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Stunning XIV Tuscan Villa, Pool, in Florence, Sleeps up to 14, Wifi, Parking

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The Living Room with Tuscan Sandstone Wooden Fire Place

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Tuscany in a 14th century traditional Tuscan villa - ex Hunting Lodge, full of character and situated only a few minutes away from Florence city centre ( approx. 3 km to Ponte Vecchio).

The ex Hunting Lodge Il Melograno can accommodate up to 11 (10+1) people (or up to 13 by renting also the cottage) and lies nestled among the green hills of the Tuscan countryside in an historic part of Florence.
Dating back to the 14th century and situated in the Paradiso degli Alberti (Heaven of the Alberti's, family of Leon Battista Alberti,it was used as the hunting lodge and guest house for the Villa Il Merlo Nero, which has a stunning Italian Garden with its beautiful maizes (where pestigious dinners or memorable birthday parties, or romantic weddings can be organised on request)
Enjoy the private swimming pool surrounded by olive and cypress trees with squirrels and pheasants running around while being in walking distance of the principal museums and architectural masterpieces of the amazing city of Florence...
...during the winter months, relax by the beautiful big Tuscan sandstone fireplace, reading a book in the cosy atmosphere reminiscent of the bygone past...

The fascinating grounds and flower garden with old terracotta flower pots scattered around and some fruit trees are reserved for guests are part of the ancient villa called Il Melograno, with accommodation for up to 11 people, 5 bathrooms + 4.5 bathrooms(1 guest toilet with shower), fully fitted and equipped country kitchen (cooker, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine which also has a dining table.
The rooms are furnished with antique furniture and paintings, so as to keep the tuscan ancient feeling of the villa. The dining room with volted ceilings and beautiful velvet blue antique high chairs can accomodate up to 8 people with the possibility of adding a further table to accomodate up to 12 people.
The bedrooms are prepared as queen or single beds and are furnished with big wardrobes. The whole place is kept neat and clean.
Wifi is provided as well as satellite tv with dvd player, and children games (monopoly, chess ...) as well as lots of history and literature books.

Romantic dinners or sunny breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden under the olive trees, on the garden table and chairs provided. The swimmingpools offers a jacuzzi and sunloungers.

Within close distance of the city centre (5 minutes by car, 3 km to the Ponte Vecchio), yet hearing the birdsong and the joyous ringing of the Badiuzza bells and seeing the squirrels and pheasants running around.

Features:
- swimming pool among olive trees, open during summer months with sun loungers, garden chairs
and tables for a sunny breakfast or a romantic dinner.
- parking available within the property
- bus stop at entrance to property
- Wi-Fi and satellite TV

If your party is bigger than 11 people, please enquire about our detached cottage, Limonaia, situated in the same property, leading out to the swimmingpool area.

Cooking courses, catering, dinners can be arranged on request. welcome basket is provided.

Keywords: Swimmingpool, Villa, Florence, Farmhouse, Garden, Tuscany, private, family reunions, countryside, museums, art, relaxation, private parking, wheelchair friendly

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Smoking Allowed:

    in the outside area...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We have a room on the ground floor (i.e. no steps) with two single beds, kitchenette and bathroom with shower. Our detached cottage is also on the ground floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Putti: 1 queen

    Ensuite bedroom with shower...moreless

  • Sofonisba: 1 queen

    Ensuite bedroom with shower...moreless

  • Helen: 2 twin/ single

    Sharing bathroom with tub with PAtrick...moreless

  • Patrick: 2 twin/ single

    Sharing bathroom with tub with Helen...moreless

  • Tinaia: 2 twin/ single

    Ensuite...moreless

  • Limonaia: 1 queen

    In the cottage Limonaia, ensuite bathroom with shower...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    In the cottage Limonaia...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) all beds are single beds, but in 3 rooms two single beds are prepared next to each other to form a queen size bed, Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    in some bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking is private, inside the property, but not covered...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Traditional big Tuscan wooden fire place in sandstone...moreless

