“This home swap made my Tuscan dreams come true! It is truly a wonderful property with everything you could ever wish for. It accommodates a number of people easily, and we reveled in cooking in the well-equipped kitchen and dining al fresco nearly every meal. The pool was a bonus and always kept immaculately clean by the friendly Marco (caretaker and gardener). A highlight was eating the tomatoes and other vegetables and herbs fresh from the garden. Angie and Paul are generous and considerate hosts (and have been perfect guests in our Sydney home) and we really can't thank them enough for allowing us to stay in their fabulous Tuscan farmhouse. Unforgettable!”
Angie's reviewsAs a host (8)
“Angie and Paul's Tuscan property is absolutely stunning with beautiful 360 degree views set in rural Tuscany near the Val d'Orcia. The main home is large, comfortable and accommodating with beautiful luxurious bedrooms, bathrooms and gorgeous views. The main kitchen is large, well equipped and perfect for entertaining. Surrounding the main residence is a charming courtyard, olive groves, a scenic hillside, a large swimming pool and two guest bungalows. It's an easy walk into the nearest town but just far enough away to be quiet and private. Angie & Paul have spared no expense to make this a wonderful retreat and they made us feel very welcome when we arrived with local food and wine. A charming caretaker who speaks English was on hand to answer questions, orient us and make recommendations for our stay as well as to maintain this very large property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this rural country villa. Each day we woke to stunning views and found new things to do and places in the area to explore. Angie and Paul made us feel very welcome and communicated with us regularly. It was truly a memorable stay and we highly recommend it. ”
“If you have a dream of a Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by olives trees and fields of hay and vines you would be delighted to arrive at Angie’s home. The house is lovely and the views sublime and any help and advice is provided by Marco who is Angie’s local support. The swimming pool surrounded by lavender roses and jasmine is perfect to cool down in after a day of visiting hillside towns and villages. Thank you for sharing your slice of Tuscan paradise with us. See you in Sydney in January 2020 Francine and Stephen ”
“Wonderful experience, good wine, good food and beautifully look after house. Easy to get to the shop and very good restaurants. Plenty of things to see and do. ”
“Angie & Paul were wonderful hosts and were very communicative prior to and during the swap. Their local contact, Marco, couldn't have been more helpful and was on hand during the swap to welcome us to their home and give us local advice. The house is very comfortable, beautifully furnished and wonderfully located in a delightful quiet are in Tuscany surrounded by wonderful historical towns and excellent wineries. A gem house in Italy! Thanks so much for the wonderful time ”
“Angie and Paul's property is exquisite. The most beautiful views and surroundings; spacious, classic, very well equipped Tuscan farmhouse; two lovely cottages and a wonderful pool. All this AND fresh produce each day from the garden! We had a truly memorable family re-union.”
“Our recent stay at Angie & Paul’s lovely farmhouse, Podere Cavargine, was simply magical. Each room is lovingly appointed and very comfortable, offering stunning views from every window, which we will never forget. My husband, daughter and I really enjoyed the saltwater pool, set at just the perfect temperature, providing spectacular views of the sprawling, rolling hills of Tuscany. At night, the sky was breathtaking as thousands of stars twinkled overhead. The farmhouse itself is built of stone, wood and brick and the archways were quite enchanting. The kitchen is modern and spacious and we even cooked a delicious Italian meal during our stay, using cherry fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and basil from Angie & Paul’s plentiful garden. Marco, the caretaker, was so helpful to us, providing us with the garden goodies, as well as giving us tips on where to go and what to see; moreover, we enjoyed our early morning chats with him very much. Podere Cavargine’s location is perfect for trips in and around the San Giovanni d’Asso area and we thank Angie & Paul for their gracious hospitality, plus all of their restaurant and activity recommendations, which were spot on. This was a really special, once-in-a-lifetime trip for us. We highly recommend Podere Cavargine for its charm, beauty and simple elegance in a fabulous country setting. We loved it! ”
“Fantastic house in a stunning location. House has everything needed for a great stay. Very helpful gardener/ manager of the property. Hosts Angie and Paul very easy to communicate with. Situated in the heart of Tuscany with so much to see and do in the surrounds.”
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