|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Le Rondini is a very special property located on the same estate as La Capinera, one of our most popular houses. It has been recently restored to a very high standard preserving the original Tuscan country style with beamed ceilings and original cotto floors. It is furnished with some antiques and with all modern facilities such as air-conditioning in all bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, stereo system, fax machine, wi-fi connection and satellite TV. A particular feature of this property is the spectacular swimming pool (salted water), without doubt one of the best in our program. As at La Capinera, Le Rondini is a good base to explore Tuscany, being conveniently located only 10 kms from the highway connecting Pisa to Florence. Resident cats in the neighbourhood.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
L A Y O U T
Ground Floor: Entrance via outside stairs to a front covered terrace furnished with table and chairs, ideal for outdoor meals; sitting room with fireplace, opening to the back covered terrace; kitchen; dining room; single bedroom; bathroom with shower only. First Floor: 2 twin bedrooms; bathroom with shower only; 2 double bedrooms with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom (shower only).
S T A F F
Maid service is included 3 hours a day, 3 days a week.
D I S T A N C E S (approx. kms)
Montopoli (nearest village with shops, PO, bank and restaurant);3, Nearest highway exit;11, Pisa airport;30, Florence;38, Tennis ;5
Le Rondini was an excellent villa and location. The owner were very helpful and made us feel at home. The villa was a beautiful home with plenty of room for the 6 of us. I would highly recommend this villa for a vacation stay in the Montopoli area.
This is a beautiful property. It is exactly what I imagined a Tuscan villa would look like.
Excellent Tuscany style villa in a nice location a huge garden and a wonderful pool area!
Owners were very help fool and responded quickly on our questions and needs. As it was early in the year and the weather was cold, we needed to switch on the central heating, and the owners were there whit in 15 min. to help us even on a Sunday evening.
We would highly recommend Le Rondini and love to come back!
We stayed with eight persons in this beautifull house and we had lots of space inside and outside. The house is very complete and everything worked well. The owners made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed their home-made pizza very much!
The position of the house is good for making trips.
Eine sehr schöne und gepflegte Unterkunft, der Pool ist grandios.
Dass die Putzfrauen viermal die Woche da sind, fanden wir ein wenig übertrieben.
Sonst alles wunderbar!
[English translation courtesy of Easy Reserve] A very beautiful and well-maintained accommodation; the pool is terrific.
We found a little excessive the fact that the cleaning women came four times in a week. Otherwise, everything was wonderful!
First of all, it was a pleasure working with EasyReserve while making our reservation at Le Rondini. Everyone was helpful from beginning to end. Special thanks to Lucia and Lucy who answered all my questions!
We enjoyed our week at Le Rondini - a lovely, charming villa. It is more or less just as it appears on the website except that rooms are not as large as the pictures show them to be. However, it is still quite spacious and was perfect for 6 adults. There is plenty of room by the beautiful pool and other outdoor places to relax, read a book and enjoy the scenery, watch sunsets, etc. It was easy to drive from the villa to Pisa, Lucca, Florence and the hill towns.
The directions we were given to get to the villa were fine and we had no difficulty driving through the town and up the roads to the villa. We were concerned that our large 7 seat vehicle would make it difficult, but all went well.
The very nice and helpful owners greeted us upon our arrival and showed us around the villa and the property. They gave us their phone number and their daughter’s number if we had any problems or concerns. That information came in handy as we did call shortly after our arrival because the fridge was not getting cold and we had done food shopping prior to our arrival. The owners came right away and determined that it was not working correctly and helped us move our food to another fridge in an outside storage area. This problem was solved the next day when a new fridge was put in. We also had a problem with the washing machine. It took a day or two to find out the problem – old coins from a previous guest’s pocket had prevented the water from draining out. It was fixed and worked fine. One wall mounted hair dryer was broken and I called to see if it could be replaced. Later, the owners dropped by with 3 new hand-held hairdryers for the 3 upstairs bathrooms. We appreciated that very much.
We had requested a few things prior to our arrival and those things were kindly done for us. The villa was set up with towels for the 9 people it could have accommodated so having a few extra towels was very helpful. The owners recommended a couple of restaurants in the town. They were both excellent places for a nearby dinner.
A couple of things that could be improved are the kitchen pots and pans and the dishwasher. Some non-stick roasting pans were quite scratched and a stir fry wok was put in the cabinet uncleaned. So, I began preparing for our first evening meal by washing all the pots and pans to make sure they were all clean. Also, a few more types of pans would be helpful when cooking and storing leftover food in the fridge. The dishwasher rack does not fit correctly in the dishwasher and was continuously falling off when it was pulled out or pushed in. There were plenty of dishes, bowls, platters, glasses, etc. stored in the dining room cabinet and buffet.
With no AC on the first floor, we opened windows for fresh air which brought in lots of mosquitoes and flies, especially when cooking. Screens on windows would be quite helpful. Good thing I brought some OFF with me but it didn’t prevent a few of us from getting bitten.
The 3 times a week cleaning service was also appreciated. The ladies who did the cleaning were very nice. The only thing is that on our day of departure, they arrived before 8:30 when they were supposed to come at 10 or 10:30. They worked outside sweeping and cleaning. There was also a man with them who was pruning shrubs. It was not a quiet time for the last 90 minutes or so of our stay as they were talking loudly to each from a distance.
All in all, we truly enjoyed staying at Le Rondini and exploring the towns and area surrounding it. It is a very nice, relaxing, secluded place and yet not far from many wonderful things to see and enjoy while in Tuscany. Many thanks to the owners for making our stay quite enjoyable.