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Il CIPRESSO HIDEAWAY Apartment with wonderful views & pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Il Cipresso is part of the “Colline Toscane” portfolio. This charming apartment sits on a hilltop and offers a chance to escape from it all. It is situated in the lower part of a beautiful Tuscan villa with uninterrupted views of the villages and lakes of the Val di Chiana valley which abuts the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site in Southern Tuscany.

The location is ideal to discover the most beautiful corners of Tuscany and Umbria. There are many private patios and terraces around the property, complete with loungers for sunbathing and garden seats for enjoying the views from sunrise to sunset and beyond. Enjoy alfresco dining and BBQs (wood supplied) in your own garden.

Relax in the sunbathing terrace; cool or warm yourself in the large hot tub surrounded by the olive grove (open only in the cooler months when the pool is closed). Situated in the garden next door you can enjoy 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! Try the kitchen garden full of organic vegetables and a wide variety of fruit trees which are just waiting for you to pick them!


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! This property will make an ideal romantic gateway for two.

Il Cipresso is an independent apartment located in the lower part of a beautiful Tuscan villa set on the hillside with his own private garden. The villa was recently furbished to a very high standard. The main part of the house is used by the owners.

The apartment is furnished to a Tuscan style and consists of all the modern comforts to ensure a carefree and relaxing home environment. The apartment consists of: a large open-plan sitting room with french doors opening onto the patio; a new fully equipped kitchen and an oak dining suite for up to 6 persons; a double bedroom with a king size bed and a large bathroom with shower. The living area consists of a 32” screen TV, DVD player, DVD library, library, WIFI radio, free WIFI throughout the house and two comfortable sofas one of which can be converted into a double bed.

Eating out and visiting different wineries are a couple of the many things to consider in this beautiful area. Most guests after arrival are content to stay and sip wine on the terraces admiring the stunning views and soaking up the sun.

There is a short walk to shops, bars and some excellent restaurants. There is a thriving market in the piazza every Friday morning with kind and friendly locals.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Il CIPRESSO HIDEAWAY Apartment with wonderful views & pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Quite Simply Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, Donna and her family didn't just exceed our hopes and expectations for our holiday, they blew them out of the water. Il Cipresso is the most idyllic place to stay, situated in an enviable position overlooking the town of Sarteano with wonderful resultant views. The apartment has absolutely everything you could possibly want for your holiday and then goes that bit further by providing extras like a lap top computer, the most amazing welcome pack and real homely touches and even the bed is wonderfully comfortable. The garden, which is beautiful, is the perfect place to relax and Il Cipresso has an abundance of comfy loungers and sun shades dotted all around to ensure maximum relaxation and enjoyment, and then of course there is the pool area and yet more loungers for sun worshippers. It is conveniently placed to explore Tuscany, Umbria and surrounds. Nothing I could possibly say would prepare you for what a gem Il Cipresso is for the perfect Tuscan holiday and the perfect Tuscan hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Summer in Sarteano

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love Sarteano and have been coming here for years.This was our third visit staying at Il Cipresso. This accommodation allows us to stay in luxury.

We had been at Easter before so this was our first time staying with Donna and her family in the summer. It was very hot in Italy this year but we were very comfortable in the beautiful apartment. The accommodation has everything you would need and is set in gardens overlooking the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside. The owner of the property is a gem. She looked after us and ensured that we had a perfect stay. She had the house well prepared and an amazing welcome pack of local food, oil and wine. There was also free access to the gardens with every summer fruit and vegetable for us to use when we prepared our own meals. The gardens also have plenty of relaxation areas and offer a wonderful peaceful retreat. Sarteano town was lively all summer with concerts, festivals and markets.

We would not hesitate to recommend Il Cipresso as a holiday destination. Donna and Serge made our summer holiday unforgettable and we cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Our unforgettable holiday

  • 5 of 5

Il Cipresso is the ground floor apartment of Donna and Serge's house. It is a very comfortable, well equipped and nicely secluded apartment. It opens out onto a heavenly garden which has the most stupendous view over the lovely Val de Chiana.

