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Super Self-Catering Apartment in Tuscany

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Apartment Olivo / La Fonte Olivo is a spacious, two bed roomed apartment on the first floor of La Fonte. The apartment overlooks the garden and valley. There are two large double bedrooms. One with King size matrimonial bed and shower room en suite, the other with two single beds and a bathroom/overhead shower en suite. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa and arm chairs, the dining table seats four and the kitchen is fully equipped. There is a fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, three ring electric cooker and microwave. La Fonte does not have central heating so if guests come in late autumn or early spring we provide electric heaters should they require them. We do not serve breakfast but we do provide our guests with a BREAKFAST BASKET which we deliver to the apartment if our ...Apartment Olivo / La Fonte Olivo is a spacious, two bed roomed apartment on the first floor of La Fonte. The apartment overlooks the garden and valley. There are two large double bedrooms. One with King size matrimonial bed and shower room en suite, the other with two single beds and a bathroom/overhead shower en suite. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa and arm chairs, the dining table seats four and the kitchen is fully equipped. There is a fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, three ring electric cooker and microwave. La Fonte does not have central heating so if guests come in late autumn or early spring we provide electric heaters should they require them. We do not serve breakfast but we do provide our guests with a BREAKFAST BASKET which we deliver to the apartment if our guests would like this service. La Fonte is a traditional Tuscan country villa standing on the top of a hill overlooking olive groves, vineyards and the gentle rolling hills that stretch into the distance. Having spent nearly two years looking for somewhere we could call 'home', we discovered La Fonte. The house was still part of a large estate belonging to one of the oldest noble families of Tuscany and by pure chance the owners were thinking of selling the property. We have been offering hospitality to visitors from all over the world for nearly 30 years and the villa which is also our home, has become a second home to many of the super guests who have returned over the years. The house was a farm house designed in the tradtional Tuscan style with a 'tower' perched on the roof called the 'colombaia'. We completely renovated the interior creating four self catering apartments of varying sizes which all retain all their traditional features. On the ground floor there are two apartments both with original brick vaulted ceilings and on the first floor two more apartments which have ceilings of terracotta tiles supported by huge cypress beams. The walls are very thick which helps keep the apartments cool in the summer. San Gimignano can be seen perched on the hill 8 km from the villa from the avenue of cypress trees which leads the visitor to La Fonte. Certaldo is the nearest town where there is a great train service, good local shopping, a car hire service and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets The furnishings have been carefully chosen with soft colours to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. There is a large, well cared for garden, a swimming pool ( 6 x 12 metres ) a barbeque and many quiet areas for guests to relax or have alfresco meals.All the major tourist attractions are within easy reach of this very centrally located apartment . We live on the property and are more than happy to help guests with any information they may need, book restaurants, museum tickets, wine tours, cooking classes, organise a taxi or car hire service, shopping trips, guided tours of major cities or train timetables. Dinners can be arranged on request. Credit cards accepted. Insect screens are on one window of each room in each apartment for guests’ comfort. Wi-Fi and satelite TV are available free of charge. A laundry service is offered to guests who require their washing to be done and a breakfast basket can be brought to the apartment for a small extra charge but must be booked 24 hours in advance. Parking is on site and free Olivo is a spacious, two bed roomed apartment on the first floor of La Fonte. The apartment overlooks the garden and valley. There are two large double bedrooms. One with King size matrimonial bed and shower room en suite, the other with two single beds and a bathroom/overhead shower en suite. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa and arm chairs, the dining table seats four and the kitchen is fully equipped. There is a fridge freezer, three ringed electric cooker and microwave, an electric kettle and toaster. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1001More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
maria b
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

A trip to Tuscany had been our dream for a long time and our stay at La Fonte was everything and more than we could have hoped for. The apartment was very comfortable, nice large,bright rooms, great bed, a small but well equipped kitchen and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Venture746150, VR Owner at Super Self-Catering Apartment in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Hello Peter and Theresa, How kind of you to send a review of La Fonte. I appreciate your taking the time to write it and the for saying such nice things about our villa. I am so glad we were able to help make your...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

All was near perfect. TV doesn’t work in our flat (so we read a lot : good point !). No hifi (I thought there was some). No washing machine : when you stay 2 weeks with 2 kids, you need to wash your clothes !...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Venture746150, VR Owner at Super Self-Catering Apartment in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review Renaud. We have never had either a hifi or washing machines for our guests' use and this is clearly stated on our web site and on Tripadvisor. We do offer a laundry service and always have done...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

While I have stayed at LaFonte a number of times, my favorite is in the apartment Olivio. The views are beautiful and peaceful. The apartment is very well appropriated and comfortable.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank kristijjohnson
Management response:Responded 30 December 2017

It is always such a huge pleasure to welcome you back to La Fonte Kristi. Thank you for being such a great guest .

Reviewed 22 December 2017

What a find! Wondering if the thought of staying in Tuscany would match reality, we were very happy with the apartment. Spacious, clean, well stocked, absolutely beautiful views and a very nice pool! Set on a quiet road, it's a great base to explore Pisa,...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management response:Responded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely review about La Fonte Richard and Gail. It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. There are lots more great places to visit, meals to enjoy and wines to...More

Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stayed for a week in mid October in the Rosmarino flat. We would give 5 stars for its location in relatively rural countryside with spectacular views. At the same time Certaldo, the nearest town is quickly accessible by car. We travelled to San Gimignano,...More

Date of stay: October 2015
2  Thank Rajan N
Management response:Responded 27 October 2015

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review about La Fonte. It is helpful to both guests and we as owners. I would like to point out that it is clearly stated on the Tripadvisor description that there is not central heating at...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
La Fonte is set on the top of a hill which overlooks, rolling valleys, vineyards and olive groves. The villa is in a large 'English' style, well kept garden and is approached along an avenue of cypress trees which are over 100 years old. This traditional Tuscan villa is ideally situated for guests to discover Tuscany and all it has to offer. All the major tourist attractions,cities and monuments are within a half or whole day car trip. Very good local shopping is nearby ( 4 km ) a great train service, restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes and a car hire are all available in Certaldo ( 4 km from La Fonte ) Parking is on the property and free. Wine tasting, horse riding, cooking courses, walking trails, an 18 hole gold course and the coast where there is a huge choice of public a...
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