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Quercialaia

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Quercialaia
bedroom: 1

bathroom: 1

available for: 2 to 3 people

villa: Private Pool

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Quercialaia
Location address: Taverne d'Arbia - Siena   Show on map 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, similar to a wet room.

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
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • 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 - service provided by local supplier - 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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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 3 people - Price is NOT per head

 

2016 availability
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Important booking info
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 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
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Pets are charged 30 Euro per animal

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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 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
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Pets are charged 30 Euro per animal
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
 
Karen
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Karen
Review date: 16.04.2016
The owner has kindly informed us that they have added a shower box to prevent any further problems with water building up in the bathroom.
 
Sisca
Mature couple
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

Stay: August 2015
Een mooi zwembad en een grote tuin
De badkamer en de huiskamer zijn wat aan de kleine kant en erg donker! Gelukkig was het mooi weer en bij het zwembad een goede buitendouche.
Local attractions Siena en San Gimignano zijn leuke steden om te bezoeken. In Bar trattoria da Giacco in San Gimignano serveren ze heerlijke pizza.

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Werner
Mature couple
Wien, Austria

Stay: August 2015
Die Lage des Hauses ist sehr schön. Der Garten , der Pool alles gut gepflegt. Natürlich darf man nicht vergessen das man in einem sehr, sehr alten Gemäuer Urlaub macht.
Für Puristen der Ideale Platz, für Leute die doch etwas mehr Komfort erwarten, würde ich es nicht weiter empfehlen. Es feuchtelt etwas im Haus. Das Bad ist ok aber die Dusche ist echt abenteuerlich....der Teil des Badezimmers wo Toilette und Bidet sind ist nach einer Dusche patsch nass. Das Haus hat seinen Charme und die Details... wie z.b. der alte Waschstein in der Küche sind echt urig . Es gibt auch einen großen offenen Kamin der zum einheizen einlädt.....
Der Garten und der sehr große Pool.....der leider etwas unterhalb des Hauses liegt sind sehr gepflegt.......die Ruhe die man dort genießen kann sucht seinesgleichen.
Da das Haus sehr nahe zu den wichtigsten Verbindungstrassen liegt ist man sehr schnell z.b in Siena das nur wenige Autominuten entfernt ist und eine wirkliche Attraktion in der Toskana darstellt. Wer die Toskana kennt der weiß wie herrlich dieses Stück Land ist...

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Stef
Mature couple
Meldert, Belgium

Stay: August 2015
Alles
Local attractions Siena

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Ulrike
Family with older children
Buchs, Switzerland

Stay: July 2015
wunderschöne Aussicht, gemütliche Unterkunft, Pool, Entfernung zu Siena, nette und freundliche Vermieter,
Stockflecke-Schimmel an Spülmaschine und Küklschrankdichtung
Local attractions Guidos Restaurant in Siena. Siena

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

01.10.2015
The owner has checked. There is no mould. But the paint was peeling in the basement where the dishwasher is situated. A builder was called to correct this.
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Anne
Young couple
Spremberg, Germany

Stay: July 2015
Das Ferienhaus ist klein aber fein, alles war sauber und ordentlich. In der Küche waren alle Gewürze und Reinigungsmittel vorhanden. Der Garten ist sehr gepflegt und der Pool so schön erfrischend. 2x waren kurz auch andere Leute am Pool aber dies war gar nicht störend. Der Vermieter sowie Claudio haben sich freundlich erkundigt wie es uns geht, ohne dabei aufdringlich zu sein. Wir erhielten sogar einen Tip zur Weinverkostung(Dievole), sehr zu empfehlen. Nach Siena braucht man nur 10 min mit dem Auto, die Lage ist also perfekt. Ich kann das Objekt nur empfehlen.
Einziges Manko sind wirklich die Nachbarn die pünktlich und täglich um 5 Uhr ihr Schiebetor öffnen.
Local attractions Dievole-Weinverkostung

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Lutz
Mature couple
München, Germany

