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Charming Family Home in Exquisite Setting , Private Pool

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Il Giardino with its atmosphere of intimate hospitality, its gardens, olive groves and delightful private pool , forms a harmonious and nurturing environment for a relaxing stay in Tuscany . Just 1km from the medieval village and castle, restaurants, bar. It stands in its own grounds at the head of a secluded valley of cornfields and Mediterranean pines.

*A real home, it is entirely furnished with antique country furniture, full of books, art and textile hangings from various parts of the world, comfortable sofas, good quality bedding, it is generally light, airy and stylish. The house is on two floors, built of warm Sienese stone and brick, encircled by wide terracotta terraces, ancient mulberry trees and huge old cypresses, olive groves, lawns and gardens of aromatic shrubs and fragrant herbs, the cook's delight .

Tuscany is an ideal holiday destination, world renowned as the most beautiful region of Italy, with a civilization dating back to the Etruscans, and famous as the source of the Italian Renaissance. Today it is celebrated for its un-spoilt landscapes and coast line, and for its superb wines and refined culinary tradition. It is studded with an infinite number of important historical sites, and architectural gems especially concentrated in its major cities, above all Florence and Siena with their inestimable patrimony of artistic treasures.

The Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia National Park area of South Siena is perhaps the most spectacular and breathtaking example of the essence of Tuscany.

Keywords: Country House, Independent Villa, Views, Gardens, Private Pool


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 280 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    mediaeval Castle of San Giovanni d'Asso...moreless

  • Rural:

    peaceful valley foreground of fields and woods / castle of S.Giovanni /hills toward Pienza . spectacular countryside of Crete Senese...moreless

  • Village:

    The village has a bank, supermarket, general store, bakery, bar with newsagent and tobacconist, post office, doctor surgery and chemist, butcher, wine tasting and local delicacies shops....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid season
Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

High season
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

mid season
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay

low season
Nov 5 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

Dec 23 - Jan 7, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,329 $4,140
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • FinalCleaningendof2weeks $194.04
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $646.81


The low season price includes central heating and firewood for a one week stay. Longer stays Euro 150 payable on site.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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Car: Necessary

spectacular unspoilt countryside of the Crete Senese/historic mediaeval villages/churches/monasteries/museums/village festivals/exquisite wines and culinary delights/thermal spas/walking, riding, biking, ballooning.Pienza/Montalcino/Montepulciano/Siena / Florence, Perugia/Maremma coast within easy reach.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Hardress is a painter who first came to Tuscany 45 years ago from London, and travelled in the whole of Italy studying art history. Since then he has lived in Spain and Uk,returning to Italy first of all near Lucca for 12 years, then moving south of Siena, where he lives now.

Why the Owner Chose San Giovanni D'asso SI, Italy:
I didn't really buy this as a vacation rental house,but I still live in it as my own home apart from some periods when I rent it out I think this is why guests coming to the house, many of whom return year by year, find a hospitable atmosphere and feel at home. I always had very old friends living near here, and used to enjoy visiting because of the pleasant company and interesting community of people, considering it almost the most beautiful part of Tuscany.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Our home is in a unique unspoilt natural setting, but close to the village and all amenities, as well as the delights which this special part of Tuscany offers,not far away from Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena and Florence. There are also many local attractions, village medieval festivals,cultural events, beautiful local museums and notable culinary specialties, above all the white truffle, pecorino sheep cheese and famous wines. We have personal contacts with excellent restaurants and wineries where with pleasure we can introduce our guests .

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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  • The Living Room

    The Living Room

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • Pool and Views

    Pool and Views

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

VRBO #316087

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 14, 2017

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