The Montecastelli Villa

tuscany, italy
8 bedroom - 7 bath
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$1,536 per night (USD)
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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

This romantic villa estate 30 minutes north of Siena sleeps up to 22 and offers the perfect setting for a Tuscan vacation, with olive groves, donkeys and chickens and a pool with views of the countryside. The entire villa can be rented as one unit for a large group vacation, but it can also be rented as 2 smaller apartments. Renting the entire villa, guests will have access to several kitchens, multiple living spaces, and outdoor sitting areas. 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.

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. Cribs, high chairs, car seats and baby toys can be rented upon request. 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. A driver service is available on consultation with the host. Note that there is no TV. The villa can be taken as 2 apartments: The Leccino Residence (sleeping 4) and The Frantoio Residence (sleeping 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 approximately 1.5 hours' drive away. Car rental is recommended for ease of getting around.

Accommodation Details

This 8-bedroom villa is spread across an open central courtyard with 2 floors of living space. First floor rooms include a studio with a kitchenette, a large 1-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, living room and fireplace, and a large single bedroom. All have access to a professional chef’s kitchen and large dining room. The second floor, accessible by a set of stairs both inside and outside, is connected by a long hallway and has a master suite with canopy bed and ensuite bathroom with clawfoot tub, 2 nice size bedrooms with shared extra large bathroom, and 2 bedrooms at the other end of the hallway each with a private bathroom. There is also a large living room and kitchen area with dining table and fireplace, and a library. Extra beds or cribs can be added; the villa can sleep up to 18-22 people.

Style Notes

Classic Tuscany. Formerly an 11th-century monastery, this 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 and revel in 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
Bedding
SLEEPS 22
5 king
3 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
4 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
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.