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Casa del Gelso: relax in the countryside 10 minute walk from Todi center

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The tranquillity of the Umbrian Hills and the charm of discovering Todi

“il Gelso” is the ground-floor apartment of a beautiful villa in Todi (Umbria). The house was built in 2006, over the remains and in the style of a historical farm. The house provides all the comforts of vacation living, and is in a delightful location. At only 50 meters from the medieval walls of the town, and 150 meters from the Porta Perugina, it stands at the Center of an estate featuring aged oaks, walnut trees, olive trees, and fruit orchards. The owners, Paola and Giovanni, live in Davis, California (USA) and love coming to the Villa for their vacations with their 3 children. During the rest of the year the villa is available for rent from the owners.

The villa is composed of two fully independent apartments: one is on the ground floor and the other is on the first floor. “il Gelso”, is the apartment on the ground floor. The other apartment, completely independent and with its own outside spaces is, il Pero'', it is also available for rent, exclusively at VRBO, HomeAway.

'il Gelso” is fully furnished and fully equipped, including an HD Cable TV, high speed internet, a microwave, a blow drier, a Webber barbecue and a washing machine. The patio in front of the entry door can be used for dining or for relaxing. The master bedroom opens to a terrace with a spectacular view of the Umbrian Hills. The apartment sleeps up to 6 persons in total. The house has outdoor parking space, quite unique feature for a house in Todi.

Peaceful and secluded, the house is very conveniently located near the historic center of Todi. It provides the ideal location for day-trips to places of very high artistic, historical, natural and religious interest. In less than one hour drive guests can reach Orvieto, Perugia, Spoleto, Assisi (St. Francis), Spello, Cortona, Trevi, Lake Trasimeno, the Carsulae Roman Ruins, Arezzo (Piero della Francesca Frescoes), Norcia, Cascia and many other Umbrian and Southern Tuscan Towns (Siena is 90 minutes by car, Florence and Rome are 2 hours ). Also within one hour drive there are exceptional naturalistic sites such as “Cascata delle Marmore” (the largest waterfalls in Italy), Monti Sibillini and several natural parks.

More Details

Property Manager
Adele Peri
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Adele Peri

The Villa was built in 2006 by our family, on the site of an old Umbrian farm. Our family has lived in Todi for 3 generations. Our grandfather first built his home in the center of Todi. Our father has built this Villa. The owners, Giovanni and Paola, consider Todi, the town were Giovanni was born, their second home. They live in Davis, California with their three Children.

Our family built this house in order to be our vacation home, caring for every detail and loving every corner of it. We enjoy every moment in the summer when we can spend time here.

We welcome our guests very warmly and we are excited that they can enjoy our home.

Adele Peri purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Adele Peri chose Umbria

This property is unique. It i surrounded by olive trees and fruit trees. Still it is walking distance from the center of the city of Todi. It is ideal for people who like doing cultural, artistic and religious tourism in Umbria and Tuscany. It is ideal in the summer (breezy and not too hot), in the fall (harvesting season) in the winter (for the wonderful holidays decorations and activities in the small umbrian towns) and in the spring (Easter is a great time to be in Todi).

What makes this apartment unique

The home is ideal to relax in the front patio, to enjoy the view of Umbrian hills from the bedroom terrace or to take leisurely walks to the wall and to the center of Todi.

It is a fantastic base to visit Umbria, Tuscany, Rome, Latium, Florence, Siena and many other great locations.'

Moreover it is a great location for day-trips to historic and artistic towns.

If you like sipping your Cappuccino in your bedroom, you can have it there and enjoy a great view of the Umbrian hills. If you enjoy a stroll and you like to have your cappuccino in Piazza you can just walk to Todi's center.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Situated amongst postcard views of the Umbrian landscape this rental in Todi is ideal for a short or long stay. The apartment is nestled among an expansive olive grove, but provides easy walking access to the historical center of Todi. Our family enjoyed exploring the surrounding area and returning to relax in this quiet picturesque spot. The apartment has all the amenities from wifi, TV, barbecue, and a wonderful outdoor eating area. The owners and management team were wonderful to work with. We have spent many years exploring Italy and this is by far our favorite spot!
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Todi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master Bedroom Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Newly added full bathroom in the basement
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This is a newly added cozy room in the basement
  • Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Bedroom 3 (in the basement) has 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Notes:
Fruit in the orchard can be picked and eaten by guests. Other services (guided visit of the city of Todi, Guided tour of olive oil production) are possible upon booking and conditional on availability.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Casa del Gelso: relax in the countryside 10 minute walk from Todi center
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Olathe, Kansas USA
5

