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Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca

Medium Moderate

Want to get away from it all? You'd fall in love with this smart country home for its peace and quiet on a private hilltop, only 15 minutes to dinner at the town's trattorias!

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sleeps
8
bedrooms
4
bathrooms
4

Named after the favorite artist of Arezzo, Villa Piero della Francesca is a beautiful independent Tuscan home with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths offering a spectacular view, private swimming pool, large garden, parking, immersed in a forest of elm, oak and chestnut trees. Perched on a stunning hillside location overlooking medieval villages and the Tiber Valley but close the Village of Monterchi, in Eastern Tuscany. In the surrounding unspoiled countryside owls and woodpeckers can be heard. The property comprises of 20 acres of surrounding hillside with easy walks. Chestnuts and fruits were cultivated and livestock raised.

The new owners purchased the land and its ruined house in 2001 and carefully rebuilt it, using original stone and salvageable beams, over the following 18 months.

Distances
The villa is located at 5,5 km from the village of Monterchi. Monterchi has supermarkets, restaurants, butchers, barbers, florist, bars. In the summer there are free outdoor concerts at the Madonna del Parto Museum. Nearby are the famous Tuscan towns of Anghiari (16 km), Sansepolcro (20 km), and Arezzo (25 km).

At Guests’ Disposal is the private swimming pool, 6 x 12 m, open from May thru September.

The villa has 250 sq. meters of living space.

Downstairs the villa has a fabulous modern stainless steel kitchen with two fridges and dishwasher, dining room, adjoining shady terrace with table to eat al fresco, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin with bathroom (shower) ensuite and 1 double with bathroom (bath) ensuite.

Upstairs there is a loggia, lounge, library, and 2 large double bedrooms, of which one has an air conditioner; each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom (one with shower and one with tub).

The villa is furnished to a very high standard with minimalist furnishings to reflect the simplicity of the location. There is a large garden, with private swimming pool (6mx12m) and a fully equipped laundry room.

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 3990

Mid Season:
March 28 – April 11
May 2 – July 4
August 29 – September 26
December 20 – January 7

€ 2990

Low Season:
January 7 – March 28
April 11 – May 2
September 26 – December 20

€ 2290

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Villa il Palazzotto

Villa il Palazzotto

Large Moderate

This gorgeous mansion in a sleepy hamlet could be the setting of your own summer novel! Wisteria-covered terrace, sunny poolside and beautifully furnished rooms would make a brilliant stage for this play.

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sleeps
12
bedrooms
6
bathrooms
6

This country villa from the 18th c. is the manor house of a small village set in the classic Siena area landscape of cypress lined avenues, rolling hills and open fields, castles and farms with vineyards, olive groves and panoramic views. Villa il Palazzotto sleeps up to 13 people with 6 bedrooms and 6 baths.

The location of il Palazzotto is 25 km (15vmiles) south from Siena giving you easy access for daytrips to all over Tuscany including Florence. Brunello wine is grown in this region of historic towns and monasteries along the ancient Roman and pilgrim roads.

The 2 level masonry villa opens out to a vast terrace garden with terra cotta planters and vine shaded pergolas. Here you can enjoy candle-lit dining “al fresco” with sunset views. Garden is planted with roses, lavender, flowering bushes and fruit trees.  A few steps up on the next terrace is the private 30 foot long pool with a shaded pergola and open sunbathing area overlooking the Crevole river valley.  The villa is positioned at the edge of the hamlet, La Befa, and has 200 acres of land in the back including orchards and natural Mediterranean woods. In front of the villa is parking and a paved drive into the hamlet that is at the end of the road with no thru traffic. About 50 people live in this quiet farming community with a local trattoria and caffe-bar.

This old manor house has been carefully restored in the traditional style. The public rooms on the ground floor include the living and dining rooms, and the lounge. In the comfortable living room you can enjoy relaxing evenings by the fireside. The lounge has a couple sofas, desk and 4-seat table. This room connects to the garden terrace and stairs lead to the 6 bedrooms upstairs.  The elegant dining room has period furniture and a table to seat up to 14 people.  The country kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals for large groups. You have a choice of the dining room or the garden terrace for dining al fresco.

Located upstairs are the six spacious bedrooms. The owners have taken great care to provide you with the highest quality accommodations. The bedrooms are decorated with country furniture, art and antiques and each has a pleasant view. The 4 corner bedrooms have private, en-suite bathrooms, all equipped with showers and modern facilities. All of these bedrooms have queen sized beds, one includes an extra day-bed. The 2 remaining bedrooms are in the middle, one has a queen size canopied bed, the other has twin beds. One bathroom with shower is located off the corridor, the 6th bath with shower is located downstairs.

rates

High Season:
6 June – 12 September

€ 4950

Mid Season:
4 April – 6 June
12 September – 31 October

€ 3950

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La Casella

La Casella

Small Moderate

The ideal 2-bedroom home for your dream vacation in Tuscany is this private villa in lush gardens with pool, views and close to town.

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sleeps
4 (+2)
bedrooms
2
baths
2

La Casella is a private well furnished villa on two levels; perfectly suited for couples, friends or a small family.

With only 1 mile from the hill-town of Cetona, La Casella is ideally located in southern Tuscany for touring all of central Italy. From here you can easily reach most of Tuscany and Umbria on day-trips. The A1 Autostrada is 15 minute drive away, to the Chiusi main-line train station it’s about 20 minutes.

At La Casella you can enjoy outside dining al fresco and views over the countryside from two covered terraces, and from the chaise lounges on the sunny poolside. Use the brick BBQ for cooking and pick sage, rosemary and thyme from the garden for your favorite recipes.

This scenic region is endowed with famous vineyards, historic hill-towns and large farming valleys with panoramic views. Here you find the classic Tuscany of cypress lined roads and olive groves.

Nearby towns include Montepulciano and Pienza about half an hour to the north, 1 hour or less are Siena, Arezzo and Cortona. Florence you can reach in about 1.5 hours. On the Umbrian side are Perugia, Assisi, and Orvieto within 1 hour drive.

Inside, the villa is beautifully furnished and decorated with excellent taste. Each level has a full kitchen, bedroom suite and a comfortable sofa group in the living room, plush carpets, and warm attractive colors and fabrics.

Glassed-in porch with a seating group provides covered entry to ground level rooms. Living room has a working fireplace, satellite TV, CD-stereo and the land-line telephone. The adjoining dining room is one step up thru the archway, and has a table that seats 6 people. The kitchen is fully equipped and consists of 2 connected rooms; one for the cooking and the other is the pantry where you find the fridge/freezer and also the washing machine.

The private bedroom suite is behind the living room. The canopied bed has a queen sized mattress, there is a dressing room with closet space and an en-suite bath with a large walk-in shower enclosure.

