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Tuscany: Casa Rossa

Tuscany Chianti Villa with Large Terrace

  • Name: Casa Rossa
  • Sleeps: 4 + 2
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Price: €790-€1130/wk, 3 night min
Views were wonderful, location magnificent

Enjoy

Picture-perfect views of the rolling Chianti hillsides, vineyards, olive orchards.

Set atop gently rolling hills of vineyards and olive orchards, Casa Rossa is a peaceful retreat that typifies the beauty, serenity and charm of the famous Chianti region of Tuscany.

Casa Rossa was just what we wanted and we enjoyed our stay immensely.

According to one Italian legend, farmers used to plant a cypress tree to announce the birth, and subsequent marriage eligibility, of each daughter. When the cypress tree reached viewing height across the countryside it was a signal to suitors that papa was ready to find a match for his bella figlia (daughter)! While this tale has dubious origins, it`s certainly an amusing thought as you gaze across the cypress-dotted hills spotting a lone tree here or an entire row there.

Location

Casa Rossa is located in the countryside between Florence and Siena, yet it is only 25 minutes south of Florence, and 45 minutes to Siena making it easy to pop into either city for a day of sightseeing, strolling, shopping or even just for dinner. The nearest towns are San Casciano in Val di Pesa and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, just a short drive away where you will find restaurants, grocery stores.

We loved the location. Especially loved the little towns of Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa and San Casciano. Close to Florence.

Casa Rossa is located at the western edge of the famous Chianti Classico region in Tuscany, between Florence and Siena. The landscape is a patchwork quilt of vineyards, the occasional tall cypress tree, umbrella pines and the grey-green of olive groves.

Less then 1 mile away are the small villages of Romita, Tavarnelle and San Cristina in Salivolpe. Only 7 miles away, less then 10 minutes, is the ancient hilltop town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, located between the Greve and Pesa valleys. This scenic town is surrounded by an ancient wall dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries and has beautiful views looking down over the Chianti countryside. Every Monday morning is market day in San Casciano where you can shop for the freshest produce, meats, fish, cheese and flowers. Be sure to sample the wonderful array of local extra virgin olive oils and honey too. San Casciano and Tavarnelle both have supermarkets, and numerous small shops if you prefer, such as a butcher, fruit and vegetable shops, post office, bank, gas station. Tavarnelle has a farmer`s market on Thursday mornings. In San Casciano there are numerous good restaurants, pizzerie.

The nearby village of Cerbaia, about 6 miles from San Casciano, has the distinction of having one of Italy`s most celebrated restaurants, La Tenda Rossa. It is one of the handful of restaurants in all of Italy to receive a remarkable two stars from the revered Michelin Red Guide!

Just beyond Cerbaia is Montespertoli, famous for its red wines. You won`t forget for a minute that you`re in the heart of Chianti. Keep going in the direction from San Casciano towards Florence and you`ll find a great cafe in the tiny village of Santa Andrea in Percussina. This village is famous for being the home of the writer-politician Niccolo Macchiavelli

Hop onto the autostrada (highway) going north and in 25 minutes you`re in Florence to see the sights, take in the art, enjoy a meal, linger at an outdoor cafe or shop. Siena is only 45 minutes to the south.

The house is conveniently situated in one of the best parts of the Chianti region of Tuscany for daily excursions to see the famous towers of San Gimignano, the sites of beautiful Siena, the baths of Montecatini, and is a wine aficionados paradise if you want to sample the many excellent varieties of Chianti! You can even make a day trip to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa as it`s only a 1.5 hour drive away, as is Lucca.

Exterior

The aptly named Casa Rossa or "Red House" is a restored farmhouse painted the warm red tones reminiscent of frescos at Pompeii. It is set off a small country road on an estate that produces a lovely Chianti wine from the robust San Giovese, Malvasia, Trebbiano and Canaiolo grapes grown there. Additionally, the estate grows olives that are pressed into an excellent extra virgin olive oil.

Interior

The house is entered up one short flight of stairs. All the rooms are are on one level. The living room is comfortably furnished with a sofa bed and two upholstered chairs. The sofa opens up to become a double bed.

The house was very well furnished, comfortable, and serene Location was great as well.

The country-style open plan kitchen flows from the living room. Dining table can seat 8 people. Kitchen has original wood burning fireplace that truly makes it the hearth of the home. Just off the kitchen is a small room that contains the washing machine.

Off the living room is a large terrace with views galore that sum up everything that is beautiful about "bella Tuscany". Enjoy meals al fresco throughout the warm months. Just below the terrace the vineyards stretch out and down the gently rolling hillside.

We loved the gorgeous view of the rolling hills in the early morning and evening from our large patio!

There are screens on the windows.

The bottom part of the house is the cantina that is used for winemaking during the grape harvest and is not accessible to guests. We will happily arrange to show you the large cantina below the house where antique aging barrels are still used today during the autumn vendemmia -- grape harvesting season. We hope you`ll oblige and try a bit of the very nice Chianti that is produced on the premises!

