Chiusarella is a large independent villa set in its own private garden on the exclusive and private estate of Arceno in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany.
The Villa, a renovated former farmhouse, is set over two levels with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, three of which are en-suite. A large living room, a spacious fully equipped kitchen with dining area and a small snug/TV room are on the ground floor.
Outside the kitchen is a huge porch under which there is a long dining table with enough space to seat twelve people. Next to the porch is a terrace with outdoor seating and sunshades where fantastic views can be enjoyed at sunset while lounging and sipping Tuscan wines. In the courtyard a barbecue is available to cook your Fiorentina steaks.
A new addition for this season is the gym located in the barn near the pool.
Above the villa, in the upper part of the garden, there is a former barn with a terrace and the exclusively private infinity swimming pool. From both the pool and the terrace are stupendous views of the ‘Chianti’ countryside and the medieval village of San Gusmè.
Served by a kitchen and bathroom located in the lower floor of the barn (“annesso”), the terrace is equipped with another barbecue and outdoor seating where slow meals can be shared with your family and friends.
Chiusarella has three fireplaces, full central heating and a centralised system of air conditioning throughout the house.The Villa is also well equipped with powerful WiFi serving the entire villa and pool, cable and satellite TV and ‘Bose’ sound system with ‘Bluetooth’ connectivity.
Chiusarella has been renovated to high standards with modern comforts for up to eight to enjoy in luxury and style the relaxing calm of the Chianti Classico countryside. The ideal vacation rental for family groups or friends to ‘get together’. With inclusive Arceno Rentals Club luxury services, hospitality and Concierge our guests are assured of a memorable vacation in one of the most beautiful regions of the world.
Still raving about Chiusarella!
Reviewed on 11/04/2019
We came back to the US and we had not words to describe the outstanding experience we had at Chiusarella. We have memories we shall cherish until next year, surely we shall be back for next summer. Thank you.
Everything as expected
Reviewed on 09/30/2019
Four couples spent two months trying to find the perfect villa for our stay in Tuscany, so as you can imagine there was great anticipation on our arrival at Chiusarella. Our expectation at every level were not only met, but exceeded by the property and by Gaia who took great care of us before and during our stay.
Reviewed on 01/06/2019
From the moment we arrived we knew we would want to return. Idyllic, beautiful villa, the views from the private pool area are stunning. Miles of private roads for running (hilly!); we drove to restaurants until we discovered the little track to San Gusme which offers great restaurants 10 minutes walk away. Anna looked after us beautifully and replenished our wine stores. We absolutely loved this place.
Great Villa perfect for a group fantastic location
Reviewed on 12/12/2018
What a treat, within the exclusive estate of Arceno (that we know very well), lies this hidden gem. The owner and the team of Arceno Rentals try to keep it as a secret place and we were lucky the Villa was available. We have been there two year ago late summer but also at winter time the house is just fantastic. Well organised, local team extremely supportive but never intrusive, a luxury holiday worth a five star hotel stay. Views to die for and plenty of local goodies. We travel in a group of friends and some of us stayed at Chiusarella. Worth to return!
Great Home, Great Stay and Great Service
Reviewed on 11/28/2018
We were in Chusarella this year in July (8 people). We are delighted with our stay, we rate it on 10 points on a ten-point scale. Everything was perfect, the house enchanted us with its location and equipment. The pool on the hill overlooking the vineyards is sensational. We are very demanding clients, but this stay met all our requirements, it was even better than we expected. Now, after staying in Chusarellla, it will be difficult for us to find something at a similar level for next trips. Anna, our concierge, helped us a lot, the first day filled our fridge with food and brought us water and wine. I am convinced that we will come back here again. I highly recommend.
THE MOST AMAZING PIECE OF HEAVEN IN TUSCANY ! ! !
Reviewed on 09/08/2018
The property is extraordinary— from the unbelievable pool to the totally modernized and super-well appointed main house— this piece of heaven perched on a hillside not far from Sienna was the sought after retreat for our family between trips in Paris and Rome. The hospitality (thank you Gaia and Ilaria) was the best— super responsive and awesome recommendations for food and entertainment. The local chef, Andrea, was so great we booked him a couple of nights! Can’t recommend enough!
