Villa Napoleone is a luxury villa rental with pool near Florence, in Italy.
The main house of a privately owned Tuscan country estate consisting of two luxury residences nestled in 10 hectares of private protected parkland in the outskirts of Florence and 1 mile from country hamlet San Donato in Collina, Villa Napoleone dates back to the 11th century and was built as Guard Tower, hence the stunning panoramic position.
It was bought by current family in 1988 and turned into the comfortable most elegant family home it is today. It is surrounded by olive groves, lemon trees and beautiful gardens created by famous Italian landscape gardener Pietro Porcinai. The interior has been sympathetically renovated by current owner Anna, a skilled interior designer, who mixed antique original pieces with modern designs (and comforts) while fully preserving the character of the house.
The result is a sophisticated and welcoming home, true to its heritage.
Villa Napoleone is arranged on two levels and spreads over about 500 sqm (approx. 5500 sqfeet) plus the outdoor areas, perfect for family reunions and for entertaining friends, as well as for couple looking for a luxurious romantic retreat.
Villa Napoleone can accommodate up to 7 guests on a self-catering basis, in three beautiful bright double bedrooms and a lovely single. There are 4 bathrooms: 3 luxurious en-suites and a delightful powder room with toilet and basin. All bedrooms and 3 of the 4 bathrooms are on first floor. On the ground floor you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, an elegant sun lit double living room/drawing room with fireplace, utility room, and two dining rooms, the largest of which features a fireplace and large glass doors leading to a truly stunning terrace with unbelievable views (ideal for sipping cocktails while enjoying the sunset). Breathtaking uninterrupted views of the Tuscan countryside can be enjoyed from every room of the house and a large stone paved patio area at the front provides the perfect setting for breakfast
Every room is individually decorated to extremely high standard: original Biedermaier pieces of furniture, rare empire paintings, magnificent mirrors, handmade linen curtains, large comfy white sofas create a bright sophisticated atmosphere throughout. A magnificent stone built gothic arch dating back to the year 1100 creates movement and defines the different living areas. Sand stone floors, two lovely antique fireplaces and walls finished with Venetian plaster in pastel hues ooze italian craftsmanship and complete the truly unique decorating scheme. The bedrooms are all individually styled and furnished with very comfortable beds. The bathrooms are finished in marble and a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower are in the master bathroom. All Frette linen is of the highest quality.
The outdoor area is just as beautiful as the interior. Villa Napoleone sits in 10 hectares of private parkland with olive groves, flowering shrubs and landscaped gardens with lovely open views over the Tuscan hills.
The Villa features a private salt water swimming pool measuring 14 m x 8 m, open May to September (inclusive) and private landscaped panoramic garden decorated with flowers and precious large terracotta vases. All outdoor areas are furnished with elegant outdoor furniture (comfortable loungers with white cushions and white umbrellas are in the pool area, BBQ and dining tables and chairs are on the terrace and patio).
The villa is equipped with everything needed for a comfortable enjoyable stay: central heating, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, iPod dock, wi-fi internet access and a fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, log burning stove, american fridge/frezer, ice maker, coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and an abundance of crockery and pans. Hair dryers are provided in every bathroom. Secure car parking is of course available on-site. A bottle of good local wine, fresh seasonal fruit baskets and fresh flowers will be welcoming you upon arrival.
And because we strongly believe the more the merrier, if there is more than 7 of you, you can rent Villa Napoleone and Villa Paolina together (up to 13 people in 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, with 2 swimming pools! Subject to availability).
Villa Napoleone offers a most secluded rural retreat in the heart of the tuscan hills, yet is only 15 km away (less than 20 min drive) from the Renaissance jewels and buzz of Florence and is the perfect base to explore the Chianti region and to experience the best that Tuscany has to offer.
Groceries and the first cappuccino of the day are available in San Donato, just 1 mile away and Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra are all within easy reach. Lovely country villages, antique churches and wine farms are scattered all around, waiting to be discovered.
Fine eating, golfing and horse riding are available nearby and the area is a paradise for cyclists and ramblers! Alternatively, you can just relax, sip a Prosecco in the garden, enjoy a swim, or sit with a book and a glass of Chianti in front of the fireplace and soak the peaceful atmosphere in!
And if your own private pool is not enough Villa Napoleone is only about 130 km (80 miles) from the coast: the beaches, shops and night life of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi are about 1.5 hrs drive away - you might want to pay a visit to Pisa and Lucca en route. Fashionistas will no doubt appreciate the bargains to be had at The Mall, the famous outlet shopping village located in Leccio, less than 15 min away. Anna will always be on hand with advice and help to organise of cookery classes, wine tasting tours, cultural tours and lots more, and you can check-out our What to Do Nearby page for some inspiration!
Features & Facilities (to recap!):
3 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom (on first floor)
4 bathrooms (3 on first floor, 1 on ground floor)
living room/drawing room , 2 dining rooms and kitchen (on ground floor)
panoramic terrace/solarium and paved patio (on ground floor)
two antique fireplaces & log burning stove
wi-fi internet access
iPod docking station
dishwasher, washing machine, dryer
private landscaped garden
salt water private swimming pool (14 m x 8 m)
sunbeds & BBQ
complimentary baby bed and/or high chair provided on request
No smoking in the house.
House trained pets usually welcome, please ask!
Our rates includes gardener and pool attendant, luxury bed linen (changed weekly), luxury bath and pool towels (changed twice a week) and two hrs maid service per week.
The Villa can be rented fully staffed if requested: babysitting, extra housekeeping service, laundry, extra linen change can all be arranged, as well as private chef service for lunch/dinner, driver, fridge and wine stocking service, all at very reasonable rates – all you have to do is ask!