Upper floor entry is by a wide outside staircase that leads into the large country kitchen in the middle of this level. Wide archway adjoins the spacious living room, and like all rooms on this level, it has a high beamed ceiling and beautiful views across the countryside. The living room is handsomely decorated with generous and comfortable sofas and a few select antiques, such as the delightful little writing desk. For your entertainment and enjoyment there is a satellite TV, CD-stereo player and a working fire-place.

The galley-type kitchen with marble counter tops is fully equipped for preparing meals with new appliances, including under-counter fridge and freezer, 4-burner gas cook-top, electric oven, dishwasher, and microwave. From the entry foyer you step into the bedroom that is also beautifully furnished and has king sized bed. From the foyer opens the spacious bathroom with with both a tub and a separate walk-in shower.

This fenced-in private property sits on 3 wide terraces on a gently sloping hillside, and is 1 hectare in size, about 2.5 acres. You arrive thru the wrought iron gates and park under the shaded carport. The entry court is on level ground and a short landscaped path leads to the front of the villa. Below the villa is the pool and a paved patio furnished with chaise lounges and sun chairs. The grassed areas around the pool are bordered with attractive plantings of herbs, shrubs and flowers, there are big clusters of roses and also several olive and pomegranate trees. Along the steps and halfway between the villa and the pool is a well hidden outside living room with a cushioned sofa group and a round table with several chairs; this al fresco room is the guests’ favorite hangout in the afternoons and evenings when it’s in the shade. To the side of the villa is a low store room with a portico where you’ll find a bbq grill and an area for drying clothes out on a line. The remainder of the property has olive and fruit tree orchards and a seasonal vegetable garden.

  • “ Words are not adequate, the Villa was spacious and picturesque, we would sit out on the patio and marvel at the garden and views across the valley up to our bit of heaven. The people in Cetona were friendly and walking the main street of the village was serendipity at every turn. Grazie! ”

    - Laura & Jack from Bristol UK at La Casella - 2012 June

availability

  • July 4 - July 25
  • August 22 - October 10
  • October 17 and after

rates

Special Offer – this summer:
July 4 – 1 August, 2015

€ 1590 special rate

High Season:
May 30 – August 29

€ 2150

Mid Season:
May 2 – May 30
August 29 – September 26

€ 1800

Low Season:
April 4 – May 2
September 26 – October 31

€ 1450

Winter Season:
October 31 – April 4

€ 1190

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation –> half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 500 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

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electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, one cleaning during the week and final cleaning included
heating cost is paid locally based on usage

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La Selva

La Selva

Medium Moderate

This charming old farmhouse was patiently restored into a beautiful villa in a unique setting close to a village. With glorious gardens, private pool, and romantic atmosphere, La Selva is the perfect vacation home.

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sleeps
8
bedrooms
4
bathrooms
3

This 250 year old farmhouse villa is located just outside the medieval village of San Giovanni, south of Siena. The buildings are magnificently restored and furnished with country furniture, art & antiques by the artist owner. This villa sleeps 8 people comfortably.

Close by are many historic towns, such as Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano and the frescoed monasteries of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Sant’Anna in Camprena.

The panorama pans over the countryside to the village with its ancient castle. The extensive grounds are beautifully landscaped with olive groves, flowering shrubs, aromatic herbs, classic Roman pines and huge cypresses. Total living area, including the cottage, is 2,200+ sq.ft. The pool (15 x 40 ft) is filtered by a chemical free system. Other amenities include outside BBQ, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, phone and fax, CD sound system and English language library.

The ground floor has a generous country kitchen and dining area with gourmet cooking facilities and a table that seats more than 8 people. The adjacent sitting room with open fireplace and a comfortable sofa group make this the heart of the house. Just outside is the pergola with a marble table to enjoy dining al fresco. Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom, a study, a bathroom with a walk-in shower and the utility room with a washing machine.

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and the living room with a high beamed ceiling, masonry fireplace and 2 sofas. The decor is a most attractive mix of comfortable seating, antiques and country furniture, original artwork by the artist owner, and works of art from around the world.  Villa La Selva has 4 comfortable and well furnished bedrooms, 1 in the cottage and 3 in the main building. On the ground floor on the villa is a twin bedroom and a bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms; one large bedroom has twin beds convertible into a double bed, while the second bedroom is the master suite with a king sized bed. The adjacent bath has a built-in tub with shower. The upstairs rooms have high, beamed ceilings and splendid views over the garden and the surrounding Tuscan countryside.

The cottage is a large private space; a double bedroom suite with a sofa sitting group and a cooking corner. This well furnished suite is perfect for people who don’t want to climb stairs, and also allows you to make breakfast at the kitchenette. The cottage also has a bathroom with a tiled walk-in shower.

  • “ Villa Selva was so beautifully appointed - inside and out. It was a pleasure to travel such a distance and arrive at a place that felt like a home rather than a bare bones rental. The owner has worked magic with the gardens and his collection of art work is lovely. Dinners at the villa by a local cook were fabulous. It felt like we brought the restaurant to us. Warm regards, Beth ”

    - Elizabeth L from Wilton CT in USA at Villa La Selva - August 2001

availability

  • before July 4
  • July 18 - 25
  • August 1 - 8
  • August 22 and after

rates

High Season:
June 27 – August 29

€ 3950

Mid Season:
May 30 – June 27
August 29 – September 26

€ 2950

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival non-refundable
Euro 700 security deposit is due in cash on arrival refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, 1 cleaning during the week and final cleaning included
heating cost is paid locally based on usage

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Villa Manafiore

Villa Manafiore

Large Luxurious

Splendidly furnished luxurious villa with a spellbinding panorama over Val d'Orcia park sets Manafiore to the top tier of villas in this storybook region around Pienza and Montepulciano.

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sleeps
11
bedrooms
6
baths
6

The villa occupies a gently sloping site facing west across the fertile Orcia Valley towards the majestic Amiata Mountain. Sheltered to the east by a woodland and surrounded by well-tended gardens, the property includes several acres of vineyards and olive groves on this warm hillside.

From the villa and the pool we admire the spellbinding panoramic views over this varied landscape dotted by farms, villages and hill towns. This is a UNESCO world heritage area – including the town of Pienza, also visible from the villa. Pienza has a unique renaissance town plan and a magnificent palace built for the Pope Pius II, who was born here. Pienza was his summer residence in the 1460’s. Closer to Manafiore, just 1 mile away is the small village of Monticchiello, with its walls and towers surviving the events of centuries. In this village are 3 restaurants and a cafe, also a small grocer, ATM and a few shops.

The ground floor of Villa Manafiore is centered around a large L-shaped sitting room with working fire-place, sofas and arm chairs. The entrance hall has a guest powder-room toilet. The dining room is set with a table that seats ten people. Directly outside the dining room is a pergola-covered terrace with a table and views down the valley. The villa is served by a fully equipped kitchen with a pantry and access to the courtyard and the covered outside dining by the pool. The billiards room is the hub for the 2 additional bedrooms, one is a simple twin bedroom with a shower-bathroom, while the other bedroom has a single bed and also its own shower-bathroom. By the billiards room is also a splendidly appointed laundry room with washed and dryer, ironing board, and a well stocked linen closet.

