful and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was fantastic. The veranda overlooking the vineyard was breathtaking. We will let anyone know that is ever going to Tuscany that they cant go wrong staying at Casa Rossa!
- Guest Jeff
- Date of stay 07/03/12
- Review Submitted 08/05/12
Casa Rossa Was WonderfulGuest comment entered by manager
Casa Rossa Was Wonderful
We spend 8 nights at Casa Rossa and it wasn't nearly long enough. It proved to be a perfect location for easy trips into Florence and still have amazing Tuscan countryside all around us. Driving into Florence was a bit daunting at first but we quickly found a few reliable parking garages and even got used to the scooters surging all around us in traffic. Our hosts were wonderful, warm and inviting. They make some of the best chianti we drank, right there. San Casciano was also very accessible and we had a picture perfect first night dinner at Osteria Cafe'del Popolano. The villa was perfect for us, casual and comfortable and plenty of room for 4. We intend to return as soon as we can. Italy Perfect is definitely worth recommending. Everything was clear and the preparation information was very helpful. Our only mistake was trying to do too much in too short an amount of time. We wish we had visited more of the surrounding towns but we feel that we really got to experience Florence and that was wonderful. Next trip we will stay longer, slow down a little more and soak in more of Tuscany.
- Guest Chris
- Date of stay 04/27/12
- Review Submitted 05/23/12
Guest comment entered by manager
We recently rented Casa Rossa thru Italy Perfect and were satisfied with the property and service. This property [one of side by side properties] is owned by a family whose son [professional, mid thirties] really runs the property management. He was polite, efficient, available, and resolved the few issues [no water and no hot water] very quickly. THE EVENINGS WERE SPECTACULAR FROM THE VERY SPACIOUS TILED OUTDOOR DECK OVERLOOKING TUSCAN VINEYARDS AND HILLSIDES. IT WAS PERFECT, NOT WANTING TO DRIVE UNFAMILIAR ROADS AFTER DARK AND AFTER GRAPE JUICE. The location was very convenient to neighboring towns/villages and Florence was less than 30 minutes away, transportation close by the rental house. Although nicely remote, access to roads/highways [to Florence/Sienna] were within 5 minutes. Wineries abound and [maybe] the best cheese farm in Italy was less than 2 miles away from the house! Pre-trip communications [from Italy Perfect] were timely and complete. All-in-all, a very nice experience.
- Guest Wade
- Date of stay 06/02/11
- Review Submitted 06/25/11
Guest comment entered by manager
The house was so quaint and the views were unbelievable. Our favorite was the expansive terrace and we enjoyed the wine left for us by Francisco. I would recommend Italy Perfect to friends! Lisa was so helpful and the packets of information and the quick email responses to our questions made us know that we made the right choice in going with Italy Perfect. We really enjoyed Il Cantinella di Nonno (?) in San Casciano and the family who runs the nearby deli were wonderfully friendly and very helpful to us. The quiet and views really made our whole trip to Italy!!
- Guest AJC
- Date of stay 05/28/11
- Review Submitted 06/20/11
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Nov 25 - Mar 31, 2014
5 night min stay
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2014
5 night min stay
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Expansive Terrace Overlooks Lush Vineyards and Chianti Hills
Dine on the terrace with splendid views of the rolling hills of Tuscany
Living room has comfortable seating.
Light a Cozy Fire & Enjoy Leisurely Fall & Winter Meals Around the Table
Handsome iron bed frame is a study in simplicity in the master bedroom.
Bathroom with tub, shower, toilet, bidet. Lovely vineyard views too!
Doorway to the cellar where the Chianti wine is made.
Market day at nearby charming hilltop town San Casciano. Good restaurants here.
Springtime in Tuscany
Fresh vegetables at the weekly market in San Casciano
Roam the Chianti countryside for wine tasting
Drive around Tuscany and take in views like this
Comfortable Seating that's Perfect for Relaxing and Enjoying a Glass of Chianti
Casa Rossa, aptly named for its red color. It's on a country lane.
Cheerful second bedroom is filled with light and overlooks the vineyards
Under the Tuscan Sun views of Casa Rossa in the distance on the right
Bathroom off the second bedroom has a step in tiled shower
The wine cellar where Chianti is produced.
Beautiful views of the vineyards from the windows and from the terrace
Fresh fruit at the weekly market in San Casciano
Pecorino cheese and wild honey tasting at local restaurant
Yummy cappuccino at the tiny hamlet of Romita that is a few minutes drive away
Fields of poppies in the spring
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