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Pieve San Pietro

Pieve San Pietro

Medium Luxurious

about

Within a 30 minute drive south from Siena, and well hidden from the world, you reach the small historical parish called Pieve San Pietro a Pava, that lies in the relatively unknown, but very impressive landscape of the Crete Senese.

An ancient farmhouse and the little church dating back to the 12th century create this marvelous setting for a memorable vacation. This Tuscany rental villa has many typical local elements, like beamed ceilings and tile floors, and surprisingly luxurious and creatively decorated interiors. There are six suites with adjoining bathrooms, divided over two buildings. All rooms feature a pleasing combination of traditional rustic furnishings and contemporary, hotel quality amenities.

This gorgeous little hamlet is owned by the energetic Belgian couple Rita and Johny, who started to operate this as a B&B guesthouse but now prefer to rent the entire property privately to groups. They still offer you warm hospitality, you can elect to have lavish breakfast in the outdoor kitchen and dining room, including various home baked breads and biological marmalades. They can organize delicious lunch and dinner daily upon request. Rita is a professional chef and cooks mouthwatering dishes.

During the long summer season, the pretty internal courtyard, peaceful gardens and secluded swimming pool provide ideal locations in which to relax with a book and a glass of excellent local wine. This Tuscany rental villa is a delightful retreat where you can enjoy the good life!

Pieve a Pava is an ancient hamlet with the farmhouse and a small Romanesque church from the 12th century creating a wonderful setting in the heart of Siena Province, close to several medieval villages making it the perfect place to stay during your well-deserved holiday in Italy. The luxurious Tuscany rental villa has 6 spacious suites with adjoining bathrooms, where exquisite bath products from Ortigia in Sicily await the guests. There is a scenic glass conservatory, a covered terrace and a well-stocked wine cellar. The communal living area, which has an open fire place, exudes a cozy atmosphere; this is a lovely spot to enjoy a night cap, while listening to soft music in the background.

The property consist of the main farm house and the former rectory next to the church. Three of the bedroom suites are in the upper floor of the main house, plus one on the ground floor, and one on each floor of the rectory.

The 1st suite Pellegrino is on the upper floor of the main building and has a nice view of the pool. This large room has an adjacent bathroom with a shower. The 2nd suite Franciscana is also on this floor and includes a sitting room, a large bedroom and a lovely bathroom with a separate shower and a bathtub. The 3rd suite on this floor is Rifugio, with spacious bedroom and an adjoining bathroom with a bath/shower

The 4rth suite Odone is located on the ground floor of the main building. Odone has a very large bedroom with an adjacent bathroom with a king-size shower. This room has a nice entrance which can be accessed from the main patio of the hamlet.

At the rectory are the final 2 bedroom suites.  Santa Maria is large suite on the first floor consisting of a sitting room with open fireplace, a beautiful bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a separate shower and bath. San Pietro is the 6th suite and is located on the ground floor overlooking a small renaissance garden to one side and the patio of the hamlet to the other side. This suite has a nice sitting room, a bedroom with a double bed and an adjacent bathroom with a bath/ shower.

Inside the lavish green garden, you will find several hidden spots and terraces, where you can enjoy the lovely scenery in peace and privacy. The pool (10×5 m, 2.5 m at it’s deepest point) is purified with a biological salt solution, which makes the water chlorine free.

availability

Please ask us for availability.

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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Fonte Emeraldo

Fonte Emeraldo

Medium Moderate

about

Just half a mile from a medieval village in southern Tuscany this independent farmhouse is located 3 miles from the famous spa-town of San Casciano dei Bagni. Making a very solid impression, Fonte Emeraldo is made of local stone and set in a commanding panoramic position to take in views from Monte Cetona to Monte Amiata, overlooking the green valley towards the Castle of Radicofani.

This Tuscany rental villa sleeps up to 9 people and is surrounded by a fenced and well tended garden with swimming pool, garage and a parking area. On the ground floor is the spacious combined living and dining room with fireplace, doors out to the garden with a panoramic porch, a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a large kitchen with exit to the garden, a bedroom with queen size bed, and a powder room toilet.

On the upper floor are 2 more bedrooms, including the 2nd master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with tub and shower, and access to the wide balcony overlooking the valley. The second bedroom here has a queen size bed and and extra single bed, with en-suite bathroom with bathtub. There’s also conveniently a small kitchen plus a terrace on the side of the garden overlooking the swimming pool and the surrounding valley dominated by Mount Amiata.

Amenities include a large swimming pool (20 x 40 ft, from 33 inches to 7 feet deep), large fenced garden, satellite tv , washing machine, dishwasher, BBQ, stereo , wifi.

Besides the spectacular landscape views, additional advantage is this excellent location for teens with a short walk to the village, to sports and outdoor activities, and being close to many interesting tourist towns.

availability

  • September 7 - 13
  • September 27 and after
 

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Casa Lunga

Casa Lunga

Medium Modest

Fall for the charms of this affordable rustic farmhouse near Siena, its collection of terracotta pots and al fresco dining in the open barn, and spend your savings on Vespa rides and fine wines!

about

sleeps
13
bedrooms
6
bathrooms
3

This rambling unspoiled farmhouse sits on the edge of a fertile farming valley bursting with sunflowers in July. The location is central, but quiet and peaceful, positioned halfway between two villages only 17 kilometers south of Siena.

Casa Lunga is an independent Tuscany rental villa and a charming country home consisting of two levels and perfect for groups who like the relaxed farmhouse atmosphere. On the ground floor is a large dining room with a CD player, a sitting room with fireplace and TV, and a big kitchen with microwave and dishwasher. There are also two double bedrooms, one of which has an additional single bed, and a shared bathroom with shower.

On the upper floor are three double bedrooms, a bedroom with two single beds, and 2 bathrooms with showers. The bedrooms are located at each end, leaving the middle of the floor for the sunny and spacious sitting room with fireplace, a seating group, TV, and a kitchenette with a table and chairs. An external arched balcony looks over the courtyard and has a stairway down.

At the farm building across the way is a wide covered outdoor dining room that fully opens to the courtyard, with a long table and benches to seat your whole group for meals al fresco. The pool is down a short path past huge terracotta pots brimming with geraniums. The pool backs up to the terraced garden and overlooks the valley.

The nearest village is Monteroni d ‘Arbia about 5 km and here you can find all the basic amenities such as: supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bank and railway station.

Spots available nearby include: tennis, riding stables, bicycle and Vespa rental, and a 9-hole golf course.

