$185 / night
Total guests, Nights

Casa Paterna, an elegant Tuscan/Umbrian retreat – Home 3878994 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Casa Paterna, an elegant Tuscan/Umbrian retreat – Home 3878994

  • Villa
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Experience life in an Italian casa colonica in this stylish apartment within a family home. On the border of Tuscany and Umbria halfway between Rome and Florence, this is a perfect base for wine tours, thermal spas, local food sagras and festas, Umbrian jazz, blues & gospel music festivals and Europe's largest chocolate fair, as well as natural tours and excursions in and around Lago Trasimeno, Italy's 4th largest lake. Famous hilltop towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano, Perugia, Assisi, Arezzo and Siena are nearby, providing culture treasures and beautiful scenic views. We are close to golf courses as well.

The apartment is large enough for a family of 4/5 or two couples. We had a family enjoy it for 1 month who invited guests to join them one week. All remarked on the amazing spaciousness for 2 families with 3 children. It is 170 sq meters and includes a large modern kitchen with all necessary amenities, a farmhouse table for 4 that expands comfortably to 6, plus a washing machine. Under an archway, the open plan flows into the living room from the kitchen. Here, you can enjoy a traditional stone fireplace with woodburning stove. The apartment's reclaimed beams, authentic terracotta flooring, and bright windows all around make it lighter than most Tuscan farmhouse renovations. Through another archway and two huge bedrooms each feature custom designed wrought iron beds with new mattresses. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, both with raindrop showers, one with clawfoot bath and each designed to maximize light and space. There is a large private balcony for dining, sunbathing, BBQs which extends from both the living room and the master bedroom.

The apartment makes a lovely retreat for someone writing his/her screenplay or book. In fact, it was recently enjoyed by a Canadian journalist and cameraman team for a year while they designed a new business idea and worked around Europe on shoots.

More personally, we've accommodated requests for wellington boots for long walks in the fields, and, on another occasion, a stack of Italian cookbooks for enthusiastic chefs. We have created a children's play area in a corner of the living room, a library of Italian literature, and a home office all for our former guests. Just let us know, and we are happy to make Casa Paterna your home away from home as well.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
  • 2 Full baths


  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is absolutely essential as public transportation between Tuscan and Umbrian hilltop towns is scanty. Wandering drives through magical landscapes could lead you to an impromptu picnic, a Vineyard that beckons, or an off-road adventure to a tiny borgo not even on the map .

Interaction with guest

We live on the other side of the property so can be as readily available to plan day trips with you or as discreetly invisible as the guest prefers.


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).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Warning that whilst there are no animals in the apartment, we are living on the other side of the house with cats and a dog. Guests with pet allergies should consider this when booking. Also, this is our family home. We take shoes off to keep the lightly treated terra cotta tiles free from dirt and would appreciate it if you did likewise before entering your apartment. Grazie!


About the owner

Cynthia & David M.
Calendar last updated:
31 Jul 2017
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian





17 reviews

Very Good

“Awesome home in a spectacular location!”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Paterna, and it has left us with fond memories we shall never forget. After having booked for two weeks in October, we just couldn’t tear ourse… More

“Country bliss”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2017

Every time I come to Italy I make sure I have a few days in the country. Casa Paterna is wonderfully located for easy driving to many of the charming hilltop towns in Umbria, Tuscany and beyond. Comin… More

“Back again!”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2016

Just love coming to Casa Paterna. Tucked away in a small village but so accessible to the wonders of Umbria, Tuscany and beyond. We used the home as our base and spent days driving to charming hilltop… More

“A warm welcome to the colors of Umbria”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2015

My two grown daughters and I spent two weeks exploring Umbria and Tuscany. At the end of each adventure, we loved coming "home" to our villa apartment to cook dinner, watch the sun set, and … More

“Our dream in the Umbrian country side come true!”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2013

Cassa Paterna was everything the website had promised and more. We absolutely LOVED our 9 night stay for a mille reasons. Perfectly situated for us to enjoy day trips into the Tuscan and Umbrian count… More

“Beautiful, large country retreat, perfect for day-trips”

Reviewed 18 May 2013

Part of me doesn't want to review Cynthia & David's apartment so I can keep it a secret and have it all to myself. That's how amazing my experience was renting it. The location itse… More

“A natural wonder!”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2012

Beautiful serene surroundings,unique life style, neat place, comfy bed and awesome hosts! Cynthia was very knowledgeable about places to go and things to do as well as the best way to get there. It w… More

“Fantastic base to explore the Italian countryside”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2011

We spent a month at Casa Paterna, using it as a base to soak up all the Italian countryside has to offer. I can't recommend it highly enough. The apartment is stunning, fitted out with everything… More

“Fun, full and forever grateful”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2011

Casa Paterna apartment was sublime. Clean, beautiful and elegant, practical and all newly renovated to have the Tuscan 'look' still. The hosts Cynthia and David are the most wonderful you co… More

“A Writer's Paradise!!”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2011

My husband and I recently took a two year retreat from our life in Canada to live in Umbria. Our second year was spent living at Casa Paterna. From the moment we stepped through the centuries old wood… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Cynthia & David (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Cynthia & David (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Cynthia & David (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Cynthia & David the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Cynthia & David (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Cynthia & David (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Cynthia & David (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Cynthia & David (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Cynthia & David (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Cynthia & David (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Cynthia & David (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Cynthia & David (the owner) a message.

If Cynthia & David (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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