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Tuscany for 2 in country side
Tuscany for 2 in country side
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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The Ripolina is an organic farm located near Buonconvento between the Crete Senesi and the beautiful Val d 'Orcia. We are in the middle of the country on top of a hill in front of an endless landscape. Clean air and relax

The space

All the apartments are in restored old Tuscan farmhouses. Each has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, and outdoor space with table and chairs and endless landscape

Guest access

All guests can freely use the swimming pool, barbecue, mountain bikes, gym, table tennis and a playground for the little ones

Interaction with guests

Laura and her family is at guests' disposal for advice on what to visit or eat, solve the problems that may arise and sometimes even cook with them and for them.

Other things to note

Near the Ripolina there is everything: a close riding center, spa, places of art and culture. But above all we offer ourselves and our hospitality.


Amenities
Gym
Smoking allowed

House Rules
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

Near the Ripolina there is everything: a close riding center, spa, places of art and culture. But above all we offer ourselves and our hospitality.

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

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Michael User Profile
July 2016
La Ripolina is in a beautiful location, on a hill surrounded by fields of sunflowers. It also has a wonderful, nicely maintained swimming pool that's a great place to begin or end a day of exploring the Tuscan countryside. However, the apartment itself was very uncomfortable. It didn't appear to have been thoroughly inspected or cleaned in some time - there were cobwebs in places and a dead bird caught between the bedroom window and screen. The apartment was also extremely hot, and we were given only a small tabletop fan that was entirely inadequate for cooling down the bedroom at night. Worst of all, the apartment was swarming with flies and mosquitos (there are window screens, but the bedroom screen was ill-fitting and the mesh had separated from the frame). When we notified our host about the bugs, she gave us two old cans of bug spray that were each about 25% full. With a bit of attention and work, La Ripolina could be a fantastic place, but right now I can't recommend it unless you are looking for a very basic (student hostel-style) arrangements.
Laripolina User Profile
Response from Laripolina:
I'm very sorry for what he wrote to us, also because these things hasnt' said to me when he was in La Ripolina. I always help my guests if they are in trouble, anything can not be been seen during cleaning, or other things can happen while you are in apartment, but all can be remedied if you communicate to the owner. I explained that it is an exceptional year for the insects, the winter was not cold and no larvae were killed, but the farm is organic and we have preferred to fight against the insects that lay poisons in our fields, and after experiencing the unhealthy air. The apartment was cleaned on the morning of your arrival, but if you have found the spiders could tell me I would have cleaned up immediately, it happens that during the day they can return the insects. People who lived Belvedere before you have thought it was so uncomfortable, I'm sorry! I thank you for your comments but I think that every complaint should be made during your stay, when you can help the host, after we can not do anything. On your arrival I have accompanied you in the apartment opening you the door and telling you that you could always find me and ask for any information you would have needed. I have many guests to help and are always available to everyone, it is very bad to say that I did not stay to answer your questions when asked my help have always been ready to do that, but I could not guess your needs! you tells me that found a dead bird in the window, why not have told me immediatly, it was definitely entered after cleaning of apartment and had been killed for not to be able to go out, this is something that has never happened in 25 years, I'm sorry it happened to you! The exceptional temperature of these days did feel bad everyone, but if a fan was not enough there I could give more, just ask! Finaly for your question I'd be very happy to stay in La Ripolina because the place is nice, very helpful people and I'm sure if you asked her, Laura and all the staff would be happy to help. A nasty complain destroys the work of many years when you just speak to the owner directly to spend a nice holiday. Laura
July 2016

Vanessa User Profile
June 2016
The accommodation was Belvedere A, a one bedroom upstairs flat with kitchen/dining room and a very small shower room. The shared swimming pool and the area around it was very pleasant and clean, the garden pretty and well maintained. The house was clean but very basic, with a bed with two zipped together single mattresses which were poor quality. The roof leaked during a thunder storm directly over the bed.

Prue User Profile
August 2015
Our apartment was fantastic. Great central position for visiting Tuscan towns. But also a great place to just relax by the pool. Everyone very friendly.
Laripolina User Profile
Response from Laripolina:
thank you Prue , good Holiday in Italy
August 2015

Gina User Profile
August 2015
Laura greeted us warmly and provided us with answers to all or our tourist questions. The location was central for wine country, Sienna and San Gimignano. It was a bit of a drive for a day trip to Florence. Rustic apartment with fantastic pool - much appreciated during the recent August heat wave. Good Wifi signal at the reception area. Not mentioned online was a very good breakfast buffet as an option. We enjoyed our stay at this quiet peaceful country neighbourhood near Buonconvento.
Laripolina User Profile
Response from Laripolina:
Gina thanks for your advice and for the kind words. I'm sorry for grating and for the pan, but if you asked me I could help and so would do less work to make scrambled eggs. The next time you ask me, I like to help guests if they have any difficulty
August 2015

Katie User Profile
August 2015
My friends and I had a fabulous time at Laura's. The surrounding countryside was stunning, the apartment was lovely and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We were particularly interested in learning about the local wine.
Laripolina User Profile
Response from Laripolina:
we wait for to see you an other time, I leave for you a bottle of our wine
August 2015

Geert User Profile
July 2015
Thanks for a great stay Laura! Perfect location, very quiet on the hill. The accommodation was very good, big swimming pool, bbq facility and the free bikes. She also provided advice and information when asked. We really felt at home on vacation ;-) I certainly can recommend this location!
Laripolina User Profile
Response from Laripolina:
Thank you Geert I hope to see you again
July 2015

Rose User Profile
July 2015
Laura and her family made us feel very welcome at her villa in Tuscany. The apartment had everything you needed. It is about 30 minutes drive out of Siena. We used the BBQ that was supplied quite often and it was perfect for the hot summer nights. The pool and gardens were beautifully maintained. Laura and her husband, Mario were a wealth of knowledge and gave us recommendations if we needed them. We will definitely stay there again, when we visit Tuscany.
Laripolina User Profile
Response from Laripolina:
grazie Rose per le belle parole, siete stati degli ospiti stupendi spero di avervi ancora a La Ripolina quando deciderete di tornare in Toscana
July 2015

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Laripolina User Profile
Ciao siamo Laura, Camilla e Margherita e siamo ben liete di ospitarti nella nostra casa di campagna. da molto tempo riceviamo ospiti da tutto il mondo. Siamo allegre e disponibili e ci piace tantissimo conoscere persone che vengono da altri paesi
Languages: English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
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