Villa Vivace

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Sleeps: 6 - 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February 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.

Villa Vivace - so aptly named, emanates liveliness, within the spirit of an authentic Tuscan stone-built home, overlooking vineyards. This chic retreat accommodates up to ten guests across 5 bedrooms, within stylish, yet understated living spaces and lovely gardens executed with outdoor living in mind.

Set in a tranquil spot, this home offers the best of rural Tuscan living, with abundant space, beautiful views at every turn and stylish courtyard-style outdoor spaces, infused with a natural, yet elegant, Italianate feel. Dining and reclining on pretty wrought-iron or wicker garden sets, adopting the local pace of life will set the tone of your stay at Villa Vivace. Indulgent long lunches in the dappled sunlight of the stone-paved terrace or a refreshing poolside breakfast, or perhaps an evening barbecue in the balmy summer air as the sun softens over the vineyards, will strike the right note.

Stepping inside, this understated abode is infused with authentic character and individual flair. With floor-to-ceiling glass, indoor and outdoor living interplay seamlessly. The living spaces hint at an old-world charm and Tuscan grandeur while retaining a rustic feel. Soft upholstery, porcelain lamps and the original fireplace jostle with flagstone flooring and antique carved timber furnishing.

With two reception rooms to choose from, guests have ample space to spread out as a family or group. Three of the bedrooms are in the main house and two are in a separate wing - perhaps two families holidaying in tandem will enjoy that privacy. The bedrooms are serene and sedate, finessed with that distinctive rustic Italian charm, quality bed linen, pretty pastel tones in pistachio and coral, while exposed timber beams, ornate styling and gilded framed artwork lends a characterful note.

Clusters of charming villages, churches and forestlands surround Villa Vivace, which is also no more than 20 minutes from the historically rich Siena, while Florence is an hour’s drive away. The iconic skylines of San Gimignano are just 50 minutes away. Known for its Etruscan and Medieval villages, vineyards, monuments and traditional way of life, this region offers a taste of authentic Tuscany.

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What you should know…

  • Guests booking the 6-person option have access to the main villa only (3 bedrooms). Please note that the 6-person option is not available during high season. Guests booking the 10-person option have access to the main villa and annexe (5 bedrooms). Please note that the 10-person option is not available at Christmas. 
  • The pool is unfenced and there are some stone steps, so little ones may need to be monitored.
  • The owners may occasionally reside on site but always in separate quarters in order to respect guests' privacy.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV TV Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating

1) Main Villa Only (6-person price) - not available during high season
2) Main Villa + Annexe (10-person price) - not available at Christmas


Main Villa Interiors (two floors, approximately 2700 square foot)

- Living area with fireplace and TV
- Dining area with doors leading to al-fresco dining terrace
- Open-plan small kitchen, well-equipped
- First-floor lounge
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and small en suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and small en suite bathroom with shower

Annexe Interiors (approximately 680 square foot)


- Master bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with queen-size double/twin beds and en suite bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Private chlorine-free swimming pool (open approximately June - September)
- Sun deck with loungers and parasols
- Well-kept lawns framed with stone wall
- Terrace with vineyard views
- Dining veranda leading from the indoor dining room 
- Poolside lounge and al-fresco dining area
- Barbecue
- Football net
- Private parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Fireplace
- Satellite TV with Sky cable
- DVD player
- CD player
- I-Pod dock
- Alexa speaker
- Safe
- Books
- Chess and board games 
- Table tennis
- Phone (charges apply)
- Hairdryer in each bathroom
- Window screens (most rooms)
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Vivace
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Vivace is nestled in a semi-rural location comprising of acres of elegant vineyards in a cluster of villages known as Sovicilla, with the closest town a 10-minute drive away.

The historically rich Siena is just 20 minutes away, while Florence, the art capital of Tuscany, is just over an hour’s drive away. Medieval Siena is set across an array of hills and valleys while the region is seeping with historical and cultural interest, from vineyards where visitors can enjoy the famous Chianti wines, to hilltop villages with medieval churches, to the striking towers of San Gimignano.

Siena is an elegant medieval city, less tourist-heavy than the other major art cities. Its gothic appearance has been preserved through the centuries and it boasts UNESCO status. A visit to Siena should definitely start in Piazza del Campo. This unusual shell-shaped square is one of the biggest medieval squares in the world and marks the centre of the city. The summer months draw more visitors to the city, partly due to the famous Palio Horse Race.

San Gimignano is also a UNESCO world heritage site - famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and distinctive towers that rise above the town, offering impressive views of the surrounding valley. 

Florence hosts many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its icons is the cathedral: it features a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Ufizi Gallery is a beautiful art gallery just off the main Piazza della Signoria and features the many famous Renaissance paintings and collections from the Medici family. 

Closer to home, the medieval walled city of Monteriggioni is a fine example of 13th century preserved architecture. This region as a whole is rich with authentic cuisine, pasta, wine and cheeses, hilltop medieval villages, baroque churches and rolling vineyards - a veritable slice of Tuscan hospitality and charm.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence

(83km)

Nearest Airport 2 Perugia

(127km)

Nearest Train Station Siena

(18km)

Nearest Village San Rocco

(10km)

Nearest Restaurant

(3km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(10km)

Nearest Supermarket

(10km)

Nearest Shop

(3km)

Nearest City Siena

(18km)

Nearest Golf La Bagnaia Golf Resort

(16km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Vivace is a wonderful choice for families with children. The region is rich with forests, hilltop villages to explore, family-friendly dining and opportunities for riding or cycling.

