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OLDE WORLD EUROPEAN VILLA - SOPHISTICATED LUXURY ELEGANT RETREAT.

Carole George or Dan Shultz

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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OLDE WORLD EUROPEAN VILLA - SOPHISTICATED LUXURY ELEGANT RETREAT.

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Lafayette - Villa Toscana

4 bedrooms, 4-1/2 bathrooms; sleeps 8.

Villa Toscana was lovingly built as a private getaway. Enter into the two story grand loggia with frescoed ceilings and pillars. Barrel vaulted hallway leads to large granite and tumbled tile Tuscan kitchen with sit-up bar, island, stainless steel appliances and gas cooking looking into mirrored dining room with fireplace. Sunroom with draped Moroccan sheers opens out onto large deck, cabana, outdoor cooking and covered dining area, pool, Jacuzzi and waterfall. Large living room with stone fireplace sits off entry loggia. Downstairs there are three bedroom suites with full bathrooms in each finished in marble, travertine and stone. Full laundry downstairs. Marble stairs and wrought iron stairs lead up to a large master suite with fireplace, view deck with cafe table and chairs, large walk in closet, and wonderful master bath. View jacuzzi bathtub, travertine, stone and marble glassed in sit down shower, double vanities, bidet and frescoed vaulted ceiling.

More about the Villa: Two zone heating and air conditioning. 2 car garage and plenty of parking. Villa is on one acre of Roman landscaping with fountains, flowers and trailing plants, cypress trees and a large flat lawned area- great for outdoor activities, intimate weddings and celebrations. Salon and Spa: We can easily put together a wonderful in home spa and pampering retreat for you while at Villa Toscana, with in home facials and makeovers, hair, manicures and pedicures, in-house masseuse and catering. Let us know ahead of time what your group would enjoy and we have the resources and connections to provide it for you. Perfect executive rental or vacation getaway. Minutes from downtown Lafayette; East Bay corridor. Minutes to restaurants and great shopping. 20 minutes to San Francisco; 1 hour to the wine country; 40 minutes to Silicon Valley. Quiet unique retreat with old world sophistication and elegant charm.

We book up about 3 months in advance - travelers please book early.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
George, Yamanashi, Japan.

Reviewed on: 06/23/2013 for their stay in 02/2013

435992 - Tuscan Villa retreat 20 minutes from San Francisco

Our groups have stayed here twice, and I cannot say enough good things about this fabulous property and gracious owners. It is located very close to a quaint and charming old town ( Lafayette ) and a nice college town ( Moraga ), Bart service is nearby, and major freeways are within 5 minutes, but one is in a nice, private and secluded area. The house is great, the sunroom is great, the bedrooms are immaculate. It is like a huge Bed & Breakfast Inn, but with a fantastic hot tub and pool. Absolute highest recommendation! Advice: The driveway, of course, is private, so try to arrive here during daylight. Coming from Lafayette requires a very sharp right turn.
Feb 2013
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Carole George or Dan Shultz

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We built this lovely villa over the course of 5 years, finishing all the wood and stone work ourselves. We love our house and enjoy its beauty and serenity.

Carole George or Dan Shultz purchased this villa in 2000

We have had several amazing tenants rent our house for the last 5 years and have had so many requests to have weddings, celebrations and vacations in the house that we decided to listen to everyone and turned it into a vacation rental.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Olde World European Villa - sophisticated luxury elegant retreat.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Lafayette The Bay Area
5

Beautiful Magical retreat nestled amongst trees

  • 5 out of 5
We had our wedding at villa Toscana and it was the absolute perfect venue for it! This house met and exceeded all of our needs and allowed us to have a magical and most special wedding! The pool area is perfect for cocktails and horsderves while the upper area nestled in trees was a perfect backdrop for our ceremony and dinner reception. The master suite and closet is to die for btw:). The owners are exceptionally helpful and lovely to work with. I wish I could do it all over again. Villa Toscana has a very special place in my heart and I think instrumental in making my wedding as mAgical as it was. Thank you so much for that experience.
Best regards
Kathy
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Olde World European Villa - sophisticated luxury elegant retreat.
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Lafayette The Bay Area
5

Amazing House!

  • 5 out of 5
This home is the perfect getway. We had a fun girls weekend. The house was the most perfect venue for my friends bridial shower. I would highly recommend this Villa to anyone.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Olde World European Villa - sophisticated luxury elegant retreat.
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Lafayette The Bay Area
Vallejo, CA
5

Perfect in every way - location and luxury!

