San Martino

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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San Martino is an exclusive villa sitting in the Chianti hills overlooking the vineyards and olive trees of Tuscany. Sitting in a beautiful location between Siena and Florence, both famed for their medieval cityscapes and Renaissance history, the villa is a wonderful place to visit for a sunny, culture-filled break.

Sleeping up to 18 people in 9 bedrooms, it is popular for large family groups or friends. This stunning, historic house which has bee sympathetically decorated, sits in a stunning hillside location and has a beautiful garden and a vast pool for your party to enjoy. Sitting by the pool under the covered gazebo, you are able to look across the painting-like landscape of Tuscany, with the smell of the garden’s jasmine in the air. Whether you are visiting as a family holiday or reuniting with friends at the villa, the house and location cannot be beaten.

Set in serene countryside yet close to stunning little villages and fantastic, enchanting cities, your only difficulty will be deciding what you want to do on your trip as there is so much choice in the area.

Just 5km from your gorgeous villa, you will come across the lovely village of Certaldo which has all the amenities that you will need, such as shops and restaurants as well as being a great place to spend the day. It is also the birthplace of the poet Giovanni Boccaccio and it hosts the museum house which was once his home. The village is also home to a host of palaces, churches and historic monuments which are all wonderful places to take a trip to. Certaldo is also a great place to eat and is filled with small family restaurants which spill out onto the cobbled squares and stunning hillsides.

If you wish to head further out for a day then why not visit Siena or Florence, both around an hour away. Both cities are very popular with tourists and are packed with stunning historical sites and buildings which sit side by side with modern bars, restaurants and shops and so offer something for everyone on a day trip. 

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in all bedrooms and living rooms 
  • An open, spiral staircase leads up to the top floor 
  • The house is set in beautiful rolling countryside and is 5km from the nearest village; therefore a car is advisable to get around

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Pool/Snooker DVD Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living-dining room with sofas and dining table seating 18 guests
- Modern, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster and American coffee machine
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom
- Laundry room with washer, dryer and additional fridge

First Floor

- Large hall
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower-room
- Five twin/double bedrooms each with an en-suite shower room

Second Floor (via spiral staircase)

- Tower featuring a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and terrace
- A second terrace

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (18m x 4m, depth: 1.3m) with pool cover. Open approximately April-October, heated to 29° (on request)
- Large garden
- Covered gazebo
- Covered dining area with two stone barbecues and a pizza oven
- Outdoor seating areas
- Terraces
- Parking


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (in all bedrooms and living rooms)
- Pool Table
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hairdryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Washing machine and dryer


About the surrounding area of San Martino
<1hr to Airport Rural Location 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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San Martino is in a hard to beat location, surrounded by beautiful villages to visit yet set in a serene position overlooking the lush Tuscan hills and vineyards. 5km from the nearest village, the exclusive villa is in a rural setting but is not too isolated as there is plenty to see and do just a short drive away and further afield.

Your closest village is Certaldo and where better to start exploring than the palace that dominates the village. The Palazzo Pretorio has its origins in the twelfth century and was the home of the Alberti counts. The castle has seen plenty of change since the middle ages but retains many medieval paintings and frescos which visitors love to see. You can combine a trip to the palace, with a visit to the home of poet Giovanni Boccaccio and the church of St Tommaso and Prospero under one joint ticket.

Certaldo is also filled with lovely family restaurants which spill out onto the cobbled squares and stunning hillsides, as well as pretty shops and a small supermarket. There are larger supermarkets in Castelfiorentino around a fifteen minute drive away.

Siena (54km) is another lovely place to visit and is just under an hour away by car (or take the train from Certaldo). There are so many stunning streets in the city that you could wander around all day without getting bored, just make sure you stop for gelato on the famous Piazza del Campo which is the hub of the city. There are endless museums and significant buildings for you to visit while in Siena and the magnificent town hall is one you won’t want to miss. If you are looking for something a bit more lively, then in July and August you could go and see the Palio de Siena which is a horse race held in the centre of the city. The Palio means a lot to the local people and so there are plenty of pageants and festivities on at the time for everyone to enjoy.

Another beautiful city is Florence, again possible by train from Certaldo or just an hour by car. Get there early to get into the famous art museum the Uffizi gallery, before the crowds. If you book in advance you can also treat yourselves to one of the best views of Tuscany from the roof of Florence Cathedral. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence


Nearest Airport 2 Pisa


Nearest Village Certaldo


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Tennis


Nearest Golf Castelfafi



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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There is plenty on offer for children in Tuscany and San Martino is a great base for your holiday with plenty of space for children to run around and let their imaginations run wild.

While visiting Florence for example, take some time out from your sightseeing to pop into the Museo Galilieo. Any budding scientist or astronomer will be in awe of the scientific equipment and telescopes on display and they can even watch live experiments. When you are ready to start exploring the city again, why not book your party onto a segway tour? The kids will be happy whizzing around on their segway and resting their legs, while you get to listen to the knowledgeable tour guides.

For those with children who love animals, there is a wonderful zoo under an hour from the villa. With over 400 animals ranging from tiny bugs to towering giraffes, there is something for everyone to enjoy and you can even watch some of the demonstrations on offer.

Of course in a rural location, you will also find plenty of sporting activities for children to enjoy the outdoors and near the villa kids can try horse riding, cycling or hiking! 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Wine Harvesting Available
  • Extra Cleaning 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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services 

Extra services available at this property (payable locally):

- Wine harvesting and tasting
- Chef service
- Extra cleaning 

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. 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

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday from mid-April to beginning of October. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Heating costs included? Extra €0.60/cubic metre, paid locally.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool heating charge? Extra €300 per week, paid locally (to be requested in advance). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in all bedrooms and living rooms only. Extra €80 per day, paid locally.
Other Ts and Cs A cot is available on request. Extra €50 per week, paid locally.
Other Ts and Cs Extra beds are available on request. Extra €150 per week, paid locally.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - £9,217
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - - £6,793
Oct 3rd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £2,214 £2,943 £3,673 £5,163
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 £2,214 £2,943 £3,673 £5,163
Apr 10th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 - - - £6,793
Jun 19th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - £9,217
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 - - - £6,793
Oct 2nd 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £2,214 £2,943 £3,673 £5,163
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 4th 2022 £2,214 £2,943 £3,673 £5,163

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - €9,596
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - - €7,073
Oct 3rd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €2,305 €3,034 €3,764 €5,375
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 €2,305 €3,034 €3,764 €5,375
Apr 10th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 - - - €7,073
Jun 19th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - €9,596
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 - - - €7,073
Oct 2nd 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €2,305 €3,034 €3,764 €5,375
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 4th 2022 €2,305 €3,034 €3,764 €5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - $10,786
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - - $7,950
Oct 3rd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $2,591 $3,320 $4,050 $6,042
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 $2,591 $3,320 $4,050 $6,042
Apr 10th 2021 - Jun 19th 2021 - - - $7,950
Jun 19th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - $10,786
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 - - - $7,950
Oct 2nd 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $2,591 $3,320 $4,050 $6,042
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 4th 2022 $2,591 $3,320 $4,050 $6,042

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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