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Podere La Marronaia Agriturismo
Loc. Strada Podere la Marronaia 14, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is our second stay at La Marronaia and it won't be our last. Silvia is very warm and welcoming, the apartments are spacious and well set up, the views are heavenly and it's only a couple of kms in to San Gimignano (a half hour walk). Would we stay again - yes!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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io_tu, Proprietario at Podere La Marronaia Agriturismo, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear friends, thanks for appreciating Podere la Marronaia and keep the essence of our place. Having the chance to host you, was a great privilege for us too and hope we'll see you again here. A big hug from La Marronaia, Silvia and family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

In May we stayed for one week in Podere La Marronaia. Looking for a central location in Tuscany it fitted well. We booked via Gigi Travel in Holland, and we do not regret this. Our stay in the Blue Appartment was wonderfull. The wellcome by Silvia was very warm and we felt home from the first moment. La Marronaia is located on top of a hill, with breathtaking views in the surroundings, including a view on San Gimignano. The blue flat was comfortable, but we mostly stayed in the garden near the olive trees and the vineyard. Our holiday was very relaxing, and we enjoyed driving our Morgan in the Tuscan hills. La Marronaia produces some very fine wines, we consumed a few bottles in the podere, and we took some with us to Holland. Silvia organised a lovely wine (and olive oil) tasting and told a lot about their organic wines. We can recommend La Maronaia to everybody and are determined to visit it again. You do have to like cats, because there is a whole army of cats, with the red cat Leone as the leader. We liked the cats and they belong to the character of La Marronaia. We already miss them.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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io_tu, Proprietario at Podere La Marronaia Agriturismo, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
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Cari amici vi ringrazio per il vostro commento e l'apprezzamento dimostrato per la Marronaia. Anche per noi siete stati degli ospiti molto piacevoli, disponibili ad accettare ogni nostro suggerimento e coinvolgimento. Vedervi partire ogni mattina con la vostra fantastica Morgan era veramente molto bello. Vi aspettiamo alla Marronaia la prossima volta che deciderete di venire in Toscana, e magari ci potremo organizzare per andare insieme a vedere il passaggio delle Mille Miglia! Un caro saluto Silvia e famiglia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We were looking for an apartment near San Gimignano for a relaxing break and were lucky enough to find the Yellow Apartment on Owners Direct. From the very first correspondence with Sylvia we were convinced we had made the right decision. But the apartment exceeded our high expectations. The welcome from Sylvia and her family was very welcoming and we immediately felt at home. The apartment is quite small but well proportioned and had every thing we needed. The shower was surprisingly powerful and everything was clean and well maintained.

But it is the outside that is most impressive. The views from all aspects of the farm are out of this world beautiful. The gardens are beautifully maintained as are the pool and barbeque areas. We felt comfortable to use all the areas as if they were our home which made eating outside lovely, including a lovely barbeque using fabulous local produce.

We attended the wine tasting presented by Sylvia. The Organic wine created by the Podere is all delicious and we bought and enjoyed several bottles during our stay.

We hired a car and felt it was necessary particularly to do the shopping, although there is a nice small shop on the way into town, together with a pizza takeaway. However, the walk into the town is 2k and takes about 20 minutes easy walking and it is definitely worth the effort. The town is fabulous with some amazing restaurants, views, bars and shops.

The only negative comment wasn't negative for us, but if you don't like cats this might not be the place for you. There are a lot of them but they are outdoor cats and we loved getting to know them and see their different personalities.