The upper floor is anchored by a generous sitting room with a fireplace. There’s a kitchenette for drinks, coffee and breakfast. The 2 master bedrooms come with fireplaces, dressing rooms (one with a sofabed) and baths with a tub and separate walk-in shower. The 3rd bedroom has 2 wide single beds and a shower in the bathroom. The 4th bedroom on this floor is a double bedroom, also with a shower in the bathroom.

The courtyard garden is paved with stone and has numerous terra cotta pots with flowering and aromatic plants. Open to the courtyard is a wide covered patio with a brick pizza-oven and a BBQ grill. The alcove facing the pool is made into a sheltered dining area with a table and chairs for 10 people. The swimming pool is 60 ft x 12 ft (18 x 4 meters) with a seating ledge underwater. Chaise lounges are lined along the poolside and at the end of the pool is another pergola-covered dining area. The pool water can be heated at extra cost.

The origins of this structure go all the way back to the 9th century when it was built as a watch tower overlooking the pilgrim roads down the valley. It was added on over the centuries, and by the 1950’s it still housed several farming families. Then the building remained empty for a few decades and turned into a ruin, until 1989 when the current owner rescued it and brought it back to life with an extensive rebuilding project using mainly traditional materials.

  • “ a wonderful time was had by us all at the magnificent Manafiore. The Villa was even more beautiful than in the pictures.  The housekeeper was helpful and we had a couple of excellent dinners prepared by the cook. We loved the pool and dining areas outside, and that stunning view! ”

    - Richard K. from New York USA at Villa Manafiore - 2013 August

availability

Please ask us to verify availability at Villa Manafiore.

rates

High Season:

6 June – 12 September

€ 6850

Mid Season:

4 April – 6 June

12 September – 31 October

€ 5950

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 1500 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

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electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, 2hr daily cleaning during the week, final cleaning included
heating cost and landline calls are paid locally based on usage

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Villa Bel Canto

Villa Bel Canto

Medium Luxurious

A truly charming 4 bedroom villa with swimming pool and private garden in scenic southern Tuscany ... this should be your home for most relaxing vacation in splendor and privacy.

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sleeps
8
bedrooms
4
bathrooms
5

Villa Bel Canto was recently renovated by the owners who wanted to preserve the authentic atmosphere from centuries ago, but also to include a personal collection of stylish objects from their years of traveling the world.

Perfectly positioned on a small hill with a wide valley opening beyond, the villa enjoys a stunning panoramic view and is only a mile from the local village and few miles from the thermal baths of San Casciano dei Bagni. This secluded position protects your privacy and allows time for relaxation away from the chaos of city life.

The outside areas are carefully planned to ensure the guests can have a lovely time with dinner outside under the shaded pergola with beautiful furniture and barbecue area, and taking it easy by the swimming pool on the sun chairs. The swimming pool has a retractable cover and is heated by solar panels, with a shower and a changing room a few steps away. The surrounding garden is planted with lavender and rosemary and features sitting areas with wide umbrellas for sunny days.

On the ground floor is the long living area with comfy seating groups and an original fireplace, dining table that can sit up to 12 guests and a fully equipped kitchen, all connected by wide archways. There is also an interesting selection of books, from encyclopedias to novels for those who enjoy reading. From this area, guests have many points of access to the garden and the outside sitting and dining areas. Next to the common area, there is a nicely decorated bedroom with an en-suite shower-room.

On the upper floor you find the main sleeping area, with 3 uniquely designed bedrooms with en-suite baths. Two of the bedrooms are generously furnished with chairs and bookshelves while a the master bedroom is part of a larger suite with a specious living area and its own terrace offering spellbinding views far over the surrounding countryside.

The owners use Bel Canto as their winter residence, and include for the guests the services of their housekeeper who ensures daily cleaning and weekly change of linens. The pool’s retractable cover keeps the water clean and from evaporating, and the pool is also maintained by the gardener.

Amenities include the swimming pool (45 ft x 12 ft – depth 4ft to 6ft) that is heated with solar panels, adjoining shower, toilet and dressing room. Large panoramic garden, shaded pergola with barbecue and tables for 12 people, baby’s bed, free internet connection and wi-fi, satellite tv, garden equipped with chairs, tables and deckchairs, covered parking for 4 cars, playground, mosquito nets, hi-fi, dvd and cd player, telephone (the cost of calls is paid separately).

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 5950

Mid Season:
March 28 – April 11
May 2 – July 4
August 29 – September 26
December 20 – January 7

€ 4750

Low Season:
January 7 – March 28
April 11 – May 2
September 26 – December 20

€ 3490

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Villa La Chiusa

Villa La Chiusa

Large Luxurious

Built starting in the 15th century, this beautiful villa has belonged to the same family forever. The current owner has lovingly transformed La Chiusa into a fully air-conditioned 6-bedroom luxury mansion.

about

sleeps
12
bedrooms
6
bathrooms
5

La Chiusa is a private villa in Lucca built starting in the 15th century. Having been in the family forever, the current owner has lovingly transformed it into a fully air-conditioned, 6-bedroom, luxury mansion.

Location just over 1 mile (2 km) outside the walled city of Lucca brings all of Tuscany within your reach, with downtown Florence about 1 hour away by car or train, and half an hour to Pisa and the beaches of the Riviera.

You would enjoy the elegantly furnished living areas that open out to the terrace by the garden. Ancient stone walls surround the vast park-like grounds planted with persimmon fruit trees, roses, wisterias and grapevines. The sunny terrace is lined by terracotta planters with a profusion of geraniums. The outdoor ‘al fresco’ seating group is a pleasant setting for coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening. Inside the private garden is a 26 foot diameter newly built, round, in-ground swimming pool complete with chaise lounges for your enjoyment in the summertime.

Lucca was made famous and wealthy centuries ago by the silk trade. The artist-owner continues this tradition with a private drapery studio with historical fabrics on the property. The owner keeps the gardener’s cottage for herself; this separate house is not easily seen from the villa.

The high quality interiors of La Chiusa include many antiques and period pieces, very skilfully decorated to make the villa feel like a home, not like a museum. On the ground floor are the public rooms which open out to the garden terrace. The living room has a baby grand piano and numerous armchairs and comfortable sofas for a large gathering. The separate study has a sofa-group and fireplace; amenities include a large screen satellite TV, CD-stereo, and collection of travel books and magazines.

From the living room you continue into a large dining room, an intimate breakfast room, and the fully equipped country-style kitchen. Here you also find a separate laundry room with washer and dryer. 2 bedrooms are also on this ground level; one double bedroom and one bedroom with twin beds. Each has a bathroom with shower.

The grand staircase brings you up to the second level and into the most elegant sitting room, the Salone. From the Salone you enter the bedrooms. This second level has 4 double bedrooms, two of which are furnished in period style with frescoed walls and ceilings that are pictured here. Of the 3 bathrooms, one has a large double Jacuzzi whirlpool. All 3 bathrooms have showers.