Stay: June 2015
Wir sind total begeistert. Wir wurden unkompliziert aber herzlich empfangen. Das Haus ist super nett, klein aber fein. Der Garten und Pool sind herrlich gepflegt und im Haus ist alles was man braucht. Und sollten die Handtücher nicht reichen muss man es einfach sagen und es werden welche gebracht. Am 2. Tag kam Mama mit einem köstlichen Kuchen und Claudio ist immer sehr bemüht dass alles passt und dabei überhaupt nicht aufdringlich. Dass ab und zu junge Leute am Pool sind war überhaupt kein Problem, ganz im Gegenteil. Wir würden jederzeit wieder hinfahren um eine herrliche Woche in einem sehr schönen herzlichen Ambiente zu verbringen. Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit!
Local attractions es gibt so vielen schöne Orte und Restaurants da muss man nichts empfehlen. einfach ausprobieren

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Sebastian
Young couple
Freising, Germany

Stay: June 2015
Wunderschön eingerichtete Ferienwohnung und toll gestalteter Garten und Poolbereich. Man sollte evtl in der Beschreibung erwähnen, das sogar eine Waschmaschine da ist. Wir können auch die schlechte Meinung des Bades nicht nachvollziehen, da man bereits auf den Fotos sieht, dass es nicht das Größte ist. Es ist zugegebenermaßen etwas abenteuerlich zu duschen, macht aber Spaß.
Nicht gefallen wäre übertrieben aber: a) die Matratze ist etwas durchgelegen, b) die nachbargarage ist direkt angebaut, was nicht förderlich ist, wenn man etwas ausschlafen möchte, c) permanentes Hundegebell aus allen Himmelsrichtungen (nicht in unmittelbarer Nähe)
Local attractions Natürlich Siena, dort sollte man bei La Mossa (gut gelegen bei humanen Preisen und toller Qualität) und auch bei Trattoria La Torre (definitiv kultig) vorbeischauen

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Anonymous
Young couple
Chichester, United Kingdom

Stay: June 2015
This villa has a good location in that it is in a quiet area to one side of Siena, but yet with easy access to Siena itself, and local transport links (a dual carriage being very close for getting to much of Tuscany). There is a bus for Siena that goes from just over the main road direct to the centre.

The villa was clean inside, and for 2 people had good space allowance. The kitchen has all utensils you may need, and having a dishwasher is a definite bonus. You can park a car easily near the villa too. Garden was very neat and tidy and looked after. We sat and read in the garden a few times and it was very pleasant.
The bathroom was not great because of the design and in particular, the shower. If you are used to wet rooms, this may be ok but we weren't, and we just found it got dirty very quickly and everything was wet from using the shower.

If you are 5ft10 (178cm) like me, you may also find some difficulties as there are low roofs in the bathroom, but also the bed is not full size and if you sleep straight, this can be an issue.

We did have lots of ants everywhere too, but that was noted in many other reviews, and be wary to take some form of bug spray to avoid being bitten. Mosquito nets (as mentioned in other reviews) would be a real bonus to this villa. Make sure food is put away in storage.

The pool looks very nice but it was also very cold and ants all around the surrounds - we only used it twice during our visit (even when the sun is out).
Local attractions Nice restaurants in Siena. Lots of small hillside towns and villages at most 1 hour from it (Montepulciano was our favourite).
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

29.06.2015
The bathroom has an open shower - which is a little like a wet room. Thank you for telling us about the problems with ants - the owner has applied a treatment which has now dispelled them.
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Anonymous
Young couple
WARSZAWA, Poland

Stay: June 2015
Klimatyczne otoczenie. Spokój. Obsługa i wsparcie właścicieli.
Ze zdjeć wynika inne usytuowanie basenu względem willi.
Local attractions Centrum: Rynek w Sienie (il palio). W drodze do Centrum: Taverna obok marketu penny.

