|Located in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti region, Casa
Matteo is an outstanding villa
with stunning views over characteristic olive groves,
vineyards, forests and country estates. This spacious independent country
house, originally a small monastery, has five bedrooms with five en suite
bathrooms and is located only 2 km from Mercatale Val di Pesa and 18 km from
Florence. Upon request and for an additional fee, four additional beds can be
added inside the house bringing the total capacity of the villa to fourteen guests. If desired and upon owner approval, the
annex (one bedroom, one bathroom) can be added to the rental. The annex cannot be rented independently.
This villa offers our special “arrive and relax” package:
A simple Tuscan dinner is provided on your arrival night. This is a
welcome sight after a long flight and will allow you to check in, unpack and
relax. You will find the dinner in the kitchen with the instructions for
heating. The dinner is also suitable for vegetarian guests. It basically
consists of a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread,
water and wine are included. No changes are possible for the first dinner.
The villa also will be stocked with basic groceries so that you do not have to
shop upon arrival or worry about store closures on Sunday. The shopping list
consists of: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit,
eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be
adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests.
Casa Matteo is an excellent
setting for a gathering of friends or family. The panoramic hilltop location is
exclusive and private while still offering good access to Florence located just
15 minutes to the north. The charming Chianti hill towns are also within easy
striking distance. Siena is 50 minutes away and Lucca is approximately one
hour’s drive. The villa is spacious and has been tastefully and authentically
restored. The grounds are impressive and interspersed with olive groves planted
throughout the property. The large swimming pool with separate circular Jacuzzi
and furnished stone solarium is especially remarkable.
Guests arrive at Casa Matteo by way of a typical Italian
gravel country road (1200 meters) that winds through vineyards and olive
groves. The villa is about 1000 years old, dating back to its construction
in the medieval period.
It evolved from a monastery to a private residence in the following century and
was completely restored in 2006. The exterior photos show this property’s splendid appearance with images of the 10,000
square meters of land that is totally enclosed. The estate is composed of the
main house, the swimming pool (15 x 7.5 meters, open May 4 – September 28 in
towels are included), and
a small annex (40 sq mt) where the owner’s belongings are stored.
The handsome manicured lawn is bordered with attractive rose bushes and olive
trees. The covered outdoor stone patio is ideal for al fresco dining and
includes a barbecue, a long table and comfortable chairs. The swimming pool is near the patio
and is furnished with sun loungers, chairs, tables and umbrellas. Constructed of beautiful terracotta tiles and beamed
ceilings, Casa Matteo is 530 square meters in size and spans two floors.
- Entry hall
- Study room with double sofa bed
- Dining area with table for 12
- First small but well equipped kitchen
- Main fully equipped kitchen (microwave, dishwasher)
-1 double bedroom (5 steps) (cannot be separated) with bathroom with shower.
This room is provided with fan and screens on the window
- Living room with double sofa bed. In this room there is Satellite Sky TV, DVD, and
- 1 bathroom with shower
- Spacious central living room with fireplace. TV and PC with printer
- 1 master bedroom with en suite bathroom (Jacuzzi tub) (cannot be separated)
- 1 twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub)
- 2 double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom (shower); the double beds can
not be separated
- 1 guest bathroom
- The whole floor is air-conditioned
Laundry room with washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board
Two double sofa beds in private rooms are available on the ground floor of the main villa to
accommodate up to 4 additional guests. The cost is 200 Euros per extra
guest per week, paid on site.
Upon request and approval of the owner, 2 guests may be accommodated in the
annex (outbuilding) for an additional charge of Euros 1350 per week plus 100
Euros final cleaning charge.
The rental fee includes daily maid service for three hours a day
from Monday to Saturday. Bed and bath linens are changed each Wednesday and
Saturday. Air conditioning is provided only in the four upstairs bedrooms.
This is metered and paid on site. There is
parking inside the property. Pool towels are included.
Other services available upon request at an additional
price include: cook service, personal laundry and ironing, grocery shopping, wine tasting, driver and transfer services
sitting. Horseback riding is located at 3km distance.
Wireless WiFi Internet access is included. A new fitness room is now
available near the pool.
Pets are not allowed at Casa
Matteo. Due to the stone steps connecting the two floors, Casa Matteo is not
suitable for people with walking difficulties.
Bed and bath linens: Included with mid-week change
Air conditioning: Provided in four upstairs bedrooms. Metered
and paid on site.
Wireless Internet: Included
Basic grocery stocking: Included
Housekeeping: Three hours per day Monday to Saturday
Pool towels: Included
Pool open: May 4 to September
Final cleaning: 200 Euros main villa. 100 Euros annex.
Baby bed: 100 Euros
Heat: Charged according to usage
Security deposit: 1500 Euros
Utility deposit paid on arrival for heating or A/C (seasonal): 500 Euros
Upon request: Cook service, personal laundry, ironing, shopping, wine
tasting, transfer, driver, baby sitting.
Check in: between 4pm and
7:00pm – with approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm
and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
Check out: 8:00am – 10:00am
2013 Weekly Prices for 10 guests
5 Jan - 30 Mar
6 Apr - 4 May
28 Sep - 21 Dec
30 Mar - 6 Apr
4 May - 29 Jun
31 Aug - 28 Sep
21 Dec - 4 Jan
29 Jun - 31 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
Click here to see the floor plan:
• Mercatale Val di Pesa (shopping, restaurants, market): 5 minutes
• Greve in Chianti: 15 minutes
• San Gimignano: 30 minutes
• Siena: 50 minutes
• Florence: 15 minutes
• Florence Airport: 30 minutes