We loved Colette and Owen's place! It was all we expected and more; the pictures don't do it justice. From the pots of geraniums on the steps leading to the door, to the beautiful flowers scattered around the yard, to the lovely herb and flower gardens, to the majestic view out every window-it was all beautiful. Being an end unit, our neighbor was a lovely field and a vineyard in the distance. The townhouse is new, very modern, very accommodating, and Colette and Owen left great instructions for everything- and suggestions for places to see and visit. We had a hard time leaving every morning to set out on an adventure as we so enjoyed relaxing with a good book and a beautiful view- and some excellent Brunello wine. Colette graciously offered her herbs and garden for us to use so cooking excellent meals was easy and quite enjoyable.
Everything was first rate- nice beds, linens, everything in tip-top shape. If you enjoy cooking, plenty of pots/utensils- and it was even stocked with some staples to get you started. Loved having the washer/dryer; very convenient. Plenty of room for several people though we had the luxury to have the place to ourselves.
The location is excellent for visiting many beautiful Tuscany towns, and it is truly a 5 minute walk to the center of Montalcino. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time.
Our sincere thanks to Colette and Owen; we truly hope to return!