The full-time care-taker has an apartment on the attic floor of the villa with private access. House-keeping is included in your rental and a professional chef and sommelier are available for special dinners. Ask us about custom-made programs for cooking lessons, wine tasting, art, architecture, history and guided touring.

availability

  • before June 20
  • August 8  - 29
  • September 5 and after

rates

up to 12 people 8 people or less

High Season:
June 27 – August 29

€ 6500 -

Mid Season:
May 23 – June 27

€ 5950 -

Low Season:
April 18 – May 23
August 29 – October 24

€ 4950 € 4250

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation
– non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented

50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival
– non-refundable

Euro 1000 security deposit is due in cash on arrival
– refundable on departure, minus any damage

terms

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, linen & towels, final cleaning, and house-keeping 4 hours per day, 6 days per week included
a Buffet Dinner on arrival evening included
heating cost is paid locally € 230 per week
air-conditioning is paid locally € 250 per week
land-line phone calls are metered and paid locally per usage

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Villa Giulio

Villa Giulio

Large Moderate

This big country house has it all, peaceful setting with pool and panoramic views over farmland, yet only minutes to a village. Much to see and do here ... make this the holiday to remember!

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sleeps
10 (+2)
bedrooms
5 (+1)
bathrooms
6

Impressive and welcoming, Villa Giulio is the result of the total restoration of this former hunting lodge of the lords of Castello di Proceno, few miles away. Sitting on a hillside in the middle of an area dear to the Etruscans, the house looks out over a vast sweep of Tuscan countryside, where vestiges of Etruscan culture still exist.  About a 5 minute drive from the house is a village with a grocery store and a typical trattoria inside the medieval walls, while just a few steps outside in a newer area is, quite unexpectedly, a Michelin starred restaurant.

Villa Giulio has 2 full floors with high ceilings and 400 sq meters of living area (about 4,400 sq.ft). On the ground floor is a very large living room with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, a breakfast room, a bathroom with shower for the disabled, and adjacent to the dining room, doors open outside to a wide covered portico with fireplace, barbecue and large dining table. Also on the ground floor is a separate 1-bedroom apartment with study, bathroom with shower, and dining room with a small kitchen.

Stairs lead from the entrance hall to the upper floor; there’s a lounge with a large fireplace, 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom that can be made into a double, a study with a mezzanine floor with 2 single beds suitable for children, and 4 bathrooms from which 2 have a bath and 2 have a shower.

The house is impeccably furnished and offers a series of amenities. The bathrooms includes bidets and hair dryers. Each bedroom has a combination safe for guests’ use, and all windows have mosquito screens.  There is also a washing machine at the back near the kitchen.

A short walk up a few steps and thru a grove of trees takes you to the private 6 x 12 meter swimming pool. At the end of the pool is a covered terrace, a changing room cabana and an outdoor shower. There’s also a delightful table and seats under the trees. A separate storage building by the entry gate holds the garden furniture in the winter.

The property is surrounded by 5 acres (2 hectares) of fenced-in grounds and is reached by a 5-minute drive along a 2-mile dirt track from the village of Trevinano on the border of Tuscany and Lazio.

San Casciano dei Bagni with all shops and facilities is at 10 kms, Acquapendente is at 15 kms, Proceno is at 17 kms, Chiusi and its Etruscan museum is at 25 kms, Pienza is at 35 kms, Siena is at 80 kms, Firenze is at 120 kms and Rome is at 140 kms.

The house has a maid that cleans two times weekly. Dinners and lunch can be provided on request. Dogs are accepted at small extra cost. Gas is payable on consumption during heating season together with firewood.

The owner of the villa has a restaurant and a cooking school where guests can learn in English the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine. Courses are held on request, and offer a splendid chance to immerse oneself in the unique lifestyle and hospitality of a 1000 year old little village grown around its Castle while learning to prepare a full menu of dishes typical to this region called Tuscia, with wine appreciation and to how best combine food and wine.

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 3750

Mid Season:
March 28 – April 11
May 2 – July 4
August 29 – September 26
December 20 – January 7

€ 2650

Low Season:
January 7 – March 28
April 11 – May 2
September 26 – December 20

€ 1650

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 500 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

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Villa Moro

Villa Moro

Medium Luxurious

Few villas are this well furnished and the kitchen is a dream! A spectacular villa with its own winery in middle of Tuscany.

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sleeps
10
bedrooms
5
bathrooms
5

Beautiful stone villa with 5 deluxe bedroom suites all with their own bathrooms, Villa Moro is part of a vineyard estate set on a panoramic hillside overlooking the broad valley of farmland near an ancient village in central Siena Province.

Villa Moro is an exceptionally well furnished home, the owner of the vineyard lived here for a few years, and left it fully equipped for the guests to enjoy a complete. Beautiful furnishings, luxury bedding, gourmet kitchen, it’s all there. All 5 bedrooms have a private bath, so this villa is perfect for 8 to 10 adults.

The pool-side is furnished with chaise lounges, facing the pool is a covered outdoor seating and dining area on the side of the villa, also you have the courtyard table for dining outside and pergola for shade, and the delightful upstairs loggia, which is our favorite “room” at this gorgeous villa.

Location is in a beautiful part of Tuscany, middle of famous wine regions (Brunello, Chianti, Nobile) and the food here is delicious. You can shop at the local fresh food markets to cook at home, and also dine out at the many local restaurants. From this central location you can easily visit many of the top towns and wine regions in Tuscany. Siena is 25 miles away, about 15 miles to Montalcino and 10 miles to Pienza.

 

  • “ The villa couldn't have been more wonderful! It turned out to be a perfect location for touring. The area itself is absolutely breathtaking. It was the perfect combination for relaxing and experiencing Italy. The talented cook provided the most fabulous meal of the trip. We had such a fun and delicious time! ”

    - Claudine & Jack D. - Villa Moro - 2012 July

availability

  • available all summer

rates

High Season:
June 6 – September 12

€ 5900

Mid Season:
April 4 – June 6
September 12 – October 31

€ 5250

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation –> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival –> non-refundable
Euro 1000 security deposit is due in cash on arrival –> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, 2-hour daily cleaning, final cleaning included
heating cost is paid locally based on usage

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Monte Apartment

Monte Apartment

Small Modest

Scenic views from this upstairs apartment are some of the best I've seen in Tuscany! Make this your vacation home amongst olive groves and vineyards, splash in the pool and immerse yourself in the glorious countryside.

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Monte is an exquisite 3-bedroom apartment set in the little country hamlet of Montefreddo (whose origin dates back to the 17th century), with beautiful views over the surrounding Tuscan countryside and the Umbrian hills with Città della Pieve and its numerous belfries.

The outside dining table is set on the panoramic terrace, under the pergola, surrounded by peace and serenity. This is the place to start you day with a breakfast or finish an evening meal. This spacious apartment features a small private garden where you can enjoy the beauty of the countryside, and have a splash in the shared swimming pool.

