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'....A flowered oasis inside the medieval walls....

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

'Garden House' . A Blooming Oasis Within The Medieval Walls ..

The owners Mario and Donella would like to offer you an unforgettable holiday in San Gimignano.

The accommodation

This unique and luxurious apartment is situated on the ground floor of a medieval building in the historic center and has its origins between 1100 and 1200. In the past it was part of the district of the old Convent of San Domenico, who later became old prison of San Gimignano.

The main feature that makes unique and special this apartment is the presence, in the historic center, of a large private garden, equipped with everything you need to be able to eat and relax, always green and blooming thanks to the care of the owners.

Guest access

The apartment, romantic and beautifully furnished, can host 2 people. We can provide you a cot for a baby. It is particularly suitable for a romantic getaway for couples.

It includes a large living room with full equipped kitchen, lounge area with sofa, bedroom, reading room and a luxury bathroom with large walk-in shower.

""New in 2017"": air conditioning in the bedroom!

Other things to highlight

Located just 100 meters from the main Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna, allowing guests to enjoy the day among the numerous art galleries, museum visits, walks along the walls and the parlor of the squares that offers delicacies to try.

In the evening the town of San Gimignano, famous all over the world, still gives the evocative atmosphere of the Middle Ages with its lights dimmed and the local features which allow you to taste the typical products.

Staying in the Old Town is the best you could want from a holiday, everything is at your fingertips, quaint stores for shopping, restaurants, taverns, wine bars and bar .. Remember that the center is a pedestrian zone, calm and quiet.

House Rules

Included in the price you will find: heating, AIR CONDITIONING, bed linen, satellite TV and WI-FI.

As a welcome gift we will offer guests a bottle of wine typical of Tuscan.

You can arrive in front of the apartment for loading and unloading luggage.

It will be offered a free parking space just outside the city walls.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Firenze peretola
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Piazza della Cisterna
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Piombino per isola d'Elba
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le vecchie mura
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Marina di Cecina
Car: necessary


San Gimignano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , lavabo separato da gabinetto con porta scorrevole
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ""New in 2017"": air conditioning in the bedroom!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'....A flowered oasis inside the medieval walls....
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

The Garden House in San Gimignano is a truly special place, in a beautiful city, hosted by the loveliest family. If you've never visited the city, you should. It used to be off the beaten path but now the tour buses have put it on the map. Not to worry, though, they don't take over. And La Casa del Giardino is situated away from the main tourist street, yet still close to the shops and restaurants. You won't hear the hustle and bustle of anything until you walk around the corner.

But we must say, this property is so comfortable that you may be perfectly content spending all your time in the garden with your own personal turtle (we named him Mike during our stay). We are convinced that we could easily leave everything in the US and move in and not miss walk in closets, big screen televisions, or a big kitchen. The bed is very comfortable, the bathroom is surprisingly large, and having a washing machine is a nice addition (we used it three times). The entire space is just delightful and we already miss it.

Mario lovingly takes great care of the garden and it shows. We had coffee every morning and wine every evening on the terrace. The addition of air conditioning certainly made things even more pleasant.

We felt so at home that we invited our hosts to dinner, like we would if we lived in the city. To our great surprise we were the first to do so! We encourage you to consider doing the same because Cristina and her husband, Marco, are delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed a great meal, conversation, and wine (thanks to the expert knowledge of Marco!).

Some advice on what to do while in the area... visit Pienza and Radda in Chianti for sure. You can rent a car if you don't mind being passed on the road like you're standing still and missing turns because you're overwhelmed by the scenery. But consider a tour so you can enjoy the wine and not worry about driving. You can catch a regularly scheduled bus to Siena and other nearby cities, too.

We could write so much more about our experience in San Gimignano and La Casa del Giardino... if you're looking for someplace comfortable with every necessary convenience, quiet yet close to everything, and the added bonus of a pet turtle to chase you around the garden... this is the place for you.

