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

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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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.

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, 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
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

'....A flowered oasis inside the medieval walls....
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

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: Oct 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: Oct 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: Oct 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: Apr 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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I want to Live there forever

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is one of the nicest places that we have ever stayed. First the host, Mario, communicated with us with all the needed information ahead of time and arranged for us to check in early. Second he and his daughter (very fluent in English) took us (my husband and I) to the apartment where they explained everything plus told us about the area. Of special interest to us was wineries and Mario had a wonderful map showing all the local ones (a lot).

The two of us stayed 8 nights and were very comfortable. This is one place that is actually nicer than the photos. The bathroom and kitchen are both modern, functional and easy to work in. We were able to enjoy the garden for one day (it was rainy most of the week) and loved it. The washer worked well.

The town of San G is a great place to tour Tuscany from. It is close to many other destinations. As you are truly inside the city walls you easily walk to one of many excellent restaurants and enjoy the wine with dinner and not worry about driving.

We both could easily see ourselves living here for a year

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi ospiti Io e mia figlia Cristina vi siamo estremamente grati, per le vostre calorose espressioni,sia per noi che per la nostra casa. La felicità che avete trovato in questo soggiorno, ci ripaga ampiamente di tutto il nostro lavoro. La nostra speranza è di rivedervi in futuro. Grazie! Grazie!!! Mario e Cristina
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Mario's Apartment

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is beautiful. Mario, his wife and his daughter were very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very conveniently located inside the wall. Mario helped get our car to our parking space outside the wall. The apartment itself is perfect for two people with a nice garden and laundry facilities. There is a bit of a language barrier with Mario, but his daughter Christina helped with that. Upon arrival Mario provided a bottle of wine. Very nice. I would definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara JAN Ti ringraziamo per essere stata così gentile nei confronti della mia famiglia e per aver apprezzato intensamente la mia casa, speriamo di rivederti in futuro. Grazie !! Mario Donella e Cristina
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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


Rates & Availability

San Gimignano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Alta stagione estiva 2017
Aug 10 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Periodo Natalizio 2017-2018
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.
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San Gimignano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • 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
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • 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

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