Beautiful Residence in Historic Center
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Montepulciano townhome description
This beautifully restored and professionally decorated residence is located within the walled city, the historic center of Montepulciano, an important hill town in southern Tuscany.
Situated on a small lane just off the main commercial street of the town, 'the Corso,' it offers ready access to the cultural life of the town (see our website for details http://www3.sympatico.ca/amcquillan/index.htm), restaurants, coffee bars, shops and the wine bars, tasting rooms and cellars where you can sample the famous wines of Montepulciano, yet the apartment is so quite that an alarm clock will be needed if you don't want to sleep away the morning.
At the foot of the lane is a small plaza overlooking the medieval wall of the town with a breathtaking panoramic view of vineyard-covered hillsides, clusters of farmhouses and the Lake of Chiusi in the near distance, Lake Trasimino and the town of Cortona in the middle-distance and the spectacular Appenine Mountains beyond.
The precise age of the original house is not known but the cellar contains the town's only remaining ceramics kiln and certainly predates the 17th century addition that is now a separate residence for the owners.
Although completely renovated, the residence retains its original character - hand-hewn chestnut beams, handmade terra-cotta floors, travertine marble door frames set in thick stone walls with panelled wood doors and hand forged iron hardware. Even the copper and wrought iron light fixtures were made by a local craftsman. The bathrooms and kitchen are thoroughly modern and equipped to meet the expectations of discriminating visitors. There is also a central heating system and a working fireplace for the comfort and pleasure of winter visitors.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Mobile Phone:
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Wine Tasting, Live Theater & Music, Art Galleries
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We chose this rental based on its location directly within Montepulciano where we could easily walk to any destination within the town. With many options for tasting some of the best Nobile and Brunello wines available, walking is the preferred travel method! Montepulciano was also a great location to make day trips to other interesting towns such as Siena, Montalcino, Orvieto and Rome (by train). The unit was clean and comfortable for the four of us and we could not have asked for anything more. Our hosts, Royce and Aidan, were very accomodating and helpful. They also provided a very useful list of things to do and places to eat that we referred to frequently. The rental process was also simple and efficient. Bottom line is that when we return to Montepulciano we would rent this same unit!
- Guest Rudy L.
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 06/05/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Montepulciano Sept 12
Montepulciano Sept 12
When looking for a villa, we (4 girls) wanted to be "in a town" located near places for easy day visits. We just got lucky! When booking confirmed, Aidan and Royce sent pages of information about what to do, where to eat, and how to get around! We really didn't need Rick Steves, etc! First - the place was perfect. Two large bedrooms, two bathrooms (one shower, one tub),well equipped kitchen and den. Nights were quiet and great mattresses! Very easy to get around in town (after we got our bearings) and the people so nice! Our favorite day trips - Seinna, Montelcino, Florence, Pienza and an abbey. Montepulciano also a great tuscan town with lots to do and great food and wine! Royce and Aidan were so very helpful - recommendations on what to do and where to eat and especially getting us from A to B! We saved much time following their advice. Delightful people. We hope they visit us in Charleston, SC! We loved this trip so much (and have been traveling together for 14 years) - we want to go back and stay in same place and do different towns!
- Guest SC (South Carolina, USA)
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Four of us stayed at Royce and Aiden's place for one week. The condo was great. Lots of room for two couples and the location was second to none.We missed some of the normal things we use at home, but hey we are in Italy so do as the Italians do. Royce and Aiden were very accomodating. Aiden took us grocery shopping as soon as we got there and explained the ins and outs of buying produce. They also took our friends to the train station early one morning to get the train to Rome. We loved the town of Montepulciano, especially the little courtyard in front of the condo. Great restaruants within walking distance, when we chose to eat out. Love the wine! Great shopping too.
- Guest Ann M. (Nova Scotia)
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 10/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
We spent a wonderful week in Montepulciano in May. Our rental was ideal for 2 couples to stay very comfortably. We loved the terrace outside our apartment. Spent many evenings sitting with a glass of wine and watching the beautiful countryside. The owners were very easy to work with, sent us lots of information, gave us great tips! We used the apartment as a home base to take day trips to Florence, Siena and to several of the hill towns. Most of all we loved the beauty, friendliness, and quiet of this beautiful place.
- Guest masrhland (Summerfield, FL)
- Date of stay 05/19/12
- Review Submitted 06/08/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely apartment. Royce and Aidan welcomed us and helped us get started on a magical week in Tuscany. The apartment was clean and spacious, beautifully decorated and comfortable. We enjoyed using the extensive library of travel guides for the local area. Everything we needed was there in English. Their recommendations for restaurants were spot on. Thanks Royce and Aidan for your wonderful hospitality. The property was everything and more than the description. We highly recommend staying here. For anyone hoping to do the Brunello Wine Tour, please book well in advance and double confirm the dates & times. We booked the Wine Bus for Saturday at 9:00 at the Fortezza in Montalcino. The bus did not show. They returned our money in full, but we were disappointed that we did not get to experience the tour. Most of the wineries require reservations in advance for tours or tastings. However, you can taste many of the local wines inside the walls of Montepulciano by walking from tasting room to tasting room, and walk home at the end of your evening.
- Guest Carulli (Colorado)
- Date of stay 10/09/11
- Review Submitted 10/31/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
This was an absolutely enjoyable way to spend time in Tuscany. The property was exactly as described and the location was as central to the sites we wanted to see as anyone can hope for. The city of Montepulciano was charming, the shops interesting and the assortment of restaurants was ample enough to satisfy anyone's needs. The advice left by the owners of the residence was really helpful and the views from outside the residence were spectacular enough that almost anyone walking through the town found their way to "check them out."
- Guest Steve (Tucson, AZ)
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 07/29/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Others have described the amenities that this apartment provides and we agree with their comments. The apartment is very comfortable and very conveniently situated. The owners supplied an abundance of information about parking, operation of the apartment, restaurants, and day trips. Montepulciano is a great place to stay while exploring the region. While busloads of tourists enliven the streets during parts of the day, for the most part they disappear in the latter part of the afternoon and the town is left to the “locals” of which we soon felt included. The merchants in the shops were friendly and welcoming. After happy hours spent exploring Montepulciano and the region, a highlight of each day was to prepare antipasto in the apartment and take it outside and walk 50 feet to the small plaza at the end of the passage where the front door is located and enjoy the as promised “breathtaking panoramic view”. Combine that with the ability to assemble a meal with the wonderful produce and wines of the region and you come very close to the sublime. We had the good fortune of being in Montepuliciano during the Cantiere Internationale d’Arte, a local music festival featuring world class musicians, and we felt we had found Italian Valhalla.
- Guest Grateful Grandfather (Edmonton)
- Date of stay 07/12/10
- Review Submitted 07/28/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Montepulciano - Ideal Tuscanny location
Montepulciano - Ideal Tuscanny location
We were 2 couples from Ontario Canada travelling together for 5 weeks in Europe, and we found this townhouse and village an ideal spot from which to see different parts of Tuscanny. The townhouse was spacious, very clean, nicely furnished and the kitchen very well equipped, and offered good bedroom and washroom privacy for both couples. The beds were very comfortable. Montepulciano is a delightful walled village on a hill top, with nice walks to several old churches and the town square, and has lots of good restaurants of varying price ranges, and lots of nice shops, including offerings by local artists. We found the local people exceptionally friendly. Using a rented car, we made easy day trips into Florence (owners Adrian and Royce had great advice on parking), Siena, and to Montalcino, the center for Italy's top Brunello wines. We also enjoyed several other nearby villages, including Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Castel d'Piano and San Fiora. Added to this were beautiful views of the hills and vineyards along the way. The entire region is a photographer's delight. All in all, a great week in Tuscanny for the four of us, and the VRBO highly recommended.
- Guest Bob and Carol, Steve and Maxine (Near Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 05/08/10
- Review Submitted 06/08/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Oh, how we loved your place! It was so beautifully located and we even found your neighbors to be a joyous help. The rental was very much an immaculate "nest" for us and everything worked most efficiently. Beds were superb. I would suggest that all of your renters also visit the copper shop a few doors away. What lovely people...and I'm sure that's why YOU are nestled up there next to heaven too! aloha from M and the Hawaii Gang
- Guest Marianne B. (Honolulu, Hawaii)
- Date of stay 10/15/09
- Review Submitted 10/15/09
Absolutely GREAT! Location is fabulous, comfort outstanding, owners are wonderful. I really felt like a good friend prepared their guest house for us. The residence is well stock, your needs are anticipated and the rooms are clean. We settled in immediately and enjoyed Montepulciano and the surrounding area effortlessly. The kitchen was stocked with quality cooking essentials and seemed to have anything you might ever need. These were the BEST beds I slept on in my 6 week Italian tour. Loved the area. Neighbors were all kind. Groceries, restaurants, pharmacy, all nearby. Just a great Italian experience. This is a top quality VRBO.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/15/09
- Review Submitted 10/15/09
WEEKLY (Saturday to Saturday) - Minimum Stay One Week! April 20, 2013 - November 1, 2013 ... $1500/wk November 2, 2013 - March 02, 2014 ... $1300/wk March 03, 2014 - April 13, 2014 ... $1400/wk April 14, 2014 - November 2, 2014 ... $1500/wk 20% Discount for stays of 4+ weeks (applies only to singles and one couple) Payment accepted in US Dollars, CN Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euro No Smoking.
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Just steps away from the main street and a terrace with a spectacular view
living room with a queen size sleep sofa and armoir
fully equipped eat-in kitchen
Upper bedroom, One of Two Identical Sized Bedrooms
Lower bath in travertine with tub/shower, toilet and bidet, separate vanity
view from terrace/piazza a few steps from the front door
living room with wood burning fireplace
Stairway to the Bedrooms - one up, one down
Upper level bath in travertine with walk in shower, toilet, bidet and vanity
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