Villa Di Masseto
(x 16 people)
Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 7 | Near Florence, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
A classic 16th century villa, Villa di Masseto is set at the edge of a tiny hamlet just north of historic Fiesole and easily within dining distance of Florence. A very careful and costly renovation in the past year has restored the villa to its former glories, preserving its enormous charm while adding all the features of a contemporary country retreat: Air-conditioned bedrooms in the Tower, stylish bathrooms for each bedroom and a kitchen to suit the fussiest cook. Three spacious sitting rooms and two loggias ensure plenty of room for a large party to spread out, although sunny days are likely spent by the pool in the villa’s spectacular terraced garden. There are wonderful views of the countryside from the garden and almost every room in the villa but none so sweeping as from the master suite in the tower, which has its own living area and breakfast kitchen.
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Villa di Masseto is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Villa di Masseto (x 12 people). It is also available for larger parties. See Villa di Masseto (x 20 people). If you are looking to hold a wedding at Villa di Masseto then please click on Weddings and Villa di Masseto.
Rental option notes
Note that the double bedroom on the ground floor and the double bedroom on the first floor are not available and closed for this rental option. Note that it shall not be used by anyone.
Villa di Masseto is located on a hill close to Fiesole, 12km/8 miles to the south-west, which overlooks Florence and is considered one of Italy’s most beautiful towns in its own right. Olmo is too small to appear on most maps but it does boast a restaurant within walking distance of the villa, 1000m/yards. Otherwise the nearest food shop is 2.5km/1.5 miles at the ancient village of Santa Brigida, with a better selection outside Fiesole. It’s a 25-minute drive into the centre of Florence (including rush hour), slightly less to Vicchio, the birthplace of Renaissance icon Fra Angelico, and to the 18-hole golf course and spa at Scarperia. To the north is the Mugello, a lovely area that favoured by weekending Florentines, and to the east is Rufina, one of the Chianti wine-producing regions.
Entrance hall. Sitting room with flat-screen TV and CD player. Reading room. Professional kitchen. Breakfast room with a large fireplace. Loggia facing the interior courtyard with dining area. WC. Double bedroom on a mezzanne with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower.
Up 21 stone steps to a sitting room with fireplace. Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and two sinks. Laundry room. Twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom and two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower. Bathroom with bath. Double bedroom. Billiard room. Kitchenette. Loggia.
[up 22 steps] Air-conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Up 16 metal steps to a large sitting area with a flat-screen TV. Kitchenette.
A very beautiful formal garden surrounds the house, with two large fountains. A gazebo lies just along the way from the main dining room for al fresco dining. The swimming pool, 5.70 x 13m/18 x 42 feet, is set about 30m/yards from the villa on a lower terrace wich includes a dining area and a gazebo. The property includes fields with more than 500 olive trees ideal for keen walkers.
Assistance is provided by the very helpful caretaker, who speaks Englsh, French and Spanish and lives nearby. Further assistance is also provide by the English speaking owner. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Two dishwashers. Microwave. Barbeque. Wood oven. Washing machine. Spin dryer. Satellite TV (Sky Channel). Two plasma TVs, both with video/DVD. CD and MP3 player. Ipod dock. Central heating. Air-conditioned bedrooms in the tower. Eight portable fans. Two working fireplaces. Mosquito nets on all the bedroom windows on the first floor. Table football and professional billiards table. Fixed telephone line. ADSL wireless internet connection [computer not provided].
Airports: Florence, 23km\14 miles; Pisa, 90 Kms. Motorway exit: at about kms 20km. Railway station at Sieci, 9km/5 miles. A bus service from Sieci stops 2.5km/1 mile from the villa. Ample parking.
Tennis courts, 8km/5 miles. Several riding stables in the area, the closest less than 5 km. The 18-hole golf course Poggio dei Medici is at 30km/19 miles. Beaches at Viareggio or Forte dei Marmi, about 90km/56 miles.
Espresso machine. Toaster. Kettle. Mixer. 5 hair dryers. Iron and ironing board.
The swimming pool, 5.70 x 13m/18 x 42 feet, has a constant depth of 1.5m/5 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
2 high chairs. 2 cot/crib.