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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Our family of 13 had a great stay at the villa. It was perfect for a large family gathering with plenty of space for all. We all enjoyed the beautiful pool and grounds. We had the cook prepare our meal the first night and it was so good that we had her back again on our last night. The local restaurants were also very good and easy to get to by car or walking. The location was great for seeing sights all over Tuscany and part of our group even drove to Venice for the day. Having the train nearby to get to Florence also made that trip very easy. All in all it turned out to be more than we expected and a great vacation spot for the whole family.
The only downside was getting enough hot water for showers at times."
Guest: VRBO FanDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: July 18, 2014
"Part of me wants to keep this review to myself to keep this villa a special little secret but, alas, it would be a shame for others not to experience what we did just a short time ago.
This villa is amazing. The actual structure is from the 15th century but has been completely renovated. It is the best of both worlds- old world charm with modern conveniences. Gorgeous bathroom, chef's kitchen, chic decor, etc. The grotto with the jacuzzi! No attention for detail has been spared. The home is incredible.
The property and the views... Wow. I felt like I was looking out into a postcard every morning. The landscape is filled with olive and orange trees, lemons, etc. Breathtakingly beautiful.
The owner Roberto. Now this is what made our stay above and beyond amazing. It's one thing to rent a great place, but Roberto was essentially our host. He was extremely helpful and responsive every day prior to our arrival- going so far as to research brands of diapers for our baby so we wouldn't have to transport with us! He also made all of our dinner reservations in advance and provided a crib with bedding. We arrived to a stocked kitchen, fresh flowers in every single room, delicious chocolates, prosecco and other wine, etc. What a welcome!!! He was more than happy to assist in booking a taxi any time and if we ever had any trouble or questions, he was immediately responsive and/or on site to assist.
The location. This is the best of both worlds. You are in the Florentine hills with perfect views of the city and the rolling landscape. But then just 10-15 minutes later via taxi you are downtown! We ate dinner out in downtown Florence every night and it was more than easy.
The villa is absolutely incredible but the host is what made our experience a dream.
I would recommend this to everyone. It is truly a special place."
Guest: Jaclyn RDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
"I can't think of a better way to visit Tuscany. This location was perfect for day trips into Florence(we recommend at least two days here) and all the hilltop towns we wanted to visit. Among them, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Cortona, Orvieto and the Chianti region. With easy access to busses, trains(in Florence), and highways, we were able to travel each day only to return "home" each evening to relax. The view from our terrace was beautiful. Slightly out of town and high upon a hill allowed for peace and quiet to reflect on our day of travel and plan for the next.
The path to get up to this wonderful villa is mostly gravel and steep, but well worth the trip once you see the view. We were amazed that we could make out some of the sights in Florence, including the Duomo and the Arno river.
We were happy to have a full-functioning kitchen. We picked up groceries and local wine from the towns we visited each day and prepared a meal to enjoy out on that terrace each night. The sunrises and sunsets were truly breathtaking.
The property itself is on an olive grove, and being here in the fall afforded us the chance to investigate the land. I brought my sketchbooks and watercolors to capture the famed Tuscan light.
Fiorenza, our host, was most helpful, answering questions and accommodating our needs. The apartment was clean and well stocked with basics. There were maps and pamphlets left by our host and previous renters that we perused. The photos and descriptions in the listing do not do this rental justice...it was much nicer than we expected.
We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in this region. It is imperative that you have a rental car though.
If were are blessed with the opportunity to visit this part of Italy again, we will most assuredly rent this apartment again."
Guest: Elizabeth H.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
"My husand and I stayed with my mother at Casa Rossa for 6 nights in November 2014. The accommodations were perfect for us and both Francesco and his mother were gracious and helpful hosts. The house is exactly as pictured - charming, clean, and comfortable. The views of the Chianti hills from the terrace are splendid indeed! The location is perfect for exploring this region of Tuscany. We made easy drives to Florence, Siena and Pisa, and Francesco recommended off-the-beaten path destinations in Chianti that we thoroughly enjoyed. The local hill town of San Casciano is charming and has excellent restaurants. Our favorite was La Cantinetta del Nonno, recommended by our host. We enjoyed it so much we returned for another meal the next day. One nearby site that we found fascinating is the Amercian World War II cemetery near Florence (only 20 minutes or so from the house). We have already recommended Casa Rossa and Italy Perfect to friends. We were very please with the information we received in advance from Italy Perfect and every detail was attended to. Overall we would give this property an outstanding rating."
Guest: Cathy K.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 31, 2014