  • 5 out of 5
I was having the most difficult time trying to plan a getaway for the Labor Day Weekend and a celebration for my husband's 40th birthday. After tirelessly searching online for a quick vacation, I decided to try to find a location that was local, but that would be large enough to throw a get together for friends and family. Then I found this luxury villa in Lafayette, only 20 minutes from home, but secluded enough to feel to far from home. The grounds were fantastic - the sun room, the cabana in the backyard, the hot tub, the pool made for the most impressive party I have thrown to date - and I throw many a party. My friends and family commented that I took it to a whole new level with this venue. The bedrooms are laid out like a bed and breakfast. We stayed upstairs while the kids each had their own bedrooms downstairs. The layout provided a lot of privacy. Dan met us to hand over keys and went over all the details and was just so friendly. Carole was always available via email to answer my questions before, during and after the stay. We will definitely be back here and we plan to make it a summer destination every year.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Olde World European Villa - sophisticated luxury elegant retreat.
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Lafayette The Bay Area
The Netherlands
5

Fantastic House & Location

Fantastic House & Location
  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in Villa Toscana in July 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful, nicely decorated and spacious. The pool and hot tub are lovely with good sun/shade balance providing a very relaxing environment. In addition, the location in Lafayette provides for a perfect living environment. Life around Villa Toscana was for us one of the highlights of our stay in the Bay area.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Olde World European Villa - sophisticated luxury elegant retreat.
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Lafayette The Bay Area
Japan
5

Wonderful, Absolutely Wonderful Home

  • 5 out of 5
A repeat experience. The house seems large, but it is even bigger when one enters. The kitchen is quite functional, with a center counter to prepare vegetables and such. The living room also feels bigger than it is, nice and spacious, and opens out into a solarium which is also quite spacious and which is the gateway to the really nice pool and fantastic hot tub. The rooms are most quaint, with luxurious beds, and the extra-cushy towels made it a joy to come out of the showers.

Lafayette is a most charming town, well worth walking around in, and only a few minutes by car from the home. The Pizza Antica had the best pizza and calzone that I have had since the early years of Chez Panisse, and with Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Mt. Diablo Market, and Safeway all within a mile of each other downtown, shopping is a joy. On the back side, the college town of Moraga is about 3 minutes away, with the old theater and the incomparable pies at Nation's Hamburgers.

Less than 30 minutes away west is Oakland's Chinatown, not anywhere as touristy nor Americanized as the versions in the City. Oakland is also famous for the abundance of what is referred to as "Black BBQ", and standouts such as Phat Matt's and Everett & Jones among many are easy to get to. The Rockridge Market Hall is sort of a mini-Ferry Building, with gourmet items from all over the world.

Going east about 30 minutes away, the newly-opened Paragon Outlets of Livermore offers the only Prada outlet store in the USA and is probably the most exclusive outlet around. The nearby Ranch 99 Asian Market is a nice alternative.

Southwards about an hour away is the immense Great Mall of the Bay Area, and all the attractions of the South Bay and Silicon Valley. A little further is Santa Cruz and still further is Monterrey and Carmel.

The huge Vacaville Outlets are about 45 minutes northeast, Napa Valley is about the same due north, and the Sonoma coast and valley are northwest.

In short, this house is smack in the middle of anything that one can possibly want to do, and this centralized location along with the inherent charms will entice you to lengthen your stay, and come back again and again!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Lafayette The Bay Area
Oakland, California
5

Luxurious and Comfortable

  • 5 out of 5
My mom and some close family stayed in this gorgeous home during my wedding weekend in October 2012. The house was truly immaculate and spectacular. We were able to host a well-sized rehearsal dinner BBQ and were able to conduct the rehearsal on the beautiful grassy area above the backyard. Carole was extremely accommodating, helping us make sure we had all of the logistics and information we needed covered. We would definitely recommend this house to our friends and family.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oakland / San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 24
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
California Coast
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
downtown Lafayette - many
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lafayette
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
downtown Lafayette - many
Car: necessary

Treat yourself and rejuvenate at this lovely Tuscan Villa. Private, elegant, quiet and luxurious. 10 minutes to shops and restaurants; 20 minutes to San Francisco; 40 minutes to Silicon Valley.

20 minutes from San Francisco/in East Bay corridor

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Lafayette, The Bay Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Peak - May-December
1 May 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
$2,628
for 4 nights
From
$657
From
$766
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,052
$12,592
 
 
Winter Rates - Jan-Feb
1 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,409
for 4 nights
From
$602
From
$712
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,351
$11,498
 
 
Off Season - Mar-Apr
1 Mar 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,409
for 4 nights
From
$602
From
$712
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,723
$12,045
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes Rates are applicable year round.
Peak Season Rates: May-November: Min. 2 night stay/$700 wkend nights/$600 wkdays/Weekly rates: $3700. Monthly rates: $11,500. Security Deposit of $500 totally refundable.


Off Season Rates: December-April: Min. 2 night stay/ $650 wkend nights/$550 wkdays/weekly rates: $3400. Monthly rates: $11,000. Security Deposit of $500 totally refundabl
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lafayette in The Bay Area

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • resort
  • town
  • mountain
  • river
  • village
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Gas Heating
  • Split-System Heating
  • Living Area
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Hob
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Double vanities; master bath all in stone and travertine
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , stone and travertine
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , stone and travertine
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , stone and travertine
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with view balcony and fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , deck off bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , deck off bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Lovely master suite with view balcony and fireplace; master bath jacuzzi with view, sit down shower, travertine/marble, double vanities, bidet. Huge master closet; every luxury has been considered.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Gazebo
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • water skiing
  • Basketball Court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • golf pass optional
  • bay fishing
  • water tubing
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