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A1 - large apartment in charming resort

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A1 - large apartment in charming resort

Entire apartment
6 guests3 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
Hot tub
This is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Unit A1 is a 180 square meters apartment. It has 2 floors and it is located inside an old farmhouse that is part of a beautiful country resort with pool, tennis court and private park: Castello di Pastine. The location is stunning. Inside the resort there are other apartments .

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Spa
Wireless Internet
Dryer
Kitchen
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 5PM - 7PM and check out out by 9AM

Availability

8 Reviews

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Kira User Profile
Kira
June 2018
I stayed at Guido's place with my husband and 3 children in Apartment 1A. The space was large and comfortable. Our apartment was clean but there were a few cobwebs and some dust here and there which I think is unavoidable in older buildings. There is no A/C but the walls are th…
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Response from Guido:
Thank you very much for your positive review. I am sure that your report will be useful to our future guests. I take the chance to clarify few things that could be misunderstood. Yes, we do not have A/C; it is an ethical choice we made, and we do not make a secret of it: the walls are thick, there are nets at the bedrooms windows, which allow you to leave them open during the nights letting in the nice cool breeze coming from the surrounding woods. If it is hot during the day, we use the old traditional and ecological way for "air conditioning": we keep the windows and the shutters closed so that the sun and hot air does not come in, keeping the cool inside, and we open the windows only in the evening, the night, and the early morning, when outside is cooler. Concerning the laundry room: all machines have mainly long lasting programs, because in this way they consume less power...which, again, is a positive thing for our planet (less pollution). Concerning using the washer and dryer together, there was a little misunderstanding (I guess you missed to read the detailed signs on the laundry walls): it is not that we do not want our guests to use them both together; the problem is that if you use them together there are chances that the light will go off (because in most houses in Italy we have a limited power supply). Concerning webs and dust: yes, our buildings date back to the middle-ages, and a bit of dust comes from the old bricks, even after cleaning; the webs appear just in one day...they are part of the ambient, and they do a good service to the houses and inhabitants; we like to say that we are hosted by nature. Concerning the food, condiments, toilet paper, soaps: I confirm that being a self-catering resort, we provide all the linen (for the bed and bathroom) and the furniture for living (pots, pans, forks and knives, glasses...etc.); all the other consumables are self catering (there are shops and supermarkets where you may find everything you need, within 4-8 minutes drive). Coming to us is just like renting a furnished apartment; we do not make a secret of it. Above all: in Europe and Italy we do have different habits, different tools, different ways of living...I do not know if they are better, if they are right or wrong...they are different; I believe (it is my personal point of view) that when you travel to a self catering resort like ours, living in the same surroundings as an inhabitant would is part of the experience. In order to live this experience in the right spirit, I believe that the holiday-maker should be able to appreciate the differences in the properties we are proposing in comparison with those where he/she normally lives.
June 2018
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Victoria
May 2017
This property exceeds all expectations! Guido is a thoughtful and considerate host, and we appreciated his helpful nature. Would definitely return :)
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Thorsten
September 2016
Our stay at Castello Pastine was simply wonderful! We (party of five including two children, aged three and five) had two very relaxing weeks. We stayed in 1A, a truely great appt, very large, three equally comfy bedrooms and a huge living-kitchen-dining-room downstairs with dire…
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Nathan
July 2016
A wonderful beautiful place. Perfect for our family of 5 with 3 small children. Beautiful views for miles around. Guido was very helpful, he had compiled a very comprehensive guide book, and was there to welcome us and gave me a 10+ minute talk on things we could do. We follo…
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Ryan
June 2016
We had an amazing time in Tuscany, and Guido's place was a great base of operations. After some initial mix-up with the reservation, we ended up in one of Guido's other apartments on the property (the Francigena apartment instead of 1A, which was resolved well before our arrival)…
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Response from Guido:
Dear Ryan and Family, thank you for your detailed report! I am happy to read that you have had a wonderful stay with us, and that you liked the free upgrade from unit 1A to our most beautiful unit (La Francigena). As stated in our advert, we are a self catering resort: we provide all the linen (for the bed and bathroom) and the furniture for living (pots, pans, forks and knives, glasses...etc.); all the other consumables are self catering. I guess that in some other "private places" you could find slat, oil, pepper as left-overs from previous guests. Due to agreements with some agencies, we are not allowed to keep leftovers, but we may give them upon request if available. Thank you so much for leaving the apartment in good condition. I look forward to welcome you back to Pastine in the future ^_^
June 2016
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Marie
September 2015
We stayed in Castello di Pastine 1 week : it was just delighful! Castello di Pastine is very well located in the beautiful country of Chianti : it is very quiet with a lovely garden, a beautiful swimming pool and jacuzzi, a tennis court, a barbecue, a laundry, multiple places to …
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Response from Guido:
Thank you so much Marie, you are so kind. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed your Tuscan Vacation. It has been really a pleasure having you at Castello di Pastine. We love to share the beauty of our properties with enthusiastic people like you. We look forward to welcome you back to Castello di Pastine in the future ;-)
September 2015
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Sophie
July 2016
L'endroit est tout simplement magnifique et Guido est un hote très accueillant. Merci

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Florence, ItalyJoined in July 2015
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Ciao! I am Guido, the manager and "factotum" of Castello di Pastine, a self-catering holiday-rental resort near Barberino Val d'Elsa, in the Tuscan coutryside. I was born in Florence on 1975. I spent all my childhood in Firenze. After high-school, I had the opportunity to g…
Languages: English, Italiano
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