We have spent two lovely weeks in villa Stefania, a beautiful and very comfortable villa in Forte Dei Marmi, close to the beach and to the Forte Dei Marmi shops and restaurants. The rooms were spacious,clean and all had lots of cupboards to store all your luggage. The garden was ideal for our granddaughter ,it was well tendered and very safe for her to play in. The whole family have spent a lovely time Stefania.
The place is an absolute dream. Italian owners Loli & Sara and Gardner Vincenzo were all wonderful and very helpful. The property was stunning and perfect for our group of 10. If I could change anything it would be to book direct with property owners and bypass the third party who we booked through just for their superior knowledge and efficiency. ( We missed out on the private chef being booked because of tardy responses from the 3rd party) It really is the Italian idyllic setting.
We rented the Villa Piazzano for a special family holiday, bringing our three children, their partners and four grandchildren together from round the world. It was a great success. The Villa is wonderfully positioned with a stunning view of Cortona and the valleys below. The evening sunsets were terrific. The villa is very spacious and very well set out. The six large bedrooms all have their own large bathrooms. The central kitchen is ideal and large and leads off to a comfortable spacious sitting room looking out on to the view. A great feature is the outdoor sitting area, seating twel...more
What a wonderful place. Best holiday we have had in years. Food,service,location etc above and beyond. The staff are amazing and really want you to have a fabulous time. So helpful and lovely. And the food.......it's exceptional. Decor is antique/country house so if you are looking for ultra modern this is not the place. But it's super clean and comfortable and we loved it. The beds were so comfy. The views out of this world. I honestly can't praise it enough. We loved it. And a huge thank you to Lucy at Bridgewater's Idyllic Italy for sorting it all for us.
This is a very beautiful villa. We paid for the pool to be heated during our stay which meant we could stay in the water for hours, gazing out at the stunning views of Amalfi and out to sea. The housekeeper was wonderful, speaks excellent English and was very helpful especially when our daughter needed to see a doctor. We only used the main house which seems to be the nicest part of the property by far. For shopping, you order via the housekeeper and a grocery store delivers to the house. There are 2 restaurants at the bottom of the steps, and one will deliver food up to the villa too.
We had such a Good Time Here!! Location is Great - Nice And secluded But its only a Short Walk to bakery, butcher, etc. The Villa was superb, the Hosts lovely and helpful- a Fine Holiday!!! Loved Every Minute - and we will be back for sure !
First time in Italy and I could not have wished for more: the villa was cosy, welcoming and clean, the compound and view - breathtaking! Our agent was kind enough to have some water/soda/coffee/food there waiting for us, which made all the difference after a long inbound trip and allowed us to relax and gather our wits. All of the facilities were in great condition. Fresh lemons, fresh apricots, fresh air, flowers everywhere, cute geckos, marvellous view, close to town, good bus connections (in case you plan on taking the bus, make sure to get Sita bus tickets in advance!),.... No complaints...more
I think this is the 4th villa we have booked thru Bridgewater and, despite all being good ( esp in Croatia ), Dalia beats the lot. An excellent modern villa with all necessary facilities, a good welcome pack, even a cinema ( to watch the Champions League final ! ) and, most importantly for the grandkids, a large pool that they loved.
Our stay in the villa was quite sensational! Great villa, spacious and full of character. The views were to die for, we loved the peace and silence of the hillside. We enjoyed the rurality of it all. Great value ...however the WiFi didn’t work as it’s very hilly, and trees which prevent access. Some of our party running businesses, so had to go to Lucca to link up. It did not spoil anything and highly recommend this gorgeous villa. Total joy!
Well-equipped villa on the slopes of Praiano with the most amazing views of the Amalfi coast towards Positano & Capri. It really was nicer than we'd expected from the photos, and meant we found it hard to tear ourselves away to explore the area. Great location within walking distance of shops & restaurants, but it's worth mentioning that the villa is not accessible by car and there are lots of steps involved to get anywhere, so it may not be suitable for all. The owner was very friendly and helpful, with local recommendations as well as responding quickly to fix a few small issues during our...more
We spent a wonderful week with our family in this idyllic , spacious and quiet place . The owner Valter was very kind and helpful. Everything was exactlly like it was shown in the pictures. Especially we like to say many thanks to Rosanna, the housemaid. She is such a lovely warm-hearted woman , who kept the house absolutly clean within a few hours. There is only one point to complain about a little bit, the mattresses were very hard .
