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Air Conditioned 15th Century House with Pool on Wine Estate

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


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. Recently 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 fourteen years ago 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 over the last two years 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. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other a king size (convertible to two singles). Both bedrooms are double aspect and 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.

A third bedroom can accommodate one extra adult guest or two small children sharing a bed or with a bed and a crib.

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 radiators 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, Kendall Jackson, 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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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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Air Conditioned 15th Century House with Pool on Wine Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

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
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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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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the villa, the area and the weather.

Great apartment in a group of villas at the end of a long driveway amongst the grapes.

We all loved the pool and outdoor entertaining area. On day trips we ventured to Siena and Montepulciano and had great fun at Noona's cooking class. Hope to return again. Thanks for the welcome basket too.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Casa Delle Rondini! The house is very well kept and well equipped. The garden is beautiful and the views outstanding. I only wish we could have stayed longer. It is also in a great location for exploring the beautiful towns and countryside of Tuscany - but make sure to leave yourself some time for just relaxing at the house in the garden because you will want to! We hope to stay there again some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Mandeville, LA

A Beautiful Gem in Tuscany!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 couples staying in this exquisite villa and can't say enough good things! The grounds and apartment are gorgeous, the welcome basket is well planned and generous, and Barbara, the guest liason, is friendly and extremely helpful! Our only problem was that we couldn't stay longer. The Owners have outfitted the villa with everything one could possibly need. The pool was a beautiful and welcome respite from the hot sightseeing, and we even had a baby fox that visited us in the afternoons. 5 Stars all the way! Would recommend to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa delle Rondini for one week. It was in a charming setting and easy to find. The view from the house was beautiful and our kids enjoyed the pool. It was spacious and comfortable for our family of five. The bedrooms and living area were very comfortable and well decorated. They had a beautiful welcome basket waiting for us upon our arrival and the kitchen was well stocked. Barbara, the agent for the house, was warm and friendly and very accommodating. The house was convenient to towns for day trips in Tuscany and Chianti and close to towns with good restaurants and grocery shopping. We could not have chosen a more wonderful house to stay in for our vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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

Castelnuovo Berardenga House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer (high season)
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $371

The above prices are on the basis of 5 people (adult or child) occupying three bedrooms. If use of the third bedroom is not required a discount to the stated rates will be offered by the owner.

A 25% deposit is required to be paid within 72 hours of receipt by traveler of quote for requested period of stay with the balance due no later than 60 days prior to arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Castelnuovo Berardenga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Can be converted to two singles, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed in third bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) provided on request for infants. Linen free
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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