Tuscany: Giada Villa
Peaceful Tuscan Views with all the Amenities
- Name: Giada Villa
- Sleeps: 6 + 2
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: €4500-€5700/week
Perfect Tuscan villa experience
Giada Villa is a charming, comfortable, beautifully restored stone villa with lush grounds, great outdoor spaces, an inviting pool and gorgeous views across the valley to the towers of San Gimignano in the distance.
The lovely stone Giada Villa, located very close to the town of Poggibonsi, is a large, lovingly restored, charming and comfortable hillside villa. The lush grounds have rolling views overlooking the Tuscan countryside with the famous towers of San Gimignano in the distance. The villa can host up to 8 guests and boasts multiple, private outdoor spaces with comfortable outdoor seating and dining areas and a lovely, private pool.
The villa is about a 30 minute train ride or an easy 45 minute drive from Florence with nearby airports in Florence & Pisa.
This villa is easy to reach by automobile, no challenging driving. It is also close to a famous Chianti town, Poggibonsi, a 7 minute drive or a 3k/2mile walk. Handy for shopping, dining and sightseeing AND for the train to/from Florence, just half an hour's train trip. The great wine towns of the region, Siena and San Gimignano are nearby.
Winding up a lovely cypress-lined drive, you enter an iron gate and enter the well maintained grounds. The beautiful 2-story, stone façade with tiled roof and the many attractive windows of the villa reveal themselves to you on the right over an expanse of sloping lawn. The views over the valley are stunning with green fields, rolling hills and glimpses of ancient hill towns in the distance. The home is thoughtfully designed with a warm, traditional country house feel, but has all the modern conveniences. Enjoy privacy on multiple levels and high quality materials throughout, with an abundance of windows bringing in soft light.
Walk along the brick path to the entrance to enter the exceedingly welcoming and tastefully decorated living room. Warm, ageless wood-beamed ceilings, cotta floors, a stone wall, two large comfortable sofas arranged around a beautiful working fireplace all beckon you graciously.
Off the living room, a gorgeous arched doorway invites you into a roomy, bright kitchen which is well stocked with all the modern conveniences, yet it still retains massive “Old World” charm. High beamed ceilings, an open fireplace, dining table for 6, marbel countertops, perfect for rolling out pasta….everything you need at your fingertips. Of note, along one whole wall, is a traditional pasta storage cabinet….now filled with beautiful dishes and kitchen items for your use.
Down 4 steps at the back of the living room, is a large, very pretty and bright full bathroom with a hydromassage tub and hand held shower. A few more steps down leads to a long, clean hallway that connects you to the garage which houses the washing machine/laundry.
Another massive arched French door at the end of the kitchen beckons you outside, to a spacious, partially covered loggia area with a large outdoor sofa and a dining table for up to 10. There’s even a built-in BBQ…..a PERFECT area to dine, entertain and relax!
Back inside, a pretty stone staircase rises from one end of the living room rising to a small landing at the mezzanine level and into the ample master bedroom with its romantic canopied bed and French doors leading out to a beautiful patio area with yet more panoramic views. The full, private master bathroom is down a short flight of stairs off the bedroom.
Continue up the staircase 7 more steps and you’re on the first floor (second floor North American) where you will find 2 more comfortable and inviting bedrooms with a large, lovely tiled shared bathroom. Also on this floor is an open balconied study, very cozy under the wooden beamed ceiling, that looks down to the living room and entryway below. There is a trundled day-bed in this lounge area which can sleep two more guests.
Bedroom 1: Mezzanine floor: Master bedroom with Italian king-sized bed (1.8x2m/71x79in), 5 in narrower than US King. nd doors to panoramic terrace.
Bedroom 2: First floor (2nd floor North American) with Italian king-sized bed (1.8x2m/71x79in), 5 in narrower than US King.
Bedroom 3: First floor (2nd floor North American) two (2) single beds (1.8x0.9m/35x79in).
Studio balcony over sitting room has a trundled day-bed with two (2) single mattresses (1.8x0.9m/35x79in).
Bathroom 1: Ground floor off living room, 4 steps down to large, blue bathroom with hydromassage tub and hand-help shower hose.
Bathroom 2: Mezzanine level, short flight of stairs down from master bedroom, yellow bathroom with shower.
