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Charming 2 Bed Villa and Pool with Views of Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

On the Tuscany and Umbria Border this villa is perfect for lounging by the pool.

This charming 2 bed house was newly built using traditional materials and is beautifully positioned on the Tuscany/Umbria border, with expansive views of Lake Trasimeno.

Covering 100 sq mtrs on 2 floors, the house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (Queen bedroom w/ensuite upstairs, downstairs 2 single beds). Pretty kitchen and sitting room w/covered outdoor eating area.

There is a magnificent 13m x 6m tiled pool which has ample surrounding private space for sunbathing. 1ha of olives, grapes and fruit trees around the house.

The house is at the end of a quiet country road yet is walking distance to a great traditional restaurant.

5 mins to nearest village. Superbly positioned for sightseeing with Assisi, Cortona, Montelpulciano ans Siena within 1 hr. Day trips to Rome and Florence are easy from local train station 10 minutes away.

'... wonderful relaxing week, enjoying the gorgeous scenery, house & pool...' ' UK family 2008

Wine Tasting & Cookery Courses.

Avignonesi has also a small cookery school on site.

Another cookery school is run by renowned cook book author Pamela Sheldon. Based in Montepulciano- 20 minutes drive.

(Please contact owner for link or further information).

Sightseeing trips: The immediate area has many wonderful towns and villages to visit.

Cortona - Base for the popular book and movie 'Under a Tuscan Sun' is approx. 20 min

Montepulciano - Internationally renowned for its wine and beauty.

4 UNESCO World Heritage sites -

1. Pienza; also famous for its pecorino cheese

2. Assisi; spiritual home of St. Francis.

3. Siena - home of the 'Palio' and reputedly the place where perfect Italian is spoken

4. Val d'Orcia & Montalcino - area of exceptional beauty and home to Italy's greatest wine, Brunello di Montalcino

Castiglione del Lago, Paciano and Panicale - designated amongst the most beautiful villages in Italy

Florence & Rome (we suggest by train- station 20 minutes from house).

Also shoppping at Val di Chiana Outlet Village.

(Please, do not hesitate to contact owner for further information or link).

Visitor feedback from 2008: 'We enjoyed our stay in your wonderful house and countryside..................we hope to come back soon.' Visitors from Germany '08 'We have had a wonderful relaxing week, enjoying the gorgeous scenery, house & pool. Our first taste of Italy and I'm sure not our last.' Visitors from UK '08 'Abbiamo passato della ottimo vacanze 'cassetta', la piscina, e tutta le regione sono bellissime.........................' Visitors from Belgium '08 'Lovely house, brilliant pool. Beautiful views of the sunrise and Lake Trasimeno. We would love to have stayed longer - maybe next time.' Visitors from UK '08

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for your help and guidance-- we've absolutely loved our stay and look forward to returning again soon. We'll definitely reach out when we return home so we can plan our next trip.

Thanks also to Patricia, Mario, Lorenzo, and Graziella for their help and hospitality!
Jun 2012
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Contrada Castello Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ensuite to upstairs master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Downstairs shower room is adjacent to bedroom #2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , next to bathroom
  • Both bedrooms are immaculate and light filled. If visitors prefer, the single beds can be joined together to create a queen size bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Also on the grounds: Safety enclosed 12 foot trampoline


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Charming 2 Bed Villa and Pool with Views of Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Late summer break

  • 5 of 5

If you require peace, quiet and relaxation, this is the place for you.

Lovely home from home surrounded by stunning countryside. Beautiful pool for swimming or simple relaxing by, taking in the views.

Lots of helpful tips and advice given by the owners. Food and wine in the area would be difficult to beat!


  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hier moet je geweest zijn en van huis en omgeving

  • 5 of 5

Als je echt wilt genieten is dit prachtige huis een aanrader. Naast een heerlijk en schoon huis ook een fantastisch plek om 3 weken te genieten van de prachtige omgeving en het mooie en schone zwembad. Een aanrader voor mensen die rust en bezienswaardigheden in de omgeving willen combineren.Daarnaast heb je te maken met een vriendelijke en attente verhuurder die alles doet om je een geslaagde vakantie te bezorgen. Als het aan ons ligt was dit de eerste maar zeker niet de laatste keer ! Wij kunnen en willen dit prachtige huis dan ook van harte aanbevelen en hopen op tot zien!!! Rob & Uschi Marsman

