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Belvedere: Traditional Tuscan Farmhouse with Stunning Views

(32 Reviews)

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Almost there...Belvedere seen from the nearby hill


Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa with Unlimited Views of Tuscan Countryside.

This beautifully renovated rustic villa is only 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of Siena. Built in the 1500’s, Belvedere (beautiful view) is situated on a remote hilltop with breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside with vineyards and olive trees in the immediate vicinity. It’s near enough for ready access to Siena yet remote enough for your private piece of Tuscan tranquility. The villa has been split into two different areas. The upper floor (accessible by a short stair case) is where you will be staying as this has the best views. Our Caretaker lives in an apartment below with completely separate entrance and not connected at all. She is very unobtrusive so you can rest assured that your privacy will be respected ... She can, upon request, prepare a Welcome Dinner that has been a major hit with a lot of guests!

Siena is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Europe with an absolutely stunning cathedral Il Duomo. The hospital of Santa Maria della Scala is said to be the oldest hospital in the world. The Piazza del Campo is a beautiful sight any day of the year but transforms to its medieval state for the famous Palio di Siena every 2nd of July & 16th August. Each contrada or section of the city battles it out for the famous bareback horserace around city centre.

Belvedere is also a fantastic location to base yourself for day trips to Florence and many other towns dotted around Tuscany such as San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano. A trip to the abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore for evening vespers followed by dinner in the quaint walled village of Buonconvento is highly recommended. Further afield are classic medieval towns such as Cortona, Perugia and Assisi and to the west, the Isle of Elba is a day or overnight trip.

Alternatively you can escape for days on end with only a few minutes’ drive or a 15 minute walk to the local shops for a coffee, an ATM or to top up the essentials – some local bread & milk, a bottle of Chianti, some fresh pasta or an array of regional cheeses. There are plenty of supermarkets only a short drive away if you are really stocking up or if you don’t feel like cooking there are many options for dining in the surrounding Colonna San Marco, San Rocco, Costalpino or in Downtown Siena.

Closer to home, points of interest are Certano (the estate villa), where you can pick up a bottle of Chianti produced in the surrounding vineyard and the monastry – Eremo di Lecceto where you can attend evening vespers.

Traditional Tuscan architecture, characterized by terracotta floors & exposed wooden beams is common throughout, including the three spacious bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. A dining table that seats 12 will be the centre of some great feasts and memories or you can choose to eat around the more cosy kitchen table. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, glassware & ceramics, enabling you to cook up your own meals if you so desire.

Come and enjoy the 'Dolce far niente' - the sweetness of doing nothing by grabbing a book, cooking up a meal & playing some cards. Alternatively use this as a base for countless day trips to explore Tuscany & beyond.

We live abroad so we won't be present during your stay; however we pride ourselves to be always very responsive in case of any guest's need.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 130 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    There is a small dog in the property, however it dose not get out without the owner....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Can be adjoined to make one double bed ...moreless

  • King size beds (2) Two of the rooms contain king sized beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) This can be utilised as two singles or joined together upon advance request....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet


  • All bathrooms are complete with shower, basin & toilets. One of the bathrooms (the smallest) has been built on top of the staircase, so is cosy but manageable for all your needs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor woodfire Pizza Oven fully functional. Once upon a time was used to bake fresh bread!...moreless


  • Books:

    Various adult books both in Italian and English. Mostly adventure or thriller....moreless

  • Games
  • Stereo:

    Wireless Portable Music Player, easy connection to multiple smartphones and tablets....moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful panoramic views of Tuscany Quiet and peaceful surrounds...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate large dining/sitting area...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Covered Parking:

    Away from the elements....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Indoor wood fireplace...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Pellet stove. Heating charges are included....moreless

  • Internet:

    FREE Wi-Fi connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    A fresh set for each bed is included. It can be changed weekly upon request....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is set at the center of the house. Feture a traditional fireplace, a large table that can seat up to 12 people and a sofa. Everything is decorated with traditional Tuscan furniture....moreless

  • Parking:

