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Beautifully restored Tuscan villa with a private pool & garden

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Caprese Michelangelo Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms sleeps 4-5

A stone built house with private pool and garden set within the village of Lama near Caprese Michelangelo. The house, being suitable for 4 to 6 people has 2 bedrooms, one twin and one double and a gallery overlooking the living room with double futon sofa bed. The living area is open plan with a fireplace with wood-burning stove, furnished with sofa seating, television, dining table and chairs, and leads out to the new kitchen and covered loggia extension built in early 2014 using traditional materials and methods. The kitchen is fitted with integrated appliances including dishwasher and washing machine and has double sliding doors leading onto the loggia with a built in all-weather barbeque and wooden dining furniture. The passage off the living area leads to the double and twin bedrooms each with views of the surrounding hills and to the bathroom which is equipped with a large rainshower, wc, bidet and basin. There is a desk in the gallery for anyone who needs to work.

Externally there is a further covered seating area under the pergola with table and chairs, and loungers and umbrella are provided on the sunny stone paved pool terrace. The 8 m x 4 m swimming pool with Roman steps is for the exclusive use of the house. (Please note parents with young children that the pool is 1.8 m at the deep end).

Within a few metres of the house is the ever popular Il Refugio restaurant and pizzeria specialising in rural Tuscan food. Also a few steps further is the Spar grocery shop, selling anything from local cheeses and hams to cement and hosepipe accessories! In nearby Caprese there is a selection of good restaurants, as well as shops, cafe/bar, laundry, banks, museum, etc with more excellent restaurants a little further afield. A list of restaurants is included in the guests information pack provided in the house.

There are numerous walks in the area, including the national GEA trail, and routes are often way-marked and numbered and many of these can be started from the house. Some maps and directions are available for guests and guided walks can be arranged, charged locally. Within a couple of minutes walk from the house is a river where it is possible to swim.

Summary: Our admittedly biased opinion is that this is the perfect destination for a multi faceted holiday set in beautiful countryside with a range of fantastic world renowned historic towns and cities to visit, drives through stunning countryside, beautiful walks in a wide range of terrains. Or you could simply chill out by the pool...

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
The owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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Why The owner chose Arezzo Area

We have been visiting Tuscany for over 20 years and have always loved what it has to offer - stunning scenery, beautiful architecture and amazing food.

We chose to buy this place partially because of the local area. There are fantasic local restaurants, stunning countryside and it is a gateway to many Tuscan / Umbrian destinations.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Beautifully restored Tuscan villa with a private pool & garden
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

Lovely stay in rural Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in the little village of Lama. The villa was absolutely perfect for what we wanted - a great place to relax and enjoy the sun & pool, and lots to do & see in the surrounding area.

We visited the local restaurant a lot more than planned but that is a testament to the great food (especially steaks & pizzas!), service, and value for money.

Lesley was really helpful throughout the booking process with everything running perfectly before and during our stay.

Would definitely recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely villa in quiet hamlet

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous week spent in a lovely villa. It is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a family holiday. The villa description is spot-on and is a very high specification (notably the kitchen and bathroom).

The pool is great for the kids (aged 10 and 12), if a bit chilly! Big enough to swim in as well as play!

The local area is good to explore (Arezzo, Anghiari, Chuisi della Verna), so we did not go further afield to the larger cities.

Local restaurants are great - the one at the top of the road (il Refugio) is really good, but can be a bit busy at weekends.

We had a cooking session in the villa with the chef from Quele Donne bar which was reasonably priced and great fun - the kids joined in with gusto and ate everything!

A really nice place to spend a quiet week away from it all in the Italian countryside!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Lovely Tuscan Escape

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed another stay at this lovely Tuscan Holiday Home. We were very impressed with the kitchen extension and the outdoor bbq/eating area, made the house even more comfortable. Also the new shower is fantastic!Enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area while having fun in the pool and the garden. Managed to visit Florence this time which was absolutely stunning, although a day isn't long enough to take it all in. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that our guests were pleased with the new extension as it makes such a difference to us too. We are pleased that they had such a good time again on their return visit.
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5

Amazing 2 week stay

  • 5 of 5

Well recommended house in an amazing location with views in all directions. The villa and pool are of an extremely high standard and kept well through out. Some excellent recommends within the packs but do speak with Jeremy who can provide some local knowledge and advise. This was our first time in Italy but we will certainly be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Peaceful villa in rural Italy

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful place and the surrounding countryside is stunning.

Your recommendations for eating and sightseeing were perfect and we had everything we needed in the villa. The pool is wonderful and was an added bonus. Villa was larger than expected and the outside spaces private and well-kept. A really relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that our recommendations were appreciated and pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay so much.
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back from our first Italian holiday, and what a wonderful holiday it was. Having spent a night in Pisa we set off to the house, which we found very easily thanks to Lesley's clear instructions. Once we arrived the first impressions were great as we pulled up the driveway and once we saw the inside and the beautiful pool in the garden it just got better. The house was wonderfully equipped and a short stroll up to the local restaurant which served nice traditional food. The location was a great base for visiting the region, Cortona and San gimignano were some of our favourites although nearby anghiari was beautiful with few tourists. We would definitely recommend the house and hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay so much.
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Il Boscetto
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Ancona
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Poppi
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Arezzo
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
A1 Arezzo
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Il Refugio
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cesenatico
Car: necessary

Located in Lama, a rural village in the stunning Tuscan hills a couple of minutes drive from Caprese Michelangelo, birthplace of Michelangelo.

20 min drive away is Anghiari one of the finest medieval towns in Italy, and a further 5 min takes you to the walled medieval city of Sansepolcro, a much overlooked Tuscan city, birthplace of Piero della Francesca. Arezzo, the regional capital is 45 min away and in the opposite direction a spectacular 15 min drive takes you to the Franciscan monastery of La Verna.

This beautiful area in eastern Tuscany is in the centre of Italy and allows daytrip access not only to the popular tourist destinations of Tuscany (such as Arezzo, Cortona, Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Chianti etc) but also those lesser feted but equally interesting destinations in Umbria (such as Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Gubbio etc) as well as attractions in Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. Rome is also feasible within a day but by train rather than car.

Other Activities: Guided walks and cookery lessons on request

Golf: Nearest golf course that we are aware of (as non-golfers) is in Poppi, another In Sinalunga beyond Arezzo and the beautiful Ugolino course near Florence.

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Rates & Availability

Caprese Michelangelo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Sep 4 2016 - Apr 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$890
 
 
Mid
Apr 9 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$953
 
 
High
May 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,271
 
 
Peak
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,716
 
 
Low
Sep 3 2017 - Apr 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$890
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit is payable on booking and the balance becomes due 4 weeks before arrival. Please note that the deposit is only refundable if and when those weeks are re-booked and deposit paid (less any applicable bank transfer charges).

The charge for cleaning is included in the rental price.

20% discount for late booking within a 2 week period.

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Amenities

Caprese Michelangelo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 87 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Gallery - 1 double , Futon sofa bed in gallery
  • Please note that a small part of the house is attached to the neighbouring property.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Free wireless internet is available to guests- you will need a laptop, notebook or smart phone. By arrangement a computer can be made available. A wide-screen television (no TV tuner) and Bluray/ DVD is provided together with a bedroom television and DVD player. There is a desk in the gallery for anyone who needs to work and a washing machine in the kitchen and fold up drying racks provided.. Babysitting possible by arrangement, charged locally. Cooking lessons available on request, charged locally.

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