RESERVE

Duca

Florence Area, Tuscany
8 BEDROOMS
3 King
2 Kings/2 Twins
3 Queen
7.0 BATHROOMS
6 En-suite
1 Shared
16 GUESTS
Children Welcome
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Does a large and private villa in the hills above Florence sound like the ideal Tuscan getaway? When you book a stay at the Villa Duca in the Florence Area, Tuscany, that is precisely what you get. This gorgeous villa is set just outside of Florence and surrounded by its own landscape of gardens, olive groves, cypresses and terraces.

It is an eight-bedroom property and has been renovated in a way that retains the very best of its Tuscan charms while providing guests with the kinds of comforts and conveniences that make for a perfect holiday. It is a three-story structure that offers impressive views of the hills and landscape and several porticos and lounge areas generously furnished for al fresco dining or relaxing in the sun surround a courtyard with fountain.

Just steps from the villa is the ornately shaped saltwater pool. It too has a surrounding paved terrace, sun beds and spots to lounge and relax. It opens into the gardens and encourages guests to explore the shady avenue of cypresses nearby.

Inside the villa, the high ceilings and fresco paintings have been lovingly preserved. You will notice them at once as you enter the living room with its large windows, Tuscan fireplace, and French doors to the terrace. There is an entertainment area, a library, and two sitting rooms to give everyone a quiet nook of their own.

The kitchen is on the main floor of the villa and includes a dining area and gourmet appliances. The study next to the kitchen can be a good breakfast room, and there is a formal dining room off the terrace. Upstairs is a full office and another formal dining room filled with morning light to enjoy a breakfast as a group or a formal dinner.

The Villa Duca is a wonderful find and ideal for a large group or family hoping to enjoy the best of Tuscany in privacy and tranquility.

 

The Weekly Rate Includes:  Electricity, A/C, water and final cleaning.  Morning housekeeping for 4 hours (Mon-Fri), unlimited WiFi internet, Satellite TV (Sky), IMac computer and printer for guests use, bath towel changes twice a week, local and national phone calls.

Food, beverage and provisioning fee not included.  Heating charged on usage per meter reading, additional housekeeping, personal laundry and ironing, grocery shopping service, breakfast service, cook service, cooking classes, babysitting and telephone charge (international) are all available at an additional cost and are paid for locally in Euro.  Please ask your villa specialist for quotes on these charges.

Bedroom 1: Ground floor bedroom with a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 2: First floor bedroom with a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 3 & 4: First floor bedroom with 2 twin beds (can be made up as a king-size bed) and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 5: Second floor bedroom with a king-size bed, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 6: Second floor bedroom with a king-size bed, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with tub, vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 7: Second floor bedroom with a king-size bed, original Frescose ceiling, shared walk-in closet and shared bathroom with shower, vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum.

Bedroom 8: Second floor bedroom with a queen-size bed, shared walk-in closet and shared bathroom with shower, vanity and wc. 2 guests maximum.

