Villa Bellavista (Radda in Chianti)
Central Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena, Italy
Villa Bellavista is a private villa for up to 12 guests. Villa Bellavista is located just over 2 miles from the delicious town of from Radda in Chianti, 28 miles from Florence and 20 miles from Siena The villa is widely regarded as one of the Chianti Classico area’s most remarkable villas. The Ginori Conti Princes built it originally in the 18th century, as a summer residence and now a famous family of Italian wine producers owns it. Portraits and coat of arms of the house of Ginori Conti adorn the stately dining room of this luxurious residence. A panoramic patio enhances the villa’s façade, while a vaulted terrace on the second floor provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding Chianti hills. At the back of the residence, guests can admire the majestic Albola Castle, which is owned by the same winemaking family. A swimming pool (6mX12m) reserved exclusively for use by guests is tucked away in the lush, well-tended gardens and grounds.
The villa accommodates 12 guests and its interior is composed as follows:
Ground floor: big terrace with table and chairs for alfresco meals, fully equipped kitchen with open fireplace with doors opening onto the terrace, adjacent dining room, sitting room with SAT TV. All the rooms open unto the large terrace. Off of the kitchen there is powder room and an all-purpose utility room, a hallway and off the hallway there is a large and sunny double bedroom with door to the outside terrace, and with en-suite bathroom with two sinks tub and a bathtub. There is also a laundry room for use of the caretaker and also guests.
First floor: large living room with big open fireplace opens onto large vaulted terrace with table and chairs, study, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower bathroom, 1 single bedroom.
Second floor: 2 twin (cannot be made into double beds) bedrooms with en-suite shower bathroom, 1 single bedroom with en-suite shower bathroom.
Third floor (tower): 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower bathroom.
The villa’s staff resides in quarters adjacent to the main residence and cleans the villa each day, while the gardener maintains the grounds and pools in perfect condition. Breakfast is provided on request and the staff person, who is adept at preparing local specialties as well as the culinary specialties of other regions, can be obtained at reasonable rates. Guests may also arrange by appointment a complimentary tasting of the vast selections of the estate’s wines.
Equipment: fax, telephone, internet plug, satellite TV, library. There is A/C in the tower bedroom.
The house is protected by an electric gate and alarm and the property is completely fenced.
There is a tennis court, up at the winery, for the use of the guests on the property.
The weekly rental includes:
6 hours maid service each day (excluding Sundays, please see below what the 6 hours maid service includes/doesn’t include), linen, towels, electricity, gas for cooking, taxes and bank commissions. 1 weekly change of linens and towels (more upon request)
Included in the 6hrs.:
-set-out the breakfast plates, etc. every morning and clean-up afterwards, so all you will need to do is prepare your coffee, eggs, or whatever
you will wish to do for breakfast.
- make the beds, and clean the bathrooms daily.
- clean the villa (and terraces) and kitchen daily.
- place dishes and pans in the dishwasher the morning after dinners.
- weekly change of linens and towels normally Saturdays, and if towels need changing before, this can be requested and Anna Lisa will take care
Also available at an extra charge and to be paid directly to staff in cash at Euro 15.00 per hr. (preferably at the end of each week):
- grocery shopping and preparation of food for requested meals. Groceries bought by Anna Lisa to be reimbursed with receipts.
- personal laundry and ironing, including hand-washed items.
The price does not include: heating, telephone/fax use/internet. All metered upon use.