This is a spectacular setting, and with improvements in the furnishings (including the lighting in some rooms), the "villa" would be wonderful as well. Although there were problems with the language barrier, the local hosts could not have been more welcoming or gracious. We would not, however, recommend that future tenants select the Tuscan dinner, which as noted below was quite tasty and could not have been served with more style by Salvatore and his son. However, 40 Euros per person for this meal, which was cooked next door by Maria and not a trained "chef," was WAY too much. At 25 to Euros per person and a green vegetable or salad, it would be more reasonable.
Although the 10 minutes of driving on a gravel road to access the villa was a lot, the location in relation to various hill towns and a decent grocery store was quite good. We particularly liked the pool area.
With the changes suggested below, we would recommend this villa to others and consider returning ourselves.