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indoor dining table
living room
first living room with fireplace :) just next to the indoor dining table
second living room with sit in fireplace Ideal in october for chestnuts with a goodwine glass :)
fully equipped kitchen
country kitchen fully equipped
master bedroom with balcony (king bed)
attached to the master bedroom a twin room with balcony
Bathroom of turquoise bedroom
white double bedroom
Salle de Bain with shower and tub :)
double bedroom sharing bathroom with turquoise twin bedroom
turquoise twin bedroom
master bathroom with shower
outdoor dining table: what a joy :)
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Tavarnuzze, Impruneta, Tuscany

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Cory C
1 review
“A private retreat that can not be beat.”
Reviewed 25 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A magnificent villa with an absolutely wonderful host is what you will find in this restored retreat just south of Florence, just as we did this April. Our first trip to Italy was all that we could have imagined and more, thanks to the location and beauty found nestled in the rolling countryside over the tranquil town of Tavarnuzze.

Upon the initial emails with Giulia and Pauline, we knew we were in good hands. Our trip to Italy had more importance to us than just a vacation; we were heading there to tie the knot and needed the perfect location to host a small and intimate wedding ceremony. When we ran across this villa with the gorgeous courtyard and rolling surrounding. We knew that we had found the perfect location. However, we did not know at the time that we had also found the perfect host. Pauline, went above and beyond to ensure that our day went as smoothly as possible, from reaching to out the local businesses in town to acquire appointments with the hair salon, the florist, the dry cleaner, and most importantly the cook (whom prepared the best 5 course Tuscan meal right there onsite!) She made several trips to the villa throughout the week to water the flowers outside and decorated a beautiful wedding table outside for our reception while we were gone taking pictures-a complete surprise, as we did not ask for this. She even drove a few people in our group to the airport! She knows the area like the back of her hand and is there for you the entire way with a step-by-step guidance. She told us exactly how to maneuver the bus in and out of Florence and all the best places to eat and the best tours to take, which she also made calls and set up for us. She really made this trip for us!

The villa itself is a two-story home, which has many rooms to enjoy including a nice size living room and large dining room. The bedrooms are all located on the second story and are spacious and very comfortable with bathrooms nearly connected to each one. The bedrooms also contain the most comfortable, luxurious beds we have ever slept in on vacation. The kitchen was fairly well stocked and there was plenty of dinning ware even for a large group. The villa did include wifi, however it was very slow and often did not work if more than a few people were connected at once, however I think this problem was more due to the location of the villa and cannot be changed. The exterior space is sprawling with multiple ways to take in the surrounding views and the sweet Tuscan air.

The location of the villa could not be more idyllic, with Florence just a short bus ride away and many other iconic villages and cities within an easy day trip by car. From this location you really can get the most out of your travels and be able to relax and enjoy your trip.

We had the most amazing time and cannot recommend this Villa and Pauline enough.

Jenna and Cory

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Liked best: The Host
Liked least: The slow wi-fi
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
6 Jul 2017
Dear Coryyyy you can't even imagine how glad we are of having been your hosts :))
You are absolutely right, Pauline is something special and you can rely on her whenever you need! :)

We highly appreciate your kind feedback and hope to host you this autumn or next year. You will see that this place is always different but still magic in every time of the year! :)

Best regards,
Giulia :)
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Liked best: The views, the character, the convenience of the location, the wonderfully comfortable beds and the ease of dealing with such good hosts
Liked least: Slow wi-fi (good excuse to go tech-free!), negotiating the track and gate will be a challenge for drivers lacking confidence!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
6 Jul 2017
Ah, thanks a lot for your kind words!!! :)))
We always try to do our best in order to satisfy the clients and in your particular case I see that we are doing everything right because your review is priceless!!! :)
We will be really really happy to be your hosts one more time and many other times,
Please, come to visit us whenever you want,

Wish you all the best,

Giulia and Pauline :)
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Margo I
Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Historic old farm house beaufully restored and presented.”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

An ideal villa for our family holiday. Bedrooms were all beautifully presented, bathrooms great, lounge room spacious and cool. Fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge, and laundry plus quality linen and plenty of crockery, cutlery and glassware. The pool, although above ground, was large and well maintained, as were the gardens and outdoor patio areas.

We loved our stay here. It you do need your own transport as the villa is not within walking distance of public transport or village type amenities.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2017
Dear Mary, we were very glad to host you :)
Hope you will come to enjoy this place one more time,
Wish you all the best,
Giulia :)
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MatthiasK...
1 review
“Absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Giulia and Pauline are great hosts. The house is newly renowated with love, charme and great taste. Perfectly cleaned rooms, a well equiped kitchen and lots of space in and around the house. We loved the pool during the hot season.

We had a great time staying there and will definetly come back!
Stephanie

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Liked best: Spacious house, bathrooms directly connected to the bedrooms
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2017
Thank you so much!!!:) We would really love to host you one more time, so please, feel free to contact us and ask the availability :P
Best regards,
Giulia :)
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Edith W
Leiden, The Netherlands
1 review
“central location to visit everything”
Reviewed 6 August 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a nice stay here! The house is well decorated with beautiful Italian furniture that fit well in to this environment. Awesome beds. Pauline is a great host and practical help. Because she is also a tour guide she knows the surrounding area and the monuments of Florence, Pisa and countryside better than average, allowing us some good tips. We enjoyed every minute of our stay with her. The location was a nice way to start off our discovery of the Chianti and cities. Strangely enough you’re just a couple of car-kilometers outside of main city centres but in such a relaxed atmosphere! Having a seat outside with views of the surrounding hills and dales, dotted by olive trees, is something that I would recommend to everyone. Something negative? Yes, we didn’t stay long enough.

Edith Wijn

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Liked best: The beds
Liked least: Driving up the hill in the dark, but then, I'm afraid of hights
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
6 Jul 2017
Ahah Edith, you shouldn't feel pity about not having stayed there longer, because we are waiting for you whenever you are free to feel the Tuscany air one more time :))

P.S.: By the way, we have almost all September and October free, so take your chance :)

Best regards,
Giulia :)
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soleleonr...
Community of Madrid, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Management Response
13 Aug 2017
Dear Marie,

Thanks a lot for the kind words, we are happy that your stay has been nice and pleasant :)

We will be waiting for you next year once again ;)
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