Top 12 Villas In Tuscany With A Chef - Updated 2024

villas in tuscany with chef
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Tuscany is one of the biggest tourist draws in Italy, and with good reason. Featuring Renaissance paintings, medieval-era structures, picturesque vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees, there are plenty of things to see in this region. Given the number of attractions in this area, good accommodation is a must so you can be sure that you’re well-rested so you’ll have enough energy to explore the sights. It’s a good thing that Tuscany offers plenty of excellent hotels and vacation rentals. For the best stay, book into one of the villas in Tuscany with a chef, and you’re not just guaranteed comfort, you also get convenience, as you no longer have to worry about where you’ll get your meals.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to an in-house chef. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Villa Lean (from USD 538)

Beautifully sitting atop the ancient Lucca village is Villa Lean. This Vrbo vacation rental underwent restoration in 1993 after it was acquired by the Ferrucci family from its previous owner, famed English film director David Lean. The oldest features of Villa Lean are said to date back to the 12th century. The villa can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests and has 3 separate areas. Your chef, Monica Ferrucci, lives in separate accommodation on the property and will serve you affordable and fine Tuscan cuisine.

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valgiano, Lucca, Italy
58.75 km (36.6 mi) from Antinori nel Chianti Classico
villa 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the old stone building kept us cool and comfortable although there was no ac and the weather was hot
the pool was a wonderful retreat after a day of sightseeing
monica and giovanni were wonderful and attentive hosts
' i just wanted to thank you for your kindness and friendly hospitality
monica and giovani are fantastic hosts and they treat you like family
giovanni and monica were so helpful with any need that we had
they are hard-working kind and generous of spirit
there is a reason this place has so many positive reviews
the farmhouse is also close to the mountain villages lucca and lots of other interesting and beautiful places
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2. Villa Sarageto (from 941 USD)

Villa Sarageto was once a farmhouse originally built in the 18th century prior to being converted into a guest house. Today, it is fully-furnished with modern amenities, including luxurious features such as a swimming pool, a spacious garden, and a large fireplace. The on-site chef not only helps prepare meals, but he can also provide cooking lessons for interested guests and even whip up delicious fare for wedding celebrations and anniversary parties. Additionally, maid services would cost an extra of €13 per hour. While in the area, visitors can also try riding a hot air balloon, going on a cheese and wine tour, olive tasting, and/or going horseback riding.

Villa Sarageto

Price: from 941 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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3. Villa Tuscany (from USD 752)

Villa Tuscany is a luxury home nestled by olive groves, and it is in a great location, providing guests with magnificent views–and easy access–to the Chianti region. While it has traditional Tuscan architecture, its interiors have been modernized for guests’ comfort and convenience. It is also one of the top villas with pool found in the area. Besides availing of the services of a private chef, guests can also enjoy additional services such as cooking lessons, massages, and housekeeping and babysitter services.

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8.08 km (5.1 mi) from Antinori nel Chianti Classico
23 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were extremely comfortable with separate sleeping space and rooms for all
there were fresh flowers on the table and a bottle of home produced olive oil in the kitchen
an important factor for a large group is a dining table that can accommodate the complete party
the pool chef dinners and various outdoor dining areas made for wonderful memories
yves was a wonderful host
yves was a wonderful host and available for any questions
on top of all of that the owner yves is wonderful
yves is very welcoming and helpful
he goes above and beyond to be helpful
including a nice central place where young and old meets
we day-tripped to several tuscan villages hill towns wineries and of course florence -- the location was perfect
there are many beautiful outdoor areas and the pool is a great place to be on hot days
i can wholeheartedly recommend this place
this place was as wonderful as the glowing reviews we read about it
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4. Villa Accursio (from 1,571 USD)

Villa Accursio is so called because it’s named after Accursio da Bagnolo, a prominent figure in Tuscan history. Sitting atop one of the hills surrounding Florence, this property dates back to 1874, although it has seen renovations over the years to update it. It features its own swimming pool, ping-pong tables, and a sports court (which can be transformed into a basketball or a tennis court, or a soccer field), all of which guests are free to use. The package includes cleaning services and private chef who prepares 2 meals each day – breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner.

Villa Accursio

Price: from 1,571 USD

Number of Guests: 16

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Tuscany Tour Guide



Hello, my name is Joanna. I was born and raised in Poland but then I fell hopelessly in love with Tuscany and have been living in Florence for 20 years. Wisely enough, I decided to turn my passion into work and became a tour guide. Now I can share with you my immense love for the beauty, history and art of these enchanted places. I am particularly passionate about the Middle Ages, history, scu... Read more

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5. Villa Maria (from USD 898)

Sitting atop a hill, Villa Maria provides guests with amazing views overlooking the Chianti region. A train is near the property itself to make traveling to and from Florence easy. Meanwhile, those who prefer a more leisurely way of exploring the surrounding areas can simply borrow one of the host’s bikes, which are available for use for free. For something a bit more adventurous, horseback riding lessons are available just a short way away from the villa’s location. A swimming pool is available right on the property. Many commercial establishments are accessible within walking distance where guests can have their meals; otherwise, meals can be prepared at the villa if requested. Guests are also welcome to use the tennis court.

