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Private Italian Cottage Located Near Historical Cortona

Benessere Cottage

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About The Experience
This recently restored cottage offers guests a charming sanctuary with Tuscany’s renowned landscape as a backdrop. Spend time in the private garden and gazebo, go for a dip in the swimming pool, and enjoy the magnificent views of olive trees and vineyards in the valley below. Also, historic Cortona, with its picturesque streets and wonderful restaurants is close at hand.
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
Camucia (train station): 4.6 km/2.8 miles
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

(65 m2/ 700 ft2)
Ground Floor: Recently restored in traditional Tuscan style, the ground floor has a living room area with fire place, cozy dining area, and kitchen nook. There is also a double bedroom with 160 cm queen-sized bed and a bathroom with toilet and shower. Upon prior request an additional single bed can be added in the living room area.

Mezzanine Floor: (Loft - 7 steps) This cozy area has a low sloped ceiling and offers an additional sleeping accommodations with two narrow single beds (80 cm wide; can be converted to a double bed upon prior request), most comfortable for young people.

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.

  • Private Chef: Upon request
  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Transfer Service: Upon request
  • Chauffeur/Driver: Upon request
  • Housekeeping: 35 Euros per hour
  • Linen Change: 30 Euros per person
  • Babysitting Service: 30 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • The owner’s home and additional rental property share the estate, but privacy is maintained. The cottage swimming pool can be seen from the owner's house.
  • Washer and dryer are available upon request.
  • Heating and Air Conditioning are available throughout the cottage with a panel for temperature control.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • 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
Oct-15-2022 - Dec-24-2022 $1,279
1 wk
Dec-24-2022 - Jan-07-2023 $1,654
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 accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 200 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating - Weekly Charge: 100 EUR
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Housekeeping (Upon Request) - Hourly Charge: 35 EUR
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 100 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
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 4 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Very good!
Enjoyed Most:
Stunning view! Loved the provisions that Sylvia left for us in the kitchen. The cottage was very modern, clean and comfortable.
Enjoyed Least:
Could hear the people in the villa next door very clearly whether they were inside or outside their house.
Surrounding Area:
Cortona is a 5 minute walk up the hill and is beautiful.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Not sure.
Tips or Restaurants:
The two best restaurants we found in Cortona were Trattoria Toscana and Locanda i Grifi.
As you approach the property and pass the church on the right mentioned in the directions, bear quickly to the right into the property driveway. DO NOT go straight, as you will be on a very narrow path that is difficult to navigate.
Check In Out:
Very easy and efficient.

Randy, September

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Very positive experience - good location, beautiful surroundings, welcoming keyholder and owners.
Enjoyed Most:
View, proximity to town of Cortona, lovely outdoor dining area, nice fenced pool area in yard (too cold to use in October, but would be a real positive in the summer!)
Enjoyed Least:
Narrow, steep road can be a little challenging, especially when another car is coming, though it is only a short distance. The other buildings on the property are fairly close to the cottage, and though this was not an issue for us, keep in mind if you want a very secluded location.
Surrounding Area:
Cortona is a charming city, with spectacular views and well situated for day trips to other great sites to visit in Tuscany and Umbria.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona is a short, but very steep walk up the hill. Worth the walk, however, as parking is scarce and costs money in the lots just outside the city walls.
Tips or Restaurants:
Lots of good dining options in Cortona. Some restaurants we enjoyed were Trattoria Dardano (excellent straightforward, typical food), and for fancier meals, Osteria del Teatro and Preludia.
We did use a GPS, but the written directions seemed fine, too.
Check In Out:
We got a text response immediately after we left a message for our keyholder, Silvia. She was actually able to have the cottage ready for us to check in a couple of hours early. Her English was excellent and she was very welcoming. She gave us a some good suggestions of places to visit in the area.

Robert, October

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A delightful property for 3-4 people. We first stayed here in 2016 and came back in 2017.
Enjoyed Most:
The location is excellent, just 400 metres walk to the Cortona wall. Beautiful views with a great outdoor eating area looking over the valley.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing--it's all good.
Surrounding Area:
Easy driving distance to lots of towns and villages. Florence is 1.5 hours away by train.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona is very close. It is a beautiful hill town.
It was hard to find the first time we visited, as the GPS tries to take us the wrong way but when we contacted Silvia she came and rescued us.
Check In Out:
Silvia is so lovely and helpful. She is very flexible and helpful. I think she will do anything for you if you ask.

Richard, July

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