Dick Calabro

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bedrooms: 3

bathrooms: 3

available for: 7 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Podere Camera 7
Location address: San Giovanni d'Asso - Siena   Show on map
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Nestled in the southern Tuscany countryside Podere Camera enjoys wonderful views of the rolling wheat covered fields of the surrounding hills. The owners of the villa work the land and produce local Tuscan delights including red wine.

Podere Camera's hillside position allows open views of the valley below. Down a short path from the villa there is a large pool surrounded by trees and furnished with sun beds and umbrellas. Through the trees and beyond is a breathtaking view of the rolling Tuscan hills. On the land there is also a small lake for fishing, bring your own rods.

This comfortable villa is half of a large renovated Tuscan farmhouse. Entrance is gained through a gravel yard surrounded by potted flowers where there is a table and chairs for al fresco dining. On entering the house there isa bright living area with a high wooden beamed roof and comfortable chairs.

To the left of this room is a large windowless dining room which seats 10 to 14 people, in one corner there is a working fireplace. From both the dining room and the lounge it is possible to enter the kitchen. This is a large fully equipped kitchen with an industrial gas cooker, oven and dishwasher. There is also a fridge/freezer and washing machine in this room. In one corner there is a small table with chairs.




From the kitchen there is a door that leads outside past a pizza oven. On this floor of the villa there is a small bathroom with a shower.


On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms. The largest is a triple room that has a large en-suite bathroom with shower. From the window there are wonderful views over the hills towards Montalcino.

From the small landing at the top of the stairs there is a door leading to a corridor at the end of which there is a bathroom with shower. Off this corridor there are another 2 spacious double bedrooms, both with great views of the countryside.




Also on this floor there is a lovely sunny furnished terrace with good views, which on clear days can include Montalcino in the distance.


All beds can be made into singles on request.
There are mosquito screens on the bedroom windows and fans in all the bedrooms.
Bicycles can be rented on request.
Podere Camera is semi dettached to a working farm run by family members.
Farm machinery maybe heard from Podere Camera during daylight hours.
No pets allowed.

Short stays and mid week arrival dates are accepted by this owner during the low season, from October to April, inclusive.

Pool Info



The pool is situated shown the slope a short walk away from the villa. It is surrounded by trees that provide cooling shade during the hot summer months. Also around the pool there are sun beds and umbrellas.



The view from the pool is of the wheat-covered hills dotted with cypress trees.
The pool is 10 x 5 meters and 1.5 meters deep. It is open from the 1st of May to the end of September.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 160 sqm
  • CD player
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fans
  • Fire place (open)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Furnished terrace
  • Mosquito screens
  • NO ANIMALS ALLOWED
  • Barbecue
  • Pizza oven
  • TV Sat
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • 1 baby cot
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 10x5mtrs and 1.5mtrs deep open from the 1st of May to the end of September (weather permitting). - 10x5mtrs and 1.5mtrs deep open from the 1st of May to the end of September (weather permitting).
  • Babysitter - available on request
  • Cook on request - available on request
  • Washing Machine Onsite - washing machine available
  • House Maid - available on request
  • Leisure biking, horse riding, walking, wine tasting, spa baths (Bagni Vignoni 14km)
  • Cooking Courses - available with local lady, only in Italian although written information is also provided in English and German
  • Approach road - all tar except last 100m which is a good unpaved road
  • Railways - Buonconvento, 13km away
  • Distances - Siena 37km, Florence 106km, Pisa 154km, Rome 211km, San Gimignano 78km, Montalcino 10km, Montepulciano 31km
  • Tennis -10 Kms away in the town of san Quirico d'Orcia

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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, 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 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, 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/
Sebastien
Adult family group
la garenne colombes, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Gite très spacieux. On a apprécié que les chambres aient leur propre salle de bain. Trés bon accueil des propriétaires.
Cons Les bruits de travaux dans la maison en face du gite.
Local attractions Bon restaurant à San Giovanni d'Asso. Bon plan de pizzas à emporter à Torrenieri.
10
Anonymous
Group of friends
Linz, Austria

