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Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy

Villa Gaia

Chianti Area, Tuscany, Italy
18 br, 22 ba (18 Ensuite)

7 night minimum stay

From €3928 - 8750 per night
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Villa Features
Staff
8 Staff Member

Bedrooms
15 Queen Bed, Single Bed, 4 Twin Bed

Distances
20 minute drive to shopping
20 minute drive to town
Pool
Infinity Pool, Whirlpool

Villa Features
Air-Conditioning, Alfresco dining, Alfresco shower, Barbecue, DVD player, Fully equipped kitchen, iPod docking station, Jacuzzi bath , Outdoor furniture, Safe, Satellite television , Sauna, Telephone, Wi-Fi

Villa Description

Hold a family reunion, anniversary party, or wedding Tuscan-style at Villa Gaia. For centuries, Italian noble families celebrated at this eighteen-bedroom villa near Siena in the Chianti region; now, its grand interiors have been restored and offer a luxurious retreat. Not only is there plenty of space for the whole family, there’s plenty to do on and around its manicured gardens.

From the moment you step onto Villa Gaia’s lush grounds, eight full-time staff members are there to ensure your comfort. Gather everyone around the barbecue or in one of several al fresco dining areas, relax in the pool or face off on the bocce and tennis courts. After a day of activities, lounge in the whirlpool and sauna. There’s even Wi-Fi access and a PlayStation for the technologically inclined — or teenagers.

The villa’s interiors reflect its storied past as a home for aristocracy since 1400. The spacious two-story living room is covered by an arched brick ceiling, and has multiple seating areas, while other rooms have plush carpets and drapes, damask wallpaper and trompe l’oeil paintings. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, but the staff can arrange for a cooking service and assist with wine selection.

Each of the eighteen bedrooms has air conditioning, satellite TV and an en-suite bathroom. In the main house, there are sixteen bedrooms: one with a single bed, two with two twin beds each, and thirteen bedrooms with queen beds. There are two bedrooms in the annex, each with a queen bed. The bedrooms have the same traditional feel as the rest of the house, with antique furniture and richly colored fabrics.

Should you tire of bocce or tennis, there’s also golf and riding stables nearby. Arrange for a wine or bike tour of the area, or a motorboat excursion along the beautiful coastline of Monte Argenario. Villa Gaia is located in the town of Casole d’Elsa, just a 20 minute drive from Siena, 9 miles from San Gimignano, 35 miles from Florence and 166 miles from Rome.

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Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Main Villa
Bedroom 1
Single bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 2
2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 3
2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 4
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 5
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 6
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 7
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 8
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 9
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 10
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 11
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 12
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 13
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 14
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 15
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 16
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Annex
Bedroom 17
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Bedroom 18
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safe

Note: Bedroom layout for up to 25-guest occupancy (13 bedrooms) will be:

  • 1 Single Bedroom
  • 2 Twin Bedrooms
  • 7 Queen Bedrooms
  • 3 Queen Bedroom Suites (1 with Jacuzzi)

Features & Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock
  • Play station
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Safe
  • Gym
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Outdoor Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Alfresco shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Multiple alfresco dining
  • BBQ
  • Tennis court
  • Bocce court
  • Recreational facilities
  • Riding and golf facilities nearby

Staff & Services

Included:

  • Full staff
  • Caretaker
  • Gardener
  • Twice a week linen change
  • 6 Days a week staff services
  • Electricity consumption
  • Welcome dinner

At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:

  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Activities and excursions
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional maid service
  • Cook service
  • Gas for central heating
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry service
  • Final cleaning service
  • Additional staff for groups over 25 guests
  • Mandatory Visitor’s Tax of 1.50€ per person per day payable on-site
    • Applicable on the first 7 days
    • Fees and conditions are subject to change

Villa Policies

  • Maximum 35 guests
  • Children welcome
  • Non-smoking villa
  • Pets not permitted
  • Limited use of kitchen appliances
  • Security deposit required
  • Villa is rented on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday)
  • All services not included in rates are to be paid locally and will be subject to 22% VAT
  • Copy of passport and permanent home address of each guests to be provided prior to check in
  • Food allowance of €4000 + €1000 locally must be added to the initial invoice and due in full with balance payment

  • Check in between: 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Check out by 10:30 am

Getting There

  • Rental vehicle recommended
  • Transport available

Location

  • 20 minute drive to Siena
  • 9 miles to San Gimignano
  • 35 miles to Florence
  • 166 miles to Rome

Additional Information SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Finest private villa for rent in Tuscany. Breathtaking views. Ideal for large groups. Convenient location between Florence and Siena. Full-time staff of eight including six domestics, gardener and caretaker. Staff works full time with a pre-determined set of working hours and alternates time off one day per week, per person. OPTIONAL SERVICES:
Guided tours to the most important wine-cellars in Tuscany - Golfing - Mountain bike tours - Orchestral musical entertainment. The villa stocks an excellent selection of Tuscan and Umbrian wines and will purchase specific labels at the client’s request. What to do in the Siena region of Tuscany?
The medieval town of Siena was founded by the Etruscans and later became a Roman colony. During the 13th and 14th centuries it flourished as one of the major cities of Europe, growing rich from banking and the wool trade. The 14th century saw a great amount of construction: the Duomo, the Palazzo Publico and the Campo Square were all products of this time. Siena's glory took a tragic downturn by the end of the 14th century due to the Black Death and political upheaval. The city became little more than a rural market center. It was exactly this decline that accounts for the incredible state of medieval preservation that Siena exhibits today. Built across several hills and valleys, you will find a bit of up and down while walking through the historical center. However, the lack of traffic makes it a wonderful place to stroll—even when packed with tourists, there is a quiet and easygoing feel. A must-see is the shell-shaped square called Il Campo. This is the focal point of the city as well as being the venue for the internationally renowned horse race, the Palio. Casole d'Elsa hosts one of the most charming museums of the many recently opened/restyled in Siena. The art exhibited ranges from the Neolithic era to the XVII century. A visit to the attached Collegiata di Casole is also highly recommended. Colle Val d'Elsa's newer outskirts offer very few attractions, aside from the crystal manufacturing—but the old town/historical center, Colle Alta, deserves to be seen. Particularly interesting in Colle Alta is the Palazzo Campana, built in the XVI century by the architect Agnolo di Baccio d'Agnolo. This private building looks like a city gate, or a triumphal arch, and dominates the main street of Colle. The Cathedral shows a rich collection of paintings from the XVII century. Don't miss the dramatic and intense Nativity by Rutilio Manetti (fourth chapel on the right, looking to the main altar).

Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy


Villa Gaia, Tuscany, Italy

 

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