The property enjoys wonderful views across the valley from the outside eating areas and balconies. The furnishings make this large, rambling property feel very homely and are of a high quality. There is plenty of room to accommodate the occupants. We stayed as a group of 8 and enjoyed the flexibility of multiple dining locations and chairs throughout. However, what makes this a standout venue is the wonderful service from Emanuele and Beatrice who were amazing in their constant availability and willingness to make our vacation special. A highlight was the wonderful pizza night - Emanuele cooked pizza on site using the wood fire ovens. A truly special evening! The service was exceptional throughout. We arrived very late to the property due to flight cancellations yet the key owner, Emma Villas and Emanuele went out of their way to allow us entry and continued to be extremely responsive and supportive throughout. Top quality service, particularly from the dedicated Emanuele.
Stephen Murray - United Kingdom
Hello, I wanted to give feedback on my recent stay at the above but there is error on your website that prevents me from doing so. We had a wonderful time at Lo Spicchio, the villa, gardens and location were a delight. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The villa is much bigger than it seems from the photos and in fact 3 couples ( one with a baby) had plenty of privacy and each were able to do their own thing. Excellent restaurants nearby in Lecchi and Radda in Chianti and plenty of wineries to visit.
Ian Williams - United Arab
We have booked villa for the last 10 years, and this was without doubt the best we have stayed in. The location was perfect for us, the rooms were excellently presented and the exterior, including the pool and view, we're unsurpassed. The service we received was first class - exemplified when we locked ourselves out, and someone was on site within 15 minutes to let us in.
Glyn Brazell - United Kingdom
Fabulous villa, well situated, clean, modern and well equipped. Pool and outside areas were outstanding in design and layout.
Nina Brown - United Kingdom
The set up with bedrooms and bathrooms was perfect for multiple families. And the dining areas outdoors were great for the kids and the adults. Everything was beautiful and well maintained. We would absolutely recommend this property! Services were amazing, everyone was very responsive, helpful and accommodating. It was so easy to arrange our vacation with your support.
Erin Arcario - United States of America
We selected Pieve Mirabella for a week of our two-week 50th anniversary celebration with our kids - two 40+ couples each with one child! I'm quite picky and had looked at SO MANY places on the internet The pictures on Emma Villas of Pieve Mirabella were gorgeous but do not do it justice; the place was even more fabulous than the pictures showed! When we arrived the home was spotless - so clean and totally perfectly maintained! Attention had been given to every detail! The bathrooms were beautiful and - again - fastidiously clean! The beds were very comfortable! The bed and bath linens were excellent - large spa towels with good soaps, lovely quilted coverlets with fine white-on-white sheets on the beds. The kitchen was well appointed, with good appliances and all necessary gadgets! The gardens were gorgeous; the vegetable section looked like an art project, the hydrangeas and geraniums were all in bloom and every blossom perfect! Amazing! The roomy outside dining was perfect - with the setting sun reflecting on the little walled city of Pieve! Breathtaking! Pingpong table there, bicycles with helmets!! Pool was maintained almost daily! The outdoor sitting areas were perfect for afternoon wine and charcuterie! We could not have had a more perfect facility for our three generations - eight persons! The owners were absolutely delightful, generous, helpful, sweet people! The father took some of us on a truffle-hunt with the dogs, outfitting us with rubber boots; Stefania and Lucia taught us pasta-making one afternoon, which was so much fun for kids and adults alike, after which our hosts added two sauces - including the truffle sauce - for our dinner! Outstanding! One morning we awoke to a delicious homemade coffee cake from our hosts, which they had left in our kitchen! They couldn't have been sweeter or more accommodating! Cite della Pieve is the perfect town to be near! Close enough to walk into, enough good restaurants to keep us happy several nights of our week, shopping was available for necessities, and a laundromat was conveniently located at the beginning of our little road! Our place had a washer (which we used) but no dryer, so one day we did multiple loads of wash at the laundromat. Fabulous place! We LOVED our time there! We have no suggestions for improvement of this property! We would happily recommend this villa unconditionally to anyone! All of us said we'd had the BEST time - because of this very special property, the lovely owners, and the magic town!
Barbara Olsen - United States of America
Appena arrivati la struttura si è rivelata più bella del previsto. Il proprietario è stato molto accogliente sempre disponibile e mai troppo invadente... Per la prima volta abbiamo trovato una location meglio delle foto presenti. Il posto era davvero un sogno... Sia Emma Villas che il proprietario ci ha reso il soggiorno perfetto. Non ho suggerimenti da proporre per migliorare la struttura: era perfetta così come l abbiamo trovata. Il servizio dalla prenotazione All arrivo fino alla partenza è stato ottimo.
Cristian Graziotto – Italy
“My husband and our friends stayed at Emma Villas for one week at the beginning of June – it was nothing short of magical and I cannot recommend this place highly enough! It is a pleasant 25km drive from Florence but feels like you have escaped the world completely. Staying here ensured exactly the Tuscan holiday we were after – it really was just like the movies. The surroundings are lush, green and beautiful – the pool is fantastic (a nice temp as heated by solar panels) with an amazing green forest view to look out at as you swim and/or lie in the sun lounges all day. There are no other houses to be seen for miles, except for the one neighbour behind the house – but which the house does not face. We did only see them once (and they waved!) There are other houses along the windy drive up to the house, but this is the only the one within shouting distance making the villa feel that much more “away from it all”. For dinners outside, the patio is perfect and you will get the sun on the table until the very last moments of dusk (same with pool if you can stand long hours sunbathing!) We had two couples, a single person, and a one year old baby and the house felt roomy enough without feeling like coziness was lost. The crib was set up upon arrival and the owner had left a tiny blow up pool toy for the baby which did not go amiss – it was a lovely touch and the bubba (well, us mostly) had a lot of fun playing with it! There are two bathrooms with shower facilities and plenty of towels both bathroom and for use poolside. The kitchen has excellent facilities for cooking – so many pots and pans and carrying trays and wine glasses if you really feel up for making a feast - and as well as cooking up delicious vegetables from the owner’s vege patch (a nice wee bonus) we took advantage of the open barbecue cooker in the kitchen to ensure the best tasting meals every night. We bought fresh food from the local co-op supermarket (about a 9 minute drive away in the local village of Rufina) most days. We couldn’t even bring ourselves to leave the villa other than that! Overall the week was amazing, and thanks to the absolutely stellar service from Laura at Emma Villas who (along with Lorenzo) ensured everything went smoothly for us. On the last night due to an unfortunate misunderstanding with our rental car company, we found ourselves left stuck without any transport and little food for our final dinner. After a quick email just seeking takeaway recommendations, Lorenzo (Emma Villas rep, the person who “checked us in”) was there to drive us to the store to pick up dinner and also dropped us all at the train station the next morning a after sussing out the best train we were to get to Florence. The owner also called to make sure we had everything, and neighbours were offering us help too!! We were overwhelmed with the kindness of this little “neighbourhood” and made up for the rental car mishap that threatened to derail the last day of our trip. In short an absolutely wonderful experience and one we will be repeating in the future again. Do not hesitate to book this villa!! And thank you again Emma Villas for facilitating such a great holiday.”
Hayden Abercrombi - United Kingdom
“Lovely pool area and very well equipped house with some very attractive personal furnishings and art work. The owner, Alessandra, was so welcoming when we arrived and was always at the end of the phone if required. The local town of Scoglitti had character and all shopping amenities needed, great beach and wonderful local restaurants. We were most impressed with your services.”
