Variety of beautiful spots around the house - big fireplace in kitchen living
- english, german, italian
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect but some things you need to work out ahead of time!
The property is unbelievable. It has been renovated in period so you really feel the Tuscan culture. Because the weather was perfect, we loved being able to sit on the "patio" and enjoy the vista. It is located about a mile outside the walls of Montepulciano making it peaceful and convenient.
In short, you will never find a more beautiful place! Minor criticisms: the owners speak very limited English so it was somewhat difficult to get instructions about the house. It is very difficult to locate! Be sure to have a GPS location before you go. You will not be able to find it on map quest due to confusion about the name of the road. We were surprised that the owner tacked on additional charges for the wood we used and the heating cost. Be sure to ask about this before you make the initial deposit. We were surprised (we are relative newcomers to Home Away) that Home Away had not advised us of this possibility in advance. When I inquired about the additional charge, Home Away folks just said that i should have worked out additional charges ahead of time. Would have been good advice ahead of time!
Dear Mary Jo, dear Roger - your "rating" is perfect … “but some things you need to work out ahead of time!”
We are pleased that you have enjoyed the conclusion of your European visit at the Aiola.
Nevertheless, despite all friendship, please do not overlook the fact that your stated "problems" are on your behalf:
a) On September 8th 2017 we sent you by email several-sided arrival documents, including detailed road maps, that Mary Jo forgot to bring along. So it was no wonder that our house was very difficult for you to find, although it is really very easy to find, being only 1 km from Montepulciano.
b) That you had difficulties with GPS, was due to the fact that you could not operate the navigation program in your AVIS-rental car, just as you - regrettably - could not operate the gearshift of this car, and thus by driving about 50 km from Siena ruined the engine.
c) Furthermore, you have refused to pay the deposit, which was announced to you by your placement agency at the time of booking.
d) You have also refused to pay the heating costs, with the enlightening note that "all over the world" the energy costs (electricity, firewood, fuel oil, gas consumption, etc.) are of course included in the rent – oh felix America!
e) Besides, from our point of view, it is by no means self-evident that everybody in every village “all over the world” should be able to speak English/American.
Apart from that: For about 15 years we lead foreign guests through house and property - in English;
no misunderstanding ever occurred.
Please also keep in mind that in 3 emails we have emphatically asked you to modify or withdraw your 4-star rating for obvious reasons. Our point is, that otherwise we will unnecessarily fall back far behind in the ranking competition. In consequence, the Aiola will online be hard to find.
Up to now you have not responded to our concern, not even a notice.
In order not to be misunderstood: We certainly would accept 4-star ratings, in case that they are reasonably comprehensible, that is, according to the facts.
perfect situation near Montepulciano!
Very charming, elegant, confortable and spacious house. Fully and nicely equiped. Beautiful setting, walking distance from Montepulciano. Friendly guests. Highly recommended!
Prachtige locatie met heerlijk uitzicht. Bedden zijn goed. Smaakvol ingericht.
Huren ging makkelijk en communicatie was tijdig en correct. Ook communicatie met eigenaren verliep prettig. Ze hiuden echt van de woning en dat voel en zie je.
Einfachheit, die einfach begeistert
Wir hatten einen traumhaften Aufenthalt in dieser außergewöhnlichen Aiola. Schon der Kontakt zu den Vermietern im Vorfeld war außergewöhnlich. Dieses schöne Fleckchen hat uns 7 Tage lang den Alltag vergessen lassen. Ein Garten, der immer wieder zu Entdeckungen einlädt, ein Ausblick in die Landschaft, der seinesgleichen sucht. Die Einrichtung behutsam und ausgesucht, einfach und doch gleichzeitig mit so viel Liebe zum Detail. Am Morgen im Schatten frühstücken, am Abend die spektakuläre Aussicht genießen. Dazu die Vermieter, die mit Ausflugs- und Restauranttipps unseren Aufenthalt perfekt gemacht haben. Alles sehr unkompliziert und absolut begeisternd. Wir planen schon unseren nächsten Aufenthalt an diesem ganz besonderen Ort. Vielen Dank nochmal an Brigitte und Michael!
Wir haben eine schöne Zeit gehabt und die Unterkunft genossen
Den vorhergehenden Bewertungen ist nichts hinzuzufügen!
Ein zauberhafter Ort an dem man nicht nur einfach mal im Urlaub wohnt, sondern es ist ein Lebensgefühl. In der 'Aiola' begegnete uns das Leben ganz unverfälscht, wie aus längst vergessener Zeit und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Uns erfreute täglich der wunderschöne Blick auf die sanften Hügelketten mit Weinbergen, Olivenhainen, Zypressen und Pinien. Im Garten sonnten sich die Eidechsen, die Grillen zirpten, es gab viele frische Kräuter und köstliche Pflaumen, aus denen wir einen leckeren Kuchen zauberten. Natürlich besteht auch die Möglichkeit, ausgiebig kulturelle Vergangenheit zu bestaunen und die toskanische Landschaft zu entdecken. Für uns war es ein unvergesslicher Urlaub und wir bedanken uns herzlich bei Herrn Teichmann für die freundliche Fürsorge.
The medieval town of Montepulciano is situated on a mountain top of tuff stone, 600 m above sea level. Each summer the popular international music festival “Cantiere” which was brought into being by H. W. Henze some years ago, takes place here over a period of two weeks. The Vino Nobile which matures in the wine cellars under the town is at least as famous. One can take a rest from too much bustle in the thermal baths nearby, which are provided with water from a 'sacred mountain', the Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano. You can reach the historical city center from the Aiola in about 30 minutes on foot. It is a beautiful little walk, passing fiels and gardens as well as the cathedral ´San Biagio´which a major building from the Rennaissance period.
- Hot air ballooning
- Journeys in italian oldtimers
- For birdlovers: Bird reservoir at Lago di Montepulciano
- For wine lovers: Wine tasting by arrangement with selected winery owners