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Situated just outside Florence with spectacular views, Villa Tafera is a great base for guests that want to enjoy Florence and explore the many other cities and sites in Tuscany.
Dating back to the 15th century, this historical villa was recently restored and refurbished from top to bottom. Its hilltop position ensures grand views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside. The city centre is just a 10 minute drive away.
The villa is nestled on top of 5 acres of private land scattered with olive trees. Surrounding the house is a romantic, terraced garden with ponds, fountains, fragrant plants and vines.
Inside, guests will find elegant but cosy interiors with seven tastefully furnished bedrooms. There are plenty of comfortable corners for reading, relaxing and entertaining inside and outside. Whatever the weather, the indoor heated whirlpool is fantastic for all ages.
What Oliver loves…
- The villa is a great base for romantic relaxation or enjoyment of Florence (10 minutes drive away) and the many other cities and sites in Tuscany.
- The hilltop position ensures grand views of Florence from the terraces, and the brand new dipping pool!
- Elegant but cosy interiors with a top-notch heating system with area thermostats, instant unlimited hot water for showers or bathtub soaks, air-conditioning and broadband internet connection make this villa the place to enjoy modern amenities.
- Enjoy the top floor suite and attic nook to escape for a few hours.
- There are 2 kitchens, one upstairs - perfect for a cheeky midnight snack!
What you should know…
- Not suitable for the elderly due to the layout and terrain.
- The villa is nestled on top of 5 acres of private land, so you will need a car.
- When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand
- Large living room with fireplace
- Small sitting room with frescoes and fireplace
- Guest bathroom
- Dining room with large table (12 seats)
- Bedroom 1: queen size bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub
- Bedroom 2: queen size bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub
- Bedroom 3: king size bedroom
- Bedroom 4: single room
- Bathroom 4: bathroom with shower shared by Bedrooms 3 and 4
- TV Room (in attic)
- Large bedroom suite with king size bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower, small living room and kitchenette
- Bedroom 5: Single room, en suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom 6: Twin beds with en suite bathroom with shower, separate WC
- Laundry Room with iron & ironing board, washer and dryer
- Spa Area: the old cellars have been adapted to accommodate a luxurious 3x2 meters built-in heated whirlpool
- Bathroom with shower
- 5 acres of private land, scattered with olive trees
- Terraced garden, with large private dipping pool offering great views of Florence.
- 7 bedrooms: 2 kings, 2 queens, 1 twins, 2 singles
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Fully equipped laundry room
- Stereo, CD player and ipod docking station
- TV and DVD player
- Complimentary welcome breakfast
- Linens, bath towels and whirlpool towels
- Air conditioning and heating
- Mid-week change of linens & towels. More frequent linen change and cleaning available on request at extra cost (maid service euro 12 per hour)
- Chef available on request
- Swimming pool, Dimensions: 4x4m Depth:1.4m
The more Tuscany is explored, the more extraordinary Tuscany appears. There is a lot to see and do. Most guests who stay at this property will start with Florence. Siena and Pisa are also close and are recommended for their beautiful architecture and amazing history.
The proximity to città di arte, cities of art, is also impressive: Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano and Lucca are all striking and within close distance.
FLR Aeroporto "Amerigo Vespucci" - Firenze
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Babysitting Available
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
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.
Please note that there is a fee of £90 per person, per night for over occupying the villa.
|Security deposit||€1,000 This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.|
|Arrival time||after 3 pm|
|Departure time||before 10:30am|
|Energy costs included?||Utilities (water, gas and electricity) included ONLY with weekly rate, up to 3 weeks, any period, December and January excluded.|
|Linen & towels included?||Included.|
|Pets welcome?||Pets are allowed|
|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.|
|Minimum stay||4 night|
|Tax||Tourist Tax (€4,50 per person/night)|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 12 people costs an additional £92.34 - £102.61 per person per night.
|Rental period||2 Nights||3 Nights||Weekly|
|May 27th 2018 - January 7th 2019||-||-||£6,875.00|
|January 7th 2019 - March 30th 2019||-||-||£5,131.00|
|March 30th 2019 - November 28th 2019||-||-||£6,875.00|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 12 people costs an additional €100.88 - €112.10 per person per night.
|Rental period||2 Nights||3 Nights||Weekly|
|May 27th 2018 - January 7th 2019||-||-||€7,512.00|
|January 7th 2019 - March 30th 2019||-||-||€5,606.00|
|March 30th 2019 - November 28th 2019||-||-||€7,512.00|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 12 people costs an additional $117.59 - $130.67 per person per night.
|Rental period||2 Nights||3 Nights||Weekly|
|May 27th 2018 - January 7th 2019||-||-||$8,756.00|
|January 7th 2019 - March 30th 2019||-||-||$6,534.00|
|March 30th 2019 - November 28th 2019||-||-||$8,756.00|
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.
