Marin and ariela clearly understand understand hospitality, and provide a number of little touches that make guests feel welcome. When we arrived, we were shown around the property by ariela, who then seated us on the lovely covered terrace and served us mistletoe liqueur while she showed us maps of the local area and made suggestions of places to visit. Inside, a pot of homemade minestrone and a loaf of still-warm bread sat on a long wooden table already set for guests, a welcome sight after a long drive. Also on the table was a smooth stone sporting a hand-painted flower, along with our names and the date of our visit. We were encouraged to call if we had any questions or problems, and indeed phoned ariela at one point for help in arranging a visit to a farm where olive oil is produced. All of these personal touches are helpful but in no way intrusive. The property itself is absolutely wonderful. The massive lawn slopes down to a tree house, a stone barbeque and picnic area, and the house's organic garden. Indeed, we picked zucchini, parsnips, carrots and tomatoes while we were there. The owners have done a marvelous job with the landscaping, and fruit trees and flowers abound. The house, with its stonework and exposed beams is at once rustic and extremely well-equipped. Marin and ariela have excellent taste in furnishings and decor, and the interior has many delightful old wooden pieces. One of the upstairs bedrooms is painted with whimsical murals, perfect for our 4 year-old son. In the evenings we would sit out on the covered terrace, listening to the rain pattering on the roof and the crickets creaking in the garden. All in all, the house offers farmhouse luxury and absolute privacy, and the hosts offer wonderful hospitality.