Florence Area, Tuscany
4 King
2 Single
3 En-suite
1 Shared
Children Welcome
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A historic property just twenty minutes from Florence, the Villa Simonetta, Florence Area, Tuscany is a two-story villa dating to the 1800s. It retains many of its original features and details, and it has been decorated to enhance that sense of the past, but has also been updated to make it a remarkable destination on its own.

The grounds of the villa are manicured and just like a private park. A tall hedge ensures total privacy, and features in the garden include a large portico where you can enjoy all of your meals in the al fresco style or simply retreat from the afternoon sun. There is another area furnished for relaxation and lounging, and the private pool has yet another terrace dotted with lounges, sun beds and areas ideal for cocktails.

The interior of the villa is a good balance to the charms outdoors. It relies on a more open floor plan than some villas and features high ceilings, elegant décor, and a lot of sunlight. Guests will appreciate the way that the rooms flow into one another, including the living room with its dual fireplaces and entertainment system, the reading room with TV, and the formal dining room. The large kitchen is also sunny and cheerful, and includes plenty of room for casual dining.

The five bedrooms of the villa are divided between the ground and first floor. One the ground floor is the king suite with an en suite bathroom. On the first floor is a king bedroom that shares a luxuriously appointed bath with the adjacent king suite. Another king suite on this floor has a private bath, and a smaller twin suite also has a private shower.

For those who want to enjoy a short walk to a nearby village or a quick car trip to Florence, while also savoring the delights of a private villa, the impressive Villa Simonetta is the ideal solution.

Nearest Town/Village: Calenzano - In Town

The Weekly Rate Includes:  Electricity, A/C, gas, water and final cleaning, housekeeping (4hrs) on Tue and Thu, WiFi Internet access, gardener, pool maintenance, washer and dryer at the dispoal of the guests.

Food, beverage and provisioning fee not included.  Heating charges upon usage based on meter reading, extra housekeeping, additional change of bed linens, cook service, personal laundry and ironing service are all available at an additional cost and paid for locally in Euro.  Please ask your villa specialist for quotes and charges.

Bedroom 1: Ground floor bedroom with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC.

Bedroom 2: First floor bedroom with a king-size bed and spacious en-suite bathroom with bathtub, wall-mounted shower, vanity and WC.

Bedroom 3: First floor bedroom with a king-size bed and shared private bathroom with Slipper style tub and separate shower with chromo- therapy, hydro jet massage, sauna, vanity and WC.

Bedroom 4: First floor bedroom with a king-size bed and shared private bathroom with Slipper style tub and separate shower with chromo- therapy, hydro jet massage, sauna, vanity and WC.

Bedroom 5: First floor bedroom with two single beds and spacious en-suite bathroom with bathtub, wall-mounted shower, vanity and WC.

All bedrooms are provided with air conditioning.

Interior Access Bedrooms: 5

  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Air Conditioning - Living Area
  • Alfresco Dining Area
  • Bed and Bath Linens
  • Children Welcome
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Gated Property
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Interior Bedrooms
  • iPod Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Phone
  • Secured Parking
  • Sound System
  • TV - Flat-Screen
  • TV - Satellite
  • Washer
  • WiFi
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Pool Person
  • Property Manager on Call
Housekeeping: End of stay cleaning
  • Outdoor
  • Private
  • Damage Deposit: 1000 Euro to be collected with the final payment
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Reservation deposit is 50%. Full balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: All payments are nonrefundable.
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 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 the near future, 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 should be 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.

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2019 Oct 26 to Dec 21 October 26, 2019 - December 21, 2019 (7 night minimum) 5 $806.82 $5,647.74
2019 Dec 21 to 2020 Jan 4 December 21, 2019 - January 4, 2020 (7 night minimum) 5 $1,130.00 $7,910.00
2020 Jan 4 to Jun 6 January 4, 2020 - June 6, 2020 (7 night minimum) 5 $565.00 $3,955.00
2020 Jun 6 to Sep 5 June 6, 2020 - September 5, 2020 (7 night minimum) 5 $1,017.00 $7,119.00
2020 Sep 5 to Oct 24 September 5, 2020 - October 24, 2020 (7 night minimum) 5 $791.00 $5,537.00
2020 Oct 24 to Dec 19 October 24, 2020 - December 19, 2020 (7 night minimum) 5 $694.15 $4,859.00
2020 Dec 19 to 2021 Jan 9 December 19, 2020 - January 9, 2021 (7 night minimum) 5 $791.00 $5,537.00
2019 Oct 26 to Dec 21 October 26, 2019 - December 21, 2019 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $806.82
Weekly: $5,647.74
2019 Dec 21 to 2020 Jan 4 December 21, 2019 - January 4, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $1,130.00
Weekly: $7,910.00
2020 Jan 4 to Jun 6 January 4, 2020 - June 6, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $565.00
Weekly: $3,955.00
2020 Jun 6 to Sep 5 June 6, 2020 - September 5, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $1,017.00
Weekly: $7,119.00
2020 Sep 5 to Oct 24 September 5, 2020 - October 24, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $791.00
Weekly: $5,537.00
2020 Oct 24 to Dec 19 October 24, 2020 - December 19, 2020 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $694.15
Weekly: $4,859.00
2020 Dec 19 to 2021 Jan 9 December 19, 2020 - January 9, 2021 (7 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $791.00
Weekly: $5,537.00

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.

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S.R. Aug, 2017
Source: TripAdvisor/FlipKey

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!

Genna R. Aug, 2017
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

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 traveling 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 (which was incredible), Pisa (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.

B.F. Jul, 2017
Source: TripAdvisor/FlipKey

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

Nippik Jun, 2017
Source: TripAdvisor/FlipKey

Very rarely does one come across a property that absolutely makes one feel as if their own home has been transported to accommodate their travel. The owner, makes every effort to ensure just that.
The villa itself is an old 150 year old home sprawled over 2.5 acres of land on the fringe of the small village of Calenzano. Recently renovated, preserving the family artefacts, it retains a dated charm and what it looses in terms of being annexed on a residential street rather than the rolling Tuscan countryside, it makes up by being just 15 minutes from Florence, well connected by bus and rail.

Very cosy bedrooms, fully equipped with a steam bath and pool, fruit trees and grill and the warmth and energy of the owner, reverbates in every moment of one's stay. No stone is left unturned to make one feel at home and even young children are catered for with family like baby sitters and paraphernalia .

A one week stay that left a gulp in ones throat, being over and a resolve to visit again and relive the nostalgia.

T.J. Dec, 2016
Source: HomeAway/VRBO

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.

Donna S. Aug, 2016
Source: TripAdvisor/FlipKey

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. 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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