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Farmhouse Leo - Montaione, Florence

Florence farmhouse Leo in Tuscany accommodates 6 persons with outdoor pool, tennis and telephone facilities.

  • The FarmHouse
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Hall
  • Bed Room
  • Twin Bed Room
  • Bath Room
  • Exterior
  • Exterior
  • Exterior
  • Garden
  • Panoramic  View
  • Swimming  Pool
  • Entrance
  • Exterior
Farmhouse Leo - Availability Info
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Rental Costs per week Rates In : Euro
Mid Season 2012

995 Euro
Low 2013

835 Euro
120 Euro Daily
Mid 2013

995 Euro
145 Euro Daily
High 2013

1185 Euro
Additional Rates

Cooking charges = 20 Euro/person

Additional Cleaning = 50 Euros

Additional change of Linen = double bed = ??? 7,00 - for single bed = ??? 5,00 - towels for 1 person = ??? 4,50

Tourist's Tax",starts from March 1st, 2012 and it will be charged to people that will rent houses / apartments / bedrooms / etc... in almost all Tuscany.

What is the tourist's tax? The municipality of Montaione, where you can find our cottages, as well as the most important Tuscan towns (Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, etc...) and the villages of the Empolese-Valdelsa area (Montaione, Montespertoli, Castelfiorentino, Certaldo, Gambassi Terme, Empoli, Fucecchio, Cerreto Guidi, Vinci, Capraia-Limite and Montelupo) have decided to tax the visitors that spend the night in a tourist accommodation from the 1st March 2012 onwards. This money will be used to improve the tourist services of the area. The tax depends on the type of the structure. For our houses it must be paid 1 euro per person each night for the first 6 nights, then it is free. Children under 14 don't pay anything.

The tax must be paid, in cash, at our reception on the arrival.

Farmhouse Leo, a vacation rental, is situated amidst the rolling Tuscan green hills, in the municipality of Montaione, in the province of Florence, Tuscany region, in Italy.

Florence with its many palaces and museums is called the capital of arts and attracts millions of international tourists every year. The Uffizi Museum, the Pitti Palazzo, the Duomo of Florence, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce and San Lorenzo are some of the world renowned monuments in Florence. The Chianti area in Florence is famous for its wine, and tourists are treated to wine -tasting tours in the numerous vineyards that abound this area.

Montaione is situated at an altitude of 373 m. above sea level. The township is surrounded by olive groves, Chianti vineyards, cypress trees on the sloping hillsides and the Elsa valley, making it an ideal place for a romantic vacation. The township has banks, post offices and super markets for the convenience of tourists. Montaione is centrally located, and guests at Farmhouse Leo can visit Siena, Pisa and Lucca, which are other famous tourist centres in Tuscany effortlessly.

Farmhouse Leo, nestled among the green countryside, is just 1 km. from the medieval village of Montaione. The farmhouse is located in a large, well- maintained garden, which is completely fenced all around, with an automatic entrance gate providing the guests with total security.

Farmhouse Leo is part of a large building complex, but totally independent of the houses in the garden, giving the guests the privacy they need during their vacation. The architecture of the farmhouse reflects a medieval touch, with an unparalleled interior that has been designed with utmost care, giving it a unique charm. The furniture in the rooms are antique pieces, yet blend perfectly with other modern fittings which have been provided for the comfort of the guests.

This rental farmhouse comprises of two floors and covers an area of 80 sq. m. There is a spacious living room with an open fireplace that uses firewood, and windows that open out to a view of the tranquil gardens that surround the farmhouse. There are 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with one of the bathrooms fitted with a bathtub. The living room has a sofa bed that can be used by two persons. The Tuscan style kitchen is provided with all the necessary kitchenware and electrical appliances like, a dishwasher, a freezer, fridge, stove with four burners, an oven and a coffee maker. There is a 22" digital satellite TV and a direct telephone line.

Just outside the farmhouse, in the garden, is a private area for the exclusive use of the guests staying there. This area has chairs, beach umbrellas, deck chairs and table and chairs for outdoor dining. This area is ideal for spending a relaxed afternoon outside or enjoy a delightful meal under the blue Tuscan sky. Guests are welcome to use the 2 swimming pools, tennis court and solarium that are situated in the garden.

Guests are at liberty to use fruits and vegetables that are grown in the garden, in an area reserved for this. They will have the pleasure of using fresh seasonal vegetables for their cooking, something unknown in metropolitan city life. Other facilities offered to the guests, that are included in the weekly rental are - the use of washing machine in the laundry room, change of all the linen every week, firewood for the fireplace, electricity, drinking water, heating, cooking gas for the kitchen and final cleaning of the farmhouse.

