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Set for the Film "Under the Tuscan Sun" - Travertine Pool, Hot Tub + Views

People20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

10 Bedrooms, 10.5 Bathrooms, 20 Sleeps

A stay at Villa Laura is your chance to live out your own Under the Tuscan Sun. This ten-bedroom property played the role of the villa Bramasole in the film. Just as the fictional villa is given a makeover, Villa Laura was recently renovated with an eye to traditional style and touches of quiet luxury. Airy and spacious, it offers a Hollywood-worthy retreat in the Tuscan countryside near the town of Cortona.

Your vacation at Villa Laura can be as relaxing or active as you like. Stroll the grounds and explore the lake, take a swim in the pool or a dip in the jetted tub, try your luck at ping pong, bocce and a pool table or cook up produce from the local market in the pizza oven or outdoor barbecue. If youd rather just unwind, you can sunbathe on the lawn, sip wine from the wine cellar at the outdoor dining area, enjoy a quiet evening in the games room or home theater or browse via Wi-Fi.

Inside the villas centuries-old stone walls, youll find bright, traditional living spaces. The living rooms rustic beamed ceilings and tile floors are given a lift of understated elegance by soft green upholstery, a gallery wall and a crystal chandelier. The comfortable, neutral-toned dining room welcomes everyone with its long table, and is open to the well-equipped modern kitchen, which is laid out around a large stone-topped island.

The villas ten bedrooms are divided between the main house, farmhouse and conservatory; each has an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and Wi-Fi access. In the main house, there are four bedrooms with king beds and one with a queen bed, easily accessible on the ground floor. In the farmhouse, youll find two bedrooms with queen beds, one bedroom with a king bed and one bedroom with two twin beds. The conservatory, or limonaia, has one bedroom with a queen bed.

A true Tuscan experience wouldnt be complete without a trip into town. Luckily, its only a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from Villa Laura to the town of Cortona, where youll find a grocery store, restaurant, tennis court, clinic, gym and train station. Take a day trip to the Lake Trasimento beach, 15 minutes away, or even a ski area, a 2-hour drive away. Pack your clubs for a round at the golf course, 30 minutes away. Its an easy 40-minute drive to or from the nearest airport, in Perugia.

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Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Main Villa

Bedroom 1 - Master:King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access

Bedroom 2:Queensize bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning , Wi-Fi access

Bedroom 3:Kingsize bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning , Wi-Fi access

Bedroom 4:Kingsize bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access

Bedroom 5 Ground Level:Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access

Farmhouse

Bedroom 6:Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access

Bedroom 7:Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access

Bedroom 8:2 twin beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access

Bedroom 9:King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning , Wi-Fi access

Limonaia

Bedroom 10:Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi access

Features Amenities

Alarm system

Air conditioning

Fireplace

Cable TV

DVD player

Home theatre

CD player

iPod dock

Wi-Fi access

Telephone (local calls only)

Games room

Table tennis

Pool table

Board games

Toiletries

Hair dryer

Washer/dryer

Kitchen:

Juicer

Microwave

Toaster

Toaster oven

Coffee maker

Coffee grinder

Dishwasher

Wine cellar

Outdoor Features

Swimming pool

Heatedjetted tub

Outdoor furniture

Alfresco dining

Gasgrill

Pizza oven

Parking

Gated property

Pond

Vegetable garden

Staff Services

Included:

Daily housekeeping (2 hours per day)

Fresh towel change (2 times per week)

Linen change midweek

Heating consumption

At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:

Villa pre-stocking

Activities and excursions

Chef service

Event fee

Baby equipment rental

Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi class

Wine tasting

Cooking lesson

Horseback riding

Villa Policies

Maximum 20 guests

Children welcome

Non-smoking villa

Petswelcome (upon request)

Wedding/social events accepted (upon request)

Pool opening times depends upon the weather

Getting There

Rental car recommended

Transport available

Location

Points of Interest

5 minute drive or 15 minute walk to town of Cortona

5 minute drive to:

Clinic

Church

Restaurant

Tennis court

Fitness facility

Grocery store

Train station

10 minute drive to hospital

30 minute drive to golf course

Beac Access

15 minute drive to Lake Trasimento beach

Ski Access

120 minute drive to ski slope

Airport

40 minute drive to Umbria International Airport (PEG)

90 minute drive toFlorence Airport, Peretola (FLR)