Another Month in Paradise
Reviewed on 08/04/2018
This was our second stay at Chiusarella and though we didn’t think it possible, it was even better than the first. The property has been maintained with great care and the management was as helpful and gracious as we could have hoped for. The private Arceno Estate on which the villa is situated is a unique and special oasis in the heart of Tuscany. While the authentic local restaurants and numerous places of interest make Chiusarella a perfect home base for exploring the region, some of our favorite days and evenings were the ones when we never left the estate. We highly recommend this property and will be back in 2019!
Enchanting Stay and Experience
Reviewed on 07/21/2018
We were so delighted with our stay at Chiusarella. The villa was in immaculate condition, the views were spectacular, the pool was an incredible luxury on the hot days of July. We lacked for nothing really. We were 3 couples sharing the space and there was plenty of room for all of us. The welcome basket was well stocked, as was the refrigerator when we arrived. The wine provided was very good. A highlight of our stay was when Chef Andrea took the ladies into the local towns and showed us how to shop for the ingredients that he would later use in our meal that evening. We went to the butcher, the fruit and vegetable market, a coffee shop and a winery. When he arrived, two of us got a fun and relaxed cooking lesson before the Chef and Sous-chef Eliza took over and served a delicious feast along with plenty of wine. San Gusme was just a short walk through the woods and was very quaint and picturesque. We rented a van from the airport and were able to drive ourselves all over the Chianti region. For our day of winery visits in Montalcino, Gaia arranged a driver for us. She was quite accommodating and was reachable by phone at any time. We hated to leave, but came away with great vacation memories that we won't soon forget. We would return in a moment's notice! Highly recommended!
Reviewed on 06/17/2018
Beautiful; well maintained and equipped; Helpful and congenial staff
A Tuscan Gem
Reviewed on 04/11/2018
Upon researching online for a Tuscan villa, I came across Chiusarella. I was very pleased with the extra concierge services that the property offered - Anna and Gaia could not have been more helpful. Through them we were able to arrange pick up from the airport, and for some others in our group from Siena. Gaia also assisted in booking dinner reservations, as well as winery tours and tastings. She made sure we had enough bottled water, wines, and anything else we requested during our stay. The villa itself is so well-stocked with kitchen appliances, we didn't miss anything. A highlight of the trip was the cooking experience Gaia had arranged for us with chef Andrea - it was excellent! The property itself is magnificent. The pictures do not do it justice! There were lemons and limes and fresh herbs - a gardeners dream. It is the perfect location for a large group getaway. Gaia helped us arrange two days of travel in the Tuscan region (Alessandro, our driver was the best). Our last day was spent just on the property enjoying the pool and incredible views. Everyone raved about the beds and linens which were great quality. Nighttime was quiet and peaceful. Overall, this was truly an amazing experience that everyone enjoyed. Thanks to Anna and Gaia for everything!
Reviewed on 10/24/2017
We had a wonderful stay at Chiusarella! Everything was as described and superb. Gaia was great in helping coordinate our arrival and activities. The pool is amazing and views are stunning as well.
Beautiful Tuscan property and well located!!!
Reviewed on 09/23/2017
Beautiful house in an amazing location. We loved the infinity pool up on the hill stocked with wine, snacks, towels and a shower. Villa stocked with many amenities and wine. We loved being able to walk to the darling Tuscan town of San Gusme for dinner several nights. Only a 15 min walk. Gaia was wonderful. She helped us find the grocery store nearby, and they had a wonderful butcher in the store. Several grills on the property. We grilled often. Can't say enough about this beautiful property. We rented cars and visited Florence twice, and visited Seina, and Montepuciano!!! We would HIGHLY recommend this property!!!
