typical Villa surrounded by green

House - Entire home/apt · Località Marmoraia, Comune di Colle Val d'Elsa , Siena, Tuscany 53034, Italy

Typical Tuscan House situated in an ancient hamlet in the area of Siena countryside. The Villa with private swimming pool has 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, living room and private garden equipped with chairs and sun beds.

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Typical Tuscan House situated in an ancient hamlet in the area of Siena countryside. The Villa with private swimming pool has 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, living room and private garden equipped with chairs and sun beds.

The Space

General description:
From a tiny hamlet that dates back to 1047 ad, the views of Monte Maggio seem drawn on the horizon. The Montagnola region, just 30 minutes northwest of Siena, offers excellent mountain biking and hiking on its rugged yet welcoming terrain.
The entire hamlet consists of this villa, four other stone structures and a Romanesque church. Behind this house there is a garden with a private swimming pool, a furnished patio and a gazebo overlooking the ruins of an ancient tower and even San Gimignano on a clear day. The views from this hilly terrain extend beyond the trees into the surrounding countryside.
Simple rustic furnishings, tile floors and beamed ceilings adorn this home. The house is equipped with a washer, use of a shared clothes dryer, screens on all of the windows and satellite television. Guests have use of a shared dryer located in an outdoor laundry room. Firewood is included in the price. Maid service and meals are available if reserved when booking. Parking is 50 yards from the house.
Colle Val dElsa, within a 15 minute drive, has a supermarket, restaurants and shops. Within 30 minute drives are Siena and San Gimignano. Castellina in Chianti is 45 minutes away, and Volterra or Florence are both within an hour by car.

internal description
Ground floor: Five steps down to living room with TV and CD player. Four steps up to kitchen with stove top, microwave and fridge. One bedroom with a queen size bed. One small bedroom with two single beds and doors to small furnished patio. One bathroom with shower. Laundry room with washing machine.

First floor: Eat-in kitchen with stove top, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, wood stove, TV and CD player. Two bedrooms each with a queen size bed. One bathroom with shower.
Outdoor utility room with shared dryer.

Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Bedroom 1
Twin size bed, shared bathroom with shower , private access to outdoor patio

Bedroom 2
Queen size bed, shared bathroom with shower


Bedroom 3
Queen size bed, shared bathroom with shower

Bedroom 4
Queen size bed, shared bathroom with shower

On Request:
Morning housekeeping service
Staff to cook and serve lunch/dinner
Babysitting service

Shopping and dining: There is a restaurant within two miles. There are dining and shopping options, including a supermarket in Colle dElsa, a 15 minute drive away.
Golf: Golf Club Siena, open year round, is within a 40 minute drive in San Rocco a Pilli.
Tennis: Courts are available in Colle Val dElsa, 15 minutes away.
Outdoor Activities: This area, known as the Montagnola Senese, is made up of lush forest and small medieval villages. Hiking and walking trails are found throughout the area.
Open air markets: Morning markets are held in Colle Val dElsa on Fridays, in Casole dElsa on the first and third Monday of each month and in Siena on Wednesdays.
Attention we rent the property from Saturday to Saturday in July and August. In other periods at least for 5 nights stay.

Guest Access

Features & Amenities:
Satellite TV
Microwave oven
Coffee Machine

Outdoor Features:
Swimming pool (14 X 6 mt/ h 1,40 cm Open from end of May, end of September)
External parking place

The Neighborhood

Getting There:
Rental car recommended

Getting around

0,5 Km of unpaved road
3 Km restaurant
15 Km Colle Val d’Elsa
22 Km Siena
27 Km San Gimignano
68 Km Firenze

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $281
Cleaning Fee: $154
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • A wonderful, modern apartment in the heart of Siena. A little noisy because of the Palio but we felt in the heart of the action. A spectacular view from the kitchen and we were given food recommendations upon arrival.

    July 2014
  • My husband and I, along with two other couples and an infant stayed for a week at La Piana. I emailed with Graziella various times before our stay to confirm all of the details. When we arrived, Tamara checked us in with a mix of Italian and French (within our group we could piece it all together so it was no problem). The house was fantastic! It was much larger than it appeared to be in the pictures and was close to so many of the surrounding towns. The area is incredibly beautiful and the house was perfectly located. We had more than enough space for all 7 of us. The pool area was fantastic and had a great view. Even better was the upstairs terrace! The pictures definitely don't do it justice. We were also able to walk into Monticchiello for dinners (everyone in our group would highly recommend La Posta!). Make sure you ask for very specific directions to the house as our GPS and the address that was given did not take us to the right spot. Otherwise, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone going to Tuscany!

