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- 5 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Type: HouseTuscany Villa Rental near Greve - Antonietta
Description from the manager
In the heart of the highland wine country, this holiday accommodation in Tuscany enjoys lovely views of the surrounding countryside as well as its own beautiful gardens and pool. With traditional Tuscan décor, this Tuscany villa rental creates the perfect backdrop to your Italian vacation. Within close driving distance of Florence and many other small towns, you will never be at a loss for something to do in this villa in Tuscany.
Situated in a peaceful and tranquil position, this villa has extensive views of the surrounding countryside. As part of a farmhouse complex, the rear wall of the villa is attached to a building with 3 apartments. The villa is completely separate and private from the apartments, with its own fenced garden and pool area. The apartments share another larger pool, which is also available for the villa clients to use, if desired. Also on the property is a small private wine museum, as well as a room with a pizza oven. The garden has various trees, plants, and flowers, and there is a covered terrace furnished with a table and chairs. The private swimming pool (4m x 8m), open from May to September, is surrounded by sun loungers and a landscaped lawn. Although only 500 meters from the town of Lucolena, the area is very calm and quiet. Access to the property is via an unpaved but well-maintained dirt road and parking is available within the grounds.
(400 m2/4.305 ft2)
Upper Ground Floor: The main entrance opens to two living rooms with couches and armchairs. There are four bedrooms. The first, second, and third bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The fourth bedroom has two single beds (90 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Lower Ground Floor: The entrance to this floor is from the garden and pool. There is a large kitchen equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. The adjacent dining room is equipped with table and chairs and a fireplace, and is reached through a wide archway from the kitchen. The laundry room has a washing machine. There is also a changing room and bathroom with toilet, sink and two showers - for pool convenience.
First Floor:From the Upper Ground Floor there are stairs that lead to this level. There is a sitting room and one bedroom with a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. There is a second bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Cook Service: Upon request
* Cooking Classes: Upon request
* Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
* Extra Divan Beds: 200 Euro per week
* There are apartments available for rent under the names
Toni 3, and
These apartments are attached to one side of the house. They do not intrude on the privacy of the villa.
Additional amenities include: iron and board, fireplace - indoor, firewood available - included, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, cook service available - extra cost, outside area - private, independent villa, window screens - whole house, free parking on premises, outside dining, american coffee maker. ...Read more
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Tuscany Villa Rental near Greve - Antonietta
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
- Central heating
- Washing Machine
- Hair dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
What Past Guests Are Saying
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68 guest reviews
"Gavin's review of Antonietta"
The view was my favorite thing about the property. Due to rainy weather, we were unable to use the patio and swimming pool.
The views and the wineries.
"John's review of Tuscany Villa Rental near Greve - Antonietta"
The trip went off without a hitch!
The villa was beautiful and the villa manager was extremely helpful.
The scenery was unbelievable, as were the roads. We were not prepared for the "mountain driving" in the Tuscan hills. They were fun to drive and we were like Italians within a couple of days.
"Kathleen's review of Antonietta"
Amazing! The villa was everything the RentVillas promised, and more!!
We loved each having our own bedroom and bath (5 women!) and we loved gathering in the family room in front of a fire each evening.
The scenery and peace and quiet, just beautiful.
"Alexander's review of Antonietta"
First-rate, from the welcome upon arrival through the entire stay.
It was in tip-top condition. We were delighted with the very-large kitchen and adjoining dining area. WiFi access was quite good. Our group of eight always felt comfortable.
The surroundings conveyed a thoroughly peaceful harmony, yet we were within easy drives of many choice destinations.
"Bob's review of Antonietta"
Our experience with RentVillas was flawless. When we arrived, Leonardo was there to greet us. He could not have been more accommodating and interesting. He had many recommendations for us and answered our questions about sightseeing, dining etc.
This has to be one of the most relaxing locations at which we have ever vacationed. It is remote, however there are a couple very good restaurants nearby. It is centrally located for short drives to Florence, Siena and many of the enchanting hill towns of Tuscany. The scenery from every vantage point of the property is fantastic.
The surrounding area is TUSCANY!!
Beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and historic hill towns.
"Nannette's review of Antonietta"
I wish every family could experience the joy, peace, comfort and fun that we had staying in Antonietta. It was
everything that was represented on the web site and a
thousand times more! We felt at home in an elegant, comfortable and exotic place!! Too much fun!!
The views were spectacular, and the villa was large and
comfortable with space for the 10 of us. We were able to
eat all of our meals on the big table by the pool, and the
pizza oven was a real bonus!! Leonardo was always available
to answer questions, and his wine and olive oil tasting was
fun and informative. Also, having Jacopo prepare dinner in
our kitchen for us the last night was one of the highlights of our entire trip!! We felt like royalty...and the food was sublime!!
The charm and serenity were so perfect. Waking to the smell of jasmine and honeysuckle and the singing birds was
a bit of heaven on earth. There were so many places to visit that were within a short distance so we were never
at a loss for things to do if we wanted to do them.
"Carol's review of Antonietta"
This was a very charming, well-equipped, and well-situated villa. The overall experience was perfect!
The villa was very spacious, even for 10 adults. The views were beautiful and we also enjoyed that it was close to the train station.
The surrounding area was quiet but close enough to a couple of good restaurants so that even the drivers could enjoy the Chianti without having to drive more than a couple of miles to get to the villa.
