8 rooms, 8 bathrooms, winery, WiFi at the reception
- english, french, german, italian
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A Good Villa Experience
We were traveling with our adult children and spouses to attend a wedding in San Gimignano The main house contains six bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The wash machine is located in a separate building that also contains a kitchen and living space plus one bed/bath. There is a third building with one bedroom that we did not use. The property and pool are lovely with nice views and there is a large covered dining area in the back.
Overall we had a fine villa experience. Be clear there is no AC. There are screens on the bedroom windows but no screens in the lower level windows. That means there are bugs EVERYWHERE.....and I mean the kind that sting. I cannot tell you how many bugs we killed and had to use towels since there were no fly swatters. Really can’t understand why there are no screens on the windows.
There was a serious heatwave while we were there...temps in the 90s each of the five days. We asked for fans but were told there were none. We actually drove back to Poggibonsi and bought fans (which barely survived the five days). Strongly suggest the owners have fans available to help create a cross breeze at least and put screens on the bottom level windows.
Other notes: There were two towels per bathroom and no pool towels. There was one hair dryer for the main house and another in the out building.
Keys to the out buildings were not offered readily (even though we rented the entire property). It wasn’t until we asked about the washing machine that we secured keys to that building. My husband and I slept there and all the kids stayed in the main house.
The kitchen has most everything you would need except oven mitts. Bring you own staples if you plan to cook. The irrigation system runs from 1am to 4am.
There is a large dining table (seats 12) and as well a six-seater in the main room. The photos indicate four red chairs in a sitting area but those are no longer there. There is a tv room with a sofa and loveseat but that is the only gathering place to sit except the dining tables. There is a pool table.
Communication was good and overall we had a good experience. Couldn't give five stars because of the few things mentioned above but the villa certainly contributed positively to our Italian experience!