All bedrooms are well-appointed and have A/C


Interior Access Bedrooms: 8

  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Alfresco Dining Area
  • Bed and Bath Linens
  • Children Welcome
  • Computer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Espresso/Nespresso
  • Fitness Room - Private
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Ice Machine
  • Interior Bedrooms
  • Internet
  • Library
  • Microwave
  • Office
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio/Terrace
  • TV - Flat-Screen
  • TV - Satellite
  • Washer
  • WiFi
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Pool Person
  • Property Manager on Call
Housekeeping: Maid service 5 times per week
  • Heated
  • Outdoor
  • Private
  • Saline
  • Damage Deposit: Euro 1500 to be collected in advance with final payment
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • Pets allowed with permission
  • No Smoking
  • All extra charges to be paid at end of stay in local currency.
  • Rates set in Euros. Prices in other currencies my fluctuate.
  • VAT taxes included in rates.
  • Villa orientation
  • Deposit/Payment: 50% deposit. Balance due 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Check In: Check-in window is usually 4pm to 7pm
  • Check Out: check-out is by 10am. Client is advised to CALL the keyholder from the airport to give an ETA and set an appointment for check-in.
Do we share the villa? click to close
No. You will not share the villa with another party. The villa is exclusively yours. If a larger villa offers a lower bedroom rate category, the villa will remain exclusively yours but the unrented bedrooms will be locked off.
For example, a 5 bedroom villa that offers a 3 bedroom rate will be the exclusive use of the guest but two bedrooms and their en-suite bathrooms will be locked off. Capacity is capped at 2 guests per bedroom.
Are we protected from fraud? click to open
Yes. Isle Blue stands behind you throughout your entire vacation. Unlike other companies, each property we offer has been hand picked to ensure that our standards are met. All property managers are vetted and payments are required to be held in escrow. Our primary obligation is to ensure your satisfaction and to have an exceptionally memorable vacation.
Can you explain the reservation process? click to open
Once a reservation request is received, Isle Blue will request a contract from the property manager for your dates of interest. Once the dates are confirmed and contract is received from the property manager, a payment will be required to confirm your reservation.
Once a reservation is confirmed, a concierge will welcome you to the planning stages of your vacation to assist with arrival logistics, rental cars, transfers, and a host of concierge services.
What offerings are included with the concierge service? click to open
Our concierge is a complimentary service to our guests. An exceptional benefit. The concierge will assist with your arrival and departure logistics and offer a host of additional services. Services may vary per destination but typically include the following benefits:
  • Transfers
  • VIP Services
  • Chef Services
  • Spa Services
  • Activity and Excursion booking
  • Rental cars
  • Provisioning
Please do not hesitate with any special requests. Our team is here to ensure you dream vacation becomes a grand reality.
Can we arrange an early check in? click to open
Early check in may be possible but is at the sole discretion of the property manager. Early check in permission may not be granted until 24 hours prior to arrival.
Can we arrange a late check out? click to open
A late check out is rarely granted due to the turnover needs of a villa. A late check out may only be granted 24 hours prior to your departure from the property and only when there is no check in scheduled on the day of your check out. If a late check out is urgently needed please contact us.
Are transfers to the property included? click to open
Select villas may include a one way or roundtrip airport transfer while others may provide an escort or meeting point. Arrival logistics will be handled by your dedicated concierge as well as other concierge needs. The property's transfer policy will be listed under the Policies section.
What to expect upon arrival? click to open
In general, a villa orientation will be provided along with a key turnover. During the orientation, information and instructions for the property will be provided. Emergency contact information will be provided. We are available 7 days a week to assist with any urgent needs.
The arrival procedures due vary from villa to villa, select villas may include welcome provisioning while other properties will provide basic arrival information.
What is the cancellation policy? click to open
Since these vacation homes are one of a kind properties, the cancellation policy is strict. We highly recommend considering trip/travel insurance to protect against any unexpected cancellations or issues that may arise.
For more details, please visit Travel Protection
What happens if the property becomes unavailable after I reserve? click to open
In the unlikely event, the rented property becomes unavailable due to a major issue that may affect a guest's experience or a transfer of ownership, Isle Blue will coordinate with the property manager to find an alternate property of equal or superior standard that is subject to the guest's approval. If an alternate property is not acceptable to the guest, the guest will receive a full refund.
Do you accept credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa)? click to open
Yes, we accept all major credit cards. American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. Please note that credit card charges may be subject to additional fees. There are no fees with payment by wire transfer or check.
In late 2018, we expect to accept a greater variety of payment methods and currencies via Stripe.
Is housekeeping included? click to open
Housekeeping tends to be a standard among vacation homes but the frequency may vary greatly depending on the property manager’s standards. Most properties will offer daily housekeeping (except Sunday and holidays) while other villas may only provide a mid-week cleaning. Please refer to the Policies section to learn about the housekeeping frequency of the property.
Are towels and linens provided? click to open
Yes. The property will provide bath and pool towels along with linens. Towels and linens will be refreshed as needed.
Are toiletries and tissues provided? click to open
A property may supply an initial supply of soap, shampoo, toilet paper and paper towels but replenishment of supplies once exhausted may be the responsibility of the guest. Each property varies in their handling of toiletries and paper products.
Is a hair dryer available? click to open
A hair dryer is typically available at the property. Upon arrival, please check the bathrooms or closet. Typically, a hair dryer is included in each bathroom.
Is an iron included? click to open
Typically yes, irons tend to be standard equipment for vacation homes. Please ask the property representative upon orientation for the location of the iron.

Isle Blue provides the most in-depth expertise and insight for vacation home rentals and vacation planning. For further helpful tips, answers and recommendations please visit our extensive Knowledge center that hosts articles and answers on general as well as destination specific topics.

SEASON BEDROOMS DAILY WEEKLY
2018 Oct 6 to Dec 22 October 6, 2018 - December 22, 2018 (7 night minimum) 8 $2,375.26 $16,626.82
2019 Jan 5 to Jun 1 January 5, 2019 - June 1, 2019 (7 night minimum) 8 $2,375.26 $16,626.82
2019 Jun 1 to Jun 22 June 1, 2019 - June 22, 2019 (7 night minimum) 8 $2,583.18 $18,082.26
2019 Jun 22 to Aug 31 June 22, 2019 - August 31, 2019 (7 night minimum) 8 $2,744.77 $19,213.39
2019 Aug 31 to Oct 5 August 31, 2019 - October 5, 2019 (7 night minimum) 8 $2,583.18 $18,082.26
2019 Oct 5 to Dec 21 October 5, 2019 - December 21, 2019 (7 night minimum) 8 $2,375.26 $16,626.82
2019 Dec 21 to 2020 Jan 4 December 21, 2019 - January 4, 2020 (7 night minimum) 8 $2,744.77 $19,213.39
2018 Oct 6 to Dec 22 October 6, 2018 - December 22, 2018 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,375.26
Weekly: $16,626.82
2019 Jan 5 to Jun 1 January 5, 2019 - June 1, 2019 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,375.26
Weekly: $16,626.82
2019 Jun 1 to Jun 22 June 1, 2019 - June 22, 2019 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,583.18
Weekly: $18,082.26
2019 Jun 22 to Aug 31 June 22, 2019 - August 31, 2019 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,744.77
Weekly: $19,213.39
2019 Aug 31 to Oct 5 August 31, 2019 - October 5, 2019 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,583.18
Weekly: $18,082.26
2019 Oct 5 to Dec 21 October 5, 2019 - December 21, 2019 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,375.26
Weekly: $16,626.82
2019 Dec 21 to 2020 Jan 4 December 21, 2019 - January 4, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 8
Daily: $2,744.77
Weekly: $19,213.39

Note: The rates above are subject to 0% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Franc, Fijian Dollars, Thai Baht, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.

STARTING AT $2,375.26/Nt
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