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Villa Montalbano 12
Location address: Cerreto Guidi - Vinci - Florence   Show on map
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Villa Montalbano is a large villa set in its own mature gardens near to Vinci the birth place of Leonardo da Vinci. The villa is in an elevated position and has wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. This is an ideal base for large groups or families of different age ranges wishing to holiday together, as there is plenty of space for everyone, with the added bonus of a separate self contained studio in the grounds.

 

The swimming pool is set on a terrace to one side of the house overlooking the valley below.  This is a perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun in between cooling off in the pool.  Should you wish to escape the midday sun you can relax under the covered veranda or retreat under one of the mature trees that are planted throughout the garden.

An attractive tree lined drive leads up to Villa Montalbano which is built on two floors with five bedrooms located in the main house.  There is a sixth bedroom located in the annexe which is across the lawn, a few metres from the villa.  A covered veranda wraps around two sides of the house, and there are plenty of comfortable chairs to relax in affording the opportunity to follow the rise and set of the sun or to change your view as often as you like.

 

All the rooms on the ground floor, with the exception of the study have doors opening on to the veranda. The main entrance opens into a very lovely bright and airy hall way which has an attractive tiled staircase leading up to the first floor.

 

To the left a long hallway leads into the kitchen/diner, to the right a door leads into the study which has a wooden desk, chairs and armchair.  An archway at the far end leads into the lounge. 

This is a bright spacious room with two large windows along one wall and double glass doors leading out to the swimming pool.  This area is furnished with several comfortable armchairs and two sofas arranged in front of the large open fireplace which is the main feature of the room.  At the far end of the room separated by a single step down from the seating area is second dining table and chairs. 
From here three steps lead up to the large kitchen/diner, with windows along one wall and double glass doors to the garden.   Fitted cupboards are arranged in an ‘L’ shape with a modern wide built in oven with separate hobs above, a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave oven.  There is also an island table with tiled surface that can be used for food preparation.  In addition to the electric and microwave ovens there is also a wood burning oven built into the wall. 

 

There is a traditional large wooden dining table with six chairs plus a wooden bench seat in the opposite end of the room next to the doors to the veranda.  An archway on the left takes you back into the entrance hallway where there is also a downstairs bathroom with WC.

 

At the top of the stairs is a small seating area and a long corridor, off of which all the bedrooms are located. 

 

On the right is the first of the double bedrooms, this is a corner room with windows on two sides through which light floods in.  There is a large wooden wardrobe and a painted iron antique style double bed.

Opposite this room on the other side of the corridor is a twin bedroom, again this is a light room having both a window as well as glass double doors opening onto a ‘Juliet’ style balcony.  The room is furnished with the traditional wooden wardrobe and matching twin beds with attractive scrollwork headboards.  In between these this bedroom and the first of the double bedrooms is a bathroom with shower and washbasin.

 

Next to the twin room is the second of the double bedrooms, which is simply but comfortably furnished with a double bed and large wooden wardrobe.  There is also a writing desk and chair placed next to the window which has lovely views of the garden. 

 

Adjacent to this room is the second of the twin bedrooms which has matching twin beds a triple wardrobe and views over the garden.  Next door is a smaller room with a single sofa bed and built in cupboards for storage.  Doors lead to a spacious bathroom with full size bath with hand held shower, basin and WC.

The final bedroom on this floor is the master bedroom suite, which as you would expect is much larger than the other rooms.  There is a double bed, large wooden wardrobe with matching chest of drawers and writing desk.  This is a corner bedroom with two large windows with views over the garden and the Tuscan landscape beyond.  There is a modern ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

 

The separate self contained annexe is located across the lawn, twenty metres from the main house.  An outside staircase leads up to the first floor front door which opens into the small but comfortable sitting room with sofa, sideboard and TV and air conditioning unit.

This is a very bright room with double glass doors opening onto a ‘Juliet’ style balcony.  A door on the left leads to the bathroom with shower, basin and WC, and also to the bedroom which has a double bed, large wardrobe and double glass doors opening onto a second ‘Juliet’ balcony, which has views across the gardens.
The gardens wrap around three sides of the house (the fourth side has the driveway) and are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees planted throughout.  There are wonderful far reaching views across the valley below with its olive groves and vineyards, and the town of Cerreto Guidi on the hillside opposite, the road into the town is very good and it is possible to walk there.

 

In a fantastic location for visiting the well know sights of Tuscany, as well as discovering the smaller local villages. 

