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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in San Gimignano today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a hot tub, parking space, and internet access 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 33 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $452 to as high as $615, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 19, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- 19 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top San-gimignano Attractions
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- DVD player
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 33 reviews
- Very Good
“Wonderful Tuscany villa - and hosts!!”
We had a wonderful stay at Resort Borgo la Fornace in the apartment owned by Paolo and Tania in October, 2013. Paolo and Tania were very helpful, first meeting us at an intersection in a nearby town (after we got a bit lost), then guiding us to the resort. The resort is a lovely Italian designed villa setting, with a few pools and nice grounds. Our stay was after the season for the resort, and the on-site restaurant was closed. Paolo and Tania's apartment is very nicely furnished and decorated - very new and modern - and they make sure the unit is clean and completely stocked with all basic needs - dishes, pots & pans, paper products, linens etc. Wifi is somewhat limited - usually only available in the garden area, but not a real problem. From this location, a car is a must. We shopped for food in Montaione and Il Castagno (a short drive) and over a few days visited the beautiful hilltop towns of San Gimignano, Voltera, and Siena. Had a great winery tour and lunch at Sovestro in Poggio Winery near San Gimignano, and to celebrate a very special day, enjoyed a wonderful Italian dinner at Casa Masi near Montaione. The restaurant even helped make arrangements for a taxi to take us both ways, all making for a very special evening - again, a recommendation from Paolo and Tania. The apartment is centrally located in the beautiful Tuscany region, and made for a great spot for day trips and a restful place to come back to. We highly recommend this location and the excellent hosts, Paolo and Tania.
“Perfect base to see all that Tuscany has to offer”
La Casetta del Borgo was the perfect location for my recent trip to Tuscany with my wife. The unit is located in a resort with plenty of amenities including two pools and a very nice tennis court with faux grass that can be used for a small fee. It is a 10 minute drive to Montaione where one can go for dinner or buy groceries to cook in the unit's kitchen. All the necessary utensils are available to do some home cooking and I enjoyed a number of home cooked dinners and a delicious breakfast every morning thanks to my lovely wife. The main resort building has a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, however I didn't try it out so I can't say anything about it. Paolo, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. I was having trouble finding the location with my GPS so Paolo had me meet him at his home which is just off the highway from Florence and very easy to find. To ensure that I found it with no problem Paolo drove to the resort while I followed . Once at the resort he had the keys, a nice bottle of wine, and plenty of info about the local area ready for me. Since he knew that I had the flu he even had some flu medication for me in case I needed it! The weather was unseasonably cold when we arrived and the bedding wasn't sufficient, but Paolo came to the rescue and drove over in the rain with more blankets for us. You'll be hard pressed to find a better host at this type of vacation rental. The location was perfect for us as it was very quiet, yet was within easy driving distance of many towns and cities in Tuscany. Smaller towns like Montaione and San Gimignon were within a 10-20 minute drive and Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Sienna were all within an hours scenic drive. If driving into Florence remember that free parking can be found at the Piazzale Michelangelo which is located outside of the ZTL and is a short walk to the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and other old city sites. The views are also magnificent! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property!
"Petit appartement coquet et d''une grande propreté.Bien équipé.Idéal pour deux personnes. Un jardinet permet de manger dehors.Qualité des équipements.Endroit calme,piscine proche,terrain de tennis. Point central idéal pour visiter la toscane.Sienne que nous avons particulièrement apprécié ( à 1h de route),Florence et ses riches musées,les jolies villes de San Gimigniano et volterra toutes proches et la route du Chianti et ses vins surprenants à découvrir. Resto de l''hotel à proximité avec une excellente cuisine à tarif correct. et pour finir le charmant accueil des propriétaires Tania et Paolo que nous remercions."
“Wonderful place in the heart of Tuscany!!”
We had a fantastic trip to Tuscany, the house we rented with Paolo and Tania lay perfectly, it was a short distance to almost everything Tuscany has to offer. We traveled with our children at 4 and 12 years, earlier we have traveled in areas with Teddy and superKids clubs, but the children enjoyed themselves on this trip too.We were at the pool at our apartment most of the day and went on tour around Tuscany in the afternoon .. We visited Greve in Chianti, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Lucca, Volterra. We were also a day on the water park aqua village of Cecina.We stopped a lot and played in some of the parks, had lunch, ate a lot of icecream, a program that is also suitable for children.Are the children happy the parents are satisfied!!!This is a trip I recommend, with or without children, it was fantastic! Thanks to Paolo and Tania for letting us rent their great apartment for 14 days. We had a very wonderful and memorable holiday.
