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Villa in typically tuscan setting,lovingly maintained by the local family owners

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

country location-captivating master suites-front yard paradise-spacious pool

Villa Borgo Valecchie is Located just five minutes away from The Hilltown Cortona.

Historical Villa with four bedrooms over looking rolling hills, including private pool

Perfect for those who love the countryside but still want modern comforts,

near shops and

Along with a private swimming pool, this holiday accommodation, immersed within the Tuscan countryside, offers peaceful views of olive trees and vineyards, surrounded by rivers and wood, the estate has a very family-friendly atmosphere with an higher quality of living.

Originally the building was an old historical tower but it was converted into a unique Tuscan villa by the lords of this land during the 17th century.

Just a few years ago, it was tastefully restored into a charming and unique villa for rent with every attention to detail and history by the current owners and finally it underwent a full renovation to the luxury villa it is today.

The property includes high beam ceilings, traditional rich tiles of the Tuscan valley, upscale furnishings, large bathrooms with modern shower heads. No detail went unnoticed in the selection of this elegant Tuscan villa.

The current owners have also worked hard to unveil pieces of the original frescoes which once covered the walls, keeping them mainly covered and protected as they have been for the last hundred years but adding a highlight to every room.

The Villa is surrounded by the typical Tuscan landscape with an olive grove and outdoor amenities which include a lovely swimming pool (12m x 6m), shaded parking, and sitting/dining areas which seat up to 14 people, providing views of the vineyard-covered hills.

The main dining terrace offers a pergola-covered table with BBQ, the gardens accentuate the nearby villa which towers over the brilliant countryside.

The views are spectacular and an ideal example of the beauty of Tuscany.

All windows are screened, sleeping suites offer individually controlled air conditioning and flat-screen televisions will allow you to keep up to date with US, UK, French, and other national news / financial networks.

All services are owner managed and custom tailored to our guest's needs!

Your stay also includes some simple food gifts from the owner which you will find at your arrival. If you'd like to have more wines, there is a wine/cellar from which you may choose.

More Details

Owner
Baldoni Davide
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Baldoni Davide

Ciao!

We are the Baldoni's Family, we love to host our Villa's guests.

For over a century we have lived here, in Valecchie and we still are here.

We love our Village, it's a nice and quite neighborhood immersed in nature where surrounded by rivers and forest make a wonderful sense of peace.

We are always available for our villa's Guests, since the first time they contact us, we try to do our best to let them feel home in Tuscany.

We will wait for our guests at the arrival to support for everything they will need and to show the Villa letting them enjoy it as their own house.

Our guests will meet all our Family and all of us has something special to share, our garden's vegetables, the best typical cuisine recipes and local wine tips.

Our goal is to give the best experience a traveler can have in Tuscany,

we are always available to answer any kind of questions, to help planning all the fun we can have here and to find the best of what guests are looking for.

We are friendly people and we are very happy to share our property trying to improve the Villa year after year.

Ci vediamo presto in Toscana.

Why Baldoni Davide chose Cortona

My family and I wanted to start up this simple but unique business to share with people the product of our hard work. All details are chosen to fulfil the perfect Italian family dream holiday.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Cortona around the AR

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bagno 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bagno 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bagno 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Camera da letto 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Camera da letto 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Each room has a private bathroom, TV and living room and has air conditioned. In each one, you can admire beautiful portions of original frescoes in the villa. On the first floor, you will have a large master bedroom, preceded by a large living room with fireplace, TV and divan bed converts into a double bed and ;separated, another small lounge before reaching the outside of a typical terrace with chairs and a table On the second floor, you will have two large bedrooms, one double room with TV and private bathroom, more a twin room, preceded by a nice living room with fireplace and TV and full private bathroom. We finally reach the large loft complete with double bed, TV and bathroom. From the window,the amazing view of the valley.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
With local owners always accessible, your Private Concierge Services awaits.

Reviews

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Villa in typically tuscan setting,lovingly maintained by the local family owners
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

This is a fantastic villa very close to Cortona which is a wonderful hillside town

  • 5 of 5

This villa is really great. Our family had a wonderful two weeks and the grand kids could not get enough of the pool. Davide and the whole Baldoni family are wonderful owners and nothing was too much trouble for them and they were very helpful with tourist advice. They even invited us to join them for dinner.

We were able to sleep ten very comfortably. The air conditioned bedrooms make sleeping very comfortable. The villa and grounds gave our group a feeling of being on our own with wonderful views of the Tuscan scenery.

We could definitely recommend this villa to anyone who wants a great place to stay while visiting Tuscany. We were able to take day trips to Rome and Florence without any problems.

Bob Wordham

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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florida
5

Perfect villa in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (including our grown son and daughter-in-law and our grown daughter) stayed here for a week in June. We could not have chosen a better villa or location! The villa was immaculately clean, with plenty of room for us all. It was wonderful for each of us to have our own bedrooms and bathrooms (with great water pressure!), and air conditioning in the bedrooms if needed. The grounds were nothing short of heavenly! Several outdoor seating and dining areas, beautiful roses and hydrangeas, cherry and fig trees, lemon and lime trees, an herb garden...just lovely! The pool was beautiful and refreshing. Perhaps the best part of renting this property was Davide and his family. They welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like part of their family. Davide was at the train station to meet us and assist us with car rental. He even made a stop at a local grocery store with us so we could stock our kitchen. We had so much fun at his home our first evening watching his mother, Sara, make us the most wonderful pizzas we had ever tasted! His father, Lorenzo, shared his delicious wine. Younger sisters Chiara and Alicia and sweet puppy Kika made us all feel so welcome! Chiara was a wonderful teacher at a cooking lesson held at their home a few evenings later--what a feast! I highly recommend any of Davide's suggestions. He never steered us wrong. He made restaurant suggestions for our day trips to Assisi and Cortona. He set us up with a most memorable truffle-hunting excursion that included a spectacular lunch. He took us for a perfect day of wine tasting in Montalcino. Three totally different wineries. Davide and his family were available for anything we needed or any questions we had. Many, many thanks to them all for making this a special birthday celebration that far exceeded our expectations, and a special thank you to sweet Alicia for my bouquet of lavender flowers the day we left. I have pressed them in my book. Their lovely scent is a wonderful reminder of our holiday at Borgo Valecchie!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Borgonovo Valecchie Is the place to visit

