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Girasole di Ama

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Girasole di Ama
bedroom: 1

bathroom: 1

available for: 2 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Girasole di Ama
Location address: Lecchi in Chianti - Siena   Show on map Show on map
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The cottage of Girasole is found on the famous Chianti Classico vineyards of Ama, this small cottage has recently been restored to high standards by the Bencini family who are sure to offer you a warm welcome.


Sitting on the cool covered terrace of Girasole di Ama you are immersed in the lifeblood of the Chianti Classico - the vines of the native Sangiovese - with views over the hills this is a truly romantic cottage.



The upstairs of the cottage is a kitchen/diner with a living area with a fireplace, the newly fitted kitchen has all modern appliances.




This opens on to the furnished covered terrace area which offers views over the vineyards and beyond.



The bright and well-decorated bedroom is found on the lower level and has a large antique bed, a big window to the front of the house, the room is well furnished and there are small en-suite facilities.

Nestled in the middle of the vineyards this cottage is ideal for a relaxing getaway.

Pool towels and two bathrobes are available and included in the price.

Guests are invited to sample the owners home made goods once a week, free of charge. This includes wine, olive oil and a selection of meats.

Pool Info

A short distance from the villa near the vineyard is the wonderful private Jacuzzi. From here guests can relax and enjoy the surrounding vineyards while taking in the warm Tuscan sunshine.
The jacuzzi is available from May to the end of September, weather permitting, Heating for the Jacuzzi is charged by consumption. Pool towels are available at no extra cost.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 50 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Fire place (open)
  • TV Sat
  • Private garden
  • CD player
  • Safe
  • Alarm System
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • No pets allowed
  • Portable grill
  • 1 electric fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Electric fans
  • Mosquito screens
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Dishwasher
  • American coffee machine
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - nearest pool in Castellina 18km
  • Internet WI-FI Onsite - 350 meters at the winery in a garden or in the wine tasting area
  • Tennis - nearest court in Radda 10km
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • House Maid - book in advance
  • Kitchens Include - Gas hobs, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Local Leisure - horse riding, ballooning, yachting, tennis, mountain bikes
  • Private Chef - available on request
  • Approach road - all tar road - 50 mtrs gravel driveway
  • Distances - Florence 40km, Siena 25km, San Gimignano 50km

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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 2 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.

April

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762 US Dollar

May

762 US Dollar
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762 US Dollar

June

912 US Dollar
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July

912 US Dollar
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1074 US Dollar
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1074 US Dollar
912 US Dollar

September

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762 US Dollar

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 200 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 or Cheque
  • 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
  • Optional extra costs: Heating for the Jacuzzi is charged by consumption.

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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 200 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 or Cheque
  • 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
  • Optional extra costs: Heating for the Jacuzzi is charged by consumption.
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/
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donna
Mature couple
peterborough, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros As this was the fourth time we have stayed at Girasole I don't really think I need to say anymore. We love it. It is exceptionally clean,comfortable and peaceful. The welcome we recieve makes us feel very special. We shall return for a fifth visit.
Local attractions We love visiting the owner at her vinyard to try the wine and have a chat. Also having a walk around Radda people watching while enjoying a coffee. But my favourite place is the small cafe in lecce because the canoli pastry is the best i have tasted and enjoy them most mornings with a coffee.

10
8
Peter
Mature couple
Bonner, Australia

Review date:
Stay: October 2014
Pros Wonderful remote Tuscany location, well away from hustle and bustle. Located in a vineyard / olive grove. Daniella was woneful host and provided a wine tasting session at her winery which is about 1 km away. Very central location for day trips to Florence and Sienna and many great local towns and communes. Overall a very relaxing holiday.

8
10
Ute
Young couple
Berlin, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2014
Pros Perfekte Lage auf abgeschlossenem Grundstück für ruhebedüftige Urlauber, kein wie sonst in anderen italienischen Feriengebieten allgegenwärtiges Hundegebell. Schöne und ruhige Lage in einem liebevoll ausgestattetem Haus mit netten Vermietern.

10
7
Claude
Mature couple
Montreal(Québec), Canada

Review date:
Stay: September 2014
Pros La proximité des villages et surtout de la ville de Sienne. La tranquillité des lieux . La villa avait tout ce qu'il fallait pour bien fonctionner durant notre séjour et finalement la beauté du site.

