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Old restored stone barn, with private pool and valley views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
barn
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Caprese Michelangelo Barn Rental Photos and Description

Cottage on two floors, with private garden and large lawns of the property

The house is on two floors connected by a spiral staircase, two bedrooms and bathroom on the ground, a large room on the first floor with kitchen and dining and lounge area with fireplace, panoramic views, swimming pool. E 'it equipped with a private garden, fenced, with a table for eating out food and chairs for relaxing. The pool is surrounded by greenery, facing the mountains and overlooking the village of Caprese Michelangelo.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Lucia Agostini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2016

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Old restored stone barn, with private pool and valley views
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
3

Lovely location and host but needs a bit of work

  • 3 of 5

The house is in a lovely location with nearby village of Lama nearby and other little villages to explore as well as nice hiking areas. The swimming pool is also nice although a little on the cold side if you have small children. The outside eating area is nice in the garden.

The host Lucia is lovely and has just got the right balance of being around if you need her but mainly respecting your privacy which is great.

The house itself is nice upstairs. However, we found that it was quite dirty with a lot of dust and cobwebs around the whole house and downstairs particularly was pretty dusty and dirty and also felt quite damp as it is in a basement. The downstairs is where the bedrooms and bathroom is and I'm not exaggerating when I say that we dreaded getting into bed at night as it felt dirty and damp. I feel bad about writing this in a review as the host was lovely but I definitely wouldn't come back and wouldn't recommend it. I am not someone that has really high expectations regarding cleanliness and I'm not a particularly tidy person, just in case you thought I was fussy. Both my children had coughs on a night here and I think this is due to the dust. All that the host needs to do to improve her property is hire a cleaner. It was just things like the BBQ was filthy and the previous people who came obviously hadn't cleaned it after using but this should have been checked by the host. It's not pleasant having to scrub someone else's bits of meat off the rack. I know you can't expect luxury for the price but I would expect somewhere to be clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very surprised, first because the water temperature of the pool in late July was 28-29 degrees (of course if it rains for a couple of days it goes down a degree or two) and second because all the dust and dank have not bothered anyone else in 5 years of rent, not even the family that was here in June, when it rained almost every day.
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5

Peace, perfect peace!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great barn set in perfect surroundings. It is a very 'natural' building which was clean. The wifi works perfectly. The owner, Lucia, lives next door and is available when you need help but otherwise leaves you to it - which I find perfect for a peaceful holiday. Not only was she kind and helpful but her dog Mini was a delight! The pool was fabulous and the views from it were to die for. In fact, the views from all around the barn were amazing. We visited nearby Caprese Michelangelo and Anghiari which were all very interesting. There is a Spar in Lama where the ladies are really delightful, fussing over the children and allowing them to try the cheeses/meats before buying. If you need more provisions, nearby Sansepolcro has a massive Co-op. This is a very unspoilt part of Tuscany - we loved it. I hope to return to the barn very soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always very happy when my renters love the same things that convinced me to live here: peace, tranquility, silence, the magnificent starry skies, the beautiful landscape and the total lack of mass tourism.
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Found the location idyllic and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Found the location idyllic and peaceful as the hole South Toscany, near so many famous towns of Umbria and Toscany to sightsee.

The barn was well equipped with all the necessity a family of 4 needs while on holiday, my boys loved the pool and the views of hill Michelangelo Caprese.

The owner was kind and very helpful during our stay and I wish her the very best and success for the future.

I'm sure I will be coming back if we decide to visit this area again.

I would like to mention that at walking distance of 20 minutes max, there is a fantastic restaurant named "Il Rifugio" where food is divine and steaks to die for at a very reasonable prices, which in now days you can dream about... remember to bring a torch with you as on the way back at night, it's very useful (you are in a remote countryside)

Surprised that this area of "Lama" di Caprese Michelangelo has not picked up with lots of tourism but relieved at the same time....

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sono sempre contenta quando vedo i miei ospiti rilassarsi nel verde e nella quiete e quando apprezzano la buona cucina e i panorami di questa zona.
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week in october 2011. The barn is well restored, comfortable, heated and clean. The owner was very helpful and had some good tips on where to go.

