- Villa4090 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay5 - 7 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 20, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
OUR STAY WAS A NIGHTMARE VERY UPSETTING VERY DISSAPOINTING - WE LEFT HALF WAY THROUGH OUR STAY
After driving for an hour and a half around bend after bend we arrived at what could only be discribed as a cold unwelcoming dingy house known as Villa Pratovecchio 488168 absolutely nothing like the promotion photo. It was Cold. Poorly Equipped. Dirty. Kitchen Cabinets Falling Apart. No Kettle or Toaster. Electrical Wiring with Tape on the Joints. None Safety Glass on All Doors and Windows. The interior was sparse, the furniture looked like it was from secondhand shop.TV was balanced on an old pot cupboard! The shower waste kept blocking backing up and flooded the floor. No sink plugs in any of the sinks, the heating wasnt working on arrival when it was finally fixed yet another bomb shell were then told that we had to pay for the Gas Electric and wifi on top of the ridiculously high rental charge!
The outside had not seen any attention for a long time the BBQ was covered in leaves the shelves were broken and covered in old grease - not usable. The Fantastic Pool on arrival had not been cleaned. the whole place looked as though it had not been used for years, over grown with weeds, broken branches, broken down garden gates.
Our friends flew in to meet us from Dubai expecting as we did a luxury villa, there was nothing luxurious about Villa Pratovecchio ID No 488168 we were so upset and dissapointed we only stayed 5 nights out of 14 nights we'd paid for and to try and salvage our holiday we booked in to a hotel at an extra cost.
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND VILLA PRATOVECCHIO ID NUMBER 488168
A wonderful week in Tuscany
We initially tried to book a different villa, but it was unavailable on the dates we requested. Monica got in contact with us and was very helpful in finding us alternative accommodation which was Villa Benfenati.
This was a beautiful old villa with lots of character inside. Wooden shutters on the windows, tiled floors and a stone staircase rounded out its period look. It is in its own grounds overlooking the village of Pratovecchio. The private pool is quite large and a short walk away down a path through some trees, still on your own personal grounds. Near the pool is a set of swings, rockers for smaller children and a table tennis table for the bigger kids. Not far away from this is a barbeque area with a seating.
The villa was very spacious and comfortable to live in and we woke up to peace, quiet and beautiful views.
We spent several nights sat outside enjoying the beautiful views with a glass of local wine and even watched the full moon rise over the mountains.
Monica was really warm and friendly with great knowledge of the area, all the best restaurants to visit as well as the dates and times of the local markets and fairs. She explained the local transport systems and even offered to help purchase our train tickets for our planned outings. On our arrival she brought us home baked cake and homemade pasta later in the week.
Overall we had a wonderful week and we highly recommend talking to Monica for any bookings you may wish to make.
Carissimi T & T grazie mille, il vostro feedback e' fantastico.
grazie ancora Monica e Famiglia
geräumige Villa mit Parkanlage zum wohlfühlen
Waren schon mit der Großfamilie zum drittenmal hier und haben die Zeit wieder genossen . Das Haus ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet und groß genug dass sich mehrer Leute zurückziehen können. Der Außenbereich bietet viele schattige Plätze und am Pool sind genügend Liegen.
Wir wurden wieder am Ankunftstag mit Lassagne für alle verwöhnt was sehr angenehm ist.
Die Lage ist super mit Blick auf Poppi und ein E-Radverleiher ist auch vor Ort.
Grazie molte Monica
Perfekt für unsere Familie
Wir fahren seit sieben Jahren mit unserer Familie in die Villa Benfenati nach Pratovecchio. Familie heißt Oma und Opa, wir Eltern und unsere Kinder mit ihren Lebensgefährten. Immer so 15 bis 17 Personen. Oberhalb der liebenswerten Kleinstadt Pratovecchio ist die Villa auf dem weitläufigen Gelände mit dem großen Swimmingpool für uns ideal. Wir stören niemanden, werden von den Gastgebern einmal in der Ferienwoche mit Pasta und Kuchen liebevoll verwöhnt. Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt, aber nicht luxuriös. Will ganz einfach heißen: Man fühlt sich in dem herrschaftlichen Ambiente von Beginn an zu Hause. Wir verpflegen uns bis auf zwei Tage in unserer Woche selbst, weil wir das gemeinsame Kochen oder Grillen einfach schön finden. Es gibt aber natürlich auch beste Gelegenheiten im näheren Umfeld, Essen zu gehen. Uns gefällt die Villa Benfenati. Und wir dürfen hoffentlich noch viele Jahre wiederkommen.
Großartige alte charmante Villa
Wunderschöne Villa direkt über dem Örtchen Pratovecchio! Sehr grosszügig gebaut, viele Sitz Möglichkeiten, riesiges eingezäuntes Grundstück, mit herrlichem Pool und Grillplatz. Jeder Kleinigkeit wurden von den Besitzern sofort erledigt. Fragen und Wünsche prompt erledigt.
