A marvellous vacation
We had an absolutely marvellous vacation, and our week at the lovely Villa Bucine was all that we expected and more. The property is gorgeous, and it combines a secluded setting with proximity (an easy walk!) to the town of Buccine.
We visited this delightful town several times and enjoyed some terrific gelato (along with other good snacks) at local spots. The residents were very friendly and helpful whenever we asked for directions or assistance. We were especially pleased that Buccine has a train station that facilitated our travels to and from Florence.
The villa is spacious, and our party of 7 had ample room to gather and eek separate space as needed. We enjoyed the pool, and the kitchen is excellent. Having an ice maker is a real plus! As others have noted, Maria is a gem. She was a joy to be around and prepared excellent dinners for us on several of our nights at the villa. Four group members took a cooking class with her, and they loved it!
The villa’s setting is beautiful, with sweeping views of the Tuscany countryside and its hills. We sat on the balcony every evening that we were there to enjoy the sunsets. The ground floor porch and second floor balconies are both large, offering great space for group gatherings or morning coffee.
We would recommend Villa Bucine highly, particularly for a group that wants to both get away from it all yet be close to a town and have access to trains. I found Villa in Italia to be an excellent planning partner. Everything was clear, and all was as advertised.
Many thanks for all that you did to make our vacation a huge success!
An amazing stay
We had an amazing experience staying at Villa Bucine. Our travel agent was a huge help finding the right place for my large family to stay in Tuscany. We had a last minute cancellation, and she worked around the clock to find the perfect alternative for us. She has been to many of the villa’s personally, so she knows the area well and understood our needs and how to meet them.
We had a group of 14 people stay here, and even with such a large group we never felt like we were on top of one another. Each bedroom had an en suite bathroom and there was space for us all to relax without feeling crowded. My elderly mother can’t walk stairs well and it was quite difficult to find a villa that had a ground floor bedroom. There were only 2 steps down into her bedroom, and one small step in the house.
The kitchen is beautiful and well stocked for a rental. There is even a wood burning bbq in the backyard. The only small complaint we had was the A/C was not great in the bedrooms, and during the August heatwave, it barely did anything to help.
But overall the villa was gorgeous, comfortable, and spacious. We enjoyed wonderful day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Montevarchi, Arezzo and Florence of course!
After long days walking in the heat and over cobblestones the hot tub and sauna room were amazing. We enjoyed many a sunset looking out at the view from the hot tub!
The owner was an enormous help! He gives great advice for outings and even found us one day when we were lost going into town and led us to the shop we were looking for! He was an excellent host, never intrusive but always there when you needed help or had a question. I would highly recommend this beautiful villa and I hope to return one day myself.