Although situated on a large estate with other luxury villa rentals, this Italian villa in Tuscany is unique for its private setting and beautiful views. The estate's vast private land borders a National Park so it is not uncommon to spy deer, pheasants, and other wild game. Beautifully landscaped with native flora, the private grounds surrounding this farmhouse holiday villa in Tuscany include a lovely swimming pool with comfortable lounge chairs. It is an ideal spot to enjoy peace, quiet, and spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside. This is a great holiday villa in Tuscany for a large group or family because each beautifully furnished bedroom has its own large ensuite bathroom. There are trails and dirt roads on the estate for jogging or walking. Conveniently located in Southern Tuscany, it is possible to take day trips to Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, and Cortona, as well as destinations in Umbria, such as Perugia, Orvieto, and Todi. You can arrange to have a cook prepare meals in your own home, or drive 8 minutes into the nearby town for dinner.
(2000 acres) An 11th century abbey is the focal point of this estate. There are eleven independent, Tuscan luxury villa rentals decorated in a similar minimalist, architectural style. Each villa is separate and private from other structures, and each has a wonderful view. Casa Grappa is a beautifully restored 15th - 16th Century farmhouse and is located near a small lake. There is a beautiful two-level garden. There is an exterior wood pizza oven. The private swimming pool (6m x 12m) seems poised over the lake. The lounge chairs at the pool provide views of the lake and the beautiful Benedictine Abbey.
(470 m2) Ground floor: On the ground floor is a large kitchen with a door to the garden, WC, spacious living/dining room with a door to the garden, and three twin-bedded rooms with ensuite bathrooms with showers. One of the bathrooms is wheelchair accessible. First floor: On the first floor is an entrance from the upper garden, a sitting room, and four twin-bedded rooms with ensuite bathrooms with showers.
Available amenities: telephone extension in every bedroom, hair dryer in every bathroom, washing machine, iron, satellite TV, VCR (on request), CD player (on request), maid service (every other day), and linen change on Wednesday, swimming pool (6m x 12m, open May 15-October 15), daily cleaning of the swimming pool. 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 (must be reserved 2 months in advance): €16 per hour + cost of food; table service involves another person (€13 per hour)Pool towels or extra bath towels: 10 euros per towelAdditional maid serviceHeating during the winter: charged according to consumptionCell phone: available on requestTelephone calls, faxes, and internet access (PC with HDSL connection available in the Abbey)Airport/train station pick-upsConcierge servicesLaundry and dry cleaningBabysitting: Reserve in advanceMountain bike rentals: €18 per bike, per day. Activities on the estate: fishing, jogging, hiking, and swimming. A gym and sauna are available for an additional charge. Nearby attractions: There are thermal pools and spas within a 15-minute drive from the estate. The closest tennis court is in Sarteano, 5 km from the estate (reservations are necessary). There are two horseback riding establishments 5 km away. The nearest golf course is 25 minutes away by car. Please Note:Although this property is internally handicap accessible and has a roll-in shower, it is externally extremely difficult for someone in a wheelchair. No pets are allowed.Other properties available for rent on the same estate include: Casa Le Quaglie Casa Il Cinghiale Casa L'Etrusca Casa I Picci Casa la Volpe Casa Il Tartufo Casa la Lepre Casa Il Fagiano Casa il Fonte