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ARCO al POGGIO Arceno Rentals Club Tuscan Villa Vacation Pool&Concierge VIDEO!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Traditional Two Bedroom Apartment. Private Porch, Garden, Pool, Concierge & Bar


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In the beautiful hills of Chianti lies the Arceno Estate a vast private vineyard and Nature Reserve, where the apartment, ‘Arco al Poggio’ is found, set over three floors within a renovated traditional Tuscan ‘casale’ or farmhouse.

‘Arco al Poggio’ is part of ‘Arceno Rentals Club’ which provides our guests with an inclusive quality service before and throughout their stay. From the initial booking process to the end of their vacation ‘Arceno Rentals Club’ are there for their guests. Inclusively we begin with a ‘Welcome basket’ of quality local foods and wines for the first weekend. We also supply house wine and bar of branded spirits and Italian liqueurs for the duration of their stay. Other inclusive services are linen change and stocking consumables like coffee capsules, dishwasher tablets, charcoal etc.

To make our guests vacation ‘heavenly’ we also inclusively provide a Five Star Concierge Service to assist with anything from restaurant reservations, excursions to wineries, tour guides and directions, car rental with chauffeur, if required, child minding and more. We also assist should a problem arise, allowing our guests to relax and enjoy their vacation, safe in the knowledge they will be well looked after.

The apartment is exclusive and private having two comfortable double bedrooms with ceiling fans and two bathrooms. Traditionally Tuscan with modern conveniences, internet, WiFi, T.V, DVD player and iPod dock. It also has a covered patio with beautiful views southward over the Chianti countryside. Beautifully furnished to high standards the apartment accommodates four persons comfortably for a unique, stylish experience, a real 'home from home'.

The entrance is at ground level through a gateway from a secluded private garden. Left of the gate is an old oven and opposite, the stairs lead to a private covered patio, 'the loggia'. From the loggia the apartment is accessed directly into a spacious living area with fireplace and dining for eight people. The kitchen itself is well appointed for keen or professional cooks.

At one end the ‘guest’ bedroom and bathroom with shower, opposite, a stairway leads to the spacious and romantic master bedroom with beautiful views over the vineyards and the village of San Gusmè. A bathroom with a large bathtub and shower serves the master bedroom. Guests also have the use of a tranquil private swimming pool.

The estate of Arceno covers 1000 hectares of forest, vineyards, olive groves, cypress avenues, dotted with traditional farmhouses ‘the Casali’, many of which have been restored. The Villa of the estate dates from the 16th century with its own chapel, romantic park and lake.

‘Arco al Poggio’ was a working ‘Casale’, but now restored with modern conveniences, it welcomes guests who may relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Chianti countryside.

From ‘Arco al Poggio’ are views towards the famous Crete, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Monte Amiata. At the rear, the medieval village of San Gusmè a short fifteen minute walk through the vines. The rewards a drink at a village café and the view towards Siena and its towers.

The estate is served by ‘strade bianche’, (white roads) which are unpaved. Although some are public, these roads are quiet, allowing walking, cycling and jogging at ease. The region is filled with history, art, food and wine. Siena with its famous ‘Palio’ an exciting medieval horse race is only fifteen minutes away. Italy’s excellent road network allows easy day trips to Florence, San Giminiano, Le Crete, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Arezzo and more!

Famous for food and wine there are many places to enjoy the bounty of Chianti and Tuscany. Eat and drink or take lessons and cook like a true Tuscan! The more active may golf, horse ride or take a swim and relax at one of the nearby thermal spas. Perhaps take a trip to the seaside?

Rammed with history and art, an almost endless list of galleries, exhibitions, museums, churches, palaces and other unique places wait to be discovered.

More Details

Anna Crawford
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Anna Crawford

Anna and James Ross Crawford, an Anglo-Italian couple who enjoy time between London, Milan and Tuscany. We have a busy life but also love to relax in the exclusive Villa D'Arceno Estate where we find tranquility after the buzz of the big cities. We love art, music, good food and even better wine.

Having many years of experience renting the property 'Arco al Poggio' as a Luxury Vacation Rental business, Anna and James Ross teamed up with Siena born, Stefano Finetti an experienced manager to found 'Arceno Rentals Club'. This new venture in Luxury Vacation Rentals brings the Founders' experience, passion and knowledge of the area to other exclusive properties on the prestigious Villa D'Arceno Estate.

Anna Crawford purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Anna Crawford chose Castelnuovo Berardenga

Anna and James Ross have enjoyed 'Arco al Poggio' since 2004. It was love at first sight and the place has become our magic retreat and we love to share this with our Guests. Set within a 'Casale' an old Tuscan villa farmhouse, its location within a private estate makes it very tranquil and a great place for spotting wildlife from the pool!

Arco al Poggio is set within the private and exclusive Villa D'Arceno Estate in an outstanding location with spectacular views over the vyneyards of the estate. The apartment is one of the properties of the Casale Il Poggio, surrounded by its private maintained garden offering total privacy and a real opportunity to commune with nature, while enjoying the extra services and a Five Star Concierge provided by 'Arceno Rentals Club'.