    Is part of the house, it is covered but not closed....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is ample space to store a large vehicle...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels & tea towels for the kitchen are provided. Beach towels/outdoor towels are not....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Is in the separate laundry room. This area has an iron, ironing board and indoor drying space....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Big and medium size 'Moka coffee pot'. Filtered coffee machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Many pots, pans & utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full range of cooking utensils; crockery and tableware for at least 12 pax....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New addition for 2015!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator, stovetop, electric oven and sink. Microwave, toaster, blender and food processor are also present....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Combined microwave and grill...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Hand soap, toilet paper, kitchen paper & dish washing liquid. As a self contained vacation rental, other items (including additional supplies of the items we provide) need to be outsourced....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Our balcony is accessible from the livingroom. It overlooks the valley below and our olive field....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our deck is overlooking the beautiful Tuscan countryside. It is sitting direclty over the olive field and the vineyeard. You can use this space for some 'al fresco dining' or to watch shooting stars...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a newly installed outdoor BBQ that has been built into our patio. Burning wood or charcoal to be outsourced by the guest (available in most supermarkets) ...moreless



from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 16 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,070 $7,082

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,525 $5,447

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $65.37
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $326.84


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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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88 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence (Peretola); and Pisa International 119Km
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
13.8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Royal Golf La Bagnaia
9.6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Siena Train Station
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Raccordo Autostradale Firenze - Siena
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Ristorante Antica Toscana Di Del Vigna Milva
76 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1512

About the owner: Hi I'm Adam and I'm a citizen of the world! I currently live in Dubai with my wife to whom I owe my passion for the Italian life (and food!). It is infact her family farmhouse that we have had the pleasure to bring back to a new life. Everything here has belonged to the family for centuries and have been either preserved or restored with love. We cherish the idea that we can share this heritage with someone new. Open all drawers, leaf through the books and feel at home. We only ask you to treat the place and its odds and ends as if it was your own cause this place truly represents a piece of our hearts.

Why the Owner Chose Siena, Siena, Italy:
This property and most of its furniture has been in my wife's family for generations. We cherish the idea that we can share this heritage with other people while we are living abroad, giving the opportunity for others to experience the beauty of this piece of Tuscany.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
For me it's the view from the kitchen that I never tire from, although there are spectacular views in every direction. Many a good meal with a bottle of wine has been enjoyed whilst soaking up this view. It's difficult to do proper justice to the place with photos alone. You really need to spend a few days to take it all in.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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  • Almost there...Belvedere seen from the nearby hill

    Almost there...Belvedere seen from the nearby hill

  • Unwind under the Tuscan sun sipping a Prosecco & nibbling on a piece of Pecorino

    Unwind under the Tuscan sun sipping a Prosecco & nibbling on a piece of Pecorino

  • Kitchen view

    Kitchen view

  • The 'Blue room'

    The 'Blue room'

  • Antique iron beds

    Antique iron beds

  • Second bathroom

    Second bathroom

  • Dining room with its spectacular fireplace

    Dining room with its spectacular fireplace

  • Comfortable three-seater fold-out couch

    Comfortable three-seater fold-out couch

  • The olive grove on a stormy day.

    The olive grove on a stormy day.

  • Vendemmia (grape harvest) time

    Vendemmia (grape harvest) time

  • ...sipping a Prosecco & nibbling on a piece of Pecorino

    ...sipping a Prosecco & nibbling on a piece of Pecorino

  • The 'Birds room'

    The 'Birds room'

  • Birds room's ensuite bathroom

    Birds room's ensuite bathroom

  • The 'Blue room' and dining room in the background.

    The 'Blue room' and dining room in the background.

  • A writing desk for your moments of inspiration

    A writing desk for your moments of inspiration

  • Kitchen and breakfast area

    Kitchen and breakfast area

  • Detail of the dining table

    Detail of the dining table

  • Detail of Belvedere access door

    Detail of Belvedere access door

  • View of the most iconic structures in Siena available as you get out of your car

    View of the most iconic structures in Siena available as you get out of your car

  • Vineyard just outside our doorstep

    Vineyard just outside our doorstep

VRBO #435593

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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