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Typical house restored with private pool and a stunning view

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, garden, large pool.

Rasina House is situated in a stunning position at 500 mt of altitude over the Tuscan hills of Cortona, which give the house a fantastic and unique panoramic view. Rasina is an ancient rural house that has been recently restored strictly using traditional materials, in accordance with the typical building typologies of the area. The house, which lies 8km away from Cortona town center, is surrounded by woods and olive trees terraces, ideal places for enchanting excursions and walks.

Rasina House is composed of 4 bedrooms, all with a fabulous view, for a maximum of 8 people (1 double bed, 6 single beds). It has 4 bathrooms, 1 living room, 1 large kitchen, 1 dining room and a veranda, all furnished in a perfect rural style. There is also a beautiful 'infinity edge' pool with a panoramic view on the valley. The house is also supplied with an hybrid heating system (solar+diesel), air condition, a large typical fireplace, TV, Wi-Fi Internet connection, washing machine, dish washer, electric oven and wood-fired oven.

More Details

Fiorenzo Della Rosa
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Loggia
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Typical house restored with private pool and a stunning view
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

"Our family (4 adults, 4 ...

  • 5 of 5

"Our family (4 adults, 4 children) just returned from a week at Rasina. The pictures on Homelidays don''t do this house justice. (Look at the owner''s website to get a better idea, but expect to be pleasantly surprised upon arrival.) The views from every room and the garden are magnificent! The house was in perfect condition upon our arrival--very clean and thoughtfully furnished. Everything in the house seemed like it was in brand-new condition. The owners are friendly and offered useful advice for things to do in the area. The garden and surrounding woods offer privacy and seclusion. There is a nice restaurant at the bottom of the hill in Montanare, easily accessible from the house.

Prior to our arrival, I was slightly concerned about the safety of our children (ages 5 and 7) and the drop-off at the front end of the garden. It was not an issue. It is not really a drop-off, more like a hill with plenty of vegetation to prevent a fall.

Our family has rented several villas in Europe and although we have generally been pleased, we typically have a few significant complaints about the houses we have rented. We had no such complaints about Rasina. It was delightful!"

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paris, Londres, Eindhoven,Madrid, Houston TX

wonderfull stay in Resina House

  • 5 of 5

we had a fantastic stay in this beautiful house. Spring time was coming and we enjoyed walking around, the landscape and the daily sunset. Everything was perfect. Cortona city is not far away and beautiful. We will go again. Suzanne and Carlos from PARIS

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Suzanne and Carlos for the nice comment, it has been a pleasure to have such nice guests. We hope to see you again in Casa Rasina! Francesco and family.
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Shropshire, England

Stunning location and a fine house

  • 4 of 5

Casa Rasina is situated in a quite unique location with breath-taking views and is very private. The drawback of the location is the access road, which is effectively a 500m rutted track. A car with reasonable ground clearance is preferable, though we didn't need the use of a 4x4.

We enjoyed a very pleasant two weeks here, the house being quite large with the chances for our party to come together or be apart as we wished. We found that the soft seating in the living room was unusable and quite unacceptable at this price point, which was a bit of a drawback as we didn't have the very best of weather and often needed to be indoors.

Fiorenzo and Francesco Della Rosa could not have been more attentive. A thunderstorm took out the electricity supply to the water system, which they fixed within an hour of calling them, likewise a problem with the (fast) internet connection during our stay. The bed linen and towels were changed at the end of the first week and the house cleaned. Many promise this service but our experience is that few deliver, a real plus point for the owners.

The barbecue is well worth trying, especially as the meat and fish in this region are so good. Tuscan sausages and rib eye steak were favourites.

The local amenities are very good, though you do have to negotiate the access road to get to the shops and empty the bins. Special mention here for Locanda Del Molino and Corte Dei Papi, two local restaurants in the valley below the house.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, thanks a lot for the review and for pointing out the weak points, which we always take in consideration to improve our standards and offer each year a better service. Regarding the sofa, we apologize for the discomfort, and we would like to let you know that we have already scheduled its replacement and soon there will be a new couch! Thank you for choosing Casa Rasina, we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Francesco Della Rosa
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Schoener und entspannter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen sehr schoenen Urlaub in einem tollen Haus. Die Betreuung und Abwicklung durch Francesco und seine Mitarbeiter wahr sehr zuvorkommend. Das Haus selbst hat einen wunderschoener Lage mit TOP-Ausstattung. Uns hat es an nichts gefehlt und wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Luxury villa near Cortona

  • 5 of 5

Rasina is a wonderful place for families with children and friends travelling together. A three story residence with an infinity pool overlooking the Arezzo province. In the hot weather the swimming pool kept the kids happy while the easy access to various vineyards kept the adults happy. We highly recommend the Ristorante I Girasoli Di Sant' Andrea in Umbria (20 minutes from the villa). The kitchen was well equipped with modern appliances and a wood burning pizza oven enabling us the opportunity to cook / bake fresh ingredients obtained from abundant farmer's markets. Furnishings and bedrooms were clean and comfortable with old world charm. Abundant bathrooms - 4! - and a giant sitting room giving everyone in our party ample space. We enjoyed communicating with Francesco who co-manages the property. A lovely man who was available to us at any time needed. Sad to say goodbye. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to have you as guests in Rasina house, and we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay here. Thanks a lot for choosing us! Francesco
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Hidden beauty

  • 4 of 5

If you want to get away from it, then this is the place for you. Perched high in the Tuscan hills with an amazing view, it would be hard to find anything like the Racina House. Very well equipped house with excellent wifi and a covered outdoor eating area that makes for a idyliic meal experience. With the heatwave that hit Italy during our stay, air conditioning and the beautiful pool made all the difference. Had a couple small issues that were attended to right away by the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay in Rasina house. Thank you for comment! Kindest regards, Francesco Della Rosa
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Pergo's Bar
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Cortona Golf & SPA Resort
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Terontola or Camucia
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Locanda del Molino
Car: necessary

Take the Florence-Rome (A1) motorway and turn off at exit "Val di Chiana". Then proceed on the Siena-Perugia freeway towards Perugia for about 3km and take the exit to Cortona. Once you reach the town of Camucia, follow the directions to Montanare/Mercatale and when you reach Montanare proceed on the same road for about 3km. You should then meet a sign with "Strada basolata" written on: turn left at the sign and proceed on the dirt road for 500 metres, until the end of the road.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cortona, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
7 Jan 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
22 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.24
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

The Tourist Tax is 2 euros per person per day, but only for the first 4 days (so maximum 8 euros), and only for people over 12 years.

Cash, Bank transfer, Credit Card.

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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