150 minute drive toRome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cortona in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 7 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 8 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 9 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 10 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 11 - This is a half bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Set for the Film "Under the Tuscan Sun" - Travertine Pool, Hot Tub + Views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
5

October Birthday at Villa Laura

  • 5 of 5

Villa Laura was so amazing! It was exactly like the pictures and so much more. We were a party of 10 on holiday in Tuscany celebrating a friends birthday. The grounds and view from every window are gorgeous. The entire serving and cleaning staff, Sophie, everyone did a fantastic job for us. Everyone was so welcoming, helpful and fun! Highly recommend having a pizza night at the house. We spent lots of time in Cortona and the guys went on long walks around the countryside every morning. It was a spectacular vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Lovely home, relaxing setting, convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We traveled with a group of four families, ages 11 through adult, and this was a perfect "home base" for our adventures in Tuscany. The adults stayed in the main house, the kids in the farmhouse, and one couple in the Limonaia and all were comfortable and happy. The A/C was a little glitchy but we got the hang of switching the breaker when it went out and we were never more than a few minutes without air conditioning, which we desperately needed in the 100 degree heat. The centrally located pool was an obvious meeting point for all and a great way to cool off. The vegetable garden and fruit trees were an added bonus (as was the pizza oven), we made homemade pasta sauce one night with tomatoes and peppers from the garden!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Experience of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 22 people recently stayed at Villa Laura and we had the most wonderful trip. There were 12 adults and 10 children ranging in age from 8 to 18 - each and everyone of us loved this property. The grounds are beautiful and kept immaculately clean and landscaped - the roses were also in full bloom which just added to the beauty of it all. Both houses and Limonia accommodated us perfectly. The bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living areas are lovely and there is so much space that we never felt on top of each other. We availed of the chef his team for 3 private meals and they were the best ones of our 10 day trip. There was something for everyone here - a garden full of vegetables that we used daily, the pool that was so nice to come home to after being in the hot sun on touring days, the pool table, bocce court and ping pong table were used for many a competition and the big and well equipped kitchens with long dining tables great for a big morning breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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5

Better than we could have dreamed

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this property justice. The attention to detail in every single room are impossible to capture here. We loved being in a place that stayed true to his history but also offered modern amenities. Unlike many properties in the area, all bedrooms at this villa have luxury en suite bathrooms. The grounds offered many places to gather as a large group but also lots of private areas and nooks for alone time. The garden is is of world-class quality. We went in late spring (end of May) when the roses were in full bloom. We've never seen anything like it! The location is perfect. Walkable or a short drive to the historic part of Cortona and lots of great Umbria/Tuscany day trips within reach. Last but not least, the staff and Luxury Retreats resources that come with this property are unmatched. We'll never forget the genuine kindness and warmth of those who made our stay so special. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Fantastic Experience at Villa Laura!

  • 5 of 5

I plan a friends and family vacation every year through Luxury Retreats. There are 18-20 of us and I plan a different location every year. Villa Laura in Cortona was a spectacular property. The main house, farmhouse and limonia were all beautifully appointed with nothing spared. The property itself was idyllic - so beautiful and peaceful. Cortona was the perfect location. So close to wonderful small towns with things to do and see and we took every advantage of that. Thank you to our concierge, Veronica, for arranging trips, transportation, reservations and making suggestions on what to see and where to go. She bent over backward for us. As did the villas fabulous chef, Francesco, sous chef, Donatella and maitre d, Tziano. Fabulous food prepared and served with smiles and love.. In particular, Tziano took time to speak with all of us each evening before dinner. He was so personable. It could not have been a better vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Villa Laura is a dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

If you've had fantasies about renting a luxury villa in Tuscany, Villa Laura will make your dreams come true. The villa has been rehabbed beautifully, with great attention to detail and preserving the feel while adding modern amenities. All 3 houses are well-appointed and comfortable (albeit one bedroom lacked a closet). The two big houses have their own kitchens. The grounds and setting are stunning--perfect for quiet conversations, laughter around the pool, and indoor or al fresco dining for a group of up to 20 (the chef who is available to cook in house, Francesco, is terrific). It's a challenging uphill walk (30+ minutes) to Cortona. Our Luxury Resorts concierge, Veronica, was incredibly responsive and helpful in arranging restaurant reservations and excursions, e.g., to the famed La Foce gardens. The house manager, Sophie, is delightful and also very helpful in arranging unique local activities such as a visit to a sheep farm where we made pecorino and had a lovely lunch.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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