YOUR HOLIDAY UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Mirko Tessandori

Speaks french, italian, english, Mon papa peut parler français
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Mirko Tessandori

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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 french, italian, english, Mon papa peut parler français
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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
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5
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
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Cortona Cortona area
Virginia
5

PERFECT HOME BASE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented Mirko and Vanna's place for four evenings and it was the perfect home base from which to visit beautiful Tuscany! Mirko and Vanna were both so warm and friendly - leaving us a bottle of wine, maps and their favorite restaurant recommendations. The apartment is just as it looks (and even a bit bigger) - it was all we needed. We were less than a few minutes to the main square in Cortona as well as the several delicious restaurants in the town. From here, we also visited Siena, Montepulciano, Florence and Assisi. Our only (very minor) improvement is to have some coffee on hand. We purchased some breakfast items from the market and ate the rest of the meals out and about. We would gladly stay here again if we could be so fortunate as to return to Cortona!! Thank you, Mirko and Vanna, for a fabulous vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Cortona Cortona area
5

BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
The townhouse met all of our needs. Mirko and Vanna were very accommodating. Vanna drove us to the train station at 6am for our return to Rome. We couldn't have asked for more. The property is in walking distance of the city center, so convenient. When we return to Cortona we plan to stay here again. Thank you Mirko and Vanna
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Cortona Cortona area
5

FREQUENT TUSCANY VISITORS

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just left after a week at this apartment and had a wonderful time. The place was very clean and had all the items we needed, including good information about Cortona. We found the location perfect for other travels we had planned. Vanna and Mirko are great hosts and so friendly that we felt as if we were leaving family. Don't be intimidated by the steep walk into town, it actually becomes easier each day. This was an idyllic week and we expect to return. Grazie, m. And s.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cortona Cortona area
New England
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APARTMENT WITH UNBEATABLE VIEW OF TUSCANY

  • 5 of 5
Mirko and his mom Vanna were terrific hosts: funny, fascinating, genuine and welcoming. Their Cortona apartment has a living room and kitchen with a postcard view complete with stunning sunsets and sunrises. Great kitchen, bath, bedroom and courtyard. Free parking across the street, and two minutes from the main gate to the walled city. From their windows and courtyard you can see Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno - rolling hills of small farms in hues of green, yellow, and brown stitched together like a quilt that changes with the sun. Cortona is a great base of operations for touring Tuscany's hill towns - most within an hour's drive and none more than two hours.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Cortona Cortona area
5

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Words cannot describe our trip to Cortona. Mirko and Vanna (the owners) were two of the nicest people you will ever meet and we now consider them our friends. The views from the apartment are spectacular. Like a painting. The town of Cortona is beautiful. If Vanna offers her cooking class you must do it. Best meal we had Italy by far and the freindship we made was priceless. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cortona Cortona area
Ely, Mn
5

“CONVENIENT, QUIET AND COMFORTABLY AFFORDABLE IN TUSCANY”

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Cortona Townhome Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities €50
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:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
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