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Villa in Cortona (AR)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Il Nido degli Ulivi is the typical Tuscan rustic immersed in one of the most evocative scenery of the Val di Chiana.

In a farmhouse, isolated from neighboring settlements, you will spend your stay in complete privacy and tranquility in the nature of an olive grove of 5 hectares just a couple of minutes from Cortona, a charming Etruscan village and one of the most beautiful in Italy .

In a panoramic position, the Nido degli Ulivi is the typical Tuscan residence with a refined rural taste that enjoys an excellent view of the whole valley and of Cortona, until you get to see Lake Trasimeno.

The rustic, finely furnished and equipped with every comfort, is the result of a careful renovation carried out expressly by the owners, with love for tradition and respect for the landscape.

Il Nido degli Ulivi consists of a large living room, kitchenette and frescoed fireplace, two bedrooms, one double and one twin and two bathrooms, and has satellite TV, independent heating, air conditioning, washing machine.

The property is completely fenced and offers a beautiful swimming pool set in the natural park of the house, a natural area characterized by flowers, plants and stone structures, frame that embellishes this terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2018


Cortona Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Villa in Cortona (AR)
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A stay to remember

  • 5 of 5

The property was even better than we anticipated. Pictures did not do it justice. The owners anticipated guest desires and needs beyond our expectations. We were welcomed so warmly that we felt like personal guests rather than tenants. The property was immaculate and the owners were attentive to every detail. Our three week stay provided us with rest and relaxation on the property as well as opportunities for day trips to many Tuscan and Umbrian cities. The owners provided us with information and recommendations for restaurants in the area, and we highly enjoyed each one we visited. We have traveled extensively and we would rate this as one of the best experiences we have had. We highly recommend this to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We are so happy that was all perfect!
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Perfect house with amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay in "Il Nido" and the house lived up to all of our expectations and more!

The house and surroundings are beautiful and 100% clean. The very friendly owners cleaned the surroundings and pool almost every day.

Decoration and interior shows very good taste and very well thought through. It is visible to see everything maintained with knowing and loving hands! All needed accessories are available upon arrival together with a nice welcome basket. You do not need to bring anything to this house and still have everything you need.

Location of the pool is at a lower level than house. Not visible from the house, but easily accessible by both stairs and a walking path. The pool area is quite safe, considering smaller children, as it fenced almost all the way around. It was very easy to explain our children that they could not go there without us.

Mentioned by other here the pool area is the perfect place to relax during the days, as the views from there are amazing.The pool itself is easy accessible with stairs in one end and a good depth for children in the low end.

All of the surroundings with olive trees, flowers, spices etc. is nicely fenced to let out the wildlife and create 100% safety for our kids.

Mentioned as well by others the last part of the road leading to the house can be a slight challenge. We did not have any issues with this but some driving skills are required :-)

Our family of two adults and two children stayed there for 2 weeks and we could easily have stayed longer. The location of the house with the view on the valley is perfect! The privacy level and quietness is even better than we anticipated and we are planning to come back again!

Finally, we would like to mention the amazing and very friendly owners of the house. They are very helpful and assisted in any way they could to ensure we have the best possible time in “Il Nido”.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It is always a great pleasure read what our guests think about us... :-)
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Sisters Trip

  • 5 of 5

The home, the property, the view.... truly everything I imagined Tuscany to be and more. The first morning we woke to a view that was out of a movie, birds singing and distant church bells ringing. Beautiful flowers, olive trees and fresh herbs on the property. Perfectly maintained, clean and safe. The owners were absolutely wonderful. We missed our connecting flight due to a delay and they met us at 1AM with smiling faces. Cortona is a short drive away and by far was our favorite town. An hours drive from cooking class the Chianti region or Wine tour out of Siena. Highly recommend taking the train to Florence as well. The crowded city reminded us of how much we loved the peace at Il Nido Degli Ulivi! It's not a question of if we will be back, but rather when! Thank you Michela, Giuseppina and Danilo for making our sisters trip so special.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Girls ... your review moved us to tears...THANKS! We are happy that our efforts to make the NIDO an unforgettable place are appreciated. You will be in our hearts ... and the NIDO is waiting for the next holiday! A big hug to everybody, Michela, Giuseppina and Danilo
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at the beautiful and quiet Il Nido Degli Ulivi. Everything was perfect. The house is beautiful and decorated with taste. It is VERY clean. The kitchen is convenient and you have all you need to cook for a family of 4. The garden is so well maintained! The brick BBQ is easy to use and works very well. The pool area is perfect to enjoy the beautiful sunset with the view of the valley. Thank you to the owners who are absolutely fantastic. Very warm and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Il Nido - like paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 2 weeks vacation at Il Nido. The house is beautiful located, full of flowers, very well maintained and provides impeccable views to the breathtaking valley. We had an adorable, relaxing time in and around the house and the wonderful pool. All is very well maintained until the smallest detail. The owners are extremely warm, friendly, generous and helpful. A solid car is needed to drive the unpaved roads up to the house, a kind of adventure the kids loved! Highly recommended for a small family looking for a 5-star house in full privacy in a quiet and pieceful setting. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ill Nido is a wonderful Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

Il Nido is just a super Tuscan Villa - Great and accomadating hosts, the house was immaculate inside and out and very comforatable rooms and beds - the gardens are beautiful - the pool was awesome - the views are incredible (360 views) - You can hike, walk, or just relax at the pool - there is great peace and quiet there day and night! A great place to BBQ on their grill, as well as play some Bocce. Also so close and easy to get to Cortona, Perugia, Siena and Florence! We traveled with our two children 12 & 10 - Il Nido was like a paradise for us, no fuss, great family time and unbelievable privacy!

If you are planning a trip to Tuscany, I cannot think of a better place then Il Nido.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Aeroporto internazionale di Perugia Sant’Egidio
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Stazione Ferroviaria Cortona-Camucia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Autostrada del Sole (A1) al casello Valdichiana
Car: necessary

Cortona, one of the 12 cities of the Etruscan, its primitive cyclopean walls can still be seen, imposing sections medieval walls. Apart from a few fine Renaissance palaces, the prevailing character of Cortona's architecture is medieval. Given the location (altitude 600 meters) from every point of Cortona offers a wonderful view that encompasses the entire Val di Chiana.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $582.75
Pulizia Finale $174.83
Stay tax $1.75 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.