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bedrooms: 4

bathrooms: 4

available for: 8 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Rietine, Gaiole in Chianti, Siena
8 people
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Casolare di Rietine
Location address: Rietine, Gaiole in Chianti, Siena   Show on map
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Casolare di Rietine  is a lovely traditional Tuscan villa that has recently undergone a major renovation, upgrading the property to a luxurious finish while maintaining its historic charm. The villa sleeps up to 8 people and has four bedrooms with marble ensuite bathrooms, as well as a separate guest bathroom. Built into the hillside in a peaceful location surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and an oak forest this is a perfect place to relax and unwind in the utmost privacy.


The private pool is located on a lower level at the rear of the main house. It is a large oval in shape and has internal steps leading down into the refreshing water. The paved surround has plenty of sun loungers.
Outside there are several terraces, one at the rear of the property, one outside the kitchen and a further raised terrace which has a dining table and chairs with stunning views across the countryside to the hilltop village of Lecchi. A staircase leads down from here to the annexe, which is located underneath the raised terrace. Floor to ceiling glass doors lead into a bedroom with a king sized bed, terracotta floors and an ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and WC
The entrance to the house is via a hibiscus-covered terrace, which is furnished with dining table and chairs and is perfect for outside dining.  The door opens into the kitchen, which has fitted units along two walls with built in oven separate gas hobs, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
In the centre of the room is a dining table and chairs.  At one end of the kitchen there is an archway leading into a utility room with a second fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer, as well as the guest bathroom.
A door at the opposite end of the kitchen takes you through into the dining room, which has a large wooden table with seating for ten and a fireplace to one end. There are bottles of wine here made on the estate from the surrounding vineyard, which are available for purchase.
A large archway leads into the very large living room, which has several seating areas. Towards the back of this room two sofas form the main seating area in front of a large historic fireplace.
A further smaller drawing room is off to the right and here is where the TV and DVD player are located.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms all with terracotta tiled floors and tiled beamed ceilings. Each bedroom has a generously sized ensuite bathroom. One bedroom has a king sized bed, while two bedrooms have twin beds.
At the top of the stairs there is a small landing, to the right is the double bedroom with four posted iron bed, twin arm chairs and an ensuite bathroom, the bathroom has separated shower and WC compartments and double sinks.
Ahead is a twin bedroom with access to the rear terrace and en suite bathroom.  A roll top bath stands in the center of the bathroom which includes a separate shower and double sinks either side of the window.
To the left across the small landing is the third bedroom, this twin room also offers access to the terrace. Two double wardrobes flank the entrance to the en suite bathroom which has double sinks either side of the door with a shower and W.C beyond.



Surrounded by a working vineyard this is a very beautiful and peaceful location, perfect for those wishing to unwind and relax, and still be close to a village.




The private pool is located on a lower level at the rear of the main house.


One bedroom annexe with ensuite bathroom is located under the main terrace. Since the property is built on a slope this room is lower but still ground floor, it has a window and glass door.
 

Pool Info


The pool is located at the rear of the property on a lower level and is reached via a vine clad tunnel and steps down to the poolside. The pool is a large oval in shape and has internal steps. Sun loungers furnish the paved surround which has fantastic views over the surrounding Tuscan countryside.



The pool measures twelve metres by six metres and has a depth of 120cm at the shallow end, increasing to a depth of 180cm at the deepest point. There is also an outside shower for guests use.
The pool is open from Easter to mid October

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 300 sqm
  • Barbecue
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • DVD-MP3 player
  • Fire place (open)
  • Mosquito screens in bedrooms
  • 3 furnished terraces
  • No pets allowed
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave oven
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • No smoking
  • Hairdryer
  • 1 baby cot
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • American coffee machine
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Pool towels provided
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - is a 12 x 6 meter pool and has a depth of 120cm at the shallow end, increasing to a depth of 180cm at the deepest point.
    The pool is open from Easter to mid October (weather permitting) - is a 12 x 6 meter pool and has a depth of 120cm at the shallow end, increasing to a depth of 180cm at the deepest point.
The pool is open from Easter to mid October (weather permitting)
  • Local Leisure - walking, biking, hot air ballooning, wine tasting
  • House Maid Maid service included in the price on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the mornings. 
  • Approach road - 500 meters bumpy gravel road
  • Distances - Radda in Chianti 12Km, Gaiole in Chianti 4Km, Siena 30km, San Gimignano 70km, Florence 70km, Pisa 150km, Rome 271km