Paul McDowell - Irlanda
“The location, the amazing view and the privacy were the highlights. We felt as though we were in our own world which was fantastic. Marina was so very nice. The property was beautifully landscaped and provided us with hours of outdoor enjoyment. I could have sat on the porch enjoying the view for the entire week that we were there. Marina left us with a bottle of her wine and olive oil; which was a wonderful gift and pleasant surprise. Montisi is a friendly, welcoming town and we enjoyed strolling through the streets. I would vacation at Monterzi4 every year if I could afford the expensive flight from Alaska. Grazie Marina! I loved every minute at Monterzi4. I cannot think of anything that I'd improve. The villa was exactly as described. I have rented condos and houses in Mexico and Hawaii. Emma Villas was the best rental company that I have dealt with.”
Kelly Andrews - United States of America
“The deck was fabulous. Very nice to just sit out and enjoy the wonderful view. Great location. Julie, who oversaw our check-in and check-out process was a fantastic resource for us. She gave great advice on places to go and was very helpful when we needed help figuring out the wash machine.”
Troy Hawes - United States of America
“Dear Emma Villas, thank you for a truly professional experience. The service and accuracy was outstanding. Both villas and tours went off without a hitch. Appreciate the availability of your staff. Have already promoted you to friends and travel agents in the USA.”
Roshan Siva - United States of America
“The house is amazing and also the view. It was a pleasure to be there. Nobody can be disappointed there!!!! Certainly I would return. Everything was perfect.”
Debora & Cristian Skinner – Switzerland
“Ample space. Quiet surroundings. Very private. Our family was extremely comfortable and satisfied. Emma Villas customer service excellent!”.
Matthew Prater – USA
“We have arrived at Villa Alfina, and it is a wonderful villa!!! The weather is beautiful, and the pool, garden and area gives truly meaning to "The real Italian feeling"! Mr Celanto takes good care of us, and we will deal with him directly regarding the tennis court. We are very happy and look forward to two nice weeks – thanks for all help and assistance!”
Carl Bækken (Norway)
Hi All, I have to put finger to keyboard about Villa Sferracavalli and all your help. Wow, wow, wow nothing seemed to be a problem, missed flight didn't help though! We arrived slightly early and were met with such a welcome, it was like meeting old friends (plus homemade cake!) Please, please pass on my many thanks to Bruna and family, they were wonderful :) As for the villa, totally fabulous in every detail, it couldn't have been better. So if anyone wants to enjoy Tuscan countryside, a stunning local town and fantastic peace and quiet, then Villa Sferracavalli is the place to go. I would happily recommend it to anyone, and selfishly providing it isn't to booked up I would love to return! I have felt so at home and there was chance to have a real fire in the evenings, all in all, a brilliant Villa, lovely people and a great location. Many thanks again to all concerned. Kind regards
Nigel Thwaites – United Kingdom
“We have left Villa Principessa and are now in Rome. I want to thank you so much for working everything out so smoothly! We had a really wonderful time! ... Younes was ALWAYS pleasant and ALWAYS nice. We were very grateful to him! The other person who was very nice, was the limousine driver, Gianni. He and also Lorenzo from the car rental company, were very punctual! So the experience for our family was wonderful and we are very grateful for all your help and arrangements! The trip to Florence also went well and your suggestions were excellent! Thanks again with all my heart”
“We have just returned from Italy where we stayed at Podere Pisinano (near Montepulciano) for a week, arranged by you. I am writing to say that this villa was at least as good as we had hoped. The owners who saw us in and at the end of our week were charming, helpful and friendly. They really seemed to have thought of everything a family might need. The villa was spotless and (once we had found it down a dusty track!) is superbly located with nice views, complete quiet and plenty of room. I would be grateful if you could pass on to the owners our gratitude for allowing us to stay in their lovely villa.”
Hugh Bladon – United Kingdom
The setting of this property is amazing. Absolutely stunning views all around which you never tire of looking at. Fabulous pool and patio area with barbecue - everything you need in this lovely home for a relaxing holiday. Within easy reach of Volterra, San Gimigniano, Siena and Firenze for day trips out. Can highly recommend this property.
