We stayed here a week 6/9-13/9 2012. Two families (4 adults, 4 kids 6y-1y) all together.
It was great because:
A. Everything in the house, from kitchen to hot water functioned perfectly.
.B. Mauro was friendly and helpful, starting on the contract stage and till the return of deposit. We also got a lot of help from him: restaurants, hiking maps etc.
C. The garden is really great, especially if you have kids
D. Mauro's parents were very kind even with the kids' mischiefs. There wasn't a day without either fresh cookies from the oven or fresh carrots from the garden.
E. Castione is a really nice place. Yes, it is far away from the big lakes and the famous attractions but the beautiful lake Iseo is only 25 minutes away, there are many kid's attractions around (alpines slides, canopy park for young kids) and there are marvelous hiking trails, hidden in the mountains that start almost in front of the villa.
Two reservations: A. We were here on the low season. It's hard to say how the place (house and village) looks like on August
B. It's a simple place with an old kitchen for people who do not look for high end standards.More