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Elegant Villa W/Sunsets, Infinity Pool, Wi-Fi ~ 2017 NEW LOWER RATES!!!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)


DOMUS GRATIA is an elegant Italian villa near Todi located at 700 meters above the Park of Titignano (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with views to the mountains, the Tiber Valley, and pastures of sheep and cows. Breathtaking Umbria sunsets every evening!

The 650 square meter villa is all stone, well-furnished and equipped with all appliances, linens, cookware, and tableware.

Private, gated, and fenced property of 5 acres with olive groves, 1000 year old olive tree at poolside, manicured lawns, tended gardens, and terraces.

Wide patios lead to the large infinity pool with 180 degree panorama of the Umbrian countryside.

Newly restored in the traditional manner with exposed ceiling beams, handmade terracotta floors, marble floors in bathrooms, natural light throughout the villa, spacious rooms, all with a view.


*Large designer kitchen with marble work island, counters, and sink; cooking level fireplace, all kitchen equipment, all new appliances and professional cookware.

*Adjacent prep kitchen with work island, storage cabinets, marble sink, washing machine and dryer.

*Spacious dining room with arched glass doors for optimal views.

*Relaxation rooms include entrance/foyer, living room with fireplace, family room with television area and CD player.

*Half bathroom.

*One bedroom suite with queen orthopedic bed, full bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower, and access to a cozy outdoor area.

*Outdoor portico and patio areas for 'al fresco' dining overlooking the views and sunsets!

*Courtyard with restored outdoor brick oven ideal for homemade pizza and fresh baked bread!

UPPER FLOOR: *Three bedroom suites, each with full bathrooms.

*The first has a queen orthopedic bed, fireplace, full bathroom with very large walk-in shower, day bed with twin trundle bed which forms another queen bed.

*The second has two full orthopedic beds, fireplace, full bathroom with corner tub and wall shower over tub, two sinks.

*The third has a queen orthopedic bed, wood-burning stove, full bathroom with walk-in shower.

*Open sitting area at top of stairs.

ANNEX (restored sheep barn): *Two bedroom suite, shared bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower.

*The first with queen orthopedic bed.

*The second with two full orthopedic beds.

*Great for parents with children!

LOCATION: *The villa is ideally situated for visiting Umbria and Southern Tuscany:

Todi, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Gubbio, Spoleto, Deruta, Montefalco, Amelia, Bevagna, Trevi, Norcia, Lake Trasimeno, Lake Bolsena; Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Montalcino.

*The villa is located near the E-45 Superstrada to all Umbrian destinations, and the A-1 Autostrada del Sole to Rome (1.5 hours) and Florence (2.5 hours).

*4 km. to the nearest grocery stores, bars, gas station, garbage and recycling bins.

* km. to Ponte Rio with shops and bank.

*18 km. to Todi / 20 minutes by car.

*24 km. to Orvieto / 35 minutes by car.

*5 km. to Titignano.

ARRIVALS: Fridays 4-6 p.m.

DEPARTURES: Fridays before 9:30 a.m.

NOTEBOOKS complete with information:

*Journeys throughout Umbria and southern Tuscany

*Recommended itineraries



*Weekly Outdoor Markets




*Menu for Catered Meals

*Appliance instructions

COMPLIMENTARY: *wine and *extra virin olive oil upon arrival, both products from the estate, as well as *fresh vegetables and *herbs from the estate gardens. *Additional extra virgin olive for sale.

BICYCLES: 2 Bicycles, on site, available for rent. 50 euros per week per bike. Please reserve in advance. Payable on arrival in euros in cash.

SECURITY DEPOSIT payable upon arrival in euros in cash:

*One Week: 750 euros

*Two or More Weeks: 1000 euros



*50% at time of booking

*Balance due 60 days prior to arrival

EXTRA SERVICES payable directly to service provider:

*Delicious catered meals with cook

*Additional house cleanings

*Personal laundry, ironing



*Fabulous tour guide

*Wine tasting and lunch in Spello ~ COMPLIMENTARY!

No Smoking, Please. No Pets. No Candle Burning.

Keywords: Todi Private Villa 2017 NEW LOWER RATES

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2017

About The Owner

Michael and Grace, a couple from New Jersey, lived in Bologna, Italy for five years after they were first married. After returning to the USA, their hearts remained in Italy, having experienced and savored la dolce vita.

Both of Italian heritage, their fathers and numerous relatives born in Italy, it was their dream to plant roots in their native land. In 1998 their dream became reality when they purchased Santa Cristina. The renovation was such a positive experience they purchased their second villa Domus Gratia in 2003.

Michael and Grace produce olive oil exclusively from the 1000 olive trees on their properties, as well as red and white wine from their vineyard. Vegetables, rosemary and herbs are cultivated on both properties for enjoyment by their guests.

Michael and Grace enjoy traveling to Italy with their children, parents, relatives and friends. Their villas are splendid for celebrations and gatherings. They welcome their guests with open arms.

Come.......Experience Italy and 'la dolce vita!' Welcome! Benvenuti!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Grace,

Oh what a glorious moment when we discovered that Domus Gratia was even more beautiful than the photos. It is a tough assignment to take a photo that shows the splendor of your view and the color of the stone when the sun is setting on it.

Our family had the most joyous time. Every night we had our dinner on the lanai. We had wine and great food and lots of laughing....I have a couple of funny story tellers in our family....and they were at the top of their game.

