“Excellent place for relax.” First of all owners gives atmosphere like at home! House is very nice and comfortable. Location is perfect for relax and traveling around by car (south Tuscany and all Umbria). The lake nearby is beautyfull.
We thoroughly enjoyed your time at La Vigna. Lorraine and Sal are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. We loved our time in the pool and the tranquil environment surrounding the apartment.… More
“Excellent rural location, very comfortable and ideal place to relax”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
We have stayed at La Vigna a number of times and have found it an excellent location both to explore the local region and to relax in the grounds of the property. With the particularly hot weather thi… More
“Perfect for relaxing and sightseeing”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2012
The property is nicely secluded amongst the Umbrian countryside it is in an excellent location both to explore the local area and to relax by the pool and gardens. The villa is well equipped with ev… More
“Wonderful place to stay” We found this a very welcoming place to stay. It started with the well provisioned welcome pack, which was greatly appreciated. Jude and Bill could not have been more helpful in providing us with good advice and showing us the
Bill and Jude Thanks very much for sharing your idyll with us during our stay. We arrived as strangers and left as firm friends.
The welcome pack left us with little shopping to do making more tim… More
“Lovely house in a breathtaking location” We stayed in this house during for the Ironman 70.3 World Champs and the house was perfect for us. It is spacious and very comfortable in a perfect location allowing us to walk to everything. The house is very
Very comfortable house( suitable for 2 families) in a silent street,not far from city express, shops and city center. Zell am See is a great old beautiful town, shmitten ( max is 2000 m) is good for … More
We are delighted you enjoyed staying in our home. See you again next year.
“Super, spacious family house in the centre of Zell an See.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Great location an easy walk from the pedestrian heart of Zell and the main ski lift. Charming house with character and plenty of space for our large family of 6!… More
“Great house, great location”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
Lovely well equiped house, close to the lake and the main town. Plenty of room for a group of travellers, lovely to have outside space and a place to store bikes… More
Thanks for the review. See you again next year. MOH
Lieu de vacances idéal car en plein coeur des pins, entre Océan et lacs. Idéal avec des enfants, en famille, avec des amis.
Maison très jolie, très calme, lumineuse, agréable et fonctionnelle.
Reviewed 26 Aug 2015
Nous avons passé un moment inoubliable dans cette maison calme et pleine de charme! Le cadre est magnifique, on y trouve tout ce dont on pourrait avoir envie en vacances: la mer, le lac la forêt et … More
“Lacanau for ever”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
Great place to rest. un très beau souvenir. a une prochaine fois ! La maison est de qualité et le propriétaire trés réactif. Les enfants ont été enchantés.… More
“Great stay especially with young children” This is our second holiday at Villa Leon. We know the area very well as we had a Villa here. The villa is spacious and modern. The outside area is perfect, pool is quite cold though and need a couple more sun
“relaxing peaceful holiday” we have recently returned from our holiday staying in this villa, we really enjoyed it so much so, as we are returning again later in the year. we loved the villa which was equipped with everything, fitted kitchen with fu
Sue and I spent a week here. It is a superbly maintained villa and is equipped for every need, no doubt because it is a home and not just a holiday let. The patio and garden were drenched with sunshin… More
Appartamento super pulito e ben arredato, con tutte le comodità, come si nota dalle foto, un terrazzo grandissimo con ampia vista sulla città di Alcamo. Geograficamente ben posizionato, a pochi minu… More
“Relax, Relax!” We spent a week in San Giovanni. We were looking for a relaxing time away from the rush. The location of the appartments is wonderful with great views to the sea from the balcony - a perfect place for your breakfast! The accomodation wa
“Swimming pool green with algae and dreadful management...avoid”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2012
My wife and I booked this apartment at the last minute only a day or so prior to travelling and our options were limited but it looked reasonable with a view over the hills toward the coast in the dis… More
The Clients in question did in fact book the apartment literally the day before i.e. booked on Saturday arrived on Sunday. They had in fact enquired about letting the apartment some time previously but came back to us at the last moment as they had not in fact found anywhere at an economical price for the most high season month of the year for lettings. As it was I gave them a discount and then it was a Saturday and banks were all closed I was requested to accept a Paypal payment. I had to incurr Paypals charges off their payment something I had not experienced before.
On the day after the Clients arrival on the Monday I received an S.O.S. from them to say that the swimming pool was unusuable. This was news to me as no other clients staying at the same time had reported that there was such a problem. I immediately, contacted the Administrator for San Giovanni who informed me that a problem had arisen due to a faulty part in the filter system.
