Isola delle Api is eco-friendly: solar panels supply hot water and electricity, ancient stone walls, provide thermal insulation and coolness even in hottest summer days.
The living room (50 sq. meters), warm and pleasant in its simplicity, has terracotta floors, stone walls, fireplace, sofas and a large dining table comfortable for 8 persons.
Kitchen is fully equipped with oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, stove, pots, pans, plates, cups and anything else; the washing machine is in another room.
In summer, the house expands outdoors, in the shade of the pergola. The garden is furnished with comfortable armchairs, seats and barbeque grills.
Pool is "above ground", (120 cm deep, 4 x 8 meters); it is quiet and safe for children from May to September; in winter, you can swim at 40 ° C in the Farma river thanks to the hot springs of Petriolo.
Three bedrooms, each with two beds, single or double, are upstairs, the largest one, with private bathroom can accommodate an extra bed;
the other two share the bathroom.
The mini apartment - a cozy nest for a pair – has a separate entrance from the garden: the two apartments can be rented separately or together.
What a lovely spot in La Toscana. Peaceful, spacious and comfortable. Angelo was a gracious host who had provided us with much information on the area and a lovely chocolate cake shaped in a heart as it was our honeymoon. I would highly recommend this beautiful home as a base to expolre the Tuscan region.
Thanks to Angelo and Tiziana for being such wonderful hosts - they greeted us on our late evening arrival with dinner (Zuppa di Pane) and dessert. They also recommended several local sights/events such as a harvest celebration in Roccastrada that we would not find on our own. We were 2 families and rented the whole house for privacy - very well fitted house for our needs. The kitchen was well equpped, including a dishwasher, oven and outdoor grill . It lacks television and internet, which suited us well. The swimming pool, which is in the grounds across the street was clean and excellent to use on a warm day. We also liked the pergola and outdoor area, which is child friendly. A recommendation in the area is to visit the thermal baths in Petriolo.
All in all, I recommend this house and the hosts.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.