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Villa Acacia – Home 157982 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Villa Acacia – Home 157982

Excellent Excellent – based on 6 reviews

  • Villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

From Villa Acacia Florence city centre is at just 10 minutes by public bus!

You will not need a car to enjoy the city and the Villa.

If you have ever been to Florence you know this is a town where “suburbs” takes on a very special meaning. Just outside the very hectic "circonvallazioni", the main arteries that lead into and out of the city center, are a host of picturesque residential areas where the aristocratic and wealthy built their spacious villas in the shade of huge umbrella pines.

Cypress trees line the narrow roads that wind upwards past olive groves and tiny vineyards, so that almost at once you forget about the noisy city you just left behind. But it's there, visible from every curve and terrace, dominated by Brunelleschi's inexplicable cupola and the forboding tower of Palazzo Vecchio.

What a perfect combination, to have the sights of the Renaissance city but not the smells, sounds and mayhem of 21st century Firenze!

The

From Villa Acacia Florence city centre is at just 10 minutes by public bus!

You will not need a car to enjoy the city and the Villa.

If you have ever been to Florence you know this is a town where “suburbs” takes on a very special meaning. Just outside the very hectic "circonvallazioni", the main arteries that lead into and out of the city center, are a host of picturesque residential areas where the aristocratic and wealthy built their spacious villas in the shade of huge umbrella pines.

Cypress trees line the narrow roads that wind upwards past olive groves and tiny vineyards, so that almost at once you forget about the noisy city you just left behind. But it's there, visible from every curve and terrace, dominated by Brunelleschi's inexplicable cupola and the forboding tower of Palazzo Vecchio.

What a perfect combination, to have the sights of the Renaissance city but not the smells, sounds and mayhem of 21st century Firenze!

The house is very spacious with plenty of room for a group of ten people: you can party together and enjoy your own time of privacy. The terrace on the roof, the one off the master bedroom and the side of the garden with the swimming pool have wonderful views of the city in the distance. You can see the Duomo towards South and enjoy the pleasant sights of the countryside hills in the other directions. Not to talk about sunsets…

This 17th century villa occupies a hillside on the old road to Bologna, just fifteen minutes north of the city center. It has its own 4500 square foot garden, with a swimming pool that occupies one of the natural terraces where lemon trees used to be cultivated in a great earthenware vases. Facing this side of the property is the glass-enclosed room where those trees were protected in winter; now it holds a table where six people can dine with a view of the Duomo.

At the other end of the garden is a cottage with a washing machine, dryer, iron and board, and a small WC. Also occupying the ground floor of the villa are a comfortable sitting room with couches, chairs and satellite TV, a dining room whose table can open up to accommodate sixteen people, a living room with a fireplace, armchairs and telephone. These rooms have stunning casement ceilings. Next to the dining room is a kitchen, furnished with a full fridge and freezer, oven, range top, microwave, Nespresso machine, American coffeemaker, and dishwasher. It has a table for two, and opens onto a covered pergola with dining for the entire group.

Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom has a double bed, a roomy wardrobe and a door onto a private terrace overlooking the city. Next door is a bathroom with shower and tub. Across the hall from the bathroom, a door opens onto a tiny back street, perfect for unloading bags and parking if you have more than one car.

The next two bedrooms share a balcony: one has two twin beds, the second has a full sized bed and a single bed. There is a bathroom with shower nearby both rooms.

Then there is a suite with its own entrance, featuring a double bedroom, small kitchen and bathroom with shower.

Another flight of stairs leads up to the last bedroom, which has a double bed and a bathroom with a stall shower.

But the villa has more to offer! On the roof, reached by a comfortable flight of stairs, is a large terrace with deck chairs and one of the best views to be found for miles.

All the windows in the house have screens, the property is gated and surrounded by a wall, and in the garden is a built-in brick barbeque.

Just down the street are several small shops and only 100 yards from the door is the stop for the city bus that goes straight down to the center of town.

In High and Peak season we just rent Saturday-Saturday weeks (and multiples). Eventual use of heating and air conditioning is not included, please enquire for a flat rate or a price upon consumption.Upon check in you will be requested to leave a damage deposit of 500 Euro, to be returned upon check out (minus eventual damages and eventual extras).

Weekly housekeeping with change of towels and linens included

According to Italian laws a tourist rental contract shall be signed at check in, please bring with you a copy of your passport to give to the owner to take care of any formal requirement.

Tourist tax is due in amount of 2,5 Euro per day per declared person over 12 y.o. until the seventh day of stay.

Further details

Area for smokers.

Further details indoors

Ground floor:

3 living rooms, 1 dining room one large bathroom (toilet and basin), kitchen.

First floor:

2 king bedrooms (170 cm beds), 1 standard twin (two 80 cm beds), 1 comfortable twin (two 120 cm beds),

3 full bathrooms (two of which can be used as in-suite to the king bedrooms; two with shower, one with tub/shower).

Second floor:

1 king bedroom (170 cm bed), one studio, one full bathroom (shower).

Third floor: the highest terrace with an unforgettable view.

We can provide cot and high chair if requested.

