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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Osservatorio is a stunning villa for up to 11guests divided into two independent units.

Orione apartment for up to 6 guests.

The property is extraordinarily cool and pleasant throughout the summer, thanks to its location on a higher altitude (about 500 AMSL) and the beautiful structure in heavy stones. This magnificent country home offers no compromise in comfort either, providing guests with comfortable sitting areas, satellite televisions and WiFi connection. Attention to details and special touches are a common feature all over the villa.

Please note that you are booking directly with the owners, the Guazzinis without paying any agency fee. However due to our lack of language skills, your enquiries will be replied by our local assistant, Ms Serena Brachi who speaks fluent English and some French.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2)
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Orione apartment is an extremely roomy and airy apartment with impressive beams. It is accessed from ground level into the spacious living room with comfortable couches and table with chairs, embellished by some pieces of antiques and comfortable sofas. A flight of stairs lead to the spacious mezzanine where 2 single beds are located (on request the bed can be made as double). The 2 spacious bedrooms, each with its prettly tiled shower room are naturally cool in summer months. One also opens onto the private terrace, where to find a table and chairs, the ideal spot to read or sunbathe.

The kitchen is equipped with an electric worktop (4 hobs), an electrical grill, an American style coffee maker and a full fridge with refrigerator, dishwasher ( there is not a full oven). From the kitchen a door leading to the graceful loggia which enjoys views of the beautiful garden and corners of the surrounding countryside. This covered loggia is large and well furnished with table, chairs for al fresco meals even on a warmer summer day.

A bright and delightful room is accessed from the living room and it is equipped with comfortable chairs, ideal as a reading retreat enjoying plenty of natural light.

Further details outdoors

One of the most evident highlights at this property is the luxuriate garden with a huge variety of plants so lavishly tended. Not to mention the stunning pool, surrounded by fantastic terracotta pots with flowers, sculptures and plenty of sun loungers.

The owners who highly prize their guests privacy and comfort, have built two fantastic sundecks, one for each apartment, with couches and tables to provide guests with great corners in total privacy.

Further details

The large property is completely fenced in and consists of two immaculately restored buildings, one of which is home to the discreet and friendly owners with their docile dog and a cat. They spend most of their time running their optician shop in town but are available in case of need. Their villa is accessed by a different entrance gate. When they are not in, guests can rely on the helpful caretaker.

The Tuscany region

Approx. driving distance to the nearest town, Gambassi Terme is less than 10mns while San Gimignano and Volterra are easily reached in less than 20mns on panoramic roads. Florence is a great destination for a full day out even by train from Castelfiorentino (20mns drive away) in about 1hr.

San Gimignano

Within minutes walking there is a good restaurant, a beauty centre and tennis court where you can pamper yourselves with body treatments leading you to the evening supper succumbing to the lure of the caretaker's delicious home cooking (available on request) right at your villa.

The golf court in Castelfalfi is found about 20mns away and many other interesting sights and eating out places are conveniently listed for guests on the informative villa book available at the villa and written by a professional local guide, who is available on request and for an extra to visit guests in resort.

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Review 1-4 of 4

11 Jul 2014


"Reach for the Stars"

From the moment you drive into the 'Osservatorio' grounds you know that you are in for a treat - and you won't be disappointed. Orione and another apartment , Acquario, are in a large h… More

25 Mar 2014


"Second stay in Tuscany... and the best one !"

2 weeks in Tuscany, at Villa Osservatorio - Orione, in excellent conditions : perfect weather, very nice villa, perfect country, so nice people !We did appreciate every people we met : first, Serena (… More

14 Oct 2013


"best accomodation we have ever rented!"

The owners, who live next door,were unobtrusive but very welcoming and kind. The inside of the villa is beautifully furnished and spacious but the outdoor spaces are spectacularly good with a wealth o… More

8 Sep 2013


"We just had a wonderful time!"

Neva and Giovanni are very nice and helpful. The Pool is very clean.Orione is very quiet. Volterra, Siena, San Gimiano and Firence are very close.… More

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  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:15 Jan 2014

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Languages spoken
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