Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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.

Ca de Muito is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals: renting houses since 1993.

More Details

Martin and Emma Daykin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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 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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams in January 2016.

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
  • 1 of 1


Cortona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1st floor: WC, bidet, basin, shower.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming country cottage, stunning views of Niccone Valley castles. Pool, wifi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

This is the Garden of Eden.

  • 5 of 5

Ca de Muito is the essence of perfection in the Umbrian countryside. The property is graced with hedges of rosemary and lavender that gently carve their way to a beautiful pool and surrounding slopes of natural wonder. The house is charming: well appointed with all necessaries, clean, and graced with lovely surprises, such as the stone basin under the upstairs window and balcony off the bedroom. The pictures are accurate. And because they are, I knew that it would be a tough home base to leave for day outings. I was right. The grounds remained unsurpassed in their beauty for all the day tripping that we did. As for accuracy in its description, all matched the promise, except that the bed in the master bedroom is in fact queen size. Billed as a double, this was almost a deal breaker for our tallness, but I was prepared to take the upper berth to be able to stay in the house. Martin and Emma are consummate professionals, immediately responsive to ensuring that our stay went without a hitch. And, if you take in no other wine tasting other than Martin's at a vineyard down the road, you will have experienced the best. From field study of the vines to a visit in the cellar, replete with one of the best dinners we've ever had, this evening was the mindblowing piece de resistance of our perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Oozing charm

  • 5 of 5

What a charming house in a delightful location, the garden with its views are glorious and I have taken so many photos already. I never want to leave.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you are enjoying your stay. Enjoy the beautiful weather for the rest of the week and see you again I hope. Thank you for reviewing.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We are so fortunate that we had the opportunity to spend a week in your cute Ca de Muito Cottage. It was so peaceful and just what we were looking for to start our long planned visit to Italy, celebrating our 24th anniversary. Everything described accurately. We were able to explore the beautiful sights of Tuscany and Umbria at a relaxing pace and are already talking about our next trip. We loved it and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Ca de Muito, thanks so much for reviewing. Emma
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely wonderful! We had a fantastic week and such a stunning villa and location. I'll be including the villa in my review of Tuscany as a holiday destination for - so will send you the link once it's online. Thanks for the clear directions to the house and your help with the booking process.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The house is stunning, great service

  • 5 of 5

We had a problem with luggage lost by the airline and Emma and Martin helped us enormously directing the courier to the house. The house is simply furnished but very comfortable. The internet worked brilliantly inside and outside. There are several outside tables for alfresco dining and the views are wonderful. It is not far from the village of Mercatale which we found was all we needed for food shopping.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sonia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Ca de Muito, we really appreciate it. We were glad to be of service and happy that you enjoyed your stay. Emma
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

An absolute delight

  • 5 of 5

Ca de Muito is such a delightful house, absolutely charming. We loved sitting in the garden or by the pool looking at the views which are simply stunning. We appreciated the various outdoor seating and dining areas and the well tended for garden.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary and Tom Thank you for writing your review of Ca de Muito some months after your stay following my request, it really is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Emma
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


"Mimmi's Trattoria famous for her homemade pasta."
Mercatale di Cortona
"A great little village where everyone is friendly. Here you will find: Il Dolce Forno,; a gr..."
Ristorante Da Gianna
Le Capannine di Sommavilla
"A great restaurant, food has a French-north African flavour. Great for Sunday brunch on the ..."
Citta di Castello
Agriturismo Ristorante Calagrana
Simone Corsetti - Ristorante I Girasoli di Sant' Andrea
"A great restaurant. connected to the local vineyard it also has regular wine tastings."
Locanda di Nonna Gelsa
Umbertide market
"Every Wednesday morning. A colourful market. Fruit, veg, fresh fish and sea food, porcetta, ..."
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Punta Navaccia
Radda in Chianti
Orvieto Cathedral
Rapolano Terme
Tattoria Dardano Cortona
Ristorante La Loggetta
Trattoria La Grotta
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
La Capannine di Sommavilla
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Tuoro beach on Lake Trasimeno


Rates & Availability

Cortona Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
End of June-early July
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June/July 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jul 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Contact Owner