The interior of the apartment is spacious and bright, with terracotta floors and white painted wooden beams. Each window is like a painting framing the view of the spellbinding landscape.

  • Dining room with original fire-place
  • Large living room connected to dining room
  • well equipped modern kitchen with fire-place
  • storage room/laundry with washbasin
  • double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
  • double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
  • double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath-tub

LOCATION

  • Closest town with restaurants and shops is Piazze: 3 km = 10 minutes
  • Autostrada exit at Val di Chiana: 22 km = 30 minutes
  • Autostrada exit at Fabro: 17 km = 20 minutes
  • Main-line train station at Chiusi: 25 km = 30 minutes
  • 20 minutes to Cetona
  • 45 minutes to Montepulciano, Pienza
  • 1 hour to Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, Orvieto
  • 1.5 hours to Florence, Pisa, Assisi
  • 2.5 hours to Rome

availability

  • fully rented in 2015
  • available starting in June 2016

rates

2016 High Season:
July 2 – August 27

€1600 weekly rentals

Mid Season:
May 28 – July 2
August 27 – October 1

€1200 weekly and shorter

Mid Season minimum stay is 3 nights prorated.

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 500 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

final cleaning is not included in the rate €100 cleaning fee paid locally
heating cost paid locally baed of usage

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Casale Torre

Casale Torre

Large Moderate

With breathtaking views over spectacular landscape, the Torre offers a welcoming home base for large groups to revel in their vacation in the most desirable region of Tuscany.

about

sleeps
20 (+4)
bedrooms
10
bathrooms
9

Casale Torre is a robust Tuscan farmhouse villa, handsomely restored and well furnished. You’ll enjoy the large private pool and terrace, and the location on a scenic hilltop with an enchanting panoramic views over the breathtaking Tuscan landscape. A short 4 km ride takes you to the market-town of Cetona.

The villa is situated on a 180 hectare farm and has a large private swimming-pool with chaise lounges, BBQ and is surrounded by well tended grounds with sitting areas.

The Torre is divided into 6 apartments all with fire-places, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. They are tastefully furnished and each 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment comes with a private entrance, kitchen, Sat-TV, and Wi-Fi.

The Torre is rented exclusively to groups as an independent Villa. On the ground floor is a spacious lounge and dining room for the whole group, and a fully equipped pizzeria kitchen. This area has 3 sofas, a large screen TV and a restroom area with 2 toilets. From this large common room you step out to a covered outdoor dining area with a table that also seats 20 people. On request, this is the ideal location for parties, courses, and weddings. The panoramic tower bedroom with its own bath and windows on all sides would be the perfect bridal suite!

availability

  • May 9 - June 20
  • June 27 - July 11
  • August 8 - 29
  • September 5 - 12
  • September 19 - 26
  • October 3 forward

rates

High Season:
June 27 – August 29
December 19 – January 7

€ 5500

Mid Season:
April 4 – 11
May 2 – June 20
August 29 – September 26

€ 4250

Low Season:
January 7 – April 4
April 11 – May 2
September 26 – December 19

€ 3650

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 1000 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, final cleaning included
heating cost is paid locally based on usage

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San Angelo

San Angelo

Small Modest

Most beautiful place you can imagine, enormous pool for just the two of you, and a little house equipped with everything you want, together turn this into the perfect home-base for romantic visits to the hill towns and vineyards of Tuscany.

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sleeps
2
bedrooms
1
bathrooms
1

We’d like to share with your the owners own words:
“… the first time I fell in love with this place was several years ago while watching the movie, ‘The English Patient’. I loved these forests, cypress trees and valleys. I was impressed in particular by the Abbey where the movie was filmed, at Sant’ Anna in Camprena. And now this movie is repeated for me every day, and every day it’s more beautiful. I would like to share this with you. Let me help you discover the beauty of this land and its generous and abundant gifts. The kindness of the people, the delicious food, the splendid wines; all of this and more is here at Val d’Orcia.”

Within a few miles from San Angelo you can visit several wonderful villages of Tuscany: Pienza, Montalcino, Monticchiello, Montepulciano, Petroio, Castelmuzio. About an hour takes you to Siena and Arezzo and also the Etruscan Coast.

Accommodation:
Independent farmhouse sleeps 2, on the ground is a floor living & dining room with kitchen-cabinet with 4 burners, sink and oven, fridge with freezer. The double bedroom has a queen size bed, dressing room with wardrobe and wall safe and bathroom with shower.

Amenities:
Swimming pool (7×15 m), enclosed garden, welcome drink, free wi-fi, computer and printer, parking, covered dining outside with table, oven, grill and gas hob, gazebo, hammocks , two mountain bikes, satellite TV, mosquito net, safe, air conditioning. Pets not allowed as owner has a small dog and a cat on the property.

A Welcome Dinner on arrival with a bottle of wine is offered by the helpful owner, plus everything you need to prepare a hearty and delicious breakfast daily.

availability

  • July 4 - 10, July 15 - 21
  • September 18 - 23
  • October 8 - 14
  • October 24 and after

rates

High Season:
May 30 – September 26

€ 890

Mid Season:
April 4 – May 30
September 26 – October 31

€ 790

terms

full paymant is required to secure your reservation –> half of this is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival
Euro 300 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, and final cleaning included
heating and air-conditioning paid locally based on usage

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Villa Corsano

Villa Corsano

Large Luxurious

a very special treat; a chance to live in a historic villa in extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful surroundings, at a very short distance from the wonderful city of Siena.

about

sleeps
20
bedrooms
10
bathrooms
9

The Villa of Corsano is situated in one of the most picturesque areas of Tuscany, at the start of the Sienese “Crete”, that famed landscape of wide, clay hills just South of Siena, a continual source of inspiration for artists over the centuries. Used on several occasions already by artists, photographers, historians and cooks for specialist courses, and the subject of prestigious coffee table books, this wonderful villa and its caring, professional owners and staff, are internationally renowned.

Approached by an impressive, cypress-lined avenue, the villa itself dates from the 16th. Century and the estate was once one of the most important in the whole district of Siena, dating back more than 1,000 years. A brother and sister, whose family bought it in the nineteenth Century, share the estate. The parkland at the rear has rare trees, grottoes and remains of a 19th. C. aviary, and the whole property is a delight, with panoramic views as far as Siena. The villa has luminous rooms recalling a splendid past, with the addition of high quality kitchens and bathrooms. There are extensive gardens, with tall shady trees on one side. At the rear of the villa there are beautiful, flower filled antique urns, and wooden tables and cushioned chairs provide plenty of possibilities for relaxing. This side, too, is well lit so that it may easily be used for dining, music etc.

