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Holiday Homes in Tuscany. Large Swimming Pool and Gardens. Tennis, Bbq - 5E

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Last updated: 07/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Barberino Val d'Elsa apartment description

Upon a hill which commands one of the most stunning views of Tuscany stands Castello di Pastine,a XIV century residence. Located in Tuscany, between Florence and Siena, the castle offers charming holiday apartments and villas for rent (sleeps up to 32) in a 14 hectares park with ample lawns, olive groves, and large wood. The property offers a large swimming pool with a panoramic view of San Gimignano, an outdoor Hot Tub, a tennis court/five-a-side football pitch, a large area for BBQ, a playground for kids with swings, slide & volleyball net. The particular position of the estate, as well as offering tranquility & privacy with its unique panorama which has been unchanged since 1300, also makes it the perfect starting point for excursions in the surrounding area; historical cities of Florence and Siena are about half an hour drive away. The unique atmosphere Pastine will enchant you, making you forget the stress of everyday life & providing the peace & relaxation you're looking for.

Itinerary: How to reach Castello di Pastine by car. Address: Strada di Vico N° 2 – 4, 50021 Barberino Val d’Elsa (Firenze)
Leave the A1 motorway at Firenze Certosa and take the Firenze-Siena dual carriageway on the right, come off at Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, and continue towards the town, going past it towards Barberino Val d'Elsa, in the direction of Poggibonsi - Siena. Once you have gone through the town of Barberino Val d'Elsa, take the provincial road no. 50 on the
right and follow the signs for Vico d'Elsa-Sant'Appiano. At the next intersection, about 2km further on, turn left and follow the signs for Pastine taking the right turn-off at the first fork in the road and turning right again into Strada di Vico. After about 200 m, once past the sign for Pastine, the gate giving access to the property is at no. 2 – 4 on the right. Castello di Pastine, with its genuine Tuscan style offers you peace and tranquility at the right distance from the places of major interest in Tuscany.

Other amenities: The estate is inside a private park which, with its romantic paths and breathtaking perspectives, provides the opportunity for pleasant walks immersed in nature. The 9x18 m swimming pool has areas reserved for each apartment, fully equipped with deck chairs, sun beds and private tents. The tennis court yard is in synthetic grass and has goals for soccer; close by there is also a ping-pong, a volleyball net, child's swings and slide. The panorama from the lawns is heartbreaking. Trekking trails in the woods of the park are reserved exclusively for the use of guests. Not far from the castle there are excellent restaurants, trattoria where you may enjoy dishes that have made Tuscan cooking famous throughout the world, or even attend a cooking class. Just a few minutes away by car are supermarkets, shops and sports activities (golf, horse riding, bike hire etc…) which our staff will be pleased to help you choose.

Other Activities: At Castello di Pastine you may swim, play tennis, soccer, table-tennis, volleyball, and enjoy nice walks inside the private park. The playground for kids is located on a nice, quiet area of the private park. Nearby Castello di Pastine there are many activities such as: horse back riding; golf; bowling; cinema movie theater; pubs; live music. In several
periods of the year in the nearby towns there are many 'sagra' (typical town festivals with fireworks, live music, medieval representations). There are typical family owned restaurants close to us (in Vico d'Elsa, S. Appiano, Petrognano, as well as Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tavarnelle and San Gimignano) where you may taste the Tuscan food, or even take a cooking class, if interested. Wine tasting tours are a must! In our House book in the apartments there are addresses and directions to all of them as well as other interesting information on things to do in our area. Castello di Pastine is the perfect place to start excursions in Tuscany!

5E: Barberino Val d'Elsa Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 408426ha

47 square meters apartment that suites for 2 people. It is a very cool unit, located just under the garden of the main Castle, along one of our private roads. It has a living/dining room open space; a 4 rings gas kitchen with electric oven, microwave, sink, fridge with freezer; TV/DVD upon request; 1 bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet; 1 bedroom with desk and chair; an additional room with large sink for hand washing, and a studio-desk with chair. It offers an outdoor large private terrace with table, chairs and umbrella. The apartment is completely equipped with all necessary fittings for leaving and cooking and delivered in a clean and tidy condition. Bed and bath linen ( but no towels for the swimming pool ) are supplied on arrival. All other consumables are at Client’s charge (self catering).

