I stayed here with my spouse, mother-in-law, and 2 young children (3 years and 5 years old) for 5 nights. We had a wonderful time. The house is very spacious, and the property is stunning. We enjoyed the character of the home so much... the spiral staircase, the fireplace (it smoked some into the house, but I've been assured it doesn't typically do this), playing checkers on the game table, the archways and stone walls. We also loved the property - playing tag with my daughters in the olive grove, watching them swing together on the swing from a giant tree, and enjoying the sunrise over an expansive scene of hills and olive groves.
Giada is a great host, very responsive and helpful in every way.
The only thing is that renters should consider that there are additional fees for heat/electricity/firewood and cleaning, as mentioned in the homeaway listing. For us, cleaning was 150 euros and the heat/electricity/firewood came out to just under 190 euros (for 5 days in late November... perhaps it would be less during another time of year that is warmer). Still totally worth it, but it's good to have a clearer idea of numbers going into the rental.
All in all, it was a magical stay, and we are so grateful we found this beautiful villa for our days in Tuscany.
We recently rented this lovely house in Tuscany. While there were only four of us, there was room for 8. The house had beautiful areas for relaxation and met our needs perfectly. Unfortunately we had rain for several days of our stay and didn't get to enjoy the outside patios and seating areas, but they certainly were inviting. Filippo, the owner, was most gracious and answered my many questions as I prepared to book this property. Would love to stay there again!