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Searching for Villas/farmhouses

Avon, CT
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Searching for Villas/farmhouses

There's a lot on Homeaway but its a tedious search process - anyone have a list of reputable agencies? Need something nice for 3 adult couples for a week near Florence or Arezzo, walkable to a small town with restaurants and services for 7 September 2013. I'm the one doing the planning on this - I like Homeaway but its hard to do the due diligence to make sure you get what you expected.

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1. Re: Searching for Villas/farmhouses

That's just part of travel...if finding a perfect villa was as easy as finding a Holiday Inn, everyone would do it...

Also...many people (like me) who rent villas and vacation homes never review them, as they want to keep their "find" a secret...so they can go back and use it again.

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2. Re: Searching for Villas/farmhouses

How about here? http://www.lafoce.com/?action=index

La Foce is a beautiful estate with a number of villas within its grounds.

Here is another possibility http://www.santantonio.it/

Some privacy and yet all staying together.

Edited: 9:21 pm, January 06, 2013
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3. Re: Searching for Villas/farmhouses

Try the more selected list on the Greve in Chianti website http://www.greve-in-chianti.com - many of these are with walking distance of town. If you prefer an agency website, a local one is http://www.chianti-and-more.com/ Central Florence is accessible by comfortable bus from this area in one hour.

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4. Re: Searching for Villas/farmhouses

Almost all the towns in this area are at the top of steep hills. Villas and farmhouses are down on the plain. Therefore to get from a villa or farmhouse into a town almost always involves a long uphill slog.

Maybe not for Greve in Chianti.

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