|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
With the feel of a cottage, this farmhouse is in the middle of the Tuscan countryside but is also just a few minutes by car from the center of Cortona where there are many shops and restaurants. Ideal for a large family, the property has two private swimming pools, one of which is shallow and ideal for children.
The farmhouse is situated in a quiet position in the countryside surrounded by many trees and plants. There is a grass-landscaped lawn with tables, chairs, and umbrellas as well as two private swimming pools. The first pool (12m x 6m) is deeper, while the second pool (6m x 3m) is heated shallow, and suitable for children. The property is fenced and parking is available within the grounds.
Ground Floor: There is a living room with couches, armchairs, a TV (local channels only), DVD player, and fireplace. The combined dining room and kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, American coffee maker, Italian coffee maker, and dishwasher as well as a table with chairs. There is one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-sized bed and one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower on this floor.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to three bedrooms and one bathroom. The first and second bedrooms each have a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the third bedroom has two 90 cm single beds. The bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower.
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.
Cook Service: 40 Euros per person
Pre-Stocked Villa: Upon request
Transfer Service: Upon request
Babysitting: Upon request
We had a wonderful time at this property.
It was centrally located near all the small towns around the area.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Cortona - but it was not within walking distance.
Yes, we had a GPS.
My family and I loved the villa. We all felt that it gave us a much better experience of Toscana than staying in a hotel would have.
The house itself was amazing...truly what I always have thought of when thinking about a house in Italy
The surrounding area and towns were amazing. We enjoyed exploring the little cafes and going to the grocery store like everyone else. People were tremendously helpful.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Pietraia was the nearest small (very small) town. Not within walking distance but we did stop at the 2 shops in the village. Terontola was next...driving distance not far. The people that manage the properties were amazing! Couldn't have helped more. They were very responsive to all requests. Camucia was the next biggest town...lovely town...great cafe in center of town.
Tips or Restaurants:
Everything we didn't bring based upon your suggestions was provided. We were all very surprised and very pleased with the things available to us at the villa up to and including things like a salad spinner and mandolines! We enjoyed cooking at the villa but traveled around so much and just stopped at various places--all with great food, fresh ingredients, and helpful (patient) waitstaff.
We did get a GPS with the car rental and used it a lot. Not sure you can do anything to improve the directions. As per RentVillas' instructions, we went to the manager in Terontola first. She then led us to the property. It worked very well.
Check In Out:
Since none of us speak much Italian and the villa owners spoke little English it is amazing what can be accomplished with sign language. Check in/out were very smooth!
The property is located four kilometers from Camucia. Although Camucia has a market, shops, and a train station (making trips to other Tuscan cities easy and convenient), Cortona, which is just five kilometers away, is where you'll want to spend lots of time. Cortona is an ancient Etruscan town and is full of art, history, and culture. Tour frescoed churches from the 13th century; explore the original city walls, and then visit an art exhibit in the 16th century fortress. You are also sure to find restaurants featuring delicious Tuscan dishes and ancient tombs dating back to the second century BC. There are plenty of shops selling antiques, crafts, wines, and olive oils, as well as a bank, post office, and pharmacy. Good day trip destinations from the property are Arezzo, Perugia, and Siena. Siena: 75 km Perugia: 52 km Arezzo: 30 km Cortona: 5 km Camucia: 4 km