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Spacious Stone Villa in the heart of Tuscany

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Lovely Four Bedrooms, Three Baths, All Comforts, Wooded Garden

Villa La Pace is a beautifully furnished, inviting and comfortable home nestled into a wooded garden setting. It is located in a 14th c. town, a ten minute walk on foot, which has a general store, a grocery and wine store, a post office, a restaurant, an English speaking travel agency, three coffee bars and two churches. The home is on an acre of wooded park which provides shade in summer. Unlike much of Italy the home and its surrounding area are quiet and peaceful. At night one can stargaze as there is no ambient light. The beautiful city of Siena is visible from the balcony. The style of the home is classic Tuscan, furnished with country antiques found and restored locally. The bedrooms are spacious and well furnished. All are decorated in Tuscan antiques with armadio. (Armoire). All have large shuttered windows. The home has been updated to accommodate American standards, so the kitchen has every amenity such as a Whirlpool refrigerator, dishwasher, blender, toaster, microwave, oven, stovetop, and ample granite counter space. Recently we added a gas grill on the balcony which makes outdoor cooking a breeze.

On the ground floor is another apartment, sometimes used as an artist's atelier, with a sofa bed and fireplace. There is also a washing machine and half bath. It is accessible by a central interior staircase.

Villa la Pace has an elegant, spacious feel to it, which induces a peaceful vacation. That's why we named it "peace palace"; Villa la Pace.


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Spanish and French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Carol

Carolina is an Italian American artist and sculptor who has cherished a lifelong love affair with Tuscany. She divides her time with her family between Tuscany and New York. Her artwork is displayed all over the home; painting, sculpture and ceramics. She is very knowledgeable about Tuscany and Italian art and has hosted many groups in the past 15 years. She has written a book on all the interesting sites and excursions in the surrounding area of her home, and it is located in the home for easy use. She has given a lot of love and attention to her home, and the atmosphere in the home is inviting and comforting.

Carol purchased this villa in 2001

Why Carol chose Casciano

Villa la Pace (Peace Palace) is a dream-come-true for me. Ever since my parents took us to Siena at the age of 14, I cherished the idea of owning a home in Tuscany. I have made some wonderful friends in the area, have enjoyed some phenomenal food and wine, and participated in the fascinating culture of the Palio of Siena. This part of Tuscany is one hour from the most beautiful, clean beaches of Tuscany, Castiglione della Pescaia. There is also horseback riding nearby, and wonderful walks. At night you can see all the stars in the heavens.

What makes this villa unique

Since I am American raised, I wanted to bring the home to a high level of standard for my guests and family. There is 24/7 abundant hot water. There is a breakfast terrace which overlooks the wooded backyard and from which you can see Siena. There is a flat screen tv with many English and Italian DVDs. There are two full baths, comfortable mattresses, and each room is designed in an elegant Tuscan style. My personal artwork is all over the house and on the walls.


Casciano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , Brand new fully appointed bath in stone.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Lovely bathroom with shower stall.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath with toilet and sink downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Exquisitely furnished, shared master bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has built-in Venetian armoire, shared master bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has canopy queen bed. Tuscan country armoire, faces front.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , This single room opens to the terrace which faces the back.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
There is a welcome book at the home with exact driving directions to Terme (hot water springs), to Siena, to Florence, to the best restaurants, to horseback riding facilities, and to the beach.


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Spacious Stone Villa in the heart of Tuscany
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Three perfect weeks in Tuscany ...

  • 5 of 5

This is the ideal launching pad for explorations of Tuscany and surroundings. We visited Montalcino, Montepulciano, Assisi, Castello di Brolio, Siena, and Florence in addition to the local towns of Murlo and Buonconvento. We even wandered down to the Mediterranean at Castiglione della Pescaia—a nice change from medieval hill towns. No matter how hot it was outside, Villa la Pace was a cool and welcoming haven to return to. We loved sitting on the balcony and listening to the birds while eating a meal or sipping coffee or wine. And on the one evening when it was unseasonably chilly, the fireplace provided a warmth that filled the house and our guests.

