|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Villa Caprera is part of a Liberty village built in 1890 by Garibaldi doctor. The place has retained its original charm, still offers all modern comforts and facilities; Ideally located for visiting Siena and its countryside, the Chianti area, the 'crete senesi' and the Maremma seaside.
You enter the villa through a picturesque square with an ancient iron well.
The interiors feature wooden floors and objects of the Italian design tradition. Stylish linens, bed covers and table ware complete the house furniture.
For its elegance, the villa is an ideal accommodation for wedding celebrations, honeymoons, romantic escapes.
I am back in Australia after a wonderful 6 week holiday. The highlight was the week in Siena in your family’s apartment. It was even more beautiful than the photos on the web and exceeded our expectations. Your parents were so welcoming and so attentive – your mother particularly was so friendly and generous. I was only disappointed that I didn’t see her before she went to Sardinia to thank her for making our trip so memorable. Your nonna too was delightful and we had a little chat every day – my Italian improved so much over the week as I conversed with your family. My sister had a very happy 60th birthday thanks to your hospitality. I will certainly be recommending it to my friends as a great place to be based in Tuscany.
So please pass on my thanks to your family for their generous hospitality and thank you too for your helpfulness in arranging our visit.
We stayed for a week in the Noble apartment in October. The apartment is just beautiful with comfortable beds, lovely modern bathrooms and everything you could want in a kitchen (also everything was spotless). The house is from the ninetheenth century but has been very tastefully modernized. The top bedroom is spectacular with Windows on all sides and the most marvellous views. I don't think the photos really can do it justice. The living room had a big comfy sofa with a good size tv. Someone said in a previous review the WiFi was weak but we had zero problems with it.
The owners were kindness itself with a fresh baked pie waiting for us along with essential supplies such as milk etc. and a bottle of sparkling wine.. They were also incredibly helpful when my husband developed a medical problem and had to see a doctor (taking us there and translating for us, so kind) The house is in a peaceful scenic area with great views of Siena which is a short drive away. It is also a great spot for exploring the surrounding countryside. We had a car but it is possible to without one if so inclined. There is a deli within walking distance and a bus stop where you can catch a bus to go into Siena. If you decide to rent a car, get a small one. Some of the roads off the main arteries are very narrow and winding. Siena itself was very pretty with some excellent restaurants. We had such a great time. We would go back to stay in the villa a heartbeat.
We stayed at Villa Caprera for 2 weeks and loved coming home after a day of touring to relax in style. We were greeted upon arrival by the family who were gracious and welcoming-complete with treats including a bottle of wine and a cake! We were given a tour of the home and shown how to operate the appliances. The villa is updated in the kitchen and bathrooms and furnished with lovely antiques. The DVD player could be improved upon but the TV was great. The photos are very accurate and show the true beauty of the villa. In the middle of our 2 week stay the villa was cleaned and linens changed. The towels and linens are high quality and plentiful.
There is a village deli for quick items and a local grocery within a 5 minute drive.
I recommend a GPS to travel in the area and it located the village Costafabbri easily.
I highly recommend this property.
Cet appartement est vraiment superbe, complet, bien équipé et très bien situé à un jet de pierre de Siena. L'accueil par la mamn est agréable et elle fait tout ce qu'elle peut pour vous aider, vous renseigner, ... et rendre ainsi votre séjour encore plus merveilleux, tout en restant très discrète. A recommander
This villa is the perfect spot to stay if you are in Tuscany and want a central location for exploring the nearby hill towns. It is only 3 km from downtown Siena. You really can see Siena out of the bedroom window! The unit is in the upstairs part of the villa, which is situated at the end of a very small road with several absolutely charming villas surrounding a central courtyard. Truly a perfect setting with stunning views, olive groves, a monastery up the hill, ringing bells and roosters crowing in the morning. I felt like I was in a movie set. The villa has been updated beautifully. The kitchen has anything you could imagine if you want to cook in. The bathrooms were state of the art and spotless. Even the bed linens were of the finest quality. We were met with fresh flowers, a bottle of local wine, coffee and staples to get us started. Wonderful hospitality! There is a great little restaurant within walking distance-good food and good value. There is also a small grocery store for basics. You can catch a bus into Siena at the end of the small road, although we had a car so never used the bus. Very quick access to the autostrada and touring small towns nearby was a breeze. Renting with Simona was very easy via email and she always responded to emails promptly. She even gave us some advice on renting a car.
Three minor issues...
1. The "air conditioning" is lame at best. We specifically looked for places to stay with a/c since we visited in the heat of August (100 F every day). Technically, there is A/C-There are two small wall units in two of the bedrooms (not the master) and they did absolutely nothing to cool the place down. Not even sure they were working properly. At night we would open all the shutters and windows and it would cool down but there were a couple of very warm and uncomfortable nights. There are no screens which didn't really matter since there weren't any bugs!