From Casa Lunga you can easily reach the famous Tuscan towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, San Gimignano and Buonconvento, and major cities of Arezzo, Florence, and Perugia. Surely the best way to enjoy your vacation is here in the quiet of the Tuscan countryside!

Amenities:
Swimming pool (9 x 4.5m), furnished garden, wood oven, barbeque, free internet connection wi-fi.
On request, owner can arrange:
beautician, cook, extra cleaning, and guided tours in Siena and surroundings

Towns close to house:

  • Siena 17 km
  • Montalcino 18 km
  • Asciano 10 km
  • Buonconvento 5 km

availability

  • July 11 - 18
  • August 29 - September 5
  • September 26 - October 17

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 1990

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

€ 1590

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

€ 1350

50% deposit is required to secure reservation; half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival. Balance due 60 days before arrival.

included: electricity, water, wi-fi, bed sheets, bath and pool towels, and final cleaning

paid locally: heating based on usage

breakage deposit paid in cash € 300 on arrival, refundable on departure

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contact

TuscanHouse
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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Leccino

Leccino

Small Moderate

At Leccino you can dine out on a spectacular terrace above the countryside, and dip your foot into the private pool. It's a marvelous setting for a 3-bedroom villa just 1 km walk from the medieval village.

about

sleeps
6
bedrooms
3
bathrooms
3

Arriving at Leccino, down a short tree covered road is like arriving at a very secret location. Tucked into the hillside surrounded by olive trees, Leccino is a spectacular masonry villa, made with stones dug up from the ground on this terraced property. It has been masterly reconstructed just a couple of years ago, under the careful eye of a renowned Norwegian architect who is the owner of this beautiful property.

The original small farmhouse of this Tuscany rental villa was cleverly connected with the adjacent barn to form a pleasing residence. Leccino is beautifully furnished and embellished with many interesting artifacts. The arrival level has the main bedroom with walk-in closet and large bathroom with a shower. The bed is positioned for a wonderful view towards the Orcia Valley. On the same level you find the large very well equipped kitchen and dining area, which blend into the large living room, all of which open out onto the wide terrace.

This sizable terrace has an amazing view over the surrounding valleys out to Pienza and Montalcino, with Monte Amita in the distance forming the back drop. Closer by the local village of Castelmuzio completes the view, with sound of the distant church bells adding a real touch of village life as it has been for centuries.

The terrace has a covered dining area, a group of arm chairs and the BBQ that completes the scene for evenings spent outdoors enjoying the beautiful panorama with a bottle of local wine. From this terrace and also directly from the living area, you access the garden and a short stroll past the olive trees and a bank of lavender brings you to the poolside. The pool itself has solar heating, should it be needed, and sun lounges, a shower and shade tress, for your enjoyment on this sunny hillside.

Steps from the terrace take you down to two separate and very private bedroom suites. Both have large closets and bathrooms with walk-in showers, one has a queen size bed, and the other has twin beds that can be made together. Both bedrooms open onto the garden terrace with views across the valley. Also on this level is a very well equipped laundry room complete with washer and dryer. In a small cellar you find three bikes for the use of guests to explore the local villages.

This is a very well designed and furnished Tuscany rental villa, and nothing has been overlooked in creating such a pleasurable setting for you. Having 3 separate bedrooms, all with en-suite baths, makes this desirable villa for 3 couples.

availability

please request for availability

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 3400

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

€ 2500

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

€ 1600

50% deposit is required to secure reservation; half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival. 50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

included: electricity, water, wi-fi, bed sheets, bath and pool towels, 1 cleaning during the week and final cleaning

paid locally: heating and air conditioning based on usage

breakage deposit paid in cash € 500 on arrival, refundable on departure

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contact

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Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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La Casella

La Casella

Small Moderate

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

about

sleeps
4 (+2)
bedrooms
2
baths
2

La Casella is a private, well furnished, 2-bedroom Tuscany rental villa, and 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 also about 15 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, this Tuscany rental 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.

ground floor

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.

garden and pool

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 at this Tuscany rental villa 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 La Casella. 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.

Nearest Village: Cetona 2.5 km (1 mile walk)
Nearest restaurants in Cetona: Osteria del Merlo and Da Nilo
Motorway A1, exit Chiusi: 10km
Near by  Cities: Siena 60km, Arezzo 50km, Florence 110km

  • “ Well, I have nothing but high praise for you and TuscanHouse.com. At La Casella our family had the perfect vacation in an absolutely beautiful spot. And what I value most is your totally honest description of your properties. Thanks so much. ”

    - Jim G. from Maryland USA at La Casella - 2010 October

availability

  • August 29 - September 13
  • September 21 - October 10
  • October 17 and after

rates

High Season:
May 30 – August 29

€ 1990

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

€ 1690

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

€ 1390

Winter Season:
October 31 – April 4

€ 1190

50% deposit is required to secure reservation; half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival. 50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

included: electricity, water, wi-fi, bed sheets, bath and pool towels, one cleaning during the week and final cleaning

paid locally: telephone calls and heating based on usage

breakage deposit paid in cash € 500 on arrival; refundable on departure

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contact

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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Casa Poggio

Casa Poggio

Small Moderate

about

This handsome farmhouse is located in a nature reserve close to a small lake in the most private place for a peaceful vacation. The skillful restoration was done using environmentally friendly techniques and attention to every detail, creating light and warm interiors.

Casa Poggio is an independent Tuscany rental villa sleeping 7 people with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The well furnished rooms have high ceilings and pleasant views out. On the first floor is a dine-in kitchen, a lounge with fireplace and double sofabed, two bedrooms each with en-suite shower rooms, a shower room opening from the hallway, and a bedroom on 2 levels with a single bed, plus twin beds reached by steps on the attic above.

Amenities include a large swimming pool with a wide deck, furnished garden gazebo, laundry, mountain bikes, bird watching, and free internet connection wi-fi.

This is an excellent region for bicycling with a new path reaching all the way to Arezzo. Nearest Autostrada exit is a 10 minute drive, and beside the lake is a fish and seafood restaurant about a 15 minute walk from the house.

Towns in the area include Cetona (15km), Chiusi (5km), Montepulciano (25km) and Cortona (45km).

 

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Villa Camponi

Villa Camponi

Medium Moderate

When arriving at Villa Camponi, thank your good taste for guiding you to this graciously furnished, sizable county home with pool and panoramic view toward Pienza, resting in Tuscany's Val d'Orcia paradise.

about

sleeps
10
bedrooms
6
bathrooms
5

Arriving across the field, Villa Camponi first appears as a regular 2-story Tuscan farmhouse, but as you get nearer, it grows from a duckling into a swan with its extended verandas and pergolas for outdoor dining. Then you see the sunny courtyard with huge terracotta pots and lavish planting of roses leading past a long row of cypress trees to the large pool with views in every direction. Located halfway between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia, with 5 kilometers to each and 37 km to Siena, Villa Camponi is bursting with offers to the lucky traveler.

