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Private house and pool. Designer furnishings, country views. Free Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 bath. Great views of Niccone Valley. Ideal for couples or a family.

Casa Sant'Anna possesses all the character and charm one would expect from a 400 year old Umbrian farmhouse and provides the perfect backdrop for the Architect owner's stylish and eclectic contemporary designer furniture. From its high position above the Niccone Valley it has stunning views over the valley to the opposite hillside and beyond. The garden is beautifully planted, full of flowering plants and trees and bursting with colour. It has several furnished seating and outside dining areas including the pergola of flowering vines facing the garden with door to the kitchen and the covered loggia with extensive views. The house is detached and although it has neighbours, because it is the highest of the houses it enjoys great privacy. The pool area which is hedged to one side and with high banks and trees on the others, is not over-looked and entirely private, it enjoys all day sunshine and has sun-loungers. The living accommodation is on the two upper floors the ground floor being storerooms etc. The house has had new furnishings and a kitchen in 2015 ready for rental in 2016. The eye-catching designer furniture, lighting and accessories include pieces from Moroso, Vitra, Hay, Paul Smith and Karman, combining to create a unique interior. Free Wifi throughout. free wifi.

House layout:

From the entrance gate an external stone staircase takes one to a generous loggia and the front door which opens into a spacious reception room with large dining table and chairs to accommodate up to 10 people and an open fireplace. The room extends into the sitting room with large angled sofa and windows with fabulous views of the countryside. At the opposite end of the dining room is the kitchen with granite worktops, gas hob, oven, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher and door onto a paved area of the garden with shade for outside dining and lovely views of the garden. From the dining room there are steps to a double bedroom which has a door opening onto the garden and another door through to the bathroom with bath, separate shower, wc, basin and bidet. An alcove houses the washing machine. Stairs from the dining room lead up to the second double bedroom with double bed and sofa bed and great views from the windows. The 2nd bathroom is accessed by a separate staircase from the main reception room and has a bath tub with shower, wc and basin.

Outside. The loggia from the front door is a lovely shady spot to sit and enjoy the view especially with an evening drink. It leads round to the paved area from the kitchen door where a pergola with climbing plants provides a shady spot, here is the outside dining furniture. The garden is densely planted with shrubs and flowers, banks of lavender, roses, rosemary and oleander among them. From the garden area stone steps lead to the pool which is fenced and hedged with large trees at the far end. The pool measures 10x5 metres and has a deep end. It has sunloungers and the trees provide shade to one end of the paved pool area which enjoys all day sunshine. It is a few kilometres down the hill to the village of Spedalicchio where there is a good little grocery store and an excellent restaurant. Two more restaurants, a vineyard and a delightful trattoria/pizzeria are within 10 minutes drive. The small market town of Umbertide is 15 minutes drive and has shops,supermarkets and restaurants plus a colourful weekly market.

Casa Sant'Anna is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals: renting houses since 1993.

More Details

Martin and Emma Daykin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Martin and Emma Daykin

I am the booking agent for Casa Sant'Anna, my name is Emma and I live nearby in the Niccone Valley, with my husband, Martin, two daughters and our cat and dog. We run a small rentals agency called Gorgacce Rentals, named after the first house my parents owned here which they bought in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. Seeking a better life Martin and I (with our then one year old daughter, Isabel,) moved here in 1999 and have taken over most of the running of the rental business although my mum still keeps the accounts! Martin runs regular wine tastings at the vineyard in the valley. He is also a keen walker and often takes people on guided walks and he has written a book of local walks available as an e-book called "Circular Walks on the Tuscany Umbria Border".

Why Martin and Emma Daykin chose Umbertide

The architect owner of this house has created a marvellous interior. It is a spacious house beautifully furnished with some really unusual pieces. The garden is magical, very well planted and with several places to sit in sun or shade and admire the views.

What makes this villa unique

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Casa Sant'Anna. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email.

We invite all our guests to a wine tasting evening at the local vineyard. This is a regular event run by by husband Martin Daykin who recently passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams.


Umbertide Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Lower floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Upper floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lower floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upper floor
  • Books
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private house and pool. Designer furnishings, country views. Free Wifi
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Perfect getaway for a quiet Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week over Christmas and loved it here. It's a lovely house, really well-cared for, you can tell the owners must love being here. We were looking for a comfortable house with nice views to spend some quiet time. We found it here. What was additionally pleasing was the sun streaming in at the front of the house and onto the balcony. The Girasoli restaurant in the valley was very good and very friendly. I would be happy to recommend Casa Sant'Anna to anyone wanting peace, comfort and stunning views.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Casa Sant'Anna.We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the house. Hope to see you again. Emma
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  • 5 of 5

Charming and well looked after house and garden with very extensive beautiful views. Several good restaurants within a short drive. Sarah and I enjoyed our holiday here.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning views fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Incredible views from the pool area and the loggia, where we spent a lot of time in the shade just enjoying the views over the mountains. Nice small courtyard style cottage garden, well looked after, the gardener did visit to water twice during our stay. Roomier inside than you would expect from a 2 bedroom property. Immaculately clean and well presented. Great pizzeria/trattoria a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Views, flowers, interiors to die for in this haven

  • 5 of 5

After a large family holiday at a nearby property my husband and I found peace and tranquility in this delightful haven. The fabulous pieces of furniture make this place something really special compared with other rental properties and we got so many ideas and took so many photos of the different items. Outside the garden full of roses, jasmine, lavender, irises and many other flowers was so pleasant to sit in. There are incredible views over the mountains which we enjoyed from the pool and the loggia. Do visit you won't want to come back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to review.
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Very stylish

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at several properties around the Niccone Valley and Casa Sant'Anna is without doubt the best furnished. You can tell that the owners are designers from their eclectic and stunning choices, we went home with lots of ideas! The house is easy to live in, with lots of space for a family although we were only two. The garden is full of flowers and very well cared for. Easy to get around from, and great not to have to negotiate any terrible gravel roads!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ash, thank you for reviewing Casa Sant'Anna. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Emma
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Lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the house in June 2016 and wished we could have stayed longer. We loved sitting by the pool enjoying the views and the beautiful garden. We loved the quirky furniture too and so many good restaurants nearby. We became regulars at I Mandriani, their pizzas are excellent and the terrace there is a great spot in the evening.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Tuoro beach on Lake Trasimeno
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
55 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Tuoro beach on Lake Trasimeno

There are 4 great restaurants/pizzerias all with outside dining within 10 minutes drive of the house. The two closest are 5 minutes drive (note not walking distance as there are steep hills. The nearest shop is in Spedalicchio about 4km from the house, it has a small grocery store with a deli counter. The town of Umbertide is 12km away and has supermarkets, shops, a colourful weekly market and many restaurants and pizzerias


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $426.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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