The Frantoio Residence

tuscany, italy
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
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Perks for the Parents

This apartment in a former monastery 30 minutes north of Siena sleeps up to 6 and offers the perfect setting for a Tuscan vacation, with olive groves, donkeys and chickens and a pool with views of the countryside. It can be rented with a sister apartment or as a larger estate for up to 22 guests. The property includes gardens, olive groves and plenty of space to relax. Trusted babysitters are available if required. Guests can make arrangements to have breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared on site using many ingredients right from the farm. A family favorite is pizza night around the 1000-year-old restored outdoor oven. Cribs, high chairs, car seats and baby toys can be rented upon request.

Why Kids Love it

The villa is a natural playground for children: they can frolic in the olive groves, explore the vegetable gardens and look for seashells in the soil left over from ancient times, or meet the animals that also live on the estate, including donkey, horse, pigs and chicken. With free range of the property, children can explore to their heart’s content. They can learn about the herbs planted and growing wild around the property, help feed the animals, relax by the pool or run around the gardens. There is a pool with unbeatable views of the Tuscan countryside, and a ping pong table. Children can take cooking classes too.

Things to Know

Minimum stay for peak season June 15-September 15: 1 week with check-in on Saturday preferred. Shorter stays will be considered for all other seasons. The pool is ungated with no lifeguard. There are no stair gates inside the house and some ungated stone stairs outside as well - younger children may need supervision. The hosts also offer on-site cooking classes, wine classes and farm tours. Bike rentals are available. Note that there is no TV at this property. The villa can be taken as a whole for larger groups as The Montecastelli Villa (sleeping up to 22) or with another apartment for larger groups, The Leccino Residence, sleeping a further 4.

About the Location

One hour south of Florence and 30 minutes north of Siena, this apartment has a beautiful hilltop location with 360-degree views of the countryside in the town of Monteriggioni. It is perfectly located in central Tuscany for exploring all that this area has to offer. The local town of Colle Val d'Elsa, a 5-10 minute drive, is great for grocery shopping, pharmacy needs and dining out. The walled-in hamlet of San Gimignano is a 20-minute drive. Closest airports are Florence within 1 hour, and Pisa around 1.5 hours away. A car is recommended for ease of exploring the area. A driver service is available - please consult the host for details.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom apartment is in a larger villa and includes a romantic master bedroom with king size canopy bed, antique furniture and ensuite bathroom with clawfoot tub. Down the hallway are 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and 1 with a king size or 2 twin beds. The bedrooms are separated by an extra large bathroom divided into 2 rooms, one with a toilet and the other with shower and vanity. There is a great room, with living room/dining room area, a full-sized kitchen with a large dining table, and a living room with a cozy couch and fireplace. This second floor apartment has a small sitting area on the balcony, and overlooks the courtyard to the front, and the countryside to the back, with access to explore the whole property and use of the pool.

Style Notes

Classic Tuscany. Formerly an 11th-century monastery, the villa has been renovated to perfection in a classically Tuscan style with all the modern amenities. Wood-beam ceilings and vintage furniture throughout add style and class, while luxury linens and hand-cut flowers in each room add elegance. High ceilings, off-white walls and terracotta tiled floors are classic, while the villa itself is spacious and beautifully put together. Rolltop baths and vast bathrooms make bathtime a delight, while a multitude of open living spaces make it easy to relax together or separately, offering privacy for large groups as required. We love the romantic 4-poster bed, the sunny and shaded outdoor dining areas, and the space for kids to explore on a family vacation to remember.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
2 twin / single
Jens S.
Member since October 02, 2015
host in tuscany since 2005

Tuscany, Italy

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1 review

Sophie B.
Visited in July 2023
We loved our stay at Montecastello Villa, thank you Jens for a most memorable week. The perfect location to relax and explore Tuscany from. Recommend having the chefs dinner and cooking classes. Sophie, James, Louis, Mimi and Posy Burbury. Australia,Tasmania