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Exquisite Vacation in Tuscany, Former 11th Century Presbytery

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Last updated: 12/14/2007

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cortona villa description

Sant'Andrea near Cortona, Italy is beautifully restored and exquisitely furnished in antiques, antique reproductions, and oriental carpets. The property dates from the 11th Century and rests on seven private acres of olive groves and fruit trees.

On the ground floor there are two full kitchens, one with antique functional wood burning oven, a breakfast room with open fire grill and antique stone carved sink, a formal dining room with antique fireplace, king bedroom and bathroom, large casual living room (includes a sleeper sofa), half-bathroom, large portico dining area. The home has six bedrooms, each with private bathroom. All rooms have either king or queen size beds, with comfortable mattresses and linens. It also has a separate Guest House on the property (included in the 6 bedrooms) accommodating two adults and up to two children with a sleeper sofa. It is fully air conditioned.

The pool and the roof-top terrace above the Guest House serve as a perfect place for a glass of wine with a view over the Chiana Valley. There is plenty of outdoor furniture for large group dining. Pets are not allowed, smoking outside the house only is allowed. There is a bocce court, bicycles and hammock outdoors, with plenty of outdoor furniture at pool side.

Included in our rates: our fully planted and maintained organic vegetable and fruit garden; luxury linens; cleaning at departure; utilities such as water, gas and electricity, and internet use but do not include telephone, cell phone, air-conditioning usage and heat for the pool. A Voice over IP telephone is provided making calls to the USA, Canada, and many countries in Europe free of charge.

Located within seven minutes from Cortona, and within walking distance of the train station of Terontola, Sant'Andrea is very centrally located for those who wish to explore Tuscany's wine regions or for taking day trips to Rome or Florence. Major highways are a two mile drive.

We also offer many special services like your own private cook or massage,and children's programs. Please visit our website for more information (see below under 'Additional Web Information').

Keywords: Villa

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 5500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 14-17

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 king


          • Bedroom 3: 1 king


          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • King size beds (1) One king bed is located on the ground floor, two others are on the upper level, all bedrooms have their own private bath, flat-screen satellite TV, and air-conditioning., Queen size Beds (1) In Loft bedroom, another guest room and in the guest house., Double Beds (1) There is a double bed on the lower level of the loft bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Recommended as an extra bed, the single bed is on the upper level of the loft bedroom, but can be moved when needed., Baby Cribs (1) Folding crib available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two sleeper sofas are available, one in the downstairs floor of the villa in the living room, the other is in the guest house....moreless

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            One large side by side refrigerator in the main kitchen, one half-size refrigerator in the Portico kitchen, and one half-size refrigerator in the Guest House....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Professional 9 burner gas stove, large refrigerator, dishwasher and very good knives and provisions....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Two dishwashers are in the villa, one in the main kitchen, the other in the portico kitchen....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            One of the owner's of the villa is a chef, so you can be sure it is well stocked....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Private cook available, please inquire. Wine bar and wine tastings available....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some basics...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker


          • Air Conditioning:

            All rooms are individually air conditioned. Some hallways and bathrooms that connect to rooms with units do not have specific units, but are cooled from the other rooms. The charge for the air conditioning is not included in the rental rate....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens are provided and efforts are made to use sheets with high thread count. There is an ample supply of towels for your use....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Villa Sant'Andrea has two washing machines, one of which is a washer/dryer combination....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking for six or more cars without any problem....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Fire wood provided at no additional cost....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Two wood stoves help to heat the villa....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Covered Parking
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Six all en-suite bedrooms-bathrooms,Fully Air-Conditioned, 4 antique Fireplaces, Antique wood-burning oven, Phones, Cellular phones, 2 Full Kitchens, 1 kitchenette, 3 Microwaves, 2 Dishwashers, 3 Refrigerators, 2 Washers, Large outdoor dining table (seats 16)and other outdoor furniture, tree swing and hammoock, 4 mountain bicycles...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Flat Screen Smart TV with satellite connection is available in the ground floor sitting room, and each bedroom has it's own satellite TV which can also be used as a screen for your laptop computer. All of the villa is wireless, and also the pool area....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Large video library in English, also some children's videos....moreless

              • Music Library:

                CD's available and also a connection for your own I Pod....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Free Long Distance:

                We have two voice over ip telephones, one with Vonage service, the other with Magic Jack. Both make calls to the USA and Canada free of charge to our guests....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Wireless internet throughout the villa and 110 electrical outlets are located in several rooms for American plugs. There is also a computer for your use....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Several lines are available and cordless phones are located throughout the villa....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                A cell phone is available to guests. Charges for useage apply....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless internet available throughout the property...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Beautiful pool with view over the Valdichiana, plenty of pool furniture too....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Our Guesthouse has a rooftop terrace with lounge furniture. The pool area has plenty of outdoor tables and chairs....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Organic vegetable garden, and extensive flower plnatings...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Views over the Valdichiana and Mt. Amiata from various locations on the property....moreless


                      • Museums
                      • Sailing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hunting
                      • Swimming
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Golf
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Churches
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Ruins
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Groceries
                      • Tennis


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                      7 night min stay


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                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train

                      Car: Recommended

                      Mountain Bikes on location, Tennis nearby, Fishing nearby at Lake Trasimeno, Hunting nearby, Wildlife Viewing and excellent bird watching on property, Horseback Riding nearby, Shopping nearby, Excellent Restaurants nearby, Museums in Cortona and surrounding area, Sightseeing tours available, Swimming at property, Windsurfing at Lake Trasimeno


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: I rented many apartments and a villa in Italy before deciding to buy my own, so I understand what a renter would like to have...convenience, comfort and a villa that is well furnished like your own home. I strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible, and I know you will love our area.

                      Why the Owner Chose Cortona:
                      I visited Cortona many times before buying our villa there. The people are wonderful, the town as beautiful as the photos, and the food, ahhh, it doesn't get any better. The town is just the right size, and when you want something more, Florence is one hour by train, Rome only two hours.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      While staying at our villa, you will have a fully planted and maintained organic vegetable garden full of the seasons delights. We have air conditioning, high speed internet and a voice over ip telephone making calls to the USA and Canada free of charge. Our staff will look out for you and gently care for you and allow you to practice your Italian.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • View of the Pool & Villa

                        View of the Pool & Villa

                      • Casual Dining Area

                        Casual Dining Area

                      • Queen Bedroom

                        Queen Bedroom

                      • Kitchen


                      • Casual Living Room

                        Casual Living Room

                      • Guest House with Queen bed and sleeper sofa, bathroom and kitchenette

                        Guest House with Queen bed and sleeper sofa, bathroom and kitchenette

                      • Our villa is located on 7 privated acres with gated entrances

                        Our villa is located on 7 privated acres with gated entrances

                      • Dining al Fresco

                        Dining al Fresco

                      • Filming for More Bang for your Buck

                        Filming for More Bang for your Buck

                      • Ground Floor King Bedroom, one of 6, each with en-suite bathrooms

                        Ground Floor King Bedroom, one of 6, each with en-suite bathrooms

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Guest Bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom

                        Guest Bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Guest House Terrace

                        Guest House Terrace

                      • Kitchen Entrance

                        Kitchen Entrance

                      • Wine Cellar

                        Wine Cellar

                      • HGTV Filming for "More Bang for your Buck" with Vern Yip

                        HGTV Filming for "More Bang for your Buck" with Vern Yip

                      VRBO #4935

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                      Date last modified - Monday, September 15, 2014

                      $8,400 per week (USD)

                      6 Bedroom / 6.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 17

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