The owner's of this Chianti vineyard located between Lucca and Florence, close to Vinci, Leonardo's birth town, have created a quite and relaxing atmosphere for those wishing to be in the middle of the local atmosphere. Positioned among the vineyards, the olive groves and the picturesque medieval towns that dot the hillside, you will find Colonie to be situated perfectly for day trips to all major sites - and panoramic roads giving you a first rate view of this lovely countryside.
Immersed in a private park surrounded by old trees and green views of the vineyards and olive groves, the villa is located in front of its own private swimming pool, recently built, and immersed in a green secluded area, with all comforts like umbrellas and sun loungers where to enjoy the mild Tuscan days along the whole season, from May to September. The pool area is surrounded by fields, vineyrads, cypress trees and olive groves all around.
Set in a typical Tuscan farmhouse, you will find 11 double bedrooms divided into six independent apartments each one with sitting room, private bathroom, individual kitchen and one or two large double bedrooms. The villa will be only rented out for one whole group at a time, in exclusivity as one single villa. This division will simply guarantee more privacy for each single unit of the group. Each apartment is decorated with light earthy tones and typical Tuscan furniture.
This apartment has 75 square metres and sleeps 4 people in two double bedrooms plus two extra people in a sofa bed.
Apartment 1 has direct entrance from the garden, a large illuminated room with living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. There is dining table in and outdoors for 4 people each and a double sofa bed in the mansard, over one of the double bedrooms. The staircase leads from the living room to the bedrooms.
On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, one of them with a French door overlooking the landscape below. Between them there is a brand new bathroom fully equipped with shower box, sink, WC and bidet.
You will find that the rooms are well ventilated with large windows and all have views on the garden area surrounding the villa. The beds are either wrought iron handicrafed beds, or wooden, fabric covered beds following the typical Tuscan style. All of them are double beds, but the sizes are not standard as long as most of them are renovated pieces of antiques. Most of them follow the queen size, some a little wider than others, but all have usually 2 metres of length.
The second apartment has 75 square metres and offers room for 4 people in double beds and 2 extra people in a sofa bed.
This apartment has a wide and comfortable room, with beautiful apparent stone walls that reflect the typical Tuscan characteristics of a farmhouse. There is a large dining table, a comfortable double sofa bed and a small but fully equipped kitchen.
The apartment 2 is all located on the ground floor. The first bedroom is a charming and spacious double bedroom.
The apartment 2 has two fully equipped bathrooms, each one with a shower box, WC, bidet and sink, both are brand new and very clean.
The second bedroom is a large double bedroom with a beautiful vaulted ceiling. Inside the bedroom there is a small individual kicthen that can be opened and closed like a closet, this is ideal for a couple that has a small child and needs to warm the milk, for example, or simply for couples who prefer their own privacy.
The third apartment offers 68 square metres of living space and holds 4 people in two double bedrooms.
Totally located on the ground floor, apartment 3 has a private living room with kitchen corner and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped for the preparation all kinds of meals. There is one bedroom with a queen sized double bed.
One brand new and clean bathroom, fully equipped with shower box, WC, sink and bidet is shared between the two double bedrooms.
On the other side of the apartment there is a charming double bed furnished with one of those typical handicrafted wrought iron bed. The mosquito net that covers it gives the final touch for the typical Tuscan farmhouse style. The opriginal wooden beamed and terracotta tiled ceilings have been carefully kept as new.
A first floor apartment, with 45 square meters, the fourth apartment sleeps two people in a double bedroom.
This apartment has one large and very illuminated double bedroom, with a wide window overlooking a stunning view over the vineyards around Vinci. The bed is a queen sized wrought iron bed and the furniture is tastefully choosen by the owner to match the typical style to the comfort like the rest of the whole villa.
The private bathroom is very spacious and fully equipped with a shower box, WC, bidet and sink.
You will also find out that the owners maintain a large park area around the villa - and a refreshing private pool with chairs, tables and umbrellas. There is also a large covered terrace area which is perfect for outdoor BBQ or afternoon meals.
Besides, the villa is immersed in a producing winery and you will have the chance to taste their local Chianti wine, and see from each window the stunning views over the local vineyards.
The fifth apartment offers 55 square meters, and hold 2 people in a double bedroom and 2 extra people in a sofa bed.
The apartment 5 is located on the first floor of the villa, and is composed of a cosy living and dining room with a fully equipped kitchen corner. This apartment has air-conditioning that can be used upon request and paid extra upon consumption.
The double bedroom is furnished with a lovely wrought iron double bed decorated with beautiful fabrics in Tuscan style. In the living room is located a comfortable double sofa bed for 2 extra guests.
The private bathroom is brand new, with clear colours and tiled walls, and fully equipped with shower box, WC, sink and bidet.
The owner has created a peaceful and relaxing environment using the Tuscan colors and material. You will find that many suites have maintained small Tuscan touches like the stone walls and the wood beams - yet she has infused every area with comfort and modern comforts such as dishwasher, clotheswasher, large refrigerator with freezer, SAT TV and upon request Internet access.
Close by is the stunning and well preserved home town of Leonardo da Vinci, where you will find a typical Tuscan atmosphere. There are shops and restaurants as well as great musem which talks about da Vinci's many inventions - many of which are reproduced right here and his birth home, less than a mile outside the town. The rental farmhouse is also in a great position to satisfy those wanting a little beach time, since the sandy beaches of Viareggio are only a short trip away.
Ground floor apartment, offers enough room for 6 people in 3 double bedrooms and 2 extra people on a sofa bed.
The apartment number 6 offers a large room where are located a living room with a comfortable double sofa bed, a dining room with large wooden table and a small but fully equipped kitchen, accessed through a tiled archway.
The bedroom is furnished with a double wrough iron bed, the environment recalls the farmhouse typical style, with the apparent stone walls that reflect the original architecture. The private bathroom is fully equipped with shower box, WC, bidet and sink.
It is possible to rent this structure for less than 25 persons at a special discounted rate upon request EXCEPT in high season
In an ideal position for day trips, you will find many exciting small towns to explore as well as lots of panoramic drives in the nearby hillsides. Since the villa is close to Vinci, it is possible to walk to town for evening meals - or even just to stretch your legs and pick up some "gelato" after the owner has prepared a one of a kind Tuscan meal. You can request extra cleaning services, babysitting and meals.
This Tuscan farmhouse rental lends itself to groups of friends and extended families looking to spend a nice vacation together in Tuscany but requiring lots of private space.
The villa is divided into 6 independent apartments, but they will NOT be rented out separatelly.
COLONIE is available as one whole vacation Villa, for one group of 25 up tp 30 people at a time, so the privacy is guaranteed.