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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 12, 2015
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This beautifully restored and professionally decorated residence is located within the walled city, the historic center of Montepulciano, an important hill town in southern Tuscany.

Situated on a small lane just off the main commercial street of the town, 'the Corso,' it offers ready access to the cultural life of the town (see our website for details http://www3.sympatico.ca/amcquillan/index.htm), restaurants, coffee bars, shops and the wine bars, tasting rooms and cellars where you can sample the famous wines of Montepulciano, yet the apartment is so quite that an alarm clock will be needed if you don't want to sleep away the morning.

At the foot of the lane is a small plaza overlooking the medieval wall of the town with a breathtaking panoramic view of vineyard-covered hillsides, clusters of farmhouses and the Lake of Chiusi in the near distance, Lake Trasimino and the town of Cortona in the middle-distance and the spectacular Appenine Mountains beyond.

The precise age of the original house is not known but the cellar contains the town's only remaining ceramics kiln and certainly predates the 17th century addition that is now a separate residence for the owners.

Although completely renovated, the residence retains its original character - hand-hewn chestnut beams, handmade terra-cotta floors, travertine marble door frames set in thick stone walls with panelled wood doors and hand forged iron hardware. Even the copper and wrought iron light fixtures were made by a local craftsman. The bathrooms and kitchen are thoroughly modern and equipped to meet the expectations of discriminating visitors. There is also a central heating system and a working fireplace for the comfort and pleasure of winter visitors.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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26 Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Residence in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p33620vb
-(416) 324-9575
Montepulciano Val di Chiana
5

Highlight of our three week trip!!

  • 5 of 5
This place is situated in a perfect spot in Montepulciano. We enjoyed and used the viewing area quite a bit. We watched sunrise with our coffee and had relaxing evenings with our wine out there. The owners are very helpful and give plenty of information for the surrounding area to enjoy. Parking in the lot below the stairs is the easiest if you are able to do stairs, which you will need to be able to do in the unit as well. The unit has everything you would need for a nice stay in this beautiful hill top town. Loved it!!
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Residence in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p33620vb
-(416) 324-9575
Montepulciano Val di Chiana
5

The Perfect Spot for your Italian Adventure

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect home for 2 couples in the most perfect of all the hills towns. The house lived up to all the photos and was well located for both local activities and for driving to other Tuscan beauty spots. Loads of wonderful restaurants in town and plenty of places to sample local wine. There is no private outside space but we simply took our lunch or glass of wine down to the terrace. Owners are very helpful. Would highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Residence in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p33620vb
-(416) 324-9575
Montepulciano Val di Chiana
4

Lovely, quiet accommodations

  • 4 of 5
4 of us stayed for a week, and enjoyed the privacy of the accommodations, which were very clean and well stocked. The lack of windows overlooking something other than walls disappointed though. We were steps away from a lovely view, but never found time to take our wine there. It is a very quiet town, things close down in the evenings. A good place to escape, not to find action! Owners are great, recommend it highly.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Residence in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p33620vb
-(416) 324-9575
Montepulciano Val di Chiana
5

Perfect for 2 couples!

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was everything the other reviews say as well it is as beautiful as the pictures show it to be. It is perfect for 2 couples as you each have a separate space and your own bathroom. The kitchen is perfectly equipped to have your own happy hours before dinner. The town is quite small though and at night it is very very quiet which is great if you want to relax after a long day touring around which is what we did. It is a very good location to see the other towns of tuscany, everything is about 2 hours max away from you!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Residence in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p33620vb
-(416) 324-9575
Montepulciano Val di Chiana
Midwest, USA
5

A lovely taste of life in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time to stay at this apartment, and we hope to be back again, soon. The location within the city walls allows you to explore the nooks and crannies of Montepulciano at any time of day or night - and the view from the piazza nearby is breathtaking. There is free parking just outside the city walls (less than 5 minute walk), making the apartment an excellent base to explore the cities nearby. It is beautifully finished, the bedrooms roomy and comfortable and the kitchen is perfect for cooking meals using ingredients from the shops within walking distance. Owners are knowledgeable, helpful and charming.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Residence in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p33620vb
-(416) 324-9575
Montepulciano Val di Chiana
Sydney, Australia
3

Montepulciano

  • 3 of 5
We booked this property for 1 week in April, 2014. Mum and Dad with daughter, husband and their 6 mth old baby. Cot and bedclothes provided free of charge. All had our own space and privacy.

Wonderful location in the middle of the village. Free parking at the bottom of the hill. Owners very helpful, supplied us with lots of information before we arrived.

Montepulciano is a delightful village with plenty of restaurants, cafes and ready access to many other historic villages within 30 mins drive. Countryside sensational.

Kitchen a plus when travelling for several weeks (from Australia) and wanting to cook at 'home' and relax.

However, given the inclement weather over the few days we were there it was disappointing the fireplace was not in use (didn’t appear to have been used and no wood or utensils provided). Thermostat heating was more than adequate though.

Bathrooms on seperate floors to bedrooms was a little inconvenient. Given this is a premium wine district, a decent set of wine glasses would have been appreciated. Would occasionally have liked to listen to music or watch television news in the evening however the ‘entertainment’ system was very outdated and needed replacing.

Booked for 5 nights, paid for 7, stayed 4.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frankly we find this review puzzling. We rent by the week not by the night. The fireplace works and has certainly been used by other guests. We clearly say in our listing that we do not provide firewood, but small bundles can be purchased in a local supermarket. We have chosen not to provide a music system as there are so many different formats and most travelers now carry their own ipod or other music device and yes, the TV is old but it works perfectly well. We have not replaced it with a new flat screen model as so few visitors actually watch TV while they are here. And those who do, don't watch it very long as broadcast programming is all in Italian (they even dub American films and TV shows). These guests were traveling with a young baby, so perhaps they spent more time in the apartment than most visitors. But, that said, we have decided to replace the old TV with a new 'smart' TV. The broadcast material will still be in Italian but future guests can download or stream content from their own computers or from the internet.

Location

Activity and Interests

Wine Tasting, Live Theater & Music, Art Galleries

Availability

From $1,200 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
high 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
low
Oct 31 2015 - Mar 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

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Amenities

Property Type

  • townhome

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (2) TemperPedic mattresses - can be divided as 2 singles, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size sleep sofa in living room

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Professionally decorated, High quality furnishings & equipment, 2 queen-size beds with TemperPedic mattresses - convertible to singles & a queen-size sleeper sofa for your guests, Phone (a mobile with prepaid card), Cooking Utensils & tableware provided

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