"Vicki's review of Antonietta"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa.
The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped.
It was so beautiful--just one great vista after the other.
"Dennis's review of Antonietta"
The overall experience was great. Everyone loved the property and the amenities.
The view, very spacious, the "mini bar" cabinet with all the wine and olive oil produced on premises.
Quiet, except for the occasional farm equipment. Very picturesque.
"Ernie's review of Antonietta"
The villa was fantastic. We had 5 couples, and each had their own space to rest and play. The kitchen was modern and great; there is plenty of room to cook a good meal. Heaps of areas in which to sit back and have a glass of red wine.
The view, the kitchen, the space.
Picture postcard perfect.
The fog rolling off the hills into the valleys. The quiet with the only sounds being birds and a distant donkey.
"Peter's review of Antonietta"
We, 5 couples, had a great time. Villa was magnificent and owner/key holder Leonardo was a perfect host.
Views, rooms, everything.
"William's review of Antonietta"
Perfect. Not one problem.
Greve, Lucolena, Dudda.
"Margaret's review of Antonietta"
Unbelievable, awesome, out of this world. The villa itself exceeded everyone’s expectations. we had an absolute ball and were sorry to leave. Special thanks to you for helping us with all the arrangements and answering all of our tedious questions!
We will definitely use RentVillas again.
The privacy, comfort, proximity, and facilities. We loved the pizza oven and had some delicious gourmet pizzas!
Peace and quiet.
"Fran 's review of Antonietta"
The experience was wonderful. Everyone in our group had a fabulous time.
The views were spectacular!
Greve, Figline, and Lucalena are all very nice towns with good shopping. We ventured to Florence and Pisa by train, which we caught in Figline.
"Mary 's review of Antonietta"
The villa was the perfect meeting place for old friends to gather and reconnect. We were able to visit around the pool and dining table, yet each had their own private bedroom and bath.
The views were amazing and the location was perfect. Close enough to venture out, but far enough to escape the busy city life!
We were close to so many quaint towns and were able to explore and relax.
"Irene's review of Antonietta"
It was wonderful. There were nine people in our party and everyone thought the experience was great.
The space, tranquility, views, and very friendly owner and staff.
The views, the little pubs (i.e. Dudda), and the wineries.
"B Andrew's review of Antonietta"
This was a wonderful area to relax in the sun, around the pool, in beautiful surroundings.
The pool area!
This is a working vineyard. During the hot summer, the workers begin work around 6:00 AM, so that they can take a siesta during the warm afternoon. There was a lot of motor vehicle activity at 6:00 AM, so that, if you're wanting to "sleep in" in the morning, you might not be able to do so. On the other hand, you can catch up with your sleep around the pool in the afternoon.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful. We visited several wineries and small towns.
"Linda's review of Antonietta"
Wonderful villa. Our first time in Tuscany and we loved everything.
Large rooms, every bedroom had a bath. We never got in each others way. 7 guests all together. Large kitchen for our private chef, Mattisse. He cooked up a wonderful meal and was really good company. Also a close ride to Figline to catch the train to Florence.
We had a funny experience one late night, after getting in from Florence. Loud animal sounds right outside the villa. We later discovered it was 2 boars sending mating calls! We were in the country, and it was heart warming! Coffee pot wasn't too great, took an hour to brew.
So nice and quiet. We all needed that peace and relaxation. I met up with Leonardo who took me on a tour of the little museum on the property. In fact one of the rooms backed up to our kitchen.
"Gary's review of Antonietta"
Just perfect!!! Our whole group agreed.
Fireplaces with plenty of wood and access to the pizza oven.
Some of the showers were very small, but appreciated en suite with each bedroom and continuous hot water.
It's beauty and accessibility.
"Wade's review of Antonietta"
Our overall experience was excellent...except for the weather which was rainy five out of the nine days, but considering the time of year, what could one expect.
The landscaping and the huge dining room/kitchen with a wood burning fireplace and large windows. The scenery from the windows was breathtaking. The bathrooms and bedrooms were excellent.
The upstairs living room and the front entry room. The furnishings are becoming a little worn.
The little towns of Lucolena, Dudda, and Greve.
"Sue's review of Antonietta"
Overall the Villa was beautiful and comfortable. The weather was rainy for most of the time making the Villa chilly. Most of us 10 people were OK with a sweater, a couple would have liked heat!
The view from the Villa was wonderful. It was a very comfortable and calm place to come home to after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. The peace and quiet after the bustle of the city was just what was needed. The owner, Leonardo, did a wine tasting for us and provided us with the history of the Villa... it was extremely interesting and the wine and olive oil were excellent!
There was some sewer smell in a couple of the bathrooms.
The beauty and the peacefulness of the area.
"Mary Katherine's review of Antonietta"
Our overall experience was wonderful! The villa was even better in person.
We enjoyed our individual rooms, the bathrooms and kitchen. Sitting outside on the patio also, was delightful. However, there were mosquitoes, so bring repellent.
It was difficult to find a comfortable spot to curl up and read. All of the lamps were too high and the chairs and couches in both living rooms were uncomfortable. We also were under the impression that the 3rd floor had its own sitting room, but it was actually a game room. The description of the 3rd floor was a bit misleading.
