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Property Details

Sleeps:
10
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Type:
Villa
Property #:
21670
Nearest Town:
Monterchi
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Reviews of Beautiful Tuscan Villa with Medieval Tower near Charming Town

Villa Aurora

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Customer Reviews

Overall:
It was fantastic. Villa was clean and comfortable and the owner Rosado was extremely helpful.
Enjoyed Most:
Ambience and location.
Enjoyed Least:
It did NOT have a dryer...only drying racks.
Surrounding Area:
Small towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monterchi. Not really...particularly for our group who were all over 60 yrs of age. The walk would have been very long for anyone really.
Tips or Restaurants:
Ice trays. Restaurant in Citerna, a town close by....Belvedere. Fantastic views and food/wine.
Directions:
What GPS system to use and how to enter GPS coordinates into it. Rosado met us at a local bartrattoria in Monterchi and we followed him to the Villa.
Check In Out:
It was easy.

Rich, September

Overall:
Villa Aurora exceeded our expectations for a 2 week vacation in a rustic authentic Tuscan farm house. The house itself, while dating back to the middle ages and 1800's.... had been remodeled inside for comfort but did not lose any Tuscan Charm. The location was outstanding. The nearby town is the real deal. Monterchi is a small village, with medieval architecture but is not crowded with tourist like other larger towns. And the driving proximity to all the popular tourist towns was very easy.
Enjoyed Most:
The host was most accommodating, charming, always checking in for our comfort, and provided many little surprises to make our stay memorable. In addition to hosting our 1st evening meal, he set up a private vineyard tour, and a tour of a near by monastery dating back to Francis Assisi. The property has been in his family for centuries! The house has 5 bedrooms, and accommodated 8 adults with great ease, both indoors and outdoors. The landscaping was kept up immaculately and was truly an extension of the living area. The views were postcard perfect.
Enjoyed Least:
We loved the property, no complaints. However we suggest that the write up be amended to say that the walking distance to town is over 3 american miles. Also, while there is a electric washing machine, there is no electric dryer. So while the Tuscan sun did the trick.... be advised to pack fast drying clothes.
Surrounding Area:
Loved it. Villa Aurora was very accessible to wonderful towns to visit, vineyards, restaurants etc.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monterchi is over 3 american miles. Arizzi, was about a 12 hour drive and provided a great train station if needed. And there are many extraordinary Tuscan villages nearby.... most easily accessible for daily excursions.
Directions:
The host made finding Villa Aurora very easy. He met us at an espresso bar on a main road and we followed him to the house. This was a perfect arrangement, because he then gave us a tour of the home and amenities, and explained about nearby food shopping, markets, touring.
Check In Out:
It was very easy to work with Mary Kate at RentVillas. She helped me narrow my choices and found a Tuscan villa that matched my criteria. She always answered my email questions promptly, and always provided all the information requested information in detail. The host of villa aurora was a perfect in country host.

Katherine, September

Overall:
It was amazing. The views, the amenities and of course, the villa owner. He had tours we scheduled with him that are memories we will cherish for the rest of our lives. His thoughtfulness and generosity with his time and making our experiences truly fabulous were incredible.
Enjoyed Most:
Everything. It is quiet and beautiful. Outside dining area is wonderful as well as the pool. Plenty of room and the views, inspiring.
Enjoyed Least:
I don't have any dislikes.
Surrounding Area:
The town of Monterchi is quaint and beautiful. Restaurants are fabulous. Anything you need is right there.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monterchi you could walk to but we did not - we had rental cars.
Tips or Restaurants:
Loved all the restaurants but our group's favorite was Ristoranre al Trovato. Friendly, great food and fantastic wine.
Directions:
You don't have to worry about finding it. The owner meets you at a place you both agree to. In our case it was our favorite restaurant and led us to the villa.
Check In Out:
No. They did everything to perfection. We all loved our stay.

Marjorie, May

Overall:
Excellent , exceptional!!
Enjoyed Most:
That each bedroom had its own bathroom.
Enjoyed Least:
Getting there is a bit confusing.
Surrounding Area:
The beautiful sunflowers in full bloom!
Directions:
Yes we used a GPS. We rented a car in Florence and drove from Florence. Our greatest difficulty was getting out of Florence. We actually ended up in the wrong town, but that was our fault. Put the wrong town in our GPS!

Kristi, July

Overall:
Overall, the property was lovely. The gardens were beautiful and the views were fabulous. On balance, a truly delightful place.
Enjoyed Most:
We enjoyed the history of the property as well as sitting by the pool and enjoying the view.
Enjoyed Least:
There was a plumbing issue in the tower where one couple was staying; they had to move into the main villa while the problem was resolved.
Surrounding Area:
The wonderful buffet provided by the owner. Rosado' generosity and tour of Eremo di Montecasale.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town was Monterchi, but we took our car to drive there.
Directions:
We used a GPS to get to Montrechi, and Rosado met us there and we followed him to the property.

George, May

Overall:
The property was excellent. The owner/host could not have been nicer or more helpful.
Enjoyed Most:
The gardens and the pool area are amazing. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen was well equipped.
Enjoyed Least:
The house was very cold due to unseasonable cool temperatures. We opted not to use the heating due to cost.
Surrounding Area:
Very well located to explore lots of historic hill towns. The landscape and scenery was lovely.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monterchi. Not really.
Tips or Restaurants:
The owner had a list of restaurants in the surrounding towns. We went to two and they were both excellent.
Directions:
The owner met us in the town of Monterchi and we followed him.
Check In Out:
Couldn't have been easier. The owner was always available, showed us everything on arrival and came to the house to see us off.

Betty, May