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Villa with pool in San Gimignano 4 bedrooms 9 sleeps

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The Villa take its charm from the extroardinary position in front of the silhouette of San Gimignano towers. Everywhere it is possible to admire the unforgettable panoramic view of the town or the hilly landscape of the Chianti region. Ideal position for excursions in the area. The pleasant athmosphere is particulary in evidence from the panoramic terraces of the house. There are some sun lounges in one part the garden. It has been nicely renovated. The fortified walls of the watch tower confirm that the house used to be the check point on theold road. It has been furnished with tuscan style. 35 km from the centre of Siena, 40 km from the centre of Firenze, 1 km from the centre of San Gimignano, in the countryside. Private: grounds 15'000 m2, garden with lawn and plants, swimming pool (5 x 10 m, depth 120 - 160 cm, 05.05.-29.09.). 7-room house 220 m2 on 2 levels.. Facilities: washing machine. Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], free). Reserved parking.


Owner
Alessandro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Alessandro

Owner/host.

www.porticciola.it

Alessandro purchased this villa in 1998

Why Alessandro chose San Gimignano

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What makes this villa unique

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Amenities

San Gimignano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • all bedrooms each with en suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa with pool in San Gimignano 4 bedrooms 9 sleeps
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Great location, perfect place for group of friends or family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights in October, the place is very close to San Gimignano with a stunning view of rolling hills of vineyard and San Gimignano towers. It's large enough to accommodate 4 couples (although we have only 3) with each having their own private bath. The house is very clean, in a good condition, and has everything you need to feel at home. The owner, Alessandro, is very informative, took time to go over the place, gave us lots of tips of the area, and even arranged a home cook dinner by a local for us, which was relaxing and with lots of fun.

We thoroughly enjoyed the house and will definite come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property with views in all directions. Just a short walk of 10 minutes up the road to town, cafes, bakery and the grocery store. There is outdoor dining in two areas to enjoy the views, as well as an indoor dining table. The owner Alessandro was prompt, responsive and helpful with any needs. He arranged a private cook to prepare a wonderful Tuscan meal for our last night, and a naturalist to take us to a nature preserve and ruins. This property is historic with a colorful history including being a former jail! The kitchen has everything you will need to prepare meals if you choose to. There were 6 of us, feeling there was plenty of room with the 4 bedrooms dm 5 bathrooms. I highly recommend this property. I doubt you will find another villa so close to town, within walking distance, and the views!! We would definately stay here again, would not consider staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Fabulous villa and host!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this villa for a week in September with 6 friends and we couldn't have been happier! The booking process went very smoothly from start to finish. Alessandro (the owner) was very helpful during the booking process and answered all my emails very promptly. The villa had plenty of room for everyone and it was very clean. Kitchen quite well equipped for a vacation villa. Alessandro was a perfect host and offered several suggestions for things to do, restaurants to go to, places to see and even arranged for a lady to come in and make us a 4 course meal! (I highly recommend this - she was fabulous!) Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to stay! If we ever have the good fortune to return to San Gimignano I dearly hope this villa will be available! Loved, loved, loved it!! Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality Alessandro.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glasgow, Scotland
4

Great family holiday in San Gimignano

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Alessandro's villa for 2 weeks in July. It was a great holiday and one we will all remember. We are a family of 9, with older children and friends using the villa as a base. Alessandro was a most welcoming host, provided everything we needed, answered all our questions and offered suggestions on places to visit, etc.

The Villa has 4 great en-suite double bedrooms, with an additional bedroom area with a bed (part of one of the double rooms) - Excellent.

The private pool was a major highlight for all! Great size.

The meal provided by a local cook at the villa was very good.

Given its location, San Gimignano is excellently situated for drives to several cultural cities and towns. Of course, San Gimignano is great itself. Only drawback (particularly for elderly or babies/prams) is that the 1km walk from the villa to San Gimignano is up a steep, rough track - we ended up taking the car on a few occasions, and negotiating San Gimignano's busy car parks - not ideal. This is the only reason I provided 4 stars instead of 5 - which might be a bit harsh. Of course this shouldn't detract from Alessandro's hospitality or the magnificent villa with pool, and fabulous location.

For the older children, exploring wider parts of Italy, the location was great - trains from Poggibonsi were frequent.

Thanks Alessandro...

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Perfetto!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa!! Highly recommended. The views are outstanding.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge
5

Amazing property with great views of San Gimignano

  • 5 of 5

Firstly can I say how helpful Alessandro was with helping us book this villa and also with meeting up and suggesting tours and excursions. He really makes the villa what it is!

The villa itself is very well located on a small road about 5/10 mins walk from SG centre. It's easy to pop up to the Co-Op for supplies.

The pool is lovely and sheltered. Witha couple of trees down you'd also extend the great view of SG.

All the rooms have great beds and en-suites. The whole villa is clean and full of all the cooking utensils you need. There's even a cat about (we called him Craig) who lives out the back along with the foxes (who seemed to like eating sandals!)

The seating area has a great little BBQ and a fantastic view of SG. Again, with the removal of a hedge or two you could have a truly panoramic view of the area.

A quick tip, the bins are dropped off at the end of the track after turning left and driving a couple of minutes to the main road.

Quick and reliable WiFi too!

Overall a fantastic Villa, in my memories forever! Thanks so much for all your help Alessandro! Ciao!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
FLORENCE
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
SAN GIMIGNANO
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
CASTELFALFI
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
POGGIBONSI

San Gimignano rises on a hill (334m high) dominating the Elsa Valley with its towers. Once the seat of a small Etruscan village of the Hellenistic period (200-300 BC) it began its life as a town in the 10th century taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to the 'Via Francigena' the trading and pilgrim's route that crossed it. Such prosperity lead to the flourishing of works of art to adorn the churches and monasteries. In 1199 it became a free municipality and fought against the Bishops of Volterra and the surrounding municipalities. Due to internal power struggles it eventually divided into two factions one headed by the Ardinghelli family (Guelphs) and the other by the Salvucci family (Ghibellines). On the 8th May 1300 Dante Alighieri came to San Gimignano as the Ambassador of the Guelph League in Tuscany. In 1348 San Gimignano's population was drastically reduced by the Black Death Plague throwing the city into a serious crisis which eventually led to its submission to Florence in 1353. In the following centuries San Gimignano overcame its decline and isolation when its beauty and cultural importance together with its agricultural heritage were rediscovered. The construction of the towers dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries. The architecture of the city was influenced by Pisa, Siena and Florence. There are 14th century paintings of the Sienese School to be seen and 15th century paintings of the Florentine School.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $353.73
Stay tax $1.77 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Incluso nel prezzo:
cambio biancheria settimanale
segnale internet adsl wi-fi
acqua, elettricità.

deposito cauzionale rimborsabile: euro 300

pulizie finali: euro 25 a persona

riscaldamento: a consumo (euro 4,50 per M3)

tassa di soggiorno: euro 1,50 a persona al giorno da marzo a ottobre
per un massimo di 5 giorni. non è dovuta da novembre a febbraio.i bambini sotto i 12 anni non paga

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund