Unique Tuscan Castle Apartment with Wondrous Views
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Montepulciano apartment description
Torre Montefollonico is a magnificent two bedroom apartment in a castle in the tiny hilltop village of Montefollonico. This unique and romantic home has two bedrooms, a library, and a 12th century fairy tale tower with private rooftop patio. This is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of Vino Nobile as the sun sets on the wondrous horizon. The furnishings are an eclectic mix of wonderful antiques and the best in Italian modern design. This is a large spacious apartment with a high ceiling dining room with exposed beams and new high end kitchen appliances. There is a DSL high-speed internet connection and Wi-Fi for your convenience.
Torre Montefollonico is within 15 minutes by car from Pienza, Unesco Heritage site and Montepulciano, two of the best regarded Tuscan towns. While the apartment is in the village and provides the convenience of a 5 minute walk to four great restaurants, including the NY Times reviewed La Chiusa, with an ATM, pharmacy, and food stores, the setting is pastoral. You will hear sheep bells and watch sparrows wheel about from your patio. You can walk for miles through olive trees and vineyards near Monte Oliveto, Bagno Vignoni, and Moltacino.
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- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Broadband Access
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
We had narrowed our rental options to two and so glad we chose your apartment. What a unique, wonderful experience for our family. The apartment was clean, large and exactly as described. Your welcome package was very helpful and all of your recommendations were great. Montefollonico is a charming gem of a town, and we enjoyed the nature trails through the park where we saw deer and photographed the wild orchids. The apartment was so unique in design and the torre was amazing. Thank you for your prompt and courteous communications; we will definitely recommend your apartment to our family and friends.
- Guest Family from SC (South Carolina)
- Date of stay 06/13/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Very happy you enjoyed yourself in Montefollonico and thank you for the compliments on the apartment. Yes it certainly is unique and Wendy has done a great job of making it feel homey. We are very happy you went exploring the wonderful nature trails. I love walking out the door and in a minute you are surrounded by olive groves and watching sheep graze!
My wife and I spent a lovely week May 2011 at the apartment. We wanted a Tuscan adventure. Day trips to the cities, but a quiet, elegant, centrally located base. Montefollonico, is a small, friendly, hill town. There are enough restaurants to enjoy your evening without driving ( and with a short stroll home). We like to cook, and were able to enjoy a few meals at home (kitchen is adequate). The residents are amicable, but don't make their living off tourists. This is a great place for mature adults: perfect for one or two couples. Amenities are as described by other reviews, exceeding expectations. Prepare to be blown away by the view!
- Guest GARY (Dallas)
- Date of stay 05/07/11
- Review Submitted 01/04/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks for your review. It is a wonderful dilemma, whether to dine out at a fabulous restaurant or make the rounds at the market, the macelleria (butcher shop), and of course pick up pasta fresca and then bring it home and have the joy of preparing a fabulous meal made from the best ingredients. I think the perfect plan is to have cocktails at sunset on the torre with some wonderful antipasti, a wonderful cheese plate and salumi, and then have a one course meal at a restaurant with just a glass of wine. It makes for a well paced, enjoyable, and economical evening.
We rented Tuscan Towers for one week in mid-October. Everything from our initial contact with John and Wendy, to our departure, went smoothly, thanks in part to the owners who prepare a welcome package you receive ahead of time to help plan out your stay. We were all apprehensive as we drove up the winding roads to Montefollonico but as we entered the front door of the Towers we all were delighted and each went on to explore our space for the week, ending up on the tower terrace just in time for the sunset and magnificent views. What a week we had! It is such a great location to visit any of the great towns of Tuscany and then come home after a long day and relax. The 2 bedroom condo is spacious and clean, has laundry facilities and has the best towels to use we had on our trip. We enjoyed the many restaurants in Montefollonico but especially the food and friendly service of La Botte Piena, but we also cooked in 2 nights and just relaxed in the Villa. The local people are great and seem to go out of their way to help you. I must say it was the highlight of our trip and would not hesitate to recommend the place to anyone who wants to explore Tuscany. If we come back we will definitely stay here!
- Guest zithelp (Bremerton)
- Date of stay 10/08/11
- Review Submitted 11/06/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Guest comment entered by owner
We stayed at the Tuscan Tower for one week of a three week visit to Italy to celebrate my 60th birthday. We chose this property because of the views, the comfortable beds and linens and because it was located in a small village with several local restaurants. We wanted to be able to come back to the village after a day of exploring Tuscany and freshen up to go out to dinner without having to drive. We were not disappointed. The property is very comfortable and well tended. There are comfortable beds, nice pillows and big thirsty towels. The kitchen is very modern and convenient. The view from the tower is unbelievable. The village of Montefollonico is so clean and friendly. Everyone went out of their way to help us and be cordial. The local restaurants recommended to us by John and Wendy were excellent, La Botte Piena, 13 Gobbi and La Chiusa.
- Guest Belinda from Austin
- Date of stay 04/01/10
- Review Submitted 06/16/10
Guest comment entered by owner
We arrived at night - directions were perfect and the little town is lovely. Each little nook and corner of the apartment contained a new surprise. The beds and baths are outfitted in "american" style - nice mattresses, soft comforters, extra pillows, thick towels. I enjoyed checking my email on the computer (with free internet access) after the rest of our group was asleep and surprising my colleagues at work by answering their emails. But the real surprise came in the morning - when we walked out onto the roof terrace and watched the sun rising across the valley - just spectacular. Wendy and John were very helpful with arrangements and information - they even told us where the guys could get a great haircut in Cortona! Best place we have ever stayed - anywhere!
- Guest Anne P
- Date of stay 06/06/09
- Review Submitted 06/16/10
Guest comment entered by owner
Everything about the apartment and the rental process were exactly as John and Wendy specified. Montefollonico is not one of the crowded hill towns and itis a great location from which to take short drives to experience Tuscany.Highly recommended.
- Guest Pacific Northwest guest
- Date of stay 01/17/10
- Review Submitted 06/15/10
May 19, 2012 - Sept. 30 2012: $1950 a week Oct. 1, 2012 - May 18, 2013: $1800 a week Includes electricity, gas, and wi-fi internet with G5 Imac computer. From Oct 24-Mar 20 a $20/night heating charge applies to three night stays. Cleaning fee of $75. stays that encompass Easter, Christmas, or New Years are High season rate
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French doors of Living Room
Tower private rooftop patio
Chaise lounge in Sogiorno (Living Room)
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