EXQUISITE VACATION IN TUSCANY, FORMER 11TH CENTURY PRESBYTERY

Janette Wesley

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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EXQUISITE VACATION IN TUSCANY, FORMER 11TH CENTURY PRESBYTERY

Cortona Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-17)

Sant'Andrea near Cortona, Italy is beautifully restored and exquisitely furnished in antiques, antique reproductions, and oriental carpets. The property dates from the 11th Century and rests on seven private acres of olive groves and fruit trees.

On the ground floor there are two full kitchens, one with antique functional wood burning oven, a breakfast room with open fire grill and antique stone carved sink, a formal dining room with antique fireplace, king bedroom and bathroom, large casual living room (includes a sleeper sofa), half-bathroom, large portico dining area. The home has six bedrooms, each with private bathroom. All rooms have either king or queen size beds, with comfortable mattresses and linens. It also has a separate Guest House on the property (included in the 6 bedrooms) accommodating two adults and up to two children with a sleeper sofa. It is fully air conditioned.

The pool and the roof-top terrace above the Guest House serve as a perfect place for a glass of wine with a view over the Chiana Valley. There is plenty of outdoor furniture for large group dining. Pets are not allowed, smoking outside the house only is allowed. There is a bocce court, bicycles and hammock outdoors, with plenty of outdoor furniture at pool side.

Included in our rates: our fully planted and maintained organic vegetable and fruit garden; luxury linens; cleaning at departure; utilities such as water, gas and electricity, and internet use but do not include telephone, cell phone, air-conditioning usage and heat for the pool. A Voice over IP telephone is provided making calls to the USA, Canada, and many countries in Europe free of charge.

Located within seven minutes from Cortona, and within walking distance of the train station of Terontola, Sant'Andrea is very centrally located for those who wish to explore Tuscany's wine regions or for taking day trips to Rome or Florence. Major highways are a two mile drive.

We also offer many special services like your own private cook or massage,and children's programs. Please visit our website for more information (see below under 'Additional Web Information').

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle

Janette Wesley

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I rented many apartments and a villa in Italy before deciding to buy my own, so I understand what a renter would like to have...convenience, comfort and a villa that is well furnished like your own home. I strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible, and I know you will love our area.

Janette Wesley purchased this villa in 1999

I visited Cortona many times before buying our villa there. The people are wonderful, the town as beautiful as the photos, and the food, ahhh, it doesn't get any better. The town is just the right size, and when you want something more, Florence is one hour by train, Rome only two hours.

While staying at our villa, you will have a fully planted and maintained organic vegetable garden full of the seasons delights. We have air conditioning, high speed internet and a voice over ip telephone making calls to the USA and Canada free of charge.

Our staff will look out for you and gently care for you and allow you to practice your Italian.

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Exquisite Vacation in Tuscany, Former 11th Century Presbytery
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Exquisite Vacation in Tuscany, Former 11th Century Presbytery
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4935vb
(864) 289-0103 (South Carolina, USA)
Cortona Cortona area
Hinsdale, IL
5

Dream Trip

  • 5 of 5
Casale Girafalco exceeded our expectations! A group of 7 women friends, we recently rented the villa to celebrate a milestone birthday for two of the women. The owner is on the premises and was very welcoming and informative. One evening we hired her to cook for us (it was wonderful!), and another evening she organized a chef to come from Florence. He provided a cooking demonstration and utlimately served us an exquisite meal! It was a definite highlight of the trip. We hired Andrea to drive us to local wineries and he was a delightful and very patient driver/guide. The villa is beautiful - and decorated with family antiques and artwork. Unfortunately for us, the weather was very cool while we were there, but we took full advantage of the enormous fireplace in one of the sitting areas! The pool is lovely and is surrounded by rose bushes and overlooks a scenic Tuscan valley. We were able to walk into Cortona every morning for exercise & if the weather had been warmer, we would have walked to the restaurants in the evening. We would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Florence
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Terontola
Car: recommended

Mountain Bikes on location, Tennis nearby, Fishing nearby at Lake Trasimeno, Hunting nearby, Wildlife Viewing and excellent bird watching on property, Horseback Riding nearby, Shopping nearby, Excellent Restaurants nearby, Museums in Cortona and surrounding area, Sightseeing tours available, Swimming at property, Windsurfing at Lake Trasimeno

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cortona Villa Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$8,400
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) One king bed is located on the ground floor, two others are on the upper level, all bedrooms have their own private bath, flat-screen satellite TV, and air-conditioning., Queen size Beds (1) In Loft bedroom, another guest room and in the guest house., Double Beds (1) There is a double bed on the lower level of the loft bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Recommended as an extra bed, the single bed is on the upper level of the loft bedroom, but can be moved when needed., Baby Cribs (1) Folding crib available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two sleeper sofas are available, one in the downstairs floor of the villa in the living room, the other is in the guest house.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • sailing
Notes:
Six all en-suite bedrooms-bathrooms,Fully Air-Conditioned, 4 antique Fireplaces, Antique wood-burning oven, Phones, Cellular phones, 2 Full Kitchens, 1 kitchenette, 3 Microwaves, 2 Dishwashers, 3 Refrigerators, 2 Washers, Large outdoor dining table (seats 16)and other outdoor furniture, tree swing and hammoock, 4 mountain bicycles
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