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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 500 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 10 euro per item per week
  • High chair: 1 available on request 5 euro per item 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 500 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 10 euro per item per week
  • High chair: 1 available on request 5 euro per item 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/
Greg
Adult family group
Ocean View, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
9
claude
Group of friends
wissembourg, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
8
Mary L
Estes Park , United States of America

Review date:
Stay: May 2011
What were the highlights of your stay?    Rebecca at Tuscany Wine School in Siena provided a wonderful wine tour, picking us up and delivering us to our villa. Highly recommend that to your renters. Also her classes at the school in Siena.

What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    The home was as advertised. It was absolutely wonderful. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious. There was hot water and plenty of it. With four persons in the house, we never felt cramped for space for us or our belongings. We cooked in every evening, and produced beautiful meals in the spacious and well provisioned kitchen. The site was gorgeous with a castle on a not distant hillside, the village of Reitine just above the villa, the vineyards surrounding the home being worked before our eyes.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? No. The appliances worked; the linens were provided as stated. The property was clean.
We did have difficulty with the directions. We followed them, and got so close. If we had been told that 50 feet from the house was a sign pointing to the house that said "Villa Certosa" we would have had confidence that we were at the right place. And the owner had a car parked at the home. So it looked like we were obviously at the wrong villa. The old sign needs to come down. And the renters need to be told that there is a car there, so they will not think that the house is already inhabited by others and that they are in the wrong place.

The directions for the washer and dryer were very simple. But not detailed enough to operate the machines. The detergent compartment was divided into 3 parts. Which one did the detergent go into? Never figured that out. The wash cycle takes 3 hours or we did not push the right buttons. But the buttons and knobs were all symbols. A directory that explained what the symbols meant would have helped. Much frustration would have been alleviated by better instructions, written by someone who assumes an American has never seen those symbols before and is clueless about the functioning of the machine. "Turn the knob on the right and push the button on the left." Turn to what? Push which of 5 buttons on the left?
ONce we got passed the washer and dryer, the home was lovely. The kitchen seemed very dark, particularly in the night when there is no additional outside light.
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? We have already recommended your properties and service to others. We will certainly use your agency again for our Tuscany villa rentals.

Americans are clueless about the train system. We did drive to Montevarchi and take the train to Florence. Giving some simple instructions to others to use trains for travel within Tuscany might also help those who are less adverturous.
Mary L Leonard
United States of America
May 2011
Thank you for your comments, we have passed them on to the owner to try to help future guests.
 
W T M
Manchester, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2010
What were the highlights of your holiday? The villa.
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Fantastic.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? The rain came through the roof at one point. But none other than that.
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service?
W T M Porter
United Kingdom
September 2010
There was a particularly extreme storm at this time.
 
Francois
Lingolsheim, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2010
Quels ont été les point forts de vos vacances? La qualite de l'hebergement, la situation de la villa, l'ambiance dans notre groupe, les villes de toscanes, l'acceuil et la serviabilite des habitants de la region
Quelle est votre impression générale concernant l'hébergement? Exellent
Avez vous eu de mauvaises surprises? la météo a notre arrivée (Il pleuvait). Il n'y a vait pas de barbecue a notre arrivée, mais la femme de menange nous en a apporté un le Lundi
Avez vous d'autres commentaires? La femme de menage etait efficace et extrement sympatique . Nous avons pu discuter avec elle malgré la barriere de la langue (Nous parlons tres mal l'Italien) et gardons un tres bon souvenir de sa bonne humeur
Francois Schild
France
Août 2010
 

Nearest town

The thriving town of Gaiole in Chianti is only 4kms away from Casolare di Rietine, where there is a selection of shops, also a supermarket, pharmacy, bank a church and a choice of bars 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?
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 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: 89km - 1h 15m
Aeroporto Perugia: 122km - 1h 40m
Aeroporto Pisa: 149km - 1h 52m

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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?
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- 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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