Villa La Fontanella / Mercatale in Val di Pesa, Chianti

  • La Fontanella From Pool
  • La Fontanella Kitchen
  • La Fontanella Twin Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Dependence Living Room
  • La Fontanella Kitchen
  • La Fontanella Twin Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Dependence Seating Area
  • La Fontanella Master Bathroom
  • La Fontanella Upstairs Living Room
  • La Fontanella Dependence
  • 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 Dining Room
  • La Fontanella Outdoor Dining View
  • La Fontanella White Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Downstairs Living Room
  • La Fontanella Outdoor Dining
  • La Fontanella Wine Cellar
  • La Fontanella Exterior
  • La Fontanella Pool
  • La Fontanella Wood Pizza Oven
  • La Fontanella Exterior
  • La Fontanella Pool And Whirlpool
  • La Fontanella Exterior At Night
  • La Fontanella Exterior
  • La Fontanella Pool View
  • La Fontanella Bathroom
  • 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
  • La Fontanella Dependence
  • La Fontanella Hepburn Bedroom
  • La Fontanella Terrace View
  • La Fontanella Dependence Kitchen
$ 10,998 – 16,732 /wk
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Sleeps
10 +2
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
  • Fully equipped main kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washer & dryer
  • Dining area with table for 12
  • King bedroom (5 steps; bed cannot be separated) and bathroom (shower); fan and window screens
  • Second small but equipped prep kitchen
  • Laundry room with washer & dryer, iron and ironing board
Second floor

The second floor bedrooms are air-conditoned. (sleeps 8)

  • Spacious central living room with fireplace. TV and computer with printer
  • King bedroom (bed cannot be separated) with en-suite bathroom (Jacuzzi tub, no hand shower)
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (tub with hand held shower)
  • Two king bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom (shower)
  • Extra powder room

Dependence

The Dependence is air-conditioned. (sleeps 2)

  • Cozy living room with kitchenette and one bathroom (ground floor)
  • Double bedroom in the loft upstairs

Grounds

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

Amenities

Features
  • Terrace/BalconyStaff IncludedWine 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
2019 Weekly Rates
DatesVilla
Up to 10p
Dependence
+2p
Low Season
Jan 5 - Apr 19
Oct 12 - Dec 13
$10,986$1,480
Mid Season
Apr 20 - May 30
Sep 7 - Oct 11
Dec 14 - Jan 11, 2020
$15,548$1,946
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 6
$16,732$2,468

Additional Information

Includes
  • Linens (changed Wed & Sat)
  • Pool towels
  • Basic utilities (except heat and A/C)
  • 3 hrs maid service/day (Mon-Sat)
  • Internet WiFi
  • SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Pizza cooking class using the outdoor pizza wood oven with professional pizzaiolo. Afterward you share what you cook. 
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.
  • 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 additional guests on the sofa beds is €200 per person.
  • Optional crib €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.

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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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