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Anonymous
Mature couple
London, United Kingdom

Stay: October 2014
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Anonymous
Young couple
Herent, Belgium

Stay: August 2014
The pool being private and fairly clean.
The garden was well taken care of, with barbecue tools ready.
A/C in the bedroom.
Dishwasher.
Too many mosquitos and no insect net on the windows.
Bathroom was too narrow and there was no shower cabin- the whole bathroom got soaked every shower time.
Towels provided were dirty- blood stains on them!!!
Kitchen utensils were too old & worn.
Local attractions Menchetti- the best pizza! Bakery shop next to the laundry shop on the way to Coop nearby. Small supermarket close to Arbia station- open on Sundays and has lovely pesto sauce and good wine (1.45 euro / bottle!!)
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

09.02.2015
To Tuscany recently visited the villa and the owner. The kitchen equipment has been replaced and replenished with what was needed. The bathroom is small(180cms high)but it is in keeping with the character of the house. It has an open shower - a little like a wet room but the owner has fitted a divider to contain the spray as much as possible. The owner was unhappy to hear about the poor standard of towels and has ensured they have been checked and are all now of good quality. They would like to ensure clients that they are on hand to help with anything.
Anonymous
Young couple
Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany

Stay: August 2014
Typisch toskanisches Haus
schöner Ausblick
schöner Garten
Kein Parkplatz vorgesehen
Nachbarn mähen regelmäßig morgens um 7:00 den Rasen
nachbarliches Garagen-Rolltor wird lautstark jeden morgen um 5:00 geöffnet
Local attractions Lieblingsausflugsziel: Siena Restaurants: Fehlanzeige !!!

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Martin
Mature couple
Stevenage, United Kingdom

Stay: August 2014
The pool is excellent, and the house really nice and rustic. Claudio and Jacopo were very helpful.
Local attractions We only ate out in Siena, the best restaurant by far was La Taverna di San Giuseppe on via Giuvanni Dupre , 2 mins walk off the main piazza del campo. Piazza del Campo is great to people watch, but be prepared to pay big for a drink or meal. The view from the Duomo tower is great, but expect a long queue in high season.
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Anonymous
Young couple
Minneapolis, United States of America

Stay: August 2014
The location was beautiful and easily accessible. You do not need a car if you stay here as it's well served by the Siena city bus line (#5) and has a grocery store withing walking distance if you do not want to go into Siena too frequently. The property, garden/patio area, and pool were all beautiful and the view was superb.

The kitchen area was also nice and having free on-site laundry was very convenient.

All in all, it was a beautiful slice of Tuscan living without too much hassle or confusion for people unfamiliar with the area.
The plumbing left a lot to be desired. There were also problems with bugs. It's semi-rural so that's expected to some degree, but there were large amounts of ants present most of the time in the kitchen area.

Also, it's not really a "private" pool. While there are no other renters to share it with, the owners use it frequently themselves. They usually stay out of the way when you're around, but they had one family get-together during our stay where little kids were using the pool all day.

That being said, the owners live in Siena and just use the property as a out-of-town vacation spot when they're not renting so they're not hovering over you all of the time (their grandmother does live right below the villa on the hillside though).
Local attractions The town of Taverne d'Arbia is small and doesn't offer much, but there is a Coop grocery store right down the street from the property. However, Siena is a 10-min drive away and the #5 bus has a stop on the main street outside of the hillside-area that the villa is on so it's very easy to get into town and experience everything there.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

31.12.2014
There was an extraordinary number of insects this season due to the weather conditions. As stated in the villa description, we have included this property in the private pool section although the owner's family may make occasional use of the pool.
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Anonymous
Adult family group
Pulderbos, Belgium

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

Stay: July 2014
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.
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.

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

31.12.2014
Unfortunately, there was an extraordinary amount of insects and mosquitoes this season due to the weather conditions.
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Anonymous
Young couple
Oberhausen, Germany

Stay: May 2014
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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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 in is 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 Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
No, it's not possible to have a Welcome Hamper 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 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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