A Slice of Heaven in Chianti
Reviewed on 08/05/2017
We stayed at Chiusarella in August and could not have been more pleased with the entire experience. Besides the house and grounds being impeccably maintained and appointed, the property itself is situated in the spectacular Villa Arceno, an historic 2,000 acre wine estate filled with Cyprus alleys, grape and olive vineyards and miles of "strada bianchi" (white roads) perfect for walking, running and biking. From the moment we were met upon arrival by the house manager to the last day of our month-long residency, we were impressed by the responsiveness and professionalism of the staff. Every request was met with a smile, and they helped us arrange winery tours, dinners, bocce outings, transportation...and even an apartment rental on the main square in Siena for viewing the Palio horse race. The house itself is charming and comfortable for 8 people, with countless amenities including a large fully-equipped kitchen, an exquisite terrace for al fresco dining, reliable wifi, air conditioners (in bedrooms), two great outdoor barbecue grills and unlimited supply of local wine. The bedrooms all have comfortable king beds (including one that can be separated into twins) and adequate clothing storage. Bathrooms are spacious, furnished with hair dryers and bath products, and there was enough hot water for everyone to shower. Although getting there requires a short uphill hike on gravel path, the pool area offers spectacular vistas, an annex with full kitchen and bathroom as well as ample seating for sunbathing, lounging and eating. Simply stated, no detail was missed when the owners furnished this property. While we spent much of our time in and around the house and the idyllic Arceno estate, we also got to know Castelnuovo Berardenga, a charming nearby (10 minute drive) town of decent size with several restaurants, a bike shop, two supermarkets, a pharmacy and of course a gelato shop. Also, a short but steep walking trail from the house through the forest leads to San Gusme, a hilltop hamlet that has a post office, a few trattorias, a small charcuterie and looks just like a movie set. Overall, the location of the property offers close access to great restaurants, excellent wineries and authentic medieval towns...but at the same time is off the beaten path, tucked deeply away among the vineyards. We have rented many houses in Tuscany over the years and I would say this property combines the best of all of them.
Reviewed on 06/24/2017
We loved our stay. Beautiful location, fantastic views, and perfect house!! The pool was awesome and everything was just like it was described!! The 5 stars is double for the concierge service!! Gaia went so far over and above what she needed to I can even begin to thank her enough. She bailed us out of little issues over and over again. I can't recommend this place highly enough, perfect Tuscan Villa!!
Attention to Detail!
Reviewed on 06/17/2017
This is a really great property with excellent management. Probably the best place we've stayed (twice) in coming to the Chianti region every year for over 20 years. Example: every potted plant -- and there are a great many -- is drip irrigated! Property is secluded but also secure in that the development has roving security folks (not obtrusive). Both pool and house have exceptional views and are up to date and well-maintained. Our local host (Gaia) was delightful and personable in addition to helping us with some special reservations and general information about the area. And who can fault the unlimited wine! Go!
Amazing property in a picture perfect location.Beautiful historic stone house with modern amenities
Reviewed on 06/11/2017
Our family recently stayed two weeks at Chiusarella and it was an experience we will never forget. The entire property is truly amazing! The historic stone house is set in a picturesque location surrounded by vineyards and olive trees as one would expect in the Tuscan countryside. The home is beautifully renovated on the inside with all the modern amenities one could want. Beautiful kitchen, countless rooms, and Wi-Fi throughout. The layout of the home works well for a single-family or multiple. Many indoor and outdoor places to get together or to sneak away and relax alone with an espresso or glass of wine and a good book. The gorgeous infinity pool is set apart from the main house with a fabulous well-equipped pool house and unbelievable views of the surrounding countryside and nearby medieval town of San Gusme which is just a short drive or walk from the house. There you can find several fabulous restaurants, a small store, gelateria and a post office. The location is perfect! Just remote enough to feel like you are away from it all, although just minutes from several Tuscan hillside towns, restaurants and castles, and minutes away from Siena. We are so grateful for the hospitality provided by Arceno Rentals throughout our stay. The attention to detail including a welcome basket of gourmet food and wine was much appreciated. The endless supply of amazing house wine was a very nice touch as well. Traveling in a foreign country with small children can be daunting. We are extremely grateful to Gaia, concierge for the property, for helping us with reservations and arrangements, advice for daytrip's, and everything in between. In a word, spectacular! Without a doubt, we will return to Chiusarella with our family. We have been home for two weeks and miss it already…
Traumhaftes Toskana Feeling
Reviewed on 06/03/2017
Sehr empfehlenswerte Villa mit allem Komfort den man benötigt. Angefangen bei der Lage - sensationell ruhig gelegen mit schönstem Pool und Aussicht. Die Zimmer sind etwas finster aber trotzdem sehr gemütlich und die Betten sehr bequem. Die Küche mit allen wichtigen Geräten ausgestattet die man zum kochen braucht. Die vorab Ausstattung war auch sehr gut und regional und ausreichend. Das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist top. Man hat wenn man will einen Koch, der ein 3 gängiges Menü für alle kocht, dabei. Oder auch ein Ausflugsservice, dass wir aber nie genutzt haben.