We definitely recommend to anyone who wants a quiet holiday in the Tuscan countryside.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have worked hard to restore our barn, trying to keep everything he had originally, I am happy that my guests like the ancient atmosphere and the peace and quiet of this place.
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5

Erholung pur!

  • 5 of 5

Solch einen ruhigen und erholsamen Urlaub haben wir vorher noch nie erlebt. Das Häuschen bietet alles was man braucht, sogar WLAN für den 15 jährigen Sohn ist vorhanden. Die Lage ist klasse, der Pool mit seinen Liegemöglichkeiten (Schatten oder Sonne) einmalig. Ein kleiner Gartenbereich ist dankenswerter Weise eingezäunt, so dass sich unser Hund in diesem Bereich frei bewegen konnte (Der hat übrigens auch den ganzen Urlaub gechilt). Die Vermieterin Lucia ist sehr höflich und zurückhaltend, steht aber für Fragen und Hilfestellungen jederzeit bereit!

Die Gegend ist sehr ruhig und vom Tourismus nur wenig berührt, da sieht man dann für Tage nur italienische Nummernschilder; ist auch klasse!

Einkaufen kann man im ca. 2km entfernten Dorf Lama in einem, bei uns mittlerweile fast ausgestorbenen Dorfladen, der wirklich alles hat.

Für größere Einkäufe bietet sich der Coop oder Netto in Sansepolcro an, etwa in 25 km Entfernung; hier bietet sich ebenfalls ein Besuch der wunderschönen Altstadt an.

Wer etwas für sein Seelenheil tun möchte, fährt am besten mal nach La Verna. Das Kloster La Verna liegt am Südwesthang des Monte Penna und nördlich von Chiusi della Verna auf 1128 Meter und wurde von Franz von Assisi gegründet, es ist zum großen Teil frei zugänglich. Die Entfernung beträgt ca. 20 km.´

Wenn man aber von Bergen und Tälern mal genug hat so ist man in ca. 100 km in Gatteo A mare oder Cesenatico am schönen Meer.

Zum Schluss noch eine Empfehlung für das in Lama befindliche Restaurant Il Refugio: Bestes Esses (egal ob Pizza, Steaks, toskanisches) zu unschlagbaren Preisen. Das Lokal hat einen so guten Ruf in der eigenen Bevölkerung (uns wurde gesagt der Einzugsbereich legt bei 40 - 50 km Umland), dass man zumindest in der Hauptsaison reservieren sollte.

Ganz zum Schluss: Wir waren fast 4 Wochen dort, haben uns erholt wie nie, und bei Amazon hatte ich eine Standleitung zu meinem Kindle, weil ich so viel gelesen habe.

Liebe Lucia! Danke noch mal für den schönen Urlaub!

Gruß aus Köln

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Natural Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our week stay in Lucia's lovely barn. Although basic the property has all you need for a great holiday. The swimming pool was very good in particular after a hot day. The way you can swim and enjoy the beauty of surrounding mountains were wonderful. Lucia was very welcoming and helpful with local information and suggestions of good places to visit nearby. Well recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres

The campaign of Caprese and nearby areas is still very natural, rivers, large forests of chestnut and beech trees, numerous small and beautiful medieval villages to visit, excellent restaurants that cook truffles, mushrooms, wild boar and local chestnuts.

Many walks with beautiful views.

Very quiet, cool and breezy even in the warmest periods in the village tennis courts, shops, bars and takeaways.

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Rates & Availability

Caprese Michelangelo Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Promozionale
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$39
$267
 
 
Media
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$480
 
 
Promozionale
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$39
$267
 
 
Media
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$373
 
 
Promozionale
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$39
$267
 
 
Media
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$373
 
 
Alta
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$587
 
 
Media
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$373
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$320
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

I prezzi pubblicati sono per due persone. Il terzo e quarto occupante, escluso bambini fino a 8 anni pagano 50 euro a testa a settimana in più.
La caparra è il 30% dell'importo e viene restituita solo se la disdetta viene data almeno un mese prima dell'arrivo.
Anche il saldo deve essere inviato un mese prima dell'arrivo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Caprese Michelangelo Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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