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Podere Belvedere
Location address: Sovicille - Siena   Show on map
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Podere Belvedere is a romantic semi-detached cottage situated in open countryside just 10 km from the centre of Siena. The private semi-detached villa is located a few steps away from the owner’s house and another privately owned apartment with permanent residents.The cottage has its own entrance and a private garden ideal to have dinner al fresco during the warm summer Tuscan evenings.
The Belvedere translation into Italian is 'beautiful view'. It is not by chance that the owners chose it: in fact the villa has a wonderful view of the countryside surrounding it. The views can not only be enjoyed from the cottage but also from the large pool found in a private position behind the owner’s house. The pool is shared with the owners'family.


At Belvedere the setting is perfect for a couple who are looking for a relaxing holiday in a cosy house with good access to the sights. The cottage has a warm and colourful atmosphere provided by various creative furnishings made by the artistic owner.
The house is entered from a private furnished terrace into a bright kitchen and living room area where there are two comfortable futons. In this room there is also a wooden table with four chairs. The ground floor kitchen is fitted in typical Italian style and includes gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.

The traditional Tuscan wooden beamed ceiling lends a warm feeling to the cottage. On one side of the room a staircase leads to the mezzanine floor bedroom where there is a large double bed.

The spacious mezzanine bedroom with high ceiling is entered from a wooden staircase. It has an excellent view provided by a large window on one side. On the ground floor there is a bathroom with shower and washing machine.


The owners live close by and attached to the back of the cottage is their painting studio. They have a friendly cat.

Pool Info


The pool is located 80 meters away from the cottage, behind the owner’s house. It lies under tall trees and is surrounded by a pretty sunny lawn with views of the Tuscan hills. A wooden gazebo equipped with a table and comfortable chairs provides a relaxing spot of shade to relax with a book or a local Chianti wine after a day sightseeing.

The pool is shared with the owners and their young family, however is positioned so that it has privacy from both houses. Near the pool there is a changing room with toilet. The pool is fully equipped with umbrellas and sun beds. The pool is 13x5meters, from 1.2 to 2.4 meters deep and open from June to September.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 60 sqm
  • Sofabed double
  • TV Sat
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Note: there is no oven
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • 1 electric fan
  • Toaster
  • NO ANIMALS ALLOWED
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool 13x6meters, from 1.2 to 2.4 meters deep and open from June to September (weather permitting) 13x6meters, from 1.2 to 2.4 meters deep and open from June to September (weather permitting)
  • Leisure Walking, cycling, wine tasting, horse riding, ballooning, Petriolo thermal baths
  • Cook on request available on request
  • House Maid available on request
  • Railways - Siena, 14km away
  • Distances Siena 10km, Pisa 121km, San Gimignano 38km, Florence 81km, Rome 245km
  • Approach road last 100 mts unpaved in very good condition

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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 200 Euro payable only in Euro 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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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 payable only in Euro 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 help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Elisabeth
Mature couple
Lyon, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros L'accueil particulierement sympathique
le lieu confortable et tres bien equipé
la vue depuis la terrasse amenagée (barbecue, transats, tables chaises)
la piscine
8
Andrea
Mature couple
Berlin, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Nette Vermieter, wunderbarer Garten, sehr gepflegt, gepflegter und großer Pool.
Local attractions Siena, Montereggioni, San Galgano Restaurants in der Umgebung sind alle gut, sehr gute kann der Vermieter benennen
9
Willy
Mature couple
Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Het ligt iets afgelegen en het landschap is niet zo mooi als in de chianti streek. Goede restaurants zijn moeilijk in deze streek te vinden. Het huis is bijzonder prettig, de verhuurders wonen ernaast maar je hebt er absoluut geen last van. Ideaal voor 2 personen. Het zwembad is fantastisch en vergoedt veel. Van hieruit zijn tripjes naar Siena ,Arezzo , Perugia en het Trasimeense meer ( valt tegen) gemakkelijk te doen
Cons Wifi verbinding is er niet ondanks vermelding in de folder. Zelf in Siena bij Vodafone een mobiele wifi geregeld met Italiaanse chip. Werkte prima in het huis. Zoiets moeten de verhuurder ook kopen , afgezien van de mobiele wifi ( in Nederland 100 euro) en de chip voor een maand van 20 euro 4 GB lost dat het probleem op. Heeft mij nu een halve dag van mijn vakantie gekost om het te regelen. Routebeschrijving naar het huis moet aangepast wordt soms wordt rechts genoemd maar moet links zijn. Verder moet er goede instructie voor de satelliet tv komen ook in het Engels.verhuurder spreekt alleen Italiaans en drie woorden Engels .
Local attractions In sovicille is een aardige pizzeria met buiten terras.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

