Poggio • Tuscany 6 Bedroom

Monteriggioni, Italy
size: 650m2 or 6997 Sq Ft.
sleeps: up to 11 / kids ok: all ages
baths: 4 + WC
air conditioning: no
fans: yes
floor number: ground floor

property interior: 2 levels

 
Up a cypress lined drive, past vineyard covered rolling hills, you’ll find Il Poggio, an architectural surprise in the heart of Tuscany nestled above the panoramic countryside. Built in the style of Richard Neutra, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, the villa is situated on the owner’s private 500 acre (162 hectare) estate, which has been in his family since 1743. Surrounded by olive groves, lemon trees and rosemary bushes, this house has been built with local stones, materials, and glass to blend with the scenery and let you experience Tuscany at its best.

Wake in the morning to birds singing and the morning sun shining in your very own 6 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Tuscan villa with large private pool (7 x 15 meters / 23 x 50 feet). Il Poggio has been lovingly decorated by its Italian/American owners with authentic Italian country antiques, family treasures, and eclectic objects picked up through their worldly travels. The "baby"grand piano, extensive collection of books, original artwork, and spacious furniture create a design style that captures modern comfort and old world charm with touches of luxury.

Inside, light streams through the large windows, with floor to ceiling venetian shutters that keep the house cool in the Tuscan summer heat. The evening sunsets will be unforgettable.

The owners, being serious cooks, have painstakingly remodeled the chef's kitchen and fitted it with a professional oven, 5 gas burners, two large sinks, dishwasher and a large refrigerator and freezer. Every possible kitchen amenity has been included to assure that you can cook and dine in the utmost of comfort. For a true delight of your taste buds, you can arrange to have the owners to come in and cook an authentic Tuscan dinner right in your Tuscan villa rental. (Erica personally recommends the risotto with strawberries and sweet Italian sausage!)

The partially covered terracotta terrace, with its panoramic views of Tuscan countryside, has a marble top table and chairs for exterior dining, a BBQ, and lounge chairs.

This Tuscan vacation villa is surrounded by vineyards to the east and north. It is ideally located about 10 minutes from Monteriggioni, 20 from Siena and 45 minutes from Florence; additional points of interest within 30 minutes by car include San Gimignano and Volterra.

The city of Colle Val d’Elsa, only 8 kilometers away, provides all the services one may require from a well-stocked supermarket (the COOP) to three pharmacies (chemists), cinema, handicrafts, fashion and numerous other kinds of stores. For those interested in crystal Colle is a dream come true; special visits to two of the finest factories can be organized by the owners.

There are several restaurants in the vicinity of Il Poggio including the family style and most reasonable "Astronave" (a five minute drive), Casalta (for beautifully served, refined Tuscan cuisine) in the hamlet of Strove (a 10 minute drive,) and Ristorante della Pieve in Pievescola (a 15 minute drive). Numerous pizza restaurants are also available in Colle Val d’Elsa; a full list of restaurants is provided by the owners together with the house manual.

Vieri and Rebecca (the owners) will be pleased to organize walking tours, hot air balloon rides, guided tours of Siena, Florence and other points of interest and much more upon request. Additional maid service is also available; please inquire.
Please note:

** The swimming pool can present a hazard, particularly to small children.
** There are staircases throughout the villa, making it inappropriate for anyone with difficulties walking or climbing.
** Although the caretakers are extremely discreet and will never intrude upon your privacy unless invited, they do live right next door in a separate wing of the house. You may never actually see them, and the house itself is quite isolated, but if total isolation is the goal, this may not be the best property for you.
** Due to the high costs of heating the property during the cooler months, there is a supplemental heating/energy deposit of 500 Euros for rentals between September 1st and April 15th. This deposit is due in cash at check-in and all (or part) will be returned at check-out depending on the energy usage during your stay. After April 15th, central heating is not allowed in Italy. If the weather is cold, we will be happy to provide you with space heaters during your stay.
** Although a truly special and lovely property, Poggio is not a luxury villa. It is decorated beautifully and comfortably, and the kitchen and bathrooms have recently been renovated.
**Due to the rural setting of this property, access to supplies, food and fuel are more limited then in a big city on the weekends. The owner can arrange to have a few basic groceries in place for you when you arrive (for an additional fee). Please plan accordingly with this in mind. You can arrange this directly with the owner.
** Local townships have instituted a tax on vacation rentals. This tax is 1 Euro per person over the age of 12 for a maximum of 3 days. So, for example, a group of 7 adults and 3 children would pay 21 Euros total for a week stay. Renters must pay the tax in the township where the rental occurs. This tax is due to the owner at check in. The owner will issue you an official receipt and record the tax with the local officials.

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Rental Includes

  • Catering (upon request for additional fee)
  • Cleaning (once a week for stays longer than 14 nights)
  • Concierge (upon request for additional fee)
  • Cooking lessons (upon request for additional fee)
  • Greeter
  • Guidebook of area
  • Internet (high speed wireless internet)
  • Rentals are Saturday - Saturday
  • Telephone (free local calling & an Italian Cell Phone available for your use for other calls (pre-paid minutes can be purchased))
  • Welcome package (wine and Flowers on arrival)

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king
  • Bedroom 2: 1 king bed (can be split into 2 singles)
  • Bedroom 3: 1 king bed (can be split into 2 singles)
  • Bedroom 4: 1 king bed (can be split into 2 singles)
  • Bedroom 5: 1 king bed (can be split into 2 singles)
  • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/single
  • Bathroom 1: (Full bath) toilet, sink, shower
  • Bathroom 2: (Full bath) toilet, bidet, sink, shower
  • Bathroom 3: (Full bath) toilet, bidet, sink, shower
  • bathroom 4: (Full bath) toilet, bidet, sink, shower
  • Bathroom 5: (Half bath) toilet, sink

Amenities

  • Coffee maker (Drip and Italian Expresso maker)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, dishes, & cutlery
  • Gas stove (5 burners)
  • Juice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven (Electric)
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table (up to 10 seated comfortably)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Crib available at no extra cost (please bring your own bedding)
  • Fans
  • Fireplace - decorative
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating NOT Included
  • High Chair
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linens & Towels
  • Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday
  • Umbrellas
  • Washing Machine
  • Garden
  • Panoramic View
  • Parking
  • Terrace (with outdoor dining area)
  • Cable TV (CNN, CNBC, BBC (no English language movie or sports stations))
  • DVD player - plays European DVDs only (Many movies available to watch)
  • Flat Screen TV
  • VCR (Huge library of American movies available to watch)
  • Pool

Nearby Attractions

  • Arezzo (1 hr)
  • Ballooning Over Tuscany!!
  • Bike rentals
  • Biking
  • Colle de Val D'Elsa - 10 minutes
  • Florence - 45 minutes
  • Food and Produce Markets
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lucca (1 hour)
  • Montepulciano & Montalcino (45 min)
  • Olive Oil tastings
  • Pienza (45 min)
  • Pisa (1 hr 15 min)
  • Private Wine Tastings
  • Restaurants, Shops, Supermarket - short drive
  • Shopping
  • Siena (20 min)
  • Sightseeing
  • Tuscan Winery Tours
  • Volterra (45 minutes)
  • Wine Tasting

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2015 Weekly Rate (Saturday-Saturday) US$ 6000

Rate based on 9 person occupancy. US$125 per week charge per person for extra people. Monthly rates are based on 28 days for rentals of one month. Longer rentals follow the calendar month.

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