Modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, Furnished, WiFi, Deep Sparkling Pool, Lawn, Walk to Cortona, Your Next Holiday Home!
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About C Miles
Villa Rosa is my home away from home. Made comfortable over the many years of love and nurture.
Why C Miles chose Cortona
The house is a private owned and is nestled into the hillside of the historic and vibrant hill-top town of Cortona in beautiful Tuscany. It is a place of dreams, uniquely situated with amazing ambiance with views to die for. A home that is a blend of old and new with home comforts that make you melt into your surroundings and never want to leave.
What makes this Cottage unique
Located just a few minutes drive or leisurely walk into the historic and vibrant City of Cortona, Villa Rosa is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully furnished private house with essential pool and wi-fi. Couples love it, families love it. It is heaven.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect villa in a stunning location.
Absolutely stunning location with amazing views. Rural but with a nice bar a 5 minute walk away and beautiful Cortona a 20 minute walk or 10 minute drive. I definitely recommend Villa Rosa and Cortona for a perfect holiday in Tuscany.
Beautiful location in the hills of Cortona. Fully equipped with all kitchen items to cook and instructions for everything you may use in the Villa.
Gorgeous home with unbelievable views of mountains, towns, etc
If you ever have the opportunity to visit the amazing town of Cortona, this is the home you should try and book. All the modern amenities you could possibly want. Olive trees, fig trees, and gorgeous landscaping all around. We stayed for 6 nights and didn't want to leave. We walked to town, ate a great restaurants, shopped the darling stores, and bought fresh fruits, veggies and had meat specially cut so we could cook at the house on the outdoor BBQ. Cortona is a beautiful town, so clean and historical. We had stayed in Florence prior to visiting Cortona. While Florence is an amazing big city, Cortona is a more relaxing area, and many of the residents we talked to said they came to Cortona to visit, and ended up moving there because the town, people, and area are so amazing. I now understand why they moved here.
I would love to go back there....and would definitely stay at Villa Rosa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The charm of Tuscany is captivating and knowing that you experienced it during your stay is lovely to know. We would love to see you again. Best wishes.
Had a wonderful time at Villa Rosa. A spectacular view, modern, updated facilities along with an excellent location make this a perfect vacation spot!
Gorgeous villa with views to match
Christine's villa is perfectly appointed and gorgeous - and her surrounding garden and pool are perfection. We stayed here in August with our three young children and did a fair amount of touring around Tuscany - but our favorite part of each day was returning to Villa Rosa and sitting with a glass of wine by the pool while our children were swimming. The view is breathtaking. I also loved that we could walk to town from Villa Rosa as Cortona is my favorite Tuscan hill town. Christine also kindly provides a number of recommendations for things to do, where to go, where to eat, and goes out of her way to ensure that you are having a lovely vacation. I highly recommend Villa Rosa and am grateful to Christine for opening her home!
Dear Karen, It is always a joy to have guests who love Villa Rosa as much as I. Tuscany is a treasure trove of experiences and knowing you and your family made the most of the location to explore these is wonderful to hear.
Thank you for your kindness and for being the perfect guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back any time.
Peaceful, idyllic piece of Tuscan heaven
As a couple looking for a tranquil, secluded place where we could both laze about, swim and read or get out and explore the local architecture, history and food, this place ticked all the boxes.
Gazing at the stunning views across the hills and valley from the bedroom, the terrace, the pool as part of an early morning swim or from the gentle swing of the 'Fat Boy' hammock never failed to move us and will be a memory that we'll always keep.
The house is perched high on the hillside which gives it such fantastic views right over to Lake Trasimeno and plenty of little paths that pass through the olive groves and other trees surrounding the property. The steep slopes and pool depth probably make it challenging for families with small children. Everywhere was very clean, the kitchen is really well equipped, stocked and easy to use which we took full advantage of eating at the big table on the terrace several evenings. The air-conditioning consists of one stand alone unit in the main bedroom which wasn't working properly (housekeeper Graziella was aware), and was the only minor issue in the hot nights. However, the ceiling fans worked well and the level of thought given to cover all other eventualities (rain, sun & insects etc.) was evident.
