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Tofanello, On The Border Of Tuscany/ Umbria 3 Luxury Holiday Houses (2 Persons)

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

On the border between Tuscany and Umbria we created 3 spacious, very luxurious holiday houses, approximately 95 m2 / 950 ft2 each.

As we were never able to find any decent holiday houses ourselves we decided to do it better and create our dream holiday houses.

In our houses we provide every type of comfort you look for when you travel. Why accept something less then you have at home? We believe that on a holiday you should have more comfort and luxury than you have at home! Well we can provide that!

In our holiday houses you will find: (free of charge) wireless internet throughout the whole house, mosquito nets in every door and window, air-conditioning in the bedroom, a fireplace that also heats the radiators so that the whole house is warm even in winter, a kitchen where you will find all the equipment in use today: oven, microwave, dishwasher, 5 fire cooker and TVs in the bedroom and the living room. The houses are built according to the character of the village: simple stone houses as they were in the past but gems on the inside. Of course you have your privacy which includes your own entrance and terrace.

If we missed anything we'd like you to tell us!

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Ilonka Dollé
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Ilonka Dollé

After years of visiting Italy during the holidays and having discussed and fantasized of living in Italy many, many times we decided in 2008 it was time to execute our ideas and move to Italy.

After a number of search trips we found 5 small houses (known as a borgo) which seemed to be perfect for what we had in mind: creating a small hotel or luxury B&B.

We say houses but in reality they were dilapidated ruins that had not been inhabited for over 25 years and lacked any public service (no water, electricity, gas or a connection to the sewer system).

Our first challenge was to transform one of the houses into a modern, livable habitat. That way we could get the experience necessary to manage a building project in Italy, before we started the main project rebuilding 3 houses that were to become our B&B.

Ilonka Dollé purchased this house in 2008

Why Ilonka Dollé chose Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

This area of Italy has many, many B&Bs, but none of them furnished modern and with all luxury for two persons.

We know, as we could not find them in the years we have been traveling through Italy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Fully equiped bathroom with rainfall shower, bidet, toilet and two sinks
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Airconditioned
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Tofanello, On The Border Of Tuscany/ Umbria 3 Luxury Holiday Houses (2 Persons)
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Rustic charm with modern comforts!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a real gem!! It is the perfect mix of rustic Italian country yet with all the beautiful modern comforts. It felt fresh and new without losing it’s rustic charm, (yes, you will hear roosters crowing, which we loved). All the finishings are high quality and very well thought out. A big plus is that the bed is very comfortable!! Our hosts, Ilonka & Rob were so welcoming and helpful. They made us feel like we were staying with long time friends. You definitely need a car to get here, and we felt that using GPS was a great advantage. If we had relied on just paper maps, I think we would have gotten lost, and would have missed seeing the beautiful scenery. Even though our GPS was very very helpful, it did send us a ¼ mile past the driveway the first night, and took us to the right (instead of left) at that last “T”, the second night. So a “Tofanello” sign at the end of the driveway and at that last “T” (by metal bin) would be helpful. We loved the layout of this apartment, but it may be helpful to know that it is 3 levels. So if you are someone who has a hard time with stairs (due to knee or hip issues) this could be of concern. We absolutely loved our stay here and hope to come back soon. I can still smell the lovely fragrance of the fig tree next to our patio!! Fond memories of a beautiful place!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing vacation in Prato

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely few days at your appartment. Lovely house. Beautifull surroundings. And thank you for your hospitality and tips for tours around. We'll come again (hopefully with some friends). Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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our wonderful stay in Prato in October 2014

  • 5 of 5

We had some days off and were looking for a comfortable house, in a very quite area . Lucky us that we found Tofannello. We had a nice stay in a brand new, very luxury house with all the comfort you need. Situated in Umbrie, surrounded by green hills and charming villages. We thank host and hostess Rob and Ilonka for their very kind hospitality, and their recomendations once you want to discover Umbrie and Toscane. When we return to Umbrie or Toscane, no doubt that we will we will visit Tofanello again Fred & Mali , The NetherlandsW

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tartufi Bianconi
Lago Trasimeno
The largest fresh water lake in Italy. take a ferry across the lake, have lunch on one of th...
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Campo da golf 'Caldese'
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
E45 between Cesena / Ravenna and Orte towards Rome
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The border region between Tuscany and Umbria is as real as you can find Italy. Fores covered rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards are everywhere. This is a paradise for walks, short walks, day trips whatever you want to do you can find it here. Next to walking, riding you bike (either, motor bike, racing bike or mountain bike) the area is made for it. For those not used to hills we'll find the flat roads around us everyone else: just get out and enjoy.

Our favourite past time is finding local restaurants and enjoing their food options. Whatever you like be asured that the italian you find here is as it has been thorughout the ages.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Everything is included in the price.
In July and August we only accept a minimum stay of 5 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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