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.
Our stay at Le Splandole was perfect in every way. Michele was a generous and thoughtful host, sending driving directions in advance, along with very helpful recommendations, and he even welcomed us the night we arrived. I cannot thank Michele enough for his hospitality, and I will recommend Le Splandole to anyone looking for a quiet home-base in Tuscany.
This was our very first AIR BNB experience and our breath was simply taken away as we drive up the road (thinking this cannot possibly be it!!!) but to our surprise it was and how we enjoyed it .. We were so welcomed by Michele as everyone else has mentioned he provides any information you need to make your stay a memorable one - the views from each window are something you'd see in a beautiful movie ! Thank you Michele we loved the villa
Un accueil des plus sympathiques autour d'une bouteille de vin et de quelques bonnes spécialités pour l'accompagner !
Michele a été très prévenant pour notre accueil et nous a fourni de nombreux conseils pour bien organiser notre venue et notre séjour ! La maison est très bien placée au milieu des collines de la Toscane. Dépaysement garanti par la vue offerte de chaque fenêtre ! Pour ce qui est de l'équipement rien à redire, c'est très fonctionnel et propre.
Un séjour (trop) court qui ne nous a pas permis de faire plus ample connaissance mais qui nous a surtout donné très envie de retourner chez Michele et sa famille pour leur gentillesse et pour découvrir un peu plus cette très belle région.
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 .