Val d'Orcia - Pleasures
This is a stunningly decorated luxury villa rental set in one of the most magnificent landscapes in Italy, the Val d’Orcia.
The nearest small town is 5 minutes away by car from the entrance to this estate, and has a grocer, baker, butcher, pecorino cheese factory and gas station. Within 10 minutes of the property entrance you will find wineries, restaurants and specialty shops. Within 30 minutes from the house there are several well known spas and beauty treatment centers. Please be aware that from the entrance to this large estate, the houses are 10-15 minutes by car on dirt roads. The nearest train station is in Chiusi, 25 minutes away by car, where you can catch high speed trains to Rome (1 ½ hours) and Florence (1 hour).
Distances: Radicofani 8 miles, Pienza 11 miles, San Quirico d’Orcia 13 miles, Montepulciano 13 miles, Sarteano 15 miles, Chiusi (train station) 18 miles, Montalcino 21 miles, Siena 42 miles, Florence (airport) 90 miles, Rome (airport) 125 miles, Pisa (airport) 150 miles.
Incredibly situated overlooking the glorious Monte Amiata and the hill towns of the region, the villa is ideally located to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and peaceful countryside all around. There is an ancient stone-paved and sheltered dining patio for 20 with built in barbecue, a second stone-paved patio for drinks at sunset. There is a heated jet stream swimming pool (20m x 4m) with plenty of lounge chairs and a hot tub for 6 people. There is a vegetable and flower garden on the terraced grounds and a 3-acre automatically watered lawn and orchard.
Villa on 2 levels; 6,000 sq ft.
On the ground floor are the living spaces: a stunning kitchen with great hearth (3 meters large) for grilling, 10 gas burner stove, two large ovens, microwave, double sized fridge with ice dispenser, central table for 12 people. The dining room seats 20 and has splendid views of the sunset and the Sienese clay hills. There is a spacious living room with hearth fireplace (wood is supplied). There is a house laundry facility (heavy duty machinery) and a guest laundry (washing machine and tumble dryer), and guest bathroom. There are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor; one double room and one twin bedroom (beds cannot combine).
A large external stone staircase leads above the ground floor to the first floor of the house. There are 6 bedrooms; 4 doubles, 1 twin bedroom (beds cannot combine), and a suite with twin beds (can combine), a full-size bed (for 1 person) and a pull-out sofa bed for 2 people. This room is best suited to 1 couple, or to a family wishing to be near children. All bedrooms in the villa have en-suite bathrooms. The central heating throughout the house is provided by an under floor system. Wi-Fi broadband access is available from most rooms in the house.
Included in the Price: Complimentary buffet breakfast prepared every morning, daily room cleaning, bed making, weekly bed and bath linen changing and final cleaning, electricity, firewood supply for fireplaces & barbecue, garden and pool maintenance, Wi-Fi broadband access, hairdryer in each bathroom, cots, cradles, high chairs, wheelchair, can be easily provided. Basic supplies always available without charge: mineral water (sparkling and still), various spices, various English teas, Italian coffee, paper napkins, tissue, toilet paper, soap, candles, and produce from the estate: extra virgin oil, vinegar, crops in season from the vegetable garden and orchard, various jams (plum, fig, apricot, quince), honey.
Not Included in the Price: House and pool heating, personal laundry, extra linen changes, cooking and food shopping, kitchen clean-up and any service or item which isn't expressly indicated as included in the rental price.
The house is equipped to comfortably seat all guests plus some occasional visitors. The cook will be able to manage up to 25. Any event involving a larger party must be agreed and explicitly approved by the owners. A locally approved agency is available to organize an array of events including culinary classes, wine tours, sports activities at the house, helicopter or balloon rides, transportation, shipping to the U.S., events for children, childcare and more. In short, you name it, we’ll arrange it.
- Cable/Satellite TV
- CD Player
- Central Heating
- DVD Player
- Hair Dryers
- Outdoor Grill
- Parking Space Available
- Private Swimming Pool
- Summer Kitchen
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet Access
- Breakfast Included
- Chauffeur on Request
- Chef Service on Request
- Garden Maintenance
- House Manager
- Housekeeping Included
- Shopping Service on Request
- Transfers on Request
|Season||Price per Week|
|September 3, 2011 - October 15, 2011||$14,400|
|October 15, 2011 - December 17, 2011||$10,200|
|December 17, 2011 - January 7, 2012||$14,400|
|January 7, 2012 - April 7, 2012||$10,800|
|April 7, 2012 - May 26, 2012||$14,400|
|May 26, 2012 - September 1, 2012||$20,400|
|September 1, 2012 - October 13, 2012||$14,400|
|October 13, 2012 - December 17, 2012||$10,800|
|December 17, 2012 - January 5, 2013||$14,400|
- Minimum stay is one week; arrivals on Saturday between 4:00PM-8:00PM and departures by 10:00AM
- Refundable security deposit €2,500
- One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
- Heating, if used, is charged according to consumption. In Italy heating is generally not used between April 1 and November 1
- Please refer to the property descriptions for a detailed list of what is includes vs. extra