2016 NEW LOWER RATES!!!
SANTA CRISTINA is a refined country villa near Todi with a small tower and stone cottage located at 500 meters with unforgetable views of Todi, the mountains, and the Tiber Valley. The villa is all stone, well-furnished, and equipped with all appliances, cookware, tableware, and linens.
Private, gated, and fenced property of 18 acres with olive groves, woods, manicured lawns, tended gardens, fields, and a vineyard. Wide patios lead to the pool with panoramic views to Todi and the Umbrian countryside. Newly restored with exposed ceiling beams, handmade terracotta floors, spacious rooms, all with a view.
GROUND FLOOR: Large designer kitchen with fireplace, Large dining room; Spacious living room with fireplace, entertainment area, and card table area; Full bathroom with large shower, Laundry room, Portico and patio areas for sitting and dining 'al fresco.'
UPPER FLOOR: three queen bedrooms, one bedroom with two twin beds, two full bathrooms (one with bath tub and shower over tub, one with large shower), Spacious hallway.
MANSARDA: one queen bedroom suite with full bathroom and large shower.
STONE COTTAGE: Fireplace, Pellet-burning stove, Kitchenette, Couch, One queen bed, One day bed, Full bathroom with large shower.
*The villa can be rented with or without the stone cottage.
*The stone cottage cannot be rented separately.
*Rates for Villa + Cottage: High & Holiday $3,995 / Mid-High & Low $3,685
LOCATION: *The villa is ideally situated for visiting Umbria and Southern Tuscany: Todi, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Deruta, Montefalco, Amelia, Bevagna, Norcia, Lake Trasimeno, Lake Bolsena; Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Montalcino.
*The villa is located near the E-45 Superstrada to all Umbrian destinations, and the A-1 Autostrada del Sole to Rome (1.5 hours) and Florence (2.5 hours).
* 2 km. to Izzalini with bakery and bar, antique and furniture shops
*6 km. to Collelungo with grocery
* km. to Ponte Rio with all shops, bank, and gas station
* km. to spa in Melezzole
*12 km. to Todi / 20 min. by car
* km. to Orvieto / 45 min. by car
*1 hour to Perugia
*1 hour to Assisi
*1.5 hours to Rome
*2 hours to Rome Airport (Fiumicino)
*2.5 hours to Florence
ARRIVALS: Saturdays 4-6 p.m.
DEPARTURES: Saturdays before 9:30 a.m.
NOTEBOOKS complete with information:
*Journeys throughout Umbria and southern Tuscany
*Weekly outdoor markets
*Menu for delicious catered meals
COMPLIMENTARY: *wine and *extra virgin oilve oil upon arrival, both products from the estate, as well as *fresh vegetables and *herbs from the estate gardens. *Additional extra virgin olive oil for sale.
BICYCLES: 2 Bicycles, on site, available for rent. 50 euros per week per bike. Please reserve in advance. Payable on arrival in euros in cash.
SECURITY DEPOSIT payable upon arrival in euros in cash:
*One week, villa only: 575 euros
*One week, villa + cottage: 750 euros
*Two or more weeks, villa only: 860 euros
*Two or more weeks, villa + cottage: 1000 euros
*50% rent required at time of booking
*Balance due 60 days prior to arrival
EXTRA SERVICES payable directly to service provider:
*Delicious catered meals with cook
*Extra house cleaning
*Personal laundry, ironing
*Fabulous tour guide
*Wine tasting and lunch in Spello ~ COMPLIMENTARY!
No Smoking, Please. No Pets. No Candle Burning.
Keywords: Private Villa ~ Todi Villa 2016 New LOWER RATES
Michael and Grace, a couple from New Jersey, lived in Bologna, Italy after they were first married. After returning to the USA, their hearts remained in Italy, having experienced and savored la dolce vita.
Both of Italian heritage, their fathers and numerous relatives born in Italy, it was their dream to plant roots in their native land. In 1998 their dream became reality when they purchased Santa Cristina. The renovation was such a positive experience they purchased their second villa Domus Gratia in 2003.
Michael and Grace produce olive oil exclusively from the 1000 olive trees on their properties, as well as red and white wine from their vineyard. Vegetables, rosemary and herbs are cultivated on both properties for enjoyment by their guests.
Michael and Grace enjoy traveling to Italy with their children, parents, relatives and friends. Their villas are splendid for celebrations and gatherings. Their welcome their guests with open arms.
Come....Experience Italy and 'la dolce vita!' Welcome! Benvenuti!
The Owner purchased this villa in 1998
Dear Grace and Michael,
As Frances Mayes described, we felt as though we "succumbed totally to the magic of this place!" Thank you for creating and sharing your house and your land with us. We've been restored by the simple pleasure of being connected to nature under the Umbrian sun! Grazie. Emma, Silvana, Sandra, Dina, Elisabetta, Lukas, New Jersey
We stayed at the Villa in June 2010 with two other families. There were eight of us total. This was a great house with lots of room. It was easy to do day trips to Cortona, Florence etc. The fresh garden was at our disposal when we wanted to cook. Also, close to a great little restaurant down by the river. Todi is a very friendly , quiet town. We are looking forward to returning. The UGA crew.
After exhaustively searching the internet for a house near Todi we finally settled on Santa Cristina to celebrate our 25th anniversary with our two children this past July (2007). The pictures here, while nice, do not even come close to depicting the beauty of the setting and the home. And this is a home,not some "house" with rental furniture and the basics. Grace has the eye of a decorator but has put heart and soul into every piece and setting. The pool is gorgeous with a view to match. You cannot possibly want for anything for Grace has thought of it and made it available. All you have to do is shop for your food at one of the nearby markets, relax by the pool after a hard day 'on the cobblestones' of the local villages and soak up the Umbrian sun. Caretaker Mario and his daughter Elena were helpful and gracious. My only regret is that we can't enjoy Santa Cristina every year.
Thank you Grace for your patience and extra help with my questions and reservations. Your parents couldn't have given you a better name.
If you've gotten this far in the review your next step should be to reserve your week, or two, in one of the most wonderful places you will ever experience.
Cheers and ciao, Steve and family
We were given a week stay at your villa with friends for our honeymoon. 10 of us stayed. THe home is just beautiful, the view is breathtaking, the family that cooked and cleaned for us made our time there unforgettable. I would recommend your home to anyone and everyone. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Barbara and Michael Ridge.
Archery, Wineries, Weekly Outdoor Markets, Festivals, ***2 BICYCLES, on site, available for rent, 50 euros per week per bike. Please reserve in advance. Payable on arrival in euros in cash.
2014 RATES for Villa + Cottage:
LOW Jan. 11 to March 28, 2014 = $3,685
MID-HIGH-EASTER March 29 to Oct. 31, 2014 = $3,995
LOW Nov. 1 to Dec. 19, 2014 = $3,685
HOLIDAY Dec. 20, 2014 to Jan. 9, 2015 = $3,995
Security Deposit Required. Payable upon arrival in euro cash.
575 euros to 1000 euros
NOT INCLUDED in RENT: Security Deposit, Telephone, Heat from Meter Reading, Delicious Catered Meals.
50% required at booking
Balance required 60 days prior to arrival
Check or wire transfer of funds
INCLUDED in RENT: Mid week & end of week & final house cleanings, change of linens & towels, electricity to 300 kW villa only, electricity to 350 kW villa+cottage, cooking gas, water & hot water, garden & pool maintenance, opening villa with greeting & departure. NOT INCLUDED: Security Deposit & Tel.