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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa Alina: A Tuscan Villa

Instagram: casa_alina

Terracotta laden 12th century villa in the ancient village of Saint Vito of Ortimino, is just six kilometers from the town of Montespertoli; in an unspoiled, laid-back region of the Chianti countryside. Seasonal festivals celebrating the local truffles, the grape harvest and fresh pressed olive oil are magnificent to experience. Renaissance Florence, just 35 kilometers northeast, is available by scheduled buses; or short drives while nearby hill towns include Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo and Vinci.

This charming, completely restored sacristy with its landscaped fauna and rose gardens, part of a larger borgo is in a secure gated community which lies on top of a beautiful Tuscan hillside, with sweeping panoramic views of this exquisite countryside dotted with olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. A hill top walk surrounding the submerged valley before stopping at the Panchetti bakery for a warm loaf of bread is a must!

The inviting first floor living area with its hewn post and beam construction is nicely decorated with warm colors that reflect the local landscape, comfortable modern furniture and a sculpted stone fireplace. Satellite TV offers world wide coverage and films in multiple languages. The gourmet eat-in kitchen with its hand-crafted walnut cabinetry, travertine countertops, high-tech stainless appliances and professional cookery encourage all epicureans and not to try a hand at Tuscan cooking. How can you resist the smell of the fresh basil, rosemary and sage that emanate from the garden? The antique communal harvest table will draw in your guests…Mangia, anyone?

On the second floor, Casa Alina offers two spacious antiquated and bedrooms featuring hand-forged iron beds and new, luxurious king/queen sized bedding with pressed hotel style linens. A comfortable pull-out couch in the living area can accommodate a fifth guest. A third bedroom is on the third floor has a double bed. You are sure to get a great night’s rest after a tough day in one of the most beautiful places on earth---

Casa Alina caters to an American and Canadien clientele. We know what you want in a beautiful rental. Casa Alina delivers. We have Wi-Fi, CNN, central air, modern appliances and screens on all doors and windows.

Are you ready for a truly memorable vacation?

Keywords: apartment, house, villetta, flat, bungalow, property, accommodations for 4

More Details

Owner
Kimberly Pucci
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Kimberly Pucci

Kimberly and Alessio Pucci are the owners of Casa Alina, a villa in a restored hamlet that they purchased after living in the heart of Renaissance Florence for more than ten years. The couple was looking for a quiet place in the unspoiled Tuscan countryside to raise a family that was within a short drive to Florence. Kimberly, an American, studied in Florence and then began her career in the Italian jewelry business as a buyer for the Piccini family on the Ponte Vecchio. Alessio, a Tuscan native, earned a double Phd. at the University of Pisa in Structural Engineering and Architecture. Casa Alina is named after the couple's first child, Alina, who was born in Florence in 2004. They have since moved to Rhode Island where Kimberly works in luxury goods. Alessio is a partner at Paul Weber, an architectural firm in Newport. The family welcomed a new baby, Niccolo', in the Fall of 2009. Casa Alina has become their retreat from their hectic lives in the US!

Kimberly Pucci purchased this villa in 2003

Why Kimberly Pucci chose Firenze (Florence) Province

Rolling hills dotted with cypress trees, walks in the vineyards, our olive groves...a great location with fabulous wine and amazing food! Need we say more?

What makes this villa unique

Casa Alina is truly a magnificent place to use as a base for your Tuscan vacation. We guarantee our accommodations as our family takes care of the property and greets you upon your arrival! We have left our home as a home NOT as a rental property. Therefore, you will find everything that you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Pack your bags and book at week (or two) at Casa Alina. You are sure to be pleased!

Amenities

Montespertoli Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms with showers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play High Chair Available Upon Request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Central Air Climate Controlled Heat Refrigerator Washing machine Dryer Stove Range Microwave Dish Washer Espresso/Cappuccino maker American Coffee Maker Coffee Grinder TV with SAT TV Phone for Local Calls Hair Dryer US Outlets in Every Room (This means that you can bring plug in your cell phone, lap top, etc.) DVD

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Five Star Reviews, Farm-to-Table Catering,Central Air, Wi-FI, 10% off exp. 2/15
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews
5

Tuscan Countryside

  • 5 of 5

Casa Alina, located on the outskirts of the small town of Montespertoli, is a hidden gem. A private home in a cluster of several other homes, the setting is lovely with serene garden space in both the front and the back. Private parking is also available. Renting a car in Florence is easy and the drive to Casa Alina is less than an hour.

Beautifully decorated with a mix of antiques and modern pieces, the first floor of the home has a comfortable sitting area, a well-equipped kitchen, a full bathroom, and laundry facilities.

