The Villa's Interior Features
Shared Interior Spaces
Santa Margherita is a non-smoking villa. This elegant country home has been renovated to add extensive modern conveniences. The villa has a living area on two levels and is fully air conditioned. In addition, the villa is heated by a radiating heat system.
The mid-level lounge is a nice reading area with sofas and chairs and has a flat screen TV with built in Sky. There is an office area that has a printer and a Skype video-conferencing phone, VCR, DVD, stereo system (CD). There is also a cell phone on the premises to contact the house manager or make local reservations. Long distance is an additional charge. The larger second living area has a private entrance from the outside, also accessed from the staircase up to the kitchen and could be used as another sleeping area if needed. It has a large gas fireplace with a lovely carved marble mantel and its own bathroom with shower.
Cook at Home or Not?
The kitchen is on the middle level with an exit to the patio area with the outdoor pizza oven and area for dining al fresco. This outside area comfortably seats 10. The kitchen includes the basic kitchen appliances, ice maker, dishwasher and a gas stovetop. There is a refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen is adjacent to an open dining area that also seats 10. There is an area to barbecue. A cook is available upon request (payable locally).
- Utility and Storage Area
- Washer and Dryer
- Second Refrigerator/Freezer
- Safe for Valuables
The Property’s Sleeping Accommodations:
Twelve persons can sleep comfortably with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, all of which include dressers, hairdryers, chairs and bookcases. All linens are professionally laundered.
- Bedroom 1 - King Bed or 2 Single Beds. It is located on the second or top floor, accessed by a winding staircase and has a lovely view of the Val di Chio looking out over the weathered tile room. The shared bath has modern fixtures: a shower, sink and toilet.
- Bedroom 2 - King Bed or 2 Single Beds. It is located on the same floor as Bedroom 1 and shares a bath with Bedroom 1.
- Bedroom 3 - Double Bed. It is on the middle level just off the kitchen. The middle level is where the main entrance is as well as the kitchen and lounge. It has a private bath with modern fixtures: a shower, sink and toilet.
- Bedroom 4 - King Bed or 2 Single Beds. This room is enhanced by a sitting area with a large wood-burning fireplace and has a stunning view of the grounds. The private bath has a large soaking tub with a single rain shower above and a hand-held wand.
- Bedroom 5 - King Bed or 2 Single Beds. It is accessed from the mid-level lounge. The private bath has modern fixtures: a shower, sink and toilet.
- Bedroom 6 - King Bed or 2 Single Beds. It has its own private entrance and private pergola off the bottom level of the villa but also has access to the middle level via the internal staircase (just off the attached downstairs lounge) which connects the 3 floors. There is a private gas fireplace and the bath has private access and is complete with a large soaking tub, bidet, and double rain shower with a hand held wand.