Villa Belle Vie

Carmignano, Prato, Tuscany Villa Rentals, Italy

Sleeps 14      Bedrooms 7      Baths 8      Price per week starting at $6,405     
A/C      Pool      Internet      Jacuzzi      View      Walk to town     

Included: concierge service Upon request: Maid service, Cooking classes and dinners with the Chef, airport transfers, chef services, wine and/or olive tastings

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  • Description

    Villa Belle Vie truly does enable one to "live the good life". Located in the picturesque hills near Florence, the historical origins of this villa to rent near Florence date back to the 13th century. Originally the convent of the Church of San Biagio, the home has been lovingly and painstakingly renovated to its former splendor, with careful attention paid to every detail and modern comfort.
    The Villa is furnished with beautiful, antique furniture dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, and the delightful bedrooms are decorated thematically according to their previous functions within the former farmhouse. The landscaped grounds create an idyllic setting for a relaxing holiday; fragrant gardens, meandering olive groves, a refreshing pool (with separate pool house, Barbecue, lounge chairs and umbrellas), a covered eating terrace, two lovely gazebos, and panoramic views of the Tuscan hills are but a few of the features awaiting your arrival.
    Within a ten minute walk is the charming village of Bacchereto, offering shops and restaurants, and, in the summer/fall, numerous lively, crop-themed festivals.

    The caretakers live on site and look after the gardens, pool, and house cleaning. Elisabetta, the concierge, (also on-site), is available to assist with any arrangements needed to make your holiday a great one, including airport transfers, cooking class, chef services, wine and/or olive tastings. With all it's beauty and amenities, Villa Belle Vie certainly is the perfect place to enjoy an idyllic and relaxing vacation.

    Upon entering Villa Belle Vie , one is immediately struck by the thick wooden doors, the massive stone walls, wood-beamed ceilings, and geometrically tiled floors. But as your eyes adjust, you begin noticing the finer details, such as the Renaissance painting resting languidly over the antique bar, the coat of arms adorning the traditional Tuscan fireplace, the enticing figurine hiding in a wall niche, the ornate, 18th century chairs resting by two stone pillars, or the lavish silver candelabra in the reception area. The living areas are filled with comfortable furniture and interesting art pieces.

    One of the living rooms features a large fireplace in which to gather for good conversation and cozy evenings. The dining room seats 16 and also offers a large fireplace for warmth and ambiance. Visit the music room and listen to the selection from the self-playing piano or attempt your own concerto. Arrange a tour of the impressive wine cellar and stay for a private tasting of the delicious estate wine or olive oil.

    After dinner, try your luck in the billiard room, with it's beautifully restored 18th century billiard table. Or, procure another drink from the antique bar located in the former cattle shed and retire to the TV room for movie night on the 42" plasma screen TV with comfy viewing chairs and fantastic sound system.

    Those in the group who love to cook (and, indirectly, those who don't) will be pleased with the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a fireplace, wood-fired pizza oven, fridge/freezer/ice maker, gas stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Cooking classes and dinners with the Chef can be arranged upon request.

    Upstairs you will find the library with an antique, handcrafted, iron-framed table, a selection of books, information about local happenings, and a peaceful view of the Tuscan countryside with which to enjoy it all. Also upstairs are the seven exquisitely decorated bedrooms (four with queen beds, three with twin beds) replete with ensuite marble bathrooms with showers, Frigo mini bars (an additional cost), electronic safes, air conditioning, and satellite TV.

    The area around Villa Belle Vie is rich in Etruscan history as evidenced through the plethora of archaeological ruins found in and around Florence, including numerous important Etruscan tombs. Don't miss a visit to the impressive and somber Tumuli di Boschetti and Montefortini and the Etruscan Museum in the Villa Medicea "La Ferdinanda", where numerous examples of ceramics and artifacts discovered in the area are preserved.


    Rooms

    Rooms

    Living, Library, Dining, Family Room, Kitchen, Terrace, Balcony,

    Bedrooms

    Bedroom 1 - Queen bed (plus extra bed) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - Queen bed (plus extra bed) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - Queen bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - Twin bedroom (can be made into a queen) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 6 - Twin bedroom (can be made into a queen) with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - Twin bedroom (can be made into a queen) with bathroom ensuite

    King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm

    Bathrooms

    Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 2
    Full bathroom with shower - 5
    Half bath (WC) - 1


    Prices

    Price for Villa Belle Vie

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    Extra Charges

    1 - Heating: on consumption
    2 - Final Cleaning: 130 euro
    3 - Laundry service: 15 euro/12 kg of clothes

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    Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday.

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    Details

    Amenities

    Type - house/villa
    Floors - 2
    Constructed - 13th century
    Smoking - No
    Pets - No
    Children - Yes
    Crib available - Yes
    Jacuzzi - Yes
    Pool - Yes
    Linens - Yes
    Air conditioning - Yes
    Heating - Yes
    Fireplace - Yes
    Alarm system - No
    Deck - No
    Garden - Yes
    View - Yes
    Garage - No

    Appliances

    Stove - Yes
    Oven - Yes
    Barbecue - Yes
    Refrigerator - Yes
    Microwave - Yes
    Dishwasher - Yes
    Washer - Yes
    Dryer - No
    Phone - No
    Television - Yes
    Satellite - Yes
    Cable - No
    Video - Yes DVD
    Stereo - Yes
    Wi-fi internet - Yes

    Staff

    Caretaker - Yes
    Cook - Yes
    Cook fee - on request
    Gardener - Yes
    Maid - Yes
    Maid fee - on request

    Location

    Area - rural
    Car recommended - Yes
    City - Florence 20 miles
    Town - Bacchereto 1 mile
    Attractions - 1 mile
    Airport - Florence 20 miles
    Train - Prato 8 miles
    Bus - Bacchereto 1 mile
    Parking - on site
    Walk to town - Yes


    Reviews

    MY, Roswell, GA.

    This was an amazing location and property. The caretaker was fantastic! I will definitely go back.


    Map

    LocationCarmignano

    The marker indicates the general area of the property.


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