Casa Giobatta O is a countryside house of 120 square meters ( about 1,291 square feet) which sleeps six people. It has a private garden, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a shared garden. The house is about 20 km (approximately 12 miles) away from Siena and 80 km (approximately 50 miles) from Florence.
There are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms, one living-room with a fireplace, and one kitchen.
Casa Giobatta O is on the first floor. You enter it by climbing a flight of stairs. The living-room is an elegant and cozy space. There are large windows overlooking the garden. You will find a dining table and a big fireplace, in front of which there are couches and armchairs arranged. Next to the living-room is a spacious kitchen. From the kitchen, once climbing down some steps, you can reach a garden at your exclusive disposal. The garden is furnished with a table, chairs, and deck chairs.
In the kitchen you will find a four-burner stove, a fridge with freezer, an oven, and a dishwasher. The washing machine is placed in a common area, where you can even dry your clothes as well. The bedrooms are spacious and bright. Two bedrooms have double beds, and the third has 2 single beds. In addition, there are two bathrooms with bathtub and shower taps and hair dryer.
The house is furnished in a complete and accurate way, in the characteristic style of the Tuscan countryside. The floors are of terracotta tile, and the ceilings have exposed wooden beams.
The house has a parking lot and is equipped with winter heating.
The house is part of a seventeenth-century hamlet, made up of a noble villa, a church and a small group of houses. All around you will only see the splendid countryside. Indeed a large farming estate surrounded this hamlet back in the seventeenth century, and today it still does. The estate covers more than a thousand hectares (2470 acres) on the hills near Siena. The area is part of the "Crete Senesi", a protected area rich of historical and natural beauties. All around you will see low argillaceous hills that are spread out like waves in the ocean as far as meets the eye. You will be in the middle of the most famous and reproduced Tuscan scenery in paintings!
Here every season of the year carries its fascinating trait: in spring, hues of light green cover the hills and lawns; in summer, the golden color of wheat takes over the hills; and during fall, thousands of swarthy and dark green shades dominate.
The farming estate where Casa Giobatta O is located organically grows wheat used for the making of pasta, fodder for its own livestock, the Chianina cattle breed, and extra-virgin olive oil.
Both villa and hamlet have been renovated into vacation houses; a process which respected the former architectural structure of the buildings made of stones and red bricks.
The guests of the farmhouse share a large swimming pool, a tennis court and a children's playground.
As you arrive, look around. You will feel as if time had slowed down. There is no traffic and there are no cars, if not your own. Here everything is beautiful, tidy and peaceful, and it looks like it has never changed. There will be a reception with staff at your disposal for your every need. At the reception is also available a large lounge with sofas and a fireplace, as well as a computer connected to the Internet.
The little church of the hamlet has been consecrated and masses are held every Sunday at 11 a.m.
The garden, the swimming pool and the tennis court
As a guest of Casa Giobatta O you will have at your disposal, besides your private garden, plenty of outdoor space shared with the other guests of the hamlet.
Swimming pool, tennis court and children's playground are located at approximately 50 meters (yard) from the apartments, in a panoramic position. The swimming pool is 12 x 8 meters (40 x 26 feet). Around the pool there are deck chairs and umbrellas. Once lying in the sun, your eyes will meet only lawns, trees and flowers. A view of low and green hills will unfold before you. The air is fresh, clean and filled with the smell of flowers and herbs. You will be able to spend long and pleasant hours outdoors accompanied either by your friends, a book in hands, or a glass of good Tuscan wine.
Next to the pool that is a large playground where your children will have fun playing free. They will find it equipped with swingers, slides and a sandbox.
If you are fond of hiking, marked trekking trails will allow you to visit the estate. You will discover places of evocative natural beauty.
Nearby tourist attractions
Once at Casa Giobatta O, you will enjoy a wonderful vacation in Tuscany! You will live and experience the real fascinating traits of Tuscany: the hospitality of a hamlet built by a noble family of bankers from Siena in the XVII century which has undergone centuries of history; a stay in the heart of the magic scenery of Crete Senesi; and the possibility of going on daily excursions to Florence and other splendid cities of art in Tuscany and returning to the relaxing atmosphere of the hamlet.
Casa Giobatta O is about 9 km (5.5 miles) away from Monteroni D'Arbia, which is the nearest town where you can find shops and restaurants. Siena is 20 km (12.4 miles) away and Florence is 80 km (49.7 miles) away. You will be in a quite convenient position to visit the whole Tuscany. You will be close to the area of production of the Chianti Senese and Brunello di Montalcino wines. Don't forget to visit the wine cellars of the area!
Casa Giobatta also has a large parking lot. To stay at Casa Giobatta it is necessary to have a car.
The swimming-pool is available from the 1st of May until the 30th of September.
Accommodations: Independent house or villa in small complex