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Casa Silvia

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Casa Silvia
bedrooms: 2

bathroom: 1

available for: 4 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Valigondoli - San Casciano - Florence
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Casa Silvia
Location address: Valigondoli - San Casciano - Florence   Show on map Show on map
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Casa Silvia is a small cottage attached to several other properties in little typical Tuscan hamlet of local residents called Valigondoli. On the other side of the hamlet there is a restaurant. The front of the cottage looks out onto a wonderful view of the Tuscan hills and valleys.
Crossing a gravel path in front of the villa there is a stone paved terrace which leads down several steps to a second terrace with a large barbeque, and furnished with table with chairs to dine al fresco, and an umbrella with sun-beds. On a lower level is the irregular shaped, prefabricated pool which is surrounded by a large wooden sun deck. There are fantastic views from this area.
Entering the villa Casa Silvia there is an open plan room with a white wooden ceiling and windows looking out to the views to the front of the villa. To one side of the room is a large fireplace, ideal for the cooler nights. Next to this are two wooden armchairs. In the centre of the room is a wooden table with four chairs.

Passing under an arch there is the small kitchen which is well equipped, and includes gas hobs, oven, fridge with separate freezer and dishwasher.
To the other side of the room is a double bedroom which can be set up as a twin, this must be requested when booking. The room has a large wardrobe and a window that provides plenty of light. It looks out to the front of the villa and the views beyond.
From the back of the lounge there are a few steps up into a corridor. Off this is a bedroom with a double metal bed, painted in a lovely green colour. In the room is a large wardrobe with mirrors and a wooden chest of drawers. The window opens up onto an internal courtyard surrounded by other houses. At the end of the hall is a small laundry and a bathroom with shower.

Casa Silvia is a simple villa with wonderful views.
Please indicate on booking if you require a twin bedroom set up.
Pets are not allowed.

Free Internet Wi-Fi for one device.



Pool Info

Below the furnished terrace for dining al fresco there is the pool. It is located in a sunny corner of the property with a fantastic view of the Tuscan countryside over the olive trees and forest that surround Valigondoli. This is a great area from which to enjoy the Tuscan sunsets with a glass of Chianti.
The pool is an above ground, prefabricated pool. Around it is a lovely, large wooden sun deck. Surrounding the pool is a lovely, typical Tuscan olive grove on sloped grounds.
The pool is an irregular shape of 9.2x6 metres and 1.4 metres deep. It's open from May to October, weather permitting.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 85 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fire place (open)
  • Furnished terrace
  • Mosquito screens
  • No pets allowed
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Oven
  • No smoking
  • Baby cot
  • Highchair
  • Barbecue
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Hairdryer
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Pool chlorine free - 9.2x6 mtrs irregular shaped pool, 1.4 mtrs deep. Open May to October weather permitting
  • Local Leisure - Wine and olive oil tasting, walking, biking, hot air ballooning. In Greve in Chianti 7km away there is tennis, bike hire, cooking courses.
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • House Maid - book in advance
  • Railways - the nearest station is Santa Maria Nuovella in Florence, 35km away
  • Other services - the nearest bus stop is 3km away
  • Parking - available on site
  • Approach road - all paved
  • Distances - Siena 50km, Florence 35km, San Gimignano 35km, Pisa 85km, Lucca 100km, Rome 300km

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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 4 people - Price is NOT per head

 

2015 availability
To Tuscany's up to date availability data-base is checked at the moment of your request.

August

1260 US Dollar

September

1260 US Dollar
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26. - 03.
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October

03. - 10.
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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
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

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2016 availability
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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
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
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 more information and our reviews policy please click here
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Berlin, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2015
Pros Toller Blick von der Terrasse. Schöner Poll. Gleich um die Ecke gute Trattoria.
Cons Sitzgelegenheiten im Haus nicht bequem. WLAN musste man ständig neu einloggen und nur ein Endgerät möglich.
Local attractions Florenz, Panzone, Trattoria nebenan

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9
Markus
Family with older children
Brachttal , Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2015
9
10
renske
Adult family group
antwerpen, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: July 2015
Pros Fantastisch uitzicht, fruitbomen waar je rechtstreeks van kan plukken, rust, huis blijft vrij koel, heel vriendelijke huisbewaarders, goed onderhouden zwembaden echte pizzaoven die we dan ook een keer hebben gebruikt en alle materiaal is daarvoor aanwezig

