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Property Details

Sleeps:
14
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
7
Type:
Villa
Property #:
19058
Nearest Town:
Subbiano

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Villa Andreina - 14

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Overall:
The property is even more lovely and inviting than described in the written documentation. The owners are very accommodating and gracious. The property is a true country villa contained in two houses that have been totally modernized, but still retains an "old world" charm.
Enjoyed Most:
The country settings and the views of the mountains and valleys. We used the outdoor picnic shelter for dinner every night so we could enjoy the views.
Surrounding Area:
The owner told us about the harvest festival in Subbiano that was going to take place on our first full day at the villa. We went and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the local residents.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Subbiano. It is not really within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring zip lock bags for your leftovers.
Directions:
MapQuest will take you right to the villa.
Check In Out:
Both processes were handled in a friendly, yet efficient manner.

Steve, September

Overall:
Excellent. I would recommend this villa.
Enjoyed Most:
The homes were beautiful and the property was well maintained.
Enjoyed Least:
Some in our group complained about dogs barking at night, although I was not bothered by this.
Surrounding Area:
The Tuscan hill towns were all worth visiting. The countryside is great, with rolling hills and farms, vineyards, and orchards.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Subbiano. The road really was not suitable for walking, although it is within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
The restaurants in Subbiano were all good. They ranged from simple and inexpensive to gourmet.
Directions:
I did not use a GPS. Others did.
Check In Out:
Rita and Roberta were there and helpful.

Ken , September

Overall:
Wonderful! There were 13 of us and there was plenty of room to spread out. We had both buildings, which allowed us to cook in both kitchens and have tons of room. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Enjoyed Most:
Everything! We ate our meals outside under a covered patio, hung out in the morning for coffee on the covered terrace, stayed by the gorgeous pool during the day, and enjoyed the local wine that the owners made available to us for a great price.
Enjoyed Least:
The neighbor's dogs. They tended to bark late at night, but that was a minor issue.
Surrounding Area:
It was beautiful. The villa was situated on the side of a small hill and had a wonderful view. It was easy to get around the area, but a car was needed due to being out in the country and lack of walkable roads.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Subbiano was the nearest small town, which you needed a car to get to. It wasn't really far, just the main road wasn't really walkable.
Tips or Restaurants:
I would recommend bringing plastic cups for the pool and Jacuzzi area. Other than that, the owners outfitted the unit so well, that you really only need to bring your clothes and whatever you want to eat. Both properties had fully equipped kitchens. You would need to bring your own perishables, like spices, coffee, etc.
Directions:
The directions were great. We didn't have any issues finding the place.
Check In Out:
Mario's parents met us for check in and were very friendly. They showed us around and took the time to answer any questions. Mario met us for check out and was just as friendly as his parents and we were checked out very quickly. No issues at all.

Jill, June

Overall:
Excellent experience, enjoyed by all 12 travelers. Beautiful, clean, spacious Villa. Lots of room for everyone. Great common area for end of day stories, Terrace for morning coffee overlooking vineyards. Outdoor eating area overlooking valley and Subbiano. Beautiful pool and hot-tub was a great end of day relaxer under the stars. Made use of the outdoor pizza oven for one dinner and then warmth well into the cool fall evening. A great find!
Enjoyed Most:
Everything!
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing! A couple of the bathrooms/showers were a little small but very functional.
Surrounding Area:
Incredible views and scenery. Quiet.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Subbiano was the nearest small town. Not walkable. Need a car to get to and from the villa.
Tips or Restaurants:
Great casual Pizza/Pasta Restaurant just as you enter Subbiano. Very reasonable prices. For fine dining there is a Castle just 15 minutes from the Villa with a few accommodations and fabulous restaurant. We also had the owners cook 2 meals for the group. Excellent! Wonderful couple and fabulous food. Well worth the cost.
Directions:
Used a GPS but written directions were very good.

Beth, October

Overall:
Words cannot describe this villa. It was absolutely beautiful and we were all speechless. Being perched up on a hill surrounded by vineyards was breathtaking. Even after a week, we continued to pinch ourselves in disbelief.
Enjoyed Most:
Everything, but especially the grounds and views surrounding the villa. We also loved the fact that farmland surrounded the villa and often we would see farmers out and about in the distance. It felt like we were part of a 'real' Tuscan landscape.
Surrounding Area:
This part of Tuscany is off the beaten tourist track which added to the overall experience. The surrounding area of vineyards is beautiful and instills a kind of tranquility...just what you want when on holidays.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town was Subbiano. It is about 4km from the villa. We drove into town, however you could probably walk in if you wanted to. Arezzo is about a half hour drive from the villa, a great town to explore if you get the chance.
Tips or Restaurants:
We made use of the kitchen and had dinner under the outside terrace overlooking the stunning view most nights...however if you are after some restuarants, there are plenty in Arezzo's old town. The villa is well equipped and we had no additional requirements.
Directions:
All of the instructions in the voucher mailed to us were clear. We did use a GPS, which made getting to the villa from Florence quite easy.
Check In Out:
Mario, the owner of the villa, was delightful.

