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Private Luxury Villa For 2 Couples In Central Tuscany Near Towns & Vineyards

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa On 2 Levels With 1 Bedroom & Bath Each Level, Garden, Pool, Close To Town

The ideal 2-bedroom and 2 bath home for your dream vacation in Tuscany. La Casella is an expertly renovated villa with a private pool and panoramic views from its hillside location close to town. You'll enjoy the lush garden planted with roses, herbs and olive trees with covered outside dining al fresco and views over the countryside from two covered terraces, and from the chaise lounges on the sunny brick-paved pool area. La Casella is a private well furnished villa on two levels; perfectly suited for couples or a small family.

La Casella has:

• 2 levels with private outside entry to both, total size 2200 sq. ft.

• total of 2 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 kitchen/dining areas, garden room

• Sleeps 4 adults (+ 2 people in sofabed) max.

Villa's ground floor:

• Bedroom with queen size canopy bed, en suite bath with shower

• Kitchen with cook top, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer

• Dining room with table and 6 chairs

• Living room with fireplace, sofa group, TV

• Garden room with glass walls, sofa and table with 2 chairs

• Wi-Fi, Sat TV, laptop, CD-player, hairdryer in bath

• Washing machine, drying on line, iron and ironing board

Villa's upper floor:

• Bedroom with king size bed, en suite bath with tub and separate shower

• Kitchen with cook top, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer

• Dining area with table and 6 chairs

• Living room with fireplace, sofa group, sofa-bed, TV

• Wi-Fi, Sat TV, hairdryer in bath

Outdoor features:

• Set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens and countryside on a hillside with views

• 2 sheltered outdoor seating areas with tables and chairs

• Vegetable garden with fresh produce available to guests during the season

• Gated driveway and covered parking for 3 cars

• 5x12 meter swimming pool and terrace with chaise lounges



• Housekeeping 1 time during the week and final cleaning

• Additional cooking available for dinners on request

• Garden and pool maintenance daily during the summer

• Owner available to assist by phone in English


• Closest town with restaurants and shops is Cetona: 2 km = 5 minute drive

• Walking time to Cetona is about 30 minutes

• Autostrada exit at Chiusi: 11 km = 15 minutes

• Main-line train station at Chiusi: 8 km = 12 minutes

• 30 minutes to Montepulciano

• 1 hour to Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, Orvieto

• 1.5 hours to Florence, Pisa, Assisi

• 2.5 hours to Rome

More Details

Property Manager
Zak, manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian, finnish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Zak, manager

We have been living in Tuscany and renting villas since 1998, making us one of the longest serving rental agencies of villas in this beautiful part of Italy. Besides La Casella, which is our favorite vacation property, you can find many others on our website at

Why Zak, manager chose Val di Chiana

After a long search for the perfect country house for our family vacations and retreats, we discovered this ruin of house and tower near the marvelous hill town of Cetona. We love this region for it's natural beauty from the majestic Mt Cetona down to the fertile farming valley of Val di Chiana where the highway and train lines run. You will have an easy time on day-trips to all over Tuscany and Umbria, either by car or train from this central location.

The wooded slopes of Mt Cetona are dotted with many farms, towns and villages adored by travelers. Food is delicious, wines are superb and low cost making it a joy to feast at several local restaurants right here in Cetona. This region is loaded with things to see and do, and we are happy to give you advice and share our peace of heaven with you.

What makes this villa unique

Historical notes:

The house is formed by two parts and the oldest part that currently is the highest one, during the medieval period, was one of the various sighting Towers utilized by the papal army in the area. For this reason, it was built on the top of the hill from where it is possible to have a great view all over the region.

During the centuries, due to wars and weather conditions, part of the tower fell down and it was rebuilt in various ways always in consideration of its use as a watch tower, for housing and farm storage. The lower part of the house, was built attached to the old Tower in the second half of 1800's. Up to when the owner bought and remodeled it, the ground floor was used as a stable, cow shed and pigsty, while the tower was a storehouse for grains. The upper floor was dedicated to the living area of the family. You can see the story of the remodeling and the changes in the photos you find at the house-book of the villa.


Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Golf Club Valdichiana
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Chiusi - Chianciano Terme exit
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Car: necessary

Central location with short drive to all attractions in Tuscany and Umbria, with the market town of Cetona only 1 mile away, and just 10 minute drive to the Autostrada exit. Cetona has good restaurants, cafes and shopping. The local area has many ancient hill-towns, monasteries, castles, and vineyards to visit. See the Etruscan museum in Chiusi. You can ride bikes, walk and hike the well-marked nature tracks. Join wine tasting and cooking classes, shop at the weekly outdoor markets. Take a hot air balloon ride and play golf, tennis and ride horses. Come in winter to ski at Monte Amiata, Tuscany's highest mountain..


Cetona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , poster bed with canopy
  • both bedrooms include a folding bed for a child
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We love this comfortable country house and especially since it's close enough to walk into Cetona. The stones and bricks salvaged and reused add centuries old patina. Travetine stone stairs and vintage wrought iron gates set this place apart. Admire the panoramic views up the mountain and down to the valley. Neighbors are far enough not to be any bother, or to be seen. Giant tall cypresses and oaks shield us from sight. The terraced grounds were replanted with olive and fruit trees, in addition to several older ones there already. The pool occupies an open terrace below the house, with a wide patio for sunbathing. The secret outdoor room between the pool and the house has become the guest's favorite hangout in the afternoons because it's well furnished and in the shade. We have lights there so in the evenings people like to sit out for drinks after dinner, well into the night. Come join us!


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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a very peaceful and restorative stay at La Casella in September - the house is beautifully presented and benefits from panoramic views. The pool is stunning, and is kept in pristine condition by the charming caretakers. We found the local town Cetona to be charming and very friendly. Thoroughly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house, pool, location and views

  • 5 of 5

The House was in excellent condition, comfortable and perfect for us - a family of 4 with older children (14 & 11yrs) although I wouldn't recommend for young children due to many steps and the access to bedroom 2 being outside. The owner was friendly, easily contactable and arranging check in and check out was easy.

The house, gardens and pool were beautiful - all immaculately maintained. The pool was larger and warmer than we had expected and the garden was huge with lovely views making it a relaxing place for us to sit while the children spent hours in the pool. There were 2 seating areas and a barbecue area.

The location of the property was fantastic, being quiet but with only a short drive (or half hour walk) to the nearby town of Cetona. The town was an amazing find with a couple of lovely cafes in the piazza, a few restaurants and couple of shops - all we needed for a week. We loved this place and will definitely return.

Zak, the manager was quick to respond and so helpful with any questions prior to booking and travel advice. An excellent experience all round!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Donnelly family, for your kind review, it was very thorough and mentioned some of the most important features of La Casella. Lucio, the owner, wanted to also thank you for being so kind to the caretakers, Mario and Anna, and for your respect for the house, garden and pool. We all would enjoy having you back for a holiday in the near future. Warm regards, Zak, the manager
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Vacanza perfetta!

  • 5 of 5

La casa è bellissima e ben curata. Una vera dimora di campagna accogliente e rifinita nei particolari oltre che ben equipaggiata. La piscina ed il giardino sono un'oasi di pace. Anche la posizione , a mio parere, è ottima per l'ambiente circostante vario, molto tranquillo, ma comunque situato a 5 minuti di macchina dal paese di Cetona, carinissimo.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Beatrice, for writing about your enjoyable stay at La Casella. We look forward to you coming back next summer!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50

Weekly rate includes electricity, water, wi-fi, a mid-week cleaning, final cleaning, bed-linen, bath and pool towels.
5-day rate includes electricity, water, wi-fi, bed-linen, bath and pool towels and final cleaning.
Not included in the rates are land-line telephone calls, central heating and wood for the fireplace; these are metered and paid locally based on usage.
Dinners at the villa and extra cleaning service can be available, please ask us for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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