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Tuscany Villa with Pool within Walking Distance of Town

Villa Monticchiello

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About The Experience
Situated in a prominent position overlooking the Val d’Orcia, this villa for rent in Tuscany offers incredible views and is in a peaceful and natural setting. It’s within walking distance of Monticchiello, which is home to many shops and restaurants as well as a castle. You’ll be able to enjoy the countryside views during your day trips through Tuscany or with your friends and family by the private pool at this vacation rental.
Location Description

The property is located about a ten-minute walk away from Monticchiello where you'll find shops, restaurants, and a market. Monticchiello still has its original city walls, towers, and castle. The main site is the 13th century gothic church, which contains a beautiful altarpiece. Each summer, the locals put on plays that they themselves write and contain three acts. The first act takes place in the past, the second act takes place in the present, and the third act takes place in the future. Great for a day trip is Pienza, a place with markets, restaurants, shops, banks, a post office and pharmacy. The main sites include the Palazzo Piccolomini, the Duomo, and the Palazzo Borgia although just taking a walk to enjoy the views is worth a trip all by itself. For other day trips, Montepulciano, home to wonderful wines, is nearby as is Chianciano Terme, full of fabulous spas.

Nearby Attractions: Monticchiello (shops, restaurants, market, 13th century gothic church, summer plays), Pienza (shops, restaurants, markets, post office, pharmacy, bank, Palazzo Piccolomini, Duomo, Palazzo Borgia), Montepulciano (wine tastings), Chianciano Terme (spas), Cortona (shops, restaurants, bank, post office, pharmacy, museums, wine tasting, ancient churches), Siena (Il Duomo, shops, restaurants, museum, horseback races), Arezzo (Etruscan ruins, antique fair, shops, restaurants, markets, post office, bank)

Arezzo: 62 km/38.5 mi
Siena: 57 km/35 mi
Cortona: 48 km/30 mi
Chianciano Terme: 25 km/15.5 mi
Montepulciano: 12 km/7 mi
Pienza: 11 km/7 mi
Monticchiello: 10-minute walk
Exterior Description
This villa is surrounded by a landscaped garden with plants, trees, and flowers. There is a covered terrace furnished with a table and chairs. The private swimming pool (6m x 10m) is surrounded by a sun deck and grass-landscaped lawn, both with sun loungers and umbrellas. Please be aware that the caretakers live in an annex that is connected to the villa but maintain complete privacy at all times. They have their own entrance, parking area, and garden and do not share the swimming pool. The property is gated and parking is available within the property grounds.
Interior Description

(450 m2)
Ground Floor: There is a living room with a couch, chairs, satellite TV, and a fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, coffee maker, and dishwasher and has a dining table with chairs. There is one bathroom on this floor with a sink, toilet, shower, and washing machine.

First Floor: A staircase leads up to a second living room with a chairs, a fireplace and access to a terrace. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first, second, and third bedrooms each have a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the fourth bedroom has two 90 cm single beds. The first bathroom has a sink, toilet, and tub with a handheld shower and the second bathroom has a sink, toilet, shower.

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.

  • Cook Service: Upon request
  • Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Babysitting: Upon request

Please Note:

  • The caretakers live in an annex that is connected to the villa but maintain complete privacy at all times. They have their own entrance, parking area, and garden.
  • The pool is open from the middle of May until the middle of October.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Independent Villa
  • Swimming Pool
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Sep-30-2017 - Dec-23-2017 $5,353 1 wk
Apr-14-2018 - Apr-21-2018 $4,200 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Jul-07-2018 $5,075 1 wk
Sep-15-2018 - Sep-22-2018 $5,682 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash or traveler's checks. 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: 300 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Housekeeping (Upon Request) - Hourly Charge: 15 EUR

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Departure Time: 9:30 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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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 5 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Above expectations. Sometimes it is difficult to know if a property that is rented over the internet will live up to the pictures. Villa Montichiello EXCEEDED the pictures in reality. Marvelous.
Enjoyed Most:
Spaciousness of the home. Beauty of the inside and outside of the property. Convenience to Montichiello. Graciousness of Tamara and her son Riccardo.
Surrounding Area:
The views were beautiful from every window. The location was perfect for visiting the various Tuscan hill towns. The ability to walk into Montichiello for dinner or a gelato was one of the best advantages to the property. Perfect!!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Montichiello was a 10 minute walk. A small grocery store was within a 5 minute walk. Pienza was a 10 minute car ride.
Tips or Restaurants:
La Porta, at the entrance to Montichiello, was delicious with spectacular views from the terrace. Daria made us feel like family.
The directions could be modified based on whether the traveler is coming from Florence (north) or Rome (south). Finding Montichiello by GPS was not difficult, but the directions to the villa from that point were confusing. We called Riccardo and he met us and led us to the property.
Check In Out:
Tamara and Riccardo speak very limited English. We were alright since our daughter speaks limited Italian. Had she not been there, it would have been a challenge. However, Riccardo and Tamara were very sweet and did everything they could to make us feel welcome.

Lori, August

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Everything was far better than I could have imagined. The pictures were good but when I got there it was even better than the pictures.
Enjoyed Most:
Quiet and a fabulous view. Just the right distance into the little town - a nice walk.
Enjoyed Least:
The cost.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful scenery and nice restaurants in the little town.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monticchiello was just a nice walk from the villa.
Tips or Restaurants:
La Porta was a great place to eat! Food and view were great and staff went out of their way to accommodate us.
I road with friends who used a GPS.
Check In Out:
The owners were very gracious.

Audrey, August

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The property was gorgeous. It's very well landscaped and maintained. The caretaker was very gracious and was great about managing our needs while ensuring we enjoyed privacy during our stay.
Enjoyed Most:
Breakfasts and evening wine while enjoying the view sitting by the pool. Walks to town for supplies and dinner drives to Pienza and Montepulciano.
Surrounding Area:
The villa was extremely well-located for day trips to many hill towns, as well as to Siena and Florence. The rolling hills of the Val d'Orcia were stunning.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monticchiello was within walking distance and there was a small bakery and market that provided for most of our daily food requirements.
Tips or Restaurants:
Everything you need is nearby. Recommend local olive oil that can be bought in Monticchiello Every restaurant in Monticchiello was excellent two of them have amazing views. The market in Pienza is small and hard to find, but there is one booth that sells fresh pasta and fish that makes it worth the trip. There is also a wonderful small restaurant in Pienza called Antonio and Gabriella's. The husband and wife make everything while you wait and every meal ends with a courtesy glass of limoncello! Eat the gelato every chance you get. Make sure to do your day trips either in the morning before 1: 00 PM or in the late afternoons after 3:30 PM. Stores are closed for the period in between and you won't get a good feel for the towns if you go during this time.
The villa is located less than a mile from the Monticchiello cross road. We turned off too early and went back and forth for quite sometime before calling the caretaker for help.

Sandy, July

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