What makes this apartment unique

Arceno is a private estate where history, beautiful landscapes, vineyards, villas, flora and fauna make it unique in Tuscany. Our property benefits from it, and living here is a dream due to the beauty and harmony of the place.

The complimentary Five Star Concierge service is provided before and throughout your stay. The Concierge can procure visits, excursions, car rental, with or without chauffeur, cooking lessons, private chef or housekeeper, and many other services. (Extra charges will apply.)

Our 'FULLY INCLUSIVE' weekly RATES provide a generous 'WELCOME BASKET' of quality food & wines from local suppliers, enough for the first weekend. A continuous supply of FREE quality Arceno Rentals Club HOUSE WINE throughout stay. A FREE BAR of branded spirits and Italian liqueurs is also provided to be enjoyed during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Entering the Villa Arceno estate, you are immediately enveloped in a beautiful landscape of cypress lined hills, olive groves, vineyards and stone farmhouses, creating a perfect Tuscan scene. Il Poggio comes with a pretty garden, swimmng pool, and is elevated across two upper floors, giving outstanding views of the nearby village and the estate. The property is furnished to an excellent standard and offers every convenience for your stay. The large, private terrace is the most perfect setting to enjoy every meal and was saturated with almond blossom over Easter. Il Poggio is perfectly located to enjoy the amenities of nearby Castelnuovo Beradenga, which offers a good choice of local osterias and a local winery as well as a short drive to the historic towns Sienna and Florence, all manageable within a day. A perfect to relax and soak up the Italian sunshine, robust red wines and fabulous restaurants.
Apr 2012
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
In the village of San Gusme'
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Golf Club Valdichiana
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
In the village of San Gusme'
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Castiglion della Pescaia
Car: necessary

The Casale Il Poggio is situated East of Siena in the South part of the wine region of Chianti near to the villages of Castelnuovo Berardenga and San Gusmè. Historical art and architecture may be found in Florence, Siena, San Giminiano, Arezzo, Pienza and the nearby region of Umbria. The Chianti region is famous for its castles and fortifications, the results of past strife between Florence and Siena. Local amenities include trattorie, restaurants, wine cellars (famous ones like Felsina and Brolio), local markets and fairs. Hot springs and spas (in Rapolano, Bagni San Filippo and Chianciano) are within easy reach and Tuscan seaside resorts are an hour away (Castiglion della Pescaia, Follonica). Golf and horse riding are available locally, or you may relax in a SPA not far away from Castelnuovo.

Each year in October the marathon named Ecomaratona is run also through the estate of Arceno.

Also, each year on 2nd July and 16th August the Palio, the historical horse race, is run in Siena.

Other Activities: Italian cooking lessons, wine touring and tasting


Castelnuovo Berardenga Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be adjoined and make a king bed. Ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , King bed. Bed linen also for the cot are provided.Celing fan
  • Both bedrooms, as for the rest of the house, have high ceilings with traditional Tuscan construction of chestnut beams and terracotta tiles, giving a light airy feel even during the heat of summer. Both are decorated in traditional Tuscan style augmented with antique furniture and bed frames. Through the windows you may view the Tuscan countryside in all directions and sunsets. From the elevated position there is the benefit of cool breezes at night and during the day. Very effective ceiling fans have been installed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
As part of Arceno Rentals Club, a Five Star Concierge service is provided before and throughout your stay, included in the weekly fee. Visits and excursions, car rental with or without chauffeur, cooking lessons, private chef or housekeeper may be provided at extra charge. Our 'FULLY INCLUSIVE' weekly RATES include a generous WELCOME HAMPER of speciality foods & wines from top quality local suppliers (more than enough for the first weekend's catering needs), PLUS as much FREE HOUSE WINE as you wish, throughout your stay. Our FREE COCKTAIL BAR of branded spirits and local liqueurs such as Limoncello is also kept stocked throughout your stay. The pool may be accessed outside daily cleaning times. It is open from 15th May to 30th September.


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Beautiful property and a great location in the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Arco Al Poggio at the start of September 2017 and could not have hoped for a better villa. Arco Al Poggio is set in the beautiful grounds of Arceno, surrounded by vineyards. The exact location of the property is peaceful and the villa itself is set in a larger property containing two other small homes, so it is very private.

Nearby, the small towns of San Gusme and Castelnuovo Berardenga are a short drive away. Both have several fantastic restaurants and the latter has a great supermarket to buy essential supplies. Siena, Montepulciano and Florence are easily accessible

As for the property itself, we would definitely recommend it and stay again in the future. It's the little touches that make the holiday one to remember.

- Anna and Gaia provide a seamless experience from start to finish with Gaia only a call away to offer concierge services / advice before and during your stay.