We had a fantastic holiday! The house was perfect in order. Friendly and professional contact by arrival and departage. A well equiped kitchen ,A good qualty of beds , an airco which is more than welcome in warm Italy.
we cannot praise it all highly enough in words , just perfect , the attention to detail in the villa is astounding , , david and sylvia were really helpful
Villa Isaabella/Dodi was beautiful, made even nicer by the superb hospitality of the owners. They provided ideas of activities called to arrange bike delivery and were around to answer queries. The villa is well equipped beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The location is great for encouraging an active holiday with a short bike ride to beach shops and restaurants. Cant wait to return. The information received prior to departure was helpful but some conflicting eg saying no internet when there was, so may be good to check and update all written information before issue.
Felt very at home in the villa. Local staff excellent and saved us from the carabineri parking scam (which would not have been welcoming). Perfect location, lovely pool and helpful owner. Scala has good but small shops and is in walking distance. Ravello and Amalfi easy walk (taxi or bus back !). Didn't use the cars except for airport transfer and one trip to local Spar so not really needed. Great walking albeit quite demanding with all the steps.
This is a lovely villa - spacious, comfortable, well furnished and beautifully presented. The spectacular view of 180 degrees across a plain towards Venice can be appreciated from most rooms in the house and from the lovely garden. It is also secluded, being up a steep private drive and is surrounded by its own olive groves and vineyards. Asolo, the nearest village, is utterly charming and great for an evening drink or dinner. We had a marvellous time there and I would thoroughly recommend it.
We arrived early to the villa as previously agreed, we dropped our bags off and the villa owner directed us back to the town and a restaurant where we could get a light lunch. Once back to the villa with the help of Google translate the paperwork was dealt with. The arrival hampers which we had ordered were paid for and these were excellent. The villa is in a very quiet location on top of a hill and as such picked up any breeze which made the location much more comfortable. The villa has a very elaborate alarm system operated very simply by a push button on the entrance fob, security gat...more
We really loved this Villa. The family who met us when we arrived - Father and Son - were very helpful and welcoming. We were provided with a complimentary cooked meal the first night from the chef Katerina. It was delicious and the left overs lasted us the following day. Maria the maid came each morning at a time that we agreed and she was always smiling and very discrete going about her work quirky and quietly. The wine selection was amazing and of a high standard, we were given tomatoes, grapes and figs from the garden. All delicious. The pool is a great size and was maintained every da...more
Villa Eva had everything we needed. Family from 11 to 80. We swam in pool, enjoyed hot tub & sauna and had such wonderful evenings baking our own pizzas in the garden room. Breakfast on terrace every day. This is as well as sightseeing nearby Lucca, tower climb, picnic & bike rides on wall. Train ride to Fl,orence, visit to Vespa museum & lovely drive through Appuanne Hills. Finished with Pisa before flights home.
Villa Castelli is beautiful, spacious and comfortable, sitting on a hillside among the vinyards of an estate producing high quality prosecco wines. Lovely views, a large heated pool with huge covered outdoor cooking and dining area and large gym with views all around. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding villages and Conegliano. Very convenient for Venice airport and with a toddler and new baby in the group, this was essential. Certainly expensive, but worth it. A highlight was walking down through the vinyard to a wine tasting, followed by privately catered dinner in their purpose built und...more
Beautiful house, spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable. We loved the books and toys. David the property manager was very helpful. Mid week clean was very much appreciated and well done. Pool was down some steps from the house, children enjoyed it very much. Lucca is a super town we had a fun bike ride around the walls and some nice evening meals. Great Gelato in Ponte Marinio, we also enjoyed the little tennis club there. Drives up into the hills were hair raising but worthwhile! Thank you for a lovely stay.
We visited as a party of 10 with 4 kids and 6 adults to celebrate a milestone birthday. The villa was perfect for us - right mix of double and twin rooms, 2 en suites plus 2 other bathrooms, aircon in bedrooms, wifi, pool and, of course, the large outdoor terrace with table and seating area. Being on a hill, the views from the terrace are simply stunning and change as the day goes by. Gardens surround the villa and are well-maintained. The pool was well used every day, including by small children - there is an ankle-deep entry platform with steps down, so little kids didn't have to jump...more
very comfortable and quiet with an incredible view and walking distance from Cortona, a lovely small town
Etrusca Pino is a beautiful large house with lots of space to relax and spread out. Outside area huge with a wonderful stone pool and fridges everywhere so lots of ice creams and cool drinks always on hand. Marina (the host) was also amazing when we had a few issues . I cannot praise her enough as she went above and beyond to ensure we had a great holiday even when our car broke down.She also has an unbelievable family patisserie (Vanellis) that you have to visit ! There are a few local dogs that can be a bit noisy but apart from that.....superb house and host... thank you for a great week !