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The heart of Italy

  • 5 of 5

Even in the rain in April this was a wonderful place to stay. It had beauatiful views and all the amenities. The owners and their on-the-ground assistants couldn't have been more helpful. Siituated in the centre of Italy, on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, it's a base for daytrips in every direction, even into Rome and Florence on the train. We highly recommend this property. Chris and Lee Calgary Canada

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in September this year and cannot help but say what a fantastic choice that it was. All the pictures show exactly how it is. It is spotlessly clean, high quality and with amazing views. The bed was comfy, the bathroom gorgeous, the kitchen well equipped, the pool awesome and the owners provided some very helpful hints and suggestions of what to do whilst there. It was very peaceful and a perfect place to chill out, located in a rural area, but only 5 minutes walk from a lovely restaurant. We would love to go back and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Definitely 5 Star!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Where to begin. First and foremost, this holiday rental was all that it was advertised to be. Spotlessly clean, lawn well maintained, great layout, supplied with all you need for cooking as well as TV and music......even the sheets and towels were first class! BUT, most of all, the location was extraordinary. Beautiful countryside, rolling hills, grape vinyards, olive orchards, winerys close by( so close that we took our used wine bottles and purchased young wine at the back door for 1 euro a bottle) - delicious!

The owners, Ken and Danica, have a detailed notebook for their guests with all sorts of things to do, places to see, restaurants to try and cooking classes to attend(if you so desire). Their local help-mate was terrific. Her name is Patricia and she is a boon to their rental property. We had a problem with the wi fi and Patricia was on it right away.....problem solved asap.

Danica also gave us great feedback on where to catch the train as well as directions to get there. The customer service was outstanding. The food was to die for and the gelato was so good that I would go back just for that. Most of the restaurants where we ate were recommended by Ken and Danica. All of them were wonderful but our favorite was Guastini's in Valiano. My friend Tab who went with me took a cooking class(rec. by Danica) and she is still talking about it! Infact, tonight we had fresh gelato that she learned to make in this class.

Would I recommend this villa? In a heartbeat. I am just jealous that I won't be with you when you go. One more thing I might add: the Italian people are just fantastic.....warm, expressive, giving, friendly, helpful........terrific. Go! Enjoy!

Jane Gilmore and Tab Ogden

Mobile, Alabama

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. There were lots of things we wanted from our choice of accommodation and we have to say this delivered on all of them.

For when you want to stay in there's a top notch swimming pool, great views, scenic outdoor eating areas, a BBQ, wifi and all the mod-cons. All the fixtures (bathroom, beds, cooker, fridge etc) are modern and high-spec.

For when you want to go and explore there's a restaurant within walking distance and a small town a 5 minutes minutes drive away with a few casual eateries and a great shop (with lots of fresh produce and helpful butcher).

For exploring in the day there are some of Italy's most lovely towns within easy reach. We went to Castiglione del Lago (15min drive and a very pretty little town), Cortona (30mins and our favourite hill town), Montpulciano (30mins) but there's also Sienna, Todi, Assisi and loads of others not much further afield.

If you're into food and drink, there are lots of wine producers in the area including Avignonesi (one of the best in Montepulciano) which is only a 10 minute drive away. We had a tour and a big lunch there which we loved.

We also had our favourite meal of the holiday at a restaurant 10 minutes away from the villa; Piccola Trattoria Guastini. We eat out in quite a bit but this place takes some beating. The suckling pig was out of this world. You'll see from trip advisor it's a highly regarded restaurant by lots of others as well.

Anyway, I know this all sounds rather gushing but I can't really think of anything that didn't like. We'd really recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Lake front beach area
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castiglione Del Lago
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

'Beautiful views of the sunrise and Lake Trasimeno............' Guestbook quote UK visitors '08

Nearest historic village is 10 min away - Castiglione del Lago with bars, restaurants, museum and lake front activities.

Within 30 minutes drive are: Cortona, Montelpulciano, Chiusi, Panicale and a host of other spectacular villages.

Day trips to Florence and Rome are a 1.5 hr train ride away- the station is 10 min from the house.

Assisi, Siena, Arezzo are within an easy hour's drive.

Outlet shopping is 30 min away at Val di Chiana Outlet Village.

Other Activities: wine tasting, olive oil tasting, historic sight seeing, museums, cooking courses


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $500

Security deposit: €500, non refundable booking deposit €500 both due at time of booking. Security deposit returned within 1 week following stay, less any damages.

10% discount for subsequent weeks booked

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.