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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian

Space, luxury & peace, 360 views, 32 acres, pool. 1 hr N Rome. Inclusive prices

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Rural Villa, 4 bed, 4 reception, 5 shower, 6 WC, many terraces with 3 big tables

A 'Wow!' property, and our second home. Private, quiet, spacious villa, with own olive grove, vineyard & woodland totalling 13 Hectares (~32 acres), 1km from medieval village. Private: 12 x 6m infinity pool (with remote control child-safe cover) & underwater seat along west side, international size boule court, extensive terraces, outside wood oven. The Villa is located in the River Tiber ('Tivere' in Italian) conservation area, and the river can (just!) be seen from the garden, together with, in the other direction, Umbria. The Villa is 7km from the Autostrada, and the river crossed on the way is the Tivere. Detailed photo directions are provided, and arrival & departure is very easy.

Rural villa sleeping 8 in peace & comfort. Floor area of approximately 300m2 on 2 ½ floors, together with a roof terrace. The house and gardens are not overlooked.

On all sides, the 360o views are impressive, and overlook the valley of the River Tiber (Tivere) to the west, agricultural land and hill villages all around with a backdrop of unpopulated mountains and the Soratte mountain to the south west. Village shops are 1.2km, a 10-15 minutes undulating walk. Supermarkets are within 10-15 minutes by car.

Internet radios and iPad & Apple docking station with speakers, excellent wi-fi and a pleasant, private, spacious office with table & chairs and own WC overlooking the pool as a quiet work place (if you really must on holiday!) Phone signal for mobile phones. Satellite TV, DVD player and 100 + DVD's - mostly English language.

Rome 1 hour by train, about 8 Euro (station 5 minutes away by car) or Autostrada.

Sun (and shade available) all day. Great terraces for sundowners: three large outside tables each with eight chairs. 11 sun-loungers, 8 sun-chairs, small tables, 4 sun umbrellas, etc, etc. Local manager and wife live locally discretely supplying support if needed.

Responsive owner is delighted to interact with you with information you can share with your family and friends.

The rural Villa and its grounds is completely private and not overlooked, but close to the village. It is well back from its secondary road access, and with electric gates, so safe for children to explore its 32 acres/13 hectares. Either by train (station is 5 minutes away by car) or via autostrada central Rome is only an hour away.

Local places to visit:: In no particular order: Vescovio - ~20-25 minutes. Nice little restaurant next to a very old church with underground crypt. Farfa - religious little village. 8th Century I think. One or two restaurants outside village. ~30 minutes distant. Casperia - visible from the east garden. Hillside village with many steps and view and a few bars. ~30 minutes. Poggio Mirterto (good market – mostly clothes - third ? Friday of the month) Viterbo - Medieval small (like a film set!) - maybe ~1 hour. Etruscan restaurant recommended for excellent and cheap local food and grappa (Euro 1 per glass!). Some pleasant shopping streets too. Also antique shops. Gavignano – nothing much about it, but an interesting market on the third Sunday (or is the last Sunday?) of the month. Orvieto. Hill top town with a lot of history and catacombs. One hour north on Autostrada. Bagno Regio - AMAZING (walking uphill) access to medieval hill top village - 15 minutes from Orvieto and virtually unknown to non-locals.

Rome & the best beach: Ostia beach west of Rome - the best. The others are overdeveloped. This is pretty natural, with sand and dunes. Great ' Meditterane' beach restaurant & sun-bed and umbrella hire at Km 8.5 - excellent fish. Arrive early in summer as parking is along the road and limited. Tip the man who appears to look after you car about 3 Euro for the day (but that is the only charge, and if he is still there when you leave, he'll help you into the traffic flow.)

Rome: culture, shopping and people watching - 1 hour.

Some recommendations : Personal favourite restaurants and destinations notes are provided to clients by e mail.

Former guests have enjoyed golf: several courses nearby - details on request.

A car is recommended. Both Rome airports - about one hours drive away if the traffic is kind - have car hire companies, which do not exist locally to Stimigliano. A GPS for your car is highly recommended to navigate the country roads and/or Rome.

Collection from Stimigliano station can be arranged for arrival and departure (but note: no car hire firms or taxis locally - this is real Italy with few tourists.) Fumicino and Ciampino airports (Rome's two airports) are each about 1 hour from Villa Elefanti by car. There is a direct train line from Fumicino airport to Stimigliano (look for trains going to Orte end station - they go though central Rome, but no changes are needed. There are usually 2 an hour: check timetables at the stations. Tickets are cheap and must be validated before travel.)

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Adrian (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

The pleasure of discovering this place is only comparable to the sadness of leaving it. But for how long? If Paradise existed it should look similar to this place with Adriano as St Peter, the custodian of the keys.