Had a lovely week with a superb location. Villa very spacious and clean. Only a couple of things needed in the villa A vegetable peeler A tray Rubber mats in the showers Would highly recommend a stay at villa cremia
From the moment we arrived we loved the villa everything tastefully furnished and comfortable. The villa has spectacular views of the bay from the terrace. The villa is very well equipped with sun loungers and outdoor eating area , barbeque area , and pool , while inside all rooms are decorated to a high standard , a well equipped kitchen, the villa also has a music system, satellite TV and wifi. Daily cleaning inside and out. This villa was kept to a high standard , and we enjoyed our stay here immensely. There are plenty of very good restaurants nearby , including a two star Michelin. Our h...more
large dining room and very good kitchen. pool area is wonderful - much better than the pictures. Excellent staff and super helpful owner
The villa was excellent the owner was friendly and ready to help and give advice of places to visit.The meal provided at the villa was very Italian and tasty.The evening was lots of fun.The air conditioning in the bedrooms was very appreciated.The pool was very popular and used every evening by all ages of the family.The location of the villa and the state of the roads were the only issue but did detract from our enjoyment.I would recommend the villa and the staff.
Fantastic villa which made a great holiday. Good pool, loads of outdoor space and very quiet. Lots of stairs, indoors had rustic decor. Good area to travel around or just stay in the villa. Would recommend.
Only one area of concern was that the villa has no private parking and you have to park at the nearby village car park and walk a few minutes to the pedestrian gate. Whilst this wasn't an issue per se, it would've haven useful to know this before packing; as we would've packed in a manner that made this a lot easier. Also, our car, along with three other non-Italian registered cars, were damaged overnight whilst in the car park. However, the villa is great, the village unspoilt and the general location and views are stunning! A small problem with the pool was resolved quickly and without f...more
The villa was well appointed and the location to town and the beach was excellent. We will be returning next year!!
We loved our stay at Casa Monaldi. It's a pretty, peaceful, rustic villa with amazing views. The pool is is lovely - fresh and clean. The outside areas were cleaned every day and the villa twice while we were there. The kitchen is a little small for the amount of people but there's an extra kitchen in the upstairs apartment which we used as well. The outside Lemon House is a perfect place to spend evenings eating and drinking. The trek to the villa up the mountain was challenging after pizza and wine but it was worth it for the views. Overall, a beautiful, quiet, idyllic place to stay a...more
Overall we had a great time at the villa but could have been fabulous with some extra touches The garden and views are beautiful and the villa is secluded The gardener, Luigi and the cleaner Lyn were very helpful Unfortunately, there was a problem with the sewage pipe during the first few days of our holidays, which spoilt our enjoyment Bridgewater were helpful and managed to get the owner to rectify the problem faster The villa is lovely but not as luxurious as we hoped for the price we paid- bedside cupboards and lamps needed Also only a few windows upstairs in the bedrooms The kitch...more
This property is a traditional Tuscan house with some impressive additional modern additions , a good sized swimming pool, a gym in an outbuilding with jacuzzi, and an exceptionally well fitted out kitchen Unfortunately the jacuzzi was empty and not in use and the gym only accessed after we asked for it to be unlocked.The television equipment could not be made to work. The wi-Fi was a little temperamental but adequate. The house is located amongst farm buildings on an unmade up road so be prepared for an unwelcome number of flies and if you have a car with a low chassis it will not like th...more
Villa beautiful and owners very friendly and helpful. Villa very remote but beautiful views. Very poor support in resolving issues from agent.
Not for the feint hearted, this villa is a good 15mins drive up a very steep, narrow, multiple hair pin bend mountain road; but once there the view looking out over Pietrasanta to the sea is amazing. We were given an incorrect road name, so it took some finding, but hopefully that has been corrected in the details supplied. The villa was not huge, but big enough, no air-conditioning in the house and the pool was freezing, but... We loved the proximity to Pietrasanta, a pretty town full of artists. It's within easy travelling distance to Pisa, Lucca and a day out in Florence is enjoyable. Th...more
The house is beautful and would have been a lovely place to stay, except that it gets exceptionally hot - and (we checked) the weather was not unusually warm for July. There is no air conditioning, which is fine in an old house, but there are also only a few windows and no doors or porch with insect screens. And there is a big mosquito problem such that you can't open unscreened windows - day or night - due to insects coming in. So you therefore cook in the house or get eaten alive whilst sitting outside. Neither option is pleasant. It would, I imagine, be a lovely place to stay at a cool...more