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Exquisite Vacation in Tuscany, Former 11th Century Presbytery

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Last updated: 12/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:17
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

Sant'Andrea near Cortona, Italy is beautifully restored and exquisitely furnished in antiques, antique reproductions, and oriental carpets. The property dates from the 11th Century and rests on seven private acres of olive groves and fruit trees.

On the ground floor there are two full kitchens, one with antique functional wood burning oven, a breakfast room with open fire grill and antique stone carved sink, a formal dining room with antique fireplace, king bedroom and bathroom, large casual living room (includes a sleeper sofa), half-bathroom, large portico dining area. The home has six bedrooms, each with private bathroom. All rooms have either king or queen size beds, with comfortable mattresses and linens. It also has a separate Guest House on the property (included in the 6 bedrooms) accommodating two adults and up to two children with a sleeper sofa. It is fully air conditioned.

The pool and the roof-top terrace above the Guest House serve as a perfect place for a glass of wine with a view over the Chiana Valley. There is plenty of outdoor furniture for large group dining. Pets are not allowed, smoking outside the house only is allowed. There is a bocce court, bicycles and hammock outdoors, with plenty of outdoor furniture at pool side.

Included in our rates: our fully planted and maintained organic vegetable and fruit garden; luxury linens; cleaning at departure; utilities such as water, gas and electricity, and internet use but do not include telephone, cell phone, air-conditioning usage and heat for the pool. A Voice over IP telephone is provided making calls to the USA, Canada, and many countries in Europe free of charge.

Located within seven minutes from Cortona, and within walking distance of the train station of Terontola, Sant'Andrea is very centrally located for those who wish to explore Tuscany's wine regions or for taking day trips to Rome or Florence. Major highways are a two mile drive.

We also offer many special services like your own private cook or massage,and children's programs. Please visit our website for more information (see below under 'Additional Web Information').

Keywords: Villa


Member since: 2000

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/29/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 14-17

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • King size beds (1) One king bed is located on the ground floor, two others are on the upper level, all bedrooms have their own private bath, flat-screen satellite TV, and air-conditioning., Queen size Beds (1) In Loft bedroom, another guest room and in the guest house., Double Beds (1) There is a double bed on the lower level of the loft bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Recommended as an extra bed, the single bed is on the upper level of the loft bedroom, but can be moved when needed., Baby Cribs (1) Folding crib available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two sleeper sofas are available, one in the downstairs floor of the villa in the living room, the other is in the guest house....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Six all en-suite bedrooms-bathrooms,Fully Air-Conditioned, 4 antique Fireplaces, Antique wood-burning oven, Phones, Cellular phones, 2 Full Kitchens, 1 kitchenette, 3 Microwaves, 2 Dishwashers, 3 Refrigerators, 2 Washers, Large outdoor dining table (seats 16)and other outdoor furniture, tree swing and hammoock, 4 mountain bicycles...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    CD's available and also a connection for your own I Pod....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat Screen Smart TV with satellite connection is available in the ground floor sitting room, and each bedroom has it's own satellite TV which can also be used as a screen for your laptop computer. All of the villa is wireless, and also the pool area....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV in living room, plus each bedroom ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large video library in English, also some children's videos....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views over the Valdichiana and Mt. Amiata from various locations on the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    All rooms are individually air conditioned. Some hallways and bathrooms that connect to rooms with units do not have specific units, but are cooled from the other rooms. The charge for the air conditioning is not included in the rental rate....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Wireless internet throughout the villa and 110 electrical outlets are located in several rooms for American plugs. There is also a computer for your use....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    We have two voice over ip telephones, one with Vonage service, the other with Magic Jack. Both make calls to the USA and Canada free of charge to our guests....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided and efforts are made to use sheets with high thread count. There is an ample supply of towels for your use....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    A cell phone is available to guests. Charges for useage apply....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for six or more cars without any problem....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Several lines are available and cordless phones are located throughout the villa....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Villa Sant'Andrea has two washing machines, one of which is a washer/dryer combination....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet available throughout the property...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fire wood provided at no additional cost....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Two wood stoves help to heat the villa....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Private cook available, please inquire. Wine bar and wine tastings available....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    One of the owner's of the villa is a chef, so you can be sure it is well stocked....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Two dishwashers are in the villa, one in the main kitchen, the other in the portico kitchen....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Professional 9 burner gas stove, large refrigerator, dishwasher and very good knives and provisions....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basics...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One large side by side refrigerator in the main kitchen, one half-size refrigerator in the Portico kitchen, and one half-size refrigerator in the Guest House....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Children's bikes available. for bike tours, we can recommend local companies....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our Guesthouse has a rooftop terrace with lounge furniture. The pool area has plenty of outdoor tables and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nine hole nearby by 20 min. drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Organic vegetable garden, and extensive flower plnatings...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Available nearby by 15 min drive....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful pool with view over the Valdichiana, plenty of pool furniture too....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $900


10% non refundable deposit to hold reservation.

50% of balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

100% of balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 12/29/2016
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Siena-Perugia Highway

Car: Recommended

Mountain Bikes on location, Tennis nearby, Fishing nearby at Lake Trasimeno, Hunting nearby, Wildlife Viewing and excellent bird watching on property, Horseback Riding nearby, Shopping nearby, Excellent Restaurants nearby, Museums in Cortona and surrounding area, Sightseeing tours available, Swimming at property, Windsurfing at Lake Trasimeno


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I rented many apartments and a villa in Italy before deciding to buy my own, so I understand what a renter would like to have...convenience, comfort and a villa that is well furnished like your own home. I strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible, and I know you will love our area.

Why the Owner Chose Cortona, Arezzo, Italy:
I visited Cortona many times before buying our villa there. The people are wonderful, the town as beautiful as the photos, and the food, ahhh, it doesn't get any better. The town is just the right size, and when you want something more, Florence is one hour by train, Rome only two hours.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
While staying at our villa, you will have a fully planted and maintained organic vegetable garden full of the seasons delights. We have air conditioning, high speed internet and a voice over ip telephone making calls to the USA and Canada free of charge. Our staff will look out for you and gently care for you and allow you to practice your Italian.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/29/2016

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  • View of the Pool & Villa

    View of the Pool & Villa

  • Casual Dining Area

    Casual Dining Area

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Casual Living Room

    Casual Living Room

  • Guest House with Queen bed and sleeper sofa, bathroom and kitchenette

    Guest House with Queen bed and sleeper sofa, bathroom and kitchenette

  • Our villa is located on 7 privated acres with gated entrances

    Our villa is located on 7 privated acres with gated entrances

  • Dining al Fresco

    Dining al Fresco

  • Filming for More Bang for your Buck

    Filming for More Bang for your Buck

  • Ground Floor King Bedroom, one of 6, each with en-suite bathrooms

    Ground Floor King Bedroom, one of 6, each with en-suite bathrooms

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom

    Guest Bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Guest House Terrace

    Guest House Terrace

  • Kitchen Entrance

    Kitchen Entrance

  • Wine Cellar

    Wine Cellar

  • HGTV Filming for "More Bang for your Buck" with Vern Yip

    HGTV Filming for "More Bang for your Buck" with Vern Yip

VRBO #4935

This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Friday, January 27, 2017

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