10
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leo
Mature couple
lembeek, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: July 2015
Pros Ideale plek als je zoek bent naar rust en kalmte, netheid, privé. Je hebt er alles om het buitenleven: een prachtig groot zwembad voor eigen gebruik, de overdekte terras voor wat schaduw en een mooi salon op een zonnig terras.
Je hebt binnen eveneens alles wat je nodig hebt om een aangename vakantie door te brengen: een praktische en volledige keuken, voldoende ruimte en een grote tv(indien nodig).
Eigenaars zijn heel vriendelijk, je wordt hartelijk onthaald met een flesje wijn en een mooie bos bloemen op de salontafel.
Cons tegenvallen is niet echt het correcte woord, wat het zou afmaken qua comfort is een airconditioning. Gezien de enorme warmte die we hadden (tot 37°) zou airco welkom geweest zijn om wat af te koelen. De ramen konden wel volledig worden afgesloten van het buitenlicht maar dit kon niet beletten dat het,weliswaar minder, toch nog warm bleef.
Local attractions Wij vonden het restaurantje net naast de deur niet het beste: basic qua eten en de hoofdschotel werd geserveerd terwijl het voorgerecht nog niet was doorgeslikt. Enkele voor ons goede eetgelegenheden: Oltre Il Giardino te Panzano en La Cantinetta di Rignana te Greve. Proef er van de lokale lekkerheden mmh

To Tuscany team comments for this review:

27.07.2015
Owner Comment: Thanks, you were fantastic guests!
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Anonymous
Mature couple
Rellingen, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2015
Pros Die Außenanlage und der sehr schöne Pool! Durch die erhöhte Lage (ca. 500 Meter) hat man einen phantastischen Blick über die westliche Toskana (wird auf den Bildern gar nicht so deutlich). Auch wenn es kein freistehendes Einzelhaus ist, ist man für sich, da sich Garten und Eingang zum Haus auf der rückwärtigen Seite der Häuserzeile befinden, die sehr hübsch anzuschauen ist und mit einem netten Restaurant abschließt. Die Bewohner sind sehr freundlich und respektieren unbedingt die Privatsphäre. Samuele und Familie haben uns sehr nett empfangen, sind sehr aufgeschlossen, hilfsbereit und engagiert! Für den Haushalt ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht und sehr hervorzuheben sind die Moskitonetze vor allen Fenstern!
Cons Vorweg: wir waren 3 Wochen zu zweit, hatten sehr schönes Wetter, haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und nichts vermisst! Da jedoch der eigentliche Wohnbereich lediglich aus einem nicht sehr großen Esstisch mit 4 Stühlen und 2 Sesseln besteht und das Badezimmer (trotz schöner, großer Dusche) sehr klein ist, können wir uns nicht so recht vorstellen, das Haus mit 4 Erwachsenen zu bewohnen. Für 2 Personen ist es absolut zu empfehlen!
Local attractions Lucca, Florenz (mit dem Bus! Für ca. 3 € bis ins Zentrum), Siena, San Gimignano, Colle Di Val d'Elsa, Arezzo, Castello di Brolio u.v.m. Unbedingt sehenswert ist auch Barberino Val d'Elsa. Wenn man die Zeit hat, einfach mal von der Hauptstraße abfahren und sich überraschen lassen. Spektakuläre Straßen und Aussichten sind sicher!

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Anonymous
Young couple
2890, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: May 2015
Pros Zeer mooie tuin en terras, ideaal bij mooi weer.
Cons Zeer klein (zowel de badkamer als de keuken), tochtig huisje.

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Maurice
Mature couple
Sutton, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros We loved the feeling of tranquility and solitude even though within the small hamlet. The sunsets were stunning as was the incredible 3am electrical storm! The accomodation was extremely clean and thoughtfully presented. Just enough of everything to feel relaxed. Mercatile only 10 mins away to get provisions ( reasonable sized CO-OP)
The different heights of the seating/pool areas gave the sense of wonderful space. Above all such a friendly welcome from Samuele and his family - it felt a privilege to stay there and look after the place...many thanks for a wonderful stay in September 2014 Ciao!!
Cons Not much really - a little noise on occasion from the adjoining residence - but not an issue. Bring plenty of insect repellent!
Local attractions The small Pordo restaurant provides well cooked food (30 second walk) behind property. Florence only 45 mins away - and is stunning, Pisa approx 1 hour's driven as is Sienna the other way. If going to Florence - go via Impruneta and Pozzolatico for a less stressful drive, and very beautiful one too!

