Picturesque Liberty estate with a farmyard in a surrounding of olive groves
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Most Enjoyable Stay at Villa Caprera!
My husband and I celebrated "milestone" birthdays this month, and decided to spend two weeks in Italy with my sister-in-law and her husband to celebrate. We spent our first week on the Amalfi Coast in Positano, and a second week in Tuscany. Having been to Siena briefly ten years ago on a cruise, we decided that it would be a good choice for our "home base" while in Tuscany. It was absolutely perfect in every way! Our host Simona provided us with a "House Book" prior to our arrival which answered any questions we would have while there, which was invaluable. We were a 15 minute cab ride to the center of Siena, which we could see from bedroom windows or from our private sitting area in the garden, where we enjoyed cocktails after a day of exploring. Renting a car in Tuscany is a good idea, and there is plenty of room to park at the Villa. We picked up our car in Siena and enjoyed day trips to San Gimignano, Montalcino and Montapulciano which were easy drives from the villa.
While the kitchen was modern and very well equipped, we only prepared breakfast there, and had lunches and dinners out. There is a lovely restaurant within walking distance of the villa (La Curvetta) where we had dinner several evenings, and we also ventured into Siena for dinner as well. I can't say enough about the accommodations at Villa Caprera. Staying there was definitely a highlight of our wonderful holiday! We would highly recommend it.
Thank you for staying with us and for your lovely review!
Lovely home in a beautiful garden setting!
Beautifully decorated villa with all the comforts of home! Perfect for our family of six adults.
Very Pleasant Experience in Sienna
Five of us were very comfortable and well treated during our week-long stay. Simona's mother brought us tarts and a basket of fresh vegetables from the garden, and generally looked after us well. The tower really comes into its own on Summer evenings. We sat outside and watched the sun's light fade and the moon rise over the buildings of Sienna. Quite a magical place, particularly when paired with a Brunello.
While not in Sienna proper, it is possible (although not entirely pleasant) to walk to town if necessary, but a bus also services the walled city and the drive to one of many parking lots is quick enough. As noted by others, it's quite easy to launch day trips all over the region.
A note on the house: one bedroom has very low ceilings. It was perfect for our seven year old, but might not be appropriate/comfortable for all sizes. On the other hand, the tower room ceiling soars above four walls of windows. For those travelling in groups but craving privacy, note that the tower bedroom door does not truly close without much fiddling and assistance, due to the stairs below it. Not a problem for us, but worth noting as the room is directly above the dining room.
Well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms, great linens, comfortable beds. We look forward to returning.
Country living in the middle of Tuscany
We 5 all thoroughly enjoyed this charming top half of the house, overlooking Siena from what felt like a country estate. Lovely farmhouse feel with elegant furnishings and outside seating and exploring space made formed an excellent base from which to explore the marvelous tuscan hilltowns, Siena, florence, even Pisa and Cinqueterre. or you could just sit at home and relax, with the church bell the only thing to break the silence. Had some wonderful family meals in the dining room with well fitted kitchen and vegetables from the garden supplied by mother of the house. Great grocery shopping close by and of course a good choice of good Italian restaurants close by. Having a car is a great advantage. The VRBO coordinates were off but the coordinates 43°18'09.4N 11°18'50.8E are spot on. Simona was very responsive to all our requests for assistance. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Amazing Villa with amazing views
We stayed at Villa Caprera for a week and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this amazing Villa. We were greeted by our host - she was so friendly and her pride in the home showed as she walked us around the Villa, opening windows and showing us the amenities. She provided a lovely homemade dessert, a bottle of wine, coffee and other items to welcome us. The home was beautiful and so well maintained. Our every need was met and we were comfortable and felt right at home our entire stay. We loved how cozy the home felt and thought the paintings on the ceilings and the antique furnishings were so charming. The beds were very comfortable. Our daughter stayed in the roof top bedroom and slept every night with all the windows open. We woke to the sound of roosters and birds and fresh breezes blowing in through the windows. In late afternoon, we sat on the back patio and enjoyed wine and amazing views of Siena in the near distance. Because Siena was so close, we could get to town so easily, which was so convenient for shopping and dinner and wonderful walks about town.
We would go back in a heartbeat! Villa Caprera felt like home away from home!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It has been a pleasure to have you as our guests. Please come back and visit us again soon.
Charming Villa with Fabulous views
We stayed at Villa Caprera for 2 weeks and loved coming home after a day of touring to relax in style. We were greeted upon arrival by the family who were gracious and welcoming-complete with treats including a bottle of wine and a cake! We were given a tour of the home and shown how to operate the appliances. The villa is updated in the kitchen and bathrooms and furnished with lovely antiques. The DVD player could be improved upon but the TV was great. The photos are very accurate and show the true beauty of the villa. In the middle of our 2 week stay the villa was cleaned and linens changed. The towels and linens are high quality and plentiful.
There is a village deli for quick items and a local grocery within a 5 minute drive.
I recommend a GPS to travel in the area and it located the village Costafabbri easily.
I highly recommend this property.