This is a beautifully designed, comfortable and well located home for a memorable vacation

  • 5 of 5

We found Casa del Gelso to be a perfect spot and exactly what we wanted and needed for our 2 week stay in Umbria in late October. The house is a new, very well built house, fully supplied and stocked with everything you need in the kitchen for snacks and meals. Adele, whose beautiful family owns the property and which she manages, lives right next door and was extremely helpful and attentive to our needs. Everything that appeared in the listing was accurate, if not even better. The house is very well maintained, clean and comfortable. The Wi-Fi was excellent and dependable. Not only was Todi a nice town to visit, with excellent access to the center, but there were also many other enjoyable towns within close proximity for an enjoyable day-trip. When at Casa del Gelso, we enjoyed the time in the lower level of the house, with a comfortable kitchen/living area, two bedrooms and two nice, clean and full bathrooms. With other comforts such as the washing machine in the lower level, the very nice and clean outdoor table and chairs under the front canopy, the beautiful view of the valley and the family olive orchard from our bedroom and the 2 bathroom windows, the fireplace (which we used one chilly evening) and the hospitality of Adele and her family, we felt that we found exactly what we had hoped for. There is an excellent supermarket in Todi and a larger EMI store only a few miles away where anything you could possibly need can be purchased. The restaurants in Todi , as well as the nearby cities, were terrific. Adele provided us with an information booklet summarizing, among many other things, the various restaurants, trattorias, etc, their price range and types of meals, which was very helpful. We enjoyed having our main meal in one of the trattorias or such during the lunch period and would snack in Casa del Gelso in the evenings on wine, cheese, olives, prosciutto, fruit and such. We rented a car and found it very helpful, especially getting around in these small, Italian towns. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa del Gelso and would highly recommend it to our friends and family. Thank you, Adele and all your family for a wonderful 2 weeks. You made us feel very welcome and like a member of the family.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Larry and Charla, thanks for your nice words!! It has been really a pleasure to have the chance to spend some time together, get to know you and listen to your travel experiences!!! Awaiting to having you back in Todi!!
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Lenox MA
5

Most wonderful experience !!

  • 5 of 5

We along with two other couples rented both apartments and had an absolutely outstanding experience. While the description of the property is very accurate, the property far exceeded our expectations!! The location is perfect with incredible views. It is also ideal for day trips to all of the wonderful towns in Umbria and the areas attractions. We were able to visit Perugia, Torgiano, Deruta, Orvieto, Spoleto, Trevi, Nardi, Montefalco along with 3 wineries and area festivals all within an hours drive. The location is also within a 10 minute walk to Todi which allowed quick access to the town during the day and evening and yet in a very peaceful quiet setting surrounded by hundreds of oil trees. Todi itself has incredible history and is well worth spending time to learn about its thousands of years of existence. The 12 nights we spent there just flew by and we all wished we could even stay longer

While the above information would provide a very strong base for a great stay, the owners of the property added an incredible bonus to our experience. Adele and her family members were alway available and added great insights to the history of the area, the production of olive oil and the Italian culture. We are extremely grateful for the time and interactions we had with them.

We strongly recommend the property to others and we are sincerely hopeful that we will be able to return in the future. We would also like the thank Adele and her family for the opportunity to stay at their home, sharing time with them and getting to form friendships with them.