On the ground floor of this Tuscany rental villa you’ll enjoy generous living and dining rooms, with handsome furnishings and tasteful decor. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms for 6 people and joining the courtyard at the annex you find 2 bedrooms for 4 people, and another kitchen and living room.

For relaxing outdoors, you’ll want spend time at the long pergola outside the dining room with its natural curving posts and a table to seat 10 people, plus further out there’s another similar pergola overlooking Pienza. The gardens were planted with love and care, and feature a huge variety of shrubs and perennials with aromatic leaves and flowers thru-out the season.

Geraniums add potted color to the poolside and covered terrace beyond where you can easily snooze the afternoon away. The pool is open from May to mid October, and there’s also covered parking for 4 cars. We can ask for a local cook to come and prepare delicious dinners for you. And if you travel with pets, they are welcome, too.

Villa Camponi is an independent Tuscany rental villa sleeping 10 people composed of a main building plus an annex. On the ground floor is a studio with a laptop, toilette and laundry with washing machine, dining room with table and 10 chairs, living room with TV with Sky and DVD player, a big kitchen with dishwasher, coffee maker, two refrigerators and freezer. The dining and living rooms lead to a covered veranda with table with 10 seats and a gas grill. On the upper floor, accessible by an internal staircase, are two double bedrooms, two single bedrooms, and three bathrooms with shower (one double and one single bedroom sharing one of the bathrooms).

The annex on the ground floor has living room with fireplace, two double bedrooms each with bathroom with shower. Few steps down is the long kitchen with table for 6 people, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, washing machine and access to the veranda.

Amenities:
Swimming Pool (12 x 6 meters – depth 1.40 mt), garden, outdoor barbecue, washing machine, TV with satellite channels and DVD player, free wi-fi and a laptop for the use of the guests, covered parking for four cars, two additional verandas have tables with benches and chairs, mosquito nets and fans in the bedrooms.

availability

  • August 22 - September 26
  • October 10 and after

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 4150

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

€ 3750

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

€ 3250

50% deposit is required to secure reservation, balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival.

included: electricity, water, wi-fi, bed sheets, bath and pool towels, and final cleaning

paid locally: heating based on usage

breakage deposit paid in cash € 800 on arrival, refundable on departure

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Villa Isola

Villa Isola

Large Moderate

Seaside living at its best with just 1 km into Porto Ercole from this beautiful setting with views out to the blue sea. This family home is perfect for a peaceful holiday on the terrace with the scents of the lush and colorful garden.

about

sleeps
12
bedrooms
7
bathrooms
6

Villa Isola is a remodeled independent residence right on the coast of Tuscany’s Argentario peninsula, very conveniently located only a short walk from the fabulous Porto Ercole. This seaside Tuscany rental villa is well organized with large open living areas inside and out. It sleeps 12 people in total of 7 bedrooms.

On the main floor, the spacious living room has a 2-sofa seating group and a built-in corner sofa in front of a fireplace. The dining area has a table for 12 and access to the terrace with a shaded outdoor dining table. The terrace beside the living room has a large seating group looking over the garden and out to the sea, and is protected by a retractable shade. In center of the interior living area is a landscaped light-well illuminating the interior.

Two small flights of stairs lead to three double bedrooms each with its own bathroom (one with bath and two with shower). From the dining area you can reach the kitchen, equipped with oven and dishwasher. From the kitchen, a spiral staircase leads to the lower floor, with four bedrooms (one double, two singles and a triple) which share three bathrooms, and a pantry with a second refrigerator.

The garden is located on various low levels with pines, oaks, rosemary, oleanders and agaves, two stone staircases on the opposite sides of the property allow for access to the sea below, and the large furnished terraces are on the east and on the north sides of the house. There’s a washing machine, satellite TV, safe, barbecue, garage for two cars and additional parking outside. The view from the garden and from the eastern terrace embraces the fort La Rocca, the seaside Feniglia Ansedonia is the promontory of the island and the point Avoltore.  Closest town is Porto Ercole just 1 kilometer by car and on foot.

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 7200

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

€ 5,750

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

€ 3450

Minimum stay 14 days in July and August, with change of sheets and towels every 5 days.

50% deposit is required to secure reservation; half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival. 50% balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

included: electricity, water, wi-fi, bed sheets, bath and beach towels, and final cleaning

paid locally: heating based on usage

breakage deposit paid in cash € 1000 on arrival, refundable on departure

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Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
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La Quercia

La Quercia

Medium Luxurious

You'll find coastal paradise at this charming villa with views to the sea, a lovely curved pool, and outdoor living in landscaped gardens surrounding this luxurious private residence.

about

sleeps
12
bedrooms
6
bathrooms
6

The beautiful Tuscany rental villa, named “La Quercia”, is located on the edge of the resort of Cala Piccola on Monte Argentario peninsula. This rocky promontory in southern Tuscany was once an island, but now you can drive in to from  the mainland. Porto Santo Stefano is largest town of the peninsula and is located approximately 4 miles from the villa. It’s a lovely old port town with shops and restaurants, and an impressive fortress.

From its hilltop location Villa La Quercia embraces fantastic views over the blue Mediterranean to the islands of Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo, Elba, and on clear days you can even see Corsica. The entire property is 45 acres in size and was used to grow olives and fruit trees. The residence consists of the main house and a hillside annex with a terrace on top. Here the guests will enjoy the spectacular pool area and the beautifully landscaped garden.

Next to the lovely curved swimming pool is a covered bar and an inviting seating area for outdoor living with a wonderful panoramic view. At the poolside bar you can use the pizza oven for making relaxed dinners al fresco. You can take walks to several terraces overlooking the Mediterranean landscape, have fun and games at the boules court and at the ping pong table.

Interiors of this Tuscan coastal villa are decorated in light colors, so the living areas exude an airy, friendly atmosphere. In the main house there are 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, with further three bedrooms and baths located in the annex. Modern amenities such as satellite TV, DVD and CD player and Internet access round off the holiday comfort.

Facilities: 6 double bedrooms, living room with fireplace, dining room, satellite TV, DVD and CD player, internet access, heating, 6 bathrooms with shower or bathtub, safe, mosquito nets, kitchen with gas stove, toaster, fridge , oven, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, terrace, brick bar with pizza oven, swimming pool, large garden, parking.

