Imagine yourself at this vacation villa in Tuscany: lounging under cameo-pink vaulted ceilings; enjoying a feast in a formal dining hall under an antique chandelier; or drifting off to sleep in a room filled with ancient furniture and delicious trompe l'oeil. The life of a 15th century noble awaits you in this villa near Arezzo. Right on the eastern corner of the triangle formed by Siena, Florence, and Arezzo, this elegant Tuscany villa rental is both well located for day trips-- and an experience in itself!
This is an old country manor house which has recently been restored. It is interesting because each of the three stories is from a different century, from the 1500's to the 1900's. The villa is surrounded by two courtyards, a vineyard, and a long cypress path which leads to the main entrance. There is also an above-ground pool (8m x 5m) which is open from May to September, and a private garden (a second garden is designated for the owners) with a pergola, lawn, and porch connected to the kitchen. An internal courtyard has a table and chairs in front of the entrance hall. On the property there is also a chapel from the 18th century. A road runs along the front of the property, so the entrance is in the back.
Ground Floor: The entrance hall has a barrel-vaulted ceiling and a door leading into the internal courtyard. Inside the villa you will find a living room with "cameo-pink" walls, paintings, a stone fireplace, armchairs, and a sofa bed suitable for one person (160cm x 200 cm). A huge kitchen/dining room has furniture dating from the 15th century: a dining table made of stone, a fireplace, and copper jugs lining the wall. There is also a sofa and a fireplace. A second "cozy kitchen" has an oven, stove, dishwasher, washing machine, and other kitchen equipment. The ground floor also contains the one bedroom, which has vaulted ceilings, a chest of drawers, a writing desk, an armchair, and a queen-size bed (160 cm).
Mid-Floor: Ten steps up from the ground floor there is a small mid-level area. This contains a store-room and a bathroom with a sink, WC, bidet, and bathtub with handheld showerhead.
First Floor: There are also two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor: The first bedroom has a queen-size bed (160 cm), a writing desk, wardrobe, and armchairs. The second room, which is decorated with trompe l'oeil from the 18th century, has an single bed (85 cm) and a writing desk. The bathroom next to these two rooms has a cast-iron bathtub, built-in wardrobe, sink, and toilet.
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: 15 Euros per hour
* Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
* Linen Change: 15 Euros per bed
* Transfer Service: 100 Euros
* Chauffeur/Driver Service: 20 Euros per hour
* Babysitting: 15 Euros per hour
* This listing is only available in the winter months. For the rest of the year clients must rent the property as Villa Giovi - 10
* A Welcome Basket full of coffee, biscuits, butter, jam, pasta, olive oil, bread, water, milk, and wine is provided upon arrival.
* A car is recommended for this property.
Additional amenities include: fireplace - indoor, housekeeping available - extra cost, walk to town, welcome basket, cd, outside area - private, independent villa, free parking on premises, broadband access, outside dining, cook service available - extra cost.TripAdvisor property ID 2028768...Read more
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