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Streda Belvedere

Apartment - Tuscany

    Recurring favorite with guests

    Very passionate owner

    Own production of wine and oil

  • Closest food shopping2 km
  • Distance from the center2 km
  • Vinci2 km
  • Empoli12.6 km
  • Montecatini-Terme22.4 km
  • Pistoia28 km
  • Florence Airport46 km
  • Lucca47 km
  • Firenze48 km
  • San Gimignano49 km
  • Pisa airport58 km
  • Distance from the sea65 km
  • Siena90 km
  • Rome airport339 km

It is so beautiful that it is on the front cover of our catalogue

In the vicinity of Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace Vinci, Streda Belvedere is located with a fantastic 360° view of the countryside. Over the hills you can see the village of Vinci and vineyards as far as the eye can see.

Streda Belvedere consists of 9 apartments furnished as a part of the vineyard.

The apartments were established in 2008/09 and frequently renovated based on the site's philosophy: "Art and culture are the essence of man - wine is the essence of the earth." There is an oasis of peace and quiet here with the owner Claudio who fully enjoys life.

The wine is main thing for Claudio, and don't hesitate to ask about the production, and you will get the whole story of the vineyards and his family's history for generations. Streda also has its own - more limited - production of olive oil. Claudio himself lives on site in one of the apartments.

The apartments are furnished with the utmost comfort in mind - eg. there is air conditioning, internet and dishwasher in all apartments. And approximately half of the apartments are decorated in very modern Italian design.
A bread van passes Streda almost every morning so that it is possible to buy bread for breakfast and lunch.

The pool is open from 31 / 3 - 13/10.

In one of the two houses with apartments - Belvedere - there are 5 apartments with grape names. They have a large common terrace facing the pool and the open countryside.

In the second of the two houses - Clarinetto - 4 apartments are located with musical instrument names. They have more individual terraces (but still very open) and facing the common area between the buildings. These apartments are decorated in contemporary Italian style (pop art). The furniture is designed by Licheri and Cappellini

The apartments with room for 2-4 people and 4-6 people have sofa beds for the last to people. If these wish to sleep separate and an extra bed therefore is required, this is possible for an extra fee of 15 euro/night.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Air condition
  • Own terrace
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet
  • Barbecue
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra bed
  • Washing machine
  • Very child friendly
  • Very, very quiet
  • Baby chair
  • Extra cleaning
  • Baby cot
  • Pizza oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito nets
  • Iron and ironing board

Activities at the property

  • Play ground
  • Table tennis
  • Production of oil, wine or cheese
  • Sale of local products
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast (local)
  • Shopping service
  • Wine tasting

Activities in the area

  • Golf
  • Wine tasting
  • Spa
  • Trekking and running
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Guided bike tours

Location

  • Tuscany
  • Pisa area
  • Firenze area
  • Max. 2 km to village
  • Pistoia area

Check availability and prices

3-room plus (4 - 6 pers.)

3-room apartment for 4 - 6 persons is an apartment type that combines the apartments Clarinetto, Sassofono, Orchestra, and Tromba, along with an additional room. This means that when you choose this apartment type, you will have an apartment that includes a living room with a sofa bed, kitchen, dining area, a bedroom, and a bathroom. Additionally, there is a separate room with its own bathroom and entrance. All the extra rooms are located on the first floor, while the Clarinetto, Sassofono, Orchestra, and Tromba apartments are spread across both the ground floor and the first floor. This apartment type is perfect, especially if you are traveling with older children who do not need to stay in the same room as their parents. In the gallery, the pictures are just examples of the extra rooms and apartments.

 

Cabernet (4 - 6 pers.)

Cabernet is a 72 sqm apartment that accommodates 4 - 6 persons on the first floor. Upon entering the living area, you'll find a small kitchen with a cooking hob, microwave, and a refrigerator with a freezer. Additionally, there's a dining area and a sofa bed. Moving on from the living area, you'll come to a small hallway where one door leads to the bathroom, which features both a shower, bidet, and a toilet. At the end of this hallway, you'll discover two spacious bedrooms, each with a double bed. Below the apartment, you'll find a table, chairs, and umbrellas, where you can sit and enjoy the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside, which you'll experience from this large shared terrace. There's plenty of space on the terrace, so even though it's shared, you won't be crowded.

Chardonnay (2 - 5* pers.)

