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Charming Tuscan Cottage for Two

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Welcome to Lo Stallino, a beautifully restructured former stable located in the hills of the Chianti region of Tuscany 60 km from Florence and 20 km from Siena. The property consisting of five acres of terraced olive orchards, landscaped gardens, and woods, was originally purchased by an American doctor in 1970 as a retirement home. It is currently owned by his son and daughter-in-law, an archaeologist and a landscape architect, who have completely restored the old stable building as their guest house. It is now a charming one bedroom cottage with beautiful views of vineyards and medieval castles, a private garden terrace for outdoor dining, and a large library of novels and guidebooks.

Lo Stallino also features a new kitchen and bathroom, new upholstery for the furniture, hand-made mattresses for the beds, central heating, a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, satellite TV, and wireless internet access. It is ideal for a couple seeking tranquility from the crowds but proximity to the important cultural centers of Tuscany. There are numerous fine restaurants and wineries in the area, as well as cafes and shops in the nearby villages of Lecchi, Radda, and San Sano. There are also hiking trails and natural pools for swimming in the area.


More Details

Charles Ewell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2016


Gaiole House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(52 traveler reviews)

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Charming Tuscan Cottage for Two
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews

Our time spent at Lo Stallino was the most treasured of our trip to Italy.

  • 5 of 5

We had an idea how much we would like your cottage from our friends' description. However, Lo Stallino far exceeded our expectations. We loved every moment we spent here and wish our time in this idyllic setting could have been longer. We cannot thank you enough for sharing this very special place with us. We are also most grateful for all your guidance and information. As we predicted, our time spent at Lo Stallino was the most treasured of our trip to Italy. Thank you for an unforgettable fours days.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

You have created the perfect Tuscan refuge.ev

  • 5 of 5

You have created the perfect Tuscan refuge. Thanks for your hospitality, for the history lesson, for the recommendation to eat in town, and for letting us feel part of the family.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was everything we could have hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for welcoming us to your beautiful home. We had a wonderful three weeks and we wish could have stayed even longer. The cottage was everything we could have hoped for: a great place to work, but also a fabulous base from which to explore the beautiful country. For future guests, we particularly recommend the cookery school (with the lovely Simone) at Malborghetto in Lecchi, as well as the wine tasting at Castello di Ama, but it's pretty hard to go wrong around there. Thank you once again, and we very much hope to stay with you again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We especially loved the firefly symphony!

  • 4 of 5

Tom and I had a wonderful time made especially so by your charming and beautiful abode. We especially loved the the firefly symphony in the evening.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lara, Victoria, Australia

I want to wrap it all up and take it home!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much. We have had the most peaceful and idyllic stay (5 days, much too short!) A perfect base to explore Tuscany - or do nothing. I want to wrap it all up and take it home!! Cheers.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Astoundingly beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

As we leave this astoundingly beautiful place,we have refected how lucky we have been to have stayed here... You made our first stay in Italy so special by allowing us to "live" in your lovely 'Lo Stallino,' by providing us with food when we arrived, by attending to our every inquiry, by providing the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in! Thank you for helping to make our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Italy such a memorable experience! The prosecco was such a nice touch! We know we live a blessed life when we experience a stay as special as this... We truly loved Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, and most of all, meeting you and staying so comfortably in your beautiful 'Lo Stallino'. Until next time...

P.S. Made a great pot of "white beans uccelletto" using your wonderful cookbook, "Food alla Florentine'" in your clay crock! The place was so well-equipped. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Florence Peretola
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Lecchi in Chianti and San Sano
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Montevarchi - Autostrda del Sole (A1) Rome-Milano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Lecchi in Chianti and San Sano
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary


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