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VILLA GINESTRAIO 8

Toscana - Pisa - PALAIA

Description:

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Villa Ginestraio is a magnificent property which is the result of meticulous renovation that has transformed an old 13th century Pisan watchtower into an exclusive place of relaxation and well-being. It is located about four kilometres from the lively historic borgo of Castelfalfi in the pictoresque countryside between the Era valley and the beautiful hills of Florentine Chianti. This elegant, two-storey villa, finely restructured with quality materials of Tuscan tradition, stands on a hill; on the top floor are the comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, each personalised by the warm, enveloping pastel shades of the romantic beds and by lovely ornaments and furnishing accessories, which can comfortably accommodate up to eight people in a location which is ideal both for families and for sports-loving and adventurous travellers, given the multitude of sports activities at your fingertips, like the most beautiful golf course in Tuscany, with 27 holes. The house contains a beautiful, spacious living room with billiard table, seating area and dining room connected to the professional kitchen that leads out to a panoramic porch overlooking the rolling hills and then on to a vast, manicured expanse of lawn with a cosy outdoor living area and a children's play area. The property is enhanced by a luxurious, enclosed pool area which includes a whirlpool and a gazebo set up for relaxing in the shade. Surrounding this inviting setting is the peaceful, regenerating atmosphere of nature, absolute protagonist here, and, at the same time, with plenty of opportunities to learn about the artistic wonders and the numerous borghi that surround Castelfalfi. N.B. The owner occasionally lives in an annex near the main house, a very kind and discreet lady who takes care of the maintenance of the garden and the swimming pool on the days agreed with the guests, but in full respect of their privacy. The Emma Villas Concierge Team can be reached for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.

VILLA GINESTRAIO 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; an external stone staircase goes up to the old watchtower where there is today a small porticoed terrace, ideal for enjoying a good glass of wine and which also has access from the inside in correspondence to the small relax room. The main entrance on the ground floor leads into a hallway communicating with a large room that extends along the length of the villa and inside which is a billiard table, a seating area in front of the historic fireplace and a large dining room communicating with the beautiful, fully-equipped kitchen. Also on the ground floor is a sitting room with TV and, up two steps, a bathroom with shower and laundry. A terracotta staircase goes up to the first floor with two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, one bedrooms with single, joinable beds with ensuite bathroom and one double with french bed and ensuite bathroom.

Park:

A short, cypress-lined driveway takes you from the entrance gate to the parking area near the villa. The property is surrounded by about 2000 sq m of manicured lawn, framed by holm oaks, pines, and old larches that provide shade and relief from the heat on hot summer days. Everything is embellished by shrubs of medicinal plants and bushes of roses and geraniums that lend a touch of colour to this green, tranquil oasis. The house has a beautiful portico accessed from the kitchen French window, set up with table and chairs, ideal for pleasant breakfasts as well as alfresco lunches and dinners. Guests have at their disposal a large stone barbecue where they can prepare tasty grills accompanied by a good glass of Tuscan red wine. In addition to the fenced-in lawn that surrounds the property, the remaining 5000 sq m of park adapts to the hilly morphology of the territory and merges into a vast property where olive and fruit trees, pines, willows and larches alternate in the green wooded setting where it is not rare to encounter fallow deer, roe deer, wild boar and squirrels. 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 beautiful swimming pool lies in an area of the garden overlooking an open, panoramic landscape, about 50 m from the house and reached down a tuff-paved path. The pool, measuring 9 x 17 m with a varying depth of 1 to 3 m, with a circular hydromassage area with terracotta seating, is lined in sky-blue tiles with a terracotta border and has five Roman steps in terracotta and a ladder for access to the water. All around the pool is the large, tuff-paved sunbathing area, equipped with comfortable sunbeds for relaxing in the sun. There is a cold and hot-water shower and a wooden gazebo with table and armchairs. The pool has chlorine purification and internal and external lighting and so can be used at night as well. The pool is open from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October.

