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COOKING & WINE TASTING IN TUSCANY

Linda

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps25
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Linda

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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COOKING & WINE TASTING IN TUSCANY

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Cetona Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 10 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, (Sleeps 20-25)

If you are looking for an elegant, well appointed yet comfortable estate for your holiday in Tuscany, this is it! With 10 bedrooms and 9 baths, there is room for everyone and plenty of privacy too. The villa is located midway between Rome and Florence, just 10 minutes from Chiusi and the entrance to the A1 Autostrada. It is also just 10 minutes from the train station, one of only 3 stops made by the Eurostar (fast train) between Rome and Florence. Ideal for day trips to most areas of both Tuscany and Umbria.

The villa is designed with six spacious living suites each with a living area with fireplace, dining area and kitchen; one with three bedrooms and two baths, two with two bedrooms and two baths , and three with one bedroom and one bath. Each living suite has been newly renovated and is fully furnished with local antiques and comfortable beds that can be either made into a king bed or two single beds as you prefer. The floors are terra cotta and the ceilings are brick and wood beamed and this authentic Tuscan Villa has been completely updated with modern ceramic baths and new kitchens (a total of 7 kitchens!). The living suites are quite spacious giving everyone plenty of privacy yet you are still all together under one roof.

And the villa offers a unique feature rarely available in other villa rentals; a separate large salon/living room (approximately 40 x 50 feet) with a great fireplace surrounded by comfy sofas and chairs as well as a dining area with a table that seats 20 comfortably, separate bathrooms, and a restaurant-style kitchen great for cooking together, organizing a cooking lesson or just getting together in the evenings to talk over the day. This setup is ideal for family reunions, special birthday or anniversary celebrations and especially weddings. We are very skilled in organizing your special event from flowers to food to music to officiants. Everything is here to create a spectacular Tuscan experience!

In addition to renting the villa, we also offer an Organized Week for your group which generally includes the following:

* A Tuscan cooking and pasta making lesson (hosted by a local chef)

* A local wine tasting and tour (in the fall, when possible, we help pick the grapes during the grape harvest!)

* A wine tasting and tour of an historic winery in Montalcino (famous for their Brunello wines)

* A tour of a well-known (hand-made) ceramics producer in Deruta

* A visit to a local fortified village (castle)

* On-site assistance with other itineraries including Florence, Rome, Siena, Assisi, Chianti, Arezzo, Cortona (home of Under the Tuscan Sun), Perugia, Orvieto, Spoletto, all within an hour or so from the villa. Nearby, there is also a newly renovated spa that specializes in thermal water treatments. There, they have the most fabulous thermal pool complete with waterfall and water jets! And, our guests are entitled to a 15% discount to the thermal pool! The next week will be May 2- 9, 2015. Please email us for further information.

Here is what our guests have to say about their experience during our Organized Weeks at the villa:

'This has been one of the best experiences of my life' - Gail J.

'The best vacation ever! It wouldn’t have been so without all of your relationships and special touches. Tuscany is beautiful, but you make it awesome!' - Stacey N.

'This has been a non-stop peace of mind vacation' - Pete T.

'This trip has far surpassed my expectations and I will never forget it'

'You exceeded our expectations, every day and we thank you, we love you and your villa, our home away from home!' - Tom S

'I can't begin to thank you for making our Tuscan adventure so memorable. Your relationship with the local people and knowledge of the area offered us opportunities we'd never experience on our own'

'What a beautiful week to be here (in Tuscany) and have a standoff on the hill with a tractor pulling a cart full of freshly harvested grapes and to see the shepherd herding the sheep down the road, to see the beautiful sunsets and storms in the valley. Thank you for your great advice, directions, wine, cheese and friendship.' Patsy J.

'We all have a meaning in life and yours is giving people like us a journey worth traveling.' Jennifer P.

'This trip has made me realize that we, as Americans, hurry up to relax whereas Italians relax no matter what they're doing. Thank you for letting us live this instead of tour it. The experience has been invaluable and unforgettable. I can't wait to come back. Its true, its easy to fall in love here.' Leslie

'Thanks again, another wonderful trip! We could probably solo by now, but its so much fun to be with you and the groups that your network brings together. We look forward to a three-peat!' Mike M.

The villa is available for rent at all times of the year for groups up to 25. This property is an excellent choice for friends traveling together, families, reunions, corporate events, weddings and more - all will find this a wonderful and relaxing place to call home in a beautiful, well situated, not-so-touristy area of Tuscany. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

Keywords: Tuscan Villa, estate, property, farmhouse, villa

More Details
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Linda (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Cooking & Wine Tasting in Tuscany
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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Cetona Val di Chiana
Austin, Texas, USA
5

Unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5
Villa Anna is a stunning Italian farmhouse in an unbelievably beautiful setting, bringing some of us to tears. It is where 26 in our family gathered for two weeks in the month of July 2014. We ranged in age from under two to 75 years old. We came from Australia, The United States (Florida, Texas and California), Belgium and the Netherlands. Some of us arrived by plane via London or Amsterdam to Rome, where we spent one night in a hotel near the Fiumicino airport. In hindsight, that was a superb idea because the 2-hour wait for our (pre-paid) rental cars, in a crowded facility, would have been hard to digest after an international flight.

The six living units of Villa Anna allowed us privacy when needed. The large communal space offered a great place to gather. We spent lots of time at the house and the fabulous pool, and also traveled to many surrounding villages. Some of us made day trips by car, train and/or bus to Rome and Florence.

