Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

City / Village Apartment in Certaldo with 1 bedrooms sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ancient building comprising 4 apartments (one is occupied by the property owners) situated in the historical centre of the medieval town of Certaldo Alto. All of the 3 units have been recently restored and offer nicely furnished and cozy interiors. At their arrival, guests staying at Certaldo will be given a permission allowing them to drive to their apartment and make use of a parking situated in an internal courtyard near the apartments. During the month of July (approx. 10 days) there is a very nice “festival” (“named Mercantia”) taking place in the historical centre of Certaldo Alto (the oldest part of the town), where local artists and artisans show their works until late at the night. During this period of the year the access to the internal courtyard for parking is not possible.

Distances: the centre of Certaldo Basso with all kind of shops and train station (with trains to Florence and Siena) 500 m away (the town is also accessible by a funicular leaving every 15 minutes - duration of the trip 1 minute), Florence 40 km away, Siena 35 km, the renowned town of San Gimignano 9 km away, Volterra 50 km, Pisa 55 km.

At guests disposal: guests have access to a beautiful tower (common room) overlooking the roofs of the ancient town and offering splendid panoramic views over the surrounding landscape and San Gimignano in the distance. This tower is furnished with tables and chairs and in summer it also provides sun-beds. Wi-fi internet access (free of charge). All of the apartments provide mosquito nets and fans in the bedrooms.


Extra Services: Baby bed upon request (free of charge). Maid service available by arrangement (€ 10,- / per hour to be paid locally). Transfer service available by a 6 or a 9-seat minvan (rates upon request).

Small pets are allowed.


54 m2

1st floor: living-room (satellite TV) with double sofa-bed, dining area and kitchen corner (oven, small freezer, Italian coffee maker, American coffee maker, toaster), double bedroom, bathroom with shower.

More Details

Property Manager
Posarelli Villas
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish, greek, finnish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


Certaldo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 8:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
City / Village Apartment in Certaldo with 1 bedrooms sleeps 4
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Review for stay from 13 June 2017 to 16 June 2017

  • 5 of 5

An outstanding apartment in a story-book location.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Posarelli Villas
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Review for stay from 22 July 2013 to 27 July 2013

  • 5 of 5

This is delightful apartment with a delightful host. The property is in excellent order and the views from the living room and bedroom are gorgeous. Great security as access to the courtyard is by remote controlled gate. Easy access with a car. At least two (we only ate at two; one twice) restaurants within 3 minutes walk of the front door. Highly recommended. Our only challenge was being unfamiliar with Italian addresses we found the property difficult to find as our GPS wouldn't accept the official address. Bill W. New Zealand.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Posarelli Villas
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Review for stay from 27 April 2013 to 11 May 2013

  • 5 of 5

"The setting of Certaldo Alto is a great spot for soaking in the culture of Tuscany. It was a medieval town and still has an air of antiquity about it. The Guesthouse Boccaccio was perfectly situated, just a few steps from an enoteca (wine bar) and less than 3 minutes' walk to several great restaurants and attractions. The views from our room and the surrounding castle were breathtaking. The owner is a nice lady and was very helpful to us while we stayed there. They arranged for us to be picked up at the train station via private car, and dropped off at the train station when we departed. Overall, I am well pleased with our stay in Certaldo.

Positive comment: The view from our room, the convenience to restaurants and attractions, the cleanliness of the room. We had a full kitchen but didn't really use it.

Negative Comment: The wifi signal was a little weak, but adequate. We had to climb a flight of stairs with our luggage, but nothing too difficult. I believe they have a room on the ground floor, but I'd check if you have mobility issues.

Try out the pizza at Da Messer Boccaccio - it was fantastic. Cap off the night at Enoteca Boccaccio (just across the street.) The nearby restaurant, Il Castello, has breathtaking views from the patio and great food. The owner (Ms. Jane) speaks some English, but if you know a bit of Italian you'll probably have an easier time communicating. Also, don't try to walk from the train station to the Guesthouse on foot, if you have bags - you'll have a hard time. Either arrange for a car/taxi or use the funiculare (small train that takes you up the hill.) Once you've left your bags, getting around is easy, but be aware there are some fairly steep hills to climb".

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: Posarelli Villas
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Review for stay from 02 November 2011 to 06 November 2011

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Certaldo was amazing. The pictures on the site don't do this place justice. Wonderful location and we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: Posarelli Villas
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Review for stay from 07 October 2011 to 14 October 2011

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fabulous and in a great location. Certaldo is not as touristy as other towns, so you can take advantage of the great restaurants, beautiful sights and architecture without the crowds. Certaldo is a great home base for exploring other nearby towns. We didn't rent a car, and got everywhere we wanted to go by train (the train station is within easy walking distance of the apartment). Jane the owner was very helpful, and the apartment itself was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: Posarelli Villas
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Review for stay from 08 April 2011 to 12 April 2011

  • 5 of 5

We spent four wonderful days at this villa in April. It was very easy to get to, whether by car or train. The villa was clean, spacious, airy and had all that we needed. The tower terrace where we could sit and relax also gave great views of the surrounding countryside. We hired a car locally to explore other towns. Certaldo Alto had plenty of charm of its own and it was such a treat in such a small village to find a good selection of restaurants, cafes and gelato bars to choose from. Jane went above all expectations. Our luggage was delayed and we were without clothes for three days. She was willing to lend T-shirts to our son. Her husband was willing to drive us to the station on our departure day because the funicular didn't operate that early.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: Posarelli Villas
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

You might like these similar properties