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Donna

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Charming country apartment with stunning views*Pool*BBQ - LA QUERCIA

27 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Val di Chiana Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Colline Toscane Apartments set amidst an amazing panorama and are in a perfect location to experience a relaxing vacation in Southern Tuscany.

The Quercia and Castagno are cut into a hill some 600m above sea level with uninterrupted views of the local village of Sarteano, an ancient medieval village famous for its renaissance castle and churches, the surrounding villages, (some as far as 50 kilometers from the apartments) and the lakes:Trasimeno, Chiusi and Montepulciano on the Val di Chiana valley, which abuts the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site in Southern Tuscany.

The apartments sit just off the village in an exclusive residential area and next to the owners' facilities. Il CASTAGNO and La QUERCIA are part of a newly built two-storey villa with terraces on each floor. Each apartment enjoys its own private garden and facilities with access to a lush small wood consisting of oak, walnut and chestnut trees over a sloping terrain. Experience al fresco dining on the terrace watching a Tuscan sunset and our NEW terraced “Panoramic Pool” (3.5m x7mx 1.2h) with incredible turquoise water, a solarium with plenty of sunbeds, loungers and umbrellas but most of all with the most amazing views! Soak the Tuscan sun on the terrace. A well-stocked kitchen garden full of organic vegetables and a wide variety of fruit trees are also at your disposal!

The 2 apartments can be rented together to accommodate a max of 8 adults+2 children.

We also have 1 bedroom apartment: “THE CIPRESSO HIDEAWAY” Property N. 895389 next door, which is an ideal romantic gateway for two and shares the same facilities.

Visit Cortona, (Under the Tuscan Sun’s book), Florence, Siena, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Arezzo, Rome. Explore the unique towns of Pienza, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Montalcino (Brunello) and enjoy their famous wines. Visit the monasteries of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Sant'Antimo (where the English Patient was filmed). Or simply relax in your private garden!

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Details for LA QUERCIA 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

La Quercia occupies the first floor with 2 double bedrooms bathroom with shower, living room with kitchen, a charming porch and private front and back terraces. The apartment is furnished to a Tuscan style and consists of all the modern comforts to ensure a carefree and relaxing home environment. The kitchen has a dining table for up to 6 persons and is fully equipped, including plates, cutlery, kitchen towels etc. The living area consists of a 32' screen FHD TV, DVD player, a large sofa and an armchair. A DVD library is available and there is free WIFI throughout the house. There are many private patios and terraces around the apartment, complete with loungers for sunbathing and garden seats for enjoying the views from sunrise to sunset and beyond. Enjoy alfresco dining and barbeques (wood supplied) in your own garden. You can also laze around the large hot tub surrounded by olive trees next door. Bathing in Sarteano's natural swimming pools, walking, biking, horse riding, golfing in Panicarola are just some of the holiday opportunities.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rarely have three weeks holidays and I experienced such a great hospitality from Donna and Serge!

We spent three weeks this summer in the apartment La Quercia. The day we arrived we found a very clean and well-equipped accommodation with breathtaking views, a homemade cake, montalcino wine and a survival package for the first day.



The description of the plant and the apartment on HomeAway fully meet the actual events. The attention by the host was wonderful, ranging from help with trip planning, supply of fresh food from the kitchen-garden, lots of nice conversations up to an appointment with Donna’s family doctor (which we had to visit once during our stay).

Sarteano is a very pretty small, medieval town where something is always going on (of a medieval festival to weekly market). The location of the property allows day trips to Siena, Perugia, Rome, Florence, Orvieto and many other beautiful places. Overall, we spent a wonderful and very relaxing vacation at Donna and Serge and can recommend without limitation this address. We will be very happy to come back! Martina, Julian, Lena and Jacky
Jul 2013
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Reviews

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LA QUERCIA
average rating of 4.962963 based on 31 reviews
5

Fabulous holiday in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment , exceptionally well presented and looked after, everything that we wanted and much much more.

Donna was wonderful so kind and knowledgeable about Sarteano and the area around, her advise on restaurant's we followed and were not disappointed.

Loved the gardens and pool just whats needed after a hard day sight seeing.

It was the small things that Donna did that made it for us, the welcome pack with home made wine, cake jams and chutneys and olive oil, sublime, and then she called one night with her versions of bread and butter pudding, which even my wife said was out of this world.

we would have no hesitation in recommending this to friends and family.

