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LOVELY RESTORED VERY PRIVATE CHARMING BARONIAL GUEST HOUSE

Margreth

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LOVELY RESTORED VERY PRIVATE CHARMING BARONIAL GUEST HOUSE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Arezzo City Villa Rental Photos and Description

A peaceful and uniquely personal environment - 3 bedrooms for 5 guests

Simply marvelous! Unique and beautiful all year around!. Private villa with gothic windows and fountain nestled in its own formal gardens. La Limonaia, which was originally designed to keep lemon trees warm in the winter, is part of a large estate near Arezzo / Castiglion Fiorentino that once belonged to the renowned Albergottis, a family whose history has been traced back over 1000 years.La Limonaia is a completely independent, private, baronial-style home with its own cypress-lined entrance and driveway. After parking your car in the covered garage, you’ll walk through private gardens to a beautifully restored baronial guest house. Still part of the estate of the separate but nearby 20-bedroom, 600-year-old Villa Albergotti, this spacious 3-bedroom 2-bath home for five people will pamper you with the best of sophisticated country living.

Furnished with 19th century antiques, this comfortable retreat offers an open spacious living room with cathedral ceilings, galery with garden views, designer kitchen with granite counter top, central heating, screened windows, unlimited high speed Wi-Fi, cozy fireplace, two patios, gazebo, barbecue, and uninterrupted views of gardens and wooded hills. In addition to the private gardens directly surrounding the house, which are for the exclusive use of Limonaia guests, you can enjoy an 800 meter private jogging trail, and walks trough private woods and olive groves.

Long-term guests are welcome. Cook and daily maiden service available.

Enjoy the best time in Tuscany in Autumn!

Late autumn in Tuscany is a romantic time for guests who appreciate the beauty of tuscanys countryside, colorful sunsets and sitting in front of a crackling fire place with a glass of red wine. It is also a time of culinary delights: truffels, chestnuts, porcinis, freshly pressed olive oil and a fantastic time to explore the sights of Tuscany. You can be sure that waiting lines for attractions will be far shorter then usual.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margreth (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, italian

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Lovely restored very private charming baronial guest house
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Lovely restored very private charming baronial guest house
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Arezzo City Arezzo
5

A Wonderful Place to Stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
After sifting through literally thousands of possible places to stay, we came upon La Limonaia. Everything fit: the location, the size, the 21st century bath and kitchen in a 19th century lovingly restored property, and the villa garden. We were right about all of it.

What we didn't anticipate was how amazing our hosts would be. Happily, Margreth was on hand to meet us and someone we would befriend at home were we lucky enough to meet her. She took a whole day to show us the basics: coffee shop, grocery (which she went through with us), the bank, and Castiglion Fiorentino. And then we were introduced to Daniela and Oswaldo who would look after us in this new adventure. Little did we understand that looking after us meant being unbelievably kind, and helpful and engaging. Whenever we needed anything that we couldn't figure out on our own, they came to the rescue with good cheer. We miss them still.

We also hadn't quite grasped how perfect our location was. Everything we wanted to see and do -- and those we didn't know were on our list but which astounded us -- were within an hour at the most; 20 minutes more often. If we neglected to turn at Cortona, we'd just say what the heck and end up in Perugia. No big deal. Amazing.

We spent four weeks at La Limonaia. When life permits, we will be back. And we hope it permits often. Our life was lived every moment of every day while there. And in my happiest memories I am in the garden under a white umbrella drinking wine with my friends and eating the most spectacular food I have ever known.
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely restored very private charming baronial guest house
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p40071
-+0049 1733915106
Arezzo City Arezzo
Murray Bridge South Australia
5

Lovely La Limonaia

  • 5 of 5
It was a pleasure to stay at La Limonaia. The drive in was impressive and the house was stunning. Margreth was there to greet us and spent time with us describing the layout and facilities and provided a bottle of wine and some home made olive oil. The grounds are beautiful and we had our breakfasts and dinners outside. The property was very clean and had some magnificent art and antiques. A car is necessary and La Limonaia is a good base to visit place in Tuscany. We travelled by train to Florence, visited Siena, Arezzo, Montelcino(Brunello wine), Cortona, Pienza, Monte S. Savino, Lucignano, Citta di Castello, Greve in Chianti and the wonderful scenery south of San Quirico. A highlight was having lunch at the Antica Macelleria Cecchini in Panzano in Chianti. A two hour feast of meat and Tuscan fare. Highly recommended. We spent a wonderful week at La Limonaia and have raved about our stay to all our friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely restored very private charming baronial guest house
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p40071
-+0049 1733915106
Arezzo City Arezzo
5

A beautiful home in a stunning part of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
La Limonaia is beautifully furnished and incredibly comfortable.

