YOUR HOLIDAY UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

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Mirko Tessandori

Speaks english, french, italian, My dad can speak French.
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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YOUR HOLIDAY UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Cortona Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The house, made by stones, consists of living room with a converteble sofa-bed and a breath taking view of the Val di Chiana Valley, full kitchen with breakfast cristal table and the same view of the living room plus pantry with washer machine. Bathroom with shower, bidet, sink and toilette, bedroom with queen size bed and a big wardrobe/closet, window on the characteristic 'Vicolo San Michelangelo'.

The house has been completely renovated in May 2009, taking care of any little particular and mixing the old Tuscan style with a modern touch.

NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available now!

PrePaid Cell Phone available upon request.

Free WiFi!

Air Conditioning

Art classes by a great local painter!

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL RATES: from time of inquiry till a month later (if not already rented out). Email us to get a special price!

Built on a hill, this stone town house is right outside the old city walls (dating from the 2nd century B.C.) of Historical Centre of Cortona, an old city founded by The Etruscans, the ancient civilization that built Rome. Cortona is conveniently located in a 1,15 hrs drive from Florence, 2 hrs from Rome and Pisa International Airports, 30 mins from Perugia (in Umbria) and Arezzo, 45 mins from Siena, 35 mins from Montepulciano, 1hr from Assisi (Umbria) e Montalcino (where the famous 'Brunello' wine comes from)...all the best sights of the famous Tuscan countryside, with yellow sunflower fields in the summer and multi colored trees in the spring!

Cortona is famous as the inspiration and setting for the book Under the Tuscan Sun, (that later became a movie) written by USA writer-novelist Francis Mayes. It also homes a branch of the Georgia University - USA, for artistic matters, since 1970.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Mirko Tessandori

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english, french, italian, My dad can speak French.
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I'm a musician traveling the world, living between the US and Italy and I manage my family properties from wherever I am. I cherish the friendship we get to establish with our guests, that then become our friends and come back to stay with us! :-)

Mirko Tessandori purchased this townhome in 1948

This is my family house and we owned it since ever as far as we know. My mother, grandparents and great grandparents lived here.

A breath-taking view of the Valdichiana Valley, 2 steps away from a nice park and 5 mins walk from the Historical Centre, the 'Rugapiana' promenade with all its shops, the main square with its clock tower and flight of steps over the 'Piazza'! I also enjoy very much walking at the 'Parterre', a long tree-lined unpaved road that takes you to a Tennis court overlooking the whole Valley...priceless!!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 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
Three services to protect your trip:
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Property Reviews

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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
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Cortona Cortona area
Ely, Mn
5

“Convenient, Quiet and Comfortably Affordable in Tuscany”

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
As Francis Mayes writes in Under the Tuscan Sun “Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one.” Renting this comfortable apartment at the gates of Cortona is a choice no one could regret. If you like to cook, you can here. The kitchen is complete. My wife and I loved the convenience of having the butcher, the baker and the vegetable shop just up the street. Or, choose from a couple dozen great little restaurants with all that guide books promise about Tuscany. The view at sunset over the whole valley towards Montelpuciano got us hooked on a return visit ASAP. Mirko and him mom, Vanna were wonderful hosts and our newest and best friends in Italy. (There are two other apartments all recently renovated in their home you can choose, ask Mirko) The bed was the best of our month in Europe and that's a big deal for us. The hiking out the door leads to magical places like the Etruscan tombs, the church and fortress at Santa Margherita and the best of all, the Capuchin monastery in the most idyllic valley one could imagine. If you want to meet Tuscany come to Cortona. You won't find nicer hosts or a better location than one of apartments with a view in this quiet home on the edge of the hill. We'll be back next time to watch the spring blossom Under the Tuscan Sun.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
Tallahassee, FL USA
5

Spectacular view!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
The Tuscan Sun apartment has a spectacular view of the Val di Chiana looking towards Montepulciano, just as shown in the photos. The apartment was spotless and equipped with all you would need for a visit. If anything else was needed, the owners Vanna and Mirko were on the property to take care of it; they are warm and welcoming. A nice bottle of Chianti was waiting for me as was a map of Cortona, which is an easy walk (across the street) to one of the gates to this lovely, Tuscan hill town. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a convenient, comfortable place to stay in Tuscany. And if you want to learn to cook a few typical Italian dishes, I recommend taking Vanna's cooking class, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Ciao!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
5

Beautiful apartment with breathtaking view of Tuscan countryside

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We just loved our stay in the "Under the Tuscan Sun" apartment. It is conveniently located just outside Cortona's ancient city walls, with only a 5-10 minute walk to the center of town. Free parking is nearby. The apartment is beautifully furnished and has a great view of the Tuscan countryside. The owners/hosts, who live next door, are very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. They went out of their way to be helpful in suggesting restaurants, sights to visit, authentic local handicraft shops, etc. We would love to stay here again if/when we return to the Cortona area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
Appleton, WI, USA
5

A Tuscon Treasure

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our villa was a lovely respite from the touristy pace of our days. Everything included to make us feel welcome and comfortable.....a home away from home, complete with views of the beautiful Tuscan valley. A memory we will not soon forget.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
5

MAGNIFICO!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We stayed 8 days at Vanna's apartment in September/October and cannot recommend it highly enough. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Mirko was wonderful to deal with and they are both so accommodating. Vanna is now like family to us - she made us feel very special. We have warm and fond memories of our time in Cortona. You cannot go wrong if you choose this property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Availability & Rates

Cortona Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
€95
€500
€1,650
4 nights
 
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Nov 2 2014
€100
€600
€1,950
4 nights
 
 
Low Season
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 18 2014
€80
€400
€1,200
4 nights
 
 
High Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
€100
€600
€1,950
4 nights
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
€80
€400
€1,200
4 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
€95
€500
€1,650
4 nights
 
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
€100
€600
€1,950
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
€100
€602
€1,980
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities €50.00
Notes Plus € 50 for utilities and final cleaning

Our cancellation policy is:

3 months prior the booking date: you'll get 100% deposit back
10 weeks prior the booking date: you'll get 50% deposit back
2 months prior the booking date: you'll get 25% deposit back

Deposit required to book the house. Payment of the balance at check in.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cortona Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
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