Kitchen

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

    also microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, oven, fridge with freezer, coffee machine...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Fridge and freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    about 20 minutes away, the famous Ugolino Golf CLub, in the rolling Tuscan hills...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

Write a review 3.5
from 2 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
med
Sep 4 - Nov 5, 2016
6 night min stay
$450

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Jan 7 - Apr 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$337
$2,361

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest

Middle Season
Apr 2 - May 31, 2017
6 night min stay
$450
$3,149

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,936

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Sept/oct 2017
Sep 3 - Dec 16, 2017
5 night min stay
$450
$3,149

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$337

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

We require a once off cleaning fee of Euro 200 (for up to 10 people or Euro 240 for more) to be brought on arrival

Damage deposit Euro 400

Electricity/heating/aircon on consumption

Rates can change without notice, kindly enquire for updated rates


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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Location

10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence Peretola
0.8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Viale Giannotti
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ugolino
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Firenze SMN
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 Autostrada del SOle
0.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Via di Rusciano
200 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Abetone
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Viareggio

Car: Not Necessary

Only 3 km to Ponte Vecchio, and to all main museums of the city.

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy:
The Melograno has been in our family for a very long time, we have also lived in it (before moving into Il Merlo Nero) and from then it has been used as our guesthouse. We have tried to keep very much of the old furniture and beautiful old paintings to keep its character.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
An affordable way to arrange family reunions, or group of friends being in walking distance to the city centre, and flavouring the florentine lifestyle in a typical tuscan villa and breathing history with the villa's 14th century reminescences. The owners will be delighted (if there) to invite you to enjoy a coffee in their stunning italian garden with its beautiful hedge maizes.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The Living Room with Tuscan Sandstone Wooden Fire Place

    The Living Room with Tuscan Sandstone Wooden Fire Place

  • Private swimming pool and garden nestled among olive trees

    Private swimming pool and garden nestled among olive trees

  • The Dining Room can accomodate 10/12 people

    The Dining Room can accomodate 10/12 people

  • The bedroom called Sofonisba withh stunning views over the tuscan hills, ensuite

    The bedroom called Sofonisba withh stunning views over the tuscan hills, ensuite

  • The bedroom called Patrik

    The bedroom called Patrik

  • The Bedroom with Single Beds called Helen

    The Bedroom with Single Beds called Helen

  • Cottage Limonaia

    Cottage Limonaia

  • Particolare

    Particolare

  • Cottage Limonaia

    Cottage Limonaia

  • Old 'Orcio'

    Old 'Orcio'

  • Bathroom Patrik with bath tub. In the back wall 14th century fresco !

    Bathroom Patrik with bath tub. In the back wall 14th century fresco !

  • The Living Room with fireplace and satellite tv

    The Living Room with fireplace and satellite tv

  • View of the Swimmingpool among olive and fig trees with squirrels running around

    View of the Swimmingpool among olive and fig trees with squirrels running around

  • The fully equipped Kitchen has an eating area

    The fully equipped Kitchen has an eating area

  • The bedroom called  I Putti (the painting is showing two Putti), en suite

    The bedroom called I Putti (the painting is showing two Putti), en suite

  • Salottino (small living room) on the first floor

    Salottino (small living room) on the first floor

  • The bedroom called Tinaia, ensuite

    The bedroom called Tinaia, ensuite

  • The Exterior

    The Exterior

  • The swimmingpool with gazebo for the most romantic dinners/braais

    The swimmingpool with gazebo for the most romantic dinners/braais

  • Geraniums

    Geraniums

  • Cottage Limonaia Dining

    Cottage Limonaia Dining

  • Bathroom Putti (shower)

    Bathroom Putti (shower)

  • Fully equipped kitchen big fridge,dishwasher, microwave, welcome basket

    Fully equipped kitchen big fridge,dishwasher, microwave, welcome basket

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    14
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    5.5
  • Property type
    Villa
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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  • Calendar last updated 09/28/2016

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