Description from owner
Description from owner
1 Half bath, 4 Attached (ensuites)
LA VALIANA is glad to welcome you in the very heart of Tuscany, right midway among Montepulciano, Cortona and Trasimeno Lake.
This elegant villa has been thought as ideal accommodation for independent travellers (max. Occupancy 8) desiring to experience the more authentic Tuscan lifestyle, for a relaxed family reunion or dream Tuscany holiday with a group of friends.
At your arrive you will be received by an enchanting pathway flanked by cypress trees, that will lead you into this gorgeously landscaped property.
The building has recently been restored and features 4 bedrooms – 3 with double size beds, 1 with two twins— all with ensuite bathrooms of travertine marble.
All the ground floor rooms overlook the garden; and on the upper levels large arched picture-windows allow the Tuscan landscape to break into the rooms, providing a splendid frame of the Tuscan hills, strewn with cypresses and remote farmhouses as far as the eye can see.
But La Valiana will catch you even by its great location and the superb facilities. While modern technology and comfort would make the old building functional in modern sense that would meet contemporary lifestyles. For your maximum comfort the villa is fully Air-conditioned, anyway – if you love to sleep with open windows to let the nightly breeze on – any bedroom has one window equipped with screen.
And entering by the large arched windows you will be directly in the bright main lounge of the villa, that according to country-style tradition is the true hub of the house. It is composed by a dining and a sitting area. In the centre of the dining area stands an ancient Tuscan style table, enriched by a magnificent 18th century chandelier and surrounded by 8 upholstered chairs. In the sitting area two comfortable sofas will allow you to watch a sports game on the flat screen TV Sat, or even entertaining conversations in front of a crackling fireplace with your family and friends on early Spring or Autumn. Finally two large windos-door open out directly onto the garden, where a beautiful summer sitting area under a pergola runs the entire length of the house overlooking the valley. With this breathtaking view and gentle summer breezes, the pergola is the ideal shaded spot for friends and family to gather for leisurely meals, conversations or drinks. So that you could comfortably move between indoor and outdoor for grilling at the barbeque, serving meals or enjoying a wine tasting under the shaded pergola or by the pool gazebo.
The villa has also a free Wi-Fi connection throughout the building and by the pool area.
You will find the bedrooms already equipped with linen (Sheets, Towels, blankets), slippers, Welcome set for bathroom, bathrobes and pool towels.
The villa is supplied with 2 hairdryers, toaster, American coffeemaker and traditional Italian Moka, dishwasher and refrigerators, cookware, dinnerware, glassware and kitchen utensils, dishtowels and table clothes.
In the main living room on the ground floor is available a flat screen TV Sat and an I-pod Docking Station for you to play your music during your vacation.
The kitchenette in the top floor suite has also a small fridge and a stovetop.
Extra blankets and pillows are provided, with kitchen staples (salt, sugar, pepper, tea and many spices), dish soap and trash bags.
The panoramic HEATED swimming pool (12 x 6mt / 39 x 19.5ft ), with hydromassage feature, sits a short distance from the main house, and it is completely immersed in the green of the vineyard and in the silver of the olive groves. Although Summers in Italy can be hot, a number of our guests have expressed an interest in HEATED swimming pools especially at the beginning and end of the season. A well-heated pool lets you enjoy the view and the fun of swimming long after the day’s heat has gone or even if it’s a crisp, spring morning.
So... spoil yourself and take time off to enjoy the fine things in life. Take in the view onto the rolling Tuscan hills from the upper terrace with an al-fresco dining area. A large shaded pergola with sitting and dining spots just outside the groundfloor kitchen. Two lovely gazebos are also added to the otdoors by the pool : one with a covered dining spot; one with fresh canvas and shaded loungechairs. And finally the sitting chairs on the panoramic deck make for the perfect spot to soak in the Tuscan sun with a cool drink in hand at the sunset.
And all around: roses, bougainvillea, geranium, lemon, plum, fig and apple trees, and a vegetable garden at your complete disposal...
A refined residence, at the same time blessed with all the comforts and yet retaining the flavour and allure of most authentic Tuscany, with its traditions, landscapes and sounds. You only have to sink in, dine slow and enjoy all of it, in a peaceful and elegant atmosphere.
That's LA VALIANA.
- SECURITY DEPOSIT: E 500 by CASH at check-in (Totally refund at check-out)
- FINAL CLEANING (Mandatory): E 250 by CASH at check-in
- A/C: On consumption
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Book this 4 bedroom villa in Montepulciano today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 36 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2824 to as high as $5310, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 75% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 14, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
Tourist License: IT01133890523
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- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Nov 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, Italian
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Montepulciano Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- High chair
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Children - Ask
- Smoking allowed
- 1 Half bath
- 4 Attached (ensuites)
– based on 36 reviews
- Very Good
“Enchanting villa, gorgeous scenery and lovely hosts!”
