Villa Leopolda

Sleeps: 11 - 15 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7
Sleeps: 11 - 15 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Recommended

You’ll be warmly welcomed at this commanding hillside villa in Tuscany, a one-of-a-kind retreat far above city life. You're greeted with a basket full of breakfast food and regional specialties to start your villa holiday on the right foot. The owners are invested in your comfort - a daily cleaning service is included, and they’re happy to arrange tours of Florence, cooking or art lessons, and more (just ask!).

The view from the terrace will take your breath away - here you're above it all. The private swimming pool overlooks Val d'Arno, and is built into the side of the hill (a jump from the little diving board will feel extra-daring!) After your swim you'll certainly want to hit the sauna in the spa.

Inside your holiday villa, the decor is charming and unique - high ceilings, and light colours contrast with the sober wooden beams overhead and the occasional antique armoire. Even the formal dining room and chef’s kitchen feel light and airy. There is both a main house and a 2 bedroom annex, for those who require more privacy. All this may feel a million miles away, but it's not - Florence is only 14 km away.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • Perched on a hill, this villa in Tuscany feels isolated (yet is only 14 km from Florence).
  • Have an eco-friendly holiday - this villa runs on solar power and geothermal energy.
  • The music room would make anyone sing - it's a former pigeonry with 360 degree views.

What you should know…

  • We recommend you rent a car so you can make the most out of the region!
  • If you’d like to use the sauna, fitness room, and Jacuzzi there is an additional fee.
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand

Property Features

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Main House (11 Beds)
- Bedroom with double bed and a private bathroom. The room is suitable for a disabled guest.
- Single room with WC and washbasin. It is in close proximity to the disabled accessible bedroom.
- Two bedrooms with king size beds, each room has a private bathroom.
- Two double bedrooms (width 100 cm each), each with a private bathroom.
- Large comfortable living room.
- Music room in the former pigeonry with 360 degrees view over the beautiful countryside.
- Dining room next to the living room.
- Large patio that can be used for outside dining.
- Kitchen and a "Carnotzet" with pizza oven.
- Refreshment of air produced by geothermal energy. That means that the air will be refreshed circa 10-12 degrees lower than the outside temperature. A healthy refreshed air. (If the temperature outside is 30 degree we will have in the house circa 19-20 degree).

Annex La Leopoldina (4 beds)
- Bedroom with king size double bed with private bathroom.
- Bedroom with double bed or two single beds (width 100 cm each) and private bathroom.
- Living room with open kitchen.
- Fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi bar at additional cost.

Outdoor Area
- Large patio with view over Val d’Arno.
- Barbecue with loggia.
- Large Swimming pool 12 x 6 m wide and 1.20 m to 2.80 m deep. It is heated by geothermal energy.
- Parking.


Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Leopolda
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Villa Leopolda is located near San Donato in Collina, only 14 km southeast of Florence. It is an ideal distance for day trips to the cities of Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa, Assisi and Urbino.

The villa meets modern ecological requirements and uses renewable energy. All the electric energy is generated by solar power. The air conditioning, heating and cooling systems are generated by means of geothermal energy.

The nearest village (with food, post office, and a bar) is 3 km from the villa, and the nearest chemist is around 2 km away.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens Cot(s)

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking at the villas, cooking lessons, horse riding tour, private guide in florence or region (at extra cost)

- Guests are given a welcome basket with everything needed for the first breakfast, as well as wine, olive oil of the region, and cheese.
- Guests are greeted on arrival and helped to settle into the property.
- Catering: A cook is available for €150 + IVA 21% (plus the costs of the shopping) per evening if guests want help one evening. The cook comes at 5 pm to prepare dinner and serves until time for dessert.

Services upon request at additional cost:
- Cooking lessons are available for €300 + IVA for the first lesson and €200 + IVA for two or three days. The chef comes at 3 pm to have the lesson with guests. The lesson will be based on a menu proposed by the chef including antipasto, primo, secondo con contorno e dessert.
- Drawing and aquarelle lessons in Italian. The lessons are for 2 hours over 2 days and cost €100. The lessons include all materials needed.
- An hour more cleaning: 23 euro per hour.
- Extra changing towels or bed sheets (in the villas the changing is done on Wednesday and Saturday): single bed change, 5.60 euro; double bed change, 10.00 euro; pool towel, 2.05 euro; small towel (bidet), 0.52 euro; medium (face), 0.64 euro; and shower, 1.35 euro.
- Baby bed.
- Child seat.
- Pick up from the airport.
- Pick up from the station.
- Guide to Florence.

Tours

The owners can organize a private guide to accompany guests in the streets of Florence. Below are different tour proposals, but the guide is very happy to tailor any tour to individual desires.

Tour 1 :

A classical tour suggested for first time visitors that crosses all the main monuments, 3 hours long. The religious heart, including the Duomo, the Baptistery, Giotto's bell tower and Brunelleschi's Dome, is first. The medieval quarters with the house-towers is second. Finally, the political heart with the city hall, palazzo vecchio, signoria Square and the famous old bridge completes the tour.

