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bathroom: 1

available for: 3 people

Pool type: Shared Pool

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Athena at Casalta
Location address: Castellina in Chianti - Siena   Show on map
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Athena is a pretty, high quality Tuscan villa with access from the central stone paved courtyard of Casalta. To the back of the villa is a lovely covered pergola furnished with a table and chairs. There are wonderful views through the tall cypress tress to the back of the property over the Chianti hills and towards Panzano.
Inside is a large, spacious open plan terracotta paved room. Along one all is the kitchen unit which is well equipped and includes gas hobs, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave with grill. A large tradition Tuscan villa sink of marble provides the kitchen with some local character.
Directly in front of the kitchen unit is the sitting area which is composed of a large comfortable sofa and two wooden armchairs. To one side of the room is the oak dining table with four wooden chairs.
Off the back of the dining area is a large, spacious bathroom with shower. A second door leads to a small hall in which there is a wardrobe. Off this there are the two bedrooms. The first is a pretty double bedroom with two windows looking out towards Panzano. The large double iron handmade bed is graced by an arch in the back wall showing the original stone wall. The room also has a wardrobe and a mirror.
The second bedroom is a small single room, best for a child. The window looks out into the central courtyard. This room also has part of the original stone wall exposed, providing it a lovely warm effect.
The terrace is divided from the terrace of Atena's neighbour, Urania, by several tall potted plants. Due to an interconnecting door this villa can be rented together with Urania, as Atena-Urania.

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 55 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Combination Oven/Microwave
  • Kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Note: there is no dishwasher
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Baby cot
  • Toaster
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking
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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Important booking info
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: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • 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: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • 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 young children
Millingen aan de Rijn, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Wat ons zeer goed beviel was de zeer warme welkom van Daniela. Ze was zeer vriendelijk en hulpvaardig en zorgde ervoor dat wij ons welkom voelde. Ook werd al het linnengoed elke week vervangen. De ligging van het huis in de heuvels met het uitzicht, was geweldig. Het zwembad was ook zeer goed met het terras. Fijn dat we een eigen terrasje hadden. Het huis was mooi schoon en goed verzorgd.
Cons Het was jammer dat er via de beschrijving moeilijk naar toe te reizen viel. Navigatie leidt je dan via een zeer zeer moeilijke weg via afgesloten hekken en door bossen en onbegaanbare paden naar het huis, terwijl er een veel makkelijker weg naartoe leidt. Ook jammer is dat er weinig gelegenheden direct in de buurt zijn om boodschappen te doen of een hapje te eten als je met kleine kinderen niet te moeilijk wilt doen. Terwijl het appartement geweldig was, was het wel wat donker en geven de foto's op de site een groter idee van het geheel, dan het in werkelijkheid is.
Local attractions We waren erg gecharmeerd van de tratorria in Castellina in Chianti op het bovenste pleintje bij het museum boven de kerk. Daar was een heel vriendelijke gastheer die ons de tweede keer herkende en een hand kwam geven en een praatje kwam maken, naast het geweldige eten. Daarnaast was iedereen even lief tegen onze twee zoons, die op een lastige leeftijd van 2 en 4 zitten. Het zou voor ons normaal zijn, dat niet iedereen dat een fijne leeftijd vindt en er soms last van heeft, maar iedereen was zo aardig.
10
Robert
Young couple
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Athena and the the rest of the property has been developed to a very high standard and is extremely comfortable and well equipped. It is in a great location in the heart of chianti
Local attractions Great restaurants in Castellina and in Panzano where you will find three restaurants run by the eccentric Dario.
10
Norbert
Young couple
Hamburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Die Ruhe und die Lage.
Der etwas abgelegene Pool und die Sauberkeit.
Cons Die Zuwegung zur Anlage, bin mit dem Auto zweimal aufgesetzt..
Local attractions Florenz und Pisa El Torro und das Restaurant in Piazza
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Karen
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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.



