Sleeps up to 12 persons - 6 bedrooms,6 bathrooms, walk to Cortona
Echos of "Under the Tuscan Sun" within walking distance of Cortona...experience it for yourself ...
This is a charming villa within walking distance(unusual in Italy) of the centre of Cortona, the made famous in the book "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes. Ths centre of town, can be reached in a few minutes walk - along a quiet road which will bring you to its shops, museums and well known restaurants. If you have read "under the Tuscan Sun" you will recognize many places, names and perhaps a few faces as well.
Vacation Property Details
The villa's furnishing combines antiques with comfort and contributes to creating a lovely atmosphere.
Main Villa Ground floor: The entrance opens to a reading room and onto a combined living and dining room. This room has a couch, chairs, fireplace, and a table with chairs.
The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, American coffee maker and dishwasher, as well as another dining table with chairs and access to the garden. There is also a guest bathroom with a toilet on this floor.
First floor: A staircase leads up to a second living room with a fireplace and couch and four bedrooms. The first and second bedrooms each have a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The third and fourth bedrooms each have a 160 cm queen-sized bed. There is a third bathroom with a sink, toilet, shower, and tub.
Annex Ground floor: There is a combined living and dining room with chairs, a fireplace, and a table with chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher. There are two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, shower, and tub.
Summary of beds:
- Bedroom 1 - Single beds: 1, Extra single beds: 1,Private bathroom with shower;
- Bedroom 2: 1 double/queen bed;
- Bedroom 3: 1 double/queen bed;
- Bedroom 4: 1 double/queen bed,Private bathroom with shower;
- Bedroom 5: 1 double/queen bed ;
Bedroom 6: 1 double/queen bed,Private bathroom with shower
All rooms from the main villa can be converted into rooms with two single beds if needed.
The beautiful garden offers unique views of the valley below Cortona - the Valdichiana. and has a swimming pool for the exclusive use of the guests.
Bedroom Summary: <
Bedroom 1 Single beds: 1 Extra single beds: 1 Private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2 Double or matrimonial beds: 1
Bedroom 3 Double or matrimonial beds: 1
Bedroom 4 Double or matrimonial beds: 1 Private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 5 Double or matrimonial beds: 1
Bedroom 6 Double or matrimonial beds: 1 Private bathroom with shower
Amenities: window screens, wireless internet connection, oven, microwave, American coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, barbecue, private swimming pool (open May to September), pool towels, parking
Please Note: Please be aware that the owners live in an apartment connected to the villa (with their own entrance) on the first floor but complete privacy is guaranteed at all times.
This Tuscan villa allows you the choice - of spending the whole day relaxing in its wonderful garden and pool, taking a stroll in the town centre or enjoying a day trip to the major cities of Tuscany and Umbria.
Only 5 minutes away there are a private club with tennis courts, football field, pool and restaurant and a riding school organizing lessons as well as simple itineraries for beginners.
Nearby Attractions: Cortona (Church of San Francesco, medieval buildings, city walls, art exhibits, museums, shops, restaurants, markets, post office), Arezzo, Siena, Perugia, Lake Trasimeno.
Included/Excluded in Price
Included: Linens and towels, mid-week cleaning, on Wednesday from 11am-1pm
The villa offers following services on request: welcome cocktail on Saturday at 7pm and dinner on request dinner with cook and cooking classes, on request wood-burning oven for pizza party and typical Tuscan meals with barbeque, on request reservation for tennis, golf and spa, trekking trail in the property The Farmhouse produces a special olive oil. On request we organize new-olive-oil tastings with bruschetta.
Not included: payable locally
Heating: according to consumption Final cleaning: 280.00 Maid service: 15.00 per hour Cook: 35.00 per hour Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
Extra: Baby bed euro 50,00 per week. Extra bed euro 100,00 per week. Laundry: euro 3,00 each washing (1st 3 washing included in the rental) Pool towel euro 3,00 per week per person. Extra towel euro 5,00 per person. Wood for fireplace euro 5,00 per basket. Midweek change of linen euro 15,00 per person, if required.
For 2-weeks-rental (or more): mid week cleaning 100 wi-fi in the garden area and dependance
On request: we can organize dinners in home, pizza party, wine tours, special excursions, bicycles and more - please ask.
note re HeatingHeating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather; Also note heating can be expensive - please turn off heating when you go out for the day - only use when you are actually in the house; Ask the keyholder to how to turn off and his/her advice about usage.
July 2009 Just returned from our trip to Italy. The stay in Cortona was a highlight. Lovely villa, great setting and close to town location. The new pool was wonderful. I would highly recommend this villa .. Many thanks for all of your help. We hope to return to Italy and wouldn't hesitate to use your agency again. K.W K.W - USA October 2008 Dear M, it has been such a wonderful vacation and I can't thank you enough! Your home is so lovely and you were so inviting to all of us. Diane E. - USA