Distances:
Porto Santo Stefano about 4 miles (6 km)
Nearest restaurant: 1 mile (2 km)
Golf course: 10 miles (15 km)
Seaside: 1.5 miles (2.5 km)

availability

  • August 15 and after

rates

High Season:
June 6 – August 29

€13750

Mid Season:
March 28 – April 11
May 2 – June 6
August 29 – September 26
December 20 – January 7

€ 9750

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

€ 6990

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Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
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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!

about

sleeps
8
bedrooms
4
bathrooms
4

Named after the favorite artist of Arezzo, Villa Piero della Francesca is a beautiful Tuscany rental villa 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 at this Tuscany rental villa is 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) en-suite and 1 double with bathroom (bath) en-suite.

Upstairs there is a loggia, lounge, library, and 2 large double bedrooms, of which one has an air conditioner; each bedroom has an en-suite 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.

availability

  • September 12 - 19
  • September 26 and after

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.

about

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 (15 miles) south from Siena giving you easy access for day-trips to Florence and other art cities of Tuscany. Brunello is the name of the wine grown in this region of historic villages and monasteries along the ancient Roman and pilgrim roads.

This 2 level Tuscany rental 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 of this handsome Tuscany rental villa have taken great care to provide you with high 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 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.

about

sleeps
8
bedrooms
4
bathrooms
3

This 250 year old remodeled farmhouse is located just outside the medieval village of San Giovanni, half an hour south of Siena. The buildings is this Tuscany rental villa are magnificently restored and furnished with country furniture, and 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 of this well remodeled Tuscany rental villa 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 top 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. You’ll notice the beautiful original artwork by the artist owner, and works of art from around the world. This Tuscany rental villa 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

  • July 18 - 25
  • August 22 and after

rates

High Season:
June 27 – August 29

€ 3950

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

€ 3350

Low Season:
April 18 – May 30
September 26 – October 31

€ 2150

terms

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

extras

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

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contact

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Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
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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.

about

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.

Nearby towns:
– Monticchiello 1 mile = 1.8km
– Pienza: 6 miles = 10 km
– Montepulciano: 9 miles = 15km
– Siena: 40 miles = 60 km
– Florence: 75 miles = 120 km

  • “ 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:
June 6 – September 12

€ 7850

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

€ 6250

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, 2hr daily cleaning during the week, final cleaningincluded
heating cost and landline calls are paid locallybased on usage

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contact

TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
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Reggello

Reggello

Medium Moderate

You've come to the right place: an extraordinary mid-sized villa, having everything you need in any season, and with some of Tuscany's prettiest towns only minutes away.

about

Casa Reggello is located amidst gently rolling hills and organic farms in southern Tuscany, between the towns of Pienza and Montepulciano. Keeping to the use of original building materials, the restoration maintained the style of the farm and its ancient atmosphere.

As was typical at Tuscan farms, the ground floor was originally the barn for animals, while people lived upstairs. With the transformation of the farmhouse into a villa, the vaulted and open ground floor became the spacious sunny living space it is today. One end of the ground floor is occupied by a country kitchen with a fireplace, this room is very bright thanks to its five windows that look out into the garden, that you can access thru two glass doors. A wide archway leads into the long living room with two sofa seating groups, the dining table with 8 chairs and a traditional fireplace. A gracious bedroom occupies the other end, with two full-sized beds and a bathroom complete with shower.

Internal stairway made of ancient stones takes you to the upper floor where you find three bedrooms: one with two single beds and en-suite bathroom with shower; another bedroom with queen size bed and spacious en-suite bathroom with tub and separate large shower; the third bedroom with queen size bed, bath-tub and sink in the room, and separate en-suite toilet room.

The wide grass lawn slopes gently down to the poolside with a panoramic view out to Montepulciano. At the pool terrace is a canopy for shade and a group of sun chairs. Beside the pool terrace you have an outdoor shower.

From the kitchen you step into a portico that has a traditional wood oven available to make pizza and home-made bread. Attached to this portico is a wide wisteria covered pergola which is your outdoor dining room with lovely views over to the pool and beyond. To assist with preparing dinners, you are welcome to help yourself to the kitchen garden planted with herbs and vegetables. Here you find the barbecue for grilling outdoors.

Everything you want in any season is here. If you like to cook and eat at home, the kitchen is large, light and well equipped. The large dining table is perfect for a group enjoying long evenings over great local wines. The owner is charming and helpful, making this a place to return to.

Amenities include a laundry at a basement beside the kitchen, covered parking for several cars, wi-fi Internet connection at the Villa and poolside too, satellite TV, hair dryer and a kit of artisan natural soaps in each bathroom, land-line telephone with calls paid separately.

rates

High Season:
July 4 – August 29

€ 3900

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

€ 2950

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

€ 2450

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contact

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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Villa de Michelangioli

Villa de Michelangioli

Large Luxurious

This is the villa for your large group if you want elegant living with a/c, en-suite baths and bedrooms for 18 people , inside and outside pool, marvelous views and only a short drive to Cortona and Arezzo.

about

sleeps
18 (+6)
bedrooms
9
bathrooms
9

This ancient country residence, with incomparable views over the farming valley, was skillfully restored and transformed into an exclusive private retreat surrounded by a 4 acre park including Italian style gardens, oaks and olive trees. Set in the wide panoramic Chiana valley, just west of Cortona, you’ll be an easy 20 minute drive from the highway A1 exit.

Villa de Michelangioli is a large manor house with 9 double bedrooms each with a private en-suite bath. The entire villa has air conditioning, with individual controls in all bedrooms. You can take the stairs or the elevator to the upper floor. For even larger groups, it’s possible to have extra beds for a few more guests. Arrival is along a private drive and thru gates, and there is parking area for half a dozen cars.

The property sits in a perfect position for exploring all of Tuscany, with Arezzo and Cortona just a short distance away, and other famed historical and artistic towns easily reached by car, such as Florence, Siena, Perugia, Montepulciano and Assisi.

This private farming estate covers 60 acres producing its own wine and olive oil. The Villa is surrounded by a lovely garden featuring a large swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas and boasting unforgettable views of the rows and rows of corn, sunflowers, grape vines and olive trees. There is conveniently also a barbecue to liven up your outdoor dining!

Inside Villa de Michelangioli you will be met by elegant furnishings, rich fabrics, and attention to detail; comfortable seating for everyone in your group around the dining table, the sofa seating group by the living room fireside and in the panoramic glassed-in veranda.  The center of the the ground floor is the living room that joins the magnificent dining room thru a wide archway. Meals are prepared at the fully-equipped professional kitchen, with a separate laundry, and also a smaller lounge with a television is on this floor. The villa even has an indoor swimming pool in addition to the outdoor one, this has a counter-current facility, with a whirlpool and an accompanying sauna.

