Our comfortable apartment for 4-6 persons, in San Gimignano, allows you to spend a vacation in absolute relax, in an enchanted natural context, far from the noise but at the same time very close to the most beautiful attractions of the world.
The Montegonfoli Farmhouse is placed on top of an hill with an amazing view on San Giminano and on Tuscany hills. The farmouse is made of some ancient buildings of the Seventeen century, and it's featured by about 1000 olive trees, 2.6ha of vineyard (Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti Colli Senesi, both DOCG), 5ha of "fields of gold" and 9ha of amazing forest featured by a small river for "in house" nice excursions and light trekking activities. The town of San Gimignano is very close, and Siena and Florence can be reached very quickly, as well as all the other attractions of Tuscany. Roma city center (Saint Peter church) is 2,5h from Montegonfoli. This apartment is on the first floor and can host up to 6 people (max 4 adults over 12yo). It has a large living room with kitchen, fireplace and sofabed, 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower and bidet. It features a wonderful view on the surroundings and a private area in the garden.
The farm is in the middle of a 23 hectares garden; the farmohouse is divided into 6 apartments and each one has a private area in the garden. The apartments share a nice 13x6m swimming pool with amazing view on San Giminano, a common barbecue area, a common laundry and to a large parking. The access to the garden is free and allows to make "in house" nice excursions to the forest and light trekking activities. Before making an excursion, please ask us about suggestions and warnings.
Interaction with guests
One of us will always be in the farm to assist you during your stay. If you like to speak and know more about italian food and lifestyle, we'd be happy to share our knowledge with you, but we will always leave space for you.
Other things to note
In July and August, for rules introduced by tour operators, we can accept reservations for a minimum of 4 nights, better if 7 and between Saturday to the next Saturday. If you can't stay for 4 nights, you may always ask, if we can, we would be happy to say "yes, we can" :-)
For stays of 7 or more nights, we use a different rate system, with a lower rate per night, but there may be extra fees for final cleaning, i.e. 10,00Euro per person over 12yo.
The San Gimignano Town introduced an accomodation tax of 1,50Euro per night per person over 12yo, for a max of 5 consecutive nights (max 7,50Euro per person), that you'd pay onsite.
During the early spring or on fall, we provide free heating when the indoor temperature requires for it, for two hours per day, one hour in the evening and one hour in the morning, between 7.30 to 8.30. In some apartments the free quota is based on real gas (GPL) used. When the guest makes the check IN, we'll show the gas counter and the first 1 cubic meter per day it will be free, the guest will pay the exceeding consumption only at the SRP (as of today, 2015, it is 4,50Euro per cubic meter). We provide free WIFI, with certified coverage in the lounge and common areas. Some house areas are already covered too, but some others will be reached in the 2015 winter.
Our house has few rules , beyond those suggested by common sense and good manners .
Although we love animals, currently pets are not allowed.
Smoking is allowed, but kindly ask our guests not to smoke indoors, and, in public areas, to respect children and pregnant ladies, also outside.
Many people come to our place to relax and enjoy the magical silence of our position, so we ask kindly to respect other guests, without generating too much noise and try not to monopolize the common areas (pool, barbecue area, laundry ).
Breakfast is not included, it can be requested at an additional cost of 5,00Euro per person (Italian, consisting of coffee, cappuccino, croissants) or you may simply order what you want. If our guests desire to have a continental breakfast, our neighbors, a few meters from us, are happy to offer it using organic products of their production, at a cost of 10,00Euros per person in their "Social" restaurant.
The WIFI is free and is provided in the social area and around the pool; in the winter of 2016 it should be extended to all of the apartments.
In autumn and spring, if the indoor temperature requires for it, the heating is provided free of charge for two hours a day. Extra heating, if requested by the guests, is charged per its real gas consumption.
The laundry is shared and is a small building that includes a washing machine and a quite large area for drying clothes. In order to avoid "crowding" the access is usually void to the guests who will stay one night only. The soap/powder is usually not provided, as well as the coal for the barbecue.
Note: Italian laws compel us to ask your documents at the check IN. Extra EU guests should show their passports, because ID cards or driving licences are not legal.