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Magnificent Tranquil Tuscan Villa in the Countryside

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Updated Villa With Air Conditioning, WIFI,LR, BR,, Bathroom, Kitchen and Patio

Our House is set in the Tuscan countryside with great views of Tuscan Hills. It is a 15 minute drive from the Historical center of Montepulciano and is centrally located between Rome, Florence, and Siena. It is a short drive from other towns such as Pienza, Cortona, Orvieto, Montalcino, and Assisi. It is about a 45 minute drive from Siena and 60 minute drive to Florence. Villa has some modern decor but with the Tuscan feel. Living Room has a Queen Size Sofa Bed, Air Conditioning, Heat, great working WIFI, and 40" Flat Screen TV. The Kitchen is fully equipped with Pots, Dishes, Glasses, Condiments and Spices to cook some meals while in Tuscany. French Doors lead out to Private Patio which has a sitting area and dining area. My Guests enjoy having their meals and local wines, outside on the patio which overlooks the Tuscan Hills. A Barbecue Grill is also available. Bedroom has a Queen size modern bed, new mattress, Dresser and Large Armoire. Bathroom has been updated and has a comfortable new Shower. This property is ideal for a couple, who want to enjoy a quiet romantic getaway in a tranquil area of Tuscany. It is also great for families with children since they can enjoy playing on the patio and the yard. Guests have use of entire Villa and do not share the space with any other Guests. Our Check-In time is 2pm, and Check Out Time is 11am. but we are flexible with the times if it is possible.


Owner
Dorita Anza
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2017

About Dorita Anza

My husband and I love to travel. We traveled throughout Italy for several years, and fell in love with the Tuscany Region at first sight! We settled into the Sarteano countryside and have enjoyed renovating our new home. We set up our new house with some of the amenities and comforts that we enjoy and have added a modern decor to blend in with the old charm of the Tuscan decor. We hope to make our guests feel comfortable and provide them with assistance to make their stay the best as possible.

Dorita Anza purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dorita Anza chose Sarteano

The property has a special charm which we love. It has a very serene, quiet and tranquil setting in the Tuscan Countryside. It is five minutes from the A1 Autostrada, which allows us to get to many major Italian cities, such as Florence, Siena, Rome and Perugia, It is a five minute drive to the historical town centre with several restaurants, cafes, shops, and supermarket. We like being in the country, but enjoy being close to town as well. We get to enjoy watching some beautiful sunsets from our Patio and Terrace.

What makes this villa unique

Property is private and set among the Tuscan Hills. We enjoy waking up in the morning and seeing the beautiful views out our windows, and then watching the magnificent Sunsets in the evening. There are several wonderful Hot Thermal Springs within a short distance which we enjoy swimming and relaxing in. Waters have a therapeutic effect on the body and the skin. We can return back to the Villa and enjoy eating outdoors and having our local amazing wines while enjoying the beautiful views of Tuscan Hills.

Map

Nearest Airport
193 Kilometres
Rome Fumicino Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Pegasus Bar and Cafe
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Chiusi Train Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 Autostrada Exit Chiusi/Chianciano Terme exit
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Trattoria Tripolitania
Nearest Beach
84 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescia
Car: necessary

Sarteano is a charming medieval town that is rich in history,art, wonderful attractions and events. The town centre is a great place to walk around and admire the Medieval architecture of its buildings and stop in the local shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes. The Sarteano Castle is a short walk within the town walls. It was built around the half of the 15th Century and is open to the public. It is quite an amazing experience to walk up the ancient stone staircases up through the four floors of the Castle. Once you reach the top there are amazing views of the Chiana Valley, the Lakes of Chiusi, Montepulciano and the Trasimeno and Cetona Mountain. An Archeological Museum is located on the ground floor of the castle as well.

