This apartment is on the lowest floor of a charming country house in the heart of Chianti. It has one bedroom with bathroom, a big living room next to which is the entrance to the heated pool with jacuzzi and turkish sauna (open from November to May (20 euro p/day or 100 p/week) a kitchen and another small toilet. Lots of space around the apartment to have lunch or dinner outside.There is also a big pool outside on the higher part of the house.The house was built in the 16 hundreds and it is located at Montefiridolfi a very small town near San Casciano in Val di Pesa, where you can find a grocery store, a newsagent and essential things. At San Casciano (6km away) you can find bigger stores, a weekly market, a big supermarket, a tourist info point and a nice medieval center. One can visit numerous famous Tuscan art cities as a day trip: San Gimignano (33km), Siena (56km), Volterra (57km), Florence (25km) or some beautiful Chianti small towns such as Greve in Chianti (16km), Panzano (18km), Certaldo (25km) and many more. There are also many wine tasting tours, cellars and farms very close to visit (5km) like Villa Le Corti or Castello Il Palagio.This apartment is isolated in nature and immersed in the vineyards, during summer there is a big pool available with a wonderful view and a barbecue space nearby, and in winter there is a hot pool with jacuzzi and a sauna cabin. The house is surrounded by all sorts of plants and big oak trees. a piece of paradise for nature lovers!
CHECK IN ONLY FROM 15:00 TO 19:00
CHECK INS LATER THAN 19:00 HAVE EXTRA FEE OF 40EURO
Hot pool and sauna CLOSED from May to November.
The apartment was beautiful with such wonderful character. We enjoyed seeing the deer munching out in the fields in the early morning and evening. The hot pool was a wonderful experience that started our mornings and ended our days with a pampered feeling. Haidee's dad was very good to make sure the pool was to our liking. We did not meet Haidee but she had her friend greet us on arrival and was very quick to respond to messages once asked. A very out of the way, romantic stay.
Haidee's home was beautifully located and is perfect for a stay in Tuscany. Vineyards are a plenty and it was still warm enough to enjoy wine by the pool in the afternoon. The house is perfect for 2, with a great living room and cozy bedroom. The dogs that live above are so cute and very friendly. Overall it was a perfect place to stay with restaurants and vineyards near by to enjoy.
We'd give this "Chianti Apartment with Jacuzzi" only three stars because it did not quite meet our expectations and we felt it was not a good value given the price.
In general, it was ok, but we would not stay here again. For one, we arrived and were informed that the jacuzzi/sauna are closed from May-November. While the description online says "during the summer there is a pool, and in the winter there is a hot pool with jacuzzi and sauna," it doesn't make clear that the jacuzzi is actually closed, especially given the title of this listing. Secondly, the apartment is in need of general maintenance and is not as it appears online (furniture).
We stayed for 7 days and would assess the pros and cons as follows.
Pros: beautiful scenery, charming architectural style, quiet and peaceful, pool (though very(!) cold), laundry available; central location in Chianti if visiting other towns such as Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, etc.
Cons: dark interior; kitchen lacks supplies (i.e. only 1 bowl, 2 mugs, one of which had a picture of boobs on it, no spatula, only a small espresso maker, no kitchen towel or paper towels, no pepper); gas stove ignition didn't work so we had to use a lighter; couches are old, smelly, dirty and very uncomfortable (not as pictured online); bathroom was dark and missing a light bulb; shower poured lots of water onto the floor (plus there was no bathmat provided); moscitos everywhere and no screen-doors, so we had to keep the doors closed; to get here, you need to go down a steep and bumpy dirt road; not much in walking distance, just 1 restaurant; this apartment is located in Montefiridolfi, not San Casciano, as indicated online, which is a bigger town with a grocery store; and lastly, when we communicated to Heidi our disappointment with the jacuzzi/sauna and how the availability is unclear online, she said she could get someone to clean and heat the jacuzzi, but then we never heard back from her.
Overall, the accommodations didn't seem to fit with the spirit of airbnb.
Whereas most hosts provide a nice welcome, some water / wine, insider tips, and their apartments have all amenities needed to stay there (especially kitchen), this place seems more like a source of extra income for the owners, who do not take very good care of the whole experience.
We were greeted by a friend of the hosts, since Haidee couldn't make it because she was working. Her friend showed us around the apartment. The property is beautiful and very peaceful. We loved waking up to the church bells in the morning. My biggest complaint about this place is the apartment is musty smelling and damp. Also we couldn't get the jacuzzi to work and the room was full of bees. My husband is allergic to bees so we had to stay away. The smell of insect repellent was very present within the living area. This place looks exactly like the pictures and would of been great minus a musty smell and damp feeling. Also it would of been helpful to know that once you get onto the road the apartment is on that there are no house numbers and if it wasn't for the man waving his arms at us we would of been going around in circles. beware this is a gravel road too for those renting a car.
The apartment was beautiful, set in the chianti countryside not far from Florence. An ideal location! I would definitely recommend renting a car for the trip as it is a little isolated, but that's not a bad thing. The local shop sells the basics and a supermarket is only 3km away. We made a road trip to Pisa one day. Apparently the local restaurant is very good but advanced booking is needed, we tried to get a table and were told they were full, when it had just opened!!
Haidee made arrangements for her friend to check us In as we arrived very late and she was working, which was very nice of her.
A note to prospective bookers: I would check with Haidee whether the jacuzzi and sauna are operational because they were closed during our visit which we were a little disappointed by. Other than that we had a fantastic time and would thoroughly recommend it.
En general nos ha gustado, los exteriores son increíbles, la casa está reformada pero en nuestra opinión falta limpieza, atención por parte de los propietarios y muebles más confortables, el sofá no es el de la foto, es uno antiguo, incómodo y con manchas, la cama no es buena con una colcha también vieja y sucia, la ducha tiene una cortina que hace que se salga toda el agua, la cocina esta poco equipada con una cubertería escasa, nuestra estancia duró 7 días y no dejaron en la pequeña nevera ni una botella de agua, en estos 7 días no nos dieron ni un cambio de toallas...en definitiva, lugar estupendo pero no repetiríamos porque no nos hemos sentido del todo cómodos.
We arrived late at the apartment and Haidee was there to greet us....in the pouring rain. She showed us around the apartment which is so beautiful and so well kept. The apartment is in the country but so close to local market and only a 15-20 minute drive to Florence.
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Hello I am Haidee and I live in beautiful Florence! I love to make you feel at home and make sure you have everything you need! If you are my guest you will find a clean and tidy house, and whatever you need you only have to ask. Enjoy!