Pets: Yes. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • fans
  • satellite TV
  • portable Bluetooth speaker
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • billiard
  • table tennis
  • ice maker
  • diswasher
  • toaster
  • electric kettle
  • moka
  • Espresso coffee machine Nespresso
  • American coffee machine
  • mixer
  • microwave
  • baby cot
  • mosquito screens
  • hair dryer
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • stone barbecue
  • wood oven on request
  • high chair
  • books and magazines
  • table games
  • playground for kids
  • bowling
  • Children friendly
TO DO

Location and distances


The property is located in the border area between the Pisan and Florentine Hills, a hilly region rich in chestnut woods and land covered in vineyards and olive trees in the centre of Tuscany. The area, of great naturalistic importance, is dotted with numerous little towns full of important historical and architectural evidence; the borgo of Palaia, of ancient Etruscan origins, about 7 km from the house, contains buildings and churches of significant artistic interest and a priceless 13th century parish church perched on a promontory, offering a beautiful panorama that ranges from the Florentine territory to that of Volterra, continuing along the whole upper Valdera to Pisa and the coastal area. The territory offers numerous opportunities for recreation: nature and sports lovers can take advantage of long hiking and mountain biking trails, can ride horses along country paths (the riding club Lo Scoiattolo is about 15 km away, in Treggiaia) or play golf at the 9-hole San Miniato course about 35 km away or at the 27-hole course in Castelfalfi about 6 km away. Wellness fanatics can use the prestigious spa facilities in the area: those of Casciana and Uliveto are just a few kilometres from the property. About 20 km away in Pontedera are all necessary services and shops (although you can also do your shopping in Legoli, just 4 km away) as well as the Piaggio Museum, famous throughout the world, which houses the entire range of historical Vespas. The villa is easily reached from both the north and the south thanks to the A1 motorway (Autostrada del Sole) and the highway that connects Florence, Pisa and Livorno (FI-PI-LI) with the Pontedera exit about 20 km from the property. The airports of the region are very close, with the international one of Pisa about 30 minutes away (35 km) while that of Florence is about 64 km away. In addition, for those wishing to travel by train, Pontedera has an important railway station about 20 km away, directly connected to Florence and Pisa

Airport: Pisa 55 km, Firenze 65 km, Roma 290 km, Milano 330 km
Train station: Pontedera 22 km
Highways: Free way (Firenze - Pisa - Livorno) exit Pontedera 18 km
Shops and services: Legoli 4 km. Forcoli 7 km.
Beaches: Castiglioncello or Tirrenia (Thyrrenian Sea) 60 km
Parking: Inside the property: 8 uncovered parking spaces
Access roads: 800 m. unpaved road
Attractions within 100 km: Pisa 55 km, Firenze 65 km, Lucca 60 km, San Gimignano 20 km, Volterra 35 km, Siena 60 km, Montalcino 100 km, Castiglioncello 60 km, 70 km, Forte dei Marmi 90 km
Altitude: 260 slm

Reviews

9.1 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

9.2
Overall rating
9.1
General cleanliness
9.2
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
8.9
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Christopher Sattler
United States 6/1/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Everything at the villa was amazing. The hosts were very friendly and responsive to all of our questions. The property and views were beautiful. The kitchen was well equipped and a pleasure to cook in. Plenty of activities for the children. Having a bathroom attached to every guest room was very helpful for our large family. I would love to have stayed for many more weeks.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
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
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Price quality is incredibly reasonable. I would gladly pay to come back to this villa.
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)?
Top rate. Prompt communication, very welcoming hosts.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
I just did a Google search and the website seemed very easy to navigate and well put together.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
Honestly you did a fantastic job and I can’t think of anything I would want to improve.

by Roberto Pardo
Italy 1/1/2022
What do you think of the quality of the property?
9/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Si , in pieno
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
8/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
8/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
8/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Buono / ottimo
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
9/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Ottimo , veloce

by Annika Wiktorsson
Sweden 9/28/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Yes, definitly
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
8/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
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)?
The owners have been so friendly, helpful and serviceminded. Helped us with all kind of questions and they were so serviceminded!

