PODERE ORCIO 6

Toscana - Pisa - VOLTERRA

Description:

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE (CIR CODE: 050039AFR0005). Podere Orcio is immersed in the beautiful context of the hills that crown the medieval town of Volterra, just 10 km away. The house, built as a Pisan watchtower in 1504, has been renovated using local materials, respecting the typical architectural elements of Tuscan tradition, and is now today ideal for a relaxing and tranquil holiday. In the garden surrounding the property are large shady areas where you can relax, inebriated by the typical scents of the area, and a splendid swimming pool. From the house you can set out to explore nearby historical towns such as Volterra and San Gimignano or to visit the towns that line the golden beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea such as Marina di Cecina, Marina di Bibbona or the white beaches of Vada. The proximity to the motorway junction at Colle Val d’Elsa will take you quickly to Florence and Siena, the two symbolic cities of Tuscany. Please Note: when the property is rented in this solution no other guests will be present on site.

PODERE ORCIO HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Interior:

The house has two floors plus an additional attic floor. The main entrance, on the ground floor, leads to the large TV room communicating with a large open-plan room with a big dining area, a well-equipped kitchen and a small living area. On the ground floor, with access from the dining area, is a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower and washing machine. From the TV room, a wooden staircase leads up to the first floor with the sleeping area composed of: a double bedroom, a large bathroom with shower, a bedroom with double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower.

Park:

The garden extends for about 500 sq m with a hedge guarding the property, large grassy areas with olive trees, cypresses and beds of colourful flowers and herbs such as rosemary, lavender and sage. At the front of the house, surrounded by the garden, is an area set up with table, chairs and brick barbecue for unforgettable meals. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The rectangular pool, located just a few metres from the house in a higher and sunnier position, measures 4x8 m with a constant depth of 1.5 m. Lined in sky-blue PVC, with chlorine purification and a ladder for access to the water, the pool is surrounded by a paved solarium area equipped with comfortable sunbeds and umbrellas and an outdoor cold-water shower. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Yes.
Handicap: Not certified
Fenced-in property: Partially
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Smart TV
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • wi-fi
  • dishwasher
  • toaster
  • kettle
  • moka
  • American coffee machine
  • food processor
  • microwave oven
  • oven
  • hairdryer
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • board games
  • stone barbecue
TO DO

Location and distances


The town of Volterra and its splendid surroundings represent one of the most diversified and attraction-rich areas of Tuscany. Its indisputable historical tradition, combined with its splendid nature, from the morphology made up of gullies, crags and rolling hills, to the vegetation and the fauna, makes for a truly diversified heritage. Located in the heart of Tuscany, about 50 km from the sea and just a modest distance from the most important art cities in the region (Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano), Volterra is a must for any tourist, as well as being the ideal place for spending a relaxing holiday in wonderfully picturesque surroundings. The town, full of museums and splendid historic buildings in the historic centre, also offers a rich range of important folkloristic and cultural events. Podere Orcio is located along the ancient wine and oil route, in a very tranquil position in the typical hilly countryside surrounding Volterra. In less than 15 minutes by car you can get to restaurants, shops and cafes in the centre, as well as to a tennis club with a five-a-side soccer field and a riding stables, while about half an hour away is the Castelfalfi Golf Club with two courses that wind through the green Tuscan hills. For those wishing to travel by public transport, a bus stop with destination Volterra, Florence and Pisa is located along the main road, about 300 m from the property.

Airport: Pisa 70 km, Firenze 90 km, Roma 320, Milano 355 km
Train station: Saline di Volterra 15 km
Highways: Florence - Siena motorway junction, Colle di Val d'Elsa Nord exit
Shops and services: Castel San Gimignano 7 km, Volterra 10 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea - Marina di Cecina 55 km - Forte dei Marmi 115 km
Parking: Inside the property uncovered
Access roads: 50 m. of white road up to the gate
Attractions within 100 km: Volterra old town 10 km, San Gimignano 35 km, Siena 55 km, Gaiole in Chianti 70 km, Bolgheri 45 km, Pisa 65 km, Firenze 85 km, Lucca 75 km, Forte dei Marmi 104 km, Casciana Terme 40 km,
Altitude: 530 slm

Reviews

9.6 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
9.7
General cleanliness
10
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
8.5
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Darrell Read
New Zealand 7/2/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
8/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
10/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
A nice selection in the area we were looking to holiday, big enough for the 6 of us.

by Iain Constable
United Kingdom 6/26/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Customer service before the trip was excellent. I always got a quick response to my questions from friendly, helpful staff (Nello Savarese). Once we arrived or local contact, Mauro Spinelli, was very friendly and helpful. He provided extras (hairdryer, etc.) and advice regarding the house and also about shopping and transport and helped us learn some Italian.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
The location of the villa was perfect for our plans, the villa looked very nice in the website photo (they were accurate) and I felt the cost was fair for what we got.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
No suggestions. I was very happy with the service before the trip and once we were at the villa.

by Anonimo
6/27/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes! Beautiful spacious house, nice rooms, good beds, enough bathrooms, a well tended and beautiful large garden, great swimming pool, well equiped with deck chairs and umbrellas; large, clean towels for the pool.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
very good
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
The house and the location

Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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The price includes:


The price does not include:

  • Tourism tax (€ 1,50 per person per night for the first 3 nights. Please note that children under 12 years old will not pay), mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€50.00 per animal per week or part of week)

On Request:

  • extra cleaning (€ 22.00 per hour for person employed), extra linen change (€ 15.00 for person), farmhouse heating (on consumption with prices in effect at the time of stay), firewood (€ 20,00/100 Kg)
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
Book your holiday in Italy with tranquillity and safety.
With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)


Live your holiday in tranquillity and safety, thanks to our project "Safety Reception" (click here to download)

The following extra services are available to be purchased during the booking process.
You can start adding the services you want by selecting them in the booking box.

Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - The regional pairing of central Italy. A blend of traditions and interpretations of the raw materials from these incredible territories. The opportunity to taste the traditional combination of aged beef and pork with beans.
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€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
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€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
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€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
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€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
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€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Authentic Tuscany and Umbria
Food Delivery - Authentic Tuscany and Umbria

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - The regional pairing of central Italy. A blend of traditions and interpretations of the raw materials from these incredible territories. The opportunity to taste the traditional combination of aged beef and pork with beans.
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€ 125.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
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€ 101.00