Tuscany Vacation Villa - Tenuta Abbazia - Casa Il Fagiano
Description from the manager
Although situated on a large estate with other luxury villa rentals, this Tuscany vacation 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, this holiday villa in Tuscany has private grounds including 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 accommodation in Tuscany for a large group or family because each beautifully furnished bedroom has its 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 Il Fagiano is a lovely farmhouse dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries and was restored in 2000. It has a view of the wilder side of the Orcia Valley. The view of the sheep grazing in the countryside provides a pleasant country flavor to this house. The private swimming pool is close to the house but hidden by trees.
Ground Floor: There is a living room, a dining room with fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen. There are two doors leading to the garden. There is also a guest bathroom, a small storage room, two twin-bedded rooms each with ensuite bathroom with shower, one double bedroom with access to the garden and an ensuite bathroom with shower, and a laundry room. Spiral stairs lead to the first floor. There is also an outside stone staircase leading to the first floor.
First Floor: There is a small sitting room and a spacious TV/ living room. There are two twin-bedded rooms (each bed is 100 x 180 cm) with ensuite bathrooms with tubs and there are two twin-bedded rooms (each bed is 120 x 180 cm) with ensuite bathrooms with showers.
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: 16 Euros per hour, plus the cost of food
* Cook Service w/ Table Service: Additional 13 Euros per hour
* Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
* Laundry Service: Upon request
* Extra Towels: 10 Euros per person
* Transfer Service: Upon request
* Concierge Service: Upon request
* Babysitting: Upon request
* Bike Rentals: 18 Euros per bike, per day
* Gym & Sauna: Upon request
* Mobile Phone: Upon request
* Other properties available for rent on the same estate include:
Casa Le Quaglie,
Casa Il Cinghiale,
Casa I Picci,
Casa la Volpe,
Casa Il Tartufo,
Casa la Lepre, and
Casa il Fonte.
* No pets allowed.
* The pool is open from the middle of May until the middle of October.
* Housekeeping is provided every other day. Linens are changed on Wednesday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Additional amenities include: iron and board, housekeeping - included, bike, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private....Read more
Left on 06/30/2002 for a stay in June 2002 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2002Stayed Jun 2002
First I want to tell you we had a wonderful time in Italy. We all loved the layout of the villa. For our group of 12 it was perfect. We had privacy and yet there was a room to gather. The size of each of the rooms and bathrooms was quite roomy so all of us were relieved. The pool was very nice and cleaned each morning. The women that cooked were wonderful. They were pleasant and great cooks. We had 2 meals at the villa.
We wished that the towels could have been changed every other day, rather than just mid-week. Also, the refrigerator wasn't as cold as it should have been. None of the windows had screens, so it was buggy, but I understand that the Italians don't have screens. The phone was a little tempermental.
Under different circumstances the location might have been a problem. It was rather isolated and not close to a town. We, however, had a driver and a guide at our disposal for 12 hours each day, so all we had to do was to decide where we wanted to go and they took us. We toured all over, We went to 11 hill towns, including Florence and Siena and loved it all.
Left on 06/30/2001 for a stay in June 2001 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2001Stayed Jun 2001
Beautiful relaxing countryside, nice clean accomodations, good large kitchen/dining area for visiting with our friends. We were four couples; with six or seven couples it would have been a little crouwded.
Seclusion. Open space vistas. Good walks.
Good sightseeing and restaurants within 30 to 45 minutes in any directoin.
Left on 05/31/2001 for a stay in May 2001 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 31, 2001Stayed May 2001
They had things we didn't expect. There was food in the refrigerator, lovely linens, and the property itself is amazing.
The location was out in the middle of nowhere, and only a dozen or so lights are visible at night. It is wonderfully secluded. The hosts were extremely hospitable. Have diiner with them if not just to see the rest of the property! They offer the option and it's worth it.
The pig farm was up wind. It was barely noticable, but worth mentioning. Unfortunatly there's nothing they can do about it as the lease for the pig farm isn't up for 20 years.
We enjoyed that there are not as many tourists as other areas.
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