2. The wifi is very weak. Not a big deal to us since we weren't there to go online but it was slow.
3. Ask for directions from downtown Siena. We had a GPS but the small village of Costafabbri where the villa is located was not found by our unit. We spend a good 35 minutes driving around in circles trying to find it.
Overall, this rental far exceeded expectations. I would definitely stay here again-not in August though! It looks exactly like the pictures and we loved it!
The apartment itself--we were in the 3-bedroom--is impeccably designed, clean, white, with beautiful furniture. The upstairs bedroom--the corn room--is spectacular. The sitting room with TV and couches is the coziest room, and we spent our time there or in the kitchen.
Everything works and the kitchen is fun to cook in. We ended up eating and cooking in the kitchen, or walking down the hill a bit to a good plain restaurant. Also within walking distance is a delicatessan so you don't have to fear running out of wine, cheese, olives, milk, bread, or many other delicious foods.
There are two bathrooms, one deluxe and the other smaller and more spartan. The children's bedroom has three single beds and is cozy and old-fashioned in a sweet way.
There were four in our party—my husband and I, and another couple. We were spending three weeks in Italy and were determined not to rent a car and to use public transportation. Villa Caprera is in a small group of buildings surrounding an antique well. The buildings are lovely and in perfect trim, a small community set on a high hill. Below, a Tuscan landscape and a wild highway down to Siena. We took the nearby bus to the city and from there took the bus to Florence. When we left, we took a bus from the main train station to our next stop--Montepulciano. Our stay was very slightly restricted by the bus schedule but you can always get a reasonably priced cab ride back up to Costafabbri if you stay in the city past the last bus.
Simona's father very kindly took us our first day to a big grocery store where we did a major shop. Other than that we relied on the little store or the excellent Wednesday market in Siena where vendors from all over Tuscany come to sell food, leather goods, and everything else.
The property is clean, well-maintained, and just as described. This wouldn't be a good place to be with toddlers--some delicate furnishings plus an open stone staircase--but with older children it would be fine. The garden is lovely with lots of rosemary, lavender, and flowers, and while it wasn't the weather for outdoor grilling, we could see that this could be done easily.
The Bencini family is very kind, gracious, and helpful.
For those who want to be instantly on the bustling streets of Siena, not the right place. An excellent place for those who like a quiet retreat after busy days. And you could hardly ask for a more beautiful view.
We stayed a week at Villa Caprera during the first week of October. Everything was perfect for our visit. We gave an indication of our anticipated arrival time and were met immediately at the house by the owners. They helped us to our apartment, gave a quick and easy tour of the ammenities, showed us the rooms and left us to relax. Villa Caprera was very easy to locate from the autostrada and is in an excellent location with relationship to visiting Siena. The area is very quiet, seeming rural yet we had easy access to whatever we needed. Siena was very close, easily reached and we spent many hours visiting the town.
The apartment was very clean and spacious; the HomeAway description and photos were true to their word. The apartment was well stocked with kitchen and cooking utensils, the bedrooms were pleasant (and very relaxing for sleeping). The garden area also had a table with chairs and garden chairs. We did spend some time being warm and lazy in the garden enjoying the view of Siena across the small ravine.
This is an excellent place to stay for a small family or two couples. There is plenty of room for enjoying each other or for some quiet time alone. The two full bathrooms are in excellent condition (the master bathroom is very nice....), with newer fixtures that are well maintained. These were definite pluses.
We did use the available WiFi; it was reliable and the speed was acceptable for our needs which did include a couple of video calls. Another plus for us.
We enjoyed our time immensely here; we will definitely stay here again when we visit the Siena area again. With Siena nearby, the Chianti region (amazing) very easily accessed, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Marrema and Montalcino all to be visited; there is no reason not to visit the region and to stay at the Villa Caprera. A perfect spot to stay and take in all the enjoyment so close by.
Villa Caprera is a farmhouse in the countryside 3 km from Siena. It is an ideal location for visiting the famous city, the Chianti countryside and the towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Pienza and San Galgano and for attending Siena's Palio.
Beautiful wineries in the area are open to the public for visit and wine testing of Brunello, Chianti and Nobile and olive oil production
Close to the villa is the ancient Monastery, built in the X sec AC.
The thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni and Petriolo are popular attractions.
The Maremma sandy beaches are 1 hour drive from Caprera.
Other Activities: Canoe and kayak, hot air balloon trips, go kart, hunting, bird watching.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
High Season 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall - Winter 2015
Oct 24 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€200|
Key pick up and check in by appointment. No concierge. We kindly request to keep the appointment and evaluate any possible delay when confirming the time of arrival. Any unforesseable delay to be communicated promptly. Extra fee for arrival after 8.00pm; please discuss with owner if required.
No smoking inside the house
Only the number of guests agreed upon booking will be accepted
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.