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Gorgeous 18th Century Stone Villa, Stunning Views, Pool, Wifi

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

360 Sq.m, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Pure Luxury

Villa dolce vita is an elegant stone house immersed in the green umbrian hills. The house is made in stone and shows the main characteristics of umbrian rural architecture. Immersed in a breathtaking green landscape, villa dolce vita offers an unforgettable vacation of relaxation and tranquility.

All the interior furnishings are antique, and they work in harmony with the ancient structure of the house. All the finishings are of the highest quality, such as the 'cotto' pavements and wooden ceiling beams.

The house is on two levels. The main entrance is on the ground floor, composed by a living room, dining room and kitchen. All the rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the garden via french doors. From the kitchen one can access the loggia and the pergola, each of them well equipped with tables and chairs for pleasant outdoor dining. The first floor is reached via an internal “cotto” staircase. Here there is a double bedroom with king size bed (this room is also reachable from outside through an external staircase) with an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, a double bedroom with french size bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, another double bedroom , a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower. All the bedrooms have window screens, and fans.

The park spreads out over two acres and is home to a wide variety of plants and flowers that perfume the air. The area is mostly covered by a beautiful well kept green lawn and olive grove with 30 trees. The garden around the house is shaded by secular trees and is equipped with wooden sun lounges and tables. Near to the kitchen there is the loggia and a pergola perfect for alfresco dining, furnished with an outdoor teak dining table that comfortably seats 12. There is also an ancient pizza oven, and a barbecue. Natural steps lead to the swimming pool area with its breathtaking view over the evergreen umbrian valley.

The rectangular-shaped pool is located inside the park and is totally surrounded by a wooden deck, curated green lawn and covered pergola area. The position of the pool offers spectacular views over the gentle umbrian hills. It is situated on a lower terrace level to the right of the house, about 100m from the main entrance. The pool area is spectacularly lit at nighttime, and has a chlorine purification system. It measures 6 x 12 m with a constant depth of 1.50m. Natural and cotto steps lead to the pool which is lined with blue pvc. The spacious solarium area is composed of stone and lawn and is equipped with double canopee bed, six sunbeds with cushions and a covered pergola with climbing roses. The pool is open from the last saturday of april to the first saturday in october.

Although the house is located in Monte Castello di Vibio, the closest town center is in Fratta Todina, only 3 kilometers away. Here, you will find a supermarket, ATM, butcher, pharmacy, post office, beautician, coffee bars, and pizzeria.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 360 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Travel cot and high chair available...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love animals!...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking outdoors preferred...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    18th cent. mirror, double sinks, resin surfaces, sunken bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    marble sink, 17th cent. mirror...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet



  • Music Library:

    Extensive collection of 70's, 80's, 90's + Jazz and Classical...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite Sky +, in dual language ITA + ENG. Personal video recorder allows guests to record programs. All Pay Per View films are free. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD + iPod connection...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Villa Dolce Vita has stunning views of the Faena valley, and to Perugia and Assisi in the distance. The view is purely pastoral, with no cars or roads visible....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hunting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate dining room seats 10 comfortably. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Fireplace:

    in master bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Independant gas heaters in every room...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi included (wimax ADSL service) ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Top quality (eg. Bellora/Fretta) ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living with HD TV satellite PVR in English + DVD. 100 movies and series in library. Stereo CD, iPod jack and dolby surround sound....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Top Quality for bath and pool...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    6kg domestic washer ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Jotul glass-front stove in living room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    American coffee maker + Moka + Nespresso Machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete service for 18. Many serving plates. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes kettle, mixer, food processor. Top of the line cookware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil from olive grove provided plus herb garden with basil, mint, rosemary, sage, origano, parsley ecc...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Nearest golf club is in Perugia, approx 40KM away....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is an pergola for outdoor dining at the house. By the pool, there is a rectangular pergola trellised with climbing roses. Also, a covered double daybed by the pool provides cover from the sun...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Two acres of garden, of which most is well-kept green lawn accented with lavendar and rose bushes. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March, April, May
Apr 1 - May 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,523 $8,074
May 28 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$3,338 $10,680
July, August
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$4,161 $13,315
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$3,338 $10,680
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$3,033 $9,733
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,278.33
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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169 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Fratta Todina
37 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
180 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Villa Dolce Vita is situated only a few kilometers from the antique medieval hamlet of Montecastello di Vibio, famous for its theatre being the smallest theatre in the world. Although tiny, Montecastello is the site of a famous international art school. The medieval walled city of Todi is only 14 kilometers away. Indeed, many Umbrian towns known for their beauty and cultural sights - Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto - are within easy reach of Villa Dolce Vita. And the big cities of Florence and Rome are 1.5 hours away by car. Nature lovers can organize daily excursion to the well know lakes of Trasimeno and Corbara. The area is also known for its food and wine; a typical Umbrian meal includes game, black truffle and the famed Sagrantino red.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are a married couple who have made Italy our home for almost two decades, first in Rome and now in Milan. Villa Dolce Vita is where we exhale.

Why the Owner Chose Monte Castello di Vibio, Perugia, Italy:
It was love at first sight with Villa Dolce Vita. We had decided to buy a farmhouse in the Todi area, and knew as soon as we approached the house that this was the one. The location took our breath away, with its open views of checkerboard fields and stone farm houses across the valley. And the magnificent silence! Once inside, we saw what the house COULD become, with love and commitment. We spent two years renovating it, and the house now truly reflects our tastes and passions.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Villa Dolce Vita is a stone farm house with an elegant soul. Everything about the house is designed to instill peace, and provide luxurious comfort. From the antique furnishings to the linens to the kitchenware, everything is of the finest quality.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

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  • Pool


  • Massage Area

    Massage Area

  • Entrance to kitchen

    Entrance to kitchen

  • living room, with satellite HD TV in English, including free PayPerView movies

    living room, with satellite HD TV in English, including free PayPerView movies

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom King Size Bed and Fireplace, access also from garden

    Master Bedroom King Size Bed and Fireplace, access also from garden

  • Master bath ensuite

    Master bath ensuite

  • Double Bedroom 2

    Double Bedroom 2

  • Double bedroom 3

    Double bedroom 3

  • Bathroom 3 with marble sink

    Bathroom 3 with marble sink

  • Living room opens to front lawn

    Living room opens to front lawn

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen fully equipped, marble sink

    Kitchen fully equipped, marble sink

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master ensuite shower and sunken bath and 'rain' shower option

    Master ensuite shower and sunken bath and 'rain' shower option

  • Double bedroom 2 ensuite

    Double bedroom 2 ensuite

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Bathroom 3 with 'rain' shower option

    Bathroom 3 with 'rain' shower option

VRBO #453554

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 14, 2017

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