Villa Orchidea

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    Splendide villa toscane du XVIIème siècle appartenant à la famille Posarelli. Récemment restructurée avec goût et soin, la villa se trouve au cœur d’un vaste domaine de 90 hectares, en position dominante et jouit d'une belle vue sur la campagne et la cité de San Gimignano à l'horison. Tout autour de la propriété qui se compose de la villa principale et d’une petite dépendance proche de la piscine, oliviers et vignobles. Ameublement très confortable avec de nombreuses pièces d’antiquité.
    Distances:le petit village de Sciano avec magasin alimentaire et restaurant à env. 5,5 km, Barberino Val d’Elsa avec magasins variés et tennis à 6 km, Certaldo à env. 6 km, San Gimignano avec ses fameuses tours médiévales à env. 30 km, Florence à 38 km. Sienne et Volterra se trouvent dans un rayon de 30 km. Dans les alentours, le caractéristique petit village de Petrognano, derniers vestiges de la ville Semifonte, détruite en 1202 par les Florentins. Des attestations sont encore visibles dans la région. A visiter également les bourgs médiévaux de San Appiano avec son petit musée et Linari.
    A disposition des hôtes : grand jardin clôturé et équipé (5.500 m2), belle piscine (12,5 x 6,5 m - prof. max : 2,50m), belle véranda équipée pour les repas et zone barbecue. Caractéristique petie chapelle privée. Parking couvert dans la propriété.
    Services extra : petit lit bébé (€ 50,-/semaine - à payer sur place), aide domestique (prix sur demande), cuisinière (cuisine toscane - prix à définir sur place).

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    Villa Orchidea

    The house was amazing. Like staying in a stately home. We ate meals in 4 different locations just because we could. I'm sure there are many wonderful stories about the lives of the family that lived there. So many rooms! Some of the bathrooms had issues but we managed. The grounds and pool were lovely. Stunning views. The pool was cold and the children soon noticed it but very refreshing for adults. There were lots of insects and some of our party were badly bitten whilst outside. Driving was a challenge as there are many farm roads to get lost on but once on a main road it was easier.
    Would recommend for large family gatherings which would increase the value for money aspect.

    Many thanks for a memorable holiday.


    Susan L.. -
    Semaine de location
    juin 15 2019
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    To begin with, this villa is huge. Not only are the bedrooms large, but the dinning rooms and sitting rooms are spacious. There were 11 of us in our party and we still felt there was more than enough room.
    Of the eight bedrooms, six are on the 1st floor (i.e. one staircase up) and are accessible via a steep set of stairs when you enter the main door. The two bedrooms at the top of the stairs might be a bit noisier than other bedrooms because of the proximity of the stairs. The other four bedrooms on the 1st floor share a kind of large sitting room with enormous couches and a table. I hung out there in the evening because it had a nice little balcony looking out over the hills.

    The remaining two bedrooms are on the ground floor and are more suitable for guests that cannot climb stairs. One of them is in it's own retired building beside the pool. The couple lodged there said it was very quiet. The last room is near the kitchen and has it's own private TV room as a kind of parlor.

    We found the building to be very cool and well insulated. The walls are so heavy, you can barely hear what is going on elsewhere in the villa. I imagine that it stays fairly cool during the summer but I can't say for certain. We never had to run the A/C or heat so I cannot comment on how well those work.

    The kitchen was very good and had most of the cooking utensils that one would need. We made full use of the stove, microwave and convection oven when we were there. Interestingly, an American style coffee maker is not in the kitchen arsenal so be noted.

    The pool was perhaps the best feature: It was very well maintained and has a spectacular view of the surrounding area. One interesting thing is that you can easily spot San Gimignano in the far distance with its many towers. I wish now I had spent more time just enjoying the view from the pool. It's so quite and secluded.

    As a final note, the region is very nice for walking and there are a few very good restaurants within a few kilometers. (We would like to especially recommend Il Paese dei Campanelli in Petrognano). Certaldo is only 17 minutes away by car, and that is where we did most of our shopping. Also, trains down to Sienna and up to Florence depart from there on a fairly regular schedule.

    Overall we were enormously impressed, and would recommend this villa to anyone. We would like to thank our hostess for the opportunity of staying here and enjoying such a wonderful venue!


    Thaddeus N.. -
    Semaine de location
    mai 11 2019
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Excellent!!!


