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bedrooms: 2

bathroom: 1

available for: 5 people

Pool type: Shared Pool

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Pandora at Casalta
Location address: Castellina in Chianti - Siena   Show on map
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Pandora is located on the first floor of the central hamlet building. Stone steps lead up to a small balcony which has wonderful views of the gardens and pool, off here is the villa entrance. There is access to a large communal terrace with tables and chairs for dining al fresco.
Entering this lovely, well-furnished Tuscan villa is a small hall with a large oak cabinet. Three stone steps lead up into the open plan kitchen and living area. At the top of the steps is the kitchen where there is a large, high quality, wooden dining table surrounded by six chairs. Against one wall is the kitchen unit which is fully equipped and includes gas hobs, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave with grill. There is also a traditional Tuscan stone sink.
Passing under a large terracotta arch across the room there is the lounge area. It has two large windows which provide plenty of light, making the room very bright. In one corner is a decorative fireplace. Huddled around this are two wooden armchairs with cushions and a comfortable triple sofa.
Off the kitchen two steps lead into a little hall which provides access to the sleeping area. To the left is a guest toilet with a large wardrobe across the back wall. A twin room is located directly in front of the steps. It is furnished with pretty iron beds which can be put together to make a double. Inside the room is a large wardrobe, mirror and wooden armchair. The window overlooks the internal hamlet courtyard. Next to the twin room is a big bathroom with shower.
At the end of the hall is the main bedroom. This is a triple room. On the lower level is a pretty iron double bed with delicate lace works on the headboard. This part of the room is furnished with a wooden chest of drawers, writing desk with chair and an armchair. The two windows look out over the Chianti hills.
A narrow iron spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine floor where there is a single bed. Across the back of the room are cupboards while in one corner is a designer iron chair covered with cushions. Like the rest of the villa this room has the tradition Tuscan terracotta ceiling with wooden beams. The room is ideal for young adults or older children, due to the spiral stairs it's not recommended for young children.
The twin room can be made into a double, should you require this please request it when booking. Pandora's neighbour is Borea, both villas are accessed from the balcony. The communal terrace is about 30 metres away.

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 105 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • Ironing board
  • Baby cot
  • 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 15 x 7 meter, 1.2-1.6 metres deep. Open from May to September.
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 15x7mtr, 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/
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.



 
Jörg
Family with older children
Schwabach, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
8
Anonymous
Family with older children
Odense M, Denmark

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros the silence....
Cons We were missing grill facilities...
9
Carolien
Family with older children
Lelystad, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Heel mooi appartement met voldoende ruimte en heel smaakvol ingericht.
Cons De houtworm of boktor die in het houten plafond zat. Deze heeft ons toch wel een beetje wakker gehouden.
Local attractions We hebben gegeten bij Le Panzanelle in de buurt van Radda in Chianti. Echt een aanrader. Tevens wijn geproefd bij Montebernardi wat viel onder Greve. De eigenaar was enthousiast en vertelde mooie verhalen.
9
Anonymous
Family with older children
paris, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros Sa situation géographique, la qualité de la décoration de l'apartement, la très belle rénovation du hameau, le confort des lits, qualité des sanitaires.
Cons La proximité avec les autres familles. le manque de respect des autres résidents pour dîner le soir sur la terasse commune, les jeux bruyants dans la piscine et l'occupation quasi complète par 4 ou 5 familles d'anglais de la piscine en permanence, pas du tout reposant.
Local attractions Castellina, Prada
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Jana
Group of friends
Mannheim, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros sehr schönes Haus, wie auf den Fotos, schöner Pool und gute Lage
Cons zu wenig Liegen am Pool, die Wohungen die keinen Balkon haben, können die Terasse benutzten, wo alerdings kein BBQ-Grill vorhanden ist (sehr schade)
Local attractions Siena, San Gimignano, Castelina, Greve, Reatsuarnt: Ristoro Di Lamole
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Louise
Family with young children
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Beautiful position. Good pool facilities. Villa very well equipped.
Cons Villa very hot. Difficult to eat outside due to having to carry dishes downstairs. Road up to villas difficult to negotiate.
Local attractions Sienna and Castellina
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Anonymous
Family with older children
lyon, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros la beauté du site .
la décoration sobre et confortable de la maison.
la taille de l'appartement adapté à 5 adultes.
la grande douche dans la salle de bain.
Cons les 2 km très très très difficiles d’accès en voiture: chemin dans les vignes défoncé et à pente très très raide. la piscine et ses abords trop petite pour l'ensemble des locataires, souvent inabordable avant 19H. un manque d'équipement de la cuisine et un réfrigérateur minuscule. le panier d'accueil inadapté...
Local attractions restaurant oltre casa à Pandora. la boucherie /épicerie à Radda in Chianti extraordinaire. Sienne.
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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?
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- 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?
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- 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.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
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