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Propretario dell'agriturismo il Gelso
Gelso Farmhouse was nice and Mario made us feel welcome when we arrived. there where a few minor setbacks when we arrived, like no hot water and the power went out, but that was fixed efficiently.
The house itself was clean and looked like it did in the pictures, the garden large with a ping pong table so there was plenty of playroom for the kids. The pool was very nice in the summer heat, especially since out apartments did not have any AC, that was o.k. for the ground floor, but the top floor apartment was really warm at night.
The location of the hose is quite remote so I would recommend that guests have a car to get to the supermarket and bakery, even if it´s not far to go there are no sidewalks by the country roads so walking there is a bit problematic.
We were 8 people staying in two apartments and overall we where quite happy with our stay at Gelso. Cortona is a beautiful town about 10 minutes away (driving) and Camuchia, another town about 5 minutes away, has everything one needs.
Arriving at the Gelson we were welcome by Lorenza who made a delicious tart. The place is very nice, clean and well decorated. We liked the place, but we must say that we found few problems there. First of all, the place is not a "entire" home, it is a hotel with several bedrooms. Our room had a nice kitchen and bathroom, but no air conditioner as Mario listed on the property. We asked for a A/C and he said it was for only another room. I asked twice for a fun and it never came to us. So, the first two night were extremely hot and horrible to sleep. Also, the place was listed with a living room and TV, but the living room and TV are in a shared area, so we were not happy about it. The city of Cortona is about 8 minutes by car, the hill is very hard and there is no side walk. Over all the place is nice, but I would never stay right in the summer in a place without air conditioner. At the end of our stay, Mario wanted to charge us 16 euros which we didn't pay because on Airbnb does not allow to charge anything extra for Government Tourist Fee, unless it was stated on the description (which WASN'T). We just tried to make the best of it and not let this experience to ruim our trip.