We enjoyed seeing the chickens and cats at the end of our road. One day Leonardo and a crew came to pick the grapes and this was interesting to watch. Olive trees and the grapes grow on the property. The wooded hillsides made the view gorgeous. People staying in the apartments were friendly. We also enjoyed hearing the bells at nearby churches tolling. At Trader Joe's one can purchase a Chianti Classico "Il Tarocco" which features grapes grown on the villa property! One can purchase the very same wine at the villa.
"Cynthia's review of Antonietta"
Living like the locals.
The magnificent view, the beautiful grounds and the wine cabinet!
"Tom's review of Antonietta"
The perfect villa for sharing with great friends. We were two families and everybody had their own bedroom and bath. We spent our days traveling to Florence, Siena, Radda, Greve, Panzano and other perfect Italian villages and our late afternoons by the pool. We arrived late due to flight delays but the owner was kind enough to wait for us and our chef Jacopo held dinner.
The kitchen and dining room are amazing! We ate most meals outside under the canopy by the pool, however, since the weather was perfect.
August temperatures in Italy are just plain hot and even though the evenings did cool down as spoiled Americans we did miss our air conditioning! But seriously there was nothing to dislike about the villa. It's as near paradise as you can get.
The scenery from the villa is spectacular! The vineyards, olive trees, cypress, rolling hills - they are all there! It was easy access to many interesting villages as well as to Florence by train and Siena, a 45 minute drive.
"Sheila's review of Antonietta"
This was a family holiday with grandparents, parents and four granddaughters aged from 7 to 10. Everything was wonderful The owner was most gracious and couldn't do enough for us. His wine-tasting was delightful - where we not only tasted the wine but received a history lesson on the area. The children were included in everything and they felt quite grown-up. We would definitely recommend this property.
The location, the history of the property, the beautiful old building tastefully decorated, and the view. I must not forget the lavender, rosemary and laurel bushes a.k.a. bay tree growing in abundance on the property. We used the rosemary and bay leaves in all our cooking.
The swinging doors into the laundry-room! You have to remember this is a working vineyard so work starts around 7:00am and can be a bit noisy. It didn't bother us too much but might be a problem if people like to sleep in.
The scenery is breathtaking. This is my fourth holiday in Italy and it never fails to take my breath away. On the whole, people are warm and friendly and appreciate your efforts to speak Italian. This location is ideal to visit Castellina in Chianti, Greve, Florence, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano. However, take the train to Florence as the parking is very difficult.
"Maio's review of Antonietta"
It actually exceeded our expectations....
The Italian" feel" of it... nicely done.... pool was a highlight
No salt and pepper or matches...
"Scott's review of Antonietta"
Our group of nine had a wonderful week exploring the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Tuscany. The beautiful, comfortable villa was the perfect "base camp" for all of our adventures. Every person in our grouped LOVED the villa and our stay there.
The private bathrooms for every bedroom! Spending a week with friends or family is so much easier when each person or couple has a dedicated bathroom, In addition, the views from the bedroom windows were positively stunning. Finally the large, well-appointed kitchen became the prime gathering spot for our group as we cooked, visited, and enjoyed the food and wine of Tuscany.
There was only one or two rolls of toilet tissue provided per bath for the whole week. It would have been nice to have a little more.
The lovely countryside and charming villages with authentic, "nontouristy" trattorias and cafes, shops, and warm, gracious, people. Florence was an easy day trip and the many surrounding towns in the Chianti region were all within easy driving distance.
"Sarah's review of Antonietta"
Ample space with every bedroom having an en suite bathroom, and each room having its own personality and different outlook. Not a bad choice!
Also loved the enormous kitchen and long table to enjoy family meals and the fact that all the doors and windows can be thrown open to bring the outside in on a sunny day.
Also loved the wood fired barbecue out by the pool.
Very small shower cubicles in a couple of the bathrooms...but I wouldn't even consider complaining about it! There are even 2 extra showers down by the pool!
A few sharp knives would be good.
The local restaurants. And Greve at only around 10km away is the perfect stock-up place for food, wine and general groceries.
"Charles's review of Antonietta"
Our second Rentvillas experience, and we hope not the last! Excellent facility, great host, wonderful location.
Furniture in need of reupholstering.
Views, peace and quiet, winery in walking distance.
"Pat's review of Antonietta"
Our group which consisted of my daughter's family from Germany and their friends were VERY pleased with the villa. We had heard some discouraging stories about renting villas in Tuscany but our experience was fabulous. Both Rentvillas and Leonardo who was managing the Villa Antonietta were great. We would highly recommend Rentvillas and especially our villa to anyone.
Just the fact that it was what it was advertised to be: beautiful, clean, well-equipped, superb location, etc. The property as a whole was just what you would imagine it to be.
Nothing. Unfortunately for us the weather was not as warm as we had hoped, so we could not take advantage of the outdoor patio at night even though we were ready to do battle with the infamous mosquitoes. Because we had two children with us, it would also have been great to use the pool more.
We took side trips to the Greve, thye Classic Chianti Festival, and Florence - we took a train out of Filigne - and drove to Siena and San Gimignano.
"Joyce's review of Antonietta"
Coming to Villa Antonietta, I had a smile from beginning to end. To be in such a beautiful setting with great friends and good food and wine. Nothing could have come close to the fabulous experience of this Villa. I had always dreamed of staying at a villa in Tuscany, and Villa Antonietta did not disappoint.
