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Air Conditioned 15th Century House with Pool on Wine Estate

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Welcome to Casa delle Rondini, part of the 16th century farmstead San Giovanni, located in the middle of the Chianti vineyards of the beautiful and renowned Villa D'Arceno estate. Refurbished and fully air conditioned, Casa delle Rondini offers you peace and tranquility amongst some of Chianti's finest scenery 20 kilometers east of Siena.

Bright and spacious with 130 sq metres of living accommodation over two floors, Casa delle Rondini was reconstructed with locally sourced materials combining the authentic chestnut beams, cotto ceilings and floors and travertine finishes of a typical Tuscan farmhouse with modern and stylish convenience.

The present owners have completely refurbished the house with beautiful and comfortable furniture, linens and soft furnishings

A large ground floor living area with dining for six, a comfortable sitting area and a fully equipped kitchen with all appliances.

An internal staircase leads to two big double bedrooms and one single bedroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has a queen size bed (convertible to two singles) whilst the third bedroom has a small 4 foot double bed capable of accommodating one adult or two small children. The master and second bedrooms are double aspect and all three bedrooms have wonderful far reaching views over the vines, olive trees, woodlands and surrounding countryside to Monte Amiata to the south, to Siena to the west and north to San Gusme. There is a second shower room which serves the second and third bedrooms.

An ensuite shower room to the master bedroom is lined in traditional travetine with fully fitted walk in shower, wc/bidet wash basin, heated towel radiator and heated travetine floor. A separate shower room is also fully lined with travetine with shower enclosure,wash basin, heated towel radiator, wc and bidet.

The original farmhouse external staircase leads off the outside dining terrace giving easy access to the first floor from outside.

A very private and secure south and west facing top garden is accessed direct from the living area and leads through flower beds to a terrace at the end of the garden which has fabulous sunset views of Siena. Guests love their sundowners on the terrace.

From the upper garden there are steps down through the lower garden to the pool area. There is a gate at the top of the steps to prevent unsupervised access to the pool and for those who prefer, there is a gravel path without steps leading to the pool from the front of the house.

The dining terrace protected by a covered pergola and with its travertine dining table and elegant wrought iron chairs is the perfect place for long lazy lunches or romantic dinners. There are sun loungers and sun umbrellas ready to use.

The pool (18m x 4m) is set among olive trees, vines and scented herbs with stunning views to Siena. It is cleaned daily. The pool is lit at night and is open from 15th May to 30th September. It is shared by the 6 other houses in the condominium but with most other owners only using their houses occasionally, it is never busy.

Tenuta Villa D'Arceno is an important and historic privately owned estate. There are over 1000 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and woodlands which are home to deer, wild boar, porcupines and any number of birds, especially swallows (rondini) which will keep you amused in the early evening as they skim the pools. The American winery owned by the Jackson family (part owners of the famous Kendall Jackson wineries), produces excellent quality wines from the estate which you can sample and buy in the estate enoteca.

The estate is on the southern edge of the Chianti Classico area and many famous wine towns, villages and fattoria are within easy driving distance - Greve, Radda, Castellina, Bossi, Felsina to name a few. Fifteen minutes drive away is the market town of Castelnuovo Berardenga with a choice of supermarkets, local shops, restaurants and other local services. The charming villages of San Gusme, Villa a Sesta and Montebenichi are all within a ten minute drive and have good restaurants . The Unesco world heritage site of the fabulous 'crete senese' is twenty minutes away.

Good, fast roads take you easily to Siena with its famous Campo (30 minutes), Arezzo and Monteriggioni (45 minutes) and Montepulciano, San Gimigniano, Montalcino, Cortona (one hour) and countless other fascinating, romantic and beautiful towns. In ninety minutes you can be in the center of that jewel of the Renaissance, Florence, and not much longer will get you to Pisa, Lucca, Orvieto and even a day out on the Tuscan coast.

The nearest airports are Perugia (one hour), Florence (one and a half hours) and Pisa (two hours).

You will need a car!

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Steven Booth
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Steven Booth

Susan and Steven live in London and are both still working full time as lawyers. They have two married children and two grandchildren. All the family enjoys the time they can spend in Casa delle Rondini and Susan and Steven can't wait to be able to spend much more time there when they retire.

