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Villa Accommodation Details
Villa Details
bedroom: 1

bathroom: 1

available for: 2 people

Pool type: Private Pool

Private PoolWashing Machine InhouseAir-conditioningInternet WI-FI Inhouse
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Podere Renuccioli
Location address: Fiesole - Florence   Show on map - 9,6 (10 reviews)
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9.6 / 10
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Podere Renuccioli is a lovely property a short distance from Fiesole and only 10km from North of Florence, making it the perfect location to enjoy the city as well as the pretty Tuscan countryside. The property is on a large estate which includes the surrounding olive grove and some of the forest, making it a wonderfully peaceful location.
In the well maintained garden there is a sparkling pool which looks out to the pretty views. Around the pool is a wooden deck with sunbeds and a covered terrace with comfortable sofas, and a dining table to enjoy pool side meals al fresco.
It is composed of a large villa and the cottage. The large villa is used privately by the English owners for family holidays, the housekeeper has a small apartment at the villa. 
The cottage is a Tuscan barn converted into a luxury villa for 2 people. It has many of the traditional Tuscan aspects such as terracotta tiles crisscrossing the windows which provide plenty of light into the rooms while keeping the villa cool. Outside is a shady terrace looking towards the pool and views. It is furnished with a small stone table and iron chairs.
The entrance to the villa is to the back and a short walk from the terrace. It opens into a bright, spacious, open plan living area. To one side is a well equipped kitchen which includes a small fridge with internal freezer compartment, oven and gas hobs. Next to this windows look out towards the owner's villa.
To the far end of the room is the large wooden dining table which comfortably seats 6 people. The windows behind the table look onto the garden and pool. The room is completed by a large, comfortable double sofa. Throughout the villa there are wooden floors and the ceiling is done in the traditional Tuscan villa style with wooden beams and terracotta tiles.
The bedroom has plenty of space and is furnished tastefully in dark colours that offset the wooden floor and ceiling. There is a large double bed and a relaxing chair. Plenty of wardrobe space is provided by the double door wardrobe. The bathroom is a modern room with a box shower.
There is air conditioning in the bedroom and living room, it charged for by consumption.

Below the cottage is a storeroom for garden and maintenance equipment, the gardener will be using this occasionally.

New for 2014 season: the pool will be shared with the owners, when they are at the house, the family includes 2 children.

This is a non-smoking house and estate, no smoking is allowed within the cottage, the house or the gardens.

Pool Info

The large pool is located about 100metres from the cottage, passing down a sloped gravel path surrounded by terraced gardens which are planted with flowers, rosemary, lavender and some vegetables. To one side is a large olive grove. The entire garden is perfectly maintained and has a wonderful view down the valley and onto the forest covered hills dotted with Tuscan towns and villas that surround the property. New for 2014 season: The owners may make occasional use of the swimming pool, but try to ensure their guests have as much privacy as possible.
The pool area is wonderful with full sun on the pool itself and the wooden deck with plenty of sunbeds next to it. Steps along one width provide an ideal place to relax in the cool water while enjoying the views. Next to the pool is a covered wooden terrace which is furnished with tables and chairs for dining next to a large barbeque. To the other side is a comfortable lounge area with sofas and a hammock.
The pool is 12x6 metres, 1.2-2.2 metres deep and it is open from mid May to mid September. Pool towels are supplied.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 70 sqm
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 1 baby cot
  • 1 highchair
  • TV
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • MP3 player
  • Kettle
  • Espresso machine
  • Oven
  • Hairdryer
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mosquito screens
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 12x6 mtrs, 1.2-2.2 mtrs deep. Open from mid May to mid september. Pool towels supplied.
  • Leisure - walking, biking, wine tasting, olive oil tasting
  • Cook on request - book in advance
  • House Maid - book in advance
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • Parking - available on site
  • Mid week clean -A cleaning service is available mid week and subject to availability at a fixed charge of €30, this is limited to a maximum of 2 hours cleaning.
  • Railways - Fiesole Caldine station, 1.2km away
  • Other services - nearest bus stop is 500mtrs away
  • Approach road - last 200mtrs good unpaved, uphill
  • Distances - Florence 11km, Pisa 95km, Lucca 80km, Siena 90km, San Gimignano 65km, Volterra 90km, Castellina in Chianti 55km, Greve in Chianti 40km, Perugia 180km, Bologna 90km, Rome 285km

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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 250 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
  • Tourist tax: information not yet available, click here for more details
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request 15 euro per item per week
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: - The charge for AC will be made at €1.00 per unit calculated on the meter.

    -A cleaning service is available mid week and subject to availability at a fixed charge of €30, this is limited to a maximum of 2 hours cleaning.

 
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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 250 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
  • Tourist tax: information not yet available, click here for more details
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request 15 euro per item per week
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: - The charge for AC will be made at €1.00 per unit calculated on the meter.

    -A cleaning service is available mid week and subject to availability at a fixed charge of €30, this is limited to a maximum of 2 hours cleaning.

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/
Lotti
Young couple
Blokker, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros alles
Cons dat er op een dag wel erg veel mensen op het terrein liepen, zoals de tuinman, klusjesman en electricien.. je voelt je dan niet helemaal vrij zoals bijvoorbeeld bij het zwembad
Local attractions weinig, de restaurants die we hebben bezocht in de buurt vielen erg tegen. Florence is natuurlijk wel de moeite waard en dat is maar tien minuten met de trein.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

27.09.2013
From the owner: Thank you for your feedback. I apologise for the disturbance the Gardener and other workmen created. I will discuss this with those involved and ask them to ensure that the respect the privacy of guests. Once again I apologise for this and thank you for bringing it to my attention.
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Anonymous
Mature couple
Den Haag, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros stijlvolle inrichting van de woning
zwembad: ruim, zeer schoon, volkomen privé, prachtig uitzicht
bereikbaarheid en behulpzaamheid van de huisbeheerder Fiona, communicatie (Engels)
Cons In deze prijsklasse mag eigenlijk een vaatwasser niet ontbreken. Deze kan wat ons betreft in de plaats van de wasmachine, die in de schuur onder het huis zou mogen, aangezien men die normaliter niet dagelijks nodig heeft. Wij misten ook een terras waar je kunt eten direct naast het huis - de drie plaatsen waar dat kan zijn wat verder weg gelegen. Dat betekent meermalen 25 tot 50 meter heen en weer lopen naar de keuken. Verder misten we wat kleine praktische zaken, zoals een lamp boven de eettafel binnen, een serveerblad, robuuste kleine drinkglazen, afzonderlijk afvalbakken voor organisch en restafval.
Local attractions Florence 15 minuten met auto
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

25.09.2013
From the owner: Thankyou for taking time to make your review. I am very sorry you were not entirely satisfied with your stay. I have looked and considered adding a Dishwasher, but with limited space and only 2 occupants I have taken the decision to retain the washing machine. I may reconsider this, but worry I will get complaints about lack of washing machine! The barn below is a work space and not part of the rental property, as such is not open for consideration. Thankyou for your practical comments too. Re the lighting, this is difficult as the table can be positioned in many locations. I will look to add a tray, as per your request. Glasses, I again will review, but believe there is sufficient supply and variety. Bins, you are welcome to separate the Organic and Other items, the waste disposal is your responsibility. I do not wish for the apartment to be full of bins, when space and quality of space is at such a premium. Once again thanks for taking the time to provide us with the feedback you have.
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Anonymous
Family with young children
De bilt, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Podere Renuccioli is een prachtig huis in een hele mooie omgeving. Florence was gemakkelijk te bereiken per trein; het treinstation bevindt zich op loopafstand en binnen 10 minuten ben je in de stad. Het huis zelf was erg mooi! Ook comfortabel en sfeervol ingericht. Het zwembad en de bijbehorende faciliteiten zijn ideaal! We hebben echt genoten!
Local attractions We hebben 2 restaurants uitgeprobeerd die worden aanbevelen in het boekje van de familie; Pizzeria San Domenico en het restaurant in Maiano. Eerste inderdaad goede pizza maar ligging aan erg drukke weg waardoor buiten zitten niet echt fijn is. Restaurant in Maiano was inderdaad een aanrader. Verder bezoek aan Fiesole erg leuk en uiteraard Florence!
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Anonymous
Mature couple
Northwich, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros The pool and accompanying equipment. The high standard of convenience throughout. The interior of the flat was lovely, the location excellent.
Cons There was no broom to sweep up in the kitchen! There was no washing line to dry things (although there was a washer-drier, not everything can be tumble-dried).
Local attractions We loved Fiesole. The train into Florence was really handy. The Pizza restaurant in Fiesole San Domenico, and Mario's in Querciola were both good. We had the BEST steak in Toto's in central Florence.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

