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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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 ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Amazing views of vineyards, olive groves and hill tops. Tuscany is amazing!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Additonal cost from October 15-April 15...moreless

  • Internet:

    WI-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Freshly pressed, luxurious hotel style linens...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On site parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Casa Alina offers freshly prepared four course meals delievered straight to the table. Menu based on seasonal produce,etc. Fresh and local products used at all times. Dietary restrictions can be accomodated with advance notice. Breakfast baskets also available. In villa cooking lessons....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Casa Alina offers Laura's catering - freshly prepared four course meals with wine pairings and dessert...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$195
$850
Premium
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$195
$950
Low Season
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$150
$650
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79

Notes:

Additional nights can be purchased at $240 per night


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Pisa

Car: Recommended

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Montespertoli, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy:
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?

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome To Casa Alina!

    Welcome To Casa Alina!

  • Views of Casa Alina from the vineyards.

    Views of Casa Alina from the vineyards.

  • Warms Tuscan colors against a clear blue sky.

    Warms Tuscan colors against a clear blue sky.

  • Original 18th c. Tuscan furnishings decorate our villa.

    Original 18th c. Tuscan furnishings decorate our villa.

  • Our villa is immaculate and inviting. Just read our guest's reviews!

    Our villa is immaculate and inviting. Just read our guest's reviews!

  • Casa Alina has two beautifully tiled bathrooms with shower and tub.

    Casa Alina has two beautifully tiled bathrooms with shower and tub.

  • The Prince room is a cozy bedroom with double bed, skylight and family antiques.

    The Prince room is a cozy bedroom with double bed, skylight and family antiques.

  • You will be spoiled with breathtaking views of the Chianti countryside.

    You will be spoiled with breathtaking views of the Chianti countryside.

  • Rolling Hills of Tuscany

    Rolling Hills of Tuscany

  • Brunilleschi.Medici. Leonardo. Michelangelo. Renaissance Florence is a must!

    Brunilleschi.Medici. Leonardo. Michelangelo. Renaissance Florence is a must!

  • Taste local wines, vinegars and honey at one of our nearby castles.Life is good!

    Taste local wines, vinegars and honey at one of our nearby castles.Life is good!

  • San Gimignano

    San Gimignano

  • Our villa lies with the 12th c. restored village once owned by the Vatican.

    Our villa lies with the 12th c. restored village once owned by the Vatican.

  • Enjoy the peace and serenity that Tuscany offers from our patio.

    Enjoy the peace and serenity that Tuscany offers from our patio.

  • Our living area with hewn post and beam ceilings is nicely decorated.

    Our living area with hewn post and beam ceilings is nicely decorated.

  • Casa Alina By Candlelight

    Casa Alina By Candlelight

  • The King Room with romantic decor, luxurious linens and restored antiques.

    The King Room with romantic decor, luxurious linens and restored antiques.

  • The Queen bedroom has an Art Deco armoire, hand-forged bed and pressed linens.

    The Queen bedroom has an Art Deco armoire, hand-forged bed and pressed linens.

  • Enjoy dining al fresco from our backyard patio.

    Enjoy dining al fresco from our backyard patio.

  • Wine(d) down! We are in  wine country!

    Wine(d) down! We are in wine country!

  • Florence by day! Florence by night! You will never be disappointed with our city

    Florence by day! Florence by night! You will never be disappointed with our city

  • We love to share our favorite spots with our guests. Ask us where we go to taste

    We love to share our favorite spots with our guests. Ask us where we go to taste

  • Sunset Run In Ortimino

    Sunset Run In Ortimino

  • Girl's Wine Week At Casa Alina With Laura's Freshly Prepared Tuscan Meals!A Win!

    Girl's Wine Week At Casa Alina With Laura's Freshly Prepared Tuscan Meals!A Win!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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