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Filanda

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Filanda
bedrooms: 2

bathrooms: 2

available for: 3 people

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Filanda is a charming, ground floor, traditional Tuscan villa in the heart of the Chianti. It is situated in pretty mature grounds with lovely views of the surrounding fields and woods. There is easy access to Florence, Pisa and Siena. The popular Chianti town of Gaiole is only 1km away and is within walking distance.
A few metres away from the villa is the compact swimming pool. The small pool offers a wonderful place for guests to cool off and relax while enjoying the views. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols available poolside.
Next to the pool is a spacious wooden gazebo which is furnished with a dining table and four chairs, perfect for dining al fresco while enjoying the shade. Other furnishings include two wicker chairs, a hammock and a spacious work top with drawers and a small fridge. A few metres away from the gazebo is a brick built pizza oven and barbecue.
Entry to the villa is directly into the open plan lounge, kitchen and diner. The lounge is bright and airy and is furnished with a double sofa, a single armchair, wooden shelves and a wall mounted flat screen television. There is also a wonderful traditional stone built Tuscan fireplace. Right of the lounge is a doorway which leads to a corridor and the rest of the villa.
The well equipped kitchen offers plenty of cupboard space and is fitted with an oven, gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with separate freezer compartment. Next to the kitchen is a wooden dining table with four chairs.  The open plan area boasts a wonderful terracotta vaulted ceiling throughout.
Left of the corridor is a single bedroom. This compact room is furnished with a three quarter size bed, a table and some shelves. The single window looks across the grounds towards the neighbouring property. To the left is the en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. The bathroom is suitable for people with limited mobility.
Right of the corridor is a double bedroom. This room is bright, spacious and furnished with a double bed, a chest of drawers and a piano. A large five door built-in wardrobe runs the length of one wall. Outside the room at the end of the corridor is a long, narrow bathroom with shower.
Attached to the left side of the villa is a separate utility room with a fully fitted kitchen. It is furnished with an oven, gas hobs and a fridge with separate freezer compartment, perfect for preparing meals to dine al-fresco. Next to the kitchen is a small laundry with washing machine.
1 double room and 1 single room
The double bed cannot be converted into twins.

The first floor is occupied by two couples who have their own private entrances.

The pool is private to guests of Filanda
Firewood is provided for free

The WiFi signal is also available in the garden and in the gazebo.

Pets are allowed however there is a weekly charge of 25 Euros.

Pool Info

Close to the villa in the spacious partly fenced garden is the compact private swimming pool. It measures 4x4 metres with a depth of 1.2 metres and is open from May to October, weather permitting.
From the poolside guests can enjoy some lovely relaxing views of the surrounding Chianti countryside. There are plenty of sun loungers, chairs, tables and parasols available, pool towels can  be provided at no extra cost.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 72 sqm
  • Furnished garden
  • Furnished pergola
  • Barbecue
  • Pizza oven
  • Fire place (open)
  • TV Sat
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • American coffee machine
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Highchair
  • Baby cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Small dogs allowed
  • No smoking
  • Mosquito screens
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool –4x4 mtrs and 1.2 mtrs deep. It is open from May to October, weather permitting.
  • Leisure - Wine and olive oil tasting, walking, cycling, horse riding, hot air ballooning.
  • Tennis – Gaiole, 1km away
  • Golf - Circolo del Golf Dell Ugolino, 46km away.
  • Cook on request – Available on request with additional charge
  • Babysitter - Available on request with additional charge.
  • Private Chef – Available with additional charge, book in advance.
  • Railways – Montevarchi 22km away
  • Other services – Bus service, Gaiole 1km away.
  • Parking – On site
  • Approach road – All paved
  • Distances – Gaiole in Chianti 1km, Radda in Chianti 12km, Montevarchi 22km, Castellina in Chianti 23km, Greve in Chianti 32km, Siena 33km, Lecchi in Chianti 36km, Poggibonsi 39km, Impruneta 46km, San Gimignano 50km, Certaldo 58km, Arezzo 59km, Florence 69km, Volterra 78km, Vinci 112km, Pisa 166 km, Rome 247km.

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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 3 people - Price is NOT per head

 

2016 availability
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September

882 US Dollar

October

708 US Dollar
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November

708 US Dollar
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708 US Dollar
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  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro payable only in Euro. 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
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Pets are allowed however there is a weekly charge of 25 Euros.