Margaret Simpson – United Kingdom
“Location was spectacular, peaceful, in the Tuscan country, the view was so amazing it left us in awe the entire time. The owners were wonderful, gracious hosts who welcomed is into a Tuscan experience that will last a life time. Fabulous representatives of all that we hoped to experience when chose to come to Italy”.
Mark Oliver – Canada
“Fabulous position with fantastic views. BBQ, wood fire inside Stefano and his family were lovely and extremely helpful”.
Jackie Thorburn – United Kingdom
“... I started to look for a perfect villa - it had to be a bit luxury, romantic, with pool and garden with patios where we could enjoy our "la dolce vita"! Finding a the right one was not easy! But then I saw Villa Mariasole and I knew it was the one! So beautiful inside and outside in the pictures! And the reality? The villa was much more we could ever expect! The location, the view, the feeling we had when we sat by the pool and watched the sun go down.... Heaven! And we mean it! And... A great bonus was the owners - You! So nice and kind, as if we had known you for ever! We will definately come back to paradise and certainly put a good word forward to help you guys - and we do it from our hearths!”
Merja Kekkonen – Finland
“Once again many thanks for our wonderful stay in Le Panteraie last month. We really enjoyed the time with you. As promised please find a sort review below. Don't hesitate to share our comments publicly in case you feel that this may be benificial in promoting the villa. We hope to meet you again for another stay in the future!”
Family Kersjes (Netherlands)
La Grande Quercia is a magnificent property in location, size and contents. The terrace and view from the villa were wonderful. The whole villa is furnished very well and contains everything that one would want during the vacation. The property is the best that we have ever stayed in. The owners live nearby and are easy to contact. They are always available for advice and help and provided excellent customer care.
Chan Badrinath – United Kingdom
“Great pool and outdoor area, perfect for socializing! The games room is also brilliant, and the cinema set-up fabulous for watching films after a long day out and about. A really brilliant property for groups of friends/families to spend time in this beautiful, little known part of Italy. Amazing bedrooms/showers as well. The customer service has been excellent!”
Anna Howells – United Kingdom
“Beautiful home! Lovely bathrooms and bedrooms. Kitchen was very nice and large, We loved the location in Verduno! Also, the owner, Paola was very accommodating and personable. We loved the villa!”
Daniel Hall – USA
“The property was just perfect! The photos on the website truly do not do the property justice. The views at the property are absolutely breathtaking in every direction. All appliances and amenities work great, there is plenty of space for a large group, I could go on and on about the wonderful features and everything we fell in love with at Il Poderuccio. Everyone at Emma Villas as well as Ms. Fanny were just exceptional!”.
Laura Renfro – USA
“The property was beautifully renovated to a high standard. The furnishings were tasteful and carefully selected and created the feeling of a special place, when holiday rentals are often furnished with cheap, unattractive furniture. Equally important, however, was the beautiful location. The fact that the property was totally private and surrounded by forest was exactly what we were looking for. The pool was beautiful also. I was continually surprised by how responsive and helpful the emmoavillas staff and services were. Every request I made was attended to promptly and in a very friendly and respectful manner. This was especially noticeable because customer service is not always of the same standard in Italy as it is in other countries. Emmavillas exceeded our expectations for customer service and was equivalent to the best we have experienced anywhere in the world. It was certainly by far the best customer service we have ever experienced when renting a holiday home in Italy.”.
