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Country Cottage with Pool, 5 Min from Florence City Center. A/C. Vast Garden

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House: 1 bedroom + 1 bed, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen. Welcome breakfast

Set on the countryside of Florence overlooking the hills of Fiesole.

5 minutes from Florence city center, Casa degli Ulivi is at the heart of a private estate of 7.5 acres (three hectares) surrounded by a vast garden, olive groves and woods.

The house is 645 sq. feet (60 square meters): 1 double bedroom, 1 attached bathroom, living room, fully-equipped kitchen. The house offers all the comforts including dishwasher, washing machine, A/C, heating system in every room, Wi-Fi, Cable TV with English-language channels and movies, Swimming Pool.

Here you can enjoy absolute privacy, peace and quietness, amazing panoramic views.

Ample private and free parking. Easy bus access to Florence, bus stop in front of our gate. On your arrival you will find the basic staples and our own home-produced olive oil.

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Relax in the peace of the Florentine country side within easy reach of the city center. After a day of sightseeing, jog in our wood and use the pool to refresh yourself.

Massages are available and private yoga classes in the dedicated yoga studio (Alessandra, your host, is a specialist).

The swimming pool water is treated with salt (no chemicals, no excess of chlorine is used).

DIRECTIONS-

From the Highway:

Exit highway at Firenze Nord, and follow directions for Careggi hospital (Ospedale di Careggi). From the hospital, take Via del Pergolino, follow straight until the end of a curvy road, turn left in Via Incontri and go straight 300mtrs till you reach a small square with different directions (Villa i Cancelli). The house is on your right, number 44/L (don't get confused with house number 44, which has a red wall), at the corner with Via della Pietra.

If you are coming by taxi, just give the address of the property: Via Incontri, 44/L, 50139, Firenze.

If you get lost, give me a call.

More Details

Owner
Alessandra Billi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

Amenities

Rifredi (Quartiere 5) House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
5

Autumn sunshine in a beautiful olive garden.

  • 5 of 5

Alessandra and her family are very welcoming. The olive harvest was being collected by all the family which we enjoyed watching. We highly recommend here for an October holiday Simon and Joan Manchester UK

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place for a break

  • 4 of 5

A quiet location with a friendly hostess. We appreciated the Welcome Pack that she provided.

Travel by bus from the cottage was not really an option due to bus timings. Timings to get around were optimistic. One-way road system serving the property is a nightmare if you have a large vehicle (SUV).

Some crockery was chipped and could with replacing.

Instructions on how to operate the oven would have been useful - who knew you had to use three knobs to get the gas to flow and light!

We would consider coming back if we were to visit Florence again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage outside of the city

  • 5 of 5

The villa is located in Via Incontri, around 20min driving from the city centre. We had an amazing time there, relaxing by the pool and enjoying the nice views. In the morning we had breakfast outside as we were seeing some chickens and peacocks pass through. If you are looking for a peaceful stance in the beautiful city of Florence, definitely this is your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet but gracious hosts

  • 4 of 5

Other than a snafu in arriving (which VRBO straightened out) the week was very smooth with fantastic help from our hosts - trips to the grocery store, bus stop etc., even fixing a meal when we arrived. The building is beautiful (terrible photo on the site) and the olive groves were fun to paint. We went into Florence several times (really crowded) . The kitchen was fully equipped . The weather didn't cooperate for using the swimming pool but it was there. We walked to the nearest restaurant.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location to explore Florence and area

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the cottage and quiet surroundings. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday while being minutes from down town Florence. The cottage is fully equipped with a kitchen which Allesandra ensures has everything you need for the first couple of days. Parking on site for your rental car works well. The location is perfect for day tours to Sienna, Pisa, Grieve, Montepulciano, Luca, and area. The unit is very well maintained and very clean. You will of be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on earth! Peace, tranquility and beautiful villa with wonderful grounds and scenery

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this wonderful little villa was just perfect. The place is a gem. It was hard to believe it was just a short distance from Florence but a world away from the crowds in that beautiful city! Florence is within easy reach but you will enjoy your stay even more if you have a car for sightseeing in Tuscany (otherwise there are buses, trains, taxis). The Chianti, Cinque Terre and all the other wonderful sights are within easy reach. We went to Lucca and loved it.

The apartment was spotless, equipped with everything you could possibly need, and with welcome treats. Everything was new, in wonderful taste and worked perfectly. Wi-Fi was fine.

The villa is set in absolutely beautiful grounds, very well maintained, with wonderful scenery and we had the place to ourselves. The peace and quiet was amazing, and we loved having a drink taking in the sunset. We had complete privacy. Serenity, tranquility, bliss. Alessandra is the perfect host- always available if you need her, but never obtrusive. She was always ready with suggestions and could not have been more attentive or helpful. She is a lovely person and the place radiates her calm highly efficient tranquility. Thank you Alessandra. We will be back – but next time for longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Amerigo Vespucci Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Piazza Dalmazia
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Livorno Port
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ugolino Golf club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Santa Maria Novella Florence train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A 1, A 11
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Abetone Mountain
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Versilia coast
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Washing Machine usage $5.89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.