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Expansive villa with 10 bedrooms and 9 baths.

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Last updated: 11/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:25
  • Bedrooms:10
  • Bathrooms:9
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

If you are looking for an elegant, well appointed and super comfortable estate for your holiday in Tuscany, this is it! With 10 bedrooms and 9 baths, there is room for everyone and plenty of privacy too. The villa is located midway between Rome and Florence, just 15 minutes from Chiusi and the entrance to the A1 Autostrada. It is also just 15 minutes from the train station, one of only 3 stops made by the Eurostar (fast train) between Rome and Florence. The location is ideal for taking day trips to most areas of both Tuscany and Umbria and returning before dinner.

The villa is designed with six spacious living suites each with a living room (with fireplace), dining area and kitchen; one suite with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, two suites with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths , and three suites with 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Each living suite has been newly renovated and is fully furnished with local antiques and comfortable beds that can be either one king bed or two single beds as you prefer. The floors are terra cotta and the ceilings are brick and wood beamed and this authentic Tuscan Villa has been completely updated with modern ceramic baths and new kitchens (a total of 7 kitchens!). The living suites are quite spacious giving everyone plenty of privacy yet you are still all together under one roof. And there is a spectacular pool just steps from the villa with contemporary chaise lounges and umbrellas to protect from the sun. It is set panoramically out overlooking the fields of sunflowers and gently swaying wheat. A wonderful place to relax after a day of touring and a perfect place to rest and read a good book.

Most importantly, the villa offers a unique feature rarely available in other villa rentals; a separate large salon/living room (approximately 40 x 50 feet) with a great fireplace surrounded by comfy sofas and chairs as well as a dining table that seats 20 comfortably, separate bathrooms, and a restaurant-style kitchen great for cooking together, organizing a cooking lesson or just getting together in the evenings to talk over the day. There is another table outside on the terrace overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills that also accommodates 20 people. This setup is ideal for family reunions, special birthday or anniversary celebrations and especially weddings. We are very skilled in organizing your special event from flowers to food to music to officiants. We also offer babysitting, and photography services. We are happy to organize a local Winetasting, a Cooking and Pasta making lesson, a tour of the local Etruscan Tombs, Ceramics classes in Deruta, as well as suggest local itineraries and special places of interest, some off the beaten path that will leave you in awe of the beauty of Tuscany. Everything is here in one place to create a memorable Tuscan experience for you and your family and friends!

Once or twice a year, we also offer an Organized Week for your group which generally includes the following:

* A Tuscan cooking and pasta making lesson (hosted by a local chef)
* A local wine tasting and tour (in the fall, when possible, we help pick the grapes during the grape harvest!)
* A wine tasting and tour of an historic winery in Montalcino (famous for their Brunello wines)
* A tour of a well-known (hand-made) ceramics producer in Deruta
* A visit to a local fortified village (castle)
* On-site assistance with other itineraries including Florence, Rome, Siena, Assisi, Chianti, Arezzo, Cortona (home of Under the Tuscan Sun), Perugia, Orvieto, Spoletto, all within an hour or so from the villa. Nearby, there is also a newly renovated spa that specializes in thermal water treatments. There, they have the most fabulous thermal pool complete with waterfall and water jets! And, our guests are entitled to a 15% discount to the thermal pool! Please email us for further information.


Here is what our guests have to say about their experience during our Organized Weeks at the villa:

'This has been one of the best experiences of my life' - Gail J.

'The best vacation ever! It wouldn’t have been so without all of your relationships and special touches. Tuscany is beautiful, but you make it awesome!' - Stacey N.

'This has been a non-stop peace of mind vacation' - Pete T.
'This trip has far surpassed my expectations and I will never forget it'

'You exceeded our expectations, every day and we thank you, we love you and your villa, our home away from home!' - Tom S

'I can't begin to thank you for making our Tuscan adventure so memorable. Your relationship with the local people and knowledge of the area offered us opportunities we'd never experience on our own'

'What a beautiful week to be here (in Tuscany) and have a standoff on the hill with a tractor pulling a cart full of freshly harvested grapes and to see the shepherd herding the sheep down the road, to see the beautiful sunsets and storms in the valley. Thank you for your great advice, directions, wine, cheese and friendship.' Patsy J.

'We all have a meaning in life and yours is giving people like us a journey worth traveling.' Jennifer P.

'This trip has made me realize that we, as Americans, hurry up to relax whereas Italians relax no matter what they're doing. Thank you for letting us live this instead of tour it. The experience has been invaluable and unforgettable. I can't wait to come back. Its true, its easy to fall in love here.' Leslie

'Thanks again, another wonderful trip! We could probably solo by now, but its so much fun to be with you and the groups that your network brings together. We look forward to a three-peat!' Mike M.

The villa is available for rent at all times of the year for groups up to 25*. This property is an excellent choice for friends traveling together, families, reunions, corporate events, weddings and more - all will find this a wonderful and relaxing place to call home in a beautiful, well situated, not-so-touristy area of Tuscany. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

* There are beds for 20 people. There are additionally 3 sofa beds and a roll away bed for a total of 25. A maximum of 20 guests are included in the price. There is an additional charge of $125 per person for guests above 20.
Keywords: Tuscan Villa, estate, property, farmhouse, villa

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 20-25

Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large Salon and Dining Room (with Fireplace) which seats to 20, Large Restaurant Kitchen for Large Groups and Cooking Lessons, Cleaning provided at beginning and ending of rental, Daily Cleaning - available at extra cost, Private Chef available at extra cost...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Tennis

General

  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall 2016
Oct 1 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay

$4,350
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,100
Early Spring 2017
Jan 7 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,550
Spring 2017
May 13 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,600
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,800
Early Fall 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,600
Fall 2017
Sep 30 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,550
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$6,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rate includes private use of the estate and final cleaning for up to 20 guests. Each additional guest is $125 up to a maximum of 25. Pool opens May 21, 2017 and closes September 30, 2017.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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  • Expansive villa with 10 bedrooms and 9 baths.

    Expansive villa with 10 bedrooms and 9 baths.

  • View from the Tower Bedroom one of 10 Bedrooms in the Villa

    View from the Tower Bedroom one of 10 Bedrooms in the Villa

  • View from the outdoor table.

    View from the outdoor table.

  • Living Room and Dining Room of one of the 6 suites.

    Living Room and Dining Room of one of the 6 suites.

  • One of the 9 bathrooms in the villa.

    One of the 9 bathrooms in the villa.

  • Full kitchen (including dishwasher) in one of the suites.

    Full kitchen (including dishwasher) in one of the suites.

  • Gorgeous swimming pool just steps from the villa.

    Gorgeous swimming pool just steps from the villa.

  • Dine outside overlooking the rolling Tuscan countryside.

    Dine outside overlooking the rolling Tuscan countryside.

  • Large Salon with Sofa & Chairs & a Dining Table for 20 and with large fireplace

    Large Salon with Sofa & Chairs & a Dining Table for 20 and with large fireplace

  • Each bedroom has either a king bed or two single beds as you prefer.

    Each bedroom has either a king bed or two single beds as you prefer.

  • Kitchen and Living Room in one of the Suites.

    Kitchen and Living Room in one of the Suites.

  • Kitchen/Living Room with fireplace in one of the suites.

    Kitchen/Living Room with fireplace in one of the suites.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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