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La Valle, Montaione, Tuscany

25% discount on July/Aug2015 dates at La Valle. Min 3 nights.

La Valle, Montaione, Tuscany

 25% discount off the list prices for all remaining dates at La Valle between 4th July – 29th August 2015. Flexible weekday arrivals possible. Minimum 3 nights.

7 apartments with shared pool and tennis court.

Approx. 300 metres from the property there is a shopping centre with a supermarket, which is also open on Sundays

Just 1 km from the small town of Montaione with all kinds of shops etc. 

Visit San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Siena, the Chianti winemaking area and the beautiful Tuscan coast.

45km from Florence. Tuscany.

Apartment details


Book La Valle here


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I’m always happy when we take on new properties to rent in my favourite areas of Tuscany.  This is a sweet little house called Vignacce, and it’s near Marciano della Chiana in the Val di Chiana.  I know this medieval village very well as it was the very first place I visited when I started my holiday rental business 23 years ago. It has small shops and services of its own but is also an ideal base from which to discover the delights of Central Italy.

This little house with pool is well-equipped and would be perfect for a “get away from it all” holiday for a couple.

NEW – so there’s still good 2011 availability

Just 1.5km from Tuscan village of Marciano della Chiana and around 1 hour South of Florence. Accessible to Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno.

1 double bedroom, 1 sofa bed – sleeps 2+2

A lovely swimming pool, an external Jacuzzi (6 seats) and a gym (shared use with owner)

Satellite TV (with Sky decoder), DVD player, internet access, air conditioning, dishwasher and washing machine.

Rental price from Euro 500 per week.

Owner will prepare breakfast and dinner on request.

See more photos, details and book Vignacce here

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Sharing a swimming pool and tennis court with other guests (or maybe just the owner)  is a way of saving money yet still being able to enjoy a  holiday in Italy.

A farmhouse apartment with these sports facilities on site – and maybe also others, e.g. table tennis, volleyball, bowls – will work out considerably more cost-effective than a private villa with private pool and private tennis court.

Rental prices for our comfortable holiday apartments in Italy with shared pool and tennis court start at just Euro 300 per week for an apartment sleeping 4. That’s just Euro 75 per person!  Fantastic value for money.

See more of our Italian apartments with shared tennis court and swimming pool here.

Tennis court at Fattoria Il Salice, Tuscany



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From: Gillian at www.onestopitaly.com

A big response to my previous blog posts about Lake Trasimeno, so I thought today I’d talk about one of our properties in that area where there are just a few July/August weeks still remaining. I went there myself many years ago and it has always been very popular with families because there are a lot of sporty activities on-site:  swimming pool, table tennis, volleyball ground, tennis court, bicycle hire.

It’s called Quiete and it’s located in a quiet spot just 13km from Lake Trasimeno (where there are watersports of all kinds). There are three apartments in the property and the rental price for the school summer holiday period is Euro 705 per week (approx. £625 at current exchange rate) for those sleeping 6 people, and the the one sleeping 8 is a bit more expensive. Very good value for money. Plus you have the Etruscan town of Cortona at approx 15km to satisfy any cultural requirements! You can fly from Stansted to Perugia, from where it  is only a short drive to the accommodation.

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From One Stop Italy. Bookings and Enquiries:  +44 (0)1603 812212 or contact us here.

PAGLIAZZONE, 2 small houses with shared pool, each sleeping 4 people. Book both houses together and get 10% discount. Rental prices from Euro 450 each per week. Location: Bucine, Tuscany.

La Casina at Pagliazzone

La Casina at Pagliazzone

La Veranda at Pagliazzone

La Veranda at Pagliazzone

Still good availability for summer 2010.

Two beautiful little houses “La Casina” and “La Veranda” which can be let together or separately. Surrounded by a very large, well-kept, fenced garden shaded by tall pine trees and adorned with flowering plants, these houses are ideal for those who want to spend their holiday in contact with nature.

Each house has its own private garden area equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue. The beautiful pool (6 x 11m, depth 1.30-1.90m), shared by the two houses, is in front of  “La Casina”. The furniture, especially that in “La Veranda” is of excellent workmanship and the houses are very comfortable.

Bucine is only a short distance from the houses and has shops and services of all kinds and Levane, Montevarchi and San Giovanni Valdarno are also nearby. Florence, Siena and Arezzo are about an hour away by car. On request it is possible to arrange at the house typical Tuscan dinners.

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From: One Stop Italy. Bookings and enquiries +44(0)1603 812212 or contact us here.

Tennis court at La Contea

Tennis court at La Contea

Following on from my blog post of yesterday on the subject of entertaining children whilst on holiday, keeping them active is obviously very important. I’ve noticed that there is growing demand for on-site tennis courts as well as swimming pools at our rental properties, so to meet this we have built up quite an impressive portfolio of houses which offer this facility. See our list of villas and apartments with shared pool and shared tennis court. And if you want totally private facilities on-site, see our list of villas and apartments with private pool and private tennis court.

Basically you need to decide if you want to have totally private use of the pool and tennis court (the more expensive option) or if you are willing to share and thereby save money. To give you a couple of examples:

Il Poggiolo (sleeps 8)  has a private pool and private tennis court.  Rental prices from Euro 880 – 1820 per week, depending on the time of year when you stay.

La Contea, again with a swimming pool and tennis court on-site, comprises 3 apartments each sleeping 4 people (in fact one will sleep 5 as an extra bed can be added). The rental price for one of these apartments ranges from Euro 390 – Euro 690 per week, again depending on when you stay.  So a family of 4 or 5 could rent one of the apartments and share the pool and tennis court with the occupants of the other 2 apartments. Or a large group of 13,  perhaps a mixture of family and friends,  could take over all 3 apartments and therefore have private use of all facilities for their party!

We’ve had many clients at both these properties over the years and whichever way you do it, it seems to work!

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From One Stop Italy. Bookings and enquiries: +44 (0)1603 812212.

The recent disruption to flights caused by the volcanic ash cloud has got me thinking about holiday rentals I’ve arranged for customers who’ve travelled to Italy by train. Not only that, but they’ve no car during their stay either.  So everything needs to be accessible on foot or by public transport.  Our holiday accommodation called San Casciano, near Florence, certainly fits the bill.

  • A food shop is approx. 300 m away
  • The centre of the town of San Casciano Val di Pesa with all kinds of shops is only 500 m away
  • Florence (accessible by public transport) approx. 15 km

Garden and Pool at San Casciano

San Casciano apartments, near Florence

San Casciano apartments and pool

San Casciano apartments - gardens

This property has been recently restored and turned into 4 apartments (one of which is occupied by the owners) offering comfortable furnished interiors. Each apartment sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms. The property enjoys panoramic views and is in an ideal location for those wishing to be in walking distance of a town and at the same time enjoy the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside.

See more details and photos of San Casciano apartments here

Rental rates range from Euro 518 – Euro 863 per week, depending on when you wish to stay.

As always we are here to offer help and advice to anyone wanting to holiday in Italy … however you plan to get there!

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