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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 Full bath, 1 Shower, 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 September 21, 2020

We stayed here as artists back in 2015 and it's an idyllic location for painting. The villa is really special and lovingly maintained with fabulous water features. Roberto was a great host and took care of everything for us. He welcomed us warmly and once...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Artytom
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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Villa Tantafera is a little piece of heaven on earth. I traveled to Florence in June with five girlfriends and we enjoyed every moment at this magnificent villa. Tantafera was authentic, beautifully appointed, luxurious, and comfortable. Each bedroom had its own special charm and beautiful...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank MibletfromME
Reviewed June 17, 2018

The views are amazing. The villa is a wonderful set up. We went with 4 other couples. Everyone had their own bed and bath. The kitchen was spacious. They had food in the fridge and pantry to get started. The outside space was amazing. We...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Lisaloy76
Management response:Responded June 17, 2018

Dear Lisa, Thanks so much for your kind words of appreciation.  Seeing that our guests enjoyed their stay is the best reward that we can wish for!  It was a pleasure meeting you. You were all extremely polite, warm and friendly. I hope there will...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

First off, the pictures do not to it justice. The villa is a combination of original charm and modern luxury and the view is as good as you can find anywhere. It is the perfect place for those looking to stay near Florence but get...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank TorontoGuy3737
Management response:Responded April 30, 2018

Dear TorontoGuy, Thanks so much for your kind words of appreciation. Seeing that our guests enjoyed their stay is the best reward that we could receive! We hope there will be another opportunity to have you as our guests in Florence again. All the best...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The house, grounds, and view were breathtaking! And I can't say enought about Roberto, the owner. He was warm, friendly, and took care of our every need. Roberto recommended a driver and a chef that we hired throughout our stay. The chef prepared the best...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Meander675863
Management response:Responded October 25, 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words of appreciation. Seeing that my guests enjoy their stay is the best reward that I could receive! Thank you again and all the best to you, Roberto

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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

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Date of stay: October 2016
Management response:Responded October 25, 2017

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

We rented the Villa for a family vacation, 8 adults staying in the Villa. There was plenty of room to spread out and have our own space, but enjoyed hanging out in the living room and outdoors with amazing views overlooking Florence. We even used...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Sherpa595357
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Villa Tantafera is perfect. What can I say? The location to Florence andTuscany is just perfect. You can spend several days in Florence, then drive to Tuscany, Siena, Luca anywhere the same day. Roberto and his staff are amazing. The Villa is so comfortable, be...More

Date of stay: June 2016
2  Thank Jujuklein
Reviewed October 14, 2015

When you view Villa Tantafera for the first time you are blown away - the photos although stunning, just don't do it justice. Large, grand, romantic .. with a perfect view of Florence you will never tire of. The space, the attention to detail by...More

Date of stay: October 2015
2  Thank Liz F
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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