Chardonnay is a 58 sqm apartment that accommodates 2 - 5* persons and is located on the ground floor. You enter the apartment directly from the terrace into the living area, which includes a sofa bed, TV, and a dining area. The entrance to Chardonnay is on the opposite side of the other "Grape" apartments, and it's also on this side that the terrace is situated.

Chardonnay is the apartment with the most private terrace, where you can simultaneously enjoy the view of the vineyards. In the adjacent room, you'll find the kitchen, equipped with a cooking hob, and of course, a refrigerator with a freezer. As you proceed a bit further, you'll reach a small "hallway," where the door on the left leads you to the bathroom, featuring a shower, bidet, and toilet. If you continue straight ahead instead, you'll enter the bedroom, which has a double bed. There is no door to the bedroom, but it is quite spacious and can accommodate, for example, a baby cot.

*Note that the 5th person will need an additional bed, which costs 30 euros per night (210 euros per week), payable directly to the owners.

Clarinetto (2 - 4 pers.)

Clarinetto is a 53 sqm apartment that accommodates 2 - 4 persons and is located on the ground floor. You enter directly from the spacious terrace into the living area, where you'll find a dining area, a sofa bed, and a TV. Additionally, there's a kitchenette with a cooking hob and a refrigerator with a freezer. To access the bathroom and bedroom, you'll go down the stairs. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, bidet, and toilet. The last door opens into the apartment's spacious bedroom with a double bed.

Outside, you have slightly more individual terraces, but they are still open. The terrace faces the communal area between the buildings.

Merlot (2 - 4 pers.)

Merlot is a 43 sqm apartment that can accommodate 2 - 4 persons and is located on the first floor. You enter a small hallway, and from there, you proceed into the living area, where you'll find a sofa bed, dining area, and a TV. Additionally, there's a small kitchen with a cooktop and a refrigerator with a freezer.

From here, you can access a small corridor that first leads you to the bathroom on the left-hand side. It features both a shower, bidet, and a toilet. If you continue straight ahead instead, you'll walk directly into the spacious bedroom.

Below the apartment, there are tables, chairs, and umbrellas. The terrace is communal but quite large, so you won't be sitting too close to the other guests.

Orchestra (2 - 4 pers.)

Orchestra is a 56 sqm apartment that can accommodate 2 - 4 persons, and it is located on the ground floor.

You enter directly from the terrace into the living area, where there is a dining area, a sofa bed, and a small kitchen with a cooktop, as well as a refrigerator with a freezer.

The apartment has two bathrooms, both of which include a shower and toilet. One of the bathrooms is connected to the bedroom, which has a double bed, and this part of the apartment is situated down a few steps.

Outside, you'll find the terrace, and although the terraces in these apartments are a bit more individual compared to the "Grape" apartments, they are still open. The terrace faces towards the common area between the buildings.

Sangiovese (4 - 6 pers.)

Sangiovese is an 81 sqm apartment that can accommodate 4 - 6 persons, and the apartment is located on the ground floor.

You enter directly into the living area, where there is a dining area and a small kitchen with a cooktop and a refrigerator with a freezer. The large arch welcomes you into the other part of the living area, where you'll find the double sofa bed, armchair, and TV. If you continue straight ahead, you'll step directly into the first bedroom, which has a double bed.

If you go to the left (before entering the living room), you'll first reach the second bedroom, which has two single beds and its own access to the terrace. Finally, you'll reach the bathroom, which has a shower and a toilet.

Right outside the apartment, you have the large red terrace, where there are chairs, a table, and umbrellas. The terrace is communal and is shared with the other apartments, but fortunately, it's large enough so you won't be sitting too close to each other, allowing you to enjoy the fantastic view.

Sassophone (2 - 4 pers.)

Sassophone is a 44 sqm apartment that can accommodate 2 - 4 persons, and it is located on the ground floor.

You enter directly from the terrace into the living area, where you have a dining area, a sofa bed, and a small kitchen with a cooktop and a refrigerator with a freezer.

To access the bedroom with a double bed and the bathroom with a shower and toilet, you need to go down the stairs. This apartment is equipped with aids (both for going down the stairs and in the bathroom), making it handicap-friendly.

Outside, as mentioned, you'll find the terrace for the apartment. This terrace is a bit more private compared to the "Grape" apartments, but it is still open. The terrace faces towards the common area between the buildings.

Sassophone is a 44-square-meter apartment that can accommodate 2 - 4 people, and it is located on the ground floor.

