Chianti traditional villa for rental - Imagine waking up to a 360 degree verdant panorama of rolling hills, extensive vineyards and olive groves, experiencing an utter sense of peace and privacy right in the heart of the Chianti region: this is the setting of Villa del Vetro. This beautiful traditional Tuscan villa sits on the hilltop on the site of an old glass factory and has been developed around the ancient tower, strategically positioned to control the pass through the valley below towards San Gimignano, Volterra and Siena. Part of a large gated estate comprising other similar buildings, Villa del Vetro enjoys total privacy and its own private access to the estate itself.
It has recently undergone a complete renovation to the highest standard transforming the stone tower into a romantic bedroom with a four poster bed affording splendid views over the park and surrounding countryside. The large open plan living space has its focal point in the grand stone fireplace, whilst the covered loggia offers a comfortable and ample dining space with built-in BBQ and scenic view point over the park, pool and open air Jacuzzi.
Its rural charm and strategic position makes Villa del Vetro a very attractive base for your explorations of the surrounding territory dotted with quaint medieval villages and fields producing the highest quality wine and olive oil. Local markets and gastronomic fairs, such as the chestnuts and truffles', are a great opportunity to sample some of the local produce. Every July the annual “Sagra della Mercantia” in Certaldo will take you back to the fascinating time of chivalry with jousting, period costumes and antiques stalls along the streets.
“This is one of my favourite villas: so immaculate and perfect in every sense with an amazing hilltop setting surrounded by an idyllic landscape of woodland, vineyards and green pastures. You won't tire of admiring this picturesque view from your bedroom window, the terrace or pool area. An all-year-round villa rental which offers something special in each season. In summer this is an oasis of peace and tranquillity where a gentle breeze will keep you cool during the hottest days. Why not try it in autumn and sample the local produce at one of the many gastronomic fairs (sagre), or even in winter to browse the typical Christmas markets in any of the surrounding medieval villages and enjoy the warmth of the huge open fireplace in the cosiness of your villa!”
Large open plan living/ dining area (TV, DVD/CD), large open fire, beamed ceiling, archways, French doors to patio and covered loggia, outdoor dining facilities, built-in BBQ, views.
Large traditional kitchen/ breakfast area.
Sitting room/ study.
Separate shower room, WC.
Twin/ double bed (2 x 85cm), views.
Master double bedroom (1.65m), 2 windows, views, en suite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.65 m), 2 windows, views, en suite bathroom, WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 85cm), 2 windows, views.
Separate shower room, WC.
Second floor/ tower:
Double bedroom (1.65 m), 2 windows, views, en suite shower room, WC.
Large open plan living area/ games room: bar area, billiard table, TV, sauna, gym equipment.
Shower room, WC.
5 acres of parkland in a gated domain with olive groves and vineyards, salt water pool (depth: 1.5m), Jacuzzi, outdoor dining facilities, built-in BBQ, own private gate to villa within the domain, shared tennis court on the domain, ample parking space for 4-5 cars.
Included: 2 hours mid week maid service, air conditioning, WiFi internet. Jacuzzi in pool, sauna, private tennis on the estate, logs for fire, underfloor winter heating.
Extras: Daily breakfast €10 per person per day. Additional maid service €20 per hour per person (recommended 2 people required), owner’s wine and olive oil for sale, telephone. A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Montaione 2km
- Certaldo 16km
- San Gimignano 21km
- Volterra 32km
- Florence 56km
- Siena 62km | Pisa 65km
- Pisa 60km
- Florence 64km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 67km
- Montaione 2km
- Private tennis on the estate
- Golf course (Castelfalfi) 12km
- Certaldo Medieval town 16km
- San Gimignano Medieval hilltop town 21km
- Volterra Etruscan town & archaeological site 32m
- Florence art galleries | Duomo | Palazzo Vecchio 56km
- Siena Piazza del Campo 70km
- Pisa leaning tower & Duomo 65km