|Villa Mima is a splendid 18th century stone farmhouse that lies roughly equal distance between
Florence, Siena, Pisa and the seaside. Gatherings of friends and family love
this villa for its ideal location and dominant position with expansive views
over the beautiful Chianti hills.
Located on a 10-acre olive
orchard estate, Villa Mima is an impressive structure that was built at the
beginning of the 1800s. It comfortably accommodates up to 14 guests and
measures 390 square meters (about 4090 square feet) in size. The current owner is an artist and lives in the
restored barn behind the main house in order to guarantee guests total
independence and complete privacy. He has recently restored Villa Mima, creating
harmony between the authentic Tuscan character and up-to-date modern
conveniences such as satellite television, wireless internet and air conditioning in each room. Great respect
has been given to architectural style and traditional workmanship. This is
reflected in the immaculate white walls, handmade terracotta floor tiles and the
mighty oak beams. Elegant “pietra-serena” stone frames the windows and doors
are made of cypress wood with antique style brass fittings. This simplicity is
not accidental. It retains the gracefulness and integrity of the old farmhouse
while blending with its rural setting.
The atmosphere at Villa
Mima is one of privacy and peacefulness. The property is reached by 800 meters
of paved road and is accessed by a private driveway. The attractive
garden has a hammock and a number of benches for relaxing and reveling in the
lovely surroundings. The large swimming pool (12mX6m) sits in a very panoramic
position. High quality sun loungers are provided and, due to the full southern
exposure, there is sun continuously from morning to evening.
Guests can unwind around the pool, enjoying glasses of Chianti, or lounging on two panoramic terraces built
off the main house. Dinner can be enjoyed by the pool or on the terraces. Guests
have two equally tempting gastronomic choices: cooking their own food in the
modern, fully equipped kitchen or on the BBQ, or hiring Villa Mima’s cook to
prepare dinners for the entire group . Meals are served with olive oil straight
from Villa Mima’s groves and much of the food and wine is produced by other
Italian estates in the surrounding region.
Villa Mima was designed to
take advantage of the soft Tuscan light and many of the rooms overlook the
valley and have been opened up by rounded arches. The natural beauty and
nostalgic country feeling is expressed through the antique stone, terra cotta
floors and warm shades of the wood beamed ceilings. Furnishings are simple and
include Tuscan hand wrought iron beds, antique furniture such as chest of
drawers and armoires and Belle Époque bathrooms.
390 square meters (about 4090 square feet)
The spacious double living room with a large Tuscan fireplace, comfortable sofa and armchairs is equipped with satellite TV, Denon HI-FI system, CD and DVD player, a collection of 100 CDs (Classic, Jazz, Salsa, Pop) and an upright piano. Large double French doors open onto the main terrace (328 sq. ft/100 m2) where guests can enjoy dining under the plane tree in front of the expansive panorama.
The dining room seats 16 people and has a long wooden table. There is an adjacent sitting room for reading and relaxing.
The kitchen is ample with fireplace and its own access to the garden. It contains cooking equipment for serving 20 people and has a 5-burner stove, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator-freezer and all modern amenities such as coffee maker and mixer. Next to the kitchen there is a laundry room with washing machine, dryer and ironing equipment. There is also a small office with desk, sofa, phone and printer/scanner/fax.
There are 2 bedrooms on this level. One is a queen bedroom with an additional single bed and ensuite bathroom with tub and shower. The other is a queen bedroom suite with en suite bathroom with shower, satellite TV and private terrace.
Villa Mima floor plan (please click to enlarge):
Two queen bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom with bathtub and shower,
one twin bedroom with two beds (beds can join) with private bathroom with tub and shower,
one bedroom with three single beds (2 beds can join) with private bathroom with tub and
Single beds can be joined to form queen beds.
Villa Mima floor plan (please click to enlarge):
Saturday to Saturday
Check in: 5pm to 8pm Check out: 10am
Pool dates: May 1 - October 31
Air conditioning in each room, free WiFi ADSL Internet in each room, satellite
TV, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, oven, microwave, DVD, CD, Hi-Fi Stereo
system with large CD collection, Canon fax/scanner/printer, window screens, hair
dryer, cordless phone, 2
baby beds, 2 highchairs, BBQ, parking.
the price: Bed/bath/kitchen linens (changed on Saturday), air conditioning, electricity,
kitchen gas, water, final cleaning, weekly cleaning of baths and kitchen (for
stays longer than one week), pool towels, pool and garden maintenance.
Supplemental costs to be paid on the spot:
Wood for fireplace (15 Euros per 100 kg), heat is metered (6 Euros per cubic meter)
Upon request: Cook - price
per dinner per person: 1st menu Euros 38 (wine included)
2nd menu Euros 45
(wine included); house cleaning service (Euros 13/hour). Also on request: extra linen change, massage, taxi, mountain bike and Vespa rentals.
There is a surcharge of 300 euros for weddings at the villa.
AVAILABILITY UPON REQUEST
2017 Rental Prices - Up to 14 guests
1 Jan - 1 Apr
28 Oct - 31 Dec
1 Apr - 27 May
2 Sep - 28 Oct
27 May - 2 Sep
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
Montespertoli 3 km (restaurants, supermarket, all kinds of services)
S. Gimignano 25 km
Florence 25 km
Siena 40 km
Livorno (coast) 70 km
riding 7 km
Tennis court 4 km
Golf course 35 km