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Zinaida Gasperini

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Independent holiday country house in Tuscany

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Arezzo Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3 double bedrooms, a single bed room 3 bathrooms, large kitchen and living room

Originally a flour Mill, built two hundred years ago, close to a stream which flows alongside the house; the façade is typically Tuscan, being built of stone and rock. It's an isolated house among olive groves, garden and lawns; beautiful view of the Chiana valley.There is a large scenic porticoes terrace, the true focal point of the summertime lifestyle, with dining area, chairs, tables, barbecue.The living area is located on the first floor, whereas the bedrooms are located on the ground floor. The first floor is accessible via an interior stone staircase or directly from the rear terrace.Large kitchen/dining room with its original old stone fireplace; the kitchen is furnished & well equipped, with every modern comfort; large living room with double bed-sofa, PC w/ Internet Wi-Fi, satellite TV. On the ground floor there are 2 double-bedrooms(one of these has an en-suite bathroom)1 bedroom with two single beds and a study-bedroom with one single bed. The 3rd bathroom is upstairs.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Zinaida Gasperini (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Many thanks for a wonderful and relaxing week at your beautiful house! Thank you- Nadia - for your warm welcome, your advises, your delicious cake, wine, olive oil and chestnuts.

We hope to come back soon!
Sep 2010
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Independent holiday country house in Tuscany
average rating of 4.866667 based on 34 reviews

Capture the Tuscan feeling

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 stayed for a week at Nadia's converted Water Mill Villa and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Everything was as shown on the website.

The Villa is near the charming town of Arezzo which is away from the tourist crowds of other major Tuscan sites but well centered to make short day trips to all. Nadia was a wonderful and friendly host who went our of her way to help make our stay memorable. Her recommendations for restaurants in the area were wonderful as noted by all the locals there. She also recommended a wine tour to the Podere di Pomaio winery and this was one of the high-lites of our stay as the owner was our host for the evening and the wine and food served were outstanding. Nadia greeted us at the train station and escorted us to the villa. This was most appreciated as the only rental car available would not hold all of our luggage and Nadia transported what we could not. We loved the Tuscan area with all of it's charming small old town city centers. Make sure you make the trip to Cortona ( home of the book and movie "Under the Tuscan sky").

I would definitely recommend staying at Nadia's villa and we hope to return someday to experience the many things we did not have time to do. Thank you Nadia for helping make our visit special.

The Alfonso Family

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed in this beautiful property for six nights. It is filled with interesting character and charm! We traveled with five people, and our daughter who was studying in nearby Castiglione Fiorentino stayed with us several nights. From the moment we arrived at the villa, Zinaidia was available for anything we needed, and arranged a wonderful birthday celebration for our daughter!

Some highlights of the property include the kitchen with a large fireplace, and a beautiful patio. The bedrooms are just lovely, with beams, brick and stone, and each has its own exterior door leading to the grounds. The three bathrooms provided hot water for all, which is sometimes not easy to do when traveling with four girls! A stream runs beside the villa, creating the most peaceful environment.

From the villa, we day tripped to Cortona, Montipulciano, and Assisi by car, and took the train to Florence from the train station in Castiglione Fiorentino. We rented our car in Rome and drove from the airport. It was our first time to visit Italy, and we found the drive to be very easy, as was the driving for each of the day trips.