“Loved Staying here! We will Return”
When we arrived we were greeted by Paolo who was very pleasant and helpful. I would not describe the accommodation as a Villa, but a Town Home. There is one bedroom, and a kitchen with a couch, which has a pull-out bed, which we never opened. .The apt. is Cozy and decorated beautifully. The bed was very comfy and the kitchen had all we needed for our one week stay. Our favorite part was the beautiful Garden area where we would have morning coffee, late afternoon cocktails, and dinner outside. We traveled during the hot summer and enjoyed the pool also. Very, very clean, and quiet. This is a top-shelf resort area, less than one hour from Florence and Siena. The town of San G is only 15 minutes away, and I would say this was the perfect place to stay. There is a wonderful restaurant steps away that we did not try, but the Trip advisor reviews for the restaurant are also quite impressive. Although there is no air conditioning, as it is not usually needed, Paolo supplied a very nice fan that was sufficient. One last comment. There is really no Internet to speak of from the apt. If you need to connect to the internet, you must walk outside, and up the laneway. That being said, I still give this accomodation a five star review and we plan to return.
“Nice & very cozy place to stay in Tuscany”
Paolo & Tania are very kind. They answer any kinds of questions with patient and also show a very high regard before we go to the Casetta. They wear customer's shoes. They meet any reasonable requests we made, and prepare well before we arrive. It is very easy to check-in with Paolo & Tania since they will give you instructions while you are on the way and wait patiently in Casetta until you arrive. Paolo & Tania?????????????La Casetta del Borgo????????????????????????????????????????????Paolo & Tania?????????????????????????????????????check-in?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Pisa?Firenze???????????????????La Casetta del Borgo???????????????????????????????????villa???! Besides, they prepare any information you need in advance and are very happy to offer suggestions while you planning a trip in Tuscany. The house is super clean, cozy, and elegant. All the delicate furniture and decorations are picked by Paolo & Tania. Most important is that the house is totally a classic tuscan home with affordable price and high quality. You will have a great experience with italian atmosphere while staying in this beautiful Casetta. The Casetta is located in the center of Tuscany. It takes about 1 hr to Pisa & Siena, 1.5 hr to Lucca & Firenze, and 15~30 mins to Sam gimignano & monteriggioni by car. It is very pleasant to drive on tuscany's country roads. I highly recommend you this is a perfect place to stay in Tuscany.
“Excellent! Really ...”
We really enjoyed our stay in the Casetta! Clean, silent and inside as well as outside everything was in perfect order. Just a few meters to the swimmingpool though we didn´t use it. The house is excellently located for exploring the beautiful countryside between Montignoso - San Gimignano - Volterra. We loved it. Both Paulo and Tania are very kind and easy to get along! They speak good English. So it is easy for us to strongly recommend you to stay in the Casetta!
“Superb Facility in a Great Location”
This apartment is very clean, well equipped and quiet. Bed is very comfortable. The garden patio was great for meals. The location is centralized for visiting Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, and parts of Umbria. The host, Paolo and Tania, were very hospitable and informative, with local information and tips on local sights, restaurants and where to obtain groceries and other supplies. We would definately stay here again.
“Very Quiet and Peaceful and close to everywhere in Tuscany”
We really enjoyed our stay at this apartment. The surroundings were beautiful. It was so quiet and relaxing to either sit out front and enjoy a glass of wine or to lay out at one of the beautiful pools. San Gimigiano is very closeby. Other cities in Tuscany can be reached in approximately 1 hour. I would recommend that you have a GPS. The roads wind all over and the street signs are very difficult to decipher.
“Cozy and clean apartment when you want to explore Tuscany”
We stayed for a week in Paolo's and Tania's apartment. Both their greeting upon arrival and the decoration of the house, gave us a warm and welcome feeling. We really enjoyed the garden (the best one at resort "Borgo la Fernace"!) and swimming pools. The location is great for exploring Tuscany, like the Chianti wine route and also the cities of Firenze, Siena and San Gimignano. Paolo and Tania, thank you for your kindness and great service!