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Villa Barnini
San Miniato, Tuscany
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Dating back to the 13th century, this elegant Tuscan country villa is located in an ancient hamlet among the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside.  Off of a winding country road lined by majestic cypress trees, there is a pebbled road that leads to the entrance of the villa which opens into the most spectacular breathtaking 360 degrees panoramic views of the countryside.  Villa Barnini sits within a 12-acre of land enriched with vines and olive trees.  The two-story private property has been completely restored to a luxurious 9-bedroom villa offering modern comfort while retaining its original features and traditional design.  

The interior spaces have been tastefully decorated with antique furniture and modern touches down to the finest of details.  The ground floor has a spacious open plan living room with direct access to two charming outdoor sitting terraces, a dining room and a fully equipped state of the art kitchen opening to a lovely terrace perfect for alfresco dining.  All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers and can comfortably accommodate 18 persons.  Two of these bedrooms located in the ground floor are also suitable for guests with disability.  The property is surrounded by an enchanting garden ideal for delightful walks with its unique pathways that wind their way across the idyllic surroundings through the olive trees.  Within the grounds of the villa there are several cozy wooden and fabric canopies for outdoor sitting and dining including barbecue areas from where you can enjoy the stunning views of the peaceful countryside.  Relax your senses in an amazing private infinity pool with hydro massage and experience alfresco dining under a Roman style pergola in the pool area with seating for 19 guests.  There is also a semi-outdoor terrace outside the wine cellar that can host small groups for wine tasting or an aperitif.

For larger groups, the villa can be rented together with its charming brick guest house upon request at an additional cost.  This fully renovated apartment is situated within a short walking distance from the main villa and has its own independent fenced entrance that can be accessed directly through an individual pathway.  It consists of a living room with TV, a kitchen with dining area, a bathroom and a double bedroom accommodating two extra guests.  The guest house has two outdoor dining areas including one lovely terrace facing the garden and a large wooden gazebo with a built-in barbecue.  The guest house can be rented only together with the main villa in order to offer complete privacy and exclusivity. 

During your stay at this exclusive holiday retreat you can experience cooking lessons conducted by the chef of the villa, wine tasting and a number of exclusive Tuscan experiences.  The position of the villa can form an excellent base for visiting various important Tuscan cities of art within a short driving distance.  Some of which include Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, Vinci, Certaldo and other Medieval towns like San Gimignano renowned for the truffles and Lajatico where every summer Bocelli has his ‘Teatro del Silenzio’ international concerts.  Within a close proximity, there are two lakes immersed in a spectacular natural landscape where you can enjoy outdoor activities including sport fishing, trekking and mountain biking.  There is a playground area for children, a cycle path, several pedestrian paths in the woods, a solarium, a football field (soccer) and a picnic area.  During your stay at this exclusive holiday retreat you can also visit a number of restaurants, trattorias and wine bars located nearby. 

AMENITIES
  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating
  • Alfresco dining
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness room
  • Fireplace
  • Stereo system
  • Phone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Office space
  • Safe
  • Baby cot
  • High chair
  • Pool Towels
  • American coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Satelite TV
  • Italian Coffee Machine
MAIN SPACES

Main Villa :

 

  • Spacious living room with direct access to two outdoor sitting terraces covered with beautiful wooden and fabric canopies. 
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area with a large TV and a business corner equipped with a desk and printer. 
  • Fully equipped state of the art kitchen including a breakfast table opening onto an outdoor terrace perfect for alfresco dining with seating for 19 guests.
  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom also suitable for disabled guests, each comprising a private outdoor sitting terrace.
  • Honeymoon bedroom located a few steps outside the villa with en-suite bathroom.
  • Six double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
  • Powder room
  • Wine cellar
  • Fitness room adjacent to the villa.

