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Michael Brubeck

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, italian, some basic Spanish

Colombiao di Momo: A Large 17th Century Farmhouse overlooking Tuscan hills

14 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this San Giovanni d'Asso holiday farmhouse

A great place to base yourself to explore Tuscany, discover great food and wines

Il Colombaio is a renovated 17th century farmhouse overlooking the Tuscan hills. Set among olives and cypress, it is fully private and only a 10-minute walk from Montisi, a warm and welcoming village with places to eat, drink and get the feel for local life.

The house is built on two stories with a large kitchen with steps up to a spacious dinning room living room open space on the ground floor. On the second floor there are three big bedrooms each with a corresponding bathroom. The house is set up to sleep three couples with the possibility of extra beds for kids or, seven adults and three kids if sharing rooms is not a problem.There are three full bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs. The kitchen is wonderful to work in: long travertine counters, a great stovetop and dishwasher, and an old work table–windows on two sides and a doors to the terrace. The house is set among olive grooves and surrounded by cypress trees with a large garden space and porch offering spaces to eat outside and relax.

Centrally located you will be within easy reach of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano and other great towns.

From the house you can hike, bike or drive in any direction being centrally located you will be within easy reach of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano and other great towns where you can visit producers of the renowned pecorino cheese, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano or Brunello wines and more.You can eat at nearby restaurants, take a wine tour, truffle tour, bike ride, go horseback riding, sit in our local hot springs/spas, visit some of the most important renaissance Tuscan cities and galleries, have someone cook for you, or teach you to make pasta. Or do it yourself and enjoy going to local markets for fresh produce, cheese, prosciutto and more.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Michael Brubeck (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, italian, some basic Spanish

About Michael Brubeck

I am American born and have now been living in Montisi and working here for 14 years and coming here since 1972 when I was five years old. The old podere ( a working farm) was lived in by generations of contadini until two years before my parents bought it in 1972. While restoring the house we wanted to maintain the simplicity and beauty of a historical farmhouse with its hand-hewn doors and manger boards, both keeping and creating a warm and welcoming environment. I still take care of the house and the surrounding olives which I prune in the spring and harvest in the fall making a fantastic olive oil that our area is known for.

Michael Brubeck purchased this farmhouse in 1972

Why Michael Brubeck chose Siena Area

At Il Colombaio di Momo you will find yourself staying in a house which has been our family home for over forty years. In the restoration of il Colombaio we preserved much of it's character and feel of it's origins. With a comfortable open space living room and an ample garden it is a great place to relax and get to know the village of Montisi with it's restaurants and bars. A small and inviting town you'll feel welcomed and experience a little of what small village life is like. If you come at the right time of year you can participate in our town festival, a jousting competition on horseback and all in medieval costume, white truffle festival, olive oil festival, a newborn film festival and more....

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveller reviews

Colombiao di Momo: A Large 17th Century Farmhouse overlooking Tuscan hills
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Wonderful Tuscan villa with views for multiple couples

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect! It has 4 large fully updated bathrooms and 3 bedrooms, as well as many common spaces. The kitchen is a modern cook's dream, and the terrace views are stunning. We practically lived on the outdoor terrace. The owner speaks excellent English and we left feeling that we had made a new friend in Michael, he was so kind. The villa was fully equipped and we didn't lack for anything. The villa is on municipal water which was nice. We enjoyed the vegetables and fruits from the property during our stay. We loved Montisi, everyone was warm and welcoming there. We stayed here with friends and had privacy as well as wonderful times together. I would recommend staying here without any hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Tuscan Home and Setting - Like Living in a Painting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were guests of the couple staying at the Colombiao di Momo for 3 weeks. As we approached it, we were drawn in by the sight of a charming 17th century farmhouse and its beautiful grounds. The villa’s rustic décor theme exuded old world charm but it had updates where it counted in bathrooms and kitchen - and wi-fi worked fine. We enjoyed dinners on a perfectly situated patio overlooking a magnificent panoramic view of the Tuscan hills. We had a joyous pizza making night using the authentic wood burning pizza oven. We were so relaxed there - we felt we had stepped back in time, to a simpler life, far away from the cares of life. We walked to the quaint village of Montisi once, and another time rode our bikes in. We enjoyed leisurely meandering in & out of the little shops. We also experienced other towns in the area and enjoyed restaurants, shopping, and great views for picture taking… and of course we took in wine tasting. Great fun!

