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Villa Del Giglio

Florence area

  • 12
  • 6 double bedrooms
  • 6 en-suite + 1
  • Chianti area
  • Historic castle
  • Medium staff
  • Pets friendly on request
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Overview

Every stone in the Tuscan landscape tells about the many cultures that inhabited it throughout the centuries. About 30 Km from Florence, Villa del Giglio is a luxury holiday property, built on the ancient Via Francigena connecting France to Rome, a magnificent example, evoking a multitude of ancient influences. The castle was built back in 1210, from a most important noble family as the center of Val d’Elsa’s court. They owned and lived in this fabulous castle, later transforming it into an elegant country mansion, until the 17th century. Traces of the original 13th-century fortified castle are still visible in the square brick tower and the defensive walls along with the villa. Villa del Giglio, this Historic luxury villa for rent near Florence has been completely restored while still keeping the spirit and atmosphere of a noble house. It is capable of  12 people accommodation in luxurious comfort.

Details

GROUND FLOOR
On the ground floor, you will meet a cozy living room with a fireplace. Magnificent marble staircase guides the guest to the first floor. A  corridor provides access to the rest of the house. The big and fully equipped kitchen has terracotta flooring and beamed ceilings. An elegant dining room with French windows gives access to the courtyard. Further on, the living room with fireplace has a reading room alcove with TV, computer with broadband line and fax. Finally, the double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath.
FIRST FLOOR
On the first floor, another corridor leads to the bedrooms. There are two twin bedrooms, both with bathrooms inside, one with shower and tub and the other with shower. Towards the end of the corridor, a double bedroom with an outside balcony overlooks the front yard. There is also a laundry room with a wardrobe.
XII CENTURY TOWER
The medieval tower standing alongside the villa (part of the original castle)  has its own access. From the living room on the ground floor, a staircase takes you up to a double bedroom with its own bathroom with a shower. With a breathtaking roof terrace.
GARDEN
In front of the Villa you may admire a unique view of the green and fertile countryside below, and the towered town of San Gimignano.
A staircase leads down to the swimming pool of 10 x 5 meters surrounded by a lawn and an arcaded loggia. Behind is a shower and a fridge.
Annex
it’s converted into a casual sitting room, with six arched windows offering sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Breathtaking roof terrace.
CHAPEL
XIII century chapel, restored in the XVIII century, contains an XIII crypt.   
Winepress dated 1743 and cellar with a selection of fine wines available for the guests.

Equipment

Air conditioning, swimming pool that measures 10 x 5 m, jacuzzi, jacuzzi tubs in 4 bathrooms, maid service 3 hours/6 times a week (Sunday available on request), local cook on request, breakfast for 6 days (Sunday available on request),  linen change once a week, food delivery service on request, heating at extra cost, safes in every bedroom, computer with the broadband line, satellite TV, VCR DVD player, telephone extra cost, dishwasher, washing machine, BBQ.

The prices include

Continental breakfast is done 7 days from 8.00 am until 11.30 am

Cleaning rooms is done 7 days in the week between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm
Swimming pool from April to end of September
Linen and towels change once a week
Electricity consumption up to 300 kW

Extra cost

Grocery shopping
Cook and any additional service (15 euro per hour)
Heating charged on usage 4.50 euro per unit
Electricity consumption over the first 300 KWatt 0.50 euro per unit
Tourism Levy: 1.00 euro per person per day to a maximum of 6 nights, children under 14 years old are exempted
 
Guarantee deposit 800.00 euro in a cheque, cash, or credit card number as a guarantee (Visa/MasterCard).
Heating costs are not included. This will be calculated according to the fuel used to heat the house 2 days prior to the customer’s arrival and during their stay. Heating is charged at 4.50 euro per unit
Weekly Electricity consumption in excess of 300KWS is charged at 0.50 euro
Cook is charged 15 euro per hour; any additional service required will be charged 15 euro per hour. The cost of food and drinks is extra and has to be paid in advance. Meals should be ordered and paid directly to the manager at least 12 hours in advance. Lunches will be served between 12.00 am and 2.00 pm, and dinners between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm
Cot is available at no additional cost
Linen is changed weekly (Saturday) which is inclusive of rental. Any extra requirements will be charged at 10 euro per person. Extra towels 5 euro per person.
Tourism Levy: 1.00 euro per person per day to a maximum of 6 consecutive nights. Exempted children under 14
Meter Reading
Heating reading (4.50 euro per unit)
Electricity reading exceeding 300KWS (0.50 euro per KW)

Good to know

Reservation
In order to make a reservation, we need a 30% deposit by bank transfer
We require settlement of the remaining 70%, 60 days before arrival

1. The villa can accommodate 12 guests

2. A maximum number of 4 children (aged 12 or less) can stay at the property
3. Check-in is between 15.00 pm and 19.00 pm –
4. Check out time is before 10.00 am – account may be finalized the previous day

5. A Villa inspection is to be carried out between the guest and a representative of the property at check-in to clarify all operations, contents, and functions of the Villa. These include electrical systems, gas, food, beverage, and labor of staff.

6. A deposit in euro of €800.00 in cash or credit card number (Visa/MasterCard) is to be left in at check-in. The deposit will be returned at check-out unless damages are found or extra services have to be paid.
7. Continental breakfast is included 7 days in the rental rate from 8.30 am to 12.00 am, breakfast includes: coffee, tea, milk, bread, toast, biscuits, marmalade, fruit juice, yogurt, cereal, and eggs
8. Cleaning of the bedrooms is done 7 days between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm and is included in the price
9. The swimming pool is open from mid-April to the end of September
10. The accounts must be finalized at the end of each week
11. Pets are not permitted
Regulations
Check-in between 15.00 and 19.00 pm
Check out time before 9.30 am
 
Cancellation Policy
30% deposit is non-refundable
Cancellations over 60 dd on arrival to 31 dd on arrival we apply a penalty of 50% of the total price
Cancellations from 30 dd on arrival to 0 dd on arrival we apply a penalty of 100% of the total price

Distances

  • Castelfiorentino 3 Km
  • Montespertoli 8 Km
  • Certaldo 13 Km
  • Gambassi Terme 13 Km
  • Montaione 19 Km
  • San Gimignano 23 Km
  • Poggibonsi 25 Km
  • Vinci 27 Km
  • Florence 35 Km
  • Colle Val d’Elsa 35 Km
  • Volterra 44 Km
  • Pisa 50 Km
  • Siena 55 Km
  • Lucca 70 Km
  • Livorno 70 Km

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