Casa del Passero is a quaint farmhouse rental in Tuscany, located in a hamlet of 5 buildings on the top of a hill close to the charming town of Cetona in Southern Tuscany. From this farmhouse in Tuscany you can experience the past from within the old walls, enjoy the views, and take the picturesque walk to the shared pool with 180 degree views of the valley below. Many day trips throughout the region are possible from this farmhouse holiday in Tuscany-- picturesque roads lead to wonderful towns such as Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza and Cetona. You can also plan a spa day to visit the well-known spas of Chianciano Terme and San Casciano de...i Bagni.
Casa del Passero is one of the farmhouses in the hamlet, and it has been recently restored and redecorated with new bathrooms and modern comforts, such as Satellite TV. Since the house is located in the hamlet, it does not have a “proper” garden. There are chairs and tables outside on the flagstone and grass patio.
The shared pool is located about 500 meters away, up a lovely cypress-lined path. It is furnished with large umbrellas for shade, lounge chairs, and chairs. There is a changing room below the pool where guests can leave their bathing suits. There also is a refrigerator for drinks and a separate bathroom. The pool is occasionally used by the owners. The fact that the pool is located a ways from the house as well as having a locked gate at the beginning of the path make this a good choice for families with small children.
First Floor: The main entrance to the house is on the first floor (not the ground floor), accessed by an external staircase. The entrance opens onto the dining room, which has a large open fireplace and a table that comfortably seats 8 people. The kitchen is a separate room accessed via the dining room. The first bedroom opens onto the dining room and has a queen-size bed (160 x 195 cm) with an ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and WC. There is another large bedroom with twin-beds (each 100 x 195 cm) and a bathroom with bathtub and handheld shower head, sink and WC.
Ground Floor: There is a living room with fireplace and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a king-size bed (180 x 195 cm) with an ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and WC; the second bedroom has two twin-beds (each 80 x 195 cm) and a bathroom with shower, sink and WC. Both of the bedrooms on this floor can be made up as either two twin-beds or as queen-size beds.
Available Amenities: Shared swimming pool, dishwasher, microwave oven, satellite TV, radio and CD player, washing machine, WIFI internet access, and barbecue.
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.
* Extra Cleaning and Laundry Service: 15 Euros per hour
* Extra Set of Towels: 15 Euros per person
* Extra Set of Sheets: 20 Euros per bed
* Dinners (Prepared at the House): 30 Euros per person; minimum of 3 persons, or 100 Euros required for any dinner. Drinks not included.
* Housekeeping: Mid-week maid service on Wednesday (2 hours total) included in the price.
* High chairs and portable baby cribs must be requested in advance.
* No glass is allowed close to the pool. If a glass breaks into the pool, it will need to be emptied, cleaned, and filled at the clients' expense.
* Heating is metered; radiators are situated under the windows.
Nearby Attractions: One of the best spas in Italy is located in Terme di San Casciano, Fonteverde. The nearest golf course is 25 km away.
Additional amenities include: pets considered, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, housekeeping - included, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request.
From the moment we walked into Casa del Passero, this quaint farmhouse with its fantastic views held us captive. The surrounding towns with the friendly people, the miles of vineyards and sunflowers, the food, wine, and hospitality just amazed us. Although the language barrier was at times a challenge, we managed to always get the infomation we needed and left with a smile or laugh. We loved everything about Casa del Passero.
The views, the views, the views! The house and its setup were great. The pool was amazing as was all the beautiful landscaping and flowers. We even used the outside pizza oven and made the most delicious smoked chicken dish filled with local ingrediants from the small Coop in town. What a treat!
There was really nothing about the property that we liked the least, only that we were not used to the harder beds and low level lighting. The house was well equipped with everything we needed for an enjoyable week. The outside furniture was great, the pool was beautiful and crystal clear and the kitchen well stocked for cooking.
Everything! The views were especially gorgeous. Books, magazines, and television do not do Italy justice! Driving was an interesting experience. The roads were very hilly and windy. Those 90 degree hairpin turns were a challenge, especially with a manual transmission!
Janet's review of Casa del Passero
Left on 09/25/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Janet
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