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Olde World European Villa - Sophisticated Luxury Elegant Retreat.

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Last updated: 03/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Villa Toscana was lovingly built as a private getaway. Enter into the two story grand loggia with frescoed ceilings and pillars. Barrel vaulted hallway leads to large granite and tumbled tile Tuscan kitchen with sit-up bar, island, stainless steel appliances and gas cooking looking into mirrored dining room with fireplace. Sunroom with draped Moroccan sheers opens out onto large deck, cabana, outdoor cooking and covered dining area, pool, Jacuzzi and waterfall. Large living room with stone fireplace sits off entry loggia. Downstairs there are three bedroom suites with full bathrooms in each finished in marble, travertine and stone. Full laundry downstairs. Marble stairs and wrought iron stairs lead up to a large master suite with fireplace, view deck with cafe table and chairs, large walk in closet, and wonderful master bath. View jacuzzi bathtub, travertine, stone and marble glassed in sit down shower, double vanities, bidet and frescoed vaulted ceiling.

More about the Villa: Two zone heating and air conditioning. 2 car garage and plenty of parking. Villa is on one acre of Roman landscaping with fountains, flowers and trailing plants, cypress trees and a large flat lawned area- great for outdoor activities, intimate weddings and celebrations. Salon and Spa: We can easily put together a wonderful in home spa and pampering retreat for you while at Villa Toscana, with in home facials and makeovers, hair, manicures and pedicures, in-house masseuse and catering. Let us know ahead of time what your group would enjoy and we have the resources and connections to provide it for you. Perfect executive rental or vacation getaway. Minutes from downtown Lafayette; East Bay corridor. Minutes to restaurants and great shopping. 20 minutes to San Francisco; 1 hour to the wine country; 40 minutes to Silicon Valley. Quiet unique retreat with old world sophistication and elegant charm.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    with view balcony and fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    deck off bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    deck off bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Lovely master suite with view balcony and fireplace; master bath jacuzzi with view, sit down shower, travertine/marble, double vanities, bidet. Huge master closet; every luxury has been considered....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    Double vanities; master bath all in stone and travertine...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    stone and travertine...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    stone and travertine...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    stone and travertine...moreless


  • CD Player
  • Music Library:

    Stereo, CD player, speakers inside and out, docking station...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • River
  • Town
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season - Mar-Apr
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$550 $650
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,400 $11,000
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9.5%


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Last updated: 03/22/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland / San Francisco
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
downtown Lafayette - many
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Francisco
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Bay Area Rapid Transit
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 24
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
downtown Lafayette - many
80 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
California Coast

Car: Necessary

Treat yourself and rejuvenate at this lovely Tuscan Villa. Private, elegant, quiet and luxurious. 10 minutes to shops and restaurants; 20 minutes to San Francisco; 40 minutes to Silicon Valley.

20 minutes from San Francisco/in East Bay corridor


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We built this lovely villa over the course of 5 years, finishing all the wood and stone work ourselves. We love our house and enjoy its beauty and serenity.

Why the Owner Chose Lafayette:
We have had several amazing tenants rent our house for the last 5 years and have had so many requests to have weddings, celebrations and vacations in the house that we decided to listen to everyone and turned it into a vacation rental.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Villa Toscana at night

    Villa Toscana at night

  • Fountain at Entrance

    Fountain at Entrance

  • Dining Room with Fireplace

    Dining Room with Fireplace

  • Granite Kitchen with Sit up Bar

    Granite Kitchen with Sit up Bar

  • Pool and Waterfall

    Pool and Waterfall

  • Pool, Cabana and Jacuzzi

    Pool, Cabana and Jacuzzi

  • Pool and Waterfall at Night

    Pool and Waterfall at Night

  • Master Suite with Fireplace and Balcony

    Master Suite with Fireplace and Balcony

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Bedroom Ensuite Downstairs

    Bedroom Ensuite Downstairs

  • Pavillion at the top of the Villa

    Pavillion at the top of the Villa

  • Pavillion up top at the Villa under the canopy

    Pavillion up top at the Villa under the canopy

  • Villa Toscana

    Villa Toscana

  • Entry Foyer

    Entry Foyer

  • Granite Kitchen

    Granite Kitchen

  • Living Room with Fireplace

    Living Room with Fireplace

  • Sunroom opening out to Portico and Pool

    Sunroom opening out to Portico and Pool

  • Pool, Jacuzzi and Cabana

    Pool, Jacuzzi and Cabana

  • Master Suite with Fireplace and Balcony

    Master Suite with Fireplace and Balcony

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Bedroom Ensuite downstairs

    Bedroom Ensuite downstairs

  • Weddings up at the top of the Villa

    Weddings up at the top of the Villa

  • Getting ready for the wedding - master suite

    Getting ready for the wedding - master suite

  • Wedding celebrations

    Wedding celebrations

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Date last modified - Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Minimum stay: 4 nights
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