20.08.2014
The owner has now rectified this problem and has purchased a WiFi booster. WiFi now available and free of charge.
19.08.2014
The owner apologises for the inconvenience. They have had a lot of trouble with wifi and router due to recent storms. There is currently no wifi available until the owner updates us.
8
Anonymous
Young couple
Salzburg, Austria

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros Eigentümer waren sehr freundlich, die Gegend absolut ruhig und sehr schön, das Pool zur alleinigen Nutzung war top, der Garten rund um das Pool sehr schön gepflegt - man konnte richtig entspannen und sich erholen
Local attractions Siena, S.Gimignano, Radda, Gaiole
10
Jan
Mature couple
Heijningen, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros De ligging is schitterend en heerlijk rustig. Het is een knus huisje met een heerlijke tuin eromheen. De eigenaars zijn erg vriendelijk en nemen alle tijd voor je als je aankomt.
Local attractions De namen van de restaurants ben ik helaas vergeten, maar er is vlakbij een restaurant waar je goed kunt eten. Wij zijn vanuit Podere Belvere naar plaatsen in de omgeving geweest, zoals Florence , Siena en San Gimignano. Vanuit het huisje zijn deze, en andere steden en dorpjes goed te bezoeken.
10
Anonymous
Mature couple
Korschenbroich, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Geschmackvolle Einrichtung, wunderschöner Weitblick, ungestörte Nutzung der Terrasse,
Antonella und Riccardo als Vermieter sehr sympathisch mit gelegentlichen Aufmerksamkeiten wie Rotwein und dolci, Nähe zu Siena
Cons Keine Kaffemaschine oder ähnliches
Local attractions Siena, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Greve, Massa Maritima " La Compagnia " in Sovicille
9
Richard
Mature couple
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Very pleasant villa,
Cons Bit of a trek to a village with restaurant
Local attractions Siena was fantastic
9
Markus
Young couple
Marburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros Lage, Ausstattung, Art der Einrichtung, Freundlichkeit der Besitzer, Pool... Alles ;-)
Local attractions Sind viel mit umserem Cabrio durch die Toskana gefahren, waren in Siena, Pienza, Montalcino, am Meer etc.
10
philippe
Mature couple
le havre, France

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros LA GENTILLESSE DES PROPRIETAIRES , LA DISCRETION, LE CALME ET LA BEAUTE DU SITE A QUELQUES KILOMETRES DE SIENNE .LE LOGEMENT EST SUFFISAMENT EQUIPE ET AGREABLE . LA BOUTEILLE DE VIN ET LES PETITS FOURS SONT LA CERISE SUR LE GATEAUX
Cons LES ABOYEMENTS DU CHIEN DU VOISIN
Local attractions LA VILLE DE SIENNE
8
Katja
Young couple
Duisburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros -die netten Gastgeber
-die Einrichtung
- der Swimming Pool zur alleinigen Benutzung in der Zeit
-Nähe zu Siena
Cons - die Nähe und Sicht auf Hauptstraße und Verkehrsinsel wenn man vor dem Haus war
Local attractions -Siena - San Gimignano - Chiantigebiet -Panzano, Restaurant:Il Vescovino -Winzer:Monte Bernadi in Panzano(außerhalb)
10
Paul
Family with older children
Bruckmühl, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros Die Ruhe
Cons Keine Möglichkeit sich mit den Besitzern zu verständigen
Local attractions Siena
7
Helmut
Mature couple
Ebhausen, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Ruhige Lage
Cons Schade war, dass die Hauseigentümerin kein Wort deutsch geschweige denn ein Wort englisch verstanden hat. Sonst aber sehr nett und zuvorkommend.
Local attractions Gab es einige, Namen wissen wir nicht mehr.
9
Frédéric
Mature couple
PARIS, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Cons Séjour très agréable dans un endroit magnifique. Campagne, dolce vita, piscine et très bon accueil de Ricardo , Antonella , Marco et Pietro. Bonnes vacances assurées, et d'excellents souvenirs de cette splendides Toscane
8
John
Mature couple
NESTON, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Quiet, access to pool, excellent hosts
Cons Washing machine was not working and was not able to be repaired whilst we were there. Would have preferred air conditioner since it was very hot.
8
J. A. E.
Mature couple
Sunderland, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros The tasteful decor. The large patio area and pool. The friendliness of Antonella and Ricardo.
Cons We stayed during a heat wave and the villa got very hot despite the cooling fans
Local attractions Il moro- fantastic Nonno Guilio-- lovlely Siena, Firenze and San Gimignano are a must see
9
Kim
., Australia

