Lovely Cottage with Great Views Close San Gimignano,Luxury and Outside Nature(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5-6 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Ideal for 4 persons, 1 big master with en suite bath and 1 twin and extra bath
2 bedrooms (1 with en suite bath and double sinks, shower and bathtub).
1 master bed with 1.80 m x 2 m.
2 twin beds 1m x 2 m each (can become a double bed).
2 baths (each one with a shower and one has also a bathtub).
1 small but efficiently working open fire place under the “Dwarf’s hat”.
1 fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, toaster, hot water kettle and dishwasher,
1 terrace with table and 6 chairs and a sun roof.
1 shared huge infinity pool of 21 x 6.80 meters and landscaped (beach like soft entrance and whirlpool) into the Tuscan nature.
Little garden space with the exclusive right to be used by us and/or our guests of course.
Several acres of land shared with the neighbors of the hamlet
2 parking lots distant from the home, but you can get close to it for emptying the car.
It was originally the hen house and fowl stable, 5 stones and rocks left with a breath taking view. We called it “Dwarf’s house” but then another bed room came to it, “borrowed” from the big house besides and it became a true apartment with quite a big master bed room and its on suite bathroom with bath tub and 80 x 80 shower and a twin bed room for our sons with an extra bath and an 80 x 80 shower and a small sink. It can become a double bed room.
It is now a lovely comfortable apartment, ideal for two to four persons. The new beds are big and comfortable 2 m long, and fitted out with very good mattresses (orthopedically approved). The master bedroom has a little “Romeo and Julia” Balcony in a funny shape which allows you to step outside the walls.
The kitchen is fully equipped and custom made to measure to cope with the niches and edges which gives it an exclusive touch.
For someone who loves to create atmosphere and is fond of illumination, this apartment has the most switches and plugs of the whole Borgo, they said. But I love to live in different sceneries and feel the necessity for different lighting depending on what you are doing. For instance: romantic light, when you drink a glass of good red wine and lose yourself watching the flames in the open fireplace or strong light for reading or preparing dishes.
The outside terrace works like the extension of the kitchen in spring and autumn and is perfect for breakfast and lunch in these seasons and for dinner outside in the summer. It has a beautiful sun roof, but for lunch on a hot summer day you better go 2 m aside and enjoy the shadow of the huge cypress in front of the house, there is also a little bit of refreshing wind and one sleeps the sleep of the true.
The living area sits comfortably 4 persons around the open fire place. The living area is quite small and the open fire place works perfectly and is a remainder of the “dwarf’s house”.
In the living area everything is just on it’s place because it is it’s place, there is no more left. It is cozy and comfortable but not spacious. We preferred a second bed room instead as you usually live outside in Italy and make day trips or sit on the pool side or enjoy the view from our terrace.
All of us are quite tall, so we choose long beds ( 2m x 2m in the master bed room and 2 times 1m x 2 m in the second bed room, which can be put together and make a double bed instead of a twin bed room.
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- On floor 0
- 82 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
A wonderful place for children over 6-9 years, when they like to be 'into the wild' with a great pool. There are no playgrounds. For smaller children it is not adequate because of steps, stairs and outdoor quarry close by, which means that parents have to watch out and have no holiday....moreless
- Pets Not Allowed
- Smoking Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- The mattresses are larger and longer than normal Italian sizes and they are health mattresses, comfortable and one sleeps well on them. Various cushions can be chosen, feathers or wool, big and small. The master bedroom's bed is 180 cm x 200 cm and the twin bedroom, 100 x 200 cm each mattress. Everything is completely new. Here the twin beds can become a double bed of 200 x 200 as well. Please ask and we will settle it for you....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- On request we can organize or buy an item you miss or need, please tell us what you miss. The swimmingpool is active since the 28th of June 2012, there is a little whirlpool as a part of the landscaped pool, which has great views and is very different from all the other pools whith rocks built in and plants and a sandy looking beach within, not as soft as a sandy beach but great to walk into the depth slowly....moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Outdoor Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 29 - Dec 23, 2016
5 night min stay
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
5 night min stay
Jan 7 - Mar 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Mar 4 - Apr 21, 2017
5 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
Apr 22 - Jun 2, 2017
5 night min stay
Jun 3 - Sep 8, 2017
6 night min stay
Sep 9 - Oct 6, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Final cleaning $94.86
The 25% reservation fee and down payment are not refundable.
If you are only in two persons, we will give you a discount of 10% on the rental price.
Costs for utilities like gas for cooking, electricity, warm and cold water are included, costs for aircondition or heating will be calculated based on your consumption and are excluded from the rental rates given above.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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San Gimignano is only 12 km from here and Florence about an hour and a quarter drive, more centre of Italy in the heart of Tuscany and still in the famous Chianti area, is this little jewel situated within a completely new restored Tuscan Hamlet, called Borgo di Mummialla. Surrounded by nature and nestled between 2 Natural parks: “Riserva Naturale di Castelvecchio” and the “Riserva naturale di Montenero” it is only 17 minutes from San Gimignano, Town declared by UNESCO to be part of the World's Architectural Heritage;
25 minutes to Volterra and only 3 km to a fantastic restaurant: Il Castagno. The location offers great pathes for wandering and strolling throughout the nature and maybe along the famous 'Francigena' which connected Paris to Rome by foot!
Most of the Tuscan attractions and must sees (if desired) are within 1 hour - 1,5 hours reach.
It is the ideal location to spend a few days, being within day-tripping distance of Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and the beach to name but a few tempting places to re-discover.
Only 11,5 km, 16 min on the SP69 from San Gimignano,
Only 20,4 km, 29 min on the SP15 to Volterra ,
To Florence (airport) it is 72,6 km, 1h 20 min via Poggibonsi on the Firenze Siena,
to Siena 57,6 km, 1h 9 min on the same road just the opposite direction Raccordo Autostradale Siena-Firenze.
To Pisa (airport) is 65,9 km, 1 ora 19 min on the SS439 away.
To Castiglioncello (seaside – the Mediterranean) it is 59,8 km, 1h 18 min SP48 but there is also Marina di Pisa (mixed sand and rocky), Quercianella (rocky beach) to welcome you for a day at the beach and then come back and relax.
Closest airports are Florence and Pisa, each about 1.20 hours
Year Purchased: 2006
About: We are living in Florence and saw this ruin and this phantastic place. Working a lot and my husband being a chartered accountant and me a real estate agent and developing assistant of refurbishing and restoring houses, we loved this particular and quiet place and followed each step of the evolution of this Tuscan site.
Why Gambassi Terme, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy:
We found here the right place within nature which is peaceful and beautiful nature outside and sophisticated inside. The builder worked very thouroughly so the house is sane and dry. The view is breath taking and privacy is given at the same time. The pool is landscaped and also an attraction because very particular.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The position within the hamlet has the best views onto the skyline of Volterra in the far West and the night. Privacy and the terrace are unique to live on.The location if you want to see and visit Tuscany is very central and there are many many very good restaurants close by.
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Breakfast on the terrace Tuscan morning Tuscan sun and view to Volterra
Part of the living space with customized fireplace and desk
Masterbedroom in the morning
Masterbath with bath tub and shower
Little corridor and bath with antique lamp, which devides the light this way
second bath room
Kitchen and staircase to the upper part with the gallery, TV and stereo
Breakfast on terrace with view on Volterra on the horizon
From outside, has the best position with most privacy
View Easter 2012, the town on the horizon is Volterra, only 15 km from here
It seems a sandy beach but it is our pool landscaped with flowers and plants
Position within the hamlet: Best, protected from behind and view in front
Pool in autumn Landscape Pool
Living with open fire place
Master bed room with 180 x 200 cm bed size
Masterbath including bath tub
second bath room with shower
second bed room either twin bed room or put together 200 cm x 200 cm
Kitchen with terrace
Beautiful in the autumn light, still warm for a bath in the nature.
Poppies in May
The original Hamlet with stunning views when it was still a ruin to restore
Position of the pool, only a few meters from The Hammock
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