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Sleeps:
10
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Type:
Farmhouse
Property #:
21252
Nearest Town:
Cortona

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Farmhouse in Tuscany with Five Bedrooms and Bathrooms near Cortona

Le Due Sorelle

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About The Experience
Location doesn't get much better than this farmhouse in Tuscany, separated into two independent units and rented together. Perfect for two families traveling together, you can share outdoor areas of this Tuscany villa with a pool without crowding each other inside. Get together for a walk into Cortona, which is where the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" starring Diane Lane takes place as well as the book it's based off of by Frances Mayes, for your morning constitutional followed by fresh pastries and cafe latte—and then explore! We also recommend taking the short drive to Lake Trasimeno, where you can enjoy all sorts of water-based activities in a beautiful setting. Return to the villa in the late afternoon with fresh produce to have an outdoor barbeque that everyone can enjoy for farm holidays in Tuscany.
Location Description

The countryside around the estate is the ideal place to go for a walk, horseback riding, jogging, or mountain biking. The amazing city of Cortona, which also has all the necessities and services, such as banks, bars, post office, antiques, pharmacies, clothing, grocery stores, and restaurants, is only a 500 meter walk away (it is hilly). This city is an encounter with art, history, and culture. You'll rediscover Tuscany's past in Cortona, which has changed very little in the last 400 years or so. Sitting in the center of the triangle formed by Arezzo, Siena, and Perugia, as well as being near Lake Trasimeno and the Appenines, Cortona is both ideally located for day trips and a sparkling gem of the region. In Cortona there is no end to picturesque streets and amazing historic buildings. Tour frescoed churches from the 13th century; explore the original city walls; see and art exhibit in the 16th century fortress. You can also visit the local museums and libraries, tiptoe around ancient monasteries and tombs dating back to the second century B.C. Dine on the best Tuscan dishes as you look out on an historic palazzo or drive out to one of the villas dotting the countryside. As for shopping, you'll find local handicrafts, antiques, and of course local wines and olive oils that simply outdo anything you've ever tasted!

Nearby Attractions: About 300 meters from the villa is the sports center of Cortona, which consist of four tennis courts, a soccer field, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and an amphitheater, which in the high season puts on musical performances. Golf course (20 km), horseback riding (5 km), thermal baths (35 km).

Firenze: 100 km/ 63 mi
Orvieto, Assisi: 80 km/ 50 mi
San Gimignano: 60 km/ 37.28 mi
Perugia: 50 km/ 31 mi
Siena: 45 km/ 28 mi
Montalcino: 40 km/ 25 mi
Pienza: 35 km/ 22 mi
Arezzo: 30 km/ 18.5 mi
Montepulciano: 25 km/ 15.5 mi
Lake Trasimeno (beaches): 20 km/ 12.5 mi
Cortona-Terontola (train station): 10 km/ 6 mi
Cortona (city): 500 meters

Exterior Description
(10 acres/4 hectares)
This pair of farmhouses is situated in a quiet spot amongst the gently rolling hills of Cortona, only 500 meters from the town center. The houses themselves offer superb views over Valdichiana and the surrounding hills, as far as Lake Trasimeno to the east and Montepulciano to the west. The houses are surrounded by a spacious garden where the sun shines all year, and there is a private swimming pool (14m x 7m, 80cm – 1.4cm deep, Open April to October). A laundry room is located in a separate building within the garden and has a washing machine, drying rack, and iron and ironing board. Beyond that are four hectares of olive groves and woods, perfect for peaceful walks. The owners, farmers and shepherds for four generations, live on the family farm in the Valdichiana, only a few kilometers away, where guests are welcome to taste the farm's products: olive oil, wine, vin santo, pecorino cheese, and more.
Interior Description

(350 m2/ 3,767 ft2)
This vacation rental is made up of two completely restored stone houses, with original wood-beam ceilings and traditional Tuscan terracotta tile floors.

Sorella Una
Ground Floor:The centerpiece of this rustic-style living room is without question the huge, traditional Tuscan fireplace, filling the room with charm and warmth regardless of whether the fire is burning or not. Arranged around it are two couches. On the other side of the room is a dining table for six and a corner kitchen with oven, stove, toaster, electric kettle, microwave, and dishwasher. Two sets of French doors lead outside to the garden. There are two bedrooms. The first has a queen size bed (160 cm), while the second has two twin-beds that can be joined upon request. There are also two bathrooms, each with a shower.