The view of Lucolena, the early morning sounds of the grounds keeper walking the property, to the sounds of the doves in the trees. Walking down the steps into the wonderful kitchen preparing for our day, whether it be a trip to Siena, or our group, hanging around the property, sketching and painting, and taking a swim. The views from every window were just breath taking.
Our trips into Lucolena for pizza, then walking through the small village and meeting the residents, the people are so friendly, and love the opportunity to meet the visitors to their home town. Just trying to image could I live here, yes I could. The pace of the surrounding towns, leads you to believe they have a great secret in life, that our fast pace in the US makes us forget.
"Sue's review of Antonietta"
Delicious, drinkable, hilarious, educational, cultural, remarkable, expensive!
Location, location, location!
Maybe the pheasant fight at 4 AM. Honestly, the pheasants got into a great ruckus at 4 AM. If I had had a gun, we would have had roast pheasant for dinner that night. It was hilarious, but noisy!
Hiking. Scenery. People. Lucolena. Did you know that every Sunday in July and August tiny little Lucolena has ballroom dancing in the square! Who would have thought!? These people take their dancing seriously, so they wear special shoes and dress up. They do a "mean" tango, but also Cha Cha and Waltz. One time they broke into an American County line dance, and we nearly fell off our chairs laughing. They executed this whole dance thing with precision and grace!
"Karen's review of Antonietta"
We were a group of 2 families traveling together: 4 adults, 4 teenagers, and 2 ten year olds. Everyone had a wonderful time. The accommodations were comfortable and the setting was spectacular.
The location was very convenient and it was nice that every bedroom had a bathroom. There were even 2 extra pool showers on the kitchen level. The swimming pool was a big hit with the kids. The kitchen was very nice and there was more than enough seating for 10 people.
We missed having a clothes dryer. It took 2 or 3 days for the clothes to dry outside. Also the kitchen was well equipped except it did not have cookie sheets or a cake pan. Even if it did - the oven did not have the temperature marked on it. This was not a problem for us except we were hoping to bake a cake or cookies and could not.
We went to Florence twice - once on the Figline train and once by car because there was a day-long train strike. We visited San Felice winery and many of the surrounding towns.
"Joyce's review of Antonietta"
It was exactly what we expected. In addition, the owner was a very gracious host.
The ambiance of the Villa, the scenery and the central location to all of Chianti.
Water pressure...but, not too bad.
The small villages and restaurants nearby.
"Raymond's review of Antonietta"
Splendid. The villa was a delightful place to stay on our first trip to Tuscany.
The privacy afforded by the en suite bedrooms setup. The large, well equipped kitchen and large eating area for gathering all together.
The lack of any bathtubs - but the showers were fine. The high cost of central heating two hours per evening for two weeks in April cost 200 Euros.
The beauty of the hills, vineyards and olive groves. The proximity to hill towns and markets as well as the train in Figline for trips into Florence. The Coop in Figline was good for groceries.
"Claudette's review of Antonietta"
Its location was ideal for seeing the small hillside towns around. We loved going to Greve and Figline. And the trains were great for getting to Florence Bologna. The young man who met us was wonderful. He was so helpful and so willing to come back to the villa to help us in any way he could. We enjoyed the wine tasting right at the villa, as well as hearing about the history of the property.
Hunting was going on, and we weren't sure where we could walk around outside a couple of days. Also, the washing machine took over two hours to wash a load, and with four couples, it was not fun. Also, a dryer would help so much. Everything that had to be dried we ended up hanging everywhere, and it took days to dry. Then it was "crunchy," but we managed.
Great views, vineyards, markets in the towns. We got a schedule and went to several throughout our week there.
"Lynn's review of Antonietta"
It was absolutely wonderful. The owner was a charming host and was most helpful with any questions we had. You must have Jacopo come and cook for you one evening; definitely a highlight of our trip!
Everything, it was spacious and comfortable.
Pretty scenery, good central location.
"Kim's review of Antonietta"
The villa is much more than we all expected. It is spacious, clean, and the property is stunning.
It is so nice that every bedroom has it's own bathroom. Each room is very nice and very private. There is really no bad room. A great location to take day trips.
Nothing. The only "negative" would be the hard bed. But when you are in Italy staying at such a beautiful place it is hard to complain!
The villa and the property has a great history to it. The owner is working on putting together a summary of the history. The town of Figline is approximately 20 minutes away and the train station and Coop supermarket are very convenient. The pizza place in Lucolena is nothing to look at but the quality of food and service is outstanding. Greve in Chianti is within 30 minutes away and is a very charming, nice town.
"Robert's review of Antonietta"
This is an exquisite property located in an extraordinarily beautiful part of the Chianti region of Tuscany. The villa is large, inviting and comfortable. The landscape is mostly forested with well tended vineyards and olive groves nestled in the area between the villa and the small town of Lucolena.
Location, location, location. The layout of the villa makes for a simply majestic view from every window and the patio by the pool. The location is ideal for visiting small mountain top villages and-or for longer travel to more well-known cities.
This was not a deal breaker but rather a little disorienting at first. The "villa" is actually a part of a very large structure which has been rehabilitated and upgraded to include "the villa" in one end of the building and then a few small apartments adjoining with the reception at the far end of the building. So, we did not have the ultimate privacy one might expect with a separate house but instead did have immediate neighbors in the adjoining apartments. However, as it turns out, this was really no problem as the layout is such that we seldom saw our neighbors and when we did we passed cordial greetings and seldom heard from them again. So, had we been better prepared for having close neighbors I most likely would not be even making this comment. In truth, there was very little to "like least" about the property.
