We spent 2 weeks at Il Mulinello in October 2013, and can recommend the accommodation to any vacationer. For not much more than the price of a cramped hotel room, you can spread out in a whole house in a living/dining room, a separate bedroom, a fully furnished kitchen & bonus room with washing machine. This allows you to participate in the daily life of the local residents, by shopping for fresh bread at the nearby bakery (walking distance), for produce a the farmers' market, etc. The house is situated on the bank of a lovely river and is very private. The location is convenient for day trips to many popular tourist sites, e.g., Lucca, Pisa, Lerici, Cinque Terre, and many more. After enjoying the benefits of the house, it would be difficult to go back to a hotel.