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Wonderful holiday home with spectacular views of Caprese Michelangelo.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

A beautiful and romantic one bedroom house set in a glorious gardens

Casa Rosa is nestled among the Tuscan hills with spectacular views of Caprese Michleangelo - the birth home of the great artist, Michelangelo.

The grounds have been lovingly landscaped with ponds, olive grove, vineyard, fruit trees and flowering plants and are for your enjoyment. Casa Rosa is an independent stonehouse that has been beautifully restored to the highest standards, retaining the Tuscan charm, with wooden beams, terra cotta ceilings, chestnut doors and windows, terra cotta floors and a wood burning stove. Your private holiday home is designed for relaxing and comfortable living for all seasons.

Casa Rosa is the realization of the true Italy we all dream about. The property is located in the genuine Italian countryside, far enough from the major tourist centres, so that authentic Italian life can be experienced. In our little corner of Tuscany you will find the essence of Italy.

Among the rolling Tuscan hills, explore the nearby hills, fields and streams bountiful with wild-life, chestnuts, walnuts, mushrooms, rare ferns and wild flowers.

The house overlooks a small tranquil village in which its proud residents have lived for generations in their family homes. Straight and elegant cypress trees, mountain streams with rapids and waterfalls adorn this charming little Italian village. A famous Tuscan restaurant, 'Il Rifugio', that attracts patrons from Milan and Florence, is within a 5-minute walk of your holiday home.

The house is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds that provide a peaceful and secluded retreat. The natural spring fountain on the property, just outside your front door, was a source of drinking water for the villagers in the old days. The terrace is an amazingly relaxing place to sunbathe, read, have romantic meals or stargaze into the night.

There are outdoor sitting areas where you can choose to spend the time with a bottle of wine, or dine under the grapevine covered pergola.

The house is a charming Tuscan home on two levels. It is built with stone exterior walls, wooden beams, terra cotta ceilings, chestnut wooden doors and windows, terra cotta floors. It has one very large bedroom with a double bed. The open kitchen, dining and living area with a wood burning stove are perfect for intimate and relaxing settings. The bedroom room on the upper level provides amazing views of Michelangelo's birth home and the small village of Lama below.

Your vacation home is of course equipped with everything you could possibly need to feel 'right at home'. This includes a fully equipped kitchen, hundreds of channels of satellite TV, DVD player, and WiFi Internet access throughout the property.

We are centrally situated within easy access to major attractions. You can easily take day trips to Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Cortona, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Rome, or many of the infinite charming unknown Italian villages.

At Casa Rosa, it is our goal to make your stay the most memorable possible.

More Details

Owner
Raul
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Raul

Hi, I'm Raul and thank you for stopping by, to take a look at my little piece of paradise. I live in Florida most of the year and of course at Casa Rosa at other times. I am certain you will love your time staying here, just as I do. When I am in Florida, I leave the care of Casa Rosa in the capable hands of my friends and they will ensure that you have the best possible holiday here. If you are looking for the 'real' Italy, you have found it at Casa Rosa.

Raul purchased this villa in 2014

Why Raul chose Caprese Michelangelo

When you enter the grounds you are immediately surrounded by the peaceful beauty of the property including the beautiful landscaping, our amazing vineyard, the many different fruit trees, the olive trees, the ducks, rabbits, ponds, etc., etc. And just look up and there is the house where the famous Michelangelo was born and the amazing surrounding hills.

What makes this villa unique

In this region of Tuscany, you find the Italy everyone dreams about. Of course, our amazing local restaurants serve the wonderful, reasonably priced food you expect; however, in addition, just strolling down to the local grocery store you will meet the most wonderfully genuine Italian neighbours who will be so happy to share a few words with you (in Italian of course).

Amenities

Caprese Michelangelo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Your bathroom is beautifully tiled with a bathtub/shower, bidet, and of course toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Your upstairs bedroom is very large with a double bed and wonderful views of the lovely surrounding Tuscan countryside
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes:
Casa Rosa is the perfect place for your most memorable holiday. Whether you are coming to Tuscany to just relax or see all the amazing surrounding sights of Italy, Casa Rosa is ideal!!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Wonderful holiday home with spectacular views of Caprese Michelangelo.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to be able to spend three weeks at Casa Rosa and it was just the most perfect holiday. We arrived late at night to an immaculately clean, well equipped home, and a generous welcome pack providing us with supper and breakfast. The morning revealed the beautiful gardens and stunning surroundings that more than lived up to the gorgeous photographs.

Sue and John do an amazing job maintaining the house and gardens and could not have been more helpful. The house has every amenity you need on a holiday, well provided with cooking equipment, washing machine, dishwasher, even barbecue tools. It is, of course, the wonderful gardens that make the place so appealing, and they even include your own freshwater spring as well as a grape vine covered pergola providing shade on those hot summer days.

We loved the slow pace of life in the Tuscan hills but there was plenty of interest in the surrounding area with walking and running tracks, castles, fabulous local hill towns including our favourite Anghiari, and towns such as Arezzo, Cortona and Florence within easy driving reach.

The restaurants in the area are amazing, too many to name but all that we tried were excellent. Special mention to the closest, Il Rifugio, a short walk across the back field or a slightly longer walk around by the road. This is a pearl of a place, always humming with contented customers and friendly staff. The Friday night seafood is not to be missed but you do need to book ahead for it.

