Tuscany Villa Vacation Rental
Il Colombaio di Montebenichi
SLEEPS 8 + 1
Il Colombaio di Montebenichi is an ancient traditional Tuscany villa vacation rental originally built in the year 1232. The farmhouse is surrounded by a beautiful and unspoiled natural environment, in the very heart of Tuscany, at the south-eastern border of the Chianti, a world renown wine area.
The interior is decorated in typical Tuscan style mixed with modern touches for comfort and design, where wood and stone are predominant. One of its strong points is the wonderfully unique living area, with vaulted ceilings, originally built in the middle ages, stone walls, and yet full of light.
This country house has been conceived in order to be enjoyed both inside and outside, with a great terrace near the barbeque grill, a fantastic “loggia” or balcony with breathtaking views, and the pool area for playing, swimming and sunbathing.
The nearby medieval village of Montebenichi, has an ancient history dating back to the dark middle ages and always being a bastion in between the powers of Florence, Siena and Arezzo. It was built in a spiral shape going upwards and its steps away from the villa. It is populated by only 100 people but it has a charming 5 star relais hotel and a trattoria to eat wonderfully home cooked Tuscan cusineIt is an excellent starting point for discovering the artistic, natural and food and wine wonders of this area of Tuscany.
For more than 10 years Il Colombaio has been home to Valerie and her family. Despite being let for the last years, the house retained its character of being a primarily a private permanent home. In June 2014, Valerie sold the House to Michael Semler, born in Munich, Germany. Il Colombaio will therefore remain a house almost permanently lived in.
Valerie offered all her extensive experience in letting the villa when not needed, and thus Michael agreed that the house can be let during times he continues to travel somewhere around the world, or not needed by his two daughters. This implies that Il Colombaio will never be a sterile Hotel but it will breathe the spirit and taste of those loving, owning it and living in it.
This way this Tuscany villa vacation rental will offer you everything you need for a comfortable vacation, setting you free to enjoy your stay. It will breathe the individuality of the owner and we would be grateful if, to the extent possible, you will respect this individuality.
“Come and enjoy Il Colombaio di Montebenichi. We would love to meet you in person and introduce you to Tuscany, and its many hidden charms, so you can come to love it as we do!”
Michael and Valerie