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Private Italian Luxury Villa Near Historic Cortona

Villa Benessere

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About The Experience
This recently built villa offers all the comforts of a well-designed and comfortable home situated amidst Tuscany’s pristine countryside. Friends and family can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views in this lovely stone villa while indulging in the privacy of a swimming pool. Also, Cortona, with its picturesque streets and wonderful restaurants is within walking distance.
Location Description

This idyllic retreat sits just outside Cortona –the famous backdrop for “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Perched on a hillside, Cortona offers visitors rustic old-world charm with its medieval sandstone facades, narrow streets, and churches behind ancient Etruscan walls. Cortona is only ten minutes away by foot but you can also drive your car and park it outside city walls. Wander through the charming narrow streets in the historic center, visit the Duomo with its 11th century façade, or the Museo dell’ Academia Etrusca to take in Renaissance and Baroque works of art. You’re ideally situated in the midst of several notable Tuscan villages, yet only a few kilometers from stylish Italian shops. The villa and farmhouse look out over the town, Val di Chiana, and the beautiful Church of Santa Maria Nuova. During your stay, go for a swim, arrange a cooking class in your outdoor kitchen, and sip a glass of Brunello on the terrace as you watch the sun set.

Nearby Attractions: Explore the rolling hillsides or head south towards Umbria and bike ride around beautiful Lake Trasimeno. The estate is also near plenty of other activities: tennis courts (2km), horseback riding (2km), vineyards and wine tasting (10km).

Siena: 70 km/43.5 mi
Assisi: 65 km/40.5 mi
Perugia: 50 km/30 mi
Pienza: 45 km/28 mi
Arezzo: 30 km/18.5 mi
Lago Trasimeno: 15 km/9.5 mi
Cortona: 400 m/984 ft

Exterior Description
(2000 m2/21528 ft2)

Situated on a large estate with spectacular views overlooking Val di Chiana, there is a recently built villa and a recently renovated cottage. Both of the residences have private outdoor spaces and swimming pools. The estate has panoramic views of hillsides, olive trees, and vineyards characteristic of Tuscan landscape.

This renovated cottage has a private pool with Roman staircase (4m x 9m open June through September) and a secluded garden and gazebo. Panoramic views of Tuscany’s landscape are perfect for alfresco dining. There is outdoor-parking attached to the property (can accommodate 5 cars).

Villa (1400 m2/15069 ft2 of private outdoor space)
There is an infinity swimming pool (4m x 8m; open end of May - end of September) and a private terrace with outdoor kitchen and BBQ. There is also outdoor-parking attached to the property (can accommodate 2-3 cars).

Interior Description

(270 m2/ 2906 ft2)
Basement Level: (14 steps) Through the reception area you’ll find French windows and a comfortable living room with fireplace for entertaining. There is also a guest bathroom with toilet and sink.

Ground Floor: The ground floor is where you’ll find the dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and two double bedrooms with satellite TV and ensuite bathrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and whirlpool shower. The second bedroom has a 180 cm king-sized bed and a bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, shower and steam bath.

First Floor: (16 steps) Here you’ll find the additional double bedrooms. Each bedroom has a 180 cm king-sized bed. Each room also has satellite TV and ensuite bathrooms with sink, toilet, whirlpool shower, and whirlpool bathtub.

Features Description

Extra Service : 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 - no external chef allowed
  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Housekeeping: 35 Euros per hour
  • Linen Change: 30 Euros per person
  • Transfer Service: Upon request
  • Chauffeur/Driver: Upon request
  • Babysitting Service: 30 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • This villa can also be rented under the name Villa Benessere and Cottage to accommodate more people.
  • The owner’s home and the cottage share estate, but privacy is maintained.
  • The villa and cottage are private from each other, but the cottage pool is visible from the owner's house.
  • The two double bedrooms on the first floor of the villa can be arranged with an additional single bed, or two twins and a single, upon prior request.
  • Washer and dryer are available upon request.
  • Heating and Air Conditioning are available throughout the villa with a panel for temperature control.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ipod dock
  • Jacuzzi Tub - Inside
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Extra Cost
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Safe
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Welcome Basket

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-24-2018 $4,061 1 wk
Mar-24-2018 - May-26-2018 $5,041 1 wk
May-26-2018 - Sep-08-2018 $5,951 1 wk
Sep-08-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $5,041 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $4,061 1 wk
Dec-15-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $5,041 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $5,951 1 wk

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Arrival Times

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  • 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 accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 400 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating - Weekly Charge: 300 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Housekeeping (Upon Request) - Hourly Charge: 35 EUR
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 300 EUR

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • 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
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Based on 2 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed Most:
Location, location.
Enjoyed Least:
Kitchen area and had some Internet issues.
Surrounding Area:
The town of Cortona.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring yourself with a laid back attitude.
Great directions already.

Ed, September

Only one word to describe it...INCREDIBLE. Close to Cortona - walking distance (uphill) 5-7 mins. The villa is 2nd to none - has the Tuscany look on the outside and the inside is STATE of the ART and extremely comfortable. The bedrooms were awesome, bathrooms amazing. Inside eating area was perfect, kitchen quaint. The patio and outside area was absolutely perfect - shaded area that protected us from the rain. Although we didn't use the pool because of rain and temp - its a perfect setting.
Enjoyed Most:
Location near Cortona and the quality of the property - sleeping arrangements were perfect with plenty of space for everyone.
Surrounding Area:
Proximity to everything - walking to Cortona, driving to virtually everywhere.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona - 5-7 min walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
I would recommend bathrobe and slippers. Rent a car. Sylvia will give you everything you need for recommendations. Definitely take a couple of day trips - we went to Assisi and several other small towns. A MUST is having Chef Francesco cook for you - best two meals in three weeks; we arranged these through RentVillas. Also the Del Brenna experience was unforgettable - ask Sylvia.
Sylvia gives you everything you need - and meets you if you are lost. GPS was worthless- in general (not related to the villa) use your iPhone Maps - walking, driving works perfect.
Check In Out:
Sylvia was awesome!

Carmen, May