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Spectacular Umbrian Villa In Natural Reserve - Complete Tranquility

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Just Renovated 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Massive Private Pool, Gorgeous Views

Casale Napoletano is a 5 bedroom farmhouse located in a natural reserve area in the Umbrian foothills of the Italian countryside. Situated in the province of Perugia, the villa is very close to Tuscany and you can reach cities such as Florence, Cortona, San Gimignano, Chianti, Montepulciano as well as all of the splendid hill towns of Umbria including Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, Deruta, Gubbio, Montefalco, Orvieto, local wineries, monasteries, etc...

The property has an exceptionally large private pool and 15m long (50 feet) pergola which overlooks the rolling countryside. Perfect for long sunny days or a dip with cocktails after a day of touring the surroundings.

A small country road winds its way up from the valley to San Benedetto where an even smaller, private, ½ km (about ¼ mile) lane leads to this wonderful retreat where life is slow and uncomplicated. Surrounded by olive trees, Casale Napoletano has been transformed in 2013 into an immaculate and beautiful property. The house offers complete privacy, nestled in the surrounding beauty of Umbria with no other residences in sight. It is likely that the closest you will get to stress is choosing which terrace on which to sip a glass of local wine while sampling locally made cheeses, meat, olive oils and tartuffi (truffles) with fresh, crusty bread. While Casale Napoletano’s situation is exceptionally private, it is only a 5 minute drive to the town of Umbertide which has several supermarkets, restaurants, trattorias, cafes, a small Old Town and a market every Wednesday.

The home has been completely and beautifully renovated from top to bottom in 2013 using only local materials and traditional Umbrian craftsmanship. It has all new appliances, including dishwasher an American style refrigerator, italian-made oven with 5 gas burners, new bathrooms including a deep free-standing Philippe Starck bathtub, custom made glass showers, large hot water heater, new plumbing, windows and screens, brand new mattresses, pillows and linens. You are assured of a comfortable stay. Perfect for families and friends! The outdoor brick oven is great for making pizzas and meats.

If interested, the owner can help arrange cooks, cooking lessons in English or Italian, wine tasting at the house, delicious prepared local meals delivered to you upon arrival or during your stay, or just about anything else you may want.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About The Owner

Born, raised and educated in the US, moved to Europe in 1999 Owner speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and some German. Currently resides in Switzerland and spends vacations between Italy and the US.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why The Owner chose Perugia area

Authenicity, tranquility and peace without isolation. Magnificent views, wonderful people, food and very close to so much history and antiquity. This is truly Italy. Spectacularly beautiful location that easily absorbs tourists without being overtaken by them.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The lifestyle, the tranquility of the location, the beautiful setting, love of Italy and family heritage. Nearby farmer and his wife can prepare delicious and authentic Umbrian food for you that is all grown locally including oils, pastas, meats, vegetables and truffles.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Michael,

Hi, we want to thank you again for a wonderful stay in Umbertide. We really enjoyed your home and it was perfect for the group we were with. We really appreciate all the tips and coordination you gave us to help make our week very special and we really felt like we had a vacation.



As you know we dined twice with Franco and Anna, we would like to ask you to send them a note or when you speak to them next to let them know that we loved the experience they gave us. They are very special people that warmed our hearts and made our vacation memorable. You have really been lucky to meet such special people that take your guests in with such open arms and warmth.



The pizza experience was great, we really appreciated them showing us how to make the pizzas.



On behalf of my friends, thank you and I hope the review I put on is visible now to you.



Best wishes to you and your family and kisses to Franco and Anna from all of us!
Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Perugia airport 38 km; Rome, Florence, Bologna 2hr
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Umbertide
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Umbertide
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Umbertide
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Fano, Ancona
Car: necessary

Rome or Florence are the most popular points of entry in Italy for visitors to Umbria, however there are a number of other possibilities including Bologna, Pisa, Ancona, Milan and Perugia's own local airport- St Egidio, from which it is a mere half hour drive to reach Casale Napoletano.

