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Villa Tantafera

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7 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
Villa
Dating back to the 15th century, this historical villa has been completely restored and refurbished. Its hilltop position ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with the city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus. The Villa is nestled on top of 5 acres of private land, scattered with olive trees. All around the house, a romantic, terraced garden with ponds and fountains, lemon plants and persimmon trees, strawberry grape vine and delicate flowers. Villa Tantafera also boasts a large indoor whirlpool (about 80 x 120 inches), heated and with a salt (no chlorine) filter, and a new dipping pool outside, in one of the garden terraces. Not a standard swimming pool but rather an enjoyable large outdoor jacuzzi-like pool with a great view of ...Dating back to the 15th century, this historical villa has been completely restored and refurbished. Its hilltop position ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with the city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus. The Villa is nestled on top of 5 acres of private land, scattered with olive trees. All around the house, a romantic, terraced garden with ponds and fountains, lemon plants and persimmon trees, strawberry grape vine and delicate flowers. Villa Tantafera also boasts a large indoor whirlpool (about 80 x 120 inches), heated and with a salt (no chlorine) filter, and a new dipping pool outside, in one of the garden terraces. Not a standard swimming pool but rather an enjoyable large outdoor jacuzzi-like pool with a great view of Florence. Throughout the whole villa, with its two large living rooms, a bright oversized dining room, frescoes and fireplaces, a warm atmosphere with plenty of comfortable corners for reading, relaxing and entertaining. The spacious fully equipped kitchen connects to the rear garden for highly enjoyable al-fresco meals. The tower section consists of an independent yet connected apartment, with its own little kitchenette. Top-notch heating system with area thermostats, instant unlimited hot water for showers or bathtub soaks, air-conditioning and broadband internet connection. Rates include: - Complimentary welcome breakfast (kitchen pantry will be stocked with a small selection of teas, coffee, milk, butter, jams, cheese, eggs, yoghurt, ham, sliced bread, cereals and biscuits) - Linens, bath towels and whirlpool towels - Air conditioning/heating, electricity, water and kitchen gas - WiFi broadband internet connection - Cable TV - Final cleaning Please note that, thanks to a unique policy that sets us apart, we also include a 3 hours daily maid service (Saturdays & Sundays excluded). To make our guests' holiday memorable and stress-free, we offer (at extra cost) a chef that would prepare dinners or organise cooking classes, as well as a driver's service for transfers to and from airports and daily trips to the numerous cities and places of interest in Tuscany. Re transportation, it is advisable to rent a car/cars or minivan (depending on the number of people), as the bus stop is not too far, but still quite a walk uphill (or downhill).  Taxis are fairly easy to get and the ride of 10-15 minutes to get downtown would be around 18-20 euro.  Still, having your own car would give you independence and flexibility.  Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 06634550484More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Not suitable for mobility impaired people
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath, 5 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Roberto & Nicco L
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

I traveled to Florence this summer with 14 members of my family and we had a wonderful stay in Villa Tantafera. The villa is beautiful inside and out. The view of Florence is breathtaking. The rooms are cozy and well kept, the kitchen is beautiful,...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Faith F
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This villa and it's owner, Roberto, were a delight. There were 11 of us spending a week and everything was perfect. Roberto made us feel at home immediately. He even helped us find the Villa by driving to our location and leading us back. The...More

Date of stay: June 2015
5  Thank imissmn
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I don't even want to review Villa Tantafera because it is such a perfect place. If I didn't like the owner Roberto as much as i do, i would try to keep it a secret. But, Roberto is a great host and deserves accolades so...More

Date of stay: May 2015
2  Thank Mckhansen
Reviewed 11 October 2014

For families or families of Friends (as my case) this was the perfect accommodation and absolute ideal location. We needed five bedrooms and in our case wanted on suite baths - that is a luxury in an old villa - and we had all the...More

Date of stay: October 2014
2  Thank stephaniec212
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

I have done my share of travelling, and I must say this is one of the most amazing places I have had the pleasure of staying at. The host was very gracious and took care of anything we requested immediately. He lived in the states,...More

Date of stay: September 2014
3  Thank Laneluv
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We were fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful Villa Tantafera for a week in Sept. Not only is the property even more gorgeous than it looks in the photos, but it's a great mix of classic Italian-style-meets-modern-plumbing-and-appliances. The house itself is huge and very,...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank twistedviolet
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Indoor Pool
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Getting around
Re transportation, it is advisable to rent a car/cars or minivan (depending on the number of people), as the bus stop is not too far, but still quite a walk uphill (or downhill).  Taxis are fairly easy to get and the ride of 10-15 minutes to get downtown would be around 15-20 euro (4 passengers).  Still, having your own car would give you independence and flexibility.  Going downtown by car is not that difficult and I will tell you the different options you have to park in public parkings, depending on where you want to go. In case you opt out of car rentals and wish for a personal driver, we do have a reliable and professional contact.
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