Entire home/apt

5 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Weekly Discount: 15%
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Description

The space

The "Scuderia" is on the first floor of a building used in the past as stable and is separated from the central block of the villa, with its position forming the inner square of the village.
The house is furnished with antique furniture and boasts stunning views of the countryside and the park with the cedar trees.
From the entrance on the ground floor furnished in antique style you have access to the first floor in the living room, with a view of the square with the old church. The apartment consists of a large living - dining room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom with shower , bedroom with matrimonial bed, bedroom with twin beds and bedroom with single bed. It can host 5 persons.The large garden of the house offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside and the nearby town of Siena, with its famous monuments.
The farmhouse has antique furniture, respecting the Tuscan tradition, and from its windows you can have breathtaking views of the estate. The area is served by buses leading to town and the village of Costalpino is just one kilometer away.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the Reception for any information they may need or to use the computer if they haven't got one. They will also have access to the church, should they need to pay a visit for a prayer or spiritual moment.
The winery, wine shop and souvenir shops are also accessible to our guests. Please ask Mrs Graciela to show them to you.

Interaction with guests

I 'm not always in Certano, but when I'm there I always try to interact with my guests and show them our property

The neighborhood

OVERVIEW
I love the area around the villa and the whole property because it's like being in a picture: the shapes and colours of the surroundings vary so much in the different periods of the year!
Hues of gree, yellow and brown make up a stunning lanscape.

Getting around

The exact address is: Strada di Certano Costalpino-SIENA. Please pay attention, because some tourists went in the wrong place!
The bus stop to and from Siena is just at the end of the pleasant dirt road leading to Certano and the trip to town is only 10 minutes.
Siena is served by Florence and Pisa airports.
Here are the indications to reach our place by car from Pisa airport.
Take the highway indicated as FI-PI-LI and go till Empoli.
At Empoli follow for Poggibonsi and proceed along the Firenze-Siena freeway till you reach the exit named Siena Ovest.
Here are the indications to reach our place by car.
A1 from the North
Exit at Firenze Impruneta, follow until you reach the Firenze-Siena freeway and exit at Siena Ovest.
At the Siena Ovest exit, take the SS 73 towards Massa Marittima -Roccastrada passing the villages of Costafabbri and Costalpino. One kilometer after Costalpino, you’ll see a church on your right and a large building on your left. After about 50 meters on your right you’ll see a street with a sign that reads Certano. Take that dirt road and always keep left, follow the tree lined road which leads to the park of the Certano villa. The Reception is behind the villa.
A1 from the South
Exit at Bettolle, enter the Perugia-Siena-Firenze freeway heading in the direction of Siena and follow until you see the exit for Siena Ovest.
On request, you can book breakfast and/or a typical Tuscan dinner.
Certano is located only 7 km from the city of Siena and in the surrounding area there are several restaurants and taverns (Osteria in the village of Costafabbri –Restaurant in the village of Ville di Corsano)
In the property there is parking under the shade.

Other things to note

The nearby village of Costalpino provides all you may need: supermarket, post office, doctor, bar, pastry shop, ATM location, chemist, tobacconist, hairdresser, beauty center.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Upon arrival, guests are greeted at the reception by Mrs. Graciela Pirotto and receive the keys. They will be asked to hand over the documents for registration, which will be returned shortly.
The cost of heating is extra and is based on consumption.
We have renovated and furnished the house with love and dedication, in the tradition of farming and the atmosphere of the past. We hope that our guests can share it and appreciate it, preserving the flavor and giving their support to staff with any comments or suggestions.
Ask Mrs Pirotto to show you the guest book in the store "La Buca delle Fate" : we will be glad to read your impressions on our place!
Guests are requested not to leave the windows open during the winter, in order to avoid excessive consumption of fuel for heating.
Animals are welcome and it is allowed to smoke.


Cancellations

This host has a Flexible Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of the trip and the first night is non-refundable, with the exception of fees.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

20 Reviews


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Mario User Profile
April 2017
This was a wonderful experience in Tuscany. The scenery around the house and the views and comfort of the lodging made the experience really unique. We enjoyed our stay. Our expectation was exceeded. I would love to return. Thanks to Graciela who was very warm and kind during our stay. 5 stars with a plus!

