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Hi, I'm Julie
I manage the property of my family that can be rented during the summer for a vacation.
I am also a wedding planner and organize beautiful weddings at the castle and also in other properties of the centre of Italy.
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The castle was really nice, had a really good time. Was awesome to be in a place with so much history. Let me say that for the price we paid I believe we got a fair deal. But with just a few amenity upgrades the place would be a 5 star resort and could command a higher price. To be up to expectations of American travelers I would highly recommend the following:
1. Get more comfortable beds. This is crucial for a good experience. I would highly recommend upgrading all the mattresses to memory foam type, they are not expensive and they would be so much better than what you have there now.
2. Get real internet! A wireless wifi hotspot is not a valid solution for a group of traveling professionals. This was a big problem, having to be in a certain proximity to a mobile hotspot device that has slow speed and with only a few computer connections supported made it very difficult. Plus, when the data cap was reached we went without internet for 2 days. If your a traveler who doesn't have to worry about staying in touch with your business then this may not be a concern but it was huge for us.
3. More hot water would have been nice. It was good if you were first or second in the shower but after that the rest of the group had to take cold showers. But this could have been due to some of the women taking baths, I have a feeling if everyone just took quick showers that it might not have been such a problem. Water pressure was good.
These are just some friendly recommendations to help get the place up to American standards if that is what you desire. I am not saying I would not stay again as is, just what I would be willing to pay more for in order to have these upgrades.
All in all we had a great time, Julie was a great hostess and gave us lots of good recommendations. Her kitchen staff was absolutely amazing and cooked us the best meals that we had during our entire 2 weeks in Italy. The castle grounds are amazing, the pool area is amazing with awesome views of the lake. The place is not far from plenty of restaurants, etc. nearby so you won't get bored. I would highly recommend anyone to come and check this place out and I am very thankful to Julie for the experience.
L'endroit était vraiment très calme et en pleine nature avec la proximité de belles villes entre l'Ombrie et la Toscane. Situation idéale pour visiter les deux régions et se détendre au bord de la piscine avec une vue "comme à la mer". Le "village" est très bien organisé: Barbecue, lingerie, salle de télévision... Idéal pour être en famille nombreuse (25) sans être les uns sur les autres. Pleins de petites maisons accolées avec des configurations différentes... Belle adresse!
nous avons vraiment apprécié que vous ayez rester à notre place.
Nous espérons vous revoir un jour!
The place is really beautiful, with an incredible view of the lake. The pictures on the site of our actual apartment weren't very clear, but once we arrived we found that it was very charming and had been well described.
The only thing about the apartment was that we weren't able to tell from the pictures or description what the kitchen consisted of, and we found it to be a fridge, a sink and two hotplates. This was adequate but we do enjoy cooking and would have been happier with a more extensive kitchen.
There is traffic noise from the large road at the bottom of the hill, but we soon got used to it. However the benefit of being in a slightly more busy area was that there were nice restaurants and pretty towns a short drive away. We also played lots of tennis at the local hotel El Gabbiano (costs 10 euros; we took our own racquets but they do have some).
All in all a wonderful place to stay, with a really nice pool, places to barbecue, and to sit and watch the beautiful sunsets.
We had a very pleasant and relaxing time at Julie's place. The location is fantastic, and also our two boys enjoyed most of all the pool with a fantastic view on the lake. We visited Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi and some villages in the area. All easy to reach. The apartment was nice. However we had some complaints, but Julie took care of everything instantly. The kitchen is a bit small though and not well equipped. But this may be Italian style. In the center of the houses you will find a very nice grill where we had some great barbecue. Just be aware of the mosquitos. The house is not easy to find. We recommend to arrive during daylight.
Un'accoglienza precisa e efficace, la descrizione dell'annuncio corrisponde perfettamente all'alloggio; anzi direi che le foto pubblicate potrebbero essere migliori perchè il sito è veramente fantastico.
Sehr schönes, idyllisch gelegenes Landgut mit wunderbarem Blick auf den See, in ein paar Kilometern gibt es einen gut sortierten Supermarkt, der Pool wird jeden Tag von einem Gärtner gereinigt. Schönes großes Gemeinschaftzimmer in einem Haus, genauso wie die gemeinsame Piazza mit Grill. Ein wunderbarer Ort, wenn man mit Freunden gemeinsam Urlaub machen will. Allerdings muss man daran denken, dass es im Sommer einfach viele Mücken gibt. Die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Es ist ein sehr altes aber schönes Anwesen, der Pool war natürlich perfekt zu dieser sehr heißen Jahreszeit, vorallem für die Kinder. Der Blick über den See ist sehr romantisch. Das Appartement selbst war perfekt für ein Familie wie wir es sind, Eltern mit zwei Kindern. Die Betten waren sauber und wir haben gut darauf geschlafen. Wir würden es gerne wieder in Anspruch nehmen. Kritik wäre : - wenn es heiß ist bräuchte jedes Zimmer einen Venitlator. - das Bad war sauber aber ohne Fenster ist immer ein Nachteil - die Duschabtrennung war nicht dicht - Brausekopf war defekt - die Wohnung insgesamt war staubig nicht durchgewischt - die Küche unter eine offene Treppe zu positionieren ist schlecht, jedes Staubkorn fällt als Beilage in den Topf - der Kühlschrank war zu klein und ohne ein echtes Gefrierfach.
Julie was a good guest , she is welcome any time .