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Stunning Tuscan views from traditional farmhouse 10mins to downtown Siena

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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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This beautifully renovated rustic villa is only 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Siena. Built in the 1500's, Belvedere (beautiful view) is situated on a remote hilltop with breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside with vineyards and olive trees in the immediate vicinity. It's near enough for ready access to Siena yet remote enough for your private piece of Tuscan tranquility. The villa has been split into two different areas. The upper floor (accessible by a short stair case) is where you will be staying as this has the best views. Our Caretaker lives in an apartment below with completely separate entrance and not connected at all. She is very unobtrusive so you can rest assured that your privacy will be respected ... She can, upon request, prepare a Welcome Dinner that has been a m...This beautifully renovated rustic villa is only 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Siena. Built in the 1500's, Belvedere (beautiful view) is situated on a remote hilltop with breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside with vineyards and olive trees in the immediate vicinity. It's near enough for ready access to Siena yet remote enough for your private piece of Tuscan tranquility. The villa has been split into two different areas. The upper floor (accessible by a short stair case) is where you will be staying as this has the best views. Our Caretaker lives in an apartment below with completely separate entrance and not connected at all. She is very unobtrusive so you can rest assured that your privacy will be respected ... She can, upon request, prepare a Welcome Dinner that has been a major hit with a lot of guests! Belvedere is also a fantastic location to base yourself for day trips to Florence and many other towns dotted around Tuscany such as San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano. A trip to the abbey Monte Oliveto Maggiore for evening vespers followed by dinner in the quaint walled village of Buonconvento is highly recommended. Further afield are classic medieval towns such as Cortona, Perugia and Assisi and to the west, the Isle of Elba is a day or overnight trip. Alternatively you can escape for days on end with only a few minutes' drive or a 15 minute walk to the local shops for a coffee, an ATM or to top up the essentials – some local bread & milk, a bottle of Chianti, some fresh pasta or an array of regional cheeses. There are plenty of supermarkets only a short drive away if you are really stocking up or if you don't feel like cooking there are many options for dining in the surrounding Colonna San Marco, San Rocco, Costalpino or in Downtown Siena. Closer to home, points of interest are Certano (the estate villa), where you can pick up a bottle of Chianti produced in the surrounding vineyard and the monastry – Eremo di Lecceto where you can attend evening vespers. Belvedere features traditional Tuscan architecture , characterized by terracotta floors & exposed wooden beams common throughout the entire upper floor that you will occupy. There are three spacious and tastefully decorated bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A dining table that seats 12 will be the centre of some great feasts and memories or you can choose to eat around the more cosy kitchen table. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and pans, glassware & ceramics, enabling you to cook up your own meals if you so desire. Come and enjoy the 'Dolce far niente' - the sweetness of doing nothing by grabbing a book, cooking up a meal & playing some cards. Alternatively use this as a base for countless day trips to explore Tuscany & beyond.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

You know you are in for a treat when you drive up tree lined avenues first past a grand old Villa and then onto the Cypress lined final ascent to the (15th century?) farmhouse, surrounded by grape vines, olive trees and an impressively laden fig...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank X5844OJmikek
Management response:Responded 30 July 2018

Dear Mike & family, Thank you very much for describing so wholeheartedly our beautiful Belvedere. We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Warm regards C & A

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Short distance from downtown Siena and all the sites and history it has to offer. Charming farmhouse villa nestled on a hill overlooking incredible countryside. Each window offered breath taking views which felt like we were being taken back in time. Numerous villas, castles and...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank LindaRaeStevenson
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We stayed here for 4 days while visiting nearby sites. The rooms were well furnished with beautiful furniture, some of which looked like antiques. The beds were comfortable, the ability to open the windows allowed the wonderful evening breezes to come through; there are ceiling...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank ParisOneTimer
Reviewed 28 March 2017

After staying in Florence for four days, we were ready for some peace and quiet and the Belvedere was the perfect place for us! The villa is located in a tiny town called Costalpino just about 10 minutes from Siena. As you drive through the...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank Rosemary Z
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Me and my family went yo Belvedere for Christmas week and it was simply astonishing. The house was very comfortable, cozy, spacious and all utilities were duly covered (including wifi, laundry, etc,). The neighbours were other friendly families, with whom we are still in touch....More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank Lea S
About the Owner
Carola & Adam W
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
Interaction with guests
Whilst we live abroad we take pride in giving our guests the best possible service. Before your arrival we can help you choosing day trips nd activities, we can also arrange for various services such as private chef who can cook you an excellent Welcome Dinner as well as other meals during your stay. If cooking is your thing then the same chef will be taking you on a private culinary experience in Belvedere itself. We also can arrange for relaxing massages or help you organize a special occasion with music and food. In case if emergencies our caretaker will be happy to help.
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About the neighbourhood
Siena is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Europe with an absolutely stunning cathedral Il Duomo. The hospital of Santa Maria della Scala is said to be the oldest hospital in the world. The Piazza del Campo is a beautiful sight any day of the year but transforms to its medieval state for the famous Palio di Siena every 2nd of July & 16th August. Each contrada or section of the city battles it out for the famous bareback horserace around city centre.
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Belvedere is easily reached from the Autostrada del Sole A1 and from the Florence(Firenze)-Siena Free-way
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