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The Space
Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 9:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $12
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Room for rent inside our classical Tuscan stone farmhouse in the countryside of Chianti, 2km outside of Barberino Val d'Elsa.

The room is on the upper floor and can accommodate 2 people. (There are two twin beds that can be joined together or kept separate). It has tile floors, thick walls, and traditional wooden shutters on the window overlooking the forest and hills. Your own large, private bathroom with double sinks and a jacuzzi bathtub and shower is just outside the bedroom.

The house is a classic Tuscan stone farmhouse built in 17° century and completely renewed in 2000, with a fireplace and wooden antique furniture, and high ceilings with large oak beams. There is a patio overlooking the garden and the surrounding hills with a large table and umbrella (if it's warm) where you can enjoy your coffee or a glass of wine. This is a very peaceful place. In the morning, the birds sing; in the evening you may see wild deer or boar along the edge of the forest; and at night you can see many stars. You can walk up the road and enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, and just down the hill you can access a lovely trail through the woods and walk for several miles. It's an excellent place for birding, with upupa and several types of hawks and owls.

You'll be sharing the home with us, an Italian family with two teenagers, a friendly yellow Labrador named Margot, and several farm cats that mostly live outside. Patrizia is a jewelry maker with a shop in San Gimignano, and Paolo is owner of an ad agency in Firenze. Our daughter Premal plays cello in the youth orchestra in Siena, and our son Manu is a whiz with motorbikes. We all speak English.

We offer warm hospitality that is also respectful of your needs and privacy. We can provide coffee and tea for your room or you can use our kitchen with a small additional fee.

The closest village, Barberino Val d'Elsa, is just a five minute drive away. It has a bakery, shop with an English and German-language newspapers, wine store and tasting room, grocery store, restaurants, and some of the best pizza in the region. Barberino Val d'Elsa is centrally located between florence and siena, with Certaldo, Volterra and San Gimignano about 30-40 minutes by car.

Excellent horse riding (trail riding, dressage, or jumping) is available nearby as well as plenty of hiking and bike trails.
Hot mineral baths with spa services are only 45min away.
Many great restaurants and wine tasting opportunities are also nearby.

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House Rules

We are not professional hosts and we receive people inside our home to have the opportunity of meeting and interacting with people from all over the world and broadening our minds.
It's up to you to decide how much interaction to have with us. We will respect your privacy.

Please, don't smoke inside the house.
Please don't feed our dog and our cats.
If you have pet allergies, keep in mind that we have a dog that lives inside and some cats mostly living outside.
Water and energy are precious: use them but don't waste them.

If you need or want to use the kitchen, please ask us. It is free for spot uses; there is a small amount for a frequent one.

We both work and our sons are students, so we ask to follow the check-in and check-out rules:
check-in: not before 6,00 pm;
check-out: not after 9,30.
If you need a different time, tell us and we will try to find a solution.

Your ID card or passport will be requested for security registration.

The Tourist Tax (actually 1,50€ a day a person) is included in the rate.

For a single night reservation an extra charge of 10 euros is requested for the room cleaning.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

3 nights minimum stay

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About the Host, Paolo

Barberino Val D'elsa, Italy
Member since August 2012
Response rate: 100% (past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour


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