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Holiday Villa With Swimming Pool In Arezzo

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Castel Focognano, Arezzo, Tuscany - Luxury Villa Located In The Heart Of Tuscany With Wellness Centre, Large Private Park

Located on the hills that divide the Casentino valley from Chianti, the Villa is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit cities such as Florence, Arezzo or Siena. It is also the perfect base to experience and explore the Tuscan countryside. Now restored to perfection, the villa was a traditional 19th century Tuscan farmhouse, completely surrounded by a fenced and beautiful park. The building offers a lot of space to guests and their children to enjoy themselves and relax in peace and tranquillity. The heated pool offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, it can be used for a romantic after dinner swim or an out of season dip. The new wellness area, created inside of a bright and panoramic structure, awaits for you to give you moments of relax after a day full of emotions. The wellness zone is equipped with a lounge area, Jacuzzi tubs, emotional shower, Hamam and fitness area Technogym. In the private wine cellar there is a selection of Tuscan wines available for guest.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Andrea

I live here in Casentino Valley with my wife Francesca (owner of another holiday villa). I spent ten years in Venice where i studied (economy) and i worked in a contemporary art gallery. Four years ago me and Francesca decided together to came back in Tuscany, the place we were born, and our lifes are changed again. Now we are very happy to live in this peacefull valley and i'm proud to give you hospitality in my villa.

Welcome in Villa Carda!

Andrea purchased this villa in 1970

Why Andrea chose Poppi area

My father bought the property in 1978 when it was a little more than a ruin. He restored Villa Carda with a lot of passion and love and, during my childhood, i spent with my family all summers there. It was a magic place for me!

During my university years (the villa was hardly ever occupied) so we decided to do something.

From 2001 Villa Carda is a holiday villa and it gived hospitality to a lot of happy and satisfied guests from all over the world.

Why i love this area? Because i born here, of course, but not only! This area is very characteristic of Tuscany but is also far away from the crowd of other touristic place of the region. Casentino valley preserve the genuine aspect and way of life of Tuscany. And it's also less expensive the the rest of Tuscany.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Monica Dapper in June 2011 from Seattle (USA)

“Had we known the property would be so beautiful and the owners so gracious, we would have stayed a second week.”

Carol Beaney in May 2011 (GB)

“Luxury 5* villa in beautiful Tuscan countryside”

Marjorie of Kraft/Herman family in August 2012 from Ontario (Canada)

“Magnificent. One of the best family holidays that we have ever had.”

The place was beautiful. It had everything you would want. The owners of the villa were so hospitable and welcoming. We very much enjoyed their company and the services they provided. If you are looking for the best of the best in Tuscany, Villa Carda is the place to be.

Stefan Reister in June 2012 from Munich (Germany)

“The perfect family retreat”

We stayed in Villa Carda for the 3rd year in a row and it feels like 'homecoming'. The villa itself is in a fantastic condition, well kept and renovated, but still in the beloved 'Tuscany' style. Each room has it's seperate bathroom (very clean and comfortable)
Dec 2009
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Castel Focognano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • En-suite bathrooms to bedrooms 1,2,3,4,5 with wc, bidet, shower. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 6 with wc, bidet. 1st common bathroom with bath/shower, wc, bidet 2nd common bathroom with bath/shower, wc.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms). Sleeps 16 with sofabeds. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and sofa bed Bedroom 2 with double bed and sofa bed Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with double bed Bedroom 5 with twin beds Bedroom 6 with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Gym, Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Hair dryers. Every aspect of the interior of the house has been restored with taste and care to make your stay more comfortable. All the suites and rooms are furnished with ancient furniture, old-masters or modern paintings, each room is individual.In the swimming pool area it's possible to organize wedding party for our guests and their friends (max 40 persons). Outside: Table tennis, Safe, BBQ, Bicycles available, Highchair available. Cultivated in our own garden organic vegetables are available to our guests. We grow tomatoes, zucchini, onions, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included with a weekly change. One weekly cleaning is included. Daily cleaning service on demand. Other: There is a huge covered terrace, suitable for the breakfast. Next to the pool a there is the new large wooden gazebo with chairs and sofas.In the 30.000 square meters of private garden you can practice shots in the golf practice area (equipment included)


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Holiday Villa With Swimming Pool In Arezzo
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, this villa is perfect! Just rent it. You will not be disappointed. The pictures do not do it justice and the pictures are beautiful. This was one of those rare occasions where you will be overwhelmed, instead of underwhelmed, upon your arrival. The house itself is beautiful. The main level includes the kitchen, dining area, living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. This is where you would spend the most of your time as a group. This is where my family and I spent the most of our time when we were together at the villa.

The lower level is where the other four bedrooms are. This was a unique experience. Each bedroom on the lower level has its own entry. It's like each bedroom is its own apartment in the villa. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and comfortable. Each bedroom was clean and had very nice furniture and art work. You can tell that the owners take great pride in having, and keeping, a pristine villa for their guests.

