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Cozy Cortona Villa in the Countryside


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About The Experience

This lovely villa near Cortona, perfect for a family or two couples, offers an idyllic country setting with the incredible convenience of a restaurant right next door! Not only that, but this Cortona villa rental is just a couple of kilometers from the city itself, where you can enjoy the charm of living "Under the Tuscan Sun." Shop, sample fantastic Italian food, or just enjoy the atmosphere. When you've had your fill, hop in the car and go wine tasting, get lost in the gorgeous countryside, or explore one of the other Tuscan towns nearby. In the evening, you can return to this Tuscan rental villa and relax by the pool.

Location Description

This villa is located 625 meters above sea level in the countryside area of Castel Girardi, on a slope between Sant'Egidio and Cortona.. Built high on a hill, Cortona was made famous by Under the Tuscan Sun and it is absolutely beautiful viewed from below... and once you get to the top, there are simply marvelous vistas over the entire valley. A couple of main streets feed into a charming piazza, and at the edge of the historic center there is a lovely public garden with fantastic views. Cortona is, however, a town for walkers. Streets run either uphill or down, and there are plenty of historic sights dotting the hillside just begging to be explored on foot. A train station (Terontola Cortona) about 3 km away makes taking day trips to other major cities simple and convenient.

Nearby Attractions: Cortona (Etruscan walls, Etruscan museum, San Domenico, Diocean museum with two panels by Fra Angelico) Lake Trasimeno (water sports, beach, boat rentals)

Florence: 115 km/71.5 mi
Siena: 75 km/46.5 mi
Assisi: 70 km/43.5 mi
Perugia: 50 km/31 mi
Arezzo: 30 km/19 mi
Cortona: 6 km/4 mi
Camucia (Train Station): 5 km/3 mi
Exterior Description
(1,500 m2/16,145 ft2)

This lovely country villa is located outside of Cortona, set into a hillside with a fabulous panoramic view over the Val di Chiana countryside, framed by the mountains of Siena. It has a covered patio with a dining table for outdoor meals and a stone path leads to the well-landscaped private swimming pool (16m x 8m) open from May to September, which also enjoys the same marvelous views. The garden is also equipped with sun lounges, a shade umbrella, and a barbecue. A local road runs below the property, and on the other side of the property is the only nearby building-- a convenient restaurant.

Interior Description

Historically, this villa consisted of a lower floor reserved for animals, while the upper floor was inhabited by the farmer's family. The entire villa has been beautifully restored with immaculate attention to detail, from the bathroom tiles to the kitchen sink.

(90 m2/968 ft2)
Ground Floor: This apartment, which occupies the ground floor of a two-story villa, has a living area with a sofa-bed (suitable for one child), two chairs, a fireplace, stereo, and satellite TV. A large open arch leads into the kitchen, which is well-equipped with an oven, cook-top, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, American coffee maker, and Italian coffee maker. At one end of the kitchen there is a dining table for 8, one side of which is a bench seat along the wall. This apartment also has two bedrooms: the first has two twin-beds (88 cm) which can be combined to form a queen-size bed (175 cm) while the second has a queen-size bed (160 cm). They share a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.

First Floor: The owners occupy the first floor of the villa.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Breakfast: 23 Euros per person
  • Cook Service: 70-82 Euro per person
  • Cooking Classes: 70 Euros per person
  • Extra Housekeeping: 12 Euro per hour
  • Transfer Service: Upon request
  • Firewood: Upon request

Please Note:

  • Housekeeping is provided for 3 hours on Wednesday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Extra Cost
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Sep-23-2017 - Dec-23-2017 $1,225 1 wk
Dec-23-2017 - Jan-13-2018 $1,488 1 wk
Jan-13-2018 - Mar-31-2018 $1,307 1 wk
Mar-31-2018 - Apr-14-2018 $1,587 1 wk
Apr-14-2018 - May-26-2018 $1,307 1 wk
May-26-2018 - Jun-23-2018 $1,587 1 wk
Jun-23-2018 - Aug-25-2018 $2,054 1 wk
Aug-25-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $1,587 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $1,307 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-12-2019 $1,587 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 250 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone and Internet (If Available): According to Consumption
  • Final Cleaning Charge (Per Person): 15 EUR
  • Heating: According to consumption.

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • Departure Time: 9:30 - 10:00 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 25 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed Most:
Ivan, our host, was incredibly helpful and generous and kind! The view was amazingly beautiful and the villa was so charming and comfortable and everything we could have wanted! It was PERFECT!!!! Ivan even shared fresh eggs from their hens! What an incredible memory we will not forget!
Surrounding Area:
We loved taking day trips to nearby towns in both Tuscany and Umbria.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona was down the mountain from the villa. We considered it a short drive rather than a walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
The restaurant across the road is excellent. Loved the wood stove aroma in the air!
We had a GPS but still ended up calling Ivan as we were confused in the dark and the rain! He very kindly came to where we were and let us follow him to the villa! So gracious and kind of him!
Check In Out:
Smooth as could be. Cannot say enough about the hospitality of Ivan! He is a wonderful ambassador for his country!!!

Jean, October

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It totally exceeded our expectations due to the owner's family, the property, and the breathtaking views!
Enjoyed Most:
The property was beautiful and well-maintained. The pool was lovely.
Enjoyed Least:
Small shower and scratchy towels. We missed our Keurig coffee maker!
Surrounding Area:
The people, food, and beauty of the country. We loved Cortona and all the sites we visited. Having a very good restaurant across the street was a plus.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona. No, it wasn't within walking distance. You really need a car.
Tips or Restaurants:
They supplied more than we thought they would. The kitchen is completely equipped. I recommend: Osteria del Teatro (excellent). Trattoria Dardano. La Grotto Turcher. Trattoria L'Orso on Isola Maggiore on Lake Trasimeno. Snoopy's Gelato
A full street address would be helpful. A GPS is a God send--worth its weight in gold.
Check In Out:
It was wonderful! They greeted us so warmly. Their hospitality during our stay was fantastico! We were so sad to leave the area but especially the wonderful family.

Cathy, May

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Girardi was the perfect holiday spot. We spent three weeks there and that was not enough. Was so central to train stations, easy to grocery shop and stroll the markets. Even just hanging out at the pool was a perfect day there. The gardens, just walk out and pick the fresh tomatoes for dinners pasta sauce or fresh eggs for breakfast. We loved every moment spent there.
Enjoyed Most:
The owners. Ivan and family welcomed us with open arms and made us family for the three weeks we were there. The apartment was spacious and so authentic. Full Kitchen, large bedrooms, very comfortable living room. From hanging out at the pool to lunch on the undercover deck. Coffee on the terrace for breakfast to wine in the afternoon and evening. Just a perfect getaway.
Surrounding Area:
The scenery. Everywhere you looked it was a painting. We stayed for three weeks and never tired of looking out at the expanse. We enjoyed walks ever day. Was a bit of a challenge with narrow roads and traffic, but was worth the effort.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona was great to explore and we walked in a few times. Easier than trying to find a parking spot. But a very ambitious walk. Need to be a walker. 5 kms uphill back, but the scenery was well worth it. Can park at Terrone and walk in. The left fork was a little longer but so worth the walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
Can not go wrong eating anywhere. The pizzeria across was the street was convenient and so good. The only thing extra I brought was laundry detergent, saved me from buying a large box for a only a few loads of laundry.
We took a taxi from Camucia. The driver knew where the pizzeria was so there was no problem in getting there. GPS was a must to get around. Once we had rented a car we used the GPS and it was a must.
Check In Out:
So perfect. We were greeted with hugs, and left with hugs and tears.

Lauretta, September

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