We frequently consulted Carol's helpful book of information and very much appreciated her suggested itinerary for a week, along with the recommended restaurants, bars, and markets. Fernando and Carla (caretakers) were always friendly and accommodating and added a "family feel" to the experience.

The house is in a lovely setting, well equipped with everything we needed, and having the village just a short walk away made a huge difference, as well. A little piece of Villa la Pace will always be with us ...

After three lovely weeks here, we feel refreshed, renewed, and ready once more to face life without being on vacation! Thank you for everything, Carol!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy when guests tell us how much they enjoyed their stay. For me, Tuscany is a magical place with so many places of interest and so much to do. To be able to share this lovely haven of beauty in a comfortable, welcoming home is truly a joyful experience! We thank you, Gene, Dore and guests for sharing this experience and look forward to having you as our guests in the future!
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Mason, Ohio

Beautiful Tuscan Villa

  • 4 of 5

We spent four nights in this beautiful Tuscan villa. Comfortable, bright and well furnished. Located in a beautiful residential community 20-30 minutes south of Sienna. Good location for day road trips around Tuscany. We had a few issues when we arrived. We could not get the washing machine or the dishwasher to work. We called the caretaker and he came right over and discovered that the water source was turned off. We were never able to get the internet to work and the phone service was spotty. But the villa was beautiful and convenient to all the little hill towns.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

I discovered this gem while travelling through Tuscany ... I can only use one word to describe this home: AMAZING. Great place in a great location. Comfortable and relaxing, it's found right in the heart of Tuscany. Thank you, Carol, as you helped make my vacation in Italy a truly rememberable experience. I will definitely be back to rent from you again at your gorgeous place ...

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

La Pace...

  • 5 of 5

The villa offers the "Real Tuscan" experience. This was my third stay here and I look forward to my return. The villa, besides its warmth, Tuscan charm and gracious helpful host is a serene gateway. You can relax in the gardens, or travel the country side, it is located in the heart of everything.

A few miles from Siena, to wonderful medieval towns to the left and right, from museums, shopping and the most exceptional local restaurants. The choice is yours lots to do, but the best part is always the return to the comforting, welcoming beautiful villa for the most gratifying stay. I look forward to coming home here again and again. This time we made a BBQ of Chicken with Rosemary that I picked from the garden. I Highly Recommend this gem in the Tuscan Hills.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy to hear that guests wish to return again and again. The home is very warm and welcoming and we are glad that others feel equally comfortable in our villa.
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Hurley, New York, USA

Spacious Stone Villa

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! Spacious bedrooms, 2 baths, a lovely back deck for morning coffee with a beautiful view. Authentic Italian! I would recommend this home to any family or group looking for a quality place to stay that is accessible to many tourist attractions.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are actually three baths! Two upstairs and one downstairs. We are glad that our villa has provided such a favorable experience for everyone who passed their holidays there!
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New York, USA

Beautiful Tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic time during my visit this summer. The villa was magestic, comfortable and immaculate. It was very easy to get to as there is a bus from Siena directly to Casciano di Murlo. The owner was very helpful in answering my questions and concerns and she suggested several places of interest in the area. The house is only about 20 minutes outside of Siena where there are wonderful restaurants, shops, museums, and of course the Palio! I would definitely recommend this villa to my friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to see the resourcefulness in utilizing the bus service! Most guests rent a car but this is a valuable asset for those who prefer to use public transportation!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Pisa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
In Town there are 2
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Superstrada SS 223
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
In town there are two
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: necessary

Set in a picturesque 13th c town which is 1800 ft above sea level, surrounded by soft green hills of vineyards and olive trees. Non touristy Tuscany.




Additional information about rental rates

Heat is payable on the premises and costs €20 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.