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Luxury Villa with Separate Guest House, Lovely Views, Every Comfort

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Todi villa description

The layout of the Villa is ideally suited to accommodate both smaller groups of 4 to 10 (main house) or large gatherings of up to 19 people.

The main house and guest cottage each provide space for social gathering and for private moments and almost every room offers an extraordinary view of the Umbrian Hillside with the silhouette of the Cathedral at Todi.

The kitchen is fully equipped and opens onto a loggia with a large table, and also onto a vine-covered pergola also with table.

There is a game room with billards, board games, ping pong and bocce, badminton and croquet for outdoors.


Accommodation Summary: Villa with separate guest house, pool

Main House: 4 bedrooms- each with ensuite bathroom: two with king size bed each plus a single bed each, 1 with queen size bed, 1 with three single beds), kitchen, breakfast room, games room (billiard and ping pong), ½ ‘powder room’ bathroom, laundry room, TV sitting room.

Accommodation Detail:

Ground floor-
Granny room-queen bedded room with French door to north patio with ensuite bathroom, walk-in shower with grab bars and stool. Not only for grannies! Lovely quiet room especially for someone who wants to get up early and go into the kitchen or out for a walk, jog or swim. It is the only bedroom downstairs in the main house.
*Notes for mildly disabled: No steps to reach this bedroom. Doors accommodate most wheelchairs. There is one step into the living room/kitchen level and otherwise there are few essential steps. If needed a person can exit the front door and walk or be wheeled to the pool area by the side path. No steps to the pergola. Two steps down to the loggia.

Living room/dining room with three French doors leading onto vine covered pergola with views over Todi and Umbrian hills. The dining room table seats 10-12.

Fully equipped kitchen including breakfast nook with heavy chestnut table for eight with two French doors leading onto pergola and loggia.

Laundry room with washer and dryer, iron and ironing board and laundry sink. Clothes rack and drying line.

Powder room-guest bathroom with sink and toilet.

Games room with full billiard table, ping pong table, assortment of board and card games, croquet, boules, etc.

Covered loggia with table for 8-10 with lovely views

Vine covered Pergola with lovely views with table for 4-6 and lounge chairs (a matching table is located near the Private Studio Cottage and could be put on the pergola for additional dining.) Please note-there is flexibility for dining as the main loggia table is 8-10, plus a round table=12-16, plus another round table=16-22. The glass topped table by the swimming pool seats 10.

Upstairs:
Master bedroom- king size bed (could be two singles) plus a single bed, ensuite bathroom with walk in 4 x 3 foot travertine shower and a deep tub, private balcony with views. Bedroom suite has north views over hillside and olive grove and south views over drive.

TV room with sofa, a loveseat and large armchair, TV, DVD multi-system international player (this will play DVD’s from most countries), VHS player, games console, lots of current books as well as classics and guide books.

Company bedroom- king size bed (could be two singles) plus a single bed, ensuite bathroom with 3 x 3 foot walk-in travertine shower and a tub. Views over valley to Todi even from tub! Bedroom views west over valley and north over hillsides and olive grove.

Kids or singles room- two single beds and above in a loft another single bed and a sofa which converts to a single bed and a trundle bed below. House rule no small children in loft without supervision. Ensuite bathroom with a 6 x 3 foot shower-.

Private studio cottage:
This private bedroom is a short distance from the main house and adjoining the guest house through a covered walkway but is completely separate.

It comprises a king bed room with an ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. There are lovely views over the Umbrian Hills through three arched French doors. Only rented in conjunction with the main house.

Guest House:
This is a self-contained three-bedroom house on a hill with entrances both upstairs and downstairs. It is only rented in conjunction with the main house.

Upstairs-
Entrance door opens to small lobby area with a king bed room to the left with views over the Umbrian Hills to the medieval town of Todi, and anther king bed room to the right. There is a shared bathroom between the rooms with a tub/shower. Both bedrooms can be configured with either a king bed or two singles. Stairs lead down to:

Downstairs-
Living room/ dining room with full kitchen at one end and at other end a set of French doors opening to private gravel patio and driveway and views west over Umbrian Hills towards Todi.
A large king bed room with French doors to gravel patio with lovely views west towards Todi and ensuite bathroom with walk- in shower. There is an additonal washer and dryer in an alcove.

*Notes for mildly disabled: No steps to enter or exit this bedroom. Doors accommodate most wheelchairs. There is no step into the living room/kitchen. The whole floor is on one level, which is level with the driveway entrance. If needed a person can exit the front door and walk or be wheeled to the main house or to pool area by the side path.

