Chianti Vistas

Authentic Italy - Green Vacations - Culinary Luminaries - For Wine Lovers - Family Lodgings

     
Character: Upscale Tuscan apartments on a small, friendly winery estate just south of Florence.
Advantages: Good central location; great views; very friendly hosts.
Location: 3 km from Cerbaia, near the Florence-Pisa superstrada and easy to find. Excellent location for visiting all parts of Tuscany. The Chianti wineries are all nearby, and Siena is under an hour's drive. Click here to see the map for Chianti Vistas.
Size: Ten apartments. Each is furnished with nice pieces and pretty fabrics. Studios have a living room with double sleep sofa, kitchenette and bathroom with shower. All others have a living/dining room with kitchenette, one or two double bedrooms and one or two bathrooms with shower.
Features: Satellite TV, telephone, safe, shared swimming pool and washing machine, excellent Tuscan restaurant.
Minimum stay: Saturday-to-Saturday; 3 nights also except in July and August.
Disadvantages: The property is secluded, but there are ten apartments so you won't have total privacy. If you're traveling with kids, this becomes an advantage!
Car needed: Yes.

It's hard to believe this property is just a stone's throw from Florence, when all around as far as the eye can see is an ocean of sunflowers, vineyards and cypress forests, broken only occasionally by a Tuscan stone farmhouse. To reach the enclave, you drive down a narrow "white road," as gravel roads are called in Italy. You soon see the cream-colored guest houses, carefully arranged on a gently sloping hill below the owners' elegant 17th-century villa. In just minutes, you have crossed an invisible threshold into another world of impeccably tended details and warm courteous hospitality.

Chianti Vistas is small, with only ten apartments. Their appointments are stunning, including color satellite TV with English language channels, direct-dial telephone, brand-new kitchens, terracotta floors, high wood-beamed ceilings, central heating and furniture painted in soothing pastel colors.

Each apartment features one or two double bedrooms, a large living room with sleep sofa and wooden dining table, a kitchenette, and a roomy bathroom with shower. Two of the larger apartments have two bathrooms. One-bedroom apartments measure 550 sq. ft.; two-bedrooms measure 700 sq. ft.

From the large swimming pool (open May 1-September 30), you will have a sweeping view of the Val di Pesa, which describes a crescent just south of Florence. You are sitting less than two miles from the official northwest border of Chianti Classico. This makes you perfectly positioned for day trips to all the hilltowns of Chianti as well as to Pisa (40 miles), Lucca (50 miles) and western Tuscany, Siena (40 miles), San Gimignano (30 miles) and southern Tuscany. Not to mention Florence, only 12 miles down the road. Your dashing young host, Cristiano, keeps his office filled with literature about local attractions, restaurants and events, which he is happy to share with you to help you plan several satisfying day trips from the farm.

     

Weekly Rates For 2014 (per apartment)
  One-Bedroom
One Bathroom
Two-Bedroom
One Bathroom
Two-Bedroom
Two Bathrooms
Low Season:
Jan. 7-May 31
Sept. 28-Dec. 22
691.00 EURO 816.00 EURO 871.00 EURO
Mid Season:
May 31-June 28
Aug. 30-Sept. 28
863.00 EURO 964.00 EURO 1032.00 EURO
High Season:
Jan. 1-7
June 28-Aug. 30
960.00 EURO 1070.00 EURO 1130.00 EURO
All weekly rentals are from Saturday-to-Saturday


Nightly Rates For 2014 (per apartment)
Three-Night Minimum Stay
(only between Saturdays, please)
  One-Bedroom
One Bathroom
Two-Bedroom
One Bathroom
Two-Bedroom
Two Bathrooms
Low Season:
Jan. 7-May 31
Sept. 28-Dec. 22
115.00 EURO 140.00 EURO 155.00 EURO
Mid Season:
May 31-June 28
Aug. 30-Sept. 28
135.00 EURO 150.00 EURO 165.00 EURO
High Season:
Jan. 1-7
June 28-Aug. 30
145.00 EURO 160.00 EURO 175.00 EURO


For this property:
Price includes: taxes, services, one set of linens, weekly cleaning, utilities except telephone and heating. A baby cot and highchair are available free of charge and must be reserved in advance.

Telephone: 21 Eurocents/minute (we recommend you use a phone card)
Heating: 10 Euro/day if used
Bike Rental: 10 Euro/day
Washing Machine: 5 Euro/wash
Extra linens:
10 Euro/bed and bath set; 6 Euro/towel set
Additional maid/babysitter: 10 Euro/hour

Italian, English and French spoken.
We regret no animals are allowed.
There is a restaurant on the property about 150 yards from the apartments. It is open year-round except Tuesdays, for dinner, as well as for lunch on Sundays. Click here to see a sample menu.

Check-in: 3-7pm
Check-out: by 9:30am
Refundable security deposit: 150 Euro in cash or travelers checks

Click here for information about private transfers to the property.

Please note that 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.