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
We stayed in Erika's lovely home in the Tuscan countryside for 3 nights in March 2015. It was my mother, sister-in-law and myself, and we were on holiday in Italy for 9 days. At the end of our trip, we wanted a very relaxing apartment or house in the country, with great views, and close to Siena - Erika's home delivers all of this and more. Erika met us at the apartment gate to show us around and give us the keys, and she is absolutely delightful! We had a "pici" cooking lesson with her that evening, where we made traditional pici cacio e pepe, a typical Tuscan pasta handmade, seasoned with pepper and the most wonderful Pecorino cheese! We had great conversation with Erika and learned more about her family, her fiance Luca, and how she loves the Siena area. Erika is a very positive person to be near, and she takes very good care of her properties and guests. She had many wonderful recommendations - including a winery, Salcheto, near Montepulciano, which we went to and had a wonderful lunch and wine tasting. Erika also gave us recommendations for Siena, all of which were right on target and lovely.
The home is a great space - large bedroom and loft space upstairs, and 2 smaller single bedrooms with a half bath downstairs. This apartment was fine for our family, however it would be great for 1 person or a couple, as the single bedrooms downstairs are small. It is a large space, however, so there is plenty of room to relax. And you cannot beat the views!! The beautiful Tuscan countryside is right outside your door - on a sunny day, take a walk all the way to the end of the road to see the countryside, hear the birds chirping, and see a special monument! The Castello di Leonina Relais is also right next door to the home - about 10 walking steps - and it is a functioning hotel and event space, with a wonderful restaurant. We ate dinner there on our last night, as we had to leave very early the next morning, and we were not disappointed.
All in all, we loved Erika and her home, and we very much hope we can return in the future! It was a wonderful location to explore Tuscany and really be more immersed in the local culture. Also, take a visit to Asciano village when you are there - very pretty town with the BEST tiramisu gelato!!
Casa grande, accogliente e funzionale con una bellissima vista panoramica. Luca ed Erika molto cortesi e disponibili. Da consigliare!
Although we didn't meet Erika, her father and friend made us feel welcome, and recommended a local eaterie close by that got us straight into feeling like we were in Italy (and eating with Italians rather than other tourists). Erika left a good list of eating recommendations - we tried another one in Siena that was also excellent. The apartment is just as in the photos only the views are even better live. We took walks in the morning before breakfast to appreciate the lovely setting from all directions. I can't say enough about the fabulous location. Although you need a car to be based here, it is perfect for easy day touring around Tuscany in any direction.
Un'accoglienza calorosa, una casa e una posizione incantevole. Siamo stati veramente bene come a casa nostra. Un esperienza sicuramente da ripetere .
Our stay was perfect! Luca and Mauro carefully explained everything we needed to know upon checking in. So much care was put in to make it a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We really appreciate it. The location is great for exploring the countryside. From here we drove to Siena (about 20 mins) and San Querico and Pienza (about 1 hour or so). The apartment was so lovely and cozy and the view from it just amazing! It was a wonderful experience in the countryside. Thank you Erika, Luca and Mauro for everything :)
The house is located on a top of a hill south to Siena and offers an extraordinary view from the garden. It is nicely decorated and was spotless. It offers everything you need for your stay. It was exactly as described in the site and thanks to the little decorative items that were everywhere, was even nicer than we expected.
The location of the house is a perfect for star trips in the center and the south of Tuscany. We had day trips to Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano, Voltera, and the Chianti area on the north, and Montepuliciano, Pienze, and Montalcino in the south, all of them up to 60-75 min. drive.
Erica and Luca are perfect hosts! From the first enquiry I made for the house, until the check-out process, we had excellent communication. They responded immediately and positively to our requests, and in a supportive and service oriented way. Thanks to their warm hospitality we had such a great vacation!
To summarize: Perfect hosts, very nice house and a great location. Highly recommended!
Erika and Luca were very kind and the house is beautiful. Everything was as described, or better. The views from the yard are stunning and we were very happy with our stay.
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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 :)