The Church of San Martino in Sarteano has some remarkable paintings. There is also the Etruscan Museum of Sarteano which has some of the area's most important Etruscan tombs in Tuscany. There are some events held in the summer. One event in June is the Febbre da Cavallo Fair, which has equestrian events such as trekking routes, horse shows, exhibition of best horse breeds and a children's riding lessons area. Another great attraction in town is the Parce delle Piscine. It has three open air pools fed by thermal springs with a rich mineral content and kept at a constant temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. One of the pools is a children's pool. Parc also has a playground, cinema, sports, restaurant, and pool bar. Several other Free Entry Thermal Springs are within a short drive away. Some of them are: Bagno Vignoni, Rapolano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni and Bagni San Filippo. Thermal Springs contain many minerlas such as Calcium, Sulphur, and Flouride. They are know for their special properties and are used to treat Neuralgic and arthritic condiytions, Inflammation, Rheumatism and Respiratory Problems. Two othe Thermal Springs are located in Chianciano Terme. Parco Aquasanta and Piscine Theia both have pools with themal spring waters and Spas for a fee.

Sarteano has many wonderful towns and cities within close proximity. Montepulciano is a 15 minute drive, Pienza is 17km, Montalcino 7km, Chiusi 7km, Cetona 4km, San Casciagno dei Bagni 13km, Castiglione del Lago 21km, San Quirico d' Orcia 21km, and Perugia 42km. There are many other cities as well. Florence is an hour drive, Siena a 45 minute drive and Rome is a about a two hour drive. There are several Wine regions within close proximity. Some of them are Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Chianti. Montalcino is 47knm from Sarteano. Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy's most famous and prestigious wines. The Vino Nobile of Montepulciano and Chianti also high ranking wines in Italy. The local wines, food and olive oil from the local towns are also amazing.

Amenities

Sarteano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Towels and Hair dryer provided. Shampoo, Hair conditioner, Body Wash and soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , playpen/crib available
  • Dresser and Armoire in Bedroom Linens, comforters and blanket provided
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Thermal Spring Pools are located 5 minutes from Villa. Two locations provide indoor and outdoor hot water pools with thermal spring waters. One location called Parcoacquasanta in Chianciano terme has a wonderful Spa with skin treatments, mud treatments and massages.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Magnificent Tranquil Tuscan Villa in the Countryside
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The house was comfortable, nice, clean and in a good location.

  • 4 of 5

The house is very good. The owners was very welcoming and helpful. We had a really good time and recommend this house. We also appreciate the privacy we got.

But Please, Dorita, buy a new mattress for the bed!!! It is so important to have good night sleep, also in vacation. Thanks a lot for your lovely host.

Tali and Amir.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tali. Thank you for your kind words on the comfort, cleanliness, and good location of our house. We strive to have our house be very comfortable and clean for our guests We also provide lots of privacy for our guests , but let them know we are available if they need anything. You acknowledged that you appreciated the privacy. I am confused about your complaint about the mattress. The mattress is new and you are the second guest to sleep on it. I also sent you a message a couple of days after your arrival to check on your stay and you responded that everything was very good. I wish you would have informed me of your concern over the mattress and we would have tried to address any issue and insured you were comfortable.
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5

Wonderful place and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Dorita and Vincenzo's guest house for four nights in September and loved it. They were very helpful and gracious, and the house is spacious and very comfortable. We loved Tuscany and the convenience that staying in Sarteano provided for exploring the area during this part of our trip to Italy. Sarteano is close to the thermal springs in Chinciano Terme, and there are several good restaurants in the area. One that we particularly enjoyed on our last night there was Tuscany Divine in Chiusi, a short drive from the house. They had a great tasting menu as well as main courses and other options. Dorita can guide you well with other suggestions, in addition.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison CT
5

Perfect location for exploring Tuscany. Peaceful and serine view. Wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We often rent homes/apartments for our vacations. This one ranks in the top tier. The hosts met us near the house to show us the way. They welcomed us with snacks, a bottle of wine, breakfast for the next day and wonderful suggestions, directions and hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Haven

