Augusta

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Set on a high hill overlooking the scenic Tuscan landscape, this incredible 16th century patrician mansion exudes class and elegance at first sight.

up to 6
Bedrooms
up to 12
Guests
6
Bathrooms
from 7
Min. Nights

Overview

The villa spans over 1200 square meters of living space and its central location is convenient to explore the major areas of Florence, Chianti, Siena and Lucca. In its past the villa has been the dwelling of many illustrious guests, among them Paolina Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon and the Grand Duchess of Tuscany. The villa belongs to one of the most prominent aristocratic Italian families, and you will feel as a true royalty vacationing here while having the villa staff pampering you like a prince!

All rooms of the villa are impeccably decorated with luxurious furnishing and finishes housing a remarkable art collection. The building retains its original architectural structure with its floors, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and staircases. The villa features opulent heirloom pieces such as oil paintings and antiques, Venetian glass chandeliers, murals, rich tapestry and Persian rugs, all creating a sense of age that the guests will enjoy in every room.

Accommodations

Ground Floor

  • Formal massive dining room with fireplace that seats comfortably up to 20 guests
  • Smaller dining room
  • Guest bathroom
  • Large gourmet eat-in kitchen

First Floor

  • Very expansive formal living room with fireplace and piano
  • Smaller living room
  • TV room with fireplace
  • Reading room with private library containing an antique collection of books
  • Enjoyable billiard room
  • Private chapel

Outside Features

  • An impeccable manicured Italian garden nestles the impressive private pool, with its sundeck and a gazebo, perfect for alfresco lunches
  • The grounds house also several shaded areas for relaxing in style and tranquility
  • The villa’s strategic position over the undulating hills offers a one-of-a-kind view over the vineyards, olive groves, fields and forests of the Tuscan countryside

When not lounging around the pool, you can visit Florence or you may go to the hip beach resort of Forte dei Marmi, both 30 minutes by car. Other options are playing golf at an 18-hole Golf course, horse-back riding or play tennis at nearby facilities. Lastly, do not forget to check out the famous Thermal Spas located very near to the villa. Villa Augusta is perfect for easy hikes and relaxing strolls.


Amenities

6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 12 Guests

Wi-Fi
Washer
Hair Dryer
Dishwasher
Separate Kitchen
Al Fresco Dining
Fully Equipped
Mountain View
Private Parking x 4
Cable
Stereo
Ping-Pong Table
Television
DVD

Details

Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Master king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2 (Ground Floor): One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with tub
Bedrooms 3 & 4 (First Floor): Large king bedrooms with antique poster beds, each with en-suite bathroom, one with shower and one with tub
Bedrooms 5 & 6 (First Floor): Smaller twin bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom with tub - ideally suited to teenagers

Pool Details

Private pool (18 m x 7 m)

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Housekeeping service up to 4 hours per day
Mid-week change of linens and towels (Wed)
Daily breakfast service – food and beverage extra
Kitchen staff included for daily breakfast service and dinner service – cost of ingredients not included
Daily pool cleaning and garden maintenance
Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Lunch service
Additional staff hours, available on request
Waiter for table service
Cost of food and beverage
Food shopping service
Laundry service
Ironing service

Location Details

Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 39 min
Nearest serviced town: 8 min
Nearest major city: Florence 50 min
Nearest point of interest: Montecatini 17 min

Villa Notes

Pets allowed with dog sitter (available also at the villa at extra charge)
The staff lives on the premises in separate quarters on the ground floor, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
Kitchen use by villa personnel only
Check-in: between 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
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
October 15, 2022 - December 23, 2022
6 7 $ 3,017 *
December 24, 2022 - January 06, 2023
6 7 $ 3,458 *
January 07, 2023 - May 12, 2023
6 7 $ 3,561 *
May 13, 2023 - October 13, 2023
6 7 $ 3,804 *
October 14, 2023 - December 22, 2023
6 7 $ 3,561 *
December 23, 2023 - January 05, 2024
6 7 $ 3,804 *
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: 3:00 PM - Check out: 10:00 AM

Tax Service Charge Details *

The Italian government might require the payment of a Visitor’s Tax (approximately €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per day, depending on the location) and may be applied for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable locally, in Euro cash
Telephone and fax is charged based on usage
Mandatory €500 per week for electricity consumption paid in cash locally
Heating in winter season €350 per day
Food Allowance: €1,500 to be paid locally, in cash, upon arrival
Pets allowed for a €50/pet/day fee
Late check-in fee €50/hour after 8:00 pm

Security Deposit Details

€5,000 Collected with final payment

Minimum Stay Details

1 Week - Satuday to Saturday rentals.

Accidental Damage Waiver

A $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.

Exclusive Offers

Your next villa vacation just got even better. Reserve your dream 2023 villa vacation by December 4th, 2022, and you'll receive up to a $2,000 Concierge Credit to use towards luxury in-villa services and unforgettable experiences. From private chef service to a sunset catamaran cruise, what will you add to your villa experience?


Offer valid for new bookings made between 11/20/22 – 12/04/22 travel from 1/9/23 - 12/31/23. Amount is based on the base villa cost only. Minimum booking value of $5,000 applies. Valid for select pre-paid services only. Services offered are subject to availability. The value of any unused credit is non-refundable. Credit cannot be applied towards booking value. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.

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Location

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