Sleeps: 16 + 4. Bedrooms: 9. Bathrooms: 7
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price; - To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card. 5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay). At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay). Damage Deposit: 1.500,00€
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
From downtown city location of Villa to location far from everything
HomeAway stated Villa was located downtown in charming Cortona but 2 days before arriving the voucher and driving directions showed us that the Villa was located 23 min. by car to Cortona so goodbye dining out everyday day enjoying wine and hello cooking every meal for 14 people.
The kitchens for a Villa for 14 people was hilarious, poor cutlery, no bowls, most of the kitchenware didn’t work and dishwasher and washing machine took 3 hours and was from ancient time. The Villa owner only spoke Italien and impossible to communicate with, HomeAway and their contractor Emma Villa is several days answering mails and complaints. Broken glass on grass where 5 children walked daily, some beds impossible to sleep in, Mosqito net in window was broken, the house constantly smelled of toilet in garden and sometimes also in the living room, the closets smelled old and the house needed fresh air,
electrical in wall started to smell burnt and I could continue. We tried to ignore all this and make it a great Holiday but the price for the Villa should be at least 50% lower to match the realistic.
Dear Mrs Gravesen, regarding the location of the villa, we would like to inform you that we checked the advertisement on Home Away and we had the confirmation that the indication about the distance from Cortona is written under the section 'location' subsection 'attractions within 100 km'. If you have a closer look at that part, you'll see that Cortona is located at 13 km from the villa. As we told you, althought the villa is advertised on Home Away, our website is the main source of information as Emma Villas is the property manager. In order to prevent any misunderstanding or misinformation, you may find this sentence at the end of the house description: (We remind that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested by the Property Manager).
Most of our properties are located in the countryside and addresses can be hardly recognised by Home Away system. So they tend to spot the nearest town or well-know area in order to let clients understand and have a general idea. If you also look at the dashboard of the property, you'll read that he house is located in Loc. Ferretto, 30. If you look at our website, yo'll see the exact location of the property including coordinates. Although the owner speaks little English, we also provided you with the contact number of the Emma Villas responsible for the house and our offices are open 7/7 so we would have been pleased to assist you but we were only informed about the issue the day before your departure. The rates of this property are high so we are sorry if your experience was not as good. We hope we could have the chance to host you again in another of our properties and restore your faith in Emma Villas. Kind regards
DEFINATELY NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
We had never planned this type of vacation but it could not have turned out better. The pictures online are amazing but you just don't appreciate the beauty and wonder of this historic property until you arrive. From the moment we checked in, Andre was so passionate about the house and the work they had done. The house is huge, the grounds are very well maintained. The pool is wonderful. Each room is unique and well kept. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are great, the shower pressure is great. All the amenities you can hope for...and of course the location is perfect to 'get away' from it all but still be within a simple drive to Cortona, Lake Trasimeno, Assisi, Montepulciano, and even Florence is barely 90 minutes away. Just wonderful.
But the experience was even more special because of Mario and his hospitality. Andre's father was there every day care taking the yard, the pool and just making sure we had every thing we needed. We can easily without question recommend the property.
Dear Amber, thank you for your fantastic feedback! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Delle Sophore and you've appreciated its beautiful panoramic view, the bedrooms, the outdoor areas and the lovely owner. We wish to thank you for your precious cooperation and we hope to host you again in this amazing villa or choose another of our gorgeous properties all over Italy in the next future! We are at your complete disposal. Emma Villas Tour Operator
What a stunning place to stay and relax.
Excellent property, very well equipped, very clean.
Very friendly landlord, nice garden and great pool, all in all an outstanding location.
Excellent in all respects !!!
We will be delighted to stay again in the future and have to warmly recommend other families to consider booking. You won't be disappointed.
This Is A Very Special Rental !!!
If you are looking for a great Tuscan vacation in a beautiful Tuscan villa, close to excellent food, wine and some of the most spectacular scenary you can imagine, then look no further. This is the place for you.
The house is wonderful and definitely worth the price!
Dear Steve, thank you for your fantastic feedback! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Delle Sophore! We wish to thank you for your precious cooperation and we hope to host you again in this amazing villa or choose another of our gorgeous properties all over Italy in the next future! We are at your complete disposal. Emma Villas Tour Operator
A wonderful experience
The character of the property is fantastic.
The park was very beautiful, perfect for a stay with children and the rare sophore trees wonderful.
The furnishings and tastefully done decoration of the house and rooms was a delight! It felt good to be in a house that oozes history. I would certainly go again!
The Location is an ideal starting point for who wish to have nice daily trip and sightseeing all over South Tuscany and Umbria as well: being the city of Cortona located not far either from the motorway A1 ( exit Valdichiana) and from the freeway Siena-Perugia. Very well known sites like Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Perugia, Assisi and so on can be reached in less than hour driving as well as the hidden and maybe most beautiful corners of this 2 regions. Big cities like Florence or Rome can be easily reached also by train ( and we suggest to use it in high season to avoid traffic roads) being Cortona served by 2 train railways stations. Above all we are quite sure that you will fall in love with the ancient atmosphere of this beautiful town. All shops and facilities in the big village of Camucia, nice restaurants, bars, cafes, shops in Cortona (distant just 13 km). Supermarket are open also on Sunday morning.
Airports: Pisa 220 km, Firenze 132 km, Bologna 220 km, Roma 230 km
Train Station: Terontola 6 km
Highway: A1 exit Valdichiana 20 km
Attractions within 100 km: Cortona 13 km, Todi 86 km, Orvieto 92 km, Arezzo 57 km, Lago Trasimeno 11 km, Montepulciano 26 km, Pienza 39 km, Assisi 64 km, Perugia 44 km, Firenze 100 km, Siena 72 km
Services and shops: Pietraia 2 km, Petrignano 2,5 km
Beach: Marina di Grosseto (Tyrrhenian Sea) 156 km
Access road: Paved road until the gate