Frequently Asked Questions

Services included in the reservation

By booking an apartment at Antico Podere San Francesco you will benefit from a parking space, an outdoor heated pool -according to the season- at your disposal from 9:30 to 18:00 (From 1st April to 31st October). You will find a Barbecue ready for use, just remember to bring charcoal! You will already find the grills.

Upon arrival you will find sheets and bathroom linens, included in your price. If you need a crib for your little baby, remember to ask for it during the reservation process. Price will be of € 5,00 per day for the rental.

Wi-Fi is free inside the structure and also in every apartment.

All the apartments have air-conditioning, included in the price.

In the structure, you will find a Honesty Bar: a wonderful refreshment place where you can chose your snacks and serve yourself: you can find breakfast snacks, a quick dish for lunch, a tasty sandwich or a fresh ice-cream for an afternoon break.

Guests can arrive before 15:00. You can have a locker room, parking place and use of pools by paying a small supplement of € 10,00 per apartment. Furthermore, it is always possible to arrive after due check in time. If guests are planning to arrive after 19:00, we will contact him the day of arrival to give indications about the number of apartment and how to reach it.

Late check out and services late check

It is possible to ask for the possibility of a late check out directly at the relais, the day before departure. We will always need to check the availability at the moment of the request.

It is possible to use the relais facilities until the afternoon of the checkout day, using the pool, a locker room with toilet and a parking slot, with only € 10,00 per family

Having breakfast and lunch a tour Honesty Bar

At our Honesty Bar you will find every morning hot croissants, jams, coffees, teas, yogurts and crunchy cereals for the perfect start of the day, whether it is holiday or work! It is possible to buy you breakfast for the price for € 12,00 per person, per day. You will then be free to eat whatever you wish among our wide food choice.

You can also find packed first courses or sandwiches and flatbreads. You can heat them up independently, by using the microwave oven at your disposal.

We can therefore say that you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner at our Honesty Bar. Last but not least: you can buy some staple products or typical Tuscany products.


Pets (1 dog per apartment, maximum 30 kg) are always welcome at our facility and will find a very suitable environment for them, being able to walk through our olive grove.

In the apartment, however, there will be a pillow and a bowl with a small gift for our 4-legged friends.

We apply a small supplement of € 10 per day per dog for services and final cleaning.

Remember that the dog cannot access the solarium of the swimming pool, however.

Do you have child seats in the structure?

Yes, sure.

Do you have a laundry service?

Yes, we have a self-service laundromat.

Heated pool opening times

Swimming pool hours

From 11 April to mid-June (heated pool 28 °): from 10:00 to 18:00;
From mid-June to mid-September (NOT heated pool): from 9:00 to 19:00;
From mid-September to September 30 (heated pool 28 °): from 9:00 to 19:00;
From 1 October to 3 November (heated pool 28 °): from 10:00 to 18:00.

Do you have a restaurant?

There is an Honesty bar with a large space and numerous tables where it is possible to consume all the products available, including ice cream, sandwiches, drinks, small pastries, ready-made first courses and second courses. In particular for lunch we provide stuffed Schiacciate, sandwiches, sandwiches, packaged first courses that you can also order with table service from 12.00 to 14.00, or take at any time of the day and heat them with our microwave oven always available.

From 07.30 to 10.00 we have the breakfast service served for guests who purchase a room or apartment with breakfast.

Can we pay our stay upon arrival?

Yes, for sure!

How many floors does the structure have? Do you have an elevator?

Apartments will be located on the ground or first floor. For those apartments in the new block, we do have an elevator.

Can we find quiet, private and romantic apartments?

Yes, definitely! Please indicate us all your needs and preference during the reservation process.

Is bed and bathroom linen included?

Yes, you will find in all the apartments bed and bathroom linens.

Do the apartments have a terrace or a garden?

Yes, each apartment will have a terrace, an outdoor space or a garden.

Do the apartments have a balcony?

No, our apartments do not have balconies.

Do you have non-smoking apartment in the structure?

No, we do not have proper non-smoking apartments. In case you have any kind of allergy, please do let us know during the reservation process. We will do our best to accommodate you requests.

Do the apartments have a TV? Is it a TV-SAT?

Yes, all our apartments will have TV-sat

Do the apartments have a phone with a direct line?

No, we do not have phones in the apartments.

Do the apartments have air-conditioning? Is there any extra charge for it?

Yes, all the apartments have air-conditioning. No extra cost will be charged for using it.

Can we find a dining room where to eat with our guests of the structure?

No, there is not a common dining room. You can always use the tables of our Honesty Bar for entertaining with other guests.

Where can we rent a car?

Cecina, the city nearby, ha slots of rental cars services.

Can we find some supermarket nearby?

Yes, the closer are in Vada, just a few minutes by car away from the structure. They are difficult to be reached walking, so please consider to take the car.

Are there any vineyards close to the structure?

Yes! Bolgheri is the capital of red wine. If you willing to remain closer, also the municipalities of Montescudaio, Bibbona e Casale host lots of excellent wineries of the territory.

How far are Florence, Siena e Pisa?

Florence: 106 km.

Pisa: 51 km.

Siena: 98 km.

Which is the closest village to the structure?

The closer village is Vada

Which is the closest airport?

Aeroporto di Pisa Galileo Galilei.

Do you have an airport shuttle to/from the structure?

No, we do not have an airport shuttle. In case you need assistance for the transfer, we can book you one with some external supplier. Please be sure to ask for it in time.

How far is the closest bus stop?

500 m. from the structure.

Which is the closest train station?

Train station of Vada.

Do you have a fitness centre inside the structure (Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Turkish Bath…)?

No, we do not have a fitness centre but we have a partnership with a structure in Marina di Bibbona, Park Hotel Marinetta, just 15 minutes by car.