2BR, 4 sleeps country home, large terrace with a view. Shops, restaurants, pizzerias, supermarket within walking distance. Get to Florence centre by bus in 30 minutes. Unlimited broadband Internet (WiFi+Ethernet). BBQ. Owners on site, English spoken.
Il Visciolo is a converted barn we ended restoring in 2006, it's located close to the centre of the village. The detached home for rent can accommodate up to four people, in two bedrooms (one with a double bed and another with two twin beds that can be joined upon request). A car is not required to shop or dine in the village of San Casciano or move to visit Florence.
Not suitable for children under 7 years old.
== Interior ==
The house is 80 square metres.
Ground floor: living room, kitchen, small bathroom with shower.
First floor: a bedroom with double bed, another bedroom with two twin beds on a low sleeping loft under the roof, a bathroom with shower.
== Outside ==
Terrace with gazebo, table, chairs, stone BBQ.
A garden shared with owners.
== Appliances ==
Towels, linens, ADSL router, television set with satellite receiver (Free-To-Air), washing machine, iron, ironing board, fan, hoover, hair dryer, radio CD player, local maps and guides.
Kitchen: fridge with freezer, four ring gas cooker and oven, dish-washer machine, microwave, blender, toaster, American coffee machine, kettle (electric water boiler), cooking utensils, dishes, four seats table, a small under stairs closet and all necessary equipment to cook meals. We do not provide food.
== Tourism tax ==
The City Council of San Casciano in Val di Pesa has introduced a tourism tax, applied till the seventh night, when the period of stay is from 1st March to 31st October. The tourism tax rate for our accommodation facility is 1.50 Euro per person per night. Not applied to children under 14 years old. It's not included in the rental price. To be paid cash upon arrival.
== Refundable security deposit ==
200 euro cash upon arrival. It's given back at your departure.
== Not included in the rental price ==
The rental price does not include electricity (tariff 0.35 EUR/kWh) and gas/heating (tariff 0.90 EUR/m3) charged according to meter readings. For a costs estimate, the cost of both during Winter, based on our past guests, has been between 6 and 11 Euros per day.
== Check-in and check-out ==
We can be flexible with arrival and departure time when we have no guests leaving or arriving on the same day. Otherwise it's: check-out before 10:00, check-in from 16:00. We don't charge for late arrival, we live on site so it's not a problem.
== Arrival/departure day ==
We can be flexible from November to March, minimum booking is 4 nights (you can stay less, but the price won't change). While we rent on a weekly basis (change over on Saturday) from April to October.
== More information ==
If you need more details please do not hesitate to contact us or simply search the web for Il Visciolo Tuscany.
Zugang für Gäste
Exclusive use: the terrace in front of the house, fast Internet (7Mbps ADSL) with WiFi+Ethernet modem/router, two car parking spaces inside the property.
The garden with olive trees is not fenced and it is shared with us.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We are a retired couple and we live in a farmhouse a few metres away from Il Visciolo, on the same property. Our son lives in Florence. We can help in case of need.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Electricity and gas/heating are not included and charged according to metered use.
SELF-CATERING: we do not provide services, food, kitchen consumables and toiletries. It is not supplied wood for the fireplace or barbecue.
== Need more information? ==
If you have any question about IL VISCIOLO, please search the web for more information or simply send us a message. We have been renting to tourists since 2008.
== Winter ==
As on AirBnb we rent almost only the Winter Season, we specify that the house is always kept heated during Winter. For the three days before guests' arrival the heating is increased to an optimal temperature, in order that at check-in the house is not cold. We don't charge the costs of heating occurred before your check-in.
Snow is very rare in our area and when happens it usually melts in a day or two. The property have access to a main road of the town so it is kept clean from snow, we are not isolated in the countryside.
From end of November to early April the gazebo is not covered so you can enjoy the autumn and winter sun. We also can't cover it because we sometimes experience a strong wind during some days in Winter so it could rip it.
Pets are not allowed. Smoking is not permitted inside the house. You will be expected to make a separate collection of your waste, according to local guidelines (we'll provide full details).
In the fireplace inside the house is forbidden to cook foods. You can use the barbecue outside the house.
The house is not suitable for children under 7 years old or people with mobility problems.
I am a retired teacher of English and French and I live with my husband in a farmhouse a few metres away from the rented home. Our son lives in Florence. We have been renting our converted barn since 2008, you can find the past guests' reviews simply searching the web for "Il Visciolo Florence".