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Exquisite & Private Estate. Gated, Pool🌈Long Views 🍇Surrounded by Vineyards🍷

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Authentically Restored Ancient Stone FarmHouse Featuring a Scenic Private Pool

A gated and private estate faithfully restored by the American owners, set strategically in the prime countryside of the Chianti hills northeast of Siena. Enter a finely-appointed and comfortable home in the historic and most central area of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region.

Easy access from Rome, Florence, or Pisa make this a perfect choice for your quiet stay in Classic Tuscany.

"LaChiusa-in-Chianti"⚜️Ancient name of an ancient Siena estate, fully renovated with contemporary conveniences. The name means “The Gathering Place”.

With no adjacent neighbors nearby, this classic home dates to the 1500's. Nestled in olive groves, with wide views of rolling 'Chianti Classico' vineyards, it is still within a short walk to a tiny ancient village boasting three very fine restaurants.

A professionally equipped kitchen and multiple large outdoor living and dining spaces are just two of the premiere features of the estate property. Easy access from Rome, Florence, or Pisa make this a perfect choice for your stay in Classic Tuscany.

Dreamliner Views overlook meticulously groomed Sangiovese & Merlot vineyards through to the rolling hills of the Chianti region.

The residence is on three levels, with the main entry and living spaces separating upper and lower suites of two bedrooms each. The layout is perfect for two couples, “throuples”, children, grandparents, extended family and friends, as the two suites remain autonomous and distinctly private.

The entire property is secured behind electric gates. The pool, house, and grounds are not shared with any other guests.

The 'Vineyard Suite': Two adjacent bedrooms with one en-suite bathroom. Double Bedroom along with Single Bedroom, private entrance, view terraces, bathroom with tub+shower. There is a cozy reading nook / window-seat in the double room which can accommodate a smaller child or petite adult for extra sleeping space.

The 'Garden Suite': Two adjoining bedrooms with one large en-suite travertine bathroom. This suite consists of a carved chestnut-wood 17th c. double bedroom, private entrance with view terrace, a French-Empire single-bed sitting room, travertine Bathroom, under-floor heating, antique claw-foot iron tub and large walk-in shower.

The entire property is furnished with fine hardwood antiques and authentic decor sourced from throughout Europe. Pressed Italian bed linens and plush towels are provided. Wireless internet throughout.

The main entrance floor consists of an updated cook's kitchen with high-end appliances, dining salon, living room, powder room, our own 'piazza' and rambling view terraces with fireplace and BBQ terrace. A tended kitchen garden of herbs, greens and seasonable vegetables, with almond, apricot, fig, and berries only an arm's length away for those yearning to be Tuscan chefs.

Exquisite Privacy (see reviews📝) with private hiking Trails, olive groves, and vineyards surrounding the estate. A private pool features breathtaking views to distant hills of Montalcino.

The large dining terrace offers a pergola-covered travertine table with a large BBQ fireplace where guests are certain to find themselves each evening.

The estate is just minutes from the charming small village of Castelnuovo Berardenga and is within close walking or biking proximity to renowned Tuscan Hill Towns. Florence is about an hour and twenty minutes, Rome just under three hours.  Siena is twenty minutes away. Reached easily by car are towns such as Montalcino, Arezzo, Greve-in-Chianti, Castellina-in-Chianti, Cortona, Assisi.

White-sand tuscan beaches of the Maremma or fishing villages of the Cinque Terra are 2 to 4 hours away.

Located within short walking distance of the property in the tiny ancient village of 'Villa-a-Sesta' are three excellent restaurants offering a range of dining opportunities.

Payment may be negotiated in USD or Euro.


"We haven't even been here at the villa for more than 10 hours and I am already in love!!!! This is seriously a piece of heaven on earth. You have managed to make this the best villa that we have ever stayed at and we have traveled the world. You are amazing!!!! This villa is so welcoming and your level of taste is beyond expectations. This is definitely the highlight of our trip to Italy over the past 2 1/2 weeks. The way that you have decorated this villa is beyond words. You have captured Italy beter than an Italian! The decor is PERFECT!!!! I love the art to the bedding to the extra-special touches that you include that are not done without appreciation on our end. Thank you so much for letting us stay here and enjoy your marvelous home.

