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Recent Siena Province reviews

  • La Chiusa + Michael = magic

    "La Chiusa in Chianti is a special place. We have traveled frequently in Italy (family is half-Italian) and are intimate with the country and culture. So it was with some skepticism that we rented a restored Tuscan farmhouse owned and operated by an American from So. Cal. But we were absolutely delighted in every respect. This place is *magic* and having an American host/owner meant the house has probably more welcome perks than we appreciated. Michael and David have transformed this Chianti farmhouse into a delectable spot to relax, retreat and dolce far absolutely niente. David deftly designed patios and multi-level terraces so that the home has way more private retreat nooks and views than a house this size otherwise would. While Google Earth suggested it was near other homes and structures, La Chiusa is absolutely isolated and private: One can walk the house's perimeter naked, free of spectators, 24/7. Michael's olive orchard stretches up and to the west, vineyards roll away north and east. La Chiusa's landscaping is simple, smart, elegant, complete with Wisteria-draped dining pergola and multiple lush herb pots adorning the steps up to the front door (conveniently opening into the kitchen). Our September stay was past prime swimming season and only one of us used the pool. But in summer heat – a joy for sure. We were delighted with the exquisite interior design and decoration at La Chiusa. The home is packed with unique, charming and exceptional antique or vintage finds that we were grateful Michael and David were willing to share with VRBO guests (incl packed shelves of books & maps). La Chiusa is stunningly, fabulously stylish, tasteful, personal, cozy (the living room!) and charming – a real bonus. Finally, a well-deserved pitch for host Michael – a gem. He stocked the kitchen with bread, oil, fruit, wine, sweets and too many other consumables to list here (check before you shop!). He stopped by just about every day, first to welcome us but then to water and weed and do little chores. Anything but intrusive, more like ghostly invisible. Truth is, we wouldn't have minded seeing more of him, to pick his brain about local touring details. Michael did generously provide tips and even offered to personally guide us to a parking lot in Siena close enough to the duomo for an elderly member of our party to make the walk (we figured it out without him). You can't go wrong with Michael and La Chiusa. Superb host and magic place."
    Guest: Tom Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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