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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
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“Beautiful apartment in Chianti”
Reviewed 10 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We had a fantastic stay at Tamara’s place. Communication before, during and after was great. She gave excellent directions to their place and Nicola met us there to show us around. He was full of lots of great suggestions for places to eat and visit. And we really appreciated the welcome basket of wine and goodies!
The apartment is just wonderful – beautifully decorated and well-equipped. Everything you might need is already there. The bedding was luxurious and there were plenty of towels, etc. There was plenty of room for our family of four – two adults and two kids ages 9 and 13. The apartment is a few steps down from the doorway, but because the lighting is good, it never feels at all basement-y. The kitchen has everything you might need to cook yourself up something tasty purchased at a local market (this area is full of amazing food!). We were especially excited to see a coffee maker we could program to brew so we didn’t have to get out of bed. Because we were there in the spring, the evenings were chilly enough to have a fire each night in the fireplace. How perfectly cozy!
The garden is the icing on the cake with beautiful views and plenty of room to enjoy your morning coffee with the sunrise or dinner with the sunset. We also enjoyed lounging there in the afternoon with a good book.
This area of Tuscany is very convenient to many wineries and beautiful ancient towns. We had plans to go farther afield, but because of Nicola’s marvelous recommendations, we never had to go very far to find a quaint small town to explore or local history to discover – only without the crowds of tourists!
I would unreservedly recommend this apartment. It was perfect for our family.

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Management Response
12 Apr 2017
We're so glad that you all had such a wonderful stay . You have described our place so well and have the same passion for it as we do.
All the best,
Nicola and family.
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Sally P
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Cosy in Chianti”
Reviewed 10 March 2017 for a stay in December 2016

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic break staying at this gorgeous little apartment near San Donato in Poggio in Tuscany.
The apartment was so well equipped we couldn't have asked for more. Having the open fire with real wood was a rare treat and made the apartment feel like a home from home. The weather turned quite cold but we were always cosy indoors.
Our kids enjoyed the ice skating Rink which was set up in the Piazza of nearby Tavarnelle.
It was the perfect break from the city.
I would highly recommend this beautiful rental apartment.

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Management Response
12 Mar 2017
I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas break here. I hope your children enjoyed the games and dvds in the apartment on those bad weather days. Come back for the Easter holidays!!
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morrislyn...
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Winter Interlude”
Reviewed 8 March 2017 for a stay in January 2017

I was so lucky to stay in this fantastic,well equipped apartment The location was much more convenient than I expected and I was able to easily walk to the local Cafes/Bars and enjoy the local Italian lifestyle.

Such a cosy apartment to come home to.The winter weather added to the ambience and the fireplace was a bonus.

Thank you Tammy and Nicola for your great advice and hospitality.I certainly felt very safe and secure especially as I was travelling alone.

My whole experience was amazing.I would love to return. The tranquility and ambience of the apartment was special.

I will certainly be recommending your apartment to others.Once again, Thank You.

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Management Response
10 Mar 2017
I'm so happy that you enjoyed staying here so much. You had that special local taste of Tuscan life! Yes it is very tranquillo, safe and unspoilt here. You should come here in the spring or the autumn where the nights are still warm, then you can enjoy the terrace garden and the sunsets too.
Saluti!
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LisaR1989
North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Tuscan home away from home”
Reviewed 13 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Casa Mia is truly a home away from home. The apartment is beautifully furnished, comfortable, clean and has every convenience needed including a smart TV. The private terrace was the perfect way to end busy days with a glass of Chianti and watch the sun go down. The location makes it even more desirable as it is a short drive to Florence, Sienna, San Giminiano, Greve and many more hidden gems. Tammy and Nicola are the most wonderful people, warm and extremely helpful and made our stay even more pleasurable. Will return here and hope to do so soon. Tammy and Nicola a heartfelt thank you and you have a Canadian home to come visit anytime.

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Liked best: The old world charm mixed with modern conveniences
Liked least: not applicable
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
9 Jan 2017
Dear Lisa, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We try our best to make our guest's stay happy and enjoyable. Happy New Year to you and hopefully we'll meet again one day.
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takemetot...
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 18 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Perfect choice for exploring Tuscany. Such a comfortable apartment with all of the touches of a family home. Absolutely everything you need has been supplied, the bed and bedding is wonderfully comfortable. Particularly loved the terrace with its views of the area. Tammy and Nicola are the best hosts you could ever wish for. Can't recommend highly enough!

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Management Response
22 May 2016
Hi there, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay. The apartment really is in a good position for exploring all ends of Tuscany. We look forward to hopefully seeing you both again one day.
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Charles T
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Absolutely charming!”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We could not have been more pleased with this lovely, old world garden apartment complete with private garden terrace and located in the heart of beautiful Tuscany. Nicola and Tammy were wonderful, gracious hosts who made our stay so very comfortable. This apartment is located in a large tuscan villa built in the 1500's on the outskirts of the town and has all the charm of that era with all the comfortability of a modern apartment. Nicola and Tammy have lovingly decorated and furnished so there is no want that is is not cared for. We traveled with our 22 year old daughter who had a lovely room of her own and we enjoyed cooking 2 tuscan meals in the amply equipped kitchen during our stay. Breakfast and dinners on the terrace with a view of the country side was a highlight. We felt as though we were staying in the home of a good friend after meeting Nicola and would definitely love to return some day.

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Liked best: The old world charm and the terrace
Liked least: Because it is a garden apartment it is a little damp and there is no air conditioning. Although we were not ever uncomfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
3 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words. This is exactly how we want our guests to feel when they come to stay here. It was a pleasure to meet you and hopefully we'll see you again.
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: The lovely private terrace, with its view of the stunning Tuscan countryside.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jul 2015
We are so happy that you got to enjoy the apartment as well as fit in loads of sightseeing. I hope all of our tips on the area helped you to get orientated and find your way around more easily. Hopefully we'll see you back here one day.
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