About this listing
An oasis of peace surrounded by a panoramic garden overlooking Siena.
A beautifully renovated apartment consists of double bedroom with lounge, 2 single bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living room with fireplace and dining room with kitchenette
Here is your oasis of relax ... all the year !!
Just arrived you can admire the most beautiful view of Siena that you can get from Crete Senesi. Right in front of this picturesque glimpse , the apartment is located .
100 m2 of a 1100 farmhouse finely restored and conserved respecting the original structure .
Entering through a small patio you will be in a large dining room equipped with every comfort; on the left the kitchenette .
Passing an arc made with vintage brick and a small hallway, you will find 2 bedrooms each furnished with picture windows and a bathroom with details of Provencal decor .
Climbing a ladder in old terracotta you will be on the second floor where there are a studio, the main bathroom and the real gem of the house: a large double bedroom nicely furnished with a fitted wardrobe and picture window. Inside the room a wooden staircase leads to a loft where you will find a lounge with French-style toilet and related accessories.
On the back of the house a private garden with a gazebo and directly facing on Siena and Crete Senesi, is the perfect setting for any meal of the day.
The owner will be aviable for visitsiting Siena and surroundings as well as to allow you to live like real magic of the Palio of Siena .
Private panoramic garden with gazebo
large living room with fireplace
dining room with kitchenette
two bedrooms with a guest bathroom
large double room which gives access to a private lounge .
Interaction with Guests
The owner will be at the apartment for you check in procedure.
They can also be offered directions for excursions, courses in traditional Tuscan cuisine , special themed dinners.
Peace , tranquility, unique landscapes and breathtaking, the pristine green
The apartment is located in the middle of the Crete Senesi then in an oasis of peace and tranquility not contaminated by traffic.
The nearby village of Arbia still offers efficient public services to Siena and surroundings .
Other Things to Note
It will be our pleasure to share with you the fruits of our small organic vegetable garden !!
The owner demands respect for things and people, in particular for the extremely particular furnishing that characterizes the house as well as for the well-kept garden.
pets not allowed
Had a great stay in Erika's apartment for our week in Tuscany. Great location within an hours drive to both the hilltowns to the south and the Chianti region or Florence to the north. The place is very nice and Erika went out of her way to help us during our stay.
She provides us with cot and highchair for our baby as well as coming out from Siena one night to help us printing our Museum tickets for our day trip to Florence the following morning.
The information she has about the area is vast and can help alot with planning where to visit or even just in finding the best parking for different towns.
Would love to get back and visit again one day!
Our time in Tuscany was excellent and a large part of the experience was thanks to this wonderful house. It looks exactly like the pictures and has a very quaint, tuscany feel to it. The road is definitely off the beaten path a bit and requires you to drive about 20 minutes south of Siena and North of Asciano which means it is nowhere near any tourists or tourist amenities. This is very much the kind of place where you want to make car day trips as any other form of transportation will simply not work. That being said, the location is very central, making day trips a breeze. We did trips to the Civita di Bagnoregio, Cortona, Florence, Siena and more and none of them were very arduous. Having a place of solitude to come back to after a day of hard tourist work was great. As always, there is small room for improvements like improving the kitchen tools and the like. Perhaps the biggest issue one needs to be mindful of is their booking time. We came in August when the fields had all been troughed and ploughed, so instead of the beautiful green picture, we had a drab brown landscape which I still thought was fine but others might be not as pleased. It might be best to look into the farming schedule and levels of rain before booking a visit to make sure you get the verdant fields you imagined. All in all, this place delivered and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Erika es una anfitriona muy atenta y puntual. Nos dio indicaciones de todo lo que necesitabamos saber de la casa y nos dejo su numero de telefono para cualquier duda que tendriamos. Ademas nos facilito una guia de los servicios cercanos, supermercado a 10min en coche, etc... La casa estaba genial tal y como la mostraban las fotos, el jardin y las vistas son una maravilla, en él pasamos gran parte de nuestra estancia. 100% recomendable
Posto davvero incantevole, appartamento spazioso, ben curato e pulito, come nelle foto. Immerso nella tranquillità delle crete senesi ma allo stesso tempo comodo al paese per tutte le necessità. È punto di partenza ideale per visitare località e luoghi di interesse come Pienza, Siena, Rapolano, San Galgano e l'Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Godersi le prime ore del mattino o il tramonto sotto il pergolato esterno con vista su Siena lascia quel desiderio di volerci tornare assolutamente. Erika e suo padre sono stati gentilissimi, attenti e tempestivi ad ogni richiesta. Decisamente consigliato.
