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Belvedere di San Donato

Villa Accommodation Details
Belvedere di San Donato
bedrooms: 4

bathrooms: 3

available for: 8 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Belvedere di San Donato
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Belvedere di San Donato is a lovely modern villa located just 4km away from the pretty stone Chianti town of San Donato. The property is completely fenced and not only has a private, large garden but also an olive grove providing you with the true Tuscan landscape. The villa has some of the most remarkable wide open views found in Tuscany.

The pool is located below the villa and it is fenced with a gate, making it perfectly safe for groups travelling with children. From here there are wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside dotted with towns and villages. In the distance it's possible to see the Apenino mountains behind Lucca.
Belvedere di San Donato has a beautiful covered terrace, surrounded by red brick arches and wonderful views. The terrace is furnished with comfortable sofas to enjoy the cool shade. Not far from the villa is a large stone barbeque. In front of the terrace there is a table seating up to 10 people ideal to enjoy meals al fresco.
Entering the villa you pass through a small hall, into the large, spacious and very airy living area. This large room has two comfortable double sofas and a triple sofa. To the far end of the room there is a huge wooden table that seats comfortably up to 12 people. Behind the table are two large windows with pretty iron security bars.
To the right of the room is a smallish kitchen that is fully equipped with gas hobs, oven, medium size fridge with small freezer, dishwasher and a large assortment of cooking utensils. There is a window overlooking the covered terrace.
Next to the kitchen, and accessed from the living area is a single bedroom with a comfortable bed and wardrobe. The window looks out onto the amazing views that surround the villa. Completing the ground floor is a small and adequate bathroom with shower and a little laundry with washer, iron and ironing board located below the stairs.
The open stairs with stone railing lead to a internal balcony on the first floor. The balcony overlooks the lounge. Immediately at the top of the stairs there is access to a large room with three single beds. This room is completed with a wardrobe. The room has access to the external balcony and the wonderful views which can be admired from it.
From the internal balcony there is access to a double bedroom, with large wardrobe, a double bed and a single, simple sofa. This bedroom also has access to the external balcony. At the end of the internal balcony there is a bathroom with shower.
On the property at the same level as the pool below the main villa there is a spacious annex. The little cottage has a lovely paved terrace furnished with table and chairs, and a small barbeque. Immediately off the terrace is the olive grove, through which the surrounding views can be seen. The effect is as if you are in the middle of the olive grove.
Inside the annex there is a big bedroom with double bed. A separate living area with tiny kitchenette in one corner, ideal to prepare breakfast or a light meal for the occupants of the cottage. There is also a simple sofa. Completing this building is a bathroom with large shower.
1 single bedroom
1 double bedroom which cannot be made into a twin
1 triple bedroom which can be made into a double plus single if requested when booking
1 double bedroom in the annex, which cannot be made into a twin


Belvedere di San Donato is a comfortable modern villa with excellent access to the town of San Donato and also to the main road between Florence and Siena.


This villa is perfect for family groups.

Due to data allowance restrictions, WiFi is only available for browsing and emails. Downloads and streaming are not permitted.

Pool Info

Below the villa, down about 18 steep steps with a handrail, there is a large pool, ideal to relax while on holiday. The area is completely fenced. The edge of the pool is raised above the level of the ground around it. To one side is a covered pergola providing welcoming shade from the hot Tuscan days. Surrounding it are sun beds and deck chairs to soak up the warm rays and enjoy the pretty views.
At one end of the pool is a raised lily pond, it has wall of about 60cm. Inside the the water level is about 90cm. It provides a pretty and unusual addition to the pool area.
The pool is 8x4 metres and 1.20 metred deep. It is open from May to the end of September. There are metal steps to enter it.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 190 sqm
  • TV Sat (Sky)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Furnished terrace
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Baby cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • American coffee machine
  • 2 electric fans
  • Small dogs allowed
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Pool fenced - 8x4 mtrs, 1.2mtrs deept. Open from May to the end of  September (weather permitting)
  • Private Chef - book in advance
  • Local Leisure - walking, ballooning, cycling, wine tastings
  • Railways - Montevarchi, 44 km away
  • Approach road - 800 mtrs bumpy, narrow, unpaved road
  • Distances - Siena 30km, Florence 32 km, Pisa 95km, Rome 300km, Bologna 135km Perugia 146km

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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 8 people - Price is NOT per head

 

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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 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This 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 - provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 2 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 2 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. This 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 - provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 2 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 2 available on request, no extra cost
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers after their stay at the villa. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For more information and our reviews policy please click here
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Hellerup , Denmark

Stay: July 2015
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Raphael
Family with young children
Aesch BL, Switzerland

