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bedrooms: 2

bathrooms: 2

available for: 4 people

Pool type: Shared Pool

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Andromeda at Casalta
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Andromeda is a large independent Tuscan cottage on the edge of the hamlet Casalta. From the cottage there are fantastic views of the vineyards that surround the hamlet.
The main entrance is on the first floor. Inside there is a large hall with a high ceiling of terracotta tiles and wooden beams. Off the hall are the bedrooms. To the left beautiful stone stairs lead down to the living area. Downstairs is a large open plan room. To one side is the lounge which has two armchairs and a triple sofa. In one corner is a decorative fireplace.
In the centre of the room is a large wooden table with six chairs. The entire area is paved with terracotta and has a beautiful vaulted terracotta ceiling. A double glass door provides access to the garden and covered furnished terrace which has views of the Chianti hills. Off the dining area is a bathroom with shower.
In the centre of the room is a big terracotta arch which divides the dining and lounge areas from the kitchen. This is a large fully equipped room which includes gas hobs, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave with grill. There is also a traditional Tuscan stone sink. In the centre of the kitchen is a wood table providing plenty of work space.
On the first floor is a twin room with beautiful iron beds which can be put together to make a double. A large, floor length, arched window makes the room bright, while character is provided by the stone wall around the window. From here there are views of the rolling Tuscan hills covered in vineyards and forests. A double, wooden wardrobe completes the furnishings of this room.
To the other side of the entrance hall is a small hall which provides access to a bathroom with shower and the double bedroom. Two arched windows provide plenty of light and incredible views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. The double bed is made of iron and has a detailed iron lace headboard. In one corner is a large double wardrobe, while a chest of drawers is against another wall.
When booking please indicate whether you require the second bedroom as a twin or double.
Andromeda is the only independent Tuscan villa at Casalta.

High-speed wireless internet access available for an additional small fee per week. Please bring your own laptop.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the apartment is 120 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Furnished terrace
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Barbecue
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • Combination Oven/Microwave
  • Kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Note: there is no dishwasher
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Baby cot
  • Toaster
  • No smoking
  • No pets allowed
Location: Casalta

Casalta is a finely restored Tuscan hamlet of 9 villas that maintains all its original characteristics, with well maintained, simple gardens of local plant, shrubs and herbs. It is located in the heart of the Chianti within easy reach of Castellina in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti.
The pool is located a few steps away from the villas and is protected by a beautiful stone wall to one side, while the other has towering cypress trees through which there are fantastic views of the Chianti hills covered in vineyards and olive groves.
The hamlet, once owned by Galileo Galilei, is composed of two buildings around a quaint, traditional stone courtyard in which there is a pizza oven. To one side is an independent cottage while near the pool is a second, small cottage with the laundry. In front of the laundry is a large, stone terrace furnished with tables and chairs for communal use.

Pool Info

The pool is located up several stone steps behind the laundry room. It is protected from the hamlet by a high stone wall and iron gate. The other three sides of the pool are open with a cypress and fir trees.
Surrounding the pool is a large sun deck dotted with several umbrellas and sunbeds. Above the pool is a second, rarely used car park. There are some views of the Chianti hills through the cypress trees. The pool is 12 x 7 meter, 1.2-1.6 metres deep. Open from May to September.
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 12 x 7mtr, 1.2-1.6 mtrs deep. Open from May to September (weather permitting)
  • Tennis - courts available in Castellina in Chianti, 10km away
  • Golf - 20 minutes by car www.golfugolino.it
  • Local Leisure - walking, horse riding, ballooning, mountain biking, wine tastings, olive oil tastings
  • Private Chef - available on request
  • House Maid - available on request
  • Railways - Poggibonsi - San Gimignano, 25km away
  • Other services - bus stop in Grignano 2.5km away
  • Washing Machine Onsite - communal laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities
  • Parking - available on site
  • Distances - Florence 40km, Siena 36km, San Gimignano 40km, Pisa 95km, Lucca 115km, Rome 265km
  • Approach road - 900 mts unpaved countryside road. A low vehicle is not recommended

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  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: information not yet available, click here for more details
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: WI-FI Internet: 20 Euro per week
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: information not yet available, click here for more details
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: WI-FI Internet: 20 Euro per week
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Anonymous
Family with older children
Hong Kong, Hongkong