This was my first airbnb experience and what a fantastic start. Erika was great with her communication from the time we booked and very understanding when one of our party was unable to come due to health reasons. We were met by Luca who was very friendly and helpful.
What a gorgeous home and location. This was the main reason we chose this place and we were not disappointed. Erika's home was immaculate and the view was amazing. The pictures were a good reflection of her home. We very much appreciated the little extras. The rooms were all gorgeous. Lovely to come home to after busy days' sightseeing. The local supermarket, about 5 mins down the road, had everything we needed included a great range of gluten free groceries in their own section. We have not struck this in other larger cities. The location enabled us to travel down as far as Montepulciano, Pienza and nearby for a day trip and again to the Chanti region for another day visit. We could have stayed a lot longer!
Thank you Erika for allowing us to stay in your home.
I live on the other side of the world but would definitely love to stay again if I get the chance in the future.
Erica was a wonderful host! She and her Father made our stay very memorable!
She offered her entire pantry for our use during the stay.
They even brought us Olive oil , when we ran out!!!
She was quick to respond to any queries we had.
Her home is special- it has great views of Crete Sensei, very comfortable , with all amenities. We definitely intend to visit again!
This place was absolutely fantastic! Erika was very communicative, and her boyfriend, Luca graciously checked us in and gave us all of the information that we needed. We w
Arrived a little later than anticipated, and they were so sweet about it. The location was not too far away from the grocery store and other towns. It was an excellent home base to explore Tuscany! As for the apartment itself, the decor was so cute and very personalized - which I loved! I saw someone else's review complaining about too many "personal knick knacks", which was so silly to me! The view.. Holy moly... It was soooo awesome! I will definitely come back... I think I left my heart in Tuscany... At Erika's house!
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About the Host, Erika
Hello, I'm Erika!!
I'm 28 years old and I usually live in Siena or in Florence.
I have a degree in Business Communication at Università degli Studi di Siena and a Master in Business, Publicity and Marketing at ilSole24Ore Business School.
I also love italian language, so I improved my skills in teaching italian language to foreign students: for this reason I lived 18 months between London and Barcellona.
At this moment I'm working at Università degli Studi di Siena Engeneering Library as front office manager and I'm trying to study Chinese language!
With my fiancee Luca, who is a medicine Phd student and comes from Naples, we are taking care about the lease of 3 apartments in Tuscany.
In particular, as you can see from announcements, one is in the city center of Florence, another in the city center of Siena and the last one is in Siena countryside, in the middle of Crete Senesi.
We love volleyball, books, photography, travelling and holidays, tropical beaches and seas, cruises, Teatro alla Scala, puzzle, Chanel, Hermes and fashion, Palio di Siena, Maldive, New York, California, Italy, Paris, Wien, Capo Verde, Barcellona, Ken Follett, Wilbur Smith, Agatha Christie, James Cameron, Titanic, Avatar, Samsung, Kate Winslet, italian language, Accademia della Crusca, Naples, Ischia, Capri and Positano, 883, Max Pezzali, Mozart, Verdi and all classical music, Metallica, Pink Floyd.
We love eat and food! Our favourite dishes are pizza, ice cream, pasta and Tuscan meat, sushi, indian food, chocolate.
Our maxim: Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.
We love rent our apartments and make our guests feel at home. This is the reason why we alway welcome our guests with a just baked handmade cake, BIO fruit juice (or champagne if they are on honeymoon) and lots of love! :)
We always prepare a dedicate tourist guide with informations about the best way from the apartment to a specific place, we give you a map, suggestion about cafè, restaurants, hairdresser, etc.
Into the apartments our guests will find some gifts that will make their Tuscan experience incredible and unforgettable....
Contact us!! We will really glad to hold you :)