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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Federica
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Federica

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

I am a painter (federicaberner.net) 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

Amenities

Montaione Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Private, country-house with infinity pool near Firenze, Pisa, Lucca e Siena
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

Beautiful house, most amazing host - perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time in Federica's beautiful house near Montaione. The house is bright, modern, well-equipped and perfect for couples and small families. The views from the terrace and the pool are breathtaking. There are great restaurants and nice little towns within 15 minutes driving distance.

The best thing about the house is the host though: Federica was the perfect host and extremely helpful, giving us great advice on the region, restaurants and cultural highlights. We were also very lucky to meet her sisters and brothers - all such nice people who all made us feel at home.

Thank you very much Federica - we had a perfect week and hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Max and Nadine I hope you are safely back in your home after the stop at Garda lake. I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful review you have written and am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in my country house and that you enjoyed also me and my family, this is for me a great reason of satisfaction. To have happy guests is for me the most important thing, that's why I try to do my best in order to make feel my guests at home. Really hoping that we will meet next year either at San Paolo or at La Carraia, I wish you all the best for the next birth of your baby and send you and your charming Leah my warmest regards, Federica
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Zürich (Zürcher Oberland
5

Modernes Haus, wunderschöner Pool, in malerischer Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die Woche sehr genossen. Das Haus ist gut ausgerüstet und alles ist sauber und ordentlich. Am meisten hat uns der grosse Pool mit wunderbarer Aussicht gefallen. Die Ruhe, die Natur, das tolle Wetter und der nette Kontakt zu Federica der Vermieterin, machten die Woche wirklich zu etwas Besonderem. In der Nähe zwei gute, typische Restaurants mit vielen Wild- und Trüffelgerichten, Pasta wie auch gutem Wein rundeten unsere Ferientage ab. Eine gute Adresse, wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claudia, I thank you very much for your review and for staying in my house so gently. I hope to see you soon. Federica
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Corazzano
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
San Miniato/Fucecchio
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Corazzano
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Abteone
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Tirrenia
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.

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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 $588.65

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.