You enter directly from the terrace into the living area, where you have a dining area, a sofa bed, and a small kitchen with a cooktop and a refrigerator with a freezer.

To access the bedroom with a double bed and the bathroom with a shower and toilet, you need to go down the stairs. This apartment is equipped with aids (both for going down the stairs and in the bathroom), making it handicap-friendly.

Outside, as mentioned, you'll find the terrace for the apartment. This terrace is a bit more private compared to the "Drue" apartments, but it is still open. The terrace faces towards the common area between the buildings.

Syrah (2 - 4 pers.)

Syrah is a 43 sqm apartment that can accommodate 2 - 4 persons, and it is located on the first floor.

When you climb the stairs, you enter directly into the living area, which includes a sofa bed, dining area, TV, and a kitchen with a cooktop and a refrigerator with a freezer.

From there, you walk to a small hallway, where on the right, you have the door to the bathroom, which includes a shower and a toilet. If you instead take the door on the left, you enter the spacious bedroom with a double bed.

Below the apartment, there are tables, chairs, and umbrellas. The terrace is communal but quite large, so you won't be sitting too close to the other guests.

Tromba (2 - 3* pers.)

Tromba is a 35 sqm apartment that can accommodate 2 - 3* persons, and the apartment is located on the first floor.

You go up the stairs, and the first door on the left-hand side is where you'll find the bathroom, which includes a shower, toilet, and bidet.

Then, you go around the corner, where you have the living area with a dining area, sofa bed, and a kitchen with a cooktop and a refrigerator with a freezer.

The last door hides the bedroom, which has a double bed.

Below the apartment, you'll find slightly more individual terraces compared to those in the "Grape" apartments, but the terrace is still open. The terrace faces towards the common area between the buildings.

*Note that the 3rd person will need an additional bed, which costs 30 euros per night (210 euros per week), payable directly to the owners.

Available weeks

  • 3-room plus (4 - 6 pers.)
  • Cabernet (4 - 6 pers.)
  • Chardonnay (2 - 5* pers.)
  • Clarinetto (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Merlot (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Orchestra (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Sangiovese (4 - 6 pers.)
  • Sassophone (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Syrah (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Tromba (2 - 3* pers.)

Price list in Euro

Outside high season you can book a minimum of 3 days. Contact Local Living if you wish.

Per week Min. number of days Max. persons Final cleaning
3-room plus (4 - 6 pers.) 7 6 Incl.
Cabernet (4 - 6 pers.) 7 6 Incl.
Chardonnay (2 - 5* pers.) 7 5 Incl.
Clarinetto (2 - 4 pers.) 7 5 Incl.
Merlot (2 - 4 pers.) 7 4 Incl.
Orchestra (2 - 4 pers.) 7 5 Incl.
Sangiovese (4 - 6 pers.) 7 6 Incl.
Sassophone (2 - 4 pers.) 7 5 Incl.
Syrah (2 - 4 pers.) 7 4 Incl.
Tromba (2 - 3* pers.) 7 3 Incl.
14.02. - 20.04.
12.10. - 21.12.
20.04. - 25.05.
14.09. - 12.10.
25.05. - 06.07.
24.08. - 14.09.
06.07. - 24.08.
21.12. - 06.01.
1,032.00 1,190.00 1,412.00 1,735.00
961.00 1,104.00 1,355.00 1,656.00
810.00 932.00 1,025.00 1,240.00
810.00 932.00 1,025.00 1,240.00
702.00 760.00 961.00 1,125.00
810.00 932.00 1,025.00 1,240.00
961.00 1,104.00 1,355.00 1,656.00
810.00 932.00 1,025.00 1,240.00
702.00 760.00 961.00 1,125.00
702.00 760.00 961.00 1,125.00


The prices include water, gas, electricity, wifi, air conditioning / heating, linen and towels.

The swimming pool is open between 11/4 - 30/10.

If the apartment is not left tidy: 75 euros for departure cleaning.


To be paid locally:

Deposit: 250 euro (cach - refunded at check out).

Pool towels: 9 euro per towel.

Extra bed: 30 euro per night.

Breakfast: 12 euro per person per day. One child (under 12 years old) free of charge per adult.

Wine tasting: From 10,50 euro per person (every Monday from week 28 to 34 - all other weeks on request.)

 

Pets are not allowed.



NB

Tourist taxation, which is a small amount, has to be paid locally at arrival. The tourist taxation is 1,5 euro per person per night (kids under age of 14 not included) and a maximum of 6 days.