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Tuscany/Chianti Villas

Good Afternoon All!

In May of 2024, we will be traveling to Italy with a group of 10-14 friends. Our final stop will be in the Tuscany/Chianti region in a villa. In doing some basic research, there are a number of options with VRBO and AirBnB. Right now VRBO has an outrageous number of additional fees for stays, so I'm leaning towards AirBnB.

Aside from the previously mentioned vacation travel websites, are there others out there that anyone could recommend? I've seen LuxuryVillas, and "the Collection", but I thought I'd ask the seasoned pros on Rick's travel forum for any suggestions.

Thanks,
Scott

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We looked and looked until we found Karen at Chianti dash and dash More dot com in Panzano.
The villas they rent are only found on their website and she knows them well. We were a large family group with teens and everyone loved our villa. We asked for a villa near a town, within walking distance for the kids. We asked to have a chef come over and cook dinner for all of us one night and it was a highlight our time there. I can’t recommend this agency and Karen enough and checked their credentials carefully before booking.

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Scott

Late September 2018 took “La Villa di Primo” at Cavriglia for a week. Currently shows up for Booking.com, Airbnb and others. Did not use any of these as my daughter in laws relatives put us in direct contact with the owners. A nice gentleman in his late 60’s. Probably a little over 70 now. We are contemplating it for a similar time next year.

10 adults 5.15 children. Was perfect size and location for us. Comfortable Italian middle class country decor. Gorgeous pool. We had 4 cars. Owners insisted on providing dinner meal on arrival on Saturday evening. It was a nice meal. Then prepared our own meals for the rest of the stay. Easy to purchase food from the area and co-ops.

Maybe worth checking out.

Regards Ron

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10 adults 5.15 children.

Hey Ron, you always give great information.

Curious though - I don't have any input to the question so purely curious - how do you work "5.15" children?

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@ Nigel. Thanks for the question. Well, it is like this.

My second daughter and husband had a girl followed by a boy and thought another boy would be good. Their initial plan was for a European conception, preferably Italian, but got a little eager. Found out just as they flew out. About 5-6 weeks in. (about .15 by my maths)

Like our new Princess of Wales, suffered badly from morning sickness, but all day. Helps with controlling the weight gain. Pregnancy itself is not a sickness. Did an excellent job handling the morning sickness well on the continent and enjoyed the 7-week trip with help from the others in the family. Now have a 3.5-year-old boy who loves pasta and for a while, garden snails.

So, to recap 5 grandchildren and an incubation in progress. We had a fantastic time visiting the relatives, friends and just relaxing. We enjoy holidaying as a family.

Regards Ron

Scott, apologies for the little side trip.

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This is where we always rent…we have stayed in 3 of the different villas and loved them all. The location is wonderful…just 30 min east of Siena…an hour south of Florence.
https://arcenorentalsclub.com/
Anna Crawford is wonderful to work with and Gaia, the concierge, is the most helpful!