Facing the beautiful XIX Century Farm of Splandole, farm of historic importance and symbol of the Crete Senesi area, we have comfortable and graciously appointed apartment with a view of the valley below.
Unique portion of the Podere Le Splandole is located in the hearth of the relaxing Senese countryside. The view from this property is breath-taking. The house can host up to 4 people and is made of a living room, large kitchen two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Private car access is available.
The Guest can have access to the Podere garden and courtyard.
Interaction with Guests
Not only tourist information on Siena and surrounding on are provided by the Host but also practical information on restaurant, SPA and Market.
Fully details map are provided, Several tour maps are located in the apartments to enjoy by car, bicycle or trekking,
Situated between Siena and Asciano, thanks to careful restoration lasting a number of years, in 2011 Podere Le Splandole was returned to its previous splendour.
Since then it has offered its guests the opportunity to enjoy peace and tranquillity in an historic setting of great beauty.
Podere Le Splandole is located 6 km south from Siena in the heart of a the regional green park of "Crete Senesi".
It is the perfect location to easily reach Chianti region, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montalcino and all the world wide famous Tuscany wineries.
The Podere is on the top of a Crete hill but you can reach good Tuscan restaurants, bar, pool in less then 2 minute by car.
Other Things to Note
The Crete Senesi refers to an area of the Italian region of Tuscany to the south of Siena. It consists of a range of hills and woods among villages and includes the comuni of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d'Arbia, Rapolano Terme and San Giovanni d'Asso, all within the province of Siena.
Crete senesi are literally ‘Senese clays’, and the distinctive grey colouration of the soil gives the landscape an appearance often described as lunar. This characteristic clay, known as mattaione, represents the sediments of the Pliocene sea which covered the area between 2.5 and 4.5 million years ago. Nearby is also the semi-arid area known as the Accona Desert.
Perhaps the most notable edifice of this area is the monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
The region is known for its production of white truffles, and hosts a festival and a museum dedicated to the rare fungus (genus Tuber).
In absence of the house owner the house keys must be left in the wood box that is in front of the main entrance door.
When the clients are leaving the apartment the house keys must be taken out from the keyhole of the entrance door.
Only one heavy power household appliance at time: can be switch on that means for example don't power on the hair dryer together with the kitchen oven, or with the washing machine.
The house has to be left as found, any extra cost for the cleaning will be charged from the deposit.
At the end of the holiday the house has to be left at the time agreed in order to give time to the cleaning lady to do her job, any delay will be charged from the deposit.
The client takes responsibility to communicate immediately any damage or extradinary event to the house, and to look after the house and contents as carefully as possible.
The owner takes no responsibility for injuries which occur in or around the house to persons or property.
I have to say my great experience started from the time I've booked our stay at Le Splandole. Michele was very nice and made an inquiry about our plans. Usually I ask the owners myself and get some recommendations back. But Michele is not an ordinary host, he sent me very details directions, descriptions, recommendations for places, restaurants, grocery stores, local markets even before I've got a chance to ask. We tried so many delicious things from "Consorzio Agrario" in Siena, enjoyed great time in thermal pools, visited beautiful places and tasted local wine. Not to mention the apartment made us feel like home, it is beautifully decorated and filled with so many interesting books. From our 15 days journey around Italy I can with no doubt say this was the place all four of us enjoyed the most. It was a pleasure to be Michele's guest!
The house, environment and hospitality of Michele was great! We really enjoyed the stay and would recommend it to everyone who is looking for a relaxed stay to explore the Toscana region.
We stayed with 2 small kids and the house was perfect and comfortable and cosy.
Michele was very helpful and caring.
We had a wonderful and comfortable stay in Michele's place. It is as the pictures shown here.
Michele was very kind, responsible and friendly. He prepared a detailed map for us to the house and recommended us many places to visit, with all the guides prepared in the house.
Besides, he was so helpful to do our laundry as the washing machine broke down.
It is a good place to stay if you just want to escape from the main tourists places. Short drive to Sienna and few other small villages. 1 hr plus drive to Florence.
Thank you Michele again for providing us with such a comfortable place to stay.
Abbiamo trascorso un bellissimo week end presso il podere Le Splandole. Siamo stati molto contenti un posto molto bello tranquillo e abbondantemente sopra le aspettative. Un ringraziamento particolare a Michele per la Sua disponibilità e cortesia .
The host did an excellent job of maintaining communication about the apartment and the area before we arrived. There was a welcome gift of wine, cheese and salami waiting for us in the apartment and he met us soon after we arrived to give us a welcome in person. The property was exactly as described and the area is lovely and secure. The apartment is very well stocked with anything you could need and very comfortable.
Michele was friendly and helpful. He gave us a lot of advice on where to go and eat. Thanks to him we went to a bath at the end of one of the days and watched the sun set sitting in a thermal bath.
He had lots of information about the surrounds in the house.
The house was lovely with great views. My wife and kids loved it and so did I. Would stay here again.
Location is perfect to explore Sienna, Chianti and even Florence.
We had a wonderful time at le Splandole and Michele is an amazing host. I have met nothing but nice people through AirBnB, but Michele was on another level of nice. He sent us excellent directions on how to find the apartment, it was the easiest key handoff I have ever had. He also sent us recommendations that were terrific for just about everything, from restaurants to food shopping, to where to park in Sienna, etc. When the washing machine broke down, he ran 2 loads of laundry for us at his house.
The apartment was impeccably clean, the mattresses comfortable and recent, the views incredible. The photographs are completely accurate.
I recommend le Splandole unconditionnally.