We will definitely be visiting the region again and can't think of a better place to stay that Podere La Morronaia. Thank you Sylvia for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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io_tu, Proprietario at Podere La Marronaia Agriturismo, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
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Cari amici vi ringraziamo della bellissime parole che ci avete riservato. E' stato un grande piacere anche per noi conoscervi, ospitarvi e soprattutto vedere l'entusiasmo con il quale avete vissuto la vostra vacanza. Questo è il miglior apprezzamento e riconoscimento per noi. Spero che avremo occasione di coltivare la nostra amicizia e di incontrarvi di nuovo alla Marronaia. Restiamo in contatto !! Un caro saluto Silvia Luigi Pietro e Corrado
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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We spent 5 days at Marronaia in april 2013. We enjoied the breathtaking view, the calm,the sun and the fresh air of this marvelous place. Our first intention was to find an apartment in the town of San Gimignano, but now we are convinced the farmhouse was the perfect choice. It was so relaxing to stay there, to have breakfast or dinner outside, to play with the children or walk on the grass. In the same time the house is on a short driving distance from San Gimignano ( my daugters and I even went there by walking twice). The location is good for visiting Florence and Siena as well. Silvia and Luigi were welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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io_tu, Proprietario at Podere La Marronaia Agriturismo, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear friends thanks for your kind words. It was a great pleasure to host your family and to know you appreciated our farmhouse and our land. I hope we'll have other chances to meet , we'll be at your disposal and encourage you to continue to discover the beauty of our region. A big hug from La Marronaia, Silvia.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Our family of 4 had a wonderful week here in August 2012. The apartment was tastefully and simply decorated and spacious, views in all directions were breathtaking, swimming pool was well maintained (and thoroughly used by us in the heat). Silvia was a warm, welcoming and helpful host and a highlight for our daughter was the invitation to her son's birthday BBQ party. We had all sorts of plans to see Tuscany but we all enjoyed the relaxing location so much that we didn't travel too far away. Silvia informs us we are not the first family to do this!
This is a tranquil, comfortable place to unwind, play with the numerous kittens, say hello to the donkey, dip in the pool, drink some wine, sit in the shade, enjoy the views. San Gimignano is a short drive away and is well worth more than one visit. We preferred to go there in early evening to stroll around the atmospheric alleyways before finding a good place to eat. One of our favourite locations.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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io_tu, Proprietario at Podere La Marronaia Agriturismo, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Dear family, thanks for the kind words used to describe your holiday at La Marronaia. it was a great pleasure for us too, to share some time and experiences with you all and I hope Ellen can keep good memories of Corrado's party . A big hug from La Marronaia, Silvia and family
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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed here in juli 2012. My husband, our daugther ( age 24) , her boyfriend and I.
Fantastic place, - the view is simply unique, and makes you feel so relaxed.
The appartments are decoratet in real Tuscany style, very cosy ,clean and comfortable.
My husband is very allergic to cats, - so we were very worried when we found out, that there was 10 cats!!! But he had no problems while we were here, and it must be because the cleaning is perfect.
The area is also lovely. A short distance to San Gimignano, and to Siena, Florence etc.
The one ones enjoyed to take a run every morning in the area around the place. And in the evening we enjoyed to cook in the BQU area.
Silvia and her family were so helpful, - we had some problems with our car and Silvia did a good job, so we got the car repaired, and had a safe journey back to Denmark.
We can highly recommend this place, - you won`t regret it.
It is certainly a place you want to return to.

Room Tip: we lived in the big appartment, and it was perfect for 4 people.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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io_tu, Proprietario at Podere La Marronaia Agriturismo, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Dear family, thanks for the kind words used to descibe your holidays at La Marronaia. It 's always a great pleasure for us too to have nice guests like you and see that what we do is appreciated.
I really hope we could have other chances to meet again at La Marronaia and continue our friendship. Silvia and Luigi
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leeds
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed here in June 2012 and were immediately blown away by the views. It is in an idyllic setting with panoramic views of the breathtaking Tuscan countryside which was luscious and green in early June. I was so stunned by the views that I had to get a sketch pad and pencils in San Gimignano so I could do some drawings of them with a view to painting when I got home (not had time yet!!) - it's years since I've been so inspired. The flat itself was lovely and Sylvia and Luigi very welcoming and friendly but not intrusive. I'd certainly recommend it to friends and family. A perfect place to relax and kick back. Our only criticism was that the bed was a little hard and uncomfortable - I slept well but my partner didn't.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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io_tu, Proprietario at Podere La Marronaia Agriturismo, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
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Cara maccamanda, grazie per averci riservato delle belle parole. Sono contenta che la vacanza abbia colto l'obiettivo di trasmettervi la pace e la tranquillità della Marronaia. E' la migliore ricompensa per il nostro lavoro. Spero che avremo altre occasioni di incontrarci alla Marronaia. Un caro saluto. Silvia
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Address: Loc. Strada Podere la Marronaia 14, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 101 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Podere la Marronaia is a small and welcoming farmhouse situated on a small hill amongst vineyards and olive groves, close to the historical centre of San Gimignano (2km). The central part of this historical building is the watching tower built in 1200 ad as part of the city wall defence. In the year 2000 the Dei family, in love with this area, bought the property to make of it our residence and actual business activity. Today the Podere la Marronaia Farmhouse is a family runned farm, dedicated to tourist accommodation with flats to rent, and farming activity with biological production of wine and extra virgin olive oil with direct sale in the farmhouse.We offer flat accomodations. Each flat is fully equipped with: oven, dishwasher machine, 4 fires, fridge+ freezer, crockery, tv sat, iron, hairdryer, little house appliances, free internet wireless connection. ... more   less 
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