Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 1122: Colle Lungo, Apartment
apartments on an estate near Castelina, Tuscany Chianti
September 2004, 5 days
Colle Lungo is a working vineyard in the Chianti region near Castelina. The property overlooks a valley of trees and vineyards with the town of Castelina visable in the near distance. The entire place is near silent at night except for early evening when guests are mingling. The property was a fantastic place to relax during the day when other guests were away and you had the pool to your self. Our apartment was quiet and we did not hear much from our neighbors below.
Town was a 25 minute walk through the woods for the adventurous - a car is mandatory. Lot's of restaurants near by as well as shopping, etc. There was also wine, water, sodas and beer available for purchase on sight.
Very historic and in excellent condition. I think there are 10 apartments of varying size.
Many wonderful options to sit in including a covered outdoor area and a beautiful pool with nice launge chairs. Spectacular views abound.
Beds are a little on the hard side - only complaint. One bathroom in nice shape and well equipped. You do not get clean towls everyday but instead every 3rd day - not a problem for us.
Yes to all.
Problems or Bonuses
Gabrielle who runs the show was a magnificant bonus. Good recommendations, very helpful, good English and extremely sweet.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Onsite person, Gabrielle as I spoke of above was excellent. My e-mails were answered quickly, accurately and cheerfully.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
YES!!! I am sending my family there next summer and I would go again in a minute - didn't want to leave. If they got softer beds I would move in!
Things to do in this area
Colle Lungo makes a great base for seeing the Tuscany area. Siena was only a 30 minute drive and Florence was no more than an hour away. We also visited Voltera and Radda during our stay. The town of Castelina is a 5-10 minute drive and has wine shops, restaurants and grocery shopping as well as a nice little square to people watch from. Many other guests drove to Montepulciano in 1 day but that was a good 8 hour day.
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