Siena makes for a great day out for families with children; less tourist-heavy than Florence or Venice, it has a relatively traffic-free centre and is steeped in history, while the famous Palio festivals in the summer will leave lasting memories. 

Florence has an array of child-friendly museums, some of them interactive, while children can enjoy age-tailored cooking classes if culinary fun takes their fancy. 

Enjoying Tuscany at tree-top level at Saltalbero Parco Aventura is an extra fun way for children to enjoy the region. Rope bridges, boardwalks, ladders and swinging logs are among the various ways to get around this oak woodland. Set in the beautiful Ombrone valley, the park boasts everything from play areas, a mini-golf course, riding centre and picnic spaces.

Pistoia Zoo is nestled in the hills near Pistoia and is one of the most popular zoos in Italy; covering seven hectares, it hosts varied species for a fun and educational day out with little ones.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Football net
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting 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
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome hamper
- Toiletries

Extras available at this property, payable locally: (all extra services must be requested at least 4 weeks prior to departure)

- Chef/cook
- Cost of food and beverages
- Babysitting
- Additional cleaning
- Linen change
- Personal laundry and ironing service

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 as a pre-authorisation (on request) one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. Alternatively, €1500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Please note that guests are required to indicate their estimated arrival time no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival. Late arrivals may delay admittance to the property and surcharges may apply.
Departure time 10.00 a.m. Please note that late departures may result in surcharges.
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 charge based on heating costs at time of travel, payable locally. If electric heaters in the bedrooms and bathrooms are used, an extra cost based on meter reading will apply.
Energy costs included? Included up to 250kWh per week. Additional usage is subject to an extra charge of €1 per kWh, based on meter readings, payable locally.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short breaks (minimum 5 nights) may be possible on request outside high season.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? Open June - September approximately. 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.
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.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.
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.
Other Ts and Cs The owners may occasionally reside on site but always in separate quarters in order to respect guests' privacy.
Other Ts and Cs Guests booking the 6-person option have access to the main villa only (3 bedrooms). Please note that the 6-person option is not available during high season. Guests booking the 10-person option have access to the main villa and annexe (5 bedrooms). Please note that the 10-person option is not available at Christmas.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 £7,182
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £5,336
Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023 £6,669
May 13th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 £10,260
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 £6,669
Oct 7th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £5,336
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 2nd 2024 £7,182
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £5,336
Mar 30th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £6,669
May 11th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 £10,260

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 £7,182
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £8,106
Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023 £9,527
May 13th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 £10,260
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 £9,527
Oct 7th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £8,106
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 2nd 2024 £7,182
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £8,106
Mar 30th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £9,527
May 11th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 £10,260

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 €7,525
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €5,590
Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023 €6,988
May 13th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 €10,750
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 €6,988
Oct 7th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €5,590
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 2nd 2024 €7,525
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €5,590
Mar 30th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €6,988
May 11th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 €10,750

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 €7,525
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €8,493
Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023 €9,982
May 13th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 €10,750
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 €9,982
Oct 7th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €8,493
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 2nd 2024 €7,525
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €8,493
Mar 30th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €9,982
May 11th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 €10,750

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 $8,119
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $6,031
Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023 $7,539
May 13th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 $11,599
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 $7,539
Oct 7th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $6,031
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 2nd 2024 $8,119
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $6,031
Mar 30th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $7,539
May 11th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 $11,599

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 6th 2023 - Mar 4th 2023 $8,119
Mar 4th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $9,163
Apr 1st 2023 - May 13th 2023 $10,769
May 13th 2023 - Sep 9th 2023 $11,599
Sep 9th 2023 - Oct 7th 2023 $10,769
Oct 7th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $9,163
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 2nd 2024 $8,119
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $9,163
Mar 30th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $10,769
May 11th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024 $11,599

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.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
The property has been owned by my family for many years. Multiple restorations and restyling have been taking place over time. The latest one in 2020 where a fifth bedroom with en-suite bathroom has been added.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
My father, who acquired the property, first fell in love with its magical picture-perfect Tuscan views and its surrounding vineyards. The villa is situated in a very unique protected area that seems untouched by time.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The house was originally an abandoned barn that dates back the 17th century laying in a magical piece of land with centennial trees and picture-perfect vineyards. The barn was surrounded by piles of beautiful stones of different sizes. We decided to use all those authentic stones to restore the property and expand it. They became the leitmotif of the architecture of the property.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Walk to the nearby winery for an authentic wine-tasting and stroll back to the villa through the vineyards.

Must eat?
Walk to the nearby Trattoria and eat Pappardelle al Chinghiale and Chianina Steak.

Must see?
- Duomo of Siena: The medieval town of Siena is a gorgeously preserved jewel. It is only 15 minutes’ drive from the villa.  Its majestic cathedral known as the Duomo Of Siena is an art filled wonder and one of the finest example of Italian Gothic architecture.
- Palio of Siena: For guests staying at the villa during the dates of July 2nd and August 16th. This is the famous horse race that takes place is Siena’s main square twice a year.

We are happy to arrange the above experiences for our guests.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
This property is perfect for family and friend’s reunion. It offers ample space for social gathering as well many lounge areas for relaxing in privacy and enjoy the inspiring views. Its central location makes it the perfect vacation home for exploring the many Tuscan hills towns and the famous wineries that are a short drive away.

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