Villa Walking Distance to Cortona - Vista Infinita
The best feature of this Cortona villa is, without a doubt, the endless, unobstructed view over the valley below-- literally one of the best panoramas we have ever seen. And the villa itself isn't too shabby, either! With a private swimming pool, comfy living area, and close proximity to Cortona, which is where the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" starring Diane Lane takes place as well as the book it's based off of by Frances Mayes, this villa for rent provides everything you need for a relaxing family vacation. Pick up groceries and barbecue dinner with an amazing view at this Tuscany villa, or meander into town and try one of the many delicious restaurants. Either way, you won't be disappointed!
(3,000 m2) Although only a short distance from the city of Cortona, this villa enjoys absolute privacy and quiet. It is located on the side of a steep hill, offering endless views of the valley floor below from both the villa and the private swimming pool (8m x 4m). The villa is accessed from one of the main roads of Cortona, which turns off onto a gravel drive. The drive leads past the owner's villa (your only neighbor) and then up a steep incline to the villa itself. Just past the villa, steps lead up to the swimming pool which enjoys the same panoramic views. The garden and pool areas are equipped with a table and umbrella for outdoor dining, sun lounges by the pool, and a barbecue.
Ground Floor: Entering into the living room of this villa, you will find a comfortable sofa and chairs along with a fireplace and satellite TV. There is also a dining area with a table for 10 and a kitchen, equipped with an oven, cook-top, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, American coffee maker, and Italian coffee maker. This floor also has a guest bathroom with a sink and toilet.
First Floor: A staircase leads up to a second, informal living area with a sofa bed (suitable for one) and another television. There are a total of three bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 180 cm king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom has a 180 cm king-size bed, while the third bedroom has two single beds (can be combined to form a 170 cm queen-size bed upon request). The second and third bedrooms share a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and bathtub.
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.
* Housekeeping: Upon request
* Transfer Service: Upon request
* Babysitting: Upon request
* Air conditioning is only available on the first floor bedrooms.
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, walk to town, air conditioning - partial house, fireplace - indoor, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, window screens - whole house, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, american coffee maker.TripAdvisor property ID 2027397...Read more
Left on 07/07/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | SaraReviewed Jul 7, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Vista Infinita was just perfect! Nicoletta and Beppi (the owners and next door neighbors) were so helpful. It was great to be able to walk into Cortona, although it is not a very easy walk. The view is spectacular and we loved just sitting on the lawn and admiring it.
The view and the town of Cortona. It is a very special place.
We never got tired of Cortona. There are so many great restaurants, shops, bars, etc. Everytime we left to explore other places in Tuscany, we came racing back to Cortona and appreciated it even more!
Left on 06/29/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 29, 2008Stayed Jun 2008
We had a great time! The villa was beautiful with a nice flat lawn for bocce playing which we brought with us and an outside grill to cook on. The rooms were comfortable. We enjoyed a variety of experiences including a cooking lesson at our place - excellent!.
We loved having a great panoramic view of the valley below. In addition, having access to a swimming pool was great, especially since we had some warm June days.
The kitchen was fairly small. We had a cooking lesson at our villa, which worked only because there is a eating area right by the kitchen that we used for the prep work.
We liked being able to walk easily into town - 10 min. Cortona was a great little place with fun little shops and delicious restaurants. We also found many towns, Assisi and Arezzo, and vineyards to explore nearby.
Left on 10/30/2007 for a stay in October 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 30, 2007Stayed Oct 2007
Can't believe I have not done this sooner. It is such a different experience sharing a house with friends where cooking together and casual hanging out add a dimension not available in other types of travel including hotels or cruises. I was very happy with Rentvillas. I arrived and knew exactly what to expect and felt well prepared to get the most out of the experience. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
It was exactly as stated. A beautiful 300 year old stone farmhouse only a 10 minute walk up a hillside gravel road from the town's main street and bus stop. It was clean, well equipped, and loaded with charm. There were plenty of spaces to gather or scatter as our group of 5 adults discovered.
We forgot flashlights which would have been helpful for walking up the road on dark evenings. As we had chosen the location specifically to avoid driving and car rental, we were prepared to walk. Some might find the hike up to the house a little daunting if they have mobility issues or lots of luggage. For those people. a rental car would take care of those issues.
Friendly people everywhere we went. Great options for restaurants as well as stores to buy food for cooking in. Excellent location for taking bus to surrounding towns. Any one who has investigated the Italian Hill Country can imagine the charming reality of actually being there. We were glad to be there in mid-October past prime tourist season, but still pleasant weather.
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