Doubles 1 Bathrooms 2
Located in the heart of the medieval village of San Miniato, Monnalisa is a hidden treasure: a private luxury villa for rentals in Tuscany with a spa and secret indoor pool walking distance to restaurants and shops.
In a sixteenth-century palace protected by the superintendence of Fine Arts in the upper part of the village of San Miniato, at the historic square ‘Piazza Bonaparte’, the villa owner has fully restored and refurnished the villa in order to guarantee the maximum comfort to its guests.
The owner created big French windows that allow lots of light and brightness to enter this cozy, characteristic villa and give guests the opportunity to enjoy the stunning Tuscan landscape. The view offered by Monnalisa goes from the green valley to the river Arno and on the opposite side, you can see the previous house of Leonardo Da Vinci. But the hidden treasure of the villa is actually located on the lower floor: a private indoor pool reached by hidden stairs, where warm water and in-pool seating invites you to stay and enjoy a while, maybe with a very nice glass of gorgeous wine.
The bedroom of Monnalisa offers a king size bed with en suite bathroom, direct access to the indoor pool area and to a private terrace with amazing views. The living area is equipped with the finest furniture and handmade creation, the same as the fully equipped kitchen.
Being in the town of San Miniato, Monnalisa allows you to reach restaurants and markets on foot, with no need to take a car. It is also perfect for daily trips during your holiday, to Florence, Lucca and Pisa more or less thirty minutes away, and Siena on a forty-minute drive by car.
open space with fully equipped kitchen, cooking island and countertop seating 4 guests, dining table seating 6 guests. Living area with three sofas facing the valley with direct access to outdoor terrace. Studio with en suite bathroom (no window) with shower cabin (plus extra hand held shower).
bedroom 1 master bedroom with king size bed, walk in closet, en suite bathroom with double basin, walk in shower (plus extra hand held shower), direct access to outdoor terrace and indoor pool.
lower floor, 15 steps down
emotional shower area and indoor heated pool (3,5x6m)with Jacuzzi corner.
outdoor terrace (25m2) with view, sofa and 2 armchairs.
there is the possibility to add a king size bed in the studio (no wardrobe), in order to accommodate up to 4 guests (ideally 2 adults and 2 children). No TV available at the villa but there are a projector and a screen that can be used with any mobile devices. Pets not allowed. Non smoking villa.
- portable AC units
- floor heating system
- indoor pool
- wi-fi internet connection
- i/Pod docking station
- stereo system
- sound system
- indoor Jacuzzi-hot tub
- emotional shower
- fully equipped kitchen
- ice maker
- Nespresso coffee machine
- washing machine
- iron w/ironing board
- baby cot
- private patio
- lounge area
- indoor heated pool (3,3x5m)
- Google Home system
- Bluetooth system
- projector and 3m screen
- American coffee machine
From - To EUR USD * GBP ** Jan 2, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 4,500.00 5,350.00 3,850.00 Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 4,500.00 5,350.00 3,850.00 Security deposit 500.00 590.90 426.80
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.1818 USD
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.8536 GBP
Concierge service, final cleaning, change of linen and towels on Saturday, house heating, pool heating, air conditioning, city tax.
weekly rate for each additional guest (up to 4 guests) EUR 900, extra cleaning EUR 80 per service, chef service from EUR 300 to EUR 500 per meal (food and drinks included), any extra services not specified.
Florence 39km/24,2miles, Pisa 32km/19,8miles, Lucca 48km/29,8miles, Chianti area 53km/33miles, Siena 72km/44,7miles.
airports and trains
airports: Pisa 44,5km/27,6miles, Florence 41km/25,4miles.
trains: San Miniato 4,7km/2,9miles, Florence 43km/26,7miles.
The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.
