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Charming Country Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming Cottage only 8 km from Florence Centre

Beautiful Cottage surrounded by the Florentine country side with a beautiful garden, heated swimming pool, tennis court and stables.

1 bedroom, wide living room with 2 single sofa beds and fireplace, kitchen, dining room and bath.

Private patio with table, chairs & loungers for dining out.

The swimming pool is in common with the other 2 homes of our Estate.

The perfect place for a peaceful & relaxing vacation in harmony with nature, make excursions in the Chianti, enjoy horseback riding & golf experiences, tennis and also for shopping (Gucci & Prada Malls are 20 km away).

The house can host up to 4 people.

Dogs are welcome!

More Details

Owner
Paola Petrilli
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Paola Petrilli

Our family have purchased this property 40 years ago and refurbished it completely creating a beautiful garden with 700 olive trees, one private pool with jacuzzi, tennis court and stables for my sister's 2 horses as she plays polo and works with kids as hypnotherapist.

The entire property consists of three homes : my parents villa, my sister villa and a charming 1 bedroom cottage that can host up to 4 persons available for holiday rentals as well.

Paola Petrilli purchased this cottage in 1972

Why Paola Petrilli chose Firenze (Florence) Province

Our property is located on a small hill therefore the surrounding country view is just relaxing and peaceful. The village is just 1 km away close enough for any needs but far away from traffic. We purchased this property for summer vacation and holidays escapes from town. After we spent our first summer here we fall in love and never went back to our former home in town. Florence is only 3 km away and access to highways is at 2 km.

In the last 20 years my family has welcomed many friends and they all just loved our unique place.

What makes this cottage unique

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi Pool, tennis court and horse back riding on site. 18 holes golf course at 4 km.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing experience with a place offering hotel standards in addition to a family approach and as a gift getting local vegetables. An ideal place for families with kids . Just next to Florence and not far away from Siena . Resourcing from visiting with car facilities at its best. The swimming pool is big , clean and so much enjoyable with its pool house including shower and toilets. The surroundings with its olive trees and relaxing nature makes this place a perfect destination you can dream for.
Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Pasticceria Maioli
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Ugolino Sporting Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Florence Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Trattoria del Rosso
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended

Surrounded by the beautiful Chianti countryside this charming Cottage is located only 20 minutes by car from Florence city center & museums, 60 km from Siena and close to all beautiful Chianti villages. The main village Grassina is only 1 km away with shops, bank, pharmacy, supermarket and the bus station for Florence downtown (approx. 25 min.)

Horseback riding and golf activities are available in the surrounding area.

This pleace is just perfect for your excursion in the Chianti area and relax in the beautiful Tuscan country.

Chianti distances:

San Gimignano 58 km

Siena a 70 km

Arezzo a 75 km

Airport:

Florence 15 km

Pisa 95 km.

Amenities

Bagno A Ripoli Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Sink, toilet, bidet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size bed for 2 in the bedroom sofa bed for 1 adult in the living room single bed for child/adult in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Country Home
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 28 reviews
Vancouver, Canada
5

Amazing Villa just south of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with the villa that was situated in a small village just a 30 minute bus ride to Florence. We especially enjoyed the beautiful large pool after spending a day sightseeing around the Tuscany countryside in the hot summer.

The Villa was one of just a few on the property and the owners were always there to help answer any questions. The Villa itself was very comfortable and the air conditioning really helped us cool off.

We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect setting...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here after a few days in Rome. It was a fantastic setting to get out of the city and into the Tuscan countryside. We couldn't have asked for a more gracious and pleasant host. The house was perfect for our use and looks impeccably maintained by the owners, who you can tell truly care. They had a bed for our toddler made so beautifully that we didn't want to lay her in it and mess it up. Florence is close by for easy access and the small towns are close to the house, but you can't feel that at all when you are on property. All you see is Cypress, Olive trees (over 700) and beautiful views. Such an authentic Italian experience that will forever be in our memory. Our only regret is that we didn't stay here longer - but that only leaves the opportunity to come back and rent the entire complex for us and our extended family!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy and grateful for your beautiful words they make all our efforts repaid. It was a joy to host you and your beautiful family you are welcome anytime. Best regards. The Petrilli Family
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Santa Ana California USA
5

Like a honeymoon cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay, and when you return to a place you've loved, there's always a danger that you'll be disappointed. That did NOT happen. It was every bit as beautiful as we remembered, and just as comfortable. Nella is the most gracious of hosts, the sort of person you wish you were related to, and the property--gardens, groves, roses, a cypress alley!--is maintained with so much care that you almost feel there are magical spirits at work as you sleep. Italian grocery stores are stocked with all kinds of delicious and convenient foods, so we enjoyed cooking there and staying home. I don't drive in Italy (my husband does that because he can tell how perilously close he's coming to stone walls and oncoming cars) but this property is close enough that you can walk into town, which I did every day. I truly would love to stay in this house for a holiday every year, or forever.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom Thank you very much for your beautiful words we are so glad to hear that you had such a good time it will always be a pleasure to have you back! Thank you from all of us! The Petrilli family
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5

Great little cottage near Florence

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little place to stay on a wonderful property. Getting into Florence was very easy via bus. The place did not disappoint, the living room space was ample and the kitchen works. Important to note the grocery stores only stay open until 8-8:30pm so you need to get that done first if you plan to cook at the house. We did make breakfast but otherwise ate out. Recommend staying here if you want the feel of the Tuscan Countryside but also want to go into Florence!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOODBRIDGE, NJ USA
5

Charming house in Grassina, Italy

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house from 4/19-29/2017. We were greeted by Paola, who could not have been nicer. There was a bottle of wine awaiting us, as well as fruit, water, and juice.....little touches that meant so much. The property is beautiful and serene. The house is very comfortable. We were very happy we chose this rental and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beatiful review I am very happy you hace enjoyed your time and look forward to welcome you again. Best regards Paola
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Santa Ana California USA
5

Peaceful, friendly, and incredibly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here and would love to return. The gardens are beautifully and painstakingly tended, the views are lovely in all directions, and the house is perfectly equipped for simple cooking and relaxation. We used the swimming pool, the tennis courts, the grill, and the laundry facilities and absolutely everything we needed was provided. Nella gave us a huge bowl of fruit, fresh eggs from her chickens, and her own olive oil, and these things, along with her charming and gracious personality, made us feel instantly and completely at home. I also loved how close the house was to Grassina--I was able to walk and go on runs there every day.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Prices are subject to change until reservation in confirmed.
The rental price includes final cleaning expences.
City tax in the amount of € 1,50 per person per night for a maximum of 7 nights must be paid upon arrival. The tax doesn't apply to children under 14 years old.

Owner'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.

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