|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Villa Toscana was lovingly built as a private getaway. Enter into the two story grand loggia with frescoed ceilings and pillars. Barrel vaulted hallway leads to large granite and tumbled tile Tuscan kitchen with sit-up bar, island, stainless steel appliances and gas cooking looking into mirrored dining room with fireplace. Sunroom with draped Moroccan sheers opens out onto large deck, cabana, outdoor cooking and covered dining area, pool, Jacuzzi and waterfall. Large living room with stone fireplace sits off entry loggia. Downstairs there are three bedroom suites with full bathrooms in each finished in marble, travertine and stone. Full laundry downstairs. Marble stairs and wrought iron stairs lead up to a large master suite with fireplace, view deck with cafe table and chairs, large walk in closet, and wonderful master bath. View jacuzzi bathtub, travertine, stone and marble glassed in sit down shower, double vanities, bidet and frescoed vaulted ceiling.
More about the Villa: Two zone heating and air conditioning. 2 car garage and plenty of parking. Villa is on one acre of Roman landscaping with fountains, flowers and trailing plants, cypress trees and a large flat lawned area- great for outdoor activities, intimate weddings and celebrations. Salon and Spa: We can easily put together a wonderful in home spa and pampering retreat for you while at Villa Toscana, with in home facials and makeovers, hair, manicures and pedicures, in-house masseuse and catering. Let us know ahead of time what your group would enjoy and we have the resources and connections to provide it for you. Perfect executive rental or vacation getaway. Minutes from downtown Lafayette; East Bay corridor. Minutes to restaurants and great shopping. 20 minutes to San Francisco; 1 hour to the wine country; 40 minutes to Silicon Valley. Quiet unique retreat with old world sophistication and elegant charm.
We book up about 3 months in advance - travelers please book early.
We built this lovely villa over the course of 5 years, finishing all the wood and stone work ourselves. We love our house and enjoy its beauty and serenity.
Carole George or Dan Shultz purchased this villa in 2000
We have had several amazing tenants rent our house for the last 5 years and have had so many requests to have weddings, celebrations and vacations in the house that we decided to listen to everyone and turned it into a vacation rental.
George, Yamanashi, Japan.
Reviewed on: 06/23/2013 for their stay in 02/2013
435992 - Tuscan Villa retreat 20 minutes from San Francisco
Our groups have stayed here twice, and I cannot say enough good things about this fabulous property and gracious owners. It is located very close to a quaint and charming old town ( Lafayette ) and a nice college town ( Moraga ), Bart service is nearby, and major freeways are within 5 minutes, but one is in a nice, private and secluded area. The house is great, the sunroom is great, the bedrooms are immaculate. It is like a huge Bed & Breakfast Inn, but with a fantastic hot tub and pool. Absolute highest recommendation! Advice: The driveway, of course, is private, so try to arrive here during daylight. Coming from Lafayette requires a very sharp right turn.
I recently helped a friend from out of the country find Villa Toscana, in Lafayette to use as the venue for their wedding. From start to finish, everything about this property was top notch. Carole and Dan, the owners answered emails very promptly, made themselves available to not only preview the property, but let two different caterers come out for site visits. Carole has a wealth of information and resources for hosting events at their property on her website, but she went out of her way to email a former client to get a review on a caterer. Then the property was immaculate, nicely decorated but at the same time a truly comfortable home to rent. My friends stayed the entire week. The house again was lovely, but what made the experience truly incredible was the ease and professionalism of dealing with the owners.
We rented this house for a week, both as a vacation venue and the location for our wedding (40 people). Several other couples joined us from out of town, most of whom had never been to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The proximity to BART was perfect for the guests who wanted to shop in Walnut Creek or explore San Francisco. In the evenings we would all convene back at the house and share stories of our day's adventures.
Having individual bathrooms for each bedroom (plus a half bath in the entry) was perfect, and the options of indoor and outdoor spaces meant we were never on top of each other. The kitchen was a great space when we all decided to cook together.
The neighbor, MJ, prepared the flowers for our wedding and everything was stunning.
We would highly recommend Villa Toscana to anyone traveling with friends and/or family (although we'd kind of like to keep it a secret so that it is available when we want to go back).
We had our wedding at villa Toscana and it was the absolute perfect venue for it! This house met and exceeded all of our needs and allowed us to have a magical and most special wedding! The pool area is perfect for cocktails and horsderves while the upper area nestled in trees was a perfect backdrop for our ceremony and dinner reception. The master suite and closet is to die for btw:). The owners are exceptionally helpful and lovely to work with. I wish I could do it all over again. Villa Toscana has a very special place in my heart and I think instrumental in making my wedding as mAgical as it was. Thank you so much for that experience.
This home is the perfect getway. We had a fun girls weekend. The house was the most perfect venue for my friends bridial shower. I would highly recommend this Villa to anyone.
I was having the most difficult time trying to plan a getaway for the Labor Day Weekend and a celebration for my husband's 40th birthday. After tirelessly searching online for a quick vacation, I decided to try to find a location that was local, but that would be large enough to throw a get together for friends and family. Then I found this luxury villa in Lafayette, only 20 minutes from home, but secluded enough to feel to far from home. The grounds were fantastic - the sun room, the cabana in the backyard, the hot tub, the pool made for the most impressive party I have thrown to date - and I throw many a party. My friends and family commented that I took it to a whole new level with this venue. The bedrooms are laid out like a bed and breakfast. We stayed upstairs while the kids each had their own bedrooms downstairs. The layout provided a lot of privacy. Dan met us to hand over keys and went over all the details and was just so friendly. Carole was always available via email to answer my questions before, during and after the stay. We will definitely be back here and we plan to make it a summer destination every year.
We stayed in Villa Toscana in July 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful, nicely decorated and spacious. The pool and hot tub are lovely with good sun/shade balance providing a very relaxing environment. In addition, the location in Lafayette provides for a perfect living environment. Life around Villa Toscana was for us one of the highlights of our stay in the Bay area.
Treat yourself and rejuvenate at this lovely Tuscan Villa. Private, elegant, quiet and luxurious. 10 minutes to shops and restaurants; 20 minutes to San Francisco; 40 minutes to Silicon Valley.
20 minutes from San Francisco/in East Bay corridor
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Off Season - Mar-Apr
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||JANUARY-FEBRUARY promotion. Pay for 4 nights; get the 5th night free! From January 1 - February 28.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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