Casale Napoletano is the perfect local base from which to explore the region as it is a 5 minute drive to the E45 motorway which gets you to the breathtaking hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany, Florence, Pisa and Rome. A 10 minute drive brings you to the beautiful village of Montone, ranked as 'one of the most beautiful villages in Italy' and is home to the Umbrian Film Festival. Within a short drive you can find yourself in magnificent villages and historic cities rich in both culture and landscape including Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, and the world renowned village of Deruta known globally for its stunning hand painted pottery…or at Lake Trasimeno, the largest lake in Italy. A 45-90 minute drive brings you to the majority of Tuscan hill towns including Siena, Cortona, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Chianti, Tuscan Wineries and olive oil producing Umbrian Monasteries. Several hill towns are encircled by Etruscan walls with streets lined with medieval and renaissance palazzi. Endowed with historical monuments and art, the endless beauty of the region speaks for itself. Approximately two hours driving brings you to Florence, Pisa or Rome.

Amenities

Umbertide Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Deep Philippe Starck bath, custom glass shower, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Brand new bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Brand new
  • All bathrooms are completely brand new with custom made amenities and high quality, italian or european made fixtures and fittings
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with sitting room and large ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 160 x 200 bed, Large anitque wardrobe, new mattress,linens
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bed is 160 x 200 cm
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bed is 160 x 200 cm
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , each bed is 140x200, comfortable for 1 adult or two children
  • Master Bedroom All bedrooms have new mattresses and linens •Custom iron stairs lead to enormous master suite with king-sized bed (180x200cm), antique furnishings •Studio sitting area overlooking pool and hills and an Umbrian “cassapanca,” or wooden chest dating to 1740 in Master suite with simple wooden desk Free WIFI
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

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5

Luxury, privacy, tranquility -- and gourmet meals!

  • 5 of 5

Casale Napoletano provided a well deserved and much needed break from the harried pace of city life. We found the Villa to be spectacular and absolutely charming. The home is well apportioned with all the latest features that one would expect in a modern 21st century home in a major metropolitan city in the US, but it's located in a completely renovated and tastefully decorated Italian farmhouse in the Umbrian hills. We were two families with two children each (ages 10-9-8-7), along with an older couple for a total of 10 people. We never felt crowded, and enjoyed dining in the kitchen, as well as al fresco on the patio. The swimming pool overlooking the valley and mountains is breathtaking.

We HIGHLY recommend contracting some of the catering options offered by Mike. A "cena rustica" catered by Franco and Anna at their Casata was spectacular --- a bountiful harvest of delicious antipasto, freshly made crostini, hand made potato-truffle gnocchi, grilled sausage, chicken, steak, and lamb chops -- left us wanting for nothing. A Pizza Night - again catered by Franco and Anna at the Casata -- was the best pizza (16 different ones!) we've ever tasted in our lives. (Note to self: Need to include the outdoor brick pizza oven in the patio renovation plans!). Another delicious meal to have catered in by Franca and Sabrina - homemade tagliatelle with wild boar sauce, various crostini & bruschetta, and homemade tiramisu -- all was to die for.

While the house is outfitted with air conditioning, we found no need to use it -- located on the mountainside, simply keeping the windows open at night, and then closing sun-facing shutters in the daytime kept the house cool and extremely comfortable. Situated roughly two hours north of Rome, and two hours south of Florence, we found the location to be ideal for conducting day trips to some of the cities and towns we had only read about or seen in the movies. Assisi, Perugia, Montone, Siena -- were all locations that were anywhere from 10 minutes to 90 minutes away -- plenty close to conduct day trips. After so many day trips, there came a time where we just wanted to spend time at the pool and relax at the house -- and Casale Napoletano was IDEAL for that!

Hit the "Reserve" button now! You will not regret it!

Damon, Alice, Raquel, & DD

Steve, Ming, Weston, & Kate

Fong & Wendy

June/July 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

amazing

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely amazing, the pictures don't come close to the actual space. Nobody could want anything more, the house was truly beautiful and so easy to live in, the pool was crystal clear and inviting, the amenities were more than any one could expect, and I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
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Heaven in Umbria

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week and a half. Loved the quiet solitude. Enjoyed this spectacular property emensely. Views are spectacular. This property is beautiful and renovated extremely tastefully. Loved the kitchen. Thank you Michael! Troy and Laura.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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An incredible and unforgetable experience in Casa Napoletano.

  • 5 of 5

An incredible and unforgetable experience in Casa Napoletano. That are the words that describe our holiday the best. Located on top of the hill, we have had the most beautiful afternoon snapshots. Words and pictures can't capture the wonder of this villa. We where there for 5 weeks, had different family members visit us. Everybody had the same "ahhhhh's" and wowwww's". Most important is the communication with the owner Michael: fluent speaking english and Italian, with very quick response in case of a question. Very polite and helpfull. We where there with young children (youngest was 3). Before the holiday we where a bit afraid for the swimming pool, wich is laying lower but we put a chair in font of the stairway downstairs, so that was no problem. The house is very clean and the kitchen has everthing a cook needs. Thank you Michael for this great escape! Cheers

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

A Stunning Home

  • 5 of 5

Casale Napoletano is just fantastic!!!!! This is an absolutely gorgeous house, beautifully designed and extremely well-appointed. The spaces, both inside and out, are quite spectacular, and the terraces and pool area are truly stunning. We loved it and will return again and again.

The listing was very accurate. The photos are great and, if anything, they do not do the property the justice it deserves.

The owner is amazing and was helpful beyond belief. We cannot say enough about him. He made our experience a truly excellent one.

An absolute find....so share it only with your very best friends!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A Sublime Experience

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully situated atop a steep hill (nearly a small mountain) overlooking a valley and facing a line of near-mountains in the distance. Often in the morning the valley is filled with a line of clouds, and above them range the gorgeous hills. The villa is surrounded by active farmlands, with cows and goats wandering in nearby fields, roosters crowing (but not too early), and the constant cheering sound of many birdsongs (including doves and cuckoos). There are three terraces from which you can view the surrounding countryside and the delightful pool (which has a covered pergola on one side, and plenty of tables and seating for outdoor entertaining). A wood-fired pizza oven is just down from the house--and lovely gardens with lavender and rosemary, various flowers and flowering trees and bushes, and at least one cherry tree and one fig tree close to the pool area. The setting is heavenly (though slightly difficult of access on a steep, curvy, and unpaved narrow road about a half mile long).

The villa itself is comfortably and tastefully furnished, with every modern convenience. The three bathrooms are well appointed (though a few additional towels might be helpful--and some wash cloths, though I realize that these are not typical in Europe). The five bedrooms and three sitting areas are nicely furnished in neutral colors, with simple touches both rustic and modern. The top outdoor terrace has a dining table and chairs for eight or ten, plus several rocking chairs. It is a wonderful place to dine and watch the day wane, or have a glass of fabulous Umbrian wine. The kitchen has excellent stainless appliances (large fridge, superior gas range, and dishwasher) and a huge beautiful island with seating for six. The cupboards are fully stocked with dishes and glassware, pots and pans, electric kettle, Italian stovetop coffee pots, etc. Our party of six adults (ages 70-18) was perfectly comfortable in the villa, found it plentifully spacious and, with bedrooms on three levels, comfortably private as well. The villa is a great launching pad for 1-2 hour drives to various sights: Florence, 2 hours away, ditto Monte Vettore and San Marino. Arezzo, Spoleto, and Assisi are closer, as is the ancient village of Montefalco, with its many vineyards (and wine tasting opportunities).

Franca and Sabrina provide delicious prepared meals if you wish. Anna and Franco's rustic dinner, like them, is just the best: Italia's warmest welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $597.51

Additional daily cleaning possible at extra charge of €150/day. €180/day for parties of 8 or more.

There is a small structure with an oven and some flowers en route from main road to the property. This structure belongs to the caretaker of the property and is not for guest use

These photos are real, not staged, unlike many listings

It is strongly suggested that you pay by credit card using the Homeaway/VRBO website in order to avoid any potential on line scams. Payment is accepted in Euros, US$ or Swiss Francs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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