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“Perfect base to see all that Tuscany has to offer”
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La Casetta del Borgo - Private Garden
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La Casetta del Borgo - Private Garden
La Casetta del Borgo - Double Bedroom
La Casetta del Borgo  - Private Garden 50sqm
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La Casetta del Borgo - Swimming Pool
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La Casetta del Borgo - Kitchen
La Casetta del Borgo - Double Bedroom
La Casetta del Borgo - Double Bedroom
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La Casetta del Borgo  - Bathroom
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La Casetta del Borgo - Swimming Pool
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
San Gimignano, Tuscany

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hikarunog...
Toronto
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8 reviews
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“Perfect base to see all that Tuscany has to offer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

La Casetta del Borgo was the perfect location for my recent trip to Tuscany with my wife. The unit is located in a resort with plenty of amenities including two pools and a very nice tennis court with faux grass that can be used for a small fee. It is a 10 minute drive to Montaione where one can go for dinner or buy groceries to cook in the unit's kitchen. All the necessary utensils are available to do some home cooking and I enjoyed a number of home cooked dinners and a delicious breakfast every morning thanks to my lovely wife. The main resort building has a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, however I didn't try it out so I can't say anything about it.

Paolo, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. I was having trouble finding the location with my GPS so Paolo had me meet him at his home which is just off the highway from Florence and very easy to find. To ensure that I found it with no problem Paolo drove to the resort while I followed . Once at the resort he had the keys, a nice bottle of wine, and plenty of info about the local area ready for me. Since he knew that I had the flu he even had some flu medication for me in case I needed it! The weather was unseasonably cold when we arrived and the bedding wasn't sufficient, but Paolo came to the rescue and drove over in the rain with more blankets for us. You'll be hard pressed to find a better host at this type of vacation rental.

The location was perfect for us as it was very quiet, yet was within easy driving distance of many towns and cities in Tuscany. Smaller towns like Montaione and San Gimignon were within a 10-20 minute drive and Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Sienna were all within an hours scenic drive. If driving into Florence remember that free parking can be found at the Piazzale Michelangelo which is located outside of the ZTL and is a short walk to the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and other old city sites. The views are also magnificent!

The only down sides were that wi-fi wasn't strong enough in the unit and I couldn't get any English programming on the TV. For internet I had to take a short walk over to the main building and hang out in the lounge to check my mail and such. This wasn't a big chore and also meant I could order up a beer or glass of wine to enjoy while surfing. As for the TV it was no big deal. When one is on vacation one should probably take a break from TV anyway. I did end up watching a number of shows in Italian and picked up a few words so the lack of English programming was educational :-)

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to others.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Lounging in the sun in the garden in front of the unit.
Liked least: Lack of wi-fi access in the unit itself.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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TSMB
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Wonderful place, great base for exploring Tuscany - but a bit far from the nearest town.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We received a very warm welcome from the owners Paolo and Tania when they came to meet us on arrival, and they had also been in contact several times before we arrived - which was great.

They were well prepared, and gave us a map of the area with locations of supermarkets/restaurants/emergnecy contacts etc. along with plenty of other useful information.

The Casetta was beautiful, and well equiped with everythng we could need for self catering. The outside space was perfect for eating outdoors, and the pools on the site were all very close, and had nice surroundings with plenty of good quality sun-beds.

There was a good bar/restaurant as part of the complex, but we do normally like being within walking distance of a wider variety of smaller local places - so you can relax and have a drink without worrying about driving home.

Overall we had a great holiday, and would recommend it to people looking for self catering in Tuscany.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The overall feel of the apartement was great, and Paolo and Tania were ideal hosts.
Liked least: The property was not within walking distance of the nearest town.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Norway
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Quebec
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Taiwan
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
5 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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Stockholm
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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Aero
GA
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The facility and location
Liked least: Car parking a bit inconvient
Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 65+
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