General Information about the 18th Century Tuscan farmhouse with Two Apartments, Near San Casciano (about 10 miles south of Florence)
The setting and location: The house is located in a small cluster of houses in the beautiful, open country of the Chianti wine region about three miles from the large town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, which offers complete grocery shopping, restaurants, cafes, banks and other services. It is about 10 miles south of Florence and about 22 miles north of Siena. Groceries and other miscellany are available a short walk (about 1/2 mile) from the house in the local general store and cafe.
The management: The property is managed by my client, a cooperative which is dedicated to organic farming. The owners of the house, a friendly, retired couple, live in an adjacent house.
Description of the House/Apartments and Swimming Pool: The 19th Century farmhouse has been completely and carefully restored while at the same time being brought up to contemporary standards, with central heating, new wood windows, new plumbing and electric, and modern appliances. All resident guests have access to the swimming pool at my client's nearby (less than a mile) guesthouse.
Apartment #1 (sleeps 4): On the ground floor, there is a large living/dining room, with a fully furnished kitchenette and a bathroom with shower. On the upper floor, there are two large bedrooms (one with one ~queen-size bed and one with two twin beds). There is a brick patio, with outdoor furniture and sun umbrella.
Apartment #2 (sleeps 2): On the ground floor, there is a large living/dining room, with a fully furnished kitchenette. Upper stairs, there is one bedroom, with one ~queen-size bed, and a bathroom with shower. There is a brick patio, with outdoor furniture and sun umbrella.
Terms of rental: Weekly rent for apartment #1 is: €1,000 in June, July, August and September; €850 in April, May and October; and €700 in other months, while for apartment #2 it is: €900 in June, July, August and September; €800 in April, May and October; and €650 in other months. There is an extra charge for for any heat used. All other utilities are included in the rent. Clean linen and towels are provided weekly. The unheated pool is open from about June 1 until about September 30. The rental period runs from Saturday afternoon (4:00 p.m.) until the following Saturday morning (10:00 a.m.). Once you let me know a specific rental period in which you are interested, I will check availability with my client. Terms of payment are 30% (non-refundable) down at the time of booking with the balance (non-refundable) due 60 days before scheduled arrival. Payment is to be made in advance to me, and I will transfer it to my client.
Additional Information: If you would like additional information, please contact me.
Thanks for your interest.