Tom & Dianne, Theresa & Mitch, Janice & Joe

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friends, thank you so much for your nice words! I really enjoyed spending some time with you and sharing stories and experiences with you! I really hope next time you will not miss the olive harvest :o) Fondly Adele
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5

Like a Dream

  • 5 of 5

We've traveled to Italy many times over the last 20 years and this house and location was one of our favorites. My husband is a professional artist and he originally chose to stay in Todi because of it's strategic location. It is central to some of the prettiest country in Italy. Casa Del Gelso is ideally situated in Todi. The view from the house is incredible and it is conveniently located just out of the old city walls. We brought our 4 children and they loved playing in the olive groves. It was a great house for a family with children but it would also be a wonderful place for a couple or a group of friends. The house had all the amenities we needed and the Peri family were very helpful in making us feel right at home. They even helped us locate a local pediatrician when our daughter became ill. We stayed at the house for 5 weeks and wanted to stay forever. In the past we have never returned to the same European location but this is one we would definitely like to come back to.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Haley for your nice words! I am very grateful to see that people like you who have traveled around the world do appreciate Todi and Casa del Gelso that much! Looking forward to having you back !! Arrivederci!!! Adele
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5

Ein zauberhafter Aufenthalt in Todi

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben sechs wunderbare, vielfältige, inspirierende und intensive Tage in Todi im Casa del Gelso verlebt. Todi ist eine wunderbare Stadt in dieser einmaligen Landschaft Umbriens, wo es soviel zu entdecken gibt: sei es die Kunst, Kultur, Sprache, Küche, Landschaft oder das Verweilen am Haus mit Blick in den Olivenhain. Der Standort Casa del Gelso ist einfach ideal als Ausgangspunkt: für Tagestouren, Halbtagestouren, für eine kleine Passeggiata in die Stadt (sehr gut zu Fuß zu erreichen). Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt und wurden von Adele und Guido so nett empfangen und aufgenommen. Casa del Gelso ist ein liebevoll errichtetes und eingerichtetes großzügiges Haus, das an Komfort nichts missen lässt und dessen Lage eine gelungene und optimale Verbindung zwischen dem Wunsch nach einem Aufenthalt auf dem Land und der Nähe zur Stadt bietet. Man fühlt sich wie Zuhause. Wir werden gerne wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying at Casa del Gelso. It has become our home away from home!

The house is fully equipped to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The Peri family are so hospitable and welcoming and this adds to the sense of coming home. We have spent many years in Umbria and particularly the region around Todi and Perugia and each year its magic and mystery entices us back.

Fino al prossimo anno!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Adele's house has been what we exactly were looking for! An amazing house, fully equipped with all the comforts and prepared for every season. The place is quite close to the ancient and very nice medieval Todi and offers a resting and magic countryside view! Guido and Adriano are professional, discrete and very nice persons. They attended us in a perfect way! Finally, also considering its reasonable daily price..Adele's house is warmly recommendable!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Rome
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar Duomo, Todi Piazza
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Todi Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
E45
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pane e Vino
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Trasimeno Lake
Car: recommended

The house provides all the comforts of vacation living in a delightful location. Only 50 meters from the medieval walls of the town of Todi, and 150 meters from the Porta Perugina, it stands at the Center of a Garden/Park with Oaks, Olive Trees and Fruit Orchards. The owners, Paola and Giovanni, live in Davis California (USA) and love coming to the Villa for their vacations with their 3 children.

Peaceful and secluded, the house is very conveniently located near the historic Center of Todi a spectacular medieval Town with a fascinating Piazza, great dining, beautiful churches and views on the Umbrian hills. The house also provides the ideal location for day-trips to places of very high artistic, historical, natural and religious interest. In less than one hour drive guests can reach Orvieto, Perugia, Spoleto, Assisi (St. Francis), Spello, Cortona, Lake Trasimeno, the Carsulae Roman Ruins, Arezzo (Piero della Francesca Frescoes), Norcia, Cascia and many other Umbrian and Southern Tuscan Towns (Siena is 90 minutes by car, Florence and Rome are 2 hours ). Also within one hour drive there are exceptional naturalistic sites such as “Cascata delle Marmore” (the largest waterfalls in Italy), Monti Sibillini Natural Park, Piediluco Lake, Bolsena Lake and several natural parks.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $71.14

Rental fee up to 4 guests is 100€/night. If guests are 5 or 6 there is an extra 15€/night.
100€ deposit to be paid cash at the check-in. Will be paid back at the check-out.
For rentals longer than one week: extra cleaning fee of 30€/week can be requested (apartment will be cleaned and all lines and towels changed in the week end).
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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