We initially contacted Monica to enquired about staying at her villa for our honeymoon. She went out of her way to accommodate us and left us with some very kind gifts to say congratulations.
We stayed for 9 nights in total and wished we could have stayed longer.
The villa is beautiful, good sized open plan downstairs with modern kitchen and dining table with a large sofa which is very comfortable. A downstairs toilet/sink completes the look on the ground floor. Upstairs is a beautiful double bedroom and a further twin bedroom. A large bathroom with shower, sink and toilet is also upstairs. There is lots of storage in wardrobes and drawers to unpack for your stay.
Outside is a beautiful garden with two dining areas and sun beds. A pizza oven and bbq are also outside. Now, walk up a small slope to your PRIVATE swimming pool with stunning views. There is also another seating area up here to admire the view.
Attached to the side of the villa is also a sunroom with lounging areas. Two parking spaces are allocated in a gated complex.
We were met by two ladies who showed us round and made sure we were happy. Monica also phoned the next day to check we were OK. Monica also answered all our questions about local travel, restaurants etc in huge details.
We cannot thank Monica enough and will definitely return to her villa.
The house is located between Castelfiorentino and Certaldo (in Petrazzi) and easy to reach at the end of a dirt road.
We enjoyed two great weeks in this house. Everything you need is there. The kitchen is well equipped and invited us to do a lot of self cooking. The whole interier design is great and you can see that someone really put some thoughts into it.
We travelled with our 1,5 year old boy and brought our own baby bed and baby chair.
All major cities are well reachable within 30 minutes to 2 hours drive. The easiest way to get around is to park the car in Castelfiorentino (0.50€/hour) and take the train (45 minutes to Firenze). Shopping and restaurants (starting with not really expensive pizza places and very good medium priced restaurants) are only a 5-10 minutes’ drive away.
The pool is great and clean (cleaner comes twice a week) and is not visible by others. You will have a nice view over the Tuscan country side without being disturbed. The garden is perfect and the big table invites for long breakfasts and peaceful dinners.
The parking lot is lockable and also used by 4 other families living in the same house and the house next door.
Wlan is there and enough to check emails and do some trip planning (500MB/day). Streaming and YouTube is not possible though. A great movie and series collection can be watched via a big flat TV.
The big major bedroom is perfect. I would suggest the smaller bedroom for children or teenager since the two single beds are not very big.
If you are looking for some privacy and quiet days this is the perfect holiday home. There is also a discount if you stay longer. Just ask the owner.
Monica is the prefect host and although she is not there in person she does everything to make your stay even better.
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