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Large Apartment with Private Outdoor Area and Pool Only 15 Min to San Gimignano

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Last updated: 12/30/2011

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Osservatorio is a stunning villa for up to 11guests divided into two independent units which can be rented separately for up to 6 guests. The large pool is only shared with these two apartments that enjoy its own wooded decking furnished with outdoor divans to provide guests with extra privacy and comfort.

Amenities at the property include air conditioning, Wifi unlimited connection, each apartmetn has in addition its own outdoor covered dining area. A built in barbecue is available.

The property is immersed in luxuriate gardens dotted by terracotta pots with flowers and sculptures. The property is not suitable for kids under 7 years of age.

Please note at this property there are not facilities for young children or toddlers therefore it is unsuitable for children under 7years of age.

The large property is completely fenced in and consists of two immaculately restored buildings, one of which is home to the discreet and friendly owners with their docile dog and a cat.

The 2 spacious apartments have heavy beam ceilings, cool cotto tiles and fine antiques all harmoniously blended in with more modern features from filter coffee makers to microwave ovens.

Orione apartment is an extremely roomy and airy apartment with impressive beams. It is accessed from ground level into the spacious living room with comfortable couches and table with chairs, embellished by some pieces of antiques and comfortable sofas. A flight of stairs lead to the spacious mezzanine where 2 single beds are located (on request the bed can be made as double). The 2 spacious bedrooms, each with its prettly tiled shower room are naturally cool in summer months. One also opens onto the private terrace, where to find a table and chairs, the ideal spot to read or sunbathe.
The kitchen is equipped with an electric worktop (4 hobs), an electrical grill, an American style coffee maker and a full fridge with refrigerator, dishwasher (there is not a full oven). From the kitchen a door leading to the graceful loggia which enjoys views of the beautiful garden and corners of the surrounding countryside. This covered loggia is large and well furnished with table, chairs for al fresco meals even on a warmer summer day.
A bright and delightful room is accessed from the living room and it is equipped with comfortable chairs, ideal as a reading retreat enjoying plenty of natural light.

Approx. distance from airports: Pisa 1hr and Florence 1hr 15mns. Bologna Borgo Panigale is also a valid alternative located 2hr 15mns drive on the motorway

Approx. driving distance to the nearest town, Gambassi Terme is less than 10mns while San Gimignano and Volterra are easily reached in less than 20mns on panoramic roads. Florence is a great destination for a full day out even by train from Castelfiorentino (20mns drive away) in about 1hr.

Within minutes walking there is a good restaurant, a beauty centre and tennis court where you can pamper yourselves with body treatments leading you to the evening supper succumbing to the lure of the caretaker's delicious home cooking (available on request) right at your villa. You are booking directly with the owners, the Guazzinis, without paying any agency fee. However, due to our lack of foreign language skills all correspondence will be replied by our local assistant, Serena Brachi who speaks fluent English and basic French.

The golf court in Castelfalfi is found about 20mns away and many other interesting sights and eating out places are conveniently listed for guests on the informative villa book available at the villa and written by a professional local assistant, who is available on request to visit guests in resort.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for children under 7 years...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Only a couple of channels in English (BBC and CNN)...moreless

  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Operated by the maid - 5Euro per washing....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    In Castelfalfi - 15 minutes away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Walking distance - at a charge...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Building Type

  • Villa


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Season A
Apr 4 - Jun 19, 2015
7 night min stay

Season B
Jun 20 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

Season C
Aug 29 - Oct 23, 2015
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • Taxes Not included

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The property is conveniently located with 5 minutes drive to Gambassi Terme where there are shops for daily provides, bank and chemist. San Gimignano is within 15 minutes drive. We have a nice restaurant located walking distance that is open in the evening and another pizzeria/restaurant located 1 minute by car down the road.


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    Osservatorio villa

VRBO #393684

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Date last modified - Thursday, May 21, 2015

€1,890 - €2,300 per week (EUR)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Speaks: english, italian
  • Calendar last updated 12/30/2011
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Gambassi Terme #393684

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