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Review 1601: Rentvillas, Casanuova dei Carfini

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Review by jdagostino from NY

7bed/4bath villa near Castellina, Tuscany Chianti


When

06/25/2005 - 07/02/2005, 7 days

Location

Our villa was in the heart of Tuscany, between Siena & Florence. It is situated on a working vinyard and was close to all the wondrful villages in the region.

Nearby Amenities

You were about a 10 minute drive to Castellina in Chianti or Poggibonsi. There is a super grocery store (coop) in Poggibonsi and wonderful restaurants in Castellina.

The House/Apartment

As stated the house is on a working vineyard and has a wonderful view of the valley. It was very clean and well laid out.

Garden

There is a nice sitting area right outside and a pool only steps away. The views were wonderful.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The furnishings were very good and you can sit 12 comfortable for dinner.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

Beds were comfortable, 2 bathrooms had showers the 3rd a tub. There was also a shower in the adjoining building as well as 2 other bedrooms, in addition to the 5 in the main building.

Kitchen

It was a wonderful kitchen to cook in and the kitchen sat 8 at the table.

Problems or Bonuses

NO SURPRISES OTHER THAN THE WASHING MACHINE IN THE BUILDING NEXT TO THE MAIN HOUSE WAS OLD AND SLOW.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

THE AGENCY WAS A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH. WE DID EVERYTHING ON LINE BUT HAD A NUMBER TO CALL IF NEEDED. THE ONSITE CARETAKERS, WHO WE KNEW FROM PREVIOUS VISITS DID SPEAK ENGLISH AND TREATED US WELL. WHEN WE RENTED 6 YEARS AGO THE PRICE WAS $1800 PER WEEK, NOW IT WAS $4600. INFLATION AND POPULARITY I GUESS. IF YOU GO WITH 4 COUPLES ITS A BARGAIN.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

WE HAVE RECOMMENDED THIS VILLA TO 4 OTHER FAMILIES AND ALL LOVED IT.

Things to do in this area

MUST VISIT SAN GIMIGNANO, AND EAT AT TRATTORIA CHIRIBIRI, VISIT MONTERIGGIONI, A WALLED TOWN. CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI IS A WONDEFULL VILLAGE AND ANY RESTAURANT IS GREAT. ALSO VISIT FOTO ATELIER IN CASTELLINA FOR WONDERFUL PHOTOS OF TUSCANY. VISIT SIENA AND FLORENCE. I SUGGEST TAKING THE TRAIN FROM POGGIBONSI TO FLORENCE. ALL ARE LESS THAN 30 MINUTES FROM THE VILLA.

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