Michael was an exceptional host in every way – so helpful in addressing our every question and making suggestions, and also very knowledgable about the history of the home and area. All in all, an incredibly lovely, functional, well kept villa which more than exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend staying here. We had a magical time under the Tuscan sun!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Large Tuscanb Villa with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived, we knew we made the right choice in staying at the Colombiao di Momo. The owner, Michael ( Momo) speaks perfect English, was very accommodating. The villa has plenty of room with large bedrooms and 4 large full baths. We stayed 3 weeks and had friends and family coming during our stay. The large kitchen was perfect for preparing meals using herbs and vegetables from the garden on the property and the outdoor wood fired pizza oven and bbq was well used. We enjoyed the dinning area off the kitchen with stunning views and the "sunset log" . We had a chef, her name was Allesandra come to give a private dinner and a cooking class. The available linen tablecloths and napkins gave our meals a first class feel. Montisi is a beautiful small village and is the perfect location for day trips. After our daily excursions of wine tasting, visiting hilltop villages, taking a balloon ride etc , we always looked forward to coming "home" to this beautiful setting. We also helped Michael harvest olives from the trees around the house which added to our Tuscany experience.

If you choose this villa for your Tuscan Holiday you will be very glad you did.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Villa first class. Maintained very well.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing spectacular sunsets. We enjoyed the herb gardens and picking fresh limes off the tree. The Villa is well maintained it offers all the amenities one would want. Had fun using the wood burning pizza oven. It is close to the town of Montisi which we enjoyed our morning walks through the Olive Groves to get fresh baked goods. You won't be disappointed in renting this Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Everyone's dream of a Tuscan farm house

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful 17th century modernized home is the epitome of what everyone dreams of a Tuscan house in the country should be.

Great location.

Very solicitous and helpful host.

If you are staying in Tuscany, this is the place you want.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heavenly Tuscan vacation !

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of six adults and two children, and the lovely old house and glorious surroundings worked wonderfully for all of us. In late May and early June, the surrounding meadowland was a field of glowing poppies, and the air was scented by the jasmine that covers one side of the house. The house is peaceful and secluded, with lovely views, and there are many fascinating little hill towns a very short drive away, as well as Siena and Florence within easy reach. Having arrived in this beautiful spot I had no desire to leave to go any further afield than the village of Montisi and would have been quite content to spend the whole two weeks with my books in a lawnchair, enjoying the local food and wine and peaceful surroundings .... but I did love our many mini-excursions to nearby villages, markets, and churches. The house is really well-equipped and has an integrity and quality rarely found in vacation rental homes. Momo was the perfect host and went the extra mile for us with great generosity of spirit. We all hated to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
133 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Montisi
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Sinalunga
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Bettolle A1 Autostrada going from Rome to Milano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Montisi
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Around Grosseto
Car: necessary

Located in central Tuscany, il Colombaio makes it easy to explore the area, discovering its foods, wines, and more. It is close to the towns of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona and the cities of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia. Il Colombaio di Momo is 1.5hr drive from Florence and 2hrs. from Rome. We are happy to help you with suggestions for daily outings, places to eat, spa's built around hot springs, guided historical or wine tours, truffle hunting tours, and give you schedules of musical events, nearby town festivals, schedules of local markets.

You can just as easily get a massage , yoga lesson, painting lessons, cooking class, bike tour, a balloon flight, or go horseback riding.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in San Giovanni d'Asso, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,125
A$7,791
 
 
Fall 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,125
A$7,791
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,550
A$7,791
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$567

Please contact us for complete information about our policies and how to pay. Il Colombaio is rented as a whole house; never room by room. The rate is for a single week, from May1 through September 30. I have a reduced rate in April,Oct and Nov.The rate is reduced for rentals of multiple weeks. Rental Rates

One week 1.800 Euro
Two weeks 3.400 Euro
Three weeks 4.400 Euro
Four weeks 5.000 Euro

Fees for cancellations/No-show

More then 6 months prior to arrival: no cancellation fee.
From 6 months to 60 days prior to reserved date, we will return the deposit if we are able to rent the house to another guest.

Your full payment is due 60 days prior to the day of arrival. Up until 30 days before arrival date, we will refund 50% of the total rental. In the last 30 days prior to the rental date, there are no refunds.

When you arrive you will find il Colombaio professionally cleaned and welcoming; additional cleaning services during your stay are available upon request.

To inquire about available dates, please contact me. I will be glad to talk with you about your visit.

Michael Moab Brubeck
[email] momobrubeck@hotmail.com
[Mobile] +39 338 8709516
[Skype] momobrubeck

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in San Giovanni d'Asso, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , This bathroom is on the ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • small bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , can be made up as either king or two singles
    Big bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , can be king and one single, or three singles
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , two single beds are available for children in attached room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking