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Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany

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Lyn P
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Absolute Heaven!”
Reviewed December 12, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Villa Castellare de Sernigi is the most stunning house for a family holiday. Just the most amazing experience. The house was beautifully furnished with everything we could possibly need. Amazing to be able to sit outside under the grape covered pergola and dine on the incredible food provide by our lovely cook. We enjoyed the outdoor concert and mixing with the villagers. The villa was close to beautiful villages, outdoor night markets our 3 young children loved the pool. Annagloria, the owner, was always ready to answer any questions and fill any requests. Just the most amazing experience.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 13, 2017
hi Lyn, thank you soo much for your nice review. I t ahs been such a pleasure to meet, your family n the kids....puppies are growing! we kept 2 of them ( Enzo is not happy at all) but they are sooo beautiful:
hope to host you again , we are now building a beautiful large covered terrace in the back garden , with a very large sitting area, right in between the villa n the blue tree..
Merry Christmas
annagloria
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Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed August 16, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: A villa for entire family
Liked least: Church Bell at first, but got used to it
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed July 18, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: The villa is beautiful and the scenery is too.
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Nov 26, 2014
HI Brad
thank you for your nice words n for your beautiful review
it has been nice to meet you , your beutiful wife n friends....
hope she still enjoy her ceramics!!!hope to see you soon again
annaglorai
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: Every thing
Liked least: Laundry was a little difficult but things are different in Italy you have to roll with their methods
Traveling group: Large Group
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Management Response
Nov 26, 2014
hi
thank you for th beautiful review n for sharing your experience n happynes
it has been a pleasure for us to meet you n your beautiful family
a "wow" effect is our goal! happy to have catchd it with you
ciao
annagloria
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Nitzalisa
Pleasanton, California
2 reviews
“A dream come true”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Last September I started to think about my “big” birthday that was coming up in May of 2014. I wanted to do something special that I could share with family and friends. I got in my head the idea of renting a Villa in Tuscany and started doing research. After many hours of e-mails, talking to people who had been to Italy, and searching websites I found Villa Il Santo.

From my first communication with Annagloria I knew that I had picked the right place. She was very prompt with her responses and very patient with all my questions. Organizing a group of 12 was somewhat challenging but with her help it all came together without a hitch.

The Villa was beautiful and exceeded my expectations. It was comfortable, spacious, easy to get to, perfectly located for day trips to Florence, Sienna, Cinque Terra, cycling trips, and many small villages in the area. We lucked out on the weather (we were there May 3-10, 2014) and every evening we were treated to the most incredible sunsets. The cameras were clicking non-stop.

Besides the incredible Villa, Annagloria and her family were extremely helpful without being intrusive. If we had a question we would go next door and ask for help. We were never made to felt that we were in the way. The whole family is extremely hospitable. Annagloria had endless tips for places to visit, help once we got there and her general bubbly personality made us fell that we had known her forever. Her husband, Enzo, was delightful and assisted us with general questions and filled in when Annagloria was not available. Her daughter, Gemma, was very helpful in shuttling us to and from Florence when needed. Her son, Pietro, was an excellent assistant to the cook and server and a good sport in joining in the dancing for my birthday party. Oh and the dog, Salome, was a welcome visitor at various times and provided comfort for those of us who were missing our animals back home.

On my birthday I had asked Annagloria to arrange for a cook and music for dancing. Marta was the cook and she prepared the most delicious dinner that I could have imagined. Seafood was the theme and every dish was amazing including the scrumptious l cake at the end of the meal. (Marta had also prepared the first meal the night we arrived and it was superb) The band of 3 musicians was perfect and the space upstairs was a wonderful place to dance. All of us danced until after midnight and we collapsed with full bellies, light heads from the tasty wine that is made from the grapes and the villa, and a general wonderful feeling of celebrating a milestone occasion with family and friends. I could not have asked for a more perfect night.

Actually the whole week was beyond what I could imagine and on a scale of 1-10, I give the experience a 12+. I hope to return in the future and the memories will be with me forever.

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Liked best: Location, views, owners, food- everything!
Liked least: Having to leave after only one week.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Berkeley, California
Reviewed May 27, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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Liked best: the location to florence and being in the country side
Liked least: having to leave earlier then normal (9:00 am!) to make room for next guests
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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londongir...
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
“How to celebrate a sixtieth birthday with family and friends for a month”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Castellare de Sernigi is a marvellous house with equal bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. The position is ideal for visiting Florence and Siena but particularly for exploring all the charming villages and towns in Tuscany. There was never a request or question that wasn't fulfilled or answered by the owners, Enzo and Annagloria, from providing extremely knowledgable guides, buying cashmere, recommending a good restaurant, or locating the best butcher! They arranged drivers to pick up all our guests from both Florence and Rome airports. The wine cellar is well stocked, and the olive oil is delicious. Add in Salome the setter, and you have the perfect combination.

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Liked best: Too numerous to mention in one sentence!
Liked least: Can't think of anything except the weather for the first couple of weeks!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2013
HI Sara
thank you for the nice review
we loved to have you n Peter n all your friends n relatives being here and we enjoyed so much your company and your simpathy
it has been nice to spend a month with you n your joy of life
thank you for having selected our house
Annagloria
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