This is a great rental house. Very well furnished kitchen. Good beds with nice bathrooms in each bedroom. Fireplace in living room. Outstanding outside area that is covered, with another fireplace, seating for a dozen, outdoor table and chairs. The hosts, Cinzia and Mario, made certain we were happy and helped us with anything we required. Great place to relax or to tour Tuscany.
Beautiful and charming country home, on a wonderful property with beautiful views. The pool is also wonderful and very well maintained! The house exceeded our expectations. The owners, Mario and Cinzia are great hosts and happy to help with anything you need. We also enjoyed their animals. Highly recommend!!!
As seasoned travelers many of us have stayed in apartments and houses all over Europe. This is the best. Your hosts Cinzia and Mario could not be more gracious. You only see them for an initial tour or if you ring a bell, otherwise the place is all yours. This farmhouse is remarkable. Every amenity you may want is there. Having a few big cooks along, we were delighted with how great the kitchen was stocked. We had numerous meals under the covered patio at the large farmhouse table.
There is a great coffee bar with different types of machines depending on your preference. Glassware from grappa to red wine goblets are waiting to be filled. The views down over the valley down to the amazing swimming pool are breathtaking. You are in another world, all with many sites within a short and beautiful ride away. There is a cute little market in the square in Lucolena with any small items you may need including wine and spirits, although you do not have to look past the dining/living space at the house to find a great offering of prosecco, red, and white wine all for 8 Euro or less. Very convenient in deed :-)
The bedrooms are spacious and well appointed. Three of the four bedrooms has a full bath with shower and bidet. The beds are queen size with excellent bedding. Windows overlook the property.
Guest even have an opportunity to play with the dogs, pet the bunnies, and try not to trip over the chickens. This is the epitome of a Toscana farmhouse experience. It is quiet, welcoming, and your hosts are the best! Don’t let the on-line pictures fool you, it is so much better!
We are already planning our return. It was hard to leave as it feels like home.
From the breathtaking views to all of the personal touches from hosts Mario and Cinzia, this beautiful Tuscan farmhouse exceeded all of our expectations! After spending many hectic days in Rome and Venice, this was the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Chianti region. The house is very comfortable and spacious and the outside living space is amazing! Wonderful attention to detail, with a completely stocked kitchen (including an American coffee maker and coffee!) Mario keeps a stock of wine (Chianti, Rose, and Prosecco) for your use at a very reasonable cost. The guest rooms were well appointed with plenty of storage, full size hairdryer (unlike the hotels we had stayed in), and terrific views from all rooms. Even in late May/early June, the evenings and mornings were cool outside and the house itself stayed very comfortable. We fully enjoyed the outdoor living space, unwinding in the evenings with wine and having all of our meals outside. We are animal lovers and were missing our own pets, so being able to spend time with sweet puppies Sura and Krono was an added bonus! We miss them already! Mario arranged for us to tour a nearby winery which we fully enjoyed...we loved the tasting and getting to see the wine cellar/museum with a collection dating back to 1950! Overall, we had an amazing stay and would highly recommend Montena to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in Tuscany! You will not want to leave!
I stayed at Montena for six nights with my partner and another couple. Since then we all have been dreaming of returning to enjoy this magical property more! Every moment of our experience was memorable! Every inch of the house and surroundings were enchanting! On our way home one night we saw two baby wild boar, a porcupine and a deer! If you are looking for a secluded getaway surrounded by breathtaking nature, this is the place! The pool is big and clean with incredible views of the Valdarno valley. You are surrounded by huge lavender and rosemary bushes and olive trees. The kitchen was stocked with every quality cooking tool you could imagine including a bottle of local wine, their own honey, coffee, milk, juice, fruit salad, eggs, teas, bread, cereal, yogurt...!! Hosts Cinzia and Mario who live in the back portion of the house with their own private entrance were so generous with their hosting! We felt safe having them near but they were so discreet that we only saw them when we needed something. There was also a sweet and well trained dog and a couple of sweet and playful kittens that appeared now and again and made us feel like we were home. One review I read complained about the driveway. Yes it's a dirt driveway...how wonderful! Our little Fiat 500 X handled it just fine! My only advice is to not over plan your trip. Allow plenty of time to take in the house.
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