VILLA SANTA MARIA is an excellent choice for a flexible holiday in Tuscany, between the seaside and countryside. This central location between Siena and the Etruscan coast is ideal for day trips in the whole Tuscany, giving the change of visiting some of the most beautiful areas like Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and on the other hand, visit this wonderful piece of Tuscan coast, with the most clear and enjoyable sandy beaches, with the European environmental certificate (Marina di Bibbona) and the famous Blue Flag.
This villa is a typical Tuscan farmhouse built of stone that has been recently restructured preserving all traditional features and originality, but providing all comfort that you might expect of an enchanting holiday home. The staff is very kind and accommodating, who will provide all services you might require, all necessary help and information about the area, what to visit, closest restaurants, beach establishments, etc. Cook, maid service, baby sitting and much more are available upon request.
The villa has been organized as two separated apartments that will be rented exclusively together for the same group only. The two halves of the Villa can remain separated or can be joined by opening the large communicating door in the main living room on the ground floor. The first floor has anyway two entrances and is not communicating but from the ground floor living rooms.
This kind of arrangement can provide for a large group of 20 people much privacy for different family units travelling together and in the same time, staying in the same place, eating together, having fun in their own private swimming pool and giving their own private barbecue parties. The garden area is very wide, fenced in and offers a lot of covered and uncovered areas for outdoor meals, relax and chat with friends and family.
The private swimming pool is located in front of the villa approximately 20 meters downhill and can be reached by a small stairway that leads directly to the wide stone solarium that surrounds the pool. The pool measures 10 x 5 meters and has a shallow and as well as a deeper end. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers, umbrellas, tables and chairs from where to admire a lovely panorama.
The villa has many exits into the garden from both kitchens as well as from the living room. The day time area covers the whole ground floor. There are two large communicating living rooms, each one has a charming open fireplace, comfortable furniture and SAT TV. Accessed by a bricked archway, there is the large dining room, with two massive wooden tables that can be joined or not, according to your needs, and enough seats for the whole group to enjoy great meals together.
Besides, this spacious villa offers two rooms where is possible to watch TV, read a book, chat with mates about your wonderful holiday in Tuscany and taste a glass of good local wine, a "Sassicaia" from Bolgheri, perhaps!
From each side of the villa, the living room gives access to two kitchens, both communicating with the garden, making an outdoor dinner or a barbecue party a piece of cake! Each one of the kitchens is fully equipped with brand new electrical appliances: stove, oven, a super sized refrigerator with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster and American coffee maker.
On the ground floor there are two bedrooms that can also be assigned to people with disability or difficulty to make the stairs. Each one of these double bedrooms has its own en-suite bathroom fully equipped with handicapped accessibility. One of them is furnished with a cosy canopy bed and has French doors which opens directly from the garden. Besides, on the ground floor there is one full bathroom of common use that serves the whole ground floor area.
The first floor holds all other bedrooms each one with its own en-suite bathroom. The left side of the villa, downhill, has two entrances, one directly from the garden through an external staircase, and another from the internal staircase in the living room. The right side of the villa, uphill, has only access from the living room, and has no communication with the left side.
In the left side, there are 3 bedrooms: the master bedroom with an attached sitting room, furnished with a double bed, and en-suite full bathroom; one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with their own en-suite bathrooms.
In the right side of the first floor, are located 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms: two doubles and two twins, each one with en-suite full bathroom. Three of the double bedrooms are furnished with charming double canopy beds made of wrought iron handicraft. The others are all typical pieces of furniture made of massive wood or wrought iron structures.
Each single detail has been taken care of to provide warmth in this vacation villa, as if it was really like your own home. Making a splendid renovation, the owner took great care about the origins of the villa, creating the same spacious atmosphere as when it has been built, some centuries ago.
The staff will be always available to offer any necessary extra service, like a cook who comes in the villa to prepare a delicious Tuscan menu especially for your group, extra cleaning, baby sitting, etc. Besides, they will be extremely helpful on giving your specific information about tours, nearby wineries to visit, local activities and much more.
Don’t miss a visit to the important Tuscan towns of Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena but specially reserve some time to visit the small hamlets by the coast of CECINA, like Bolgheri and Castagento Carducci, not only for their great wines, but specially for their incredible ocean view!