Villa La Fontanella / Mercatale in Val di Pesa, Chianti

  • La Fontanella From Pool
  • La Fontanella Dependence Kitchen
  • La Fontanella Hepburn Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Terrace View
  • La Fontanella Dependence Living Room
  • La Fontanella Kitchen
  • La Fontanella Twin Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Dependence Seating Area
  • La Fontanella Kitchen
  • La Fontanella Twin Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Dependence
  • La Fontanella Master Bathroom
  • La Fontanella Upstairs Living Room
  • La Fontanella Dining Room
  • La Fontanella Master Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Upstairs Living Room
  • La Fontanella Dining Room
  • La Fontanella Master Bedroom
  • La Fontanella View
  • La Fontanella Dining Room
  • La Fontanella Outdoor Dining
  • La Fontanella Whirlpool
  • La Fontanella Downstairs Living Room
  • La Fontanella Outdoor Dining View
  • La Fontanella White Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Exterior
  • La Fontanella Outdoor Dining
  • La Fontanella Wine Cellar
  • La Fontanella Exterior
  • La Fontanella Pool
  • La Fontanella Wood Pizza Oven
  • La Fontanella Exterior At Night
  • La Fontanella Pool And Whirlpool
  • La Fontanella Bathroom
  • La Fontanella Exterior
  • La Fontanella Pool View
  • La Fontanella Dependence
  • La Fontanella Fireplace
  • La Fontanella Pool
  • La Fontanella Dependence
  • La Fontanella Flower Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Terrace Seating
  • La Fontanella Dependence
  • La Fontanella Terrace Seating
  • La Fontanella Dependence
  • La Fontanella From Vineyard
  • La Fontanella Terrace To Dependence
$ 11,032 – 16,952 /wk
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
6
Sleeps
10 +8
PoolWalk to Village/ServicesParkingA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVGreat KitchenTerrace/BalconyWasher/Dryer Ground floor bed/bath
Rating
4
Top Features

Charming and private. Idyllic hillside backdrop. Outdoor pizza oven. Customer favorite.

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Overview

Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, La Fontanella is set on 2.5 acres of beauty, peace and privacy.

It is perfect for four couples or an extended family seeking close proximity to Florence. The location could not be better. Set on an idyllic hillside 15 minutes (10.8 mi.) from Florence, this elegant country house is within an hour’s drive of all of the beautiful hill towns and vineyards of Chianti. The closest village, Mercatale, with shops and restaurants, is 2 km (1.2 mi.) away. Horseback riding is found at 3 km (1.8 mi.)

The house was recently restored and the attention to detail and beauty is remarkable. The property includes the house (5700 sq. ft.), a small dependence (430 sq. ft) and one of the prettiest pools (25 x 50 ft.) in Chianti.

A short unpaved road (3/4 mile) leads to the farmhouse. The lawn is bordered with roses and olive trees, and a shaded stone patio with BBQ and pergola overlooks the pool. It is furnished with a long table, comfortable chairs for dining al fresco. A few steps downhill is the pool with hydromassage, surrounded by lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas, and a panoramic view of the Chianti hills.

The Villa La Fontanella Experience

Take a pizza cooking class with a professional pizzaiolo. Make a fabulous pizza using the wood-fired outdoor pizza oven and share your creation with family and friends.

Reviews for Villa La Fontanella

  • J.S.
    June 2, 2017
    0

    The trip was beyond phenomenal. The villa was second to none--heaven on earth! Patrizia was wonderful as was the staff. Both families enjoyed themselves immensely. We all had a hard time pulling ourselves away from the villa to see other Tuscan sites. We always ended our 'touring’ with--'let's hurry up and get back to the pool.’ Okay, this is our secret place--no need to share it with other clients!! Thanks for all of your help. It was a perfect vacation. 

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Details

The Villa 

Inside, La Fontanella has beautiful terracotta tile floors and beamed ceilings, and is divided into two floors.

