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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
8
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

3 Full baths

Description from manager

This villa rental in Lazio is the perfect base for exploring the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside-- or as a quiet retreat after visiting nearby Rome or Florence. Spacious, comfortable, meticulously furnished, and centrally located, this Italian villa is your home away from home. Of course, we're guessing your real home doesn't have a view like this...! Whether you're exploring the Umbrian hill towns, tasting at Tuscan vineyards, or simply sitting under your own pergola enjoying la dolce vita, this Tuscan villa rental with a castle view is the place for you.

(2,500 m2/1/2 acre approx) Built in the 1920's, this villa rests on the edge of the medieval village of Torre Alfina, overlooking the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve. At an elevation of 620 meters, the air is crisp and fresh, and the entire area enjoys wonderful views of the countryside of Latium, Umbria, and Tuscany. The house itself is surrounded by a garden, described as wild, yet contained. Here you will find mature trees, lavender, and grapes-- all blended together with colorful bursts of flowers. Depending on the time of year, the gardener/caretaker of thirty years will share fresh garden vegetables, and in the winter you can gather chestnuts to roast from the 150-year-old tree in the yard. The focal point of the garden is really the pergola, overhung with grape vines and providing an oasis of shade and hospitality. Here you can relax at the outdoor dining table (seats 12) and listen to the sounds of birds, braying neighborhood donkeys, and church bells tolling in the piazza. The garden also includes a wisteria-covered gazebo and a wine house with cellar. This villa also has access to a hotel pool located nearby.

<p>(240 m2/2,580 sq. ft)

Inside this lovely villa, antiques lend old-world style and elegance, while plush imported mattresses and linens provide all the comfort you want on your holiday! Relax in the living room with Italian and English satellite TV or congregate in the dining room around the table and fireplace. You’ll find yourself at home anywhere in the Villa.</p>

<p>Ground Floor: In the comfortable and cozy living room you will find a couch and two overstuffed armchairs, along with Satellite TV and a DVD player with a small film library. The large dining room has a fireplace and a long table with seating for 12. A fully equipped kitchen includes a cook top, electric oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Also on the ground floor you will find one bedroom with two single beds. Across the passageway is a spacious bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. </p>

<p>First Floor: Upstairs there are three bedrooms, all of relatively equal size. The first bedroom has a 180 cm king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed, and the third room has two single beds. The second and third rooms share a spacious bathroom (newly remodeled in 2013) with two sinks, a toilet, a claw-foot bathtub and a shower with a large shower head. </p>

<p>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.

Housekeeping: 8 Euros per hour

Complete Laundry Service: 10 Euros per hour

Babysitting: Upon request

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<p>Please Note:

There is no additional cost for thermostat-controlled cooling to 22 C (72 F). Guests who prefer a colder house will be asked to pay 200 euros per week for use of air conditioning.

The owner will rent for a maximum of three weeks.

Tourist tax is included.

This is a non-smoking property.

A complimentary bottle of red or white wine is available upon arrival.

Telephone: Calls to land lines in Western Europe, USA, and Canada are included in the rental price; Calls to cell phones are an additional cost.

Utilities: Heating, water, and electricity are included in the rental price.

Housekeeping requires a minimum of 2 hours. Linens and towels are changed on Wednesday and Saturday.

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Additional amenities: American Coffee Maker, Balcony/Terrace, CD, Ceiling Fans - Partial House, Cook Service Available - Extra Cost, Fireplace - Indoor, Firewood Available - Included, Free Parking on Premises, Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost, Independent Villa, Ipod dock, Outside Area - Private, Outside Dining, Pool Towels, Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request, Swimming Pool - Fenced, Walk To Town, Window Screens - Whole House, iron and board

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 2027274

About the area

<p>This villa sits virtually in the shadow of an impressive medieval castle in the village of Torre Alfina, located in the middle of the Etruscan Highlands. The village is built around the castle, which belonged to the Monaldeschi and Bourbon del Monte families in turn, until it was purchased by Edoardo Cahen in 1880. The village has excellent views and two wonderful restaurants that are very traditional in style. There are also two small groceries, two cafes, and a gelateria. Traditional festivals are held throughout the year (see Nearby Attractions, below), and something is always in season: flowers, vegetables, grapes, chestnuts, and pinoli (pine nuts). This is also a great central location, convenient to many of Italy's best known destinations-- and some of its best kept secrets! It sits on the northernmost tip of Lazio (in Viterbo), a point that pushes right between Tuscany and Umbria so that all three regions are right at your doorstep. The villa borders the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, a vast expanse of forests and nature trails, great for walking or horseback riding. Just a few kilometers away you will find Lago di Bolsena, Europe's largest volcanic lake. Here you can participate in freshwater fishing, sailing, swimming, and sunbathing. A drive of a half hour to an hour will bring you to the towns of Civita di Bagnoregio, Orvieto, Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana, and Viterbo, as well as the thermal springs of San Casciano dei Bagni. A larger radius of 165 km (75 miles) will put you within reach of Assisi, Florence, Gradoli, Gubbio, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Perugia, Pienza, Rome, and Spoleto. If you feel like a jaunt to the seaside, the Argentario, Capalbio, and the islands of Elba and Giglio are a little over an hour away. </p> <p>Nearby Attractions: Medieval castle, hiking trails, spa towns, Lago di Bolsena, Florence, Rome, small villages.</p> <p> Festivals of Torre Alfina: Festa di S. Antonio, January 17 Festa di S. Barnardino da Siena, third Sunday in May Festa del Gelato, last week of July Festa Bucolica, first week of August Sagra delle Pappardelle al Cinghiale (Bowtie Pasta with Wild Boar Sauce), second week of August Festa della Madonna, first Sunday in September Santa Cecilia, November 22 </p> Florence: 173 km/107 mi
Rome: 156 km/97 mi
Assisi: 110 km/68 mi
Siena: 105 km/65 mi
Perugia: 71 km/44 mi
Montepulciano: 66 km/41 mi
San Casciano dei Bagni: 35 km/22 mi
Lago di Bolsena: 25 km/15.5 mi
Orvieto: 18 km/11 mi
Torre Alfina: 50 m/164 ft

Manager profile

Rentvillas
Years listed:
11

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

About the manager

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 3 Full baths

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