Architecturally Stunning Villa 1 Hr from Rome Great Oak Tree Bocce Pizza Oven(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
• Please NOTE: While we welcome all families and PRIVATE groups of friends traveling to our beautiful area, we do not rent the villa as a base for third party, commercial activities of any type.
The Villa is a perfect base to explore Rome, Spoleto, Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Civita di Bagnoregio, Lake Bolsena and the Mediterranean Sea. In addition there are innumerable other art cities, quaint hilltowns, and naturalistic and archaeological sites, all within half an hour to one hour distance from the Villa. Florence is two hours away by train, and within day trip range.
Our Villa is situated in a panoramic and peaceful position that is extremely well connected by the main A1 freeway and central train system that runs north and south through the Italian peninsula.
The very spacious villa (3.500 SQFT) with three + levels comfortably accommodates 8 people with three double and two single bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It is also wonderfully spacious for just a couple, with open verandas on every side to choose from to optimize the views and lighting any time of day.
The Villa is furnished, entirely floored with terracotta tiles, and finished with hand-painted ceramic tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms. Le Terrae has all the warmth and comfort to make you feel at home.
A spacious round staircase in the heart of the villa features an architecturally designed and fine crafted spiral wrought iron handrail, painted in a Mediterranean shade of blue, comfortably linking the three levels.
The first floor has a spacious living room with a sofa, and a great 11-foot long antique table for unforgettable celebrations. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a second smaller dining table, two bedrooms (one double and one single) and one bathroom with shower.
The second floor has a living area complete with a fireplace, couches, and a table ideal for quiet activities, games, telecommuting, or opening a big map to study the area for the next day’s adventures. The large room opens up onto the covered, furnished terraces with many colorful flower pots. From the terraces, and along the full perimeter of the villa, are open views of the surrounding landscape and garden, with roses, jasmines, lilacs and lavenders.
Villa Le Terrae is unique in that it has large living spaces and yet it also has many cozy niches perfect for those wanting some individual time.
On the third floor three bedrooms: a master suite with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with tub, one room with double bed (or two twins, depending on the guest’s preferences), one room with small double bed (European size), and a bathroom with shower. The enchanting views from the windows open to the lush landscape of the Cimini Mountains and the rolling hills of Umbria. The choruses of birds in the adjacent hazel nut orchards and vineyards provide a delightful background completing this idyllic vision.
On the large and completely private and enclosed 5 acres property, there is a wonderful centuries old oak, that is among the largest ones in the area. Beneath this monumental oak is a very large table for al fresco dining, and an adjacent bocce-ball court. Closer to the villa, an outdoor traditional wood oven to cook fantastic bread, pizzas, or locally raised whole roasted chicken with potatoes dressed in the centuries old fashion of the local farmers.
The whole Villa is rented undivided, with no other buildings on its grounds. In addition to being a tremendous value, Le Terrae is spacious, light-filled, elegant, and full of carefully designed architectural details.
“Italy is a dream worth returning to for the rest of your life” – Le Terrae is the perfect vision of a villa for that dream!
• Our family also offers all inclusive, private guided TOURS from our two villas north of Rome, Tuscany/Umbria border:
• If you are looking for an accommodation in the CITY of ROME, also see our APARTMENT:
Property #276791 on VRBO: vrbo #276791
Property #345043 on HomeAway: homeaway #345043
Member since: 2004
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Included: - Wireless Internet Connection. - Weekly cleaning and change of linens. - Cook and additional maid services can be arranged at additional cost. - Special Features: - Two very large living rooms on two levels; - Mature landscape including one of the largest oak tree in the area. - An outdoor traditional wood oven to cook pizza and other typical dishes from the area; - Bocce court. Speak directly with sisters owners in the US and in Italy....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $45
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Taxes Not included
RULES OF THE HOUSE
-Fee/Damage Deposit: The fee and damage deposit are set according to the reservation made through HomeAway.
-Additional Persons/Replacements: No guests, pets, or creatures of any kind other than the humans identified in the booking. If Guest would like to change the details of an accepted reservation, (i.e. add a guest, which may incur additional charge) this will be requested by contacting Host via email.
-Absolutely no parties with non-renting guests. Should we find any violations to this clause, it is totally up to our discretion to ask you to vacate the house.
-Included: Water, electricity and heating; Wireless Internet connection; bed and bath linens; Final cleaning and one weekly cleaning and change of linens for stays of multiple weeks. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils, including dish-washer and an Italian moka coffee maker (stovetop). Host presents the Italian traditions and uses, and therefore drip coffee makers, toasters or microwave ovens are not provided.
-Optional arrival dinner and/or cook services (13 euro/hour plus cost of groceries); Additionally requested cleaning services (10 euro/hour) – Paid by Guest directly to the provider(s) at the time of services.
-Telephone: Guest agrees to put any calls made from the property telephone land line on a pre-paid calling card.
-Firewood only for the fireplace on the second level of the villa and for the outdoor wood oven.
-Anything else not specifically included in the description of the house.
-The cost of any unpaid extras and eventual telephone charges will be deducted from the Security Deposit, if the correct amount is not left in cash on departure.
-Host/Guest Responsibilities: Host and Guest agree to fulfill their respective responsibilities as described on the HomeAway website with the additions and modifications included in this Agreement.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Central location, near the hill town of Orte:
- Less than an hour from Rome - border of Umbria and Northern Lazio and Tuscany.
- Extremely well connected:
1/2 an hour to one hour distance from Rome by train or private car;
Within 1 hour from Spoleto, Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Viterbo, Civita di Bagnoregio, Tarquinia, Bolsena and Vico lakes and the Argentario beaches.
2 hours from Florence.
Links to more information:
Arriving at villa Le Terrae: The Mediterranean light at the horizon
Dining al fresco under the great oak tree
Second floor - Upper living room
Second floor - South enclosed terrace and main door
South side garden and enclosed terrace
Dining al fresco under the great oak tree
Our wood burning pizza oven
Second floor - Main entry: Staircase to second and third levels
Fourth floor - Tower landing
First floor - Double bedroom
First floor - Lower living room: Sitting area
First floor - Kitchen and door to the outdoor
2 / 43 The main entry and the staircase seen from the third level landing
The great oak tree canopy
Second floor - Master bedroom
Third floor - Double bedroom
The bocce ball court
Second floor - East enclosed terrace
First floor - Kitchen
Second floor - North-west enclosed terrace
Second floor - South enclosed terrace
First floor - Lower living room
Le Terrae front door
Second floor - Upper living room
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017
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