The kitchen with the sofa bedThe wide garden and the entrance of the house

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Fantastic place. in the centre of Tuscany.
Ideal for relax and to visit Florence, Siena, Arezzo and towns and landscape unique in the world (Chianti e Val d'Orcia) famous for local wines, olive oil and cheese. Reachable by public transport.

The space

Il Gelso

1 house at the ground floor composed by 1 kitchen with sofa bed, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with shower
Max 4 people
Cot and high chair available on request.
Indipendent entrance
Garden shared with a dining outdoor table and chairs. In the garden you can find shadows, trees and flowers, and fruit trees.
Swimming pool shared large 6 mt x 12 mt (open from 1 jun to 30 september).
Free parking.
Property is wide and is composed by three indipendent apartments. If you find a busy schedule please verify the availability of the other two apartnents: Chianti 1 (managed by Mauro) and Chianti 3 (managed by his sister Paola).

Il Gelso is situated near Ambra, a little medieval town which you can get easily by foot.
Within walking distance ( 10 minutes by foot) you can find two restaurants, three pizzerie, also take away, several shops and a minimarket.
Supermarket at 10 km (Bucine).
Ipermarket (Ipercoop) at 20 km (Montevarchi).

Il Gelso is situated in uncontaminated area, within a wildlife reserve (faunistic reserve). Sometimes you can see pheasants, hares and roe deers while it's to see swallows during the night and fireflies in the night.
Quiet, in the country, windy.
No too hot

Located in the Chianti aretino, in the centre of Tuscany (Italy). Near Florence (1 hour by car or by train), Arezzo and Siena (both within 30 minutes, the former by car o by train and the later by car or by bus).
The nearest railway station in situated in Bucine.
Other beutitul towns easy do visit not too far: Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Bagno Vignone, Montalcino, Cortona, Assisi e Perugia.
You can visti the beautiful landscape of Val d'Orcia (UNESCO's patrimony) and the Chianti shire, well known for its wine production.

At 15 km the hot and termal water of Rapolano Terme with two termal estabilishments (Antica Querciolaia and San Giovanni). Special prices at Antica Querciolaia for our guests.

If you love sea, in one hour and half, you can reach the coast and its free beaches.
If you love mountain you can reach Monte Amiata (more than 1.700 mt).

For shopping near there are the PRADA's outlet (Levane), selling directly from the factory to customers, the Valdichiana's Outlet (Foiano della Chiana) and the luxury outlet THE MALL near Leccio-Reggello.

In a few words. Il Gelso is the ideal location to spend your holiday in relax but also, if you wish, to visit beatifull towns and landascapes.

Guest access

Swimming pool, garden with table and chairs, barbecue, parking.

Other things to note

Additional cost in case of heating.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $6 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)

Swimming pool
Open from 1 jun to 30 september. Well lighted in the night.   
Depth swimming pool mt. 1,40 and not monitored, pay attention.
Forbidden punge into. Forbidden introduce animals in the swimming area.
Access young people only under adult supervision. Wait three hours after the meal before bath.
Walking away from swimming area in case of bad weather.
Don't smoke inside.
Additional cost in case of heating.


This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

38 Reviews

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Pedro User Profile
October 2016
What a wonderful place! I spent 5 days in the quiet tranquility of this apartment. Beautiful scenery, a pool & a free bottle of wine & olive oil upon arrival made the stay a cut above other Airbnbs. Mauro was so helpful, emailing me in advance loads of useful information about the surrounding area, what to see, do and how best to get there. I would definitely stay here again if I'm in Tuscany.

Kate User Profile
September 2016
I spent 10 days at Il Gelso with my boyfriend and we had a really brilliant time. The house itself was nice and clean and had everything we needed. The pool was big and maintained well. The area itself was very peaceful but the town of Ambra was within walking distance and has an amazing restaurant - La Corte di Bacco. Il Cuore di Pizza was also delicious, though much more casual. Definitely need a car to get around. There are many great day trips which you can make from Ambra. Mauro was extremely helpful and attentive, even making us a doctor's appointment when we needed it. He even provided us with local olive oil and wine as an arrival gift. Would definitely recommend / return!

Jasmine User Profile
September 2016
Il Gelso was an outstanding experience I would do again in a heartbeat. Pietro and Mauro were extremely attentive and kind hosts as well as very informative of the local area. We were lucky to have such a warm stay in a central part of Tuscana and look forward to seeing Pietro and Mauro again in the future. Grazie mille Pietro e Mauro!

Do User Profile
August 2016
The appartment is very spacious and has all you need. Big pool , big garden and very calm location. Little town of Ambra is very charming. Mauro and Pietro where very kind , they send a lot of information about excursions by mail before you arrive, this was very helpful for planning our trip. We certainly recommend to visit this location.

Maciej User Profile
July 2016
Me and my wife had a fantastic time at Mauro's place. From the moment of the reservation till the last moment of our stay we felt very welcomed and taken care of by Mauro and Pietro. Local wine and olive oil from from Mauro's own production was waiting for us-the best olive oil we've had! House itself is beautiful and has everything you need to make you feel like at your own home. The garden and swimming pool is great! All the beautiful places of Tuscany are also very near so that you can visit them easily-Pietro very kindly gives all the detailed information on the best places to visit. The closest town is Ambra that we simply fell in love with - kindest people, shops and our favorite Bar della Piazza! To sum it all up we will definitely be back there :-)

Leanne User Profile
July 2016
We had a great stay at Mauros apartment. Everything you could need was there and Pietro Mauros brother in law spoke great English to answer all our questions and give us information on the area. The pool was also a welcome treat after the long days of exploring the Tuscan countryside and neighboring cities. Great spot to use as a home base as it's very central. Would definitely recommend it!

Rita User Profile
June 2016
Mauro's place was simply perfect! I cannot imagine better place for relaxing! The house,the garden, and the pool were awesome with perfect view! We enjoyed every single moment! Our host was welcoming us with fine wines! We got many information about great restaurants, great tours. They helped us to find a place to watch the football games! We got anwers for all of our questions immediately! This was our best airbnb experience, thanks for everything!

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Ambra, Italy · Joined in March 2013
Mauro User ProfileMauro is a superhost.

Hello I'm Mauro!
I love this land and I have spent all my life here.
I was born here and I cultivate the lands around the house, the wineyard and the olive trees, as my parents did before me, and before them, the parents of my parents and so on.
The colonic house is really large; I live in a part and the rest is for my guests!
Every apartments has indipendent entrance and the garden is very wide so privacy has assured.
For anythings you need it will be enough to knok on my door.
I hope you will stay well here as at home.
I've named the house as The Gelso for the great tree you will find on the right of the house coming from the access way.
The Gelso is an ancient and typical tuscan colonic house. It was built at the end of '800 and renovated several times in the last 40 years. In the early '70s the part with the terrace was added and more recently interiors have been renovated. He kept the look simple and welcoming, with a beautiful and wide garden where you can use the barbecue. Next to the garden was built the pool where you can enjoy the sun for the entire day. Close to Ambra within walking distance. Located in the heart of Tuscany you can easily reach Florence, Siena, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Volterra, Chianti, Val d'Orcia and the coast as well as Perugia and Assisi. Many of these resorts are international heritage of UNESCO.

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About the home

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