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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Set on the very edge of the wildlife reserve Villa Bianca is a stunningly restored property set in carefully landscaped gardens with generous lawns and flowering and Mediterranean borders. Sculpted into the landscape, the vast infinity pool follows the contours of the hillside and the views on all sides are simply quite breathtaking. Flag-stoned courtyards surround the house and the shady Tuscan stone loggia veranda takes in sunrise and sunset. Restored to its original Tuscan form and beauty, the interiors have been inspired on an Etruscan note. Wonderfully light and airy, furnished with contemporary flair.
The villa has 2 floors. The first floor is not rented. Ground floor : reception area with dining area open fire place and sitting area. Kitchen (6 ring gas hob, electric oven, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher), 3 double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, 2 twin bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms. Guest/Staff Bathroom . NB. All twins can be made into doubles. Twins are small beds and may not be suitable for large or tall adults.
A laundry room with washer and dryer is at guest's disposal.
In the garden: loggia veranda with cushioned wrought iron, sunbeds, deckchairs, sun umbrellas. Steps between loggia and pool solarium. Large covered pizza oven area. Portable barbecue. Flat lawn area (1.500 sq.m).
Swimming pool: open 1/5 – 1/10. Infinity irregular shaped pool 7m x 21m; shallow end 1.2m - deep end 2.5m. with whirlpool bath depth 90cm.
The pool, loggia and garden are all lit up at night.
Private gated property.
Location: Santo Stefano is in the Province of Florence, and the parish of Montaione (6km); Florence and
The rental price includes:
Use of the swimming-pool (open from 01.05 until 01.10) - Pool is not heated - In the case of good weather the pool may be opened earlier. During the low season it may be opened at a supplement.
Bed, kitchen and bath linen
Water, gas, electricity, air conditioning, heating (by law usable from November until April)
Maid Service 2 hours 1 once a week - with 1 bath linen changes
(NB. No Saturday maid service at any property due to changeover day - Sunday service available, to be booked in advance/subject to supplement)
Wi-Fi (hotspot or ADSL line) - free connection
Pool towels one supply - extra changes available on request and on payment
Washer & Dryer - free use
One fold away child cot with sheets (up to 2.5 years approx) - (no coverlet or blanket for hygiene purposes) and one high chair provided with rental
Staffed villa - gardener/maintenance/pool man.
These villas must be rented with the minimum staffing noted above and cleaning may not be excluded from the rental or refused.
All taxes with exception of the City tax which has to be paid on the spot
Villa Bianca is in the Province of Florence, and the parish of Montaione (6km); Florence and Pisa are less than 1hr away, Siena 40mins, San Gimignano 30 mins and Certaldo and Gambassi Terme 20mins. The nearest shops, banks, restaurants, and all other services are at Montaione 6km, and Castelfiorentino 6km
Hospital: Castelfiorentino 6km, Empoli 26km. - Train Station:Castelfiorentino 6km - Airports:Florence and Pisa (less than 1 hr) Car Hire: Available at Florence and Pisa Airports. It is advisable to rent a car when staying at Santo Stefano as the nearest shops and restaurants are 5 – 6 km away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tirrenia 70 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence or Pisa 60 km, Nearest railway: Castelfiorentino 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 5 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Villa Bianca is on the top of a hill in the parish of Montaione. Florence and Pisa are less than 1hr away, Siena 40mins, San Gimignano 30 mins and Certaldo and Gambassi Terme 20mins. The nearest shops, banks, restaurants, and all other services are at Montaione 6km, and Castelfiorentino 6km
Hospital: Castelfiorentino 6km, Empoli 26km. Train Station:Castelfiorentino 6km
Airports:Florence and Pisa (less than 1 hr) Car Hire: Available at Florence and Pisa Airports. It is advisable to rent a car when staying at Santo Stefano as the nearest shops and restaurants are 5 - 6km away.
Montaione is in the heart of Tuscany, close to Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa, and it is exactly in this area that the first Etruscan colonies were located. Walk through the old streets of this medieval village observing the customs of the people and learn the tradition of its cuisine and its typical local products.
Festivals, events and markets are present all year round and most of the feasts are held to celebrate Tuscany's products like wine, olive oil, saffron and local delicacies.
This area is most renowned for the “cacio” production, the typical cheese of Montaione, the honey, and the white truffle. Montaione is one of the few Italian areas where white truffle is cultivated. This mushroom can grow only in areas without environmental pollution.
The Castelfalfi 27 hole golf course is only 10 km far from Villa Bianca.
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