Idyllic Retreat in Beautiful Tuscany
Reviewed on 05/23/2017
Having been to Tuscany five years ago, we decided to return only this time wanted to rent a property rather than staying in a hotel. One is never 100% sure when booking accommodation on the internet but Chiusarella was absolutely idyllic and lived up to all our expectations and more. Whilst rustic in its decor, it nonetheless provides excellent accommodation with quality linens and comfortable beds. The large country kitchen is extremely well equipped and provides everything that one would need to prepare a simple or more complex meal. We loved the Arceno Estate which is tranquil and provides a natural haven to an abundance of wildlife which we enjoyed seeing. Chiusarella is positioned towards the rear of the Estate and once there you feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere surrounded by Mother Nature and all the wonders that she has to offer. Despite the apparent isolation, a 10 minute drive takes you to Castelnuovo Berardenga providing restaurants, bars, a supermarket and wonderful weekly market. San Gusmè, although much smaller, is five minutes drive away or walkable for the more energetic. The house provides a beautiful outdoor terrace off of the kitchen where we enjoyed breakfast, aperitifs and dinner. A short walk up the hill takes you to the beautiful pool, another huge terrace and BBQ area and a separate building providing kitchen and shower facilities. Unfortunately for us, due to the timing of our stay (middle to end of May), the pool was too cold to really enjoy but it was warming up slightly every day that we were there. It is a glorious spot with fabulous views across to San Gusmè and beyond. The services provided by Anna and Gaia are exemplary and extremely professional. A wonderful welcome hamper, extensive liquor tray and unlimited red and white wine from the Estate together with Olive Oil were added pleasures. They provide a Concierge Service and whilst we only asked for a couple of restaurant reservations, I have no doubt that they would excel at most requests. Our favourite restaurant is still at Borgo San Felice where we celebrated our Anniversary in real style. It is expensive but the food, wines and service are outstanding. There is so much more that I could add but I think the best way of summing up our experience is to say that we can't wait to return and enjoy the beauty of Chiusarella once again!
Wonderful Escape in the Tuscan Hills
Reviewed on 08/06/2016
From the moment we saw the photographs and then details of our stay from the hosts, we hoped Chiusarella would be special and we weren't let down. We were greeted at the property and shown around the house and grounds and really, nothing had been to left to chance. From the large pristine kitchen to the well presented bedrooms and bathrooms, the house is a 5 star treat. The walk up to the pool, although steep, took us to the most amazing views of all. Trust us, looking at the view from the poolside with a cool drink never gets old. A welcome basket and wine was a lovely touch to see us through our first weekend, the supermarkets are relatively close and well stocked, and the tiny village of San Gusmé is just a short walk through the woods. (don't wear open shoes though...it's very rocky!) The onsite phone was a great touch meaning help was never far away. The wood burning barbecues take a bit of getting used to but cook up a storm once mastered. The wifi meant we could always get online and board games meant we never got bored. We enjoyed the wine and bar too.... We'll be back - amazing property and an amazing estate!
Beautiful Tuscan Villa
Reviewed on 03/21/2016
La Chiusarella is a beautiful property set within several acres of vineyards and olive trees. The villa has everything to make a stay comfortable and enjoyable, a private paradise. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with upstairs bedrooms having king size beds and en suite baths, There is one bedroom that has twin beds that can be put together. The downstairs bedroom with king size bed has its own sitting room, en suite bath and patio. There are several patios at the villa to relax with a good book and enjoy the peace and calm. We used the large patio outside the kitchen most often as it has a table that seats at least 12 to 14 people. There are also 2 oversize Tuscan barbecues, for those Tuscan steaks, one near the kitchen patio and the other at the pool patio. The kitchen has everything you could ever want or need and a washer and dryer in an adjacent space. The Aneso which is the upper level of the property, has a large infinity pool, with beautiful pool furniture. It also has a fully equipped kitchen and bath and the best of all is the views of San Gusme and Siena. The patio is very large with a very large built in table and is great for dinners while viewing the sunset. The location is excellent as it is a short distance to Sienna, Radda, Gaiole and a little over an hours drive to Florence and Perugia. Of course a ten minute walk and you are in the village of San Gusme. There are many other small villages that have wonderful Tuscan restaurants nearby. Also, the Prada outlet is 25 minutes away. A great feature is the concierge service so that if there is anything you would like such as cooking lessons, tickets, tours they will make arrangements. This is a great service so that you can feel comfortable knowing that you can contact someone in an emergency or just to ask questions about the property, in other words you don't have the stress. I will be back this September 2016 to celebrate my birthday with family from California and Arizona. Again, this place is a piece of paradise in Tuscany.