The administrator was in fact endeavouring to get the replacement part but due to it being the holiday season in Sardinia all swimming pool businesses on the island were closed for 2 weeks. She confirmed that she was seeking the part from msinland Italy.
I did, in fact report back to the clients as to what was the problem and that all efforts were being made to get the replacement part.
I personally checked with Administrator each day that week as to the status of the availability and despatch of the spare part which did arrive on the Friday from Milan.
It was immediately fitted that evening but of course it took 24 hours for the water to become totally clear and the clients were of course leaving early on the Sunday morning.
I did continue to update the clients on a daily basis and was profusely apologetic to them for the probem that had occured.
I did in fact have other clients staying at San Giovanni and none of them came on to complain as they fully understood the situation due to me keeping them informed. Some of them did indeed continue to use the pool despite the water being cloudy, other clients of other owners at San Giovanni did not complain either.
It is important to note that most clients at San Giovanni tend to go to one of the many beaches nearby as well as use the swimming pool.
Had I known in advance of accepting the clients booking on the Saturday of the problem with faulty filter system, I would of course not have accepted their booking without fully explaining the situation with the pool.
“Lovely Views, Owner On Site & Needs a Serious Attitude Adjustment”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
The location of San Giovanni and the views from our apartment were really lovely. We also loved the pool area which was not too busy and a welcome retreat from the beach.
Our problem however was w… More
Clear instructions were given in advance in the Information Pack as to how to access the apartment - this has been the way we have arranged for our clients to gain entrance since we first started letting the apartments in 2007. NO-ONE has complained that they were not personally met before and in fact other owners letting apartments at San Giovanni have a similiar arrangement for collection of keys.
NO-ONE has complained over the last 6 years of lettings that the inner and outer doors are difficult to open.
The reason that there was no hot water to shower with was due to the fact that it was the first letting of the season and the switch for the boiler had not been turned on.
It is absolute nonsense to say that I did not think it was necessary to use the boiler - how else could one have hot water to shower with. Do you think all previous clients would have tolerated the non-use of the boiler... Neither may I point out did I ever stipulate that they could only put the boiler on a half an hour before showering. It was in fact , previous happy clients passed on to me that it was not necessary to put on the boiler for long as the water can get far too hot, they found it was appropriate only to leave the boiler on for a half hour before they showered. This was the information I passed on.
With regard to the Aircon , there were in fact two remote controls in the apartment , it was unfortunate that one of these had batteries which were flat.
In our Information Pack given out in advance of travelling we clearly request that clients do not use the Aircon on a continuous basis due to the high cost of electricity on the island... we certainly, do not state that we do not wish our clients to use the Aircon and we strongly object to this complaint.
On the night referred to the clients in question put the Aircon continually for 12 hours from 11 pm to 11 am the next morning. I strongly refute that I pounced on these clients the next day as claimed. I in fact, met them when I was going out of our Apartment to our car and politely asked them, could they just put the Aircon on in advance of going to bed for an hour or two as all visitors and owners at San Giovanni do.
Maybe our mistake is not to include all utilities usuage in the rental price and to charge separately for electricity, so that all clients can use the Aircon at their own discretion.
The clients in question did not in fact leave the Aircon on all night that day I asked them politely not to leave it on indefinetly but the night following they reverted to leaving it on for 12 hours continuously and for the remaining nights of their stay. I did not in fact feel there was any point in discussing the matter further with them.
I certainly do not feel it is necessary to and to endeavour to socialise with clients at the swimming pool unless they clearly wish to ascertain some interesting information on the area or the island itself.
I do not accept that the property was not overly clean as we have a meticulous cleaner, who has received praise over the years on how clean the apartments are kept. We have also received comments from previous clients on how lovely it was to arrive to not only to a spotless apartment, all ready for use, beds made up but the added bonus of toys for children should they be in the party arriving, water in the fridge and essential items to make their stay more enjoyable.
The fridge /freezer doors are left open for all apartments prior to the arrival of our clients in the season as we do each year with the electricity turned off. Therefore we do not accept that there could have been something akin to a glacier on the back wall of the fridge.
I seriously have not received a review before over the last 6 years of lettings stating that I am an awkward character without a hospitable bone in my body actually quite the opposite.
I have received many complementary reviews over the years that I have gone out of my way to be hospitable, helpful and generous with my time.