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Stunning Tuscan Villa in Private Setting: Walk to Village

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Set on a one-acre grassy knoll at the edge of a small village, Villa Antoinette offers privacy, comfort and convenience in true Umbrian style. Come to relax poolside as you plan your daily excursions to the medieval town of Orvieto, or nearby Todi, Spoleto, Assisi, Viterbo or even Rome -- a wonderful day trip. After your adventures, return to a well-equipped kitchen to prepare a wonderful meal (there is a library including local cook books!) or delight in local fare at one of the many restaurants down the road.

This is a family home which has been offered for rental only recently, to much acclaim. There is an outdoor grill/pizza oven for cooking during the warmer summer months as well. Eat outdoors under the flowering pergola, or on the patio. Or, take your meals in the formal dining area or casual breakfast room. The well-appointed bedrooms have quality mattresses and linens, and baths are well-designed and modern for your convenience. Decor employs local tiles and materials right down to the tufa surrounding the pool -- the local stone. This is your home in Italy!

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Veronica Buxton
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2018

About Veronica Buxton

I am of Italian origin and love the country, the people, the food and wine, and just about everything else about this beautiful land! We stay in our home every other year and rent it out as much as possible to share this extraordinary place. Watch the sun rise and hear birds outside the master bedroom window your first morning. Tiptoe downstairs and brew a fresh espresso for your morning cappuccino, which you will enjoy on the terrace while you read Marcella Hazan or a classic mystery from our well-stocked library. You won't want to leave.

Veronica Buxton purchased this house in 2000

Why Veronica Buxton chose Orvieto

The community of Torre San Severo is not just your average Umbrian village. The people are warm and friendly, yes, but there is a special closeness you feel here and a sense of a tight-knit community that attracts visitors to their local events year round.

What makes this house unique

A walk into the village, a visit to the Saturnia hot sulphur springs, a visit to the archeo park to see Etruscan tombs thousands of years old and roads hand carved from the rock! Or, relax by the pool, read a good book and plan how you are going to make pizza in our outdoor brick oven! It's all there within a one-hour train ride north of Rome, and short, one-hour drives to many of Umbria's jewels. You are located at the intersection of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

Guestbook comments from the owner

New furnishings, new beds, all good!
Feb 2013
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Orvieto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Fully updated and elegantly appointed with local tiles and modern fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Extra comfortable and equipped with quality linens, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib and linens is available for your use. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Note that the rate applies to six people, using existing beds. There is a surcharge for additional beds/linens of €25/person/day. This includes use of the sofa bed or additional twin beds for extra guests. There is no charge for the portable crib with linens.


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Stunning Tuscan Villa in Private Setting: Walk to Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Denver, Colorado

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

One word: Perfection. This Villa is a gem. The setting is wonderful, relaxing, and helps create the perfect vacation. We used the farm house as our home base for easy day trips to Orvieto, Rome, Florence, and Cinque Terre and absolutely loved coming back "home" to it every night. Torre San Severino is a quaint village and Bruno's market has everything for enjoying meals on the lovely patio. We sat by the pool each morning and soaked up the beautiful views. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Privacy, charm and comfort

  • 5 of 5

This villa (and we have rented many throughout the world) is authentic to the region - stone, wood and furnishing - including the village in which it nestles. We found the space, privacy and quiet invaluable. The pool is quite wonderful, either for cooling off before lunch on the terrace, or for a companionable dip with family and friends. The property has a kind of mystical charm to it (the summer moon rises right over the fence), and if one sits peacefully still, one can find oneself becoming Italian - particularly if clutching a glass of Orvieto wine. Speaking of Orvieto, the villa is also ideal for touring the hill towns of the region, with Orvieto being numero uno. There are also lots of really good inexpensive country restaurants within driving distance. I'd recommend this villa to any travellers yearning either for peace and quiet, or for family closeness in a busy world. It is also beautifully equipped for anyone who likes to cook - outside wood oven, lots of wine glasses and other equipment.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your stay was a success! Just met up with people who stayed a few weeks later and they told us the story of how they threw a birthday party for a friend who visited, and invited the whole village! They held it at the restaurant at the edge of town that had only opened two weeks before - it was a huge success, with live music, food, dancing, etc. So that's what I'm planning for myself next year on my birthday!
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Teatro Metastasio
Best beach - avoid weekends! This is where the locals go
Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Torre San Severo
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Il Biaggio
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mont Amiato
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lago Bolsena, Capo di Monte
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Island of Elbe
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Viterbo
Nearest Point of Interest
Civita di Bagnoregio
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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