Hosted by Monika
Monika is the host.
10 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
4 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
4 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Splendid ancient country house with annex and private pool located near the charming village of Monte San Savino in a beautiful hill position. Magnificent view over the surrounding countryside

The space

During the renovation of this approx. 400 year old building, particular care was taken to the maintenance of the original building structure, thus the house enchants even today its guests with its former charm. The warm and natural colours of the cottage-style furnishings with some original furniture pieces contribute to a comfortable rustic living atmosphere.


Ground floor: straight from the entrance area you reach first of all the living room, right of which there are the dining room with fireplace and the kitchen (both with French doors leading onto the porch equipped for outdoor dining). Left from the living room there is a passage room with one single bed and access to one common bathroom with shower. Right from the entrance area a small corridor leads to one double bedroom.

First floor (with access either via an external stone staircase with small porch directly from the garden or via an internal staircase in the living room): central living / reading room with satellite-TV and access to the loggia, right of the living room there is a double bedroom with private bathroom with bath tub (with shower door), left of it there is a double bedroom (or twin on request) with private bathroom with shower.

A few meters from the main house there is a stone dependance with another double bedroom with one single bed, air conditioning, satellite TV and private bathroom with shower. Behind the dependence there is a clothesline which is anchored in the ground.

EQUIPMENT: central heating, telephone, internet Wi-Fi, CD player, satellite TV, books, mobile barbecue, fridge with freezer department, oven, microwave, rod mixer, kettle, filter coffee machine, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine (entrance area), iron and ironing board, clothes airer, clothes line, fly screens

Guest access

Full access to the whole property; exclusive use of the villa

Other things to note

Sleeps: 8 + 2

Bedrooms: 5 (2 double bedrooms, 1 double bedroom with separable beds, 1 double bedroom with single bed added, 1 passage room with single bed)

Bathrooms: 4 (2 private bathrooms with shower, 1 private bathroom with bath tub (with shower door), 1 common bathroom with shower)

electricity, water, gas for cooking purpose, bed linen and towels with weekly change, pool towels, internet Wi-Fi (2,5 giga / week), baby bed & high chair, pool- and garden maintenance, pool use from last Saturday in April to first Saturday in October

compulsory final cleaning (120,00 Euro fix price), weekly supplement in case animals travel along (50,00 Euro per animal), eventual tourist tax regarding the local legislation (community-dependent, details on arrival from the owner)

heating if used (300,00 Euro per week), air conditioning in the dependence (0,50 Euro per kwh), additional cleaning (15,00 Euro per hour / cleaner), additional change of linen (15,00 Euro per person), fire wood (20,00 Euro per 100kg), cooking service (approx. 15,00 Euro per hour), Babysitter (approx. 15,00 Euro per hour)

PETS: are welcome on supplement

BREAKAGE DEPOSIT: 500,00 in cash on arrival

CHECK IN: from 16.00 to 19.00 o'clock

CHECK OUT: from 8.00 to 10.00 o'clock

Cable TV
Smoking allowed

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $182 CAD
Security Deposit $760 CAD
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

The price includes: bed, bath, kitchen, pools linens, Electricity, Gas, Water, weekly change of bed and bath linen, pool use (open from April 1st to second week of October), Internet (2,5 Giga / week)

The price does not include: compulsory final cleaning 12,- Euro per person with a minimum of 100,- Euro, pets are welcome with a supplement of € 50,00/each per week, Tourist Tax where applicable (details will be given on arrival)

Upon request: heating € 300,00/week (available from end Oct to early May), extra cleaning (€ 15,00/hour), extra change of linen (€ 15,00/person), Internet over 2,5 Giga consumption, cooking service: approx. €15/hr. (non included in the price: food, drink, cleaning), wood fireplace (€ (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) kilos)


4 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Diane User Profile
September 2017
We had a wonderful ten days here and loved every minute of our stay. Location is well placed for trips to Siena Florence Cortona for example. Pool is gorgeous and even in mid to late September we made good use of it. Gianluca was amazing host - arranged private visit to vineyard and always responded quickly And helpfully. Fabulous stay

Constantin User Profile
July 2017
Perfect house, perfect location to explore Tuscany! We were not disappointed. We definitely recommend this house and would love to come back!

Lesley User Profile
July 2016
Monika made the arrangements for the first night dinner with her very helpful caretaker/neighbor as our family ahd a very long travel overnight from the US. Gianluca assisted in showing how some of the amenities worked. It was extremely hot, and the pool was agodsend. Walking to town was convenient and pleasant, but only during the day as there are no lights on the small back roads. The home was exactly as pictured and clean. We would go again with pleasure. It is a bit of a drive to other local sights of interest which was hard with a baby in the heat., but the seperate cottage was perfect to be away from the main house guests when the baby was fussy. Loved the villa!

John User Profile
July 2016
If you looking for house to stay in the heart of Tuscany you won't be disappointed in this home. The pictures do not due it justice. This is a 300-year-old farmhouse that has been completely restored and fitted with modern fixtures. It is fully furnished and has very much of a lived-in feel with books everywhere and literally everything you'll need. It is located at the end of a private road, is surrounded by olive trees and offers complete privacy. The caretaker met us as the prescribed time and was extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed six nights and used this as our home based for a wonderful stay in Tuscany. Only missing feature in the main house was air conditioning, but this was not much of an issue as the home is located in the country and temperatures were tolerable, plus a private swimming poll is located 30 second walk from the back door. A perfect place to stay with a large group and or children!

Kate User Profile
June 2016
Excellent welcome and we loved the house and grounds. It is just as lovely as the pictures suggest.

Eran User Profile
October 2015
We had a wonderful vacation at La Gioia. Monika's friend Pilar was there to welcome us and was very kind and helpful. The house is absolutely beautiful, provides great views of the area and is perfectly located to explore Tuscany. The house is well equipped and we found everything we needed for six adults and a baby. I recommend!

Laura User Profile
October 2015
What a wonderful experience! The house was beautiful, well equipped and maintained. And the pool was amazing! Everything worked exactly as promised; check in, check out and all requests from us were taken care of promptly and in a very friendly fashion. Can highly recommend!

Mainz, GermanyJoined in June 2015
Monika User Profile

Ciao! I am Monika and I started to rent villas in Tuscany many years ago, in 1999. It all began when I fell in love with the Italian's, ( most of all my Italian husband.. :) ) and the natural beauties of this fantastic country , the history, the food and the ancient traditions of one of the most beautiful places of the world: Tuscany!

Today, my company is specialized in the rental of vacation holiday homes and villas not only in Tuscany and Umbria but also in other regions of Italy and gives direct assistance in Tuscany - Monte San Savino near Arezzo directly from the heart of Tuscany from May to September

I personally prepare tips and infos for my holiday guests regarding cultural events, shopping tips, wine tasting or info regarding typical local restaurants ...and much more!

I want you to feel " at home away from home" when living in one of my properties, to get in touch with the real Italian life meeting my Italian house owner friends and me. That is why I do my best to make your Dream Holiday in Italy come true!

I hope to welcome you soon...!
Monika Wunderlich

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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