San Martino 10

Luxury Villa with views of San Gimignano : Certaldo, in Chianti

Nice little touches

  • The views from the house are stunning and can be enjoyed from a number of furnished spots around the house, of which my favourite is the hot tub in the evening, perfectly placed to enjoy views of vineyards and tuscan hills.

Villa San Martino is a wonderful villa surrounded by terraced gardens set up to take advantage of the fabulous views it enjoys to the west, toward the hills of Chianti and looking toward San Gimignano with its famous medieval towers. This is a house designed for outdoor living, with furnished areas all around its private gardens, all perfect for enjoying the Chianti hills that surround it.

Inside, it has all the creature comforts one might want, with a large and well-equipped kitchen, a welcoming living room and 5 ensuite bedrooms, two of which have bathtubs. Outside it has a large salt-filtered (much more pleasant than chlorine) pool that can be heated on request, as well as a large hot-tub and plenty of places for dining al-fresco, reading and relaxing or just plain snoozing.

When you decide to venture afield and explore, San Martino is ideally placed to reach Tuscany's famous art cities like San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Florence, Pisa and Lucca, as well as going off to visit many of the smaller and delightful hill towns, like Certaldo Alto, Casole d'Elsa, Barberino, Panzano or Castellina in Chianti.

Accommodation

The front doors open into a spacious and well-equipped kitchen, as is only right in a gourmet's region such as Tuscany. Beyond the kitchen a dining room with space for 12, and on the right you'll find a large living room with l-shaped divan, and armchairs for reading and relaxing in front of typical Tuscan fireplace, should you spend some time indoors. Large french doors open from the living room onto a furnished loggia and out into the garden.

On the ground floor there is also an en-suite double bedroom, ideal for those who prefer not to have to use the stairs. San Martino is an ideal multi-generational villa so perhaps the grandparents will appreciate the convenience of this room.

Upstairs there are three more ensuite double bedrooms, with one enjoying a large private terrace. There is also a room with bunk beds that also has a double sofa bed, so can be set up as a double if necessary. The whole house is decorated with typical Tuscan materials, terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and wooden shutters.

There is also a cottage with a small kitchen and twin beds and bathroom: this can be requested as extra room, please ask your agent.

Outdoors there are lots of furnished spaces where you can relax, from the hammocks set up among the umbrella pines, to the divans on the edge of the vineyards or the shaded terrace perfect for al-fresco dining. The swimming pool is large, at 17m long (56 feet), salt-filtered and positioned facing the views of San Gimignano.

Features

Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • All ensuite
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Heated Pool
  • Insect Screens
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fenced Pool
  • Barbecue
  • Central Heating

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 4 Ensuite King Double Bedrooms
  • A Bedroom With Bunk Beds, Plus A Double Sofa Bed And Ensuite Bathroom
  • Two Of The Bathrooms Have A Bath Tub, The Others Have Showers
  • Hairdryers
  • One Double Is On The Ground Floor, Perfect For Those Who Prefer Not To Have To Use Stairs

Kitchen equipment

  • American Coffee Machine
  • Italian 'Moka' Coffee Maker
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Juicer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Pizza Oven

Amenities

  • Baby Bed And High Chair - Extra Charge
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Fans
  • Insect Screens
  • Barbecue
  • Sat Tv

What's included

  • Pool Towels Provided
  • Olive Oil Based Bathroom Toiletries
  • Welcome Basket

Extras

  • Private Chef On Request
  • Pizza Chef Available To Make Pizzas In The Outdoor Pizza Oven
  • Arrival Groceries On Request
  • Wine Tasting And Tours
  • Airport Transfers
  • Final Cleaning €480
  • Ac And Heating Are Metered
  • Extra Beds (Charged)

Outdoors

  • Heated Private Pool 17X5M And 1.4M Deep
  • Hot Tub On Terrace With Bluetooth Speakers
  • Furnished Terraces And Gardens
  • Table Tennis
  • Hammocks In The Garden

Nearby Activities

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Where is San Martino ?

Getting here

  • Florence airport 40 min
  • Pisa Airport 1 hr

Around San Martino

Villa San Martino is an excellent base for day touring. San Gimignano is a UNESCO site for good reason and draws many to stroll their shops or sit on the cathedral steps under a starry sky for an evening of music.

Also in easy reach are Colle Val d'Elsa, whose crystal manufacturing dates back to the middle ages, Volterra, whose Etruscan ancestors and alabaster production go back even earlier and, of course, Siena and Florence, once former rivals and now many-starred in any guide book and less than an hour away.

The leaning tower of Pisa and the wonderful city of Lucca are also within easy reach.

Nearby Activities

  • Plenty of restaurants within a 10 min drive
  • Certaldo 10 min
  • San Gimignano 30 min
  • Florence and Siena 1 hr
  • Chianti vineyards all around you
  • Cinque Terre 2h 20min

Sleeps: 10
From € 900 ($972 or £765) per day

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How to book

Is San Martino perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

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Booking Notes

  • Final cleaning €480 paid on site
  • Air conditioning and heating 0.90 kW/h
  • Pool heating €180 for startup, then 0.90 kW/h
  • Tourist Tax €1.50 a day