Casa Elena / In Chianti, Tuscany

  • Casa Elena Pool
  • Casa Elena Orange Bedroom
  • Casa Elena Pergola
  • Casa Elena Alfresco Dining
  • Casa Elena Pool
  • Casa Elena Bathroom Sink
  • Casa Elena Pool And Villa
  • Casa Elena Bathroom Tub
  • Casa Elena Dining Room
  • Casa Elena Red Bedroom
  • Casa Elena Entrance Exterior
  • Casa Elena Second Floor Sitting Area
  • Casa Elena Entrance Hall
  • Casa Elena Squares Bedroom
  • Casa Elena Facade
  • Casa Elena Terrace Seating
  • Casa Elena Flower Bedroom
  • Casa Elena Terrace Seating
  • Casa Elena Game Area
  • Casa Elena Green Bedroom
  • Casa Elena Kitchen
  • Casa Elena Kitchen
  • Casa Elena Living Room  W Fireplace
  • Casa Elena Living Room
$ 5,780 – 8,620 /wk
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4.5
Sleeps
8
PoolParkingA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVGreat KitchenTerrace/BalconyWasher
Rating
4
Top Features

Luxurious villa perfectly maintained, enchanting views, pool, dining al fresco.

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Overview

Casa Elena is an elegant Tuscan farmhouse with glorious views over the rolling hills of Chianti. The location is ideal — between Florence and Siena and close to Certaldo, Montespertoli and San Gimignano, in the very heart of Chianti.

An unpaved road of about five miles leads to Casa Elena through vineyards and olive groves. Although a 4x4 car is not necessary to reach the property, this road is not suitable for low-slung cars. The original building dates back a thousand years and is part of the Borgo di Voltiggiano, a group of about ten properties, including the villa of the owner, which is about 300 yards from Casa Elena. The two properties are separated by gardens and a high hedge and are not connected, ensuring privacy.

Casa Elena was recently renovated and is beautifully decorated, with comfort and style in mind. The 2.5 acre property is entirely fenced. The lawn is bordered with rose bushes, cypress and olive trees. A patio by the pool provides shade as well as sun lounges. Attached to the house are two other patios, one furnished with table and chairs for al fresco dining and the other burnished with comfortable lounge chairs. The salt-water pool has a solar cover to retain the sun’s warmth during the night; however, please be aware that this is not a safety cover for children.

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Details

The Casa

The villa is decorated with beautiful terracotta tiles and beamed ceilings.

Ground floor

  • Entry hall with beautiful mirrors and coat room
  • Guest bathroom
  • Large double living room (air-conditioned) elegantly furnished with couches and armchairs and a wood stove; large French windows overlook the garden and the two patios
  • Gaming table area, with backgammon, chess, checkers, cards and other games, satellite TV, CD, Blue Ray 3D DVD player
  • Large modern kitchen with gas range, two ovens, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, filter coffee maker, grill, refrigerator & freezer, juicer
  • Laundry area with washing machine for staff only; however, staff will assist guests who want to use the washing machine during working hours

Second floor

  • Master bedroom (double bed), with a/c, decorative fireplace, TV, nice view over the pool and garden and the beautiful countryside; large en-suite bathroom with oval tub and walk-in closet
  • Double bedroom (double bed) with a/c, TV – en-suite bathroom with shower, view over the countryside
  • Double bedroom (twin beds)a/c, TV, view over the countryside; an additional single bed is available; adjacent bathroom (in the hall) with cast-iron tub
  • Double bedroom (double bed) with a/c – en-suite bathroom with shower, view of the Apuane Alps (famous for their marble) and the Apennines on a clear day.
  • Reading room with decorative fireplace (no a/c) and a good selection of books in English and French

Grounds

  • 2.5 acres, fully fenced
  • Three patios – two patios attached to the villa and one at the pool, furnished
  • Salt-water pool with cover
  • Electric gate
  • Covered parking inside the property

Activities

  • Golf Club Castelfalfi in Montaione: 10 km/6.2mi
  • Tennis Club Castelfiorentino: 5 km/3mi or in Montespertoli: 6 km/3.75mi
  • Horseback riding in Certaldo: 4 km/2.5mi
  • Hot Air Ballooning in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa: 15 km/9.3mi
  • Scooter rental in Certaldo 4 km/2.5mi
  • Beaches of the beautiful Tuscan coast: 70 km/44mi 

Amenities

Features
  • Terrace/Balcony
Location
  • Closest store or village: 5.0 km
Closest Village/Services
5.0km
Transportation
  • Parking
  • Helicopter available on request
Pool/Spa
  • Pool (unheated)
Recreation
  • Golf (within 30 minutes)Gym/Workout AreaHorseback Riding (nearby)
  • New massage room on the ground floor, Massages and beautician available on request.
Communications
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
Entertainment
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/StereoVideo Player
Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air conditioning throughout except for the kitchen and the second floor reading room.
Kitchen
  • Great KitchenDishwasherMicrowave
Laundry
  • Washer

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability

Availability

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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
Saturday
2018 Weekly Rates
DatesRates
Low Season
Jan 6 - Mar 30
Sep 29 - Dec 21
$5,780
Mid Season
Mar 31 - Jun 22
Aug 25 - Sep 28
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
$7.268
High Season
Jun 23 - Aug 24
$8,620

Additional Information

Includes
  • Linens (bath towels changed on Wed)
  • Maid service (2 hrs/day Mon-Sat)
  • Final cleaning
  • Pool towels
  • €50 utility allowance for 1 or 2 weeks, guests pay for usage above €50
  • WiFi
  • Garden & pool maintenance
  • Welcome dinner & basic groceries
Extras
  • Electricity is metered with a bonus of €50, guests must pay for usage above €50.
  • Heat and air-conditioning are metered and based on consumption, utility deposit of €250/wk is due upon arrival.
  • On request crib is €100 and or extra bed is €150
  • On request additional maid service is €12/hr.
  • Any local head tax is due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
  • Cook services are available upon request at an additional fee.
Security Deposit

$1,000 payable by check to Doorways and refunded a month after your stay, €300 due on arrival and returned at the end of your stay less any damages or unpaid fees. Total deposit due on arrival = €550 cash + local head tax.

Notes
  • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7:00pm and 9:00pm for an extra fee of €50.
  • For more than 3 children - please inquire.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Pool opening dates: May 12 - Sep 29

Map

Location

Distances
Castelfiorentino5 km
Montespertoli7 km
Certaldo10 km
Florence Airport: 38km/24mi (45 min)40 km
Siena58 km
Lucca75 km
Volterra40 km
Greve in Chianti44 km
San Gimignano22 km
Pisa Airport70 km
Pistoia68 km

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(610) 520-0806International
(610) 520-0807FAX
PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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