Gaia

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Villa Gaia is a strikingly beautiful and secluded four-floor villa in the heart of Chianti, only 20 minutes from Siena.

up to 16
Bedrooms
up to 31
Guests
16
Bathrooms
0
Min. Nights

Overview

It is a luxurious and extremely sophisticated dwelling. The villa, owned for centuries by an Italian aristocratic family, is encircled by spectacular gardens, offering incredible views of the surrounding countryside. Dating back to the year 1400, it was recently restored with extreme care. The villa is 16,000 square feet and the annex is 4,800 square feet.

Several beautiful sitting areas and formal dining rooms are spread throughout the interiors of the villa.

Outdoors, there are multiple sitting and dining areas. Gardens, patios and recreational facilities are all carefully designed to provide maximum privacy from the house. There is a tennis court, swimming pool (16 x 8 meters) and whirlpool, sauna, changing room and two bathrooms, plus an outdoor (cold-water) shower and barbecue. Riding and golf facilities are nearby.

Villa Gaia is the finest private villa for rent in Tuscany with breathtaking views. it is ideal for large groups. The location is convenient, right between Florence and Siena. Optional services offered at Villa Gaia include guided tours to the most important wine-cellars in Tuscany, golfing, mountain bike tours and orchestral musical entertainment. The villa stocks an excellent selection of Tuscan and Umbrian wines and will purchase specific labels at the client’s request.


Features

16 Bedrooms, 16 Bathrooms

Sleeps 31 People

16000 Interior Square Ft.

Pool

Air Conditioning

Staffed Villa

A/C in the social rooms

DVD

Flat-screen satellite TV

Gym

iPod docking station and Play Station in the TV room

Jacuzzis, some with light-therapy massage

VCR


Details

Bedroom Details

1 Single bedroom
2 Twin bedrooms
9 Queen bedrooms
4 Queen suites (3 with Jacuzzi)
All bedrooms have A/C

Bathroom Details

All bathrooms, with large shower or tub, are provided with hair dryers

Pool Details

Swimming pool (16 x 8 meters) and whirlpool
Pool towels - up to 40 towels per week included

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
House manager + 4 house staff members, 6 days per week (for groups above 25 people, extra staff is required
and is an additional cost)
Staff Schedule: 8:30 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm. Any extra time will be an additional cost
Midweek change of bed & bathroom linens (Wed)
Pool towels - up to 40 towels per week included
Welcome dinner
Daily Continental breakfast
Concierge service from 9 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Extra staff for groups larger than 25 people is required (1 or 2 staff)
Any extra housekeeping time
Chef and waiters for dinner and lunch service
Grocery shopping services
Personal laundry service

Location Details

Colle Val D'elsa - 10 minutes
Lucca - 2 hours by car
Siena - 30 minutes by car
Florence - 1 hour by car
Rome - 3 hours by car

Villa Notes

Electricity and air conditioning up to 2,000 kwt per week, water, and gas for hot water are included
Professional kitchen and laundry appliances operated only by the villa staff
Check-in: between 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Check-out: before/by 10:30 am
All the above services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
Food and beverages to be paid locally on a daily basis
Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.

Rates

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
November 30, 2019 - March 28, 2020
Not Available
18 0 Rates available upon request
March 29, 2020 - April 26, 2020
Up to 25 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
13 7 $6314
March 29, 2020 - April 26, 2020
26-31 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
16 7 $7184
April 27, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Up to 25 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
13 7 $6531
April 27, 2020 - May 31, 2020
26-31 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
16 7 $7401
June 01, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Up to 25 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
13 7 $8164
June 01, 2020 - August 30, 2020
26-31 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
16 7 $9143
August 31, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Up to 25 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
13 7 $7620
August 31, 2020 - September 27, 2020
26-31 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
16 7 $8490
September 28, 2020 - November 29, 2020
Up to 25 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
13 7 $6314
September 28, 2020 - November 29, 2020
26-31 Guests * These rates are estimated. Please contact a Villa Specialist to confirm rates.
16 7 $7184
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Check In Times

Check in: 4:00 PM - Check out: 10:30 AM

Tax Service Charge Details

Electricity and air conditioning over 2,000 kwt per week, charged as per meter reading
Heating charged depending on usage
Food allowance: €5,000 (€4000 to be paid with final balance +€1000 in cash)
Collateral for any extras over €5,000 will be held on guests’ credit card presented at the villa on arrival
Telephone and fax charges, to be billed to individual rooms
Food and beverages to be paid locally on a daily basis
Important! All the incidentals will be subject to 22% VAT and need to be paid locally. The villa accepts Amex only

Security Deposit Details

€6,000 - pre-collected


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Reviews

I wanted to say thank you for organizing everything for us...the villa was wonderful! My family had a great time..the staff at the villa was wonderful and they were so very helpful. We couldn't have been an easy group with the age range of 6 months to 74 but they managed beautifully. Maria was a marvelous cook and between Isabella and Ma Hew all of our needs were met.
Also, I just got home tonight and had a very nice surprise in the gift basket from you guys. It was very thoughtful of you. I will enjoy the treats in the coming days to be sure.

The 8 year old had such a great time that the last night he asked if we couldn't stay another week, could we come back next year. I am not sure that will be possible, but you made a tough crowd very happy. - Ellen

We had such a fantastic time while staying at the unbelievably gorgeous Villa Gaia – you and Maris did such a perfect job in all the planning – we are forever grateful. The owner – so sweet. Matthew – couldn’t do enough for us. Andrea – our waiter – we wanted to take him home! The entire staff - so helpful and so warm and friendly. We need to have Chef Roberto’s recipe for the baked macaroni he made on our arrival night. Specifically the recipe he used for the tomato sauce. It was the best we ever tasted. We want to make it for our families. - Maryanne N.

We spent a fantastic week at Villa Gaia, and loved everything about it. The villa is very comfortable, private and luxurious. The staff was so friendly and great at what they do. We found the location to be really central to many of the towns we wanted to visit, and there were some great restaurants in Colle Val d'Elsa.
My favorite part of our trip was dining at the long and elegant table on the terrace. We had great food, great conversation and lots of laughs. - MD

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.