Marvellous Tuscania, Viterbo and Torquinnia add to the treasures of the place: the house of the olives of Stimigliano: the place where you can discover the other treasures of the Etruscans.

If the Romans could have known this place, they wouldn’t have taken the Sabinian with them, they would marry them right here, and Rome would have been born here.

Thank you.
Jul 2011
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Space, luxury & peace, 360 views, 32 acres, pool. 1 hr N Rome. Inclusive prices
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have taken a villa for our annual summer break for some time now and try to vary where we go. I found Villa Elefanti on the HomeAway website and it seemed perfect for our needs. The booking process was seamless with the owner Adrian being incredibly helpful and informative. We duly booked for two weeks….

On our arrival we were immediately taken by the spectacular location of this villa - it is very private and secluded and has breathtaking views from all sides of the property. The view over the infinity pool is particularly special - something you never tired of. The large pool is one of the best we have experienced with easy access and a very convenient ledge running along one side - perfect for sunbathing and reading! The villa itself is amazing in every respect. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with excellent bathrooms (a treat to have such excellent showers). We loved the well-equipped kitchen with a large table on the terrace right outside where we had most of our meals. In fact you can eat in various locations so you can vary this accordingly.

It was hot whilst we were there so we didn't really use any of the indoor sitting rooms but they were spacious and well furnished and I can see them being a real bonus in the Spring/Autumn. The wifi was excellent and enabled us to stream the test matches from the UK; our daughters were able to use their IPads and kindles to download and watch programmes in the evenings.

The area is perfect for exploring. Being so close to Rome, the transfer was very straight-forward and took no more than an hour each time. Adrian's instructions/directions are first class so, even though the villa is in a remote location, there was no danger in getting lost. The girls had a great day out in the capital (very convenient and cheap train service form the village station) and we ventured further afield to visit the Villas Adriano & Deste and the incredible Bagnoregio which is a must visit. We ate out twice at the De Lina restaurant as recommended and they served the most wonderful pizzas with house wine at an incredible 4 Euros! We struggled to get the bill to over 12 euros a head!

All in all, we had a holiday of a lifetime and felt very spoilt to be based at Villa Elefanti - it is truly a magical place and I recommend it wholeheartedly and unreservedly. The owner and his handyman Adriano couldn't have been more helpful and were always available to us. We will certainly return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark, Our enjoyment of Villa Elefanti and its location align very much with your family's. It is easy to enjoy 'real Italy' around Stimigliano, and the local Italian's are not 'tourist weary' and show it! And travelling to Rome quickly demonstrates the differences in prices of a major (and wonderful!) tourist destination from an Italy priced for Italians. Fortunately, its easy and cheap to return to the tranquility of Villa Elefanti. Thank you for your review, which will help others decide between the huge number of opportunitis available to them, and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends back again. Best wishes, Adrian
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Luxurious tranquility with real character!

  • 5 of 5

' What a fabulous holiday we have had in Villa Elefanti.It feels like home, but with more than a touch of luxury.The renovation of this charming farmhouse , capacious bathrooms and bedrooms and different terraces to access the sun ,shade and views is very thoughtful. My memories are of the warm scented roses that surround the west terrace, watching the sun go down with a bottle of wine from the local supermarket and the great fun we all had cooking homemade pizza in the outside pizza oven. Real' man-stuff' lighting the oven-why are all men pyromaniacs?!

Adrian-the owner- is better than any tour rep. He will provide information about restaurants and places to visit in this beautiful part of Italy. So convenient for Rome on the train from the village station to visit The Colosseum ,Vatican or just have a roam around and lunch on the pavement seating at Cul De Sac - really good food and wine.

The seaside is not far away, but actually I love the peace and tranquility of mooching about beside the pool just lapping up Italy.

I can't wait to return with our ever growing family. I see there are high chairs at the ready!

Fabulous !!! '

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, Thanks for your comments. We agree: it is very easy to enjoy time at Villa Elefanti, whether it's the tranquility and privacy of the house and its surroundings, the very real Italy in Stimigliano and nearby villages and towns, or historical, and fashionable Rome. We are always finding new treasures and will have more to inform you of when you return. We already have two sets of baby equipment: let me know if you need more! We look forward to your next visit. Adrian
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What a fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family holiday and had a great time The views around the villa were stunning both in the morning and evening. The facilities were first rate and as described. The internet around the house was the best I have come across. Wood fire cooked pizza's with the family has to be a memory to treasure. I would recommend this anyone.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: Dear Anthony & Jules & family, thank you for your kind comments. We try to provide a wonderful holiday location for our guests, and it is gratifying to know when it is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again. Adrian
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Extraordinary holiday resort in Italy

  • 5 of 5

Villa Elefanti fully met all our expectations to a holiday resort. A very high standard house, fully equipped and with a large swimming pool in the garden.

