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Villa Napoleone, luxury tuscan country villa with pool on Florentine hills

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms luxury villa with pool, garden, terrace - country views

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)

air conditioning

central heating

two antique fireplaces & log burning stove

wi-fi internet access

satellite TV

DVD player

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!

More Details

Anna Stoylowitz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, italian
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Anna Stoylowitz

I have graduated in Germany, Tübingen in Interior and Garden Designing.

It took us 5 years to create this enchanting estate, we’ve put in all of our love, energy and passion with an extreme attention to the details of our life experience.

Our family owned Villa is one of Italy’s best “ kept secrets with its elegant interiors.

Anna Stoylowitz purchased this villa in 1988

Why Anna Stoylowitz chose Rignano sull'Arno

There are many reasons, but one of the most important is the breathtaking view over the green rolling hills, sorrounding the Rennaisance city of Florence. Luxury & comfort magestically combined with traditional and modern amnities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a fantastic stay, we loved to stay in your beautiful property and our daughter really enjoy the toys, too!

Looking forward to visit again.
Apr 2014
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Rignano sull'Arno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • master bedroom - 1 king , en-suite, air conditioned
    double bedroom - 1 queen , en-suite, air conditioned
    double bedroom - 1 queen , en-suite, air conditioned
    single bedroom - 1 twin/ single , with fan
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $349.49
Pet Fee $58.25
Damage Deposit $2,912.4

Included in rental fee
• Water & gas for cooking,
• Electricity / Air Con included up to 300 KwH/week
• 2 hrs housekeeping/maid service once/week
• Bed linen (changed once per week, on Saturdays)
• Bath & pool towels (changed twice/week: every Saturday & midstay)
• Garden and pool maintenance
• TV SAT+DVD Player
• Wi-Fi (fair usage: web surfing and emails only, no heavy downloading or we’ll charge according to our supplier’s rates)
• one log basket for fireplace (depending on season)
• Hairdryer in each bathroom
• High quality courtesy sets
• Essential household and cleaning products, kitchen paper, toilet paper as well as high quality linen, crockery, pots and pans, tea, coffee, salt, sugar, spice all provided
• Cot & high chair (let us know if required)
• Complimentary welcome basket (flowers, fresh fruit & a bottle of local wine) on arrival

Mandatory charges NOT included in rental fee:
(all to be paid in cash directly to us before departure)
• Heating:
Villa Napoleone - €400 per week (only if used - does not apply in Summer)
• Electricity / Air Con:
Villa Napoleone - consumption exceeding 300 KwH/week, if any, will be charged at €0.35/KwH
• Final cleaning fee: €250

Additional services are not included in rental fee and are available on request:
Private cook service: prices on request, depending on group size and menu
Fridge pre-stocking service: €40 plus cost of groceries (receipts given to guests)
Extra linen and towels for the whole villa: €250 Laundry and/or ironing service by maid: €20/hr Extra maid/housekeeping service: €20/hr
Logs for fireplaces: €20 per basket
Cooking classe, driver, wine tasting tours, day trip can all be arranged on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.