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Private, country-house with infinity pool near Firenze, Pisa, Lucca e Siena

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private country house quiet and comfortable for 2 people

It 'a house surrounded by olive groves of the Tuscan countryside, where peace and relaxation are combined with art, history and culture. And 'it situated in the heart of Tuscany, in part still very wild, but extremely easy for trips from morning to evening for the most famous places: Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo ......

The house was recently restored with materials and environmentally sustainable techniques, including solar panels, while maintaining all the flavor of the old Tuscan architecture. Not far away, on top of a hill, it is the old country house where the owner lives for six months a year.

The house has two floors, WI-FI and air conditioning hot and cold throughout. The decor is very accurate and functional. The good taste of the owner and his architect friend, (Francesca Cataliotti) is recognized in every little detail, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

The ground floor includes a beautiful open space, with a large modern fireplace. Table where you can eat or work, large sofa De Padua, satellite TV, free high speed internet, DVD, Bosch washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, electric oven and microwave, coffee machines and espresso machine, induction cooker well equipped with pots, plates, glasses and cutlery that overlooks a porch partially covered by a roof in brick with large sink and space to prepare food outside. On the left is a large table of pink marble and a barbecue.

On the same floor there is a room with a double bed, wardrobe and bathroom en suite.

The other bathroom is next to the kitchen.

Upstairs a spacious room with large windows that allow a breathtaking view, a sofa that can become a double bed. A wardrobe, a study table and chair complete the decor of the room.

A sliding door separates this room from the painting studio of the owner, but only used when no guests, unless the guests are interested in his work.

Especially out of season it is easy to see in the morning from the windows of the house some wild animal (deer, deer, badgers, wild boar, pheasants ...) come close to home to eat the grass.

We ask you to follow a few rules:

1. Please do not smoke in the house

2. Separate the 'garbage in order to recycle it

Check in usually from 16. 00 to 20. 00, also admitted later but to be agreed and with possible additional costs.

Check out by 10. 00

Rates are subject to change.

Payment by bank transfer:

30% upon booking

70% 30 days before arrival.

€ 500 as a security deposit.

This amount will be refunded on your departure if no damage to property.

On arrival you will be asked to make a photocopy of your identity card or passport

The country-house is for 2 persons.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Federica

My name is Federica, of Swiss origins, grew up in Florence.

I am a painter ( and I love to spend long times in this marvellous Tuscan country side.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This area is known for the collection of white truffle


Montaione Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-in dalle 17,00 alle 19.00
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is elegantly simple and modern with separate shower, toilet, washbasin, bidet, hairdryer and mirror nice place to put your toiletry cases. The second bathroom is smaller with no bidet, but with large mirror, shower, sink and washing machine.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • Room with large double bed, wardrobe and dressing room and bathroom near. Lights close to the bed for those who want to read. Even lying in bed you can enjoy the large windows, beautiful views of the green hills of Tuscany. May have seen, especially in the morning, pheasants and other wild animals such as deer, fallow deer, wild boars near the house to eat the grass.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Private, country-house with infinity pool near Firenze, Pisa, Lucca e Siena
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The best location and most relaxing surroundings made for a very special holiday.

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! The villa was perfect for us; spacious, clean, well-equipped and modern with the most wonderful, well-maintained infinity swimming pool overlooking the valley. The location was ideal for sightseeing as we were able to easily make trips to Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Volterra, Siena, San Gimignano to name a few, but the tranquillity of this wonderful holiday home made it difficult to tear ourselves away. Federica is a kind and attentive host and we wanted for nothing.

We unreservedly recommend this property and will certainly return in the future. Thank you, Federica!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for this wonderful review, I am very glad you enjoyed your staying. I was very happy to host you, it was a pleasure knowing you and the time with you memorable !
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Dunnville, Ontario, Canada

Words cannot describe this beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Federica, along with her property, makes a vacation an amazing experience. We feel so grateful to have stayed in this wonderful house in the hills of Tuscany.

Dont be fooled - the pictures cannot compare to the actual sights and feelings when staying here! It is so spectacular! The infinity pool is a definite huge bonus!

Next time, we would like to visit more with Federica as she was so lovely! (she offered us 100% privacy, but we quite enjoyed her company!)