The people in nearby Cetona were so friendly. There is nothing like watching the World Football Match in a local café, or spontaneously filling up an entire small restaurant after hours. At the Villa, we had ordered and were served breakfast daily. We also had a number of meals catered, and we prepared all the remaining meals ourselves in the very large kitchen. The food Bea prepared was fantastic, the porch and outside table most romantic. The olive oil tour, the local walks, the (rented) bike rides, the sunflowers, wild life and thunder storms, the art, the museums, the wine and food, and especially the fresh air and quiet…..it will all stay with us for years! We may not be able to resist returning once more, and we would plan to stay longer.

Thank you Linda, and thank you Bea, you made our dream come through!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Cooking & Wine Tasting in Tuscany
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-(847) 331-3530 (Illinois, USA)
Cetona Val di Chiana
5

Beyond any expectations

  • 5 of 5
I was with a group of 18 friends that stayed at this fantastic property for 1 week in September.
I cannot say enough great things about this house and Linda who helped us everyday with anything we could need and then some.
The house was so comfortable an easy for a large group, there was more than enough private and group spaces.
Linda went out of her way to ensure that everyone had a good time and all of our crazy needs were met. We were greated each morning with homemade bread, coffee and assorted breakfast items. The cooking lesson was exceptional along with the wine tours,I will remember this experience for a long time.
There are plenty of restaurants close by lunch and dinner for local foods
Linda came with us to the market to show us where to shop and even made sure that we did not miss a 6am bus to the airport.
I cannot say enough positive things about this travel experience, I cannot wait to come back again someday
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cooking & Wine Tasting in Tuscany
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-(847) 331-3530 (Illinois, USA)
Cetona Val di Chiana
Rockport, MA, USA
5

Idyllic location for multigeneration, multination family holiday!

  • 5 of 5
We were 18 in all! 4 generations from the UK and the US (including 5 US states) gathered in the gorgeous, immaculate Toscana Villa. We took up all 7 apartments! Everyone enjoyed the option of their own private space, but we all gravitated to the large gathering areas for meals, games, and sharing time. Who wouldn't? Surrounded by fields of smiling sunflowers, wheat, vineyards, and sunshine, we played in the pool, cooked in the enormous and perfectly appointed kitchen, and basked in the quiet of the hillsides. Spectacular views at sunset of the nearby hills made it perfect. All with the luxury of lovely clean linens, furniture that was attractive, comfortable and lovingly cared for, and every imaginable necessity, including the very useful washer and dryer! We all enjoyed the easy travel to/from Chiusi train station and the easy access to the highway. Our hosts were attentive, polite, and so very helpful, from the time of booking through the anxious travel there, to every question we had while visiting. We all left reluctantly, turning for a last wistful look at what is sure to be an unforgettable family holiday. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cooking & Wine Tasting in Tuscany
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Cetona Val di Chiana
Seattle, WA
5

Way above expectations!

  • 5 of 5
I found this villa through VRBO for a family reunion in Tuscany. We had 19 people, including 4 children and a baby. We stayed for a week, visiting the local hill towns and wineries. Day trips to Montepulciano, Cortona, Assisi, and Florence were all no problem. Bea took great care of us and cooked dinner one night - she is an amazing chef and this was a gourmet experience. Other days we would head to the local grocery in Chiusi and stock up on tomatoes, pasta, and cheese. The only thing I would change is to stay 2 weeks next time.

All in all, this place was nearly perfect. The house was clean, cozy and plenty big enough for everyone. The grounds were immaculately maintained. The area was idyllic - you can look across to the closest neighbors on the surrounding hills and see Citta Della Pieve in the distance. Honestly couldn't have asked for more. I would recommend to any groups heading to Tuscany/Umbria and will hopefully be back soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
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Cetona Val di Chiana
Minnesota USA
5

Family finally returns

  • 5 of 5
We needed a home that could handle a family of 16, near a major train station to Rome and Florence, and one that could give us a foundation for memories. This home had it all. Clean, greeted by the owners family (Bea), spacious, privacy with the three separate units, major commercial sized kitchen, pool, outdoors seating area that was covered, spectacular views.
Our family has planned/promised this trip for 50 years. We were not disappointed. This home has everything a family needs. I recommend this home for all.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Cooking & Wine Tasting in Tuscany
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Cetona Val di Chiana
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5

The Real Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
This property was just right for our group of 17 adults. With our own private quarters and the helpfulness of Beatrice, we had a week that not only lived up to our hopes and dreams, but surpassed every expectation. Immaculately clean, each apartment provided the essentials and then some. The bonus was the extraordinary common areas which allowed us to eat and relax together, not to mention having the ability to lounge by the pool with friends and some of the best wine in the world Day trips to Arezzo, San Gimigiano, Assisi, De Ruta (great ceramics), Volterra and a guide-led tour of Florence were highlights, but coming home was always the best part of the day. Although we experienced world class cuisine at a number of restaurants in Italy, the best meal of the week was the one prepared for us at the villa. You won't want to miss the truffle lasagna! Our trip to a nearby vineyard was the icing on the cake. You could pay more but you could not experience the best of Tuscany anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

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Rates & Availability

From $5,500 Per week

Cetona Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Jan 10 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,100
 
 
Early Fall 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
Late Fall 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Notes Rate includes private use of the estate and final cleaning. Pool opens May 9, 2015 and closes October 2, 2015.
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Amenities

Cetona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 9
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
Large Salon and Dining Room (with Fireplace) which seats to 20, Large Restaurant Kitchen for Large Groups and Cooking Lessons, Cleaning provided at beginning and ending of rental, Daily Cleaning - available at extra cost, Private Chef available at extra cost

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