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744 US Dollar

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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro payable only in Euro. 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
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Pets are allowed however there is a weekly charge of 25 Euros.
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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Magdalena
Family with young children
Warszawa, Poland

Stay: August 2016
This is literally a little heaven on earth.
In every little detail you can see that owner is putting his whole heart in it. Tree house? Bulls eye! Swimming pool? More for the kids but an adult can also chill in it. There is also a vegetable garden behind the house where you can get fresh tomatos (three kinds), herbs and others.
However the main thing is bower! What a wonderful place to spent time. Radio plays music, fan gives you gentle breeze and protection against moskitos and all that on comfortable sunbed with a view on the swimming pool. Just add glass of wine and.. Enjoy!

We've been welcomed by Marco, owner. What a wonderful person he is. So opened and joyful. Although i know myself c.a. 10 words in Italian and so does Marco in English we did not have problems with communicating using some of french and German as a support. But of course there is Rachel, friend of Marco who helps with language barrier.
Local attractions First of all. YOU CANNOT MISS pizza with Marco. As mentioned above he is a great host but also a very skillful cook. Best pizza I have ever ate! Also you cant take part in making so specially for kids, great adventure. Nearby you have Papavero restaurant. I'd say it is a walking distance but not foor everyone. Quite steep path with no road shoulder so you need to pay attention for the cars. Remember to book ! Gaiole in Chianti itself is great, you can have, cafe, ice cream, great butcher and also well equipped Coop (supermarket). For restaurants I'd recommend Castelina in Chianti.

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Michel
Adult family group
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Stay: September 2016
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Pour bien définir ce qu'on a ressenti, il faut prendre son temps pour le décrire tant TOUT était absolument PARFAIT!
Depuis l'accueil plus que charmant par notre hôte Marco à notre séjour dans ce lieu idyllique.
Une propriété magnifique, d'ailleurs la plus belle que nous avons eu l'occasion d'occuper depuis que nous connaissons "To Toscane". Tout a été pensé dans les moindres détails. Un panier d'accueil NON demandé mais gentiment offert nous a en plus permis de nous familiariser avec les produits du terroir.
Nous avons eu accès SANS restrictions au magnifique jardin : tomates, poivrons, aubergines, céleri, même du raisin blanc et noir,...
Quelle découverte, nous qui habitons le reste de l'année dans un appartement.
Une literie plus que confortable : nous avons eu l'occasion de rester souvent dans des hôtels 4 étoiles de la côte adriatique notamment où nous n'avons pas du tout rencontré telle literie.
La gentillesse de Marco. Nous n'avons malheureusement pas pu faire connaissance de son épouse.
Nous avons passé des vacances de rêve même si le temps n'était pas vraiment de la partie.
Un patio absolument splendide dans lequel nous prenions notre petit déjeuner et parfois aussi notre dîner.
FILANDA est LA définition de l'absolu!
Nous n'avons malheureusement pas pu réserver pour 2017 car les périodes qui nous conviennent sont déjà prises et nous en sommes réellement très tristes!
Local attractions Restaurants : toujours les mêmes pour nous : la Grotta de la Rana, le Malborghetto. Le château de Meletto qui propose de très bons vins avec dégustation.

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Dorothy
Mature couple
Watford, United Kingdom

Stay: August 2016
We read all the reviews and could simply say " We agree" ! Marco and Sandra are wonderful hosts and really nice people. Do say yes to Marcos pizza offer but be hungry . Its 5 course .Filanda is an authentic home with real homely touches very comfortable. To us the outside was special from the view to the gazebo where my husband read in the shade and we ate regularly by candlelight. The big splash pool was a real pleasure to cool off from the sun.The well tended flowers a joy. We really chilled out here and felt very well looked after.
Local attractions Days out in San Gim, Sienna, Arrettzo, nearby Radda on market day. The two much mentioned restaurants both excellent though La Contrada is t quite special. and of course you pay for that. Despite having a car we used trains as they are cheap punctual and we like it and hate trying to find parking I!( excuse bad Italian spelling)
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Marolles en Hurepoix, France

Stay: July 2016
Un petit bout de paradis sur terre ! Voilà comment on peut qualifier la Filanda. Marco et Sandra ont été au petits soins, Une très belle rencontre ! Les pizzas de Marco sont de loin les meilleures que nous avons mangé lors de notre séjour. La maison est encore plus belle que sur les photos. Nous sommes restés 3 semaines et n'avons pas vraiment eu de nuisances sonores avec les voisins comme dans certains commentaires, un peu de bruits mais rien de gênant.

