About This Listing
THE DAILY ROOM RATE IS 76 EUROS [two people can share the room] breakfast is not included. Please read the house rules section!
PLEASE CONTACT US ANYWAY WE HAVE 6/7 ROOMS AND THE CALENDAR GETS BLOCKED AT THE FIRST BOOKING, IT IS THE LIMIT OF THE AIRBNB SYSTEM. WE HAVE CREATED VARIOUS LISTINGS FOR EACH ROOM AND SO YOU CAN BOOK FROM THE OTHER ROOMS. YOU CANNOT BOOK MULTIPLE ROOMS FROM HERE UNLESS WE SEND YOU A SPECIAL OFFER. PLS CONTACT US. The old stone house is near the town of Vinci where Leonardo Da Vinci was born. Located on the slopes of Montalbano in the heart of Tuscany [Montalbano del Chianti road] ... delicious wine and olive oil! We have 6 en suite double rooms available. This 4-level-house with a common kitchen and lounge is decorated with art from all over the world and has warm colours: a perfect place for art lovers! The new swimming pool is ready together with a lovely terrace with an amazing view on the valley, ideal for breakfast, cocktails and dinners. The location is perfect; you can reach Florence within 40 mins and towns like Lucca and Pisa within an hour and only 20 mins from Pistoia, A new parking area was recently finalized.
No smoking in bedrooms, we allow smoking in outdoor areas.
It is requested that utilities are used in a reasonable manner. Lights, heater, air-con should be turned off when not needed.
only in one room we can add an extra bed for a child and we charge 15 euros extra per night
we provide one hand towel and 2 bath towels per room, a soap and toilet paper, bring any extra from home, we do not provide towels for the pool
we are not professional hotel managers, if you have any complains please feel free to talk to us and we will try to accommodate your needs
pls consider that we live in a country house and although we try our best to make your stay memorable we are NOT a 5 star hotel and if you look for perfection pls do not book with us
wi fi is BY CHOICE available ONLY in the lounge and it is free, there will be no connection in rooms or other areas, we prefer if people use the space to know each other, relax and unwind.
The kitchen is fully equipped however if there is something you may need you can ask us. Coffee makers for filter coffee and espresso are available but we do not provide coffee or any other food.
Meals are served ONLY in periods when Giacomo is at home. If Rolly is alone cannot take care of everything, however we have restaurants nearby. A chef can be booked but only for groups.
Rooms are served only when you check in, during your stay we do not clean rooms.
We advise to come by car to better explore the region.
Do not leave anything behind when you leave we will not be able to send back
We can organize cooking class, wine tasting and olive oil tasting + mountain bikes (website hidden) class will be possible only for groups of 4/6 people.
For more questions pls write to us. We suggest not book without a proper exchange of messages, thanks
Leider war Giacomo bei unserer Ankunft nicht anwesend. Aber sein Bruder hat uns herzlich in Empfang genommen. Das old stone house ist sehr ausgefallen und unser Zimmer war gut. Leider waren wir von dem Garten und dem Pool sehr enttäuscht. Es ist ein sehr schönes Anwesen, aber es kümmert sich kein Mensch mehr um den Garten etc. Das ist wirklich sehr schade. Die vorhandene Lounge, die auf den Bildern zu sehen ist, lädt nicht zu gemütlichen Abenden ein. Schade!
Isabella u. Rainer
We had a very great stay at Giacomo's place. Though we didn't see the host other than when we arrived and left after 3 days, we were welcomed properly and we've been shown the villa facilities. We had access to a pool, a kitchen, a living room, a private bathroom with shower, a patio and all we needed to enjoy a great stay. The view is stunning and you can enjoy the place to relax, have a drink and enjoy the pool. Keep in mind the the wifi is only available in the living room. Also, we think it would be preferable for you to look for the place during day time. Roads are very tights and sometimes steep. We had a little difficulty to find the place (even with Giacomo's indications) since we were not used to drive in Tuscany. But once we found it, we immediately fell in love with the place. We where 2 adults with no children.
I have always wanted to come stay shortly after discovering Airbnb but wasn't able to find the time etc so imagine my delight when I finally check in! Room and bathroom are clean-nice hot shower. We had the top two (attic) rooms which were beautiful-not recommended for tall guests at all since we had to be careful as well (we are less than 1.6m height). Giacomo was around and had the pleasure of meeting and having him cook us breakfast for a small fee. Communication with Rolly was quick and precise. The dogs were lovely, the pool was lovely and the view is so worth the trip! I will be back and next time with a car and for longer!
Our stay in Lamporecchio was definately the highlight of our Tuscany tour. The view is just amazing and, in itself, worth the trip. Giacomo`s place is really nice as well and had everything we were looking for. Thank you for having us!
"Schönen Abend" from Germany!
Piece of advice for people planning on coming with their bicycles:
We came from Florence (approx. 45 km away) and chose the foot route on google maps. Don`t make the same mistake unless you`re hardcore bikers. We ended up heaving our bikes up the mountain for 2,5 hours and an about 50% gradient. Make sure to take the car route and ride the strada provinciale. ;)
What can we say? our stay was beyond beautiful and magical !! The country side.. the home, the views. It was the perfect location. Our room was extremely comfortable and the views from our window were storybook gorgeous. The pictures of the home are just as the home looks. Thank you to Giacomo and Rolly. Thank you
The location is beautiful, scenic and tranquil and the views from the property are breathtaking. We didn't get to meet Giacomo but Rolly was there to welcome us. It is a shame we couldn't stay there longer. Just one thing to keep in mind if you are planning to drive, the house is on the hills and the drive is steep. We were relying on our phone GPS and we lost signal when were 10-15 mins away. However, the directions provided by Giacomo are quite detailed and helped us get there eventually. But it a hilly road and if you take the wrong exit or drive further, taking a U-turn may be extremely difficult, just something to keep in mind. All in all, if you want to experience a real Tuscan life, this is a great place to be. Do not miss visiting Vinci, the birth place of Leonardo which is only a few miles away.You can visit a musem dedicated to Leonardo's work and Leonardo's birth place, it is also a great place to grab a nice lunch.
We had been told about the Old Stone House by family and it did not disappoint! The place is lovely and we had a great night there. It was a little bit of a bummer to be the only ones there, but we still had a great time. The driveway is a killer, but worth the struggle to arrive.
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About the Host, Giacomo
I am a professional photographer and media consultant. I am based in Tuscany but i travel around the world for my photo assignments and trainings. I work mainly for UNICEF and other UN agencies. I have been living outside Italy for over 20 years between US, Ivory Coast, Kenya and South Africa. I have also a place in Manila in the Philippines, Miami Fl. and New York City. I love photography, art, travelling.