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FINESTRA SU SIENA 16

Toscana - Siena - SIENA

Description:

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Less than 10 km from the historic town centre of the most Gothic town in Tuscany, a concentration of artistic and architectural, environmental, cultural and gastronomic wonders, we find Finestra su Siena (Window on Siena), an old stone farmhouse that shines again thanks to an exclusive and recent salvage operation which has preserved the original architecture while adapting it to a contemporary style, practical yet very elegant. The pickled wooden beams, the enchanting shades of the interior walls, the light-coloured windows and doors, wooden floors alternating with original terracotta floors, classic furniture combined with accessories of modern design are some of the characteristic features of this impressive building, which is spread over four floors and can comfortably accommodate up to 16 people. Guaranteeing top-class service are the spacious communal areas with comfortable sitting rooms, modern kitchens on the main floors and air-conditioned bedrooms with beautiful private bathrooms. To complete this idyllic picture is the well-kept park, an exclusive pool and the splendid view that stretches across the green rolling hills dotted with vinyards and olive trees to the outlines of the city of Siena: the perfect setting for regenerating body and spirit supported by the rhythms of nature, but also for having at hand all the sought-after tourist destinations that surround the medieval city of the Palio: the valleys of the Orcia and the Chiana, the Crete Senesi, Chianti and the not-to-be-missed towns of eternal charm like Montalcino, Pienza, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, all easily reachable along splendid scenic roads bordered by towering cypresses and enchanting landscapes. Well connected to fast major roads for tourist destinations and airports, the property is very close to the train station and the main town shopping centres (7 km).

Interior:

The house has four levels covering an area of about 450 sq m. On the ground floor a large French window leads into the living area with sofa and dining table. This area leads to two double bedrooms (with direct access to the outside via a French window) that share a bathroom with shower and a sitting room gathered around a fireplace and connected with the kitchen and with a double bedroom with joinable beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. This floor is served by a further bathroom with shower with access from the kitchen. From the living room staircases lead up to the next floor and down to the basement where is located the laundry room. On the first floor, accessible directly from the outside as well via a stone staircase, is a a sitting room (with panoramic balcony), a large kitchen, two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) served by a bathroom with shower. The top floor consists of the attic, composed of a large open-plan living room and kitchenette, a double bedroom served by a bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) with private bathroom with shower and hydromassage tub.

Park:

he circa 2000 sq m, fenced-in park surrounding the villa is covered mainly in lawn and bordered along the perimeter by a mixed-hedge screen. From the entrance gate to the property, a short drive passes in front of the main entrance, where you can unload your luggage, and then leads to a private covered 6-car parking area. In the beautiful well-tended garden are mulberry and olive trees, holm oaks, bushes of St John's wort, wisteria, wild roses and lilacs, while all around the pool area are fruit trees and oleanders. The atmosphere is tranquil and reserved, encouraging you to spend time outdoors and to organize pleasant meals under the pergola furnished with table and chairs outside the kitchen French window and next to the pool.

Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool, set in a beautiful panoramic position in the centre of the garden, is just a few steps across the lawn from the entrances to the house. Bordered along the sides by a discreet hedge, it is framed by fruit trees and surrounded by a manicured lawn on which the sunbathing area has been arrranged with sunbeds and umbrellas. The rectangular pool is lined in PVC and has large steps for access to the water. It measures 5 x 10 m with the depth varying from 1.40 to 2.20 m. It has chlorine purification, an outdoor shower and internal and external lighting. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday of October.

Pets: Yes
Handicap: No
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • stereo with CD player
  • WI-FI internet connection
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • moka coffee machine
  • toaster
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machine
  • hairdryer
  • portable barbecue
TO DO

Location and distances


Siena is located in the centre of Tuscany, between the valleys of the rivers Arbia, Merse and Elsa, immersed in the typical Tuscan landscape defined by the rolling hills of Chianti to the north-east, by the Montagnola (an authentic green lung today a site of European Community interest for its natural and artistic features) to the west and the Crete Senesi to the south-east. It is easily reached both from the south (via the motorway A1 - exit Valdichiana - and then the Bettolle-Siena highway) or from the north or the airports (via the motorway A1- exit Firenze Impruneta - and then the Florence-Siena highway). Its immeasurable historical, artistic and landscape patrimony makes Siena, a capital of Gothic architecture, a masterpiece city, whose historic town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its perfect stylistic geometry, unique in its kind. Within its walls is a veritable open-air museum, innervated by alleys and narrow streets, breathtaking views, hidden corners, wonderful gardens, ancient churches housing authentic works of art and splendid town squares. The most famous, Piazza del Campo, dominates in the centre: composed of nine segments that give it its characteristic shell shape, it is the scenic location in which is held, twice a year, the Palio, the ancient horse race in which the entire citizenry, organized in 17 districts, is involved, each with their own coat of arms. On one side of the square is the majestic Palazzo Pubblico, seat of the Municipality and the Municipal Museum, which dominates the square, softened by the elegance of the Mangia Tower, 87 m high, whose summit, reached by climbing over 400 steps, will reward you with a view over the entire city. The Palace is one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture and a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces with its majestic rooms open to visitors (among which we would like to point out the Hall of the Globe, the Consistory Hall and the Hall of Peace with works by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Simone Martini, Lorenzetti). Moving along the three main streets of the city (Via di Città, Banchi di Sotto and Banchi di Sopra), full of beautiful buildings, shops and artisan studios, you can visit the monumental Basilica of San Domenico or Palazzo Chigi Saracini, rich in history and seat of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, an advanced school among the most prestigious in the world, and then on to Piazza del Duomo. Here you come to the recently restored, imposing 13th century façade of the Duomo. The floor of the Duomo (completely uncovered and visible from mid-August to late October) is a “Bible in pictures” with 56 marble panels with marquetry and graffiti executed between 1369 and 1547 after the designs of great artists. In front is the ancient Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala, one of the oldest in Europe, built along the important Via Francigena to provide assistance to pilgrims going to Rome and today a museum complex. In Siena, handicrafts, typical sweets, cheeses, cured meats and wine achieve excellence and send a message of strong cultural and local tradition so a food and wine stop is a must for the traveller and will seal the memory of an unforgettable holiday, complete under every aspect.