Whilst there is so much to see in the region (lots of suggestions and information were available beforehand and at the villa), the main difficulty is choosing whether and where to go, as spending time at the house was such a joy. We only had a week, didn't want to leave and definitely left a piece of our hearts in that place.
It is always a pleasure to know that guests have enjoyed their stay at Villa Rosa. I am always biased in extolling the wonders of the Cortona area, the activities, facilities and history and of course the ideal location of Villa Rosa.
I am pleased to report that the air-conditioner has been replaced and is working well and that although I share Phil's concern over the challenge of the hill top location and deep pool, my subsequent family of guests reassured me that they absolutely loved exploring the grounds and coped admirably in the pool. (Their were three children under 10years). I also provide a paddling pool for the little ones.
Thank you both for looking after my home so well and I am happy that you have created special memories of your holiday. I hope that we are able to welcome you back in the future.
Cortona has all the amenities to make your holiday easy and enjoyable.
There is a wonderful mix of essential shops for buying locally grown foods and wines. It boasts many bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a freshly baked breakfast brioche, mid morning coffee, a long lazy al-fresco lunch, or a delicious and/or romantic dinner - Cortona has a restaurant/bar to suit all types and budget for dining.
In Cortona itself there are banks & cash machines, wifi is freely available in the town centre, and the information centre will provide you with all the local interests and events for example festivals, museums, cycling, walking tours, rambling the country side, horse riding, spas, cooking classes, wine tours, yoga etcl etc . . .
Camucia at the foot of the hill has 5 supermarkets and all the shops you will ever need to make your holiday perfect. From swimsuits to hardware! There is a large market every Thursday 8am - 1pm with wonderful local produce and wares of all descriptions. Some guests rate this as the best local food market that they have visited.
You can go further afield to wander the vineyards in the valley or follow the trail that outlines the area that Hannibal fought his famous battle with Flaminius on the shores of nearby Lake Trasimeno. Then catch the ferry to have lunch or dinner on Isola Maggiore. Watching the sun set is amazing and a memory you will cherish.
Other hill-top towns beckon - to name just a few - Montepulicano (approx. 30min) and Montelcino (approx. 40min) with its famous Brunello wines. Sienna (approx. 40min) is close enough to go and enjoy lunch in the Piazza and stroll the streets in the late afternoon. Assisi (approx. 45min) is also nearby for those who wish to explore the wonderful Giotto murals in the church of St Francis of Assisi.
Florence is an easy one hour away by train or car to see its famous resident- Davide - at the Galleria dell'Accademia and of course the myriad of art in the Uffizi is not to be missed. Rome is also easily reached though we do suggest catching the train ( 2 hours) as driving in this city is rather a challenge.
Cortona is also the mecca for all those who love 'Under the Tuscan Sun' and the locals are welcoming and generous in their hospitality.
The hill-top walled City of Cortona is a few minutes drive (1.2km) away or a 15 min walk to the top gate. Cortona has all the essential shops from green grocer, butchers, pasta shop to high fashion boutiques, antique & art galleries.
In the immediate area there are vineyards, archaeological sites, museums, outlet villages and walking trails to discover. Lots for everyone
The nearest beaches are on Lake Trasimeno which is about 10km away. You can also sail on the lake and catch ferries to any one of the three islands in the lake. This is a great one day trip with either a lunch or dinner of the largest of the three islands.
You arrive at Villa Rosa by either (hire) car (recommended) or by train/taxi.
*Rome: approx. 2 hours drive or 2.5 hours by train
*Florence: approx. 1hours drive or by train
*Pisa: approx. 2 hours drive or 2.5 hours by train
*Perguia: approx. 50 minutes drive or 1hr by train.
Other airports between 2-3 hours drive are Bologna and Ancona.
It is an easy 20 minute drive from the exit of the A1 - Autostrada - to Villa Rosa. Full instructions will be given at booking time.
Let me know if you need any further information as I would be happy to help.