Villa Albizi is a beautiful 16th century classical villa that enjoys an imperious location high in the hills. If you’re looking to be pampered to the nth degree, but value a sense of tranquillity and seclusion then this villa should be at the top of your list. A dedicated, private cook coupled with Villa Albizi’s excellent facilities make this villa perfect for a family reunion or for a group of friends that want to spend time together being totally spoilt.
Villa Albizi strikes a fine balance between luxurious modern living and a sense of its own distinguished heritage. There are large bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, a sauna, even a lift for those that have perhaps indulged in the local cuisine to the extent that they’d rather shun the original stone staircase! Fabulous local food can be prepared by your private cook whose services are included in the rental price. She will prepare delicious evening meals that can be enjoyed under the large shaded dining loggia ideally located right outside the sitting room.
Naturally, this being Chianti country, you’ll want to enjoy as glass or two of the region’s most celebrated export and where better to do so than in the small but well-kept terraced garden whilst simultaneously drinking in the view? If you require further distractions how about a game of billiards or a swim in the villa’s private swimming pool? You can soak up a little Tuscan sun in the garden that is furnished with loungers and a second shaded external sitting room. There is also a pool house fitted with a sauna, plus a gym and a WC.
Villa Albizi is set in a charming hamlet not far from the historic and irresistibly charming town of Gaiole in Chianti. The hamlet itself is owned by the same family that owns the villa and there is a small shop selling local products where you can also have a late continental breakfast. The villa sits at the end of a long ‘white road’ of good quality and, as well as Gaiole, the ancient walled settlement of Radda is within easy reach as indeed is the breathtakingly beautiful medieval architecture of Siena, just 35 kms or 22 miles away.If you want to get away from it all but still have access to the best of the Chianti, then this is the villa for you.
Max Occupancy: 16
Villas in Chianti, Tuscany
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Maid included
- Internet Connection
- Washing Machine
- Cook Included
Villa Albizi is a beautiful 16th century classical villa set in a charming hamlet not far from Gaiole in Chianti (15 kms/9 miles) with shops, bars, several very good restaurants and also including a weekly market. The unspoilt hamlet is owned by the same family that owns the Villa and there is a small shop selling local products where you can also have a late continental breakfast. Strategically located for those wishing to explore the heart of Chianti with Gaiole in Chianti and Radda in Chianti nearby and Siena 35 kms/22 miles away. Siena is under one hour drive, Florence and San Gimignano make for interesting day trips easily reached by car, about one hour and a half.
The entrance leads to a bright living room and dining area from which you can access: entertainment room with TV and dvd player, fully equipped industrial kitchen and the external dining area, ideal for al fresco meals. Two air conditioned double bedrooms [US California King size] with ensuite bathrooms with shower. Guest bathroom. Billiard room. Access to upper floors through stone staircase and lift.
Cosy living room with TV. Three air conditioned double bedrooms [US California King size] with ensuite bathroom with shower, one of which with private terrace. Lift.
Air conditioned double bedroom [convertible to twin] with ensuite bathroom with shower accessible through a twin bedroom, ideal for couples with children. Air conditioned double bedroom [convertible to twin] with ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi.
Set within a 1500 square meters private garden with lounge area, al fresco dining area and barbecue. Terraced garden leads down to the private swimming pool, 15 x 5m/49 x 16 feet, with sun loungers. Pool house with sauna, gym, shower and toilet.
Assistance is provided by the very helpful English speaking caretaker. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwashers. Microwave. Fixed barbecue. Washing machine and dryer. TV with DVD player. iPod docking station (one in each bedroom). Mosquito screens on all windows. Heating. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line. Billiard.
18-hole golf at the Circolo Golf dell'Ugolino in Grassina, about 1 hour. Tennis courts at Bucine, 16km/10 miles. Mountain bikes can be rented through the caretaker of the property. Chianti is a wonderful area for walking and biking. A selection of biking itineraries in the area is available online at www.terresienainbici.it/index_eng.asp (in English)
Kettle. Toaster. Mixer. Iron and ironing board. Seven hairdryers. Moka, Espresso and American coffe machines.
The private swimming pool, 15 x 5m/49 x 16 feet, with steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
Cots and highchairs on request.
Staffing and Service
Dinner for 5 days a week, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Dinner prepared at the villa by the cook and waiter.
The cook service includes: Shopping, preparing, laying of the table, serving, clearing of the table and cleaning of the kitchen.
Cost of ingredients and drinks excluded.
Euro 500 be left on arrival for food expenditure.
Please note the kitchen can be used by the staff only during the cook service.
The flexible staff can cater to your meals and dietary requirements.
Sample menus can be obtained by contacting email@example.com. They do request that you pre arrange your meals for Saturday prior to your arrival by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and advise us accordingly.
Remember that if any members have any allergies or food intolerance, you must advise us and of course if you have any personal preferences.
Two members of staff, the cook and waiter, arrive at the villa around mid-afternoon to prepare dinner. The time of arrival of the staff depends on the chosen menu.
Dinner can be served from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
At 10.30pm the chef and waiter end their evening.
Daily, for 3 hours, from Monday to Friday plus Saturday if checking in/out.
The service includes the cleaning of the rooms and bathrooms.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.