If you are looking to try something great food wise then we would highly recommend Tuscany Divine/Divine Tuscany, the taster menu is fabulous and excellent value for money at E20 per head for 8 courses with wine and water, the Ravioli with Ricotta in almond, honey and verbena sauce is amazing.

If Florence and Sienna get too much theres a hidden gem called Bagno Vignoni which is worth a visit, bery picturesque and some lovely restaurants.

Chiusi is a lovely village and we had an excellent lunch in the café venizia.

Castiglione del Lago town is great with some wonderful restaurants with amazing views and we would recommend the Steaks Florintina wherever you eat then you will not be disappointed .

If you want to do some shopping/retail therapy then there is an outlet village not far from the main A1 and a small indoor shopping centre and large supermarket called Etrusco , just before the A1 both very nice and reasonably priced.

We spent 11 days here and loved every minute , can't praise it enough and hopefully next year we will be able to come back.

Thank You Donna, for everything , including our leaving present which was so thoughtful and has been put to good use, please could you send the recipes for your home made cake, bread and butter pudding and jam and chutney, my wife is a keen cook and would love to try them out here.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Superbe vacances!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien reçu par Donna à la Quercia,superbe appartement bien agencé avec les 2 grandes chambres avec vue sur la Toscane, salle de bain, salle de séjour et toutes les terrasses et balcon devant, derrière,à la piscine,ainsi que le barbecue.

Le superbe potager ou l'on peut se servir est génial!!

Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés!Nous espérons pouvoir y revenir une prochaine fois.Nous avons passé de très bonne vacances,y compris pour les enfants!

Charles.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Wonderful apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at La Quercia and we loved the apartment. The kitchen/living area and the main bedroom share a wonderful balcony with beautiful views across the countryside, it was a perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea in the early morning sunshine. The apartment is ideal for a family or for 2 couples as the second bedroom is a good size and it can be a twin or a double, it shares the same wonderful views. The apartment was nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and indoor dining area which thankfully we didn't need to use.

The outdoor space to the rear is fantastic and very well maintained. There is a covered terrace with small table & chairs and there a dining area with a lovely brick BBQ and a supply of wood. The pool area is beautiful and shares the same wonderful views. The pool is shared but we more or less had it to ourselves during our stay, it is small but ideal for a quick dip when you want to cool down. There are lots of places to sit and relax and we particularly loved the decked terrace higher up. It was also great to to be able to get beautiful fresh tomatoes and herbs from the garden.

Unfortunately Donna was away so we didn't get to meet her during our stay but we were met by Fay who was very nice and helpful. Donna had left us welcome goodies including lettuce, tomatoes & fruit from her garden, wine, pasta, home made jam and a delicious cake. (Donna has kindly given me the recipe so I hope mine will taste just as good).

Sarteano is a leisurely 20 minute walk away, it is small but has a good choice of bars and restaurants. There is a small supermarket and a few other shops selling local produce. Sarteano is a great base to explore this part of Tuscany, there are so many wonderful places within easy reach and our favourites were Pienza, Montechiello and Cortona.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and we hope to return in the near future.

Kathryn (Ireland)

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Kleines Paradies in der Toskana

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben mit unserer 13jährigen Tochter 2 wundervolle Wochen in der Ferienwohnung verbracht.

Das Appartment war komplett ausgestattet und sehr sauber. Besonders genossen haben wir die tolle Gartenanlage mit Pool und herrlichem Ausblick auf die Landsschaft. Donna und Serge sind als Gastgeber sehr herzlich und serviceorientiert. Gelegentlich serviert Donna kleine Köstlichkeiten - unbedingt probieren ! Das Appartment liegt in einer Wohngegend etwas außerhalb von Sarteano. Der hübsche Ort ist jedoch bei einem Abendsparziergang sehr gut zu Fuß erreichbar. Zur Erkundung der Südtoskana und einem Abstecher nach Rom ein optimaler Standort. Wir waren begeistert !

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful apartment in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

La Quercia was the perfect base for our family holiday in Tuscany. We stayed as a group of four, my husband and I and our two daughters aged 15 & 18. The apartment was an easy two hour drive from Pisa airport. On arrival Donna gave us a warm welcome and took time to show us around the apartment. She also explained about the local area and provided us with a pack of provisions including pasta, homemade jam, olive oil, family wine and a fresh baked cake.