All 9 bedrooms are fitted with satellite television, safe, air-conditioning/heating, fridge and hairdryer.  2 of these are suites with their own living rooms, fireplaces and hydro-massage Jacuzzi tubs. Another suite, 4 doubles, 1 attic double room and an additional double room on the ground floor, all have private bathrooms.

Golf and tennis matches, horseback riding, bicycles and Vespas, and cooking classes can be arranged on request. Wine tours, shopping, art and archeology are other options. Finally, the friendly welcome from the staff and individual attention to ensure that every guest has a wonderful vacation!

Services include: Lift, free internet wi-fi, television, furnished veranda with wrought iron tables and chairs, covered tables and chairs by the pool, sun chairs, barbecue. Pool open until 19 September 2015. Sorry, no pets.

Extra to be paid on site: Final cleaning. Extra bed (max. 6). On request, chef service, house cleaning and babysitting to reserve in advance. Air conditioning/heating. Indoor swimming pool and sauna.

availability

  • August 22 - September 5
  • September 12 - October 10
  • October 24 and after

rates

18 people12 people

High Season:
March 28 – April 11
July 4 – August 29
December 20 – January 7

€ 7000€ 5600

Mid Season:
May 2 – July 4
August 29 – September 26

€ 6000€ 4800

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

€ 4400€ 3500

50% deposit is required to secure reservation, balance is due 60 days prior to arrival, payments are non-refundable

included: electricity, water, wi-fi, bed sheets, bath towels.

breakage deposit paid in cash € 1500 on arrival, refundable on departure

extras to be paid on site, and not included in the weekly rate are:

  • final cleaning Euro 25/person, minimum Euro 250 total
  • heating/air-conditioning based in usage
  • chef service, house cleaning and babysitting (reserve in advance)
  • use of indoor pool and sauna Euro 300 per week (reserve in advance)
  • beach towels for swimming pool: Euro 5 each.

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contact

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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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.

about

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).

availability

  • before July 25
  • August 1 - 8
  • September 5 and after

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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contact

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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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 people8 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 weekincluded
a Buffet Dinner on arrival eveningincluded
heating cost is paid locally€ 230 per week
air-conditioning is paid locally€ 250 per week
land-line phone calls are metered and paid locallyper usage

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contact

TuscanHouse
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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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!

about

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.

availability

  • before July 18
  • September 5 - 18
  • September 23 and after

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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contact

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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
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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.

about

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

€1600weekly rentals

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

€1200weekly 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 costpaid locally baed of usage

contact

TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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.

about

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.

 

  • “ Our family had a heavenly time in that beautiful house. Nothing could have been better ... such character, comfort, space, views. It was much more than we had imagined, the beautiful furniture, the lovely paintings, everything really! Basking by the pool, sipping wine, the sound of the sheep's bells tinkling in the fields beside us ... we were in heaven.”

    - Mary G. from St Luis USA at Villa Moro - 2012 June

availability

  • available all summer

rates

High Season:
June 6 – September 12

€ 6900

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 cleaningincluded
heating cost is paid locallybased on usage

map

contact

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http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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 cleaningincluded
heating cost is paid locallybased on usage

map

contact

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http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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.

about

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 cleaningincluded
heating and air-conditioning paid locallybased on usage

map

contact

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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 cleaningincluded
heating cost is paid locallybased on usage

map

contact

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Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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 cleaningincluded
air-conditioning and heating are paid locallybased on usage

contact

TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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 cleaningincluded
heating cost is paid locallybased on usage

map

contact

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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Villa Riccardo

Villa Riccardo

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 Riccardo is part of the Gaeta farm estate with 250-acres of land producing wines 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 calm surroundings are enhanced by the building stones of the Val d’Orcia area with their warm okra color.  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 Riccardo has four bedrooms within the main building and an additional bedroom in the annex by the patio. It can accommodate up to 10 persons, perfectly suitable for families and small parties. The interiors are furnished with comfortable modern seating and the finest original furniture mostly belonging to the owner’s ancestors.  The restoration of this large property has kept the traditional character and materials, including terra cotta floors, archways and high beamed ceilings.

On the ground floor is a bright living room with arches, fireplace and reading area, a toilet/powder room at the entry, a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast table, and a charming outdoor patio living area encircled by a wall. On this level are 2 bedrooms, one is a twin room that can be converted into a king size, with en-suite bathroom having a walk-in shower. The other bedroom is in a separate building with courtyard access. This room is simply furnished, has a double bed and a bath with a walk-in shower.

Upstairs are 3 large and well furnished bedrooms with en-suite deluxe baths. One king size bedroom has an en-suite bath with tub and wall-mounted shower. One queen size bedroom is set with canopy bed and bathroom with walk-in shower. One twin bedroom can be converted into a king size, and has en-suite bath with tub and wall-mounted shower. These bedrooms have air-conditioning, wardrobes and beautiful views.

The large swimming pool joins a furnished patio and well tended gardens that display extensive plantings from spring to autumn. The washing machine is in a utility room with access from the outside.  The owners are wonderful people who go out of their way to help with anything.

The pool is 10 x 7 meters in size, 1.5 meters depth and open form May to October. This villa provides free wi -fi internet connection, hairdryers in all bathrooms, and air-conditioning in all of the bedrooms in the main building.

  • 2 bedrooms with king or queen beds
  • 1 bedroom with regular double bed
  • 2 bedrooms with twin beds that can be king
  • 5 bathrooms all with shower and a tub in two

Distance to nearby towns:

  • Montefollonico is 2 miles = 3 km
  • Pienza and Torrita di Siena: 12 km
  • Siena: 65 km
  • Perugia: 75 km
  • Florence airport: 130 km

 

  • “ 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

  • September 12 - 19
  • October 3 and after

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 cleaningincluded
additional cleaning at €10 per hour, heating cost as usedpaid locally

map

contact

TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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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 cleaningincluded
air-conditioning and heating are paid locallybased on usage
the Spa facilities use is paid locallyelectricity used

map

contact

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Villa Cocceto

Villa Cocceto

Large Luxurious

In this spectacular setting an 18th century farmhouse 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.

Coccetto sits between high mountains, award-winning vines and a wonderful broad expanse of blue Tuscan sky. Over the hill is the town of Sarteano, convenient for shops and bars and also close by are the medieval hilltop towns of bustling Montepulciano is famous for its Vino Nobile, Pienza with the pope’s palace and other 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 7 meter heated swimming pool and 2 acres 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

  • August 29 - September 26
  • October 10 - 31

rates

Please inquire by using the contact form below.

