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The villa and pool offer breathtaking views of sight

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

In southern Tuscany, not far from Montepulciano, this paradise is 7 km from Cetona, beautiful medieval village of Etruscan origin.

The house is surrounded by 3 hectares of olive groves and a large garden associating cypresses, pines and lawn green e. The villa enjoys panoramic view of 360 °, very exceptional in the Val di Chiana and Mount Cetona.

The highlight allows to embrace the entire landscape is the plateau of the infinity pool with bar, terraces with loungers and an adjoining bowling alley. The villa has several terraces on different levels where you can enjoy meals with different views of the surrounding countryside.

The house consists of

5 double rooms that can be arranged either as double bed in twin beds, 4 bathrooms. 2 kitchens, a large fully equipped with professional equipment on the ground floor with the possibility of taking his meals either inside or on the adjoining terrace. A second extra kitchen, stocked with all the equipment on the first floor overlooking another dining room itself open to a terrace with views that can also serve for breakfast.

With 2 floors you'll find complete dinnerware. A third terrace adjoining the master bedroom and indirect access to the kitchen from the top can be used for dinners overlooking the lighted garden. on this same terrace there is a small garden furniture that can quietly enjoy an aperitif before dinner.

A TV lounge. The house is fully equipped (wi-fi, washing machine, clothes dryer dishwasher, etc ...)

A well-designed lighting restores, from the dark, a light feel.

More Details

Owner
Catherine Ullens de Schooten
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the World around the

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pétanque Court
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
On request and to pay directly to the provider: driver, chef, masseur at home, bike.

Reviews

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The villa and pool offer breathtaking views of sight
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
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Bellissimo

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful relaxing vacation at costa della luna. We loved sleeping with the windows and doors open. We would love to come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lois 🤗!
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Buyer Beware

  • 1 of 5

This property is secluded and the grounds/pool are beautiful. The house is fairly well maintained and the housekeeper is very friendly. Here is where things go wrong. When you book this home, the property lists a number of items that are in the home...air conditioning, coffee pot, washer/dryer, heated pool etc. Initially you believe the pool, air conditioning, pizza oven, washer/dryer etc...is part of the overall weekly price. This is not the case. Only when the time has lapsed for you to cancel your reservation without a fee, the owner then sends you the contract and a long list of house rules. The pool costs extra if you want it heated or serviced in any way. The air conditioning costs extra upon consumption. You are not allowed to use the washer and dryer but have to pay the housekeeper 15 euro an hour to do laundry. There are no directions to even use the outdoor pizza oven or grill. Matter of fact, the owner said it would take 3 additional people to light and oversee using the pizza oven all at additional costs. You want an extra towel? ..it costs you. You get 4 coffee pods (even though the house sleeps 10). Each additional pod costs you .40/pod in the contract. When you get to the house, there is a new set of "house rules" and each additional pod is .70/pod. This house goes for over 10K US dollars a week and you feel nickeled and dimed with every move. Even the wifi costs an additional 30 euros/week. None of these additional costs were transparent prior to our ability to cancel without a fee. Every owner has the right to charge what they want for their home but not being transparent about all the additional costs is not the right thing to do. We would strongly encourage you to get everything in writing prior to booking or choose another home with VRBO.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think it is necessary to respond to this guest's criticism. As you can see for yourself in other reviews, guests have always been happy with the house as well as its amenities and the information that was given to them prior to their arrival. All additional costs were clearly set out in the contract and the " rules of the house" document when I sent to you a few days after your reservation and that your return signed after having asked for certain changes to the document, changes which I had exceptionally agreed t. At the time you also had the ability to not pay the balance and cancel the reservation with refund request according to the terms of the site. The use of the pool is free! However, if you require the poll to be heated, an additional charge will be added.This is clearly stated on the site. At no timed you ask to have the pool heated, which seem to me normal during the month of July! The price is not higher of 10K US even in high season! The are two American coffee-makers in the house as well as a Nespresso machine. There is no cost for the use of these machines and I provide some Nespresso capsules guests upon arrival. But I think it is reasonable not to provide capsules for 10 people for the entirety of their stay. With respect to the pizza oven, which is outside, it is hard to given detailed explanations on how to operate it and guests are not usually used to operate this sort of oven. If a guest wishes to have some help, I have always offered to have someone come over and light the oven, refuel it with wood and have people come to prepare pizzas and cook them. Guests have always use and paid this sort of help and they were delighted. With respect to the outdoor grill, the housekeeper showed you how to operate it on your arrival. At no time during your stay have you expressed any criticism, in fact you sent me messages to the contrary.For exemple, you asked me to find a chef for you, which I did , and you said you were very happy. You were also happy with the housekeeper who came every day for the 2 hours included in the rental. However, upon your departure a certain amount of damage to the property was noticed and documented, for which you denied responsibility: broken set of keys, broken bin, burnt table napkin.. No wishing to have a dispute with you I agreed to release your deposit in full, which was done. I could also have left negative review of you as a guest , which I did not do!
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5

Beautiful well kept villa with incredible views.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic time during our stay. We were a party of 6 adults and 4 children. The children had a wonderful time at the pool, exploring the area and reconnecting with nature. They were thrilled to see fireflies, a doe and a hedgehog for the first time!