And invite your hosts to dinner... you'll thank me later!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie a Voi per la dettagliata recensione che avete fatto! Per noi è stato un vero piacere avervi ospitato nella nostra casa. Speriamo vivamente di potervi avere ancora nostri ospiti,se tornerete a San Gimignano, per una prossima vacanza.GRAZIE MILLE!!! Cari saluti. Cristina e famiglia
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Beautiful Garden Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for ten days and absolutely loved it. The apartment is clean, quiet and comfortable. It has been updated with great attention to detail and with an obvious pride of ownership. It has all the modern conveniences but retains its rustic charm. The private garden is marvellous and a welcome retreat after a long day of site-seeing. Mario and his daughter Christina couldn’t be more helpful. They met us at Mario’s brothers house, where there is free parking, and took our luggage to the apartment. Christina know all the best restaurants and cafes. Our favourites were Le Veechie Mura, Bel Soggiorno and San Martino, 26.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per aver scelto la nostra casa, e per avere apprezzato le nostre indicazioni, speriamo di riavervi con noi in un vostro futuro viaggio. Mario e Cristina
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Stay within the walls

  • 5 of 5

Christina and Mario could not have been more welcoming! Due to cell phone problems, we called from the designated gas station rather than calling ahead. No problem, they were there within 20 minutes! The apartment and yard were beyond beautiful! We even got to see the turtle on the 1st day. SG is very easy to walk around. To be able to walk back to our apartment whenever we wanted was appreciated. You also are given a free parking space just outside the walls. Christina's restaurant ideas were superb. This apartment cannot be beaten!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Siamo molto soddisfatti per avervi fatto vivere una felice vacanza a S. Gimignano e che tutto quello che era descritto è risultato realtà. Grazie mille!!! Mario e Cristina
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A flowered oasis it definitely is - wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 9 days in San Gimignano staying at Casa Del Giardino. From the moment Christina and Mario picked us up in Poggibonsi ( a town nearby) to being introduced to Marios beautiful Casa and his tortoise the stay has been marvellous. The apartment is beautifully decorated with all the appliances you need to make for a comfortable stay. It is in a great location. The bed is super comfortable. The garden is extra special. The recommendations for dining were excellent -especially La Vecchia Mura which is nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: È bellissimo quello che avete scritto su di noi e sulla nostra casa, tutto ciò ci rende orgogliosi e felici di continuare e migliorare sempre il nostro lavoro. Grazie mille!!! Mario e Cristina
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Superbe place !

  • 5 of 5

To start Mario and Christina have been perfect hosts. Warm welcome and very helpful. The apartment is charming, very clean and functional. The bathroom is new. The bed very comfortable. Nice place to sit outside and enjoy the sun. Perfect location and a wonderful town. We could not have been more pleased with our choice. Thank you to Mario and his daughter Christina.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Per noi è stato un grande onore avervi ospitato nella nostra casa, i vostri gentili commenti ci danno la speranza di rivedervi ancora,in occasione di qualche vostro futuro viaggio. Grazie!!! Mario e Cristina
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Amazing & spacious home in the heart of Tuscany! We'll be staying here again, and for much longer.

  • 5 of 5

First, thank you again Mario and Cristina!!! This was my first time using VRBO and I couldn't have been happier with the results. Mario and his daughter were very easy to work with, they communicated all the details upfront, and were extremely helpful in directions getting to/from San Gimignano. My girlfriend and I had rented a car in Florence and made the short drive to San-G. Cristina had given us perfect directions and met us where we could park our car while we stayed in town - San Gimignano is pedestrian only, so no driving unless you have a permit to get to a hotel/residence. Mario took our baggage to the apartment while Cristina gave us a walking tour of town on our way. It is a beautiful little town that we look forward to visiting again many times. Cristina had maps of the city and the surrounding wine region for us which made getting around very easy. She also gave great restaurant recommendations! Definitely eat at Le Vecchie Mura - the food and view are equally fabulous.

This is a first floor apartment under Mario's home, and it's the perfect setting for staying in Tuscany. Old stone archways, a quaint garden, and a bedrock wine cellar add to the enchantment of your stay. The bed was quite comfortable, and the bathroom was modern with a good sized shower. The kitchen was well stocked; and quick access to local meat, cheese and wine stores made for great snacks or picnics.

We were able to visit wineries all over Tuscany while staying here, and I'm sure other destinations like the Cinque Terre would be easy to access as well; if you're driving.

We stayed in several cities while in Europe but this was by far our favorite - and we should have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: La tua recinzione così dettagliata,è quanto di meglio si possa pretendere da un' ospite. Speriamo di rivederti in futuro. Grazie!!! Mario e Cristina
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please note that during the period from 1 March to 31 October, our guests will be required to pay the city tax of Euro 1,50 per adult per day, to a maximum of 5 nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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