 With great views overlooking olive groves and vineyards, this spacious villa would suit a wide variety of families or groups wishing to holiday together.

Four double bedrooms in the main house and one double bed in the cottage are only double beds and cannot be made up as twins.

Two twin bedded rooms accommodating four people of which only one can become double (both in the main house)


Pool Info



Located at the side of the house overlooking the valley below, the pool has a paved surround furnished with sun loungers, tables and chairs.  Rectangular in shape, with internal steps leading down into it at one end, and a ladder at the other end.

 



The pool measures 10 metres by 5 metres and has a constant depth of 1.40 metres.  The pool is open from May until September.  Pool towels are provided by the villa owners.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 482 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • TV
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • CD player
  • Fire place (open)
  • Mosquito screens in every room
  • Furnished loggia
  • No pets allowed
  • Safe
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Alarm System
  • No smoking
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • 2 baby cots
  • 1 highchair
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - The pool is 10 x 5 metres and has a constant depth of 1.40 metres. The pool is open from May until September (weather permitting). Pool towels are provided. - The pool is 10 x 5 metres and has a constant depth of 1.40 metres. The pool is open from May until September (weather permitting). Pool towels are provided.
  • Local Leisure - wine tasting, olive oil tasting, biking, walking.
  • Railways - In Empoli , 8Km away is the nearest railways station
  • Distances - Florence 46Km, Siena 110 km, San Gimignano 44 Km, Pisa 60 Km, Bologna 145 Km, Rome 325 Km.
  • Approach road - 350 mt to the villa by unpaved road of which 100 mt is poor and 250mt is good

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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 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 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 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
Group of friends
Erftstadt, Germany

Review date:
Stay: October 2013
Pros Platz genug für die ganze Gruppe. Großzügige Räume, sensationell große Küche,
Gepfelgte Sitzmöbel drinnen und draussen, aufmerksamer Poolservice von Michele.
Luisa, die Schlüsseldame ist zauberhaft!
Alle Einrichtungen, Kamine usw. dürfen auch von der Gruppe benutzt werden.
Einrichtung, Möbel sind sehr geschmackvoll. Und nochmal: Die Küche ist der Knaller, vor allem, wenn man wie unsere Gruppe gerne selber mal kocht.
Alle haben gut geschlafen: Die Quatiltät der Betten ist prima!
Die Anlage des Hauses mit den Nebengebäuden ist wirklich superschön!
Der Besitzer hat einige Visitenkarten von Restaurants mit Empfehlungen hinterlassen, das kann man dann prima abfahren.
Die Abwicklung und Betreuung von To-Toskana war vorbildlich: Alle Fragen wurden in kürzester Zeit beantwortet und alle Mitarabeiter haben sich kompetent und sehr nett eingesetzt. Mit Ihnen buchen wir jederzeit wieder!
Cons Es wäre dringend notwendig, die gesamte KÜchenausstattung zu überprüfen und teilweise zu erneuern: So gibt es z.B. mindestens 5 Pfannen, von denen nur eine nutzbar ist: Alle anderen sind kaputt, bzw. weisen noch starke Verschmutzungen von der Vorbenutzung auf. Das Gerfrieffach im Kühlschrank war defekt und führte zu einigen Tropfarien im Kühlschrank. Der Fehler war (Luisa) bekannt, wie wir am Ende der Woche erfahren haben: Warum wird so etwas nicht repariert? Es gibt ausreichend Geschirr, aber darunter sind sehr viele Teile, wo z.B. eine kleine Ecke fehlt: Es sollte auch kein Problem sein, für die Bäder einmal im Jahr neue Duschvorhänge anzuschaffen: Vergilbte Enden sind nicht sehr schön. Hi und da die Fugen zu überarbeiten wäre auch nich schlecht: Gerade in den Duschen waren diese teilweise ziemlich mitgenommen und sahen nicht sehr sauber aus. Obwohl alles wirklich sauber war. Die Fliegengitter sind teilweise schadhaft und zwei Zimmer wurden von Fliegenplagen heimgesucht. Hier haben wir selber Hand angelegt, um Abhilfe zu schaffen. Solche Dinge sollten einfach regelmäßig vom Besitzer überprüft werden. Wir hätten wir hier mehr Aufmerksamkeit im Detail erwartet.
Local attractions Lucca, Florenz Pistoioa, Vinci-Museum Stabbia; Restaurant 4 Assi Il Canniccio in Lamporecchio, Sensationelle Steinofenpizza!
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