Très bonne situation pour crapahuter dans la région, nous avons pris le train pour aller à Florence. Tellement de choses à voir, 3 semaines n'ont pas suffit !
Local attractions Visite de Sienne, Pise, Florence et San Gimignano. Notre coup cœur pour les thermes de San Filipo et la visite ensuite de Pienza.

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Karen
Family with older children
Groningen, Netherlands

Stay: July 2016
Heerlijk huis, aandacht voor details en een prachtige omgeving. Ontvangst door Rachel en Marco heel hartelijk.

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Micha
Family with older children
Harmstorf, Germany

Stay: July 2016
Wir haben einen tolles Haus mit reichhaltiger Ausstattung und einem unglaublichen Gastgeber vorgefunden.

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Marcus
Young couple
Lippstadt, Germany

Stay: June 2016
Wir waren zum zweiten Mal in Filanda und es hat uns wieder alles sehr gut gefallen.

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Elisabeth
Mature couple
84332, Germany

Stay: May 2016
Sehr gepflegte, saubere, ruhige, liebevoll gestaltete Anlage. Wir können nur positives berichten.

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Guillaume
Mature couple
Clamart, France

Stay: May 2016
Tres bon séjour au milieu du Chianti, malgré l'absence de soleil.
Cadre très agréable et calme.
Propriétaire très gentil, chaleureux et avenant.

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Anonymous
Mature couple
Stemwede, Germany

Stay: May 2016
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Felicitas
Adult family group
Münsing, Germany

Stay: September 2015
Großartig gestalteter, wunderbarer Garten. Beste Ausstattung in Haus, Pavillon und Zweit(!)küche, von der Waschmaschine bis zu mehrfachem Besteck. Liebevolle Einrichtung. Garten vollständig umzäunt, herrlicher Auslauf für unseren - hier spürbar gern gesehenen - Hund. Ungewohnt engagierter, herzlicher und jederzeit hilfsbereiter Eigentümer. Wir haben uns zwei Wochen lang sehr wohl gefühlt.
Kleiner Tipp: Marco freut sich sehr, wenn Gäste ein wenig Italienisch können.
Der Pool ist schön, aber zum Schwimmen zu klein. Das war allerdings bei der Buchung schon klar.
Local attractions Parco sculture del Chianti. Unbedingt ansehen! Grandioser Kunstgenuss mit Spaziergang. Il Papavero in Barbischio - köstliche Trüffel-Tagliatelle und vorzüglicher Service. Die Castelli und Weinberge der Umgebung, vor allem Cacchiano - mit 360-Grad-Rundblick auf traumhafte Chianti-Landschaft.

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Chris
Mature couple
Seacliff, Australia

Stay: September 2015
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We absolutely fell in love with Filanda, it's beautiful garden looking out on the fields, the private pool, gazebo and Marco's hand built pizza oven are all extraordinary features. The inner decor of the villa is wonderful, so many thoughtful touches to make it feel homely. We ate out at two excellent restaurants, Le Contrada in walking distance and Papavera just up the hill at Barbischio but what we enjoyed most was eating out under the gazebo, candlelit dinners, the perfect setting! The bed was so comfortable, our best sleeps here during our 5 week holiday! We found Gaiole In Chianti to be the perfect location to visit Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano, Radda In Chianti, Greve In Chianti (had their annual 4 day wine festival on) during our stay! On our last night we had arranged for Marco to come and fire up the pizza oven, he cooked a number of the most amazing pizzas, sat with us to eat, drink some wine & socialise, it was an amazing evening, one that we will never forget...Marco is an amazing & charming man! The villa is a labor of love, beautifully restored by Marco, we would highly recommend Filanda to anyone, hopefully, we can come back!
Local attractions Le Contrada Restaurant, Papavera Restaurant, Reicine Winery, Radda in Chianti.
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ALIX
Family with young children
Paris, France