At the front is a wide lawn with long box and laurel hedges on either side. Beyond these lawns, the large swimming pool has beautiful views through olive groves and gardens across to Siena and the rolling cornfields of the Crete. The former poultry houses near the pool have become charming changing rooms, a barbecue, shower room and sun furniture store, while pergolas provide shade on the patio and pool surround. Around and beyond the pool an extensive olive grove forms a lovely setting for walks and games.

On three floors, there are delightful reception rooms and a shower room on the ground floor. The enormous dining room has reputably the largest fireplace in Tuscany and comfortably seats 25 to 30 people. There is an elegant drawing room with a vaulted ceiling and walls entirely covered with “Trompe l’oueil” paintings of exotic flowers and plants, birds and oriental tents. French windows from this room open onto the parkland to the rear of the villa. Another reception room has French windows to the gardens. The kitchen has first class professional equipment, including a food processor, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. There is a large double bedroom on the ground floor. From the entrance hall there is access to the colonnaded courtyard of the villa, part of which may be used by guests and provides a delightful place for meals in spring and autumn.

On the first floor, the former ballroom is now an enormous double bedroom with frescoed ceiling, tall windows, a huge Murano chandelier, sofas, chairs and a games table. It has its own shower room. Another double bedroom, with its own bathroom, is frescoed by Dario Neri, a famous Sienese painter. A twin bedroom with a bathtub and a wash basin in the room, a bedroom with a fireplace, three single four-poster beds and a shower room en suite, and another double bedroom with a shower room complete the accommodation on this floor.

On the top floor, there are two double and two twin bedrooms, a particularly attractive large bathroom, a shower room and a kitchen / sitting- room.

Another part of the villa and other parts of the property belong to the owner’s brother. Guests in those parts of the property use different parts of the gardens and a part of the courtyard, but do not have use of the swimming pool A holiday here is a very special treat; a chance to live in an historic villa in extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful surroundings, at a very short distance from the wonderful city of Siena. Villa Corsano lends itself as well to a very special family holiday as for a film setting or business convention. The aristocratic owner is a charming and hospitable hostess. Her staff are able to take care of your every wish. Her son runs the Corsano Agency, able to arrange cooks, baby sitters, photographers and extra staff to suit the most exacting requisites. He will personally organize guides, shopping trips and courses. His knowledge of this wonderful part of the world and its personalities allows him to arrange personal tours for guests around public and private homes, museums and collections, to create an unique and memorable holiday.

Even with the closeness to Siena, this ancient villa is in a rural setting. If you want 5 star luxury and gold taps, perhaps you’d like to choose one of our newly remodeled villas. But this is a magnificent example of Tuscany from a more luxuriant era when the family had high social position and vast holdings. Today, the owners are there to help you have the most enjoyable vacation.

availability

  • before April 25
  • May 2 - 23
  • May 30 - June 27
  • July 4 - 11
  • July 25- August 22
  • August 29 forward

rates

High Season:

June 27 – September 5

€ 8400

Mid Season:

May 2 – June 27

September 5 – October 3

December 19 – January 9

€ 8200

Low Season:

January 9 –  May 2

October 3 – December 19

€ 5500

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 1500 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, final cleaning included
heating cost is paid locally based on usage

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Carlo’s cottage

Carlo’s cottage

Small Modest

From Monte Oliveto Abbey you drive along a country lane, getting deeper into history while passing old farms and a grand palazzo along the way and once at San Carlo, you enter the sunny hilltop with stunning scenery.

about

sleeps
4
bedrooms
2
bathrooms
2

This sweet 1-story cottage is set in a peaceful location deep in the Tuscan countryside, just a few minutes from the famous Monte Oliveto Abbey. Being a part of a large property, the cottage benefits from the use of the huge pool with spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. In addition, Carlo’s cottage has a private jacuzzi at the end of the verandah, where it’s lovely to soak up the bubbles as you relax and take in that view! The cottage benefits from the full-length shaded terrace where you can enjoy dining alfresco or just relaxing with your favorite book in complete tranquility as you take in the view for miles around. Here you can recharge your batteries and get away from it all. Yet only a 10 minute drive takes you to the pretty and authentic Buonconvento with all amenities from restaurants and cafes, to wine shops, supermarket, bakery, green grocer and many delis. This is our familiar Tuscan village full of local life and charm still offering real value for money (we have been living in this area since 1997). The property also features the main Villa about 20 meters away, it consists of the owner’s residence and 3 apartments, well suited for large groups. Please ask us for details.

San Carlo sleeps 4 (+1) people with:
– living room with working fireplace
– open kitchen with oven and dishwasher
– 1 double bedroom
– 1 bedroom with two single beds
– 2 bathrooms with shower
– All rooms are equipped with air conditioning.
– Central heating.
– Cot and high chair for child up to three years of age,  extra 25,00€/ week.
– Extra bed 50,00€/week.
– Kitchen, bath and bed linen included.
– Pool towels included.
– Pool is open from June thru September.
– washing machine upon request in shared laundry room.

availability

  • June 1 - July 16
  • August 8 - October 17

rates

High Season:
May 30 – September 26

€ 1590

Mid Season:
April 1 – May 30
September 26 – October 31

€ 1290

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation –> half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 300 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, final cleaning included
air-conditioning and heating are paid locally based on usage

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Casale Bello

Casale Bello

Large Modest

Casale Bello is a handsome stone farmhouse of rural Tuscan architecture, restructured with great care and perfect for large groups who want to spend a vacation together but not to renounce their privacy.

about

sleeps
20 (+4)
bedrooms
10
bathrooms
7

Classic Tuscan farmhouse, carefully restored, surrounded by beautiful Tuscan landscape only 4 km from the village of Cetona.

The farmhouse is situated on a 180 hectare farm, on the hilltop with breathtaking views over the surrounding hills and valleys, among wide sunflower fields and woods.

The villa is surrounded by large and beautiful gardens and has a swimming-pool (14 m x 7 m) in a panoramic position. Barbecue, Parking.

The farmhouse is divided into 4 comfortable apartments, all with fire-place, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. They are tastefully furnished and contain all the modern conveniences. The different sized apartments, all with independent entrance, are fully equipped: TV, WiFi, central heating.

For groups who rent the whole farmhouse there is a large interior lounge (about 60 sq. m.) in the apartment situated at the upper floor, which can be used as a common-room and also to organize parties, meetings, courses etc.

On the upper floor of the same apartment there is a beautiful covered terrace with an extensive view of the surrounding countryside. Dinners are lunches available for groups on request, also it’s possible to make pizza in the traditional oven.
Casale Bello is located in a splendid panoramic position, in the middle of the country-side, but only 3 km away from the nice medieval centre of Cetona. Thanks to its geographic location, the property offer an enchanting immersion in nature and an extremely relaxing holiday, but it can also be the ideal start to visit the most important historical and artistic centers of the area (Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Città della Pieve, Orvieto). From the property it will take only a little bit more than one hour to reach the most important historical towns of the centre of Italy (Siena, Arezzo, Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Roma).