Oupssss! La gentillesse et le bon service de Yuri, le fils de Daniela .
Cons La chambre à coucher au sous-sol(humidité des lieux) et la salle de bain aussi au sous-sol donc peu empêcher facilement l'autre personne de se reposer ou dormir en paix. Un peu petite finalement cette villa. Le prix est très dispendieux pour le que la villa a à offrir!
Local attractions Sienne, Radda in Chianti, Castillo Di Ama, Castillo Di Brolio et Lecchi in Chianti Restos: osteria Castillo di Brolio et tous les restos de Radda in Chianti. Un coup de cœur est le resto à Lecchi in Chianti qui s'appelle Malborghetto je crois.......

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Anonymous
Adult family group
Flörsbachtal, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Die Ruhe in herrlicher Natur und gute Betreuung durch den Vermieter.
Cons Es ist nichts zu nennen.
Local attractions Siena / Ristorante Malborghetto

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10
Jane
Mature couple
Alderton, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros A wonderful villa, very quiet and secluded. Daniella was a perfect host, very friendly and helpful. We very much enjoyed her hospitality when dining at her small restaurant; the food was beautifully cooked and presented and the wines from the family vineyard were excellent. Highly recommended.
Local attractions We enjoyed dining at the restaurant in Lecci, a 5 minute drive from the villa and a visit to San Gimignano, the famous medieval hill town.

10
8
Laura
Young couple
Brighton, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros It was very peaceful. The hot tub is fantastic!
Cons The receiving of the key initially could have been calmer to welcome us after a very tiring day. Almost too much information when you arrive.
Local attractions Florence Petriolo Hot Springs

8
10
Pascale Anna
Young couple
Den Haag, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros Hoewel de natuur in mei nog op gang moest komen en dit ons eerste bezoek aan de Chianti in de lente was, hebben we met Girasole di Ama een stek gevonden om zeker naar terug te keren.
Jarenlang hebben we ons afgevraagd welke mooie villa achter de automatische poort - die door 2 pinetas bewaakt wordt – verschool. Dit jaar waren we er zelf te gast.
Het huisje ligt midden in de olijf- en wijngaarden van de familie Bencini. Hier ben je van rust en privacy verzekerd! En wat kan je je nog meer wensen met het Toscaanse landschap in je onmiddellijke omgeving: cipressen, olijfbomen en ontluikende wijnranken.
Het huisje is comfortabel en smaakvol ingericht en van alle gemakken voorzien. Ook bij frisser weer kan je makkelijk de avond binnen doorbrengen bij de satelliet-TV in comfortabele fauteuils. Eten kan al fresco onder de veranda of binnen. Ook erg praktisch is de wifi-voorziening. Onze gastvrouw Daniela heeft aan alles gedacht bij de inrichting tot en met een verscholen kluis aan toe! De slaapkamer bevindt zich beneden en misschien nog wat frisjes in de lente, uiterst aangenaam voor de zomermaanden.
Wij waren de eerste gebruikers van de jacuzzi die de dag voor onze aankomst klaar was en waar we onder het genot van een Chianti Classico tot 2x toe gebruik van hebben gemaakt.
Daarnaast is het na 6 jaar Chianti altijd weer thuiskomen bij Daniela, Luciano en hun zoon Yuri! Wat een hartelijkheid en gastvrijheid! De eerste avond werden we verwend op een degustazione met uitgebreide Toscaanse lekkernijen want Daniele weet wat lekker koken is.
Vol trots heeft Yuri zijn vino Bianco -Matuttino- aan ons laten proeven die hij als gediplomeerd vinoloog voor het eerst zelfstandig heeft samengesteld.
Wij hebben volop genoten en wij weten het wel zeker: dit wordt een vast vakantieadres!
Cons Niets, helemaal NIETS!
Local attractions - privé kookcursus door Simone Muricci @ Ristorante Malborghetto: leerzaam, gezelligheid, fun, dosis humor en onder het genot van passende wijnen bij de zelfgemaakte maaltijd ook nog grappige geschiedkundige en culturele uiteenzettingen: http://www.malborghetto.net/ - de (enige) ijssalon/bar met gratis wifi in Radda in Chianti: Bar Sandy - La Grotta della Rana : zoon en vader koken en serveren: http://www.lagrottadellarana.it/ - voor een goed glas wijn en antipasti: La Bottega di Giovannino in Radda in Chianti: http://www.labottegadigiovannino.it/osteria_e.html - het kleine barretje in Lecchi in Chianti met ernaast de lokale supermercato