 
Philippe
Family with older children
Viry Chatillon, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Que nous soyons isolés pour pouvoir être au calme (le soir en rentrant on peut voir quelques animaux comme des biches, des renards...).
La situation géographique idéale pour découvrir la Toscane et la vallée du Chianti
Cons la proximité trop importante avec l'autre villa (Urina je crois)
Local attractions Pour les restaurants : - la piazza - je n'ai plus le nom mais il se situe après la piazza dans un tout petit village (cuisisne faite avec les produits du jour, un vrai régal) Pour les villes : - Castellina in Chianti - Sienne - Voltera
8
Anonymous
Young couple
xxx, Austria

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
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Anonymous
Young couple
westmeath, Ireland, Republic of

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros The location was beautiful and the villa was very clean. Casalta was a great location for visiting sienna and Florence.
Cons we found the noise levels from neighboring villa quite loud on our second week. The first week was great because the villa was empty. The road in was a little tedious but we got used to it.
Local attractions the restaurant up in piazza is delicious but expensive. To be honest most restaurants are of an excellent standard and i really cannot remember a bad meal. The butcher in panzano was good fun but you really need to like very rare meat!!
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Anonymous
Young couple
Wiesbaden, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros Das Appartment ist sehr geschmackvoll und hochwertig ausgestattet. Gute Küche. Top Lage für alle Ausflüge in die Chianti-Region.
10
Anonymous
Young couple
Blashford, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros The apartment was very well equipped (except for having a microwave rather than a proper oven). The views were beautiful. Our apartment had a very nice covered terrace.
Cons The gravel access track is by far the worst we have ever seen in Tuscany and in fact so bad we would never return to the villa even though the apartment itself was lovely. The swimming pool was also incredibly cold, despite the very warm weather.
Local attractions Ristoro di Lamole near Greve in Chianti is excellent, as is the bar in the square in Volpaia. We would also recommend the Il Fondaccio pizzeria in Castellina in Chianti.
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Champigny sur Marne, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros la tranquilité du lieu, les paysages
l'architecture et la décoration
la propreté
Cons la route non bétonné en très mauvaise état manque lave-vaisselle la machine à laver partagée est vieille et son utilisation à 4€ sans savon ni rien très excessive; en France une villa de ce niveau a une machine à laver moderne à usage individuel quand tout le monde est là la piscine celle-ci est trop petite et le solarium aussi
Local attractions Le glacier de Castellina in Chianti a Panzano Il Vinaio jolie terrasse sous les fichiers, patron très sympa, plats simples mais très bons, grande variété de vins Radda in Chianti / le marché de Greve in Chianti
9
Ludivine
Family with young children
Engins, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Sa situation, son calme et les prestations de l'appartement et de la maison en général. Beau domaine au milieu des vignes du Chianti.
Cons La route d'accés à la propriété.
Local attractions Bonne proximité des sites touristiques majeurs (Sienne, Florence, San Gimignano). Castellina In Chianti à 10 minutes en voiture pour les commodités (office du tourisme, supermarché,...) et de très bons restaurants.
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Paula
Mature couple
Cork, Ireland, Republic of

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros It is an absolutely beautiful new house, in a great location high amongst vineyards and olive groves. We were the first to stay in our apartment, so everything clean and new. The owners have thought of everything you might need...we weren't short of anything. Swimming pool lovely, and very well kept, as were the grounds around the house. We could not find fault with anything about the house. We will definitely go back.
Cons The 2km entrance from the road to the house is a very bad road. It is described as an "unmade road", and it certainly is. It would be great if they cleared it of large stones and rocks, which could do serious damage to your car.
Local attractions Panzano and Castellina are beautiful and only a short drive to each. Our favourite restaurant in Panzano is called Il Giardino (I think!), with the most beautiful views over Tuscan hills. Castellina has some lovely restaurants also. La Piazza is an excellent restaurant, only a few mins drive from Casalta. Radda and Greve are also worth a visit.
10

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 in is 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 Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided. To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- 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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- 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.

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- Are pets allowed?
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