La Terazza - Historic Home and Garden in the Centro of Medieval Cetona(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Cetona is a quintessential medieval Tuscan Hill town with fewer than three thousand inhabitants. Located within the quiet pedestrian only historic town center, La Terazza provides refined modern amenities the discriminating traveler expects with the culture and flavor one can only find in a medieval town. The main piazza with its shops, stores, cafes and restaurants is located only minutes away by foot. Wander the winding streets of the town and savor the breathtaking views of the Tuscan hillsides, or relax in the garden and terraces that make La Terazza so unique.
La Terazza is entered through a private courtyard on the street level A limestone and steel table and six chairs are located in the courtyard for Al Fresco dining and entertaining. On the ground level there is a living room and dining area with a fireplace and separate kitchen area. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, gas range, toaster oven, coffeemaker etc. Comfortably sleeping six people there is a master bedroom suite with a private full bath on the second floor and two additional bedrooms on the third level that share a full bathroom located on the second floor. Access to the terrace and gardens is from the third level. A small bistro table and two lounges are located on the terrace. A private passage from the terrace leads to a small gate that opens onto a small side street.
To assist you in your visit, we provide free WiFi Access, and a laptop computer and printer connected to the internet so you can check your email, do travel research and print out important documents. We also have several transformers in the house to convert the plugs from European to other standards. We also have a large library of travel guides for many different areas of Italy and thenearby surroundings. Our goal is to make your visit as relaxed as possible.
La Terazza is unique in that it has expansive exterior spaces and gardens in a central location within the historic center or 'centro' of Cetona. There are no other properties in the Centro of Cetona that provide a ground floor cortile and multiple levels of terraces and gardens. The produce from our garden is available for your consumption during your visit, and there are tomatoes, cucumbers, artichokes and herbs to be picked. The garden and property are meticuously maintained by a neighbor who cares for the property as if it was there own. All of the restaurants and shops in Cetona are just steps from the house, but there is no noise or traffic.
When staying at La Terazza, we have a local Rental agent who has their office in the main piazza, and will meet you upon your arrival. Your bags will be transported up to the house and you will be given a thorough introduction to the house and its functions. During your entire stay, our agent in Cetona will be available to assist you with questions and additional activities that you might choose to plan. They are able to communicate in several languages including English, French and German and are happy to communicate via email.
Private cooking services, tour guides and babysitting services can be arranged as well.
Keywords: House, Villa
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Member since: 2009
- 3 story
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The large outdoor cortile and private garden spaces that La Terazza has are very unique with a property within the centro. 2 Bicycles, lounge chairs, beach umbrellas are available. Central heating system allows year round use and enjoyment. There is also a fireplace that can be used, and wood is provided free of charge....moreless
- CD Player
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
While the house does not have central air conditioning, there are floor fans in every room, and the 2 foot thick stone walls keep the inside of the house cool on even during the summer months making air conditioning unnecessary...moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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Deck / Patio:
(3) There is a large private ground floor cortile that has a dining table and chairs along with a sun umbrella. The upper floor opens out onto two terrace and garden spaces, for which the property is named - La Terazza. Fresh vegetables from the garden are available in season. Enjoy discreet privacy in the cortile, or expansive views over the rooftops into the Tuscan countryside from the upper terraces. The gardens and terraces are a unique and rare find for a house located in the historic Centro (center) of Italian Hill Towns....moreless
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Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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Apr 1 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Taxes Not included
La Terazza is available to be rented on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday. Shorter and longer stays are available, however the rates are still quoted on a weekly basis without a discount for partial week stays. La Terazza is not available for nightly rentals like a hotel or pensione.
50% of total rental is due upon confirmation of reservation, balance of rental is due 8 weeks prior to stay. Specific details regarding cancellation policy are included in the rental contract.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Cetona has every possible attribute that a trip to Tuscany requires... fabulous restaurants, shops, museums, local wine, cheeses and meats, but without any crowds or traffic. The Centro of Cetona is pedestrian only and very compact and accessible. The main piazza transforms itself on a weekly basis for market day on Saturday, and numerous festivals and celebrations occur throughout the year. The locals are warm and inviting and welcome you to their slice of paradise.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I am an architect and lived/studied in Florence twenty years ago, and after getting married, decided to purchase a vacation home in Italy. Since we bought our house, we have had 2 children and have brought them to Italy to experience a unique and wonderful experience that can be found in a location like Cetona.
Why the Owner Chose Cetona SI, Italy:
We had visited this region of Italy numerous times before we decided to buy a home in Cetona. The area is perfectly situated to visit and experience all the character and qualities of Tuscany and be within a short distance of dozens of fantastic destinations like Florence, Siena, Orvieto, the wine towns etc. Cetona is a perfectly sophisticated but intimate historical hill town that provides every possible experience that is desired from a trip to Italy without any sense of tourism. There are no tour buses and no crowds, children play in the piazza and the parents and residents sip drinks from the cafe's on the piazza. You can do as much as or as little as you want - a truly unique vacation experience.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Staying within the historic pedestrian only town center as opposed to a villa in the country allows you to truly experience the lifestyle and character of a italian village. You can walk down to multiple restaurants and shops, and not have to drive anywhere for anything. Everything that you need for an unforgettable vacation experience is located within a few minutes walk. You will hear the Italian spoken in the streets and in the shops, but will be able to converse in English if you do not know the language. The sounds you will hear are roosters crowing in the morning, the breeze and the birds. A truly relaxing experience. If you want to sightsee, all of the major and minor destinations in Tuscany and Umbria are within a short and convenient drive. The main rail station in Chiusi is very convenient and allows travel to Florence in one hour, and Rome in 1-1/2.
- Primary: (610) 547-7210 (Pennsylvania, USA)
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View of Cetona
Entrance to La Terazza from Via San Domenico and private ground floor cortile
View of Ground Floor Cortile and Outdoor Dining Table and Umbrella
Steps from House to Upper Garden
Upper Garden with Lawn area and Vegtables
Computer Alcove with Laptop and Printer
Ground Floor Living Space
Second Master Bedroom
Cetona's Main Piazza and Fountain
View From Upper Terrace with lounge chairs and dining table
Street Entrance to La Terazza
View of Cortile from Upper Terrace
Upper Terrace with Lounge Chairs and Dining Table
Ground Floor Living Space
Kitchen with Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Full Size Fridge
Dining Area and Entrance from Cortile
Second Master Bedroom
Main Piazza during Saturday Market
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 09, 2017
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