Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 13+1)
- English, Italian
My family has more than 12000 olive trees nearby and produce olive oil.
Marco purchased this Villa in 1966
Why Marco chose Reggello
this was our family's country villa since the 60's and due to the fact that we don't use it anymore (because every new family has his own country house) we rent it.
What makes this Villa unique
The real place it's a lot better than the photos let you imagine. You can read the rewiews and be sure you don't be disappointed by this fantastic place. You pay 1/3 than to stay in a 4 star hotel in Florence and you are in an unforgottable private villa with pool and a beautiful enlightened tennis court. This is a practical place to visit all the Tuscany.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Great place for big groups
We had a great holiday at Villa Maria. Amazing views, garden and pool.
Outstanding hosts and villa
We stayed in this lovely villa for 7 nights in September and we got just what we asked for - a relaxing Tuscan experience. Tommaso, Marco, Raffaele, and Donato were amazing hosts, and warm and welcoming people. We hired Donato to cook for us 3 nights that week and were just blown away by his talents in the kitchen. Every meal was 4 courses, every meal was different, and every meal was delicious. Tommaso was extremely friendly, responsive, and the perfect Ambassador to the beautiful town of San Donato. We had a group of 8 adults and 1 baby (one-year) and we never got in the way of each other; each group had their own room and the living space spills down to the pool. The one problem we did have was mosquitoes. We went in mid-September and everyone was getting bit in the evenings. Other than that, everything was perfect.
Absolutely amazing experience!
We stayed at Villa Maria for 10 days with 2 families in early June and it was magnificent! The villa and grounds were even better than the pictures. Marco and his son were incredibly helpful. We hired Donato to cook three nights for us and his meals were the best we had while in Italy. We would absolutely stay there again and highly recommend it. It is a wonderful Tuscan escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Oh, and the views and sunsets are to die for!!
Beautiful Home in a Spectacular Setting
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Maria! The house lived up to all the reviews and photos, and the view was stunning. The location was very convenient. We especially liked being able to walk to town for coffee and pastries each morning, and having the train station so close made it easy to get to Florence.
Like many others, we had Donato cook for us 2 nights. We had arranged to have him come our first night, and this was a life saver since, due to flight issues, we didn't arrive until quite late. The food was amazing, and there was enough left each time for lunch and dinner the next day. I would recommend that everyone have him cook at least once during their stay.
Thank you for a wonderful time!
The Villa Maria is a Perfect Setting for Families
Our multi-generational family two glorious weeks at Villa Maria, a group of twelve. Ages and interests ranged in age from 12 years to age 86 years young. The spaciousness in and outside of the Villa had ample room to enjoy all it has to offer, including the beautiful swimming pool and, in the evenings, the game room featuring a pool table and card/game tables. With six young adults in our group, every amenity was fully utilized.
We are a family of great cooks making the kitchen facilities utilized to their fullest for our party of 12. On two special evenings, Marco (the owner), made arrangements for Chef Donato to shop and prepare our family authentic Tuscan meals which were amazing. Should you choose the Villa for your group, please consider having Chef Donato prepare at least one of your meals - you will not be disappointed!
These two weeks in Tuscany were the first time in 11 years that our scattered families were able to meet in one place once again. It was a special time for bonding and I wish to sincerely thank Marco and his on-site caretaker, Rafaelle, for attending to our needs and making this truly a trip of a lifetime filled with wonderful memories for all.
A beautiful villa from which to truly enjoy Tuscany
Tuscany is as beautiful as you can imagine and the Villa Maria is a tremendous property from which to explore the area. We rented the Villa for two weeks--the first with 11 adults who are friends, and the second with 8 family members. The Villa was everything portrayed in the description and so much more. The view of the valley, the ability to walk to a little town, the spaciousness of grounds and varied places to sit and drink wine, laugh and relax were wonderful. The driving direction to the Villa are tricky, but once you get there, it was easy to find the place again and again!
The Villa itself is charming, with a large living room, dinning room and kitchen. A few of the bathrooms had to be shared, but we were able to make that work. The pool area is large with places to lounge and sit in conversations. The pool was not heated, but that was refreshing during the warm days. There were limited supplies (toliet paper, paper towels, dishwashing soap, etc--so be prepared to shop after you arrive), but things like towels, and linens were supplied. The washer and dryer take time, but work fine. There is a groundskeeper on site so if anything needed immediate attention it was taken care of. The Villa is close to the train (about 10 minutes) so that people could go into Florence or elsewhere, and is close to a larger town (Reggello) for banks and supermarkets. Most the towns that you might want to visit (e.g., Siena, Cortona, San Gimignano) were about an hour away--traffic in the late afternoon getting back to the Villa was hectic, but not impossible!
Marco is a delightful host, and was there to answer all of our questions. Once our reservations were made, it was easy to work with him to transfer payments, and request help with events. For example, we used Danato as a chef for 3 meals. They were outstanding and far superior to what we had in restaurants--in addition to which he is charming and his little English is just enough to make it fun. Marco also helped arranged for a birthday dinner at one of the restaurants in the area.
All of us had a wonderful time, and regretted having to leave this beautiful place. I would highly recommend Villa Maria...and I hope to return someday.
churches, winery tours, sight seeing, walking, scenic drives, groceries.