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San Donato

San Donato is an exquisite gem set in rolling Chianti vineyards with views that stretch 360 degrees past a nearby 13th century hill town to Siena and into infinity.

Part of the original estate of Villa Arceno, San Donato has a history that goes back many 100's of years, originally owned by the important and influential Piccolomini family (who have sent more than one Pope to Rome!) It has been lovingly restored in recent years by its owners who are designers and live in New York.

Thus the interiors are filled with an artful blend of modern and ancient with carefully chosen antiques and discreetly placed modern conveniences. Every detail has been carefully considered and positioned to create an atmosphere of refined elegance, luxury and comfort with a New York lean on cutting edge good taste.

ACCOMODATION

One approaches the house from behind and comes around the corner to find a patio that looks on to an unobstructed view and a garden, lovingly planted with lavender, rosemary, olive trees and other local flora. There is also a nice stretch of rolling green lawn. The garden is beautifully manicured and up kept by the estate gardener.

Entering the house through the patio doors one steps into a living room with a fireplace and elegant beige sofas, there are antique prints hanging on the walls and an over whelming sense of soothing refinement. There is an antique cabinet with a C.D. player and Satellite television w/English & US channels including CNN & CNBC.

This room leads to the open plan Kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped for even the most discerning cooks and fitted out with exquisite majolica tiles and a dishwasher. On this level, discreetly tucked beneath the stairs, there is also a half bathroom with the washing machine.

Upstairs one finds 2 bedrooms and a luxurious bath with large soaking tub. San Donato di Villa Arceno has been converted from an old hay barn and so the upstairs windows retain memories of this in the very unusual and beautiful terracotta fret work that sits behind the glass, creating both shade and privacy whilst allowing those inside to gaze out at will.

Every window has an incredible view and especially the master bedroom. The beds are antique Senese wrought iron with the highest quality linens that have been chosen with extreme care, the bathroom is all handmade glazed white tile with heated towel rails and a hair dryer.

The master bedroom has a Queen size bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. San Donato di Villa Arceno is not suitable for pets.

The house has thick stonewalls & is well ventilated on a breezy hilltop and thus stays comfortably cool in summer. For autumn and winter there is central heating throughout.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL

Approaching the villa you will feel immersed in the green of the countryside surrounding. The garden is a perfectly manicured lawn offering unobstructed views from the patio fully equipped to eat and relax outside. The location also allows undisturbed walks through the vineyards.

Although the neighbours share the pool with San Donato, the pool is in a separate garden and does not at all intrude on the peace and tranquillity of the private garden attached to San Donato or the view, which stretches away over rolling Chianti hills.

The neighbours themselves are placed also behind and away, across a small private road and their gardens look in a completely different direction. The feeling is one of seclusion and serenity.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

Property facilities

Location: 
Siena area
Nearest town: 
San Gusmè 2 km
Sleeps: 
4
Square meters: 
100
Bedrooms: 
2 (double: 1, twin: 1)
Bathrooms: 
2 (toilet (1/2): 1, shower + bathtub: 1)
High season price range: 
1,550 - 2,000 €
Swimming pool
Parking
Mosquito screens
TV
Satellite TV
VCR / DVD
CD player
Phone
Fireplace
Heating
Countryside
Private villa
Shared swimming pool
Private outdoor area
Barbecue
Oven
Microwave
Hair dryer
Dishwasher
Washing-machine
Iron + ironing board

San Donato

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Location: 

San Donato is perfectly located one hour to Florence and only 20 minutes to Siena. It is conveniently located to also reach San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona, Arezzo etc. Fifteen minutes away in Rapolano are the spas with hot spring heated pools and fango (mud) treatments. It is five minutes drive from shops and restaurants in the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga.

The house is approached by driving through the Estate of Villa Arceno and past the main villa along drives lined with cypress and presided over by an ancient obelisk.

With in the area one can find horse riding, ballooning, and mountain bike hire, wine & olive oil estates open to visit and cooking classes.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

Chianti

The original Chianti, the area between Florence and Siena, is the heart of Tuscany, traditionally identified with a thousand-year-old history of wine-making, gastronomy, artisanship and culture. At the very center of this area lies the Chianti Storico consisting of the three municipalities Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Castellina in Chianti. People in this... Read more/

Siena

Siena is a synonym for ‘high quality lifestyles’. It was the first Municipality in Europe to close its center to traffic in 1966. Siena is a place of international culture. Its university is 750 years old and it hosts several noteworthy institutions such as the Chigiana Musical Academy, the University for Foreigners, the Accademia dei... Read more/

Nearby facilities: 

Nearest town: San Gusmè km 2
Restaurants: San Gusmè km 2
Supermarket: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7
Grocery: San Gusmè km 2
Shops: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7
Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 45
Bank: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7
Post office: San Gusmè km 2
Chemistry: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7
Tennis court: Siena km 25
Golf: Bettolle km 45
Horse riding: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 18
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 20
Train station: Siena km 25

Airports: 

Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 90 km
Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 140 km
Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 260 km
Roma Ciampino - GiovanBattista Pastine: 240 km
Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 425 km
Venezia - Marco Polo: 335 km
Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 110 km
Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 175 km

Art cities: 

Firenze: 70 km
Pisa: 140 km
Siena: 25 km
Lucca: 140 km
Arezzo: 50 km
Perugia: 95 km

San Gimignano: 70 km
Volterra: 80 km
Montalcino: 65 km
Forte dei Marmi: 180 km
Pienza: 60 km
Montepulciano: 55 km
Cortona: 65 km
Assisi: 120 km
Seaside: 115 km


San Donato


San Donato

2014 Rates

from 07 January to 18 April € 1,490.00 per week
from 19 April to 25 April € 1,990.00 per week
from 26 April to 23 May € 1,490.00 per week
from 24 May to 12 September € 1,990.00 per week
from 13 September to 19 December  € 1,490.00 per week
from 20 December to 09 January 2015  € 1,990.00 per week

 

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

gas, electricity, water; midweek cleaning; final cleaning; towels and bed linens.

