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Tuscan Cottages for Rent in Charming Medieval Village

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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stia cottage description

Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking views. Situated in the shadow of the castle of Porciano and lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner, the cottages are the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley.
Located on the castle property, cottages have one or two bedrooms and baths, living/dining area, some with fireplace, and all with fully equipped kitchen.

Casa Scaletta
This pretty home opens onto the grounds of the Castle.
A rustic antique stone staircase leads up to the living/dining room area. The kitchen is next to it (gas burners, electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator and washing machine). There is a bathroom on this floor. A few steps down take you to the two bedrooms and bathroom. Both bathrooms have showers.
Nice views from the windows of the tiled roofs of Porciano and the surrounding countryside.
Outdoors tables and chairs are set out for your enjoyment.

Casa Maggiolino
This pretty home opens onto the grounds of the Castle. Few stone steps lead up to the cozy living room with fireplace.
A rustic antique stone staircase leads up to the first floor, where are the kitchen (gas burners, electric oven, microwave oven, refrigerator and washing machine), the two bedrooms and the bathroom.
Nice views from the windows of the tiled roofs of Porciano and the surrounding countryside. From the master bedroom window, stunning view of the Castle Tower.
Outdoors tables and chairs are set out for your enjoyment.

Casa Martina
Small apartment on the ground level, composed of a large kitchen/dining area with fireplace; bedroom which sleeps two with the possibility of a small third bed. Tiny bathroom with comfortable shower. Kitchen is equipped with gas burners, electric oven, fridge, microwave oven and washing machine.
Terrace in front of the house with table and chairs, situated on one of the footpaths of the village.
Casa Martina is located in the higher part of the village nearest the Castle. Cool in the summer and very comfortable. The entrance is in common with Casa Teresa which is one floor up. Casa Martina and Casa Teresa may be rented together as an excellent solution for two couples who wish to have their privacy.
 
Casa Teresa
Walk up the old stone staircase from the main entrance in common with Casa Martina. Enter the livingroom/dining area with corner fireplace. The couch is a small single bed. Kitchenette off this room with gas burners, electric oven, fridge and microwave. No washing machine; laundrymat available in nearby town. The bedroom which sleeps two has an ensuite bathroom with shower. Nice views of the countryside and the tiled roofs of the village.
Tiny garden on the side of the house with table and chairs, right below the remains of the ancient castle walls.

La Torretta
The little watch guard tower is placed in the perimeter of the castle walls.
On the first floor fully equipped kitchen, living room with large window on the second. Possibility of a third bed in the living room.
On the third floor bedroom with two single beds not pushed together, dormer window in the roof and adjacent small bathroom with shower. Steep stairs. Very special and fascinating.
Table with chairs in the garden beneath the tower.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

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

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  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • all bathrooms have sink, shower, toilet, bidet

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village:

    Located in the Medieval hamlet of Porciano. Stia Arezzo , a sizable town, is in walking distance...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

€650 €2,080
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

€550 €1,760
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
  • Cleaning fee €50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cancellation Policy: guests will receive: a full refund if they cancel at least two weeks before the start of the holiday; a 50% refund if they cancel up to 1 week before the start of the holiday; no refund if they cancel within1 week of the start of the holiday.

Booking Deposit (30%) due 4 days after sending the quote.

Balance due 30 days before the holiday starts.


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Location

45 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence Italy
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Stia
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Poppi Arezzo Italy
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Stia
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Stia
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Stia
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Fangacci

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1800

About: Martha Specht Corsi is the daughter of George and Flaminia Specht, who restored the Castle. Flaminia and Martha throughout the years organized many cultural events in Porciano to attract quality tourism to the Casentino Valley and Martha continues to do so. Martha has hosted lectures, seminars, concerts, Dante readings, as well as theater productions. These events are held in Dante’s Hall or on the lovely grounds in front of the Castle. She has particular interest in hosting groups of artists, writers, journalists or history and art buffs in Porciano. It is possible to organize lectures by university professors and experts in various fields.

Why Stia:
An excellent location for day trips to Florence, Arezzo, La Verna and beyond or spending time in a relaxing setting .

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Beautiful vistas, quiet, comfortable and private. Cleaning services, tourist information and day trip planning. Staff speaks English and Italian.


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Speaks: english, italian
 

Photos

  • Aerial view, village of Porciano

    Aerial view, village of Porciano

  • Casa Scaletta

    Casa Scaletta

  • Casa Scaletta, dining area

    Casa Scaletta, dining area

  • Casa Scaletta, second bedroom

    Casa Scaletta, second bedroom

  • Casa Scaletta, 2nd bath

    Casa Scaletta, 2nd bath

  • Casa Maggiolino, living area

    Casa Maggiolino, living area

  • Casa Maggiolino, master bedroom

    Casa Maggiolino, master bedroom

  • Casa Maggiolino, bathroom

    Casa Maggiolino, bathroom

  • Casa Martina, living area

    Casa Martina, living area

  • Casa Teresa, living area

    Casa Teresa, living area

  • Torretta

    Torretta

  • Torretta, living area

    Torretta, living area

  • view of Stia and the Casentino Valley from Porciano

    view of Stia and the Casentino Valley from Porciano

  • Casa Scaletta, living area

    Casa Scaletta, living area

  • Casa Scaletta, master bedroom

    Casa Scaletta, master bedroom

  • Casa Scaletta, bath

    Casa Scaletta, bath

  • Casa Maggiolino

    Casa Maggiolino

  • Casa Maggiolino, kitchen

    Casa Maggiolino, kitchen

  • Casa Maggiolino, second bedroom

    Casa Maggiolino, second bedroom

  • Casa Martina and Casa Teresa

    Casa Martina and Casa Teresa

  • Casa Martina, bedroom

    Casa Martina, bedroom

  • Casa Teresa, bedroom

    Casa Teresa, bedroom

  • Torretta, kitchen

    Torretta, kitchen

  • Torretta, bedroom

    Torretta, bedroom

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Date last modified - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, italian
  • Calendar last updated: 03/25/2015
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