We stayed at La Valiana in September 2012. Our stay was everything we could have asked for. The villa itself was beautiful, spacious, tastefully decorated, with modern amenities. The grounds were gorgeous and lovingly cared for. The pool was immaculate and there were many areas (balconies, tables, lounge chairs, etc.) for enjoying the outdoors. Every morning we would go out and pick lemons, figs, and various vegetables from the garden. The villa is surrounded by olive trees and rows of vines. We were lucky enough to be there during the grape harvest! All of the grapes were harvested by hand. We were also able to purchase wine made from grapes grown on the property, which was quite special. One of the region's to producers, Avignonesi, was within walking distance. The region itself is fantastic. The villa is set in the Tuscan hills; the towns of Montepulciano and Cortona are visible from the villa. It is a wonderful base from which to explore the region. Finally, the owners, Cecilia and her parents, are wonderful hosts. They are very welcoming and made us feel very special. They really wanted us to enjoy and appreciate their region, and were excellent ambassadors. I have very fond memories of our stay there and would return in a heartbeat.
“Paradise in Tuscany!”
This lovely villa has it all and is the kind of place that makes you want to stay and 'while away' the afternoon among its many outdoor spaces: whether it's dining in the gazebo overlooking the vineyard, watching as the evening sun sets over the gently rolling hills, relaxing in a chaise by the glistening pool, enjoying a café crème or glass of wine on the patio surrounded by roses, lemon trees and pots of flowers, or gazing beyond at Cortona high on a hill or Trasimeno Lake in the valley below, you will come to know this is a very special place. La Valiana is centrally located for explorations to nearby villages and wineries, Cortona, lovely Pienza (a favorite), Montepulciano or easy day trips to Montalcino, Orvieto, Siena, Arezzo, Florence, Chianti and beyond. It is comfortable and beautifully decorated in classic, Tuscan style with fine architectural details such as wrought iron arched windows, doors and Travertine marble floors. You will be well taken care of and looked after by Cecelia and her Family who are the most gracious hosts - they are dedicated to making your stay a wonderful, memorable one, making themselves available should you need any assistance. Their warm hospitality and attention to detail will make you feel special and, at once, a part of the family. If you opt to have a meal prepared and waiting for your arrival after a long day of travel or touring, it will not disappoint and, quite possibly, could be one of the best meals in all of Tuscany, especially when enjoyed under the stars. You will want for nothing - except perhaps to extend your stay, or at the very least, come back again! You can be sure we will be back!!
“Amazing villa in beautiful Tuscany”
Four of us stayed in this beautiful villa for one week in Summer, 2012. From the moment we arrived Cecilia and her lovely family were friendly, helpful and professional. The villa is beautiful, modern and spacious with all the amenities we needed. It was clean and obviously well looked after. The bedrooms and living areas are good sizes and the grounds were stunning with the pool and balconies overlooking the surrounding vineyards and olive groves. It was close to lovely small towns like Cortona and Montepulciano and close enough to Florence and Siena for day trips. We didn't hire a car and Cecilia went above and beyond by organising all our transport to and from the local train station. She also organised lunch and some tours at the local wineries (which were within walking distance) which were excellent and something we might have missed if it wasn't for her help and suggestions. We walked into the local town for groceries (we also purchased the 'first shop package' so the villa was well stocked when we arrived and this worked out well as we didn't need to rush out to buy food) and booked some local drivers for day trips to Florence, Siena and other local towns. While having a car would have been easier this worked out ok for us too. We did the Italian cooking class with Cecilia's mum (amazing!) and also had the home cooked dinner one night - all the food was delicious. They also have their own vegetable garden which we used for our own meals. We all loved our time at the villa and Cecilia and her family were perfect hosts. I would definitely recommend this villa to others and we hope one day to return! Thank you Cecilia and family
Response from the owner Thank you very much for your words. I have just tryed to let you fell at home, and to let you enjoy Tuscany at the very best. I really hope to meet all of you once again. Very fondly, Cecilia
“A beautiful villa with a lovely outdoor area & excellent vegetab”
The owners of this villa were lovely. Very organised and my children absolutely loved having them cook for us one evening. Cecilia and her mother were fantastic with our son & taught him how to make lasagne! The villa has been beautifully decorated and is very comfortable. The gardens are lovely with a great vegetable garden which we used during our stay for ingredients for breakfast etc.. We loved being able to sit outdoors in the evening & gaze at the stunning stars over a grappa! Location is fairly good but about a 25 min drive to Montepulciano. Pool and views are fantastic. We all loved our stay at La Valiana & hope to return again.
Response from the owner And we hope too! You are a special family, and the time of your stay as flown too fastly. Many many thanks. Cecilia