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bedrooms: 3

bathrooms: 2

available for: 6 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Podere Montecchio
Location address: Colle Val d'Elsa - Siena   Show on map
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Podere Montecchio is located in the Tuscan hills a short distance away from San Gimignano and Colle Val d'elsa. It is a lovely private villa well restored and tastefully furnished with a modern decor that fits well with its traditional Tuscan villa characteristics.
In the large, fenced and flat garden there is a sparkling pool which has full sun. It has a pretty view of the garden and looks out onto the fields beyond the property fence. There are some umbrellas and sunbeds around the pool.
In the garden is a wonderful pergola furnished with a couple of armchairs and sofa to relax in the cool shade provided by the tall trees and plants which protect the immediate garden area from wind. Outside the villa is a covered terrace furnished with a table and six chairs. To one side is a barbeque.
Going inside the ground floor is a huge open plan room divided by large arches. It's completely white washed providing the room with a bright, airy and cool atmosphere. In the centre of the room is a big angle sofa  with coffee table.
It looks onto a little study area with desk, chair and a large bookshelf. The room has several artistic pieces of furniture designed by one of the owners who is a locally well-known designer and artist. Next to the study is a bathroom with shower and the stairs to the first floor.
The other side of the floor has the spacious kitchen and dining area. Three windows on either side of the room provide it with plenty of light and views of the garden. On one side is a large table that seats 8 people. While the other side has a fully equipped, modern kitchen which includes gas hobs, oven, dishwasher and a fridge with separate freezer compartment.
On the first floor is the sleeping area. At the top of the stairs, directly ahead is a pretty twin bedroom which has two cream coloured beds with a matching double wardrobe.
Next to this is the larger of the two double bedrooms which has a lovely iron bed, wardrobe and a tradition Tuscan wooden chest of drawers with marble top. This room, like the rest of the first floor has a ceiling of terracotta tiles and wooden beams.
The final double bedroom is a spacious room with an antique dresser with mirror and marble top, an iron bed in traditional Tuscan villa style and a wooden double wardrobe. The floor is completed by a spacious bathroom with shower.
1 twin bedroom, it can be set up as a double room if requested when booking.
2 double bedrooms, they cannot be made into twin rooms.
Air-condition is available in the villa. There are two control units, one per floor, therefore each floor has a constant temperature throughout, it cannot be regulated per room.

The owner who is a physiotherapist offers relaxing massages and reflexology sessions.

Pool Info

The pool is located a few steps away from the villa. It's in a position of full sun and looks out to the open gardens dotted with fruit trees. It's protected from view from the villa and terrace areas by some tall shrubs, a hedge and various trees.
The area is perfect to relax and enjoy the Tuscan sun. Around the pool is a large terracotta paved sun deck which is furnished with sunbeds and umbrellas.
The pool is 11x5.5 metres and 1.5 metres deep. It's open from May to September, weather permitting.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 160 sqm
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fire place (open)
  • Oven
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby cot
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Mosquito screens
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • No smoking
  • Toddler friendly property
  • Air-conditioning
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 11x5.5mtrs, 1.5mtrs deep. Open May to September, weather permitting
  • Beach -  Cecina, 64km away
  • Leisure - wine and olive oil tasting, biking, walking, hotair ballooning
  • Tennis - in Colle val d'Elsa, 5km away
  • Golf - Golf Abbadia, 5 km away, http://www.abbadiagolf.com/
  • Private Chef - book in advance
  • Railways - Poggibonsi station, 14km away
  • Other services - bus stop 1.5km away, however a car is necessary
  • Approach road - all paved
  • Distances - Colle val d'Elsa 5km, San Gimignano 11km, Volterra 25km, Siena 32km, Castellina in Chianti 25km, Radda in Chianti 36km, Florence 52km, Cecina 64km, Pisa 90km, Lucca 125km, Rome 270km

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2014 availability
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July
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August
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2325 US Dollar
September
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1800 US Dollar
October
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December
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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 400 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
  • Tourist tax: 1,00 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Air-conditioning is available and charged by consumption.
    WIFI internet connection is available in the villa, free of charge up to 500MB.
 
2015 availability
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November
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December
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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 400 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
  • Tourist tax: 1,00 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Air-conditioning is available and charged by consumption.
    WIFI internet connection is available in the villa, free of charge up to 500MB.
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/
Peter
Family with young children
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Location is good for visiting Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, with not too much driving involved. Important with a 15 month old!
The villa is airy, cool and peaceful with a good sized pool
Monica is very nice!
Cons With regard to being toddler friendly, there is a step between the kitchen/diner and the sitting area that is fairly invisible due to the white tiles. We had to keep a close eye on our Granddaughter every time she went near that. The pool area could do with more umbrellas for shade.
Local attractions Excellent Pizza takeaway in Colle d'Val d'Elsa, just up the road from the Coop but you have to order early on a Saturday night! Favourite towns are Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano, all within 30 mins drive.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

24.06.2014
The step is low and wide but not dangerous. Around the pool is a large umbrella and a gazebo with 2 armchairs and a sofa with mosquito nets. There are many trees providing plenty of shade also.
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Anonymous
Family with older children
FR, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Très bon accueil malgré la barrière de la langue, maison avec très bel intérieur, très grand jardin et grande piscine.
Lieu idéal pour visiter la toscane.
Cons Moustiques ( prévoir ce qu'il faut pour rester dehors le soir ), il y a des moustiquaires à chaque ouverture ).
Local attractions Florence, Sienne, Pise, Lucca, san giminiano, Pienza...
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Nearest town

The nearest town is Colle Val d'Elsa, it's about 5km to the town centre however one of the suburb areas is within about 2.5km and here there are some shops, petrol station and café. In Colle Val d'Elsa there is a wide choice of shops and restaurants, doctor's office, pharmacy and other amenities. There is also a hospital with an emergency room nearby.
The nearest restaurant to the villa is Calandrino, which is about 1.5km away. http://www.ristorante-calandrino.it/

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?
WI-FI available for free up to 500MB

- 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: 67km - 0h 56m
Aeroporto Pisa: 85km - 1h 26m
Aeroporto Perugia: 146km - 1h 44m

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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?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there 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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