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Review 1392: Rentvillas, Poggio Antico

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Review by Jim Hebert from US

3bed/3bath villa near Montespertoli, Tuscany Chianti


When

April 2005, Nine days

Location

THE VILLA WAS IN TUSCANY SURROUNDED BY VINYARDS AND OLIVE TREES. IT SITS ON TOP OF A HILL, SO THE VIEW WAS BREATH TAKING. IT HAS A SWIMMING POOL, BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, SCREENS ON THE WINDOWS,HEATING, SATELLITE TV,DVD PLAYER, SMALL STEREO, WASH MACHINE. IT WAS FURNISHED WITH BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUES. THE OWNERS OF THE HOUSE KEEP IT SPOTLESS..IT WAS LIKE BEING IN A HOME NOT A RENTAL.

Nearby Amenities

WE WALKED TO COFFEE EVERY DAY ABOUT 3 KILOMETERS. THE TOWN IS ABOUT 5 KILOMETERS A LITTLE TO FAR TO CARRY GROCERIES. THERE IS HOWEVER A SMALL STORE DOWN FROM THE COFFEE BAR ABOUT A BLOCK THAT HAS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING INCLUDING A VERY JOVIAL OWNER...

The House/Apartment

THE BUILDING WAS BUILT IN 1060 AS A BARN AND COMPLETELY REFURBISHED. IT TOOK TEN YEARS. VERY PEACEFUL. THERE IS A HOUSE NEXT DOOR BUT THE VIEWS ARE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, SO YOU REALLY DIDN'T NOTICE.

Garden

THE OUTSIDE PATIO COULD ACCOMODATE 12 PEOPLE AND THE POOL ASLO HAS A LARGE SITTING AREA WITH CHAIRS AND LOUNGERS.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

THE KITCHEN WOULD ACCOMMODATE 6 PEOPLE AND THE DINING ROOM WOULD HOLD TWELVE PEOPLE.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHS ALL VERY MODERN WITH BIDETS VERY, VERY CLEAN. THE BEDS WERE VERY COMFORTABLE NICE LINENS. ONE BATHROOM HAS A NICE BIG TUB.

Kitchen

WE COOKED EVERY NIGHT. IT WAS PERFECT EVERY UTENSIL YOU COULD IMAGINE. THE OWNERS EVEN CAME OVER ONE NIGHT TO COOK A TUSCAN FEAST.

Problems or Bonuses

THE VILLA WAS MORE THAN WE EXPECTED, WE PLAN ON RETURNING IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS...BEING CENTRALLY LOCATED ALL OF THE SITES TO SEE WE ONLY ABOUT 30 MINUTES AWAY.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

RENTVILLAS.COM IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL AGENCY..THEY RESPOND VERY QUICKLY AND EVERYTHING WENT AS PLANNED. WE PAID $2200 FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

WE ARE GOING BACK IN A COUPLE OF YEARS...YES WE ARE TELLING ALL OF OUR FRIENDS.

Things to do in this area

LA FROGGIA (I CANT FIND THE CARD) BUT IT IS DOWN FROM THE COFFEE BAR. IS FAMOUS FOR THE STEAK, PEOPLE FROM FLORENCE GO TO EAT THE STEAKS...WE REALLY ATE IN MOST OF THE TIME.

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