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2 bedrooms

4 beds
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The space

What started out in the 12th century as a lookout tower has flourished over time into an amazing conversion. We have taken great care and poured a lot of love into creating a remarkable living space. We've kept the best and simply made it better.

Ok... our home is a particular point of pride. We moved a few Km's from just down the hill, where we lived in a vineyard, and now have a commanding view of the hills. We know love and cherish this area and The house reflects it with its good balance between classical and modern design. During reconstruction we removed several walls to create open areas and let in lots of light. This is our primary home, so it's fully decked out with all the mod cons and toys.

Our home is your home. The place is all yours and we want you to enjoy it as much as we do. I'd suggest leaving the internet alone, but it's there if needed, as is a courtesy computer, massive film library, books in several languages, bring along your iPod and crank up the tunes. We've a swanky turkish bath for relieving aches and pains after a long hike, a large garden that is the bain of my existence, No really I love it. We try to run as green as house as possible with respect for the environment, so others will continue to be able to enjoy this part of the world. With all this the only caveat is that you treat it with the utmost respect as we would do with your home.

For us, our guests are almost like an extended family. We have travelled the world and love meeting new people and exchanging tales of the road. We strongly believe in preparing our little angle of the world so that when you're here you can do much more than just relax, you can breathe. Once you know the ropes of course you're on your own, we love seeing our guests thrive, do go out and be adventuresome. We will be happy to hear all about it at the end of your stay over a good glass.

Bacchereto is literally heaven on earth, I like to think of it as an Italian version of St. George's in Bermuda where I grew up. The views are spectacular, people look out for one another and the vibe is very relaxed. There are incredible trails, great wine and olive groves, a lovely active community, great interaction amongst the generations. That Da Vinci's grandmother lived there is I think no small coincidence.

Our home is best accessed by car or motorbike. Should you insist on arriving by lamborghini, helicopter, camper or hovercraft - this is probably not the place for you.
We live only 5 minutes by foot from the nearest village and traffic here is at an absolute minimum. You'll have at most 5 cars pass by in the average day so peace and quiet is assured.
The village is just a few mins walk away, and life there is really warm and welcoming with festivals every so often and great food to be had. 5 minutes in any direction by car and you'll run into great restaurants, up to an hour away you can swim, Ski or skip to your hearts content.
Heading down the hill you have a beautiful winding road passing vineyards where you can get wine directly and do a proper grocery run.

There is very easy access to the major highways. You can be within any city in northern Tuscany in under an hour and can avoid the stress of staying in the city. A typical day trip can take in Siena and San Gimignano or Pistoia and Lucca with ample time to wander about and still be back in time for a relaxed BBQ in the garden.


We are particularly close to Florence, you can enjoy view of the duomo from here in the hills whilst remaining above the heat of the plains. The passing of the seasons in spectacular here, possibly the best time of year is late Autumn, though there is never really a bad time to visit. - About the photographers and musicians welcome? No it is not a prerequisite, but this is a place that breeds creativity. We encourage you to tap into your inner artist and get busy.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises
Buzzer/wireless intercom

Prices
Extra people $62 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $49
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House Rules

Rules... really simple, don't break our stuff. Probably not suited for very young children. We are world travelers and love meeting similarly minded people. We have another apartment nearby so the house is yours if you want it all to yourselves, otherwise, come and join us for a taste of real Tuscan living. We are animal lovers, and animals are welcome (small sized)


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3 nights minimum stay

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Bismark User Profile
September 2017
This was our favorite place. If I could do it again, I would have picked this place as our last stay, as it was very relaxing. Just enjoying the view, with some wine, and food we purchased at a market was all we needed. Florence was close enough by car, to check out for a day. The nearby towns are also great to explore.

Rafael User Profile
September 2017
Alec and Cristina are excellent hosts; friendly, supportive and helpful. the house is located in a superb quiet Tuscany location, clean and functional. Highly recommended.

Maciej User Profile
August 2017
I spent there 10 days with my family. One of our best vacation. Place is just amazing. Owners are really nice and very helpful! This is one of the place where I want to come back!