The Tuscan sky and vibrant colors matched only by the friendliness of the locals and the owner himself. We were in the villa for three weeks and managed to travel to most parts of Tuscany, east, west, north and south of Lucolena. As it is, even though the diversity of Tuscany is very appealing, our experience was that the area within about five miles of Lucolena was by far the most brilliant in colors, comfortable in climate, and appealing in places to visit for quiet walks and great local meals. We simply loved the small market in Lucolena and the chance to have a morning cappuccino and to visit with the locals in the small square near the store as we did our daily shopping.
"Ruth's review of Antonietta"
Peaceful and quiet and nestled in the hills of Tuscany.
Beds are very hard, could use some mattress toppers. Also the outside lights were too much, suggest you ask for them to be on a timer.
Very pretty, easy to get lost.
"Gale's review of Antonietta"
We would go back again and again.
We loved everything. The location, the view, the way we were treated by the owner, the facilities. There is really nothing that I would change.
I cannot think of anything, except the difficulty in using the washing machine.
The views and the people. The scenery was spectacular. It was close to a number of small and very interesting towns. All the people we came in contact with were so friendly and generous.
"Robert's review of Antonietta"
It far exceeded out expectations. There wasn't anything we would change.
Everything! the villa was clean, spacious, and had gorgeous views. Also a great location.
The wineries. We visited many.
"Jan's review of Antonietta"
We found heaven on earth. All ten of us felt this way.
We loved the fact that there were private areas in the villa for all ten of us! Although we all loved being together for meals and chats, it was also wonderful to know that there was privacy for reading, taking a nap, walking around the property etc. The views were also sensational!
That's a tough question----we loved it so much. Hmmmmm.......the best I can do is that we never sat in the corner living room because of its darkly colored walls and furniture. I had to really think about this question
Tha surrounding area was rustic and quaint and we all loved it. Walking into Lucolena was special since we knew we were guests in this little town. Nobody spoke any English and we communicated with our basic Italian and charades. Somehow they understood us and helped us out. The little pizzeria was lots of fun and had great food, too.
"Aerial's review of Antonietta"
Overall this villa exceeded all of our expectations. There are two CD players in the villa. One has an excellent sound system, so bring music for your cozy evenings in. We also recommend getting the chef to cook you dinner one night. The food was excellent and it was a real pleasure not to have to drive anywhere.
The villa had wonderful views. The neighbors were nice and friendly and the owner was very accommodating. He even did a special tasting for us in the house. All of the rooms were very spacious and every room had it's own bathroom. There were two showers for use after being in the pool, which was still open in October. The pool was beautiful and well kept. The kitchen was gorgeous and a pleasure to cook meals in.
The front room could use heavier curtains to block out the light of the lamps outside.
It was a nice quiet setting to relax in. We could easily get to Siena, Florence, Greve. Greve is the closest town and has a nice market on Sundays. It is best to take the train from Figline to Florence. Figline is a nice town to walk around in the evening. Siena is a beautiful town filled with interesting shops, restaurants, and lovely churches, etc. to visit.
"Barbara's review of Antonietta"
We had a great time. My only regret was not spending more "down-time" enjoying the villa itself. We were constantly on the run.
The villa was absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful. The kitchen was well equipped and we spent most of our time at the villa around the dining room table sharing a meal and reliving our adventures of the day. The bedrooms were lovely and the beds very comfortable. Every bedroom had a private bathroom - a real luxury. The outdoor areas were wonderful.
It was a little too far to walk to Lucolena. Also, the mosquitoes were pretty bad. I hope Italy discovers "screens" in the near future.
The Chianti region was beautiful and we didn't have enough time to visit all the places we wanted to. The driving was a little nerve racking. Now I know why so many race car drivers are Italian. The food was absolutely delicious and we enjoyed trying all the different vineyards' wines.
"Roger's review of Antonietta"
Try it! You will like it!
This property is truly the gem of the trip! Very rural and rustic with all the modern conveniences. Roosters calling you for breakfast sometimes a little too early. Plenty of room for 10 adults. Great kitchen with a long table and twelve chairs in the breakfast nook with a huge window looking out over the rolling grape fields and countrysides. Well stocked wine, grappa, and olive oil cabinet in the living room with a wide variety to chose from both reserve and newer chablis from the local area
Quite a few stairs, especially from the kitchen in the lower level to living room and most of the bedrooms, four on the 2nd floor, to the third level.
Beautiful small villages to visit, each with a different attitude to offer. Great geographical area to commute to a variety of these towns, as well as quite close to Figline train station from which you can easily get to many places.
"Michelle's review of Antonietta"
I would go back tomorrow in a heartbeat. I loved it. I have been to Italy a number of times since 2000, and this was a significant trip. Loved the house. We had such a great time - all of us splitting up and traveling around the countryside to visit different locations - but then coming back at night and sitting at the magnificent dinner table and enjoying great food and wine. The wine bar is completely stocked with great wine from the location and its priced inexpensively. The hosts couldn't be more helpful and generous. It was a lovely lovely trip.
Everything! It was truly lovely and a very special place. I liked the hosts, the set up, the layout of the house...the STOCKED WINE CABINET!! It was a wonderful trip.
