Set on a high hill overlooking the scenic Tuscan landscape, this incredible 16th century patrician mansion exudes class and elegance at first sight. The Villa Casale spans over 1200sqm of living space with 7 bedrooms and bathrooms accommodating 12 guests, its central location is convenient to explore the major areas of Florence, Chianti, Siena and Lucca. In its past the villa has been the dwelling of many illustrious guests, among them Paolina Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon and the Grand Duchess of Tuscany. The villa belongs to one of the most prominent aristocratic Italian families, and you will feel as a true royalty vacationing here while having the villa staff pampering you like a prince!
All rooms of the villa are impeccably decorated with luxurious furnishing and finishes housing a remarkable art collection. The building retains its original architectural structure with its floors, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and staircases. The villa features opulent heirloom pieces such as oil paintings and antiques, Venetian glass chandeliers, murals, rich tapestry and Persian rugs, all creating a sense of age that the guests will enjoy in every room.
Formal massive dining room with fireplace that seats comfortably up to 20 guests, there is a smaller dining room, large fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with shower
One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with bath
Very expansive formal living room with fireplace and piano, smaller living room, TV room with fireplace, reading room with private library containing an antique collection of books, enjoyable billiard room, private chapel.
Two large king bedrooms with antique poster beds, each with en-suite bathroom, one with shower and one with bath.
There is also a terrace overlooking the park and the whole valley.
Two smaller twin bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom with bath - ideally suited to teenagers
King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath
An impeccable manicured Italian garden nestles the impressive private pool, with its terraces and a gazebo, perfect for alfresco lunches. The grounds house also several shaded areas for relaxing in style and tranquillity.
The villa’s strategic position over the undulating hills offers a one-of-a-kind view over the vineyards, olive groves, fields and forests of the Tuscan countryside.
Private pool (18m x 7m)
Small kitchen for pool snacks
Flat screen satellite TV with cd/dvd player
IPod sound dock
PC station with DSL
Wi-Fi Internet connection
Pool house with a shower room
Covered parking up to four cars
When not around the pool, you can visit Florence or you may go to the hip beach resort of Forte dei Marmi, both 30 minutes by car. Other options are playing golf at an 18-hole golf course, horse-back riding or play tennis at nearby facilities.
Lastly, do not forget to check out the famous Thermal Spas located very near to the villa.
INCLUDED WITH RENT:
Electricity, water and final cleaning
Full staff: 1 housekeeper, 1 cook, 1 maid, 1 waiter to serve, from 8:00am to 1:30pm and from 5pm to 9.30pm, 1 gardener– the staff have one day off a week. Extra hours to be paid separately.
Mid-week change of linens and bath towels (Wed)
Pool cleaning and garden maintenance daily
DSL line connected with villa computer and Wi-Fi for personal laptop
NOT INCLUDED/EXTRA, ON REQUEST, TO BE PAID LOCALLY, IN CASH:
Oil for heating in winter season €250 per day
Food and Beverages
Additional staff hours, available on request: €15 per hour / per staff member
Professional chef, depending on availability: rates at hoc
Telephone and fax charged on usage
Security deposit: €5,000 per week of stay to be held by the agency on credit card guarantee
Pets allowed with dog sitter (available also at the villa at extra charge)
The staff lives on the premises in separate quarters on the ground floor, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
Check-in: between 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
BOOKING POLICIES: Minimum stay 7 nights
DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS. 50% at time of booking
Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE
BALANCE DUE: 3 months prior to arrival.
Security deposit: €5,000 to be held by the agency
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended !