Colleen Simpson

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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IL NIDO

Piegaro Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Authentic Village Life: Shops, Restaurants, Privacy, Pool, Terraces and Views!

We offer something special: the gem of a beautifully restored historic property within medieval walls of an Umbrian hilltop village with shops and restaurants just steps away; private pool and terraces with outstanding panoramas; privacy but all shopping/restaurants in main piazza. HIGH SPEED WiFi! Enjoy sunny days/night swimming and spectacular sunset evenings in a faithfully restored 9-15th Century property: original features of grand arches, glass ovens, ancient stone walls and tower. Now a vacation self-catering villa and apartments with fully equipped modern kitchens, king bedrooms, baths ensuite, library and tower. Our private pool and three terraces have panoramic views with outdoor tables, chairs, BBQ, sun umbrellas and lounge chairs. Enjoy your holiday vacation in an pristine medieval village living 'la dolce vita' of daily village life. No need to drive miles for food or gelato. Everything is just steps from your home! Visit all of Tuscany and Umbria with EASY TRIPS TO WORLD FAMOUS SIGHTS! Stay in the green heart of Italy. Complimentary tour of nearby vineyard and olive groves and wine, oil tasting!

Local Attractions: All the historic hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany are within a short drive. On the border of Tuscany, you can be in historic Cortona (Under the Tuscan Sun), Perugia, Assisi, Deruta, Spello, Lago Trasimeno in Umbria. Visit all the historic sights in Tuscany: Montepulciano, Siena, Pienza, the iconic Val d'Orcia.. Largest water park in Umbria 4km. Golf and horseback riding. Glass museum. Cooking classes available. Private tours of local region can be arranged.

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Details for il Nido 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

il Nido is an invitingly cozy, but spacious, nest in warm tones of blue and yellow. Entered at street level (handicap accessible) into a large living room with fireplace with antique cooking implements, and gourmet kitchen with cooking island. Dining area has table/chairs, credenza, desk and window with panoramic view. The king bedroom has large window with panoramic view. Very large bath with walk-in shower and many cabinets (handicap accessible). Walls are original stone and plaster walls of 'velatura' yellow, blue armadio, antique folio art prints, blue and white floral linens. Can sleep another 2 on sofa bed. (can be joined to bedroom to il Forno to sleep 4+). (Access via medieval spiral stairs to La Terrazza below to sleep additional 4+.) total accommodates 10+. This is a cozy apartment for honeymooners. Excellent in autumn, winter, early spring with fireplace. WiFi
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
What else is there to say about a month in Piegaro except it was difficult to leave and our children wanted to live there forever! We rented both Terrazza and Forno Due, an excellent combination! We made it back home without issue and are still missing Piegaro. You have created an amazing environment and we are very thankful to have found you and your lovely Antica Vetereria! We had an absolutely memorable time. Sophia and William both said it was the best thing they ever did in their 11 and 9 years respectively.We are hoping to come back in 2012!
Jul 2010
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Colleen Simpson

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We are presently living our dream full time in the amazing village of Piegaro! We love to greet our guests, give advice, teach pasta lessons and generally live the good life in a wonderful village where our friends and neighbors are so welcoming of us and also of our guests. Originally from Seattle we always dreamed of living in Italy someday. It is important not only to dream but to chase that dream with great passion! We love to share this passion with our guests from over 24 different countries.

Colleen Simpson purchased this apartment in 2004

It called to us! This vast abandoned glass factory which was the single most historic property in a pristine little perched hilltop village in Umbria on the border of Tuscany. We spent our honeymoon in Umbria in 1994 and fell in love with this region. After searching for 10 years we found our little piece of paradise! We lovingly restored it to become a beautiful and authentic destination for guests.

Every evening the sun sets over the vast panoramic views from the windows and terraces of L'Antica Vetreria. The idyllic countryside is always tranquil and inviting. From the pool one can enjoy privacy and the expanding view over farmlands and hillsides filled with olive groves, vines and sunflower fields. But just steps away is the lively piazza with its shops and gourmet restaurants with outdoor terraces. Each evening one can sit in the piazza and watch the village children play, the elders take their evening walk and feel totally welcomed with warmth. We love to live the authentic life of Italy which cannot be done isolated in the countryside. This way we have the views and tranquility of the country, but the daily rhythms of village life. Everything you need is within these historic stone walls!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

il Nido
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
business
il Nido
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98368?uni_id=86603
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno
Newcastle
5

UMBRIA GEM

  • 5 of 5
It lived up to its description. The standard of accomodation is very good. The village and its people are lovely. The pool fantastic. The housekeeper is very helpful. It certainly exceeded my expectations & I only wished I had booked for two weeks instead of one.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were very pleased that Karen and Nick enjoyed their stay in il Forno Due! This apartment is our owner's unit when we are in residence and we are so happy to share it with our guests. Our villagers in Piegaro and our host family are so enthusiastic and welcoming of our guests. This is a dream come true for us to share this amazing property and our village with everyone!
business
il Nido
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98368?uni_id=86603
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno
5

IDYLLIC PLACE, BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE, LOVELY PEOPLE

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we arrived at Piegaro we were made to feel welcome by Tom and Coleen. They willingly showed us around L'Antica Vetreria and the village and we were smitten from there. Our apartment Il Forno Due was perfect for us. The views are stunning and everything you need is supplied, and if its not you only have to ask. The heart of the village is a few steps, away but you have the quiet and privacy of L'Antica when you want it. Everything is kept clean and tidy and Tom and Coleen are on hand to sort any issues out anytime. We went on the wine tour and loved it so much we went a second time too. Coupled with the wine tour was a visit to an authenic gorgeous Umbrian restaurant. Just perfect. We got engaged whilst we were there so it really holds a special place in our heart and we have already booked to go back next year. I'm counting the days.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Fabro or Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Fabro
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Within minutes you can visit Cortona (of Under the Tuscan Sun fame), Lago Trasimeno, Perugia, Deruta, Gubbio, Assisi, Montefalco, Spello and all the historic towns of Umbria. On the border of Tuscany: visit Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena, and the iconic Val d'Orcia. Suggested itinerary booklet in each unit.

Other Activities: Exclusive wine tour and tasting at the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests.

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Availability & Rates

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Piegaro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
Autumn
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€900
 

Notes

  • Cleaning 40 Euro.
    Available for winter rental November 30 to March 1 by special request.
    Winter heating 10Euro daily with one bedroom, 20Euro daily with two bedrooms.
    Please note that we can only accommodate weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday, unless it is low season.

Amenities

Piegaro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 bath towels provided per person; if extra large pool towels desired, please bring. Hair dryer provided. Large vanity with storage cabinets. Very large bathroom and handicap accessible; large walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Crisp blue and white floral linens and handmade Thai silk pillow cushions. King can be converted to twins. Antique folio art prints on walls. Panoramic view from window.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
Notes:
TV for DVD player, no satellite. Extensive DVD movie library for adults and children. Wireless internet access for computer. Terraces and large travertine swimming pool with panoramic view and fully lit at night. Exclusive wine tour and tasting at only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts for our guests. Special menu and discounted pricing for our guests at village restaurants. Special activities including ourmet catering and cooking classes in nearby palazzo. Historic glass museum with fully curated exhibits, models and video of glass-making history of Piegaro village for 750 years. High chairs, portable baby cribs, baby baths, children's eating utensils and plates, cups and bowls.