We stayed in the ‘Vista’ property.
The first thing to say straight away, is that the hosts Jane and Giampiero are really welcoming and helpful. Jane’s communication with guests is exceptional and should not be underestimated. We made some alterations to our plans and Jane dealt with them with ease.
Good communication really became important on our arrival day. We took a flight which landed in the evening and we knew we would be arriving at the property fairly late. Due to flight delays and chaos at the car rental office, we set off from Florence airport much later than planned. We maintained contact with Jane and followed her (brilliant) directions to the house without any problems, but arrived very late and very tired. Jane met us and gave us a quick run through of everything. We had also taken advantage of Jane’s offer of getting groceries for us and we are so glad we did. It was Sunday the following day, we had plans and we knew we wouldn’t be able to get anything. If you are on a late or Sunday flight I would absolutely recommend you take up Jane’s offer!
We were due to go to the Moto GP the following morning at Mugello and had to take an early train. Jane very kindly offered to meet us early the next morning and show us to the station and where to park our car. She also helped getting the tickets. This was really helpful because we were still only just finding our feet from the night before!
Vista is a lovely property. We are fully in agreement with all the previous reviews about the views and the relaxing location. Simply stunning. We specifically chose Vista because it has a ‘full’ kitchen. We like to cook and it has everything you need. We had anticipated the rural position and the fact that in most cases you will need your car to visit restaurants etc. so we chose to eat lunch out using the car during the day and then prepare and eat dinner at home in the evening. We could enjoy a few glasses of delicious wine, sitting on the terrace, without worrying about driving. This is worth considering (unless you don’t drink of course!).
The property was spotlessly clean and the bed (which is huge), bed linen and towels are very good quality. Everything you need is in there, including a selection of wines from the local winery, which are available to buy (they are really good too).
Jasmine the dog and Peggy the cat are really friendly and funny and gave us a lot of entertainment!