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Tuscan Sun Villa in Florence

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Tuscany & Florence, Two worlds in One

Explore the extraordinary countryside near Florence by staying in this Tuscan dream Villa situated in Pian Dei Giullari, the hill above Piazzale Michelangelo offering exceptional views on the Chianti in a peaceful setting.

NEW renovations include an upgraded shower, a new bedroom and a new air conditioning & heating unit.

The Villa consists of two separate units, one for guests and one where the owner lives.

The drive to this enchanting location takes you from narrow roads to a gravel driveway flowing down the hill through an olive grove where a flat and spacious car park opens up in front of the western side of the Villa.


On this side, a private glass door entrance with a front terrace enters a comfortable living & dining room with original terracotta floors. There is a sofa and a fireplace in the living/dining room. The Dining room enters the kitchen, which gives onto a private patio with sitting area. The picturesque bathroom with a small bath has a washing machine.


The master bedroom is located on the first floor with adjoining WC and shower shared with the second bedroom. This room contains a small double bed.


On the second floor there is a hallway with single bed giving into a third bedroom with double bed. The hallway room can be used as a single bedroom with its own terrace from which breathtaking views on the Chianti can be enjoyed. The third bedroom is built into the attic and is one of the six rooms in the house with stunning views on the Chianti. Three more single beds are stored there to provide for a total of 10 sleeping spaces.

The promontory tops the olive grove hill carved with a rough country lane accessing the surrounding villas. The house is at the end of the lane with an ample private parking space, countryside and stunning views from the entrance terrace.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Alex

Alex is managing the family property with its 100 Olive Trees producing Olive Oil. The modern recently refurbished Dependance is shared with guests for holiday rentals.

My name is Alex, originally from Canada, I've been based in Florence since I was 11 years old.

I look forward to welcoming new guests this year :-)

Alex purchased this villa in 1990

Why Alex chose Gavinana

The independent modern recently refurbished Dependence is offered to guests for holiday rentals.

What makes this villa unique

The Tuscan Sun Villa has been successful on other websites and guests appreciate its location, in Florence very close to the pedestrian city center and out of the hustle and bustle, in the quiet countryside.


Gavinana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , two additional single beds are available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , This room is adjacent to the larger third bedroom
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa easily turns into a sofa bed for two
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Tuscan Sun Villa in Florence
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful landscape but unpleasant bathrooms

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is up on the hill looking towards Florence. When we were coming from Venice, we reached a very steep and narrow road going up to the apartment. The problem was that we did not see any passing bay and saw cars of opposite direction were coming down. It made us hesitate to go until we had more conversations with Alex, our host and walked up the road to have a better understanding of it. The position of the apartment is off the road and a bit difficult to locate, at least for google map! The apartment is large but the washing rooms are somehow in not very good setup that everywhere got wet when we were taking shower. The stairs are quite steep and narrow that we left our suitcases downstair. The outlook to the landscape was very nice and good down the hill in another side to Florence is good and no problem in getting back as well. It took us around 15 minutes each journey. Alex was very nice and willing to support.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The home has incredible views, it’s quite & peaceful. We made a mistake by not getting a rental car from the 1st day. But otherwise it was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, breathtaking views!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place with beautiful, breathtaking views of the countryside from the villa. Very rustic and just what you would want to find in Tuscany. Only one local restaurant and it's pricey so plan on doing some stay in meals. Keep an eye out for the Penny Mart for groceries on your way in. It's on the way to the villa. You can also purchase the Tuscan Box (groceries) from the owner. Ask for the details when booking.

Our host, Alex, was so accommodating and we enjoyed our stay so much we really didn't want to leave. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend this property to anyone. Definitely a 5+ star rating on this one.

Here's a side note NOT to take away from the villa or our overall stay. There is easy access to public transportation from the villa but I would recommend you educate yourself prior to using the bus system in Florence. AKA validate your ticket the minute you get on the bus. Trust me. The fine is considerable if you don't. We are the voice of experience.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place very rustic xx

  • 4 of 5

If you're not into 5* city hotels love character with a few homely faults of old buildings, love walking or don't mind taking a risk driving the rollercoaster roads then this is the place for you.

Christina saved us on the first night as I forgot the order the food box (recommend you do if arrive late) Thank you Christina pasta sauce & white wine had never tasted so great.

Alex was fab when we wanted to light the amazing log fire... views to die for....

Just a tip if driving our sat nav didn't recognise number 24 the nearest it would take us was 28 which turned out to be in the wrong direction so if arriving in the dark please make sure you get correct directions from Alex as it took us quite a while to find the place in the dark lol..... just found as we called Alex thanks to a kindly neighbour.

So worth the journey & adventure though & the house made what was a beautiful short Italian holiday attached to the end of visiting my family and friends in the UK on our way back to home in Australia. Even my granddaughter loved her new Italian home & thought it was her godmothers house. She was 3yrs old. I would not recommend for younger walking children because of the amazing marble stairs, stone floors & glass table (unless you want to spend your holiday with your heart in your throat as I did on the first day).... the view from the balcony is breathtaking and enjoyed a glass of wine up there at the end of the dsy.

We went in January & there was plenty of blankets to keep us warm lots of nooks to explore.

Thank you Alex

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Villa was perfect for our girls trip, with stunning views and great accommodations for 5 of us.

  • 4 of 5

The Villa had everything we needed for our trip. The views were the most stunning and enjoyable part of our stay. A beautiful 30 minute walk through the hills got us into the main city of Florence each day. The location is not near a grocery store, so I highly recommend stocking up the first day. Taxis found it hard to reach and some were too nervous to go down the gravel driveway, so walking was almost always our best option. The villa itself was very nice. We went in the rainy season, so mosquitos were a bit of a nuisance and a lack of thick blankets made it a little chilly at night, but overall, our stay was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Freundliche Vermieter,

  • 4 of 5

Unterkunft ist in Ordnung für max 4 Personen.

Zufahrt ist etwas schwer zu finden und der Weg etwas abenteuerlich.

Alles in allem ganz okay 👌🏻

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
Piazzale Michelangelo
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10.8 Kilometres
Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino
Nearest Train
7.8 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Trattoria Omero
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $59.19 + Tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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