Donna and Serge are the kindest and most hospitable people and we had an unforgettable stay. Sarteano is a very interesting little town with excellent restaurants and is an ideal centre for exploring the incredible riches of this part of Tuscany and beyond. We would certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Fantastic welcoming and well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

Donna and Serge made us feel at home in this beautiful apartment surrounded by lush gardens. We were provided with a constant supply of home cooked food and fresh fruit and veg from the garden. The Wifi and huge DVD library were a real bonus for our children. The kitchen was the best equipped we've had in 17 years of visiting Italy. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Am liebsten würden wir mindestens 6 Sterne geben!

  • 5 of 5

Mit Wehmut denken wir zurück an unseren wunderschönen zweiwöchigen Aufenthalt im Sommer auf dem Anwesen von Donna und ihrem Mann. Schon bei unserer Ankunft wurden wir von Donna herzlich empfangen und von ihr mit den unzähligen einladenden Plätzen und den herrlichen Ausblicken vertraut gemacht. Dank unserer so angenehm kühlen Wohnung “ IL CIPRESSO“ konnten wir, trotz großer Hitze, die Nächte stets entspannt und wohl temperiert verbringen. Alles in der Wohnung war so wie man es sich wünscht. Dazu kam ein fantastisches Panorama direkt vor unserer Tür, das wir ausgiebig genossen. Sehr angenehm war, dass man den Ortskern von Sarteano in einem etwa 15minütigen Spaziergang erreichen konnte. Durch unsere zentrale Lage konnten wir zudem problemlos viele sehenswerte Orte erreichen und entdecken. Neben all den Vorzügen und Aufmerksamkeiten, z. B. Obst und Gemüse aus dem Garten und kulinarische Genüsse mit denen uns die Gastgeberin überraschte, war es die bezaubernde Donna, die uns von Anfang an das Gefühl vermittelte “zu Hause“ zu sein.

Ulla und Bertolt

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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The perfect place to spend a week in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious modern apartment run by friendly and helpful owners in a little Tuscan town with a spectacular view. Sarteano is a friendly picturesque town without being full of tourists but still easy to communicate in English. Great place from which to do day trips to the Southern Tuscan tourist towns. The apartment is exactly as described and pictured ( Excellent). My wife and I felt our week long stay at Il Cipresso was the perfect Tuscan holiday.

Peter K. BC Canada

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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

Colline Toscane Apartments are nestled on the hills of Sarteano, a lovely medieval village of Etruscan origin within the province of Siena. Situated between the Val di Chiana valley on the east and the famous Val d'Orcia on the west, Sarteano is deep in the fairytale landscape of Tuscany. The village offers over half a dozen eateries as well as banks, italian bars and all the shops you should need. There are also a number of wineries, patio restaurants and cafes within the historical centre, giving you plenty of choice when you want to relax. The apartments are conveniently situated from the village, a 10 minutes walk will get you there! Sarteano, which is a short distance from the Autostrada del Sole (A1), is handily placed between Rome and Florence. The cities of Perugia, Siena, Arezzo, Orvieto, as well as smaller places of historic and artistic interest such as Pienza, Cortona, Montalcino and San Gimignano are within easy reach of the village. Of local interest are the thermal resorts of San Casciano dei Bagni and Rapolano Terme, famous for their waters since Roman times, and the hot springs of Bagno Vignoni with its ancient Roman bath. A 30 minute drive to the East will get you to the cute little ferry boats of Lake Trasimeno (visible from the many balconies and garden), so take a picnic, explore the little islands and swim from their beaches!


Rates & Availability

Sarteano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
LOW Season
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
HIGH Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
LOW Season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

To hold a booking we will require a deposit of 30% of the total rental price (Pound Sterlings or Euros).
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.
The hot tub is open when the pool is closed.
The arrival day is flexible and the time should be between 4pm and 8pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sarteano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Washing machine located in the bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • 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
  • swimming

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