As we were eating our breakfast the day we had to leave, our 4 year old said in the most serious manner, "I love this house." We all loved your house. The restoration was perfection. My husband and I restore old houses in an historic district in Columbus, we can imagine all of the work and planning required to create the beauty of Domus Gratia.

We went to your favorite ceramics factory....we bought some beautiful things. We also had a tour with Anne in Assisi....she was the best. Of course there was Stefano (car rental service)....the nicest young man. And last but not least your staff....they made us dinner and Mario brought us wine. Please tell them we appreciated all of their work.

I am looking forward to telling my friends about your house. My guess is that you will have more Columbus, Ohio guests in the future.

Domus Gratia was such an important part of our family time together. Thank you, thank you for providing us with such great memories.

Connie and Marshall,

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Jul 2007
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Todi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 27 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1 King size beds. Master bedroom on 1st floor. 3 Queen size beds: Ground level bedroom in main villa + 1st floor bedroom in main villa + One cottage bedroom. 4 Double Beds each accommodate 1 adult per bed. 2 in 1st floor bedroom in main villa + 2 in cottage bedroom. 1 Twin or Single Beds. 1 Folding bed. 2 Sleep Sofa or Futons. 1 Daybed (single) with single trundle which pulls out and raises to the same level as the daybed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fireplaces (living room, kitchen, bedrooms), Fireplaces with inserts (living room, Wood-Burning Stove (bedroom), Internet, Sony CD player, Gourmet Kitchen, Miele Dishwasher, Rex Refrigerator-Freezer, Ilve 6 Burner Stove with Griddle and Electric and Gas Convection/Conventional Ovens, Cooking Level Fireplace, Whirlpool Washer & Dryer, Heated Towel Racks in All Bathrooms (when heat is on), Hair Dryers, Orthopedic Beds & Pillows, Country Antiques, Private Infinity Pool (17 m, x 8 m, = 51' x 24'), Outdoor Shower, Weber Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Courtyard with Antique Terracotta Tiles, Restored Outdoor Brick Oven, and Dining Table for 4, Portico with Dining Table for 12, Catered Meals with Cook, Vegetable Garden for Guests' Use, Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Wine upon Arrival, Wide Patios with Dining Table for 8, Garden & Pool Furniture, Gated and Fenced Property, Screens, Portable fans, Informational Notebooks, 2 Bicycles for rent; No Smoking, No Pets, No Candle Burning.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 10 days at "Domus Gratia"--a house I can only describe as perfect in every way. The setting is remarkable--atop a high hill overlooking a national park with long views in almost every direction. (Talk about sunsets!) The enclosed property is equally remarkable--beautifully landscaped with trees, perennials, annuals and flowering shrubs, and filled with quiet areas for reading or exploring. And the main house? Four large en suite bedrooms, a huge kitchen (with a stand-out stove), two extremely comfortable living rooms and a huge dining room. (There are also three outside dining areas with tables and chairs.) The bedrooms and common areas couldn't be more inviting or appealing. Add the irresistible swimming pool on the property and the top-rate staff and you have all the makings of a great vacation. We certainly did, and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 25, 2007 I was ju...

  • 5 of 5

July 25, 2007

I was just reviewing our pictures from the month of

June that our family spent at Domus Gratia for my

50th Birthday--I want to go back now! Everything

from the furnshings to the views to Elena and her

family were better than we even anticipated. It

really made the trip--especially with many

visitors--very easy. I loved looking through all the

binders of information you left as was nice

to know we had the "inside scoop." Thanks again

for such gracious hospitality, and I hope we can

come back on my 60th!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
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I passed a most splendid ...

  • 5 of 5

I passed a most splendid holiday at Domus Gratia in the middle of June. The accommodation was undoubtedly the best I have ever rented. The rooms (and beds) were large and the living spaces comfortable to accommodate 13 adults. Kitchen equipment and facilities made cooking a joy, although I would recommend getting the housekeeper to cater, and also a visit to the restaurant at nearby Titingano (a veritable belt-loosener and spectacular value at 20 Euros a head).

The highlight of the holiday would have to be the pool with knockout views. Indeed some members of our party were unable to motivate themselves to leave the property at all during the week while the rest of us explored the region. Nearby Todi was unspoiled and characterful, Perugia lively (and well served by underground escalators to bring you into the city centre), Assisi unmistakeable (almost - don't ask), and Orvieto spectacular. My personal favourite visit was to the cascata del mammore, pretty impressive, at least by European standards.

All in all a fabulous time was had by the entire group. It was a shame to have to leave, but I look forward with anticipation to a future visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2005
  • Stayed: July 2005
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Car: necessary

Wineries, Weekly Outdoor Markets, Festivals, ***2 Bicycles, on site, available for rent, 50 euros per week per bike, Please reserve in advance. Payable on arrival in euros in cash.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning 2x/wk included $0

Rental rates include:
*Greeting and check out
*Mid-week and end-of-week cleaning
*E-Check only payment accepted

Additional fees deducted from security deposit:
*Heat from meter reading
*Electricity usage greater than 500 kW. No guests have exceeded this usage.

Services payable directly to service providers:
*Additional cleaning
*Delicious catered meals with cook(s)
*Personal laundry

50% required at time of booking.
Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
E-Check or wire transfer of funds.

Security deposit required upon arrival in euro cash.
Villa + Cottage One week = 750 euros.
Villa + Cottage Two or more weeks = 1000 euros.

Arrival 4-6 PM. Check out by 9:30 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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