Planning a vacation in Tuscany is an exiting task filled with expectations, and butterflies in the stomach! You’re the one put in charge by your family and friends, and since this trip to Tuscany is usually the biggest break in a year from the routine of work and study, you want to make sure that things go smoothly. We’ve been helping people like you for decades in choosing the right rental villa in Tuscany that becomes your home for this dream vacation. Living here in the central Siena Province for a good part of each year since the mid 1990’s, has given us the chance to explore this storybook region in fine detail. We know the villas we rent, their owners and care-takers, the nearby towns and villages, the roads around for detailed directions, the best places to eat and shop, and the local guides, drivers and cooks that add to the success of your vacation. We are happy that so many of our clients come back, some for several times, since enjoying a vacation in Tuscany only once in your life is just not enough! Here’s a bit about us, to help dispel those butterflies.
Gary was born in Sydney, Australia, and after a career with the airline industry; Pan American in New York, Windward Island Airways in St Maarten, and Qantas in Sydney, Gary returned to New York in the mid 80’s to become a partner in the corporate travel industry. In the late 90’s Gary moved his travel business to the Gulf Coast.
Born in Lapland, Finland, Zak with his family lived in both countries, moving to the USA in 1979 to start university education. He graduated in architecture from Georgia Tech, traveled, studied a year in Paris, and returned to practice in Atlanta and Washington DC with design firms and privately.
After many long vacations in Tuscany and all over Italy, in 1997 they purchased a property in the small Tuscan village of Chiusure, (rated as having one of the best views in Tuscany by Travel & Leisure March 2015) and became residents here for several months of each year. With requests from friends on how to rent their villas, Zak and Gary formed TuscanHouse in 1998.