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Wonderful setting. We had a great week and enjoyed being a part of San Giovanni. Villa well equipped and very comfortable.
Our group of 5 adults enjoyed our stay at Gordon's rustic and artfully appointed country estate. The views are wonderful, the kitchen well equipped, the washing machine and drying rack apprreciated and the bedrooms comfortable. We enjoyed the figs and plums which were plentiful during our stay (September 21-28). The wi-fi was excellent, and very welcome as a source of information and communication. Gordon was an excellent host, and good company.
Gordon's house was so beautiful! The perfect place to enjoy good food and great wine, it was so relaxing - we spent an entire day reading books with a beautiful Tuscan backdrop! Gordon was very friendly and helpful.
We visited in September and loved our time in Gordon's house. After driving down, it was such a comfortable, spacious and cool place in which to relax. It is equipped with everything that you are likely to need and we felt immediately at home.
The village is small, but has all the amenities that you need. Everyone we met was so friendly and helpful. If you are looking for lively nightlife you would need to look elsewhere, but for the rest of us, this is as good as it gets!
Gordon's house is the most wonderful house you can dream of and Gordon is really a perfect host. I had an awesome time and I would love to come back!
Wonderful, more than wonderful! The house is like a dream! The only downside - the village is quite "dead"! But the surroundings is so much alive!
This is a great house. We had a lovely time staying there for 9 days. Gordon was very accommodating with our dates when we first booked and when we had to adjust our dates. The house is very spacious for 6 people. Our two young daughters loved playing in the back yard. Gordon was also very helpful when one of our daughters needed medical care. He was able to help us get over the language barrier and get her medical attention. Overall a great stay at a lovely house and great host.
We had great expectations when we set out looking for a place to spend a month in Italy. We wanted to be close to town so we could walk to everything we needed. We wanted a view of the countryside. We wanted a small town so we could actually start to recognize most of the residents and they would recognize us. We also wanted to be close to a park for taking long walks and we wanted to be in wine country since I am a winemaker myself. L'uliviera was everything we wanted and more. Beside having everything we were looking for we also found Gordon to be an incredibly helpful host who speaks English and knows the area better than most locals. My wife and I would love to visit again and would highly recommend the town, the home and the host.
Matty and Laurie
We had a great time at Gordon's House! Cosy, well equipped, beautiful view from the terrace. Gordon was always there when we had any questions and helped us in a lovley way. He even guided us to a very nice dinner place! :)
We had the most incredible experience at Gordon's space. San Giovanni D'Asso is beautiful little town on top of a hill which provides unbelivable views from the balcony. The kitchen has everything you need, the fireplace creates a wonderful cozy environment and the house is a great size for multiple guests. Would rent it again in a heartbeat.