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros grosser pool
grosses haus
grosser garten
sonnig
Cons viele gelsen
Local attractions siena florenz massamaritima san giminiano
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Cambridge , United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Terrace was wonderful with fabulous views; friendly owner and farmer next door; being on a working vineyard; good central location - the odd bottle being passed over was fantastic
Cons downstairs rooms were a bit dark; plastic tablecloths were a bit worn and torn in places
Local attractions Pienza, Siena
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Katerina
Family with young children
Suhr, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Wunderschöne Lage inmitten den Weinrebe-Felder und Olivenbäumen mit einem grossen, schön gelegenen Swimmingpool. Die Besitzerfamilie war sehr sympathisch und hilfsbereit.
Es war sehr ruhig, was uns sehr gefallen hat. Die Anlage ist ideal für alle, die Ruhe und Entspannung suchen.
In 3 km entferntem Dorf Torrenieri gibt es ein grosser Coop, wo man eine grosse Auswahl an Nahrungsmitteln und Drogerie-Artikeln findet.
Cons Es gibt kein Internet und im Haus schlechterer Mobilesignal-Empfang. Also nicht geeignet für Leute, die auch während den Ferien arbeiten müssen. Die Küchenausstattung könnte einen Face-Lifting ertragen. Die Messer waren stumpf (wie fast in allen Ferienhäusern o:), zu wenig Gläser, Tassen und Schalen. Wir waren eine 7 köpfige Familie, es wäre für eine kleinere Familie genug, aber für mehrere Leute müsste man das Geschirr nachrüsten. Die 4 hungrigen, mageren Katzen, die vor dem Haus leben, haben wir gerne jeden Tag gefüttert.
Local attractions Restaurant Castello in San Giovanni D'Asso (Gurmet-Restaurant) Pizzeria Compagniola in Torrenieri
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Charlotte
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2010
What were the highlights of your holiday? Highlights were the pool, the weather and the setting. Our family wedding was great and we enjoyed seeing family members that we hadn't seen for some time, Tuscany is a delightful place to visit and we enjoyed Montalcino immensely. Local produce, food, was great and the owner's red wine and Miele especially delicious.
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    The villa was lovely - spacious with every facility except internet conectivity - probably no bad thing! Pool was fabulous and the views and setting was perfect. the ensuite bedrooms were fine - though the pillows were hard and not the most comfortable. Some of our party had difficulty sleeping due to the noise of dogs - but that appears to be a fairly common occurrance in the area. I personallyh found that the fan drowns out most unwelcome noises off.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? Our only surprise was the number of cats that appeared at meal times. It took some of the fun of eating outside away. When the owners young puppy was let loose it also made a B line for us - like it or not. Some found it cute - others a pain in the ****. Perhaps non animal lovers should be warned. One of our party was bothered by wasps and subsequently a nest was discovered in the bank which could be dealt with without too much trouble I would have thought.


Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? I would definitely come back and recommend it to friends.
Charlotte Hunter
United Kingdom
August 2010
 
Joannah
Fort Collins, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: May 2010
What were the highlights of your holiday? We went to the Giardino Tarrocchi, which Sara had recommended in 2008, and my tour women were delighted with it! Many day trips out, Porto San Stefano (another Sara recommendation), and Cortona, which I like more and more all the time. We had a week in Tuscany but the overall trip was three weeks, so there were many highlights . . . in Florence, in Cinque Terre, and at Lago d'Orta. The pouring down rain all day in Montepulciano took most of the fun out of that day trip!
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    The villa is lovely (I've used it twice now), with good bathrooms, clean everywhere, well-supplied kitchen and bathrooms, a beautiful view, easy to get to, and Sara, who speaks good English, is willing to struggle with me in Italian, has good suggestions for meals and for sights in the area. Her mother, Maria, I think, is very sweet and a delicious cook.

This year, that poor sick dog wasn't chained up in front of the property, so my heart wasn't broken by the sight of a poor animal every morning. There were delightful kittens who got used to me and came up for a good scratch every time I went outside. Torrinieri has a grocery store, which is unusual in these little towns, and there was a good local restaurant we visited twice during the week we spent there.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? Just the amount of rain this year. I've been coming to Tuscany in May since 1997, and have never experienced so many rainy, gloomy days, but that's not anyone's fault, and it's still beautiful here.
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? Just keep up the good work. It's a cliche, but you have a good agency, a responsive group of workers, and I will use you whenever I can.

Thanks. Joannah Merriman
Joannah Merriman
United States of America
May 2010
 
Albert
Wirmsthal, Germany

Review date:
Stay: October 2009
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? Natürlich das tolle Häuschen. Das absolut traumhafte Wetter mit einer Woche Sonnenschein. Sowie eine tolle Weinverkostung in Torrenieri.
Eine Stippvisite bei der Eroica (nostalgisches Radrennen durch die Toskana) Leider haben wir keinen Startplatz mehr bekommen.
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? War super klasse, genau wie beschrieben. Durch die Weinlese war es ein wenig lauter, was aber bei so einem Betrieb normal ist und uns auch nicht weiter gestört hat. Als "kleine Entschädigung" bekamen wir sogar ein Fläschchen Wein. Super netter Zug.
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? Ziemlich viele Stechmücken. Aber nicht weiter dramatisch
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? Weiter so! Danke für die gute Auswahl und die tollen Angebote
Albert Köberlein
Germany
Oktober 2009
 

Nearest town

The nearest town is the village of Torrenieri that is 3km away, it has a supermarket, restaurant and other amenities. 6km away is San Giovanni d'Asso that has a wider selection of shops and restaurants. Montalcino is 12km away.

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?
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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
Aeroporto Perugia: 100km - 1h 23m
Florence Airport: 123km - 1h 40m
Aeroporto Pisa: 182km - 2h 17m

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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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