10
8
Deirdre
Young couple
Woking, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: April 2014
Pros Very clean. Beautiful surroundings. Peaceful, tranquil location. Friendly, helpful proprietor. Particularly enjoyed an evening wine-tasting with Daniella Bencini, the proprietor.
Cons There wasn't anything that I didn't like, but it is quite remote, so a car is a must!
Local attractions I can't remember the name of the restaurant, but it is in Lecchi and the chef's name is Simone. He is also the owner, the food was fantastic. I also really enjoyed visiting Radda and Castellina. Further afield I loved Siena.

8
10
Peter
Mature couple
Kiel, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros die herzliche Aufnahme und Begleitung durch die Familie Bencini und die ruhige Lage des Hauses inmitten der Weinberge und Olivenhaine
Local attractions Siena, Castellina, Radda. In Lecchi das Malborghetto, Badia di Coltibuono., Le Logge in Siena..

10
9
Joanne
Young couple
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros The location was excellent, beyond our expectations. It was very peaceful and Daniella was very friendly. Villa itself was built and furnished to a high standard. The villa is located in what we thought to be a perfect part of Chianti - closer to Sienna than Florence and with plenty of interesting towns and villages to visit within an hours drive.
Cons The sofa bed in the living area was a little uncomfortable and wasn't nice to relax on in the evening when it got a bit chilly out, but this is only a minor complaint.
Local attractions Loved Castello di Brolio castle (beautiful) and wineshop (fantastic wine!). Siena - beautiful and interesting city. Montefioralle - small but perfect.

9
8
didier
Mature couple
lyon, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros la tranquillité et beauté de la région
Cons abs de piscine et moustiques
Local attractions tous très bon

8
9
Anonymous
Mature couple
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Het huisje ligt midden tussen de wijnranken en olijfbomen. Alles wat we nodig hebben is aanwezig. De slaapkamer is door de ligging half in de heuvel lekker koel. De ontvangst en heerlijke wijnproeverij zin hartverwarmend. Veel privacy en rust.
Wanneer de schemering valt hoor je wilde zwijnen, herten en allerlei andere dieren scharrelen tussen de bomen. En dat met een glas wijn uit 'eigen' boomgaard, heerlijk!
Local attractions Mooi wandelingen door de heuvels en wijnvelden. De ijssalon in Radda, met Wifi. San Gimignano, natuurlijk de steden Sienna en Florence (parkeren in een stadje langs de spoorlijn en dan met de trein naar Florence).

9
9
Anonymous
Mature couple
Gerbrunn, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Perfekt ausgestattet, wir haben genug Vergleichsmöglichkeiten, da seit Jahren Toskanabegeistert.
Cons Kein italienisches Fernsehen, deutsches haben wir zu Hause!
Local attractions Bar Dante. Siena, Florenz, Arezzo, etc

9
10
Anonymous
Young couple
Stubenberg, Austria

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Ein wunderschönes Fleckchen zum entspannen und Kraft tanken. Wer die Natur liebt ist hier bestens aufgehoben. Ein Geheimtipp für Jung und Alt!!
Cons Es scheint als würde die Zeit dort schneller vergehen- Die Urlaubstage waren ruck zuck vorbei!!
Local attractions Unerwartet beeindruckt hat uns Volterra- Die Alabaster Kunstwerke sind phänomenal und sollete man gesehen haben.

10

Nearest town

The nearest grocery store to Girasole di Ama is a few kilometers away,  in the town of Lecchi in Chianti where there is a shop, bar and restaurant.
Other nearby towns for shopping are Radda and Gaiole, which are both about 15 minutes drive from the villa.

FAQ

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

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00?
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 - service provided by local supplier

- 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: 73km - 1h 12m
Aeroporto Perugia: 126km - 1h 39m
Aeroporto Pisa: 133km - 1h 49m

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- 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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