Little Piece of Heaven
WOW! The pictures do not do this property justice... it is beyond spectacular. We were a family of 14, 5 kids under 12, teenager, 2 families, one couple without kids and 2 very young grandparents. Ages 4-60. It was the perfect home for all of us.
First, Marco is fantastic to deal with.Very helpful and even though he was on a family vacation, called us twice to ensure that we were ok and we had everything we needed. The GPS coordinates he provides are perfect... be sure to use them to find the house.
Second, Nicola and Antonio are amazing. Antonio works so well taking care of the house. He had the extra bed we needed ready right away, 2 extra room fans for the ladies who could feel the heat. He does not speak English but he finds a way to help you.
Nicola was there to orient us with the house, the standards for housekeeping is top notch.
Location- just down the drive way is your local market, bakery & butcher. The bakery & market are family owned and they could not do enough to help us. Mornng cappucinos & bombolinis- we will never forget. We were addicted.
The house is 10 minutes from the train station, and 25 min to Florence. The house is not as close to the other key Tuscan towns (for travelling with kids), but we really used this week to relax and focus on Florence. Most towns are 1 hour to 1.5 hour drive. Very easy drives, but not close. We did not mind as young kids are not interested in too many Tuscan towns. One or two of towns, Florence, and then we headed to Rome when our week here was over. For adults... we would love to go back with 3 other couples. We never felt that there were 14 of us in this house, it is so well planned.
Sitting on the terrace overlooking the pool drinking Chianti wine while the kids were playing tennis constantly in the court behind the house... it is the great memory we all keep holding on to.
Donato, the chef was hired to cook on the Friday night prior to departure. AMAZING! I wish we would have booked him earlier in the trip as there were so many left overs- Antonio was the lucky recipient.
Thank you Marco for this unbelievable home for our family trip. We hope to return one day.
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Eric, I hope to see you again at Villa Maria and next time I'll do my best to be there for a dinner togheter!
All my best from Florence,
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