The apartment was extremely clean and very well maintained. The views to the front of the property were spectacular looking over towards Chiusi and Perugia.To the rear the extensive gardens with the pool provided many areas to relax and enjoy the sun.

During our stay Donna went out of her way to organise a cake for our daughter's birthday. On several occasions she brought round some traditional Tuscan dishes for us to sample. Serge was also on hand to give advice regarding travel and also let us borrow an adapter and extension lead.

Sarteano is a lovely town with some great local sites including the castle and etruscan tombs. It also has some very nice restaurants, supermarket and a local market on a Friday. Sarteano also served as a great base to visit Montelpulciano, Siena, Cortona, Perugia, Florence and Rome.

All in all we had a fantastic stay. Donna and Serge were fantastic hosts and we would highly recommend staying at La Quercia.

Lindsey,Graeme, Eden & Skye

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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bellissima vacanza

  • 5 of 5

Capita poche volte di trovare più di quello che ti aspetti. L'appartamento, che dire, è nuovo con ottime finiture in stile toscano, bel giardino sul retro con barbeque, privacy, relax/lettura e il terrazzo con vista irresistibile sul lago trasimeno e i paesi vicini, da vedere assolutamente la sera, bella cucina attrezzata di tutto anche dell'espresso, belle camere con lenzuola di qualità con vista mozzafiato. Ambiente pulito e funzionale. Siamo stati veramente bene in piscina, ci siamo rilassati sotto l'ombrellone e di tanto in tanto un bel bagno rigenerante, apprezzando sempre il fantastico panorama. Accoglienza speciale, tante piccole accortezze che ti fanno sentire bene, dalla squisita torta fatta in casa, marmellata, zucchine, insalata, radicchio, rucola, tutto rigorosamente dell'orto ed ottimo vino del luogo. I padroni di casa, moglie e marito, sono eccezionalmente ospitali e gentili, ci hanno fornito indicazioni sui luoghi più caratteristici da visitare. Vivamente consigliato. Da 10 e lode !!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia, (+Florence, Pisa and Rome)
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Panicarola, Golf Club Lamborghini
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (highway A1)
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno (and lake of Chiusi)
Car: necessary

The Settings

Sarteano is an ideal starting point for exploring the rustic heart of Tuscany and savouring the region’s world famous Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano wines and its delicious food such as the Fiorentina steak. The small medieval villages of Monticchiello, Bagno Vignoni, Cetona, Montefollonico; the town of Chiusi of Etruscan origin; the renaissance treasures of Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Cortona and the well renowned cities of Arezzo, Siena, Orvieto, Florence, San Gimignano, Perugia are all easily accessible by car or public transport. On a clear night the illumination of some of the town and villages are clearly visible from the apartments.

The Apartments

In excellent condition. Really well-furnished. Fully equipped including full dinner service, kettle, coffee machine, glasses, cutlery, bed linen, towels, clothes-line, washing-machine, ironing board and iron etc.

A really beautiful garden, herb garden, kitchen garden and plenty of fruit trees. Plenty of home produced wine and olive oil for you to enjoy

Wi-Fi Broadband Internet connection, laptop computer, Wi-Fi internet radio, Satellite TV, DVDs library and Books library all totally free of charge.

FREE baby cot and linen and high chair. • Bed-linen changed weekly;

Panoramic SWIMMING POOL in the complex (7x3.5x1.2h) with turquoise waters

THERMAL SPAS in nearby villages

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Rates & Availability

Sarteano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HIGH Season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$846
 
 
LOW (x 2 people €530)
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$692
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

DISCOUNTS FOR BOOKING OF 2 PEOPLE

To hold a booking we will require a deposit of 30% of the total rental price.
Rental balance is due 2 months prior to occupancy.
Security, refundable deposit (for breakages) of €150 is payable in cash on arrival.
Final cleaning is €35 x 1 week occupancy payable in cash on arrival.
Weekly and final cleaning is €45 x 2/3 week occupancy payable in cash on arrival.
Bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Arrival is between 4-8pm and departure up to 10am.

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Amenities

Val di Chiana Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The washing machine is located in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The twin beds can be converted into a King size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All the bedrooms have mosquito nets. We supply the wood for the outside barbeque. English sockets are available on request in the sitting room. A WELCOMING BASKET WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU !

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