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Unique Tuscan Castle Apartment with Wondrous Views

Wendy and John

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Wendy and John

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015
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Unique Tuscan Castle Apartment with Wondrous Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Montepulciano Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Torre Montefollonico is a magnificent two bedroom apartment in a castle in the tiny hilltop village of Montefollonico. This unique and romantic home has two bedrooms, a library, and a 12th century fairy tale tower with private rooftop patio. This is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of Vino Nobile as the sun sets on the wondrous horizon. The furnishings are an eclectic mix of wonderful antiques and the best in Italian modern design. This is a large spacious apartment with a high ceiling dining room with exposed beams and new high end kitchen appliances. There is a DSL high-speed internet connection and Wi-Fi for your convenience.

Torre Montefollonico is within 15 minutes by car from Pienza, Unesco Heritage site and Montepulciano, two of the best regarded Tuscan towns. While the apartment is in the village and provides the convenience of a 5 minute walk to four great restaurants, including the NY Times reviewed La Chiusa, with an ATM, pharmacy, and food stores, the setting is pastoral. You will hear sheep bells and watch sparrows wheel about from your patio. You can walk for miles through olive trees and vineyards near Monte Oliveto, Bagno Vignoni, and Moltacino.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Wendy and John (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the Tuscan Tower for one week of a three week visit to Italy to

celebrate my 60th birthday. We chose this property because of the views,

the comfortable beds and linens and because it was located in a small

village with several local restaurants. We wanted to be able to come back to

the village after a day of exploring Tuscany and freshen up to go out to

dinner without having to drive. We were not disappointed. The property is

very comfortable and well tended. There are comfortable beds, nice pillows

and big thirsty towels. The kitchen is very modern and convenient. The view

from the tower is unbelievable. The village of Montefollonico is so clean and

friendly. Everyone went out of their way to help us and be cordial. The local

restaurants recommended to us by John and Wendy were excellent, La Botte

Piena, 13 Gobbi and La Chiusa.
Mar 2010
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Unique Tuscan Castle Apartment with Wondrous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Pontyclun, UK
5

Great apartment, great town

  • 5 of 5

John and Wendy have a great apartment, make the process of booking very easy and give a lot of good advice on where to visit, eat etc. Montefollonico is a lovely, quiet town with some very good restaurants and also a good base to explore the area.

We arrived in the late and in the dark, thought what a pretty town and apartment, woke up and then WOW !!! The views from the windows are great, and then you get to the Tower - 360 degree view to die for.

So thanks John and Wendy, loved the apartment and appreciated all your advice - we'll be back :)

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Stuart, FL USA
5

Love the Tower

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay in a quiet peaceful Tuscan hilltop town. Apartment was very rustic and had terrific views. Very clean apartment equipped with evrything you need to enjoy yourself. The restaurants in town are great and you have to stop by Inocenti winery to sample the Vino Noblie de Montepulciano. This place is very close to Pienza and Montepulciano. John was very easy to work with and supplied all the details to make our stay wonderful

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Tower. The focus of our trip to that area was to study the culinary culture, and Wendy went above and beyond to help us set up some amazing cooking classes with local chefs. The apartment and tower could not have been any better. And having 2 friends/coworkers staying there was very comfortable...very private with separate bathrooms. Can't wait to get back! Next time I'll just make sure I can stay much longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
South Carolina
5

Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had narrowed our rental options to two and so glad we chose your apartment.  What a unique, wonderful experience for our family.  The apartment was clean, large and exactly as described.   Your welcome package was very helpful and all of your recommendations were great.   Montefollonico is a charming gem of a town, and we enjoyed the nature trails through the park where we saw deer and photographed the wild orchids.   The apartment was so unique in design and the torre was amazing.  Thank you for your prompt and courteous communications; we will definitely recommend your apartment to our family and friends. 

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoyed yourself in Montefollonico and thank you for the compliments on the apartment. Yes it certainly is unique and Wendy has done a great job of making it feel homey. We are very happy you went exploring the wonderful nature trails. I love walking out the door and in a minute you are surrounded by olive groves and watching sheep graze!
Dallas
5

Buono Torre

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a lovely week May 2011 at the apartment. We wanted a Tuscan adventure. Day trips to the cities, but a quiet, elegant, centrally located base. Montefollonico, is a small, friendly, hill town. There are enough restaurants to enjoy your evening without driving ( and with a short stroll home). We like to cook, and were able to enjoy a few meals at home (kitchen is adequate). The residents are amicable, but don't make their living off tourists. This is a great place for mature adults: perfect for one or two couples. Amenities are as described by other reviews, exceeding expectations. Prepare to be blown away by the view!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. It is a wonderful dilemma, whether to dine out at a fabulous restaurant or make the rounds at the market, the macelleria (butcher shop), and of course pick up pasta fresca and then bring it home and have the joy of preparing a fabulous meal made from the best ingredients. I think the perfect plan is to have cocktails at sunset on the torre with some wonderful antipasti, a wonderful cheese plate and salumi, and then have a one course meal at a restaurant with just a glass of wine. It makes for a well paced, enjoyable, and economical evening.
Bremerton
5

Excellent Choice!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Tuscan Towers for one week in mid-October. Everything from our initial contact with John and Wendy, to our departure, went smoothly, thanks in part to the owners who prepare a welcome package you receive ahead of time to help plan out your stay. We were all apprehensive as we drove up the winding roads to Montefollonico but as we entered the front door of the Towers we all were delighted and each went on to explore our space for the week, ending up on the tower terrace just in time for the sunset and magnificent views. What a week we had! It is such a great location to visit any of the great towns of Tuscany and then come home after a long day and relax. The 2 bedroom condo is spacious and clean, has laundry facilities and has the best towels to use we had on our trip. We enjoyed the many restaurants in Montefollonico but especially the food and friendly service of La Botte Piena, but we also cooked in 2 nights and just relaxed in the Villa. The local people are great and seem to go out of their way to help you. I must say it was the highlight of our trip and would not hesitate to recommend the place to anyone who wants to explore Tuscany. If we come back we will definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
128 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Point of Interest
Pienza
Nearest Point of Interest
Montepulciano
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $286 Per night

Montepulciano Apartment Rental Rates

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High 2015
May 16 2015 - Oct 10 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

booking $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes Includes electricity, gas, and high speed internet with G5 Imac computer. A deposit will be fully refunded if booking is canceled more than 60 days ahead. Moving or canceling a booking between 60 and 30 days ahead will forfeit 75% of rental price. Moving or canceling less than 30 days ahead will forfeit 100% of rental price. Vacation insurance is highly recommended.
Payment schedule is 1/3 of total rental price plus booking secures a confirmed reservation. The 2/3 balance and security deposit is due 60 days before your stay. We accept US $ personal checks from US/Canada banks. Wires and PayPal.
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Amenities

Montepulciano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking

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