About the property
- Villa2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
TUSCANY ITALY PERFECT CASA SAN VITO VILLA
Casa San Vito villa is located in the beautiful Chianti countryside between Florence and Siena. The villa has expansive views of surrounding olive orchards and vineyards. It sleeps eight and has three bedrooms: two king-size beds, two twins, and a sofabed in living room, AND two beautiful full bathrooms, The large living room with fireplace and country-style eat-in kitchen provides a great environment for down time with family and friends.
Bonuses include a washing machine and satellite TV with a few English language news channels.
From this comfortable home base, you can take short drives to see the famous towers of San Gimignano, the sites of beautiful Siena, or the baths of Montecatini. This particular region of Chianti is a wine aficionados paradise! The nearest towns are San Casciano and Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa.
Click the video link to take an aerial tour of Casa San Vito's stunning vineyards, olive orchards and views!
Great care has been taken in the remodelling process of this Tuscany villa to retain the many charming features while providing modern comforts and conveniences.
Siena and Greve in Chianti are an easy drive. You can even make a day trip to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa as it is only a one and a half hour drive away as is the graceful town of Lucca.
On the ground floor set into cool stone walls is the original barn, now a loggia, or covered terrace, which is essentially like an outdoor living room in the summer. The patio area is furnished with a table & chairs for dining outdoors.
Go up the front stairs and you are greeted by a good-sized entryway as you cross the threshold. Coming off the entryway is the living room to your left and the eat-in kitchen to your right. This Chianti villa has terracotta floors and beautiful wooden ceiling beams that rise above. The living room has a large working fireplace with comfortable seating and a window the overlooks the property. The kitchen is furnished with a large table for comfortable, casual meals and lively conversation.
There are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a dual king bed and an adjoining bath. The window looks out over the vine-covered hills. It has good closet space, and a little desk. The adjacent master bathroom has a full shower, toilet, bidet, and sink. The view from this particular window is one of the best as you gaze over the olive grove out to Chianti's rolling hills! The finish work in the bathroom is excellent, with beautiful tile details done by master Italian ceramic craftsmen. Over the sink is a large mirror and excellent lighting.
The spacious second bedroom is a bit larger then the master bedroom and has a romantic antique queen-size bed, a large armoire and a window looking east. The beautiful headboard has been passed down in the family generation after generation. The third bedroom has two twin beds and an antique armoire.
There is a laundry room off the hallway with a washing machine. It leads to the large bathroom that has a full size tub with bathtub, a toilet, sink, and bidet. The bathroom sink is set into a spacious cabinet, with plenty of countertop space. Again in this bathroom is beautiful tile with arched details over the large mirror over the sink that are very pretty.
The house is located on the same property with another rental house, Casa Rossa VRBO #36918, which can be rented in conjunction with Casa San Vito for large groups. The houses are approximately 30 meters apart.
About a 10 minute drive away are the tiny villages of San Cristina in Salivolpe and Romita where you can get basic provisions or go for a morning espresso at the local cafe. The nearest major city is San Casciano in Val di Pesa, located between the Greve and Pesa valleys. The town is surrounded in part by an ancient wall dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries. Every Monday morning is market day in San Casciano where you can shop for the freshest produce, meats, fish, and flowers. Be sure to sample the wonderful array of local extra virgin olive oils and honey too. San Casciano has a large supermarket, and numerous small shops if you prefer, such as a butcher, fruit and vegetable shops, post office, bank, gas station. There are numerous good restaurants, pizzerie, a public swimming pool and public tennis courts as well.
The village of Cerbaia, about six miles from San Casciano, has the distinction of having one of Italy's most celebrated, and expensive, restaurants, La Tenda Rossa. It is one of the handful of restaurants in all of Italy to receive a remarkable two stars from in the revered Michelin Red Guide! Just beyond Cerbaia is Montespertoli, famous for its red wines. You won't forget for a minute that you're in the heart of Chianti.
Keep going in the direction from San Casciano towards Florence and you'll find a great cafe in the tiny village of Santa Andrea in Percussina. This village is famous for being the home of the writer-politician Niccolo Macchiavelli.
Please see the link below for more photos & information, map showing the location, guest comments.
Arrivals occur any day of the week. A car is essential for this location.
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About Lisa Byrne
This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love Italy as much as we do. We are based in North America, we can answer your questions in English or Italian. We look forward to hearing from you!
Lisa Byrne purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Lisa Byrne chose San Casciano In Val di Pesa
Wonderful views of the rolling Chianti hills of Tuscany
What makes this Villa unique
Location on a real working vineyard Easy drive to Florence Many charming hill towns nearby
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Spacious, stylish rustic country retreat,well appointed with good facilities.
The accommodation was a spacious first floor apartment of a traditional Tuscan farmhouse. It has been sympathetically converted into a large airy Tuscan retreat with beautiful views from every aspect. All the bedrooms were furnished with beautiful traditional antique furniture. Terracotta tiling throughout All the beds were extremely comfortable. The bathrooms were modern and worked well . The kitchen served us very well and we cooked both inside and out, utilising outdoor seating, tables, sunbeds and umbrella. This was a lovely rural retreat reached via a country road with a very convenient small but well stocked local store/cafe/bar in nearby Romita. Francesco, the owner was attentive and responsive to any enquiry we had.
