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'Casa Bel Posto' Lovely Tuscan Farmhouse Near Cortona W/Pool!

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Enjoy the relaxing pool and pergola with beautiful views of Cortona.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Val di Chiana, minutes from the picturesque hilltop town of Cortona, is 'Casa bel Posto', a tranquil and charming Tuscan farmhouse conveniently located in southern Tuscany. Casa bel Posto boasts the perfect Tuscan getaway with the best of both worlds; located in the heart of the countryside with all the benefits of having a lively historical city nearby.

Casa bel Posto is secluded, completely fenced in a spacious yard with a delightful view of Cortona, has a considerably large swimming pool and is surrounded by small farms where you often find fields of vibrant sunflowers in the summer. The well-equipped 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment sleeps 6 comfortably and is located on the entire bottom floor of the farmhouse with its own private entrance.

The Casa bel Posto vacation apartment has been designed with style and convenience in mind; each bedroom is individually themed and artistically decorated to make you feel at home in a 'B&B' like setting. The kitchen comes fully equipped with appliances, cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, etc.; everything necessary to make you feel at home. The dining room, located in the same large open plan room as the kitchen, has a sizable rustic wood table that can easily seat ten people, perfect for entertaining. The living room is comfortable and spacious and thanks to the very thick stone walls the apartment stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There is a brand new Whirlpool washing machine in the rental unit. Bedding, towels, electricity and heating are included in the weekly rental rates, mid-week cleaning service can be arranged for a minimal fee. As additional amenities for our guests we also offer complimentary internet (Wi-Fi) which is accessible both from inside the apartment and outside on the property, even by the pool.

We highly encourage our guests to make use of the large yard where you can enjoy meals, dining al fresco at the outdoor dining table (seating 12), under the protective cover of umbrella pine trees while enjoying views of Cortona up on the hillside. There is also a charcoal barbeque on-site for guest use. The 24 ft. x 48 ft. swimming pool, open from May – October, is a cool refreshing break from the summer heat. Poolside you will find lounging chairs, inflatable mattresses and plenty of noodles to ensure maximum relaxation in the peaceful countryside setting. Two bicycles are available to guests for explorations of the nearby local farming community and rural country roads.

The delightful town of Cortona is just a few minutes drive from Casa bel Posto, perched dramatically on a hillside looking out over the Val di Chiana and Lago Trasimeno. Cortona has picturesque little streets, enchanting churches, museums, local shops and entertainment and well as a wide variety of delectable restaurants.

We will be happy to give you recommendations and help make reservations for local dining and give you advice on what to do or see in the area. We also operate Journey to Enlightenment Tours, a small custom-designed tour company specializing in the local area and can arrange personalized tours for you upon request.

Casa bel Posto is centrally located in southern Tuscany, 2.5 hours north of Rome, a little over an hour south of Florence, 45 minutes from Siena, 20 minutes from Montepulciano and Perugia and in easy reach of numerous other beautiful Tuscan towns. The property is just a few minutes from Camucia, where the main train station for Cortona is located, a stop on the Rome – Florence train line.

For additional information and more pictures of Casa bel Posto, please contact us directly.

Keywords: Apartment in Farmhouse, Cortona, villa, farmhouse, apartment
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Farmhouse

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children under adult supervision....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside only, please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Our very friendly yellow Lab and our cat welcome other friendly pets!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Also can be made up as two large singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Also can be made up as two large singles. Bathroom ensuite....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Small pull-out couch in living room. 1 adult or 2 children...moreless

  • King size beds (2) The two king beds can also be made up into four large twin beds., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) These beds can also be made into two very comfortable king size beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    Bathroom is ensuite....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are two bicycles for guest use, outdoor lounging furniture, hammock, outdoor dining table and chairs under shaded umbrella pine tree area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    There are beautiful vistas of Cortona from the property. The property is also surrounded by small countryside fields and rural farmland....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Also there are two areas for dining outside....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL Internet is available on the property via WiFi, both inside the unit and poolside....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    A laptop is available upon request....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Vonage phone service with free calls to other countries available for guest use, upon request....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    One set of linens is provided during your stay, linen changes can be made during the week for an additional fee....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    An a prepaid Italian cell phone is available for guest use....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private property, completely fenced, parking directly in front of house....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new Whirlpool washer located in the rental itself....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is available on the property, both inside the unit and poolside!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    For an additional fee meals can be prepared and delivered to the rental....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Comes equipped with everything necessary to prepare your own meals including an American style drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Enjoy summer days under the Pergola with beautiful views of Cortona....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    VERY large pool with gorgeous view of Cortona, shared with owner....moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 45 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$272 $327
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,514
Mid Season
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$272 $327
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,258
Low Season
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$218 $272
Fri, Sat, Sun
$970
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,514

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $326.84
  • Pet Fee $54.47
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Ciao and thank you for inquiring about staying at Agriturismo Casa bel Posto!

We have tried to list detailed information on our website www.casabelposto.com, but you may be interested to know how the three bedrooms and two bathrooms are furnished; two bedrooms have king size beds that can also be made into two large single beds and one bedroom has a queen size bed. One of the bathrooms is located within one of the king size bedrooms, the other bathroom is located in the hallway between all of the bedrooms. There also is a small couch in the living room that pulls out into a small single bed that would fit two small children or one adult.

