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
Min. Nights Upon Request

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 internet connection
Washing maching
Small kitchen for pool snacks
Dishwasher
Fully equipped kitchen
Covered parking up to four cars
Pool house with a shower room
Al fresco dining
Table tennis
Netflix
Apple TV with 230 movies
Billiard room
Flat screen satellite TV with CD/DVD player and iPod sound dock

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
Cook services daily (Tuscan cuisine) – food and beverages extra
Housekeeping service up to 4 hours per day
Pool towel change on Tue and Thu
Daily pool cleaning and garden maintenance
Onsite concierge & assistance – 4 hours daily, on line and by phone
Staff has one day off during the week

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
June 04, 2022 - September 23, 2022
6 7 9,500 Vacation Club Points *
September 24, 2022 - October 14, 2022
6 7 9,000 Vacation Club Points *
October 15, 2022 - December 23, 2022
6 7 8,500 Vacation Club Points *
December 24, 2022 - January 06, 2023
6 7 9,500 Vacation Club Points *
Points above are based on approximate currency conversion. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate 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 *

Telephone and fax is charged based on usage
Mandatory €500 per week for electricity consumption paid in cash locally
Heating in winter season €250 per day
Food Allowance: €1,000 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.


Exclusive Offers

Executive Owners now receive up to $100 Destination Dollars when booking a Villas of Distinction property with Vacation Club Points.

Number of Nights

Destination Dollar Amount

1-4 Nights

$50

5+ Nights

$100


You can use your Destination Dollars to enhance your stay. Once the property of your choice is booked, your personal Concierge will coordinate and schedule eligible experiences for your stay, giving you more time to spend with family.


Destination Dollars are Valid for select prepaid services only. Minimum night stay requirement may apply. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused Destination Dollars is nonrefundable. Destination Dollars cannot be applied toward booking value. Destination Dollars may not be combined with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply. Access to the Explorer Collection is made available through the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program and is subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in the applicable Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program documents. Actual experiences will be provided via contractual arrangements with third-party providers and may require the payment of additional fees. The experiences described herein are examples of potential vacation opportunities and are subject to change.

Presidential Owners now receive up to $175 Destination Dollars when booking a Villas of Distinction property with Vacation Club Points.

Number of Nights

Destination Dollar Amount

1-4 Nights

$100

5+ Nights

$175


You can use your Destination Dollars to enhance your stay. Once the property of your choice is booked, your personal Concierge will coordinate and schedule eligible experiences for your stay, giving you more time to spend with family.


Destination Dollars are Valid for select prepaid services only. Minimum night stay requirement may apply. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused Destination Dollars is nonrefundable. Destination Dollars cannot be applied toward booking value. Destination Dollars may not be combined with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply. Access to the Explorer Collection is made available through the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program and is subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in the applicable Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program documents. Actual experiences will be provided via contractual arrangements with third-party providers and may require the payment of additional fees. The experiences described herein are examples of potential vacation opportunities and are subject to change.

Chairman's Club Owners now receive up to $250 Destination Dollars when booking a Villas of Distinction property with Vacation Club Points.

Number of Nights

Destination Dollar Amount

1-4 Nights

$150

5+ Nights

$250


You can use your Destination Dollars to enhance your stay. Once the property of your choice is booked, your personal Concierge will coordinate and schedule eligible experiences for your stay, giving you more time to spend with family.


Destination Dollars are Valid for select prepaid services only. Minimum night stay requirement may apply. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused Destination Dollars is nonrefundable. Destination Dollars cannot be applied toward booking value. Destination Dollars may not be combined with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply. Access to the Explorer Collection is made available through the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program and is subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in the applicable Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program documents. Actual experiences will be provided via contractual arrangements with third-party providers and may require the payment of additional fees. The experiences described herein are examples of potential vacation opportunities and are subject to change.

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Location

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