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Book this 8 bedroom villa in Greve in Chianti today! A total of 17 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 31 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $3250 to as high as $8980, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 22, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Greve-in-chianti Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- High chair
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Table tennis
- Video player
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Tennis court (shared)
- Smoking allowed
– based on 31 reviews
- Very Good
“Charming Stay, Perfect Wedding”
My husband and I chose Ripertoli as both the venue and residence for the week of our wedding. Our 15 guests stayed with us the days leading up to the event, and all were blown away by the beauty of this little corner of the world. We can say, without hesitation, that it was the perfect location for our intimate wedding and the perfect vacation home for the week. The photos of Ripertoli are great, but they can't do the property justice. The view from the property is expansive, the landscaping is gorgeous, and buildings possess a unique charm that combine to create a truly fairytale-like experience. It is necessary to negotiate some hills and gravel, but having spent a week on the narrow roads of Chianti, we know now that this is not a feature unique to Ripertoli. Our ceremony was outdoors, and the most difficult dilemma of the day (if I can even call it that) was deciding where on the picturesque grounds to have it. For the reception the choice was obvious: the property has a perfect flat space in front of one Cappane's arched door. It is flanked by flowers and several old-timey streetlights. We’ll cherish our trip because of our wedding, but it would have been an amazing week regardless. We visited local wineries, rented mopeds in Greve, arranged for a cooking class at Ripertoli, and spent time in Greve’s markets (outside of the hustle-and-bustle of Florence). Marisa, the property's caretaker, is wonderful. She greeted us the first day with a delicious Tuscan meal. And while she spoke no English, her affection was unmistakeable. She stayed for the wedding day to make sure it went off without a hitch. She even came the day before to give us each wedding gifts and a bouquet of pink roses from her own garden. Throughout the week she was willing to come by and cook dinners or breakfasts -- we just had to arrange that with her when we got there. The property's owners, Nigel and Deborah, have also clearly devoted a lot of time to improving the property and spending much of their own time there. Their website (and a bulletin board at Ripertoli) is full of suggestions for restaurants and activities -- I think mostly from Nigel's and Deborah's own experiences. Also, Nigel (our primary contact) was very communicative and extremely professional in both arranging for the week ahead of time and in concluding our business after the fact. When we first approached them about the possibility of hosting a wedding at Ripertoli, the couple offered to Skype with us to ensure that every need was met and question answered. It was largely this conversation that convinced us to have our wedding at Ripertoli. They took time out of their own trip to Ripertoli the week before we arrived to show our caterer (Preludio catering out of Cortona) around the property, and helped advise us where to have our ceremony and reception. During our time in Italy, we had no trouble getting ahold of Nigel quickly. Nigel's transaction process and communication were very professional and made the business aspects of the rental smooth and easy. Our only point of concern going into the rental was the property’s handicap accessibility (my husband's grandmother has trouble walking up and down stairs in particular, making most of Tuscany a bit of an obstacle). We voiced this to Nigel and Deborah during our initial conversation, and they were very straightforward with us: Some stairs were going to be inevitable, but certain rooms were fairly accessible without many stairs. We had his grandmother stay in the main building (which has several stairs at the entrance) -- once we'd helped her inside, she could get around fine in the living and kitchen area with only a couple of short stairs down to her bedroom. One of the out buildings also had bedrooms accessible without stairs -- it just depends where you plan to spend the bulk of your time. With Nigel and Deborah's warning and advice, we were able to prepare, and it worked out fine for us. In sum, we give Ripertoli our highest recommendation.
“Second visit as great as the first!”
We have rented the Ripertoli property twice in the past three years. We spent a wonderful week there in 2010 and then two weeks in October of 2013. The location is exceptional, both for it's proximity to the heart of Chianti Classico, and for the sheer beauty of the area. Great cycling, hiking, and relaxing. As a professional caterer, I particularly enjoy the great availability of local foods and the well equipped kitchen that Deborah has put together. The home is large, plently of privacy as well as wonderful common area with a great kitchen and sitting area. The grounds are great as well. There are a plethora of great restaurants in the area, varying in price and style. Greve has plenty of local grocers including a wonderful local butcher shop run by Paulo and his mother, and a great green grocer as well as two bakeries, excellent gelato, and all of the other typical but essential shops.
The place is so beautiful and peaceful off the beaten path in the Chianti region of Italy. It is close enough to a small village and within 30mins of Florence. It is restful and quite lovely. I really appreciated the way the modern features complimented the ancient architecture to create an enchanting setting.
“An experience of a lifetime”
Just returned from a week-long stay at Ripertoli in Greve in Chianti hosted by dear friends, one of whom was celebrating a very round birthday. There were 16 of us and Ripertoli proved to be the ideal location for relaxation, stimulating conversation, great meals cooked by the group or by the wonderful caretaker, Marisa,iconic Tuscan views, wine and olive oil, and myriad day trips to Tuscan locales, well-known or otherwise. Oh, and romance. Everything was perfection. Owner Nigel went far, far out of his way to accommodate a special request and we could not have asked for a more special week long celebration of friendship, laughter, life and love. The accommodations were lovely - each couple's room had a modernized ensuite bath, plenty of privacy, good books, music, good lighting, and comfortable beds. The open floor plan allowed the cooks among us to enjoy the company of the rest of the group while we prepared fabulous meals from the local market and butcher. We could spend as much or as little time together as we wanted and looked forward to sharing our day's activities over wine and a beautiful meal each evening. We could not have asked for a better experience and it is one we will remember forever, thanks to our dear friends and the Ripertoli host and staff.