This was by far our best experience of any VRBO and AirBnB combined.

Thank you so much Federica! Spero che ci rivedremo un giorno!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara Tina, ti ringrazio molto delle belle parole nella tua recensione sia per quanto riguarda il luogo che la mia persona. Spero veramente di rivedervi presto Cari saluti Federica
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A relaxing stay in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our break in this lovely country house. Federica made us very welcome throughout our stay and we appreciated her tips and suggestions on restaurants and attractions. The house is very well appointed, peaceful, not overlooked and has beautiful views across the valley. The swimming pool is an absolute bonus. Pisa, Lucca, Florence,Siena and Volterra are all within one hour to one hour 30 minutes drive from the house which makes it an ideal location for touring this fantastic part of Italy. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location, well equipped house and Pool and friendly host

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure for us to stay in the wonderful place and Chiesino house. We have never had such a attractive apartment and wonderful location,

when we were in Italy . Thank you for hospitality and responsiveness when we had questions.

The house is well equipped and everything has excellent quality."

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure is all for me! To have met and given hospitality to such nice people like you. Thanks for coming and I hope you will come again.
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A true gem in the country-side

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect vacation in Tuscany. If you are looking for a place that surpasses all images on postcards (the full moon rising over the olive trees was quite something), here it is. If you are looking for the sleek chic of a posh hotel with glitzy evening entertainment, don't come here. Federica's house is a true countryhouse with magnificant, unspoiled views of the Tuscan hills, autumn colors and tranquility all around you, crisp air, and seasonal treats like truffles. Be careful, those are addictive!

We were spoiled by balmy temperatures during the day and cooler nights, perfect for those who prefer the off-season. And if you feel that you want to add the romantic crackling of the fire-logs: The house has a beautiful super-technological fireplace with a front glass to warm up, and also, upon request, the traditional heating.The infinity pool was still open and my daily swim was one of the many highlights of the vacation. Federica, the owner, was kind enough to leave the pool open which normally is closed at the end of September.

If you come to get some culture: All the beautiful places like Pisa, Lucca, San Giminiano, Volterra, Siena, and so on, are within easy reach by car of train (recommended for Florence). But there is so much to do around the house: Walking in the countryside, renting a mountain bike (you can even have it delivered from Montaione), horse-back riding on very nice and well-kept Quarter horses offered by a highly organized, friendly and competent instructor (Emanuele). If you prefer tennis or yoga, check with Federica who is an incredible source of information. She also knows where you can get the best goodies like cheese, oil, vine, and truffles. If you are into eating out, there are good places within a 5-15 minutes drive. If you want to cook yourself: The kitchen - like the rest of the house - is equipped with a very high standard and meticolously maintained. We will most certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: you have written such a fantastic review that I am extremely grateful to you, I do not have enough words to say thank you so much! I hope you will come back here in Tuscany and I will be very happy to welcome you again with great pleasure. Thank you for everything and I wish you a good autumn in your homeland and hope to see you soon! Warmest regards Federica
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Superbe maison très bien équipée et située

  • 5 of 5

Calme, à proximité de tout, une adresse à garder.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous suis très réconnaissante pour votre positive feedback et je suis ravie d'apprendre que vous avez passé un séjour très agréable dans ma maison de campagne. J'espère que vous revenez une autre fois et que nous puissons nous revoir! Je vous souhaite tout de bon et je vous salue cordialement, F.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
San Miniato/Fucecchio
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The house is located on a farm in Collegalli, which once belonged to the grandparents of the owner.

The territory of Collegalli is located in the north-west of the City of Montaione, bordering San Miniato Palaia, between streams and Chiecina Evola, in the Balconevisi. The flat dell'Evola, despite having numerous valleys, and some cultivated hills, for the most part consists of hills covered with dense forests and impenetrable, where there are very few men in the streets, but they live in many species of animals as in a 'protected oasis.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $583.98

Check in dopo le ore 16.00 ed entro le ore 20.00.
Check out entro le ore 10.00.
L'acconto del 25% non è rimborsabile

Check in after 16.00 and within 20.00.
Check out within 10.00 am
The payment for the deposit (25%) is non refundablej

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.