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San Mario - Secluded Relaxation in a Tuscan Stone House with Excellent Wifi

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

It is impossible not to fall in love with the garden at Casa San Mario; the big chestnut tree offering shade on a hot summer’s day, the terracotta patio where hours can be spent enjoying a lazy lunch or dinner, the generous pool where you can cool off after a morning spent exploring Volterra, or, as in the case of my daughters, topping up a tan.

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.

In Detail:
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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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Master: 1 double

    Shower and WC en suite...moreless

  • Garden: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Garden Study: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Double...moreless

  • Guest: 1 double

    Or Twin, bathroom en-suite...moreless

  • Arch: 4 twin/ single

    4 sngl or 1 double & 2 sng Bathroom en-suite Cot available...moreless

  • Ground Floor Double: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • 2/3 doubles, 1/2 twins, 1 family bedroom, 1 cot, 1 Garden Studio room with sofa bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating, available in the Autumn and winter....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood oven, located in the garden. Suitable for making bread, pizza, and also I believe, for roasting....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Open and included in the rental from early May to mid- October - at other times it may be available on request....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 21 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 27 - Oct 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$337
$2,023
Autumn
Oct 15 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$337
$1,124
Winter Holidays
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,810
Early Spring
Jan 8 - Mar 18, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,124
Late Spring
Mar 19 - Jul 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,023
Summer
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,371
Late Summer
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$337
$2,023
Autumn
Oct 29 - Mar 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$337
$1,349
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$337
$2,023 $4,720
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $0.00

Notes:

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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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pisa
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Volterra
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Firenze
26 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Colle Val'D'Elsa
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Vicinity
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Cecina

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info


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Speaks: english, french, italian

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Photos

  • The House, Terrace and Front Garden

    The House, Terrace and Front Garden

  • View to the Sea framed by one of Mauro Staccioli's Landscape Sculpture

    View to the Sea framed by one of Mauro Staccioli's Landscape Sculpture

  • The House, Side Terrace and Side Garden

    The House, Side Terrace and Side Garden

  • 14 Person  Dinning Table with Kitchen Area Behind

    14 Person Dinning Table with Kitchen Area Behind

  • Double bedroom 2 upstairs (with en suite bathroom)

    Double bedroom 2 upstairs (with en suite bathroom)

  • Double Bedroom 4 Downstairs , at night

    Double Bedroom 4 Downstairs , at night

  • The Pool (15m x 12m)

    The Pool (15m x 12m)

  • The Fireplace in the living room upstairs

    The Fireplace in the living room upstairs

  • Mt Voltraio above the house viewed from the Garden in Spring - Good walks

    Mt Voltraio above the house viewed from the Garden in Spring - Good walks

  • Upstairs En Suite Bathroom attached to Bedroom 2

    Upstairs En Suite Bathroom attached to Bedroom 2

  • Volterra looking towards the Sea

    Volterra looking towards the Sea

  • Piazza Priori Volterra

    Piazza Priori Volterra

  • The Pool and its Oak Tree

    The Pool and its Oak Tree

  • Dining Outside  in the Garden

    Dining Outside in the Garden

  • Double Bedroom 1 Upstairs (With En Suite facilities)

    Double Bedroom 1 Upstairs (With En Suite facilities)

  • Double  Bedroom 3 Upstairs (With ensuite bathroom)

    Double Bedroom 3 Upstairs (With ensuite bathroom)

  • Downstairs Twin Bedroom

    Downstairs Twin Bedroom

  • Upstairs Sitting Room from the Fireplace

    Upstairs Sitting Room from the Fireplace

  • Table Tennis Table

    Table Tennis Table

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • En Suite Bathroom attached to Double Bedroom 3 Upstairs

    En Suite Bathroom attached to Double Bedroom 3 Upstairs

  • The Pool and Its Oak Tree (12m x 5m)

    The Pool and Its Oak Tree (12m x 5m)

  • The Pool and Some Shade

    The Pool and Some Shade

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    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
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