Margareth made sure we were very welcome.

The grounds are amazing and great for a morning stroll before breakfast.

The house is very close to Cortona, Montepulciano and Arezzo - the forgotten gem of Tuscany.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely restored very private charming baronial guest house
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p40071
-+0049 1733915106
Arezzo City Arezzo
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5

A perfect base for our Tuscany vacation

  • 5 of 5
We loved our two month stay at La Limonaia.

While there were just the two of us for most of July and August, the house had space for us to enjoy our guests who visited for a week here or there during the summer.

The owner, Margreth was wonderful! She welcomed us as weary travelers (from the U.S.) with a beautiful cold dinner platter and wine when we dragged in our first evening. The following day she generously oriented us to the area, including taking us to the grocery store, butcher, baker, fruit and vegetable stand, etc. She was easy to reach via phone or email and quick to respond when we had questions or a problem.

The local caretakers, Daniella and Osvaldo were tasked with checking in with us to be sure all was well, and they did so weekly, often bearing a gift of fresh eggs from their chickens, or tomatoes, eggplants etc from their garden.

The location in Vitiano is ideal for exploring Tuscany and Umbria via day trips.
The house was charming and private, and the gardens beautiful, providing fresh flowers for our vases.

A nice bonus for us was the sweet black and white cat, who, if encouraged (and fed) will become a regular part of your vacation.

We couldn't imagine a better base for our 2 months of exploration, and highly recommend La Limonaia.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lovely restored very private charming baronial guest house
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p40071
-+0049 1733915106
Arezzo City Arezzo
5

Everything we Were Hoping For and Much More!

  • 5 of 5
We have always fantasized about an extended stay in Tuscany. Although we have been to Italy a number a times, we have never been to Tuscany so our wish list was long and our expectations were high. This trip met and exceeded everything on our list. This was the first house we saw when starting to explore online and I said why should we look any further? This place was beautiful and had everything we had envisioned for our stay. We began our day with prliminary coffee in the outdoor sunshine and ended it usually by preparing a simple antipasto platter, and enjoying a wonderful glass of wine by the fire.
The house was beautiful, unique, typically Tuscan, very clean, cozy and extremely efficient, Everything had been thought out and we were lacking for nothing. And the grounds were magnificicent. We enjoyed watching many of the spring floweres come to bloom. The charming owner met us as we arrived, greeting us with homemade olive oil, marmelade and a wonderful bottle of vino. She spent time going over everything with us and introducing us to the neighbors Daniela and Oswaldo, who gave us asparagus that they foraged in the woods and told us how to use to for risotto.
We found the location to be perfect. We loved early morning walks in the neighborhood, noting the cypress, olive, wild fig trees, wild poppies growning by the side of the road, little streams, ducks rushing over to squack at us, perfect gardens maintained by neighbors, the well maintained houses and streets and we were especially delighted by the the antiquity of some houses, one had a date of 1700 indicated, and the Alborgotto villa, I understand is 600 years old. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, especially the owners of the local Bar where we walked to each morning for capoccino and our neighbors whose company we enjoyed with the help of Google Translator.