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 friends/family for the week. The villa was amazing with so much history and comfort level beyond. Our hosts were as gracious as can be including a marvelous pizza dinner made by momma, Sara, served by Lorenzo (dad) and the 2 daughters, Chiara and Alicia. The Baldoni family make this villa feel like your home. The tours of cities and wineries were outstanding and the wine flowed like...wine. This was one of our favorite traveling experiences by far. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal Italian Escape

  • 5 of 5

This villa was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon! It's beautifully updated but still has gorgeous, Italian charm and history. We enjoyed relaxing on the property, admiring the Tuscan countryside, but yet also being a quick drive to Cortona's city center! The hosts were kind and abundantly accommodating! They even walked us through the history of the Villa and surrounding property. They recommended restaurants and wines that were fabulous. Additionally our host, Davide, is a professional sommelier and took us on a wine tour of Montalcino and the Brunello region. It couldn't have been a more perfect place to stay. Already planning to come back again with our friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield OH
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

It is six months since our stay at Borgo Valecchie. I have nothing but wonderful memories of a week with friends in an idyllic setting.

As we explored the villa and the grounds upon our arrival in May, I remember thinking that all my romantic notions of a villa in Tuscany--and then some--had been answered. The views were lush, and nature's soundtrack--think pre-dawn riotous birdsong--were magnificent. (And yes--there really IS a bird that sounds like a cuckoo clock!) Davide and his family were wonderful hosts throughout the week. We experienced much of the surrounding area--including a vineyard and wine tasting at Montalcino, arranged by Davide, and Montalpulciano, Arrezzo, Cortona, Pienza, a country inn down the road, etc. Wine and olive oil, produced from the estate's grapes and olive trees, were available at the villa. Excellent coffee was on tap every morning with a push of the button on the Gaggia. We enjoyed a couple of walks in the beautiful countryside on roads surrounding the villa. We stayed there with three other couples. There was plenty of space to be together or to go off and read while enjoying a view.

A pool, several outdoor seating areas, and laundry on-site--all made this a perfect week's stay in between our travels elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An Ideal Spot for Your Home Base in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Borgo Valecchio is a perfect place to begin and end your visit to Tuscany. The Villa sits at the base of the hilltop medieval City of Cortona and is centrally located for your day trips to the nearby towns and villages. As you can see from the photographs the villa is situated on perfectly manicured grounds. The interior provides a spacious and welcoming environment that accommodated the eight of us quite easily with roll out sofas if more sleeping space is needed. Each bedroom has its own beautifully appointed bathrrom that includes a tiled shower, while one had its own bath. Views from all the bedrooms are spectacular. Davide and is family are happy to prepare a meal for you (you can discuss price and menu) or if you are lucky you might be invited to a pizza dinner at their home.

While Siena is a 1 1/2 hour drive Florence is an easy train ride from the nearby station.

The eight of us hired a local guide for a 1/2 day walking tour of the city. Then we were left on

our own to explore the City before boarding the return train to our Villa. Also located close by are numerous smaller towns, each unique and Davide will supply you with info and suggestions.

While the hilltop town of Cortona is a winding 10 minute drive from the Villa and has an ample number of good restaurants, we chose to have a main meal about mid afternoon thus avoiding these unfamiliar roads in the night. There is a wonderful gourmet market on the main road to the villa that carries all that you will need to include your staples, a butcher, a great cheese counter, wines and liquor and much more.

Because we were late in the fall we were able to book the villa for ten days enabling us to enjoy several groups of friends throughout our visit. During our stay the family was more than helpful and added immensely to our stay. Again a wonderful time was had by all.

**********We found it most helpful to have a GPS system that included "Google Maps" since all you need enter is Borgo Valecchio and the "girl" takes you the front door of the villa.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
61.5 Kilometres
Perugia Sant'Egidio is small but very close to us.
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Pergo. a lovely caffe which offers all sorts.
Nearest Ferry
211 Kilometres
Piombino which gives access to beautiful islands.
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Golf Club Valdichiana - Bettolle.
Nearest Train
11.5 Kilometres
Terontola (Cortona) 5 minute drive. Easy parking.
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bettolle - Valdichiana. Easy to find
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Locanda del Molino. Good food and wine.
Nearest Ski
86 Kilometres
Monte Amiata. Beautiful resort near montepulciano.
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Grosseto - Argentario is a stunning beach .
Car: recommended

The villa is minutes from the town of Cortona and is within walking distance or biking proximity to other gorgeous small villages. Florence is a comfortable hour away, Rome just over two hours. Siena is 40 minutes away. Towns such as Montalcino, Arezzo, Pienza, Montepulciano, Perugia, Assisi and other chianti areas can be reached easily by car or train . White-sand tuscan beaches of the Maremma or fishing villages of the Cinque Terra are 2 hours away.

Airport transfer service and rental car assistance may be arranged. There is a local bus network to nearby villages and Cortona.

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