The beautiful country side of Montaione has many delightful outdoor enjoyments to offer tourists -horse riding in the picturesque countryside, bicycle rides on the gentle slopes of the surrounding hills, a game of golf on green turf and wine tours and wine tasting.

Volterra, San Miniato and San Gimignano are some stunning medieval townships nearby that are worth a visit.

Town/Places : Montaione

Region : Tuscany

Area : Florence

Country : Italy

Persons : 6

Property Type : Farmhouse

Surface Area : 80 sq.mts.

Situated In : Country

Property View : Country View

General Features : Deckchair, Fireplace, Garden, Heating, Parking, Pets allowed, View

Accessories : Dishwasher, Freezer, Satellite, Telephone, TV, Washing machine

Services : Cook

Activities : Bicycles, Outdoor pool, Tennis, Wine tasting nearby

Golf, Bowling nearby, Local guided tours.

Final Cleaning Included

Tourist sights and/or activities in the area

Montaione is in an ideal place for those wishing to visit Tuscany. From there one can quickly reach Florence, Pisa and San Gimignano. The town of Montaione itself, with medieval traces and plan, is well worth a visit. Noteworthy are the church of San Regolo, where inside there is the painting Madonna del Buon Consiglio - from 13th Century by a scholar of Cimabue, the Praetorian Palace, which houses the Museum of Natural History and, just outside the town, the chapel of Santissima Annunziata with its remarkable 17th Century fresco.


Not only the memories of our trip are still fresh in my mind, but there is not a day when either one of us (and on most days, both of us) say the mantra: We want to go back to Tuscany, we miss Italy, I wish we were there right now, these tomatoes are nothing like we had at Villa Leo, etc. We LOVED our stay at Villa Leo, it was perfect in every regard. It's very conveniently located if you want to take day trips all over Tuscany, like we did: 1hr from Pisa, Lucca, Florence, even less to Valterra and San Gemignano, 2 hrs to Montepulciano (a must) and Pienza, 2hrs to Cinque Terre (yes, we ventured even as far as the coast!!!) I don't want to choose particular pictures;It was very clean and had everything that we needed. There were 4 of us there - 2 couples - and it provided just enough space for everyone to feel comfortable: 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Storage was very adequate, even with 2 huge suitcases, I was able to put everything conveniently inside. Linens and towels were changed every week even without us asking for it. When we arrived, the food that I asked for was waiting for us as well as a nice welcoming gift - a bottle of local wine that was superb. Moreover, we were invited to use the fruits and vegetables growing in abundance around the villa and we took full advantage of this generous offer not only to save a little, but because everything - tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, figs, grapes, even pumpkin - tasted so sweet that we simply refuse to buy our produce at a local supermarket anymore! The pictures of the pool on the site do not do it justice: it's modern and ultra-clean. The property itself, the grounds, the farm - everything is kept in pristine condition. The owners are very sweet. They even invited us to an hour-long concert (with delicious appetizers )- one of the owners, played guitar and sung songs in Italian and English, which was just lovely and quite unexpected. A very nice supermarket and a really good restaurant are within 7 min walk each. I wish the directions to find a place were a little bit more straightforward, on the night of our arrival, even with a GPS, it was not very easy to find. I am thinking of anything I wished were better and I cannot find anything, except for one small detail. Maybe it's a cultural difference between Americans and Europeans, but our pillows were uncomfortably thin. I asked for 2 more and got them the same day, they were new and clean, but so thin that it felt like trying to pile handkerchiefs in order to sleep more comfortably. Other than that, there is nothing to complain about. We were very happy with our choice.

As to the first-time travelers to Italy, I have only one thing to say: do not put it off any longer, give yourself adequate time to see Italy, do NOT try to see the entire country at one go, come back as often as you can (it was our 4th trip to beautiful Italy and I see many more in our future if we are lucky), Italy is meant to be enjoyed slowly, with frequent breaks for coffee and gelato. To me, that's the best place in the world to have an amazing vacation - it has everything; culture, food, sights, nature, and don't get me started on their shoes and jewelry:) The craftsmanship and amazing attention to detail is evidenced in everything - from the house number to the way they arrange gelato in your cup.

We are immensely grateful for your help in finding us a perfect affordable place to stay while exploring unforgettable Tuscany and for making it easy and pleasant.


Mark Kharkover and Maria Kron

Sep 2012

From €835 /week
  • 15% discount for the available dates from 30th Mar to 5th Apr 2013 and from 11th May to 21st June 2013 (Minimum stay two nights). »
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  • Montaione, Florence, Tuscany
  • Sleeps : 6
  • Total Bedrooms : 2
  • N Double rooms : 2
  • Sofa Beds : 1
  • Total Bathrooms : 2
  • Bathrooms with Shower : 1
  • Bathrooms with Tub : 1
  • Montaione
  • 0 Days
  • Florence / 50 km