Ground floor (sleeps 2+4)
  • Large entry hall
  • Living room with double sofa bed. In this room there is SKY satellite TV, DVD and CD player.
  • Study with double sofa bed
  • Extra bathroom with shower. If the study is occupied, this bathroom can be reserved for the study guests.
  • Fully equipped main kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washer & dryer
  • Dining room with long table for 12
  • King bedroom (5 steps; bed cannot be separated) and bathroom with shower; fan and window screens
  • Second small but equipped prep kitchen
Second floor (sleeps 8)

The second floor with four air conditioned bedrooms and four ensuite bathrooms plus an extra guest powder room (sleeps 8)

  • Spacious double living room with fireplace, TV, Wi-Fi, and computer with printer
  • Master king bedroom (bed cannot be separated) with en-suite bathroom (large Jacuzzi tub with overhead shower affixed to the wall)
  • Twin bedroom with (two beds) and en-suite bathroom (tub with hand held shower)
  • Master bedroom with balcony, king bed (cannot be separated) and en-suite bathroom (shower)
  • Master bedroom with king bed (cannot be separated) and beautiful large en-suite bathroom (shower)
  • Extra powder room

Cellar

  • Laundry room with washer & dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Wine cellar

The Dependence (sleeps 2+2)

The Dependence is air-conditioned.

  • Cozy living room with double sofa bed, kitchenette and one bathroom with shower (ground floor)
  • Double bedroom in the upstairs loft

Grounds

  • Shaded stone patio with BBQ and wonderful pergola furnished with a long table, comfortable chairs for dining al fresco while overlooking the pool and view.
  • Pool with hydromassage, surrounded by lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas
  • Fitness room by the pool
  • Bicycles

Amenities

Features
  • Terrace/BalconyStaff IncludedWine Cellar
  • Wine Cellar
Location
  • Walk to village/services
  • Closest store or village: 3.0 km
Closest Village/Services
3.0km
Transportation
  • Parking
Pool/Spa
  • Pool (unheated)
Recreation
  • Golf (within 30 minutes)Gym/Workout AreaHorseback Riding (nearby)
  • Bicycles are available
Communications
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
Entertainment
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/StereoVideo Player
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral Heat
Kitchen
  • Great KitchenDishwasherMicrowave
  • Two kitchens, one fully equipped and one for service
Laundry
  • Washer/Dryer
Accessibility
  • Ground floor bed/bath

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability

Availability

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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
Saturday
2020 Weekly Rates
DatesVilla
Up to 10p
Dependence
+2p
Jan 4 - Mar 20$11,032$1,474
Mar 21 - May 22$15,716$1,988
May 23 - Sep 4$16,732$2,468
Sep 5 - Oct 9$15,716$1,988
Oct 10 - Dec 11$11,302$1,474
Dec 12 - Jan 8, 2021$15,716$1,988

Additional Information

Includes
  • Linens (changed Wed & Sat)
  • Pool towels
  • Basic utilities (except heat and A/C). An allowance of €300 is included toward air conditioning.
  • 5 hrs maid service/day (Mon-Sat)
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Pizza cooking class using the outdoor pizza wood oven with professional pizzaiolo. Afterward guests share what they have cooked.  
Extras
  • €500/wk utility deposit per week for heat and a/c due in cash on arrival.
  • Heat and A/C are metered and based on usage above the €300 iallowance toward air conditioning.
  • Final cleaning is €250 in main house plus €120 for annex when in use.
  • Prices listed are for up to 10 guests in the villa. Two double sofa beds are available in the main villa and one more sofa bed is in the annex.  Cost for each additional guess on a sofa bed is €200 per person.
  • Crib on request €100/wk.
  • Any local tourist tax due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
  • Mountain bikes are available
Security Deposit

$1,500 payable to Doorways in advance, €500 due on arrival and refunded at the end of your stay less any damage or unpaid fees.

Notes
  • Pool is open May 2 - Sep 28
  • Upon request and approval of owner, a late arrival is possible between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm for an extra fee of €50.

Map

Location

Distances
Florence15 min
Mercatale Val di Pesa2 km/s
Horseback riding3 km
Greve in Chianti15 minutes
San Gimignano30 min
Siena50 minutes
Florence airport30 min

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Contact Us

Doorways Ltd.
(800) 261-4460USA & Canada
(610) 520-0806International
(610) 520-0807FAX
PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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