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Book this 6 bedroom villa in Montepulciano today! A total of 10 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 -1/5 thanks to an average of 34 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1783 to as high as $2157, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 20, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Montepulciano Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- High chair
- Mountain Views
- Wheelchair accessible
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 34 reviews
- Very Good
“The Perfect Stay”
Experience a "real" taste of Italy. Stay in a really cool, old farm house back off the road next to their own vineyard. Pam and Johnny are great and very knowledgable of the of the area and will help you plan your day. Take a cooking class and bring home some tasty memories from the delightful B&B.; It is off the main road a couple of kilometers, but that means No road noise! Just the sounds of the Italian hills.
There is no way to describe our stay here! Pamela and Johnny were more than welcoming. We arrived with our 7 & 4 year olds in tow...and from The gate greeting, we felt as if we were at "memee's house". Each kid had a job...gate keeping and keeping track of the red fetch toy for Bella. We had an unwarranted snafu on credit card deposits in Rome the day before...but it was of no concern to these wonderful and true hosts... Each morning, The breakfast was true to Tuscany yet appealing to the kids... we were within an hours drive of each of our potential destinations...and each evening with a game of fetch watching Bella and the kids...the hosts helped us decide upon on the next days itinerary! We will be back with the whole family in July!
“A chance to wind down...”
This is a perfect place to wind down and relax in beautiful Tuscany. Be sure to take the cooking class and enjoy the personal attention of the owners. Their own vineyard produces some tasty wine as well!
My husband and I just returned from a week stay with friends in Poggio Etrusco. We shared a 2 bedroom/2 bath with common area on the first floor. The entire apartment was dark with not enough light to read. A rotten food odor came from under the kitchen sink. There was no comfortable seating except at the kitchen table. Wi-fi was only accessible from outside. Pamela is a published cookbook author and conducts cooking classes on the property. You would never it know it from the breakfasts. Packaged yogurt and orange juice, store bought pastries, and do it yourself soft boiled eggs were the start of the day. The scenery from the property is beautiful. Unfortunately, the grounds are unkempt and flea infested. The first night I had bites all over my lower legs. So much for enjoying the Tuscan sun and evenings! We have stayed in several bed and breakfasts in Europe and this was by far the worst.
Response from the owner We are quite sad about your review on TripAdvisor. It is rare for us to have this kind of reaction, and we are puzzled and hoping to understand what happened. I believe that all of this could have been resolved if you had spoken to us when you were here. For the sake of future possible guests, I feel I should respond how we might have handled your complaints if you had let us know: About the WiFi… I just returned from a hotel stay in Milan. I paid 10 Euros a day for WiFi, and it was not a consistent signal. Welcome to life in Italy! At Poggio Etrusco the WiFi is free. Thanks to the lovely 400-year old (very thick) walls, the signal doesn’t reach all of the apartments, but each apartment has a covered terrace that does get a strong and pretty consistent signal. I know you had difficulty connecting due to the incorrect settings on your laptop, but once you worked that out, I saw that you found several HotSpots on the property, even on your own front porch. If you had mentioned that it was an inconvenience, I would have given you a portable repeater that would have increased the signal. There are no TVs in the apartments as all channels are in Italian. However, if you had requested a TV, we have a small portable one we could have hooked up for you. As for the darkness, the lights are energy-saver bulbs and take a while to warm up. I would've gladly brought you more lamps if you had only said something. I do apologize that we apparently didn't get a light bulb in to replace one that was burned out. Also, I noticed that you kept the wooden shutters closed even in the daylight. That would certainly make the room quite dark. The guest information booklet has info about where to take your trash, however if you had asked, we could have emptied your trash can under the sink, which was probably what caused the odor. Most agriturismos don't even offer breakfast, and when they do, the typical Italian breakfast is quite simple. We try to offer a variety of primarily organic and seasonal products. Most people are tickled to cook their own farm fresh egg in the little egg cooker. The yogurt we buy is top quality and delicious, and is of course ‘packaged.’ The pastries come from the local pastry shop, fresh every morning, supplemented with my homemade jam tart and/or olive oil cake. Fresh fruit, cereals, bakery bread (Tuscan unsalted bread, which the uninitiated often misunderstand) and American style bread for toast, and my homemade jams. There is good roasted Italian coffee, hot milk, hot water and teas, organic juices (yes, ‘packaged’), and our healthy spring water. If there was something missing from that breakfast, we would have been happy to provide it. We have no fleas. I know this for a fact as I am highly allergic and make sure the animals are flea-free. We were in the mosquito season when you were here, and offered you citronella candles and repellant as we noticed you spent a lot of time in the garden. I have written to all of the other guests that week (and have heard back from all but one), and they had a completely different experience than yours. All found the property charming inside and out, the breakfasts abundant and fresh, and had great sleep. Above all, I am very sorry that you were so unhappy. We take pride in making our guests feel at home and try to make their stay pleasant and memorable. I wish we could have known the problems at the moment and would have either resolved them, or helped you find another accommodation that would have suited you better.