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 47 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Master: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            can be split in 2 singles...moreless

          • Baby cot, high chair and small baby plastic tub available upon request....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

            small baby plastic tub available upon request...moreless

          • Small baby plastic tub available upon request.

          Other Amenities

              • Usually weekly rented with arrival/departure day on Saturdays - other combinations upon request. Baby cots , child's highchair and baby plastic Tub may be provided upon request. Large washing and ironing room equipped with washing machine, drying machine, iron and ironing table -- besides a washing basin and a toilet with shower -- in dedicated building in share with other apartments. ...moreless


              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Video Library:

                We offer a small collection of dvds, to be borrowed for free (from the laundry room). ...moreless

              • Books:

                Leave one, pick one up ;-) (help us increasing the units' collection with your international favorite books, please)...moreless


              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Historic
              • Budget
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Library
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Forests
              • Ruins
              • Museums

              Leisure Activities

              • Outlet Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining
                      • Seating for 3 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Sunbed
                          • Heating
                          • Local Maps
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Living Room
                          • Internet:

                            There is a free wi-fi area outside my office (not inside the units)....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Centralized laundry and ironing facilities in dedicated area located underneath the panoramic terrace (on share with other units). Coin-operated....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Centralized laundry and ironing facilities in dedicated area located underneath the panoramic terrace (on share with other units). Coin-operated....moreless

                          • Parking:

                            lots of free parking inside our private park, few meters away from the buildings....moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            We provide all the linen (for the bed and bathroom). The only towels which are extras, are the ones for the swimming pool, which we rent upon request and are then given for the entire period of stay....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            We provide all the linen (for the bed and bathroom) and the furniture for living (pots, pans, forks and knives, glasses...etc.); all the other consumables are self catering....moreless


                          • Kitchen
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Microwave
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove:

                            4 rings...moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            There is a traditional Italian moka-maker (water under pressure to be put on fire), and a french-press (also know as a press pot, or coffee press, or coffee plunger)....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils


                          • Tennis Court
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            5E offers an outdoor large private terrace equipped for lunching in the open air....moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            On share with other units. Free of charge. Closed only at night....moreless

                          • Child's Swing
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Terrace

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Pool
                          • Whirlpool
                          • Whirlpool
                          • Spa Whirlpool
                          • Hot Tub:

                            Located down by the swimming pool area, is heated and coin-operated...moreless

                          • Communal Pool:

                            The 9 x 18 m swimming pool has areas reserved for each apartment and fully equipped with private wooden pergola, deck chairs and sun beds....moreless

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached


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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Jul 12 - Aug 1, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2014
                              6 night min stay
                              Aug 9 - Aug 15, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              Aug 16 - Aug 29, 2014
                              6 night min stay
                              Mid Season
                              Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              My Standard Rate
                              5 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Taxes Not included
                              • Stay Tax *

                              * This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.



                              Castello di Pastine offers holiday homes (Case appartamenti Vacanze); they are not official tourist structures, such as hotels, residences, etc. but private houses. Being such, they do not have standards or categories that are internationally recognized, indeed they reflect the local traditions and the personal taste of the owner.

                              Payment via Credit Card (VISA MASTERCARD) or by swift transfer (only from Europe, and with no charges to the beneficiary): 30% advance payment; balance is due within 30 days prior to arrival. Precautionary deposit on arrival in cash. Extras: extra charge for less than 1 week rentals; use of the laundry room; use of hot tub; possibility to rent swimming-pool towels.