Ideas: perfect for a family with up to four children as parents can sleep downstairs and children upstairs. The living room off the lower bedroom has two queen sized sofa beds. Kitchen is handy for mid-night snacks, early morning coffee or any cooking.

Another idea is to lock to lower bedroom door isolating it from the rest of the guest house as it has a separate entrance, and turn the rest of the whole house with four single beds upstairs and 2 sofa beds downstairs over to teenage friends. There is an ipod speaker system

Keywords: Luxury Villa near Todi, Umbria, with spectacular views, maid service and large pool, Italian Villa, Umbrian Villa, Luxury villa, flower, fruit and vegetable gardens, 8 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms

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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Concierge
              • Private Chef

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Lots of games, pool toys and puzzles for young children upwards....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Doors are wide enough to accommodate most wheelchairs. Can go to pool on longer path instead of steps....moreless

              Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 19-21

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

                Master bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

                View bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Versatile room with a loft, three single beds one in loft...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Ground floor room...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 king

                Independent bedroom we call 'The Studio'...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 1 king

                Ground floor room of Guest house, next to living room/kitche...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 1 king

                King can be made twins, share bathroom, guest house...moreless

              • Bedroom 8: 1 king

                King can be made twins, share bathroom, guest house, view...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 3 queen

                All in all three queen sleeper sofas...moreless

              • King size beds (6), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3 in one room with loft), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is also a high chair., Sleep Sofa (3)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • ...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

                Master...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

                View bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Single beds room with loft...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, bidet

                Ground floor bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

                Studio bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower, bidet

                Ground floor guest house bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

                Shared with bedroom 7& 8...moreless

              • 7.5- powder room in the hall near the kitchen in the main house

              Other Amenities

                  • Enjoy meals on vine covered pergola or on covered loggia both with spectacular views. Villa on scenic walking road. Full vegetable garden for guest use, fruit trees, and complete herb garden. Five days per week maid service for three hours. Babysitting and cook available. Welcome lasagna, salad, wine, fruit meal and basic staples for breakfast and cooking. Mild handicapped accessible....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    Will play NTSC, PAL, SECAM- a multi system ...moreless

                  • Game Room:

                    Billiards and ping pong tables...moreless

                  • Games
                  • Music Library:

                    Recommend bring your own! Lots of 60's, 70. 80's oldies and classical....moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Pool Table
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    wi-fi...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Basic...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Sky TV- Family Package (Disney, Animal Planet, National Geographic), Cinema Package (in original language if desired), General Package (English language news, common series); and international sports....moreless

                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Relax on the Pergola at sunset with a glass of prosecco and a plate of antipasto and enjoy the lovely views over the valley and rolling hills towards the silhouette of Todi....moreless

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Refrectory style table inside dining room seats 10-12, breakfast table in kitchen seats 8, outdoor eating under covered loggia seats 8-10; adjacent vine covered pergola two tables seat 4-6 each....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access:

                    You can attach by cable if your wi-fi is not working....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    (2) In Main House, another in Guest House, also a clothes line and clothes dryer rack...moreless

                  • Covered Parking
                  • Fireplace:

                    Upstairs and downstairs- please use the downstairs fireplace....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    In cooler months there will be a usage fee for gas- meter read on arrival....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    High thread count cotton sheets, feather or alternative pillows, really comfortable beds...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Cosy living room with French doors leading onto pergola, beautiful view over valley to Todi...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    A simple cellphone with sim is available for guests. The Vodaphone sim card will have a euro or two credit and can be topped up with a voucher purchased in any bar. Ask the barman to do the top up!...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls and received calls only....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    (2) In Main House, another in Guest House...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High speed wi-fi with no password allows for iphone, ipad or computer use, skype and any wi-fi usage....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Wood provided...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Clara will greet you on your arrival on Saturday and show you how everything works. She will return Monday-Friday for three hours (you select hours) to clean and tidy. Also, (not included in your booking but you can arrange with her) she will babysit. You can also arrange with her to cook and serve dinner- she charges 20 euro a head for a three course meal plus prosecco and appetizer to begin. The price includes buying the food and wine and preparation. Her menu is available but she is a great cook and will likely be able make what you want if it is not on the menu. Clara also offers to teach you how to make gnocchi or pasta or other. She speaks only Italian but has no trouble at all in being understood....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Drip style, coffee grinder, moka style...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Plenty of pots, pans and baking dishes, pressure cooker, pasta maker, ice cream maker...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty of dishes, utensils and serving platters...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    (2) Main House Guest House...moreless

