On a wooded knoll overlooking a secluded valley, olive orchards, meadows, and hills, this farmhouse in Tuscany is the perfect home-away-from-home if you’re looking for a quiet retreat with a magical serenity all on its own. Surrounded by lush green lawns and ancient cypresses and oak trees, and complete with a private swimming pool, this Italian vacation rental is ideal for a family or group of friends alike. It is within 20 minutes of Arezzo and day trip distance from Cortona, Siena and Florence.
This ancient stone farmhouse is surrounded by large cypress trees, oak trees, and fruit trees and looks out over olive orchards. In the dis...tance are views of meadows and hills. There is a terrace covered with a pergola that is furnished with a wooden table and 12 chairs. There is also a patio with a barbecue. The private swimming pool (5m x 11m), which is fenced, is surrounded by sun loungers. Also within the grounds are a tree house, swings, a ping pong table, a croquet set for the lawn, and a hammock. The house, garden, walkways, pool, and parking area are all on one level for easy and safe accessibility, ideal for those with walking disabilities or for small children. The property is fenced and is set behind an iron gate. A gravel uphill road of one kilometer leads to the property and parking is available within the grounds. The property also has direct access to public trails, which wind their way down to the valley through the forest, past small creeks, old ruins and the occasional stone house.
(400 m2/4,305 ft2)
Ground Level: This property is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor, garden, and pool area. The bedroom on the ground floor features a small ramp that connects to the adjoining bathroom. It is suitable for all wheel chairs 79 cm or less in width.The entrance on the ground floor leads to a den with a table and chairs. There is a living room with a fireplace, couches, chairs, Apple TV (for watching movies as there is no cable), and DVD player. The dining area is adjacent to the living room and has an elegant wooden table and chairs that seat up to 12 people. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee and espresso maker, and dishwasher. The kitchen also has access to the outdoor terrace. There is one bedroom with a queen-sized bed (160 cm), a single bed (90 cm), and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The bedroom features a small ramp connecting to the bathroom. There is also a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. Adjoining the entry is a “forno room” with an ancient pizza/bread oven that can be fired up by the caretaker upon request.
First Level: A rolling walkway leads up to four bedrooms. The first bedroom has a king-sized bed (180 cm), two large armoires, and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks, a shower, and a separate toilet room. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm), a large armoire, and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks, a shower, and a separate toilet room. The third bedroom has three single beds (90 cm)(two of which are normally connected to form a king-sized bed), a walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks, a shower, and a separate toilet room. The fourth bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and a small table with chairs. There is a fourth bathroom accessible from the hallway that has two sinks, a toilet, bidet, and shower.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Cook Available: Upon request
* Housekeeping Available: Upon request
* Air Conditioning: Air conditioning is in the bedrooms only.
* The road to the villa is gravel, uphill, windy and narrow.
* The house, garden, walkways, pool, and parking area are all on one level for easy and safe accessibility, ideal for those with walking disabilities or for small children.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, ipod dock, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, fireplace - indoor, cook service available - extra cost, wheelchair accessible - inside home, outside area - private, independent villa, window screens - whole house, free parking on premises, high chair, outside dining, air conditioning - partial house.
We had an outstanding experience staying at Villa Verde. The property far exceeded our expectations of the overall quality of the location and the accommodations.
We enjoyed the large and well-equipped kitchen. We prepared many of the meals ourselves and made good use of the outside herb garden.
The villa was located in a very tranquil setting where we could hear only the sounds of the forest and the birds.
Shelly's review of Villa Verde
Left on 09/29/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Shelly
Fantastic. The owners were so helpful. The villa was the perfect spot for our group of 7 women.
The gourmet kitchen and the outside loggia.
Subbiano had a great grocery store--a Coop. We were there for the wine festival. Easy base for day trips to surrounding areas in Tuscany.
Belinda's review of Villa Verde
Left on 09/15/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Belinda
Our stay at Villa Verde was magical. The peace and tranquility was wonderful and the facilities were excellent.
Villa Verde was perfect for all age groups and there were so many activities.
Very pretty and everyone was very friendly.
Surmagne's review of Villa Verde
Left on 08/18/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Surmagne
We enjoyed it tremendously.
Beautiful backyard with fantastic view.
There are many interesting towns nearby.
Leslie's review of Villa Verde
Left on 08/11/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Leslie
The house exceeded our expectations in every way. The setting was peaceful, beautiful, and quiet. The house was very well equipped inside and out including great outdoor equipment for pool volleyball, ping pong, and swimming.
The extreme quiet, the beautiful property, and the incredibly well-equipped kitchen. It was also nice to have the washer and dryer.
Beautiful area--relatively convenient for driving to surrounding towns, and to the Arezzo train station.
Shari's review of Villa Verde
Left on 06/30/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Shari
It was awesome! We loved every minute! It can be described as a trip of a lifetime!
It would be hard to pick one thing, but if forced I would say the outside area. It was a beautiful area. All of the outside grounds were so beautifully maintained. We picked cherries from the trees, gathered herbs from the garden, and ate on the patio with lovely flowers adorning our table.
Arrezzo was a delightful, ancient walled city. Very cool!
Larry's review of Villa Verde
Left on 09/24/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Larry
The peace and quiet, furnished well for cooking and enjoying a relaxing week.
There were no screens on any windows, including the bedrooms. No AC in living quarters, so windows had to be left open for all of the flying insects to enjoy the Villa.
The road into the property is an adventure!
Being able to travel to a number of towns in Tuscany and Umbria.
Julie's review of Villa Verde
Left on 07/30/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Julie
Villa Verde was a magical experience for our family. Every day we toured the Tuscan countryside and every evening we cooked in the beautiful kitchen, then ate our meals and drank fabulous Italian wines under the stars!
We loved the privacy. We were in driving distance to many wonderful towns but it felt like we were living in a game reserve with wildlife all around us. We saw deer and caught lizards and even spotted alpennine wolves!
The driveway is a bit of a challenge. No wine allowed if you want to make those corners!
We took day trips to Etrucan hill towns, Siena and Florence, passing fields of sunflowers and beautilful valleys.
Richard's review of Villa Verde
Left on 05/10/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Richard
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