Thank you for your kind review, Patricia, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
We stayed in Casa San Vito in mid-September for a week. We were welcomed by Mama who spoke no English, but somehow she taught us to use the washing machine, the dishwasher, the rolling screens, the oven, and the stove. She then made us an espresso so we could learn to use the espresso maker. It got even better after that! The house sits on a hill in the country with amazing views in all directions. Only a few minutes and an easy bus ride away from Florence, we did not have to fight the traffic. We spent quite a few days exploring the wineries in the Chianti region. We explored Volterra, San Gmignano, and even Pisa. The house was well equipped with three bedrooms, two baths, a wonderful country kitchen, and a living room. I happily endorse Casa San Vito as a great property.
Thank you so much Karen & Jeff for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Casa San Vito. The Italy Perfect Team
We flew into Florence and stayed the night. We then drove to San Casciano, did a little walking around then drove to Casa San Vito. For the average European I’m sure the road in front of the Casa was a typical country road but for someone from North America it was a not much above a farm lane. Partially paved in front of the houses, but the rest was rough gravel with rocks exposed. Not what we had envisioned. Driving at night back to the Casa was not for the faint of heart, or the typical North American driver. I must also mention that there was a cheese factory at the end of the lane, so there was a constant flow of traffic starting first thing in the morning and onto the night.
Now having said that, we had a great experience at the Casa. We did our sightseeing in the morning and afternoon, picked up groceries on the way home and had terrific home made dinners. As a matter of fact we made friends with the guests staying in the Casa Rosa next door, meeting them for drinks after dinner and actually inviting them for one of our dinners. This is not an experience you will get staying in a B&B or a hotel.
The casa was very clean, with a well appointed kitchen and even a charcoal grill on the premises. We had a table and chairs on the outdoor patio for the warm evenings and a nice sitting area in the house for the cooler evenings. The sitting area accommodated 6 people without any difficulties. The kitchen had a medium size fridge, gas stove, electric oven and even a dishwasher. The table easily accommodated 6 people. There was also a washing machine in the Casa should you need it.
This was a great location for sightseeing, within driving distance of Siena, Greve, Radda, San Gimignano and Volterra.
The Casa was located on a hill providing a lovely view of the vineyards and farms of the surrounding country side. A postcard picture view from any of the windows in the Casa. We wanted to experience Tuscany as a local not a tourist and we certainly got it
Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you had a wonderful time. The Italy Perfect Team
Casa San Vito was the perfect place for our family while vacationing in the Tuscany region. Beautiful views. Private. Central location to Florence, Siena, San Gimingnano.... Our host, Francesco, was friendly, helpful with suggestions on sites to see and area festivals we could attend. Very accommodating when we had to check in earlier than the stated arrival time. Even though the weather was hot, the villa stayed cool and at night when the temperatures cooled, we opened all the windows (all had screens) and had a comfortable night's sleep. Our villa was spotlessly clean, plenty of room (we were 7 of us), nicely decorated. Had dinner out on our patio and took in the rolling hills and vineyards. Absolutely beautiful!
Thank you so much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
lovely spot. Convenient to area we wanted to visit.
The villa was lovely, so was the countryside. Nice yard for children to play . Fransico was very helpful and congenial. Was disappointed with some hidden costs that were not clear up front. Also, the fireplace was not ready to be used and we missed the warmth. We had to pay more for heat. Internet was very undependable. Had few days when we could access the web and family.
We really liked the place, but there were some kinks that need to be worked on.
We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the lovely villa. We are concerned about your comment that there were hidden costs however. All of the fees are detailed in our listing and in the reservation agreement that you read and agreed to before reserving. After reserving there were additional communications reminding you that the heat is paid separately. We're sorry the fireplace wasn't ready when you arrived however the heat was working, and as a courtesy to you, you were charged for only 4 of the 5 days for heat at the modest fee of only €10 per day, we absorbed the cost for heat for the first day. Internet coverage in the rural countryside is notoriously spotty as stated in our listing, we are sorry you didn't read that information which is so clearly presented. We did provide free of charge an additional rollaway bed per your last minute request so that all three children could sleep together in the third bedroom, we wish you had not waited until you arrived to request that and pleased we were able to accommodate your request so promptly.
We stayed at Casa San Vito in late October. It was a little cool but beautiful! The home was delightful and in a wonderful location. We made lots of day trips all over Tuscany. Francesco was a great host and explained thoroughly how things worked. He also gave us several recommendations of things to try in the area. All in all, it was a wonderful vacation.
Thank you so much for your review! Please visit us again. The Italy Perfect Team
• Romita village 6 minutes drive
• San Casciano or Tavarnelle Val di Pesa 15 minutes drive
• Florence 25 minutes drive
• Greve, San Gimignano, 25-35 minutes drive
• Florence airport 35 minutes drive
• Siena 45 minutes drive
• Pisa airport 90 minutes drive
• Rome airport 3.5 hours drive
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There is a 3 night minimum price. Arrivals can occur any day of the week. The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities except heat, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Not included: €300 damage deposit paid in cash on arrival. Refundable at check out less damage, if any. €1.50/pp/day local tax paid on arrival. Heat is €25/day paid in cash on-site