Airport: Firenze 89 km, Pisa 121 km, Bologna 171 km, Roma Fiumicino 264 km, Milano Malpensa 421 km
Train station: Siena 16 km
Highways: Coming from North:A1 exit Firenze Impruneta 72 km. Coming from South: A1 exit Valdichiana 57 km
Shops and services: San Rocco a Pilli 3,6 km, Siena 7 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea: Castiglione della Pescaia 87 km
Access roads: 1,5 km of unpaved road (only in some stretches)
Attractions within 100 km: Siena (Historycal centre) 9 km, Monteriggioni 24 km, San Galgano 31 km, Rapolano 34 km, Gaiole in Chianti 41 km, Radda in Chianti 41 km, Montalcino 48 km, Greve in Chianti 50 km, San Quirico d'Orcia 51 km, San Gimignano 51 km, Volterra 58 km, Montepulciano 68 km, Pienza 74 km, Cortona 77 km, Arezzo 77 km, Firenze 80 km
Altitude: 252 slm

Reviews

9.7 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
9.7
General cleanliness
10
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
9
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Ibo van Dinter
Netherlands 8/18/2020
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
9/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
10/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
9/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Good
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
space - view - pool
Do you have any suggestions to improve the property?
There is not enough storage space in the main kitchen (downstairs, near the terras). You use this the most. We would suggest to turn the bathroom behind this kitchen into a storage-cellar.
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
Do you have any suggestion to improve the quality of our services?
No, Maria is a fantastic lady. She organizes everything you ask for. 10 for her!

by Heinrich Weinstein
Netherlands 7/1/2019
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
9/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
8/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
- airconditionning in rooms - Maria was very friendly and extremely efficient and answered to all our requests promptly - excellent pr for Emma Villas
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
I give my permission to be contacted via e-mail by clients who request additional information about your Company and properties.
Yes
I give my permission to publish my feedback on your website.
Yes

by William Innes
United Kingdom 8/1/2018
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
8/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
9/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Good
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
The villa was great and very spacious with fantastic views to Siena.
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
Do you have any suggestion to improve the quality of our services?
None - Maria was superb!
I give my permission to publish my feedback on your website.
Yes

Availability Calendar


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WEEKLY RENTALS:
The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

SHORT STAYS and NON-WEEKLY STAYS:
For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

WEEKLY RENTALS NON SAT - SAT STAYS:
Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

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Weekly prices per date

From to
1/9/2021 4/24/2021 3,915.00
4/24/2021 5/29/2021 4,654.00
5/29/2021 7/3/2021 5,764.00
7/3/2021 7/17/2021 7,243.00
7/17/2021 8/21/2021 7,613.00
8/21/2021 8/28/2021 7,243.00
8/28/2021 9/25/2021 5,764.00
9/25/2021 12/18/2021 3,915.00
12/18/2021 1/8/2022 5,764.00
From to
1/8/2022 4/23/2022 3,915.00
4/23/2022 5/28/2022 4,654.00
5/28/2022 7/2/2022 5,764.00
7/2/2022 7/16/2022 7,243.00
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 7,613.00
8/20/2022 8/27/2022 7,243.00
8/27/2022 9/24/2022 5,764.00
9/24/2022 12/17/2022 3,915.00
12/17/2022 1/7/2023 5,764.00

The price includes:


The price does not include:

  • tourism tax (where applicable)
  • € 150,00 contribution for disinfection and/or sanitization in self-certification for stays shorter than two weeks (to be paid with the balance)

On Request:

Book your holiday in Italy with tranquillity and safety.
With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. From this year, in addition to objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking, you can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • motivations related to chronic and pre-existing conditions (new)
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • epidemics and pandemics that directly affect you, your travel companion or a family member (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)


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