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Holiday Villa With Swimming Pool In Arezzo

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Villa in Arezzo, Tuscany, with wellness centre and 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. From spring 2017 the pool area in completely fenced for the safety of the kids. The 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.


Owner
Andrea
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

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 2008

Why Andrea chose Castel Focognano

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 then 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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Amenities

Castel Focognano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Heating of the house (if necessary) is not included in the rental cost
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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:
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 20 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)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel like family from the very beginning. Andrea went to great lengths to ensure our stay was perfect in every way... from shopping for groceries to stock the fridge before our arrival, to providing fresh baked goods in the mornings to helping us plan our day trips for the week. Andrea and his beautiful wife Francesca even made the most incredible meal for our group one night at the villa that was our best meal (by far!) of the entire vacation! This was no ordinary meal, Francesca is a certified chef with her own restaurant and they made a multi-course meal that was the icing on the cake for our perfect vacation!

Also impressive was how quickly Andrea was able to make plans on a moment's notice. He even arranged for a special day for our group to have a hired driver and a private tour of a beautiful winery in the Chianti region, complete with an elegant lunch and tasting in an elegant chandelier-clad cellar. He and his family made this such a special trip to celebrate our 20th anniversary... and one we will never forget! This was, without a doubt, our best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was immaculate, nothing to fault it. The owner was very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. I would highly recommend this villa for a lovely stay in Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family of 4 couples who 2 babies. Beautiful location and attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts Andea and Francesca were delightful and made our stay very special. The property is in a beautiful location and has many lovely features like the gym and jacuzzi. We loved all the games that were available for us. I would have liked the pool to have been warmer and my husband who is very tall found the pool too shallow. Overall we were very happy indeed.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb family accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property and Andrea and his family made us feel at home. The catering was superb. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly

  • 5 of 5

A beatiful house in a beatiful surrounding. Very nice furnitured with everything you need for holiday. We have been there with 3 families, 6 adults + 6 kids, but there is enough space for one family more. Everything is fine, the pool, the spa, the garden. The owner is erveryday there to look after the house, and if you want he is cooking for you, what is absolutely great. You don´t have any neighbours and the view outside is absolutely astonishing. The next village Castel Focognano is 5 minutes away by car, but you won´t find there any supermarkets or restaurants. The nearest place to get some supplies or to eat something is Rassina - 10 minutes by car. If you are looking for a beautiful and peaceful place, with all conveniences you need, this house is perfectly.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karol, Hope to see you again in Villa Carda
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Amazing Villa amongst the hills of Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa, beautiful country, beautiful weather, beautiful ice cream. Our stay in Villa Carda was delightful. Andreas looked after us throughout attending to any problems we had, even booking a restaurant for us. The Villa is amazing, set amongst the most scenic background and not a house in sight, so much space inside and out. The heated pool and jaccuzzi were a delight in the hot weather. Andreas organised our welcome shopping and a birthday cake which was delicious. Thank you for an amazing holiday which chilled us all out.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
florence
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
rassina
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
rassina
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 (included in the rental cost of the villa).

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

Chef service (on request).

Baby-sitter service (on request).

Travel:

Florence Airport 75 Km

Rassina Train station 6 km

Arezzo Train station 30 Km

Use of car is recommended

Distances:

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

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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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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