by Anonimo
8/26/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Sì molto
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
8/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Giusta
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)?
Buono

by Massimiliano Caltagirone
Italy 8/26/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Sì molto
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Giusto
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)?
Giusto
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
Strutture private di ottimo livello

by David Gianotten
Netherlands 8/3/2021
What do you think of the quality of the property?
8/10
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
9/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
9/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
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 rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Friendly and complete, all you expect.
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
We found you on internet. Your service was great! Espacially the communication was accurate and friendly. All you can expect.
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
None!

by Charlotte Reid
United Kingdom 10/3/2020
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
8/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
9/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
Large swimming pool Lovely outside terrace Plentiful hot water Many pleasant spaces to sit in the house and garden
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
Do you have any suggestion to improve the quality of our services?
All very efficient
I give my permission to be contacted via e-mail by clients who request additional information about your Company and properties.
Yes
I give my permission to publish my feedback on your website.
Yes

by Francis WADDINGTON
France 9/21/2020
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
10/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
10/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Good
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
The garden and the swimming pool; everything is done to stay outside which is what we were looking for!
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
10/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
Do you have any suggestion to improve the quality of our services?
NONE
I give my permission to publish my feedback on your website.
Yes

by Louise Hall
United Kingdom 9/5/2020
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
9/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
9/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
10/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
10/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
Size of property and having enough plates, glasses etc for everyone. Lovely house, garden and pool
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
9/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent

by Caroline Angell
United Kingdom 8/11/2020
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
10/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
8/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
9/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
9/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Good
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
Beautiful setting and great pool
Do you have any suggestions to improve the property?
No
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
9/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent

by nicola smeragliuolo
Italy 8/19/2019
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
9/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Si
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
9/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
9/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
8/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Buono
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Si
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
9/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Ottimo

by Owe Gårlin
Sweden 7/2/2019
How do you rate the quality of our structure?
9/10
Did the property meet your expectations?
Yes
How do you rate the quality of the amenities and the furnishing?
8/10
How do you rate the cleanliness of park and pool?
9/10
How do you rate the general cleanliness of the structure?
9/10
How do you rate the value for money of the property?
Excellent
Would you rent this villa again / recommend it to friends?
Yes
What are the aspects of the property that you appreciated the most?
Size, quality,friendliness of owners
What is the overall rating of your holiday?
9/10
How do you rate the customer service (check-in and check-out included)?
Excellent
I give my permission to be contacted via e-mail by clients who request additional information about your Company and properties.
Yes
I give my permission to publish my feedback on your website.
Yes

Availability Calendar


Calendar is updated in real time and it is possible to book on line 24/7.
Before proceeding with a specific request ("Book " -"Option" - "Information") click on the calendar to select the dates.
If you wish to change the date click on "Reset".


WEEKLY RENTALS:
The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

SHORT STAYS and NON-WEEKLY STAYS:
For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

WEEKLY RENTALS NON SAT - SAT STAYS:
Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

Booked
Optioned
Short stay available


Weekly prices per date

From to
1/8/2022 4/23/2022 2,160.00
4/23/2022 5/28/2022 2,640.00
5/28/2022 7/2/2022 4,300.00
7/2/2022 7/16/2022 5,400.00
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 5,800.00
8/20/2022 8/27/2022 5,400.00
8/27/2022 9/24/2022 4,300.00
9/24/2022 12/17/2022 2,160.00
12/17/2022 1/7/2023 4,300.00
From to
1/7/2023 4/29/2023 2,970.00
4/29/2023 5/27/2023 3,630.00
5/27/2023 7/1/2023 4,730.00
7/1/2023 7/15/2023 5,940.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 6,380.00
8/19/2023 8/26/2023 5,940.00
8/26/2023 9/30/2023 4,730.00
9/30/2023 12/16/2023 2,970.00
12/16/2023 1/6/2024 4,730.00

The price includes:


The price does not include:

  • electricity (€ 150,00 per week in high and highest season and € 100,00 per week in all other seasons), tourism tax from April to October € 1,00 per person for the first 5 days (children under 11 years do not pay)

On Request:

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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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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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)

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