The Leccino Residence

tuscany, italy
1 bedroom - 1 bath
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$372 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This apartment in a former monastery 30 minutes north of Siena sleeps up to 4 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

It 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. Bike rentals are available.

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. 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, The Frantoio Residence, sleeping a further 6.

About the Location

One hour south of Florence and 30 minutes north of Siena, this villa 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 full details.

Accommodation Details

This classically-Tuscany 1-bedroom apartment has a full kitchen and dining area, living room with pull-out queen size sofa bed and fireplace, extra-large bathroom with tub and shower and a large bedroom with kingsize bed. There is a private outside pergola and access to explore the whole property, vegetable gardens, animals, as well as pool use. It is fully heated and air-conditioned depending on the season. It sleeps 4 with the possibility to add a crib.

Style Notes

Classic Tuscany. In a former 11th-century monastery, this apartment 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 apartment itself is spacious and beautifully put together.

  • 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
Bedding
SLEEPS 4
1 king
1 sofa bed (double)
Medium
amie r.
Member since October 02, 2015

Tuscany, Italy

Olive groves, vineyards and rolling hills

This region of central Italy is as picture-perfect as you’ve heard: all rolling countryside, cypress trees, hazy views and historic stone villages. For those too young to enjoy wine, olive oil and relaxing, there are water parks, child-friendly heritage sites and theme parks, meadows and woods to play in, and donkeys to befriend. Hire a car and explore the surrounding area, buy fresh pasta to cook at home later, or spend afternoons in vineyards deciding which variety of Chianti you like the best.