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Villa la Poventa Lovely country villa at the foot of the Cortona hills

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Private villa + pool close to Cortona excellent base for touring Tuscany

Villa la Poventa is a characteristic farmhouse immersed in large private gardens, situated at the foot of the ancient town of Cortona.

The Cortonese hillside, La Fortezza and the ancient wall which encloses the town, dominate the view of the surrounding hillside. Guests have exclusive use of the delightful 12 x 6 swimming pool, with Roman steps, which lies in an extremely panoramic position and from where you can enjoy the view in complete relaxation.

Or you may care to wine and dine to your hearts content in the cool of the shady patio.

This homely villa is of typical Tuscan style with beamed ceiling and Terra cotta floors and has every modern comfort. Villa la Poventa is just 4km from Cortona and a 5 min drive away. In Cortona you can take stroll down the ancient streets or wonder through the gardens and Piazzas discovering the many little bars and restaurants offering excellent local cuisine. From the local train station (4 km) you can take trains to Arezzo Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Rome.

Air conditioning in 3 of the bedrooms.

Please contact us prior booking.

Please note there are extra charges payable on location:

Refundable damage deposit € 500

Final Cleaning € 15 per person Min. Charge € 75

Electricity 300 Kwh per week included - Excess € 0.40 per kwh

Air cond. Included in electricity meter reading

More Details

Property Manager
Italian View
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About Italian View

Enthusiast travelers that have made there passion a job.

We love helping people to get there best from their holiday in Italy

Italian View purchased this villa in 1980

Why Italian View chose Cortona area

Authentic Tuscan charm together with a warm welcome.

What makes this villa unique

Excellent position with incredible views of Cortona.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just perfect for our Family holiday and celebration. The owner is just a delight , friendly and helpful.
May 2014
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Amenities

Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Ground Floor: 2 twin bedrooms (can be made into doubles) with en-suite bathroom with tub and hand shower. One of the bedrooms has air conditioning. First Floor: 1 double bedroom with view of Cortona, 1 twin bedroom (can be made into double) with air conditioning & view of Cortona, 1 double bedroom with air conditioning, 2 bathrooms with shower.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Arrivals: 17.00 - 19.30 - Departure by 09.30 AM

Reviews

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La Poventa is a charming villa...

  • 5 of 5

La Poventa is a charming villa...lots of room, set up classically and beautifully. Indoors and out - classic Tuscan charm. Emilian was a perfect host - charming, friendly, attentive, communicative. And the pool! We are pool people - and the pool is large, stunning, private, surrounded with lovely tress and bushes, and great views. I'm a late night-swimmer - and the pool is also beautifully lit.

As far as location - it is an easy 7-minute ride up to Cortona. We have been staying in villas in Cortona for ten years, and La Poventa was one of our nicest experiences.

Cathy and Mark

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent an incredible week at Villa La Povena during Summer 2017. We really enjoyed the pool and the air conditioning unit in the bedrooms. The host was great. We were able to cook our meals. Everything was available to us. Very close to Cortona.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, special place

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all...the pool, the landscaping, view of cortona, great espresso, and anything else you could need to feel comfortable. Our kids enjoyed every day in the pool which is enormous. We ventured into town for amazing dinners and to take it the sites. It's an excellent launch point for day trips around Tuscany. And the property manager was fantastic. Anything we needed was addressed within the hour. It was a magical 2 weeks and we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanks for a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We came with our entire family of us with 4 "children" which included one wife and 1 girlfriend.

We had such a fantastic time. The villa is very much as you see in the photos. Old Tuscan charm but clean and with everything you need.

The weather was amazing and it was so good in the heat of the day to sit under the arch for lunch at the big table and then later in the day to eat out under the stars. the lovely sitting area is great when its too hot and their is a covered area by the pool. The pool was fun and everyone made great use of it and especially the diving board. There is table tennis too.

One day we had a problem when the gas cylinder ran out in the middle of us cooking a special birthday dinner. The owner was there in minutes with a new cylinder and all was restored again!

It is very well placed for shops and restaurants and of course to driving up the hill to beautiful Cortona with its fantastic views and amazing restaurants and bars. We also drove around the beautiful Tuscan countryside and visited all the other hill top villages within a 20 miles.

We can hihgly recommend this villa with its beautiful views and its lovely Tuscan charm.

The Turners

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Laura for making our family reunion so memorable.

We had a great time at the villa, the location was exellent. Hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house, garden and pool for big families!

  • 5 of 5

We, a Swedish Group of 8 adults and two children 10 and 3 years old, arrived on schedule and was greeted by the owner of the property - indeed a very warm welcome! The guided tour through the villa, garden and finally the pool made us all very pleased. If you think it looks good on the photos - it is even better in reality. The house was clean and well equipped in all aspects including bed linnen and towels. All appliances worked well and the garden with the large pool really made the week for us all. There was a lot of toys that please both Children. We came by cars and did vist Cortona several times and of course also the other villages nearby. So, to conclude we can really recommend the villa La Poventa. P.S. We should have booked two weeks.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Tavarnelle
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Foiano golf club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Camucia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Restaurant/Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Grosseto
Car: necessary

La venta is just 4km from Cortona and a 5 minute drive away. In Cortona you can take stroll down the ancient streets or wonder through the gardens and Piazzas discovering the many little bars and restaurants offering excellent local cuisine.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $33.78 per person per night

Included in the rental fee:
1 Set of bed and bath linen per week
Electricity consumption up to 300 kwh per week

Extras to be paid in cash on location:
Refundable damage deposit € 500
Final Cleaning € 15 per person Min. charge € 75
Heating €4 per hour
Electricity 300 Kwh per week included - Excess payable at € 0.40 per kwh
Air conditioning included in electricity meter reading
Pool opening dates from 30 Apr to 8 Oct
Arrivals 16.30-19.30 Departures by 10 AM.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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