Further details outdoors

Awesome views over Florence old town and the surrounding hills.

Private pool with outdoor shower nearby, wide private garden, BBQ, areas where to sit and relax, areas where to sunbath, laundry, toilet.

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

The Tuscany region

Florence, the spectacular capital of the region of Tuscany, is located on Italy's northwest coast. It is a stunning medieval city divided into two parts by the River Arno that flows from the Apennines through Florence and Pisa and on to the Ligurian Sea. Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its overflow of palaces, churches and museums filled with masterful paintings and sculptures.

The city was found in 59.B.C by Julio Caesar's war veterans, who named it "Florentin", for its flourishing beauty. Florence experienced its time of greatness in the 14th century when the powerful family of the Medicis made its entry onto the world scene, eventually becoming bankers to the papacy. Cosimo Medici became the ruler of Florence and sponsored artist such as Donatello, Brunelleschi and Filippo Lippi. In 1469, the grandson of Cosimo, Lorenzo, took over power. He was responsible for the great development of art, music and poetry; and was a patron to philosophers and artist such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. From 1860 to 1875, Florence was the capital of Italy.

Food and wine lovers won't be disappointed in Florence; there are much delightful Italian wines and dishes to try. The city also makes for great shopping; here you find designer wear as well as wonderful flea markets. Mercato "Delle Cascine", situated in the beautiful Parco delle Cascine, is probably the biggest and cheapest market in town. Florence is also an active centre of modern art and culture; in summer music, cinema, dance and theatre flows the streets and the squares.

Florence is best visited in the low season, from April to June and in September and October, when the weather is pleasant (summer can be very hot), during this time the city is also less crowded. During summer, tourists flock to the city as if it was Mecca. Early winter is also a good time, as it offers mild temperatures.

In Florence you will enjoy the cultural and historical richness of its past and take part of its lively fun-going atmosphere of today!

Fiesole

Apart from the overwhelming art and cultural treasures, the city offers one of the Italy's most atmospheric and pleasant places to visit. The streets of Florence radiate the charm of Italian culture. It has a wonderful countryside, featuring picturesque villages and vineyards, making for a perfect day excursion. In close distance, you can visit Siena, once Florence's rival in artistic and political dominance, and Pisa, world famous for it's leaning tower.

Ask your personal concierge for advices on tours tailor made for you!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • 4 Family bathrooms, 1 Shower room, 2

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Ataf public bus n25 takes about ten minutes to get you to Florence city centre in Piazza San Marco. Each bus about every 10-15 minutes.

Interaction with guest

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any question. High quality personal concierge service included in the quote.

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Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Lorenzo C
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
29 Mar 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian


This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jun 2011. Located in Province of Florence, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2414 to £4225.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Mar 2017.

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“Like Living in a Postcard”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2015

From the moment we walked through the gate of Villa Acacia, my family and I felt at home. The beauty and spaciousness of the home and grounds contributed to the best vacation we had ever had. Mario kindly took us to buy groceries at a supermarket in Florence; Lorenzo brought by a delicious "welcome dinner," that enabled us to settle in in comfort. The meal prepared by Andrea and his chef/wife was a feast we will long remember. He was also very helpful in arranging transfers for us. The kitchen and outside barbecue made for easy meal preparation. Toward the end of our visit the temperature soared but the villa remained cool, AC available for restful evenings as was the pool. My daughter said that being there was like living in a postcard and thanks to numerous photos, we can relive those beautiful days. As others have mentioned, catching the bus into town was simple and taxis while somewhat disparate in charges were quite reasonable.

“Beautiful tuscan villa with a view”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2014

The Villa Le Terazze is beautiful! It fit our purposes perfectly. We had 9 family members staying there and held a small wedding ceremony in the yard. The garden and views are fabulous and the space of the villa works well for everyone to spread out. The antiques and well-appointed furnishings made the environment warm and cozy. Lorenzo was helpful and kind. He met us for check-in promptly and was thorough in explaining everything we needed to know about the accomodations. The day before check out, Lorenzo sent an email and was again, prompt and thorough. He was friendly and spoke english well. Thank you, Lorenzo, for sharing this fabulous home with us! We had the pleasure of enjoying a fabulous meal prepared for us and served in the villa diningroom. Alida and her husband, Andrea, created an experience we will not soon forget. The food was outstanding and the service/setting was fabulous. I highly recommend this for anyone seeking a memorable and delightful dining experience. They took care of everything! Thank you to Alida and Andrea for the wonderful meal and experience. The location of the villa is very convenient. It is about 15 minutes from Florence by bus. We utilized this method of getting to and from, and it worked perfectly. It is only a short walk to the Tabacchi to purchase your bus tickets and the pick-up stop is a short walk back to the fork in the road. The last stop in Florence (bus 25) is at Museo di San Marco, very convenient. Returning requires an uphill walk unless you stay on the bus and get off at a stop just above the villa....a longer ride on the bus, but it does make the walk a bit easier if you are not a fan of the uphill venture. Another option is to call a taxi...this too was very easy and not expensive. The taxis typically arrived within 5 to 10 minutes of our call.

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