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Gorgeous Apartment with Spectacular Views of Siena, the City of the Palio

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, both cozy and elegant,

Casa al Frate is your perfect home in Tuscany. So close to the city and yet deep in the countryside, it makes both exploring the region and relaxing at home easy and fun.
Close to Chianti, the Crete and the Montagnola, from here you can as easily go winetasting at our neighbouring wine estate Montechiaro, hop into town for a tour of the Lorenzetti frescoes and a great meal at Boccon di Prete or sightseeing in Pienza. And if you prefer the beach Marina di Alberese, a natural reserve within the Maremma region, is only one hour by car. Plenty of signed hikes all around us, north and south and many good meals to be had in our little hill top towns of San Gusme' or Monteriggioni. If you are interested in relaxing at home and getting immersed in the culture we can easily arrange for italian language instruction, photography workshops or art history mini-courses. Just tell us what your expectations are and we will do our best to make your holiday at Casa al Frate the best way to experience Italy!

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, italian and italian sign language
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 120 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    only outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    we welcome all ages!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    very spacious bathroom...moreless


  • Books


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $54.47
  • Taxes Not included


We require a 50 euro deposit and the rest to be paid during your stay

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
due ponti
130 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
47 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
marina di alberese

Car: Recommended

Casa al Frate is literally 10 mins away from Siena but also on the edge of both the Chianti region and the Crete Senesi, two of the most spectacular areas of Tuscany. A 20 min drive to Monteriggioni, a 40 min drive to San Gimignano or to Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino. Everywhere you will find both 13th century paintings and gorgeous Tuscan wines and cheeses, small romanic churches and golden fields of wheat. Our famous horse race - the Palio - is of course a must-do and I will be happy to provide you with all the insider knowledge you need to understand and appreciate its intricacies!


Owner info

About the owner: I was born and raised in Siena and after studying in Cambridge, UK and living in Prague and Paris and then Florence and Rome for a number of years I came back to the place I started from! This is indeed the most beautiful place I have ever lived in and I love to be able to share my family's property with our visitors.

Why the Owner Chose Siena, Siena, Italy:
Casa al Frate was part of my grandparents' property and it is now my responsibility to look after it and make sure it provides the most comfortable place wherefrom to explore Siena and the surroundings

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The views of Siena from Casa al Frate are what I most look forward to whenever I come back from a trip abroad. There is nothing as perfect as them. Sipping wine with friends on a balmy night, smelling the grass and the spring flowers while watching the sun as it sets behind the towers of my city... this is what life is about!

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Speaks: english, french, italian and italian sign language
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

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  • sitting room

    sitting room

  • reading corner by the fireplace

    reading corner by the fireplace

  • bedroom 2

    bedroom 2

  • bedroom 2 overlooking our olive-grove

    bedroom 2 overlooking our olive-grove

  • view of garden

    view of garden

  • view of the house from the garden

    view of the house from the garden

  • kitchen


  • view of sitting room from the kitchen

    view of sitting room from the kitchen

  • bedroom 1

    bedroom 1

  • bedroom 1

    bedroom 1

  • sitting room overlooking the garden

    sitting room overlooking the garden

  • garden


  • balcony at the entrance of the house

    balcony at the entrance of the house

  • kitchen and entrance

    kitchen and entrance

VRBO #578973

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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