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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
Nearest best restaurant in Lucignano 7km: il Goccino
Motorway: A1, exit Valdichiana 10km

Near by  Cities: Siena 40km, Arezzo 45km, Florence 110km, 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 locallybased on usage
electricity, water, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath and pool towelsincluded

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contact

TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Villa Monte

Villa Monte

Medium Moderate

Villa Monte may be the best combination of house, owner, and location that we have found.

about

sleeps
7 +4
bedrooms
4 +2
baths
3 +2

Beautiful stone villa for vacation rental on a panoramic hill-top near ancient villages and towns in the southern Siena Province on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. The main villa sleeps 7 plus 4 more in an annex, if you have a large group.

Villa Monte was well restored to preserve the charms of the Tuscan country house. The medieval watch tower that originally occupied this hilltop is still seen in the thick masonry walls.

The furnishings of the villa are a comfortable mix of modern and traditional, the spacious interiors are tastefully decorated. This villa is fully equipped (a/c, wi-fi) for enjoyable vacations.

With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths Villa Monte accommodates 7 people. In the barn are now 2 more double bedrooms with ensuite baths, so starting in June 2014, the whole property can accommodate up to 11 people. Small groups can still rent just the main villa, exclusively.

Villa Monte is the perfect holiday home for a family, and was rented for the first time in the 2011 season.

The well tended grounds are extensive, you’ll enjoy views from the villa and especially the panorama from the pool.

The villa is protected by old cypress trees and umbrella pines. The covered pergola on the side of the villa is a great setting for dining al-fresco, and there’s ample space to park several cars in the shade.

The property is set in the farm country with a short drive to the villages of Palazzone and Piazze with shops and restaurants, and more are found in the nearby towns.

This charming newly remodeled villa accommodates 7 people plus 4 more in the annex for total of 11 people.

Ground floor: extra large living room with fireplace, dining room connected by a wide open arch to the large country kitchen, and there’s a covered pergolas for dining outside.

Upper floor: 2 queen size bedrooms, 1 room with twin beds that can be made into a king size bed, and 1 single bedroom with a “double” bed (55 inches = 140 cm wide). 2 baths are en-suite, 1 bath is shared.

Annex: 2 queen size bedrooms, 2 baths with shower and a lounge with a cooking area.

Location is 4 Km from Piazze (shops, restaurants, bank, post office), 10 Km Cetona, 12 Km San Casciano dei Bagni (thermal spa), 130 Km Firenze, 160 Km Roma

  • “ Dear Zak--our stay at Villa Monte was excruciatingly perfect--the landscape and everything involved--people, food, villa, pool were all as beautiful as they could possibly be, such a remarkable place. Picking ripe figs off the trees for a snack was a pretty incredible experience in itself for us New Yorkers. Thanks, Carol ”

    - Carol W. - New York USA at Villa Monte - 2013 August

availability

  • Until June 13
  • July 18 to August 1
  • August 8 to September 5
  • September 12 to October 4
  • From 10 October onwards

rates

Villa onlyVilla + Annex

High Season:
June 29 – August 23

37504950

Mid Season:
May 4 – June 29
August 24 – September 28
Christmas + Easter

23502950

Low Season:
January 5 – May 4
September 28 – Dec. 21

15502150

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 cleaningincluded
heating cost is paid locallybased on usage

contact

TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Bartolo

Bartolo

Medium Moderate

Beautiful stone villa is set on a panoramic hillside near an ancient village in the southern part of Siena Province on the border of Tuscany and Umbria.

about

Beautiful stone villa is set on a panoramic hillside near an ancient village in the southern part of Siena Province on the border of Tuscany and Umbria.

Villa Bartolo was restored to preserve the charm of the ancient country house. The furnishings are comfortable and interiors tastefully decorated; this villa is fully equipped for enjoyable vacations. With 4 bedrooms and 4 baths Villa Bartolo accommodates up to 8 people.

In the well tended gardens surrounding the villa are cypress and olive trees, the sunny pool area, the wide covered pergola is a great setting for dining al-fresco, and there’s ample space to park several cars inside the gates of this private property.

Villa Bartolo is the perfect holiday home for a large family, and was rented for the first time in the 2010 season.

The property is set in the farm country with village of Piazze with shops and restaurants a short 5 km drive away.

This wonderfully furnished and decorated charming villa accommodates 8 people, with 4 bedrooms and each has a private bathroom. Also on request, an extra bedroom with bath can be available for a group of 10 people.

Ground floor: 2 sitting rooms, one with fireplace, dining room with fireplace, kitchen and covered pergolas for dining outside.

Upper floor: 4 bedrooms and 4 baths

Location is 5 Km from Piazze (shops, restaurants, bank, post office), 10 Km Cetona, 12 Km San Casciano dei Bagni (thermal spa), 130 Km Firenze, 160 Km Roma

availability

  • 20 June - 18 July
  • 1 - 8 August

rates

high season

€ 3200€ 2400

terms

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

map

contact

TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Arpicella

Arpicella

Small Modest

An affordable offer of luxurious location and spellbinding panorama just 1 mile drive from Pienza. This rustic farmhouse has 2 bedrooms and park-like grounds for an unforgettable holiday in the heart of Tuscany.

about

sleeps
4
bedrooms
2
bathrooms
1

With a commanding view over central Tuscan countryside, Arpicella is a rustic style vacation home for 4 people just 1 km walk from Pienza, the jewel of southern Tuscany. Situated in large park-like gardens with ancient oaks and cypress trees,  the farm’s ground level features a covered dining area with wood-burning oven and BBQ facilities. The upper floor has a large living area with sofa group, kitchenette, table and chairs, TV and a massive fireplace. From here a corridor leads to a dining room, a spacious modern shower room, and 2 bedrooms; one has twin beds while the other offers a king sized bed.

Arpicella is in Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 16 km drive from Montepulciano and many small towns nearby. This region was made famous from Dante’s writings on to modern day movies such as the Gladiator and the English Patient.

This is one of our few houses without a pool, but thus it’s well sought after by adult couples seeking a secluded and panoramic setting with a rustic farm house that is simple but elegant.  You’ll know that you chose well once you gaze from your house across the spellbinding Orcia Valley towards majestic Monte Amiata. An easy walk to the famous town of Pienza is also a big asset.

