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Tuscan apartment in rural setting with easy access to nearby cities, property has private garden and shared pool – Home 171695 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Tuscan apartment in rural setting with easy access to nearby cities, property has private garden and shared pool – Home 171695

Excellent Excellent – based on 33 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The apartment is located in the hamlet of Castel San Gimignano, very near to the best famous cities as Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Volterra and the sea is reachable in less than an hour by car. You can also start from here for a relaxing walk or ride through the olive groves and the surrounding countryside.

Casa Gelsomino is at the ground floor, with a large garden, and a relaxing swimming pool with an extraordinary landscape. Two double comfortable rooms and a divan sofa in the living can guest six people. Ideal for families. A large terrace with a barbecue allowed to have romantic and cool dinner in the summer evenings.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Swimming pool available from the end of May to the end of September

Garden is shared with the owners of the house.

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

Location description from

The apartment is located in the hamlet of Castel San Gimignano, very near to the best famous cities as Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Volterra and the sea is reachable in less than an hour by car. You can also start from here for a relaxing walk or ride through the olive groves and the surrounding countryside.

Casa Gelsomino is at the ground floor, with a large garden, and a relaxing swimming pool with an extraordinary landscape. Two double comfortable rooms and a divan sofa in the living can guest six people. Ideal for families. A large terrace with a barbecue allowed to have romantic and cool dinner in the summer evenings.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Swimming pool available from the end of May to the end of September

Garden is shared with the owners of the house.

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is without doubt, the most wonderful Italian region. It can offer you all you need to relax your mind and your body. Siena province has many attractions, historical, and a lot of villages full of life with important cultural and folk programmes to celebrate our history.

There are our fascinating landscapes, with vineyard and olives, our white -roads famous in the world. There are our wines and our olive oil and our simple but fantastic cooking. There is the Paiio, twice a year, in July and August.

There is a marvellous sea.
If you choose our holiday home, you can taste and feel all these emotions. Casa Gelsomino is very near to Florence , Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and to the Costa Degli Etruschi sea.

Castel San Gimignano

San Gimignano has been declared by UNESCO a part of the World's Architectural Heritage.
Castel San Gimignano is a small medieval hamlet with still its ancient wall and it's situated on the top of a hill, from which you can admire a 360° amazing landscape.

Our quite hamlet is 12 km far from San Gimignano , 30 km from Siena, 15 from Volterra, 50 km from Florence.
You can have a special holiday, starting from here towards the most important cities of Tuscany, and on your back to relax in our property, tasting some good wine.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Carlo M
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
10 Feb 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Aug 2011. Located in San Gimignano, it has 33 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £471 to £727.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Feb 2017.

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“Great apartment. Fantastic Tuscan hospitality.”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2016

My wife and I chose Casa Gelsomino because we were travelling with our 18-month old daughter and wanted to be in a location with amenities within walking distance. The hamlet of Castel San Gimignano itself is a sleepy one but offers a great little convenience store (run by twin sisters) just across the road from the apartment, a nice bar (opposite) and a lovely restaurant offering a variety of Tuscan/Italian cuisine. As for the apartment, located on the ground floor (we were able to park our car directly outside the front door) with a spacious lounge diner and a compact but well-equipped kitchen neatly tucked away behind double sliding doors. Beyond that, a utility room with a washing machine, a decent family bathroom (shower cubicle but no bathtub) and two bedrooms; one with a king size bed the other with a day bed that converts into two singles or a double. We used this room for our daughter and Carlo (owner) provided a travel cot and bedding as well as a highchair. Free wifi was provided also offering speeds of around 12Mbps download and around 1 Mbps upload. Not bad considering it's in such a rural setting. By far the biggest positive for us was the outdoor space. Beautifully manicured lawns and flowerbeds leading down to the private pool and then the olive groves and cherry orchards beyond, all expertly and meticulously tended to by Carlo's mother Anna and father Renzo. It has to be said at this point that these lovely people were so warm and friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Anna even went as far as picking fresh herbs for me to use in my ragu and Renzo picked a load of cherries for us also. Whilst the pool was spotlessly clean (maintained by Carlo daily) it isn't heated, and whilst it was bearable for us adults, it was a little too cold for our daughter despite the ambient temperature being in the mid-30's centigrade. Plenty of sun loungers and the views across the valley are spectacular, particularly at sundown enjoying a glass or two of Chianti. All in all, we had a most enjoyable week here whilst exploring the surrounding areas including Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra to name a few. A car is recommended if staying for longer than a few days. One recommendation I would make, is for a welcome pack to be offered (even at a small charge) including basic sundries like salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, milk etc. as the last thing you want to do after a long journey is then thinking about going to the supermarket, especially with a toddler :-) In summary, the apartment was great but the hospitality was superb! Tantissimi grazie Carlo, Emanuela, Anna e Renzo!

