The villa, a 2-storey house, with its unusual long rectangular shape, is built with ancient stones and is part of an estate situated near the pretty village of Montaione, just 5 km away from the Golf club of Castelfalfi and 15 minutes from the famous town of San Gimignano.
The property is surrounded by a lush garden with a 9 x 14 meter panoramic swimming pool. The gardens in front of the villa offer a breathtaking view over the surrounding countryside. A stone staircase (two flights of stairs) lead down to the swimming pool area from the entrance to the villa which is also close to the loggia, the ideal place to dine outside or simply relax after a swim. Behind the swimming pool there is a cabin with a bathroom and 3 dressing-rooms one of which with a big a shower cabin. The vineyards and olive groves which surround the house offer guests the ideal place to relax and take a walk.
There are no neighbouring houses in a radius of 2 kms and the street to reach the property is private. The villa is located in the heart of Tuscany making it the ideal place for people seeking a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the usual city life whilst at the same time still being close to all the main attractions and amenities in the local area.
Villa Montaione is an independent 2-storey villa featuring spacious lounge areas for relaxation, elegant dining rooms for entertaining, a billiard room, a very spacious fully equipped kitchen and 9 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, sleeping up to 17 people and a guest toilet on the ground floor. The villa offers all the comforts for a pleasant and welcoming stay. On the ground floor the entrance hall leads to the green sitting room and to the main hall that is connected to the billiard-room and to the library.
On the other side there is a large dining room, the hunting hall with big fireplace, a study, the fully equipped kitchen and a guest bathroom with toilet. Also on this floor you will find the first twin bedroom and bathroom which is suitable for disabled people. A big stone staircase located into the green sitting room leads to the first floor. On this floor you will find the remaining 8 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. In total there are 3 twin bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and 4 doubles. All of the bedrooms have private bathrooms (some are very spacious) with shower stalls whilst one of the bathrooms has a bathtub.
All the bedrooms on the first floor are equipped with air conditioning.
The villa, which has been recently renovated, is perfect for large groups who wish to experience living in a classic Tuscan villa. It's location, near San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence and Siena is perfect for sightseeing and doing many other activities such as wine tasting, horse riding, shopping and much more.
The property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.
Pets are allowed on request.
Included in the price: Final cleaning; cleaning of the bedrooms 6 days (excluding Sundays) between 10.00 am and 13.00 pm (different hours can be arranged on request); linen change on Saturday and Wednesday; pool towels; wine tasting and tour at Fattoria Dianella in Vinci.
Excluded from the price: Baby sitter (€ 15.00/hour). Cot (€ 50.00/week). High chair (€ 25.00/week). Extra bed (€ 100.00/week). Gas consumption (for cooking and heating) will be calculated according to the fuel used to heat the house upon guests' arrival and departure. The gas used for heating water costs € 6.48 per unit. Weekly electricity consumption in excess of 450 Kw/h is charged at € 0.45/Kwh. Breakfast (€ 15.00 per person per day). Dinner/lunch (€ 45.00 per person - wine not included). Meals must be ordered from the manager at least 48 hours in advance. Lunches will be served between 12.00 am and 2.00 pm, and dinners between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm. Arrival shopping service (€ 50.00 + the price of the requested products). Extra cleaning (€ 15.00/hour). Extra sheets € 5.00 per person, extra towels € 5.00 per person; extra pool towels € 5.00 each. Shuttle service from/to the airport. Guided tours. Driver. Tourist tax (the amount usually varies from € 1.00 to € 2.00 per person per night and will be requested upon arrival).
Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay upon arrival (cash) 1.500,00€ security deposit, which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.
Events and wedding ceremonies: events and weddings can take place in Villa Montaione, with an extra fee to be agreed with the villa staff.
The villa is located along the Via Francigena (the ancient pilgrimage route that goes from Rome and Canterbury, passing through England, France, Switzerland and Italy), just 15 minutes from San Gimignano, 45 minutes from Siena, and just under 1 hour from Florence. Thanks to it’s ideal location guests are in easy driving distance of all the main tourist attractions in Tuscany. During your holiday we recommend you visit Florence, Siena, Lucca, Monteriggioni, Volterra and San Gimignano with its amazing towers and maybe the best ice-cream in the world. The villa is also less than 40 minutes from Pisa’s International airport Galileo Galilei. Regarding the local area the nearest grocery shop is just 1 km away (at the end of the private street) and the nearest village is Montaione (10 minutes).
There is a bigger supermarket which is also on Sunday at 10 minutes from the villa. Moreover the area offers plenty of excellent restaurants which serve typical Tuscan dishes and there is a nearby pizzeria which offers only organic pizzas. For those who like truffles there is a restaurant that specializes in truffle dishes and there you will be totally spoilt for choice. Montaione offers nice traditional art and craft shops, quality food shops.
Other activities available in the area include horse riding (6 kms), golf courses (9 kms), tennis court (1 kms), wine tasting (the owners of Villa Montaione produce wine and oil and the villa is surrounded by their olive groves and vineyards; guests have the possibility of a wine tasting at the villa or in the historical wine cellars of Villa Dianella Fucini, sister hotel). There is local spa for beauty treatments and massages. Guests can also rent bikes, go quad riding and book an original Vespa sightseeing tour among the Tuscan hills. Finally "shopping addicts" can spend a day at one of the main outlets the area; at Barberino del Mugello (1,5 hours) there is the Barberino Designer Outlet (brands: Prada, Missoni, CK, Missoni, John Ashfield..) and the Mall (brands: Ferragamo, Ungaro, La Perla, Valentino, Yves St. Laurent and so on). There is also the Valdichiano Designer Outlet at the Siena exit of the A1 motorway which has a range of top brands and designer names.
Collection of CD's and DVD's
Wireless Internet Connection
Fireplaces in some of the living rooms
Pets allowed upon prior request