Stay: August 2015
Tout! La propreté et le calme de la maison, le jardin très bien entretenu et bien aménagé, la piscine, le potager et toutes les petites attentions et conseils de Marco et sa femme Sandra, en particulier pour notre petit bébé de 8 mois qui a adoré la maison. Merci pour cet accueil si chaleureux, on se sent vraiment comme chez soi. C'est avec un immense plaisir que nous reviendrons dans cette maison que nous recommandons fortement!
Les moustiques! Une moustiquaire aux fenêtres et un petit ventilo pour les nuits chaudes seraient un vrai plus mais c'est un détail! Attention il n'y a pas de barrière autour de la piscine (pour les enfants en bas âge)
Local attractions L'osteria del ponte, une cuisine fraîche et savoureuse, un excellent rapport qualité-prix. Le contrade et la pizzeria juste en dessus sont également très bien. Il faut visiter Vertine à 3km de gaiole: un magnifique petit village tout en pierre

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Rachel
Family with young children
Darlington, United Kingdom

Stay: August 2015
Filanda was perfect. The house was beautiful and had everything you needed. The garden, pool and outdoor spaces were exceptional. Marco was so kind and friendly. His tomatoes are the best I have tasted!!
Local attractions Rafa in Chianti is lovely. A nice place to eat and just to wander round. Siena is also easily accessible.
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Anonymous
Family with young children
MOORDRECHT, Netherlands

Stay: April 2015
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In de omschrijving van het huisje stond dat er plaats was voor 3 personen. Wij verbleven met z'n viertjes (2 volwassenen en 2 kinderen). Het huis was zeer zeker groot genoeg voor ons vieren.
De tuin met alle zitjes was fantastisch. De kinderen hebben een fantastische week gehad met het zwembad, de boomhut en Marco die op een avond Pizza kwam bakken in de houtoven buiten. Een absolute aanrader!
Local attractions Een bezoekje aan het kleine plaatsje Panzano in Chanti is een aanrader, vooral de chocolademelk in het restaurantje aan de hoofdstraat in de oude stad (laatste restaurantje aan de rechterkant, vlak voor de kerk).

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Günter
Family with older children
Fürfeld, Germany

Stay: July 2015
Es war einfach perfekt.
Das Haus, der Garten, der Pavillon (unser Lieblingsplatz), der Gemüsegarten (coeur de beuf und Bohnen!), der Pool und natürlich Marco. Der Pizzaabend war grandios.

Vielen herzlichen Dank für die unvergessenen Urlaubstage
Christiane, Chantal & Günter

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Timone
Family with older children
Lelystad, Netherlands

Stay: July 2015
Wat wij erg prettig vonden was dat het netjes en compleet was. De eigenaar heeft ontzettend zijn best gedaan om vakantiegangers het naar de zin te maken. Het ligt in een mooie omgeving. Marco, de eigenaar kun je ook inhuren voor een geweldige pizza avond. In zijn eigengemaakte steenoven bakt hij de heerlijste pizza's voor je met verse ingredieenten uit zijn eigen moestuin.

Wij hadden veel last van insecten en muggen. De eigenaar gaat voor volgend jaar horren plaatsen hebben wij begrepen. Het zou wel fijn zijn. Verder kunnen de buren wat luidruchtig zijn.
Local attractions Vanaf Filanda kun je heel makkelijk naar mooie plaatsen zoals Siena en San Gimignano. Ook de omliggende plaatsen zijn een bezoekje waard. Zoals Castello Brollio waar je heelijke wijn kunt proeven ligt niet ver van Filanda.

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Jochen
Family with older children
Remscheid, Germany

Stay: July 2015
Marco, der Besitzer und Rachel waren sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Der Pizzaabend (ein lustiges Gemisch aus italienisch und englisch) war ein Traum!!! Marco, la tua Pizza era la migliore pizza abbiamo mai mangiato!!!
Die Einrichtung war sehr gut und in einem tadellosen, sauberen Zustand. Besteck und Geschirr gab es doppelt und dreifach. Sehr schön und bequem war es auch, einen Kühlschrank im Garten zu haben. Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt. In der Realität war alles noch schöner, als auf den Fotos.
Das Haus und der Garten waren einfach traumhaft.
Hier können wir nichts eintragen. Alles bestens.
Local attractions Siena, San Gimignano, Lecchi, Volpaia, Pisa, Golf von Baratti, etc............

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Marcus
Young couple
Lippstadt, Germany

Stay: June 2015
Leider können wir auf der Scala nur maximal 10 Punkte vergeben und DAS sagt doch alles !!! Herzliche Grüße an Marco und Grazie für die Pizza. Thanks an Rachel for "Welcome" and "translate". Und Grazie an Sarah für den netten Abschied. Bis nächstes Jahr. Manuela & Marcus
Local attractions Die Städte Arezzo & Siena. Restaurant: Pizzeria in Gaiole auf der Einkaufsstrasse & das Restaurant in Bucine neben dem coop-Laden.