“An amazing place, perfect for a large group who want to experie”
We are 4 couples of cousins and spouses who wanted a two week villa experience in Tuscany. We wanted something large, well appointed, with a pool, access to a great cook, and, most importantly for all was the need for four separate master bedroom suites, all with private bathrooms. This was perfect. Big, beautiful, 1,000 years old, yet fully updated and all of the conveniences. Completely secluded, yet centrally located. Nigel, the owner, was a dream to deal with...great communicator, always available, with a great local team to handle anything. We had a severe electrical storm the first night that zapped electricity and WiFi, and he had his team on it the next day to resolve the problem. Some places look better in the advertisements than in reality, but this place was everything it appeared to be and more. The views were breathtaking. The best feature was the wonderful housekeeper/ chef, Marissa. She is a dream come true...very concerned about our pleasure, and she blew us away with mountains of excellent Tuscan food. We could not have been happier.
“We would come once a year if we could - it was a lifetime famiy”
Although we were expecting something wonderful, Ripertoli was the best!! Nigel couldn't have been more accommodating as we planned our stay and we felt honored that the Tullys shared their special home with us. When we drove up to their beautiful estate, it took our breath away-spectacular is an understatement. We were greeted by Marisa who cares for the place as if it were her own. Her cooking was spectacular and with the help of her granddaughter alice we were treated to the best of Italian home cooking, abundant and delicious. She was so caring of the 4 little grandchildren and treated us to a surprise lavish dessert when she found out it was our 45th wedding anniversary.Our 4 children and their spouses,4 grandchildren,AuPair, & a nephew were thrilled with the special bedrooms in the main house and 2 capannas, pool, movies/games, hiking, nearby villages and markets.It was easy to travel to Florence, Siena, Pisa, hilltowns and lesser known castles and forts. We loved the location in the rural countryside, close to Panzano and Greve, but truly in "the country". We kept finding nearby hidden treasures. We also loved that the Tully's share what's in their house-from olive oil to whatever happens to be in the larder to travel books-we really felt at home! After long days exploring and traveling around, it couldn't have been better to come "home" in the afternoon to the pool and to Marisa's creative cooking. We could eat outside enjoying the incredible views or inside in the expansive living room/kitchen-it was great no matter where. And there were always delicious leftovers for snacking! We loved the separate "capannas" each with their own small kitchen and allowing for extra peace and quiet for their inhabitants! And, we also loved that the main house has the separate "tower room" and "terrace room"; even with a bunch of 17 people, we could all have separate spaces-and more bathrooms than bedrooms! We give huge thanks to the Tullys and highly recommend their place!
“To spend a week or 2 at Ripertoli is a spectacular experience ev”
What a beautiful, warm, accommodating and relaxing home you have. We would love to come back some time in the near future!!! I want you to know how wonderful & sweet Marisa truly is! She is such a wonderful cook and better yet, such a special woman to get to know! She was precious! Ripertoli will have a special place in our hearts for ever. I would truly recommend this beautiful home to everyone who wants to experience the true culture, food & beauty of the Chianti area... We loved it here!!!
“Stunning stay in Tuscany”
Ripertoli is a lovely old Villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside near Gereve and Panzano. The views from the back of the house are truly amazing over rolling hills and the cycling locally is wonderful. There were 10 of us (5 couples) and all were accommodated in nice rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The local maid/housekeeper/cleaner/cook was also available to cook us some wonderful local cuisine in the evenings. Visits to local Vineyars were also amazing.
“Exceeded all (very high) expectations!”
We spent 3 magical weeks at Ripertoli with many friends and relations coming and going during this period. The owners were extremely helpful before, during and after the stay. It really was like staying with friends, except they couldn't be there with you. The housekeeper, Marisa, is a Tuscan treasure. She cooked and served many wonderful meals for us. The dining terrace is the most stunning feature of this very comfortable house, with views forever and sunrises and sunsets to make you weep. The pool is very large and also has spectacular views over the valley. There are all the charms of Ripertoli and then there is Chianti all around you. We recommend Elenatours (Elena Pietrunti) for very well organised private tours of olive oil producers, wineries, and the area in general. We learned so much. We unhesitatingly recommend a stay at Ripertoli - and probably in any season.
“The perfect villa in Tuscany”
We were a little apprehensive renting a place, sight unseen, over the internet but it was the best decision we could have made. The place is exactly as advertised - quiet and secluded with only a couple of distant villas in view. Nigel, the owner, quickly returned emails and we became very comfortable working with him. Marissa, the housekeeper and cook, welcomed us and quickly got us settled. We hired her to cook for us the first evening and it was one of the best meals we had that week - 4 courses with enough leftovers to feed us another entire meal. There are many excellent restaurants and wineries in the area and plenty do to (or not to do in our case). Sitting on the deck sipping Chianti was our preferred activity versus seeing the many tourist highlights in the area. There were five in our group and we had plenty of room and could easily added several others and not got in each other's way. The bedrooms were large and separated and each had it's own bath. If you have a group looking for quiet and privacy I doubt you could do better than this place.