San Gimignano vacation home for holidays - Villa Ginestra is a former school house located in the pretty village of Iano near Montaione, enjoying stunning panoramic views towards Volterra and Val d' Era over a typical Tuscan landscape of rolling hills. It has been tastefully converted into a substantial family villa with eight air-conditioned bedrooms and accommodation spread all on the ground floor, thus ideal for family groups with young children.
The garden offers relaxation amongst olive trees, with a gazebo, wrought iron tables and chairs, barbecue and wood oven. The hills surrounding this villa rental near San Gimignano are mostly woodland. A cafe/pizzeria, restaurant and minimarket are all within walking distance.
Slightly further afield, tennis, golf and a riding school are just a short drive away and beautiful towns such as Montaione, Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano, Pisa and Siena are easily reachable by car.
The first time I entered this villa I was impressed by its immaculate look which is regularly updated by its enthusiastic owner. Each room has been tastfully decorated in its own individual style and has a very welcoming feel. Spread over one floor the entire property is very comfortable and equipped with all comforts you may require during your holidays. The views from the pool and garden are to die for! The owner is really nice and available to satisfy your needs during your holiday. A few hundred yards from this villa there is a mini market, and just up the road you have a good restaurant/ pizzeria called Antico Borgo where you can even order your pizzas to take away or you can try the other restaurant in Iano called La Piazzetta del Borgo. The location of Villa Ginestra is simply perfect to explore some of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany, such as Volterrra, Certaldo, Vinci and San Gimignano all featuring very interesting "sagre" (village gastronomic/ cultural festivals).
Open-plan living/dining room, fireplace (TV/DVD), door to garden.
Large kitchen/ breakfast area, French doors to patio area.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), views over countryside and Volterra.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), views.
2 x shower rooms, WC.
Double bedroom (four poster 1.80m).
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m).
2 x shower rooms, WC.
Mezzanine floor (accessed via open tread stairs):
Small living area with sofa.
Enclosed grounds comprising mature plants, shrubs, flower beds and lawn areas. Private 9.5m x 5.5m pool (depth: 1.20m, Roman steps), with children pool area (60cm depth) and stunning views. Built in BBQ. Gazebo and covered terrace each with outdoor dining facilities, Parking for up to 2 cars.
Included: WiFi internet. Pool towels. Midweek change of towels.
Extras: Air conditioning & winter heating by meter, payable locally. Maid service at €12 p/hr, cook & babysitting on request, cookery lessons at €50 per person; dinners at €35 per person; breakfast €10 per person, payable locally. Vespa/helmet hire & tour itineraries, truffle hunting excursions, wine/cheese/olive oil/chocolate tasting events & visits. A local tourist tax may apply and should be paid locally.
Located in a great area
Review shared by Owner " It was lovely meeting you personally & stay in your beautiful villa for 1 week from 30 September with my husband & good friends from Australia. We are now all home in Australia wishing we were back in your villa?! You live in a stunning part of the world & your villa is gorgeous.
It was VERY CLEAN and BEAUTIFULLY decorated. Located in a great area which was handy to local sightseeing areas too
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About The Location
- Iano 1km
- San Vivaldo 3km
- Montaione 10km
- San Gimignano | Volterra | Certaldo 20km
- Pisa | Siena 72km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 70km
- Marina di Bibbona 60km
- Tirrenia 70km
- Golf Club Castelfalfi 8km
- Acqua Village Cecina 62km
- Holy Mountain and Convent of San Vivaldo 3km
- San Gimignano town of towers | Volterra Etruscan site 20km
- Certaldo Medieval town 22km