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Andromeda is a beautiful standalone spacious villa overlooking the vineyard. We enjoyed the privacy. The furniture and fittings were of high quality. The shared pool was nice albeit cold for summer.
With a car, places like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano were accessible within an hour. And less for the Chianti towns like Castellina, Greve, Panzano. The Chianti scenery was breathtaking.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Andromeda.
Cons Probably due to the villa's remoteness, there was no wifi for the whole villa. We paid Eur20 for wifi only to find out that this was limited to one phone/equipment at a time. We ended up paying another Eur20 for another wifi connection. We found it a hassle to log in and out of our phones/iPads so that we could take turns to use the wifi. Call before arriving. Even though we stated on the internet that we would arrive around 4pm and were told that someone would be there to receive us, there was no one there. We had to make quite a few phone calls before we could get someone to come down with the keys. We waited more than half an hour. There is no grocery store nearby. Nearest was Castellina, about 10-15 minutes drive away.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

17.07.2014
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you were kept waiting. As mentioned in the arrival instructions, it is advisable to call the number given to let them know ahead what time you expect to arrive.
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Katrin
Family with young children
Hamburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Das Haus Andromeda steht isoliert und man ist somit ganz für sich. Der Außenbereich ist ohne Treppe zugänglich und von einer Mauer fast ganz umgeben, perfekt mit kleinen Kindern. Das Haus ist im Inneren großzügig und vollständig ausgestattet. Die Betten sind sehr bequem, das obere Bad ist hell und freundlich, das untere etwas düster. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und der Grill war sauber. Insgesamt ist die Einrichtung ordentlich, geschmackvoll und in gutem Zustand.
Der Wein des Hauses ist ausgezeichnet, unbedingt probieren.
Der Pool ist wunderschön, die ganze Poollandschaft sauber und ordentlich.
Cons Das Haus ist sehr hellhörig. Vor allem im vorderen Zimmer hört man jedes Wort aus dem Wohnzimmer. Draußen bietet eine Überdachung nur wenig Schutz Bett gegen die Sonne, ein Sonnenschirm wäre noch schön. Wir waren 2 Wochen dort. In dieser Zeit wurde nicht gereinigt, wir kennen es aus anderen Häusern, dass ein Mal durchgewischt wird. Die Handtücher wurden gewechselt, die Bettwäsche nicht. Man kann aber selbst waschen, also war das ok. Das Haus ist oberflächig sauber, nach europäischem Standard und bei der recht hohen Endreinigung könnte es aber insgesamt etwas sauberer sein.
Local attractions Castellina in Casalta ist zauberhauft und die Eisdiele im Ort sehr zu empfehlen.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

07.07.2014
A final clean is done at the end of each stay.
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Marijke
Family with young children
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros Mooi verzorgd huis met prive ligging. Mooie ruime woning en schoon en in goede staat. Fijn zwembad.
Cons Geen vaatwasser. De internetverbinding ( betaald €20,-) werkte niet goed. Schoonmaakkosten €120,- erg hoog.
Local attractions Siena is dichtbij en erg mooi. In Greve in Chianti zot een heerlijke slager op het plein! Panzano en Greve in Chianti liggen op ongeveer dezelfde afstand van Casalta als Castellina in Chianti, maar is meer te beleven vonden wij. Marktjes zijn leuk om te bezoeken.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

25.06.2014
The owner apologises for the problem with the internet. The fault was with the network company. To avoid further confusion, the final clean charge is now included in the price of all villas.
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Anonymous
Young couple
Zürich, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros - Das Haus ist sehr grosszügig geschnitten. Schönes und sehr gepfleges Gelände.
- Die Terasse ist der Hammer. Sehr schöne Aussicht, auch rund ums Haus.
- Moderne und Saubere Einrichtung.
- Trotz abgelegener Lage sind viele Orte und Städte mit dem Auto gut erreichbar.
- Sehr ruhige Umgebung wodurch wir uns super Entspannen konnten.
- Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants in der nähe.
- Preis-Leistungsverhältniss stimmt.
Cons - Die Badezimmer könnten etwas Sauberer sein, vorallem die Duschen. Sonst aber wirklich sauber. - Die Vorhänge (in den Schlafzimmern) könnte man erneuern.
Local attractions Lieblingsausflugsziel: - Siena und Montalcino!!! - Pisa war auch sehr schön. - Unbedingt mal ein Weingut besichtigen, z.B. Frescobaldi. Restaurant: Taverna Squarcialupi, ca. 15min von Andromeda entfernt. -Die Landschaft der Toscana ist atemberaubend, jede Autofahrt lohnt sich und die Fahrzeit vergeht wie im Flug. Es gibt so viel zu sehen.
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Karen
To Tuscany Team
Karen
Review date: 04.04.2014
Pros The owner has informed us that the road has been improved (Dec 2013). As advised in the villa description, the approach road is an unpaved countryside road with uphill sections. A low vehicle is not recommended. The owner assures that it is safe to pass without damage to your vehicle.



