Astra 8BDR

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Villa Astra dates back to the 15th century and it was recently restored and transformed in an exquisite independent villa for up to 16 guests.

up to 8
up to 16
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This beautiful, three-story high, property is nestled in an exclusive estate boasting an impeccable manicured park (5000 square feet) which includes other villas as well. It can be rented alone or together with other houses to accommodate large parties for special reunions. While the villa is irresistibly cozy, it is also unmistakably Tuscan and this quality alone coupled with its sought-after location near Florence - only 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by train - makes Villa Astra a picture-postcard escape.

By entering Villa Astra you will find the perfect harmony between comfort, elegance and ease, the ideal combination for your perfect Tuscan getaway.


Ground Floor

The entrance hall welcomes you and leads onto the elegant large communal spaces: the inviting sitting room with flat screen satellite TV, large fireplace and plush sofas, and a separate formal dining room with a blown glass chandelier. These eclectic spaces fizz with life and personality and feature designer fabrics, beautiful rugs, high quality furniture and antiques, all perfectly blended. A fully equipped Tuscan kitchen completes this floor.

Outside Features

There is a private swimming pool 150 meters from the villa, a sundeck with an expansive gazebo to provide shade during the hot summer hours and refrigerator to keep beverages chilled while sunbathing. There is also a loggia for dining al fresco, walking trails within the estate, a private manicured garden, and private parking.


8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms

Sleeps 16 Guests

  • Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Fully Equipped
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Private Parking
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Television


Bedroom Details

Bedrooms 1 & 2 (Main Villa - First Floor): 2 Generous queen bedrooms, each with spacious en-suite bathroom with tub/wall shower
Bedroom 3 (Main Villa - First Floor): Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub and shower
Bedroom 4 (Main Villa - First Floor): Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub
Bedroom 5 (Main Villa - Upper Floor (two sets of stairs from the ground floor)): Twin bedroom with private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6 (Annex - Ground Floor): Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, and direct access onto the garden. The bathroom is suitable for elderly guests due to square footage, width of door frame, and over-sized shower, however it is not fully accessible.
Bedrooms 7 & 8 (Annex - First Floor): 2 Queen bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower
All the bedrooms are well-appointed, provided with A/C and feature beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and large windows that flood the space with sunlight. The rooms are refined yet fresh.

Pool Details

Private swimming pool (13 m x 6 m)

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Daily housekeeping service with change of bath towels
Change of linens every 3 days (for weekly rentals)
Gardener and pool maintenance

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Cook service – No third-party suppliers allowed: the services will be provided by the villa management and in-house staff
Cost of food and beverage
Extra housekeeping service
Babysitting service, depending on availability
Grocery pre-stocking

Location Details

Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 39 min
Nearest serviced town: 5 min
Nearest major city: Florence 36 min

Villa Notes

Electricity, A/C, water, and gas are included
Baby cot and high chair are available on request
Non smoking villa
Pets allowed on request
Gardener resides on the premises in separate quarters; privacy of the guests is guaranteed
Check-in: between 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extra services must be pay locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged

Rates and Availability

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.
Security Deposit Details
€1,000 pre-collected €149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details

1 Week.  Some peak season dates may require 2 weeks.

Check-In Times
Check in: 4:00 PM - Check out: 10:00 AM

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We returned yesterday after an amazing trip, all due to you, Antoinette and Carlos!
Gary and I will forever treasure these memories -- thank you for the care and attention to the details! In case you don't know, the villa we rented is owned by the Ferragamo family. The estate and grounds are meticulously cared for and a very special place. The staff was exceptionally caring and eager to make our time there enjoyable.
I am sure you will hear from Julie too, just wanted to personally extend our heartfelt thanks.
Now back to reality... - Daniel L.

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