  • “ What a magnificent dream! Each little town perched on a hill with vista that seems to go forever. Pienza was the perfect home-base for our explorations and the house Arpicella exceeded all our hopes, and with such a lovely owner. We'll be back some day! ”

    - Liisa L. from Helsinki at Arpicella - 2014 June

availability

  • August 15 - 22
  • September 5 - 27

rates

High Season
June 27 – Aug 29

890

Mid Season
May 1 – June 27
August 29 – October 31

750

terms

50% deposit is required to secure your reservation–> half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled more than 60 days befoire 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, Wi-Fi, bed linen, bath towels, and final cleaningincluded
heating cost is paid locallybased on usage

map

contact

TuscanHouse
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US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Costa della Luna

Costa della Luna

Medium Luxurious

This centuries old country villa is centrally located in the beautiful rolling hills near the town of Cetona in south-eastern Tuscany.

about

sleeps
10 (+4)
bedrooms
5
bathrooms
5

Costa della Luna is a luxurious fully restored home with outdoor terraces, a well tended garden, infinity pool and panoramic views. Located in southern Tuscany, not far from Montepulciano, the highlight of this haven of peace is the pool deck that allows you to embrace the spectacular waves of landscape scenery.

This private villa is surrounded by 3 hectares of olive trees and a large garden of cypresses, pines and the lush green lawns that a well-designed outdoor lighting renders from the dark to lively and bright at night.

The central part of the structure dates from the 16th century, then it was enlarged in 1789 and the recent building works have helped it to rise up like a jewel from the landscaped hillside. The villa has several terraces on different levels where you can relax and dine with views of the surrounding countryside.

The infinity pool is close to home and cleverly designed to be an autonomous space through its multifunctional bar with an automatic ice dispenser. There’s an easily accessible basement to store the cushions and deck chairs. For sport, you’ll have fun with the Boules court adjacent to the pool.

Each of the 5 bedrooms can be arranged with a wide double or 2 large single beds, and on request, the extra children’s room has 4 bunk beds.

From the 4 bathrooms, 2 have both a bathtub and a shower, and 2 have only a shower, while a shower and sink are adjacent to the children’s room.

After the recent remodeling, the villa is now endowed with a large kitchen installed with professional equipment on the ground floor with the possibility to have meals either inside or on the adjoining terrace. A second smaller kitchen with all the facilities remains on the first floor overlooking another dining room that opens to a terrace with lovely views … many guests like to enjoy their breakfast on this terrace. Guests can also gather in the TV lounge.

Another terrace adjoining the master bedroom and with indirect access to the kitchen can be used for dinners overlooking the illuminated garden. All terraces at night have a view of the indirect lights up the most beautiful ancient trees of the garden for a magical effect.

This corner of paradise is located 4 km from Piazze and 7 km from Cetona, with a panoramic view of 360 °, very exceptional, the Val di Chiana and the Cetona Mountain.

This centuries old country villa is centrally located in the beautiful rolling hills near the town of Cetona in south-eastern Tuscany. Cetona is ideally located in south-east corner of Tuscany for touring central Italy, you can easily reach most of Tuscany and Umbria for day-trips. The A1 Autostrada is about 15 minute drive away, and in about 20 minutes in Chiusi is a main-line train station.

This is a very scenic region with famous vineyards, historic hill-towns and large farming valleys with panoramic views. It is classic Tuscany of cypress lined roads and olive groves.

You can enjoy outside dining and views over the countryside from the two main terrace and the stone-paved pool side, ideal for dining al fresco.

Nearby Tuscan towns include Sarteano and Montepulciano to the north, about 1 hour or less are Siena, Arezzo and Cortona; on the Umbrian side are Perugia, Assisi, and Orvieto. Florence you can reach in about 1.5 hours.

Dinners and extra maid service are available.

  • “ Hello Zak: Incredible week at Costa Della Luna in July. The house was magnificent and offered everything we had hoped for in our vacation dreams! Your pointers on where to eat were excellent. Marianne was enlisted to cook for us and did so with great flair and charm. We enjoyed our time immensely! Regards, -Craig and Kay ”

    - Craig and Kay T. - Costa della Luna - 2005 July

rates

High Season:

June 20 – September 3

€ 8900

Mid Season:

May 16 – June 20

September 3 – October 3

December 19 – January 2

€ 6900

Low Season:

January 2 – May 16

October 3 – December 19

€ 5200

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contact

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Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
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La Fontana

La Fontana

Medium Moderate

Overlooking the spectacular Orcia Valley is this charming rambling large farmhouse villa offering all you ever wanted from a vacation home in the heart of Tuscany.

about

sleeps
12
bedrooms
6
bathrooms
6

La Fontana is an independent resident that sleeps 12 people in a large remodeled villa on 2 levels. Situated on a farm of 400 acres producing excellent extra virgin olive oil, the villa is set on a natural terrace overlooking the wide Orcia Valley below. Built as a farmhouse in the first half of the eighteenth century, La Fontana has been carefully remodeled by the owner couple. Furnishings are a good mix of comfortable sofas groups and arm chairs, few antiques chests and quality bedding in the warmly painted interiors with terra cotta floor tiles and beamed ceilings.

The villa is surrounded by a large garden planted with aromatic herbs, roses and lavender. A covered terrace is equipped with tables and chairs where you can enjoy meals overlooking the valley at sunset. The pool also has a spectacular position with views far across the valley. At the poolside you find a covered pergola and lot’s of lounges and sun chairs.

On the ground floor of the villa is a spacious lounge with fireplace, large dining room, large kitchen leading directly to the courtyard, one double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, one double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and tub, and a twin bedroom with bathroom with shower.

On the upper floor you have a living room with fireplace, a big dining room with fireplace, a galley type kitchen, and 3 air-conditioned bedrooms: two double bedrooms each with en suite bathroom with tub and shower, one of which has hydro-massage tub, and one twin bedroom (best for children) with a shower bathroom.

Amenities include a swimming pool (6 x 12 meters) open from mid May to end of September. Covered terrace and spectacular views, air conditioning in the three bedrooms on the upper floor, spacious green areas, covered parking for several cars, satellite TV, telephone, washing machine, dishwasher, oven and freezer, free wi-fi inside the house. 0n request dinners can be prepared, extra cleaning services is available.

The villa is part of an agricultural estate with olive groves of over 150 hectares that produce a wonderful oil that you can taste and buy during your stay. Location is just 1 mile from the paved road and from the fortified medieval village of Monticchiello, on the way to Pienza, 6 miles. From Fonte Senesi all the most beautiful towns of Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Cortona, Siena, and Arezzo, and castles and churches of this side of Italy are within easy reach.

