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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
San Gimignano, Tuscany

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bkh001
Seabrook Island, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comfortable, convenient and spotlessly clean, but it was the patio and it's view that was the highlight.”
Reviewed 6 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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person found this review helpful

4 couples shared this lovely place for a week. Amazing view from the patio, where we met for breakfast, cocktails/dinner or any bit of down time. Great to have easy walk (uphill) to the interesting town. Bedrooms are very private. Living/dining areas comfortable, though we almost always chose to be outside, For the few minor issues, Alessandro was there right away and graciously took care of everything. We did have one evening fire in the wonderful fire place, and enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared in our kitchen, chef arranged by Alessandro. Trust your GPS and do take the little dirt road (Via Vecchia) to and from of the villa.

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Peter C S
Northport, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect setting !”
Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Allessandro the owner was outstanding. The Villa was even better! Beautifully situated at the foothills of the magnificent the city , this four bedroom four bathroom Villa was perfect to house my three adult children and their families and myself for a week. Well within walking distance from SAN G - made enjoying the shopping and restaurants dosble and enjoyable . This is a lovely spot in Tuscany that is highly recommended !

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pekkasimu...
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tuscany at its best”
Reviewed 22 September 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

For our extended family, Villa la Porticciola was the perfect combination of everything: Really lovely house and garden, all nice and clean and very well taken care of; views you just couldn't stop admiring (in two weeks we didn't have a single meal inside the house - the views from the garden just couldn't be resisted so we always ate on the terrace!), quiet location with real privacy including your own very private pool, yet walking distance to the picturesque San Gimignano with its groceries, bakeries, sights. All this in the heart of beautiful Tuscany. And the very nice owner Alessandro happy to help you. Highly recommended!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Perry S
Newfoundland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

Our group of 8 (6 adults and 2 teenagers) spent a week at this beautifully maintained villa on the outskirts of San Gimignano. The location was perfect for us with the town only a short drive away while providing for a private setting among the vineyards. The villa is very well equipped for those times you want to cook at home and had enough of the basic ingredients to get you started. The bedrooms are spacious and well appointed with comfortable beds and nice linens. With several common areas to relax in it didn't feel like we were on top of one another during the stay. The private pool was an added bonus especially after returning from a long day of sightseeing! Pictures cannot fully capture the beauty of the villa with San Gimignano in the background.

Alessandro was a gracious host during our stay, arranging for a local lady to come in and prepare a couple of dinners for us. This is something I highly recommend. The payment process and meeting up with Alessandro on arrival went off without issue as well.

Travelling group: Friends
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tom m
Poland, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
Reviewed 14 December 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Everything the reviewers say and MORE. Myself and a group of seven picked this vacation palace to base for tours in nearby Sienna and Florence and local sights. Far enough from the town to admire the beauty yet close enough to walk for an evening gialato! Great place to relaw for the day as well!

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Liked best: Relaxed setting and great views
Liked least: had to leave after 7 days
Travelling group: Friends
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NCTravelf...
Leland, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
302 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Villa la Porticciola”
Reviewed 12 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We recently spent a week at La Porticciola and loved every minute of it. The location, just a quarter mile from San Gimingnano is perfect. The views are wonderful in every direction. Alessandro, the owner, is friendly, helpful, and responsive. There are four bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Everyone of them was beautiful. There is a huge fireplace in the primary living room which we used every night. The kitchen is fully stocked with whatever you might need. The wi-fi worked great. When we were there at the end of October, the pool was still open. I did a massive amount of research before I found this place. It was well worth it. Compared to many others, the price is quite reasonable. Great location in the heart of Tuscany to explore Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, and more. Alessandro will help you plan where to go and what to see. He even meets you in the village and guides you to the house. I can't say enough about this lovely home.

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Liked best: The location and the views
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JessicaHa...
Newbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa in a picture perfect Tuscan landscape.”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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people found this review helpful

Wonderful villa for a stay in Tuscany with family and friends. Having San Gimignano within walking distance was perfect for good restaurants, interesting shops and apparently the best gelato in the world. Sitting outside on the terrace looking at the town in the distance and the Tuscan landscape surrounding it was unforgettable. The owner/manager, Alessandro Martini, was helpful, gracious and always attentive to special requests. I highly recommend this as a great vacation rental!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Vegetation around villa needs to be trimmed to enhance the view.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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