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- 14 gen 2019
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The perfect place !
We had a wonderful family time in this very beautiful and peaceful place surrounded by nature and close to many sites. I would recommend it with no hesitation.
Nous avons séjourné 3 semaines dans cette magnifique propriété rénovée avec goût et authenticité. Nous avons autant apprécié l'intérieur que les extérieurs. Nous avons savouré le calme et la sérénité du lieu. La vue est magnifique et dégagée. La propriété est régulièrement entretenue (jardin & piscine), et en cas de petit problème, Camilla fait en sorte de le régler au plus vite. Idéal pour 4 personnes. Certes, un peu éloignée des commodités, il faut anticiper & ne pas redouter d'avoir à faire quelques kilomètres pour se ravitailler! Une très belle adresse!
A little corner of paradise
The villa is on the top of a hill from where you can admire the lovely Tuscan landscape. It has been renovated with care and offer all what you need to spend lovely holidays.
From the beautiful swimming pool to the outside terrace where you can relax and have dinner under the stars, everything is in place to offer you a genuine yet modern and comfortable experience.
Camilla, the owner, was taking care of the quality of our stay like a friend would have done.
The only think we wanted when leaving (and still want) is to come back. And we will!
Thank you so much for your kind words.
It was great to have you staying at Il Poggiarello and I am very happy you have been able to feel and share the magic of it!
You were lovely guests to have and I would be delighted to have you back next year.
Perfect Tuscan home for our family
We rented Il Poggiarello for 2 weeks, right in the middle of our month long European adventure. After spending time in both London and Paris before we arrived, this was the perfect place to relax and settle into the Tuscan countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and for the record, had absolutely no problems or issues with either Camilla or the accommodations. In fact Camilla was very friendly and professional in all of our dealings - having rented many properties over the years on VRBO here in Canada, we have always paid in advance and would not assume it to be any different in Italy. We also had the pleasure of meeting Camilla's mom Dainy, who lives in the other house on the property - she is an absolute sweetheart and went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable.
We did not have to deal with it being too hot while we were there, but were able to still take advantage of the pool on a number of days - it's a wonderful pool and we spent as much time as we could sunbathing and relaxing in the pool area and on the comfortable sectional on the terrace. You have an amazing 180 degree view to enjoy and we never got tired of it. Sunsets were amazing!
We did some memorable day trips to places like Pienza, Montepulciano and hit the beach in Castiglione Della Pescaia (about 90 min drive but totally worth it). But we spent most of our time in the quaint little town of Montalcino (about 17 min drive) where we enjoyed gelato at "Why Not", al fresco dinners at Alle Logge Di Piazza, an amazing lunch at Franci, an equally amazing dinner at Boccon Di Vino (just outside of town), looking at the shops, picking up groceries at the Co-op (keep in mind they are closed between 1 and 4 and all day on Sundays!), having the best cafe lattes and visiting Enoteca Bruno Dalmazio to pick up some fabulous Brunello (the staff are wonderful there). We also had one of the best meals in our entire month away, at La Pieve, which is not too far from the house (tho requires some travel down a bumpy white road) - but you won't be disappointed!
The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and has a dishwasher and a washing machine. The bedroom set up was perfect for our family of 4. And yes there are bugs but you are out in the country so is to be expected (bug spray is included!).
We absolutely enjoyed our time and very much recommend Il Poggiarello! Thanks Camilla and Dainy!
Good Views but Grossly Inflated, Poorly Serviced House: Bad experience
My husband and I booked this home for a quiet Tuscan vacation - no major expectations. However, our vacation was marked by anxiety, inconvenience, frustration and anger.
THE GOOD: The views from the house are excellent. From the patio and pool area, there are great views over wine vineyards, hills, and forests.
THE BAD: Several things about the listing feel misrepresented. There's really one proper bedroom, one loft with a bed in it, and a living room area which realistically cannot function as a bedroom. The house is very small.
The listing says the house is air conditioned, but that's limited to the bedroom. Tuscany gets HOT and has lots of bugs. There's no respite from insects in the house because you simply have to have the doors open all the time.
The cat, who will come into the house every time the door is open, is not mentioned in the listing and can be a huge issue for those allergic (as my husband is). Furthermore, this house (which is a guest house to the main house where the owner lives) is not the least bit private. The pool area is just outside the guest house and the homeowners are very often there in the day. Seating around the pool is limited so you cannot realistically use the pool while the homeowners are there, and they were out by the pool whenever it was hot enough.
