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Romantic vineyard surrounded by flower meadows, olive trees for sole-possession

Bedrooms 4
Space 300 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Santa Croce, a former abbey in the midst of vineyards, olive groves and flower meadows, lays on an absolutely peaceful location, at the edge of a plateau between Orvieto and the Lago di Bolsena, an unspoilt lake with small fishing villages and idyllic beaches. The view extends over the valley of Lapone to the opposite villages of Viceno, Castel Viscardo and Benano with beautiful sunsets. The house is surrounded by shady, old trees, lavish lawns, two enchanted terraces and a fountain which was converted into the mini pool. The biological red wine that we cultivate all around Santa Croce is nowadays stored in the former church. The property was lovingly restored in the old style and was furnished with findings from all over the world. At two levels there are 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 large kitchen, 1 living room with chimney and gallery. We live 2 km away.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2017


Orvieto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
  • All 4 bedrooms are equipped with double beds. We gladly provide you beds for small children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The kitchen is very well-equipped, very spacious and the large, vacant kitchen block invites to share meals. Another refrigerator and freezer are located in the additional 'jam kitchen'. Our gigantic pizza oven is superbly suited for a barbecue outdoors. There are several seating arrangements all around the house. One can reach a large terrace shaded by vines, offering a wonderful view of the valley and known by us as 'the sunset terrace', directly from the kitchen and from the living room. Here, surrounded by roses and lavender, one can spend comfortable hours and long evenings at a large dining table (for 10 persons). Various spice herbs grow right beside the kitchen door in old barrel-casks. One reaches the rustic 'balcony' with beam ceiling and further sitting accommodations for 15 persons from another living room door.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Romantic vineyard surrounded by flower meadows, olive trees for sole-possession
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 of us stayed at this property for a week. It is absolutely beautiful and we would recommend it to anybody who wants a taste of life in the Italian countryside. Our hosts provided us with suggestions on what to do and see in the area. We were allowed to use fresh fruit and vegetables grown on the property. The property is a bit tricky to find but with the directions given by the owner we had no trouble at all. We would absolutely go back if we ever have the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Orvieto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 19 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 1
May 14 2017 - Sep 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2
Sep 18 2017 - Nov 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Mar 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $54

Endreinigung optional: 100 Euro
Zusatzkosten für Buchung mit Hund: 50 Euro

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Bolsena Lake
Car: necessary

Santa Croce lies surrounded by vineyards and olive groves tucked away in the Etruscan hills between Orvieto and the Lago di Bolsena in the trip point of Umbria-Latium-Tuscany. The picturesque village of Sugano with opportunities for shopping bars and post is barely 10 minutes away. Orvieto with many gourmet restaurants, handicraft stores, markets and its sights can be reached within 15 minutes. One can travel to Lago in approx. 20 minutes.


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