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Luxury Country Living in Tuscany-Renovated Farmhouse with Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

-Completely Renovated Multi-Level Stone Farmhouse

-Located Above the Niccone Valley near Cortona, Tuscany

-Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms, Gourmet Kitchen

-Fifteen Acres of Ancient Olive Groves

-Private Swimming Pool, Outdoor Dining, 180 Degree Views

Casa Montisole is a beautiful 300 year old stone farmhouse that has just recently been renovated. A tremendous amount of effort has been put into creating an accommodation that exceeds the expectations of our guests. We call it 'Luxury Country Living'. The original character of the house was kept intact, while modern amenities were integrated into the interior. Elements such as a gourmet kitchen with fireplace, brand new appliances, granite counter top, glass door cupboards, dishwasher and American style refrigerator. Bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and shower, feature large beds, luxury linens and comforters and plenty of drawer space. The living room features leather sofas, a fireplace, and a plasma TV with DVD player. A private pool and garden offer panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding hills. Outdoor dining and barbeque areas are set among ancient olive trees that accent the garden.

Location

-Casa Montisole is located near the Umbrian border in Central Italy

-Shopping And Restaurants 7 minutes

-Cortona 25 minutes

-Montepulciano 45 minutes

-Siena 1 hour

-Chianti 1 hour 20 minutes

-Florence 1 hour 40 minutes

-Rome 2 hours 30 minutes

Keywords: Villa, farmhouse, cottage

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

Why The Owner chose Cortona area

I fell in love with the area on one of our many trips to Italy and decided this was the place I wanted to retire. After renovating the house, I invited various friends to stay and use the house, they were so impressed that I decided to open the doors to other guests who would also appreciate the house, the area and the convenience to many of Tuscany and Umbria's historical and beautiful sites.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Casa Montisole is located on a hilltop above a beautiful agricultural valley with 180 degree views of countryside, valleys and nearby ancient castles. It is a magical place that is wonderful for relaxation or a great base to use for sightseeing and getting to know Tuscany and Umbria.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A little bit of heaven"
Aug 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Luxury Country Living in Tuscany-Renovated Farmhouse with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Trip of a life time!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home has everything you need! Our family stayed in this gorgeous farmhouse for a week last summer and can't stop talking about it! We hope to visit again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Casa Montisole is a fantastic place. Well equipped and very comfortable. The interior is tastefully decorated with all mod cons but the character of the farmhouse fully preserved. The pool and garden are lovely and the views stunning. The location is very convenient for exploring around Lake Trasimeno and Northern Umbria. It is a great place to relax in lovely countryside. The local towns of Umbertide and Mercatale have all the provisions you will need. Recommend a trip to Cortona and Montone as well as Gubbio and Citta di Castello.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Casa Montisole magnificent

  • 5 of 5

Newly remodeled baths and kitchen, but awesome Tuscan character. Views were remarkable, pool exhilarating, lovely meals on the trellis patio looking over the valley! Oh God I want to go back just writing this! Everything we dreamed it would be and more.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moraga, California, USA
5

Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

To describe Casa Montisole as absolute perfection is an understatement. I stayed at the beautiful house with a group of friends and I could not imagine a more wonderful trip. The house's interior is decorated with taste and the kitchen is fully equipped. All of our modernized needs and comforts were met (while keeping the Tuscan style in tact!) inside of a timeless, stone farmhouse- a perfect balance. The front yard is very large and I would have been happy staying out there for the entire trip. There is a wonderful wooden gazebo with a table underneath, perfect for eating meals at. The pool is great to cool down in while, of course, gazing out onto the rolling hills (talk about a view!). I also loved the feel of being surrounded by beautiful nature while laying out in the sun! There are also many olive groves and vineyards within walking distance. The rest of the trip was such an adventure- I highly recommend visiting the town of Cortona- and it was always so nice returning to Casa Montisole after exploring. The local town of Mercatale just down the hill should have all you need and has a very quaint feel to it which makes it nice to shop around and meet locals. I really appreciated how much work and thought the owners seem to put into their house to make it above and beyond for their guests. There is also a property manager who speaks great English who was very helpful. I will definitely be returning to Casa Montisole and would recommend it to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Unforgettable vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Montisole last October with two other of our couple friends. We had been planning this trip for a while and looked around a lot at many properties to rent, but decided on this one as it looked so nice in the photos. We were so pleased with our selection. It was even better in person. The rooms were a good size, the furniture and decor were very nice, modern, comfortable and chic. The bathrooms were fantastic- clean, modern, really nice. The interiors looked brand me and well designed, a perfect mix of modern faux with a 300 year old Italian country villa. We loved it as soon as we set foot inside and felt instantly right at home!

We were at first a little nervous about renting a house in the countryside, away from the average touristy areas. But it was absolutely fine. We found it easily (the owner gave us good directions). There was a property manager who let us in and helped us out when we needed it (she spoke English thankfully as none of us spoke Italian). The house was centrally located for planets of interesting day trips. And in the end we were just so happy just to spend a relaxing day at the house eating fresh homemade food and drinking quite a few bottles of good Italian wine out in the gardens of the house (when I'm Rome, do as the Romans do!). The weather was perfectly warm, we didn't use the pool but it was so nice to lay around it in the afternoons. It really was a dream vacation for all of us and hope to some day be able to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
5

Made our vacation so special!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with our choice for this property. Everything was above our expectations. The house was well appointed and comfortable with all the basic needs that an American would enjoy and expect/want, yet still very charming in an old fashioned Italian, dreamy kind of way. (Our 2nd location for the trip, the following week in the north, was not nearly as nice). Our entire stay at the 'Casa Montisole' was absolutely delightful and we felt at home and part of the Italian countryside (the views are breathtaking and so relaxing!). The property manager was so helpful and spoke perfect English. Such a wonderful experience! We gladly give it five stars!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Local winery tours and tastings are available, Yoga instruction, Italian language instruction, Tennis lessons, Italian cooking lessons are all available for an additional fee

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

There is an additional heating fee of $25 per night during the late fall, Christmas and winter periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cortona Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Bedroom Number 2, Queen size Beds (1) Bedrooms Number 1 and 3, Twin or Single Beds (1) In addition to a queen bed in bedroom number 3, a twin bed with a pullout trundle twin bed is available but best used for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Olive groves are a part of the property and open for guests to stroll through

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