TUSCAN VILLA LOCATED IN CORTONA WITH 3 ACRES OF LAND AND MOUNTAIN VIEW.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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TUSCAN VILLA LOCATED IN CORTONA WITH 3 ACRES OF LAND AND MOUNTAIN VIEW.

Cortona Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 BDR, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5, Large LR/DR, beautiful terrace and gardens.

Le Dodici Querce (The 12 Oaks) is a private, family-owned villa situated within a private park -- on a hilltop 3 km above the medieval walled city of Cortona. The movie 'Under the Tuscan Sun' (based on a book by the famous travel writer Frances Mayes) was filmed in Cortona. Frances Mayes' restored house 'Bramasole' is located 1 km from Le Dodici Querce.

The Tuscan city of Cortona is 2,130 feet above the Val di Chiana Valley. Le Dodici Querce is easily accessible by car from Cortona. And for those physically able, Cortona is accessible by foot or bicycle.

Cortona is 2 hours from Rome and 1 hour from Florence.

The villa sleeps 5 persons in three bedrooms -- with one king-size bed, one double bed, and one single bed. There are two spacious bathrooms -- one with a bath and shower and one with a shower. All rooms have beautiful views of the gardens or mountains.

The villa is equipped with a modern kitchen including an oven/stove and dishwasher. While retaining the style of a typical Tuscan kitchen, the kitchen is furnished with everything necessary for cooking. A large dining room/living room is located off the kitchen. The living room has a beautiful Tuscan fireplace, a TV, antique furniture, and a beautiful view of the mountains and Lake Trasimeno. All rooms are tastefully furnished with Tuscan antiques purchased from local antique markets. There is also a small private chapel on the grounds that is ideal for wedding pictures. Both the kitchen and living room have double doors opening onto a large terrace -- where you can drink your morning espresso or sip your evening wine. In the morning you'll hear only the sound of the birds that populate the park.

In the afternoon you can feel the Tuscan sun while watching the butterflies as they fly from flower to flower. Evenings are best spent on the terrace with a glass of wine -- listening to the owls, while watching the sun set over the mountains and ancient Lake Trasimeno.

This private park is situated on three acres, surrounded by ancient oak trees. Your only company will be the birds and the butterflies. As you stroll through the park you'll smell the fragrance of the various flowers and herbs that grow in the gardens. Pick fresh rosemary or a bay leaf to use for your dinner preparation. Your stay at Le Dodici Querce will take you back in time; but it will also allow you to enjoy all the comforts of home.

If you want to devote yourself to a cultural experience, you can choose among Castiglione del Lago (8 km), Arezzo (30 km), Siena (80 km), Pienza (40 km), Florence (102 km), Perugia (54 km), Assisi (65 km), Montalcino (59 km), Montepulciano (40 km), Rome (190 km), and many other cities rich in history and culture.

Cortona in Tuscany. There are many museums and Etruscan ruins in the area. The apartments are close to wonderful restaurants, shopping, scenic views, and the train station. For those who enjoy water sports, Lake Trasimeno is only 15 minutes away by car or train. In the summer, you can watch the re-enactment of the famous battle by Hanibal. There are many open air concerts in the summer. For those who enjoy walking, there are many areas with inclines where one can exercise while looking at some of the most breathtaking views anywhere in the world. You can also walk an old Roman road and Cortona's beautiful Parterre.

Tennis and golf can be enjoyed several months of the year. Cycling and horseback riding are also possible in the local area. You decide to participate in wine and olive oil tasting. The Chianti wine region is outside your back door. Tour guides are available for hire. Language classes and cooking classes are available on a regular basis and are within walking distance from the apartments.

This area is the perfect location for day trips to Arezzo, Florence, Rome, Castelgione del Lago, Castelione Fiorentino, Citta de Castello, Assisi, Bologna, Parma, Pisa, Montepulciano, Perugia, Arezzo, Siena, Spoleto, Deruta, and Chiusi. There are also many other small towns hill towns to visit nearby. Rome is 2 hours by train and Venice is 4 hours. Milan can be reached in about 2 hours on the express train. The famous 'Tuscan Film Festival' is held yearly in Florence, and the 'Festival of the Worlds' is held yearly in Spoleto. You may also want to stay close to home and visit local places in Camucia or Cortona. If you are interested in Etruscan ruins then you are in the right area with the famous Etruscan museum in Cortona and several famous ruins in Cortona, Camucia, and Chiusi.

