Simonetta
Tuscany

Simonetta Tuscany

Overview

Villa Simonetta was built in 1800 and has been just recently very tastefully restored by its owners.

From the classic detailed exteriors to the romantic elegant interiors, Villa Simonetta exudes comfort and sophistication. From here you can reach Florence by bus (bus stop is few hundred yards from the villa), or by train – Calenzano train station is very well connected with Florence.

This two-story villa boasts spacious, light-filled rooms, many original details including beautiful antiques, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and an open-well central staircase. The private swimming pool, set in the villa's lush enclosed garden, is an ideal antidote against the summer heat.

You will be totally enchanted by Villa Simonetta, not only for its elegant style and easy comfort, but also for its location, perfect for day trips!

Ground Floor

Every elegant room of Villa Simonetta has an individual character and charm. The chic open-plan living room features two fireplaces, several tastefully upholstered sofas where to relax, read, watch TV, or hold a pleasant conversation among friends. A generous dining table that comfortably sits up to 10 guests is provided in the adjacent space. The morning sun is dominant in these east-facing rooms thanks to four large windows that let the natural light in. There is a separate reading room with large screen TV. A fully equipped kitchen, the laundry room with washer and dryer, a guest bathroom complete this floor.

Outside Features

The portico hosts a dining table for friends and family to gather for breakfast or for meals al fresco and it shades the seating area from the hot Tuscan sun. A comfortable lounge area is set among 4,000 sqm of private park, surrounded by a privacy fence of shrubbery, perfect for shady relaxing time or for sipping a glass of bubbly prosecco wine. Another lounge area is available near the private swimming pool and it sets the tone for relaxation and sunbathing in style.

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Villa Information

Bedroom Details

  • Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Queen bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with shower
  • Bedroom 2 (First Floor): Queen bedroom with en-suite spacious bathroom with tub and wall-mounted shower
  • Bedroom 3 (First Floor): Queen bedroom with shared adjacent private bathroom with Slipper style tub and separate shower with chromotherapy, hydro jet massage and sauna
  • Bedroom 4 (First Floor): King bedroom with shared adjacent private bathroom with Slipper style tub and separate shower with chromotherapy, hydro jet massage and sauna
  • Bedroom 5 (First Floor): Twin bedroom, with adjacent small bathroom with wall-mounted shower
  • All bedrooms are provided with air conditioning

Amenities

  • A/C in all bedrooms and living room
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryers
  • Microwave
  • Private parking
  • Stereo system
  • Three satellite flat-screen TV's
  • Two fireplaces
  • Washing and dryer machine at disposal of the guests
  • Wi-Fi internet access

Pool Details

  • Private swimming pool (3 m x 7 m)

Staff and Services

  • Final cleaning
  • Gardener and swimming pool maintenance

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

  • Housekeeping service/personal laundry service
  • Additional change of bed linens
  • Cook service depending on availability
  • Personal laundry and ironing service

Location Details

  • Calenzano train station - 2.5 km from the villa
  • The villa is 20 minute drive from Florence airport and close to the most sought-after destinations in Tuscany, approx. one hour from Lucca, Forte dei Marmi, Siena and the Chianti area. Few shops, restaurants and emergency services are at walking distance from the villa.

Villa Notes

  • Electricity, A/C, gas, and water are included
  • Check-in between 4 pm and 7 pm. Check-out by 10 am
  • All the above services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
  • Please note: the location is in the countryside area where broadband is not available, therefore Wi-Fi connections can slow down or malfunctioning.

Tuscany Villa Notes

  • Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge.  Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used.  This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
  • Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
  • Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
  • The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
  • Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash.  Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.  
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Guest Reviews

of Simonetta
We had a fabulous visit at Villa Simonetta! …
Genna R. • August 2017

We had a fabulous visit at Villa Simonetta! The pictures are very accurate, and the grounds are lovely. There were lots of beautiful fruit trees, fountains and fresh herbs growing everywhere. The location was also perfect. We were two families travelign together and didn't want to be inside the city of Florence with four kids, who loved being able to swim in the pool day and night. Yes, we were close enough to get to Florence easily on several of the days, and only about a one-hour drive to lots of other places, including Lucca (whihc was incredible), Piza (we went at night and recommend that ;), San Gimignano, and more. The kitchen was very well-equipped and the villa seemed huge. All nine of us could have been in separate parts of the house or hang together anytime. There's also a cute school across the street that turns into a neighborhood hangout at night where you could buy beers, ice cream and snacks. The local COOP market is a short walk, and tons of delicious local food for us to enjoy and cook in the kitchen when we chose to.

We had a wonderful week exploring Tuscany …
The S. and R. Families • August 2017

We had a wonderful week exploring Tuscany from our beautiful base at Villa Simonetta! Thank you for the hospitality and for opening your beautiful property. We made many great memories!

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! Your …
The Blecker Family • July 2017

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! Your villa is beautiful! We will remember this vacation forever!

We had a wonderful week in Tuscany. Your …
The S. and K. Families • June 2017

We had a wonderful week in Tuscany. Your villa was amazing, but what truly made it special was your warmth and generosity. Thanks once again for all the help, advise, and being patient with all my myriad requests. We look forward to seeing you again soon here in Tuscany or in Delhi (or Goa)? Please keep in touch and stay well!

This villa is amazing, authentic, and so …
T & J • December 2016

This villa is amazing, authentic, and so comfortable. Real Italy! So much attention to detail! Love it here! Can't wait to come back! Beautiful atmosphere, gardens, and sun.

Had the pleasure of spending the week at …
Donna Sperone • August 2016

Had the pleasure of spending the week at Simonetta. Sits in the middle of quaint town, Calanzano, approximately 20 minutes or so outside of Florence. Easy location to hop on and off of highways. Also public transportation in and out of Florence is available within walking distance of Villa. The home is beautiful, well appointed with antiques, bedrooms are roomy with upscale linens. Formal rooms downstairs, comfortable dining area. Outside patio is a great spot to start the day with a cup of coffee. Rolando, the owner and host of this, his childhood residence was an absolute delight. He went out of his way to make us comfortable.

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