Tour 2:

This is a 2 hour private walking tour starting from the 'Duomo' area, the religious heart of the city, and progressing through the tiny and narrow streets of the medieval quarters. Guests will see the highlights of Florence, the Signoria Square, the old bridge, and St. Croce until they reach the 'Oltrarno' where artisans still work at keeping ancient traditions alive.

Tour 3:

This is a full-day tour of six hours. It starts with a visit to one of the most important museums with the original Michelangelo masterpiece the David Statue. The guide will help guests skip the huge waiting lines. After the museum, the walking tour moves into the religious heart of the city, where guests will see the baptistery, the cathedral (Duomo), Giotto's bell tower and Brunelleschi's Dome. After a break for lunch, the tour moves to the political heart of the city: Signoria square, old bridge and the inside of the most beautiful church of Florence, Santa Croce. It has Giotto's 16th century frescoes and Michelangelo's, Galileo's, and Machiavelli's tombs.

Tour 4:

This is a 3 hour evening day tour for curious children. Summer is very hot in Florence, so guests will enjoy the breeze of the evening with an accurate tour of the secrets and legends in this ancient town. The Roman town, the towers, and the hidden narrow streets are especially exciting for children that get bored of seeing monuments or for adults that want variety. This is a unique experience to see Florence from an unexpected point of view. The last stop is always for the best gelato in Florence. The cost is 50 euro per hour.

Everyday costs for food services - 7 days
-BREAKFAST: Euro 15 per person per day.
                        Cost per person for the whole week: 7x Euro 15= Euro 105 
 
-LUNCH/DINNER: (N.B. during the week guests can select some fish menu as well as some vegetarian/meat menu)
MEAT/VEGETARIAN CHOICE: includes a starter, a first course, a main course and a dessert (red wine and coffee included)
- Up to 11 people: 1 chef is required: Euro 30 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 30= Euro 210
- From 12 people on: 1 chef and 1 waiter are required: Euro 40 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 40= Euro 280

FISH CHOICE: includes a starter (with meat and fish selection), a first course, a main course and a dessert (white wine and coffee included)
- Up to 11 people: 1 chef is required: Euro 40 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 40= Euro 280
- From 12 people on: 1 chef and 1 waiter are required: Euro 50 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 50= Euro 350

VEGAN CHOICE: includes a starter, a first course, a main course and a dessert (red/white wine and coffee included)
- Up to 11 people: 1 ASSO VEGAN CHEF is required: Euro 50 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 50= Euro 350
- From 12 people on: 1 ASSO VEGAN CHEF and 1 waiter are required: Euro 60 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 60= Euro 420

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a professional chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of? From peeling the spuds to helping with the service, our chefs will ensure you have the most relaxing – and definitely the most delicious – holiday you can dream of.

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Swimming Pool: Chloro Pool, The cool can be heated using geothermal energy.
Cool air produced by geothermal energy: The villa is cooled to a 22 degrees (this is not air conditioning)
Child Safe Pool? The pool has a movable fence made of spiano
Allergies: Please info the owner if you have any allergies at the time of booking and they will then prepare for your arrival.
Daily Cleaning: Priority is given to the Kitchen and any spare time is spent cleaning the bedrooms. If you wish extra cleaning hours at an additional cost are available.
Pool dimentions: Length of 12 m and a width of 6 m. Its depth is 1.20 m to 2.80 m

Security deposit €1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs included? Please enquire.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels and included in the price. These are changes on Wednesday.
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.
Other Ts and Cs - The spa and fitness center (sauna, whirlpool, and fitness equipment) is an additional cost of €1000 per week this must be requested at the time of booking, plus €100 for the final clean.
End of stay cleaning included? €400 per week up to 11 people. An extra €100 is required if over 11 people are at staying at the villa.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 7th 2018 - £3,821.85 £7,643.72
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - £4,280.48 £8,560.97
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £9,580.13
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - £4,280.48 £8,560.97
October 27th 2018 - May 25th 2019 - £3,821.85 £7,643.72

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 7th 2018 - £3,414.19 £6,828.40
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - £3,821.85 £7,643.72
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £8,560.97
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - £3,821.85 £7,643.72
October 27th 2018 - May 25th 2019 - £3,414.19 £6,828.40

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 7th 2018 - €4,144.72 €8,289.46
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - €4,642.10 €9,284.20
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €10,389.46
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - €4,642.10 €9,284.20
October 27th 2018 - May 25th 2019 - €4,144.72 €8,289.46

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 7th 2018 - €3,702.62 €7,405.26
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - €4,144.72 €8,289.46
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €9,284.20
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - €4,144.72 €8,289.46
October 27th 2018 - May 25th 2019 - €3,702.62 €7,405.26

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 7th 2018 - $4,867.25 $9,734.52
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - $5,451.33 $10,902.67
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $12,200.61
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - $5,451.33 $10,902.67
October 27th 2018 - May 25th 2019 - $4,867.25 $9,734.52

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 21st 2017 - April 7th 2018 - $4,348.08 $8,696.18
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - $4,867.25 $9,734.52
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $10,902.67
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - $4,867.25 $9,734.52
October 27th 2018 - May 25th 2019 - $4,348.08 $8,696.18

The 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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