Super nette Vermieterfamilie die uns oft mit Spezialitäten verwöhnt hat! Danke für den tollen Urlaub!!
Thank you very much Dear G. Ciao Monica
Ferragosto in dimora d'epoca nel Casentino.
Da appassionati estimatori della Toscana quest'anno la nostra scelta è caduta su questa suggestiva e affascinante dimora d'epoca, immersa nel verde di un fitto bosco secolare, in posizione dominante rispetto al paese di Pratovecchio, isolata ma allo stesso tempo vicina al paese. Siamo stati accolti dai gentilissimi, affabili e disponibili proprietari che ci hanno consegnato la villa: ampia, spaziosa, arredata con mobili d'epoca . Grande la piscina dotata di vari e comodi lettini, funzionale il bbq per grigliate all'aperto in compagnia, gazebo con grande tavolo per pranzare e cenare comodamente all'aperto. Impossibile non ricordare di essere stati più volte deliziati dalla gustosa pasta fatta in casa accompagnata dal ragù, la marmellata, i pomodori, tutti gentili omaggi della Sig.ra Monica e del Sig. Leonardo. Questa vacanza oltre a darci riposo e tranquillità ci ha permesso di visitare il Casentino nello specifico : il Santuario della Verna, l'eremo di Camaldoli, il Castello di Poppi e il parco zoo di Poppi.
In conclusione un'esperienza positiva da consigliare.
Grazie mille, la bellezza e completezza delle informazioni sulla residenza e i luoghi da visitare saranno utilissime per futuri ospiti. Grazie Famiglia Mattoni
VILLA BENFENATI is located into the Casentino valley, the first valley crossed by Arno river; the river of Tuscany. Casentino valley, 50 km far from Florence, offers a soft landscape full of vegetation and characteristic places like Casentino Forest Park, the medieval village of Poppi with his castle, S.Francisco sanctuary of La Verna, Camaldoli Hermitage, Romena towers and a lot of ancient churches. Ideal to daily escursions to all Tuscany cities as Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Lucca and Tuscany historical villages as Cortona, S.Gimignano, Volterra, Montepulciano, Assisi and to Chiantishire. Perfect setting for outdoor acivities, including walking, mountain biking, riding, playing tennis and Golf. To remember Palio of Siena, a medieval horse race; the Arezzo monthly market of antique furniture; the Gusto dei Guidi of Poppi to celebrate the Tuscan wine. The villa is 30 kilometers far from the village of Caprese Michelangelo, where is the house where Michelangelo was born. Other Activities: football, volley, tennis, riding - Golf: Golf course of Casentino, located on a panoramic hill, offers a beautiful and relaxing view of the Casentino valley and of the village of Poppi. It has 9 holes, but early the holes will be 18. Before the end of 2012. Always open. It's possible to rent what you need to play Golf. Request to Book Send a Message to Monica's Family
Additional information about rental rates
NOTE:Dependence are not available to the clients and also not rented out to other clients. In the case of a booking of up to 15 people, THE IMMEDIATLY BOOKING IS CORRECT AND VALID UP TO 6/8 GUESTS WITH 3 BEDROOMS AND 3 BATHROOMS. The villa can be rented for exclusive use also only by 6/8 persons. In this case only 3 bedrooms and only 3 bathrooms will be available. The other 4 bedromms will be closed and can't be rented by other guests, neither the adjoining Dependence can be rented by nobody else. Time of arrival and departure: Check-in from 15.00 to 18.00 /Check-out from 7.00 to 9.00 Payment: • 30% deposit by bank transfer to the IBAN that will be described in the booking contract. • Balance due 60 days before arrival also by bank transfer. Cancellation Policy The 50% down payment will always be at your disposal for a new booking in any of our available holiday homes - even for cancellations made 1 day before arrival. • If cancelled between 59 and 42 days before arrival 30% of the balance must be paid by the Guest. • If cancelled between 41 and 28 days before arrival 50% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest. • If cancelled later than 27 days before arrival: 100% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest. Security deposit The Guest must pay a security deposit in cash on arrival equal to 100€ per bedroom. A NATALE e CAPODANNO 100€ per person. The deposit will be returned at check-out after inspection of the property . Miscellaneous • Swimming pools are open middle and high season • The maximum number of guests has to be as written in the contract • Towels and bed linen are included in the price (you must return all the supplied linen). • Cleaning is included in the price, but you have to empty the fridge and do the dishes. Waste and bottles have to be removed and thrown into the designated public containers. • Electricity 0,40 at KW to consumption MONICA +39 333 700 9807 - MATTONI@TECHNET.IT