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Charming Tuscan Farmhouse Walking Distance to Cortona

Casa Toscana

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About The Experience
Two couples looking to have an ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ experience need look no further. This rustic stone villa, within walking distance of Cortona, overlooks the beautiful Valdichiana Valley, and offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a private swimming pool and a covered terrace for outside dining. The location is ideal for visiting Eastern Tuscany and Umbria.
Location Description

The city of Cortona, with its shops, restaurants and open air market is a 20-minute walk away. Cortona has all the necessities and services including banks, bars, a post office, antique shops, pharmacies, and grocery stores. 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 Apennines, In Cortona there is no end to picturesque streets and 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., and dine on the best Tuscan dishes.

Rome: 220 km/137 mi
Florence: 120 km/75 mi
Perugia: 50 km/31 mi
Arezzo: 30 km/19 mi
Camucia: 4 km/2.5 mi
Cortona: 1.4 km/0.86 mi
Exterior Description
Immersed within a private landscape of woods and olive groves, the house is nestled into the hillside overlooking the Valdichiana Valley and the city of Cortona. The private garden can be accessed from both the ground and first floors. A special note about this villa is that it sits only a few hundred meters away from the villa owned by Frances Mayes, the author of Under the Tuscan Sun. This villa has a private swimming pool within a well-kept garden and against the house, a covered and furnished terrace with a barbecue. Parking is available on the property.
Interior Description

Ground Floor: A typical stone farmhouse of the region, the restoration has preserved many of its original features including wood beamed ceilings. Furnished with rustic charm, the living/dining room has chairs, a wooden table, and an old stone fireplace. The reading room with a sofa has a Satellite TV to the garden. The fully equipped kitchen has an oven, a dishwasher, a toaster, an American coffee maker, and an Italian moka stove-top coffee maker (for espresso). One bathroom has a shower. The villa has a washing machine but no clothes dryer.

First Floor: There are two double bedrooms. The first bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) has a nice balcony with table and chairs. The twin bedroom (90 cm), which can be made into a king size bed (180 cm) upon prior request, has a set of French doors going out to the garden. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with showers.

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

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-24-2018 $4,522 1 wk
Mar-24-2018 - May-26-2018 $5,778 1 wk
May-26-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $6,982 1 wk
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $5,778 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Dec-22-2018 $4,522 1 wk
Dec-22-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $5,778 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 any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to Consumption
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Air Conditioning (above 150 kw per week): 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
  • 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.
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 4 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Just a beautiful and peaceful place, great pool, magnificent view. Would go back in a heartbeat!
Enjoyed Most:
View and landscaping for all the butterflies
Enjoyed Least:
Hard to find the first time. Difficult to get into driveway, luckily there was a bumpy turn-around just down the street.
Surrounding Area:
Cafe Torreone most mornings for breakfast. Side road to St. Catherine's church.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona. It's a long walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
Cafe Torreone, Trattatoria Dardano, Ristorante de Teatro?,
Our Garmin wanted a street and number address and was hard to put in the GPS coordinates.


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This was the nicest villa we have ever stayed at. It is hard to express how perfect our week was. I could have spent the whole week just sitting outside looking at the view and watching the butterflies. It was so calm and peaceful, especially after our week in Paris.
Enjoyed Most:
The view and the gardens. It was also nice to have the pool to come back to after walking all day. The view is just amazing. It is the most beautiful setting I have ever seen.
Enjoyed Least:
The beds were not the most comfortable but a small price to pay for such beauty. It was really hard to find the villa but I imagine it is hard for a Garmin to find any address in Tuscany. We had no hot water for the first three nights but that was addressed and fixed.
Surrounding Area:
The hill towns are lovely and many were within an hours drive of the villa. We visited the Lake and several towns. The sunflowers were blooming!!
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town was Cortona. It was not within walking distance for an older person.
Tips or Restaurants:
Cafe Toreone is right up the hill for coffee in the morning.
The GPS did not work at all because it wants a street address and the villa doesn't have one. We finally gave up and called the manager to come and get us because it was getting dark.

Barbara, July

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Great time.
Enjoyed Most:
A great town.
Enjoyed Least:
No hot water when we arrived! The house manager addressed the problem.
Surrounding Area:
Town and restaurants were great.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona. Yes, we walked into town.
Special Experiences:
We enjoyed a private cooking class at Casa Toscana.
Directions: GPS and you are in trouble!

Richard, July

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