“We just Love this Place !!”
It was dream like...the 5 days...I know we were there, now that we are back in Chicago area...but its hard to believe. Pamela and Johnny and pets and Montepulciano Market Day, the golden green rolling hills, the medieval town, Poggio Etrusco from another era, the perfect May weather, did it really happen ? Yes and we will be back and we would recommend it so much, but now all the crowds will flock in, alas. We did not do the cooking school, but we spied on it a couple times and will also do that next visit. John and Donna and action Jackson
“Slice of heaven in Tuscany!”
Our first trip to Italy included a four night stay at Poggio Etrusco. This was the highlight of our 2 week trip. Pamela and her family are wonderful welcoming hosts who make you feel right at home in their beautiful farmhouse. We were lucky enough to be there during their olive harvest which was just amazing to be able to pick olives and bring home the olive oil (which is fantastic!). The apartments are very spacious and bright and the surroundings are picturesque. The location in central Tuscany make it a great "home base" for exploring the Tuscany region. If you are looking for a relaxing comfortable place to stay, this is it!
“We dream of returning as we drizzle their delectable olive oil o”
Our family came to Italy to celebrate an 18th birthday, a high school graduation and the awarding of a Masters degree. We traveled to several places in Italy; however, Tuscany was the highlight of our stay. Pamela and Johnny Johns are why it was so special. The incredible view from the villa to olive trees, grapevines, softly rolling hills and a delightful swimming pool was only part of the 'wonderfulness'. The graciousness and generosity of our hosts was heartwarming, creative and delicious. The cooking class with Pamela, the cappuccinos and artwork of Johnny and the ongoing amazing conversations were truly memorable. We dream of returning as we drizzle their delectable olive oil on our meals in Connecticut.
“Wonderful Tuscan Experience”
Great value. Pamela and John were wonderful hosts. Strongly advise to take cooking class which was one of the highlights of our month long Italian tour. Great location - perfect for day trips to various Tuscan towns.
“Poggio Etrusco -- the Highlight of our European adventure!”
With its old world charm and magestic beauty, Poggio Etrusco represents the best of Tuscany, Italy. From the gorgeous setting with a beautiful swimming pool, olive groves, vineyards, large vegetable garden, to the lovely, generous hosts, from the delicious breakfasts to the comfortable apartments, Poggio Etrusco was the highlight of our 5 week European trip. If you love good food,(and who doesn't) you will not find a better, more fun and informative cooking class anywhere. Pamela Sheldon Johns is a master teacher and chef. Together we prepared the best meal of my life and had a blast doing it! My daughter and I will definitely return to our home away from home in Montepulciano, Tuscany, at Poggio Etrusco. It truly is a magical place.
“"Molto Bene"( Very Good)”
We visited Tuscany and the Lake country of Italy and then alsace and Loiraine in France. We have been all over the world. This B & B and Cooking Class was the highlight of our trip. Pamela and John make our stay most memorable. The cooking class was a dream for me . Pamela is a great chef, and I learned a lot and she even gave us a book of all the things we made in class. My husband ate the lunch with us and he loved it . It was one of our best meals. We also visited a cheese factory nearby and ate several meals out in restaurants they recommended. The place is beautiful and they have many olive trees and a vineyard and make and sell the olive oil and wine. John is a wonderful artist and did design many of Pamela's cookbooks and aprons. He also makes wonderful tote bags out of old movie posters and lines them with kakahi pants and they are wonderful and sturdy as well as attractive. I would highly recommend this place and you would be lucky to get a lesson from Pamela's wonderful kitchen.