Beautiful farmhouse situated 12 km from Montalcino, in the heart of the production area of the prestigious wine of the same name in the vicinity of the castle of Argiano.
Entirely renovated just a few years ago, it is built in the form of a U around a typical courtyard where, beneath a veranda covered by an ancient Isabella grape vine, guests have at their disposal a spacious area furnished for dining in the open air. The large garden overlooking the vineyards has tall trees, shady areas for relaxation and a fine 7x14 m swimming pool for guests’ exclusive use.
The interior is furnished with antique pieces characteristic of the area, and embellished with precious paintings and the most tasteful upholstery. The couple who act as caretakers and also deal with the daily cleaning, live in an external apartment and on request are also willing to prepare breakfast or other meals and take care of the laundry. The main kitchen is superbly equipped with ovens, microwave, fridges and barbecue, also perfect for cookery courses. The laundry is provided with washing machine and dryer. All the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. Other amenities of the villa include an internet connection, satellite TV and stereo with CD player. The town of Montalcino is by now famous the world over for its magnificent wine, its architectural attractions and fine food. Also within easy reach are sites of cultural interest such as Pienza (24 km), the characteristic spa of Bagni San Filippo (35 km), Montepulciano (24 km), and Siena (50 km). Just 60 km away is the sea of the Etruscan coast, with the resort of Castiglione della Pescaia just one hour’s drive away. Nearest town: Siena Distance: 50 km TSI078 - 700 m² - Sleeps 12 - 6 bedrooms GROUND FLOOR: very spacious living area of approximately 80 square metres, comprising sitting room furnished with sofas and armchairs, dining area with an attractive fireplace carved out of an ancient niche, and access to the garden; two kitchens, one lavishly equipped with ovens, dishwashers, freezers and lots of other accessories, the second, also very well equipped but of more manageable dimensions; 2 double bedrooms that share the same bathroom with bath.
FIRST FLOOR: large sitting room, with sofas and fireplace, from which a staircase leads to another living area also containing gym equipment; sitting room/study with library; 4 double bedrooms, 3 of which have en suite bathrooms with bathtub while the other has a bathroom with double shower. Pergola fully equipped for dining in the open air in front of the kitchen. The bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans.
2 Jan-1 May & 25 Sep-1 Jan: US$ 8085
1 May-5 Jun: US$ 11555
5 Jun-3 Jul & 28 Aug-25 Sep: US$ 13865
3 Jul-28 Aug: US$ 16175
Extra costs and further information
Final cleaning- included in the price.
Bed and bath linen- One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Heating- Central heating according to consumption.
Electricity- Electricity included in the price.
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash Preparation of breakfast €15 per hour, preparation of dinner
€20 per hour. Guests pay for the cost of supplying the food.
Swimming-pool opening times (if available) May 1, 2010 - Oct 9, 2010
Domestic pets- Not allowed
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 1,000
Other services included in the price Cleaning during the week 8 hours, 6 times a week for a total of 48 hours.
Very clean and a nice space. Easy drive to the plaza. Overall, a very convenient place to stay in Sonoma.
We had a few issues with the woman overseeing the apartment from slow response time to claiming we paid partially and now owe additional funds. All eventually got sorted out and we enjoyed our stay. The apartment is beautiful and well located. It's a shame we felt uncomfortable with how we were treated.
We loved staying at Mark & Bonnie's place in Sonoma. Everything was great and perfectly located for our needs. Fall in Sonoma is beautiful in it's own right, but this quiet getaway allowed us to enjoy it even more.
My husband and I stayed at Lomita for our one year anniversary and had a fabulous time!
Great location as a home base for wine country excursions. Near the Historic Sonoma Town Square by way of the town's paved walking path - perfect spot to enjoy good restaurants, scenic hiking, local wineries and cycling. Just a few miles from the Russian River so kayaking is an easy option as well. Gateway to the Sonoma Valley, short drive up to the Alexander Valley, Napa Valley and Carneros Wine Region. Your own 1 bedroom place, with a furnished kitchen, wi-fi, a designated parking spot and a private back patio perfect for starting the day with your morning coffee. It looks just like the pictures!
Our stay at Rialto was brilliant from beginning to end. We especially appreciated Judit assistance in meeting us to hand over the keys she went much further than required and gave us lots of advice on our stay and how best to get back to the airport. This was fantastic as we had no idea without this advice .The accommodation was ,clean comfortable and centrally located. We felt secure and had easy access to market Rialto bridge and short walk to San Marco square. the apartment was attractive with plenty of bedding and towels ..The washing machine and dishwasher were a bonus. The apartment was large,spacious attractively decorated and made our visit to this beautiful location all the more enjoyable. We thank Judit Mark and Bonnie for such great stay in Venice