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Mirko Tessandori

Speaks french, italian, english, Mon papa peut parler français
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Mirko Tessandori

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YOUR HOLIDAY UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday townhome in Cortona - Under the Tuscan Sun Apartment

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The house, made by stones, consists of living room with a converteble sofa-bed and a breath taking view of the Val di Chiana Valley, full kitchen with breakfast cristal table and the same view of the living room plus pantry with washer machine. Bathroom with shower, bidet, sink and toilette, bedroom with queen size bed and a big wardrobe/closet, window on the characteristic 'Vicolo San Michelangelo'.

The house has been completely renovated in May 2009, taking care of any little particular and mixing the old Tuscan style with a modern touch.

NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available now!

PrePaid Cell Phone available upon request.

Free WiFi!

Air Conditioning

Art classes by a great local painter!

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL RATES: from time of inquiry till a month later (if not already rented out). Email us to get a special price!

Built on a hill, this stone town house is right outside the old city walls (dating from the 2nd century B.C.) of Historical Centre of Cortona, an old city founded by The Etruscans, the ancient civilization that built Rome. Cortona is conveniently located in a 1,15 hrs drive from Florence, 2 hrs from Rome and Pisa International Airports, 30 mins from Perugia (in Umbria) and Arezzo, 45 mins from Siena, 35 mins from Montepulciano, 1hr from Assisi (Umbria) e Montalcino (where the famous 'Brunello' wine comes from)...all the best sights of the famous Tuscan countryside, with yellow sunflower fields in the summer and multi colored trees in the spring!

Cortona is famous as the inspiration and setting for the book Under the Tuscan Sun, (that later became a movie) written by USA writer-novelist Francis Mayes. It also homes a branch of the Georgia University - USA, for artistic matters, since 1970.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Mirko Tessandori

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2009
Speaks french, italian, english, Mon papa peut parler français
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I'm a musician traveling the world, living between the US and Italy and I manage my family properties from wherever I am. I cherish the friendship we get to establish with our guests, that then become our friends and come back to stay with us! :-)

Mirko Tessandori purchased this townhome in 1948

This is my family house and we owned it since ever as far as we know. My mother, grandparents and great grandparents lived here.

A breath-taking view of the Valdichiana Valley, 2 steps away from a nice park and 5 mins walk from the Historical Centre, the 'Rugapiana' promenade with all its shops, the main square with its clock tower and flight of steps over the 'Piazza'! I also enjoy very much walking at the 'Parterre', a long tree-lined unpaved road that takes you to a Tennis court overlooking the whole Valley...priceless!!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews
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Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
5

Home away from home

  • 5 out of 5
remembering our Cortona visit, our memories tell us that we loved it (the town, apartment, Vanna and Mirko).
The apartment was clean, warm, newly renovated, inviting to return to and had a lovely view to welcome us back each day.
We can say it's a great and comfortable place for any couple to stay at. Great location with free parking right across the street and an easy walk to the middle of Cortona.
The apartment was a great base from which to explore the Tuscany region. We loved Cortona and do attribute some of that love to the comforts of the apartment. The view from the living room is even better live that it is in the picture.
Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
4

Amazing views!

  • 4 out of 5
We had a beautiful three night stay in Cortona. An amazing, beautiful little hill top town and our villa 'Under the Tuscan Sun' did not disappoint. Quaint, amazing view and helpful host. Just perfect. Would totally recommend. We could have stayed longer! Next time!!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
Virginia
5

Perfect home base!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I rented Mirko and Vanna's place for four evenings and it was the perfect home base from which to visit beautiful Tuscany! Mirko and Vanna were both so warm and friendly - leaving us a bottle of wine, maps and their favorite restaurant recommendations. The apartment is just as it looks (and even a bit bigger) - it was all we needed. We were less than a few minutes to the main square in Cortona as well as the several delicious restaurants in the town. From here, we also visited Siena, Montepulciano, Florence and Assisi. Our only (very minor) improvement is to have some coffee on hand. We purchased some breakfast items from the market and ate the rest of the meals out and about. We would gladly stay here again if we could be so fortunate as to return to Cortona!! Thank you, Mirko and Vanna, for a fabulous vacation.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
5

Beautiful

  • 5 out of 5
The townhouse met all of our needs. Mirko and Vanna were very accommodating. Vanna drove us to the train station at 6am for our return to Rome. We couldn't have asked for more. The property is in walking distance of the city center, so convenient. When we return to Cortona we plan to stay here again. Thank you Mirko and Vanna
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
5

Frequent Tuscany visitors

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I just left after a week at this apartment and had a wonderful time. The place was very clean and had all the items we needed, including good information about Cortona. We found the location perfect for other travels we had planned. Vanna and Mirko are great hosts and so friendly that we felt as if we were leaving family. Don't be intimidated by the steep walk into town, it actually becomes easier each day. This was an idyllic week and we expect to return. Grazie, m. And s.
  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Your Holiday Under the Tuscan Sun
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p273579vb
+1 (424) 209-8918
Cortona Cortona area
New England
5

Apartment with Unbeatable View of Tuscany

  • 5 out of 5
Mirko and his mom Vanna were terrific hosts: funny, fascinating, genuine and welcoming. Their Cortona apartment has a living room and kitchen with a postcard view complete with stunning sunsets and sunrises. Great kitchen, bath, bedroom and courtyard. Free parking across the street, and two minutes from the main gate to the walled city. From their windows and courtyard you can see Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno - rolling hills of small farms in hues of green, yellow, and brown stitched together like a quilt that changes with the sun. Cortona is a great base of operations for touring Tuscany's hill towns - most within an hour's drive and none more than two hours.
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday townhome in Cortona, Cortona area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
High Season
1 May 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
4 night minimum stay
€480
for 4 nights
From
€105
€680
€2,060
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
3 Nov 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€388
for 4 nights
From
€82
€480
€1,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
19 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
€480
for 4 nights
From
€105
€710
€2,060
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
4 night minimum stay
€388
for 4 nights
From
€82
€480
€1,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Mar 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
€460
for 4 nights
From
€100
€610
€1,760
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 May 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
€500
for 4 nights
From
€110
€680
€2,060
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€480
for 4 nights
From
€105
€680
€2,060
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities €60
Notes Plus € 50 for utilities and final cleaning

Our cancellation policy is:

3 months prior the booking date: you'll get 100% deposit back
10 weeks prior the booking date: you'll get 50% deposit back
2 months prior the booking date: you'll get 25% deposit back

Deposit required to book the house. Payment of the balance at check in.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Cortona in Cortona area

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
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