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“A wonderful weeks holiday” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Sant'Andrea
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London, UK
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23 reviews
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“A wonderful weeks holiday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2007

We stayed at the La Salvia apartment and found the whole stay most enjoyable.
It is a self catering apartment and all equipment looked new or very lightly used. We arrived from Pisa approximately 1hr 30min drive that's not including the time we spent lost. The road signs are a bit hit and miss in Italy they don't seem to be constantly indicating the same town/village. So I would recommend a good map don't just rely on directions.
The first morning we had breakfast at the villa cost was €7 each this was a typical continental breakfast.
The nearest main town we visited was San Casicano a dive of aprrox 20mins it has a COOP supermarket which will have most of your requirements however they do not except credit cards.
There is a market on Monday in San Casicano.
The swimming pool was of a good size but there were no steps in/out. The pool was kept clean but we did find a dead frog in it one morning. Also one day there seemed to be a swarm of wasps that came to drink from the pools water.
The tour of the wine cellar and wine tasting was interesting.
The main road which links Florence and Siena is only a 5min drive away.
We drove to Florence in the evening it took 45mins arriving at 6:30pm we found traffic leaving Florence to be one big slow traffic jam at that time.
The drive south to San Gimignano took 45mins and this town is well worth a visit.
The views from the apartment were restricted due to the way the old building has been converted i.e. high windows or windows facing on to the car park.
At night you may see bats flying around and fire flies in the grounds. We stayed here for a wedding which was held a the villas church and then the reception was held by the swimming pool with the meal being served as sunset followed by a disco under a gazebo. The staff were friendly and helpful through out our stay.

  • Liked — Pleasant surroundings
  • Disliked — To many narrow twisty steps.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2006

We had planned to stay at a farmhouse at the Villa San Andrea for 5 nights. We were driving from Milan and had a quite difficult time finding the villa, even with good directions and a map. The roads in the Chianti region are very windy and the signs are not that good. Our farmhouse was located on top of a hill, that took about 20 minutes to drive up on a gravel road. We were afraid we could get a flat tire on our rental car. We did not realize it was like this prior to arriving. However the scenery is very beautiful & the farmhouse rustic and romantic. There was a swimming pool outside, however there was a dead rat in it, which completely spoiled it for us. They have a washing machine, which was broke, but someone came to fix it immediately. However it took 2-3 hours to do one load of wash. The biggest downfall was that we didn't realize how far an actual town was from the farmhouse - it was at least a 20 minute ride, granted you don't get lost. At night there were several large spiders and centipedes we found in the farmhouse, even with all the windows and screens shut they somehow got in. There was mosquito netting over the bed - perhaps so you dont' swallow the spiders at night?? We decided to leave after two nights' stay and the lady at the reception was anything but friendly and understandable about our situation. She literally told us off and told us to go stay at the Sheraton and never to stay in the countryside again!! We could not believe how inhospitable she was. She was also completely unsympathetic that we were having a hard time finding our way around the area and getting lost frequently. She wanted to charge us an extra night, but once we explained about the rat in the pool, she only charged us the two nights. Due to the horrible customer service on her partm we would never again stay here.

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Property: Villa Sant'Andrea
Address: Via di Fabbrica 63, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Villa Sant'Andrea 1*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the Chianti wine district of the Tuscan countryside, Villa Sant' Andrea features a large garden with 2 free outdoor pools and BBQ area. This farm stay produces its own wine, grappa and olive oil. Set in a partially renovated country house, rooms include the use of the outdoor pools, set 1 km and 3.5 km from the property. All accommodation has rustic style and offers a private bathroom and satellite flat-screen TV. WiFi is free throughout. Sant' Andrea Villa is located in the small ancient village of Fabbrica, 10 km from San Casciano Val Di Pesa. Both Florence and San Gimingnano are within a 30-minute drive from the property. Free parking is available on si ... more   less 
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