Date: August 2020
Name: Terry Ross
"Let me make this simple for you: if you’re on this listing’s page, and if this place is still available, stop searching and book this listing now. I have stayed in hundreds of homes and hotel rooms. Nothing has topped this place. Staying at Monalisa is an experience in itself: this is luxury meshed with history in a creative and unique way that is unmatched. This historical home was renovated over 7 years of hard work to create something you won’t experience elsewhere. A few notes: - This luxury home is incredibly high-end from top to bottom. The finishes are high-end and can be felt every time you sit on a piece of furniture or use an appliance. - The view is out of this world. Couple that with an incredible balcony overlooking parts of tuscany and you have the perfect resting area — day or night. Grab a book and a glass of wine, or sit back and listen to your music echo through the house thanks to the sound system. - Speaking of the view, the sunrise and sunset is something else. I recommend keeping the curtains open at night. You’ll go to bed with the distant lights of the next Tuscan town softly gleaming back at you. Better yet, you’ll wake up with the most beautiful of sunrises. For four mornings straight, I was greeted with a blend of pink and orange in the sky. - The bed is super comfortable! - There are three showers in the home, all of them with massive rainfall shower heads. I’m not kidding when I say that you’ll struggle to leave the shower, especially the one next to the indoor pool. They’re so relaxing! - The indoor pool is incredible. You’ll want to end every single one of your days in it. There’s also a speaker in the room so that you can play your music as you relax in the water. –
The town of San Miniato is incredible and is an absolute highlight. It has great food and is a very lively town at night. Ristorante Maggese has beautiful, creative food that tastes as good as it looks. Ethan’s is a super cool bar with a local mixologist running it, and he’ll create the most delicious drinks for you. If you have a car, you are about 45 minutes away from some of the coolest spots in Tuscany, the beautiful beaches of Forte dei Marmi. Lastly, manager, Giovanni, is one of the more amazing people I have had the chance to meet. He is caring, thoughtful, and full of energy and passion. In a few short days, you’ll feel like you’ve known him for years. You’ll call him a friend when you leave.including He will walk you through everything you need to know about his home and will provide you with spot-on tips on food and drinks in the town and its surroundings. He’ll check in with you to make sure all is well and will take care of any bookings for you. You’ll be treated like a true local (and at times, like a VIP) when people know you know Giovanni. In other words, you’re getting a top-notch home with a top-notch host when you book this place. It’s the most incredible combination. I could write an entire review about how fantastic he is. If you’ve made it this far in my review, my hope is that you’re already excited to experience this place for yourself. It is even more stunning and amazing than the pictures. Book it and get ready for an experience of a lifetime."
Date: August 2020
Name: Anthony Lodi
"My wife my baby and I specifically went to San Miniato to stay at Monnalisa, needless to say we had really high expectations after seeing the photos. But those high expectations were surpassed in every way. We were greeted by Giovanni in the traditional Italian square where the flat is situated. Giovanni is incredibly warm and friendly and made us feel at home immediately. He took us into the apartment block, which is again a very traditional and large Italian building. However, totally unexpectedly once in the flat you really feel that you could be in a Brooklyn apartment. Every area of Monnalisa has had a huge amount of creativity, love, thought and time spent on it. I won't go into too much detail as Giovanni can explain it far better than I, but the the peroperty really seems to reflect his personality and his travels around the world. To quickly feel back in Italy all you have to do is open the large windows or sit on the beautiful balcony and look at the view and listen to the church bells. The apartment sits at the top of a shallow valley and in the mornings we would leave the curtains open and watch the mist roll into the valley and up to the apartment, all from the comfort of our bed. There are three amazing showers, the one downstairs feels especially luxurious, the kitchen is well equipped and modern and comes with a generous welcome package, and I've not even mentioned the pool...........GO."
Date: July 2020
Name: Peter Frank
"This is a truly amazing place to stay. It lies behind the facade of an ordinary building on a quiet square in San Miniato but once through the bank-like vault of a door to the apartment, you will be blown away by its size, stylish simplicity and stunning views across vineyards to the distant hills. We were also lucky to be able to spend a bit of time with host, Giovanni, and he couldn't have been more attentive, responsive and focused on ensuring we had the very best time. I couldn't rate our experience any higher."