Michelangelo Cottage

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Hot Tub Romantic

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Set between Piazzale Michelangelo and Giardino di Boboli, Michelangelo Cottage is a true gem close to the heart of Florence, perfect for a couple’s getaway. After a day out exploring the city’s artistic treasures, imagine returning to your stylish home, dining al-fresco beneath the gazebo then relaxing in the garden’s hot tub.

It’s set just off a famous tree-lined road that was designed by an architect in the late 19th century to make the most of the panoramic views of Florence below – the cottage was originally a stable to house the guards’ horses. Nowadays it’s a beautiful residential area with the most glorious views as you wander along the viale as far as Piazzale Michelangelo (only 1.5km away) and beyond.

The cottage interiors are just as delightful – step inside and appreciate the bright décor, exquisite floor tiles and retro vibe. Only the best appliances can be found in the kitchen whilst chic furnishings help to create an elegant yet relaxed ambience. Behind sliding doors find the double bedroom whilst guests also benefit from air-conditioning and heating as well as two contemporary shower rooms.

How wonderful to have your own walled garden too, surrounded by towering trees and with such an attractive covered terrace for al-fresco dining and lounging. Furthermore, there’s the luxury of a hot tub set amongst the plants and flowers.

The heart of downtown Florence isn’t far, a short drive or bus ride away whilst keen walkers may prefer to to stroll to the city centre. Spend hours strolling around this magnificent Italian city, come across il Duomo, the Giotto belltower, Basilica of Santa Croce and the Uffizi Gallery or get lost in hidden lanes looking out for markets, boutiques, osterie and atmospheric wine bars. It feels like every corner of Florence will take your breath away with its Renaissance beauty and charm.  

Of course, you can also drive out to the Tuscan countryside with its enchanting landscapes, idyllic hilltop villages and endless Chianti vineyards. Then again you could simply hop on a train and spend a fantastic day in Lucca, Siena or even Rome for the most exceptional of Italian experiences during your time at Michelangelo Cottage.

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What you should know…

  • Parking is shared with the property next door, however each house has its own entrance and garden.
  • Keen walkers can stroll to Florence or there is also a bus stop close by (with services approximately every hour until early evening). In a hilly setting, a taxi home from the city could also be an option.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Bicycles Provided Heating

Cottage Interiors (70m2)

-    Open-plan living-dining area
-    Small kitchen area (via sliding doors), well-equipped including oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, kettle and Nespresso machine
-    Bedroom (via sliding doors) with king-size double bed and space for cot
-    2 x bathrooms with shower

Outside Grounds (200m2)

-    Outdoor hot tub (5-person)
-    Gazebo with al-fresco lounge and dining area
-    Barbecue
-    Walled garden
-    Parking (shared with owner)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating/air-conditioning system
-    Smart TV
-    Hairdryer
-    Safe
-    Two bikes
-    Mosquito nets (windows)
-    Washing machine and iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Michelangelo Cottage
Easy By Train Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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A delightful setting backed by olive trees, in a residential district south of the city, guests at Michelangelo Cottage can reach Florence’s famous Ponte Vecchio in around 2km and there is a bus stop nearby for those who prefer not to walk or drive.

The surrounding neighbourhood is charming as well as historic – the cottage is just off a road that was designed in the 18th century that eventually leads up to Piazzale Michelangelo, around 1.5km away. There are walking and jogging paths along here, passing stunning views of Florence below, then gaze out to the panoramic vistas once you reach this impressive square, much-loved by visitors from across the world. Make sure you also head up to the San Miniato al Monte church, another historic gem with amazing views.

Heading north towards the city, you can reach the city in 2 to 3km by car or bus. Alternatively, keen walkers may choose to stroll to the city centre, perhaps passing Giardino di Boboli en route. Stop off in the gardens to admire its grand layout with fountains, sculptures and steps, not to mention the incredible Palazzo Pitti. With the hilly setting, you may prefer to get a taxi back or there is a bus stop nearby with services approximately every hour until early evening. 

As you approach Florence, explore its historic narrow lanes filled with boutiques, hotels and terrace cafes, then cross the romantic Ponte Vecchio where many more wonders of Florence await. There’s the Basilica of Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery and of course the late 13th century Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Il Duomo, and the Giotto belltower. Not to mention iconic museums and galleries displaying some of the finest art in the world.

Yet experiencing Florence is so much more than admiring historic sights and artistic treasures. It’s also about setting off early to the bustling markets showcasing leather products and some of the best Tuscan produce, enjoying a coffee by Piazza della Repubblica accompanied by the sounds of the vintage carousel and finding the best aperitivi in Florence accompanied by small snacks brought to the table – there are even tours to show you the most authentic spots. Then there’s the vibrant restaurant scene and wonderful wine bars.

Furthermore, the Tuscan hills are close enough for a superb day out visiting vineyards, olive groves and idyllic hilltop villages and historic towns such as San Gimignano, San Miniato, Volterra and Chianti villages including Greve, Radda and Castellina in Chianti.

You could even hop on a train to Pisa or Arezzo, two exceptional Tuscan cities reached in around an hour or spend the day in Lucca, Siena or Rome, all three reached by train in around 90 minutes.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence Airport

(10km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa Airport

(83km)

Nearest Train Station Florence Santa Maria Novella

(3.5km)

Nearest City Florence

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant Just outside Florence city centre

(Within 1km)

Nearest Supermarket

(1km)

Nearest Golf Circolo Golf dell'Ugolino

(14km)

Nearest Beach Around Livorno

(90-100km)

Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bicycles Provided
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Private Driver/Tours Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Driver
- Tours

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner upon arrival (or by cash to the owner) and refunded two weeks after departure (or upon departure for cash), subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150, payable locally on arrival. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and a highchair can be requested free of charge.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £503 £755 £1,006 £1,258 £1,760
Apr 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £775 £1,162 £1,549 £1,936 £2,710
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £503 £755 £1,006 £1,258 £1,760
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £775 £1,162 £1,549 £1,936 £2,710
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £503 £755 £1,006 £1,258 £1,760
Mar 30th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £775 £1,162 £1,549 £1,936 £2,710

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €538 €807 €1,076 €1,345 €1,882
Apr 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €828 €1,242 €1,656 €2,070 €2,898
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €538 €807 €1,076 €1,345 €1,882
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €828 €1,242 €1,656 €2,070 €2,898
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €538 €807 €1,076 €1,345 €1,882
Mar 30th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €828 €1,242 €1,656 €2,070 €2,898

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $585 $877 $1,170 $1,462 $2,046
Apr 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $901 $1,351 $1,801 $2,251 $3,150
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $585 $877 $1,170 $1,462 $2,046
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $901 $1,351 $1,801 $2,251 $3,150
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $585 $877 $1,170 $1,462 $2,046
Mar 30th 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $901 $1,351 $1,801 $2,251 $3,150

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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