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Anton
Solo traveller
Hochheim am Main, Germany

Stay: May 2015
So eine Unterkunft findet man selten. Alles ist mit soviel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet und die Herzlichkeit von Marco ist unübertroffen.
Man bucht nicht einfach nur ein Appartement sondern kehrt ein bei Freunden.
Vielen lieben Dank, dass wir zu Gast sein durften.
Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!!!

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Martin
Mature couple
Sipplingen, Germany

Stay: May 2015
Der Garten mit Pavillon, die Ausstattung des Hauses, es fehlte an nichts und war alles sehr sauber und liebevoll eingerichtet!
Unser Vermieter Marco war sehr nett und immer hilfsbereit. Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen :-) Mille Grazie Marco.
Die Nachbarn waren manchmal sehr laut.
Local attractions San Gimignano, Radda, Greve in Chianti, Pienza, Val d´Orica, Monteriggioni,Montepulciano.

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Yvonne
Young couple
Grünsfeld, Germany

Stay: September 2014
Landestypisch und mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtetes Ferienhaus mit allem was man zum Wohlfühlen braucht.Die Ausstattung der Küche war mehr als umfangreich, es hat an nichts gefehlt.
Im Garten der Filanda spiegelt sich wieder, mit wie viel Herz und Leidenschaft die Besitzer ihre Villa Filanda pflegen - überall prächtige Blumen.
Der Pool war klein aber fein und wir konnten ihn selbst im Oktober noch nutzen.
Bei unserer Anreise stand ein Präsentkorb mit selbstgemachten Produkten und Gemüse aus dem eigenen Garten bereit. Aus dem Garten durften wir uns übrigens jederzeit bedienen - die Habaneros sind nur was für echt Kerle ;-),
Herausragend war auch der Pavillion vor dem Haus dort haben wir bei Sonnenuntergang den Tag mit einem Glas Wein ausklingen lassen (Anti-Mückenspray nicht vergessen :-))
Der Vermieter Marco ist ein überaus gastfreundlicher Mensch, dem die Zufriedenheit seiner Gäste sehr am Herzen liegt, er macht nahezu alles möglich! Ein Traum war der Honig, den wir von ihm aus eigener Herstellung erhalten haben.
Auch Rachel, die bei unserer Ankunft anwesend war und netterweise übersetzt hat, war überaus freundlich und hilfsbereit und über Handy für uns auch jederzeit erreichbar.
Die Lage ist top, da alle toskanischen Städte gut zu erreichen sind.
Wir können Filanda uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen! Wir kommen ganz sicher wieder! Grazie mille, Marco!
Fino a quando le notti tempi promettiamo di imparare l'italiano :-)
Local attractions Traumhaft war die Wanderung Rund um San Gimignano (ca. 20km). Auch Barbischio, eine kleine Stadt, die man von Filanda aus sehen kann, ist einen Ausflug wert. Unbedingt sehenswert ist die Stadt Pitigliano, die komplett in Tuffstein gebaut ist (ca. 130 km entfernt von Gaiole). Auch ein Tagesausflug ans Meer lohnt sehr, wir waren in Talamone - dort kann man tolle Wanderungen in einem Naturschutzgebiet machen und hat einen phantastischen Blick aufs Meer und die umliegenden Inseln wie beispielsweise Elba)

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Anonymous
Mature couple
Assen, Netherlands

Stay: September 2014
Fijne ontvangst, keurig schoon huis.
Aanwezigheid van moestuin is een grot pluspunt. Alles is er te vinden, tot cavalo negro aan toe.
Zwembad word dagelijks schoongemaakt door Marco.
Prima bedden
Bij momenten wat lawaaierige buren - operamuziek.

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Andrew
Family with young children
Bassingham , United Kingdom

Stay: August 2014
The Villa was in excellent condition very well looked after, one off the best places we have stayed. The owner Marco was great giving us produce from his garden and looking after the grounds. Its only a short walk in to the village and easy to get round the rest of the area by car. The villa is not large but is just right for a one child family or may be two couples. The outside area is very nice with a outdoor dining area. A great place to go and stay.
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Jean François
Family with young children
Meaux, France

Stay: August 2014
Filanda est située idéalement. A 1km à peine du village de Gaiole in Chianti ou vous pourrez trouver tous les commerces nécessaires, boulangerie, primeur, un petit supermarché Coop, des petits bars sympas. La villa est à environ 45 mns de Florence et 30 mns de Sienne. La région est magnifique.
Que dire de l'accueil immensément chaleureux de Marco et sa femme Sandra, une gentillesse et un très grand sens du service. La maison est très joliment décorée et le jardin est magnifique. Marco entretient un potager et partage avec grand plaisir ses légumes. Que c'était dur de partir!!!!

