Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

The Olivella, former parsonage of 1600 olive trees and herbs with pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

An old farmhouse among olive groves and lavender

A former rectory in 1600 which unites within its walls the silence and the secrets of everyday life peasant. To comply with its spirit any radical intervention upset the building: so the past can live in harmony with the modern needs. In attics, where once gathered supplies for the winter, there are now bedrooms framed by small windows: small pictures that they find between patches of olive and cypress walls of Perugia. In the distance Mount Subasio Assisi with its rich history and spirituality. Annexed there is a chapel (1659) dedicated to the Annunciation: its belfry vigil discreetly on the house and the garden of fragrant lavender and herbs.

Piergiorgio Marchesi
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Montelaguardia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , tub , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • the house has 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 twin/ single
  • All 4 bedrooms have their own bathroom
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Olivella, former parsonage of 1600 olive trees and herbs with pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful historic villa in stunning countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay in Piergiorgio's villa. We were met by Piergiorgio and his mother, they were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful throughout our stay. The villa is in a perfect location for visiting Umbria's top attractions.

The garden is stunning, a perfect place to relax. The villa itself is authentic and filled with antiques and original features. Such a unique and interesting place to stay! We would highly recommend it and would return.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan and her friends were perfect hosts! I hope to see them again as my guests.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Seghr stilvolles gepflegtes altes Steinhaus vor den Toren Perugias mit sehr schönem Garten

  • 4 of 5

Sehr nette Einweisung durch den Vermieter, seine Mutter und die Nachbarin, die auch bei Problemen zur Verfügung steht. Der Gärtner (Dante) kümmert sich um den Pool, ist gleichfalls sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Das Haus liegt auf einem Hügel mit sehr schöner Aussicht nach Assisi. Super wäre es, wenn irgendwann eine Waschmaschine angeschafft würde, denn wenn man mit fünf oder sechs Personen zwei Wochen Urlaub macht, fällt einfach Wäsche an, v.a. wenn es einmal nicht ganz so schönes Wetter ist und man in der Umgebung wandert. Ansonsten ist das Haus liebevoll eingerichtet, zum Teil mit sehr stilvollen Möbeln und Geschirr, sodass man sich in das 19 Jh. zurück versetzt fühlt... ein Erlebnis gerade für kulturbegeisterte Italienreisende, zumal Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Gubbio usw. jeweils sehr gut mit dem Auto erreichbar sind.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Un vrai bonheur au coeur de l'Ombria

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons eu la chance et le bonheur de séjourner une semaine dans cette formidable demeure familiale, au milieu des collines et des oliviers.

Piergiorgio et sa maman nous ont accueillis chaleusement et avec bienveillance, pour nous expliquer le fonctionnement de cette très grande maison du 17ème siècle. Nous avons même pu visiter la petite église intégrée à la propriété.

Cet ancien presbytère est à lui seul un vrai monument d'histoire, authentique et rempli de livres, tableaux et antiquités, avec tout le confort moderne, WIFI inclus (ne manque qu'une machine à laver). Les chambres sont spacieuses et confortables, avec pour chacune sa propre salle de bains. Les différents salons vous permettent de pouvoir lire, jouer aux échecs ou vous reposer dans ce cadre buccolique en dehors du temps.

Le cadre est simplement magnifique : à moins de 10 min en voiture de Pérugia dont on peut admirer la beauté le soir venu depuis la terrasse, ainsi que toute la vallée avec, au loin, la ville d'Assise, le tout au milieu des oliviers, des figuiers et de la lavande. Un vrai bonheur ! Le jardin est immense et la piscine, un vrai délice matin, midi et soir. Nos enfants et nous avons adoré !

C'est l'endroit idéal pour se reposer, se détendre et reste parfait comme point de départ pour visiter les plus beaux endroits de l'Ombria. Nous venons depuis plus de 10 ans en Italie et ce séjour a été une expérience extraordinaire.

Piergorgio a toujours été très attentionné, disponible et de bons conseils (visites, vins locaux,...)

Nous recommandons vivement cette maison unique.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ospiti fantastici,molto gentili e cordiali,hanno vissuto la casa con estrema precisione e correttezza. Spero che in futuro decidano di ritornare per un' altra vacanza!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic Property in a Phenomenal location

  • 5 of 5

WOW, what an amazingly beautiful property. It is the fulfillment of everyone's dream of the house you want to live in for the rest of your life. Full of history, antiques, charm and comfort it truly is the perfect vacation home.

The location is beautiful and convenient, overlooking a valley and gorgeous sunsets. While there we saw the most amazing DOUBLE RAINBOW that any of us had ever seen. The house is very close to Perugia, one the most beautiful towns in Italy and close to other gorgeous towns such as Assisi, Spoleto and Spello.

Piergiorgio and his mother were the most gracious, accommodating and warm hosts imaginable. I highly recommend a vacation in this amazing home in a truly breathtaking part of Italy.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mario, I was really happy to meet you, hope to see you again in Italy or in the USA! Thank you for having treated the house with great care and precision. Cordially!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Meraviglioso Casale nel cuore dell'Umbria

  • 5 of 5

Sono stata con 5 amici in questo meraviglioso casale in pietra nel cuore dell'Umbria. Un'antica casa colonica deliziosa, curata nei minimi particolari e ristrutturata con gran gusto: stanze accoglienti ciascuna con il proprio bagno,antico mobilio, un meraviglioso salotto per il relax tra libri ed oggetti del passato, travi a vista, scuri originali e tanti altri particolari che riportano indietro nel tempo.

La piscina con vista sulle dolci colline umbre, ulivi secolari ed il monte subasio lascia a bocca aperta.

A 5 km da Perugia e 20 min da Assisi, questa casa canonica si trova in un'area strategica per chi desidera visitare l'Umbria e respirare l'atmosfera bucolica e rilassante della campagna. Per chi ama lo sport non manca l'opportunità di fare jogging o bei percorsi ciclabili nei dintorni.

Tornerò sicuramente in questo romantico casale per spezzare i ritmi cittadini e dedicare qualche giorno alla riscoperta dell'Umbria in pieno relax.

Il proprietario molto accogliente e simpatico.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: La Signora Claudia ed i suoi amici sono stati ottimi ospiti, corretti e precisi, oltre che essere molto simpatici e cordiali, spero di rivederli presto in Umbria!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Ponte di Maggio

  • 5 of 5

Buongiorno a tutti, partiti un pochino last-minute, tra le nostre ricerche ( 3 coppie di amici ) abbiamo optato per questa casa vacanze alle porte di Perugia, alla scoperta dell Umbria e della città.

Le foto inserite nel sito rispecchiamo la serenità dell'olivetta, l'ingegno di creare in ogni camera i servizi è stato di certo grandioso e dal vivo si resta a bocca aperta come i lavori sono stati fatti al centimetr. Il mobilio è unico nel suo genere (a tratti sembra di stare in un museo) anche sprecato secondo me ed i miei amici per una casa vacanze.

Se si vuole lasciare la macchina e spostari a Perugia con i mezzi pubblici a 6 minuti si trova la fermata "Montelaguardia" che porta in città.

Proprietari simpatici ed accomodanti, lo consiglio a tutti, specie a chi ama le cose belle di un italia che aimè non c è più.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea ed i suoi amici sono stati molto corretti ed educati, spero di riaverli presto come ospiti.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Kilometres
monte la guardia
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The village of Montelaguardia is located about 4 km from the center of Perugia, is conveniently connected by bus trunk.

Country atmosphere in the hills few minutes from the city center.


Rates & Availability

Montelaguardia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $163.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Ask a Question Ask a Question

Special HomeAway Offers