Steven Booth purchased this house in 2007

Why Steven Booth chose Siena Province

Like a lot of Brits before them, Susan and Steven have had a love affair with Tuscany for nearly twenty years. They were married in Siena and spent some of their happiest holidays on the Villa Arceno wine estate in the middle of the wonderful Chianti country side. When the opportunity came for them to buy there it was just too good a chance to miss. This will be their full time home eventually but in the meantime they wanted others to enjoy what they have enjoyed over the years.

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the world with the delights of Renaissance Italy on the doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Photos on the internet do not capture the beauty of this place. Very comfortable and relaxing and great value. We loved our stay and will recommend to friends and clients.
May 2010
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Castelnuovo Berardenga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , The toilet is a combination toilet and bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This bed can be split and set up as twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Please note that Bedroom 3 is not air-conditioned. It is however a cool bedroom and has an electric fan and floor standing cooling unit for the hottest of weather
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Air Conditioned 15th Century House with Pool on Wine Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Melbourne Australia

Stunning. Elegant. Tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations. It was simply beautiful. Every part of this villa was well thought out. The attention to detail in the styling and decor was exquisite. The kitchen had every implement possible which allowed us to easily cook.

The welcome basket was unrivalled. It contained so many thoughtful items - especially the wine.

We relaxed in the garden, swam in the pool and made many day trips to nearby places.

Our meal at La Bottega del 30 was wonderful!

We thoroughly recommend this place. My 12 and 13 year olds loved it too.

We hope one day to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuscany paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the rendezvous in town to lead us to Casa del Rhondini to the welcome basket treats and friendly welcome iof owner"s host Barbara

Our special week in Tuscany started on a good note and continued thru till Barbara's Bon voyage send off.

As a former hotel owner and 40 yr hospitality veteran I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accomiodations, furnishings, kitchen supplies and overall value.

The sitting garden, pool area and overall estate of San Giovanni and Tenuta di Arceno was relaxing and a beautiful setting.

We look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property in Tuscany! Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa delle Rondini was just magical. The location is perfect for quiet walks or runs on the beautiful estate (we especially loved walking to and "up" Cypress Alley), evening cocktails, sunsets, and star-gazing, and day trips to Sienna, Montalcino, and other great spots in Tuscany. We were surprised to find amazingly nice restaurants in the small villages nearby. Our favorites were La Porta del Chianti and La Bottega del 30. The meals we ate at these two places rivaled any we had on our 2-week tour.

The house is very well appointed, beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. The owners and house manager were great to work with and very accommodating. The welcome basket is unlike anything we've received in other VRBO/Home Away rentals, and Barbara (house manager) went above and beyond by securing an advance dinner reservation for our arrival on Easter Sunday evening.

The only issue we had was that our stay (4 days) was too short. We hope to be back again....for a longer stay. Thank you Susan, Steve, and Barbara!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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An Absolute Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month all over Italy with our two young boys and this was our favorite place.

I have to say – the home is even nicer than it looks in the pictures. We couldn’t believe it when we walked in. The outside is quaint and Tuscan while the inside is new and incredibly comfortable.

The kitchen has everything you could want (including a wonderful welcome basket). The WiFi was flawless for our work calls. The AC was perfect, though we only needed it during the day because the breeze was beautiful during the summer nights.

The yard was the best part. It had different areas to eat, lounge, and sit. We watched the stars every night back there. It was surrounded by the most beautiful Cypress trees. And the pool is just steps from the back gate.

The location is incredible – set in a quiet corner of a large vineyard. Each night our boys would run around the vines while we watched the sun set. And we found incredible wineries and restaurants in the surrounding towns (our favorites were Fèlsina and Bottega del 30).

The owners were great to work with (Susan), as was the local house manager (Barbara). We are already trying to get our extended family to go back with us next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Tuscan experience

  • 5 of 5

Casa Della Rondini proved ideal for our family trip to Tuscany. It was beautifully situated on the rolling hills of a private wine/olive oil estate. The house was perfectly appointed with all we might need and Barbara and Susan were both very helpful during the planning stages and the stay alike. Day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, San Gusme and for some local wine tasting all proved easy to manage and very enjoyable. I would recommend - and return to - this place anytime.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
San Gusme
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Siena - Bettola - Perugia
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
San Gusme
Car: necessary

Wine tasting on the estate.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $418.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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