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Alec

Photographers & Musicians Welcome

6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Alec is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean2 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The space

What started out in the 12th century as a lookout tower has flourished over time into an amazing conversion. We have taken great care and poured a lot of love into creating a remarkable living space. We've kept the best and simply made it better.

Ok... our home is a particular point of pride. We moved a few Km's from just down the hill, where we lived in a vineyard, and now have a commanding view of the hills. We know love and cherish this area and The house reflects it with its good balance between classical and modern design. During reconstruction we removed several walls to create open areas and let in lots of light. This is our primary home, so it's fully decked out with all the mod cons and toys.

Our home is your home. The place is all yours and we want you to enjoy it as much as we do. I'd suggest leaving the internet alone, but it's there if needed, as is a courtesy computer, massive film library, books in several languages, bring along your iPod and crank up the tunes. We've a swanky turkish bath for relieving aches and pains after a long hike, a large garden that is the bain of my existence, No really I love it. We try to run as green as house as possible with respect for the environment, so others will continue to be able to enjoy this part of the world. With all this the only caveat is that you treat it with the utmost respect as we would do with your home.

For us, our guests are almost like an extended family. We have travelled the world and love meeting new people and exchanging tales of the road. We strongly believe in preparing our little angle of the world so that when you're here you can do much more than just relax, you can breathe. Once you know the ropes of course you're on your own, we love seeing our guests thrive, do go out and be adventuresome. We will be happy to hear all about it at the end of your stay over a good glass.

Bacchereto is literally heaven on earth, I like to think of it as an Italian version of St. George's in Bermuda where I grew up. The views are spectacular, people look out for one another and the vibe is very relaxed. There are incredible trails, great wine and olive groves, a lovely active community, great interaction amongst the generations. That Da Vinci's grandmother lived there is I think no small coincidence.

Our home is best accessed by car or motorbike. Should you insist on arriving by lamborghini, helicopter, camper or hovercraft - this is probably not the place for you.
We live only 5 minutes by foot from the nearest village and traffic here is at an absolute minimum. You'll have at most 5 cars pass by in the average day so peace and quiet is assured.
The village is just a few mins walk away, and life there is really warm and welcoming with festivals every so often and great food to be had. 5 minutes in any direction by car and you'll run into great restaurants, up to an hour away you can swim, Ski or skip to your hearts content.
Heading down the hill you have a beautiful winding road passing vineyards where you can get wine directly and do a proper grocery run.

There is very easy access to the major highways. You can be within any city in northern Tuscany in under an hour and can avoid the stress of staying in the city. A typical day trip can take in Siena and San Gimignano or Pistoia and Lucca with ample time to wander about and still be back in time for a relaxed BBQ in the garden.


We are particularly close to Florence, you can enjoy view of the duomo from here in the hills whilst remaining above the heat of the plains. The passing of the seasons in spectacular here, possibly the best time of year is late Autumn, though there is never really a bad time to visit. - About the photographers and musicians welcome? No it is not a prerequisite, but this is a place that breeds creativity. We encourage you to tap into your inner artist and get busy.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Dryer
Kitchen
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV

House Rules

Rules... really simple, don't break our stuff. Probably not suited for very young children. We are world travelers and love meeting similarly minded people. We have another apartment nearby so the house is yours if you want it all to yourselves, otherwise, come and join us for a taste of real Tuscan living. We are animal lovers, and animals are welcome (small sized)

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance

Availability

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Danielle User Profile
Danielle
May 2016
ONE WORD - HEAVEN! But that doesn't do Alec, Cristina or their beautiful home justice. If you are looking for peace, serenity, a stunning view, and wonderful hospitality, then look no further. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Carmignano. We were fortunate to use this beaut…
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Bianca
June 2015
Unique and stunning house. Amazing setting. Generous and thoughtful hosts. Only drawback was running out of time. Thank-you Alec & Christina
Alison User Profile
Alison
September 2014
We had the pleasure of spending a week in Alec's beautiful and tastefully restored Tuscan retreat. The tranquility is only matched by the panoramic views of the valley below. Although Alec was not in Italy at the time, he proved to be a most courteous and helpful host and provide…
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Danielle
September 2014
Alec and Cristina have an amazing Tuscan retreat where you have the chance to experience an authentic Italian holiday. Their home is an eclectic mix of modern design and medieval charm with a fantastic view that can not be effectively captured in photos. The simple kitchen had al…
Siobhan User Profile
Siobhan
August 2014
We had such a wonderful stay at Alec & Cristina's home. Alec was so helpful and prompt in his communication leading up to our stay, he provided so much information about the home and area, and he provided some great recommendations for local restaurants and wineries. The home …
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Sophie
May 2014
Alec and Cristina's place was perfect - a little taste of paradise! The place is beautifully decorated and set up in the hills outside Florence. We loved sitting out in the garden with a glass of wine and some cheese and taking in the beautiful view. Their place is in a great spo…
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Hannah
July 2013
What a beautiful home! We enjoyed 5 days of bliss in Tuscany. The house was so beautiful we ended up cooking dinner at home most nights as we loved beaing in such beautiful surroundings. Alec and Christina were an absolute delight to meet. I can't say enough how amazing it was! T…

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Florence, ItalyJoined in April 2012
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Alec is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Italy... what an amazing place to live... Head off in any direction an within a short time you'll wind up at the beach, or the mountains, Skiing, Snowboarding, trekking, a brilliant family restaurant, vineyards, farms, or any of the zillion and one interesting museums, church…
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