    June 2014
  • My fiancé and I spent 5 nights here in September and we were amazed at how beautifully designed the house was and the surrounding gardens and views! It was also located far away from any noise or traffic. It wasnt far from many of the big towns which made it the perfect location also. The house had everything we needed and Simone, who worked on the winery, was a great host and very friendly and helpful and easy going. There is also a beautful house nearby which sleeps more people, but If you're as lucky as we were, you may have the whole place to yourself, including the pool!
    Cannot fault this accommodation, highly recommended!!

    September 2013
  • We never met Graziella; her father takes care of the premises. He is a gruff, inhospitable person uninterested in making guests feel welcome. He made us leave a 150 Euro deposit although we had already paid; this was not written in the house rules. Graziella had written that we would have to pay a 35 Euro fee for final cleaning, which was fine with us, but when we left, her father scolded us for leaving the dishes unwashed and said we would have to pay extra, which led to a ridiculous misunderstanding that had to be cleared up by a phone call to Graziella since her father does not speak English. Instead of listening to my complaint, Graziella talked at the same time until I finally had to hang up because we were going to be late for our plane. That said, the surroundings are perfectly beautiful, the pool is nice, the location is wonderful. The apartment we stayed in was in need of renovation; the shower didn't drain properly and all the fixtures were old and unattractive. I have stayed in nicer apartments for the same price in this area. Above all, a good host can make mediocre accommodations welcoming, but an unwelcoming host can make the most luxurious accommodations unappealing.

    August 2013
  • Siamo stati accolti dal papà di Graziella che gestisce la struttura. Il posto è davvero molto bello: un rustico tipico ristrutturato e diviso in tanti piccoli appartamenti. Il papà di Graziella ci ha fatto fare un giro nella cantina della tenuta e ci ha venduto dell'ottimo Brunello. Abbiamo goduto di un rilassante pomeriggio in piscina. Ottima esperienza! :)

    June 2013
  • Tuscany is beautiful and has lots of places to stay. I wouldn't recommend staying here. We had numerous issues-- including having them ask us to check out at 8 or 9 am eventhough the listed check out time is 11.

    May 2013
  • Wir sind Ende April nach Pisa gereist und haben eine Nacht in dem Haus von Graziella übernachtet. Das Haus liegt auf einem Berg und man hat einen tollen Blick auf Pisa und die Umgebung. Pisa ist mit dem Auto in einer guten Viertelstunde erreichbar.
    Der Kontakt mit Graziella hat sehr gut geklappt und wir haben das Haus auch ohne Navi schnell gefunden.
    Der Empfang war sehr herzlich und wir durften uns sogar das Zimmer aussuchen. Leider war es noch sehr kalt, so dass wir den schönen Pool noch nicht nutzen konnten. Nachts haben wir leider ziemlich gefroren. Das Bad war einfach, aber o.k.

    May 2013
  • We were the first visitors for the season, and late March in Tuscany is still cold. As was the apartment; the first night was frigid, and we had to call to get the hot water turned on. We never met Graziella Daniele. We spoke on the phone to a man, and our greeter and caretaker was the man's father, and he didn't understand that we'd paid in advance. Things got cleared up the next day, and the old gent offered a peace offering when we left--giving a couple of us teeshirts of the place. We did get a tour of the winery and met the owner and winemaker--he is a special man.

    March 2013
  • Graziella's place in Montalcino is magical. We and our friends had an amazing time. Although we didn't meet Graziella in person, she was incredibly helpful in setting everything up. She even allowed us to push our reservation back a week because of bad weather. Her father met us at the farmhouse and showed us around, he was a wonderful man.

    Thanks, Graziella!

    Devon and Sylvia

    February 2013
  • Gorgeous location, and charming - but simple - accommodations. We really enjoyed our night at Podere Brizio, and time in Montalcino. Marco was gracious, and waited around for our delayed arrival, because....

    Directions provided by host in English were very, very poor. It appears that Italian directions were dumped into an online translation tool and much of the meaning was lost. Use GPS to locate Tavernelle heading out of Montalcino, and turn right at the recycling bins. It's hard to miss!

    December 2012
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