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Review 5104: Owner, Porta San Donato

www.portasandonato.com

Recommended
Review by Frequent Traveler from Canada

2bed/2bath house in Gualdo Tadino, Umbria


When

July 2011, One week

Location

In the small town of Gualdo Tadino in Umbria. Central, close to other buildings. Great location. Beautiful views from all windows. A very "Italian" town with few tourists and hardly any people who spoke English. We didn't speak Italian and this was not a problem, everyone was friendly and helpful.

Nearby Amenities

Only a few minutes walk to grocery stores and restaurants. The house is a short walk from the bus station. We didn't have a car, it wasn't a problem, one can get to nearby towns by bus or train, though some destinations would require a car.

The House/Apartment

Historical building, in very good shape. Very peaceful. Kitchen, living and dining room downstairs, two bedrooms upstairs, one bathroom on each floor.

Garden

No outside sitting area, but there is a park not far away.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The furniture was in good shape, comfortable and clean. There were four chairs in the dining room, and a sofa and more chairs in the living room. The living room had a DVD player as well as lots of DVDs, books and games.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

The bedrooms and bathrooms were very nicely decorated and the beds were comfortable. There was plenty of storage space for our clothes.

Kitchen

The kitchen was very well stocked with pots and pans and attractive pottery dishes. There were also lots of spices and other basic ingredients for cooking. I prepared several meals there and always enjoyed it.

Problems or Bonuses

There was a lovely welcoming basket upon our arrival with food and wine for our first meal as well as fruit and cookies.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

I won this rental on a bid for charity, so the owner donated the rent to a couple of good causes, which was very generous of her. She was very prompt and helpful in all her emails before we arrived. The onsite person did not speak much English but her daughter was around and spoke fluent English. The house was exactly as described on the web site.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Yes, I would stay here again and would recommend it to friends.

Things to do in this area

We went on a lovely hike up the mountain, we took the bus to the lovely town of Gubbio one day, but mostly we just hung around Gualdo Tadino and absorbed the charming local atmosphere.

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