 
Albert
Family with young children
Rotterdam , Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: October 2013
Pros Het is een prachtig huis, goed verzorgd en voorzien van alle comfort. De keuken is goed, de bedden zijn goed, en alles was van prima kwaliteit. Het uitzicht is er ook erg mooi, en het is rustig gelegen, met terras en tuintje aan de valleikant, wat weg van het grote huis.
Cons De toegangsweg (1 km onverhard) moet je even aan wennen. Het ging wel (we hebben erger meegemaakt) en in de regio zie je het veel, maar voor mensen die dit niet gewend zijn is het een hobbel, en betekent het dat je je wat afgesloten voelt van de buitenwereld. Verder verbaasde het me een beetje dat er werkelijk helemaal niets aan voedingsmiddelen was. Ik had natuurlijk geen verse produkten verwacht (die hadden we niet besteld) maar er was helemaal niets, zelfs geen dingen die lang houdbaar zijn als kruiden, olijfolie, zout, thee, etc.
Local attractions Wij vonden vooral de mooie oude plaatsjes erg mooi en gezellig. Castellina en Greve zijn dichtbij, maar ook Siena, Florence en San Gimignano zijn goed aan te rijden.
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Dick
Family with young children
Groningen, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Zeer fraai appartement met moderne inrichting. Mooi gelegen met fantastisch uitzicht. Mooi zwembad.
Cons We hebben horren gemist, zodat 's avonds en 's nachts goed gelucht kan worden zonder last van muggen. Misschien een detail, maar een afwasmachine zou ook handig zijn geweest, het is tenslotte vakantie. De bakker is "niet om de hoek".
Local attractions Bij Tres Portes hebben we vaak en goed gegeten.
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Wuppertal, Germany

Review date:
Stay: March 2013
Pros Die untere Etage ist sehr offen und großzügig gestaltet; das gesamte Haus ist sehr Licht durchflutet. Der Blick ist traumhaft!
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Anonymous
Mature couple
Redwood City, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros Beautiful location - scenic, quiet, centrally located. "Borgo" well designed in that apartments are not on top of one another - almost all have some dedicated exterior space. Interior designed with nice mix of modern comforts while keeping some rustic elements. Large rooms.
Cons Kitchen was not as well stocked as would be expected - only 1 pan and 1 dishtowel for a week's stay - when pointed out to the keyholder, she didn't seem too concerned and didn't offer to provide additional items (or even reimburse us for the ones we purchased - 1 small pan and a set of dishtowels). The road up to Casalta was not in good condition (in comparison to other dirt/gravel roads in Tuscany) and made it difficult to come in and out of the property.
Local attractions Restaurants: La Cantinetta di Rignana, Il Celliere a Castagnoli, La Locanda Pietracupa
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Werner
Family with older children
Lissewege, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros ruime villa, het mooie uitzicht.
Cons Moeilijk te vinden, maar vooral de laatste "etappe" naar het huis toe is zeer moeilijk toegankelijk. Eigenlijk zou je moeten vermelden dat je best met een 4x4 terreinwagen komt !
Local attractions de steden waarom een mens naar toscanie gaat zeker hé. Firenze- Sienna...
7

Nearest town

Panzano is 5km from Casalta, this town has several shops and restaurants. Closer to the hamlet there is a the village Piazza where there is a good restaurant called Osteria della Piazza. Approximately 10km away there is another Chianti town, Castellina, where there are more shops and restaurants.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00-19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
WI-FI with weekly charge

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 55km - 0h 56m
Aeroporto Pisa: 115km - 1h 33m
Aeroporto Bologna: 139km - 1h 42m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
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- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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