11.11.2013
A full review of kitchen and dining equipment was carried out and replacements made, the freezer door is not repair as the piece to repair is difficult to find however there is another large freezer for guests use. Shower curtains are replaced annually and fly screens have been checked.
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Anonymous
Group of friends
Bergheim, Germany

Review date:
Stay: October 2012
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Pascale
Family with older children
NANTES, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros Situation idéale à proximité des sites touristique de Toscane et de 2 villages charmants Vinci et Cerreto Guidi. Belle vue dégagée. Très beaux volumes de la maison joliment meublée. A proximité de la piscine grand espace ombragé avec de nombreux transats.
Cons L'accès sur les 1OO derniers mètres. Présence importante de mouches à cause du tri des ordures ménagères (les déchets alimentaires sont mis directement dans une grande poubelle à l'extèrieur de la maison) Absence pour le petit déjeuner d'un grille pain en bon état et d'une grande cafetière électrique. Manque également d'une grande table à l'extérieur pour diner à 14 personnes.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

28.11.2012
there is a large wooden table for 12 by the pizza oven (a few metres from the pool) and other chairs are available so that up to 14 people can dine together. TT
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Corinna
65193, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2009
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? kleine kinder dabei, deshalb wenig unternommen. toll ist die möglichkeit von emboli in 20 min in florenz zu sein, auch mit kindern perfekt
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? lage und haus prima, aufteilung der räume für uns perfekt. leider schon etwas zu überholungsbedürftig (bäder!), putz fällt ab etc. und definitiv schlecht geputzt...und wir sind nicht über empfindlich, was das betrifft...
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? schwimmbad defekt aber das ist nun mal passiert
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen?
Corinna Wegeler
Germany
September 2009
 
Joelle
Swadlincote, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? We were out in Italy for my cousins wedding in Floence and this was the perfect place to come for a family holiday to relax which is close enough to Florence but not too close. We went in on the the train from Empoli one day and the service was amazing. Very regular and cheap. It felt safe too. within 30 mins we were in hustle and bustle of the fantasic markets in Florence.

My nephews would definitly say the table football and table tennis table and large lounge with DVD and Sky.

My sister, brother in Law and husband would say the pool the fantastic double rooms and the huge kitchen.

My Mum and Dad would say the safety of the villa along with the sun loungers and mosquito nets.
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Amazing!!! The villa was 5*. We couldn't have asked for more. David who met us there with the keys with his perfect English gave us a great welcome along with the lovely older gentleman who was the pool man and the cleaner (who was supposed to come mid week but she didn't) were very friendly and helpful. They asked when it would suit us for the pool to be cleaned every other day so he didn't disturb us which we were really grateful of. The views were spectacular too.

It I had one thing to recommend you put in details of the villa. Make people aware that the road to the villa is awful......We were going to hire a small sports car for the trip but thank goodness we didn't as it wouldn't have made it. You say it is un unmade road but you don't mention that the piot holes are as big as buckets and its a very steep decline/incline.........Its defintinly a first gear job all the way........At first we didn't think our cars would make it as it looked like we needed a 4X4 but by the end of the week we had all sussed out the pot holes and my nephews 5 and 2 years old were thinking it was a great game..........thanks goodness we had a hire car and not our own.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? On arrival some of the mosquito nets had come out of their runners but within a couple of hours my Brother in law had been round every room in the house and fixed them all. The mosquitos were abundant but there isn't really anything you can do about that!
Do you have any other comments? My family and I were amazed by the standard of the villa and I can honestly say we have never had a better family holiday. Lisa and Dympna made everything so stress free from the start and we will definitly be recommending your company and the villa. You never know we might be booking again very soon.
Many thanks
Joelle Coughlin
United Kingdom
August 2009
 

Nearest town

The town of Cerreto Guidi is only 2km away and here there are grocery stores where you can purchase most every day items. Larger towns with supermarkets and a larger choice of shops, banks, restaurants and hospitals can be found at Fucecchio 6km away and Empoli 10km away. Situated only 5km from the town of Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, where it is possible to take a tour of the museum dedicated to the famous renaissance painter and visit the house where he was born. For further information on the towns’ most famous son try these two links. http://www.leonet.it/comuni/vinci/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinci%2C_Italy . The villa is also ideally located for those wishing to make day excursions to the larger tourist sights of Florence 35km, Pisa 48km, Bologna one and a half hours drive and Rome 3hours drive 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?
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: 46km - 0h 46m
Aeroporto Pisa: 51km - 0h 43m
Aeroporto Bologna: 135km - 1h 33m

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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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