Rustico 4

Agriturismo for 4 with a shared pool, by a village : Casole d'Elsa

Nice little touches

  • Being within walking distance of the village yet far away enough for privacy is a great combination
  • The pool is perfectly positioned to catch the sun all day - this is a great spot for families with kids that love being in the water.

A charming apartment in a Tuscan farmhouse with a hill village nearby, a swimming pool at the bottom of the garden, and only around 30 minutes drive away from the medieval city of Siena; these are just a few of the reasons so many of our clients choose to stay at Agriturismo Elvira.

A working farm, it has 2 apartments and a cottage that have been carefully converted from the original farm buildings to make great places for families or couples to stay. Being close to a village is a wonderful experience: you are in your own little parcel of countryside but a brief walk will take you into Casole d'Elsa, which boasts several cafes and restaurants, a couple of grocery stores, and even a couple of tiny art galleries for resident artists. Walk up for breakfast, then buy some fresh produce and wander home for a fresh lunch and spend the afternoon by the pool; it's a real Tuscan delight.

The walk into the village is just over 1km and takes between 15 and 20 minutes. It's uphill on the way in, and there is a lift to help you up the last steepest climb.


On the ground floor of the main farmhouse, Rustico has beautiful brick vaulted ceilings.

A shaded entryway leads into the heart of any Tuscan house, its eat-in kitchen and this one has good equipment (though tiny oven), and a a small sofa for those not at work on dinner.

The shower room is up a few steps from the kitchen, while the twin and double bedrooms, both large, are on either side of the main room. There is a furnished central patio near the entry where guests can enjoy an outdoor meal and views in all directions.


Villa Details

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 Double
  • 1 Twin
  • 1 Bathroom With Shower

Kitchen equipment

  • Italian Coffee Maker
  • Kettle
  • Oven


  • Shared Barbecue
  • Shared Washing Machine (Small Fee)
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Children's Playground

What's included

  • Final Cleaning Included


  • Central Heating Extra
  • Pool Towels Can Be Provided For A Small Fee


  • Shared Pool 12 X 6 Metres
  • Children's Playground

Nearby Activities


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“ I can''t understand why it has taken us 17 years to return here. ”

My wife and I stayed here 17 years ago and loved it. We have now returned with our son and daughter in law and it is just as wonderful as it was then. The pool and its vineyard location are stunning and the welcome from Katia and the family made us feel at home and relaxed. Casole d'Elsa is a beautiful Tuscan village. There are a few more bars, restaurants and shops than there were 17 years ago which have added to its attractiveness without spoiling its character. I can't understand why it has taken us 17 years to come back to this beautiful place. The Rustico apartment comprises two large bedrooms and a large kitchen, all with original brick vaulted ceilings. The pool, garden, barbecue and views are fantastic. We would recommend it to anyone.

Joseph and family from UK staying in Rustico . Jun 2024

“ Beautiful Location ”

Rustico is in a stunning location and the views are incredible. Elvira, Katia and the rest of the family were so welcoming and helpful the whole time we were there. The pool is perfectly located and there are plenty of sunbeds to use.

We would definitely return again !!

Jane staying in Rustico . Aug 2022

“ We stayed at Rustico the last week of May was HEAVEN!!! ”

We stayed at Agriturismo Elvira - Rustico the last week of May in Casole d'Elsa. It was HEAVEN!!! Elvira was warm and welcoming and took care of us as if we were part of her own family. I stayed there with my husband, friend and toddler and it was a place never to be forgotten by any of us. The grounds are immaculately kept, the apartment (Rustico) was super clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. It was cold but we even used the great swimming pool. My son loved running around the property and we loved sitting out in the sun and having a meal. This is a place that we will be going to for years to come! It is also a fairly short drive from Siena and an hour and a half drive from Florence. I recommend renting a car as it makes it a whole lot easier to see the beauty that surrounds this home. This home exceeded our expectations. Thank you Elvira!

Mrs. S-J and family, USA staying in Rustico . May 2015

“ ...really enjoyed our recent stay at Rustico ”

We really enjoyed our recent stay at Rustico. We thought the property was in a beautiful setting with spectacular views. The owners were lovely and very helpful and certainly made us welcome. The pool was one of the highlights of the property and was perfect for our 8 yr old daughter.

The villa was as described on your website apart from the TV was missing and it took 3 days to get this setup to watch. We felt the villa was also missing a few basic supplies, like kitchen roll, oven glove, toilet rolls, soap, which we had to purchase. I think the most useful information that would have been nice to know at the beginning of our vacation was that there was a supermarket less than a mile down the street. There was no mention of this in the folder in the villa or in the information emailed to us. We only found out from the owners towards the end of our visit, after spending almost a whole day driving to the PAM supermarket several miles away. I appreciate this is a much larger supermarket but the local one had a good selection of basic supplies and groceries.

We enjoyed the peaceful location of the villa without being too far from restaurants and the village. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in the Tuscan countryside and is interested in visiting the larger, more touristy towns like Siena and San Gimignano, which are only a short drive away.

We hope these comments are helpful to you and future visitors to Rustico.

Mrs. J.T. and family, USA staying in Rustico . Dec 2014

“ Excellent location ”

Excellent location, really nice house, the owners are really helpful and nice.

Mr. C.H. and family, Sweden staying in Rustico . Dec 2011

“ Clean property good facilities ”

Clean property, good facilities at both property and local town. Only thing we could pick up on is that the printed directions given from Pisa airport were incorrect for the last couple of miles or so (they erroneously jump to directions from south). Confusion added half hour to journey but figured out eventually. Didn't detract from a great week.

Mr. C.G. and family, UK staying in Rustico .

Where is Rustico ?

Getting here

  • Pisa Airport: 2 hrs
  • Florence Airport: 1hr 30 min
  • Nearest Railway Station in Poggibonsi - 30 mins

Around Rustico

At the front of the farm, one path leads down to a the large swimming pool, alll within a gentle, evocative framework of vineyards and olive trees. With a wide, travertine-tiled surround, and plenty of sun loungers, the swimming pool is a soft ochre colour, blending comfortably with the olive groves and vineyards. Set in a delightful position down the hillside from the farm, it has extensive and beautiful views across to the Chianti hills.

Further afield, beyond Casole d'Elsa, San Gimignano with its medieval towers is less than half an hour away, as is Monteriggioni while Siena is under an hour. Florence is around an hour away and can also be reached by train or bus from Siena or Poggibonsi. Tiny local villages abound, many of them with festivals and events during August and September, so exploring is well rewarded.

Nearby Activities

  • Bars and Restaurants in the village, 10 mins walk
  • Museum and Events in the village
  • Siena 40 minutes drive
  • Pienza and the Valdorcia 1hr 30 min
  • Chianti 30 minutes
  • Florence 1 hr 30 min

Sleeps: 4
From € 117 ($126 or £99) per day


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How to book

Is Rustico 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.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

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Booking Notes

  • Pool towels can be provided for a small fee