- A fantastic welcome food hamper is provided along with wine and drinks trolley

- The villa is spotless throughout (and cleaned during your stay - twice in a 10 day holiday for us)

- Every amenity you could possibly want in a self catering villa is provided from a wide variety of kitchen equipment, DVDs, coffee machine, BBQ, Books etc

- The pool area is well maintained and quiet

My wife and I normally stay in hotels on holiday but after experiencing the flexibility of a self catering villa of this quality we are sold for future holidays and would finish by saying that Arco Al Poggio has set the bar high!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew & Julie Thank you for the wonderful review and that you found Arco al Poggio such a beautiful place to be. We pride ourselves on providing quality services and that the 'little touches' really do make the difference. From excellent communication before, during and after visiting Arco Al Poggio, the quick and discreet linen change midweek to providing the house wine and all the extra things that make Arceno Rentals Club the 'experience to remember'. We hope to see you again soon. Anna & Ross
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Wonderful Tuscan Getaway from it all

  • 5 of 5

We had a simply wonderful time at the villa, which has everything you could possibly wish for in terms of food preparation, outdoor relaxation and comfort. The bedrooms were spotless and the showers/ensuites brilliant. Local supermarket and butcher are excellent, nearby wine tours available, super location it explore chant region and Tuscany. Easy access from Pisa airport and roads easy.

Detailed information provided in villa - lots of books, brochures and handy tips. Great communication from Gaia and meeting on arrival. Hospitality welcome basket out of this world. Lovely pool and barbecue was great fun to use - lots of fuel provided. We will definitely be back. Worth every euro!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vanessa & James You have managed in a few words to encapsulate our 'raison d'etre'. Everything stated here is exactly how we wish our guests to enjoy Arco Al Poggio. We endeavour to do the utmost to allow our guests to have the best experience we may offer. Thank you and we will welcome you back most heartily! Anna & Ross
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa. Brilliantly equipped. Great location within the estate and for nearby day trips. We had a fantastic stay. Thank you Anna.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gillian & Ian Thank you for your review, we know that you made the most of your time with us and that you will have gone home with hopes of returning soon. As you have mentioned Arceno is beautifully situated to allow easy access to many other cities, towns and villages, for days out, nights out or even the Tuscan seaside. Advice for days out, routes and transport is available from our Concierge. With our inclusive services we can help our guests make the best of the estate the local area and further afield. Again thank you, Anna & Ross.
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Wonderful Tuscan Countryside Escape

  • 5 of 5

If you wish to relax in the hypnotic beauty of the Tuscan countryside (in the middle of a 1000 hectare vineyard), then this is a great option.

This villa is a historic building that has been sensitively restored and fitted out to a very high standard.

Tip: going with the club option is a good bet, as you'll have everything you need (in fridge, wines, drinks cabinet, for bbq) already in situe when you arrive (high quality local produce)..... and the mid-week clean + sheet change is a blessing.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephen We are very glad for your review of our 'little hideaway' and that it more than met your expectations. Alongside the high standards of cleaning, change of linen and towels and the 'Welcome basket' we also provide a Concierge Service who can help with restaurant reservations to child minding, chauffeur driven cars and wine tours. All for the comfort and ease of our guests. Thank you. Anna & Ross.
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Amazing Villa in rural Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Villa was immaculate and Gaia (property manager) was on hand for anything we needed. Definitely will be recommending this villa to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kerry, Thank you for your review and that you enjoyed your time at Arco al Poggio. Keeping our standards high, is key to making our guests feel totally at ease while they are with us. We hope that you will come to Arceno again in the near future. Anna & Ross.
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Fabulois, charming, everything you need is supplied.

  • 5 of 5

All the previous reviews sum it up. An absolute gem - everything you need or think you'll need is supplied from the gorgeous basket of food that was there on arrival through to all the Aceno estate wine. Would highly recommend this place. You definitely need a car. The local village has lovely restaurants, cafe, ATM. The swimming was well used and full laundry facilities. Watch out for the insects and mosquitoes - take insect repellent especially if you sit outside at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen & Barry, Thank you for your review. Our inclusive 'Welcome Basket' is one of the numerous services that we offer and we are glad that it is so popular. 'An absolute gem' is an accolade that we will most certainly wish to retain by keeping our standards high, all for the benefit of our guests. Thank you again and we hope you'll return to our paradise soon. Anna & Ross.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $588.65

Weekly rates include luxury Welcome Hamper, free Cocktail Bar + Housewine & Olive Oil throughout stay, ALL energy costs (inc logs & charcoal), all linens (including pool towels), daily consumables, bathroom toiletries throughout, cleaning & change of linens every 3-4 days, 5 star Concierge service by local hoteliers, free WiFi.

Daily rates exclude Welcome Hamper (200 euro supplement).

DURATION OF STAY: in high season, from 1st July until 8th September, the minimum stay is of 7 nights

CHANGEOVER DAY: in high season, from 4th July until 27th September, changeover day is SATURDAY

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge the total rent - if cancellation is received less than 60 days before the date of arrival the 25% deposit will be retained in full

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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