Villa Duchessa is a property with two stylish Medici villas, close to Florence, sleeps 16
Villa Duchessa is a fabulous, spacious property, consisting of 2 adjacent villas, located close to Florence (36km). The villa enjoys the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside but is just 6 km from the nearest town of Empoli and within easy reach of main roads and a station, making it an excellent base for exploring Tuscany.
Villa Duchessa is a luxury property, which has been tastefully restored and furnished and has many state-of-the-art amenities to ensure a relaxing stay. The villa is made up of two buildings. Together, they feature a number of indoor and outdoor spaces for eating and relaxing. The outdoor spaces are equipped with a barbecue, and a 3 panoramic terraces, where you can enjoy al fresco meals overlooking the surrounding Tuscan countryside. The private, fenced swimming pool has loungers and parasols for sunbathing and relaxing. From the villas and grounds guests can admire the views over the surrounding countryside
|V. Low||Low||Mid||High||V. High|
|7 Jan - 1 Apr||23 Sept - 28 Oct||1 Jan - 7 Jan
1 Apr - 20 May
|20 May - 1 July
2 Sept - 23 Sept
|1 Jul - 2 Sept|
Rental: Weekly, Sat - Sat.
Prices include: Water, electricity, kitchen gas, linen (changed weekly), bathroom towels (changed mid week on Wed), pool towels (changed weekly), WI FI
Not included: Final cleaning €600, Air con €300 per week, Heating €0.850 per KW, extra linen & towel changes
Local Tourist Tax: €1 per person over 12 yrs per night , payable in cash on arrival
Security Deposit: €1,500 payable in cash in Euros, US Dollars or card on arrival, which is held and returned to you on departure.
This beautiful, 15th Century property was recently restored to the very highest quality and converted into a luxury rental property with quality furnishings, perfect for families or a group of friends. The elegant décor of the Villas feels very comfortable. This fully air-conditioned property offers an exquisite blend of contemporary comforts, modern facilities and traditional Tuscan charm and features, including wooden beamed ceilings and and terracotta floors.
SLEEPS TOTAL of 16 (10+6)
The property is made up of two adjacent buildings providing a total of 550 m² of living space and can accommodate up to 16 guests.
350 sq mtrs
Entering the villa you find yourself in an open plan dining area on the right, which seats 10 guests. It has a beautiful view, looking out over a portico. Next to the dining area there is a lounge area with fireplace, a sofa, 2 armchairs and a Smart TV. This leads into the Winter lounge, which looks out onto the grounds and portico. From this room there is a service bathroom, (spacious but with no shower or bath). To the left of the entrance there is a study with desk and copying machine, as well as 2 double divan beds. Proceeding along the corridor, on the right there is a laundry, with washing machine and dryer. On the left, there is a kitchen with a table seating 6, fridge, ice maker, dishwasher etc.
A staircase leads to the first floor, to the right there is a double bedroom with single divan bed. Continuing on the right there is the master bedroom which includes a single puff bed, and panoramic views overlooking the valley, a built-in wardrobe, bathroom with two basins and shower. On the other side of the corridor there is another double bedroom with another single divan bed and views looking out over the terrace. On the same side of the corridor there is a small bedroom with a bunk bed and another bedroom with two single beds and an ensuite bathroom with shower. On the same floor there is a large bathroom,(shared by the three bedrooms, with a bath and a shower).
Ground Floor - Depandance
200 sq mtrs
Entering the villa there is a corridor, which leads to various rooms. The first, on the right, is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and two basins.The bedroom faces onto a furnished terrace, which surrounds three sides of the house. On the left, there is another double bedroom, a bathroom and a bedroom with bunk beds. Continuing along the corridor we come to a living area with two four seated divans tables, Smart tv and this leads on to a lounge room with fireplace and access onto a well equipped terrace. This lounge has a dining table seating 16 guests and a well- equipped kitchen and laundry and a bathroom with shower. The panoramic terrace has tables which can seat up to 20 people, small lounges with divans, chaise- long, armchairs and umbrellas.
Ground Floor - Depandance
The property is set in large grounds with panoramic views over the Tuscan countryside It also has a well-equipped area for relaxing and bathing. The area is equipped with a private pool (10x5mtrs), an outside shower, ping pong table, pool furniture and umbrellas. There is also a dining area for an end of the day cool drink or a glass of wine. There is also a patio with BBQ. For alfresco dining there is a well equipped veranda overlooking the surrounding countryside.
2 Villas - Duchessa 1 - 350 sq mts, Duchessa 2 - 200 sq. mts
Private grounds with panoramic views
Private pool (10x 5 mts) from 1 May – 30 Sept
Pool area is fenced
Hairdryers in all bathrooms
Outdoor dining areas
Furnished outdoor areas for relaxing
Laundry with washing machine & dryer
Baby cot & high chair
Check in between 4pm - 7pm
Check out before 10am
Swimming pool open 1 May - 30 Sept
Local village - 3.5 km
Restaurant - 4 km
Empoli (station, local shops, shopping centre) - 6km
Vinci (home and museum of Leonardo da Vinci) - 7km
Florence - 36km
San Gimignano - 45km
Lucca and Pisa - 55km
Versilia coastline (beaches) - 86km
Golf course - 10 km
Florence Airport - 45 km.