Distances: Florence 100 km, Rome 190 km, Chianciano Terme 40 km, Lake Trasimeno 16 km, Perugia 45 km, Assisi 60 km, Pienza 30 km, Montalcino 40 km, Arezzo 25 km, Siena 60 km, Montepulciano 20 km, Gubbio 70 km, Todi 70 km, Orvieto 70 km, S. Quirico D'Orcia 40 km, S. Gimignano 85 km.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites good for day trips:

Rome: The Vatican, Rome Historic Center

Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa & Villa D'Este

Cerveteri & Tarquinia

Umbria: Assisi and St. Francis' Basilica

Tuscany: Val d'Orcia, Pienza historic center, Siena historic center, San Gimignano, Pisa and Piazza del Duomo, Florence historic center.

Marche: Urbino historic center.

On site Amenities (included or available from Vacation Rental Owner):

Special: panoramic view of Val di Chiana and Lake Trasimeno, spectacular sunset over mountains, lovely gardens, situated in private park, furnished with Tuscan antiques. Fireplace, barbecue, terrace with patio furniture and view of mountains and Cortona, lawn chairs for sunbathing, private chapel on grounds that is great for wedding photos, modern kitchen with everything needed for cooking, all linens included, gated grounds with lots of parking, beautiful gardens that are great for wedding or special occasion photos, photographer can be arranged. Taxi, bus, and train service nearby. Hospital and pharmacy nearby. Internet, Fed-Ex, and fax services nearby. Live theater, museums, Etruscan ruins, churches and monasteries, and restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining in Cortona. Many other small towns located within 20-30 minutes of the property. Very close to Florence and major railway lines. Easy access to Rome and Fiumicino Airport.

More Details
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Weddings
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Sue

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Tuscan Villa located in Cortona with 3 acres of land and mountain view.
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September Get Away

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
This past September,2011, my friends and I visited Italy and stayed in this lovely, quaint, private villa. We absolutely loved the peacefull setting.
After a long day of touring around Cortona, Florence and other areas, it was a delight to start up the road to the villa and see the lights of the veranda.
The veranda. I spent my mornings on the veranda (overlooking Cortona) drinking my morning coffee and meditating.
The villa is comfortable and adequate. Lovely furnishings. The grounds surrounding the villa are beautiful. We took many walks in the gardens.
The owners were a delight to visit with and were quick to meet our requests.
BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN BEAUTIFUL CORTONA!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Camucia di Cortona
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cortona
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Mt. Amiata
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Club Valdichiana
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cortona restaurants
Car: necessary

Cortona in Tuscany. There are many museums and Etruscan ruins in the area. The apartments are close to wonderful restaurants, shopping, scenic views, and the train station. For those who enjoy water sports, Lake Trasimeno is only 15 minutes away by car or train. In the summer, you can watch the re-enactment of the famous battle by Hanibal. There are many open air concerts in the summer. For those who enjoy walking, there are many areas with inclines where one can exercise while looking at some of the most breathtaking views anywhere in the world. You can also walk an old Roman road and Cortona's beautiful Parterre. Tennis and golf can be enjoyed several months of the year. Cycling and horseback riding are also possible in the local area. You decide to participate in wine and olive oil tasting. The Chianti wine region is outside your back door. Tour guides are available for hire.

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Availability & Rates

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Cortona Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Middle-Spring
Apr 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
€750
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €40

Notes

  • 600-900 Euros week
  • all rates are based on 5 guests. There is also a rate for Holidays. Christmas, New Years, and Easter weeks are 750 Euros per week.
  • all rates are based on 5 guests.

Amenities

Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have a view of the gardens, modern fixtures, towels, toilet paper, and soaps.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have a view of the gardens, comfortable beds, and armoire for your clothes. All bedrooms are furnished with tuscan antiques. Linens are provided. Baby crib on request.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Weddings
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting small game
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Linens are changed on Saturdays. If you would like mid-week towel change then please request when booking. There is an 8 euro fee for extra towels.

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