Everyone enjoyed the villa immensely. It was big enough for everyone to have their own space and privacy when needed. It is also very well located. Surrounded by nature you feel like you are in your own world, but also very close to nearby towns that are worth visiting. On our stay the furthest we went was Rome, Pisa and Florence which are 2 hours away approximately, but there are also smaller towns like Siena, Montepulciano, San Gimignano that are closer and gorgeous.

The villa is very well managed. From Catherine, the owner, who was always reachable and helpful, to sweet Catia, the fantastic italian cook and housekeeper. Always willing to help with anything we needed, she made our italian experience complete.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ronald for this nice message! I am happy that you and your family are felling good at Costa della Luna!!
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5

EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 of 5

We went as two families to Italy for two weeks, renting the Cetona house for the second week with 4 children, or 7 in total with the adults and kids combined. What a beautiful home and estate! The footprint of the house is charming and well decorated, with stone and beams, multiple levels and rooms that are integrated yet also offer privacy. The bathrooms are spacious and exquisitely designed, with clean lines, beautiful fixtures, and luxurious linens. The fully renovated kitchen was perfect for us, with plenty of refrigerator storage, sleek stove and sink - and fully equipped to satisfy the professional chef we hired. Multiple large dining areas indoors and out gave us plenty of options for at-home meals.

The outdoor grounds were truly stunning - views across the valley in all directions, with amazing sunrises and sunsets. The landscaping is generous, with orchards, lavender hedges, and the pool was just oh-so-perfect for the kids, with comfy poolside furniture and a bar area with refrigeration for cold drinks. We loved the bocce court as well.

Also the location couldn't have been more convenient - we did day trips to Assisi, Florence, San Gimignano, and Montepulciano, and enjoyed the charms and dining options of the nearby, less touristy Cetona. The property is also less than 1.5 hours from the Rome airport, making our trek out easier to plan and undertake.

Finally, the host Catherine was SUPER responsive and helpful, offering recommendations for activities, the chef, and sightseeing. Even more impactful was the exceptionally warm reception and assistance of Catia, the person responsible for keeping the house clean in spite of the four young ruffians we had in tow, and who prepared the most AMAZING meal, bringing her lovely mother to assist. Our families liked Catia's cooking even better than the excellent chef we had hired for several of our nights in the house!

All in all, I couldn't recommend the Cetona house more highly. It truly exceeded our expectations. We dream of returning in the years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Kelly pour votre si gentille appréciation de la maison et de la propriété. Je suis heureuse que vous ayez passé un excellent séjour. La Toscane est une région magnifique et j'aime particulièrement Cetona et ses environs. J'espère que vous reviendrez et que j'aurais l'occasion de vous rencontrer. Catia est une personne formidable et tout le monde l'aime! Je vous souhaite encore beaucoup de beaux moments pour vous et vos familles. Catherine.
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5

Magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Ce havre de paix est une merveille. Nous avons passé avec des amis et enfants 15 jours de bonheur. La maison est parfaitement entretenue, le jardin avec ses oliviers et la vue sont à couper le souffle.

Les très bonnes adresses de la propriétaire nous ont permis de nous régaler dans de nombreux restaurants aux alentours. En bref nous ne pouvons que recommander cette maison et espérons pouvoir retourner bien vite à la Costa della luna !

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour ce très gentil message!! Je suis si heureuse que vous ayez aimé la maison et son jardin. Je souhaite que les locataires se sentent chez eux. Je vous accueillerais avec grand plaisir si vous revenez à Cetona.
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Magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

Superbe propriété au milieu des oliviers avec une vue à couper le souffle… La villa est merveilleuse, les différents niveaux lui donnent un charme unique où l'on peut se retrouver à différents moments de la journée avec à chaque fois, une atmosphère différente. Un endroit de vacances à ne pas manquer!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Isabelle. Je suis ravie que vous ayez aimé la maison car j'ai essayé de lui donner une âme et de la décorer et la meubler afin que les personnes s'y sentent bien. Mais avant tout ,j'ai une chance unique, ce sont les vues et la situation de la villa.
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Location

Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
sur la place de Cetona
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Golf Club Lamborghini
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Chiusi Scalo
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
La Vigna
Car: necessary

A visit in the area: Cetona, Chiusi Alto, Bagni di San Casciano, Citta della Pieve, Montepulciano, Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Montalcino, Bagno Pignoni, the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, Siena, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi , Florence, ....

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the World,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Haute saison
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,411
for 7 nights
£7,411
 
 
Moyenne saison
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,625
for 7 nights
£5,625
 
 
Basse saison
30 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,286
for 7 nights
£4,286
 
 
Noël- Nouvel an - Pâques
23 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,518
for 7 nights
£6,518
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £892.86
nettoyage fin de séjour £267.86

Les locations se font uniquement du samedi au samedi !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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