|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
DOMUS GRATIA ~ 2014 LOWER RATES
DOMUS GRATIA is an elegant villa located at 700 meters above the Park of Titignano with views to the mountains, Tiber Valley, and pastures. The villa is all stone, well furnished and equipped with all appliances, linens, cookware, tableware. Private, gated, and fenced property of 5 acres with olive groves, 1000 year old olive tree, manicured lawns, tended gardens, terraces. Wide patios lead to the infinity pool with 180 degree panorama of the Umbrian countryside! Newly restored with exposed ceiling beams, handmade terracotta floors, marble floors in bathrooms, natural light throughout, spacious rooms, all with a view. GROUND FLOOR: Large designer kitchen w/ fireplace, Prep kitchen/laundry, Spacious dining room, Living room w/ fireplace, Family room, Entry/Card table area, Half bathroom, Bedroom suite w/ bathroom, Portico and patio areas, Courtyard w/ outdoor brick oven. UPPER FLOOR: 3 bedroom suites each w/ full bathroom, Open sitting area. ANNEX: 2 bedroom suite w/ shared bathroom.
Amenities:: Fireplaces (living room, kitchen, bedrooms), Fireplaces w/ inserts (living room, bedrooms), Wood-burning stove (bedroom), Phone, Satellite tv, Sony CD player; Gourmet kitchen, Miele dishwasher, Rex refrigerator-freezer, Ilve 6 burner stove w/ griddle and electric & gas convection/conventional ovens, Cooking level fireplace, Cooking utensils & Linens & Pool towels provided, Whirlpool washer & dryer, Hair dryers, Orthopedic beds & pillows, 2 Baby playpens + 1 High chair, Country antiques, Private infinity pool (17 m x 8 m = 51' x 24'), Outdoor shower at poolside, Weber charcoal grill (BBQ); Courtyard w/ antique terracotta tiles, restored outdoor brick oven, dining table for 4; Catered meals w/ cook, Vegetable garden for guests' use, Wide patios w/ dining table for 8 & 6 loungers, Portico w/ dining table for 12, Garden & pool furniture (beach loungers from Rimini!), Gated & fenced property, Screens, Portable fans, Informational notebooks, 2 Rental Bicycles, NO smoking, NO pets, NO candles
Distances from the villa:: *4 km. to Casemasce with 2 small groceries, 2 bars for morning cappuccino and pastries, gas station, garbage and recycling bins.
*5 km. to Titignano (Make reservations for a fabulous dinner!)
*5 km. to Quadro.
* km. to horseback riding in .
* km. to Ponte Rio.
*12 km. to Todi / 20 minutes by car.
*24 km. to Orvieto / 35 minutes by car.
*1 hour to Perugia.
*1 hour to Assisi.
*1.5 hours to Rome.
*2 hours to Rome Airport (Fiumicino).
*2.5 hours to Florence.
Comforts of the villa:: BEDS: All the beds in the villa have orthopedic mattresses. Our guests will awake refreshed from a pleasant night's sleep! BED PILLOWS: All the bed pillows were specially ordered from the same mattress company to assure a comfortable rest. *2 BABY PLAYPENS + 1 HIGH CHAIR available. Please request in advance. NOTEBOOKS WITH INFORMATION: Recommended journeys throughout Umbria and southern Tuscany, restaurants, shops, wineries, weekly outdoor markets, festivals, menu for catered meals, appliance instructions. BICYCLES: 2 Bicycles, on site, for rent. 50 euros per week per bicycle. Please reserve in advance. Payable on arrival in euros in cash. ***US $ RATE GUARANTEED ~ 50% LOWER THAN EUROS! ***COMPLIMENTARY *Wine and *extra virgin olive oil, as well as *fresh vegetables and *herbs from the garden. Additional *extra virgin olive oil available for purchase.
Michael and Grace, a couple from New Jersey, lived in Bologna five years after they were first married. After returning to the USA, their hearts remained in Italy, having savored 'la dolce vita.'
Both of Italian heritage, their fathers and numerous relatives born in Italy, it was their dream to plant roots in their native land. In 1998, their dream became reality when they purchased Santa Cristina. The renovation was such a positive experience that they purchased Domus Gratia in 2003.
Michael and Grace produce olive oil exclusively from the 1000 olive trees on their properties, as well as red and white wine from their vineyard. Vegetables, rosemary and sage are cultivated on both properties for enjoyment by their guests.
Michael and Grace enjoy traveling to Italy with their children, parents, relatives and friends. The villas are splendid for celebrations and gatherings. They welcome their guests with open arms.
Mario, Giuseppina and Elena are their staff. Mario is a professional farmer, caring for the olives and the vineyard, as well as maintaining the villas, green lawns, flowers and the pools. Giuseppina caters delicious meals upon request, and does a superb job keeping the villas spotless, and bed linens and towels fresh. Elena speaks English, welcomes the guests at arrival, facilitates check out at departure, assists with the catered meal service, and is able to babysit upon request.
Come.....Experience Italy and 'la dolce vita!' Welcome! Benvenuti!
Grace purchased this villa in 2003
DOMUS GRATIA is ideally situated for visiting Umbria and Southern Tuscany: Todi, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Deruta, Montefalco, Amelia, Bevagna, Lake Trasimeno, Lake Bolsena; Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Montalcino. It is located near the E-45 Superstrada to all Umbrian destinations, and the A-1 Autostrada del Sole to Rome (1.5 hours) and Florence (2.5 hours). *4 km. to Casemasce with bars, groceries, gas station. * km. to Ponte Rio with shops, gas station, restaurant, groceries, Bank, Tudernum Winery, jeweler, fresh cheese shop, housewares . *12 km. to Todi / 20 min. by car *24 km to Orvieto / 35 min. by car.
Other Activities: Shopping, Restaurants, Wineries, Live theater,Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Weekly Outdoor Markets, Festivals, Amusements, Archery, Fitness Center
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Villa + Cottage HOLIDAY
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
INCLUDED in RENT: Mid-week & end-of-week & final house cleanings, change of linens and towels, electricity to 500 kw, cooking gas, water & hot water, garden & pool maintenance, opening villa with greeting and departure.
NOT INCLUDED in RENT: Telephone, heat from meter readings; electricity above 500 kw; firewood & pellets; catered meals; security deposit.
Arrival 4-6 PM. Check out by 9:30 AM.
50% Deposit required at time of booking.
50% balance required 60 days prior to arrival.
Check or wire transfer of funds.
SECURITY DEPOSIT Required. Payable upon arrival in euro cash.
One week ~ 750 euros.
Two or more weeks ~ 1000 euros.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.