Colleen Simpson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LA TERRAZZA

Piegaro Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

SAVE! 10/4-11 SPECIAL IN LA TERRAZZA apartment!! 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.

More Details

Details for La Terrazza 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

La Terrazza is very private at ground level w/huge private terrace, easy pool access, panoramic morning and sunset views. This most ancient place was the original fortification used for defense. Original 9th century arrow slit windows and meter thick stone walls. Unique features: original glass ovens built by the Venetian glass masters in 1292 in the living and dining room. Two very big king bedrooms, two baths ensuite, sleeps 4+2 on sofa. One bedroom is in base of the 9th century tower! King beds become twins. Original medieval spiral staircase up to the floor above; can be joined with il Nido to sleep additional 2. 9th century barrel vault stone ceilings and plaster walls of 'velatura' peach. Accents of green and peach. Kitchen has utensils, cutlery, dining china and glassware. It has the coolest summer temperatures with thick walls. View from living room to terrace from French double glass doors at ground level. Terrace with table/chairs, sun loungers, sun umbrella, BB.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Colleen Simpson (Owner)
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About Colleen Simpson

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

Why Colleen Simpson chose Piegaro

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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!

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 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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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

La Terrazza
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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La Terrazza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98368?uni_id=86604
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno
Westminster, CO
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks, Colleen and Tom, for renovating this lovely building in the charming town of Piegaro. It had everything we were looking for - a pool, a beautiful setting in a lovely town (with groceries and restaurants), and lodgings that are luxurious by European standards.
Easily accessible from the Autostrada and within 1 to 1 1/2 hours from Orvieto, Siena and Florence, it made a great base for our exploring. I just wish we could have stayed longer, and wish the weather had been sunnier!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that Kay and her friend and family enjoyed staying in our apartment dating to the 9th Century! We have worked hard to offer every comfort to our guests. Sorry that we had a spot of rain in late May for part of their visit. We enjoyed meeting them and sharing a glass of wine while watching the beautiful sunset together! Colleen and Tom
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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Piegaro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
Early Summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
High Season
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
Autumn
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €30
Cleaning €50
Notes Cleaning 50 Euro.
Not available from October 30-May 1.
Please note that we can only accommodate weekly bookings from Saturday to Saturday.

BOOK NOW TO SAVE 200 EUROS THIS SUMMER!
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Amenities

Amenities

Piegaro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Printer
  • Scanner
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 face and 1 large shower towel provided per guest. Hair dryers provided in each bath. Walk-in showers. Plug adapters provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Spacious bedrooms with private ensuite baths. Handmade armadio and antique wooden furniture. King beds can be made into twins. Rollaway cot for children or crib with high chair available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • golf
Notes:
Large private terrace with table, chairs, BBQ for al fresco dining and sun umbrella, sun loungers , beautiful panoramic view of green valley below. Large travertine swimming pool fully lit at night with panoramic view. Serene nature walk through the Parco Rocolo with ancient amphitheatre and 500 year old oak trees. TV is for DVD player: extensive library of DVD movies for adults and children. Computer internet hookup and wireless access. Exclusive wine tour and tasting at only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts prices for our guests. Special menu and pricing for our guests at village restaurants. Special activities including gourmet cooking lessons with local chef. Historic glass museum tour/brunch with fully curated exhibits, models of glass-making history of Piegaro village for 750 years. High chairs, portable cribs, baby baths, children's eating utensils and plates, cups and bowls. Owners on premises for advice and travel itineraries.
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