Beautiful family home in the green heart of Italy, with views on the river Tiber
- french, german, italian, dutch
About Stella Bronwasser
Until 2016 we have been entrepreneurs in Brooklyn, NY before we moved back to Europe, Italy. Originally from Amsterdam, we owned a Dutch bike shop - Rolling Orange Bikes - in Brooklyn and set up a guided bike tour company Rolling Orange Bike Tours, that is still thriving under new ownership. However much we will always love the big City, we're really happy to let our roots down in this beautiful part of Italy. We purchased the house end of 2016 and set out to renovate it immediately to make it a vacation and retreat home for guests from all around the world.
Stella Bronwasser purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Stella Bronwasser chose Monte Castello di Vibio
Il Bacio del Lupo is situated in the beautiful rolling hills of Umbria so you can really enjoy peace and quiet, mesmerizing views, long walks and catching up on your reading. If you want culture though, it's also within reach. Orvieto, Perugia and Assisi are less than 45 minutes away. Medieval Todi and Monte Castello less than 15 minutes. Also nice shops and small restaurants are within a 10 minutes drive from the house. The property is an example of Italian gardens from a long time ago with mostly trees, plants and flowers that are native. It also has an intriguing dove tower from the 1700's where families used to keep doves for consumption. In our opinion we found the spot that has it all: great outdoors, an antique beautifully restored farmhouse and great culture all in one. Not to mention the great local food, wines and liquors you have access to. Our next door friends and neigbors run a organic agriculture.
What makes this Cottage unique
La Crescionda is a spacious and bright apartment with a porch and a terrace to enjoy early coffee or late nite drinks and everything in between. From your doorstep you walk straight to the salt water pool and sauna that you mostly have all to yourself. The view from your apartment and the pool on the valley and river is downright stunning. The house may be 150 years old, the inside has been renovated and been brought up to date. We furnished the home with our own furniture from all over Europe and the US. You won't find an empty nest furnished with Ikea stuff, but a home that is supposed to really make you feel at home. We only rent out one apartment. We just hope you'll love it as much as we do.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A wonderful 2 weeks in a truly charming location. Very relaxing and peaceful. Stella and Mark are the perfect host. Alla prossima.
Wonderful views in a rustic setting
The property has lovely outdoor eating areas and a great pool all with wonderful views over the Umbrian countryside. Good access to Todi and Orvieto and a little further to Perugia , Montefalco, Spello, Assissi etc. Stella was an informative and very helpful host. Our group of 4 thought that the bedlinen could be improved but had no other issues. Overall the property represents excellent value for 4 persons with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Barry
I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we enjoyed having you. I’m sorry you felt the linnens weren’t up to parr. We would have changed them immediately if you would have requested other ones. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Europe.
Magic Week in Beautiful Umbria!
My husband & I recently stayed at this wonderful property for a week to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
We had a WONDERFUL time! The cottage has everything you need to have a comfortable stay. The pool is great and the view from the water looks out over the Umbrian countryside.
Stella & Mark were gracious hosts. Stella helped facilitate some of our local outings - dinners, a winery, towns and so on.
We LOVED everything about our visit & would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a quiet, restful vacation in a lovely place with exceptional people.
Thank you Tony and Coleen,
For your kind words. It was wonderful to have you here for your special aniversary.
We hope to return someday!
A gorgeous, pastoral spot, charming villa and Stella and Mark are generous hosts. The views (especially from the pool) and ambience are unbeatable. There is easy grocery shopping within a few minutes drive and many popular destinations are within an hour’s drive or less although the villa is a hard place to leave. Roads are steep but walking up to Montecastello Di Vibio is a must for those who are willing to put on some effort for spectacular views.
Thank you Susan, Scott and Claire, it was so nice having you. Maybe Claire will do her masters in Rome and before you know it, you're back at Bacio del Lupo. Un abbraccio Marc & Stella
Stella and Mark were wonderful hosts! We shared some good laughs and insight into Italian beurocracy! Their villa was charming, set in a very bucolic and peaceful Umbrian setting! Would highly recommend!👍
We loved having you. Kelly’s Sun dancer is a happy reminder of your stay with us :)
Attention to detail, and stunning views.
The owners of this property have carefully considered the needs of the traveller, and the house is really lovely. Lots of attention to detail. The swimming pool which has uninterrupted views of the countryside is fantastic. The pool is nearly new, and again, thought has been given to this facility. Shade is available for those not wishing to sit in the sun.
The owners live in the adjoining property and are on hand to offer any advice.
If you are looking for peace and tranquility as well as great views this is a perfect choice.
We're within one hour's drive of Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Spello, Spoleto, etc. and less than 2 hours of Rome, Florence, Montepulciano, Siena and Pisa.