Stay: July 2015
Die Villa liegt an einer sehr schönen Lage mit super Ausblick. Die Loggia ist genial (Sonnenschutz für die Mahlzeiten) und der zusätzliche kleine Pool für die Kinder ist ideal. Der Coop ist sehr nahe und somit besteht die Möglichkeit, täglich einkaufen zu gehen ohne grossen Anfahrtsweg. Die Eigentümer sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, wir wurden sogar zum Arzt begleitet.
Die Bäder sind stark renovationsbedürftig und die Pools sollten öfters gereinigt werden (wir waren es uns bisher gewohnt, dass der Pool täglich gereinigt wird). Auch wäre es von Vorteil, wenn die Schlaglöcher auf der Zufahrtsstrasse aufgefüllt würden.
Local attractions San Gimignano und Siena

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Andrew
Family with older children
NR Petersfild, United Kingdom

Stay: July 2015
the location, the seclusion, the views, the facilities particularly the 2 pools. It was roomy well equipped.
overall hard to fault the villa
Internet needs to be resolved. Whilst it did not spoil our holiday it would have made life a little simpler
We did have some minor problem with the property gates. I think one of the keys did not work these too well.( only 1 side worked sometimes withthe key)
We suspect the annex may have a bat problem. We only went down there once and there was a smell of bat droppings. We actually saw a bat asleep in the shutters. I am not sure you would want use the annex to sleep in.
It would be useful to have a more detailed information "book" about the villa i.e. what to do with Rubbish and recycling. Also how to use some of the appliances.
Local attractions we visited the restaurant on the right on the road into San Donato which was excellent. Also we visited the pizzeria in Castellina in Chianti. The first one on the the right. Again the food was excellent as was the service and setting. Very good value for money. Also the Black sheep hotel next to belvedere. The setting, staff and food were again excellent.

To Tuscany team comments for this review:

20.07.2015
Thank you for your review. The owner has checked the WIFi and it is working. It sometimes needs rebooting when there is a problem. The annexe has been checked and cleaned on departure. The owner would have wished to have resolved any issues for you during your stay. Thank you for your feedback though - it is always very helpful.
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Jo
Family with young children
Balen, Belgium

Stay: August 2014
rust - uitzicht
oprijlaan

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jean
Family with young children
RUEIL, France

Stay: August 2014
L'emplacement, la vue, la piscine et l'accueil.
La maison très mal conçue (cuisine minuscule, aucune porte sur le jardin à l'exception de la porte d'entrée, chambre du RDC minuscule).
Local attractions Les villages du CHIANTI, Sienne, San Gimingnano et Florence.

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Ronel
Family with older children
Fareham, United Kingdom

Stay: August 2014
Excellent location. Views raw spectacular. Children enjoyed the pool.
Local attractions We had a lovely dinner at. Casa Emma and visited all the beautiful mountain villages- San Gimignano, Volterra, Montipulciano, and Siena.

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Anonymous
Family with young children
Frederiksberg, Denmark

Stay: July 2014
Lots of space, both outside and inside. Good location for day trips. Very nicely kept house and clean pool
the lilly pond was not 25cm deep. It was 90 cm with a small edge/step down which was 25cm. Not very suitable for very young children (which we thought it would be...) but OK for our 4-yr old.
Local attractions restaurant la piazza, around 5 km from the house on the way to greve in chainti was perfect for lunch.

To Tuscany team comments for this review:

12.08.2014
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The lily pond is 90cm deep. We have amended this in the villa description.
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Michael
Family with older children
High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Stay: May 2014
The friendliness of Roberto, Chuara and Serena made us feel at home and made sure everything went superbly smoothly.
The scenery is stunning and provides easy access tp the key tourist spots.
The villa and facilities also made it easy to spent timechilling by the pool.

we had a brilliant week. Thank you.


The kitchen is on the small side but we coped and enjoyed great meaks when eating at the villa.

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Brian
Family with older children
Niagara on the Lake, Canada

Stay: May 2014
The vistas afforded by the location were amazing. It was great to see the sun rises and the sun sets.
The road into the villa was difficult to navigate because of all the major potholes. It was difficult to locate, even with a GPS, but we did it, much to the amazement of the owners.
The outbuilding was a great space, except for the excessive number of bugs. I realize we were in the country, but something needs to be done about the bugs, including scorpions - sorry, but I had to mention it.
Local attractions It turned out that the villa was central to a number of towns, including Florence and Sienna. We used it as a focal point and visited Montepulciano, Greve, in Chianti, etc. There were more places to visit than we could imagine within an hour or two.

To Tuscany team comments for this review:

02.06.2014
Thank you for your comment. The owner would like to apologise that the insects were such a nuisance and has thoroughly cleaned and treated the area.
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Nearest town

San donato in Poggio is a lovely town only 4km away. It has a selection of restaurants, a few grocery shops, bar/cafès, a bank, post office and petrol station. There is also a bus to Florence from the town. The nearest restaurant is Locanda di Pietracupa, it is about 2km away and within walking distance.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is 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 - provided by local supplier

- 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 Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided (service provided by local supplier). To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- 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: 49km - 0h 41m
Aeroporto Pisa: 109km - 1h 18m
Aeroporto Bologna: 132km - 1h 27m

Show on map the main airports

- 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?
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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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