Tuscany: Villa Poggio
Ultimate Chianti Experience
- Name: Villa Poggio
- Sleeps: 8 + 4
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Price: €3360/week low season - 4 night min stay
Joy of children and adults alike.
The villa is a former farmhouse located down the road, about 100 yards from Castlello Niccolo that manages the property. The view across the Pesa Valleyis quite beautiful and displays many personalities depending on the light and weather. It is surrounding by olive groves as well as vinyards that produce the grapes for the chianti classico wine produced by the property.
It is an independent villa with a private pool (15 x 30 feet) that has two apartments that are rented together except in low season. A barn has some table games.
The feeling in thiis property is welcoming and warm. Many windows admit natural light in abundance. The furnishings are a mixture of family antiques, oriental carpets together with modern conveniences.
On the main floor there is a spacious living room with a fire place, a separate sitting room, a large kitchen and also a dining room with a table that seats 8. A loggia off of the kitchen invites outdoor dining with a view of the valley. There is a bathroom with shower and washing machine on this level.
The main living room has a double sofa bed.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms with showers over tub as well as a sitting room. One bedroom has a queen sized bed, the second has two singles and the third has a double sized bed.
The villa is perfect for a gathering of friends and family because the large bedrooms have their own seating area. And there is a sitting area separate from the living room on the ground floor.
On the ground level is a separate apartment with its own large living/dining room and a small kitchen. There are two separate sofa beds here. The bedroom here has a queen sized bed. One bathroom with shower.
There is a gym located on an outbuilding on the property.
Cold breakfast buffet available in breakfast room at Castello Niccolo down the road, reserved the day before, €10/adult, €5/child. Wine tasting, guided tours, a car with driver, baby sitting, cooking classes, a chef and in the Ayurvedic wellness center, yoga lessons, massages, and facials.
Property and area amenities
|Location||San Casciano Val di Pesa|
|Bedrooms||4 Bedrooms: Top floor: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 with 2 singles. Bottom floor: 1 queen. Sofa beds for 2 on the main level, 2 separate sofa beds on bottom floor.|
|Bathrooms||4 - Shower in lower level, smaller unit. Other bathrooms have jacuzzi tubs with hand held sprayer. Shower and half bath on main level.|
|Size||3800 sq ft, 350 m2|
|Hairdryer||Yes, on request|
|Dining||Eat-in kitchen, the dining room or in the outside loggia|
|Kitchen||Large kitchen in upper house, kitchenette in apartment|
|Air Conditioning||No, but the location is high and well ventilated|
|Transport||Bus station 1.5 miles (2km); a car is recommended.|
|Crib||Yes, on request, no charge|
|Entertainment||TV with satellite reception for English language news|
|Pets||Dogs permitted with advance approval.|
|Cleaning||Included, 1x/week, more frequent cleaning may be arranged for additional charge|
|Parking||Yes, no charge|
|Gym||Own small gym|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
Prices in Euros
|3 Nights||4 Nights||5-7 Nights|
23 Jun - 25 Aug
15 Dec - 5 Jan
17 Mar - 23 Jun
25 Aug - 27 Oct
06 Jan - 17 Mar
27 Oct - 15 Dec
Minimum stay is four nights.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Weekly cleaning for stays of two weeks or more.
Not included is a €200 refundable cash security deposit due at check in. Upon booking, 30% is non-refundable.
Tuscany tourism tax payable in cash on arrival @ €1.50/pp/night, up to 7 nights, for all guests over the age of 14 years.
These cancellation terms hereafter supersede the general terms and conditions: • Greater than 120 days: 30% + $250 administrative fee and 3% bank processing fee is retained • 120 to 91 days before arrival: 35% of total rent plus 3% bank processing fee is retained. • 90-60 days before arrival: 65% of total rent plus 3% bank processing fee is retained. • Within 60 days: Rent is non-refundable • Failure to pay the final balance due is considered a cancellation with no refund due. We provide a 5-day grace period for the final 50% payment, after that the reservation is cancelled with no refund due.
- We love it!
- The views are stunning.
- The property is beautifully landscaped.
- Very close to Florence, convenient to Siena, and dozens of great hill towns.
- The apartments are first rate, comfortable and well-furnished. The style is elegantly rustic, totally appropriate to the location.
- There are no screens, but mosquito repellent appliances are supplied.
- The Florence Siena highway runs below, about two miles away, as the crow flies, so on quiet nights or mornings when the wind is blowing from the west, you may be able to hear it faintly in the distance.
- This is on a hill so plan to climb around.
- First class all around.
Our Guest Reviews
Absolutely loved your recommendation at the Castello Niccolo.
Everything we hoped it would be
The great location and beautiful setting was just what we were looking for. Thanks Lisa at Italy Perfect for guiding us to this villa. Our entire family had a super time. Lots to see and do in the area and Florence is an easy drive, but some of favorite memories is sitting out in the evening with a glass of wine just talking into the night while the teens splashed in the pool.
Loved our stay at Villa Poggio. Had a family reunion and the property was perfect for us. Several other family members stayed just up the road at the Castello Niccolo villas, all under the same management. Everything was top notch! Thanks Italy Perfect for a terrific stay!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Poggio. Good location, comfortable and scenic. Enjoyed time sitting outside just enjoying the Tuscan sunshine at "our" Villa Poggion! Enjoyed excursions to San Casciano and Montelupo.
