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Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing


… insects! [obviously not fleas or bed bugs!!!!]

The space

This large room has a double bed, cooking corner, minibathroom, two windows looking on to apple trees and veg gardens and forest and afternoon sun, big double door in courtyard for morning sun. Size 5 x 5 m. Car essential (7 km from shops). The tiny hilltop village of Tonni is in the middle of a protected forest and was built in medieval times from local stone. NO TV, no radio, no internet.
In May 2016 I am looking for someone to water my vegetable garden for 5 days. 15 km from SIENA (Tuscany)

Guest access

There is a shared space in front of your door - a sort of off street courtyard/garden. You can put chairs out for breakfast and to enjoy the morning sun. The neighbours are very nice and friendly. I live upstairs.
I will show you my garden on the other side of your room where you can go and sit privately. We don't have fences and you can wander without people wondering who you are or what you are doing.

Interaction with guests

I am almost always around.

Other things to note

Don' t come if insects freak you out. We have them in our houses too.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Be respectful to my neighbours (of course you will be!)
Don't have water heater and oven on at the same time or the relay will cut out. Be parsimonious with hot water. Please differentiate your rubbish. Please don't use strongly scented personal products. No smoking. No dogs.


This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

3 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Christina User Profile
May 2017
Me and my boyfriend Thomas visited Helen at the end of May 2017. Our stay at Tonni couldn't had been better. Helen is a very careful, friendly and kind woman. She gave us a lot of tips what to do around Tonni, where we could get some fresh and regional products and what makes the area so special. Even she brought us some fresh strawberries from her garden. She is simply great. The accommodation was as we expected it: A very nice little place. The neighbors were very friendly as well. Tonni is a small village in the middle of the woods. So it is a very peaceful and quiet place. But Siena is not far away and some small towns where you can run some errands as well. The weather was good. May is the perfect month for a traveling to Tuscany.

Mckenzie User Profile
May 2017
Amazing space in the tiny town of Tonni, about an hour's drive from the main towns (Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino). The space is minimal and small, but is a perfect cottage for budget travelers wanting a "true" Tuscan experience. You are surrounded by nature and wildlife -- truly a beautiful little town. Helen was an amazing host and she provided us with everything we needed, including bread and homemade jam!

Astrid User Profile
January 2017
Our stay at Helen's place was great. Tonni is a pretty village located in the provence of Siena, surrounded by beautiful hills in a peaceful location. Helen is a fantastic host, a very warm, kind and friendly person. She is always available when she is around, as she lives next door. The house is very cosy and there is also a wood stove which creates a romantic atmosphere so the place is perfect for a couple! :) My partner and I went there for the new years' eve and although it was winter the house was never cold as the wood stove worked perfectly well. Tonni is also a great location to explore the beautiful surroundings as it is at short distance from Siena and other medieval towns! I would surely recommend Helen's place.

Jorn User Profile
October 2016
We stayed here in october 2016 for 4 days and really enjoyed our time. Helen is very hospitable. She even brought us some fresh tomatoes and nuts from her garden in the morning. Also she was helpful with tips where to go in the area. A real experience on the countryside but yet close to everywhere.. We hebben hier 4 nachten geslapen in Oktober 2016. Helen is erg gastvriendelijk en bracht ons zelf wat tomaten en noten 's ochtends. Ze had ook goed advies waar heen te gaan in de omgeving. Echt een beleving hier op het platteland en zeker een aanrader!! Мы остановились у Хелен на 4 дня в октябре 2016. Пребывание в данном месте оставило только приятные впечатления. Хелен очень гостеприимна. Она даже принесла помидоры и орехи , выращенные в собственном саду. Также мы получили всю необходимую и полезную информацию о данном регионе. Сам дом находится в тихой деревушке неподалеку от большого города.

Som User Profile
September 2016
If you want to live off the beaten track and get away from the city lights this will be an ideal pits top Helen was very helpful and made our stay a very pleasant one.

Jonas User Profile
August 2016
Our stay at Helen's appartmant was wonderful. We immediatly felt at home and we didn't want to leave! Helen is super helpful and friendly, she gave us a lot of tips of what we can do in the area. When we arrived she already prepared our breakfast and we had homemade tomatosauce and jam in the fridge. In our oppinion the appartment looks even better in reallife than on the pictures. We would recommend her appartment to anyone!

Soroush User Profile
July 2016
Helen is a lovely and amazing host and person. She warmly welcomed us into her place and accommodated us with more than we expected. The house is located in a lovely village which allowed us to enjoy the beautiful surroundings as well as travel around Tuscany with ease. The apartment is very cozy and beautiful and it also comes with an awesome new bed!!

Tonni, Italy · Joined in August 2012
Helen User ProfileHelen is a superhost.

I have a degree in Physics and work as a scientific translator, freelance, from Tonni by internet. I try to tread lightly on the Earth. I am interested in everything, but particularly in local economies, ideas for a better world, and protecting the earth and the environment, including the area where I have chosen to live. I am active in local and regional groups that seek to prevent speculative interests from ruining our beautiful landscape and our fertile soil. I grow my own vegetables and have a cat. Occasionally I do special offers for garden/cat minders. I like meeting people who enjoy the countryside and do not freak out on seeing a centipede.

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