Casale Bello is a beautiful farmhouse of typical Tuscan architecture, totally in stone, restructured with great care, perfect for large groups who want to spend an holiday together but not to renounce to their privacy. Guests will enjoy the enchanting vista of the surrounding hills from the covered loggia that is easily reachable from an internal staircase at the upper floor. The structure has other two covered loggias located besides the external walls.

PARK: Casale Bello is surrounded by a wide and beautiful park where guests can relax and enjoy a wonderful panorama. The park, with a lawn and high trunk trees, it’s also a perfect place to organize lunches and dinners al fresco
SWIMMING POOL: the swimming pool, located a few metres from the farmhouse, measure 14 x 7 m ., the depth is 1,50 m . The area is equipped with deck-chairs and sun umbrellas and it is open for guests from May till the end of September.

INTERIORS: the farmhouse is built over two floors. The ground floor is composed by 3 apartments with independent access. Apartment A is composed by: living room with kitchen corner and fireplace, small store room, one double bedroom and one bathroom with shower. Apartment B: double entrance into the living room with kitchen corner and fireplace, two double bedrooms, one bathroom with shower and store room. Apartment C: living room with kitchen corner and fireplace, one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and one bathroom with bathtub. At this floor, with external access, there is also a double bedroom with bathroom for disable persons. From an external stone staircase you reach the first floor. The entrance leads to a characteristic living room (about 60 square metres ) with huge fireplace that gives the property the typical country atmosphere. Next to the living room there is the dining room and the fully equipped kitchen. The sleeping area of this floor is composed by three double bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom with shower and one with en-suite bathroom with tub), one twin bedroom and one bathroom with bathtub. At the end of the sleeping area corridor, a staircase leads up to a covered terrace where you can admire a beautiful panorama. Possibility to add up to 6 single beds with extra charge
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availability

  • May 9 - 23
  • June 6 - 13
  • June 20 - July 18
  • July 25 - August 1
  • August 22 - 29
  • September 5 forward

rates

High Season:

June 27 – August 29

December 19 – January 2

€ 4500

Mid Season:

April 4 – 11

May 2 – June 20

August 29 – September 26

€ 3750

Low Season:

January 3 – April 4

April 11 – May 2

September 26 – December 19

€ 3190

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 1000 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, final cleaning included
heating cost is paid locally based on usage

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Villa Gaeta

Villa Gaeta

Medium Moderate

This quintessential Tuscan villa is set amongst olive grows and vineyards in the ideal position with only 10 minutes to Pienza and Montepulciano

about

sleeps
10
bedrooms
5
bathrooms
5

Origins of this farmhouse go back to the 15th century when it was built on the ruins of an ancient convent from the 1200’s. Situated in a peaceful and panoramic position, Villa Gaeta is part of a 250-acre estate producing wine and olive oil.

This villa is a brilliant example of Tuscan rural 18th century style, well proportioned, carefully renovated with no alteration to the original architecture and keeping its charming inner courtyard, terracotta floors, solid wooden beams and a large open fireplace. The modern additions of a full-equipped kitchen, pretty bath and shower rooms, air-conditioning and panoramic swimming pool have brought the villa up-to-date.

Villa Gaeta has four double bedrooms within the main building and an additional double bedroom in the annex by the patio. It can accommodate up to 10 persons, perfectly suitable for families and small parties.

The calm surroundings are enhanced by the building stones of the Val d’Orcia area with their warm okra color. The gardens around the villa display extensive plantings from spring to autumn. The owners are wonderful people who go out of their way to help with anything.

  • “ Zak, I want to tell you what a wonderful experience the villa was for all of us who were there from June 23 to July 7. Everything was beyond expectations, even the weather. All of us thought that you might want to play up the views more in your promotions for the villa; they were spectacular. Thanks and best regards, Jerry ”

    - Jerry and Sheila R. from New York in USA at Villa Gaeta - 2007 September

availability

  • before May 23
  • May 30 - June 6
  • July 4 - 11
  • September 12 - 19
  • October 3 forward

rates

High Season:
June 13 – September 26

€ 3750

Mid Season:
April 2 – June 13
September 26 – October 31

€ 3250

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
a security deposit is not required

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, final cleaning included
additional cleaning at €10 per hour, heating cost as used paid locally

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Casa Marco

Casa Marco

Medium Moderate

Well furnished outdoor terrace, pool and views make this into a much loved vacation home with Siena just a 10 minute drive away.

about

sleeps
10
bedrooms
6
baths
4

It’s just a short drive to the farms on the outskirts of medieval Siena where you find Casa Marco in a wonderful location embracing the countryside with olive groves, wheat fields, and large farmhouse villas that sit where the land rises. While this lovely feeling of openness carries over to the property, thanks to the furnished poolside terrace stretching the width of the house, its fenced grounds also give it a sense of protected privacy. Casa Marco is the perfect house for family reunions – not too elegant to feel stiff, yet equipped with all the elements that ensure a relaxed comfortable vacation with space enough for everyone.

Originally built as a barn, Casa Marco’s formal entrance is into a front hallway, while the life at the house happens along the side. From this sweeping terrace two French doors lead into the bright eat-in kitchen and to the living/dining room with a sofa-group and comfortable furnishings, an open fireplace and a dining table that expands to seat up to 10. There are two large double bedrooms and a small single bedroom on this floor, also a bathroom and a shower room. A staircase off the front hall leads up to the upper floor with two double bedrooms, one has an en-suite shower room, a single bedroom and an additional shower room. All bedrooms have colorful bedspreads and good country furniture and all the modern shower rooms are nicely tiled and fitted with folding shower doors, which allow more space and dryer floors.

Out in the well-tended grounds you find generous space for dining, play and relaxation on the spacious terrace with sun-beds and a furnished gazebo that overlooks the pool. Outdoor lighting around the property and in the pool allow you can linger over al fresco dinners and continue to splash the night away. Newly installed on the lower level of the house is a home spa with jacuzzi, sauna and cascading shower that all guarantee a relaxed end to your busy day. And just to make sure, on request, the owner can organize a professional massage on site.

Even with all this relaxed country feel, Casa Marco is only a few minutes from the nearest coffee bar and market and about ten minute drive from the city center. Famous for its Palio horse race and the spectacular shell-shaped piazza Il Campo, Siena was once a strong rival to Florence and a protector of the Via Francigena trail for pilgrims heading to Rome. Siena’s winding streets and gorgeous architecture have survived the ages to delight the modern traveler. Whether you spend hours exploring the city center, follow the trail out to the wine hills, or simply lounge by the pool, this corner of Tuscany is guaranteed to please.