The house does not have a swimming pool. In addition, please note that across the yard is Casa San Vito another vacation rental villa. Because of its proximity it`s very convenient for two families or friends that want togetherness but want their privacy too. The two houses are 30 meters (32 yards) apart, separated by a grass lawn. The road leading to the house is very lightly traveled as it only services a couple of other local farms.

Bedrooms

The large master bedroom has a wrought iron framed queen bed, armoire for clothing, nightstands on either side of the bed with small reading lamps. The ceiling rises high above with exposed beams and tiles. In the morning throw open the shutters and take in the fresh country air.

The second bedroom with two twin beds has an adjoining bathroom. There is a nightstand next to each bed and small lamp for nighttime reading, an armoire for clothing and two windows that overlook the property. A twin rollaway bed is available upon request.

Bathrooms

The is a large bathroom off the hallway that leads to the master bedroom. It has a jetted bathtub, a sink with good countertop space and storage in the cabinet underneath, a bidet and a toilet.

The second bathroom adjoins the second bedroom and has a toilet, shower, sink, bidet.

 

 

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Property and area amenities

Location San Casciano Val di Pesa
Sleeps 4+2
Bedrooms 2 bedrooms. Master bedroom with queen size bed, second bedroom with two twin beds. Beds have thick mattress atop frame, the standard in Italy. Single rollaway bed available upon request. Double sofa bed in living room.
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms. 1 with tub, toilet, sink, bidet. 1 adjoins 2nd bedroom with shower, toilet, sink, bidet.
Floor 1st European, 2nd North American
Elevator No
Mobility House is up 15 stairs
Size 2500 sq ft, 230 m2
Outlook Expansive terrace off the living rooms with stunning views of the Chianti countryside. Terrace has table, umbrella, 8 chairs, 2 lounge chairs, barbeque.
Hairdryer Yes
Dining Dining table & 6 chairs in eat-in kitchen. Table & 8 chairs on terrace.
Kitchen 4-burner stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, Italian-style espresso pot. American-style drip coffee maker on request. No microwave.
Laundry Washer, iron and ironing board. Outdoor clothes line, collapsable drying rack & heated (in winter) bathroom towel racks for drying clothes.
Air Conditioning No. Two electric fans provided.
Heating Heat €25/day paid in cash at check out. Dates of heat available controlled by the Italian government, typically Nov 1 - March 31.
Utilities Included except heat which is paid separately.
Transport Car essential
Crib Portable crib with advance arrangement
Recreation Casa Rossa does not have a swimming pool
Entertainment Satellite TV with a few English language news channels, European DVD player (will not play N. American DVDs)
Telephone Loaner cell phone available upon request
Internet WiFi
Linens Included
Pets No
Smoking No
Family Excellent for families
Cleaning Final cleaning included
Cook Not available
Parking On site parking
Security Deposit €300 damage deposit paid in cash on arrival. Refundable at check out less damage, if any.

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Price Information

Prices in Euros 

3 Nights

4 Nights

5 Nights

6 Nights

7 Nights

High Season

Apr 1 - Nov 1

Dec 29 - Jan 3

1-4 Guests

€450

€560

€670

€780

€850

5 Guests

€510

€640

€770

€900

€990

6 Guests

€570

€720

€870

€1020

€1130

Low Season

Nov 1 - Apr 1

Except holiday

1-4 Guests

€420

€520

€620

€720

€790

5 Guests

€480

€600

€720

€840

€930

6 Guests

€540

€680

€820

€960

€1070

Property Terms

The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities except heat, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and WiFi.

Not included is security deposit €300 paid in cash at check in, refundable at check out less damage, if any. Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in. Heat is €25 Euro/day paid in cash at check out. Date of heat availability is controlled by the Italian government, typically November 1 to March 31.

Early Check In or Late Check Out: To guarantee check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property. Early Check In from 9am. Late Check Out until 5pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.

 

 

 

 

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Our Review

• Spectacular views, wonderful location, warm welcome

• Comfortable, casual atmosphere

• Terrace has remarkable views 

• Refrigerator is small 

• Casa San Vito, another one of our vacation rental properties, is 32 yards away 

 

Our Guest Reviews

Lovely property!
Oct 2018

We absolutely loved staying at this vacation rental . The location of the rental is perfect for exploring Tuscany and the surrounding areas. Anything needed to make the stay comfortable was provided and communication was great. The view from the balcony is beautiful , also from the bedrooms . Wonderful and helpful host , we were definitely impressed!

Alex & Brittany, US

Fantastic
Jun 2018

Wonderful place, great location.
[Thank you so much! The Italy Perfect Team]

Mr. A, Southwest USA

Great Tuscany Location
May 2018

We spent 5 fantastic days in Tuscany at Casa Rossa. Our host, Francesco, greeted us and gave us some wonderful suggestions for nearby shopping, restaurants, and destinations. He was extremely accommodating and very interested in making our stay memorable. He grows grapes and olives on the property.

Casa Rossa was a great location for exploring Tuscany. It is remotely located, but central to Tuscany and all of our destinations were easy drives. The villa is very charming, comfortable and well kept. It is surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The terrace is a wonderful place to start the morning or finish the day with a good local wine and some cheese.

