Although situated on a large estate with other luxury villa rentals, this Tuscany luxury villa is unique for its private setting and beautiful views. The estate's vast private land borders a National Park so it is not uncommon to spy deer, pheasants, and other wild game. Beautifully landscaped with native flora, the grounds of this luxury villa rental in Tuscany include a lovely swimming pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs. It is an ideal spot to enjoy peace, quiet, and spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside. This is a great Tuscany luxury accommodation for a large group or family because each beautifully furnished bedroom has i...ts own large ensuite bathroom. There are trails and dirt roads on the estate for jogging or walking. Conveniently located in Southern Tuscany, it is possible to take day trips to Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, and Cortona, as well as destinations in Umbria, such as Perugia, Orvieto, and Todi. You can arrange to have a cook prepare meals in your own home, or drive 8 minutes into the nearby town for dinner.
(2000 acres) An 11th century abbey is the focal point of this estate. There are eleven independent, Tuscan luxury villa rentals decorated in a similar minimalist, architectural style. Each villa is separate and private from other structures, and each has a wonderful view. Casa La Volpe is a beautifully restored 16th century stone farmhouse located at the foot of the Cetona Mountain. There are views of the Abbey and the house is surrounded by trees and gardens. There is a private swimming pool (6m x 12m) with a changing room, bathroom with shower, and ping-pong table next to the house. There is a large tree providing shade in the pool area.
Ground floor: There is an eat-in kitchen, a guest bathroom, one twin-bedded room with ensuite bathroom with tub and hand-held shower, and one bedroom with a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with tub and handheld shower.
First floor: There is a living room with fireplace, three twin-bedded rooms with ensuite bathrooms (two with tubs and shower, one with shower), one twin-bedded room on two levels with ensuite bathroom with shower, and one bedroom with a queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with tub and handheld shower. Two of these bedrooms also have a single sofa bed.
Available amenities: telephone extension in every bedroom, hair dryer in every bathroom, washing machine, iron, satellite TV, VCR (on request), CD player (on request), maid service (every other day), and linen change on Wednesday, swimming pool (6m x 12m, open May 15-October 15), daily cleaning of the swimming pool.
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 service (must be reserved 2 months in advance): €16 per hour + cost of food; table service involves another person (€13 per hour)
* Pool towels or extra bath towels: 10 euros per towel
* Additional maid service
* Heating during the winter: charged according to consumption
* Cell phone: available on request
* Telephone calls, faxes, and internet access (PC with HDSL connection available in the Abbey)
* Airport/train station pick-ups
* Concierge services
* Laundry and dry cleaningBabysitting: Reserve in advance
* Mountain bike rentals: €18 per bike, per day.
Activities on the estate: fishing, jogging, hiking, and swimming. A gym and sauna are available for an additional charge.
Nearby attractions: There are thermal pools and spas within a 15-minute drive from the estate. The closest tennis court is in Sarteano, 5 km from the estate (reservations are necessary). There are two horseback riding establishments 5 km away. The nearest golf course is 25 minutes away by car.
* No pets are allowed.
* Other properties available for rent on the same estate include:
Casa Le Quaglie
Casa Il Cinghiale
Casa I Picci
Casa Il Tartufo
Casa la Lepre
Casa Il Fagiano
Casa il Fonte
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, independent villa.
Left on 05/31/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Patricia
This is an excellent area to branch out and visit numerous nearby villages many of which provide excellent wine tasting, shopping and dining venues. The daily housekeeping was nice and viewing the many mares with their newborn foals a delight. The staff was helpful.
We were drawn to this property because my sister required a suitable facility for her scooter to get around. This property definitely is not for the physically challenged in the areas of the entrance or the bathroom. The estate is vast and beautiful in scope and vision but lacking in an outdoor dining area.
Byron's review of Casa la Volpe
Left on 06/30/2005 for a stay in June 2005 | Byron
We were completely satisfied. All in our group agreed that this was the most enjoyable vacation they had ever had.
Location - of the estate, and the house within the estate; how well managed and maintained the property was.
Nothing. The washing machine at the villa didn't work, but as soon as we made management aware of the problem, a new machine was installed that very day.
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