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Property Details

Sleeps:
10
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Type:
Villa
Property #:
21028
Nearest Town:
San Gimignano

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Reviews of Villa on Large Estate Near San Gimignano

Villa Dora

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Overall:
Staying at Villa Dora was a beautiful experience.... the farmhouse was spacious and immaculate and oh so comfortable. We were awed by the fabulous views of the vineyards and olive groves and started our days with a hike around the property.
Enjoyed Most:
The peaceful and beautiful landscape... every view was a painting.
Enjoyed Least:
The slow internet but we worked around that by hotspotting to our cell phone which we placed at a higher point.
Surrounding Area:
The landscape... fabulous!
Nearby Events or Locales:
We didn't walk to the nearest town. We found the long narrow road intimidating. We hired a car service (Miraco)...recommended by the owner.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a bathing suit... the pool is lovely. And a sun hat... the Tuscan sun is hot!
Directions:
We had a driver, arranged through RentVillas, pick us up at the airport. He knew exactly where the villa is located. If you rent a car, rent it ahead.

Lynne, October

Overall:
This was the vacation of a lifetime. We had to keep pinching ourselves. The villa was gorgeous, unbelievably luxurious. The house and grounds were impeccably kept. The landscaping was breathtaking. We were surrounded by flowers, a vineyard, and an olive grove. The pool was sparkling and clean. There were nine of us and the house accommodated us all with ease. There were plenty of spaces for chatting, reading, napping, eating, watching movies, playing cards, swimming, etc. We loved every moment!
Enjoyed Most:
It was beautiful inside and out. The inside was gorgeous and comfortable. The house is full of artwork - a feast for the eyes. Just looking out any window was a breathtaking view. Sitting by the pool filled one with a deep sense of peace surrounded by the vineyards and hills.
Enjoyed Least:
The road in/out was a bit tricky.
Surrounding Area:
We were so enamored of our villa, we didn't feel the need to leave. We did enjoy going into the ancient walled city of San Gimignano to shop and see the sights. Some members of our family went to Siena and Volterra. We were also close to Firenze. The villa is centrally located.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano is the nearest town. Yes, you could walk into town. It is a challenging walk, but my daughter did it. As a matter of fact, the estate is on the Francigena Pilgrim Trail.
Tips or Restaurants:
The villa met our every need. The kitchen was well appointed - it had everything. In fact, we only ate out twice. No one wanted to leave our luxurious villa home. There were lovely bath soaps, shampoos, creams supplied in each bath. We found a delicious little restaurant called Osteria delle Catene on a little side street in San Gimignano. The people were so warm and friendly. I had made advance reservations online. We had 9 people. We also ate at Vecchiemura - it was overrated.
Directions:
Your directions were fine. We did use GPS. Tell people not to give up when they hit the dirt road. When you make that last hairpin turn and see the pool below, you feel like you have reached the Emerald City! It's breathtaking!
Check In Out:
Check In was wonderful. The owner was there along with his estate agent and they gave us the grand tour. It was very welcoming and exciting. They had stocked the kitchen with food and wine - unbelievably kind and thoughtful.

Ed And Jo, September

Overall:
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Dora. The property is in a beautiful private setting and the villa is very well equipped. All 5 bedrooms are great.
Enjoyed Most:
The setting on the vineyard; the welcome from the owner; the well equipped kitchen; the fact that it was stocked with groceries for dinner (including wine) and breakfast when we arrived; being able to walk into San Gimignano (1 hour roundtrip); the pool; the large outdoor dining area; and the BBQ.
Enjoyed Least:
The drive into the property was interesting as I had a 9-seater van. The trees at the side of the road could use a trim. But this is very minor.
Surrounding Area:
Being able to walk into San Gimignano (1 hour). Complete isolation in a beautiful setting surrounded by grape vines and olive groves Close to all of the main Tuscany towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Gimignano (1 hour roundtrip).
Tips or Restaurants:
Bug spray. The mosquitos do come out at dusk.
Directions:
Google maps worked perfectly with the co-ordinates provided.
Check In Out:
Could not have been better.

Andrew, September