Tuscany & Florence, Two worlds in One
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Alex is managing the family property with its 100 Olive Trees producing Olive Oil. The modern recently refurbished Dependance is shared with guests for holiday rentals. My name is Alex, originally from Canada, I've been based in Florence since I was 11 years old. I look forward to welcoming new guests this year :-)
Alex purchased this Villa in 1990
Why Alex chose Gavinana
The independent modern recently refurbished Dependence is offered to guests for holiday rentals.
What makes this Villa unique
The Tuscan Sun Villa has been successful on other websites and guests appreciate its location, in Florence very close to the pedestrian city center and out of the hustle and bustle, in the quiet countryside.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing Tuscan experience!
Everything was perfect! Alex couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful! The house was clean, had everything we could have wanted and the view is spectacular! Definitely an good dose of driving Italian roads, but well worth it! We would return!
Beautiful landscape but unpleasant bathrooms
The apartment is up on the hill looking towards Florence. When we were coming from Venice, we reached a very steep and narrow road going up to the apartment. The problem was that we did not see any passing bay and saw cars of opposite direction were coming down. It made us hesitate to go until we had more conversations with Alex, our host and walked up the road to have a better understanding of it. The position of the apartment is off the road and a bit difficult to locate, at least for google map! The apartment is large but the washing rooms are somehow in not very good setup that everywhere got wet when we were taking shower. The stairs are quite steep and narrow that we left our suitcases downstair. The outlook to the landscape was very nice and good down the hill in another side to Florence is good and no problem in getting back as well. It took us around 15 minutes each journey. Alex was very nice and willing to support.
The home has incredible views, it’s quite & peaceful. We made a mistake by not getting a rental car from the 1st day. But otherwise it was a great experience.
Beautiful, breathtaking views!!
Wonderful place with beautiful, breathtaking views of the countryside from the villa. Very rustic and just what you would want to find in Tuscany. Only one local restaurant and it's pricey so plan on doing some stay in meals. Keep an eye out for the Penny Mart for groceries on your way in. It's on the way to the villa. You can also purchase the Tuscan Box (groceries) from the owner. Ask for the details when booking.
Our host, Alex, was so accommodating and we enjoyed our stay so much we really didn't want to leave. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend this property to anyone. Definitely a 5+ star rating on this one.
Here's a side note NOT to take away from the villa or our overall stay. There is easy access to public transportation from the villa but I would recommend you educate yourself prior to using the bus system in Florence. AKA validate your ticket the minute you get on the bus. Trust me. The fine is considerable if you don't. We are the voice of experience.
Amazing place very rustic xx
If you're not into 5* city hotels love character with a few homely faults of old buildings, love walking or don't mind taking a risk driving the rollercoaster roads then this is the place for you.
Christina saved us on the first night as I forgot the order the food box (recommend you do if arrive late) Thank you Christina pasta sauce & white wine had never tasted so great.
Alex was fab when we wanted to light the amazing log fire... views to die for....
Just a tip if driving our sat nav didn't recognise number 24 the nearest it would take us was 28 which turned out to be in the wrong direction so if arriving in the dark please make sure you get correct directions from Alex as it took us quite a while to find the place in the dark lol..... just found as we called Alex thanks to a kindly neighbour.
So worth the journey & adventure though & the house made what was a beautiful short Italian holiday attached to the end of visiting my family and friends in the UK on our way back to home in Australia. Even my granddaughter loved her new Italian home & thought it was her godmothers house. She was 3yrs old. I would not recommend for younger walking children because of the amazing marble stairs, stone floors & glass table (unless you want to spend your holiday with your heart in your throat as I did on the first day).... the view from the balcony is breathtaking and enjoyed a glass of wine up there at the end of the dsy.
We went in January & there was plenty of blankets to keep us warm lots of nooks to explore.
Thank you Alex
The Villa was perfect for our girls trip, with stunning views and great accommodations for 5 of us.
The Villa had everything we needed for our trip. The views were the most stunning and enjoyable part of our stay. A beautiful 30 minute walk through the hills got us into the main city of Florence each day. The location is not near a grocery store, so I highly recommend stocking up the first day. Taxis found it hard to reach and some were too nervous to go down the gravel driveway, so walking was almost always our best option. The villa itself was very nice. We went in the rainy season, so mosquitos were a bit of a nuisance and a lack of thick blankets made it a little chilly at night, but overall, our stay was wonderful.