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Anonymous
Family with young children
Teddington, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Very good location in the heart of the Chianti region, a cosy and character filled cottage, interesting multi level layout of the facilities, nice big pool with stunning deck and views, and a friendly trattoria only a stone's throw away!
Cons No comfy couch in the lounge although the evenings were balmy so we mostly had our dinner al fresco

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10
Andy
Family with young children
Leicester, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros The cottage is tidy and compact, but it's appeal is in what lies outside. The facility is first class, the view stunning, and the pool welcoming on a hot day. The occasional deer wandered into the grounds, while buzzards float overhead. A car is definitely needed, but the remoteness of the location is part of the attraction. Local towns and villages are no more than a 15 minute drive away, and the bigger cities of Florence and Siena are little more than an hour away. Samuel is a very friendly owner (a Fiorentina fan) who is more than happy to answer any queries - despite our poor grasp of Italian!
Cons We had to come home.
Local attractions Trattoria da Pordo is only a 30 second walk away and therefore a very inviting option. The food is good (we ate there three times), and the local Chianti (Solatione) is highly recommended. Greve-on-Chianti is full of character with plenty of good eating spots, while in Panzano we found that Il Vescovino was a good choice for a special meal - ask for a balcony table that overlooks a typical Tuscan view.

10
10
Anonymous
Group of friends
Bristol, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Very quiet, outstanding views across hills and valleys, fantastically setup for self catering, with well equipped kitchen, lovely covered area outside for eating etc, plus great terrace to drink and watch sunsets, the pool area is large, and lots of gardens to watch wildlife including fireflies. There is a restaurant approx 50 yards away too.
Cons Nothing. The weather was not great during our stay, lots of thunderstorms but it was good to sit in the outside covered area and watch them roll past.
Local attractions San Gimignano approx 45 minute drive, also Certaldo alto, similar distance.and Colle di Val d'Elsa. Favourite restaurant Cum Quibus in San Gimignano, excellent beyond words.

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10
Daniel
Family with young children
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros You couldn't hope to meet a friendlier are more helpful host that the owner Samuelle and his friends.
The garden, pool and outside area was fantastic.
The cottage was very well equipped.
The location was very good. We enjoyed the peaceful setting and local restaurant.
Cons Nothing
Local attractions The closest restaurant is a 30 second walk. This had great food and location. Panzano and Greive make for very nice and very close places to visit for afternoon ice creams and shopping.

10
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Glienicke, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Schönes Ambiente, tolle Umgebung und ein fantastischer Blick ins Tal. Der zum Haus gehörende Pool ist super und auf der Terrasse lässt sich ausgezeichnet entspannen.
Sehr gute Betreuung vor Ort, freundliche und ruhige, ansässige Nachbarn.

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graham
Mature couple
arundel, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
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9
Aad
Family with young children
Rhoon, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros De ligging in het zeer rustige Valigondoli. Het uitzicht en de voorzieningen waren meer dan voldoende.
Cons Op zich niets. Het enige nadeel van afgelegen ligging is de reistijd naar toeristische plekjes.
Local attractions In het dorpje van 30 mensen staat een restaurantje met de naam Podro. Zeer lokaal gericht meer erg goed eten. Aanrader.

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philippe
Family with older children
lyon, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Excellent accueil du propriétaire. Très belle piscine avec une vue magnifique. Villa très bien équipée.
Local attractions Restaurant Mac Dario à Panzano Visite des petits villages dans le chianti

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10
Stephan
Family with older children
Rothenburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Traumhafte Lage, liebevoll eingerichtet, toller Pool und ein sehr netter Vermieter

10
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Anonymous
Family with older children
NANTES, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros la localisation : facilité pour découvrir la région, pas de souci pour trouver des commerçants à proximité .
Le calme de la location, la vue magnifique !!!
Le jardin , la piscine
Cons La maison un peu petite
Local attractions La ville de Florence, L'abbaye de Balda

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10
Hannah
Young couple
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros We loved the privacy of being somewhere not surrounded by other holiday makers and just being able to enjoy the stunning location alongside the local residents. The setting is beautiful and so quiet, and then when we did fancy a change the nearest town is only 15 mins drive and Florence only 45mins away.

We couldn't fault it in any way; a perfect cottage, private pool and garden surrounded by the most tranquil countryside.

Wonderful place.
Cons Nothing, it was perfect.
Local attractions We only realised about the restaurant on the same road on the last day, but that would have been great to go to more. Greve in Chianti was our main place to buy food during the week. Florence was beautiful for a day trip. We went for the evening and happened upon an outdoor concert. We'll visit the Uffizi gallery next time.

10

Nearest town

The villa is in a little hamlet where there is a restaurant, Trattoria Da Pordo, located at the opposite side. Mercatale is the nearest town with shops, restaurants and other amenities. It's approximately 6km away. Greve in Chianti, is a larger town with more choice, it is about 7km away on an unpaved road.

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?
not included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- 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 (service provided by local supplier). 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: 44km - 0h 43m
Aeroporto Pisa: 84km - 1h 14m
Aeroporto Bologna: 127km - 1h 29m

Show on map the main airports

- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- 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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