Sorella Due
Ground Floor: There are two bedrooms that each have their own private entrance from the outside or are accessed by an internal wooden staircase of 12 steps from the first floor. The first bedroom has a queen size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a tub with handheld shower. The second bedroom has two single beds (90 cm each, which can be connected upon prior request) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.
First Floor: At the top of an outdoor staircase, the main entrance is located on this floor. This house has an incredibly warm and inviting living room with a couch, a padded bench, and a dining table for six. The kitchen is in a separate room and contains a large, traditional stove/oven as well as a dishwasher, toaster, electric kettle, microwave, and coffee machine. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) and one bathroom with a tub.

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.

  • Housekeeping: On request

Please Note:

  • The two houses cannot be rented independently.
  • Internet (Wireless): Wireless internet is available at the reception.
  • Two single beds can be connected to form a double bed upon prior request.
  • Uncovered parking is available for 3 – 4 cars.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Oct-28-2017 - Dec-23-2017 $4,004 1 wk
Dec-23-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $5,712 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-24-2018 $4,004 1 wk
Mar-24-2018 - Apr-07-2018 $5,712 1 wk
Apr-07-2018 - Jun-16-2018 $4,802 1 wk
Jun-16-2018 - Aug-18-2018 $5,712 1 wk
Aug-18-2018 - Oct-27-2018 $4,802 1 wk
Oct-27-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $4,004 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $5,712 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. 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

  • Heating: According to Consumption
  • Final Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 150 EUR
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Air Conditioning - Weekly Charge: 150 EUR

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
  • 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.
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Departure Time: 9:30 am

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Customer Reviews

Overall:
My wife and I have been to Italy more than 20 times, and we have never had a more genuinely Italian experience than at this villa.
Enjoyed Most:
The people and the location. The low-mountain view covers sunrise to sunset for miles and miles. The villa property feels very much out in the country, yet just up a short hill and then through a level pedestrian boulevard, one can walk into the amiable old city of Cortona. Best of all, though, was getting to know the villa owners, the Lapo family-- hardworking, fun and wonderfully generous.
Enjoyed Least:
For a group of eight, the kitchen and living room space was a little small.
Surrounding Area:
A not-long drive one way reaches Chianti and the other way the Montepulciano-Montalcino hills. Or go a third way, to Lake Trasimeno and into Umbria. Delights in any direction, particularly for lovers of wine and changing-light scenery.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona is small-town accessible and bigger-town smart, plus immersed in history. We walked there from the villa many times, including at night.
Tips or Restaurants:
In Cortona, an upscale restaurant definitely worth a visit is Teatro. For a first-rate trattoria, we highly recommend Toscano.
Directions:
The directions we received were not to the property, but instead to the office of a local agent in a nearby town. The agent led us by car to the villa.

Alexander, October

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Overall:
Wonderful! Beautiful accommodations, awesome scenery, extremely warm and hospitable hosts.
Enjoyed Most:
It's beauty and location.
Enjoyed Least:
One can hear dogs barking at night.
Surrounding Area:
It's beauty and history.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona--a twelve to fifteen minute walk
Tips or Restaurants:
Bar 500 for lunch and Nessun Dorma for dinner. Lapo, the owner, puts on a great meal, too.

Charles, September

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Overall:
We could not have asked for more. Lapo and Paola were so gracious and accommodating. They really created a 'home away from home' for our family.
Enjoyed Most:
The quality of the villas, as a restoration of historic farm buildings, was very well done with quality materials and fittings. We loved the amazing, expansive views and the proximity to town (walking distance).
Enjoyed Least:
Lack of storage for clothing in the bedrooms.
Surrounding Area:
The city of Cortona is a hidden gem; the Celle di S. Francesco was magical. We also liked Castiglione de Lago and other nearby hill towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona.
Tips or Restaurants:
Ask Lapo and Paola for their recommendations. We did and were very pleased.
Directions:
We were escorted by the 'key holder' so it was not a problem. Once there it was easy to find again. I highly recommend a GPS for travel in the area.

James, September

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