Arriving at the small castle. Get up those stairs!sunny side garden of the villa facing south east
WATCHTOWER small castle by Florence
WATCHTOWER small castle by Florence
6 gostiju
2 spavaće sobe
5 kreveta
1 kupaonica
6 gostiju
2 spavaće sobe
5 kreveta
1 kupaonica
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Romantic, Family friendly, Historically unique, Magical atmosphere, 360 degree views of the countryside and Florence. Convenient location: perfect for honeymoon/anniversary, family trips, friends traveling together, Chianti and Tuscany explorations.

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THE APARTMENT
This 12th tower apartment is the "hat" of a small castle in the hills south east of Florence, Italy.
Totally private, includes living room with 1 single sofa bed, kitchenette with eating area (table extends to seat 8) , a large bathroom with bathtub and shower.
Can include 1 or 2 bedrooms, depending on your needs: the main one with queen size bed, right in the top of the tower (very romantic!) ; the other (optional, small extra charge) with a double bed that can be split into 2 singles upon request.
And the tower terrace, of course, with its 360 degree view!
There are stairs and more stairs to get to the tower apartment, but that is what makes it so private, romantic and panoramic.

There is unlimited WIFI, and books in English too.
As mentioned on some of the reviews, this place is also child friendly: toys, books, a trunk full of dress-up clothes, safe private gardens, a magical tower, friendly cats (OPTIONAL!), and the occasional babysitter on the premises.
Also special CHILD FRIENDLY COOKING CLASS available. (See "additional offers" further below).

THE BUILDING
There is a common area with books, movies and a Baby Grand Steinway made in 1899 piano accessible to guests. The estate includes one shaded and one sunny garden, and a small olive grove shared with the other families in the building.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
The tower portion dates back to 1146. The rest of the building was added on in the 1400s , 1600s and 1800s. Many lives were saved during WWII by my grandfather who risked his own, by offering hiding and shelter to total strangers in this villa. We want to continue this tradition by welcoming people from all over the world. Our children are the 6th generation in this home.

We live in the building, right at your doorstep! You have all the privacy (the tower apartment is all for you, with private entrance, bathroom and kitchen etc) but we are a knock away if you need help, wish to borrow some food or kitchen utensils, or are simply in the mood to share a glass of wine or cup of tea or coffee with us, and hear the history of this place.
We may be on vacation a few weeks in the summer, or a week end here and there. When so, our cousins who lives on the premises will make sure you have assistance in case of need.

Dostupno gostima

Unlimited WIFI, free parking, BBQ in the common garden, cooking class available, village with food supplies out the driveway. Use of washing machine and dryer (with assistance, and at 2€ per load including detergent and softener).
This villa is ideal if you play the piano and wish to practice during your vacation: there is a well tuned Baby Grand Steinway in the common area, accessible at all times.

We live in the building, so we are always here in case of need, or simply to share a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
We may be on vacation a few weeks in the summer, or a week end here and there. When so, our cousins who lives on the premises will make sure you have assistance in case of need.

ADDITIONAL OFFERS AT THE VILLA:

A) Take a fun hands-on COOKING LESSON (right next door, same building) where you learn how to make pasta from scratch and ravioli with ricotta and spinach, then stay for dinner: that includes your creations and a whole meal, including home-made dessert and wine. The bonus: beautiful views, unlimited toppings of wine, and coffee. And you don’t have to do the dishes!. Cost per person: 60€. Credit card accepted. (55€ for cash)

Interakcija s gostima

Access to all private grounds: the sunny side garden, the shaded garden under the century-old holm oaks and the olive groves.
Numerous hikes start from our village, and a little forest is accessible without even leaving the property.
Also shared BBQ, picnic area and swing.
If you play the piano and wish to practice during your vacation: there is a Baby Grand Steinway Piano made in 1899, in the common area, accessible at all times.

Ostale napomene

- Standard check in time: after 4:00 pm, Standard check out time by 10:00 am. Both times are very flexible BUT PLEASE REQUEST IN ADVANCE if you'd like to arrive extra early, or leave later. We'd love to accommodate your needs compatibly with other guests.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICE DOESN NOT INCLUDE MANDATORY TOURIST TAX OF 1,50€ PER PERSON PER NIGHT, due for stays MARCH 1ST-OCT 31st, IN CASH. Please have correct amount in cash. We will issue you a receipt. Thank you for your understanding. (We have no saying nor gaining in this: we just serve as tax collectors).

IMPORTANT: OUR CENTURY-OLD GARDEN IS NOT A TESTED PLAYGROUND! PLEASE TAKE MAXIMUM CARE WHEN USING THE SWING, ROPES ETC. THEY ARE NOT TESTED WITH PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS.