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                              Last updated: 07/05/2014
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                              34 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Firenze Peretola
                              84 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Barberino Val d'Elsa
                              8 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Superstrada Firenze-Siena
                              82 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Barberino Val d'Elsa
                              120 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              36 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Ugolino or Castelfalfi both at about
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Sant Appiano or Petrognano both at

                              Car: Necessary

                              Castello di Pastine is situated in an excellent position a little over 30 km from Florence and Siena, both of which can be reached within half an hour. About 11 km away is the fascinating town of Certaldo, a medieval fortress and the native city of Boccaccio — one of the fathers of Italian literature and the author of the Decameron. San Gimignano, the well-preserved medieval city of towers is just 15 km away, while Volterra, a historic Etruscan city, can be reached driving along 43 km of the most beautiful roads in Tuscany, part of the Volterrana: the legendary road for people who love to drive through the countryside, by car or by bike! Then, if you want to taste or buy some excellent wine, you don’t have to go very far to visit the wine cellars where the most famous red wine in the world is made, Chianti Classico. Throughout the year the Tuscan towns are animated by fairs, festivals, theme-celebrations and historic re-enactments with street markets, suppers, tastings and fireworks.

                              Other Activities: cooking class, volleyball, sightseeing, air ballooning, wine tasting tours


                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 1989

                              About: Ciao! I am Guido, the manager 'factotum' here at Castello di Pastine. I was born in Florence on 1975. I spent all my childhood in Firenze, growing up with my brother Nicola, who is now a priest. After High-school, I had the opportunity to go abroad and study in Boston, at Boston University, School of Communication, where I got my bachelor on 2001. Back in Florence, I felt in love of an Italian girl, who is now my wife. We got married on 2005, in a beautiful Church, near by Pastine. Now we have 3 marvelous children, who are our joy. Among my greatest passions/hobbies are: board games and theater (I am an impro-actor, and I have an amateur theater company). *** I am behind Castello di Pastine since 2004/2005. And I love my job.

                              Why Barberino Val d'Elsa:
                              Castello di Pastine is like an island. Being on top of an hill, and surrounded by its private park, our estate offers breathtaking views that can not be described in words, and can not get in their entirety in a single photo. You need to come to understand what I mean. The atmosphere is particular. The estate is surrounded by a forest that works as a big lung, offering fresh air every day. The main building is very old, and dates back to 1500. But there is the evidence of Etruscan architecture (700 b.C.), as well as many prehistoric fossils (shells), that reminds us that millions of years ago, Pastine was about 15-30 meters underneath the sea level. *** Castello di Pastine was an investment made by the old company of my father, back in the late 80s. At first it looked like the 'sleeping beauty' castle, since it was was surrounded by brambles and ivy-covered. It took many years to restore it. It was open to holiday rentals starting from the mid 90s.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                              When you get to Pastine you cry two times: when you arrive, and when you depart. You cry when you arrive, because things are different here...we are not perfect, I have to be honest; there are many things here that could work better (in Pastine, and in Italy), or that could be treated in a different way, with a different system. But this is part of the discovery, I guess...of the beauty of traveling, and knowing something different from your home. Then you will cry when you depart...because after a while you get used to all these little differences and imperfections ... and you begin to love them, since they are the very ones to make this place unique.

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                              Speaks: italian, english

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                              • 5E - living dining open space

                                5E - living dining open space

                              • Mansarda - location

                                Mansarda - location

                              • 5E - private terrace

                                5E - private terrace

                              • olive tree; tennis court yard in the back

                                olive tree; tennis court yard in the back

                              • Mansarda - master bedroom

                                Mansarda - master bedroom

                              • Swimming pool area

                                Swimming pool area

                              • A view of the private park wih its romantic paths

                                A view of the private park wih its romantic paths

                              • The playground

                                The playground

                              • la Francigena's Kitchen

                                la Francigena's Kitchen

                              • Superior Suite location

                                Superior Suite location

                              • Table tennis and tennis court yard

                                Table tennis and tennis court yard

                              • La Francigena - Master Bedroom

                                La Francigena - Master Bedroom

                              • La Francigena living room

                                La Francigena living room

                              • Mansarda - living dining open space

                                Mansarda - living dining open space

                              • 5E bedroom

                                5E bedroom

                              • 1 private pergolas for each unit

                                1 private pergolas for each unit

                              • La Francigena - second bedroom

                                La Francigena - second bedroom

                              • The gazebo

                                The gazebo

                              • The barbecue area

                                The barbecue area

                              • The Hot Tub

                                The Hot Tub

                              €60 - €85 per night (EUR)

                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

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                              Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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