18.09.2013
Owner's reply: Many thanks for your comment. We have as a result placed a long handled broom, not just a dust pan in the barn, along with a drying rack to dry cloths that cant be tumbled. Appreciate you drawing the points to our attention.
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Thorsten
Young couple
Bad Schwartau, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Sehr schönes Haus mit moderner geschmackvoller Einrichtung , wirklich alles ist vorhanden ( von Pooltüchern über DVD's bis hin zu Milch und Mineralwasser bei Ankunft im Kühlschrank), toller Pool zur Alleinnutzung mit schönen Loungemöbeln, Liegen und Gasgrill , sehr gepflegte Aussenanlage mit wunderschönem Blick über die Toskana .. Außerdem sehr netter Kontakt mit den Vermietern sowie einer sehr hilfsbereiten Haushälterin vor Ort die sich um alle möglichen Bitten und Fragen kümmerte.
Cons Es war alles perfekt
Local attractions Florenz , Cianti-Gegend, San Gimignano
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Anonymous
Mature couple
tbc, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Client images
Pros Having the use of the pool and plenty of alternative places to sit outside, offering different views was wonderful. The air conditioning was great and having insect screens on the windows allowed us to open windows when the air con was not being used, creating a pleasant and comfortable environment at all times. The position of the villa was particularly good. 20-30 mins from airport/florence. 5 mins drive from a reasonably well stocked supermarket and 15 mins drive from the beautiful town of fiesole.
Cons A dishwasher would have been nice but appreciate that space in the villa is at a premium.
Local attractions Restaurants: Villa San Michele, fiesole - expensive but magical and with amazing views over florence. Perfect for a special occasion. Golden view, florence. - great food and views of the pointe vecchio Trattoria le Cave di Maiano, fiesole. - where the locals go apparently. Excellent Tuscan food.
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Erin
Young couple
Warrington, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Such a fantastic located villa only 10 minutes drive from Fiesole where you can pick up local transport links to Florence. Beautiful views and scenery. Highly equipped modern villa nestled in the Tuscan countryside with local amenities within walking distance. Friendly and helpful key holder.
Cons Nothing!
Local attractions Fiesole Florence Caldine
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Anonymous
Mature couple
Oostburg, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros De rust en de wijde omgeving
Cons Niets
Local attractions Prachtig florence en andere steden in de buurt De restaurants vond ik matig.
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Holger
Adult family group
Erfurt , Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros Freundlicher Empfang
Bezauberndes Ambiente
gute Ausstattung und Einrichtung im FH
Unkomplizierte und schnelle Betreuung
Reisetips und Empfehlungen für die Gäste


Local attractions Florenz sehr bequem mit Zug oder Bus näturlich Pisa / Lucca / Vinci / Siena und Arezzo soiwe das Chianti Gebiet
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Alexa
Young couple
Modbury, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros The villa was equipt to a very high standard and was very clean. The bed was very big and comfortable. The view from the house was lovely. The house keeper was very friendly and approachable and leant us maps & books. The surroundings were beautiful. There was a very good local shop close by.
Cons There was nothing we didn't like, the villa was excellent and really comfortable. We did feel that a villa situated on the other side of Florence may have been more suitable for us as we would like to have explored central Tuscany a bit more but that was an error on our part.
Local attractions We enjoyed visiting Fiesole where there was an amazing little shop full of handmade ceramics, we also enjoyed lunch here but I don't recall the name of the restaurant, it was one recommended in the villa's welcome pack. The surrounding mountains were also lovely just to drive up and around. Florence was lovely and there is a train station close to the villa so it was easy & quick to catch the train into the city. We also took a day trip down to Siena (by car) which we would highlighly recommend.
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Nearest town

The nearest town is Pian di Mugnone, which is about 1.5km away. It has a café, pastry shop and a small grocery. Further away, within 5km, is Fiesole which is a larger town with several shops and restaurants plus other amenities.

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: 12km - 0h 22m
Aeroporto Pisa: 88km - 1h 09m
Aeroporto Bologna: 107km - 1h 18m

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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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