The access way view from the public roadThe wide garden with the pool behind

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

Fantastic place. in the heart of Tuscany.
Ideal for relax and to visit Florence, Siena, Arezzo, towns and landscape unique in the world (Chianti, Val d'Orcia) famous for wines, olive oil and cheese. Reacheable by public transport.

The space

Il Gelso

The house is at the first and last floor composed by one kitchen with living corner, one bedroom with a king size bed and s single bed, one bedroom with three single beds, a bathroom with shower.
Max 6 people.
Cot and high chair available on request.
Indipendent entrance.
Washing machine.
Swimming pool shared large 6 mt x 12 mt open from 1 june to 30 september
Wide garden shared with shadows, fruit trees and flowers.

Il Gelso is situated near Ambra, a little medieval town which you can get easily by foot.
Within walking distance (10 minutes by foot) you can find two restaurants, three Pizzerie, several shops and a minimarket.
Supermarket at 10 km (Bucine).
Large supermarket (Ipercoop) at 20 km (Montevarchi).

IL Gelso is situated in a uncontaminated area, within a wildlife reserve (faunistic reserve).
Quiet, in the country, windy.
No too hot
Sometimes you can see pheasants, hares and roe deers while it's easy to see swallows during the day and fireflies in the night.

Located in the Chianti aretino, in the centre of Tuscany (Italy).
Near Florence (1 hour by car or by train).
Arezzo and Siena at 30 minutes by car while Arezzo also by train in 25 minutes.
The nearest railway station is situated in Bucine.
Other beautiful towns easy to visit not far: Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Bagno Vignone, Montalcino, Cortona, Perugia e Assisi.
You can visti the beautiful landscape of Val d'Orcia (UNESCO's patrimony), Crete senesi and the Chianti shire, well known for its wine production.

At 15 km the hot and termal water of Rapolano Terme with two termal estabilishments (Antica Querciolaia and San Giovanni).

If you love sea you in 1 hour and half by car you can reach the coast and its free beaches.
If you love mountain you can reach Monte Amiata (more than 1.700 mt).

For shopping near there are the PRADA's outlet (Levane), selling directly from the factory to customers, the Valdichiana's Outlet (Foiano della Chiana) and the luxury Outlet The Mall (Reggello).

In a few words. Il Gelso is the ideal location to spend your holiday in relax but also, if you wish, to visit beatiful towns and landascapes.

Guest access

Swimming pool, garden with outdoor dining table, barbecue, parking, washing machine.

Other things to note

Additional cost in case of heating.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $6 / night after 4 guests
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)

Swimming pool
Open from 1 jun to 30 september. Well lighted in the night.   
Depth swimming pool mt. 1,40 and not monitored, pay attention.
Forbidden punge into. Forbidden introduce animals in the swimming area.
Access young people only under adult supervision. Wait three hours after the meal before bath.
Walking away from swimming area in case of bad weather.
Don't smoke inside.
Additional cost in case of heating.


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.

Safety features
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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David User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful location - the house is a ten minute stroll into the small town of Ambra, where there are a few small shops and restaurants. It's very easy to spend a couple of hours with a coffee watching the world go by (slowly!). The hosts are very friendly and incredibly helpful. They really went out of their way to help me during my stay, from driving me to and from the train station, to finding me a phone charger when I had forgotten mine. They also g a cold beer in the fridge for my arrival.

Kate User Profile
September 2016
We had an enjoyable stay in Mauro's apartment, surrounded by beautiful countryside and 10 min walk to the local village Ambra. The location is very peaceful, renting a car is essential to get around and visit other places. Mauro and family are all very welcoming and attentive. The guide provided by the host is excellent to give ideas on where to go and what to do. Thank you for our lovely stay.