Sadržaji
Internet
Besplatan parking u sklopu smještaja
Bežični internet
Sušilica

Cijene
Dodatni gosti $18 / noćenje nakon 2 gosta
Naknada za čišćenje $36
Tjedni popust: 15%
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Raspored spavanja
Spavaća soba 1
1 bračni krevet (1,6x2)
Spavaća soba 2
2 jednostruka kreveta, 1 madrac na podu
Zajedničke prostorije
1 jednostruki krevet

Kućni red
Zabranjeno pušenje
Nije prikladno za kućne ljubimce
Zabave i događaji zabranjeni
Vrijeme dolaska je fleksibilno
Odlazak do 10:00
Samostalni dolazak uz smart lock

- REVIEW instructions on how to get to your apartment and where to find the keys, so you are free to arrive anytime.

- REMEMBER there is no doorbell here at the villa, so carefully read the instructions you receive about how to get here and where to find your keys. We live in the building but will not know you have arrived unless you call/text/WA/find us.

- INFORM if you would like an early check-in, otherwise you are welcome anytime after 4:00pm (see self check-in instructions)

- PARK in the main garden for loading and unloading ONLY (parking available on the property, on a lower level)

- PREPARE the tourist tax amount in cash (we have to collect 1,50€ per night per person, on behalf of our municipality. You will find official notice on the listing and when you arrive); and your ID (also mandatory to register guests)

- SMOKE outside only

- RECYCLE garbage by following the guide in the house. IT' S THE LAW!

- IMPORTANT: OUR OLD GARDEN IS NOT A PLAYGROUND! PLEASE TAKE MAXIMUM CARE WHEN USING THE SWING, ROPES ETC. THEY ARE NOT TESTED WITH PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS.

- READ OUR INFO BOOK WHEN YOU ARRIVE, AND PLEASE, ASK FOR ANYTHING YOU NEED! We live right outside your doorstep)


Otkazivanja

Sigurnosna oprema
Aparat za gašenje požara

Dostupnost
Minimalni boravak: 1 noćenje

285 recenzije

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Profil korisnika Alex
Listopad 2017.
INCREDIBLE. We were there for 5 nights. The reviews, posting and everything are so accurate and spot on. The pictures don't do this justice, it is just amazing. Majla and her husband were so accommodating and helped make our honeymoon stay wonderful! Upon arriving we were greeted with wine, espresso and plenty of guides to help us find our way around. The restaurant very close by they recommended Nuevo Ranch was wonderful, did take out and had great hours and right across the street we got espresso and crosaints every morning to eat at the top of the castle, fantastic, thank you!

Profil korisnika Janet
Rujan 2017.
The Watchtower is one of the most beautiful and unique places to stay in Tuscany. While there, the calmness and serenity rejuvenate you, yet in about 1 hour, you are the city of Florence. Majla and Marco are wonderful hosts who are always available . The cooking class is a must as is the winery tour. Stay here, you will not regret it.

Profil korisnika Crystal
Rujan 2017.
We had a wonderful time at the watch tower. Majla was responsive to all our needs and questions. We even got to have coffee with her and her husband which was a highlight for us to understand the culture of Bagnoli a Ripoli. We would definitely come again!

Profil korisnika James
Kolovoz 2017.
This is one of the most beautiful, unique, Airbnbs I've experienced. Such a quiet spot so close to Florence. The views from the castle are breathtaking. The cooking class was perfect. The host was very responsive. We loved everything about it. If you are looking for a quiet Tuscan getaway. This is it.

Profil korisnika Jacob
Srpanj 2017.
This is an awesome place with very friendly hosts. A very unique accommodation just outside of Florence. We loved staying in the watchtower, and enjoyed the sweeping views from the roof. This place has a ton of character, and is definitely more than just a place to sleep. Can't recommend this place enough, if you're lucky enough to find it free when you're around Florence, don't hesitate!

Profil korisnika Lauren
Srpanj 2017.
We had the most fantastic visit to Majla and Marco's place! The watchtower (and the view!) was amazing and I wouldn't have wanted to celebrate my 30th birthday in any other place. Thank you so much for opening up your home to us and I would definitely recommend the wine and cooking tour to anyone as well-- it was so much fun!

Profil korisnika Amy
Srpanj 2017.
This is, without question, the best place in Tuscany!! Pictures just don't do it justice, the tower, the property, the view, the history is simply surreal! We felt like royalty! We drank wine every night from the top of the tower and watched the sunset! The icing on the cake was a superb Italian cooking lesson with Majla and Marco, pasta will never be the same!! Don't think twice, shoot from the hip and book this place!! ;)

My children are the 6th generation in this medieval villa, and when our budget doesn't allow us to travel, we like a little bit of the world to come to us. My grandfather - a personal hero of mine - hid and saved many lives (often complete strangers, and foreigners), from the fury of the Fascists and Nazis during WW2, in the many nooks and crannies of this old home; and this has created in his heirs a tradition of opening this home to strangers.
I am more hospitable than impeccable...
I recently wrote a book about happiness.
My husband Marco is a retired professional yachtsman, and now a talented and passionate cook.
One of my favourite quotes is: "if you don't believe in connections, you miss them".

Jezici: English, Español, Italiano
Stopa odgovora: 100%
Vrijeme odgovora: u roku od sat vremena

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