Portion of the Garden Facade
Portion of the Garden Facade
The Drive to the House
The Drive to the House
Hidden from View, Nestled amid Cypresses, Oaks and Olives...With Views for Miles.
Hidden from View, Nestled amid Cypresses, Oaks and Olives...With Views for Miles.
Dining Room Looking into the Living Room
Dining Room Looking into the Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Upstairs Bedroom
Upstairs Bedroom
Garden under the Oaks
Garden under the Oaks
Heading down for a Swim!
Heading down for a Swim!
Pool with Cascade
Pool with Cascade
Walking into the Village from the House.
Walking into the Village from the House.
View of our Piazza Principale.
View of our Piazza Principale.
max 8 guests      4 bedrooms      4 bathrooms



Check In/Out Times Policies - Property Access
Check IN: 04:00 PM Check OUT: 10:00 AM
Guest to notify owner if they expect to arrive after 6 pm.
Check-in is not possible after 9 pm.
When you arrive, someone will meet you at the property with a key.
Quiet Time Policy
There is no specific quiet time policy, though guests are asked to be respectful of all neighbours.
Smoking Policy
Smoking is allowed, but outside only.
Children Policies
Property is not suitable for persons under the age of 7.
Children under the age of 10 must be supervised at the pool/hot tub.
Babysitting can be arranged.
Maximum of 2 children per babysitter.
Babysitter must be booked well in advance.
The pool can be accessed directly from the house without a door alarm.
There is no fence/gate around the pool.
There is no life guard on duty.
Group & Min. Age Policies
There are group or minimum age requirements.
Adult guests must be 25 years or older., Allow groups of families or couples.
Extra or unauthorized occupants could result in eviction without refund.
Proof of age may be required for all guests.
Parents/guardians may not book for underaged guests.
Ideal for reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate retreats, ...

Services & Fees

Pet Policy, Deposit & Fees
Pets are not allowed due to bylaws/regulations/policies.
Weekly rate per pet is 100.00.
NOTE: Persons traveling with and requiring a Service Animal have special rights and must be granted access regardless.
Cleaning on Departure
Cleaning on Departure is included in the rent
Guest is expected to remove the garbage & recycling on departure.
If property is left in unreasonable condition, extra cleaning fee will apply.
Cleaning During Stay
A fee is charged for this service.
Fee of 50.00 USD is charged for every 1 day(s). (based on a minimum of 1 days) (Charged per cleaning.)
A guest must request this optional service.
Daily maid service can be requested for a fee.
Requests for this service must be received well in advance of your stay.
Linens changed for an additional 85.00 per maid service.
Linen is included in the rent
Beach towels are supplied.
100% cotton sheets, towels & bedding.
Towels are not allowed outside of the property.
Booking Processing Fee (charged by owner)
One-time fee of 150.00 USD for stays of any number of nights or occupants.
Parking is free.

Amenities & Fees

Internet Service & Fee
Internet is included in the rent
Telephone Fee
The property does not have a phone.

Payments & Deposit - applicable to Owner's portion of the total only

Payment Balance
Balance of payment is due 75 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel anytime, the booking deposit is non-refundable.
Notice of cancellation must be in writing.
Cancellation penalty varies with the number of days before arrival.
Booking Deposit
The booking is confirmed with a deposit of 50 percent of the rent.
Payment Methods
Credit card payments are not accepted.
PayPal, Money Order or Cashiers Cheque, Direct Bank Deposit, Personal Cheque. (Available for guests booking 75 or more days prior to arrival)
Security or Damage Deposit
A refundable security/damage deposit of 750 USD is due on arrival.
When warranted, the deposit (or portion thereof) is refunded on check-out day., Groups of young adults may be subject to a larger deposit., Long term rentals may be subject to a larger deposit.
Damage waiver form is signed before check-in.
Base Occupants 8 - Max Occupants 8

Availability - Last updated on January 19, 2015

Weekly Rates - Rates last updated on January 08, 2015


Rate Period Rate for 7 Nights
Jun 1 to Dec 10 5,500 USD


Rate Period Rate for 7 Nights
Jun 1 to Dec 9 5,500 USD

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Listing History

  • This property owner/manager has been registered with Owner Direct since Jan 08, 2015.
  • The availability for this property was last updated on Jan 19, 2015
  • The rates for this property were last updated on Jan 08, 2015

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Tranquillity Found. Authentic Tuscan Farmhouse Btwn Val D'orcia & Val Di Chiana

ID 212416 - 5 beds (3 king beds and 2 single beds). Base rent is for 8 occupants.
Vacation Rental by Owner in Sarteano - Farmhouse - 3500 sq ft / 325 sq m
A World away... Or at least that's how it seems.

Located just 15 convenient minutes from the A1 autostrada equidistant from Rome and Florence, this recently restored farmhouse is close to everything: the village is down the hill, the shopping center and the train station are all a few minutes away by car, and scores of enchanting Tuscan villages are an easy drive away. But the most magical thing about its location is its seeming isolation. Up here on the hill, civilization as we know it lies far, far away, the air is cooler and cleaner, the panoramas stretch out at your feet for miles, the sounds and smells and colors, more vibrant. Whether you're lounging by the pool, happily slicing and dicing away for a luncheon party, meditating in the deliciously cool and peaceful woods, or working up a sweat hiking into town for provisions, you'll be surrounded by genuine Tuscan beauty.

The property (Main house and Guest Tower) easily accommodates 8 people in 4 bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath. We wanted to preserve as many of the original building materials as possible and were very rigorous in incorporating local building traditions and techniques in the restoration, using native stone, marble and color pigments throughout the house. Furnished with a sophisticated mix of European antiques and modern upholstered pieces, the house is stylish yet down-to-earth.

The main house consists of 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, a large living room, dining room, a reading/TV room, laundry, and an enormous gourmet kitchen. The tower is affectionately known as 'the honeymoon suite." Set apart, it is a 2 story structure with a downstairs sitting room and bath, and a lovely bedroom upstairs. The views from the tower are splendid and it is, indeed, a very romantic spot.

The garden, the fields and the woods are what really make the property magical. Created out of a jungle of weeds, shrubs, and brambles, the garden pays homage to the original olive terraces that were discovered during the restoration process. The front lawn is surrounded by lavender hedges and flowering shrubs and is shaded by cypress and oak trees. The kitchen herb garden provides all the thyme, sage, and rosemary you could possibly use for any culinary adventure. The pool was designed to fit inside the existing measurements of one of these cascading agricultural terraces. Resembling an enormous water trough, it fits seamlessly into the landscape and is completely hidden from view. Only the sound of its delightful waterfall gives away its location.

Outside this inner precinct lie the agricultural elements: fields of olive trees, nut trees, remnants of plum hedges and allees of cherry and apple trees. And if you follow the old cart path along the 'serpentine' wall, you descend into the wood. Here you enter Etruria...Lost and found.

The house
2 King-bedded Rooms
1 Twin-bedded Room
Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. (3)
Laundry Room
Enormous Kitchen
Dining Room
Living Room with Fireplace
Library/TV Room

On the ground level
While they are several rooms on the level, only the Games Room is available to guests.
Games Room with Foosball Table, Drum Kit, Xbox, etc.

The Tower
Sitting Room
Bath Room
Large King-bedded Room with Panoramic View

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