Melina, September

Overall:
Wonderful!! Beautiful house, spectacular scenery, wonderful local towns. Too much pasta, pizza, and Chianti!
Enjoyed Most:
More than expected. The villa was remarkably comfortable and I wish my home was as well built. The service of the property made it a true vacation, the outlook from the porch or the pool or the outdoor dining area were all memorable.
Enjoyed Least:
Hit by a heat wave in the second week and it was tough to cool the house down in the evening, but we were told by the locals that the heat was unusual. In the first week, the days were hot but evenings characterized by cool breezes. There were also dogs barking at night that bothered a few of us.
Surrounding Area:
The local town, Subbiano, was delightful with good restaurants, easy grocery shopping, and pastry shop we frequented each morning. Arezzo was 25 min away by car, and well worth spending time before going further afield.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Subianno was the nearest town, and definitely not walking distance. Definitely need a car to get to any sort of shopping, cafes, or restaurants. But the isolation was very relaxing!
Tips or Restaurants:
The manager of the house provides many essentials: clean linens mid-week, towels, basic necessities, as well as a good supply of white and red wine for 5 Euros a bottle.
Directions:
Although the directions appeared confusing, they made perfect sense once we were on the road... so trust them. However, a GPS App on your iPhone (I used Sygic for Italy) was very helpful in getting around, either driving to other towns or walking through cities.
Check In Out:
The property manager, Mario, was very welcoming and available to assist with any issues. Very easy process.

David, July

Overall:
The villa more than lived up to our expectations based on the reviews and photos on Rentvillas. Everything was in good shape, the garden looked spectacular, and we took full advantage of all the bedrooms, the pool cabana, the dining loggia, the two kitchens, and even the fireplace one wet night at the end of May. We all felt very welcome, and made the villa our home for the week.
Enjoyed Most:
Grounds, views, lots of new bathrooms, welcoming owners and cleaning staff, great location, thick Frette bathrobes in every room, large pool. The best thing was being able to pick a lemon for the evening Campari and soda right off the tree outside.
Enjoyed Least:
No complaints, really.
Surrounding Area:
Easy to get everywhere. We made day trips to Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, Pienza, Montepulciano, the outlet mall. Beautiful hill country with terraced olive groves and vineyards.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Hard to walk to town, but a quick drive to the Super SMA for groceries, supplies, and wine.
Tips or Restaurants:
Very good restaurant nearby in Torre Santa Flora. The nettle ravioli were especially fine.

Charles, May

Enjoyed Most:
Size and external area.
Enjoyed Least:
The noise of the sprinkler system which came on many times in the night, and the dogs barking in two farms, one in front and one behind the villa.

Tim, June

Overall:
This is a perfect property for a large family traveling together.
Enjoyed Most:
The beauty and the views were spectacular. Also, the small village atmosphere was exactly what we wanted.
Enjoyed Least:
It could use some directions for the kitchen appliances. They are second nature to Europeans, but not for folks from the States.
Surrounding Area:
Small village atmosphere and the warm friendly people made it authentic Italy. We were not looking for a tourist experience, so this was perfect. We were centrally located and that made for easy day trips.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Subbiano was within walking distance but off a main road that did not lend itself to walking...too much traffic, speed and narrow road.
Tips or Restaurants:
La Gravenna at the bottom of the hill was spectacular.
Check In Out:
No. Rita was very helpful.

Judith, May

Enjoyed Most:
Villa Andreina was not only excellent in itself, but also convenient by car to places of interest, such as Poppi, Cortona, Siena. The owner and his family were most hospitable and helpful in recommending things to see and do. And Roberto was a wonderful chef!
Enjoyed Least:
The occasional and unannounced power outages.
Surrounding Area:
The views, the food, and the people.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Arezzo and Bibbiena were the closest towns, but neither in walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
L'Antica Cantina in the hilltop castle town of Poppi. Excellent local fare in a romantic setting.

Joe, October

Enjoyed Most:
Stunning views and a wonderful outside dining nook where we ate dinner every night.
Enjoyed Least:
Some of us got bug bites, though I don't know whether they were specifically at the villa or just in the countryside in general. We used the wood-fired oven, but some of the cooking tools were missing or unavailable.
Surrounding Area:
Very peaceful, with nice walks nearby. Plus the Arezzo train station was close enough - about 30 minutes away - that we could easily take day trips to Florence and other towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Subbiano. It's close enough to walk to but we didn't ever walk there was too much traffic. There were, instead, nice walks in the nearby hills.
Tips or Restaurants:
1. If you like to cook, use the wood-fired oven! 2. Bring bug repellent. 3. The Subbiano grocery store - right on the highway - is great.

Mike, July

Overall:
Perfect place to do nothing.
Enjoyed Most:
Great property. The greatest feature of this property is that it excels in everyting - great view, great linens - Frette, great bathrooms, helpful caretaker, etc. The pictures do not begin to reflect the beauty of this property. You need to retake your pictures.
Enjoyed Least:
Not really close to many interesting towns.
Surrounding Area:
Cortona and the outlet mall Armani, Tod's, etc.

Ed, June