                  • Freezer:

                    Fridge/freezer in both main house kitchen and guest house kitchen...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    (2) Kitchen in Main House has five burner gas cooktop, double oven, stainless fridge with drawers style freezer, dishwasher, microwave, juicer, American coffeemaker, Italian Moka coffee maker, food processor, pasta hand crank roller machine, coffee grinder, hand mixer and good knives, graters and other gadgets. There are plenty of plates and serving plates, stainless cutlery and about 50 cookbooks in English and several in Italian. See below for herbs and other produce provided for your use. Kitchen in Guest House is basically equipped. Stove, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, mixer, coffee making and plates and cutlery....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Main House, guest house...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    You will find a homemade lasagna for the number booking along with wine, salad, bread, fruit. The lasagna will be in fridge- you can put in oven for 30 minutes to serve or save for lunch next day....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    You will also find a welcome package of breakfast items- bread, jam, butter, milk, coffee, tea, fruit, and staples such as napkins, toilet tissue, bath soap, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, dish washing liquid, new sponges, sugar, flour, oil (our own extra virgin), vinegar, salt, pepper and spices and wine. No personal products such as shampoo are provided....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    double oven main kitchen, single in guest house...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    off private master bath...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    For rent at local shop, this is a hilly area...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Covered loggia with table and views...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    An acre of lawn, front back and side, nice spot for croquet or boulles in one area, property extends about 16 acres...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        16 meter pool with infinity edge...moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                               	              Main House	Main House +Studio	 Main House+ Studio+ Guest House
                          May 3-May 31, 2014	3500euro	        4000euro		5500euro
                          May 31- August 16, 2014	4700euro		5300euro		7300euro
                          August 16- Oct 18,2014	3500euro		4000euro		5500 euro
                          Oct 18,2014- May 2,2015	3000euro		3300euro		4000 euro
                          (Heating in cooler months may be extra.)
                          Above calendar goes through May 2015. Please contact us to book in summer of 2015.
                          

                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                          Location

                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Leonardo da Vinci, Rome ( called Fiumicino-FCO)
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Todi-Ponte Rio
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          E45

                          Car: Necessary

                          Convenient base for visits to Umbrian hill towns such as Assisi( Basilica of St Francis), Perugia (museums, chocolate, antiques), De Ruta (ceramic center), Torgiano (wine tasting), Orvieto, Bagnoreggio di Cavallo, Narni, Amelia, and many historic small hamlets. You are 2 hours from Florence, 2 hours on direct bus to Rome for a day trip.

                          And of course, you are convenient to Todi and many charming local restaurants and shops. You are near three wineries, a small boutique spa, and many leisurely walking lanes.

                          Clara will greet you and orient you, then will come for several hours five days per week to keep things tidy, and can also babysit, cook, or give a cooking lesson. Local representative can also organize cooking lessons, tours, drivers, or for special needs.

                          Local markets and groceries offer a range of delicious natural foods, and many prepared foods. Local restaurants grow/make everything from the bread and pasta to the cured meats, wines, and all vegetables and desert

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1998

                          About the owner: We are an Italian husband/American wife who have restored the villa in a traditional Umbrian style with the assistance of a local professional expert in restoration. Though ancient beams, mellow chestnut wood doors and recuperated terracotta floors were lovingly restored and/or replaced, the villa has been insulated, plumbed and wired using the most modern techniques. The result is comfortable and very practical. The old house is sited on a hillside in such a way as to enjoy cool breezes all summer. The pool was designed by a dedicated lap swimmer and has its waterfall border overlooking one of the most beautiful open views in Umbria.