“What a great place to stay”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2016

My wife and I, along with our friends from Edinburgh, rented for a week at the end of June. What great accommodation, well presented, and the gardens, pool etc was a wonderful environment to relax in. Easy travelling to all the major Tuscan sights, with good local restaurants and shopping within easy reach. A great holiday, and we will consider visiting again. Many thanks to Carlo Malandrini and his family for their hospitality. Neil & Alicia Todd, Edinburgh

“Fabulous holiday and accommodation”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2012

We stayed at this apartment in June this year. The apartment was really well fitted out and spotlessly clean, the oven looked like it had never been used !! The facilities were great and the location is lovely, it is close by to lots of places of interest. We were able to have a barbeque outside in the grounds one evening overlooking the Tuscan hills which was beautiful. The pool was lovely to cool down in and has only recently been built. On a final note the owners and their family were fabulous hosts and really went out of their way to make you feel welcome. This is truly a wonderful place to stay.

First of all, our best thanks to have chosen our property for your holiday. We are very proud of the feelings you felt during your staying here: this gives us the necessary strength to improve our work. Many many thanks !!!!...........and we hope to guest you here again!!!!! Emanuela and Carlo

“one of the best vacations !”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2011

We had a great time! The house was perfect and very clean!! My wives concern was how clean and nice the house would be and it was perfect! We booked at last time and Carlo was very fast in making it happen. The views were amazing , but the best thing the people. From the moment we got in Carlo's dad was offering not only his smile but his oil , wines , nuts and best of all the story of his life how he traveled 37 countries with Singer. Carlo's mom told me how to prepare noquis a la romana "with no patatos I could smoke my cigars at night under and olive tree looking at the beautiful scenery in front of me Carlo recommended Three Archi the restaurant on the same block were we ate almost every nigh and we met Franco that not only recommended more places to see and more restaurants to try in the area but had his wife letting me know the recipes for the best dishes Thanks Carlo and Emanuela for a great vacation!

“Absolutely fabulous”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2011

My fiancée and I have just returned home from a wonderful stay at the villa. We booked it very last minute after we decided to take a trip to look at wedding venues and after scouring the internet for somewhere in a good location with a nice interior I stumbled upon Casa Gelsomino and I am so glad we did. When we arrived we were shown around by Carlo the owner who was so friendly and helpful. In the villa he and his wife had left a bottle of their own olive oil, a bottle of home brewed sherry and the most delicious cake along with a hand written welcome note. The villa itself is really well situated, 15 minutes from San Gimignano in a little village with a bar, a shop and a restaurant. It is really well furnished, it feels brand new and is immaculately clean with everything you would need whilst on holiday, there was even washing powder, dishwasher tablets etc, we didn't have to buy anything which was a real bonus. The owners live close by and are on hand for anything you need, they even brought us a bottle of wine round from the local vineyard, they are so kind and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. I would highly recommend this place to either families, couples or a group of friends who want to stay somewhere modern on the inside but still in the heart of rural tuscany. We will certainly be returning.

There're no words to describe our feelings after reading this review !! we're deeply happy and the friendly review encourages us to give more in the future. Many many thanks to our guests !!!!!!!!!!! We're longing to have you here again and drinking a glass of wine togheter!!!! Kind of you !! Emanuela e Carlo

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