Guests are invited to use the facilities in the Spa on the lower ground level of the villa, and will only be charged for electricity consumed, as indicated on the meter. The pool is not fenced in so please bring a water alarm if you have young children.

availability

  • August 29 - September 12
  • September 19 - 26
  • October 10 - 17
  • from October 24

rates

High season:
Jun 27 – Aug 29

4390

Mid season:
Apr 11 – 25
May 2 – Jun 27
Aug 29 – Oct 3
Dec 19 – Jan 2

3590

Low season:
Jan 3 – Apr 11
Apr 25 – May 2
Oct 3 – Dec 19

2390

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 1000 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, final cleaning included
air-conditioning and heating are paid locally based on usage
the Spa facilities use is paid locally electricity used

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Villa Cocceto

Villa Cocceto

Medium Luxurious

The spectacular setting of Villa Cocceto takes in 500 acres of farm land, woods and vineyards. From the 18th century farmhouse origins, Cocceto is reborn as a grand country residence surrounded by a well-known estate producing Super Tuscan wines.

about

sleeps
12
bedrooms
6
baths
6

The spectacular setting of Villa Cocceto takes in 500 acres of farm land, woods and vineyards. In the 18th century when it was built, Cocceto was a modest sharecropping farmhouse; today it’s reborn as a grand country residence surrounded by a well-known estate producing Super Tuscan wines.

Il Coccetto sits between high mountains, award-winning vines and a wonderful broad expanse of blue Tuscan sky. On the doorstep is the town of Sarteano, convenient for shops and bars and close by are the medieval hilltop towns of bustling Montepulciano, famous for its Vino Nobile, Pienza, where local tradition thrives amongst spectacular architecture and Montalcino, at the core of the Brunello wine estates.

Set in the midst of Trinoro’s 500 acre award winning wine estate, the property features a superb 17 x 7m heated swimming pool and 6000 square metres of gardens, with a vegetable garden that supplies the house with wonderful fresh produce. The outdoor dining patio seats up to 14 and makes for a superb place to take in the surrounding countryside.

Interiors have been put together by renowned Italian designer Ilaria Miani and are a classic combination of rustic features with modern design that work well to create a superb country home. The six large bedrooms, spread over two floors, are all en suite and come with their own dressing rooms. In addition there are two very comfortable sitting rooms, a dining area that can seat as many as 20 guests and a superbly well-equipped kitchen. The whole house is air-conditioned and also provides heating for those wanting to experience this amazing part of the world off season. Nothing has been forgotten, from high speed Wi-Fi to hairdryers in all the bathrooms, Satellite TV and a PC and printer for guests use. The villa even comes with its own GPS device to help you explore the Val d’Orcia.

Also included in the price is daily housekeeping including 2 linen changes per week, a daily buffet breakfast and garden and pool maintenance. There is an extremely nice, English-speaking concierge on call for the guests and the local team will be very happy to take you on a tour of the estate. There is also access to a good chef for those wanting catering at the villa (meals for under 6’s are free of charge).

Bedroom configuration:

Bedroom 1: king, master, en suite bathroom with bath, dressing room
Bedroom 2: king, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3: twin, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 4: king, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 5: king, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6: king, en suite bathroom with shower

Summary: Sleeps 12 in 5 kings and one twin, with additional space for infants and children on request

The views: Surrounded by spectacular mountains and vineyards in an exquisite part of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia.

The gardens: Extensive lawns and well-manicured areas run into the very vineyards that make the estate famous.

Why we like it? Not only is the villa and its setting incredible, but the staff are a hard working and charming team that make a Tuscan villa holiday particularly easy going. Having the wonderful world of the spectacular Val d’Orcia on the doorstep with its history, beauty and many culinary and architectural treasures is a great treat and makes for one of the best of holiday settings.

Location: Located 300 metres above the valley floor in the southern end of the Val d’Orcia, under 30 minutes to the key towns of Pienza, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico d’Orcia and under 45 minutes to Montalcino and the Brunello vineyards

30 minutes to the thermal spas in Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and San Casciano dei Bagni
35 minutes from the train station of Chiusi and the highway entrance
1.30 hours from Florence
2 hours from Rome
2.30 hours from Pisa

availability

  • before June 6
  • June 13 - July 4
  • August 29 - September 26
  • October 10 - 31

rates

High Season:

May 23 – August 29

12,500

Mid Season:

May 2 – 23

August 29 – October 10

10,500

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 1500 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, pool towels, final cleaning included
air-conditioning and heating are paid locally based on usage

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Casa Meleto

Casa Meleto

Medium Moderate

This peaceful hillside oasis is your dream vacation home with only a short drive to all the major sites in Tuscany.

about

sleeps
8
bedrooms
4
bathrooms
3

Casa Meleto is a stunning traditional, private, Tuscan farmhouse immersed in the exquisite countryside of the Siena Province hills and close to the Chianti region, Siena, Florence and Arezzo. Built of local stone more than 200 years ago, it has been meticulously and sensitively restored to meet modern living standards while retaining the rustic ambience of the past. It belonged at one stage to Lea Massari, film actress of the 60’s. Original exposed wooden beams, terracotta floors, French windows and shutters are an integral part of the character of the farmhouse.
Casa Meleto is superbly and comfortably furnished throughout with a mix of antique and country style furniture. It is set in its own 5 hectares (12 acres) of lush gardens, olive and fruit groves, vineyards and woodlands perfect for long walks. The sparkling swimming pool (16 x 8 x 2.5m) and sun terrace are for the exclusive use and enjoyment of guests.
Extensive and spacious accommodation is offered on two levels. On the ground floor there is a complete kitchen with modern new cooking facilities and equipment (fan forced oven, dishwasher, freezer). A dining room with a rustic refectory table adjoins the kitchen. The spectacular large sitting/dining room has a massive traditional fireplace (wood supplied) and there are two smaller sitting rooms all of which offer comfortable leisure spaces for watching television, talking or playing games. A full bathroom/WC and efficient laundry (washing machine & drier) are also on this level for your convenience.
Upstairs are four spacious, airy bedrooms; 3 with large double beds and one with two single beds.. All beds are exceptionally comfortable and there are extra single beds available for children if required (2 max.). Two full bathrooms are on this level each with bathtub, shower, bidet and WC.
Free unlimited wi-fi broadband internet access.
Access to the house along 900 m of dirt track road.
Separate from the main house is an outbuilding that the owners use briefly on the weekends when guests arrive and depart.
EQUIPMENT: Satellite TV, stereo and CD player, microwave, oven, freezer, dish-washer, washing machine, tumble dryer, toaster, filter coffee maker, kettle, food- mixer, Wi-Fi Internet access.

Nearest Village: Sinalunga 6km
Airport: Firenze 110km
Motorway: A1, exit Valdichiana 10km

Near Cities: Siena 40km, Arezzo 45km, Firenze 100km, Pisa 205km, Perugia 65km.

availability

  • September 5 forward

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 2600

Mid Season:
May 20 – July 4
August 29 – September 26

€ 1900

Low Season:
April 11 – May 30
September 26 – December 19

€ 1400

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation -> non-refundable, but a partial refund is possible if cancelled and re-rented
50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival -> non-refundable
Euro 250 security deposit is due in cash on arrival -> refundable on departure, minus any damage

extras

Final cleaning paid locally €120
heating cost is paid locally based on usage
electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath and pool towels included

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