Investing in a Dream – Those who want to keep Tuscany in their lives can make that happen, too, here at Il Borgo. The purchase plan offers suites starting at around $375,000, along with all the amenities one expects in a luxury resort and the same do-it-your-way approach. Americans who’ve bought in like the idea that their “little piece of Tuscany” is furnished, maintained and managed for them. When they feel like going, they go. When they’re not there, they can add their suite to Il Borgo’s pool of vacation rentals, if that’s what they choose, and the staff will handle the details.
“I didn’t want to buy a place that would just sit there,” said Lela Jacobson, a realtor from Oakland who, with husband Ed Hart, bought an antiques-filled, two-bedroom unit with a sweeping view of vineyards. Pete Pickslay and his wife, Denise Botticelli, attorneys from San Diego, feel the same way about their two-bedroom, which they plan to use three or four times a year, and offer for rent in between.
“Basically, it’s an investment,” said Pickslay, “but it’s one that allows you to enjoy yourself.”