                          Why the Owner Chose Todi:
                          We chose the Todi area because of its lovely medieval character and because of its convenience to both Rome and Florence. Extended family lives in Rome. People describe Umbria as a place you can still savor the ‘real’ Italy. It is much less visited and ‘touristy’ than Tuscany. It is somewhat more rural and more native. For example, most restaurants offer only homemade pasta, bread, local wines, local oil, locally grown meats. Often there is truly a granny in the kitchen and the kids of all ages may be the servers. Not that food is everything but you do get really good food here. Not everyone speaks English. People are still quite interested in visitors. It is a living, working Italian area and though there are growing numbers of visitors it is not primarily a tourist destination. We also absolutely fell in love with the gentle and spectacularly beautiful views from the property. The Villa is surrounded by olive groves, we maintain a small vineyard, fruit trees and an organic vegetable garden with produce for guests' use. the landscaping is typical for farmhouses of this area and consists of mostly rosemary, lavender, roses, and other herbs such as sage. One of our favorite features is the old cottonwood 'whispering tree' in front of the loggia that has leaves that rustle in the most relaxing soft murmur when the breeze blows which is most of the time. Local visitors call it 'l'albero sussurrante' which simply means tree that whispers. The natural beauty has meant we have hosted a number of painting workshops with master painters who have come with students for a week. In 2012 we will host a painting and a photography workshop.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          We love the quiet rural setting, having breakfast on the loggia and catching sight of a pheasant or two scurrying from under a bush and taking flight. We love to swim and relax by the pool. We also enjoy preparing meals using fresh salads from the garden, our own olive oil, and we often cook outside on the grill. Local restaurants are terrific. We have prepared a house book which describes and gives directions and contact numbers for our favorities. The house book will describe every feature of the house and gives information such as on local doctors who will make a house call, local church service times, markets, and so forth. Clara or our representative, Susan, can help with everything, too. Both are local. We very often take a long walk each day. The house is on the 'beautiful italy' road circuit and the walks can either be fairly flat or can be hilly and mildly challenging. For example, just head off down the drive and go left up past the tiny hamlet at the top of the hill to arrive at a coffee bar a vigorous one mile away. If you go into the olive grove on the property and duck to the right into an unpaved tractor path with canopy trees you will arrive at a ‘strada bianca’ white gravel road. You go left and after about ½ mile left again you will be back on the asphalt road making a circle to the villa entrance gate. This will take about 45 minutes. Maps in the house or at the Todi tourist office will give you many adventurous ideas for walks. In easy touring distance of historic Umbrian hilltowns, there are plenty of music, art and gastronomic festivals and events. Umbria Jazz in july in Perugia is very special (Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, last couple of years, for example.). Going south we can visit the Festival at Spoleto which is very near. Many small towns such as Amelia or Bevagna or Narni have medieval events-food-pagents-horse races in costume- in late June.


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                          Photos

                          • Back of house-Returning from vegetable garden in May

                            Back of house-Returning from vegetable garden in May

                          • Looking from Pergola to kitchen door and Loggia to the left

                            Looking from Pergola to kitchen door and Loggia to the left

                          • Sunflowers turn their faces east to the villa

                            Sunflowers turn their faces east to the villa

                          • Sunset behind Todi

                            Sunset behind Todi

                          • Path from the Studio to the Main House

                            Path from the Studio to the Main House

                          • Entering living room/ dining area with pergola and open views beyond

                            Entering living room/ dining area with pergola and open views beyond

                          • King bedroom with ensuite bathroom with lovely views

                            King bedroom with ensuite bathroom with lovely views

                          • Master bedroom with extra single bed

                            Master bedroom with extra single bed

                          • Loft bedroom with two single beds below, a single bed upstairs and a sofa/bed

                            Loft bedroom with two single beds below, a single bed upstairs and a sofa/bed

                          • Garden room ensuite bath with large shower

                            Garden room ensuite bath with large shower

                          • Lower king bedroom guest house, ensuite bathroom, french dviews, washer &dryer

                            Lower king bedroom guest house, ensuite bathroom, french dviews, washer &dryer

                          • View of the house from the pool

                            View of the house from the pool

                          • Afternoon light over the valley with silhouette of Todi

                            Afternoon light over the valley with silhouette of Todi

                          • Driveway to the Villa

                            Driveway to the Villa

                          • Part of fully furnished kitchen

                            Part of fully furnished kitchen

                          • Entrance area with stairs to den and three bedrooms

                            Entrance area with stairs to den and three bedrooms

                          • Sunny  living room with doors opening onto Pergola with lovely views

                            Sunny living room with doors opening onto Pergola with lovely views

                          • Ensuite bedroom with shower and bath and views

                            Ensuite bedroom with shower and bath and views

                          • Master bathroom with shower, bathtub and balcony

                            Master bathroom with shower, bathtub and balcony

                          • Garden bedroom, queen bed

                            Garden bedroom, queen bed

                          • studio bedroom with ensuite bathroom, views from three arched doors

                            studio bedroom with ensuite bathroom, views from three arched doors

                          • Guest house living room with views, looking from kitchen area

                            Guest house living room with views, looking from kitchen area

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                          8 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
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                          Speaks: english, french, italian
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