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Anonymous
Young couple
Mechelen, Belgium

Stay: May 2014
We hebben een onvergetelijke vakantie gehad in Filanda. De ontvangst verliep super-vlot en Marco is een fantastische gastheer. Hij helpt waar hij kan en geeft heel wat tips. Absolute aanrader: pizza-avond waarbij hij pizza's maakt in de pizza-oven die in de tuin staat. Overheerlijk!
Het huisje is rustig gelegen, alles was enorm proper en alles is echt voorzien om er comfortabel te verblijven. We keren zeker nog terug en zouden het aan iedereen aanraden!

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Elvera
Family with young children
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Stay: August 2014
Wij vonden ons verblijf in Filanda uitstekend. We hebben genoten van met name de ligging, de faciliteiten en de gastvrijheid van de eigenaar (Marco). Het huis was van alle gemakken voorzien en had een huiselijke en warme uitstraling. We hebben lekker gekookt in de bijkeuken met groenten uit eigen tuin en heerlijk getafeld in het overdekte tuinterras. De pizza's van Marco zijn een aanrader. Marco was erg vriendelijk, gaf leuke tips en onderhoudt alles prima. De prijs / kwaliteitsverhouding is ook erg goed.
Lichte geluidsoverlast van de buren (honden/feestje/ geschuif van meubels?). Echter dit nemen wij de eigenaar niet kwalijk want hij kan er uiteraard niet veel aan doen.
Local attractions Siena Restaurant Le contrade San Gimignano

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Annette
Adult family group
Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Stay: August 2014
Een heerlijk huis voorzien van alle gemakken en comfort, met oog voor detail. Dit geldt tevens voor de fraai aangelegde tuin met veel sfeervolle hoekjes. We hebben met name heel veel gebruik gemaakte van de overdekte tuinkamer. En compleet omheind, dus onze hond kon fijn vrij rondlopen. Marco de eigenaar was zeer behulpzaam met bijv. het geven van tips voor uitjes, maar hij heeft ook een avond zalige pizza's voor ons gebakken. Tevens mochten wij gebruik maken van de groenten en kruiden uit zijn moestuintje. Het zwembad is niet groot, maar groot genoeg om te zorgen voor de nodige verkoeling als het warm is.
N.v.t.
Foto's op website komen goed overeen met de werkelijkheid.
Local attractions Eten: Bij het Restaurant op het pleintje in het dorp is prijs-kwaliteit niet in verhouding. Als je een goede pizza wilt eten ga dan naar de pizzeria vlak bij de supermarkt. Dit is een mini- restaurant waar je alleen maar aan de overkant van het weggetje buiten kunt zitten. Heerlijk. Het iets hoger gelegen restaurantje bij de parkeerplaats heeft zeeeeer onvriendelijke eigenaren. Uitjes: Er is zeer veel te zien in de omgeving. Wij waren erg onder de indruk van het klooster in Badia a Caltibuona en het kasteel van Borolio.

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Anonymous
Young couple
Turnhout, Belgium

Stay: July 2014
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pierre
Family with older children
bergerac, France

Stay: July 2014
L'important dans une réservation de vacances, est que la réalité corresponde au descriptif. La maison semble sortir d'un conte de Perrault pour les plus anciens ou de Disney pour les plus jeunes..... entre chaumière normande et relais de chasse bavarois, bref typiquement Toscan. Si en plus vous avez la chance de connaître Marco, sa gentillesse, ses conseils, sa pizza et son huile d'olive, madame Marco, la fée du logis, alors votre séjour à FILANDA vous comblera.
Local attractions Sienne, Castellina, san geminianno etccccc et vive le chianti

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Anonymous
Mature couple
meximieux, France

Stay: July 2014
La décoration et la simplicité de la maison . La tranquillité et le jardin fleuri et bien entretenu. La gentillesse et l'accueil du proprietaire
Local attractions Malheureusement nous ne sommes restes que 2 jours un décès dans le famille nous ayant obligé à rentrer. Nous avons pu apprécier le petit restaurant situé dans le village à 2 kms de la maison sur la colline

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Emily
Young couple
Barry, United Kingdom

Stay: June 2014
Marco, the owner, could not have done more to make us more comfortable for our stay. He welcomed us on arrival and gave a guided tour, offered a bargain pizza night (using on site outdoor oven), noticed when we bought fresh herbs and instead guided us to his herb garden to help ourselves, gave us a bottle of his homemade olive oil etc etc. In short, he was wonderful.