The best part of our entire Italy trip
What a wonderful experience. It begins with Roberto, who is an absolutely wonderful host. His love and pride for the villa is conveyed to all those who stay. After a week of touring Italy, this villa was the perfect conclusion for our family. It has all the rustic charm of a 14th century home, while all the modern amenities that make it the perfect place for relaxation. It was an easy ten minute drive to downtown Florence for shopping and sightseeing. We highly recommend both Roberto and his villa for those who want to escape the fray of downtown hotels. A true taste of all that is Florence.
A memorable spring break!
The house is very beautiful, up on the hill you can see a gorgeous tuscan country side. For us it was the perfect location, we wanted to be near Florence center (15 minutes if you know where you are going) but also to have quite evenings at home since we were traveling with children 8 to 18 years of age. The home is very comfortable and spacious and clean. The kitchen is modern and was socked with all the necessary things and very comfortable for cooking. The owner was always available if we had a question. All in all it was a beautiful experience and we would do it again!
We rented Villa Tafera for our wedding venue. Each of our immediate families stayed at the villa with us. It's hard to decide where to start in describing what a wonderful experience this was.
The owner is more of a host, than a property manager. He provided contact information for an excellent wedding planner, personally helped us set up for the wedding, bought food and wine to stock the kitchen for us before our arrival, provided a couple of local cell phones for our use, picked us up at the airport, was available for any questions at any time, ... I can't say enough about how great he is.
The Villa is breathtakingly beautiful! The pictures online are nice, but they don't quite capture how amazing this place is. We found it hard to capture with pictures, as well. Every detail of the villa is beautiful, so it's hard to decide where to point the camera. All of the historical charm of the villa has been preserved, while modern enhancements such as the climate control, dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc were added. The views of the city from the villa are awesome. We were blown away even after enjoying the views for a week.
The only advice that I would give is to rent a car. It's a little difficult to explain the location to cab drivers. The walk to the bus stop is a bit challenging.
Other than the transportation issue, everything was perfect. We were very sad to leave. Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We booked this villa based on the location (proximity to Florence) and large size to fit 2 families with 4 adults and 6 kids aged 17-11.The pictures do not do this gorgeous home justice! The home has been completely redone with a lovely kitchen and multiple beautiful bathrooms. We had unused bedrooms with a party of 10. There are many many areas to hang out together throughout the house. The dining room table easily accommodated our group on the one night we ate in with a chef cooking an unbelievable meal. ( Roberto, the owner, can give you the chef's (Lisa) info, as that was our best meal in Florence! The view of Florence from the villa has to be the best that can be found anywhere around Florence! Simply stunning!
The location of the villa is excellent. It is only about 3 miles from Florence on the GPS... though, it is a little tricky navigating the one way hilly streets.
Our kids LOVED the hot-tub on the lower level! It is much bigger that an American hot tub and closer in size to a small indoor pool.
Finally, Roberto, the owner, is a pleasure to work with and so available to help us! He gave us two local cell phones to use while we were there and stocked the kitchen when we arrived.
Do not hesitate to book this amazing home! Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Fantastic week at Villa Tafera exceeded our expectations!
We just returned from a fantastic week at Villa Tafera with our extended family. The recently-remodeled property fully-exceeded our expectations! It's filled with both structural and interior design historic charm, while everything functional, from the kitchens (one downstairs, one in tower), entertainment room, whirlpool, wiring and plumbing was upgraded in the recent renovation.
As the villa is in a GPS-challenged location (a positive in my book), the owner Roberto met arriving guests on the main thoroughfare to escort us to the property. He offered to guide each guest from the airport, which is only 20 minutes away, as well.
We arrived to a spotless villa with a fridge stocked with a few days' worth of supplies (including plenty of wine, and excellent selections at that!), sufficient to allow for a leisurely evening and morning before heading out for groceries for our nine guests. We were provided with two local mobile phones, pre-loaded with airtime and Roberto's contact information, to use while visiting.
Roberto was 'at our service' the entire visit, offering restaurant suggestions and other practical advice at our request, while remaining completely unobtrusive. He recommended a local chef who offered a cooking lesson ahead of an unbelievable meal- one of the highlights of the stay.
Our visit was meant to be a mix of country relaxation and Tuscan sightseeing, so we didn't try to pack in everything in the surrounding area. We spent a few half-days in Florence (10-15min drive), went to San Gimignano for an afternoon (1h drive), and visited Siena (1h drive).
A truly magical property that we're planning on visiting soon again! Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Date of stay 08/09/11
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