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28.77 km (17.9 mi) from Antinori nel Chianti Classico
62 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 14 Guests 7 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views garden and pool
the views are stunning and the facilities perfect
the pool was fantastic the view was better than fantastic
beds are very comfortable with white egyptian cotton bedlinen
great airflow throughout the house so even on days that hit high 30's we were reasonably comfortable
the villa itself was very clean and well equipped
the entire villa was beautiful clean comfortable and accomodating for all of us
lovely romantic bedrooms clean and comfortable baths large eat-in kitchen big enough for twelve people to sit
fresh food many courses delicious and spotless at the end of the night
our landlord tommaso was also very helpful and sweet to help us
you are a wonderful host and we thank you so very much
the local people were outgoing and friendly
the town of fronzano is also lovely and the people who run the market were so friendly
lastly and very importantly marco and his staff were exceptionally good
although the villa is a little challenging to find the location is perfect
the location is perfect; you are a few minutes from the autostrata or the railroad
everyone agreed that this villa and location was the better of the two
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6. Villa Sant'Angelo (from 700 USD)

Once the holiday villa of Conti Ghezzi, Villa Sant'Angelo is a country manor that puts guests within driving distance to Florence, Siena, and Arezzo. It also gives them access to amenities such as a private lake, a swimming pool, a heated pool, a spa, and a tennis court. Outdoorsy travelers will also love the fact that trekking trails are just a short distance away from the house. Meanwhile, health-conscious eaters will appreciate the vegetable garden on the property’s grounds and enjoy a healthy meal put together with organic ingredients by a private chef.

Villa Sant'Angelo

Price: from 700 USD

Number of Guests: 19

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7. Villa La Quercia (from 845 USD)

Villa La Quercia was owned by the abstract artist Francesco Clemente, whose works can be seen around the house. The home is located just 12 km (8 mi) from Florence and just a short distance from the village proper of Impruneta, where guests can easily get groceries and other necessities. It is also home to a golf course, a horseback riding club, and two tennis courts. The property itself features a salt water pool and an open-air dining area. Services such as mid-week and final departure cleaning are included in the stay; on the other hand, in-house chef services and cooking lessons may require an extra charge.

Villa La Quercia

Price: from 845 USD

Number of Guests: 10

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8. L'Oliveta (from USD 365)

Originally a farmhouse, this villa is surrounded by the olive groves of the Aretine Chianti hills, situated at the foot of Pratomagno Mountain. The property itself features a garden, a swimming pool, a hot tub, and a barbecue. Wi-Fi is available on-site as well. Babysitting arrangements and chef services can be made for guests’ convenience.

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Loro Ciuffenna, Toscana, Italy
32.66 km (20.3 mi) from Antinori nel Chianti Classico
168 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has enough room to sleep 12 comfortably and with 2 people sharing the sofa beds even 14
wonderful large kitchen/dining room with a fireplace (wood) which we used
the villa was well appointed with everything that we needed for a comfortable stay
everything is clean and it has a true tuscan charm
very clean house and very great garden
the house was clean and the setting beautiful
the villa was very clean and is well equipped
the villa was described accurately and was very clean and tidy
the owners were kind and helpful
if you have any questions he's more than happy to help and is extremely responsive
matteo was a fantastic host
in addition to this matteo was extremely helpful throughout pre & post booking
matteo was a fantastic host at this beautiful villa
perfect location close to firenze siena arezzo and cortona
we had a wonderful time in this delightful location and loved the nearby loro ciufenna with its weekly market
wonderful villa in an amazing location with exceptional hosts
we would absolutely come back and recommend this place to friends
we stayed a week and it was easy access to almost any place we chose to visit
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9. Luxury Tuscan villa (from USD 797)

Surrounded by greenery, this Tuscany villa rental with a chef is the perfect getaway for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Guests can even enjoy fantastic views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Val d'Orcia. This luxury villa also offers a swimming pool and well-maintained gardens, and it even features woodlands, which serve as the home of various wildlife. Table tennis is also available for guests’ use. On top of that, the help of a chef in the kitchen, a maid to look after housekeeping, and off-site concierge services provided by the hosts, gives you more time to enjoy your stay at the villa.

