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Access Tuscany From This Luxury Centrally Located Villa

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Santa Margherita Is A Charming Six Bedroom, Tuscan Farmhouse

Our Tuscan farmhouse is the way to experience the Italian countryside. In contrast to hotels, our farmhouse provides more room for family and friends, and the freedom to experience the relaxed pace of Italian living from a convenient central location.

Contemporary Kitchen

Beautifully Decorated Indoor Dining Spaces

Lovely Outdoor and Poolside Dining

Large Lap Pool

Spacious Living Areas

Luxurious Bath Suites

The villa sits above an agricultural valley. Enjoy the view of the rolling hillside as you relax poolside or dine under a lush vine canopy. Head to the local market for dinner, have a gourmet chef prepare an authentic meal, or just snack and relax informally in your own private retreat.

Villa Santa Margherita is conveniently located 15 minutes from the famous hilltown of Cortona (featured in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun). The villa is 15 minutes from Arezzo, known for its famous market, and about 20 kilometers from the Umbrian border. Only 6 kilometers away is the small hilltown of Castiglion Fiorentino, which is off the mainline station for the Rome/Florence train service for easy transport and connectivity to other destinations.

Check - In: Saturday 3 p.m.

Check - Out: Saturday 9 a.m.

More Details

Fiona Winterman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

Why Fiona Winterman chose Castiglion Fiorentino

300 year old beautiful farm home that is updated for convenient modern living. This property serves as a fantastic escape from our work-a-day world!

What makes this villa unique

Air-Conditioning throughout, spacious pool, isolated location, nearby walking and biking path that twists through the village, with spectacular views from the foothills of the Alpinite mountains, breathtaking vistas of the olive groves from the terrace, recently restored outdoor pizza oven.

Note: Air Conditioning and Pool Heating is an additional charge which is metered and will due upon check-out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a memorable visit to the Villa Santa Margherita. Although I have traveled quite a bit internationally, this visit was unique! Knowing that we only had a week, we hired a driver who picked us up at the airport and delivered us to our home for the week. Then each morning he picked us up and drove us by the scenic route to one of the destinations on our itinerary and deposited us in front of the duomo in the city center. We passed the other tourists walking up the hill, standing in line for the funicular, or looking for a parking place... At the end of the day, we used the cell phone that comes with the villa to call the driver to pick us up. At least once, he managed to find us when we wandered off...

The villa is beautiful and uber comfortable. Santa Margherita is just at the edge of Castiglion Fiorentino. The train is available there. Two of our party took the train from Rome and really enjoyed that experience. We used the train one day to go to Florence. The driver assisted us in getting our tickets the night before and picked us up late that evening when we returned, exhausted from a wonderful day. CF is centrally located and each of the big six destinations we chose were approximately the same distance from the villa.

It would have been nice to have a car. This was also available through the same driver. Again, a great service as it would have been sitting in the driveway when we arrived from the airport. But we did not do that this trip. We stocked the frig with the breakfast and evening snacks from the local supermarket, and had our main meal of the day, complete with the wonderful local wines, in the city of our destination. We spent our evenings with more local wine and prosciutto, bread and cheese in the villa, enjoyed the quiet and planning the next wonderful day!

The photos speak for themselves. There are many ways to do Tuscany, but I cannot imagine having a better experience. Mariella, the property manager, is available for any needs. She stocked the frig in advance of our first night with our requested staples. The kitchen had everything we needed and I loved being able to greet the Tuscan morning with coffee my way!
Sep 2014
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Castiglion Fiorentino Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The king bed can be made into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , The king bed can be made into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , The king bed can be made into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , The king bed can be made into 2 single beds.
  • Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 2 share a bathroom. All other bedrooms are en suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Family Vacation in Tuscany

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We purchased a week at Villa Santa Margherita at The Chisholm Trail Museum Gala in Cuero, Texas in April 2016. What a pleasant surprise when we arrived October 8 - such beauty and peacefulness awaited us. Mariella was there to greet us and had arranged for a private chef for a couple of nights - we were so impressed with Carlo and Grazia that we had them cook for us 5 nights. We had 13 family members at the Villa for the week and found it very comfortable for such a large group. The Villa's location is wonderful for side day trips to Florence and other small villages. We all fell in love with Tuscany and will most certainly return.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Tuscan Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation in Tuscany was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the wonderful Villa Santa Margherita. I polled the family (which includes 3 teens) and we couldn’t really think of anything to improve. The bedrooms and bathrooms were luxurious and comfortable. The AC worked well. The kitchen had everything we needed.

Mariella was so helpful and all of her suggestions were great. We enjoyed a pizza cooking dinner at a local organic farm, hiring a driver for a day of winery tours, taking the train to Florence, enjoying a gourmet chef-prepared dinner at the Villa, a wonderful meal at The Grotto in Cortona and a successful shopping trip to the outlet mall.

I suspect I will be referring some of our friends your way for future visits!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Santa Margherita is a beautiful villa. We had an incredible trip. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived home from your beautiful villa a week ago and still have Italy on our mind. We had an incredible trip. Thank you for lending your home to us.

I just wanted to let you know that Mariella was absolutely incredible. From the moment we booked the villa to the minute we left she helped to make our stay unforgettable.

She set up the most delicious dinner (taking into account my husband's dietary needs) cooked by a local chef that all 5 members of my family voted as our best meal in Italy.

She introduced us to the most wonderful art teacher and set up my three sons with the most memorable art lesson they may ever have.

She also organized a cooking lesson with the organic farm across the street which turned out to be one of our most fun excursions.

We cannot say enough about Mariella. Her kindness and helpfulness made our entire trip to Tuscany an incredible success.



  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a beautiful place. We stayed with family and friends and could not believe what a perfect vacation we had. Between the beautiful villa, the beautiful surrounding Tuscany views and nature trails there is no place better for a luxurious vacation. We enjoyed day trips to Cortona, Siena and Arezzo. We did a private cooking lesson at a beautiful estate just minutes from the villa, private wine tastings at the local wineries that surround the villa and we had an amazing personal chef preparing dinner at the villa for us our last night. I could not imagine what else we could want. Mariella took wonderful care of us we only had to mention what we wanted to do and she knew the perfect place or person for us. The restaurant recommendations were wonderful as well. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect Italian vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Bar 2000
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Castiglion Fiorentino
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Several Restaurants
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Air Conditioning and Pool Heating is available for an additional fee which will be calculated at the end of the stay. There is also a private chef available for an additional fee also. The chef fee will be determined based on the menu and number of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.