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Charming country cottage, stunning views of Niccone Valley castles. Pool, wifi.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Ca de Muito - Idyllic setting for relaxing family holiday or romantic getaway. Mercatale village 6km no white road. Excellent value.

Situated on a hillside on the Tuscan side of the Niccone Valley, Ca de Muito has a delightful location with breath-taking views and yet quick and easy access to the Niccone Valley and the village of Mercatale di Cortona where there are shops, cafes, gelaterias and a great trattoria. It is ideally placed for seeing Umbria and Southern Tuscany whilst enjoying the peace and beauty of the countryside. The garden is really pretty, well-maintained with flowering shrubs and trees and really fantastic views over Sorbello and Reschio castles, the lush and beautiful Niccone Valley to the mountains beyond. The pool area is paved and has large umbrellas and sun loungers and deck-chairs, there is a changing room at the far end. The house is on three floors and retains the the charms of the traditional country cottage while having modern comforts including wifi internet. There are several outside dining areas with a covered area directly outside the kitchen. The master bedroom and the sitting room both have generous balconies enjoying the lovely views. The 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds and bunk beds. The bathroom has shower only. The ground floor has outside doors to the kitchen and living/dining room. On this floor are the kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob and fridge-freezer and a dining room/living-room. There is a wooden staircase to the next floor with a comfortable sitting room with sofas, chairs and a Smart TV, the double bedroom, which has a door onto a balcony with steps down to the garden and the shower-room bathroom. A steep flight of wooden stairs from the sitting room leads to the attic bedroom (note there is no door to this bedroom). There are 2 single beds here (can be made up as a double) and a set of bunk beds. The house is attached at the rear to another house used sometimes as a holiday home, the house and its garden are not visible from the house or garden of Ca de Muito which because of the hillside position is on a terrace above. The garden and pool area are entirely private and not over-looked.

Why I don't take payment through this website:

I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

More Details

Owner
Martin and Emma Daykin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Martin and Emma Daykin

I am the booking agent for the house, my name is Emma and I live nearby in the Niccone Valley, with my husband, Martin, two daughters and our cat and dog. We run a small rentals agency called Gorgacce Rentals, named after the first house my parents owned here which they bought in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. Seeking a better life Martin and I (with our then one year old daughter, Isabel,) moved here in 1999 and have taken over most of the running of the rental business although my mum still keeps the accounts!

Why I don't take payment through this website:

I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

Why Martin and Emma Daykin chose Cortona area

This house is an absolute gem. Fantastic views, lots of places to sit out, in the sun or the shade. A simple yet perfect house.

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Ca de Muito. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email. We have decided not to use Owners Direct online booking service so that we do not have to pass on their processing fee to our guests. We have also been made aware that Owners Direct can be very slow at responding to problems with payments and return of security deposits.

What makes this cottage unique

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Ca de Muito. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email. We have decided not to use Owners Direct online booking service so that we do not have to pass on their processing fee to our guests. We have also been made aware that Owners Direct can be very slow at responding to problems with payments and return of security deposits.

We invite all our guests to a wine tasting evening at the local vineyard. This is a regular event run by by husband Martin Daykin who recently passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our first year of renting Ca de Muito, as soon as we have some comments we will add them here.
Jan 2014
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Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Charming country cottage, stunning views of Niccone Valley castles. Pool, wifi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Strongly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The Villa looks great and it's located uphill in privacy with great views around. Everything was ready and clean, instructions were helpful. Pool area is excellent for lazy days, the gardener came by 2-3 times to tend garden and pool. We were also pleasantly surprised with the dishwasher and washing mashine. Wifi was strong even by the pool. Best vacation I had so far. Recommended for trips of 4-6 people with family or friends. Only small downside was heating on the shower, which took longer for warm water.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lukas thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the house - sorry to hear about the hot water, we are sending a plumber there today to have a look. Martin did enjoy meeting you at his wine tasting.
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5

Superb location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Ca' di Muito. The house is in a superb location for seeing all the well known sites of central Italy such as Perugia, Cortona, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Florence and even Rome (for a long day).

The owners have thought of everything and the house is very comfortable and homely and has excellent wifi signal in the house as well as at the pool. The gardens are gorgeous and the pool and views from it are spectacular. We were joined most days by a family of peacocks which was great fun. Couldnt fault this place and cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay - even though you did have a bit of rain during your stay. The peacocks are still strutting around.
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Umbertide market
"Every Wednesday morning. A colourful market. Fruit, veg, fresh fish and sea food, porcetta, ..."
Umbertide
Assisi
Perugia
Montepulciano
Siena
Florence
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Punta Navaccia
Radda in Chianti
Orvieto
Orvieto Cathedral
Rapolano Terme
Tattoria Dardano Cortona
Cortona
Ristorante La Loggetta
Trattoria La Grotta
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Mercatale
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Terontola
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
La Capannine di Sommavilla
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Tuoro beach on Lake Trasimeno

Why I don't take payment through this website:

I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

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Rates & Availability

Cortona Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May- mid June 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,112
 
 
Late June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,237
 
 
End of June-early July
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,487
 
 
High Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,812
 
 
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,237
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $250

Why I don't take payment through this website:
I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cortona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1st floor: WC, bidet, basin, shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Ist floor; has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers and a balcony with lovely views. Bedroom 2: 2nd floor; 2 single beds one set of bunk beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Please note there are steep steps up to this room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Why I don't take payment through this website: I have been renting houses in the area of Italy in which I live for more than 25 years, using my own website at Gorgacce Rentals and many other listing websites such as Trpadvisor, etc. I have been renting on Owners Direct/HomeAway/VRBO/Homelidays/Arbitrel (all now owned by Expedia) since these websites existed. In 2016 they fell under the umbrella of Expedia and there have been big changes since. Although I still pay them handsomely to list all my houses on their website, they now also charge a "service fee" to all guests. For each booking paid for through their website they also take a 3% surcharge from my rental. In order for me to keep prices down I take my own payments; bank transfer, credit card or UK cheque to my UK registered company. Please feel free to phone me if you want to discuss this or any other matter related to the rental.

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