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Ann Dawson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Exceptional house on private gated estate

1 Review
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Umbertide Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Double bedrooms - ensuite, sleeps 10

A beautiful family home,well furnished and equipped in a wonderful, peaceful location on a private gated estate. More than 700m altitude, but only 1.5km from a tarmac road; once through the gates, you are in another world. In total there are five privately owned houses in nearly 300 acres and each with breathtaking views across the Umbrian Hills towards the Appenines, Scopetaccio is now the only one available for rental.. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Separate media area. Fully kitted out professional kitchen and covered portico for alfresco dining - cooks possible. Scopetaccio has an over-sized private pool and there is an exquisite Astroturf tennis court. Plentiful markets in nearby towns to replenish the larders with the most delicious local produce, which can also be enjoyed at endless trattorias nearby.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Dawson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian

Why Ann Dawson chose Perugia area

This is a perfect house for a large family, or two families to share. Two large doubles and room for at least 6 children, without being overcrowded in any way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house, tremendous views, good food and dear friends combined for a terrrific holiday. Small touches, like fresh lillies and thoughtful provisioning made everything so easy and elegant. Of course the icing on the cake was our 'butler'
Aug 2010
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Reviews

1 traveler review

Exceptional house on private gated estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
5

Calachiesa review

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at this beautiful villa in August. The views were spectacular and the home was well equipped with everything needed for a luxury getaway. Whether you want to visit the many nearby villages for architecture or shopping, or you're looking to dine out at some fabulous local restaurants or you just want to sit and relax by the pool - this house had it all. The professional kitchen even inspired us to try our hand at cooking some of our own meals, although we did have a local chef come in and cook for us one night. This is something we would highly recommend.

Adding to our experience was fantastic customer service from Tony and Ann. They attended to all of our needs including great restaurant recommendations and general knowledge that enhanced our overall vacation experience. They truly made our first visit to Italy a very memorable one.

I have already recommended this property to several people looking for a relaxing week in the italian countryside.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perugia, Ancona, Rome, Pisa Florence
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pantano
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Antognolla
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Actually on the estate
Car: necessary

Umbria will thankfully never be the new Tuscany! It retains its traditional values and welcome for visitors, but has never pandered to hordes of tourists. What you see is genuinely what you get - some of the finest salumeria and olive oils in Italy, robust wines, locally grown fruits and vegetables. All this set in the spectacular scenery of the rolling Umbrian Hills - it is no surprise that the area is called The Green Heart of Italy. Ancient historical sites are to be found in every hill top town and the walled cities, such as Citta di Castello. The Etruscans led the good life here long before the rest of us and they left plenty of evidence of doing so! Culturally, the region hosts both internationally acclaimed festivals [Jazz, Opera, Chocolate] and local seasonal festivals often to celebrate the harvesting of olives, wine, mushrooms, asparagus, chestnuts, meats and cheeses.

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Rates & Availability

Umbertide Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
$4,735
 
 
Autumn
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,157
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $564

Christmas, New Year and Easter prices on application.

25% to secure the booking. Blanca due 6 weeks prior to arrival

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Amenities

Umbertide Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled in coordinated colours, with walk in showers. Bathrooms 1 and 3 have double wash basins. There is ample drawer and shelf space for toiletries and so on. Well lit and plenty of large mirrors, toothbrush holders, soap dishes, towel rails ( heated in winter) and hanging facilities.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All the bedrooms are ensuite, with fully tiled bathrooms and beautiful soft furnishings. The duvets and pillows are fine goose down and bedlinen is Egyptian cotton. Towels, including pool towels, and dressing gowns are provided and changed each week. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have separate dressing areas, all have ample drawer and hanging space with lots of coat hangers! Bedroom 3 has a queen sized bed as well as a very comfortable small sofa bed which is ideal for a small child sharing with parents.. The Graniao can also be made up as two large singles. Mattresses throughout are good quality. On arrival there will be fine soaps and shower gels in each room. All room have wonderful views, either down towards the valley or across the gardens - some both!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fully stocked larder, plus Welcome Basket of meats, cheese, bread, milk, yogurt, fruit, wine, champagne, beer, soft drinks. Maids come in twice a week; bed linen changed weekly. Gardeners/pool maintenance every other day. Maintained vegetable garden for guest use. Cooks available. Airport transfers can be arranged. Riding and golf nearby.

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