Bathroom 3: First floor, purple bathroom with shower, shared by bedrooms 2 & 3 and anyone sleeping on the balcony.
There is also a 4th bathroom on the terrace by the pool with shower and sauna.
Property and area amenities
|Location||Poggibonsi, Chianti region|
|Sleeps||Up to 8 guests|
|Bedrooms||3 + interior balcony with trundle day-bed. 2 bedrooms with Italian king-sized beds that are 5 inches narrower than US Kings (1.8x2m/71x79in), 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds (1.8x0.9m/35x79in).|
|Bathrooms||3 bathrooms in the house, 1 bathroom by the pool with sauna.|
|Floor||Ground floor, mezzanine level and second floor (North American)|
|Mobility||Multiple levels and staircases.|
|Size||300 m2 - 3,230 sq/ft|
|Outlook||Wonderful views from the main door/living room, upper rooms, patio off masterbedroom, entryway and the pool area.|
|Hairdryer||Yes, in all bedrooms|
|Dining||6 person dining table in kitchen, 10 person dining table on patio off kitchen, 4 person dining table on terrace by the pool.|
|Kitchen||Fully equipped with double American refrigerator with ice-maker, dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee machines (Moka & American), water boiler, toaster, blender, fruit-juicer and marble countertops. There is also a barbeque in the large patio area outside the kitchen doors.|
|Laundry||Washing machine in garage, accessible from inside the villa. Iron & ironing board.|
|Air Conditioning||A/C in all rooms.|
|Heating||Heating in all rooms. Working fireplace in living room.|
|Utilities||Electricity and heating costs are NOT included. Paid onsite.|
|Crib||1 crib and 1 highchair|
|Cook||Personal chef & cooking lessons can be arranged for an additional fee.|
|Parking||Garage for 1 car, parking for another car outside|
|Pool||The pool is open from 1 May to 31 October. The pool is 7m x 14m with a maximum depth 3 m. There is a covered terrace above the pool area with a hammock and a 4-top table and chairs for outdoor dining. This terrace also has a small refrigerator, a changing room and a bathroom with shower and sauna. There is also a lovely vine-covered seating area with lounge chairs by the pool.|
|Sauna||In bathroom near the pool|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros|
|Saturday to Saturday Rentals||Weekly Price|
June 27 - Aug 29
April 4 - April 18
May 9 - June 27
Aug 29 - Oct 3
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2020
Jan 4 - Apr 4
Apr 18 - May 9
Oct 3 - Dec 19
Minimum price is for a week. Rentals are Saturday/Saturday during High and Mid-Season. Please inquire for your dates for other seasons.
- Check in: after 5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Check out: before 10:00 am
Included in the price:
- Personal welcome during standard hours
- Welcome basket which includes: wine, oil and fruit
- Free WIFI
- Maid service for 2 hours a day
- 1 set of towels/person and linens
- Pool towels
- Daily cleaning of the pool
- Air Conditioning
- Consumption of heating € 4 Euros per cubic meter
- Local tax, please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
- Security deposit €500 Euros
- Check in: after 5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Check out: before 10:00 am
- Personal chef
- Cooking lesson
- Towel change €5 Euros per room
- Towel and bed linen change €15 Euros per room
- Extra maid €15 Euros per hour
This term overrides more general terms: Upon reserving, 30% of the total is non refundable.
Very nice villa. The exterior is wonderful with the beautiful native stone work. Views from the home and the fine pool are timeless. You can see the towers of San Gimignano in the distace across the valley. For summer stays, there are many nice places to hang out: the pool and its cabana, the little terrace with the hammock and sauna, the big terrace off the kitchen and the terrace off the master bedroom with its little gazebo. The interior is comfortable, well equipped and with the proper amenities. It has little unique aspects scattered about to draw your interest.
Map and Location
|Poggibonsi: 7 min drive, 3 km|
|Train station in nearby Poggibonsi: 45-60 minute easy train ride to Florence|
|Barberino Val d'Elsa: 11 min drive, 6 km|
|San Gimignano: 22 min drive, 12Km|
|Siena 30 min drive, 25 km|
|Volterra 45 min drive; 35km|
|Florence city center is a 45 minute drive, 47 km|
|Florence Airport 40 minute drive|
|Pisa Airport 1.15 hour drive, 87 km|
|Rome Airport 3 hour drive, 276 km|