Countryside Apartments with Pool near San Gimignano

Set upon a panoramic hill between San Gimignano and Poggibonsi, the Macinella holiday apartments offer an ideal base from which to explore the region while also relaxing at home. The 6 self-catering apartments are perfect for small families, couples, groups and friends traveling and experiencing the beauty of the Tuscan countryside together.

Macinella's holiday rental apartments are more than just a place to lay your head, they offer full immersion into the tranquility, serenity and uniqueness of Tuscany and its stupendous landscape. The vacation rentals, furnished with modern conveniences including free WiFI access, will become your home from which you can relax and enjoy the local flavors of Tuscan food, wine, art and nature.

Top 3 reasons you'll love Macinella


Stelio and Rosella enjoy opening their home to their guests & can help organize special experiences, from romantic treetop dinners to massages


Sitting atop a hill, the views on one side are of San Gimignano with its towers, on the other side of the stunning Tuscan countryside


The owners have created an environment perfect for creating memories, relaxing and enjoying all Tuscany offers, including creativity & ingenuity

Wonderful Surprises Await You

The property of Macinella covers 10 hectares of olive groves, cypress trees, grassy fields and shady forest, the ideal setting for relaxing mixed in with long strolls in the countryside air with soothing scenery. The estate, set amongst the San Gimignano area, comprises a medieval tower from the XI century (where you can also stay, read our review of the Torre del Colombaio, too), a place full of historical and cultural importance. Your time at Macinella's Sunflower Apartments will give you the possibility to slow down during your vacation to truly bask in local hospitality and the beauty of Tuscany and all it has to offer.

From hiking to wine tastings, from a massage to visiting the memories of a time gone by around the medieval tower or making new memories in the treetop terrace which offers scenic vistas of the countryside, you will find something that whispers to your soul at Macinella Apartments.

Large Apartments & Ample Gardens

The 6 self-catering holiday apartments can be rented individually for couples and groups of up to 7 persons or the entire structure can be rented to a group of 20+8 persons. There are several connecting apartments which can offer both areas in common as well as privacy for each group. For example, the largest apartment - Sunflower 1 -  boasts of more than 110 square meters divided into 3 double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room has a classical Tuscan fireplace with a sofa bed for an extra 2 persons. This apartment, when rented on its own has a marvelous terrace of over 100 square meters. It can, however, also be rented together with Sunflower 3, which can accommodate up to 4 guests and has its own outdoor terrace, to have another group join in the fun. The semi-covered terrace downstairs is large enough to accommodate everyone in the two apartments for meals, activities and parties.

The use of color, design and the natural architectural beauty of the farmhouse enhance the relaxing and serene atmosphere. Sunflower 2 can also accommodate up to 4 persons. while Sunflower 4 is suitable for a couple with a delightful pergola covered in roses outside the front door offering the fragrance of roses when in bloom.

All of the apartments come with their own private garden space and entrance, a personalized decor with artistic furnishings and decorations, with renovations emphasizing the original rustic beauty of the farmhouse. Families with small kids can have a baby cot/crib added upon request in all of the apartments. The apartments have fully-equipped modern kitchens with stove, microwave, refrigerator and freezer as well as the necessary utensils for preparing delicious meals. All the rooms have screened windows to allow lots of fresh air as well as easy access to the free Wifi service.

The last two apartments are set apart from the rest, across the road, and offer additional privacy and space. Sunflower 5 has three bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms, two of which can comfortably accommodate an extra single bed for a total of 8 persons. The two bedroom apartment Sunflower 6 has one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and one single bedroom. Upon request, some rooms can have the two single beds be turned into double beds. These apartments have their own parking area and surrounding gardens, with a gorgeous view of San Gimignano. A short stroll across the road brings guests to the shared swimming pool and areas around the pool, as well as the shared play areas which include a ping pong table and table football.

Enjoy relaxing, the views and the artistic air at Macinella

Looking for unique experiences on your holiday? Macinella offers the chance to explore and discover, trying new experiences such as dining in a large treetop! How about experiment cooking with solar energy, or picking your own vegetables from Rossella's garden (just ask beforehand) or trying your own artistic artistic expression with an art class? Or learning local Tuscan dishes in the kitchen with a cooking class or tasting local products? These are just a few of the opportunities available to guests at Macinella, upon request. For those who prefer more adventurous or active endeavors, there is a soccer field, a ping-pong table and table soccer to challenge your friends in the evenings, a boxing ring to keep you fit and a bocce field, an Italian game that reminds one of bowling, although not exactly. If you've never played, this is your chance to learn! If you wish, you can also have the possibility to camp out just like the knights of old, in a tent using the same instruments and tools that they did while on Crusades. Then, of course, there is the freshwater pool, with lounge chairs and umbrellas, perfect for cooling down after a morning of exploring Tuscany or just lounging in the afternoon as you work on your tan.

Adventures across all of Tuscany

The Macinella Sunflower Apartments offer not only a view of San Gimignano, but the town is close enough to enjoy an evening stroll or dinner at one of the many restaurants in the small Tuscan medieval town. There are several nearby towns, each with an intriguing history, cobbledstone roads, delicious restaurants and cafes. Poggiobonsi, which played an import role during medieval times, is only a short drive away and offers the chance to access public transport to Florence and Siena (instead of driving and worrying about parking at each city) as well as the Poggio Imperiale and other archeological digs. Explore the vineyards in Chianti and the alabaster artwork in Volterra, following the country roads through the rolling hills of Tuscany, covered with grain and sunflowers.

The museums in Florence, Siena and Pisa are all within a short distance of the vacation rental apartments and promise hours of wonderment at the artistic patrimony left behind by the greats such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The award-winning sandy beaches of the Tuscan coast, with its clear waters, are perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling or just soaking up the sun. Follow the ancient paths of the via Francigena, just like pilgrims heading to Rome did centuries ago or head off to explore the unique scenery of the Val d’Orcia and the great wines of Montalcino and Montepulciano. All of this is within easy access of the Macinella Apartments.

Stelio and Rossella, your hosts at Macinella

Stelio is a modern-day Leonardo da Vinci, thinking up lots of ways to make life at Macinella better... and then setting out to make his ideas come to life, making his dreams become a reality with his own hands. From the treehouse hidden in a cypress tree to restoring the medieval tower and the frescoes on the walls, he has his hand in everything you see on the property. Rossella loves welcoming guests to their home, they both look forward to sharing Macinella, their corner of paradise in Tuscany, with you!


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località Casaglia, 19 - Montefalconi
53037 San Gimignano (Siena)


43.473103 latitude
11.09293 longitude


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