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Tuscan Villa & panoramic garden. Near Florence/Siena/Arezzo

Bucine, Tuscany, Italy
Rates from EUR €1250 | Weekly

House | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From October 5, 2024 until November 15, 2024


The spacious and independent "Casa Colonica" at Il POGGIOLO TUSCANY (2 large br 1 huge bath, fully equipped kitchen, sitting/TV room, living/dining room) is available for short term stays and holiday rentals. Retreat to the beauty of the Tuscan countryside! The CASA COLONICA is a quiet and autonomous half of an 18th-century villa with its own garden, a tastefully furnished, comfortable apartment on two floors that sleeps 4 +1 child (the owners live in the other, totally separate half). It has been fully renovated and features, over and above the two spacious bedrooms and large bathroom with tub/shower, a eat-in kitchen area with modern appliances, a living/dining room with antique table and wicker reading chairs, a sitting room with SatTV/DVD, and other amenities such as WIFI suitable for remote working, AC + heating (4 heat pump 'split' units) in bedrooms + downstairs, child gate on stairs, garden areas (with garden furniture for dining al fresco or an evening apéritif complete with spectacular sunsets, and 180° view). Parking on premises (also with a view ... deer in evening!). NO PETS and NO SMOKING please - allergy sensitive accommodation. SCREENS on all upstairs windows. AC in bedrooms + downstairs + FANS in every room in summer (with thick walls and traditional architecture, the house remains delightfully cool in high summer and warm in autumn, so many people never use the AC/heat pumps !!!). The Casa Colonica is decorated with antiques and traditional furniture. You will find guidebooks, cookbooks, recreational reading, and some games. As the home measures ca. 145 1560 sq.ft (plus an over 200 garden) there is plenty of room to spread out. RATES vary depending on length of stay - Utilities: water, electricity & wifi free. Any extra central heating with GPL gas @ cost (individual meter) . -Short Sabbatical? Please ask for rates.... -Holidays/Short Lets: €1,250/week for 2 guests. DISCOUNTS for couples and for longer stays - please see details on website - The Casa Colonica is fully furnished and equipped; bed and bath linens provided with house. LOCATION: Il Poggiolo is 15 min. from the Valdarno exit on the A-1 highway, and only 30 to 45 min. from Florence, Siena and Arezzo. As it is in the countryside, a car is necessary. Groceries can be delivered from local village. The train from Montevarchi reaches downtown Florence in a convenient 35 minutes (the owners commute to work). Arezzo is reachable by car or train (as are also Pisa and Bologna, Rome, Cortona and Orvieto). Siena is best reached by car. A perfect base for day trips to explore Tuscan hill towns, both in the lesser known Valdarno and in the celebrated Chianti region. Excellent quality of life in this truly Tuscan area with good local services, charming villages, gourmet food markets, excellent wines and restaurants, thermal spas, country walks and serious trekking. For families on sabbatical, school bus service at end of driveway (elementary through middle school). No pets or smoking (inside) please - allergy controlled environment. The owners are both academics.




145 m2

Suited For

Property Type


From October 5, 2024 until November 15, 2024

Minimum Stay

6 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Utilities+ Bed+bath linens included. DISCOUNTS for longer stays! Poss. + 1 child cot/bed. Free WIFI+ Parking on premises. For more info, pictures and prices please write:


House in Bucine, Tuscany, Italy

Closest University

European University Institute, Università degli Studi di Firenze

Nearby Universities
New York Univ. at Villa la Pietra, Georgetown Univ. at Villa le Balze, Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa i Tatti

South-East Tuscany : Valdarno / Valdambra

Nearby Cities

Siena | Arezzo | Florence

Comments: 30 to 45 minutes from major sites of interest. Commuting distance (direct train) Montevarchi to Florence.

Explore the Area


  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from EUR €1250 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Sabbatical monthly rate (3 month min.) €2750/month: utilities, upstairs/downstairs heat pumps + wifi included. Additional GPL heating at cost (individual meter).


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: April through October are peak-season for rental properties in Tuscany. This means that any long-term rental would need to include some of the low-season months in order to be viable.




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet





Dedicated Parking




Security System








Comments: Child gate on stairs. Screens. Fans every room.


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