We much preferred this central location with the very easy to use and efficient train station, and easy drives to all other Tuscan areas to the more popular and crowded areas further north. We had everything we needed, and had plenty to explore within 15 minutes of the home including Castiglione Fiorentino, Cortona, Arezzo and even a private castle tour!
We would love to go again and stay at LaLimonaia.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely restored very private charming baronial guest house
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Arezzo City Arezzo
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5
First impressions are important. My wife and I and our two young sons arrived late in the afternoon and immediately found this house and surrounding gardens to be quite special. Detailed instructions provided by the lovely owners made it very easy to locate the house and we were met by Daniela who lives close by. She was helpful and friendly. On the table were bottles of wine, olive oil and a jar of marmelade with a welcoming note. The spacious home is very tastefully decorated with all the necessary amenities one would need. It was spotlessly clean and certainly retains plenty of charm. The formal gardens and serene hilly and rural setting encapsulated the experience. My sons really enjoyed playing in the enlosed lawns and garden area. Plenty of flowers to admire whilst sitting in various spots outside the home. As other reviewers have mentioned, this was situated in an area that made it a very useful base from which to explore the nearby towns and cities. The proximity of the train station and free parking at the station made it very easy to reach Florence and avoid the hassles of dealing with car traffic. We availed ourselves of some of the good eating establishments recommended by the owners who made every effort to ensure that our stay would be problem free and very enjoyable. Thank you Margreth and Arthur for letting us stay at this true gem in Tuscany !
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Castiglion Fiorentino
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Monte San Savino
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Ristorante Antica Pieve
Car: recommended

Location is Everything! The ancient estate is only 50 minutes south of Florence and about two hours north of Rome and 10 km south of Arezzo. Although completely private and peaceful, La Limonaia is in a tiny village - Vitiano - that is less than a kilometre from the main road connecting Arezzo (north) with Cortona and Perugia to the south. Only about two km south is the lovely ancient town of Castiglion Fiorentino with modern and easily accessible supermarkets, a commuter rail station, banks, stores,post office and open market on Fridays. La Limonaia offers a wealth of opportunities and a perfect setting to explore nearby Cortona ('Under the Tuscan Sun'), Arezzo with its famous antique fair every first weekend of the month, Monte San Savino, Lucignano, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Perugia, Assisi, Sansepolcro, Cittá di Castello, Florence and so many more, not to mention terrific restaurants nearby and easy access to innumerable historical treasures!

La Limonaia offers a wealth of opportunities for relaxation and linguistic and cultural improvement. For instance: Hikes in the hills following the road past the ancient villa. Mountain top national park and zoo at Ligniano, just above nearby Rigutino. There is an Olympian-size swimming pool, the nightlife at Castiglion Fiorentino and outstanding antique shops at famous Cortona. Other Activities: Jogging on your private 800 m jogging trail Italian lessons at La Limonaia with the Scuola del Corso in Arezzo can be arranged.

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Rates & Availability

From €750 Per week

Arezzo City Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Preis 1
Nov 16 2014 - Mar 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€750
€1,900
 
 
Preis 2
Mar 16 2015 - Apr 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
Preis 3
Apr 16 2015 - Oct 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€950
 

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Amenities

Arezzo City Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , dimmable lighting
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs: luxurious bathroom with window, tub, separate shower with glass door, marble floor, heated towel rack, and dimmable lighting. Upstairs; a lovely bathroom with shower and its own window
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Galerie
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Four poster double bed
  • The master bedroom offers a handmade queen-size four-poster bed with beautiful antique headboard. The room includes a lovely and very large antique closet, a desk and bookcase. It offers a view of the front garden, and double doors that open on a private courtyard with a view of the nearby villa. Dimable lighting, which is also available in several other rooms around the house, produces an intimate, romantic atmosphere
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
La Limonaia offers an elegantly furnished 50 m² living room with cathedral ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, and a view of private gardens through huge double-glass doors. The room is equipped with satellite TV, stereo with CD player, and phone. Down a corridor from the living room is the master bedroom with magnificent four poster double bed and huge, antique wardrobe. The bedroom, which has a beautiful beamed ceiling, looks out on a garden and has its own entrance area. A second bedroom has two 19th century beds and a huge arch. Upstairs, where four gothic windows look out over gardens and woods, is an intimate guest room with single bed, an antique closet and desk. There is a lovely bathroom with shower and its own window ads convenience to this area, which connects with a wrap-around inner balcony. Just off the living room is a fully-appointed modern kitchen with granite counter top and all a family would expect - not to mention a beautiful view of cypress trees and gardens.

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