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Review 2069: Rentvillas, Il Cortile del Borgo


Review by Michael S from OH

Apartments on estate near San Gimignano, Tuscany South


April 29-May 6, 2006, 1 week


One of the best locations in Tuscany. Easy to make day trips for all of Tuscany and some of Umbria. The location was on a Tuscan hillside about 10 minutes outside San Gimignano with beautiful views of the near by hillsides. The property owners are wonderful people and we had excellent customer service. They prepare meals three times a week and they are wonderfully prepared and reasonably priced. A very quite location to unwind and relax and enjoy the Italian lifestyle.

Nearby Amenities

The nearest grocery story is 10 minutes away (PAM). It has all the groceries you will need. Restaurants are 10 minutes away in San Gimignano or eat in with a meal prepared by the property owners with all the Italian courses.

The House/Apartment

The villa, Il Cortile del Borgo 15, has multiple rooms available for rent(10). They are clean, have great views along with a guest pool for swimming.


Several villa rooms have gardens with great early morning, and evening views of the Tuscan hillside surrounded by Grape Vines and Olive Trees and beautiful flowers.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The villa we rented had plenty of room, adequate seating and kitchen areas. The furnishing were adequate and nicely done.


Beds were a bit hard, but you get use to it quickly. The bathrooms were roomy for Eurpoean standards and very clean.


The kitchen was adequate, with plenty of dishes, pot and pans but no oven to cook with. We prepared a few easy meals during our week sstay.

Problems or Bonuses

The customer service was excellent.

Very helpful with planning our day trips in Tuscany.

Laundry facility was shared, so it became crowded a few times, but things worked out.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

Rentvillas did an outstanding job with all aspects of our trip (Villa, Travel Insurance, Car Rental, etc..)

All the employees spoke English and were quite helpful.

Stayed first week of May, 2006 for $1700/wk

A great value for the price.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Definitely will go back and stay at these villas.

Would refer to my friends.

Things to do in this area

Il Pino in San Gimignano was a great place to eat. Shopping was excellent all thru Tuscany and the food was very good also. Pleanty of wonderful sights to see all through Tuscany.

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