Standalone Villa - Family Lodgings - Green Vacations
This charming stone farmhouse is on a famous old estate just outside Florence and only 1.5 km from the little town of Lastra a Signa. It lies at the end of a long cypress-flanked lane, about 100 yards from the impressive Renaissance villa where the owners still reside and produce top-quality extra virgin olive oil. Although it began life as a humble abode for farm animals, Casetta (which means "cottage") is probably as close as anyone can come today to embodying what we picture when we say "Tuscan villa." This is thanks to a combination of excellent raw materials - terracotta, chestnut wood beams, stone and whitewashed walls - and the authentic furnishings, fabrics and framed prints your hostess Signora Paola has patiently collected over the years. Even the dishes in the cupboards are representative of those exhibited at the museum in nearby Montelupo.
The air-conditioned sleeping quarters are upstairs. Here you'll find a spacious double bedroom with big wardrobe, a panoramic twin bedroom with closet and luggage room, and a modern bathroom with walk-in shower. The twin beds can be made up to form a king-sized bed, so that this house is great for a family or for two couples. Both bedrooms face onto the house's private garden and have window screens.
|2016 Weekly Prices (for the house)|
Jan. 9-March 18
Oct. 8-Dec. 16
March 27-May 6
Sept. 24-Oct. 7
May 28-Sept. 9
Dec 17-Jan. 1, 2017
For this property:
Included in the price: all taxes, services, two set of linens, gas, electricity & water, air conditioning, weekly cleaning.
Not included: metered independent heating; optional extra linens, which cost 6 Euro/set; and optional extra cleaning or laundry, which costs 12 Euro/hour.
The swimming pool is open May 1-September 30.
Mountain bikes are available on the property, which also has a barbecue and private parking.
Golfers are welcome to use Signora Paola's membership at the prestigious Le Pavoniere and Ugolino Golf Clubs, which are nearby.
There is a restaurant 350 yards from the house (closed on Wednesdays).
A bank, drug store, food shops, supermarket and post office are all 1.5 km from the property.
Refundable security deposit: 500 Euro in travelers checks or cash
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Please note that you need a car to stay here.It is not possible to guarantee Internet access at any property, because the property does not generate the service, it merely provides access from a server. If the server experiences any kind of problem at all, the property regrets it cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent lack of service.