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
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!
Erika was a wonderful host, she was very prompt with her communication around the time of our booking, and met us at the address at the agreed time. She provided gifts of coffee, and all the basic essentials which really set us up for a great stay. The apartment is exactly as per the photos, but even better in real life. We used the apartment for 9 days as a base to explore southern Tuscany, and it was perfect for that. Very quiet, peaceful and the most amazing scenery. The outdoor area was wonderful for breakfast, and planning the day's events. We had one small problem with no hot water one day, we sent an e mail to Erika, and within 5 minutes her father was there to assist. It turned out that we had turned the boiler off by mistake, very embarrassing, but plenty of smiles and laughter about it.
We would strongly recommend this apartment. Many thanks Erika.
The setting was lovely, and Erika was a good host. She greeted us when we got there and always responded to texts and emails right away. She also provided a lot of information about the area. The house is also in a great location - very easy to Siena
(actually closer to Siena than Asciano) and great for exploring the entire Tuscany region. The house is nice, with a beautiful outdoor breakfast area, definitely enough space for a family of four. But, it is cluttered with A LOT of personal items--nicknacks, decorative things, cosmetics--so if you like clean shelves, places to put your things, etc., this may not be the place for you. Also, the upstairs toilet was broken. We told her when we got there, but it was not fixed during our 5-day stay. Lastly, there is a beautiful pool on the property, but we could not use it due to a neighbor dispute. She should remedy that soon - it would be nice. Other than these issues, it was a fine stay.
Dear Cary, as soon as you told me about the toilet my dad come and tried to adjust it (it wasn't broken, just a little need to press 2 or 3 times). We also called the technician to change the botton but it was saturday and he couldn't order it before monday.
About the personal items: the essence of airbnb is share something of you, and in my opinion, permit to my guests to live in the apartment where normally I live, is the right way to share. However there are 2 wardrobe completely empty where guests can put their things and only in the living room shelves are full of decorative things.
About the pool: IT ISN'T ADVERTISE so it is like it doesn't exist. Unfortunately it can't be rent.
Erika was extremely understanding and flexible about our last minute changes in arrival time. She's an excellent host and made sure we were welcome.
The apartment itself is lovely and the views from the house are spectacular!
The apartment was lovely, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable furnishings and interesting decor and books. The highlight was the setting - we spent lots of time in the pretty garden just looking at the gorgeous countryside. The hundreds of fireflies at night added a magic touch. With just a 15 minute drive from Siena it was the perfect spot to relax. Siena cathedral was amazing. We loved our stay and wished we had more time to spend there!
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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 :)