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Property Details

Sleeps:
4
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
Villa
Property #:
17046
Nearest Town:
Cortona

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Cozy Cortona Villa in the Countryside

Girardi

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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
Stay
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
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • 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 Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
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Based on 29 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Wonderful. We absolutely loved our week at the villa. The villa itself is sweet. Up the mountain from Cortona, the villa has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Lots of space, big bedrooms, well equipped, and lovely pool area.
Enjoyed Most:
The hosts. Ivan and his parents are the most charming hosts. We arrived to a plate of meats, fresh fruit, home made bread and a large tart ... and it just got better. e. Pizza night with the host family with pizza baked in their outodor wood oven, our kids playing with Dodi the dog, a walk in the garden to get things for a salad, hearing the roosters everyday, trying to communicate with Mama and Papa Giovanni, getting help on day trips, etc etc. It was amazing to spend a bit of time with this family while we stayed at the villa.
Enjoyed Least:
Absolutely nothing. Pool could be a little warmer but cools down at night (which is awesome) so a fair trade-off.
Surrounding Area:
It's spectacular. The views from the villa terrace where you must sip your coffee each morning are beautiful. There is an amazing restaurant right across the street. We ended up eating there twice - highly recommend it! We ordered a bunch of things and shared with the four of us and everything - salads, steak, pizza, pasta, dessert was excellent. Cortona is a short drive and a lovely little town - make sure you go in at night a few times it's lively and lovely. We did day trips most days to places like Sienna, Assisi, and Montepluciano. Super easy with rented car.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona - too far to walk for us especially on curvy roads and heat but very short drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
Lots of good places to eat in Cortona - Bar 500 for lunch is kind of a must. Delicious paninis and salads. Both gelato places (Ti Amo and Snoopy) are also musts. Kids say Snoopy wins. Castel Girardi across from villa, was however, our absolute favorite for both atmosphere, service and food. Make reservations in advance for a table on Terrace - they know Ivan and family so that's a sure bet.
Directions:
Directions were fine.
Check In Out:
Super easy.

Stephen, August

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Overall:
Fantastic
Enjoyed Most:
Everything - the architecture, the views, the peaceful countryside, the grounds, the cleanliness, and the hosts were so helpful, thoughtful, pleasant, kind and accommodating.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing. Everything was more and better than what we expected.
Surrounding Area:
We had rented a car, so we toured Tuscany. The scenery, the countryside and the towns and villages were all beautiful. We especially liked Cortona and Assisi.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona. I would say that you definitely need a vehicle.
Directions:
We rented a car in Florence with a GPS. We turned it off and just followed the directions supplied to us by RentVillas.
Check In Out:
Everything was so easy, with the exception that Ivan wasn't home yet, so his parents met us, who also live on the property. They speak no English and we speak no Italian. We had Lots of laughs trying to figure things out. Dominica showed us around and we got along just fine. When Ivan arrived home he did the check-in thing and all was good.

Doug, June

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Overall:
This property was just what we were looking for and exceeded our expectations. The owners are very welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Planning to return in 2 years.
Enjoyed Most:
Everything. The area was quiet, cool mountain air in the evening, beautiful landscaping and pool. Well maintained property. Owners take pride in their property and it shows.
Enjoyed Least:
We were only there for a week. Will be sure to book a longer stay next time there.
Surrounding Area:
Very nice eating establishment across the street. The view of the valley below. The new experience of driving in Italy.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona was the closest town and was not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
A car rental is essential. A good GPS is highly recommended.
Directions:
Yes we used a GPS. I don't know how you would find the place without one unless you are familiar with the area.
Check In Out:
We are from the US and had some difficulty. We had problems getting through using our cell phones. Can't really explain what the problem was. Be sure you know the international codes and how to use it.

Bob, June

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