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San Martino, Certaldo - Florence and Chianti

4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 6 to 8 guests Private Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Retreat to this quiet spot high in the vine-covered hills south-west of Florence. It’s a peaceful place yet also a gateway to the best this area has to offer. Close by is Certaldo. You’ll find plenty of shops in which to stock up your holiday larder in this lively town, but it should be the first stop on your sightseeing tour, too – take the funicular up to the old walled settlement and stroll its medieval lanes. Add to your shopping list a bottle of wine made in one of the many local vineyards or from the prized wineries of Chianti Classico, a short drive away. And add to your itinerary a great day out. Where will you go? Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra are just a few of the fantastic places to explore.

This old stone villa is one of two properties, but a screen of trees ensures total privacy. There are plenty of wow factors here, perhaps the most stunning of which is the large pool and its sundeck, just a few steps from the house, cradled by ancient olive trees. Other lovely spots in this graceful garden include the pergola overlooking the pool, a charming location for an aperitif. And we suspect the patio behind the house, with its views of the olive grove, will become a favourite place to gather for lunch and dinner.

The villa is as comfortable as it is easy on the eye thanks to a contemporary refurbishment that has allowed the original features to shine, as well as gentle country-cottage styling in a palette of pretty pastels. Downstairs is a huge living and dining area, with beautiful terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and a traditional hearth, off which open arches lead to a well-equipped kitchen. The open-plan design and the large windows and French doors make it a bright and airy space.

Upstairs, you’ll find four bedrooms, one of which is a suite, with bathroom, dressing area, and mezzanine sleeping quarters tucked in the eaves. A further double en-suite provides another lovely room to haggle over, while the two further bedrooms, one double, one twin, sharing a family bathroom, are located beyond a door for extra privacy. That extra touch adds ultimate flexibility, making it a great choice whatever the shape of your group. Family, friends or a mix of both, you’ll all enjoy a memorable holiday here.

Ground Floor

Diner/ Lounge

Glass display cabinet, sofas, armchairs, coffee table, fireplace, TV, pizza oven, desk and chair, sideboard, side table, table and chairs, laundry cupboard with washing machine, French doors to garden, garden with gazebo and a large table with chairs, wicker sofa, stool and armchair.

Kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen, 5 ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, side table.

Bathroom
Sink, shower, bidet, WC.

First Floor

Bedroom 1

Double bed (cannot be converted into a twin), bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe.

En-suite bathroom
Sink, shower, bidet, WC.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (cannot be converted into a twin), bedside tables, chair, chest of drawers, wardrobe, mosquito screen.

Bedroom 3
2 single beds (can be converted into a double), bedside table, desk, chair, mosquito screen.

Bathroom
Sink, shower, bidet, WC.

Suite

Lounge

Bench, wardrobe, stairs to the mezzanine floor.

En-suite bathroom
Sink, shower, bidet, WC.

Mezzanine Floor (low ceiling)

Bedroom 4
Double bed (cannot be converted into a twin), bedside table.
Begane grond

Private Pool:
Length: 12 meters
Width: 5 meters
Depth: 1.3 - 1.8 meters
Entrance: Roman steps
Opening times: Open all year
Fenced: No
Furnished:  Double hammock swing sunbeds, sun loungers, pergola with a table and chairs
Cleansed: Chlorine
Distance from villa: 25 meters


Facilities

Dog Friendly
Flexible dates
Washing Machine
Internet
Barbecue
Garden
Terrace
Lounge
Fire place
TV
Kitchen
Dishwasher
Fridge/ Freezer
Microwave
Oven
Filter coffee maker
Stove top
Dishes/Utensils
Ensuite bathrooms
Infant bed/chair
Hairdryer
Espresso maker
Mosquito screens
Fans
Safe
Pool towels
Bed linen and towels
No smoking

Villa rates

  • 2024
  • 2025
Date range
7 night price
04 May - 06 Jul 2024
$3,510
06 Jul - 31 Aug 2024
$3,929
31 Aug - 28 Sep 2024
$3,510
28 Sep - 09 Nov 2024
$1,964
09 Nov - 21 Dec 2024
$1,688
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2024
$3,510
Date range
7 night price
28 Dec - 04 Jan 2025
$3,618
04 Jan - 22 Mar 2025
$1,742
22 Mar - 03 May 2025
$2,025
03 May - 05 Jul 2025
$3,618
05 Jul - 30 Aug 2025
$4,043
30 Aug - 27 Sep 2025
$3,618
27 Sep - 08 Nov 2025
$2,025
08 Nov - 20 Dec 2025
$1,742
20 Dec - 03 Jan 2026
$3,618

Local charges

Tourist tax: 1,50 € per person, per night for the first 6 nights, some exemptions apply

Dog up to 30kg: stay for free

Charged based on usage: Heating Villa

Arrival guide

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. 

Approach road: Unpaved, uneven, high clearance vehicle recommended

Parking: Private, onsite parking - 3-4 uncovered spaces


Layout (190 sqm)

Ground floor
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Dining Room
First floor
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom

Villa location

The nearest airports:
  • Airport Florence: 38km - 0h 45m
  • Airport Pisa: 74km - 1h 04m
  • Airport Bologna: 125km - 1h 32m
The nearest local amenities:
  • Montespertoli: 8km - 0h 14m
  • Certaldo: 8km - 0h 15m
  • Castelfiorentino: 10km - 0h 16m
Florence and Pisa airports are both about an hour’s drive. The villa is in a rural location, 2km from the main road along a track that is partly unpaved. The town of Certaldo is 9km away and has a good variety of shops and amenities. Poggibonsi, about a half-hour drive, also has stores, banks and chemists. For an evening out, Osteria di Casa Chianti is a recommendable restaurant with a panoramic terrace, 5km from the villa in the direction of Fiano.

Guest reviews: San Martino

4,7/5 Score from 8 reviews - Excellent (8 Client reviews)
Anonymous
May 2024
Young couple
Oberalm, Austria Oberalm, Austria
Guest villa score
5/5
To Tuscany team comments for this review:
Wir schätzen Ihre 5-Sterne Bewertung sehr. Vielen Dank!

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Duration nights

Any size

Number of Guests

adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

infants Under 2


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