Casa Rossa is a great location to experience the Tuscany countryside and an ideal base for exploring Tuscany.

The process of booking through Italy Perfect was smooth, and the instructions for our arrival were great. I would suggest a car with GPS navigation to get around, but there are groceries, restaurants, wineries close by and easy to get to.

Tom B., Cincinnati

Magnificent terrace with a view
Jan 2018

Casa molto accogliente, c'è tutto il necessario, magnifica terrazza panoramica. Posizione isolata. Magnifica accoglienza e persone molto disponibili . Casa veramente stupenda per trascorrere del tempo rilassandosi in mezzo alle colline. Nessun tipo di problema.

Translation: The house is very welcoming and has everything you need, a magnificent terrace with a view. Private location. Wonderful welcome from the greeter who was very kind. The house is really great way to spend time relaxing in the hills. There were no problems.

Jacopo M., Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Amazing view!
Nov 2017

Francesco our host was very warm and welcoming, he provided us with lots of information and was very helpful. He made us feel like home, the house is beautiful full of Tuscan history. Where the house is located is quiet secluded amongst grape vines and olive trees but not to far out of town, though you will need a car. There are lots of options for dinner a restaurants and supermarkets which a 15-30 min drive. If you need to get out in nature but still be close to towns this is a perfect place. One of the best views I've come across, nothing like coffee and a croissant for breakfast with this amazing view!

Jodi W, Australia

Our Tuscan Experience at Casa Rossa
Nov 2017

When we arrived at Casa Rossa we knew that we had found the perfect villa that we had envisioned. We were warmly greeted by Francisco's Mother and soon thereafter Francesco. The views on the deck and from every room in the villa were amazing. It was very clean, nicely decorated and very cozy. We enjoyed cooking and eating by the fireplace as well as exploring the area, and of course, sitting on the deck relaxing and enjoying Francesco's complimentary wine and delicious olive oil. He gave suggestions to visit in the area and our five course lunch for two with wine pairings at the nearby Osteria di Passignano was spectacular. Thanks to Francesco and his family for sharing their beautiful Casa Rossa.
[We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]

Sharon and Tom, California

A treasure in Tuscany
Oct 2017

After missing our flight connections and a piece of luggage we finally arrived at Casa Rossa about 11pm exhausted. Francesco was waiting for us with a welcome bottle of wine, pasta and olive oil. He went through the house explaining how everything worked and gave us maps and information about driving daytrips. He was also extremely helpful in making sure someone was at the villa when the lost luggage arrived three days later. The villa itself is charming, in a wonderful location, has fantastic views, and is comfortable and clean. Perfect for two couples but there is a pullout sofa for more than 4 people. There is a large grocery store nearby where we shopped for our six day stay. After long days of sightseeing we were so happy to return to Casa Rossa, relax on the lovely patio, have a glass or two of Tuscan wine and make dinner on the bar b q. Sienna, Volterra, Radda, Greve, Brolio and Florence are all easy day trips each with it,s own personality and charm. Driving can be a bit confusing and challenging but once you figure it out it is pretty straightforward. The countryside is gorgeous with spectacular views at each new turn and climb. If you are in a hurry there is always the motorway. Thank you Francesco and Franka for sharing your part of Italy with us. We would love to come back and stay again. JB and group from Toronto Canada

Maureen S, Canada

Perfect Tuscany Experience
Aug 2017

Casa Rossa perfectly accommodated our family of 5. The view from the terrace was amazing and the cross-breeze you get when all the windows are opened feels great (especially after a hot day!). The craftsmanship of the interior, along with the décor is relaxing and welcoming. These were the best accommodations during our 3-week vacation in Italy. The friendly host provided suggestions for sites and local activities. We truly felt at home. We hope to return one day...
[We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]

Gloria, California

Review
Jul 2017

The house was nice. The hosts were nice. It's too hot in summer. Go in spring.
[So pleased you enjoyed the nice house and hosts. Sorry you were hot, Italy is known for its warm summer weather. The Italy Perfect Team]

Sandra, Los Angeles

We fell in love with the villa and the surrounding grape and olive orchards.
Nov 2016

Three of us spent 4 weeks at this location. We fell in love with the villa and the surrounding grape and olive orchards. The view from the terrace is breath taking. Francesco and his mother were of immense help and overly kind. We ate at many of the surrounding restaurants and found them good to excellent. The location is ideal for day trips to Florence, Siena, Venice, Rome and other locations. San Gimignano is a must see medieval town with excellent shopping. The little market in Romita served me cappuccinos every morning. Advice: Request the english satellite for the TV before arriving. Would go back in a heartbeat.

fred meunier, maryville, tn

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Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property

Casa San Vito

  • Neighborhood: Chianti San Casciano
  • Sleeps: 6 + 1
  • Price: €790-€1130/wk, 3 nights min
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Key Features: Patio, Washer
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Map and Location

Distance to

Romita village 6 minutes by car
San Casciano or Tavarnelle Val di Pesa 15 minutes by car
Florence 25 minutes by car
Greve, San Gimignano, 25-35 minutes by car
Florence airport 35 minutes by car
Siena 45 minutes by car
Pisa airport 90 minutes by car

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