Roberto D'Angelo – Australia
The info we had about the property didn't do it justice. It was really our own private villa. Two actually. A main house, one bedroom, great kitchen, fireplace, family room. Modern bath with shower. Back porch with a built in fire place, wood provide. Counter, sink, and dining table. Then, stroll up the hill to find, an outdoor wood burning pizza oven, another grill, another sink, a pastry counter for making your pizzas. Then go inside building number 2. A sun room/pull out bed/sofa. Another kitchen and bath. All high quality and clean. Then go on to the pool. Which was covered and heated (at our own cost). Richardo brought us a welcome bottle of wine and some first press olive oil as a welcome. Wow. Perfect. 5 minutes to the train. 30 minutes to Florence. 3 hours to Venice by train. We did have a car, which is really mandatory. But after we relaxed about Italian drivers, we were fine. Did a lot of exploring, TheMall, a discount outlet venue of high fashion vendors. Castle Nipozzano, wine tasting (and buying), dinners in town and around. PS Shop for groceries on Saturday before you get there. Most places are closed on Sunday. Almost all on Sunday afternoon. Plus many shops close from 2 to 4 each day. Rufina is a great location. Plus. They make some outstanding wines in the area. We will return. Hints, we brought yeast and some spices from home. You can find most things locally, but small amounts are a challenge. You should pack some corn meal for the pizza oven floor and for the peal. Wine. did I mention the wine. Great.
William H – USA
The villa was ideally located, very close to Siena. Supermarket also very nearby. The house was gorgeous and very cleaned and well maintained. The grounds and pool were amazing. Excellent customer service.
Rachel Routman – USA
The house felt "like home" - so there was a "holiday effect" from the very first moment. To be mentioned in particular is the friendliness of the owners and their support in any questions (be it finding the nearest supermarket, recommendations for restaurants or best beaches nearby). This is an ideal place for a large family.
Bernd Spitz – Germany
Amazing views from the garden and atop the tower, outdoor space was incredible, great field and pool, each room had a sense of culture and history, beautiful rooms. The tower was ridiculously cool unique and special. Very well maintained, props to the pool guy who was busy making it look good each day so early in the morning.
Atsushi Murase – USA
The house is very clean and very well maintained. It is also big enough for the number of persons (8). It is very nicely decorated. The pool is also very well designed! The person responsible for the check-in/out is doing a great job. Very friendly and always at your disposal to help!
Catherine Willocx - Belgium
Great location, close to lots of nice places to visit. The villa has plenty of modern facilities and lots of space and privacy. The pool, grounds and house were all very clean. The owners were also very helpful and kind. The service we had was perfect so I do not feel it could be improved.
Roy Brown – United Kingdom
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank your team and managers for the professionalism of your company. Be sure we will call you in the event of a future trip to your beautiful country”.
Alexandre De Vits – Belgium
Just a quick thank you. Stunning location and a wonderful holiday. LOVED Siena and Florence especially. The drive up that track to the Villa is sensational. Many thanks for a great stay.
Paul Rabbitts – United Kingdom
This trip was a dream come true for us, and the view and the location were spectacular! The condo was heaven on earth! Everything was wonderful.
Heidi Hageman – USA
The house was beautifully designed and decorated, the pool was in a lovely secluded setting away form the property, and it was such a peaceful location. The owner was very helpful too.
Dawn Collinson – United Kingdom
The villa is beautiful and secluded. It is within close proximity to the beach which is a plus. Having the pool and table tennis was much great fun for my family. The owner and his family are very nice and helpful.
Simon Jones – United Kingdom
Lovely location with views of the lake and very peaceful. House was well equipped and comfortable. Owner was very nice and helpful. The Emma Villas service was excellent.
Neil Scully – United Kingdom
Stupendo panorama. Struttura ben equipaggiata ed in perfette condizioni. L'ampia veranda e la piscina attrezzata garantiscono un'elevato comfort, per un soggiorno all'insegna del relax. Padroni di casa accoglienti, premurosi e riservati.
Cristiana Casali - Italia
The villa met our expectations: it was right on the beach where the sea is wonderful. The neighbourhood is very quiet and it gives you the chance to relax completely. The service had by the Emma Villas staff was excellent.
Francesco Dell'Endice – Switzerland
Very private, spacious villa, great garden and pool, good kitchen facilities and utensils. Also Piero was a very good "host". TV/media centre was of good quality. Excellent Customer Service.
David Olney – United Kingdom