Next up is the spa/jacuzzi house. This is a separate building from the main house. This building seems to have been thoroughly modernized and renovated (or built) very recently. The building includes the jacuzzi, a treadmill, exercise bike, sauna, shower, and bathroom. The sauna was wonderful. Great for a steam. The sauna, bathroom, and shower have beautiful, new tile work, and new fixtures. This whole building felt luxurious with its recent renovation. You would be hard pressed to find this level of accommodations in the best hotels in America.

Next is the grounds. The grounds are impeccably kept and cared for every morning. The backyard is gigantic with plenty of room for kids to run around and play or just to walk around and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

And finally, the owners. Andrea and Francesca bent over backwards to see that we had everything that we needed and were just a supremely nice couple of human beings. Andrea was always just a phone call away to help us navigate the region with suggestions for places to visit and where to eat. Also, if you stay here you MUST take advantage of one of their home-cooked meals. You will NOT regret it. My family and I did this twice and both meals were out of this world. A real home-cooked, Italian meal with fantastic flavors and ingredients.

To sum it up: I promise you will never regret renting this villa. Just do it!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An elegant and stylish Tuscan Villa in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Villa Carda is a beautifully appointed, tasteful property set in magnificent parklands which enjoys spectacular views over lush mountains. The villa is ideally located, either as a complete retreat to enjoy the landscape, the heated pool or the private spa, or as a base to explore the Tuscan countryside. The Medieval towns of Poppi and Arezzo are within a short drive from the villa- and Florence and Cortona are still accessible just being a little further afield. Each room is gracefully decorated, spacious and has individual ensuites; all comforts are carefully considered. Andrea, the owner, is incredibly attentive and helpful; he is always only a phone call away and arranged daily breakfast delivery for our party. One of our highlights was a superb Tuscan meal cooked for us at the Villa- a real treat and absolutely delicious.

A wonderful villa, in a glorious setting with great food, good company and helpful hosts- perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachael, I hope to host you and your beautiful family again very soon. Andrea
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Experiência maravilhosa!!!

  • 5 of 5

• Villa Carda é especial. Não só por suas lindas e excelente acomodações mas pelo calor humano que nela existe. A família Franceschini oferece ao hospede um local onde nos sentimos parte da família. O acolhimento é tão caloroso que nos sentimos como em nossas casas. Como está escrito: La famiglia accoglie i propri ospiti com reffinatezza, disponibilià ed amicizia.

• A beleza arquitetônica de Villa Carda, seus campos verdes – mesmo quando recepcionista do inverno gelado – nos faz sentir como nativos. Cada pedaço da propriedade nos oferece um detalhe e vai ser difícil esquecer tudo que passou por aqui aliás, nem queremos que o esquecimento venha pois queremos manter vivo em nossa memória e em nosso coração, todos os momentos vividos, disfrutados e amados em Villa Carda.

• Saudade será o sentimento que mais aflorará quando amanhã deixarmos este paraíso toscano. Talvez as lágrimas virão aos nossos olhos mas serão lágrimas de felicidade, de alegria e de amor pois aprendemos a amar este pedaço bonito e especial do mundo. E o gostinho do queremos voltar vai permanecer conosco.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
castel focognano
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The villa can organise (on request) special cooking classes.

By telephone notice you can receive, every morning, bread, pizzas, biscuits and pastries at the villa for breakfast.

We can organise, on request, visits and tastings to the wineries.

Chef service (on request).

Baby-sitter service (on request).


Florence Airport 75 Km

Rassina Train station 6 km

Arezzo Train station 30 Km

Use of car is recommended


Nearest Village ( Castel Focognano ) 1 Km

Nearest town ( Rassina ) 6 Km

Archeological site ( Pieve Socana ) 5 Km

Castle ( Poppi ) 16 Km

Historic cultural city ( Arezzo ) 30 Km

National Park of Casentino 18 Km

La Verna Sanctuary 20 Km

Further Details:

Nearest supermarket 6 Km

Nearest minimarket 1km

Nearest bank 6 Km

Nearest pharmacy 6 Km

Nearest hospital 10 Km

Nearest police station 6 Km

Nearest restaurant/pizzeria 5 Km


Rates & Availability

Castel Focognano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid season 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
high season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
low season 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
low season 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
mid season 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
high season 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
mid season 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
low season 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For booking is necessary to pay 25% of the whole rate by bank transfer.
It's possible to balance the rate directly at the villa by credit card or cash.
Caution at the arrival of Euro 500,00

Changeover Day:
Minimum stay one week.
Check in and check out on Saturday
Check in from 4.00 p.m.
Check out within 10.00 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.
The rental cost also includes heating of the pool with daily cleaning service, electricity, wifi internet connection, towels and linens, complimentary toiletries, initial and final cleanings, use of the wellness area, use of mountain bikes, woods for fireplace.
For details visit the website of Villa Carda or contact us.

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