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View of the house from the edge of the forest

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Last updated: 05/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Space

It's a old house recently restored, super quiet, perfect for barbecues and dining in the garden.
If you have a car you can use this place as a base for visiting Umbria.

Guest Access

The place is located in a tiny valley within the Appennino Centrale.
You can walk up hills or along the river Nestore, which flows a hundred meters away from the house.
If you are more on lazy side of humanity, you can relax in in front of the house, in the balcony or in the large grass field and you can make yourself a dinner with the stone barbecue. Still, since physical activity is important, you can play Foosball in the porch (it's only a shame that foosball is not listed among the official sports because it is).

During the summer there are a number of feasts in the neighbor towns. For example in Castiglion Fiorentino there are the Hamburger Festival and the "Sagra della Bistecca Chianina" (steak feast). Not exactly a vegan population out there!
Honestly, the people of that town are just celebrating every week by making up any sort of pretext and brand new "tradition". I recall on year where the made the feast of "Sausages and Motorbikes" kidding..

Where to buy food.
There is a well furnished market at 2 km down the road. They have common consumer products but also local delicacies.

Animals. Since you are in a countryside in a low populated place, in a tiny valley with a river, the presence of animals should not surprise you. For example, my neighbor has a German Shepherd. But that's not what I meant, I was referring to:

Wild Animals.
Wildboars: you will not see them, because they are the shy type, but if you stay quite and silent, after 10pm or so you may hear them grunting and chewing.
Deers. Even more difficult to see in general, but a couple of them come down the hill every evening to drink at the river.
Foxes. If you don't have chickens or other farm animals to be stolen, you won't see neither foxes nor other similar predators.
Lizards. Lots of lizards, completely harmless.

Temperature. Of course you can check any website for the weather but here it is a true fact about the place:
there is no night where you can't use a sweater, no matter how hot was during the day.
The house has very large stone walls and, even if there is no air conditioning, it never becomes too hot inside.
For warming the place during the winter there is a wood stove. Just so you know: from December to April it is not a place where you can leave in the morning and go back in the evening because the stove needs to stay loaded.
Hot water is provided by a boiler system, after 6 minutes of running steamy water it need 20 minutes to warm it up again.

Bicycles. For stays longer than a week we can arrange for bicycles (2 euros per day per person)

Interaction with Guests

I or my niece will be present at the arrival and reachable by phone all the time of your staying. When none of us will be able to meet you in person, I'll send detailed instructions and I'll be reachable on my phone

The Neighborhood

This is a small valley where people used to live out of agriculture (and part of them still do).
Not fancy stuff, real people living the place and having fun sometimes.
Good food ;)

Getting Around

Unless you want to stay at home in peace all the time, you absolutely need your own vehicle

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/31/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 55 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    the hide a bed sofa in the living room can easily accomodate two grown ups...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    absolutely...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    yes but please refrain from smoking in the bedroom...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    there are no stairs or steps but moving inside the apt would be tricky in a wheelchair...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 16sqm bedroom with king sized bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Foosball

Dining

  • Dining:

    the table you see in the kitchen can be extended and accomodate 8 people, but there are more tables available ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    bywood stove and a few electric heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    parking is not covered but absolutely secure. The place is in a super quite village: 140 people, average age I would say 50...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    yes. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    it warms up the whole place during the winter...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    the kitchen is fully furnished. Other than pans and table ware there are: a mixer for milk shake, a mixer for vegetables, a robot, a boiler, a toaster and more.. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    for rental over a week we can arrange for a couple of bycicles...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    a small patio is right in front of the house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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1 night min stay
$43
$267 $1,120

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/31/2016
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Location

60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
http://www.airport.umbria.it/

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1950


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/31/2016

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  • View of the house from the edge of the forest

    View of the house from the edge of the forest

VRBO #616191

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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