About this listing
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL - 6 NIGHTS FOR PRICE OF 4 !
Spacious Tuscan villa in the calm of the countryside, ideally located for day trips to major sites of interest : 2 bedrooms, 1 huge bathroom with tub/shower, sitting-TV room, fully equipped kitchen, dining-living room. Free WiFi + parking on premises. Gardens with panoramic view over the Valdarno, bordered by the Chianti hills and Apennine mountains. Ideal for a romantic getaway, family vacation, friends traveling together, honeymoons.
The Casa Colonica (5 rooms + large bathroom, own garden area with panoramic view over Valdarno) has the arched windows, beamed ceilings and architectural character typical of Tuscany. The spacious rooms and high ceilings are deliciously cool in summer. You can find more pictures and information on the poggiolotuscany website [exact URL cannot be featured here]. Free parking on premises. Wi-Fi.
Two large bedrooms sleep 4 (5th bed/child cot or crib can be added to either room). Large bathroom with tub-shower. Extensively equipped kitchen, sun-filled sitting room with daybeds and SAT-TV, living/dining room with seating (table and armchairs) for 6. The garden (views and beautiful sunsets!) is furnished with tables and chairs for dining al fresco, and lounge chairs + umbrella for lazing in the sun. Lots of shade under the Ilex tree - for reading on a quiet afternoon.
Interaction with guests
Other than check-in and check-out, guests will not need to have contact with owners (who live on site in separate apartment) unless they wish to have some information not already provided in guest information materials. Your hosts have lived in the area for 35years, and are happy to share their love of the area and knowledge about locat attractions. The accommodations provide privacy, but we are available to chat if you feel like it :-)
Other things to note
Welcome binder of information about the house and things to do in the area.
Bed linens, bath towels, pool/beach/spa towels, soaps and paper products provided with house to get you started. No cleaning or hotel service can be provided during stay.
Please enjoy the Casa Colonica as if it were your own home!
Kindly respect neighbors late at night and early in the morning.
On departure: please leave apartment clean, return objects to their original place, make sure pans and dishes are washed. Kindly remove all perishable foods and garbage.
Reminder: No pets allowed & no smoking in the house (OK in garden).
This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
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Both Sara and Allen are Renaissance historians who live at il Poggiolo and commute to work in Florence. Maintaining this 8 hectare property and its buildings is not easy, which is why it has to help support itself. We have therefore renovated radically and have been renting both the "Fienile" (sleeps 5+1) and the "Casa Colonica" (sleeps 4+1) for short holidays and sabbatical stays.
We love il PoggioloTuscany as it is ideally located for day trips, located only 30-45 min. from the major sites of historic and cultural interest. There are also excellent markets in the areas, wonderful restaurants (from village pizzerias to Michelin stars), a number of designer outlets (Prada only 2 km. from house), and warm and welcoming people everywhere.
We are at the high-end of Airbnb, but have received rave reviews to date on other websites (one reviewer said that il Poggiolo provided the best holiday accommodation their family had experienced in over 50 countries !!). We have also done a number of home exchanges, some of which have become annual swops.
We would like to make sure your stay begins in comfort, which is why a welcome basket is provided to incoming guests with refreshments. A welcome binder with helpful hints on the house and information on special things to do in the area supplements the guide books provided.
Come get acquainted with our corner of Tuscany and our little hilltop with 360° stunning views onto the Arno valley, the Apennine mountain range, and the Chianti hills. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information, more pictures, and the link to our website. SPECIAL RATES FOR LONGER STAYS - PLEASE INQUIRE!