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Villa il Santo, Barberino Val d'Elsa - Florence

8 bedrooms 8 bathrooms 16 people Private Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 5

Villa Il Santo is a wonderfully luxury, Tuscan villa located in the Chianti between Florence and Siena. Perched on the edge of a cliff it has stunning views from several areas of the villa and the garden. The entire property is fenced and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

To one side of the villa, on a lower level which is completely fenced, is the beautiful pool that looks out towards the incredible views down the valley and onto the rolling hills beyond. Next to the pool is a small whirlpool, which also enjoys the excellent views.

The villa is on several floors. The ground floor is large and spacious, providing plenty of room for all guests. It is composed of two living areas. The smaller of the two is furnished with several comfortable sofas and armchairs. Plenty of light is provided by the large arched picture windows that look out to the views.

The second lounge although far more spacious has less comfortable sofas and furnishings. It, like the rest of the villa, has the traditional Tuscan terracotta tiles on the floor and the ceiling is of whitewashed wooden beams and terracotta tiles. Although the room is bright there are only a few small windows. Arches over stone steps lead into the smaller living area. There is a guest toilet to one side of the floor.

This part of the villa has a twin bedroom which can be made into a double if requested when booking. The room has plenty of space and is furnished with an armchair, small table and a wardrobe. To one side is a small, private hall which leads to the bathroom with shower.

A glass corridor leads to the second building of the villa where there is the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is a large modern room which is well equipped and perfect to prepare meals with the excellent local produce. It includes a big double fridge with separate freezer compartment, 8 gas hobs, two ovens, wine fridge and dishwasher. A large glass door leads into the courtyard where there is a dining table shaded by a pergola.

The dining room is a tasteful mix of modern and traditional Tuscan decor. The original stone walls are exposed providing the room with a countryside feel while a modern touch is provided by the large wooden table surrounded by designer chairs. It seats comfortably 16 people. Completing the floor is a laundry room and a guest toilet.

Stairs lead to the upper floor where a corridor runs around an open floor that looks down onto the dining table. On this floor are two double bedrooms, with an en-suite bathroom with shower.

The two bedrooms are on either side of the stairs, providing each room with privacy. Each is furnished with a wardrobe and an armchair. The windows of both rooms overlook the gardens of the villa and the forests that surround it.

Going back into the main house there are stairs to the first floor. Here there is a lounge with fireplace. It is furnished with several armchairs and a triple sofa. Large arched windows look out onto the breathtaking Tuscan views.

There are three bedrooms on the floor. One is a twin room which can be made into a double if requested when booking. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom is a double, also with an en-suite bathroom with shower. The third bedroom is a large, spacious double bedroom. In one corner is a fireplace ideal for the cooler romantic nights. En-suite is a big bathroom with shower. All the bedrooms have a wardrobe.

The fourth bedroom in the main house is on the second floor. It is the master bedroom with a beautiful double bed, chest of drawers, a fireplace and a walk-in wardrobe. En-suite is a spacious bathroom which has a shower and a stone bathtub.

Next to the pool is a studio cottage. This is a single room with a comfortable double bed on one side, a double sofa to the other side and a small kitchen unit useful to prepare drinks, a snack or breakfast. En-suite is a bathroom with shower. The cottage is accessed from the garden, it does not have direct access to the main house.

The gardens of the villa are very well maintained with pretty lawns and local plants. There are several furnished terraces and outside sitting areas on different levels of the property, providing plenty of areas to relax in the shade or sun while enjoying the incredible views.

The double beds cannot be made into twins. The twin rooms can be made into doubles, this must be requested when booking.

Air-conditioning is included in the price, however all windows have mosquito screens.

2 hours daily cleaning (except Sundays and festivities), change of bed linen every Saturday and towel changes on Tuesdays and Saturdays is provided.

There is a complimentary dinner on arrival day.

There are tennis courts nearby which are free for guests to use.

Availability must be confirmed with the owner before we can complete a booking in this house.

The fenced pool is located on a terraced area in the garden below the villa. It is completely fenced and is surrounded by a paved terracotta deck to one side and a small but lovely lawn to the other. From this area there are fantastic, wide open views of the Tuscan countryside. There is also a hot-tub next to the pool with 4 seats.

Roman steps provide easy access into the clear, refreshing water, and a small whirlpool located to one side gives an ideal place to relax while enjoying the view. Comfortable sunbeds are dotted along the lawn.
The pool is 10x5 metres and 1.40 metres deep. It is open from mid-May to mid-October, weather permitting.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Furnished garden
Furnished terrace
Hot tub
Fire place (open)
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
Fully equipped kitchen
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Ironing board
Baby cot
Cook on request - extra cost
En suite bathrooms
Pets welcome
Fenced property
Cooking Courses
Mid week maid service included
Swimming pool - 10x5 mtrs, 1.4 mtrs deep. Open from mid-May to mid-October (weather permitting)
Parking - available on site
Approach road - last 200mtrs of good unpaved road

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 1500 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.

Approach road - last 200mtrs of good unpaved road

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

Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

Weekly linen, tea 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: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Optional extra costs: Air conditioning is included in the weekly price. 

Concierge Service
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What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
31 Mar - 02 Jun 2018
16065 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 19 May - 02 Jun. Save 2410 US Dollar
02 Jun - 29 Sep 2018
19575 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 02 Jun - 29 Sep. Save 2936 US Dollar
29 Sep - 03 Nov 2018
16065 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 29 Sep - 03 Nov. Save 2410 US Dollar
03 Nov - 29 Dec 2018
11408 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 03 Nov - 24 Nov. Save 1712 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
13500 US Dollar
05 Jan - 30 Mar 2019
11745 US Dollar
30 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
16335 US Dollar
01 Jun - 28 Sep 2019
19845 US Dollar
28 Sep - 02 Nov 2019
16335 US Dollar
02 Nov - 21 Dec 2019
11745 US Dollar
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
13500 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room
Annex Ground

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 50km - 0h 48m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 89km - 1h 19m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 133km - 1h 34m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Certaldo: 11km - 0h 18m
  • Colle val D'elsa: 17km - 0h 22m
  • Montespertoli: 21km - 0h 29m

Any duration

Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)

7 nights from
9696 to 16639 US Dollar

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