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Tuscan Skies, beautiful panoramic view....and a pool!
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Tuscan Skies, beautiful panoramic view....and a pool!
Pool with a view!  Pool with its view of ancient Montecatini Val di Cecina
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Tuscan Skies, beautiful panoramic view....and a pool!
Pool with a view!  Pool with its view of ancient Montecatini Val di Cecina
View from courtyard kitchen
Downstairs living area
Garden level living area
Terrace at sunset
Master bedroom
View from master bedroom
The garden
The four-poster bedroom
Courtyard level living area
View of Volterra from Podere Le Volpaie
Bathroom
Courtyard bedroom
The terrace room
Yet another festival in Volterra!
Historic Volterra
Le Balze, Volterra
First view of Podere le Volpaie from the road
Podere le Volpaie from the road
Volterra Palazzo dei Priori
The garden, barbecue and Montecatini val di Cecina
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Volterra, Province of Pisa, Tuscany

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XuanArgy
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
149 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Home Away From Home...”
Reviewed June 3, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We (a party of 7 adults) stayed at Tuscan Skies for 5 nights in May 2013 and enjoyed our stay there tremendously. Booking the property via HolidayLettings with Chris and Christine was a breeze. Our queries about the layout of the property and how to accommodate all of us were answered promptly and succinctly by them. After our booking was confirmed, we were sent detailed driving instructions to the property and further useful information on where to find the things we may need inside the property.

Tuscan Skies is made up of 2 apartments on different levels (joined by an indoor spiral staircase) in one of a few other blocks of low-level exclusive apartments known collectively as Podere Le Volpaie. It has 2 different entrances; the one on the upper level faces the courtyard and the one on the lower level is situated at the other side of the building. Although there are other apartments in the same building, only 1 other unit was occupied during the time we were there. So, we almost had the whole complex to ourselves!

We communicated with Jill (the manager who took care of the property for the owners) by telephone before we started our journey to the property from Rome and although we were arriving late at night (around 10pm), she very kindly agreed to meet us at a petrol station in the nearest town to the property, Saline de Volterra, to show us the way there and to hand over the keys to us.

The complex of apartments was enclosed in a large area with breathtaking surrounding views, secured by an electronic gate at the main entrance. The property has spacious rooms and all the amenities functioned perfectly well. The shower was strong and hot, the heating was nice and warm. The kitchen was very well stocked with sufficient cutlery and cooking utensils.

We were out exploring the nearby attractions on most days and did not have time to just stay in and really enjoy the property, which is a great pity! However, we can say that the property serves as a perfect base to explore so many beautiful places nearby like Monteriggioni, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Florence and of course, Volterra. Just when we thought that we had seen all the best places nearby, Chris wrote to tell us that we have not yet seen Lajatico, Bolgheri, Viareggio and Lucca!!! Well, I suppose that will give us a good reason to book this wonderful property again for our next adventure!!

We highly recommend this property to others travelling to this part of Tuscany in a big group like ours. It is a perfect base to keep everyone together under one roof and it is truly a home away from home.

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Liked best: The spaciousness and utilities
Liked least: No wifi
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 10, 2013
Thanks, Hannisze. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much. As you say, there are so many places to visit in the area.

In a way, we are pleased you did not spend much time in the apartment: it is a sign of how much you were enjoying yourselves! Thanks, though, for the positive comments about the property. You obviously travel all over the world, so you know what you are talking about!
Jill is very hepful, isn't she?
We look forward to welcoming you back to visit some of the places you missed on this trip.
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Andrew A
Dunvegan, Ontario
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“We were looking forward to this trip for so long and we couldn[--]t have been more pleased”
Reviewed September 10, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Where do I begin?

Let's start with the apartment and villa. Location, location, location!! The view in every direction was a perfect picture. The apartment (& the entire facility) exceeded all of our expectations. Even though our stay was during quite a heat wave, the bedrooms were very comfortable (& we looked forward to them after each day of travelling/sightseeing).

Booking was easy and Chris was very accommodating when we had to change our travel plans. Jill was a great help upon our arrival and made herself available during our stay to assist us to ensure we got the most out of the area.

When we make it back to this area we will definitely be looking to say at Tuscan Skies.

From the entire family, thanks again to chris and Jill.

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Liked best: The location made for a scenic and relaxing place to call home during our week's vacation.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Oct 15, 2012
We do try to make sure our descriptions are as accurate as possible. We know what it's like to book somewhere based on the advert and then find it's not what we expected.
Booking the right property is vital to the perfect vacation, so if it's even better than described when you get there, so much the better! Here's to your next visit.
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Reviewed September 7, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Management Response
Oct 15, 2012
Thank you. It's great that visitors to the website can see just how much our guests enjoy being at 'Tuscan Skies'. It's a wonderful place to be at any time of the year.
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 17, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: The comfort in the sun
Liked least: No choice but to hire a car
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 15, 2012
We can't imagine a more relaxing escape after you've moved house, especially after the delays!

One of the joys of the farming landscape is that the colours change all of the time. Even though we know the view so well, we still want to keep taking n3ew photos of it because it changes so much with the season and the lighting conditions.

We trust that you are now fully settled into your new home.
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paulgoodr...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed June 26, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

A Perfect place to chill out and yet has easy accessibility to all the major destinations such as Florence , Siena and Pisa. If you do stay use the train to Florence as its much more relaxing. The town of Volterra was enjoyed by all the family - a beautiful town with all the facilities. Tuscan Skies has great views over the Tuscan landscape - the pool is a great place to relax with a good book and a glass of wine. The Apartments are well equipped and there was plenty of room for everyone. We highly recommend Tuscan Skies as centre to enjoy all that Tuscany has to offer. You will need a car to get around.

Thanks to Chris and Jill who helped and assisted us in making the best of our precious holiday time.

We hope to return

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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 9, 2012 for a stay in June 2010

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Liked best: Plenty of space
Liked least: Distance to nearest shop.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jun 14, 2012
We try to equip it to make your stay as near perfect as we can. The one thing we resist is installing Internet access. Sorry, but we want Tuscan Skies to be an escape.
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James E
Peterlee, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accomodation with beautiful, picturesque surroundings”
Reviewed June 8, 2012 for a stay in August 2011

Tuscan Skies was perfect accomodation for my holiday in Italy last year. It takes minutes to travel to nearby Volterra, where I was able to visit some amazing restaurants and take in Italian culture. The accomodation was wonderful. It was more than big enough for me and my friends and the swimming pool was great

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Liked best: How easy it is to travel to Volterra
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jun 14, 2012
We've improved the garden further, to create more space to sit or to eat out there
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