  • 5 of 5

This was favorite house house during my vacation to Italy. The home is very cute, well equipped, clean, and peaceful. Surroundings are very quiet. The outdoor space and view are breathtaking. There is ample outdoor space with seating to enjoy the scenery. Dorita and Vincent were wonderful hosts! Dorita helped us find local favorites at the grocery store and made other local recommendations. They even met us as the grocery store to help us find their place. These two are so hospitable. I hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent hosts, beautiful place, great base for Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this cute little apartment. Dorita and her husband were very helpful with sightseeing ideas and helped us navigate the area. Even before we arrived, she was very responsive, helpful, and detailed. Not only is her communication detailed, but she carries this excellence into the home. The villa is very well-appointed: nice towels, clean and spacious rooms, a wonderful bottle of wine waiting for you...

The main house where the owners live is right next door but you still feel a sense of privacy - the villa has a private patio off to the side. The house sits at the bottom of a large sloping field and there is a stream that flows on the edge of their property, adding a nice flowing-water sound. The house has a gated driveway and is a few hundred feet down a gravel road, just off the main road.

The hosts are fantastic and the place is a great starting point for adventures all around Tuscany. We found amazing hot springs, incredible vistas, and charming hill-towns all nearby. Dorita has great recommendations! Have fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind words and for the great review. We were very happy to have met you and have you and your husband as Guests. It is very rewarding for both Vincent and I to know that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to help and made your stay comfortable and positive.
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Columbus, OH, USA
5

Picture-Perfect Tuscany Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a place to stay in Tuscany for a few days in between our time in Venice and Rome. Dorita and Vincent's villa exceeded our expectations for a Tuscan countryside experience in every aspect. They are fantastic, accommodating hosts that know the area extremely well, speak both Italian and English (they lived in NYC for many years before moving to Italy a few years ago), and are willing to go the extra mile to help you in any way they can. At the same time, they are also great about respecting your privacy and leaving you to enjoy your time at their guest villa.

When we arrived at the villa, there was a fabulous bottle of wine from a local winery (Gattavecchi) awaiting us, as well as croissants from a local bakery for us to enjoy for breakfast the following morning on the terrace overlooking the rolling hillside. There was also bottled water and coffee. That evening we were without a car because the Hertz office was closed on Sunday, so Dorita and Vincent were kind enough to make a reservation for us and drop us off at a local restaurant Marechiaro for dinner. Hands down the best pizza we had in all of Italy; tagliatelle with clams and mussels were also delicious. I would highly recommend a meal there if you have time while in town. Nice touches that made our experience very memorable.

The villa itself is a perfect balance between new and old which made for an authentic, yet comfortable stay. New: new leather furniture in the living room, TV, wifi, large refrigerator, high quality bedding and towels, renovated bathroom with new shower, Memory Foam mattress in bedroom. Old: original ceilings, cabinets, window frames all provided a rustic feel to the home that reminds you that you are in Tuscany. While at the villa, we probably spent the most time on the back terrace, where the views of the hillside are impeccable, sipping wine and listening to the soothing waterfall. Pure relaxation and peacefulness.

The location in Sarteano is perfect. The villa is conveniently located about 20 minutes (by car) from the Chiusi train station, and you can rent a car from a Hertz that is within walking distance of the station. We also took a day trip to Assisi one morning and spent the late afternoon/evening in the town of Montepulciano. Assisi was about 60 minutes away, and Montepulciano was about 20 minutes. Highly recommend both.

We will be recommending this property to all of our family and friends that plan to visit Tuscany!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the amazing review about your stay in our Villa. Vincent and I were so pleased to meet you and Chris. It gives us tremendous pleasure when our guests feel welcomed, and enjoy the comforts and beauty of our Tuscan Villa set in the quiet tranquil countryside. You and Chris are very sweet and it was a pleasure to have you as Guests. Hope we get to see you back here again someday. Sincerely, Dorita
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $35.55

There is a 12 Euro fee for each additional person per night over two people.
Check In Time is after 2pm.
Check Out Time is 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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