He was on site each day (unobtrusively tending to allotment) to offer help and advice, and called us over whenever there were wild boar going for a drink from the nearby stream.

Villa was beautifully clean and a lot of thought has been put into prep - eg hairdryer in every bathroom, kitchens fully stocked with crockery and utensils.

This villa is more than adequate to sleep 2 couples (but would be short on sunbeds) with essentially 3 kitchens and every mod con you could require.

Fabulous outdoor facilities with the local wildlife passing by in the evening.

Surprisingly beautiful small piazza within 10 mins walk with everything you might need for the wk. Limited for eating out in the evening, but much more than expected for a small Tuscan village.

We loved loved loved our stay here. Perfect exploring (with car) location.
If I was going to be picky about this fabulous villa (which for the price is not a justified complaint) I would mention that now and again the neighbours could be a bit noisy. They had dogs which would bark whenever someone walked down the road (good for security). They would also be a bit noisy early morning & late at night (sounded like they were moving furniture)

One negative on our part is that Marco did not speak English. He offered us Italian, German, French or Spanish - all of which we only have a basic grasp. Ultimately it is our ignorance of European languages that caused a barrier. He arranged for English speaking Rachel to meet us on arrival so it was absolutely no problem.
Local attractions Lovely restaurant a 2 minute drive away. It is visible up on the hill from the villa. They have a formal dining option (reasonably priced, chef explains each course, knowledgeable sommelier) or a pizzeria for more informal dining. Both were good meals. Definitely worth a visit is San Gimignano (town of towers) which is a half hr drive. We also did a day trip to Florence (recommended to park in nearby town and get train to remove Florence parking stress). To be honest we could have easily used up the wk lazing around the villa and meals in Gaiole piazza.
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Isabelle
Mature couple
Montigny les Metz, France

Stay: June 2014
C est une très joli maison qui est d ailleurs très bien équipée comme a la maison. Marco le propriétaire est très sympathique et c est d ailleurs agréable d être reçu par lui. L' endroit est tel qu on le voit sur le site. Gaiole est a 10mn a pied çe qui permet d aller tous les matins cherch son pain. Si on aime le calme c est idéal en plus on a la piscine pour nous seul.
Local attractions La pizzeria a gaiole. Le coop (magasin alimentaire) bien fourni sinon la région est très belle.

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Dorothea
Young couple
Karlsruhe, Germany

Stay: June 2014
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Perfect location to relax and enjoy "la dolce vita"! The accommodation is clean and well equipped with all you need. We loved the huge pergola in the garden - supporting you with a fridge to keep your white wine chilled just next to the pool side. Marco turned out to be a very charming, pleasant and helpful landlord straight from the beginning - supporting you with all the inside hints of "where to go" never shown in tourist guides...
We will definitely come back to this place!
Local attractions FOOD/WINE - authentic Pizza night in your garden - thanks to Marco and his chef qualities :) Best Pizza ever - Osteria Il Papavero in Barbischio (15 min by foot) - Fattoria di Rietine in Rietine (street to Siena / turn left 2 km after leaving Gaiole (at Castello di Meleto) / turn right at only possible chance in Rietine and follow signs)

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Monique
Young couple
Nürnberg, Germany

Stay: May 2014
Sehr netter und angenehmer Besitzer; Anlage sehr sauber und gepflegt, alles vorhanden, was man zum alltäglichen Leben braucht.
Local attractions Pizza Filanda (Pizza von Marco selbst gemacht, besser geht es nicht!)

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Nearest town

The nearest grocery shop, bank and pharmacy are in Gaiole in Chianti 1km away. Gaiole is a popular town with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from and is renowned for its classico wines and beautiful surroundings.

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: 87km - 1h 10m
Aeroporto Perugia: 123km - 1h 39m
Aeroporto Pisa: 147km - 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 to do for children in the area?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in the area near the villa?
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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