I cant really think of anything...
The remote setting - the views look like a painting when the sun is right!
"Michael's review of Antonietta"
I was concerned originally with renting from an online site, but when we arrived, the villa not only met but exceeded our expectations. We were a party of nine and there was plenty of room for all. We enjoyed most the outside table where we would gather to plan our days and enjoy the views while eating and reliving our daily excursions.
Location and solitude. The property was centrally located in the Chianti area which made touring easy and enjoyable. The local towns of Dudda and Lucolena were close enough for a quick trip to the market, yet the villa was far enough removed to allow for peace and quiet. We took one day just to enjoy our company around the pool while relaxing and taking in the views.
Nothing really. We had a few days where the hot water was not working properly but due to the hot weather, it was manageable.
Location, location, location!
The surrounding countryside was magnificent. The local townspeople were a joy and I enjoyed trying to engage with them
"Ari's review of Antonietta"
Would gladly go back many times!
Beautifully restored and well-appointed, with a well-stocked kitchen, lovely pool, and beautiful views. Christina and Leonardo make you feel quite at home.
100 degree weather is tough without AC or screens.
Beautiful vineyards and towns.
"Ray's review of Antonietta"
Enjoyed it and would go back.
Very well kept. The beds were comfortable and the quiet peaceful ambiance was fabulous. The location was perfect in that it afforded us a 20-minute drive to the train station for a trip to Florence, quick access to the Autostrada A-1, and a very scenic drive to Siena, Radda and many other small attractive towns.
Very little, The kitchen could use better lighting. We wished it had a clothes dryer.
Very attractive landscape, the small village of Lucolena had a few groceries and made for a fun walk. Greve was very handy for grocery shopping, as was Figline.
"Lisa's review of Antonietta"
We all enjoyed the villa tremendously. It was even better than we'd hoped. We felt like we were living lifestyles of the rich and famous. An outstanding experience for everyone.
We loved everything about the property. We had eight people and we were all very comfortable. Our favorite was sitting outside at the table and around the pool enjoying the wonderful wine from our wine cabinet. Christina was very welcoming and helpful. The villa was perfect in every way. Beautiful setting, beautiful villa, beautiful everything.
There was nothing that we didn't love about this property.
We enjoyed visiting the many hill towns near the property: Radda, Greve, Castellina, Panzano. Beautiful scenery, outstanding towns and fabulous lunches.
"Gregory's review of Antonietta"
The property was super. We only wish it had been warmer, since the pool was so inviting.
The view and the kitchen.
The ants in the outdoor area were quite large.
Everything. Chianti was beautiful.
"Elizabeth's review of Antonietta"
We all loved it.
It is stunningly beautiful and very spacious. We had eight in our party and didn't even use the upstairs at all. The location is very quiet except for birdsong and the grounds are lovely. It is close to trains, sightseeing and shopping.
The pillows and the lack of soap!
There is so much to enjoy. We recommend Carpineto, a winery, only 1.8 km down the road for tastings, and to some of the closer towns Greve, Panzano, San Gimignano, Cortona, Florence. It is in the middle of Chianti country so the countryside is rolling and covered with vineyards.
"Robyn's review of Antonietta"
This villa is so much better than the pictures. It is just fabulous. We had four couples and we had plenty of space and privacy. The bathrooms are new and there is plenty of bright light throughout the villa. The kitchen and dining area is the heart of the villa. We spent most nights there dining, talking, laughing and sharing great wine.
The size of the villa and the location is perfect for exploring Tuscany. We toured the area during the day and were happy to return home to make dinner with the day's finds. The owners are very cordial and go out of their way to accommodate requests. We really liked the olive oil and wine you could purchase that was made on the property.
No dryer. We were there two weeks. The first week was overcast and cool. Clothes would not dry. The second week was sunny. We hung a clothes line and hung everything out to dry. The pillows are thin and hard. Two of us had stiff necks the whole time.
Tuscany is breathtakingly beautiful and the food and wine are unbeatable. We were close to Siena, Florence and many hilltop towns. The drive into Greve and Radda is spectacular. Just watch out for those Italian drivers who take their half out of the middle of the road!
"Les's review of Antonietta"
Having previously rented properties in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy, there is no doubt that this was by far the best.
Bathroom for each bedroom on the main floor level
The shower in the bedroom overlooking the barbecue has little or no water pressure.
Beautiful hilly countryside
"Corrie's review of Antonietta"
The location was quite good and the villa was overall very nice. We especially liked hanging out by the pool and the kitchen area. The weather was a bit cool and there were many rooms to hang out in. Although it is a separate building, there are apartments attached to it. It is built like a city house with the next building attached. It never bugged us, however. Very quiet and private. Also keep in mind the roads are quite curvy and if I was to go again I would budget more time to just hanging out at the villa because driving was not relaxing.
The showers had low water pressure. Also they owners have quite bright street lights that stay on all night, made star gazing impossible and our bedroom was a bit light from them. But both of these things are minor complaints and did not impact our enjoyment of the property
The vineyard was right there and a small ruin at the top of the hill were both nice places to walk.
"Dan's review of Antonietta"
The villa was in a beutiful setting. Bathrooms were all very modern and the kitchen well equipped. Since they are European appliances, we would recommend requesting a thorough explanation of how to operate them on arrival. The villa is connected in the back to a some adjacent small apartments, with some construction underway. These presented no problems for us, but if they were fully occupied, or the renters were noisy, it might affect the experience, depending very much on one's expectations.