We absolutely would recommend this villa, and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your stay and for your nice review!
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Perfect Tuscan Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My parents, husband, and I rented the idyllic, lovingly restored Mulinmaria for the week between Christmas and New Year's. We could not have received a better gift. The villa provides ample privacy for two couples with a bed and bathroom at opposite ends as well as a generous, cozy kitchen where we delighted in sitting in front of the fireplace drinking wine, eating wonderful food (including Nadia's own olive oil), laughing, and celebrating together. Outside there are numerous beautifully landscaped terraces where you can sit and look out onto olive vineyards, an old Romanesque church, and the surrounding hills. Nighttime brings a plethora of stars. The location is wonderfully situated. There are many easy, beautiful drives to some of the most lovely and engaging hilltop towns - Poppi, Cortona, and Siena are musts - and the center of Florence is a 60 - 90 minute drive. Best of all however, is the owner, Nadia. We will never forget her multiple kindnesses nor enormous generosity. We can not wait to return and we recommend Mulinmaria heartily and with no reservation whatsoever. Here is La Dolce Vita.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your generous review! We will never forget you, your husband and your lively parents! Hope to see you soon! Nadia
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Home in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at this beautiful villa and met Nadia and her son Nicola, we found ourselves in the embrace of Tuscany and its beauty, epicurean delights and history. Wood had been carefully set out in the huge kitchen fireplace ready to be lit and that fireplace became our dear friend over our 7 days in January! Although the weather was cold and wet (even snow for a few hours one day) we were never cold as the heating system is very good and the fireplace warms the huge kitchen space where we spent all of our evenings, cooking meals from wonderful ingredients we purchased on our exploratory trips through Tuscany. Nadia was kind enough to give us a bottle of olive oil from her own grove and it held centre place in our menus. The kitchen is very well-equipped and we knew if we needed anything, Nadia would provide it to us. The rooms were large and the beds very comfortable. We loved hearing the church bells from our bedrooms each morning. Our only regret is that it wasn't summertime and we didn't really get to enjoy the beautiful verandah/portico or the gardens. Next time! We would highly recommend this villa, not only for its location and amenities, but also for the generosity and kindness of the owners. We hope to return. Thank you Nadia and Nicola. Maggie, Shane, Nick and Will

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie, Thanks for your nice review! I hope to meet you again! My best, Nadia
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Breathtaking stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mulinmaria was breathtaking. Nadia was amazing and very helpful accommodating my mother who doesn't walk very well and also gave us tips of what to see, where to eat etc. We cooked in the beautiful kitchen everyday and really enjoyed the terrace. This location was perfect for day trips throughout Tuscany. Definitely an experience that we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, thank you very much for your beautiful review. We hope to see you back soon in Mulinmaria! Best wishes to all of you
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Another Magical Week at Mulinmaria

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have rented this truly fabulous property in Tuscany. The first time was with another couple (we are in our 50s and 60s), and this time for a family get together (three siblings and spouses). It is located in a great location for day trips to Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Montepulciano, Chianti region, etc. The property is breathtaking and the house as charming and inviting as can be. Perhaps the very best of all is the wonderful owners - Nadia and Roberto. Getting to know these remarkable people is one of the highlights of our trips to Italy. I love this house, and can't wait to go back for a third time.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 - Arezzo
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Antica Pieve (Vitiano),L'Antico Borgo Civitella
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The house is located south of Arezzo in a peaceful position, ideal for taking walks through the natural surroundings. Arezzo, the setting for Roberto Benigni's 'Life is Beautiful,' is a city characterized by a beautiful array of architectural styles, from Etruscan ruins to the Roman amphitheatre and the Medici Fortress; there's an international Equestrian Centre.The first weekend of each month features a popular antique fair, while annually the town hosts a festival called 'Joust of the Saracens,' where all of the citizens dress in medieval attire. It is also well situated to day trips throughout Tuscany, including nearby Cortona (20km), Assisi, Val d'Orcia, Chianti, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno, as well as Florence and Siena.


Rates & Availability

Castiglion Fiorentino Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Alta luglio agosto 2016
Jun 28 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Media autunno 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Bassa autunno 2016
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Medium Season 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 (high season)
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017 (medium)
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017 (low)
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The security deposit is 250 €.
Final cleaning is 15€ per person - minimum 60€.
Electricity and heating are not included (the amount will be metered: gas for heating price is 1€/mc, electricity price is 0,30€/kW).

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Arezzo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • From the living room you also gain access to 'bathroom 3' which is built over two levels, which are linked by a narrow spiral staircase. On the lower level is a washbasin and on the upper level, there are a shower, WC, and bidet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 is accessible only through bedroom 2 and then by mean of an interior steep staircase.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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