I was so daunted by the sheer number of villas to rent in Tuscany I count my lucky stars that the one I selected was perfect!
Located on top of a hill at the end of a country lane, the villa, grounds and views in all directions were quintessential Tuscany without being a cliche. The villa's interior is updated where it counts (bathrooms and appliances) but retained a rustic charm with antique furniture, hand hewn doors and a ginormous oven/fireplace in the kitchen where it was not difficult to imagine former residents several hundred years ago cooking their meals.
Villa was super clean, grounds excellently maintained and correspondence/transaction with the owner a breeze.
Archipetolli's other great advantage was location. A short (but beautiful) ten minute drive to a major highway allows easy visits to Florence, Siena and a host of quaint hill towns.
All of my expectations were met - and more - and all five us in our party had only praise for my choice.
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