The Villa itself was outstanding. Very well maintained, and well located on a hillside offering excellent views of the valley below and the opposite hillside.
We were a bit surprised by evening temperatures, which actually required sweaters when the sun went down. Probably as a result of this, the pool temperature was too cool to use easily during the day. Trees located close to the pool dropped debris, as well, making it less inviting.
The entire area was a visual feast - mountains, hills, vineyards and small villages
"Terri's review of Antonietta"
We will be back. Our family loved every minute there. Excellent property.
The villa was beautiful and location PERFECT. We were so close to excellent roads and could spend our days visiting small villages. Close to train station in Figline and could take train to FLorence for the day with no hassle. Cristina and the farmer at the villa were WONDERFUL. Cristina's English is good and she was most helpful.
NOTHING it was wonderful.
The area is beautiful and so full of beautiful, charming towns and villages. We would take day trips and have a wonderful Tuscan lunch at a local small restaurant and then stop at the local market for fresh fish, sausages, cheese, bread, WINE and fruit and cook a wonderful dinner at the villa and relax! So perfect. Felt we really got to live like the people of Tuscany for the week.
"Naomi's review of Antonietta"
The villa is in a very convenient location. The house is generally comfortable and spacious and makes a great base for exploring the Tuscan countryside. We would definitely recommend it to our friends.
The kitchen and dining room were charming and spacious. There were plenty of pots, pans, dishes, silverware, etc. for us to cook the occasional dinners we ate at home. We spent most of our time at home gathered in these two rooms. The bedrooms and bathrooms were great. It was nice that each room had its own bathroom. The one bedroom and two bathrooms upstairs would be great for kids-teenagers.
The chairs in the living room were rather formal and not particularly comfortable. We spent almost no time in that room. We were surprised that there were no basics in the kitchen. We arrived Saturday evening and had gone grocery shopping on the way because we knew that the stores would be closed on Sunday and Monday, a holiday. We did expect that the kitchen would have at least salt and pepper, but it didn't. Luckily, we had bought other basics such as sugar, napkins, paper towels, etc. Overall, this was a minor issue in our overall very positive experience.
The countryside is beautiful. We went to Figline several times to go grocery shopping and to catch the train to Florence. We went to outlets in Incisa and Montevarchi and found a great trattoria in Incisa.
"Marcy's review of Antonietta"
RENTVILLAS provided SUPERB service. After I realized I was on the plane waiting for take-off with no rental voucher I called by cell phone and they faxed the needed paperwork to my hotel in Rome! All of my interactions with their staff was professional and very helpful. I would definitely book a villa with them again. All info in the packet sent prior to trip was detailed and a map was included.
The villa was much larger, and more beautiful, than we expected. There are 4 bedrooms with baths on the 1st floor, along with living room and parlor and 2 baths, 1 additional bedroom and parlour on 2nd floor. Very large kitchen and dining room on the basement level. House was immaculate and beautifully furnished!! All staff were accommodating and gracious. The house wine was good - so was the grappa.
The only negative I would say is that you need heat in April, and they don't encourage you to use it. We asked for heat for overnights, I believe it was on from 8pm to 8am. Since we were sightseeing most of the day, not having heat during the day was not an issue. It would be cold in the house if you were planning to be home all day, though. Temperature mid-April was mid-60's, down at least to 40's at night.
Fantastic location for seeing Tuscany area. We took train into Florence 2 days from Figline - easy drive from the villa. Great food everywhere...we took day trips to Greve and Panzano Siena, San Gimignano. Lovely views from villa, and driving through Tuscany. We did find the driving much hillier, with sharp turns, than we had imagined, so buckle your seatbelt.
"Pam's review of Antonietta"
The villa was large and roomy. Can hold 10 easily. The pool looked great. We went in April so we could not use it. The kids loved the villa. Lots of space and they could play on the grounds. Christina and her son Leonardo were very helpful. The wine they have in the villa was excellent.
The tranquility. The villa was set off down a small road. The views out of 3 of the bedrooms were awesome. Private. Very close to lucolena. The train station in Figline was close and we used it a lot.
We went in April and we chose not to use the heat due to the extra charge. It was cold. The kitchen was very cold, and we started a fire in the huge fireplace, but it filled the kitchen with smoke.
Greve, Siena, Florence, Lucca - just a few of the day trips we took. Wonderful location.
"Christine's review of Antonietta"
The villa was really lovely, very clean, beautifully furnished. The location is spectacular - the views of the vineyards are amazing. The kitchen was fabulous. We used the large fireplace a few times. What atmosphere!! We were there in mid-October and everyone was busy with picking the grapes. It really added to the whole Tuscany experience.
My parents were cold, especially at night. They asked to have the heat turned on, but it didn't work some of the time in their bedroom. Also there was a leak from the bathroom above down to the bedroom directly below. We noticed a large wet spot on the ceiling. We contacted the owner, who in turn called a plumber , but it was not to be fixed until after we left. We just moved over to an adjoining bathroom so it was just one of those things. There was not any inconvenience.