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
What can we say about Alec's place? Basically you can wholeheartedly believe all the great things people have mentioned before us about Alec and the house!! We visited for a few days in August with our three kids (ages 7, 10 and 11) and all loved it, the kids really loved the quirky design features and I think it will be remembered for many a year! Firstly, the hosts Alec and Cristina are just amazing, right from when you first book and throughout the trip they were always quick to respond on email or text. We received really detailed emails from Alec on booking which was both great for info but also got us excited for the visit by putting us at ease for what to expect. We met them down the road and then followed them to the house, where we were shown all the important things and then had a glass of wine with them, even though they really needed to get away they still made the time to chat for a bit, truly fabulous hosts! Oh and listen to their recommendations, they know their stuff! The house is just breathtaking. Stunning and really well thought out design with quirky features, modern conveniences but really rustic at the same time! I loved the whole design, and so much thought has gone into it all. The stairs are just brilliant but so is the floating bed and right down to the metalwork throughout, just great design! The house is located right up in the hills (a car I would say is essential) and the views are just quintessential Tuscany. Traveling from here to the main tourist areas (Florence / Lucca etc.) was simple but actually there are so many lovely little villages around the area you wouldn't need to go far! One thing to note is that there is no air conditioning, however we were staying in the middle of roasting hot weather (up to and over 40°C) and, although hot, the thick stone walls kept it cool and there was the most delightful breeze every evening which blew through the windows, so with the fans turned on we were suitably comfortable! If you are thinking of staying in this region of Italy and Alec has dates available for you, what are you waiting for? Book it!

Phil User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful house in a quiet, picturesque location made for a great, relaxing holiday. Alec & Cristina could not have been more helpful and it was a pleasure to meet them. Would definitely recommend.

Steve User Profile
July 2017
I can't thank Alec and Cristina enough for allowing us the use of their beautiful home, for a fabulous family holiday in Tuscany. The property was exactly as described and exceeded all expectations. Ideally located for day trips to the beautiful Tuscan countryside, medieval towns and villages in all directions, as well as further afield to the coast. Truly fabulous hosts who embody the spirit of AirBnB.

Ben User Profile
July 2017
A wonderful spot in the Tuscan hills. Stunning views from their lovely garden over vineyards and olive groves (check out the fattoria opposite for wine tasting!). The house is very tastefully decorated and plenty of space. 10 minute stroll into the village was perfect for breakfast and other provisions. Would love to go back, Alec and Cristina were fantastic hosts who made us feel very welcome and helpful in getting a cot too for our baby- much appreciated!

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Alec User ProfileAlec is a superhost.

Italy... what an amazing place to live...

Head off in any direction an within a short time you'll wind up at the beach, or the mountains, Skiing, Snowboarding, trekking, a brilliant family restaurant, vineyards, farms, or any of the zillion and one interesting museums, churches of Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Lucca, Viareggio.

I awake each morning to the clouds coming across the mountains, views of Florence, and oh yes, Leonardo Da Vinci's grandmother's house just out my window. Bacchereto, our little village is much like the one where I grew up in Bermuda... everybody is just so friendly, life is truly great here.

Come hang out in the garden, take a long walk through the hills, get in some great photography and relax with a bottle of wine from the vineyard next door!

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A Late Summer update:
We've had an exceptionally HOT summer this year, it seemed to take forever and a day to get moving, but in the end Summer arrived with bells on. We've had a wonderful time meeting all sorts of lovely and interesting people from around the world, this is our second year with Airbnb and we're still in love with it! Our little worldwide family continues to grow. It's now finally cooling down and thoughts turn to training for this autumn, several good treks are in the works so I'll be hitting the hills and hopefully getting in some good shots. With all the rain we've had this spring the wine vendemia is about to get under way and we should have exceptionally good stuff this year. Autumn is around the bend and it's the best time of year to visit Tuscany. This year our area will be hosting the Cycling world Championships, should be great fun!

Here in the house, the toys are all behaving well, nice little tricks such as improved wireless, music all over, wireless printing! A proper little amp for jamming on the guitar. I've gotten a new guitar this past February for my birthday so will very happily lend the spare one to our musically inclined guests. We are constantly adding new toys and new touches. Now 8 months on I'm making real progress, barre chords finally working out, many thanks to our guitarist guests this summer for their support and continued encouragement. To those of you who have ever dreamed of playing an instrument, it's never too late, START!!

We look forward to meeting you!

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