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Il Castelletto - Fabulous Rustic House Wi. Pool "Reduced Rates!"

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View of Main Entrance, Front Terrace and Pool


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6), 2 Baths, Pool, 3 terraces, completely private

Il Castelletto is a private, 170 square metre, villa located in the heart of eastern Tuscany. It is situated on 6 hectares (15 acres) and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains (Alpe de la Luna) and lake (Lago di Montedoglio).

There are numerous (Michelin-rated) restaurants within a 15 minute drive of the villa offering some of the best of Tuscan cuisine at local prices.

The villa offers spacious, comfortable and tastefully appointed rooms. Entrance is into main floor which includes the Kitchen and Great Room with dining area. The Great Room boasts an authentic carved-stone wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating and an entertainment centre. French Doors provide a spectacular view of Lago di Montedoglio and the Appenines. Double doors provide access to the upper terrace where you can dine outdoors or sit comfortably while enjoying fantastic views of the lake and countryside.

The modern well appointed kitchen is fitted with dishwasher, oven, hood and fridge/freezer.

The 5 x 10m private pool and stone deck are situated on the lower terrace and are ideally positioned to capture the sun's rays, provide complete privacy and unspoiled views of the surrounding countryside. Sun loungers and outdoor furniture are provided. The lower Bedroom, including Bath, is directly accessible from the Pool.

The villa has 3 bedrooms each with queen beds, and wardrobes.

There is a main bathroom with tub and shower as well as a master ensuite, located off of the lower bedroom.

Things to Do:

Visit Sansepolcro (10 minutes) with its local and international shopping, museums and restaurants.

Spend an afternoon in Anghiari (20 minutes), voted the most beautiful hillside town in Italy.

Visit Caprese Michelangelo (20 minutes), the birthplace of the world's most renowned artist. View his home and the church where he was baptized (both open to the public).

Monterchi (20 minutes), is the Tuscan town famous for Piero della Francescas Madonna del Parto, and an important stop on the Piero della Francesco trail.

Just 35 minutes away is Arezzo, the county seat, where 'Life is Beautiful' was filmed and home of the largest antique market in the country (the first weekend of every month.)

The villa is centrally positioned for those who want to venture further a field. Florence, Pisa, Rimini, Sienna and Assisi are all potential day trips away. Even Rome is only a 3 hour drive but we prefer to take the train from Arezzo.

Getting There

When considering which airport to arrive/depart from there are many options: Forli is the closest airport being only an hour drive from Il Castelletto. The airports at Bologna, Rome, Florence and Pisa offer an opportunity to combine a stay in the city with a stay in the villa.

Touring Ideas

Sansepolcro/Citta di Castello - 10 minutes
Anghiari - 20 minutes
Caprese Michelangelo - 20 minutes
Arezzo - 35 minutes
Cortona - 45 minutes
Umbertide - 25 minutes
Gubbio - 45 minutes
Assisi - 1 hour
Florence - 1.5 hours
Siena - 1.5 hours
Rome - 3 hours

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 170 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25+ to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    It is recommended that young children be supervised....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Private Terrace overlooking the Tiber Valley (Valtiberino)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Private ensuite Bath and access to Pool and Terrace....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    Main Bath for the house adjacent to the Upper Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    Private ensuite to Lower Bedroom (accessible from Pool)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Pool Furniture, Terrace Furniture, Computer Printer, Espresso/Coffee Machine, Toaster, iPod docking station (stereo)...moreless


  • Books:

    Books are available as gifts left behind by guests and can be read/traded/returned/enjoyed by guests. Topics vary. Travel guides are in Middle Bedroom and should be left for benefit of future guests....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD players (2) for European and North American DVD's....moreless

  • Games:

    Some games are available; playing cards, cribbage board....moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD's and iPod Docking Station...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    DVD Library...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The house is located on the Alpe de la Luna and overlooks the Lago di Montedoglio....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    To the west, you can see the Appenine Mountains with spectacular sunsets....moreless

  • Water View:

    The house is located on the Alpe de la Luna and overlooks the Lago di Montedoglio....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining table expands to seat 12 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC units located in Great Room, Upper Bedroom and Lower Bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer/Dryer-one unit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central hot water heating provided in all rooms...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Weekly linen change included...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking a entrance can accommodate 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private Parking-Gated Property...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer/Dryer-one unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    USB Key...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood available, upon request, for a fee....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Catering available booked seperately...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, cutlery, dishes etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully appointed...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    French Balcony in Great Room overlooking Lago de Montedoglio and the Appenines....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front Terrace, Upper Terrace with sitting and eating areas, Pool Terrace/Deck...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Covered terrace off Middle Bedroom...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    extensive landscaping surrounds Villa which is situated on 6 hectares (15 acres)....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Barbecue provided for guests. Charcoal is available at most grocery and hardware stores....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    5 x 10 meter in-ground pool with surrounding stone deck. Deck chairs, chaises (6), and umbrellas are provided for the use and enjoyment of guests....moreless