Ruth User Profile
August 2016
Lovely apartment with all we needed. Great location and lovely swimming pool. Highly recommend

Katie User Profile
August 2016
We have just come back from a great holiday in Tuscany. Everything was wonderful. The place, the people, other guests, the weather, the sites to visit... Now we know the area a little better we realise that Mauro's place is a perfect country hideaway from which to explore, so close to Siena, Florence, the Chianti region, even the beach. We didn't get to Pisa but it's very doable in terms of distance. The village of Ambra is lovely with very friendly people and great little shops for all the basics and a buzzing square and village bar in the middle. Il Gelso is lovely, calm and with plenty of space for the guests to feel they have private space but the possibility of mixing if they want. The pool is stuning with amazing views of the surrounding hills, olive groves etc. The flat was clean, comfortable, well equipped, elegantly decorated and calm. It also stays pretty cool which is great in the hot weather. Mauro, Pietro and Paula are so friendly and welcoming. They made our stay really special. Leaving was quite hard because they made us feel so at home. Thank you to them all for a great holiday. We wouldn't hesitate in recomending this site to others.

Bram User Profile
July 2016
We were welcomed warmly at our arrival. Mauro, and the whole team, made us feel very welcome. The pool is necessary, when the Tuscan heat drop in. Several spots in the garden provide you with the necessary shade. The quiet town is at walking distance, and has several smaller shops to get you all the necessary stuff. A ten minute drive will bring you to a supermarket. This place is the ideal spot to visit several Tuscan locations, but is very quiet. 1 hour drive to Florence (north) and Montalcino (south). But several locations are within a 30 minute drive. If you wish you can mingle with other guests, in other apartments, but there's plenty of privacy. PS We enjoyed the locally produced wine and olive oil. And if you need basil or rosemary or other herbs, they're available from the garden.

Michelle User Profile
June 2016
Mauro and Pietro were both fantastic hosts. Communication was great from the start with information about the area and the house. My family of five stayed for four nights and everything was perfect. The house itself has heaps of room. It was nice to have the sofa seating in the kitchen so we could all sit comfortably and chat. The outside areas were also wonderful with plenty of shady places to sit and enjoy the pool or a glass of wine. The house had everything we needed including laundry pegs! There was plenty of room and a lovely cool breeze with many windows. The bottles of wine that welcomed us were actually the nicest wines we had while in the area. We wish it had not been the end of our time in Italy so we could have visited Felsina and purchased some. Everything about our stay was great. The location made a good base to explore, and it was lovely to come back to the pool of an afternoon. We accidentally locked ourselves out and messaged Mauro and he was very quick to help out. Great hosts.

Christophe User Profile
August 2015
My wife, my 5 year old son and I had a very nice time in Mauro's accomodation. Mauro and (even more so) Pietro have been lovely hosts, always keen to help out and make valuable suggestions. We very much appreciated Pietro's guide which includes brilliant day tours and recommended itineraries that'll help you plan your day's most efficiently. The accomodation itself was clean and quiet but unfortunately lacked some of the comfort features we have come to expect from a holiday home (about 2 minutes of hot water maximum- definitely not enough for three showers, very small TV with very few channels, tiny sofa...). The swimming pool and the garden were absolutely lovely and we very much enjoyed spending time outside the property.

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Ambra, Italy · Joined in March 2013
Mauro User ProfileMauro is a superhost.

Hello I'm Mauro!
I love this land and I have spent all my life here.
I was born here and I cultivate the lands around the house, the wineyard and the olive trees, as my parents did before me, and before them, the parents of my parents and so on.
The colonic house is really large; I live in a part and the rest is for my guests!
Every apartments has indipendent entrance and the garden is very wide so privacy has assured.
For anythings you need it will be enough to knok on my door.
I hope you will stay well here as at home.
I've named the house as The Gelso for the great tree you will find on the right of the house coming from the access way.
The Gelso is an ancient and typical tuscan colonic house. It was built at the end of '800 and renovated several times in the last 40 years. In the early '70s the part with the terrace was added and more recently interiors have been renovated. He kept the look simple and welcoming, with a beautiful and wide garden where you can use the barbecue. Next to the garden was built the pool where you can enjoy the sun for the entire day. Close to Ambra within walking distance. Located in the heart of Tuscany you can easily reach Florence, Siena, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Volterra, Chianti, Val d'Orcia and the coast as well as Perugia and Assisi. Many of these resorts are international heritage of UNESCO.

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About the home

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