We found the toilets/shower dirty and stained, paint peeling and basic amenities missing (there was one towel, no hair drier). The front gate opener doesn't work so everytime you come or go you have to get out of your car and use a key to open/close the gate, and it’s in a dark area with tall grass (not fun). The house is remote and a 20-30 minute drive to just about anywhere, so we spent a lot of time driving.
THE UGLY: I contacted the owner through VRBO and intended to book through that site. But she asked I wire her the money direct. This made me very uneasy, because the renter has a certain amount of protection when booking through VRBO. We reached an agreement on 50% upfront and 50% after. As soon as we arrived, the other 50% was demanded immediately. This made us very uncomfortable because we essentially had no protection (esp since the caretaker listed on the contract - assuming he exists - could never be contacted). When we pointed out that this worried us - we were asked to first leave (despite having paid 50%) and then threatened with a lawsuit. Backed into a corner, we paid but by then our trip had been ruined. We cannot recommend this house to anybody.
I feel extremely sorry that your holiday did not meet your expectations, although we did our best during your stay to be responsive to your almost frantic emailing.
This is the first time in many years of renting our home that we have received a complaint like this from a guest. Our home, Poggiarello, is a very quiet and peaceful spot in the Tuscan hills, hence the exceptional views as well as the distance from Montalcino (a 15 minute drive). Insects are part of any countryside and the heath, Tuscany not excepted -- it is part of nature. I apologize if you found the description misleading, but the fact that the pool is shared at times with the owners is made very clear, and is reflected in the pricing. Also, the house you rented has two double bedrooms (one upstairs in the tower above the living room and another larger room), one living area with a sofa bed, two full bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen. Air conditioning units are in each of the two bedrooms. My family was in the main house during your stay and they've told me they were only at the pool once while you were actually present in the house, hence your claim seems inaccurate. I'm sorry that you would unnecessarily make unsubstantiated claims, perhaps to hurt our excellent -- so far and hopefully in the future -- reputation as owners.
Thank you for pointing out the risk of potential allergies to cats and we will make sure that we mention its presence on our website. However, if it were true that you were so allergic and the cat was frequently in your house, you would have been ill, which thankfully was not the case.
As far as payments are concerned, it is standard practice to pay for the stay in a house rental in advance and our agreement was an exception to meet your demands, which was obviously not appreciated. We have also not asked you for any security deposit in case of damages, which is also unusual. You chose in the end to not pay as agreed and left the house in unprecedented disarray, perhaps as a less honorable way of conveying your feelings. Once again, we feel sorry you were not satisfied, but frankly we believe it has more to do with your attitude and perhaps inexperience rather than anything wrong with Poggiarello, which we and all our previous guests appreciate for its beauty and country elegance. To enjoy the beauty of Tuscany, one needs to put up with a few common countryside insects in the garden and the daytime heat under the Tuscan sun, no matter where one stays.
fantastic Tuscany getaway
We spent a fantastic week in Tuscany at this place. It was everything that we expected and more. Sitting on top of a hill with a nice breeze we enjoyed every bit of our stay. Montalcino is a mere 15 minutes drive yet the house is in the most beautiful middle of nowhere. Kids had a blast in the pool after exploring the region during the day. And we enjoyed peaceful evenings listening to nothing but nature. The only caveat was that we had bit of a wasp problem and couldn't enjoy breakfasts outside. Im sure Camilla will take care of that (if she hasnt done already as she takes care of everything right away to ensure her guests feel at home and have a great time)
Thanks for your kind words, your feedback is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you and your family and I am very pleased you enjoyed the peace and the magic quietness of Il Poggiarello. As fas the wasp problem is concerned, unfortunately we are experiencing a very hot summer in Italy this year so this is the reason of it, especially during the day if you bring food outside, at sunset they go to sleep early! There are a few traps already hidden here and there, but thanks for letting me know and I will buy a few more and leave more spray.
Altre informazioni sui prezzi
The rental rate refers to a group of up to 4 adults. For larger groups a surcharge applies depending upon the number of people sharing the house. Children free up to 8 years. The rent excludes E120 for the final cleaning and sheets/towels. If the party is made of more than 4 people and additional E30 will be charged for cleaning and sheets/towels per person.