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Hilltop Romance for Couples

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Hilltop Romance for Couples

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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For couples, all ages, + max 1 infant or toddler
Romantic vineyard walks, stunning views, next-door winery
15 mins to San Gimignano
10 mins to Certaldo train station on Florence-Siena line
Disability access: 3-4 shallow steps
For couples with a child we recommend "Hilltop Retreat for Young Families" listing, with 2 bathrooms, & bathtub

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Laptop friendly workspace
Hangers
Iron

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 toddler bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children (2-12 years) - Only room for 1 infant or toddler to sleep with parents in double bed Older children not provided for We have other listings that are child-friendly
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Availability

25 Reviews

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Laurent User Profile
Laurent
August 2017
The flat is convenient with a great view on the surroundings and well-equiped. Brian is easy to communicate with.
Christopher User Profile
Christopher
July 2017
We are a family of four and stayed for one great week in Travi Risonati. Two of us slept in the large double-bed, one child on the couch, one on a matress in the living-room. It was very comfortable. Brian sent us a good description of the roads to take the small house on the day…
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Jon
March 2017
Brian and Christine's apartment is a great place to experience the beauty of Tuscany.  It's down a short dirt road on an actual working Vineyard complete with lovely views of the surrounding valleys, tractors trundling through the grape vines, and children playing in the yard. It…
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Elizabeth Ann
December 2016
Would not stay here again. We spent the first 1-2 hours figuring out how to get the water to work and get the wireless internet to work. The water would go out 1-2 times per day and we would have to manually reset. The Wireless Internet worked for only a few hours of our 3 nig…
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Response from Brian:
Disingenuous, misrepresenting, uninformed re locale history (seems didn't read description (Website hidden by Airbnb) We apologized ahead of time for TEMPORARY water-pump problem (NOW REPAIRED) that only required guest to pull out plug from wall & put back in again (15-second task). Issue arose just before her Christmas-week stay. We were upfront BEFORE guest’s arrival re difficulty of getting plumber during period. Sent her instructions & photos AHEAD OF TIME on how to easily resolve, in seconds. Representing as surprise, ongoing, general problem is disingenuous. Apologized at the time, but again, we apologize for inconvenient few seconds it took to reset pump (Website hidden by Airbnb) Account indicates guest’s internet usage averaged 5 hrs/day (typical for our guests) across random times, but service blocks questionable sites/downloads. We don’t know what guest was unable to access (Website hidden by Airbnb) Property is former animal & hay barn. Characteristic, compulsorily-retained historic brickwork, described clearly in listing, is on side of building where sun comes around, in no way diminishes daylight, creates tessellated valley view & sunlight pattern on terracotta floor. High bedroom window, for which safe foldaway 3-step ladder provided, is remnant of former historic structure – can’t be altered. We’re sorry charming, historic features not appreciated by guest. 2 large towels + 2 smaller towels in bathroom = 4. Previous couples renting listing haven’t complained re number of towels. If were to send cleaners in every day of guests’ stay to change towels, wld have to raise prices. Yes, unlike in many properties, there’s a washing machine - no extra charge to use it. Towels all bought within last 2 yrs, washed professionally. Spotless, not worn. Design perhaps not to all guests’ modern tastes. We’ve tried to match hues to bathroom décor. For bleached white towels, hotel more suitable. 29 message exchanges before this guest made booking, during which used 3 differently named accounts, went back & forth between our different listings - confusing how many/what listing requests we were dealing with; asked redundant & misdirected questions - indicating had neither read listings’ descriptions, nor understood difference between AirBnB verification procedures (not handled by hosts) & host-provided information. This is a modest, rustic operation, bound by local historic preservation ordinances & subject to geographical characteristics of surrounding rural environment - exactly what most of our guests looking for & charmed by - not full-service modern tourist resort with up-market décor & high-tech amenities. We’re sorry this guest’s requirements weren’t a good fit, & that they had no tolerance for minor, temporary inconvenience for which we apologized from outset, & gave them advanced notification & necessary information to resolve quickly & easily.
December 2016
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David
October 2016
A fantastic little spot to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Tuscan landscape. Perfect little base to see Tuscany and being nearby to a winery is also very handy.
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Yves
September 2016
Really lovely apartment in a beautiful area. Great view from the terrace and a short drive away from interesting little cities like certaldo and san gimignano. I highly recommend it. If you have to work on your computer from time to time the wifi-reception won't be good enough. …
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Melissa
June 2016
This listing is quite a great deal! The Apartment is huge, comfortable, inclusive of a well equipped kitchen and laundry...and has the most incredible view of Tuscan vineyards and valleys! We enjoyed staying at Brian and Christine's very much! Though we did not get a chance to m…

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Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in May 2014
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We have spent many years in Italy and other European countries . We learned to speak Italian fluently. We love Italian food, wine and the great small-town markets where you can pick up all kinds of quirky stuff! This is our Tuscan retreat, and we would like to share it with yo…
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