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from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ristaurante in Aboca
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Ristaurante in Aboca
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

The house is located in a small rural hamlet in eastern Tuscany, and within an hour's drive to numerous historical cities, towns, and villages including activities such as: vineyards (grape/wine & olive); etruscan,medieval, and renaissance towns and monasteries, fabulous restaurants, local and international shopping, local markets (meats and produce), museums (art and history), and hiking trails.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Hello. My name is Colleen Jones. My husband, Jim Fantuz, and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and currently work as professionals in our city of 1.5 million people.

Why the Owner Chose Pieve Santo Stefano, Arezzo, Italy:
We chose this property for a number of reasons but primarily to provide us with an opportunity to own and experience a part of 'la dolce vita' in an area of Italy that is virtually unspoiled, private and yet, very close to all of the food and culture that you could possibly want.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is truly an unique villa situated at the southern, sun-catching edge of a small medieval hamlet (Brancialino) on 6 hectares (15 acres) of private property. The house and 4 terraces provide breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside; the Alpe de la Luna to the east, Lago de Montedoglio and Appenines to the west, all set in a wonderful rustic landscape of orchards and vineyards. The 400 year old structure offers all the amenities of a modern residence whilst maintaining the character of its 'rustic italiano' origins. Day trips are typically the rule here; Assissi, Gubbio, Lago di Trasimeno, San Moreno, San Leo, Bologna, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, Siena, Anghiari, and Monterchi, to name but a few of the towns and locales within a 1 1/2 drive from the house. Of course, you can always take an overnight trip (by car or train from Arezzo) and visit the major cities of Rome, Florence, Milan, and/or Venice. Local restaurants favour Tuscan cuisine at prices that will leave you wondering how it is possible to serve such fabulous fare a such reasonable prices. These are restaurants frequented by the local populace; their success testament to 'non-turistico' clientele. Culture is abundant; Michaelangelo was born 20 minutes away in Caprese, St. Francis roamed the valley of the Tiber River on his way to La Verna (20 minutes from the house) and Piero della Francesco heralded from nearby Sansepolcro. His painting, Prato Madonna (the only known depiction of a pregnant Madonna), survives and can be viewed in nearby Monterchi. So, in summary, WHY THIS VILLA? It's unique location in the heart of eastern Tuscany affords you the opportunity of an authentic Italian experience (without having to deal with hordes of mind-numbing tourists) all within easy reach of major cultural, historical, and culinary centres.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • View of Main Entrance, Front Terrace and Pool

    View of Main Entrance, Front Terrace and Pool

  • Private Swimming Pool

    Private Swimming Pool

  • Private Swimming Pool

    Private Swimming Pool

  • View from the Dining Room

    View from the Dining Room

  • Upper Terrace Dining area

    Upper Terrace Dining area

  • The Dining Room. The table expands to seat 12 people.

    The Dining Room. The table expands to seat 12 people.

  • Livingroom with wood burning fireplace

    Livingroom with wood burning fireplace

  • Main Bathroom

    Main Bathroom

  • 2nd Bedroom with Queen Size Bed

    2nd Bedroom with Queen Size Bed

  • Terrace off of the 2nd Bedroom

    Terrace off of the 2nd Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom-Queen Size Bed-Ensuite-Pool Access

    Master Bedroom-Queen Size Bed-Ensuite-Pool Access

  • Brancialino


  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Private Swimming Pool with access from the Master Bedroom

    Private Swimming Pool with access from the Master Bedroom

  • Sunset from Front Terrace

    Sunset from Front Terrace

  • Upper Terrace Dining Area

    Upper Terrace Dining Area

  • Upper Terrace Seating Area

    Upper Terrace Seating Area

  • Living Dining area

    Living Dining area

  • Well appointed Kitchen

    Well appointed Kitchen

  • 1st bedroom with Queen Size Bed

    1st bedroom with Queen Size Bed

  • 2nd Bedroom with Queen size bed-Access to Private Terrace

    2nd Bedroom with Queen size bed-Access to Private Terrace

  • Master Bedroom with Queen Size Bed

    Master Bedroom with Queen Size Bed

  • Ensuite Bathroom

    Ensuite Bathroom

  • il Castelletto front Gate

    il Castelletto front Gate

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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