The location of the house is extraordinary with views in almost all directions.

We would strongly recommend the place to anyone and would very much like to come back another time.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Absolutely stunning!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time! The villa wonderful and the views out of this world! We thoroughly enjoyed sitting out by the pool or the pizza oven and looking out over the hills. It is just absolutely gorgeous. You are very fortunate having such a lovely place. We only slept in the villa and used the kitchen for some cooking. The rest of the time we spent outside as it was just truly fantastic enjoying the views and the setting!

The villa itself had everything one could wish for. I cannot think of anything we needed that wasn't available. And the quality and standard of everything was excellent.

Adrian's information about the villa and surrounding area was excellent. Directions fantastic! Customer care 'par excellence'!

Many thanks for letting us share your lovely place. I'm convinced it won't be the last time.

Tom, Sue and family

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Fit for an Emperor

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Villa Elerfanti. The location is even more spectacular than in the photos. While we were there the weather was very hot so we didn't venture too far. The villa stayed cool and it was wonderful to be able to jump in the pool to cool down.

The villa and is very spacious, well equipped and well mainiained. I would thoroughly recommend. The owner and local representatives were very helpful (and discreet). We are a family with two teenagers.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Ciampino (54km) or Fumicino 84 km (both are Rome)
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Stimigliano (on the line with Orte as end station)
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Autoroute Del Sole
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Da Lina (details for local restaurants available)
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Ostia - west of rome - written details available
Car: recommended

Lazio is the province of Rome. Although more accessible, less touristy and therefore cheaper than Tuscany to the north, the Lazio agricultural landscape has many similarities and hilltop villages and history. A car is recommended. Rome, culture, shopping and enjoyment in many forms - 1 hour by car or train. A great beach at Ostia. Numerous small villages steeped in history are with 15 - 30 minutes by car. In no particular order: Vescovio- good restaurant next to a very old church with underground crypt. Farfa - 8th Century religious village. Casperia - visible from the east garden, hilltop village with a few bars. Poggio Miterto (good market – mostly clothes - third Friday of the month). Orvieto, hill top town with a lot of history and catacombes. Bagno Regio (75 mins) - AMAZING (walking uphill) access to medieval hill top village - 15 minutes from Orvieto and virtually unknown to non-locals. There is a golf course about 15 minutes away at a hotel. Written info sent to clients


Rates & Availability

Stimigliano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The prices quoted are all inclusive. 25% or rent as a non-refundable first payment, and a signed contract by e mail, to confirm the reservation, then 75% of the rent 45 days before the first day of rental. No security deposit, No final cleaning and No laundry charge. Speak to me if you prefer to pay in Euro, as I can manage that. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Stimigliano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , + wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , + wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , + wash basin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , + wash basin
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , + wash basin
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , + wash basin
  • One of the shower rooms is a wet room shower (separate from the bedrooms), with WC & washbasin. All the remaining showers are similar in design to the one shown in the photo with mosaic tiles walls, massive travertine stone (200Kg each!) shower trays, and modern 'water-fall' type showers with a diverter to a hand-shower. There is at least one WC / washbasin on each of the three floors of the property.There are 4 hair dryers at Villa Elefanti.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • One of the double bed bedrooms is next to the large shower-room (with wash basin & wc & bidet) shown in the photo. The twin bedded room has an en-suite shower room with WC & washbasin Both other double bedded rooms have en-suite shower room with wc & washbasin & bidet The twin bedded bedroom and one of the double bedded rooms are off the same corridor beyond double doors, and so create a family unit if needed. 3 of the bedrooms face west, with shutters. The bedroom from the roof terrace faces east, has an oval window, and no shutters.. 2 Cot(s) + bottom sheets + 2 baby alarms + 2 changing mats + 2 pottys + 1 high chair available free on request. (I also have a friend with a gorgeous house for rent (sleeps 4 in two bedrooms) & garden also with views and a private pool, 1.5 km away. Contact me about it if needed.)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
There are extensive terraces on west, north and east of property, as well as a roof terrace. Shade is available all day. The north terrace (see photo) has a modern wood fired oven (with light and fan). There are plenty of places to enjoy sundowners! There is extensive parking, and the external gates to the property can be locked. Guest have access to the full 13 hectares (~32 acres) of the property, which is about 100m off a minor road. hairdryer in each bedroom. hammock + rucksack available. Woodburning stove in one living room TV/DVD room with open fire & ~50 DVDs 5 wifi internet radios Written and illustrated joining instructions will be provided to clients, as will some suggestions concerning favourite local restaurants and places to visit. Guide books and cookery books will be found in the kitchen, and some novels + CD's + DVDs + VHS tapes in the winter-studio. 2 of cots, cot sheets, changing mats, wireless baby alarms, pottys + 1 high chair available on request

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