San Mario - Secluded Relaxation in a Tuscan Stone House with Excellent Wifi(21 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House with pool in Tuscany garden. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms . Sleeps 10-12.
Younger children can enjoy making dens in the garden or exploring the shaded woods, and when the sun sets the whole family can take part in hotly contested ping-pong tournaments on our floodlit ping-pong terrace. For a unique experience, the garden boasts a truly Italian pizza oven, where we enjoy making pizza and bread.
The house is a large, classical Tuscan farmhouse. Because of its traditional building style and airy rooms the house stays pleasantly cool, even in mid-august. It is ideal for both adults and families, and has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, as well as a separate toilet in the utility room. There is a living room upstairs, equipped with a large fireplace, where in the cooler seasons it is pleasant to play cards and chat, and two smaller sitting room/studies downstairs. Our favourite room in the house is the very large farmhouse kitchen and dining room downstairs, this room has a 14 seat hardwood table, and once the sun has gone down it and the adjoining terrace are often the hub of the house.
Volterra (4km from the house) is a very attractive, small hilltop town. The road from the house offers breath-taking views of Tuscany. Volterra was founded in pre-Etruscan time and flourished in the Etruscan period. It became important again in the Renaissance. Our house happens to be on the Roman unmarked road that leads to Florence. There is an impressive Etruscan Museum and a small, very pleasant, Art Gallery.
Walking in Volterra is always a pleasure thanks to the medieval architecture (fans of Twilight may recognise the piazza!), and there are plenty of interesting shops selling Italian leather, shoes, and clothing. There are also small grocery shops selling local produce, as well as a fantastic farmers’ market on Saturdays. If you are tired you can take a break at one of Volterra’s many cafes (we recommend l’Incontro, where you can have a proper Italian cappuccino, homemade ice-cream or pasticcini, and after dark enjoy wine tasting or sample their delicious cocktails).
The house is also close to Pisa, Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, as well as many interesting vineyards and farms. Why not explore Dante’s birthplace, or visit Fattoria Lischeto – supplier to Harrods – for a traditional Tuscan lunch, followed by a cheese-making class? And after a hard day sight-seeing, return to the beauty and tranquillity of Casa San Mario.
The house can accommodate up to 12 persons in comfort. Upstairs, on the first floor, there are three bedrooms with bathroom en suite and a large sitting room. Downstairs there are a large kitchen-dining room, a small kitchen and a living room, and two bedroom with one bathroom, and a utility room. Please see the house plan in the Photos section.
Swimming pool (Open May to mid October) seventy-five metres from the house. Green mosaic tiles. Width: 5m. Length: 13m. Depth from 1.4 to 2.6m. Surrounded by solarium of local stone and sandstone rocks and by the side of a small Oak wood providing shade.
Garden: Mature shaded garden and trees around the house, further away newly planted fruit orchard and open fields.
Garden and pool furniture. Barbecue, washing line, parking, table tennis table and bats, traditional bread and pizza oven.
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Member since: 2002
- 250 m²
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 19 - Jul 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 29 - Mar 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $0.00
Swimming Pool Open around May 1; closed around September 30th. Rental price within this period includes swimming pool maintenance. Swimming can be opened at other times on payment of additional fee.
Please enquire for last-minute rental' offers.
Special rates are available for lets of four weeks or more in the November - April period.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The House, Terrace and Front Garden
View to the Sea framed by one of Mauro Staccioli's Landscape Sculpture
The House, Side Terrace and Side Garden
14 Person Dinning Table with Kitchen Area Behind
Double bedroom 2 upstairs (with en suite bathroom)
Double Bedroom 4 Downstairs , at night
The Pool (15m x 12m)
The Fireplace in the living room upstairs
Mt Voltraio above the house viewed from the Garden in Spring - Good walks
Upstairs En Suite Bathroom attached to Bedroom 2
Volterra looking towards the Sea
Piazza Priori Volterra
The Pool and its Oak Tree
Dining Outside in the Garden
Double Bedroom 1 Upstairs (With En Suite facilities)
Double Bedroom 3 Upstairs (With ensuite bathroom)
Downstairs Twin Bedroom
Upstairs Sitting Room from the Fireplace
Table Tennis Table
En Suite Bathroom attached to Double Bedroom 3 Upstairs
The Pool and Its Oak Tree (12m x 5m)
The Pool and Some Shade
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