|Tipo de imóvel||fazenda / quinta|
|Estadia Mínima||7 noites|
This is the second time I stayed at Poderi val Verde and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Ulrike and now her son Fabian were great hosts and were always ready to offer help and/or recommendations when needed. First of all this location is pretty much in the middle of everything Chianti with 30 minutes to 1 hour drives to most towns like Florence, Siena, Voltera to name just a few. We stayed in La Campannina this time around (Bella Vista first time) and it was just perfect for 3 of us. Beautiful cozy nights by the fireplace enjoying some Chianti and talking about our day's events and planning next day's. A full kitchen helped us enjoy our own meals when we wanted. And the laundry facilities are great as we stayed 2 weeks and were able to pack somewhat lightly which allowed us to bring back more stuff. The dogs, cats and peacocks were fun to see everyday. Even had daily visits from some of the cats every morning. And the scenery of the hills across from where we stayed was just beautiful. We could see and hear the sheep in their enclosure and also spotted deer and wild hogs...very cool. A welcome dinner, breakfast, cooking class, olive and mushroom picking (some of these at an extra cost) just added to our wonderful vacation. A 5 minute ride to Castellina in Chianti allowed us to get groceries pretty much on a daily basis and also enjoy some of the best gelato. I'm sure we'll back sometime in the near future. We love this place that much.
I was one of four couples that stayed together in the 4 bedroom villa. It was perfect for us, plenty large enough for each one of us, and we each had a private bathroom. The villa was clean and Ulrike, the owner was more than happy to accommodate any request. She offered suggestions of where to go and what to see that were very helpful. The villa is centrally located to many Tuscany destinations. The villa is on a working farm with goats, chickens, roosters peacocks and more! The villa was a great value for the money too!
We have just came back from a vacation from Chianti and stayed in this property. We were three families with 4 little children and rented 3 villas. One of the families faced a big problem with their bed. It was bug infested. The owner changed it the day after but in any case, it was very irritating. Also be careful with extra services you want from the owner such as changing of the sheets or some extra towels. She charges outrageous amount of money for these services and you end up paying almost half of what you pay for lodging for these extras. We were booked for staying in this place for a week but we ended up staying only four days and then moved to another place. At the end of the day, it is all about your expectations. If you want to be pampered in vacation, this is not your type of place. But if you want to cook, clean and do laundry during vacation in a pleasant environment, you can consider this place. Finally, the owner of the property can try to be little nicer to the people staying in the property. Her general tone was not what we have expected from a place owner who is doing this business for years.