 

Guest House:

 

  • Living room with TV
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Double bedroom with bathroom  
  • Outdoor dining terrace facing the garden
BEDROOMS, SUITES & BATHROOM DETAILS

Main Villa:

 

  • Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor):  Master bedroom with queen-size bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower.  Opens onto a private outdoor terrace (suitable also for disabled guests).
  • Bedroom 2 (Ground Floor):  Double bedroom with queen-size bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower.  Opens onto a private outdoor terrace (suitable also for disabled guests).
  • Bedroom 3 (Ground Floor):  Honeymoon bedroom located a few steps outside the villa with queen-size bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 4 (First Floor):  Master bedroom with queen-size bed, sitting area with desk, A/C, satellite TV and en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 5 (First Floor):  Master bedroom with queen-size bed, sitting area, A/C, satellite TV and en-suite bathroom with shower.  
  • Bedroom 6 (First Floor):  Double bedroom with queen-size bed, A/C  and en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 7 (First Floor):  Double bedroom with queen-size bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 8 (First Floor):  Double bedroom with queen-size bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • Bedroom 9 (First Floor):  Double bedroom with queen-size bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • All bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning and queen-size beds that can be convertible into 2 twin beds.

 

Guest House:

 

  • Bedroom 10 (Ground Floor):  Double bedroom with queen-size bed, A/C and bathroom with shower.  
FEATURES & AMENITIES

Indoor Features:

 

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Italian coffee machine
  • American coffee machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Washing machine
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Baby cot & Highchair 
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hairdryer in every bathroom
  • Fitness Room

 

Outdoor Features:

 

  • Large garden
  • 4 outdoor sitting terraces with canopies
  • 4 alfresco dining areas covered with canopies or pergolas, two of which can accommodate 19 guests and two smaller groups. 
  • 3 Barbecues
  • Private outdoor infinity swimming pool with hydro massage and sun beds
  • Private parking (3 spaces)
TRAVEL DATES Bedrooms Min. Nights per Night per Week
Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020 9 7 €3,055
€21,382
Jan 4, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 9 3 €2,327
€16,291
Apr 11, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020 9 7 €3,055
€21,382
Apr 18, 2020 - May 15, 2020 9 3 €2,791
€19.536
May 16, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020 9 7 €3,055
€21,382
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 9 3 €2,791
€19.536
Dec 19, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 9 7 €3,055
€21,382
TRAVEL DATES Bedrooms Min. Nights per Night per Week
Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020 10 7 €3,264
€22,845
Jan 4, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 10 3 €2,509
€17,564
Apr 11, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020 10 7 €3,264
€22,845
Apr 18, 2020 - May 15, 2020 10 3 €2,986
€20,905
May 16, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020 10 7 €3,264
€22,845
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 10 3 €2,986
€20,905
Dec 19, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 10 7 €3,264
€22,845

Minimum Stay in High Season: 7 nights (from Saturday to Saturday).  In case of any special request, the minimum stay could be reconsidered.

Minimum Stay Low & Mid-season: 3 nights.

Security Deposit:  €3,000 will be kept from the client’s credit card and released upon departure if no damages will occur.

Mandatory Visitor’s Tax:  €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per night and applicable for the first 7 nights of the stay to be paid on-the-spot in cash and in Euros.

Occupancy: Villa Barnini accommodates 18 persons in 9 bedrooms.  One extra bed can be added in one of the master bedrooms upon request at an additional cost accommodating a total of 19 guests.  For larger groups, the main villa can be rented together with its guest house at an extra cost on request for two additional persons accommodating a total of 21 guests..

Please note that prices are listed in Euros and do not include taxes.

STAFF & SERVICES

Included in the rental price:

 

  • Linen (bed Linen & bath towels) upon arrival
  • Pool towels upon arrival
  • Weekly and Mid-week change of bed linen, bath & pool towels
  • Daily maid service in the morning for the bedrooms 6 days a week
  • Daily chef service for preparation of breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner) 6 days a week.  Food & beverage are excluded from the rental price
  • Garden & Pool maintenance
  • Wi-Fi
  • Water consumption
  • Domestic gas 
  • Air-conditioning
  • Electricity up to 750Kw 
  • Final cleaning
  • Private parking (3 spaces)

 

Excluded from the rental price at an extra cost:

 