Nearby towns:
– Monticchiello 2,5km
– Pienza: 10 km
– Montepulciano: 15km

availability

  • before July 25
  • August 15 and after

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Villa Ambra

Villa Ambra

Medium Moderate

If you'd like a really well furnished, warm and welcoming home for your vacation with short drives to Florence, Siena and Arezzo, come here and this villa would make you want to stay an extra week!

about

sleeps
10 (+2)
bedrooms
5
bathrooms
6

This is a lovingly remodeled, solid and handsome farmhouse, once a mill in the countryside of the Ambra Valley located on the eastern edge of Chianti and half way between Arezzo and Siena. The recent renovation has respected tradition with the use of materials like huge wood beams, terracotta tiles and stone masonry, while bringing the villa into modern times with underground heating and air-conditioning; all-together making this villa a great place to stay throughout the year.

The villa is surrounded by wide lawns kept tidy and watered thru the summer. Terracotta pots with geraniums and petunias bring color into the pleasant garden and a very large swimming pool rests on a terrace behind the villa with views over the adjacent fields. On the pool terrace under the umbrellas is a large round table with a ceramic top surrounded by a dozen chairs where you’ll enjoy many al fesco dinners. Below this poolside terrace is the 2nd kitchen with pizza oven and bbq, with room to hold cooking classes. And on one evening the owners treat you to a dinner party where can make up your own special pizza!

Villa Ambra is an independent residence that sleeps 10 people in the pleasing and comfortable surroundings. Furniture is chosen with good taste and the villa is very easy to settle into! On the ground floor is the large living room with a fireplace and spacious dining area opening directly out to the garden. The kitchen is well equipped and opens thru a wide archway into the dining room. Upstairs are five sizable double bedrooms (in two of these an extra bed can be added), each with private bathroom with shower or bath. The main bathroom has a Jacuzzi.

Amenities include a heated swimming pool with jet massage basin (7 x 17 metres – depth mt 1,40), 1 hectare of fenced park, ample parking, barbecue, washer and dryer, mosquito nets, safe, hi-fi, bicycles, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, video recorder, dishwasher, oven, microwave, games for kids, internet connection wi-fi inside and outside, gps device access, pets allowed. Under the pool there is an annex with big barbecue , wood fired oven, large sink, sauna, gas kitchen with electric oven, dining room, bathroom and room with sauna and shower. During the cooler weather, the inside of the Villa has a constant temperature thanks to modern under-floor heating.

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

€ 4950

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

€ 4350

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contact

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Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
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Iperbole

Iperbole

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11
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6
bathrooms
7

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High Season:
6 June – 26 September

€ 5000

Mid Season:
4 April – 6 June
26 September – 31 October
New Year and Easter holidays

€ 4000

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TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853
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Testimonials

About Us

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.

Thoughts for travellers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Restaurant guide for Siena Province

This list is our personal recommendation for eating well. The restaurants where you should make reservations are noted with *. During the summer call at least one day in advance for dinner (cena) reservations (pre-notazione). Kitchen is typically open for lunch from 12:30 to about 2:00 pm, for dinner: 7:30 – 9:30 pm, and later on weekends. In restaurants, pizza is served at dinner only. During the day, buy pizza by the slice from the snack-bars in towns. House wine … Read More

Things you need to know

Please read thru these helpful hints for a happy holiday! PERSONAL SAFETY Italy is generally considered to be a safe country. Most Italians are courteous and helpful, especially in the countryside and small towns of Tuscany. If you are ever in trouble, people would probably go out of their way to help you. Just look at the way they care for immigrants arriving by the thousands on rickety boats from Africa every week … Besides road accidents, the main concern … Read More

When you arrive in Tuscany

ARRIVAL AT YOUR VILLA Plan to arrive as close to 4pm as possible and please read the arrival details that are included at the bottom of your driving directions. Upon entering, please take a look at all the appliances and ask the Manager to show you how they work. Ask them to show you where the electric fuse box is located and how to reset the electricity. You should report anything broken or out-of-order in the first 24 hours and … Read More

Latest news

Lucignano is a charming town in Val di Chiana, where the exiting Ristorante il Goccino is known for excellent cooking, it’s creative and fun, one of the best in the region. Set inside the town walls, this is an eatery of high quality, both in food and service. The menu created by Chef Susanna is loaded with seasonal food, including, a surprisingly large selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes! I love the marvelous mixed antipasto platter of tasty treats. From the street the restaurant looks small, but expands side, and in fine weather, ask to be seated out the back on the veranda, as the view across the Tuscan countryside is wonderful. On main street of old town at: Via Matteotti, 90, 52046 Lucignano. 0575.836707 ($$)*

Trattoria della Filiera

Trattoria della Filiera is a new eatery in Castelmuzio, located under the large parking area facing Montisi in a light and bright building with an entire wall of arches filled with windows. The charming Daniella runs the dining room while her brother is the chef, cooking traditional items such as the excellent lasagne I had, and also familiar treats for tourists, like hamburgers. This is a great place for groups, because there’s a lot of space indoors, plus 2 long … Read More

Ristorante San Valentino

Ristorante San Valentino is part of the Piccolo Hotel San Valentino just 2 miles from the Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey towards Buonconvento. From the road you drive up and around the back for parking. There’s a covered terrace that’s good for lunch, and inside a large dining room but step thru to the wide open garden patio for dining outside in the warm season. The cook’s name is Gigliola and she’s a pro in preparing the classic Tuscan menu with … Read More

Osteria Etrusca

With all this good food around, sometimes only one important thing can make a restaurant stand out. Now I’m talking about hospitality. Our recent meal (May 2015)  in Chiusi was in the center of the old town, at Osteria Etrusca. Hospitality here is like magic; the charm, warmth and kindness of the owners, father and daughter, is beyond comparison. They both speak English. We sat at a covered outside table watching the street scene at the end of the day, … Read More

Ristorante il Garibaldi

While driving past San Quirico d’ Orcia, you’ll see Ristorante il Garibaldi at the Tamoil Petrol stop on (SS2) Via Cassia. This is one of our all-time favorite road-house truck-stops. After a brief closure it has been remodeled and reopened. Still they carry on the excellent special fish and seafood menu! Don’t miss this special treat! Located at the Tamoil Petrol stop on SS2, Via Cassia. Tel. 0577-898-315 ($$) … Read More

Contact TuscanHouse

Gary and Zak are currently traveling in the US and Australia, coming back to Tuscany for the months of June, July and August 2015. Please send your request by email and we’ll reply to you as soon as possible.  Thank you!

TuscanHouse
http://tuscanhouse.com

US fax / voice 1-801-640-5012
Italy (+39) 348-481-2544
Australia (+61) 0418-190-853