Price excludes

heating: on consumption.

Extra services (upon request)

firewood: on consumption.

Check in

from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Swimming pool

open from 24 May to 12 September 

Check out

within 10 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 250.00

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 37% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking directly to 'InTuscany'. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent via e-mail a voucher confirming your reservation with contact information for the owners and the phone number of the villa.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to the owner via wire transfer. If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 8 weeks before letting, or
b) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 8 weeks before letting.

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

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San Donato

telefono

Our phone number
+39 0577 630257

telefono

Our email address: info@intuscany.net

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If you do not see our reply in 48hours, please send us again your request giving us an alternative email address; sometimes security settings block our reply. Thanks!

Booking form

Informative note on privacy prior to compilation: In accordance with art. 13 of the Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 we should like to inform you that the InTuscany will proceed to the processing of the data supplied in compliance with the legislation governing the protection of the processing of persona The provision of the data is optional, but a refusal to provide these details makes it impossible to supply the proposed service. The personal data supplied are gathered utilising telematic means, also with the help of electronic media, directly and/or through delegated third parties, for the purposes connected with the provision of the requested service. In any case your details will not be communicated or sold to third parties. In accordance with art. 7 of the Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 you are entitled, at any time, to obtain information regarding the processing of your data, the purposes and methods of the processing, and the modification or erasure of the data. The data controller is the InTuscany, Via Trieste, n. 89, 53048 Sinalunga, Siena.

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San Donato

Reviews

Dear Mr. Derrick, We appreciated your personal note with the return of our security deposit check. We absolutely loved San Donato! We shared it with good friends who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary (the trip to Italy was their idea) and we all had an incredible time. Your place truly can be described as 'paradise'. We appreciated the write up on places to go and things to do and see. We had fantastic meals at Da Antonio and La Porta del Chianti (sp?) in San Gusme. We also prepared a number of great meals at the house - rabbit cacciatore and chicken with olives and capers. If there was one thing that it would have been nice to have that wasn't there it would be a grill to do steaks or chops (to try out your suggested use of truffle oil) but we didn't suffer without it. The pool was delightful in the hot weather - how is it the water stays so cool? The views from the house and pool are phenomenal! It was more than we imagined it would be (you should consider adding a photo or two of the vistas in the website). We will recommend San Donato at Villa Arceno every chance we get. Thank you for making such a great escape possible. Sincerely,

Jim & Sue, USA
16 – 23 July 2005

Dear Manola, We have returned home after our European travels, and I'm writing to tell you how much we enjoyed San Donato di Villa Arceno. What a beautiful, restful setting it is. We loved our little villa and the garden and the views and the village of San Gusmè so close by. Thank you.

Leslie, USA
28 April - 12 May 2007

Hi Manola, first of all I want to let you know what a wonderful trip my husband and family had to Tuscany. We rented San Donato di Villa Arceno from October 3-10. It was beautiful and we had an amazing trip. Please know that we had a fine time indeed and will one day hopefully return. Sincerely.

Stella, USA
03 - 10 October 2009

Thank you for your e-mail! In fact we are now back from our holidays and must say that our stay at San Donato was wonderful. The house, the garden, the pool, the estate, everything is beautiful and perfectly maintained and looked after. The surroundings, including San Gusmè, are also wonderful. Thanks for a perfect summer holiday. Regards.

Paloma, Spain
14 – 28 August 2010

Buongirono! We LOVED San Donato! It was everything we had dreamed of and more! We will definitely be staying there again and will recommend to everyone we know! What a gorgeous house, all amenities, supplies, table linens, cookware, every cooking utensil you would ever need, music, books, it was fabulous!!! We have lots of great pictures and wonderful memories to keep us warm in the wet Vancouver winter! Thank you for everything!!

Cecil, Canada
22 - 28 September 2010

Hi Manola, Thanks for your note :) We have finally made it back to Australia after travelling to Malta after our stay in Tuscany. Firstly a big thank you for making the whole process of booking and staying at San Donato Villa so easy. Your relaxed and efficient manner was really apparent and much appreciated. As for the villa itself - it was utterly delightful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The property is beautiful in terms of its decor, surroundings and grounds, I think we were most impressed with the little touches such as the book collection, the villas own olive oil to cook with, Cherie the housekeeper, the immaculately maintained pool and gardens, I could go on and on as everything was done to perfection...... Please forward our comments to the owner also and should we ever be in the region again we will be sure to contact you. Thanks again and best wishes!

Simone, Australia
06 – 13 June 2011

Dear Manola and Paolo, Many thanks for your help with the booking. The house we rented, San Donato was perfect. It was very tastefully decorated, well equipped and very clean. It was also in a perfect location, very peaceful but also easy to access most of the sites of Tuscany. The estate on which it is located is beautiful and the views were great. Regards

Andrew, Switzerland
14 – 21 July 2012