We really enjoyed the vineyards, especially Castello Di Verrazzano We had a lovely wine tasting there and enjoyed the spectacular views from the terrace. And also a nice wine tasting at Castello Vicchiomaggio. Visiting Pisa and Siena was an easy drive. We loved the town of Greve.
"Jay's review of Antonietta"
Don't tell anyone about this place!
The view from the rooms was excellent. Very peaceful location. Large kitchen and dining room where everyone seemed to congregate. Pictures do not due the villa justice. Five bedrooms with six bathrooms! Good location for getting the train in Figline for Florence. Loved the small town of Greve.
Could use more cooking utensils. Maybe leaving some spices?
Quiet, peaceful setting. Grapevines full and ready to harvest. Great for pictures. Local towns were the best.
"Steve's review of Antonietta"
When you check in to the villa you will find that the owner is a very warm, friendly and helpful person. If you need anything she will be there in a matter of minutes. Our last night in the villa we took her suggestion and hired a chef, Jacopo, to come in and prepare a beautiful 4-course meal for the six of us. The meal was outstanding! I would recommend it to anyone. What a treat! My only regret is that we only stayed one week in the villa. We should have taken two weeks, that would have allowed us to take day trips to the surrounding towns and also enjoy the villa and it's surroundings. Additionally, there are several wine and oil producers within 10 kilometers of the villa. Be sure to taste and purchase the local products. They are all very good!
The location was excellent. The villa was located in the countryside, yet it was a relatively easy drive to all of the major towns in Tuscany.
The clothes washer was small and it took a long time to do a load of washing. But this is not uncommon in Italy and other parts of Europe.
We loved the fact that we were not surrounded by other tourists. We were the only non-locals in the immediate area.
"Elizabeth's review of Antonietta"
Book soon or I might beat you to it...we will be back for sure!
I liked everything! It is hard to pick out one single thing that was better than the rest. I loved the huge kitchen, but also loved to eat al fresco outside at the large table beside the pool. The bedrooms were comfortable and beautifully furnished in a classic style. The pool was great to cool off in from the 30 degree heat. We had ten of us in the group, but you could barely tell since the place was so spacious.
Again, so much to say! There are so many lovely little towns in easy drive of the villa. Some of our best days were spent exploring a few little towns in the morning and then spending the afternoon by the pool. It is also a short train ride to Florence and many other places. We found that Pisa was an easy day trip, as was Florence and Siena. Lovely little restaurant just two towns over - Locanda Borgo Antico. And, of course, the wine!
"John's review of Antonietta"
The owner, Christina, was delightful, gracious and helpful. The villa would probably be best enjoyed over a two-week stay. One week was just not enough. This was our first trip to Italy - we're glad we invested in Italian language courses - it made the stay more enjoyable and was most helpful in more remote places. We hope to return soon. While the villa lists a fairly large capacity only two of the rooms have twin beds - the others are all king - queen size - so plan accordingly. What can we say - you will love your stay!
First, the picture did not do justice to the property. It was a beautiful villa that surpassed any expectations we had. The rooms were spacious, the kitchen incredible. That, coupled with the views would make us return in a moment. As other reviewers indicated, the dilemma was trying to decide whether to stay at the villa or enjoy the beautiful scenery of Toscana
No real complaints. The upper two rooms, the former attic area, tended to be on the warm side and not as well ventilated as the rooms on the main floor
Wonderful towns and villages to explore. Breathtaking views around every turn. Easy accessibility to so many sightseeing opportunities. There was not nearly enough time.
"Amy's review of Antonietta"
We hope to send you some photos. This place is wonderfully furnished and appointed. Wine, olive oil and delicacies on the premises. We also did not understand that there were several other smaller apartments attached to the large Villa house, sleeping 4-6 each. We toured them, they are beautiful. A 1000-year old house is up on the hill, still occupied by the resident farmer. A huge patio with outdoor fire grill, lit up at night like the Forum! We're coming back!
We had 14 people 12 on the property, 2 visitors on site, and we had room for all. Bathrooms were great. Kitchen was a dream for large group cooking. Our hostess was most accomodating. I wish now we would have invited their family to join us at their house!
We had a hard time understanding the washing machine. One couple stayed in and did laundry, and it took the whole day! Just not the same as here...... The Villa has a laundry and shower room for pool users, completely stocked! We just needed a lesson in operating the machine.
The surrounding areas were beautiful. However, we did not account for the time it takes to drive even a short distance on winding roads. And of course, we stopped at EVERY turn to take breathtaking photos. I thought we would encounter SOME picturesque areas, but it is all quintessential Tuscany!
"Charleen's review of Antonietta"
I would return in a minute. It was a wonderful experience.
The villa was beautiful and surpassed my expectations. The setting was lovely and we found the location to be perfect for driving to many of the Tuscan towns we wanted to visit.
Those who slept in the front of the house were awakened early every morning by roosters crowing and dogs barking. We had rented two cars and renters should be aware that you must have a car or be grounded for the week. I do not even think you could get to the villa without an automobile.
The location of the villa was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the towns that were within driving distance such as Pisa, Greve, Montefioralle, San Gimignano, and Volterra. not to be missed. We took a train into Florence on two different days and, though we had been there before, it is a beautiful city that has so much to offer - food, art, architecture, history, shopping - that we continue to return time and time again. We also took a tour of a winery and went to a wine tasting. The important decision each day was whether to stay at our lovely villa or travel through the countryside to visit the beautiful hill towns of Tuscany.