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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Cortona Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Max Beds: 6, Min Beds: 6, Double Beds: 3, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 2, Reference: 12673

Treat yourself to an experience within the heart of ancient Cortona! Imagine gathering around the long wooden table in the kitchen for breakfast, then stepping just outside the front door of this Tuscany apartment to explore! Feel at home in this self-catering accommodation in Tuscany with modern amenities and elegant furnishings throughout. In the afternoon, you can stop by for a snack and a quick nap before going out for an evening stroll. The fantastic medieval town of Cortona, which is where the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" starring Diane Lane takes place as well as the book it's based off of by Frances Mayes, is yours to wander as long as you like... and for however long you choose, this holiday accommodation in Tuscany will be your home.

Built in the 14th century, this apartment is an old stone building in the heart of Cortona. Much like a home, this apartment has an on-street entrance with several windows in front and along one side. Lovingly refurbished over several years by the owner, with respect to the traditional Tuscan style, this apartment has many modern conveniences. The apartment has been renovated with careful attention to detail using high quality materials.

(110 m2/1,184 ft2)

Tastefully decorated with antiques and family heirlooms, this vacation apartment has kept its historical character while modernizing its amenities. Many of the doors, windows and wall niches are decorated with bricked arches.

Ground Floor: Entering on the ground floor of this apartment, you will find yourself in a long living room with a sofa, two armchairs, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo, and a fireplace. There is also a cute little bar corner under the stairs. This floor also has a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower, and a laundry room with washing machine.

First Floor: Wooden stairs lead up to a kitchen, equipped with dishwasher, electric oven, and a long wooden table seating up to ten. This room has five windows and is very light. This floor also has one bedroom with a king-size bed (190 cm).

Second Floor: Up another flight of stairs you will find two more bedrooms, one with a king-size bed (190 cm) and the other with two single beds (90 cm). There is also a beautiful bathroom with a marble sink, toilet, and shower stall with marble tiles.

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Personal Chef Service: Upon request

Transfer Service: Upon request

Babysitting: Upon request

Internet Connection: 20 Euros per week

Please Note:

There is a mandatory City Visitor Tax of 6 Euros per person, per week. This is to be paid at arrival.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
mail@rentvillas.com
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

CHARMING APARTMENT in Cortona with Wifi. We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
5

We had a wonderful time and Ivan couldn't have been more helpful and kind....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

We had a wonderful time and Ivan couldn't have been more helpful and kind.

Enjoyed Most:

We loved Cortona and the property allowed us to actually feel like we were part of the town.

Enjoyed Least:

The hike up the hill was a challenge some of the time.

Surrounding Area:

We rented a car so there were so many close towns that we visited---Siena, Asissi, Spello, etc.

Nearby Events or Locales:

We certainly walked to Cortona every day to shop, visit the Etruscan Museum which was unbelievable and of course, the coffee shop to get our cappucino.

Tips or Restaurants:

Au Grotto was a favorite of ours in Cortona.

Directions:

The instructions to meeting someone about how to get to the property were very clear and helpful. The local agency that we dealt with was wonderful. Julie was very helpful since I got the flu on the second day and she helped with sorting out train cancellations and other things.

Check In Out:

Very clear and extremely pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

It was a very nice home with an amazing location in old Cortona. The home is fully renovated t...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

It was a very nice home with an amazing location in old Cortona. The home is fully renovated to present day standards, Bosch gas cook top, easy to operate convection oven, Euro-refrigerator with alot of space, all top of the line appliances including a Bosch clothes washing machine. Towels and linens were clean and fresh, the home was very clean and well appointed. Kitchen has everything a chef would want and I mean everything.

Enjoyed Most:

The kitchen--big long kitchen table right in the kitchen center with a view out the window of the Cortona Valley floor--both by day and then the twinklng lights at night--stunning. We love to buy local and cook every place we travel...a real delight...p.s. no dishwasher but it was not a big deal.

Enjoyed Least:

The location of the home is fantastic but one should know is it's location on one of the very narrow charming streets of old Cortona--very steep by just common day standards--it's a great home but know that if you rent this place you will have to take your time when walking down to the main square and a little bit more time walking back up. We are in very good shape and it was still a pretty darned good workout each time we went out--still we loved the place. All stairs inside are steep but we got used to it after a couple of days.

Surrounding Area:

We had a very nice rental car which we parked on the back entrance but still close by to Cortona. So we were able to drive the local countryside with day trips. Cortona has a very nice piazza where an operatic performance was going on one Sunday with a very nice center strip of stores for shopping and restaurants, also a nice local grocery. You can also walk up the street from No. 23 and walk back out the entry road for a nice flat walk, which we enjoyed immensely.

Nearby Events or Locales:

The only walking distance town is Cortona proper but with GPS you can locate many other small villages--alot of fun to drive the photogenic countryside and see the olive trees, vineyards, old villas and lots of nice little villages. Camucia is the town located right below Cortona and there is a Co-op for a huge grocery ion--excellent meats, veggies, breads, wine and all you need at good prices.

Tips or Restaurants:

Know that you need to be ready for the stairs inside the house--they are steep but doable. If you have trouble with stairs this is not going to be fun. You don't need to bring anything.