Two very comfortable and spacious bedrooms and a large hall bathroom take up the second floor. The third floor, a loft or attic space, serves as a tiny third bedroom.

Excellent home-cooked meals can be arranged through Laura or you can try some of the local restaurants. Artevino was an especially good choice for a delicious dinner and Pizzeria Ristorante Il Mundo degli Gnomi was a great casual choice. The town square was a fun place to wander and explore, and the local Co-Op grocery store has all the necessary food and supplies to support your stay.

Casa Alina is also the perfect jumping-off spot for visiting the many little towns in the area. It's also very close to Castello Sonnino, a local winery, which offers tours along with relaxing meals overlooking the vineyards.

Kimberly is very helpful throughout the booking process as well as a great resource for local activities.

In short, Casa Alina was a delightful place to stay - the perfect home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Cooking Lesson With Benedetta Was An Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Pucci Family,

We had a fantastic stay at Casa Alina. We arrived to the warm welcome of Laura and Roberto, who greeted us with kindness and a full Italian dinner cooked by Laura!

The house is amazing, spacious and elegant. We enjoyed the local town of Montespertoli and our adventures in Florence. We really appreciated Certaldo's old center.

We had the most amazing experience with Benedetta who offered us a cooking lesson, complete with Caprese salad, Lasagne, Chicken Cacciatore, Tiramisu, bread and wine. Definitely a MUST do!

Our family had a splendid time. Thank you so very much.

Warmly,

Ann, Beth, Chad & Adin

New York City & San Francisco

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous in February!

  • 5 of 5

On a dreary day in February, my sister and I arrived to find this hidden (literally –keep your eyes peeled for the sign Via Ortimino) gem nestled amongst the Tuscan hills, very conveniently located in the Montespertoli region. Upon our arrival we were met by Laura and husband Robert with arms loaded full of amazing lunch goodies! Little did we know how fond we would become of Laura’s amazing meals – including breakfast baskets stuffed to the rim with fresh eggs, yogourt, coffee, fruit and croissants. The villa is beautifully decorated with comfortable furnishings, including the most amazing wrought iron beds with sheets that made it hard to climb out of bed each day in spite of the draw of Florence (30 min drive or train ride), of Lucca, of MONTECATINI Terme (amazing hot springs/spa), of Siena and so many neat little towns. Casa Alina is spotless, roomy and an oasis of comfort – we loved our 3 weeks there! Only thing we ‘missed’ was a full-size coffee maker however we did have fun with the traditional coffee brewer. We came to Italy from Canada and so expected to not find it as chilly as we did; in fact we ended up putting on the heat every day which in hindsight was more expensive than we had realized – next time we will incorporate this expense into our budget (Kimberley can provide an average cost to you in advance) should you visit in the winter months. As the owner, Kimberley made herself available to us at all times and was extremely responsive. We rented this fabulous little Fiat with a GPS that we nicknamed Maria whom never failed to get us from adventure to adventure! Can’t wait to return to Casa Alina in the future. Enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonita Springs, Florida
5

Beautiful Home! Great Hospitality! Delicious Food!

  • 5 of 5

Kimberly,

Heard so much about you from Donna but living in your beautiful home, I feel like I know you! We had the best times and loved your mother and father-in-law coming over to deliver such delicious meals! Yum! They are adorable.

Thank you again for your gracious hospitality! I look forward to returning to Casa Alina and will recommend it to all of my friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kendall Park, NJ
5

Most Beautiful Place On Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Kimberly,

10 years later and just as beautiful as ever! We had a wonderful time and I leave Casa Alina making a promise that it will not be 10 years until I return. We drive thru the countryside saying this is the most beautiful place on Earth. Thank you for sharing your home and keep in touch. Hopefully I will see you in RI.

Oh- your mother-in-law is adorable. We just love her...and her food! Her cooking is fantastic, especially the cake. Maybe she can share the recipe :) Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
5

I could live here!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Kimberly & Alessio,

I never thought I could live anyplace other than my USA home. Now I know I can live in Italy. Your home and family made me love being here even better.

I came here 10 years ago for my 40th Bday and came back now to celebrate my 50th---"Joy".

Thank you for sharing. I feel so part of the culture. I now understand the wonder of being part of Italy!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Pisa
Car: recommended

Wine Tasting, Olive Oil tasting, Tuscan Cooking Lessons, Medieval Festivals, Garden Tours, 50 minutes to the Mediterranean Sea

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Rates & Availability

Montespertoli Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Premium
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$195
$950
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$150
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
cleaning/linen Fee $160

Additional nights can be purchased at $240 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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