Villa Gaia is a strikingly beautiful and secluded four-floor villa in the heart of Chianti, only 20 minutes from Siena. It is a luxurious and extremely sophisticated dwelling. The villa, owned for centuries by an Italian aristocratic family, is encircled by spectacular gardens, offering incredible views of the surrounding countryside. Dating back to the year 1400, it was recently restored with extreme care. The villa is 16 000 square feet and the annex is 4 800 square feet.
Several sitting and dining areas.
Hi-Fi with iPod dock.
House manager and four staff members available six days per week (one day off during the week) for groups of 25. Extra staff is required for party's of 25 guests or more.
Electricity, air conditioning (up to 2 000 kWt per week), water, gas (for hot water) and final cleaning.
Change of bed and bathroom linens (Wednesday).
Pool towels (40 towels per week included).
Daily continental breakfast (bread, butter, jam, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, juice, tea and milk).
Welcome dinner at Chef's choice.
Wireless internet access.
Additional services (extra cost):
Electricity and air conditioning over 2 000 kWt per week (per metre reading).
Heating (per metre reading).
Extra staff for groups larger than 25 people (additional 120 euros per eight hour shift per day per staff member).
Housekeeping services (15 euros per hour per staff member).
Chef and waiter services for dinner (five course meal for minimum 20 guests, 45 euros per person per meal or 55 euros per person per meal with fish menu; dinner served between 8 PM to 8:30 PM; staff shift ends at 10:30 PM, overtime is charged at 18 euros per hour per staff member). Chef services for lunch to be arranged onsite with house manager, must be booked in advance.
Personal laundry service (billed to individual rooms).
Grocery shopping fee (50 euros per delivery, plus cost of groceries).
Telephone and fax machine use (billed to individual rooms).