Villa Vivace

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Villa Vivace - so aptly named, emanates liveliness, within the spirit of an authentic Tuscan stone-built home, overlooking vineyards. This chic retreat accommodates eight guests across 4 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. Two 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 Gimango 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…

  • In order to properly explore the surrounding Tuscan villages and beautiful region, a car is needed
  • Two of the bedrooms are in the main house and two are in the separate wing, which may not be ideal for families with small children, but works well for two families holidaying in tandem
  • The pool is unfenced and there are some stone steps, so little ones may need to be monitored 
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interiors (2800² feet)

Ground Floor
- Living room with fireplace 
- Well-equipped kitchen with all appliances, opening onto dining space

First Floor
- Living room with wooden beams and terracotta floor
- Bedroom with king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with queen-sized bed with en-suite bathroom with shower
- Separate wing (680² feet)
- Bedroom with queen-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with twin beds (can be made into queen bed) and en-suite bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Private chlorine-free pool. Open June - September approximately.
- 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
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning 
- TV and DVD player
- Stereo 
- Washing machine and dryer
- Safe
- Books
- Hairdryers in each bedroom (x4)

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 Babies & Toddlers 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

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • 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 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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
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 €60 per day, 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 200kWh per week. Additional usage is subject to an extra charge of €0.42 per kWh, payable locally.
Changeover day Saturday during high season. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short breaks 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 Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
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 Cots can be requested in advance for an extra cost of €50 per week, payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 6th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £7,296
May 16th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £8,616
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £7,296
Oct 3rd 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 £6,461
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 15th 2021 £7,296
May 15th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 £8,616
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £7,296
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 8th 2021 £6,461

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 6th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €7,757
May 16th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €9,161
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €7,757
Oct 3rd 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 €6,869
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 15th 2021 €7,757
May 15th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 €9,161
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €7,757
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 8th 2021 €6,869

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 6th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $8,389
May 16th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $9,907
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $8,389
Oct 3rd 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 $7,429
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 15th 2021 $8,389
May 15th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 $9,907
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $8,389
Oct 2nd 2021 - Oct 8th 2021 $7,429

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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