Villa Limona

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Looking out across the hills, valleys, olive groves and vineyards that make the landscapes of this rural part of Tuscany so green and lush is hillside Villa Limona. Such a typically Mediterranean setting is matched by the villa's charming origins. Villa Limona was once a humble greenhouse for the huge estate that it sits within and underwent restoration to become the beautiful holiday home it is today.

Enjoy sweeping views and lawned, leafy gardens that are an oasis of calm connecting the villa's relaxed interior with the idyllic wider surroundings. On the doorstep are country walks through forested areas and along tranquil lanes, with sleepy villages and historic towns short drives away. The iconic city of Florence can be reached in under an hour.


The standard of finish throughout Villa Limona is excellent, with modern features creating comfort and an abundance of tasteful antique pieces adding character and heritage. The villa sleeps up to six people in three double ensuite bedrooms; with each having its own distinct personality. The ground-floor bedroom is a particularly soothing space, with a cool white and blue colour scheme, four poster bed and direct garden access. Upstairs, one of the two bedrooms opens onto a terrace that's perfect for watching both sunrises and sunsets over the hills.


Open plan, with a light feeling by day and a cosy atmosphere once evening falls, is the villa's double living space. It offers several areas to enjoy time together as well as room to find your own quiet corner. Dine inside or out, with a covered terrace running the length of the villa that has a table and chairs for relaxed al fresco meals. Walk from dining table or sofa straight into the picturesque gardens that are home to a swimming pool and a range of trees and plants – including lemon trees that reflect the villa's origins.

Villa Limona is surrounded by typically Tuscan countryside, with olive groves and vineyards rambling across the green landscapes. This particular area is also prime Chianti wine territory, with wineries not far from the villa.

Historic Bagno a Ripoli is the nearest town, with the city of Florence and all its culture and art just a 35-minute drive away. Other places to visit on longer day trips include Pisa with the famous leaning tower and Siena; known for its medieval brick buildings and Renaissance architecture.

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only
  • Quiet and non-intrusive staff live on-site, they will be very happy to help
  • The villa shares the vast estate with another property, but it is situated some distance away
  • The two mezzanine-level bedrooms are open-plan, but they cannot be seen from ground level
  • A car is advisable to make the most fo the beautiful region. Parking is available at the property

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interior (approx 250sqm)

Ground Floor

- Open-plan double living room with sofas, chairs, flat screen TV, fireplace and doors to garden
- Fully-fitted kitchen with an oven, hob, fridge-freezer with ice maker, coffee machines and a a breakfast table
- Formal dining room with a second open fireplace
- Suite with a four poster double bed, sitting area and en-suite bathroom and doors to the garden

Firsrt Floor/Mezzanine Level

- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and access to a panoramic balcony with sunloungers and parasols
- Walk in wardrobe

Outside Grounds

- Private salt-water swimming pool (8.5m x 3.5m) with a waterfall feature, open approximately May to end-September
- Estate with 10 hectares of protected parkland (olive trees, fruit orchards and manicured lawns)
- 100sqm covered terrace with sofas, sun loungers, parasols and al-fresco dining table and chairs
- Barbecue
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- Heating
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Safe in each bedroom
- iPod docking station

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Limona
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Villa Limona is at the heart of the Chianti wine area and so there are many wineries within a short drive. The countryside is covered with idyllic vineyards and scenic olive groves, with woodland walks from the doorstep.

Less than a 10-minute drive from the villa are amenities including supermarkets, restaurants and shops. You can easily pick up whatever you need to make your stay at Villa Limona even more comfortable, as well as enjoy strolling around pretty, historic villages in the area.

You can also pick up groceries and enjoy meals out in the restaurants and cafes of
Bagno a Ripoli (9km), which is the nearest town to the villa. It's a lovely place to spend a leisurely few hours, with lots of medieval and Renaissance-era buildings. Highlights are the 8th-century church, Pieve di San Pietro, and also dating back to the 8th century, Pieve di San Donnino. The latter peacefully overlooks the Arno River valley.