Directions:

We used a GPS

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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5

Perfect. ...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Perfect.

Enjoyed Most:

Loved Ivan, the kitchen, and the location!

Enjoyed Least:

Walking up the hill after dinner.

Surrounding Area:

Loved the small town feel, the restaurants, and the central location for day trips.

Check In Out:

We were blessed with homemade pasta, pesto sauce, tiramisu and wine from Ivan on our last day in Cortona!!!! Sooooo delicious!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Fantastic! The property was everything we could have hoped for....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Fantastic! The property was everything we could have hoped for.

Enjoyed Most:

It was a very comfortable and had a homey feel.

Surrounding Area:

Close access to main roads for day trips.

Nearby Events or Locales:

I don't think any town is within walking distance since Cortona is high up on a hill.

Tips or Restaurants:

Cacciatore restaurant was a good find; we ate there twice.

Directions:

Our directions to the rental office were fine. We followed the girl from the office to about halfway then Ivan (owner) met us and we followed him the rest of way. Yes, we had a GPS.

Check In Out:

No, very easy.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

A wonderfully warm and welcoming experience. The reception from Ivan, the homeowner, set the st...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

A wonderfully warm and welcoming experience. The reception from Ivan, the homeowner, set the stage for 2 weeks of a truly Italian and personal experience in the city of Cortona. We fully enjoyed the kitchen and the time spent enjoying our daily cheese, bread, and meats! The views and sounds from the house will stay with us forever! Great property for a family or multiple couples.

Enjoyed Most:

The kitchen was a definite highlight along with the great views and many windows that allowed us to enjoy the sunrise, sunsets, music from the Piazza, sounds of the city and passerbys! Wonderfully refurbished property that met our every need.

Enjoyed Least:

The hill was a bit challenging but definitely a great part of our story in Italy!

Surrounding Area:

Easy access to the train station which allowed us to do both day trips and short getaways to other cities.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Camucia was the nearest town. A short bus or taxi ride but a bit of a walk. Downhill a much more pleasant walk with gorgeous views but coming home requires some training.

Tips or Restaurants:

The property really provided everything we needed! I suggest a SIM card vs using your US mobile access which for us was a challenge. Computer access was no issue but phone access was limited. We loved La Grotta restaurant in town and Osteria del Teatro offered a unique and warm atmosphere with wonderful food. The people at the Despar were very helpful and we loved their Pecorino cheese.

Directions:

It's a 2-minute walk from the Terontola train station to the local agent's office.

Check In Out:

Ivan was so helpful that we had no issues and everything was explained well. The welcome after a long trip with an antipasto dish, a torte, bottled water, juice and fresh flowers was a total treat.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Wonderful. Perfect for anyone who wants an in-town location....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Wonderful. Perfect for anyone who wants an in-town location.

Enjoyed Most:

It was a short, albeit steep, walk to the main piazza.

Enjoyed Least:

Can be a bit chilly.

Surrounding Area:

Cortona and all of Tuscany are great for exploring by car (or on foot in Cortona).

Tips or Restaurants:

Locanda dell'Amoroso in Sinalunga for a restaurant splurge.

Directions:

GPS is the way to go as routes are not labeled and maps are difficult to interpret.

Check In Out:

Easy. Ivan is great. Provided a welcome antipasto and a meal mid-week.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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This apartment is located in the center of Cortona on Via Berrettini, inside the old Etruscan walls. It is situated one block from the church of San Francesco, near the building where Pietro Berrettini (a Baroque painter, architect, and writer) was born. If you walk along via Berrettini, you will reach the highest part of the city, where you can see medieval buildings and alleys all around. You'll find that this city is an encounter with art, history, and culture. You'll rediscover Tuscany's past, which has changed very little in the last 400 years or so. Sitting in the center of the triangle formed by Arezzo, Siena, and Perugia, as well as being near Lake Trasimeno and the Appenines, Cortona is both ideally located for day trips and a sparkling gem of the region. In Cortona there is no end to picturesque streets and amazing historic buildings. Tour frescoed churches from the 13th century; explore the original city walls; see and art exhibit in the 16th century fortress. You can also visit the local museums and libraries, tiptoe around ancient monasteries and tombs dating back to the second century B.C. Dine on the best Tuscan dishes as you look out on an historic palazzo or drive out to one of the villas dotting the countryside. As for shopping, you'll find local handicrafts, antiques, and of course local wines and olive oils that simply outdo anything you've ever tasted! Nearby Attractions: In Cortona (Church of San Francesco, medieval buildings, city walls, art exhibits, museums, shopping) Florence: 100 km/62 mi Orvieto: 80 km/50 mi Assisi: 80 km/50 mi San Gimignano: 60 km/37 mi Perugia: 50 km/31 mi Siena: 45 km/28 mi Montalcino: 40 km/25 mi Pienza: 35 km/21.5 mi Arezzo: 30 km/18.5 mi Montepulciano: 25 km/15.5 mi Lake Trasimeno: 20 km/12.5 mi A1 Motorway: 20 km/12.5 mi Camucia-Cortona train station: 10 km/6 mi

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  • Security Deposit:
    Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 300 EUR.
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Amenities

Cortona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

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