"My husband and I stayed in this enchanting villa for one week of our two week Italy vacation. We did not want to leave. The pictures do not do the home justice. It is beautiful, clean, spacious, quiet and full of every possible amenity. The owner of the home, Grazia is as sweet and kind as you will find in a host. Her concern for our comfort was much appreciated.
On the practical side, the home is a bit off the beaten track, so rent that small SUV, but to us, this just added to the charm of the stay. Because Chiusi is a fairly large town, we purchased groceries prior to checking in, something we would recommend. We were grateful for a fully stocked kitchen with a large European style refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and stove. Grazia even had a bottle of wine waiting for us!
Because we stayed in October and the nights were quiet chilly. We used the wood thoughtfully provided to build a fire, but we did also have to use the heat. The home warmed up very quickly despite how large the it is. As with most places in Italy, you will pay for use of the electric (Including heat) but Grazia is very careful to check the meter with you at the start and end of your visit. I was surprised at how little we paid at the end, considering we ran the heat each night on both levels.
We ate at the restaurant next door twice due to it's convenient location adjacent to the villa, it is expensive, but worth the splurge. Since it was the low season, we had long fun chats with the two handsome, young servers who are being personally groomed and mentored by Heinz Beck. It was a rare experience.
I really could go on and on. This enchanting villa, and it's wonderful host, who will share her family history of the home and is filled with her amazing pottery, is worth the rental!"
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: October 21, 2015