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Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Finely furnished apartment in the heart of Tuscany. Close to all major attractions. If in doubt, just check our reviews!

The space

You'll enjoy a typical rustic apartment with double bed, private bathroom, kitchen and garden.
If you need separate beds, we can provide them with no extra charge for at lest 3 nights: just ask us when booking.

Beautifully restructured, is situated in the historical center of Colle di Val d'Elsa, in a confidential and quiet street, far away from the traffic.

The apartments are overlooking the Medieval city walls with a view of the typical Tuscany countryside.

If this apartment is not available or you need more space, please also have a look at our Retro apartment: https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/455231

Free WiFi Internet available.

If you travel with a car, you'll find two big free parking lots just outside the city walls, at about 300 meters from the apartment. You can drive close to the apartment to unload you baggages.

We are in the heart of Tuscany, not far from San Gimignano, Siena, Florence and Volterra.

In Colle di Val d'Elsa, walking through the narrow and quiet streets of the historical centre perfectly preserved, you will find a Museum of sacred art, and archaeological Museum and churches dated Roman and Renaissance time.

On the ancient city walls you will spend pleasant moments in nightclubs and restaurants serving typical specialities of Tuscany cousin, drinking a good Chianti wine.

The lower part of the city, connected to the village by a free lift, offers sport centres, shops and theatres, as well as a public transport for a fast connection with the most important cities and villages of Tuscany.

Guest access

The whole apartment will be reserved for you only.

Interaction with guests

We will welcome you in person, introduce you to the surroundings and give you advice for your trip if you will like to.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

Pets are not allowed.
Children are not allowed.
This is a quiet street, neighbors are friendly, so please be respectful of them and don't be loud. If you need any information or have any doubt about the apartment or the place, don't hesitate to ask us: we will be glad to help!


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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

139 Reviews


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Victor User Profile
June 2017
As other reviewers have mentioned, Gabriele's place is distinctive in the most positive sense. The space is definitely larger than the photos suggest (living room is around 4m x 5m, and the flat is not subterranean but rather cut into a steep slope. Everything worked as they should, check-in was easy, check-out was easy. I found the location fantastic, as the flat is in the old town of Colle instead of the non-descript new part - think real-life Assassins Creed set, infinitely more so than Monteriggiano. You will need a car to stay here, and you will have to park it 5 mins walk away from the flat, and you will not be able to roll right up to the door, but you won't mind one bit because it's worth it.

Klaus User Profile
June 2017
Nice original Tuscan place. Even a turtle is there to say good morning and good night. Lovely people.

David User Profile
May 2017
My wife and I had the pleasure to make La Ceppaia be are quiet, authentic home base for a spectacular week visiting the sights of Tuscany. Gabriele provided us with all the critical detailed information to make our arrival not only do-able but welcoming. His parents live next door to La Ceppaia so there is always someone nearby if you need something or have a question in Italian or a little French (Gabriel handles English). The many walks around the beautiful Colle Alta watching the sunlight change color on the stunning stone buildings was pure pleasure. Day trips were a breeze as the free, safe parking lot is just a quick walk through the cool town and then off on an adventure through the vineyards to magical places like San Gimignano and Greve in Chianti. And the Colle Alta Musei right around the corner from La Ceppaia (on the way to the awesome, take-tons-of-photos Porta Nuova gate) is a world-class museum for a bunch of artists and writers from the area. We walked all over the place but always seemed to find the time for a wonderful afternoon siesta. Waking up to the quiet and looking at the huge wooden beams in the ceiling of the stone bedroom was a peaceful joy... the essence of attaining a pure state of R&R. We feasted every evening either at one of the great nearby restaurants (like the fancy one on top of the Porta Nuova or the one with the killer view of the valley with killer pizza) which are just a nice short walk away (great for post-feast digestion). Or we sat in our own little private quiet terrace of La Ceppaia chowing cheese, bread, salami, olives, etc. and sipping whichever awesome Chianti wine we happened to have purchased that day. We ate, we drank, we chatted, we reflected while watching the fields transform into a Medieval landscape painting as the sun went down and the clouds turned orange. So if by chance you want a genuine Italian romantic, calm, quiet, delicious, spell-binding, historical, fascinating little hide-away with so much character it rejuvenates your inner soul, then I would stay at La Ceppaia.

Douglas User Profile
May 2017
Gabriele's place was just as expected! The pictures are authentic! The town is perfectly located close to Siena and the Tuscan region! The apartment is located in a very old "walled" town. Your terrace is beautiful looking out over fields. There is small coffee shops and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. The bathroom is so unique with a soaker tub, good water pressure and hot water! A wonderful place to day trip from!

Matt User Profile
April 2017
Wow, what a stunning apartment, I've stayed in many Airbnb but this is something else. Great communication from the owners, really helpful with telling all about the apartment and area including he local patisserie and restaurants. The court yard is very quiet and peaceful. It beautifully done inside and I will defiantly stay here again should I be in the area.

Ivana User Profile
April 2017
This is the most charming place which looks even better than on pictures. You are instantly drawn to wonderful small patio with amazing views which welcome you every morning with lots of sunshine and birds songs. There is a small garden with mint herbs and a surprising guest, a large friendly and funny turtle. :) The hosts were the best. Full of information, very nice, polite, discreet and friendly. They even let us make fire in the old fireplace which was for us like we won million dollars. :) This stone wall house is equipped with interesting fifties furniture for all design lovers and for those who like antiques, there are million things to see how was the life in the old days in Tuscany (many old tools, etc.... like a small museum). The place is located centrally, so you can easy visit all towns like Florence, Siena, wonderful San Gimignano and what our host recommended to us, I like to share with you- visit Monteriggioni, you won’t be dissapoined. All in all, definitely recommend! Thank you for the wonderful stay.

Alexander User Profile
October 2016
We had an enjoyable stay at this peaceful apartment. It is in a really good location for seeing Tuscany and the little village itself is really beautiful. Other reviews mention the musty smell and we noticed this too, that would be our only criticism. Thanks for a great stay

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Colle di Val d'Elsa, ItalyJoined in December 2011
Gabriele User Profile

Hi I'm Gabriele! I'm an IT engineer from Italy, I'm interested in electronics, I play guitar, love mountain bike, photography, swimming, running... and much more...
I don't like to write about myself in public, so if you want to know more, just message me and I'll be happy to feed your curiosity :)

With the help of my parents, I'm Airbnb host since 2011: take a look at my places! Reviews will tell you everything you'll need to know about our "style"!

Languages: English, Français, Italiano
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