Al Gelso Bianco

Via Di Sant’ Appiano, Barberino Val D’Elsa

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Hotels with In-Room Kitchens
  • The idyllic setting of this family-run wine and olive oil estate is a Tuscan dream. Recently restored farmhouses have been converted into seven apartments. The decor is modern, creative, and simple – perfect for young children. Outdoor spaces are phenomenal, with ample flat grass for running around, a sensational pool area, and a playground. Although the property is set up around guest autonomy, the gracious proprietor is available to answer questions and can organize private gastronomic tours of the region. Roads in and out of this area are easy to navigate, making this an ideal home-base. But beware – once you settle into Al Gelso Bianco, you may never want to leave!

    • Category: Resort
    • Location: Countryside
    • Standard: Simple
    • Style: Contemporary
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available. Baby equipment rentals for baby monitor, sterilizer, stroller.
    • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around. Playground.
    • Apartment amenities, including kitchen facilities.
    • Owner available to help with local planning.
    • Intimate experience with 7 apartments.
    • Spectacular setting and views.

    Families Should Know

    • Swimming pool has a shallow end. Swimming pool is unheated & unfenced but set away from most guest rooms and surrounded by shrubbery.
    • There is no onsite restaurant, but prepared meals are available on request.
    • Breakfast costs 10€-20€, free for kids under 5.
    • Weekly rental price includes one change of towels & final cleaning.
    • Extra housekeeping w/ change of linens & towels available 30€-60€
    • Suites do not have private washing machines, but shared facilities are available.
    • Units have showers only, but baby tubs are available to rent for 35€/week.
    • Some units are bi-level.
    • Nearest hospital 15 minutes.
    • Babysitting starts at 15€ per hour.
    • Free WIFI in public areas and in all apartments.

    Sports + Activities

    • swimming
    • tennis
    • golf
    • horseback riding
    • bike rental, including children’s bikes
    • wine, olive oil, and cheese tasting
    • option of cooking class for kids
    • Collaboration with a nearby farm. Option of arranging donkey trek for parents and kids with a packed lunch.

    Local Excursions

    • Siena
    • Florence
    • San Gimignano
    • Montalcino
    • Montepulciano
    • Lucca
    • Pisa


    • air-conditioning
    • swimming pool
    • free WIFI
    • weekly housekeeping
    • local cook on request
    • shared BBQ area with tables and chairs
    • satellite TV
    • private parking
    • hair dryer
    • babysitting on request
    • shared laundry facilities
    • sauna and gym
    • weekly wine, olive oil, and cheese tasting
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room


    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Beautiful view
    • Kitchenette/kitchen facilities
    • Convenient location on property


    Booking Conditions

    • 30% deposit due at confirmation, balance paid 21 days before arrival
    • Cancellation: >90 days, 10%; 60-90 days, 20%; 30-59 days, 30%
    • Cancellation: <29 days, 90% of entire amount. No show, 100%.
    • Saturday-to-Saturday minimum stay requirement in high season
    • Weekly rental price includes one change of towels & final cleaning
    • Extra housekeeping w/ change of linens & towels available 30€-60€
    • Babysitting: 15€ per hour – two-hour minimum
    • Check-in is 3-7p and check-out is 10a
    • Crib and highchair free for Ciao Bambino clients
    • Can provide baby equipment 35€/week per rental item
    • Extra person fee 35€/week
    • Inside and outside toys available for use