    Tanya B.. - London (GB)
    Semaine de location
    avril 13 2019
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    We were wowed by the villa’s charm, history and decor. We especially enjoyed evenings drinking a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire built upon the original 17th-century hearth. The villa has plenty of common spaces to spread out and relax. The kitchen was well-equipped for preparing meals. The beds were comfortable. The ladies were captivated by
    the beauty of the surrounding area which is resplendent with picturesque vistas of rolling hills, winding country roads, olive groves and vineyards.
    Its location was the perfect home base for a self-drive vacation exploring Tuscany and the Chianti region. Day trips less than an hour away included Certaldo, Greve, Castellina-in-Chianti, San Gimignano, Siena and more. Pisa and Lucca were about 1.5 hours away. Drawbacks were minor ones: The drive is steep with a 45 degree angle off the main road and may require turning around and approaching from the other direction. Six bedrooms have a private bath, while the 7th bedroom’s guest has to enter another bedroom in order to access a bathroom. If renting during hot weather, not all bedrooms are air conditioned. All-in-all a beautiful property which I am booking again.


    Denise L.. - Saint Johns FL (US)
    Semaine de location
    avril 03 2019
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    We stayed in this villa with our friends for ballroom dance holiday purpose. Villa is really beautiful, with inviting pool with beautiful view to the Tuscany hills and San Gimignano. It is very quit around, we didn't met any neighbor. There are some recently renovated rooms with beautiful bathrooms, but other rooms are not renovated in the recent years and bathrooms are smaller. So, not every couple got the same level room and bathroom. But for families it would't be problem, I suppose. We enjoyed, that the gardener and pool cleaner staff came early in the mornings, when we were still sleeping:) This villa really made our holidays memorable! :)


    Balode L.. - Vecumnieku pagasts Vecumnieku novads (Latvia)
    Semaine de location
    août 26 2018
    rating 4
    Évaluation du locataire
    4 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Excellent Villa, lovely pool and location. Great that most of the bedrooms have air-conditioning, pity two did not. One bedroom has no bathroom attached. Too many mosquitoes.
    Excellent location for a wedding or large party.


    Simon S.. - Dulverton Somerset (United Kingdom)
    Semaine de location
    juil. 28 2018
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    This villa is gorgeous. It is everything the website says it is. The views of the Tuscany area are breathtaking.


    Mary L.. - Mesa AZ (USA)
    Semaine de location
    mai 12 2018
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Villa très agréable, au calme
    Bon niveau de confort et localisation parfaite


    Jean-pierre A.. - ROQUETTES (FR)
    Semaine de location
    avril 15 2018
    rating 4
    Évaluation du locataire
    4 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Regarding our stay in Villa Orchidea Pros: -The House is very nice, extremely big and the pictures posted in Airbnb portray very well the rooms/ bathrooms/ common rooms without exaggeration (unlike other places in Airbnb where the photo-shopped pictures are far away from the truth). -The main house fits easily 13 people in 7 bedrooms and the separate pool house another 2 making a total of 8 very large rooms with 7 bathrooms, so it feels more like a hotel rather than a house. A floor plan included in the Airbnb pics would have helped to make sure that prospective guests can better understand the size of the estate and the sleeping options. -The villa has recently been refurbished and the upgrades especially in the bathrooms are very well done. -The pool, the garden and the view are all very nice and we wish we had more time to stay at the villa. -The host was there to meet us and showed us around and also upon request opened the door for us to the adjacent church that belonged to the villa so that we could celebrate our Greek Orthodox Easter. Her English was average. -She was also extremely helpful with our Italian friends who arrived a day later. Probably the lack of the language barrier helped. Cons: -Despite the recent refurbishments the house does date back to the 17th century and it's really big so maintenance is tricky. There were a few minor issues with the heating, sewerage and flushing of one toilet, but the owner seems to be constantly striving to fix all issues. -Unlike the main house, the extra pool house room is only heated with airconditioning so this could prove to be inadequate during very cold/ humid days. -A booklet with info about the villa is available but suggestions about the area/ attractions/ restaurants would have been nice to be included. -The heating is charged extra and could be fairly costly for such a big house.


    Alexis C.. -
    Semaine de location
    avril 06 2018
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Wir (Großfamilie, 13 Personen) hatten eine wunderschöne Woche inmitten der Toskana. Besser geht nicht!


    Klaus Z.. - Buchkirchen (Österreich)
    Semaine de location
    sept. 02 2017
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Merveilleux endroit où passer du bon temps entre amis. Vue sur San Gimignano au loin: sublime.
    Nous avons passé d'excellents moments avec nos amis.


    Danielle P.. - Québec Quebec (Canada)
    Semaine de location
    mai 27 2017
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Villa stupenda,ottime rifiniture,ordinata e super pulita, e si trova in una ottima posizione per visitare posti incantevoli. Abbiamo trascorso delle giornate stupende .