Mathias User Profile
October 2016
It was a fantastic stay. An Apartment in an absolute Stimmung environment with beautiful Nature. Very good Service. Nice and clean. Totally recommend this place!

Naira User Profile
September 2016
This was one of the best places I ever stayed. Amazing villa with a history and spirit. But the hosts are even more amazing. The rooms and furnishing done with such a taste and Italian spirit. Graziella was a outstanding, very nice and always there to help with anything. Annalisa was very responsive. Highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to visit Tuscany. Thank you - Graziella and Annalisa - for this marvelous experience. Hope we will come back sometime. It was a place I felt me at home.

Carol User Profile
July 2016
This was perfect for our first 2 nights in Italy! Quiet,clean and beautiful. Loved every minute of our stay. Five hot showers all in a row was impressive! And we sat outside at the table and chairs and enjoyed our morning coffee overlooking the Tuscan hills. Lovely! Thank you!

John User Profile
September 2015
Great place. Well described. Very remote....

Helen User Profile
August 2015
I simply can't express how wonderful our stay was! Annalisa was not in town, but she still responded to our calls immediately every time and left us in the extremely capable hands of Graziella. After a very difficult travel experience, Annalisa and Graziella were very patient with our delayed arrival. We were so late that everything in Siena and the town of Costalpino was closed, so Graziella supplied us with food from her own home for both dinner and breakfast the following morning! When a companion was taken ill, they were flexible with our checkout time and even willing to allow us to stay an extra night if necessary. I am truly grateful for everything they did for us—they went above and beyond and saved our trip! The apartment itself was absolutely lovely. Separate from the hotel, we had plenty of quiet and privacy. The view from the bedroom windows were worth the entire trip. There was enough seating for all of us at the dinner table, comfortable couches for all of us in the living room area, they had everything we needed in the kitchen. They even provided a stereo with a nice variety of music for us to enjoy. Oh, and by far the best shower. My only caveat is that without a car it can be a bit costly traveling to and from Siena by taxi (taxis did arrive promptly within 10 minutes each time and were very friendly). It is not a safe walk to the town of Costalpino to catch the bus due to winding roads and traffic, though the town itself was very welcoming. We stayed in several AirBNB locations throughout Italy during our trip, all very nice, but my girlfriends and I agree this was by far the best—I can't wait to return.
Annalisa User Profile
Response from Annalisa:
Thank you for your enthusiastic review:-) I was really moved by it and wish I could have met you. Hope you'll be back...
August 2015

Katelyn User Profile
May 2015
We had a great time at the apartment in Certano! Annalisa was great at keeping in contact before we arrived and answering any questions we had. Graciela was the lady who met us and showed us around the property and was also available if we needed anything during our stay. She was so kind and gracious. The place was beautiful--really idyllic and what you'd imagine when you think of Tuscany. Our kids loved being able to explore the grounds, but we were also near Siena so we could go into town and see the sights. We enjoyed breakfast in the old kitchen and the highlight was the traditional Tuscan dinner (it is extra to book but well worth it!) and the wine from their vineyards was also excellent. The only complaint is that we were going to use the bus station nearby to go into town, but we would have had to walk on a busy road with no path or shoulder...not ideal with two small children. Graciela was kind enough to call us a taxi the two times we went into Siena. The apartment itself was amazing and filled with Tuscan charm. We had a very relaxing time and only wish we could have stayed longer!
Annalisa User Profile
Response from Annalisa:
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and all the rest-:) Hope next time you stay longer...
May 2015

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Annalisa User Profile

My name is Annalisa Baldassarrini, I am a descendant of the Baldassarrini family who lived for centuries in the estate of Certano. I'm responsible for the management, maintenance and care of the houses and apartments that we rent. Fishing out things here and there from the rooms of the ancient villa of Certano, I tried to restore the flavor of the houses. In the days when I was a little girl and I used to go and visit the farmers in the houses we now open to tourists. I really like going to the flea markets in search of old objects and furniture to embellish our homes and create a true Tuscan atmosphere. I enjoy growing lavander and love creativity in general, and in the store I opened under the stable I create scented sachets and various crafts to offer to our guests. I'm keen on painting, decoupage, embroidery and creativity in general. Certano makes me feel good because it enhances my artistic side!

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