- Apartment1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 23, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The accomodation and also...
The accomodation and also the equipment were exactly the same like in the description and we felt very comfortable. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The environment is typically for that region with olive groves, vines and the view from the swimming pool is really great, especially at sunset. From that location all the famous places could be reached within 1 hour by car. We will come back sometime.
"It is a great flat for a...
"It is a great flat for a family! It is situated just in the middle of the Tuscany I dreamed seeing. The owners are very friendly and service minded. I hope to be able to return one day."
L'essenza del relax
Una settimana in questa meravigliosa dimora immersa nel verde delle coline Sanminiatesi nella tranquillità e bellezza del posto, cordialità, disponibilità e calorosa accoglienza dalle due proprietarie.
Casa accogliente, in stile tipico toscano, pulita e ordinata, con tutti i comfort.
Piscina bellissima, circondata dal panorama del paese e molto ben tenuta.
Fantastic countryside house in the Tuscan hills!
This is truly a hidden gem in the Tuscan hills. A fantastic view on the ancient town of San Miniato and the surrounding hills from your own private swimming pool, a huge garden with cypresses, BBQ, lounge sofas, outdoor table and a very comfortable 2-bedroom apartment with large living connected to large kitchen with dish-washer and view on the Tuscan hills. I have seen a lot of agriturismi/ country houses in Italy but this has been my best experience so far. Location-wise it is perfect: between Florence, Pisa and Siena you are there in 30 minutes from Pisa airport, 40 minutes from Florence airport. All the nice Tuscan towns like San Gimigniano, Volterra, Siena, Florence, Luca, Vinci etc. are a short drive away. Ourselves, we also enjoyed just staying at home, relaxing in the garden, at the pool, reading a book or browsing our iPads (there is wi-fi) on the outdoor sofas under the rose-trees. Our oldest son (3 years) played the entire week with the two sons of the owners: language barrier not a problem! The owners are extremely friendly and did everything they could to make our stay pleasant. What surprised me is that it is a very good price for what you get: you have total privacy, your own swimming pool, a million-dollar view, you are surrounded by olive trees and there is even a small mini-farm with chicken, goats, rabbits etc. that children can watch and pet; all for a price that I could not find in this area. The apartment was very clean and in a good state, the bedrooms are lovely (one blue, one pink), the views from the windows are just amazing and the owners were always available to give us tips on interesting sites to visit in the neighbourhood, restaurants, where to do our shopping etc. San Miniato (vecchio) is a charming place with plenty of nice places to eat. The newer part of the town has a couple of outlets (shoes, clothing) and larger supermarkets. Empoli is 15 minutes driving away and has a huge shopping mall. I truly recommend this place if you are looking for a total relaxing, authentic experience with a very friendly host in a beautiful spot in the Tuscan hills!
mooi vakantiehuis met enkele minpunten.
We hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad. Het huis is mooi en de omgeving en het uitzicht zijn fantastisch. Het weer was prachtig en daarbij was het zwembad heerlijk. De locatie biedt vele mogelijkheden voor dagtrips naar steden en strand. Kortom, ideaal. Gaan we dit huis dus aan onze vrienden aanbevelen? Nee, toch niet en wel hierom. Het huis had een aantal tekortkomingen. Dat is op zich niet zo erg. De meeste werden tenslotte snel verholpen. Het is juist de combinatie met de onvriendelijk houding van de eigenaresse waardoor we ons irriteerden aan de gebreken. Dit werd versterkt door de afwezigheid van de eigenaresse. Zij was zelf op vakantie en zadelde haar vader, een vriendelijke man die geen enkel woord engels of een ander buitenlandse taal sprak, met de problemen op. Voor de beeldvorming een paar voorbeelden. Dit vakantiehuis hebben we onder andere geboekt, omdat er WIFI aanwezig was. Dit is met kinderen tegenwoordig helaas bijna een vereiste. Toen we aankwamen bleek er echter geen WIFI te zijn. Als alternatief kregen we een dongel. Het tegoed was echter na twee dagen op. Vervolgens werd ons verteld dat we alleen maar onze mail konden checken, maar geen internet konden gebruiken. Dan was het tegoed namelijk te snel op. Nadat de eigenaresse het tegoed had opgewaardeerd, was het na een paar dagen al weer op. Mijn man en ik hebben toen maar tegoed gekocht op onze mobiele telefoon. Op een ochtend hadden we geen warm water. Gelukkig werd dit snel opgelost. De wasmachine werd tijdens ons verblijf vervangen en de nieuwe lekte water. Toen ik daar een smsje naar de eigenaresse over stuurde met het verzoek dit op te lossen, kreeg ik een mailtje terug met de mededeling dat ik de wasmachine had kapot gemaakt en dat ik het probleem zelf maar moest oplossen. Dergelijke ervaringen zijn geen promotie voor dit huis. Er zijn genoeg alternatieven in deze streek.
country house in Tuscany
The house is overall quite nicely renovated and in a very nice location with marvelous view on the Tuscan hills. It's a pity that the indoor space is on the first floor and not on the ground floor, as announced. The maintenance of the house unfortunately wasn't conform the announcement: Swimming pool, dishwasher, oven, and TV set weren't ready for use or were proposed to fixed upon request after our arrival. Bathroom is extremely outdated and many utensils were lacking.
Owner was clearly not prepared to receive guests despite the reservation that had been done months before. Moreover they were not happy to receive critics so she urged us to leave the premises in a very unfriendly way. After having heard a number of offences we left the place after 1 day.
Luckily the area offers lots of other places to stay which are prepared to receive guests in they way they should be received: with hospitality.
Customers arrived during an hour not intendendo for receiving tourists.
The y have been welcome politely. We explained them the fuctioning of the heating system and blankets were in the wardrobes. We explained them were to' plug the household electrical appliances. All kitchen drawers were full With the necessary materiale.
Although in the email of the second may we pointed out that the swimming pool Was closed because out of season and due to' the bed weather conditions during more than one month, we opened it and it Was ready for the tuesday instead of monday. Moreover the gentleman raged against us With unsuitable words and threats.
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