First, let me say I did not rent this unit because of reviews or photos; it is so spartan in appearance that I was a bit hesitant. But the location was right and the price was very reasonable. The main selling point for me was that it has 2 baths which we really wanted since we were 2 couples traveling together and were spending one whole week here. It is in a beautiful setting, just outside the tiny town of Barolo, looking out over vineyards in all directions. Lots of hiking trails around, and easy to take day trips to all the charming Piemonte wine villages.
The owners (Ivana and Virna, members of a wine producing family) are friendly but they do not seem experienced in the hospitality business. When we first arrived, we received only very sparse, hurried instructions about the unit. There wasn't any checklist of "things to know". They need to provide simple instructions for the washer and also need to inform guests when to take out the trash and recycling ... mehr