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bathroom: 1

available for: 2 to 3 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Quercialaia
Location address: Taverna d'Arbia - Siena   Show on map
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Quercialaia is a wonderfully rustic cottage located 4km from Siena with great access to the city via public transport. In its carefully restored glory it sits on the edge of a small sleepy hamlet, from where it has wonderful views of the Tuscan hills. The private garden has a well maintained English lawn and sun chairs.

There is a large infinity pool with hydromassage and superb views below the cottage. Next to the pool there is a small enclave ideal for preparing light meals to enjoy by the poolside. The retaining walls around the pool area are in old terracotta giving a warm and friendly ambience.


The cottage is on 2 floors. You enter into a lounge that has a sofa bed. In this room there is also a dining room table. On the right of the room there are 2 arches which lead into the kitchen area. The fully equipped kitchen has an antique stone sink.

From the lounge elegant travertine steps lead up to the bedroom. This room has characteristic wooden beams and terracotta tiles on the ceiling. Doors lead out onto a small balcony from where you have a beautiful view of the valley below and hills beyond. There is a small bathroom with an open shower.

We have included this property in the private pool section although the owner's family may make occasional use of the pool. The pool is at a lower level than the cottage and hamlet, therefore it can be seen by the neighbours.


In the cottage there is an airconditioning unit in the bedroom. The use is free of charge.
The garden is automatically irrigated in the mornings.


Internet WI-FI available in the villa for free. Please bring your own laptop.

Pool Info


The infinity pool is a on the slope below the house. From it there are wonderful views of the valley below the property and the field covered hills beyond. At one end there is a hydromassage which can sooth away all the stress of a day of sight seeing.

The pool uses a salt-water electrolysis system, which, as well as requiring little maintenance, is very good for the skin as it remains clorine free. There is sun on the pool and surrounding area most of the day. 
The pool is 10 x 5.5m and open from June to September.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 45 sqm
  • Sofabed - single
  • Air-conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • Private garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Furnished terrace
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Barbecue
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Pool chlorine free - 10 x 5.5mtr depth 1.20 to 2.40 mtrs with hydromassage open June to September (weather permitting) - 10 x 5.5mtr depth 1.20 to 2.40 mtrs with hydromassage open June to September (weather permitting)
  • Babysitter - on request
  • House Maid - on request
  • Railways - Siena, 11km away
  • Distances - Siena 3mi, Florence 46mi, San Gimignano 26mi, Pisa 70mi, Rome 142mi
  • Approach road - 100m very good unpaved road

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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 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
 