  • Heating as per consumption only if needed (this does not apply during the Summer)
  • Electricity above to 750Kwh 
  • Telephone charges
  • Food & Beverage:  €13,00 per person for breakfast, €40,00 per person per meat menu meal and €45,00 per fish menu meal.
  • First grocery upon arrival:  Shopping service fee of €50,00 – 150,00 (depending on the size of the list) plus the actual cost of the groceries; and receipts will be given to the guests.
  • Personal grocery shopping
  • Luggage porter service available on arrival and departure
  • Laundry & Ironing service will be taken care by the maid if required (€20,00 per hour)
  • Additional change of bed linen, bath & pool towels
  • Extra maid/housekeeping service: €20,00 per hour
  • Additional chef service
  • Cooking classes 
  • Activities & Excursions
  • Event fee

 

Please Note:

  • Prices are subject to change without previous notice.
  • The above optional services are available upon request and payable on-the-spot in cash and in Euros.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Villa Terms:

 

  • Rentals during high season are from Saturday to Saturday for a minimum of 7 nights.  Exceptions may be possible on a case-by-case upon request.
  • For rentals during low and mid-season, a minimum of 3 nights stay is required.
  • A security deposit of €3,000 will be kept from the client’s credit card and released upon departure if no damages will occur.
  • A food & beverage deposit of €2,500 is required upon arrival (Euro cash only).  The villa will keep track of your expenses and request additional funds if required.  At the end of the stay, any unused balance will be returned.  Please not that checks are not accepted.
  • Check-in is from 4pm to 6pm and check-out between 8am to 10am.  Late check-out is subject to availability.  The villa needs to receive all the information regarding guest’s arrivals (transport company details and exact arrival time) at least 10 days before arrival.  You should inform the villa manager at least 48 hours before arrival about any delay or variation which may incur extra charges to cover the staff expenses.
  • The pool usually opens from the beginning of May till the end of September but this may vary depending on the weather condition.
  • The owner reserves the right to inspect the property at any time in order to continue to preserve the good condition of the villa and its pool.
  • Due to the Italian food & beverage laws, the villa is allowed to serve food & beverage only for a maximum of 19 persons.  For a larger number of guests, the presence of a catering company is required and will be quoted at an additional cost.
  • In order to regulate the access to the villa, the presence of any external guests must be communicated at least one day before.  With the presence of more than the 19 guests staying at the villa, excluding event days, the villa will effectively consider it as an additional event and an extra fee for will be applied.
  • House trained pets are usually allowed on request at an extra fee of €50,00.
  • Smoking is permitted only outside.

 

General Terms:

 

  • For stays in the countryside and rural areas, a rental car is recommended due to the limited transportation.
  • Please note that prices are listed in Euros and do not include taxes or unless otherwise noted.
  • The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax between €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per night and is applicable for the first 7 nights of a stay.  This tax to be paid on-the-spot.
  • Extra services may be required to be paid on-the-spot in cash (in Euros).  Please check with your villa specialist for more details.
  • All prices and services are subject to change without any previous notice. 
PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

Deposit Terms:  

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total rental price has to be paid (by bank transfer) within 10 days from the time of reservation to guarantee the booking.

 

Final Payment Terms:  

Due 8 weeks prior to arrival (non-refundable final payment).

 

Cancellation Policy:  

50% deposit is non-refundable.  Bookings canceled within 8 weeks prior to arrival are non-refundable and subject to a 100% cancellation fee.

LOCATION

Distances from Towns, Cities & Airports:

 

  • San Miniato:  13 km
  • Vinci:  28 km
  • Certaldo:  29 km
  • Montespertoli:  33 km
  • San Gimignano:  38 km
  • Lucca:  47 km
  • Pisa:  46 km
  • Lucca:  47 km
  • Volterra:  48 km
  • Pistoia:  48 km
  • Florence:  52 km
  • Tirrenia (seaside):  54 km
  • Siena:  76 km
  • Viareggio (seaside):  73 km
  • Greve in Chianti:  78 km
  • Forte dei Marmi:  85 km
  • Arezzo:  127 km
  • Cinque Terre:  130 km
  • Castiglione della Pescaia:  149 km
  • Portofino:  190 km     
  • Rome:  325 km
  • Pisa Airport:  42 km  
  • Florence Airport:  51 km

 

Points of interest:

 

  • Mini market:  2.4 km
  • Supermarket:  7.5 km 
  • Bank:  7.5 km 
  • Petrol Station: 7.5 km
  • Railway Station: 10.5 km 
ACTIVITIES
  • Cooking class
  • Wine tours & Tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Bicycle rental service
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