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Casale Elsa - a Beautifully Located Property in the Heart of Tuscany

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Certaldo apartment description

A short drive along a country lane lined with cypresses, leads to the property (500 m dirt road). Casale Elsa dates back to the 19th-century. The original building was just the Tower, built to see the arrival of strangers. Through the years, the structure has been enlarged to its present form. Once a modest farmhouse with barn it has been completely restored in 1992 and converted into seven rustic apartments. Another farmhouse is retained by the owners who are there to enjoy the peace of the countryside on occasional weekends. The property, immersed in the magical atmosphere of the Tuscan hills, is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, fields of sunflowers, cherry trees, walnut trees and woods. On return from a day out, you can relax with a swim in the pool, enjoying the nature and the peace of the estate. The pool is set in middle of a large and well-kept lawn.

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The offered apartment can accommodate 4-5 persons: 1 living room with dining area and kitchen (dishwasher), 2 double rooms (which can be converted into a twin), 2 bathrooms and an outdoor seating to enjoy an outdoor meal.

There is an outdoor area to enjoy an outdoor meal. The outside area is directly in front of the apartment. If you prefer eating out, you will find in the immediate vicinity a variety of excellent trattorias and restaurants. The nearest restaurant is 1 km from the house, another is 2 km away. A list of good tips in English can be found in your home.

The bedrooms can be arranged as twin or double room. (Please specify when booking how you prepared the bed disposition want). The apartment is equipped with satellite TV, dishwasher and small wall safe, has a hairdryer in the bathroom, floor or ceiling fans in the bedrooms and fly screens on the windows. There is a laundry room, a barbecue area, the access is provided privately and with automatic entrance gate, the parking lot has a shade roof.

Casale Elsa is a perfect starting point to explore Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, the major attractions of the region can easily be reached. It is only a 15 minutes' drive to the jewel of San Gimignano, and within an hour you can reach both Florence and Siena. Closer are some lesser-known treasures: On the next hill lies the romantic old town of Certaldo, abuzz each July with its medieval pageant, the Mercantia, during the summer months concerts and art exhibitions are hold here. In Certaldo (4 km) you will find all kind of grocery shops, a supermarket, post office, banks, bars and restaurants. In the other direction lie San Vivaldo, a Franciscan monastery with its 13th century chapels, and Montaione, whose pedestrianised old centre is packed with shops and restaurants.

The villa's location only 4 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Certaldo (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1.5 or 2 hours). The train ride takes less than an hour. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 3 km from centre, and you have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill. One hour of driving takes you to the sea.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

              • Schlafzimmer 1: 1 king


              • Schlafzimmer 2: 2 twin/ single


              • Additional bed if more than 4 people: € 50 per person per week. Please ask for prices for occupancy by only two people!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Satellite TV, Internet WIFI connection, small wall safe, kitchenette with four hotplates, small countertop, dishwasher, small oven / grill, electric coffee machine, fridge with freezer, hairdryer, standard lamps or ceiling fans in the bedrooms, fly screens on the windows. Furthermore, there are the following amenities: laundry with washing machine and ironing facilities (payable locally use), barbecue, driveway with automatic entrance gate, parking lot with shade roof, garden, patio and pool....moreless


                      • Satellite / Cable


                      • Family
                      • Away From It All
                      • Farm Holidays
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Budget


                      • Arboretum
                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Churches
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Museums

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      local services and businesses

                          • Groceries

                          Location Type

                              • Rural

                              sports and adventure activities

                              • Swimming
                              • Tennis
                              • Golf
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Cycling

                              catering options

                                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Seating for 4 people

                                  forms of payment

                                      • Accept Credit Card


                                      • Parking Off Street
                                      • Wireless Internet
                                      • Ceiling Fans
                                      • Hair Dryer
                                      • Washing Machine
                                      • Sofa Bed
                                      • Parking
                                      • Internet
                                      • Towels Provided
                                      • Safe
                                      • Heating
                                      • Linens Provided
                                      • Living Room


                                      • Stove
                                      • Dishes & Utensils
                                      • Kitchen
                                      • Dishwasher
                                      • Refrigerator
                                      • Freezer
                                      • Oven
                                      • 4 Ring Stove
                                      • Kitchenette
                                      • Coffee Maker
                                      • Cooking Utensils


                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Porch / Veranda

                                      Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool


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                                          Rental basis: Per property
                                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                          Jun 22 - Aug 23, 2014
                                          7 night min stay


                                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                                          Aug 24 - Sep 20, 2014
                                          7 night min stay


                                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                                          Sep 21 - Nov 1, 2014
                                          7 night min stay


                                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                                          Additional information about rental rates


                                          • Taxes Not included


                                          Bitte fragen Sie nach den Preisen bei Belegung von nur 2 Personen.

                                          Poolgröße: 6 x 12 m / Öffnungszeiten: 3. Mai - 27 September

                                          Babybett und Kinderhochstuhl auf Anfrage bei Buchung verfügbar: gratis.

                                          Reinigungskraft auf Anfrage vor Ort: Euro 15 pro Stunde.

                                          Kaution, Benutzung der Waschmaschine, Heizung, Zusatzbett, Endreinigung vor Ort zahlbar:

                                          Kaution: Euro 150 pro Wohnung.

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                                          Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                                          50 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Airport
                                          80 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Ferry
                                          4 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Train
                                          12 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Motorway
                                          55 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Beach
                                          3 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Barpub
                                          50 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Golf
                                          Golf Ugolino Florence
                                          4 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Restaurant

                                          Car: Necessary

                                          This property is not just 15 minutes from San Gimignano romantic, but also close to Florence and Siena: In one hour, you can easily reach both cities (even with the train). Lesser-known attractions are even closer: Certaldo with all the necessary shops, a supermarket, a post office, bank and several restaurants as well as a very pretty old town is situated on another hill just 4 km away. There, every year takes place in a week of July one of the most beautiful Italian folk and street parties: In the old town lit by torches lead before theater players how life once was in the Middle Ages, and artisans offer their wares. During the summer months there are exhibitions and classical concerts in Certaldo. A piece are farther in the other direction, the little-known San Vivaldo with chapels from the 13th century and Montaione with many shops and restaurants in the pedestrian zone. You to the sea journey time is 1 hour.

                                          Other Activities: Sightseeing, mountain biking, horseback riding (5 km)

                                          Golf: Golf Ugolino 50 km.


                                          Manager info

                                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                                          Farmhouse with barn converted into seven rustic apartments. Ideal location for excursions in all directions.

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                                          Speaks: german, italian, english



                                          €890 - €1,190 per week (EUR)

                                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                          Sleeps 5

                                          View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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