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Il Poggiolo Tuscanywww.poggiolotuscany.com
Vacation Rentals, Italy, Tuscany
Villa in Tuscany: Gardens & Views - near Florence/Siena/Arezzo
Location: Montevarchi (Florence - Arezzo - Siena)
Sleeps: Casa Colonica sleeps 4/5 - Fienile sleeps 6/7
Family Reunions/Groups of Friends?
Tuscany can provide a global mid-way point for a group/family reunion, and Il Poggiolo Tuscany can accomodate up to 10 adults + 4 children if both accomodations are taken simultaneously. Rent both lodgings at the same time (total 5 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms) for a 5% discount on the total price!
Guests are beating the current economic crunch by traveling together, shopping in local produce markets and eating in inexpensive (but good!) trattorie & pizzerie, thus saving money for fine wines and outlet shopping.
At Il Poggiolo, the spacious accomodations and well-equipped kitchens provide all you need for feeling at home away from home. Remember to mention in your inquiry email that you found Il Poggiolo on the Slow Travel site.
Il Poggiolo in Tuscany: Two spacious holiday accommodations on a private villa property, in historic buildings with gardens managed by the resident owners (both Renaissance historians).
1) The "Casa Colonica" (2 br & 1 bath - sleeps 4+1) is an independent, semi-detached accomodation in the main villa, on two floors. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with beamed ceilings and one large bathroom with tub/shower. Downstairs is a fully equipped live-in kitchen, a sitting room and a living/dining room. Scattered throughout the house are bookcases with various types of literature. Outside is a large garden area with tables, chairs, loungechairs and benches to admire the panoramic view: the Valdarno valley skirted by the Appennine mountains, and breathtaking sunsets.
The Casa Colonica availabilty calendar can be consulted at : http://www.vrbo.com/207356
2) The "Fienile" (3 br & 2 bath - sleeps 6+1) is an independent, converted barn on two floors. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with beamed ceilings and a bathroom with shower; downstairs there is a third bedroom/study (again with beamed ceiling) and a second bathroom with shower. The ground floor hosts the kitchen, a sitting room with shelves of books, and a panoramic enclosed veranda - a peaceful place to read, write, or have an apéiritf! Outside there are two garden areas with tables, benches and chairs to admire the views over two different valleys. A medieval tower caps the south-west panorama.
The Fienile availability calendar can be consulted at : http://www.vrbo.com/157259
Both units were recently renovated and are carefully decorated with traditional antiques and original art. Both have fully equipped kitchens with granite counter tops and solid wood cabinetry, microwave, electric oven, 5-range gas burner stove, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, washing machine, clothes drying rack, iron & ironing board. Also provided are Sat TV and DVD, ADSL Wi-Fi, guide books, a recreational reading library for all ages, children's games, furnished gardens for eating al fresco and lounging in the sun. Free on-site parking.
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION: Guests appreciate the fact that Il Poggiolo is located equidistant from Florence, Siena, and Arezzo (30-45 minutes drive), and thus a perfect location for daytrips to the main attractions of Tuscany while providing the calm of the countryside. While a car is necessary for your stay, the center of Florence can be reached by train from Montevarchi in just 35 minutes. Florence/Pisa airports are 60/90 minutes drive. From Il Poggiolo there is easy access to historic sites, picturesque villages, national parks, thermal baths, and, a bit farther, even seaside beaches. Swimming nearby in local pools (10-15 minutes drive). Excellent wine and fine restaurants in the area, as well as informal village trattorie. Wonderful weekly markets for local produce and specialty foods. Many designer outlets are scattered in the Valdarno between Florence and Arezzo, permitting short shopping forays from Prada (2 km distance) to the Valdichiana Outlet Village and the Florence "Mall".
Please see the www.poggiolotuscany.com website for more information, pictures and tips about the area.
Weekly/Nightly RATES (in Euros):
Rates vary according to number of guests + length of stay.
Price reduction - 5% for stays of 2 weeks (or more)
€1000/week for up to 4 guests, €1,200 5 guests.
€50 supplement for setup extra bed/child cot/crib
Affittacamera rates: €250/night up to 5 guests (minimum stay 4 nights)
FIENILE COTTAGE (sleeps 6 + 1 to 2 children in beds/cribs added to double/twin roooms)
€1350/week up to 6 guests. €50 supplement for setup extra child cot/crib
Nightly rates: €300/night up to 6 guests (minimum stay 4 nights)
*DISCOUNTS for consecutive weeks/monthly rentals, please inquire.
*Price includes all taxes, linens, utilities, and final cleaning. A weekly change of linens with a couple of hours of house cleaning is included in the rental price.
*Italian tourist tax 'Imposta di Soggiorno' included in rental rate (guest signature required on receipt).
*Rental period preferably Saturday to Saturday - other periods will be accommodated when possible.
*Group rate discounts: for groups of friends or family reunions (both units together sleep up to 10 adults + 4 children).
*Please note: as Il Poggiolo is an allergy-sensitive environment, pets and smoking (inside) are strictly prohibited.
* Heating: from 1st November to 15th April, heating is included up to €100/weeky (individual meter read at arrival and departure). In seasons where heating is not forseen by Italian law, heating will be charged at cost.
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Company: Il Poggiolo Tuscany
Street: Il Poggiolo 79
City: Mercatale Valdarno
Zip/Postal Code: 52020
Phone: (+39) 055.99.11.058
Website: www.poggiolotuscany.comE-mail: Click here to send an e-mail inquiry
Listing #2331, on Slow Travel since 5/5/2006
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