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71.51 km (44.5 mi) from Antinori nel Chianti Classico
22 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The furnishings are very tasteful and high-quality from the bedding to the bathrooms to the fabulous and expansive kitchen
The kitchen is a delight and the appliances are top of the line
There was plenty of seating for the 4 couples that were in our party
We spent our days exploring and our evenings enjoying the comforts of the villa and cooking in the amazing kitchen
The views out over the valley could be seen from the 2 outside patios and the bedrooms
The views are breathtaking The house is well furnished with everything you can imagine and more
She is also a great cook
The housekeeper was also very knowledgeable and helpful with any questions we had
and she was so helpful
informative and very generous and Samuela the kind and friendly housekeeper cooked wonderful meals for us
the owner was attentive
are out of this world
lovely shops and memorable restaurants
The grounds surrounding the villa are perfectly maintained by the property's gardener and the views from every vantage point are breathtaking
The main house has all the charm of a historic Tuscany farm house however every modern luxury convenience is provided for
- It does not get much better than that The Villa is perfectly located between Rome and Florence and nestled among numerous historic Hill Towns - Pienza Montepulciano
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10. Villa Colombai (from USD 544)

Able to accommodate as many as 12 people, this villa provides guests easy access to the various tourist attractions in Tuscany; however, the features of the rental alone may make it hard for them to leave in the first place. The house, which is over a hundred years old, has a rich history, which includes serving as a schoolhouse in the 1920s. It has since been modernized with guests’ comfort in mind, and it comes with Wi-Fi, a salt water pool, an outdoor shower, a sunbathing area, a sports field, table tennis table, and a playground.

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46.27 km (28.8 mi) from Antinori nel Chianti Classico
14 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent outdoor facilities with heated pool ping pong table fussball and more
fantastic large tuscany villa with plenty of bedrooms bathrooms and extra space
all three families had a wonderful time and took advantage of all the facilities on offer
the house is spacious and there is a lovely outdoor eating area where we ate all our meals
the property was spotlessly clean and we were left to our own devices during our week's stay
very friendly and helpful owner of the villa and easy logistics
stefano the owner of the villa is fantastic and happy to advise on what ever you need
they were both fantastic trips and stefano's knowledge of the area and the wines was extremely helpful
it was so nice from stefano (the owner) that he fanced the pool
great location in a nice and calm village
all in all a great location - thanks from us all stefano
what a truly incredible place this is
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11. Villa Gourmet (from USD 672)

Those who have a deep appreciation for good food and the effort that goes into its preparation must seriously consider staying at Villa Gourmet during their Tuscany trip. You aren’t only served with food, but you can also join the chefs in making the finest Italian dishes. The villa itself was built in the 18th century and can sleep up to 14 guests. Villa Gourmet is personally owned and maintained by a Tuscan chef, so you know you’ll be well taken care of!

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Orentano, Tuscany, Italy
47.03 km (29.3 mi) from Antinori nel Chianti Classico
82 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 11 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the villa was great we had a group of 13 and had plenty of room for everyone
lovely pool with great views (no shade though in the afternoon )
we enjoyed the large dining room table that fit all of us for a meal
we were a group of 7 (which left us lots of room ) to celebrate a birthday
the poolside area is amazing the pool may not be heated but you wouldn't know it
the house itself is spectacular and spotlessly clean plus the facilities are second to none
the pool had a great temperature in august and was very clean
there were plenty of linens towels hand soap in the bathrooms laundry detergent and cleaning supplies
the villa itself and the pool were just charming gorgeous and sparkling clean
where do i even begin???? we loved our stay here the rooms had so much character and were clean
the whole staff is very attentive and very responsive
our host stefano thank you for being a wonderful host
helpful and a very friendly host
stefano is a very helpful host and is always available to offer advice and assistance
and most importantly our host was absolutely amazing
great location and ideal for family vacation
beautiful city of lucca very close too
we walked into town almost every day and explored the beautiful countryside on several runs/excursions
villa gourmet is a wonderful place to stay with family/friends
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12. Andrea's villa

This rental is owned by a chef who will also prepare meals for guests and provide cooking lessons if they wish. He is also open to giving guests slow food tours in the region. Wine tasting tours are offered as well. The home itself comes with a vegetable garden, with its produce serving as the main ingredients in most of Andrea’s cooking, which means you do not have to travel in the search for a scrumptious meal. Mid-week cleaning services are also provided during the stay.

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Vagliagli, Toscana, Italy
26.54 km (16.5 mi) from Antinori nel Chianti Classico
Entire villa 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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andre is also a wonderful host
this is a wonderful place to stay
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Birthplace of the Renaissance

Tuscany is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Given the region’s beauty, it’s not surprising that artists and scholars alike were inspired to produce their best work there. Find the best things to do and places to visit, rent a villa in Tuscany with a chef, and make your holiday extra special.

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