Set on a hilltop outside the spa town of San Casciano dei Bagni, Villa Solara offers a quiet retreat in the heart of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia region. The two-story, six-bedroom stucco villa is surrounded by over 50 acres of private woodland, guaranteeing privacy and peace. Stroll the formal gardens, relax by the pool or spend the day at the Roman spas in town, just minutes away.
Start the day with a coffee at the seating area on the covered terrace overlooking the lap pool, taking in the views and smelling the rose, jasmine and lavender in the garden. The terrace also includes a table and chairs for al fresco dining. In spite of its rural location, the villa is well connected, with satellite TV, an office and telephone and Wi-Fi access.
Inside, traditional style furnishings in modern, neutral tones have comfortable, casual appeal. In the living room, blue gray sofas and armchairs offer plenty of seating and are set off by red and white throw pillows and a Persian-style rug. The rustic chic vibe continues in the dining room and eat in kitchen, which is fully equipped and opens to the garden to let the breeze waft in.
Each of Villa Solara’s six bedrooms is air-conditioned. The master suite has a king bed, en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and access to a patio. Two more bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with a queen, each have an en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and access to a terrace. There’s one bedroom with two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. The other two bedrooms have a queen bed and two twin beds, respectively, and a shared bathroom. Additional accommodations are available in a room with two twin beds, an en-suite bathroom and separate entrance.
The shopping, restaurants and thermal spas of San Casciano dei Bagni are just a 5-minute drive from Villa Solara. It’s worth exploring the Val d’Orcia area, too, to sample local specialties like wine, game and cheese and take in the landscape. If you’d like to take a day trip, Siena is a 90-minute drive away, Florence is a 105-minute drive away and Rome is about 2 hours by car.
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Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 - Master
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Walk-in closet,Air conditioning, Direct access to patio
2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Walk-in closet, Air conditioning, Access to small terrace
Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Walk-in closet, Air conditioning, Access to small terrace
2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
Queen size bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Air conditioning
2 Twin bed, En-suite bathroom, Separate entrance
Features & Amenities
Air conditioning in bedrooms
Fully equipped kitchen
Staff & Services
Final cleaning service
Complimentary welcome basket
Monday-Saturday morning housekeeping of 3 hours
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Cook service plus cost of food
Additional housekeeping service (15EUR/hour from Monday to Saturday, 25EUR/hour for Sundays and holidays)
Pool heating –1 week notification required. Pre-heating of pool prior to guests’ arrival at the villa will incur additional fee
Maximum 12 guests
Pets not permitted
Check-in between 4pm-6:30pm. Check-out between7am-10am. Different check-in/check-out times are subject to €25 fee/per hour
Villa is rented on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday)
Security Deposit: €2,000 to be paid with final balance. It will be returned by the owner directly to the client after departure
Pool heating must be requested at least 1 week prior to arrival. To have the pool already heated upon arrival, cost is €250-€500 extra, depending on outside temperature and weather conditions. Maximum temperature is 28°C (82.4°F). If guests request daily pool heating, they will be charged the total forfeit amount of €1,050 per week. Daily heating request cannot be changed locally; the client is responsible for the full amount. In case the guests decide to turn off the pool heating, it cannot be turned on again during the stay.
5 minute drive to:
Town of San Casciano dei Bagni
Healing thermal spa
90 minute drive to Siena
105 minute drive to Florence
120 minute drive to Rome
140 minute drive to Lucca
While other parts of Tuscany have developed industries that have done much for the economy but little for the landscape, the "Crete Senesi" area and the neighboring "Val d'Orcia" have largely remained true to their early agricultural vocation. Today this means local products of outstanding quality, made with traditional methods and skills that are handed down from generation to generation. The best-known of these are Montalcino's distinguished Brunello red wine and the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano, both of which are the perfect complement to dishes based on the wild game of the area: pheasant, quail, hare, and wild boar. Likewise, the Pecorino cheeses made with ewe's milk from the Pienza pastures are now in great demand. One of the best food stores in the Pienza area is La Cornucopia (2 Piazza Martiri della Liberta) where you can find sweets, honey and cheeses.
While visiting the famous wine producing town of Montalcino and the artistic jewel of Pienza, you will be fascinated by their charm and history. Montalcino has a wealth of superb paintings and sculptures that make its beautifully renovated museum such a remarkable attraction. Pienza's beauty was used as a backdrop to Franco Zeffirelli's masterpiece: "Romeo and Juliet."
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