Around a 35-minute drive away is the famous city of Florence. Full of art, culture and history, it's a key destination to visit during your holiday. See Michelangelo’s iconic David in the Accademia Gallery, browse a wealth of Renaissance art in the Uffizi Gallery and marvel at the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Also visit the famous leaning tower in Pisa and all the spectacular architecture in the city of Siena. Must-visits here include Piazza de Campo with its 13th-century city hall, Torre del Mangia and Piazza del Duomo.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence

(24km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa

(100km)

Nearest Village

(2.5km)

Nearest Town Bagno a Ripoli

(9 km)

Nearest City Florence

(17km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket Bagno a Ripoli

(9km)

Nearest Restaurant

(5km)

Nearest Tennis Match Ball Country Club

(11km)

Nearest Golf Ugolino Golf Course

(6km)

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
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The journey to Florence takes around 35 minutes by car, with this beautiful city offering plenty for a day out. There are a few museums to enjoy, such as the Leonardo da Vinci Museum with its interactive features and reconstructions of some of da Vinci's engineering projects.

Just outside Florence city centre is Parco delle Cacine with its small play area, swimming pool and cafe. You can also walk and cycle through the large park.

Teenagers may enjoy a day of shopping at The Mall in Leccio (15km). It's a huge shopping centre that boasts a range of high fashion shops and designer names, as well as a choice of cafes and restaurants.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Chauffeur Available
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Bike Rental 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

Extras included at this property:

- Fresh flowers, fresh fruit, water and a bottle fo wine on arrival

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Fridge pre-stocking
- Extra linen and towels
- Extra maid service/laundry service
- Extra linen and towels
- Chauffeur
- Bike rental
- Guided tours
- Wine tasting

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be subject to an extra charge (paid locally).
Departure time 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Changeover day Saturday from June to mid-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights approximately June to mid-September, Easter, Christmas and New Year. 4 nights during all other periods - please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €280, payable locally. 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes and weekly change for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Energy costs included? Included up to 150kWh/week. Excess charged at €0.35 per Kwh, payable locally.
Heating costs included? Extra €65 per day, payable locally.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per pet per week will apply (payable locally).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-September. 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 and mid-week change.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs A highchair and cot are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £4,952
Jun 6th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £5,579
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £4,952
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £5,579
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jun 5th 2021 £4,952
Jun 5th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 £5,579
Sep 18th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 £4,952

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €5,308
Jun 6th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €5,980
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €5,308
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €5,980
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jun 5th 2021 €5,308
Jun 5th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 €5,980
Sep 18th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 €5,308

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $5,771
Jun 6th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $6,501
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $5,771
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $6,501
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jun 5th 2021 $5,771
Jun 5th 2021 - Sep 18th 2021 $6,501
Sep 18th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 $5,771

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

Reviews

  • Even better than the pictures

    Posted by Mr Grillet & family on 04/09/2019

    Wonderful place. Even better than in the pictures. Very convenient location close to Florence, Siena and the whole Chianti region. Staff were very friendly and kind. Highly recommend, either for a place to rest and enjoy loved one's company, or as a base to discover the wonders of Tuscany. Very quiet too.

  • One of the best holiday houses we have ever enjoyed

    Posted by Mr Park & family on 30/08/2019

    One of the best holiday houses we have ever enjoyed.The grounds were immaculate and filled with fruits and vegetables. The art was beautiful throughout. The artwork was exquisite.

  • Highly recommend

    Posted by Gemma Martini on 05/07/2019

    We had a lovely stay and quite enjoyed the villa, Florence, and the surrounding areas. The villa itself is beautifully decorated and maintained (pristine) and had everything we needed to ensure a comfortable stay with the ability to produce elaborate meals in the fully stocked kitchen.

    The onsite staff were very attentive and helpful. The children thoroughly enjoyed the pool and we found great joy in riding bikes and hiking the various roads and paths near the villa.

    We lacked for nothing and had a wonderful time! The views of the valley are gorgeous, particularly at night when we enjoyed dining al fresco on the lovely patio.

    As a very particular traveller, I highly recommend this villa and would stay there again!

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