    Luigi M.. - castellammare di stabia na (italia)
    Semaine de location
    oct. 29 2016
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Vi var 3 generasjoner ialt 12 personer fra 10 til 70 år, som hadde et fantastisk opphold i vakre Villa Orchidea. Huset og området rundt svarte absolutt til forventningene, det lå deilig og fredelig til med fantastisk utsyn til åsene rundt. En kveld fikk vi laget et toskanske måltid av en lokal kokk. Oppfølgingen fra norsk kontaktperson før turen var meget bra.


    Randi Arisholm A.. - Oslo (Norge)
    Semaine de location
    oct. 01 2016
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    A wonderful location for our family vacation. We booked Villa Orchidea for our group of 14 including grandparent, parents and children from 15 to 1 year old. Everything was PERFECT!


    Cheryl O.. - Racine Wisconsin (United States)
    Semaine de location
    juil. 30 2016
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Vi var tre familier som bodde i huset de to siste ukene i juli 2016. Totalt 13 personer. Et fantastisk hus ypperlig beliggenhet. Strålende service fra husforvalter under oppholdet. Huset ligger midt i smørøyet for store opplevelser i Toscana. Vi besøkte Firenze, Pisa, Viareggio, Volterra, Siena og San Gimignano. Herlig basseng som ble rengjort flere ganger i løpet av perioden. En utrolig flott ferie. Vi kommer gjerne tilbake!


    Eskil Ravnang N.. - Drammen (Norge)
    Semaine de location
    juil. 16 2016
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    En fantastisk eiendom midt i Toscana. Både hage og hus var som beskrevet. Beliggenheten var super, stille og rolig og med vakker utsikt og perfekt for utflukter til Firenze, Sienna, Chianti-byene og San Giminiano. Huset var stort og flott, og passet godt for venne-tur - alle hadde flotte soverom med egne bad.
    Tusen takk til Posarelli ved Asbjørn som anbefalte huset - vi kommer helt sikkert til å benytte oss av deres tjenester ved leie av hus.


    Britt S.. - Torød (Norge)
    Semaine de location
    mai 28 2016
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Fantastisk utsikt mot San Gimignano. Huset er fra 1600-tallet og er rustikt innredet med antikke møbler noe som gir en unik følelse av å reise tilbake i tid. Perfekt for 3-4 familier.


    Asbjørn R.. - oslo (Norge)
    Semaine de location
    juil. 12 2014
    rating 4
    Évaluation du locataire
    4 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Cette villa est pratiquement parfaite sauf pour deux choses. D'abord il n'y a pas de BBQ ce qui ne permet pas de cuisiner à l'extérieur, ce qui est fort dommage considérant la beauté des lieux extérieurs. Secondo, chaque matin ou le jardinier venait faire l'entretien, il manquait d'eau pour au moins 2 salles de bains à l'intérieur. Pour le reste, nous recommandons cette villa car nous y avons passés une merveilleuse semaine et nous serions prêt à y retourner à la première occasion.


    Christian M.. - (CANADA)
    Semaine de location
    juin 22 2013
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    Mooi groot huis. Prachtige ligging.


    C. B.. -
    Semaine de location
    avril 28 2012
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    "We stayed at the villa orchidea with a group of 14 friends and we all had the holiday of a lifetime. All the rooms are spacious and very comfortable, the catering facilities and excellent and the pool has a breathtaking view over the valley below. We would all whole-heartedley recomment a stay here to anyone.


    Felix R.. - London London (England)
    Semaine de location
    juil. 26 2008
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    The Villa is unique and has wonderful links to it origins in the 17th century. We truly enjoyed the features, its multiple rooms and it historical accuracy.


    C.. - (USA)
    Semaine de location
    mai 05 2007
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5
    Villa Orchidea

    We really enjoyed Villa Orchidea! There is a capstone above the door indicating that it was started in 1616. Some of the walls are 4 feet thick. It was very clean and well-kept.

    Chira greeted us and gave us the keys. She is very charming! We would have enjoyed having her spend the week with us.

    We had a group of 9 and we didn't even use several rooms. We spent most of our time in the kitchen and the smaller dining room with the huge fireplace.

    The location is about half way between Florence and Sienna but we stayed with the small villages like San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Barberino, and Certaldo Alto.

    There is a local pizzeria in Sciano which is about 4 km to the west. A little further to the west is Certaldo which has a good patisserie and a grocery store along the main road. East of the villa is Barberino which seems nice but we didn't have time to explore it.

    One thing to note is that the washing machine didn't work very well so don't plan on doing a lot of laundry. Pack light!

    Semaine de location
    mars 25 2006
    rating 5
    Évaluation du locataire
    5 de 5

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