Tuscany: Villa Felice
Luxury Villa with Modern Style, Easy Access & Fashion Outlets
- Name: Villa Felice
- Sleeps: 12
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 7
- Price: From €9450/weekly 3 night min for Low and Holi
A meticulously restored villa that marries old world charm with totally modern amenities located in an easily accessible location, near several charming Tuscan towns, sightseeing, wine tasting and world-class shopping. It is an easy 30-minute drive to Florence.
Terrifically convenient location in the the Arno Valley, near the town of Rignano sull'Arno, which has shops, supermarket, restaurants and a handy train station. The villa is located a short drive to the A1 highway and it is only a 30 minute drive from Florence. Every Thursday morning until 1pm there is a farmer's market.
The town of Pontassieve (10 minutes away) has a farmer's market on Saturday mornings.
The picturesque town of Reggello is known for its abundance of agricultural products, which culminates each December with a international olive oil exhibition.
This is an outdoorsy area, with a national forest preserve, hiking, horseback riding and in the fall, hunting.
Some of the interesting local sites to visit are the towns of Pontassieve, the Castle of Sammezzano, and the Vallombrosa Abbey.
For Italian fashion enthusiasts you couldn't be more conveniently located to Tuscany's famous The Mall which tourists and Italians alike search out for top designer fashion at a discount from the major fashion brands Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dior, La Perla, Prada, Todd, Loro Piana, to name a few.
Villa Felice has been carefully restored to take advantage of the privacy and views.
The road leading to the villa is partially paved, partially dirt road with very little traffic. Enter through a private automatic gate up a cypress-lined driveway and begin to enjoy your private retreat.
A beautiful swimming pool and an array of patio furniture, lounge chairs and umbrellas for enjoying on summer days.
A large, luxury villa on three floors provides ample room for everyone to relax. Handsome living room with fireplace and warm wood book shelves has archway leading to dining room and a set of French doors leading to the garden. The den also fireplace and a large window and glass doors that illuminate the room. The large TV in the den receives a few English-language news channels.
Kitchen and half bathroom on this floor. Kitchen is fully appointed with pots, pans and appliances.
Upstairs an enclosed loggia runs along the entire front of the house is nearly wall-to-wall windows with beautiful views of the forested area.
The separate cottage has a full living room with TV, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
Main house: The second floor has 5 bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom. The third floor has the 5th bedroom. All the bedrooms in the main house have forest views. Each bedroom room has a dual-king bed, they can be prepared apart as two single beds.
Cottage: Dual king bed
Main House: 5 bathrooms en suite to the bedrooms with toilet, sink, shower, bidet. Master bathroom has both a shower and bathtub. Half bathroom on the ground floor.
Cottage: toilet, sink, shower, bidet.
Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||6 bedrooms: 5 bedrooms in main house & 1 bedroom in cottage. All beds are dual-kings which can be prepared together or apart.|
|Size||2583 sq ft, 240 m2 main house & 700 sq ft, 65 m2 cottage|
|Dining||Dining table seats 10|
|Kitchen||Stove, oven, microwave, American-style coffee maker, stove top espresso pot, refrigerator & full kitchen with microwave in cottage too.|
|Laundry||Washing machine in utility room, no dryer. Collapsable drying rack, iron, ironing board.|
|Heating||Yes, paid based on usage in cash at check out. Dates of heat turned on & off is controlled by the Italian government, usually Nov 1 to March 31.|
|Utilities||Electricity up to 400 kW/week, A/C, water, gas included. Usage over 400 kW €.55 cents per extra Kw paid in cash at check out. Heat paid separately.|
|Crib||Yes, on request|
|Neighborhood||Valdarno area near Rignano sull’Arno & Pontassieve|
|Entertainment||40" TV in den. Satellite TV receives some English language news channels. TV in cottage too.|
|Internet||Yes. Signal might not reach every room due to thickness of walls.|
|Linens||One set of sheets per bed & 1 set of towels per person provided. Additional sets of sheets & towels €24 per bedroom.|
|Family||Excellent for families|
|Cleaning||4 hours of daily housekeeping Monday-Friday and final cleaning included.|
|Cook||Chef services available with advance arrangement, please request a price quote.|
|Parking||Yes, ample on-site parking|
|Safety||Carbon monoxide detector. Fire extinguisher. No hotel-style safe.|
|Swimming Pool||Yes, unheated|
|Shopping||5 miles to The Mall - Tuscany's largest luxury outlet mall|
|Pre-Arrival Grocery Stocking||Available with advance arrangement, fee €30 to €50 (depending on quantity) + cost of food paid in cash at check in.|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Price in Euros||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||Weekly|
May 16 - Sep 16
Sep 16 - May 16
Apr 17 - Apr 24
Dec 19 - Jan 2 2020
Minimum price is for 3 nights and holiday season, High Season min stay is one week, Sat to Sat.
€2000 damage deposit pre-authorized to your credit card.
These terms supersede standard rental terms.
- 30% of the total amount as a non refundable deposit upon accepting the reservation by making your deposit
- from 90 up to 31 days before the arrival date 50% refundable
- for cancellation 30 days or less prior the arrival date no refund is possible
Check-in is from 3 pm; check out is by 10.30 am.
Early check-in and late check-out will be allowed according to the availability and with an
INCLUDED WITH RATE:
• Electricity up to 400 kW per week, A/C, water, gas, towels, and final cleaning
• Weekday morning daily cleaning 4 hrs/day Monday - Friday
• Wi-Fi internet connection
• Gardener and pool maintenance
• Private parking
NOT INCLUDED/extra, upon request, to be paid locally, IN CASH
• Heating charged upon consumption, as per meter reading
• Extra charges for electricity over 400 kW per week: €0.55 per extra kWh
• Linen and towel change: €24 per room/bathroom for both linen and towels
• Personal laundry service: €15 per hr
• Extra housekeeping service: €20 per hour/per staff member
• Pre-stocking grocery service: €30-€50 service fee, plus cost of food
• Weekday continental breakfast service: €30 service fee, plus cost of food
• Chef service, depending on availability, request a quote
• Babysitting service, depending on availability & with advance arrangement
• Enjoyable location with easy access to Florence, local towns and train station, convenient for day trips
• Hard to find bedroom parity, with all 6 bedrooms having a bathroom and dual-king beds - no one gets the short straw!
• Cottage is nice for privacy, such as for grandparents or nanny.
Map and Location
|Rignano sull’Arno 1.7 miles|
|Pontassieve 7 miles|
|Reggello 8 miles|
|Designer Outlet Mall 3 miles|
|Center of Florence 15 miles (45 minutes by train)|
|Greve & Gaiole in Chianti region 30 miles|
|Arezzo 37 miles|
|Siena 55 miles|
|Lucca 64 miles|
|Pisa 70 miles|
|Florence Airport 25 miles|
|Rome Airport 178 miles|