April 22, 2019
Matt & Lou Nicholls, UK:
“Hi Barrie, Hi Julie. Thanks for your note. And thanks again for all your patience, help and support from the time when we were first in contact all the way to and through our visit. First class support and kindness. It was a fantastic stay all round and all your tips were very gratefully received, including the Como/Tuscan restaurant on the last day which was superb. Wishing you both all the very best for the coming season”
March 12 2023
Palatial Palazzo with private lake view garden
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Five-star recommendation
Our group of 10 friends stayed at this villa as a stopover during a two week trip. We cannot recommend this rental enough. The pictures do not do it justice. It truly feels like a home, is expertly appointed, and full of beautiful artwork! The villa is divided in a way that allows for space for everyone to be in a room together, or gather in smaller spaces — the reading nook was absolutely heavenly overlooking the garden. Each bedroom provided privacy and space as well. The most outstanding part of this villa are the hosts Barrie and Julie. We have never stayed at a rental where the hosts were so graciously accommodating and welcoming. They were present at the appropriate times and always available before, during and after. It felt like we had our own concierge during the few days we were there. They helped to make reservations at local restaurants and even helped with a last minute special surprise before our arrival and also accommodated our request for a slightly early check-in after our long travel day. The other amazing part of the stay that they helped arrange was the private dinner in the villa with a wine pairing. Our chef, Dino, prepared an AMAZING meal (and accommodated a dairy allergy for a member of our party). The food was spectacular, the wine was even better (selected expertly by Barrie and Julie)! This dinner was perfect for our last meal before traveling home. We cannot wait to visit again and share this experience with more friends and family!
Date of arrival – 31 March 2023