Tuscan Estate - Le Valle 12 Miles from Florence(36 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
The three bedrooms in the main house all have en-suite bathrooms. All of the beds have top of the line mattresses and the master has a Duxiana bed, said to be the finest in the world. The marble master bath has a soaking tub and two person steam shower. The kitchen has hand hewn French cabinetry, and is equipped with everything for the most discerning of gourmet cooks. The family room has a massive stone fireplace which can be used for cooking as well as an entertainment system and a vast selection of movies and music. The stone floors throughout and the thick walls provide a cooler temperature in the summer months although every window is screened and fans are provided.
The guest house, just across the front patio and down a few steps, has its own kitchen, marble bath, and fireplace and sleeps 4 comfortably. The property is ideal for three couples and/or families with children.
There are 3 separate terraces with tables and seating each with a more gorgeous view than the next. The BOSE Entertainment system provides music to the pool and patio areas. The tumbled marble salt water pool is 5x12 meters and has an electric cover. The pool area has lots of lounge chairs and large umbrellas for reading or sunbathing and there are vistas that overlook two nearby castles. There is an organic garden for the use of our guests adjacent to the wood fired pizza oven and barbeque where you can dine alfresco under the beautiful grape vine covered pergola.
There are miles and miles of hiking trails right outside the door and a Roman road which dates back over 2000 years. You can find waterfalls and a swimming hole within a 15 minute hike from the house. One of the best restaurants in Tuscany is a spectacular 1 hour hike from the property.
The Superstrada and Autostrada are within 15 minutes by car. The village of Strada in Chianti is 4 km away where there are a few restaurants, food markets and a pharmacy. The town of Greve is 8 km away where you will find a Saturday open air market, wine tasting, shopping and cafes. The towns of Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Montepulciano, and Montalcino are all close day trips from the property. Florence is 20 km away.
We welcome those who have an appreciation for beauty and history as Le Valle encompasses the best of Tuscan life.
Keywords: Villa and separate guest house
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Member since: 2009
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- A King sized Duxiana bed in the master bedroom suite, Queen size beds in the main villa Guest Suite and in the principal bedroom of the guest house, two twin beds in the kids room in the tower and two full sized twin day beds on the lower level of the guest house. Also the guest house lower bedroom has two full sized day beds. We offer a crib for families with babies....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Free Long Distance:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Many famous wineries are within 20 minutes drive of the house. Some of them are Fonterutoli, Castello Verrazzano, Castello Gabbiano,Castello Vicchio Maggio and the Antinori estates. We are 15 minutes from the Super Strada to Sienna and 15 minutes to the Autostrada A1 to go north or south. The famous town of Greve in Chianti is 10 minutes away where you have open air markets, wine tasting and restaurants.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We decided 15 years ago to move from the San Francisco Bay Area to Italy with our then 8 year old son for one year. That one year has turned into 15 years and we are still here! We bought our 'dream' house in the heart of Chianti 12 years ago and took a year restoring it. Our son is now attending university in America so we are dividing our time between California and Tuscany and have decided to rent our 'jewel.' All of the furnishing and accessories were purchased in France. We have shared our home with many, many guests over the years and everyone leaves yearning to return. We hope that whoever takes the home will create many wonderful memories and will treasures it as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Greve in Chianti, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy:
We chose Le Valle because of the absolutely magical setting and the history and 'good bones' of the structure. Located just 20 km from Florence we are in the country yet have the advantages of Florence less than 30 minutes away. Additionally, we appreciated the hundreds of miles of hiking trails right outside our front door. We never have to get in the car to hike to a wonderful restaurant, to see a waterfall or to pick wild berries and flowers.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Waking up to the sound of birds singing and the silence of the countryside. We look at a beautiful vista from every room of the house. The air is clean and the setting dreamy. Our local village of Strada in Chianti is close by so we can choose the best produce and local specialties from our merchants. We are the only American family, as far as we know in Strada, and the locals are very welcoming to us. We have over 300 olive trees and every Fall we harvest our olives and press our own delicious oil.
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The villa & guest house from across the valley amidst the Tuscan hills.
The front patio with seating for 8-10 and the guest house just a few steps away.
The large marble lined pool with plenty of comfortable seating and umbrellas
Pizza oven/barbeque patio with al fresco dining under the grape covered pergola
The beautiful welcoming entry hall to the villa
The Le Marzocco coffee/espresso machine. Said to be the best in the world!!
The dining room/living room are elegant, warm and cozy. A great place to dine.
Master bedroom bath with claw foot tub and double shower/steam room. Romantic!!
Great kids room with private bath located at the top of tower
Dining/living area in guest house looking out to the villa and the tower patio
The comfortable guest house queen bedded bedroom with exceptional views.
The kitchen patio and tower at dusk.
An antique fountain welcomes you as you arrive at the private vine covered villa
View of swimming pool and olive grove from the pergola and vegetable garden area
Pizza oven, barbecue, pergola and vegetable garden between house and pool areas
Tower Patio with seating for 12 and amazing views of the miles of open space.
The fully equipped farm house kitchen with seating for ten.
The kitchen patio set for breakfast and offering extraordinarily beautiful views
King bedded 400 SF master bedroom suite. Incredible beautiful, elegant and cozy.
Comfy queen bedded suite adorned with a French chandelier and elegant antiques.
Entrance to Guest house from the tower patio of villa. Quiet and private.
The fully equipped guest house kitchen
Tower and terrazza at the back of the villa. Guest house opens to the terrace.
A view of the tower of Castello Mugnana at dusk from the front patio area.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017
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