Reviewed on 10/08/2015
My family and I have spent a week at La Chiusarella for the third time in two years and simply love it. This was the first time we decided to book during another time than during the summer and it was worth the try. We didn't use the beautiful infinity pool due to the time of the year but could enjoy the actually really warm autumn sun on the patio. The house is beautifully situated near the top of a hillside. It has enough space to hang out, also works really well with several families as it allows to let the kids play while others want to relax. We enjoyed the beautiful landscape around the house for walks, had our daily routine of walking over to a tiny, ancient village with nice restaurants and a small shop, did tours to Montepulciano (50 min), Siena (25 min) and Florence (70 min), visited some of the many wineries around. When not dining out in our favourite place in Villa Asesta (10 min), we cooked in the well-equipped, spacious kitchen. and just had a fantastic time with family and friends. The property is really well-kept, has all you might want or need. Excellent service including a welcome package, cleaning, support on daily tours, easy Wifi access, international TV etc. We are definitely coming back again and are planning our next stay with two other families next summer.
Reviewed on 09/09/2015
My wife and I spent one week in late summer in La Chiusarella. Our goal was to relax away from busy city life and we found exactly this. A great mixture of beautiful landscape, typical Tuscan living and all the luxury you expect from such a house (technical amenities, kitchen equipment, living standard). This beautiful house is perfectly located on a hill with great typical Tuscan views. It is is near a small village so we could run small daily errands by foot. The nearby Castelnuovo Berardenga (10 min drive) has some excellent restaurants, a big supermarkt with a great wine selection, a good butcher, newspaper store...all you need. We will certainly come back next year.
Perfectly situated, spectacular view from the pool
Reviewed on 08/14/2015
We spend two weeks in La Chiusarella last summer. Both the Kids (8 and 6) as well as us truly enjoyed our time here. To start with, the Villa is perfecly situated. It is very quiet with neighbours far away to enjoy absolute privacy. Yet it is within walking distance (through the woods) to the beautiful village of San Gusme which offers two restaurants with original tuscan cuisine. The Villa is also a good starting point to explore many great locations in Tuscany, such as Siena, Florence, Greve, Gaiole, Rada etc. We liked the fact that the house and the pool area are separated which again gives room for retreats especially for bigger groups. The pool has a fantastic view and one can spend hours watching the changing sky and colors. Next to the pool is the Anesso with a small, but fully equipped kitchen. Our favorite place is the patio in front of the villa kitchen. The large table invites to all kind of activities and enjoys nice cooling shade during the day. In the evening, if you still want to enjoy some sun, there is the small but beautiful terrace at the back of the house. The kitchen as well as the house are fully equipped with everything needed and the furnishings are tasteful and fit the Tuscan surrounding. To us, Chiusarella is 5 star in every way and we will come back as often as we can.
Perfect Stay in Tuscany - we will be back
Reviewed on 07/11/2015
We stayed at la Chiusarella for two weeks in summer 2015 with two families including three children aged 6 through 10. Our time here was magnificent in all respects - as always!! It was our 4th stay there. We started almost every day with breakfast at the large patio table being nicely protected from everday's sun. Whenever we spent our days at the house the large infinity pool providing breathtaking views over the Tuscan scenery was center of activity. La Chiusarella being beautifully located with views from the top hill location is the perfect base for trips to Siena where we were lucky enough to get tickets for the Palio, the local horse race. Certainly worthwhile visiting is the local market in Greve in Chianti, Castle Brolio, Spoerri Gardens and many more locations which were helpfully pointed out us by the extremely friendly and helpful owner. The spacious and well organized kitchen invites for inspiring cooking experience assisted by numerous cooking literature. For those who prefer the cooking to be done there are many helpful recommendations to very nice restaurants nearby. We can only highly recommend to spend some time in this lovely place.
Chiusarella is set within the exclusive private estate of Arceno in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena) in the Chianti region of Tuscany. The estate of Arceno counts 1000 hectars and 22 km of unpaved "white" roads; nature, beauty and peace are the main features of the place.
The Villa is perfectly located for day trips to visit the main Tuscan towns (Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa), villages and hamlets.
The area around Arceno offers quaint villages and outstanding landscapes, fantastic restaurants and the best wineries of the Chianti region.
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