Podere Elsa, whose name comes from the River Elsa which flows through the valley, was the last house of a large farm and originally only consisted of a single “Tower”, built explicitly as a look out for approaching strangers. Over the years the building was enlarged several times and in fact the various periods of construction are easy to see. In 1992 the whole building was completely renovated and divided into 7 apartments, each equipped with all the modern comforts (Satellite-TV, Internet access). It takes less than an hour by train or car to the major historic centres: Florence, Siena, Volterra, Lucca and Pisa. It is possible to rent either the whole 7 apartments, or less than 7 apartments.
FILOSTRATA 4 Sleeps Area 65 m2
First floor apartment with entrance via internal terracotta staircase, made up of sitting-dining room, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with shower, twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
EQUIPMENT: Microwave, dishwasher, SAT TV, high chair, safe, Internet access, toaster, filter coffee maker. mixer, teakettle, moka coffee maker, fan, hairdryer, dishwasher.
Each apartment has its own garden equipped with a table and chairs and with a swimming pool (6x12m), barbecue, washing machine in common use. The pool is open from 3th May to 27th September.
Services included: electricity, water, gas for cooking, cleaning, initial maintenance of the park and swimming pool, change of towels twice a week free of charge.
Services not included (to be paid locally and directly to the owner): Final cleaning € 80.00.
Services on request (to be paid locally to the owner): Heating € 4.00 / m³.
DEPOSIT: 150, - € in cash on arrival for each apartment.
|Jan 05, 2019||May 25, 2019||—||655 €||—|
|May 25, 2019||Jun 29, 2019||—||854 €||—|
|Jun 29, 2019||Aug 24, 2019||—||1,232 €||—|
|Aug 24, 2019||Sep 28, 2019||—||854 €||—|
|Sep 28, 2019||Dec 27, 2019||—||655 €||—|
No. Rooms: 2
Bathrooms n: 2
Location: Km 4 Certaldo
Station: 4 km Certaldo
Hospital: Km 8 Castel Fiorentino
Highway: Km 35 A1 Firenze Scandicci
Restaurant: 4 km Certaldo
Nearest Cities: Firenze Km.50, Siena 45 km, Km.70 Lucca, San Gimignano Km.11, Pisa Km.75
Leaving the main road, a country lane lined with cypress trees and surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, wheat fields and woods, leads us to Podere Elsa. The unique world-famous San Gimignano with its “beautiful towers” lies behind us and to one side is the medieval village of Certaldo Alta, Boccaccio’s birthplace also famous for Della Robbia’s ceramics, Benozzo Gozzoli’s frescoes, Pier Francesco Fiorentino and other well-known medieval painters.