My family and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at Villa Poggio. Property was as described and location was just where we wanted to be to explore Tuscany and visit Florence. Thank you for everything Italy Perfect.
We will not leave
Tendrils of rosemary hang from ancient stone walls, scenting the hair tickling air as it rolls up the olive treed slops of Bibbione. If the scent fails to waken memories of childhood landscape, the fresh purple lavender flower waving their fronds in the clean air will. An ancient jewel polished by centuries of weather and the many souls whose feet and hands have trod the stone steps have brought forth a beauty as deep as the roots of its ancient trees. Swallows turn and glide in the evening air. The elevation offers equal panoramas of nimbus and cumulus clouds, supported by hills of green patterned vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees needling heavenward. My Bride and I feel the release of the city's tight coils, the modern serpent has become seduced with bird song its great tail slowly disappearing over the stone wall. The Italian melody living in the young women's voices who have made the comfort of our stay accessible is a music as flavorful as the Chianti wine grown and pressed on this land. The difficulty is that we came to Italy to see its art, its metropolitan culture, its culinary charms and we will not leave the Castello and its land.
Black Peace Eagle =
All around excellent!!!
This was a fabulous rental - besutiful location, easy to get to many of the besutiful Tuscan villages/cities from here, incredible views, comfortable, large home with lots of space to relax and enjoy! Closest village San Casciano was only minutes away by car, easy to find grocery store, ATM, and great restaurants. And the staff at the Castello Niccolo were friendly, helpful and always provided great advice. No screens/air-conditioning was not a problem - great breezes up on the hilltop and beautiful private pool.
We are already looking forward to going back and renting here again!
We had a fabulous time at the castle.
We had a fabulous time at the castle. It was the perfect base to visit around tuscany and we especially enjoyed meeting other families from around the world. We spent our eves with our new friends. The children played while the grown-ups drank wine looking out over the countryside. Thank you for all your help!
We are thinking of traveling there again
We have returned from our week at the Castello and I wanted to write to say how much we enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are thinking of traveling there again in June 2007 with the extended family and having 3 villas/apartments.
All of the information you provided with our booking confirmation, along with the Manual, were of great value. Your driving directions were spot on and we found the driving much LESS stressful and much MORE straightforward than we anticipated– which was great! We ate at several of the restaurants which you recommended both in San Casciano and in Florence (La Rinascente roof top). FYI: On our first night, having arrived rather late, we went to Mama Rossa, just around the corner from the castle (turn right at the bottom of the hill, go a couple of minutes and it is on your left at the first tiny village on the way to San Casciano) and found it wonderful. We tried to make time to return but never got to it. One day we went to Montelupo and purchased pottery and another we drove into Florence – literally into Florence.
We made great use of the Wellness Centre at the castle. It is small but the husband and wife therapists are lovely and made us feel very welcome and pampered – just what we were after! We were also very pleasantly surprised to find a washing machine in our villa. You may want to update your description to include this info – we ended up making use of it several times!
Finally, we went in search of Parco di Pinocchio one day and while trying to find it, bumped into a zoo, Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia, www.zoodipistoia.it. We decided our son, nearly 3 years, would probably prefer the zoo, so we abandoned looking for Collodi and remained in Pistoia. It was a very nice little zoo and we would recommend it highly for people traveling with young children. We were > told there are not many zoos in Italy. In fact, the closest zoo the reception knew about was a 2 hour drive away – Pistoia was about 50 minutes. Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia does not have the extravagance of many of the large American zoos, but this is a zoo which definitely has it's heart in the right place – education and conservation. It is privately owned, by the family of the director, and they suffer a bit with limited funding, which appears to come almost exclusively from gate entrance, but they are continually trying to improve conditions for the animals and the experience for the visitor. There is a good children's playground on site, a children's petting zoo with goats, donkey's, etc and some food coin food dispensers for feed for the elephants and giraffes. The zoo itself is cut into a hillside of what was a pine plantation so is heavily treed and planted throughout. It is pretty to walk through even if you don't look at the animals. On the grounds of the zoo is a very nice restaurant, which is available to zoo goers and non-zoo goers as well having its own entrance and car parking. We had some of our most delicious food there, including 3 chocolate desserts which we sampled between us and are some of the best I have EVER had! Again thank you for your help with our holiday.
The property was great, the pool was gorgeous
We spent some time in Venice and Rome before we went to the Castello. We had a wonderful stay there - the property was great, the pool was gorgeous - nice and big for laps. The kids look forward to swimming every day after our day trips. Everyone was helpful. We enjoyed going to Mamma Rosa the first night and going to the little town San Casicano and visiting the cheese and wine stores.
We had a very positive experience - everything you mentioned was right on - including the freeway noise which was a bit disappointing for us, but we slept through it anyway.
Thanks very much for all your help, Pat. We enjoyed the travel journals as well !
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
Map and Location
|Village of Montefiridolfi 4k, 8 min drive|
|San Casciano 10min drive|
|Florence 35 min drive|
|Siena 1hour drive|
|Pisa 1.75hour drive|
|Antinori Cellars 6min drive|
|Greve 35min drive|
|San Gimignano 40min drive|
|Radda 40min drive|
|Montalcino 1hr20min drive|
|Montepulciano 1hr23min drive|