Our three weeks flew by and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review! I'm so glad you had a great stay and hope you will indeed return.
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5

Absolutely Fabulous in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to find a romantic Italian Villa in Tuscany for our 30th wedding anniversary. We had never been to Italy and searched though dozens of properties. We found Raul, the owner, kind and prompt with our correspondence and we found John & Sue, the caretakers, patient with our many questions and grace filled with talking us through what would have been simple maneuvers for them! This villa is the perfect place to 'get away' yet is an amazing, scenic drive to any city you may want to visit. We would spend a day in Florence and return to our cozy, peaceful home in the countryside. The views and vistas are stunning! Including our new best friends the bunnies, the birds, the occasional friendly lizard, and the fish and tadpoles in the ponds. On our next visit, we will rent both of Raul's houses on the property and bring our family and friends! Grab this one as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful words - thank you so much! I am glad everything was perfect for you and it will be a pleasure to have you and your family to stay at a later date.
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5

Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed in this beautiful villa for a week this past July. Before arriving we were ecstatic to be spending a week in what seemed like a truly Tuscan villa. Upon arrival our jaws nearly dropped. The villa was not only a classic piece of art, but the entire property was gorgeous beyond belief. Words will do this place no justice, but I will definitely try.

I'll begin with the villa itself, which is really the guesthouse of the entire property but it is far enough from the upper house to be entirely private. Also, for a guesthouse it was fully functional and pretty darn big. It had a full kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, and bedroom, in addition to a connected but separate room on the side that had the washer and dryer. We were greeted by the managers, Sue and John, with a beautiful welcome basket full of fruits, wine, water, beer, milk, juice, jam, butter, eggs, and so on. They were extremely kind to us and gave us a tour of the property on the first day. They were available to us throughout the week. If we had any issues they were a 15 minute phone call away and were very accommodating.

Now on to the property itself. You must actually see this place to understand just how beautiful it is. It has a huge garden with some plum trees, red and black currant bushes, raspberry bushes, walnut trees, and so many beautiful flowers. Deer and rabbits often visit, which is a beautiful sight to take in. The property also has about three ponds (with three resident ducks), a vineyard, and really just a lot of greenery and wildlife - absolutely safe and just stunning. The property also comes with a house cat named Min, she is very sweet, so if you do visit please be kind to her. She is self-sufficient and lives in the outdoors, but absolutely loves human company. We would take daily strolls throughout the property and would often sit outdoors to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

The village of Caprese Michelangelo is very close and so are Anghiari and Lama. There is a grocery store about a minute away with driving, that stocked the necessities. There is also a restaurant named Il Rifugio a minute away which had very friendly hosts and delicious and affordable food. Also, try Ristorante Il Cerro nearby! I know we are the only review, but that is only because we were the first renters here. Trust your gut and rent this place out! You won't be disappointed and you will be so happy that you did! I would write more, but sadly there is a limit.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say! Thank you so much for your lovely words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here, it was a pleasure meeting you both and we're so happy you loved the house as much as we do.
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5

Prachtige locatie met veel privacy

  • 5 of 5

Aan het einde van een stijle weg ligt dit comfortabele huis, met een prachtig uitzicht en een fraaie tuin. John en Sue zijn de vriendelijke en behulpzame Britten die ons namens de eigenaar welkom heetten en het huis hebben laten zien. Er zijn hooguit een paar kleine verbeterpuntjes te noemen: zo is de bank beneden wel heel erg 'comfortabel' en zak je daar zo diep in weg, dat wij er geen gebruik van hebben gemaakt. Ook het kraantje in de badkamer zit nogal dicht bij de rand van de wasbak en is daardoor wat onpraktisch. Maar daarmee hebben we de aandachtspuntjes ook gehad. Wij hebben erg genoten van de rust, het heerlijke eten in de buurt (ja, inderdaad Il Refugio is heerlijk!) en het uitzicht op het (vermoedelijke) geboortehuis van Michelangelo.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Droomhuisje

  • 4 of 5

Rustig, midden de natuur, goed onderhouden

- je moet wel houden van afzondering: een winkeltje is 800 m ver evenals het café -restaurant

- de tuin en het uitzicht op de vallei zijn prachtig, rondom ons bloeiden honderden rozen

- het onthaal door John en Sue is bijzonder aangenaam en hun zorg voor het huis en omgeving perfect

- binnen zijn de keuken en living tamelijk donker, 'zoals men in deze regio bouwt eerder om de zon buiten dan binnen te houden

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heerlijk huis, aanrader!

  • 5 of 5

Het was een heerlijk huis! Rust, comfort en ruimte! Alles wat je wilt voor een vakantie. Het huis met 1 slaapkamer, douche in het bad en ruime slaapkamer en keuken is perfect voor met z'n tweeën. Met een klein kind erbij zou ook makkelijk kunnen.

Buiten ziet de tuin er heel mooi uit, tot ongeveer 6 uur 's avonds kan je in de zon of schaduw zitten. Je hebt heerlijke ligbedden en een mooi romantisch tafel en bankje onder de pergola van druivenbladen. Als je hier ook 's avonds wilt zitten, moet je even iets van een lampje meenemen, dat is er namelijk niet. Met kaarslicht, is het natuurlijk ook romantisch.

De beheerders van het huis, (de eigenaren waren niet aanwezig)hebben hele goede tips om de omgeving te ontdekken. Echt heel fijn!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Florence
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Il Rifugio
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Ancona
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Poppi
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Aezzo
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
E-45
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Il Rifugio
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Rimini
Car: necessary

Within a two-hour drive of Casa Rosa, you will find an infinite number of amazing places to visit including Siena, Chianti, Florence, Pisa, Rimini, Cortona, Perugia, and Assisi. In addition, we have local towns and markets in Anghiari, Pieve Santo Stefano, Sansepolcro, and Arezzo that will make for an unforgettable vacation.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $59.25
Refundable damage deposit $177.75
Final Cleaning Fee $59.25

Gas central heating is not included in the rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.