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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
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/
Anonymous
Adult family group
Pulderbos, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
9
Anonymous
Family with older children
Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Absolut ruhige Lage, trotz Nähe zur Schnellstrasse die jedoch durch einen Hügel abgeschottet wird, der absolut saubere und grosse Pool (Wassertiefe bis zu 2,4 m), die netten Vermieter die uns mit Gemüse aus dem eigenen Anbau versorgt haben.
Der tolle Blick über die Toskana aus dem Garten.
Cons Das schmale Bett knapp 1,4 x 1,9 m für zwei Personen. Viele Mücken!!!
Local attractions Siena recht schnell zu erreichen, Route de Chianti durch die Berge sehr empfehlenswert.
9
Anonymous
Young couple
Oberhausen, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2014
Pros Man ist für sich alleine und kann die Landschaft und die Toskana von hier aus sehr gut erkunden. Wenn die Umgebung nicht ruft, wird man in dem Haus in Ruhe gelassen. Entspannung pur. Parkplatz direkt am Haus, eigener Garten mit Terrasse, Grill und Swimingpool. Für uns hat es einfach gepasst.
Local attractions Alles im Stadtzentrum in Siena und die Fahrten entlang der sehenswerten Weinstraßen des Chanti.
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Anonymous
Mature couple
Belfast, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: October 2013
Pros The scenery from the back patio; the quaintness of the villa's interior; the friendliness of the proprietors (Claudio and his mother Fernanda); the location in terms of day trips; the convenience of purchasing foodstuffs in the Co-Op in the village of Taverne d'Arbia.
Cons No instructions as to how to use the washing machine; no candles on site (we had a power outage the first day, due to a heavy storm); no way to wash/change towels (we were there ten days and could have used a linen service); shower arrangement in bathroom a bit awkward.
Local attractions Art gallery/studio of Jan Praet in Panzano == wonderful sculptor; Galleria J in San Gimignano -- lovely jewelry; Fattoria Le Fonti for wine tasting in Panzano; Bottega di Lornano -- yummy ristorante and enoteca northeast of Siena; Osteria del Carcere -- great local cuisine in San Gimignano; Il Locale di Guido in Taverne d'Arbia -- great, inexpensive pizza and local food (just southeast of Siena)
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Jason
Young couple
Doncaster, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros This villa had beautiful views over the Tuscan hills and was very quiet. There is a coop conveniently located a 10 minute walk away, and there is a train station 1 mile away that takes 10 minutes to get to Siena.
Cons Its on 3 levels.Villa & garden on top.UNDER the garden are 2 rooms the owners dad LIVES IN, then below that is the pool.So Awkward using pool which is overlooked & used as a path to allotments below.Garden has wasps in the day, & mosquitos at night.Village is modern & not attractive
Local attractions Siena had the nearest restaurants and attractions - 17 Euros in a taxi. Its a beautiful place & where we spend most of our time due to villa garden and pool. Also check out Lake Trasimeno - beautiful sleepy village & lake 1 hour away by car
Andrew
Family with young children
lymington, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros It's a very quiet and rural setting. The pool is perfect, the family do use it most days but accept its your space and soon move if you arrive and want to use it. The local supermarket is within a mile and is well stocked. Its close enough to the main roads that you can get about easily and sienna is very easy to get to. Ideal for a family with one child
and would suit a couple very well. If you want access to real Italy without tourists is surrounded by small villages in true Italian landscape.
Cons The bathroom was very tight for anyone over 5'10' tall (I banged my head a few times) and the shower was rather simple and the head to low but it was hardly an issue. The pull out sofa bed was not at all comfortable and we resorted to buying an air bed for our child but it was clearly stated it was just a sofa bed so that's fair enough.
Local attractions Voltera was very nice with some good restaurants, Sienna is touristy but interesting with many places to eat though pricey which is to be expected especially in the main square.
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Anonymous
Solo traveller
Ingolstadt, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Super Lage u sehr erholsam!!!!!!!
Local attractions Arezzo, Rom, Pisa , Lucca , Florenz
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Anonymous
Young couple
Nidderau, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros - Ruhige Lage in keiner Touristenumgebung, völlig abgeschieden
- Toller Ausblick auf die Landschaft, viele Renn- und Wanderwege drumherum vorhanden, am besten Wanderkarte mitnehmen, es lohnt sich
- Trotzdem Sichtweite zu Siena mit den schönen Türmen etc.
- Supermarkt im Städtchen in 300m Nähe, Klasse zur Selbstversorgung mit Gasherd etc. alles Nötige vorhanden
- Sehr nette Besitzer, Sohn spricht Englisch
- Schöner Pool, Grillmöglichkeit, Klimaanlage im Schlafzimmer
- Viel Schattenmöglichkeiten im Garten zum "Bräunen ohne Brand", trotzdem alles sehr licht und luftig
- Sehr kühle Mauern im Sommer, hochwertige Bauweise mit antiken Möbeln
Cons - Bad/Dusche etwas abenteuerlich konstruiert ohne separaten Duschraum - keine exklusive Poolnutzung: Freunde und Familienmitglieder der Besitzer benutzen ihn ebenfalls --> wichtig das vorher mit den Besitzern offen anzusprechen dass man alleine sein will dort und angeben wann das geplant ist damit man nicht gestört wird - etwas Probleme mit Ameisen wenn Lebensmittel draußen gelassen werden --> wichtig - Mülltonne ist nur auf der Dorfstraße, es reicht aber die Säcke vor die Haustür zu stellen, die Besitzer nehmen sie auch mit
Local attractions - Siena, per "Via Francigena" zu Fuß als Wanderziel oder in 10min mit Auto zu erreichen - Certosa: wundervollle Aussicht - San Gimigniano und Volterra - Monteriggioni: muss man abends machen ab 20Uhr wenn die Massen weg sind -- wunderschöne Mauerbegehung möglich bis 19:30 für kleines Geld
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Hans
Young couple
Hulst, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros Het zwembad was super! Erg schoon en groot (en diep). De omgeving rondom het zwembad en de tuin waren erg mooi en comfortabel. Er was genoeg privacy. Ook de eigenaar was ontzettend gastvrij en behulpzaam (ondanks de taalbarriere). Tevens waren wij met ons hondje op vakantie en werden we erg hondvriendelijk onthaald en behandeld! Qua ligging is het huisje ook ideaal, vrij centraal voor allerlei uitstapjes en er is een supermarkt vlakbij.
Cons De badkamer is niet zo praktisch daar er een open douche middenin de badkamer staat waardoor na het douchen alles nat is, tevens loopt het plafond schuin af waardoor je niet overal rechtop kunt staan. Tevens vonden wij het bed niet zo lekker slapen en hadden we echt heel veel last van muggen.
Local attractions Wij vonden Siena, Firenze, Lucca, San Gimignano en Pienza bijzonder mooi en sfeervol! Daarnaast zijn Pisa, Volterra, Monterigioni en Montepulciano ook echt een bezoek waard. Lekker een pizza eten en een Spritz drinken op 1 vd gezellige terrasjes van Siena, en van het zwembad en de zon genieten zullen we ook niet gauw vergeten! Bij de supermarkt (coöp) in taverne d'arbia verkopen ze trouwens erg lekker gebak.
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Anonymous
Mature couple
Richmond, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros Everything from the location, the pool, perfect sized villa for a couple. We would book the villa again.
Cons Very little information the villa. Would have been nice to have more information regarding places to visit, where to park in Siena, which restaurants are good, opening times of local shops and supermarket, how long to get to other places in the area etc.
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Christa
Young couple
Fürth, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros Wunderschönes kleines Haus, für zwei Personen ideal, prima mit Hund, schöner Pool, ideale Lage für Ausflüge, da Quercialaia zentral liegt. Siena nur einen Steinwurf entfernt. Kann ich nur wärmstens empfehlen:-)......
Cons ...Nichts....
Local attractions Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Gimigniano, San Galgano, etc,etc,....es gibt zu viele um diese hier aufzuzählen.....
10
Peter
Solo traveller
Berlin, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2012
Pros Die Lage, der Garten, der Pool
Cons - kein deutscher TV-Empfang - harte/klamme Matratzen
Local attractions Siena
8
Christine
Wellington, Australia

Review date:
Stay: May 2011
What were the highlights of your stay?    Enjoying the Tuscan sunsets, cycling through the local area, meeting our hosts and extended family, enjoying the atmosphere of our lovely abode for a week and shopping and dining locally.
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Beautiful - exactly as we pictured. A wonderful setting, lovely outdoor terrace. Rooms as per website and fulfilled our Tuscan dream.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? None at all - the website gave us an accurate and true representation of this accommodation. No unpleasant or unexpected surprises.
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? None - but thank you for a fabulous experience. We would use your service again and would recommend it to others..
Christine Wood
Australia
May 2011
 
Sabrina
München, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2010
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? In jedem Fall die Anlage rund um das Haus. Pool und Garten waren grossartig und die Besitzer reizend.
Die Nähe zu Siena und anderen sehenswerten Städten waren ebenso ein Highlight.
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? Sehr gut. Ein toller Garten, wahnsinnig sauberer Pool.
Allerdings hätte das Objekt von innen noch etwas sauberer sein können. Auf den ersten Blick alles perfekt. Beim genaueren Hinsehen gab es doch ein paar kleine Mängel.
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen?
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? Die Anfahrtsbeschreibung war sehr ungenau und das Haus sehr schwer zu finden. Diese würde ich überarbeiten. Es startet schon damit, dass die Strasse bei erster Abzweigung keine Schotterstrasse (erst später) ist und man aus diesem Grund mehrmals vorbei fährt.
Sabrina Rauen
Germany
August 2010
 

Nearest town

There is a shop and restaurant 500m from Quercialaia in the village Taverne d'arbia. The nearest town is Siena, which is 4km away

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in 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?
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?
No, it's not possible to have a starter pack at this property

- 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 09m
Aeroporto Perugia: 108km - 1h 15m
Aeroporto Pisa: 153km - 1h 47m

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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?
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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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