2 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5) Jacuzzi - 30 plus Reviews!
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About Chuck Irwin
I moved to Siena in 2005 to spend a few months taking Italian classes. The few months turned into many months with weekends spent exploring the entire Tuscan region. I wandered into San Sano one afternoon, and found one of the most amazing villages I have ever seen. A borgo was under renovation, a transformation of a 700 year old structure into something inviting. It was a re-imagination of old into new. It had my name all over. Now, I can share it with you.
Chuck Irwin purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Chuck Irwin chose San Sano
The village of San Sano, in the heart of the Chianti in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful villages I had ever seen. It was the location for the film, Stealing Beauty. The village, just a 20 minute drive from Siena, sits atop a hill, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The little village, population 60, consists of building built from the 14th thru 16th century, but all lovingly restored. It is quiet, safe, remote, yet convenient. Visitors to the village have often asked me 'Is this a private resort?'. Imagine - an entire village that seems like a resort, all at your doorstep. Our property has its own small vineyard surrounding the gardens with the pool set on the edge. It is an amazing place.
What makes this Apartment unique
First and foremost is the peace and quiet. There are few places left on earth accessible where you will find absolute quiet. It is so convenient to all Tuscany has to offer, but because it sits atop a small hill, off the beaten path, you will find it to be safe, charming and quiet. Although the buildings are over 600 years old, they have been lovingly restored with all the features that make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. The luxury queen beds, feather pillows and jacuzzi bath will ensure a restful nights sleep after a day of touring. I also have a small outdoor garden area complete with teak wood table, chairs and umbrella to dine al fresco or just sit and take in the beauty of our small vineyard and pool area.
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Great place to stay! Quiet and everything you want from a stay in Tuscany
The villa is on a condominium but it certainly has the privacy that you want. The villa has everything you need and Chuck sent us a detailed list of what to do in the area. Checking in was easy and the management team are very helpful. We were able to visit a lot of cities and towns nearby and then head home to the quiet San Sano and relax by the pool. There is a BBQ area that is just for guests of the villa. There was a little restaurant literally across the road although we only dined there once. You need to travel out to bigger towns for a decent shop/supermarket but apart from that, you certainly won't be disappointed staying here. I certainly think we will return in the future.
A lovely oasis
We had an excellent stay at Chuck’s property. The village of San Sano is both immaculately kept and visually stunning. Beds are comfortable, and pool is wonderful. Be sure to visit the restaurant across the street - reservations needed for summer supper. A stunning drive in and around d Tuscany. Make sure you get groceries as the location is not super close to a grocery store etc. Would absolutely stay again, for a quiet retreat.
Awesome little village
We stayed at this condo for 15 days, loved the village and surrounding area. The Condo was comfortable and in a great location. We had a few minor issues with lights in the 1st bathroom and showered in the dark for a couple days till it could be fixed, then not a problem. One other issue we had was not enough tea towels to properly do dishes. The condo has everything you need if you wish to cook which we did breakfast and a few other meals. I definitely would recommend this condo and for sure the village which is very very quite, was very sorry when we had to leave.
First - sorry about the lights! Light bulbs going out are so unpredictable and I know it is dark, because the little village does not have many lights (advantage to see all the stars at night!). The extra tea towels were in a drawer in the other room. Please, to future guests, always write to me via email as soon as any issue arises or contact the management company on site and we will work to fix issues as soon as possible. I am happy you enjoyed your stay.
At home in Tuscany
What an incredible stay. Not just the home, or the great location or just the view from every window (amazing) but the local people we met in this small lovely town.
In this central location we were a quick drive to Firenze, Sienna and many other small wonderful towns and just stay in a couple of days to enjoy the town. We hope to visit again soon and bring family.
I am so happy you had such a wonderful visit. I hope to have you return soon
Ideal Tuscan hilltop family retreat
My family and I had a wonderful experience staying at Casa del Vignaiolo in the quaint hilltop town of San Sano. The house was clean and well maintained. Directly across the street was a great restaurant and small market. Our morning espresso became a daily ritual. The pool was large and a great respite from the Tuscan heat and morning runs through the local countryside. Importantly, the village had nothing in the way of a touristy vibe. We felt like residents of a local community. At the same time, however, San Sano was within easy, 1-2 hours driving distance from all the major towns in the Tuscany area. Highly recommended!
If you want to experience the wonders of small village Tuscany within driving of many of the tourist draws of the area, then this is for you! Spacious two bedroom with two bathrooms and all the comforts of home. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly in letting us know what to do and where to eat and go. We has a fabulous cooking class a few Kim’s away, ate at a famous Tuscan restaurant across the street and toured ancient cities close by. The owner didn’t let us miss a thing. I know we are coming back soon!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. These reviews are important in helping guests, such as yourself, in choosing a place to stay when there are so many options. It also provides peace of mind when choosing something online. I am happy you were able to have such a wonderful experience. I try to help my guests experience some of the joys of "la vita bella" under the Tuscan sun!
Wine tasting, Florence, Siena, Cortona, Arezzo, Assisi, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Castello Meleto, Castello di Brollio, Felsina