Villa Gioianna: Country Villa with Pool, Lake View
- 8 bedrooms
- 10 bathrooms
- sleeps 16
Description from the owner
Villa Gioianna is an extremely fabulous villa on a hill overlooking Lake Trasimeno, where it commands a superb view of Tuscany, Umbria and the Lake . . . the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Val d'Orcia and cultural and culinary treasures of southern Tuscany and all of Umbria.
February - early April rates on SPECIAL OFFER. Please contact us for details.
NEW for 2014
- We are pleased to offer additional housing for Villa guests in a 2-bed, one bath annex. This beautiful apartment is steps away from the Villa and includes a lovely living room with fireplace, terrace with lake view and garden. Photos and pric...Read more
Villa Gioianna: Country Villa with Pool, Lake View
Castiglione Del Lago, Umbria, Italy
Additional Location Information
Castiglione del Lago and two neighboring towns -- Panicale and Paciano – have each been designated as one of the 'borghi piu belli d'Italia' -- most beautiful villages in Italy -- and it's true. Once fortified against frequently invading foreign armies, they are now lovely but not overly restored towns full of life and warmth. Aside from the obvious benefits of local (coffee) bars, several excellent family-run restaurants, food shops, postal, pharmacy and bank services, a very good hospital, wineries nearby, walking and biking trails and amazing art, the villages have lively social lives with summer concerts, festivals, art exhibitions, and theater.
And the people are friendly and welcoming; within days, I was greeted by the locals as one of their own and developed my own morning and evening rituals of coffee and apertivo at the local bar, catching up on the local news. Plus, it's simply beautiful and close to everything.
Everything you could want to see in central Umbria and Tuscany is at your fingertips - 10 minutes from the main train line leading to Rome in 2.5 hours, Florence in just over 1 hour, 1/2 hour drive to Perugia for chocolate making, Montepulciano or Chianti for wine, Pienza for amazing cheese and countless little hilltop towns along the way. Less than an hour drive to Siena (famous for its horse races, the Palio), Montalcino for wine and many other towns.
Plus this is our home town! We live here and we've explored the area for you, so we're ready to help with reservations, little out of the way spots to explore, hilltop towns to discover, small family-run wineries to see. Years of enjoying our territory and helping guests to discover its magic has built up our 'little black book' of special restaurants, wineries and amazing sites.
A few kilometers away is Chiusi, whose old town is worth a visit for its Etruscan museum and good restaurants. The new town has excellent transportation links, with high-speed train connections to all destinations on the Naples-Milan high-speed train line, including Rome, Florence and Orvieto, and convenient access to the A-1 Autostrada.
Within an hour's drive of the Villa are many historic Umbrian and Tuscan hill towns such as
Citta di Castello and
as well as other less well-known, but perhaps more charming, smaller villages.
Many of central Italy's other leading historical and cultural centers (Rome, Florence, Todi, Spoleto, Gubbio and Urbino) can be reached in less than two hours.
Location Type Lake, Rural, Village
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: January 12, 2014 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
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- Pet | $278
Additional notes from owner
All amounts above and in narrative below are in euros, but we also accept payment in sterling, dollars or any other currency you wish at foreign exchange rates in effect on the date that the payment clears. Bank transfers preferred but credit cards gladly accepted. Please contact us for prices for smaller groups and shorter stays. The automatic calculator on this website is inflexible and wrong ! We can provide you with a custom quote.
Your reservation deposit is non-refundable, but we do have a human cancellation policy. Please contact us for details before you book. There is a security/damage deposit and final cleaning fee payable in cash upon arrival. Details are in the Booking T&Cs; and Voucher that will be sent to you before you
In the table above the Week Night and Weekend Night rates -- except for New Year's 2014/15 -- are for an individual room and bathroom with breakfast and use of the property and common rooms. Prices are quoted on a per person basis, based on double occupancy and a 3-night stay. You are welcome for just one or two nights, but the price is slightly higher per night. Please ask us for a custom quote. The price for New Year's is for the entire house.
Pets welcome, upon prior notice and agreement. Begin and end your stay on any day of the week.
RENTING THE ENTIRE HOUSE
A full-house, weekly rental is the most economical way to rent, calculated on a per room per day basis. Bring a group of friends or your extended family and enjoy the entire house!
Weekly rates include maid service and other amenities you will not usually find included in a rental (the response to your inquiry will include an exhaustive listing) but not refundable security deposit, utilities above 100 euros or final cleaning fee. The 2-bedroom, one-bathroom Annex is charged separately and can be rented alone as a separate unit or together with the Villa.
We offer a discount for stays of more than one week and for repeat guests. In the low seasons and (pending availability) in the higher seasons, we are pleased to accommodate smaller groups with a pro-rated discount. Please contact us for a custom quote. Our preference is for larger groups and multiple week rentals, but we will do our best to accommodate smaller groups and shorter stays.
A 35% non-refundable reservation deposit secures your booking. The final payment and a refundable security deposit are due 10 weeks prior to your arrival, or, if your arrival is within 10 weeks, upon booking. Full Booking Terms & Conditions/Rental Contract and a Voucher listing all the details of your rental will be sent to you prior to payment of your deposit.
RENTING A ROOM OR LESS THAN THE ENTIRE HOUSE
During the slower seasons and pending availability during the high season, we offer individual rooms at a nightly rate which includes breakfast. For nightly rentals, use of the kitchen facilities is not included unless otherwise arranged ahead of time. It is usually not a problem, so please ask ! Optional home-cooked meals by an Italian nonna or a dynamic duo of young Italian women can also be easily arranged so that you can relax and eat at home.
Nightly rentals range from euro 50-60 euro/night, per person based on double occupancy.
The rental week is flexible. If you are constrained by airlines, school & sport schedules, etc, please contact us with details.
Pets (which we assume normally means a dog) are welcome, upon prior notice and discussion. We love cats, but who travels with their cat? If you do, please ask! No reptiles, please. We have plenty of frogs on the property so if that is your passion, no need to bring your own. Please contact us to tell us if you'd like to bring your pet and we will do our best to accommodate you. There is an additional, partially refundable deposit for pets payable at the time of reservation. This is a dog paradise: loads of space to run and play, rabbits and birds to chase, and all sorts of wonderful country-like smells to investigate. Dogs love it at the Villa.
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access [?]
- High Speed Internet
- Beach Towels [?]
- Pet friendly - Yes
- Smoking allowed - No
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - No
- 5600 square feet
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