Amazing tuscan villa - private pool with stunning view on the countryside.
LUCIA DALLE MACCHIE
- english, french, german, italian
About LUCIA DALLE MACCHIE
I was born and growth in Stia and I know Casentino and Tuscany very well. I like travelling and know new people and new cities.
LUCIA DALLE MACCHIE purchased this Villa in 2005
Why LUCIA DALLE MACCHIE chose Stia
The villa was bought in 2005. We built the swimming pool and started to rent to people from all over the world: Italy, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Brasil...
What makes this Villa unique
I like getting to know my guests and give them suggestions about what to see, what to taste, restaurants to try... I want my guests feel well and feel like home. I want them to get all they can get from my beautiful valley
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Possibiltià di culla su richiestaPossibiltià di culla su richiesta
Max guests: 14
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Si richiede un deposito cauzionale di € 400,00 dap agrare in contanti all'arrivo.
The perfect Tuscan villa experience
This was my 4th stay at this villa. This villa is breathtaking, expansive, charming, clean and the best way to get the real Italian experience. Wake up to all of the chirping birds and feel like you are in paradise. Walk to the Coop, pick up some local ingredients and come back and cook a beautiful dinner for your friends and family. You can choose from the two outdoor grills, the wood burning pizza oven in the first kitchen or the oven in the second kitchen. You can book a chef to come cook for you as well. Walk down and meet the local farmer, Francesco, right on the property. If you are nice to him, he may just give you a few dozen fresh eggs, for your morning frittata. Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool under the beautiful, billowy Tuscan clouds. In the evening, walk to the pizzeria da Vincenzo and indulge with some pizza and pasta, served with a smile from mama Nina and family. Then head over for some real, homemade gelato. Last but not least. The owner, Lucia and her mother and father are the best hosts. They are very accommodating and will assist with any questions you have or any other information you need. She is very knowledgeable of the area and can give you many recommendations for the town or surrounding areas. There is a reason my friends and I come back to this villa. It is truly a gem and you would not be disappointed. Ciao!
Thank you Jeremy for the best review I have ever received! I am so honoured to host you every time! I treat you like friends now more then clients! With Bob it has always been. I am happy you spent a good time. it is so good to see you and host you everytime!! You are the best! Hope to see you again! Ciao, Lucia
The perfect Tuscan home
We were a big family, 9 adults, staying at il Cuculo in the beginning of June - and it was exactly like in the pictures. There was lots of space and nice rooms, clean sheets and towels (beds were kind of hard but you got used to it during the week). Nice to have many bathrooms, so the mornings were not a hassle. The kitchen was well equipped but the appliances were quite old.
The pool and the surroundings were perfect. It was like in a dream to have a morning swim surrounded by lavenders and olives. And it was nice to be waken up by the rooster ;)
Lucia was a good host and speaks good English.
Stia is a picturesque old village but really traditional in respecting the Tuscan schedules. Shops are closed from 12 to 4 in the afternoon and restaurants only serve food during traditional lunch and diner times. As it is a small town the grocery prices are not as cheap as in bigger cities in Italy, and the choices are limited too.
As Stia is in the mountains it was a little bit chillier than other places, at least in the beginning of June when the temperatures were under 25 degrees (celsius).
There are nice places to visit nearby like the castle of Poppi.
What really surprised us was the mountain roads. Even though it is only 50 km from Florence, the last 30 kilometers take over a half an hour because you have to drive up and down on a serpentine road. All in all it takes an hour 15 minutes to Florence. So I would not recommend this house if you are planning to do excursions to other places in Tuscany. There are mountain roads to go where ever you're driving.
Dear Anu, thanks again for being our guests and for your kind review. Indeed, this beginning of summer wasn't really a summer! Fortunately it has now begun! Anyway average temperatures in June and July are usually higher than this. While August is usually the month when it rains more... but you are right it was not in 2016!
Hope you all had a good flight home. Ciao!
Sehr schönes Haus in toller Umgebung!
Ein sehr schön gelegenes Haus auf einem tollen Grundstück.
Alles gut in Schuss, viel, viel Platz auch für größere Gruppen. Die Vermieterin sehr nett und bemüht die Wünsche zu erfüllen.
Der Ort Stia ist so, wie man sich ein Dorf in der Toskana vorstellt, vom Haus aus in wenigen Minuten zu Fuss erreichbar. Die Eisdiele ein Traum!
Insgesamt ein glatte 1!!!
Danke Christoph! I hope to see you again in Stia! Arrivederci!
En perle i Italien
Vi havde en fantastisk uge i dette hus i Stia. Helt lukket park, med et dejligt hus og lækker pool. Det var meget nemt at skrive/ringe med Lucia, som har huset, og hvis der er brug for hjælp er hun der med det samme. Huset er perfekt til flere familier. Vi var 3, med et total på 13 personer.
Stia er en lokal perle midt i Toscana stort set uden turister, og vi nød godt at deres dejlige mad og venlighed.
Vi var 3, som havde cyklerne med og det kan godt anbefales, der er bakker nok :-)
En perfekt ferie i et super hus.
Tolles Ferienhaus mit allem, was man braucht!
Schönes Landhaus mit einem großen, weitläufigen Garten. Man findet beim Spazieren immer wieder neues Obst, von dem man naschen kann und Kräuter, die wir zum gemeinsamen Kochen verwendet haben. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und es gibt die Möglichkeit zu grillen oder sogar Pizza im Steinofen zu backen. Ebenso wie der Pool waren das Haus und die Bäder sauber und im einwandfreien Zustand. In der Altstadt von Stia ist man zu Fuß in 5 Minuten.
Lucia und ihre Familie waren stets hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend, wir danken ihr für den tollen Aufenthalt!
Danke schön! Auf Wiedersehen!
Numerous restaurants and pizzerias within walking distance from the villa, cities such as Arezzo and Florence are only 50 km away