We ABSOLUTELY willl be back! Like I stated haven't even been here a day yet and we LOVE IT HERE!

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful villa with us".

—Beth B., A Recent Guest

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Michael

Hi! My name is Michael Busch and I am a design professional based in Los Angeles and Tuscany. More information on my Facebook page, or the the Facebook page for LaChiusa-in-Chianti, Siena.

Michael purchased this estate in 2006

Why Michael chose Castelnuovo Berardenga

The estate, dating from about 1550, is situated amidst vineyards and olive groves and offers panoramic 360-degree views. While offering serene privacy, it is possible to walk 10-minutes down the road to a small village, indulging in any one of four of Tuscany's finest and authentic dining establishments.

What makes this estate unique

Privacy, Views, Fine Dining, Family Entertaining. Access to hiking trails, vineyard walks, shaded hammocks amidst olive groves and reclining by the large private pool.


Castelnuovo Berardenga Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The property accommodates six comfortably in beds. Additional guests or children may be accommodated in a smaller sleeping/reading nook or by utilizing a temporary roll-away bed. Please inquire for these additional sleeping arrangements.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Optional extras: Daily change of linens. Private tours of Siena, Florence or surrounding villages. Home-Cooked Evening Meals and Aperativi Cooking Lessons with Hosted Market Day taught by a local Chef.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Pebble Beach, CA

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just as Michael had described it to us. It was nestled in the tiny town of Villa A Sesta about 20 mins. away from Siena. You could actually walk to four great restaurants in the little town; and the views from the villa were spectacular. The villa itself was immaculate, well- equipped, and well- maintained. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The owner made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Thanks, Michael, for making our vacation so enjoyable. We, most definitely, will come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pebble Beach, CA


  • 5 of 5

This villa was just as Michael had described it to us. It was in a perfect location, just about 20 mins. from Siena in the tiny town of Villa A Sesta. The villa itself was everything we had hoped for and more. It was immaculate and very well-maintained. The views were spectacular and the restaurants near by were fantastic. Micheal made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. All in all, we had a wonderful vacation and will, most definitely, be coming back in the future. Thanks, Michael, for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stress free luxury.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as advertised, if not better. The house is in a picture book location and was very comfortable for the 7 of us. Michael was a very responsive and attentive host who was happy to help us with everything, including restaurant recommendations and reservations. Our 6 year olds loved the house, the pool and the cats. Michael introduced us to Stefano, who we hired to pick us up from the airport and drive us around throughout our stay. We highly recommend this as it saved us from stressing about directions, parking etc and allowed us to have an extra glass of wine at lunchtimes. A wonderful trip from start to finish.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a family trip

  • 5 of 5

The place is even more beautiful than the pictures and exceeded our expectations. Michael was the perfect host - he helped us arrange catered dinners, provided lots of local recommendations and was very responsive to any questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Kimberly, It was a pleasure to host you and your family. I look forward to seeing you back again!
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us (including a 7 and 8 year old) stayed at this villa and it was absolutely amazing. We had Emily come out and cook and serve dinner our first night and it was nothing short of magical. The property is very well kept and furnished. The bathrooms and kitchen are modern and had all of the amenities us Chicagoans would desire. The location was close enough to the hill towns to easily go in for dinner or site seeing but far enough away to feel like you're in your own, secluded Tuscan estate. The view was absolutely breath taking. I'm recommending this beautiful property to all of my friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Iberia, La.

This property and Villa is absolutely beautiful. A perfect example of what Tuscany is all about.

  • 5 of 5

Michael was so welcoming and very attentive to our needs. He was so helpful to our group. This Villa is absolutely gorgeous as well as the property. I have never seen anything like it. If you want to experience Tuscany this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Bar Centrale
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Marina Di Albarese
Car: recommended

Wine-Tasting, Farmer's Markets, Outlet-Shopping, Beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $300

Payment may be negotiated in USD($) or Euro(€) equivalent.
Cash/Bank Transfer Discount offered, please inquire.
International Transaction Credit Card Fees will be Charged Extra.
Longer-term discount offered, please inquire for stays of greater than 2 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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