Review date:
Stay: April 2011
What were the highlights of your stay?    Just relaxing and 'hanging out'.
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    It was good, and met out expectations based on the photos we had seen. In fact, it was a bit better than expectations, even though the decor was not really our taste (ie zebra stripes and leopard skin cushions and covers on the bed!) It was also quite cold inside even though it was 25 degrees outside.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? Yes - a mouse in the bathroom!!
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? The owners were lovely. We didn't see much of them, but when we did they were very friendly. It would have been useful if they could speak a little bit of English, but it was fun trying to understand each other as we couldn't speak Italian either.
Kim Hogan
Australia
April 2011
 
René
Murnau a. Staffelsee, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2010
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? Land und Leute
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? Sehr gut, besser als auf den Fotos online. Die Vermieter sind sehr nett. Alles perfetto!
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? nein
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? nein
René Kowalewski
Germany
August 2010
 
Andrew
Bexhill-on-sea, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2010
What were the highlights of your holiday? Lazing around at the villa and pool., the gentle hum of the bees buzzing around the lavende, Siena and Gimignano are fabulous. We found the italian people we met to be very charming.
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    The villa was absolutely perfect, very clean and beautifully furnished and decorated.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? No
Do you have any other comments? I will certainly be returning to Tuscany. I will definitely recommned To Tuscany to my friends and colleagues.
Andrew Wilson
United Kingdom
July 2010
 
Oliver
Odenthal, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2010
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? Die Trips ind die Umgebung (Hauptsächlich Siena am Abend)
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? sehr gut
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? nein
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? nein
Oliver Pohl
Germany
Juni 2010
 
Gillian
Drogheda , Ireland, Republic of

Review date:
Stay: September 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? Exploring a few new places and revisiting our old haunts
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Wonderful as usual - it feels like "home from home"
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? Yes, the weather was pretty awful but only the "man upstairs" could be blamed for that.
Do you have any other comments? Just to thank Antonella for her warm welcome and discreet care.
Gillian Sheils
Ireland, Republic of
September 2009
 
Anna
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? The views from our villa, especially the pool. And the sunflower fields right next to us! Lovely, friendly family despite no English. Location of property was perfect for everything we wanted to see, we loved the local village and surrounding area.
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Amazing. Just what we hoped for and more. Beautiful, high standard accommodation.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? No
Do you have any other comments? Thank you for creating a company that has such high standards for it's accommodation, my parents are now booking a holiday with you because we trust it will be top standards.
Anna Stevens
United Kingdom
August 2009
 
Ian
Chippenham , United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? Visiting the Palio rehearsals. Visiting the monastery at Torri (open Thursday and Friday mornings). Walks from the Sovicille guide (available in the property). Visiting Montalcino. Relaxing by the pool.
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Very clean and modern. The owners were very friendly, so were their cats! A very nice property.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? None, other than some difficulty finding the property due to the local roads being renamed. (updates to directions have been supplied separately)
Do you have any other comments? A very good property - recommended!
Ian Jordan
United Kingdom
June 2009
 
Charles
Manchester, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? Sightseeing in San Gimignano, Siena and Chiani country. Excellent food and wine. Art work in Florence. Relaxing having a barbeque at the villa and swimming in the private pool.
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Excellent, everything we needed was there and to a high standard. Plenty of room inside and fantastic gardens and pool outside. Great location.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? No
Do you have any other comments? We were very happy with the holiday and would certainly visit Tuscany again. The owneres of the property were very helpful and generous to us; they gave us a number of presents and gifts. Siena is not the easiset place to drive around, particularly if you want to travel from the east to west sides, some guidance would be helpful. I never did find the coop hypermarket in Siena, a clear map of where it is would be good.
Charles Woods
United Kingdom
May 2009
 
Stephan
Herten, Germany

Review date:
Stay: April 2009
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? alles war gut, schön war die Nähe der Unterkunft zu Siena
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? ein Ferienhaus, das mit Liebe erbaut und eingerichtet worden ist. Endlich mal ein Haus, in dem nicht Omas Möbel verwendet worden sind. Sehr freundlicher Empfang durch die Vermieter, die für alles gesorgt hatten. Das Haus war supersauber, keine "knüseligen" Ecken, die Ausstattung hochwertig.
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen?
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? überall in Italien wird an jeder Ecke geblitzt-wird aber vorher angekündigt, trotzdem nervig
Stephan Pürzer
Germany
April 2009
 

Nearest town

Belvedere is located 10km from Siena. The town Sovicille is 2km from the property and has several shops and restaurants. In the area there are also other villages that have restaurants and typical shops.

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?
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 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: 93km - 1h 13m
Aeroporto Perugia: 124km - 1h 31m
Aeroporto Pisa: 153km - 1h 50m

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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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