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A private restored stone house that sits on two acres of beautifully landscaped property and olive groves,Casa d'Oliva is a superb location for a vacation for 4-6 guests. It sits high in the hills of Northern Umbria with breathtaking views of the Italian countryside, yet is located near all the region has to offer. The house, a combination of old world charm and modern amenities, is filled with typical Umbrian furnishings. It is near to all the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria including Assisi, Gubbio, Siena, Spoleto, Orvieto, Florence and Cortona and within 15 minutes of a town that has a supermarket and all the services you may want. Eat a leisurely breakfast under the wisteria covered pergola. Spend the day reading by the private pool or walking through the countryside and then dine on the spacious stone patio that overlooks the mountains. Casa d'Oliva is the perfect setting and location to make your Italian vacation most memorable.
Additional amenities: There is a great deal of information about the area including restaurants, sights, towns and trips. Phone numbers, directions and maps are provided.
Casa d'Oliva has an extensive library (classics, mystery, chick lit, suspense, biography, travel, etc.) and games and puzzles.
A sizeable CD collection (Aerosmith to Zevon and Bach to Tchaikovsky) and a selection of DVDs that can be watched on your laptop computer are in the house.
Shampoo, soap, hair dryers, ironing board and iron provided as well.
Dinner is available for your first evening at Casa d'Oliva. Inquire about menu and prices.
In-home catering and cooking lessons are available. Contact the owner for details.
In-home massage with a licensed, English speaking masseuse also available. Contact the owner for details.
Complimentary items: Complimentary kitchen starter package including cheese, wine, bread, milk, coffee and eggs provided. The kitchen is equipped with spices, salt, sugar and cleaning supplies as well as dishes, flatware, glasses, pots, pans, etc..
One bedroom with king bed, chest, armoire and book case with adjacent bath. One bedroom with king bed, chest, armoire and book case and adjacent bath. One sitting room with double sofa bed and shared bath....moreless
Rates are for up to 4 guests. Add 50 GBP per additional guest for a maximum of 6 guests.A 400.00 Euro security deposit is collected upon arrival and returned at your departure less any breakage and heating usage costs. A 75.00 Euro cleaning fee due per week collected upon arrival.
Payment is accepted in US Dollars by wire or check. Please ask the owner about payment terms.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Casa d'Oliva is a day trip to Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Orvieto, Siena, Cortona and many other of the hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany. The art and churches of Florence are but 2 hours away. The house is near to many vineyards, olive oil mills that offer tours and tastings.
Other Activities: In-home catering, cooking lessons, guided vineyard tours, in-home massage, sightseeing, antiquing, shopping and golf. Contact me for more information.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: We are an American couple Cliffe Raymond and Betsy Fenik who love Italy and especially Umbria. In the United States we own a manufacturing company and make parts for boats. Cliffe is an avid cyclist and loves riding both in Italy and here in Rhode Island. I am a photographer and am very lucky to spend lots of time making pictures all over Italy and New England.
Why the Owner Chose Umbertide: We vacationed in Umbria and fell in love with the people, the countryside, the food, the wine and the pace of life. We hope to retire there someday, but in the meantime we are happy to share our little piece of heaven on earth with those who want to slow down and really enjoy life. Our home is a bit remote, but that is exactly what makes it the perfect get-away. Its position up the mountain affords you spectacular views and plenty of peace while its nearness to town (15 minutes) enables you to enjoy dining out and other activities. If sightseeing is what you like Casa d’Oliva is situated near to all the “hill towns” of Umbria and Tuscany. Easy day trips include Cortona, Assisi, Gubbio, Pienza, Montefalco and Florence is a 1 hour 20 minute train ride away.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Eat breakfast under the ivy covered pergola or on the balcony. Spend the day sunning and swimming at the pool. Enjoy a catered dinner on the patio. Please stop and smell the roses. Feel free to pick them too. Enjoy all the flowers here and be sure to use the herbs in the pots on the patio for delicious, fresh pasta dishes. Make sure to be up at the pool each evening for a beautiful sunset. On a clear night lie out on the pump house roof and watch for shooting stars. Enjoy the sounds of the country; the cuckoo, crickets, song birds. At night you can hear the frogs and birds. Slow down, take your time, experience everything here. Italy runs on slow time. So should you when on holiday.