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New for rent 2016. Private house and pool. Designer furnishings, country views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 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.

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 26, 2017

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 Perugia area

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

New for rent 2016. Private house and pool. Designer furnishings, country views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

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: Jul 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the house in June 2016. We loved sitting by the pool looking at the views and enjoying the beautiful garden. We loved the quirky furniture too and so many great restaurants nearby, particularly the pizzas at Mandriani sitting on the terrace.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matt, for taking the time to review Casa Sant'Anna, it is really important to us to get feedback. We love I Mandriani too and eat there whenever we can. Emma
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Great place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a very pleasant week's holiday at Casa Sant'Anna. We appreciated the generous size of all the rooms, all beautifully furnished. Outside the pool was well used and the garden admired. There are several really good restaurants in the valley below, and we ate out everyday. A very relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Lovely house and beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sant'Anna is a lovely ,well appointed house with a beautiful view over the Niccone valley. The interior is light and well furnished with everything that you could need provided. The garden was a delight for the senses,full of gorgeous smelling lavender and herbs.Although in a group of houses ,the outdoor seating areas and the pool are private and not overlooked. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Sant'Anna we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Stylish, fragrant and close to nature

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa Sant'Anna was an utter delight... from its peaceful location in the Umbrian hills to the spacious and stylish interior of the house to the fragrant wonders of its gardens.

We were fortunate to be the first rental guests. Finding the house was straight-forward using the instructions provided by Emma and Martin; about 45 minutes from Perugia's airport, with the last few kilometres ascent pleasingly on tarmac rather than the 'white roads' that so often greet you in such quiet quarters.

The house is every bit as lovely as the gallery suggests, elegant in its simplicity but brought to life with some quirky eclectic furniture. Our arrival was greeted by some tasty treats and kitchen essentials that had been provided by the owners.

Though nestled next to a few other charmingly rustic properties the rooms and layout of the gardens afford privacy and tranquility, with the biggest interruptions coming from vocal blackbirds, cuckoos and doves (no doubt cooing over the beauty of the views) and carpenter bees tracing vectors between lavender and rose bushes. Indeed Casa Sant'Anna's connection with nature is one of its most endearing features. Within a couple of minutes' walk from the house we met half an ark of furry foragers: wild boar, fox, shrew, red squirrel, badger, deer and - somewhat surprisingly in the wild - a family of kittens. Most evenings nightingales provided the soundtrack to our wide-eyed strolls.

Walled towns like Gubbio and Citta di Castello (both less than an hour away) are well worth a visit; and there are some excellent restaurants in the valley below the house. Even so, we found it hard to tear ourselves away from the lavender and rosemary scented terraces, the perfect setting for al fresco dining and contented day dreaming.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark and Elizabeth, thank you very much for your lovely review of Casa Sant'Anna. We are thrilled that you, particularly as the first guests, enjoyed your holiday here. We hope you will return. Again many thanks. Emma
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
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


Rates & Availability

Umbertide Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
June to mid July 2017
May 26 2017 - Jul 13 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
High summer 2017
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
October (pool closed)
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
Apr 27 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 12 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer 2018
Jul 13 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 27 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
October 2018
Sep 28 2018 - Oct 25 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $257.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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