1) Vittoria 2) David
- english, italian
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This property met my "American vision" of a Tuscan farmhouse. The farmhouse is beautiful, and was within 1-2 hours of all of the places that we wanted to visit. David is delightful and very helpful. The only challenge was the long, dirt road leading to the farmhouse. It is in very poor condition, ,i.e., many deep ruts and bushes that scratch your vehicle no matter how carefully you drive. It is best to rent a SUV versus a sedan. I highly recommend this rental property for the ultimate Tuscan experience.
Borgo die Fondi is located in a stunning setting and is a very comfortable, relaxing retreat.
Our stay at Borgo dei Fondi was wonderfully relaxing. After daily sightseeing and intentionally getting lost in the Tuscan hill towns, we wanted to return to this lovely house and setting every evening to prepare our own dinners and enjoy the sunset from here rather then eating out. The apartment was clean and comfortable; the grounds are stunning and welcoming; and we can't say enough about the kindness and hospitality of our hosts. We initially thought we might be too remotely located, but soon found being only 15 minutes from Sienna (groceries, sightseeing, restaurants) was ideal for our family of four. The quiet nights at this house were welcomed after the busy and crowded days in hills towns, Florence, and Sienna. If we return to this area of Italy we would definitely stay in Borgo dei Fondi again.
Beautiful Countryside. Good Price. Nice Choice Ov
We appreciated the beautiful property of Borgo de Fondi. We stayed in the La Loggia apartment area with our 3 teenage children. It was a nice visit and a nice accommodation. We found a walking trail that led us on a very interesting exploration of the area. The pool was beautiful and the beds were comfortable. The price was right and overall it was a very nice stay. Vittoria and her father are lovely and genuinely welcomed us to have a good stay. We met up with them in Siena so that we could follow them to the property. They do not live there, so once you arrive, you are on your own. The signage to the location is very unclear and even the GPS coordinates in a GPS are unclear. Our GPS directed us to the location by taking up a dirt road that is impassable, so we were on the right road, but unable to drive to the property from that part of the road. I would say that the main reason to choose this property would be price combined with the rural countryside feel. We did have to drive for everything, and expected that would be the case. I wish we would have known that the rooms at La Loggia are very dark. The photos on the website are beautiful and brightly lit, but in reality, they are quite dark. The water in the kitchen runs through a filter that is difficult to control. The bathroom is tiny and old, so it helped to remember that we were in a very rural area and paying a fair price. It was a bit difficult for us to be in such a rural area without anyone onsite to provide direction in person. Overall, it's a pretty property, very dark inside, and very rural, but it's a good price and beautiful countryside.
We thank our guests for the nice review and our response is just to point out two things that seem important to us and that, certainly,we were not capable to well explain before.
The first thing about the water : the water in the house, which does not pass by any filter,
is the same water of the city of Siena, absolutely secure and considered one of the best waters of Tuscany.
The second thing is about the roads and GPS: our house is on the border between the two municipalities and can be reached, in fact, from both municipalities. Most GPS indicates - correctly - the main road which it comes from Siena (which is also the shortest) other GPS systems, we do not know why, sometimes, indicate the other one , that is the road coming from Sovicille which, in effect , it is not very smooth.
In order to avoid this , we usually give our guest, before their arrival, very specific directions that, obviously, this time there were not so helpful and we apologize for that.
I cannot say enough about the wonderful villa and our hosts. It was a magical place to stay. The property was everything I had dreamed about when I decided to come to Italy/Tuscany. The owners were very helpful in giving us tips and directions and the place itself was fantastic, surrounded by gardens and greenery. The villa was furnished with antiques of high quality and the beds were so comfortable. The owners felt like family. I miss them already. I have already recommended this to 2 of my friends. I will definitely come back here when I return. I am already planning on my next trip back.
Perfect Place in Tuscany
We had an incredible visit in Tuscany, and found this wonderful farmhouse to be the perfect combination of romantic seclusion, and a home base for spectacular Tuscan destinations. Sienna is beautiful (and much less crowded than Florence) and is a very short drive. Day trips to the Chianti region and beautiful towns like Montepulchiano are fabulous (having a GPS is key and makes this navigation easy). Florence and Pisa are easy day trips as well. David and his family were the perfect hosts with great personal attention - we really enjoyed getting to know the family, and they took great care of us. Highly recommended and we can't wait to come back!
A true rustic Tuscan house. Insects as well as poor lighting are negatives.
The property is located 15 min / drive from the center of Siena, immersed in the beautiful countryside of the Montagnola Senese. It is the ideal starting point to visit places of great historical and landscape interest such as Volterra, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montalcino, which are all within easy reach, as well as the art cities of Florence, Arezzo and Pisa.
Beautiful itineraries, starting from Siena, to visit the Chianti and the Crete Senesi in excursions that combine unforgettable landscapes with the best of Italian food and wine. The Tuscan coast with its most beautiful places Castiglione della Pescaia, L'Argentario, is 1 hour's drive away. Siena is the city of the Palio which is truly an experience to be experienced, but it is not only that, there are in fact numerous events and events especially artistic and musical that throughout the year make sure that your holiday remains unforgettable .
But the real dilemma will be: and what if instead of going around I'm going to sunbathe in the pool?