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RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. When you enter Tenuta Macajo, an old farm in the Val di Cecina, you leave your everyday life behind; frenzy, responsibility and daily worries will seem to fall away as you drive along the road that leads into the original borgata and it will seem as though time has stood still; here you can admire the well preserved rural homes, the petrol pump, the little consecrated church and the manor house which is today, after elegant renovation, a hotel with seventeen rooms and a high-class restaurant. Another kilometre through open countryside, ploughed fields and green rolling hills will bring you to Podere Calcheto. The house is surrounded by a gravel yard and a green lawn on which majestic cypresses, elegant olives, oleanders, wild flowers and various species of Mediterranean plants grow. A pool with gazebo and a stone portico with large wooden tables and a barbecue will let you enjoy life to the full in total relaxation, privacy and liberty in this true Tuscan country home. Indoors, the clean lines, terracotta floors and finishing touches in wood are typical of the houses and area that is Calcheto. Spacious bedrooms with that simple comfortable elegance that fits the context; two sitting rooms and two kitchens in which you can enjoy a shared holiday but also have your own private space.

Your Emma Villas Customer service is Monica Spagnoli and you can reach her for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.


Podere Calcheto is a single building consisting of two separate units with an independent, external access. Each unit has two floors connected by both internal and external stairs. UNIT 1: The ground floor in the left wing is composed by a dining room, kitchenette and pantry. From the dining room, a flight of stairs leads up to the first floor, where you come to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower which leads on to the sitting room with fireplace and satellite TV and to other two double bedrooms, one with divisible beds, with two adjacent bathrooms, one with shower and one with tub. UNIT 2: The ground floor in the right wing is composed by a dining room and kitchenette. From the dining room, a flight of stairs leads up to the first floor. On the first floor, there are a living room with fireplace and satellite TV, two double bedrooms with divisible beds and two adjacent bathrooms, one with shower (without windows), and another with tub and a dressing room. On the ground floor, with separate entrance and between the main entrances of the two units, is the laundry room.


From the entrance gate to the property, a gravel track surrounding Podere Calcheto leads to the parking area and into the splendid 2000 sq m park which is partly manicured lawn with tall shady trees - cypresses, olives and oaks - surrounding the house and the covered outdoor dining area, located a few steps away, equipped with stone barbecue, tables and benches, perfect for dining and chatting. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The rectangular pool is on the right of the entrance gate, 10 m from the house; it measures 12 x 6 m with the depth ranging from 0,90 to 2,06 m. and has internal lighting. The sunbathing area around the pool is equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas, a gazebo and a cold-water shower. The pool area is illuminated by two lampposts. The pool is open from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Yes. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
Fenced-in property: Yes, cross wooden fence
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in bedrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi internet connection throughout the house and in the garden
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • Moka
  • Mixer
  • Juicer
  • Electric stove
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer in all bathrooms
  • Courtesy set in all bathrooms
  • Stone Barbecue

Location and distances

Tenuta Macajo is set in the little district of Casino di Terra, a crossroads in the centre of the Val di Cecina, the perfect starting point for exploring this whole area; it has few services for daily needs but Ponteginori is just a 10 minute drive away and has everything you might need, from post office to bank, from chemist to supermarket and various shops; for shopping, Cecina, a larger town with a wider choice of services and events, is just 20 minutes away. The territory of the Val di Cecina offers natural and historical-cultural scenarios of great importance, walks through the woods and the countryside and exploration of beautiful little villages of timeless charm like Guardistallo, Miemo, Querceto, Casaglia and La Sassa with their great traditions, including food and wine; Montecatini Val di Cecina and its Museo delle Miniere (Museum of Mines) bears witness to the richness of resources that the subsoil has offered since ancient times such as copper, rock salt, alabaster and sulphurous fluids which are the indisputable protagonists; the majestic and imposing town of Volterra with its fortress, Roman theatre and the unique scenery of the crags, from Etruscan times to the Middle Ages with the mystery of the Knights Templar that envelops these lands, passing through San Gimignano and Montalcino to Siena, just to mention a few. The sea is just 20 minutes away; from the beaches of Marina di Cecina and its pinewood you can go on to explore the entire Costa degli Etruschi (Etruscan Coast).

Airport: Pisa 80 km, Florence 140 km, Rome 290 km
Train station: Casino di Terra 7 km, Saline di Volterra Station 20 km, Cecina 25 km
Highways: A12 30 km
Shops and services: Casino di Terra 6 km, Ponteginori 10 km, Cecina 25 km
Beaches: Cecina 25 km
Parking: Inside the property: up to 7 outdoor spaces
Access roads: 6 km unpaved road in perfect condition
Attractions within 100 km: Ponteginori 10 km, Cecina 25 km, Volterra 30 km, San Gimignano 60 km, Pisa 80 km, Siena 90 km
Altitude: 278 slm


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Calendar is updated in real time and it is possible to book on line 24/7.
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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.

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.

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.

Short stay available

Weekly prices per date

From to
1/7/2023 4/29/2023 2,827.00
4/29/2023 5/27/2023 3,720.00
5/27/2023 7/1/2023 4,165.00
7/1/2023 7/15/2023 5,356.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 5,937.00
8/19/2023 8/26/2023 5,356.00
8/26/2023 9/30/2023 4,165.00
9/30/2023 12/16/2023 2,827.00
12/16/2023 1/6/2024 4,165.00
From to
1/6/2024 4/27/2024 2,570.00
4/27/2024 5/25/2024 3,381.00
5/25/2024 6/29/2024 3,786.00
6/29/2024 7/13/2024 4,869.00
7/13/2024 8/24/2024 5,397.00
8/24/2024 8/31/2024 4,869.00
8/31/2024 9/28/2024 3,786.00
9/28/2024 12/21/2024 2,570.00
12/21/2024 1/4/2025 3,786.00

The price includes:

The price does not include:

  • electricity (€ 190.00 per week in high and highest season - € 150.00 per week in mid season - € 100.00 per week in low season and May), mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 30,00/week/animal), tourism tax (where applicable)

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. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (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.)

Live your holiday in tranquillity and safety, thanks to our project "Safety Reception" (click here to download)