Our pool is ridiculously large and very enjoyable during lazy summer days and boasts a beautiful view of Cortona. During warmer months we have a hammock out under a circle of umbrella pines and afternoon naps are very enjoyable both there and by the pool. There also is a barbecue and large outdoor dining table and chairs for meals "al fresco", or you can enjoy lounging under the pergola. There is no TV but we don't think you will miss it; we do offer wifi in case you still need to be connected to the world. We are surrounded by small farms but are less than a 10 minute drive from the "centro storico" (historic center) of Cortona. My husband and I, our very friendly labradors Murphy & Stella and Guinness the cat live upstairs on the property and are more than happy to help you with local information, sightseeing advice as well as restaurant and local wine recommendations.

We produce local award winning L’arte dell’Olivo extra virgin olive oil and artisan balsamic vinegars and are happy to give our guests a free tasting during your stay. Keith is a certified Olive Oil Sommelier and does educations tours. Tania works with the local wine industry, offers tours and always has info on the various degustation events.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Car: Recommended

We produce local award winning L’arte dell’Olivo extra virgin olive oil and artisan balsamic vinegars and are happy to give our guests a free tasting during your stay. Keith is a certified Olive Oil Sommelier and does educations tours. Tania works with the local wine industry, offers tours and always has info on the various degustation events. Full day cooking classes with 'Alessandra's real Italian cucina' can be arranged, located a couple minutes away.

The beautiful medieval village of Cortona is just a few minutes away by car and is a favorite amongst travelers. There are Etruscan ruins nearby, Lago Trasimeno a few minutes away and plenty of beautiful drives in all directions in the spectacular Tuscan countryside.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We began our Italian adventure by following our dream and moving to Italy in March 2005, leaving the bustling life of southern California behind. Tania is an American born Italian who has visited Italy almost every year of her life. With a passion for photography and a desire to be immersed in culture and art, she has always yearned to live in the country that engendered her artistic and vivacious personality. Keith is a techie who loves to travel, cook and intricate details of just about anything and was up for the challenge and change of life. Their shared love of travel, new adventures, wine and delectable local dishes made Tuscany the perfect destination. Murphy the dog, well, he just likes food and companionship, probably in that order, but he also seems to be thoroughly enjoying his life in Italy.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Val di Chiana, minutes from the picturesque hilltop town of Cortona (featured in 'Under the Tuscan Sun'), 'Casa bel Posto' is a tranquil and charming Tuscan farmhouse conveniently located in southern Tuscany. Casa bel Posto boasts the perfect Tuscan getaway with the best of both worlds; located in the heart of the countryside with all the benefits of having a lively historical city nearby. Everything you could want to see in central Tuscany is at your fingertips - 5 minutes from the main train line leading to Rome in 2.5 hours, Florence in just over 1 hour, 1/2 hour drive to Perugia for chocolate making, Montepulciano or Chianti for wine, Pienza for amazing cheese and countless little hilltop towns along the way. Less than an hour drive to Sienna (famous for it's horse races, the Palio), Montalcino for wine and many other towns. Plus we've explored the area for you, so we're ready to help with reservations, little out of the way spots to explore, hilltop towns to discover, small family-run wineries to see.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Enjoy the relaxing pool and pergola with beautiful views of Cortona.

    Enjoy the relaxing pool and pergola with beautiful views of Cortona.

  • Umbrella tree lined driveway leading to Casa bel Posto with view of Cortona

    Umbrella tree lined driveway leading to Casa bel Posto with view of Cortona

  • Casa bel Posto's large pool, perfect for cooling off from the Tuscan sun!

    Casa bel Posto's large pool, perfect for cooling off from the Tuscan sun!

  • View of living room and dining room.

    View of living room and dining room.

  • The Venezia room, done in rich colors with a romantic queen size bed.

    The Venezia room, done in rich colors with a romantic queen size bed.

  • The Tuscany room has its own bathroom and can be a king or two singles.

    The Tuscany room has its own bathroom and can be a king or two singles.

  • Second bathroom with shower.

    Second bathroom with shower.

  • The pool at night with the beautiful lights of Cortona in the background.

    The pool at night with the beautiful lights of Cortona in the background.

  • Another look at the front entrance (through the archway) of Casa bel Posto.

    Another look at the front entrance (through the archway) of Casa bel Posto.

  • The front of Casa bel Posto, farmhouse near Cortona.  Rental is on ground floor.

    The front of Casa bel Posto, farmhouse near Cortona. Rental is on ground floor.

  • Peaceful outside dining area under umbrella pines with view of Cortona.

    Peaceful outside dining area under umbrella pines with view of Cortona.

  • Archway leading to 3 bedroom, 2 bath rental in Casa bel Posto.

    Archway leading to 3 bedroom, 2 bath rental in Casa bel Posto.

  • Fully equipped kitchen and dining room

    Fully equipped kitchen and dining room

  • Orvieto room, in light pastel colors, can be either a king or two large singles

    Orvieto room, in light pastel colors, can be either a king or two large singles

  • Bathroom with shower located in Tuscany room.

    Bathroom with shower located in Tuscany room.

  • Front door entrance to living room, kitchen and dining room nearby.

    Front door entrance to living room, kitchen and dining room nearby.

  • One of the many tranquil outdoor sitting areas at Casa bel Posto.

    One of the many tranquil outdoor sitting areas at Casa bel Posto.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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