Tuscany Villa Sweeping Views Galore-Sample Chianti Wine-Lovely
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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, only 25 minutes south of Florence, making it easy to drive into the city for a day of sightseeing, strolling, shopping or even just for dinner. 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. Less then one mile away is a small hamlet where you can get basic provisions and groceries. 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.
About eight miles away is the cute little town of Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa that has some nice restaurants. Greve in Chianti is also about 8 miles away.
Hop onto the autostrada (highway) going north and in 25 minutes you're in Florence to see the sights, take in the art, enjoy a meal, linger at an outdoor cafe or shop.
The villa 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! You can even make a day trip to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa as it's only a 1-hour-30 minute drive away, as is the graceful town of Lucca.
Please see the link below for more photos & information, map showing the location, guest comments.
Keywords: Tuscany Chianti Villa
- 2 story
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Window Screens
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet:
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- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Wine Tasting
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Magnificent viewsGuest comment entered by owner
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 owner
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 owner
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 owner
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 owner
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 owner
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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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa San Vito. We chose this villa because of its central location and the fact that it had three bedrooms as we were three couples traveling together. Italy Perfect was very helpful and provided good information for our stay in Italy and at Casa San Vito. Any time I had a question, it was answered promptly. The directions to the villa were helpful but I recommend the use of a GPS when traveling in Italy. We were warmly welcomed by the owners of the property. While Franca and Julio do not speak English, their charming son Francisco did and was always available to answer our questions. We visited the villa during the last of the wine picking and crush and were given a tour of the family winery and even some barrel tasting. The house itself was nicely furnished and very comfortable. It was always nice to come back after a day of exploring to enjoy peaceful evenings in front of the fire. The vistas and surrounding hills are lovely although we wish there had been an upper deck to sit and enjoy the scenery. There is, however, a nice patio with barbecue. We enjoyed reading the guest book and comments there at the property and found that information to be very informative. There were also baskets full of maps, travel books and menus from nearby restaurants for us to use. Curiously not mentioned anywhere was a lovely Fattoria just on down the gravel road, maybe a twenty minute walk from the villa. Fattoria Corzano e Paterno makes cheese and wine and there is a lovely tasting room. The central location of Casa San Vito was wonderful. It was very easy to travel to Florence, Sienna and many other Tuscan towns. It was also just pleasant to stay at the villa and enjoy the beautiful scenery and serenity of the Tuscan hills.
- Guest Happy Traveler from California
- Date of stay 10/05/10
- Review Submitted 11/02/10
Guest comment entered by owner
Casa Rossa was amazing! The views off the terrace were breathtaking. It was really nice having a home base in the most beautiful part of Tuscany to go home to every night. I highly recommend a GPS, program the address prior to arriving for places like supermarket, gas, tourism spots, etc. Also, make sure you stop by the restaurants in San Casciano. By far the best food we ate was there.
- Guest Jessica
- Date of stay 06/12/10
- Review Submitted 09/09/10
Guest comment entered by owner
Casa Rossa was everything we dreamed it would be. This was our first trip to Italy and I cannot imagine that it could be bettered. The villa was perfect for four, two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Nicely appointed kitchen, fantastic fireplace with olive wood to burn. The sitting areas are nicer than they appear in the photos. The ceilings are typical Tuscan beamed - bonus. The terrace. Wow. Over 180 degree views of the countryside, olive groves, vineyards, just stunning. The location half way between Florence and Siena was perfect, loads of smaller towns to go and see too. Certainly would recommend going to any of the markets in the smaller towns - San Casciano, Poggibonsi, Tavernelle. Favourite restaurant close by is Cantinetta del Nonno in San Casciano - I think on Via Machiavelli - outstanding house wine there too! Francesco and his family looked after us very well without interfering. It was the grape harvest when we were there and they showed us the operations willingly. Complimentary wine and olive oil on our arrival was a lovely welcome. I would rent through Italy Perfect again - good prompt service, thorough instructions and advice. Ros and Chris Jones. Calgary, Ontario Canada
- Guest N/A
- Date of stay 10/17/09
- Review Submitted 10/17/09
Guest comment entered by owner
We absolutely LOVED our stay. The accommodations were amazing and beautiful. I would always suggest going to the large cities first because after you visit the smaller towns you don’t want to go back to the large cities! I can’t add to any of the restaurants, [the list of recommendations] was amazing. The location was fabulous and could not have asked for a better location. It was absolutely breathtaking. I would suggest letting people know that they can buy more wine and olive oil from Francesco and his family. We were too late the day we left and I would have loved to have bought more olive oil. It was the best I have ever had. I would suggest they keep some on hand at the house to sell. That is my only suggestion though. Everything was lovely and he and his mother were so kind and thoughtful. They were amazing with my children and very friendly. Thank you for an amazing experience! The Williams Family,Aaron, Kati, Kayley, Erika, and Tianna. Williams Family, Germany
- Guest N/A
- Date of stay 05/03/09
- Review Submitted 05/03/09
April thru October €1225/7 nights; €1155/6 nights; €1005/5 nights November thru March €1020/7 nights; €962/6 nights; €837/5 nights Final cleaning & utilities, except heat, included. Heat charged based on usage.
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About the owner: This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.
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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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