Casa Le Scalette


  • Bathtub
  • Cribs
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Parking
  • TV


  • Sleeps up to: 6 people
  • Minimum stay: 7 days
  • Maximum stay: 90 days
  • Free children: below 4 years
  • Check-in: from 15:00 to 19:00
  • Check-out: until 10:00


This small but enchanting house is located on the crest of a hill in a small grouping of brick and stone houses which once formed the nucleus of a 16th century farm, a few minutes drive along one of the famous gravelled roads typical of rural Tuscany leading up from the village of San Vincenzo a Torri. Although quite secluded and absolutely silent, the charmed location amid vineyards and olive groves is perfect for those who wish to tour the area as the access to the highway is just minutes away and Florence lies 10 miles north. Casa Le Scalette is owned by a Florentine textile artist who keeps her studio in an adjacent building. Her taste and artistic sensibility is evident in the decoration of the house. The recent complete restoration has added all modern conveniences yet the wonderful atmosphere typical of an old Tuscan rustic dwelling has been perfectly retained. There is a paved forecourt with a splendid rose arbour framing the panoramic view over the countryside. A jasmine covered pergola provides a prefect venue for outdoor dining with beautiful views of the charming medieval villages in the surrounding landscape. The quirky eclectic decor reveals great personality and gives this place the feel of a home. The lovely Tuscan patio, dominating a magnificent panorama of rolling hills, is perfect for dining 'al fresco'. On the ground floor there is a great room painted in mint green with modern furniture covered in the owner's own textiles and grouped around a large open-hearth fireplace, a dining table with seating for six and a kitchen corner fully equipped with range, microwave, oven, dishwasher, toaster and espresso machine. On the first floor there are three bedrooms. The Green Bedroom has a king size bed divisible on request into twins. The master Bedroom also features a king size bed and a supplementary twin as well as a large walk-in closet. The 'Romantica' has a canopy queen size bed and a four-poster single. All feature beautiful beamed ceilings and hand-made mattresses. The beautiful linens add to the casual, but very refined charm of this house. There are two very modern mosaic-tiled baths one with Jacuzzi tub and one with shower cabin. Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. A security deposit of 200 Euro refundable against damages is due upon arrival directly to the owner. Rental price includes heating, garden maintenance, concierge service and maid service with change of linen once a week. Additional maid service is available and payable locally on an hourly basis. The Villa is well suited for 3 couples or a family and it's open all year round.