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Luxury Country Living in Tuscany-Renovated Farmhouse with Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

-Completely Renovated Multi-Level Stone Farmhouse

-Located Above the Niccone Valley near Cortona, Tuscany

-Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms, Gourmet Kitchen

-Fifteen Acres of Ancient Olive Groves

-Private Swimming Pool, Outdoor Dining, 180 Degree Views

Casa Montisole is a beautiful 300 year old stone farmhouse that has just recently been renovated. A tremendous amount of effort has been put into creating an accommodation that exceeds the expectations of our guests. We call it 'Luxury Country Living'. The original character of the house was kept intact, while modern amenities were integrated into the interior. Elements such as a gourmet kitchen with fireplace, brand new appliances, granite counter top, glass door cupboards, dishwasher and American style refrigerator. Bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and shower, feature large beds, luxury linens and comforters and plenty of drawer space. The living room features leather sofas, a fireplace, and a plasma TV with DVD player. A private pool and garden offer panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding hills. Outdoor dining and barbeque areas are set among ancient olive trees that accent the garden.


-Casa Montisole is located near the Umbrian border in Central Italy

-Shopping And Restaurants 7 minutes

-Cortona 25 minutes

-Montepulciano 45 minutes

-Siena 1 hour

-Chianti 1 hour 20 minutes

-Florence 1 hour 40 minutes

-Rome 2 hours 30 minutes

Keywords: Villa, farmhouse, cottage

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018

Why The Owner chose Cortona

I fell in love with the area on one of our many trips to Italy and decided this was the place I wanted to retire. After renovating the house, I invited various friends to stay and use the house, they were so impressed that I decided to open the doors to other guests who would also appreciate the house, the area and the convenience to many of Tuscany and Umbria's historical and beautiful sites.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Casa Montisole is located on a hilltop above a beautiful agricultural valley with 180 degree views of countryside, valleys and nearby ancient castles. It is a magical place that is wonderful for relaxation or a great base to use for sightseeing and getting to know Tuscany and Umbria.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A little bit of heaven"
Aug 2010
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Cortona Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Bedroom Number 2, Queen size Beds (1) Bedrooms Number 1 and 3, Twin or Single Beds (1) In addition to a queen bed in bedroom number 3, a twin bed with a pullout trundle twin bed is available but best used for children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Olive groves are a part of the property and open for guests to stroll through


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(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic country villa!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Montisole is an absolutely wonderful property with amazing views and all the comforts of home! The home and grounds are beautiful and offers a quintessential Tuscany experience. Mercatale and Tuoro are close by and have great restaurants and grocery stores with the freshest produce and butcher shops; fabulous! Cortona and Gubbio are easy and worthwhile trips and the drive over the mountains is incredible as Lago Trasimeno comes into view. We loved our time at Casa Montisole and look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in the country

  • 5 of 5

The house was delightful, and we were also pleased to find the kitchen well-equipped. The bathrooms were modern and the beds comfortable, including nice linens. We had a little trouble finding the house, but Stefania came to Mercatale to guide us out. She also suggested a cooking class at nearby Agriturismo Calagrana which was excellent and the highlight of our trip! Also the views from Montisole were lovely, and grounds beautiful, with roses in bloom. Sitting outside to enjoy it all is a must. We needed better instructions for operation of the washing machine. This house has many levels, and would be difficult for anyone who has trouble with stairs.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trip of a life time!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home has everything you need! Our family stayed in this gorgeous farmhouse for a week last summer and can't stop talking about it! We hope to visit again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Casa Montisole is a fantastic place. Well equipped and very comfortable. The interior is tastefully decorated with all mod cons but the character of the farmhouse fully preserved. The pool and garden are lovely and the views stunning. The location is very convenient for exploring around Lake Trasimeno and Northern Umbria. It is a great place to relax in lovely countryside. The local towns of Umbertide and Mercatale have all the provisions you will need. Recommend a trip to Cortona and Montone as well as Gubbio and Citta di Castello.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Montisole magnificent

  • 5 of 5

Newly remodeled baths and kitchen, but awesome Tuscan character. Views were remarkable, pool exhilarating, lovely meals on the trellis patio looking over the valley! Oh God I want to go back just writing this! Everything we dreamed it would be and more.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

To describe Casa Montisole as absolute perfection is an understatement. I stayed at the beautiful house with a group of friends and I could not imagine a more wonderful trip. The house's interior is decorated with taste and the kitchen is fully equipped. All of our modernized needs and comforts were met (while keeping the Tuscan style in tact!) inside of a timeless, stone farmhouse- a perfect balance. The front yard is very large and I would have been happy staying out there for the entire trip. There is a wonderful wooden gazebo with a table underneath, perfect for eating meals at. The pool is great to cool down in while, of course, gazing out onto the rolling hills (talk about a view!). I also loved the feel of being surrounded by beautiful nature while laying out in the sun! There are also many olive groves and vineyards within walking distance. The rest of the trip was such an adventure- I highly recommend visiting the town of Cortona- and it was always so nice returning to Casa Montisole after exploring. The local town of Mercatale just down the hill should have all you need and has a very quaint feel to it which makes it nice to shop around and meet locals. I really appreciated how much work and thought the owners seem to put into their house to make it above and beyond for their guests. There is also a property manager who speaks great English who was very helpful. I will definitely be returning to Casa Montisole and would recommend it to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Local winery tours and tastings are available, Yoga instruction, Italian language instruction, Tennis lessons, Italian cooking lessons are all available for an additional fee


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

There is an additional heating fee of $25 per night during the late fall, Christmas and winter periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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