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Amazing countryside villa with private pool in Tuscany between Arezzo & Florence

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Stia - Villa Il Cuculo

Amazing tuscan villa - private pool with stunning view on the countryside.

Tuscan villa in the countryside, a short walk from the old town of Stia, a characteristic medieval village. Villa situated in quiet and panoramic position, with all the amenities. Ability to make cooking lessons (on request), or simply to have a cook for a typical Tuscan dinner in the villa (must try!)

Entering from the automatic gate, an elegant road with cypresses will lead you to our Tuscan Villa.

In front of the house there’s a large terrace where you have a beautiful outdoor dining area. There are also several trees around that keep the terrace fresh and shady in hot summer days.

The pool is located in a panoramic position. There are chairs, tables and umbrellas in sufficient quantity for the whole group.

“Il Cuculo” is a 3 storey Villa. The living room is on the ground floor and it’s really spacious and full of light.. Here you find a fire place, a HDMI1 TV, player and a SATELLITE TV.

There are 2 kitchens in the Villa, furnished with all modern facilities: refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, electrical oven, wood over for pizza and a washing machine.

The kitchen is equipped for everything you need for cooking: plates, glasses and pottery in large quantity.

On the 1st floor you find 5 bedrooms which can be reached by a beautiful internal staircase or an external one from the garden terrace.

The master room has a private balcony and 3 arched windows. It is about 40 squared meters so we can add also another double bed (sofa bed).

On the first floor there are two more double rooms and a single room.

There is one more bedroom on the first floor with a fold out double bed, but it’s a walk-trough room if you want to reach the second floor you have to pass it.

On the 2nd floor there’s a mansard room with both a single bed and a double bed. This can be also changed in two single beds on request (so 3 beds here). There is also an ensuite-toilet with shower here.

The 4 toilets are all tiled with coloured Italian ceramics (1 toilet on the ground floor, 1 toilet with shower on the 1st floor, 1 bathroom on the 1st floor and 1 toilet with shower on the second floor).

So there are 380 squared meters inside the Villa and 1000 squared meter outside.

14 beds available.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016


I was born and growth in Stia and I know Casentino and Tuscany very well. I like travelling and know new people and new cities.

LUCIA DALLE MACCHIE purchased this villa in 2005

Why LUCIA DALLE MACCHIE chose Poppi area

The villa was bought in 2005. We built the swimming pool and started to rent to people from all over the world: Italy, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Brasil...

What makes this villa unique

I like getting to know my guests and give them suggestions about what to see, what to taste, restaurants to try... I want my guests feel well and feel like home. I want them to get all they can get from my beautiful valley


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Amazing countryside villa with private pool in Tuscany between Arezzo & Florence
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

The perfect Tuscan home

  • 4 of 5

We were a big family, 9 adults, staying at il Cuculo in the beginning of June - and it was exactly like in the pictures. There was lots of space and nice rooms, clean sheets and towels (beds were kind of hard but you got used to it during the week). Nice to have many bathrooms, so the mornings were not a hassle. The kitchen was well equipped but the appliances were quite old.

The pool and the surroundings were perfect. It was like in a dream to have a morning swim surrounded by lavenders and olives. And it was nice to be waken up by the rooster ;)

Lucia was a good host and speaks good English.

Stia is a picturesque old village but really traditional in respecting the Tuscan schedules. Shops are closed from 12 to 4 in the afternoon and restaurants only serve food during traditional lunch and diner times. As it is a small town the grocery prices are not as cheap as in bigger cities in Italy, and the choices are limited too.

As Stia is in the mountains it was a little bit chillier than other places, at least in the beginning of June when the temperatures were under 25 degrees (celsius).

There are nice places to visit nearby like the castle of Poppi.

What really surprised us was the mountain roads. Even though it is only 50 km from Florence, the last 30 kilometers take over a half an hour because you have to drive up and down on a serpentine road. All in all it takes an hour 15 minutes to Florence. So I would not recommend this house if you are planning to do excursions to other places in Tuscany. There are mountain roads to go where ever you're driving.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anu, thanks again for being our guests and for your kind review. Indeed, this beginning of summer wasn't really a summer! Fortunately it has now begun! Anyway average temperatures in June and July are usually higher than this. While August is usually the month when it rains more... but you are right it was not in 2016! Hope you all had a good flight home. Ciao!
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Erholung pur

  • 5 of 5

Wir sind mit einer Gruppe von 8 Erwachsenen, 4 Kindern und einem kleinen Hund für zwei Wochen in der "Kuckucksvilla" gewesen. Das Haus hat eine gute Ausstattung, schöne Lage und einen tollen Pool. Zu Fuß lässt sich das kleine Städchen Stia direkt von der Villa erreichen mit allen nötigen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, für den täglichen Bedarf. Florenz ist zwar nur 50 Kilometer entfernt, man braucht aber durch die Berge mehr als eine Stunde. Insgesamt war es sehr erholsamer Urlaub mit einigen kulturellen Abstechern in die Umgebung. Genau wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten. Vielen Dank nochmal an unsere tollen Gastgeber.

P.S. der Pizzaofen (mit Holzfeuerung) ist der Hammer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank!!! I hope to see you again! Aufwiedersehen!!
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die Villa ist herrschaftlich und hat einen wundervollen Ausblick!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Woche mit unserer Großfamilie ( 2 Familien mit Kindern mit den Großeltern insgesamt 13 Personen). Das Haus bietet ausreichend Platz für so viele Menschen, es gibt sehr viele Ecken und Winkel in denen sich auch Teile einer Gesellschaft zurück ziehen können. Das Haus ist gut gepflegt und sauber, die Küche biete alle notwendigen Utensilien. Der Pool ist groß und es gibt viele Liegen.

Besonders ist allerdings die große Herzlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft der Vermieter Familie zu erwähnen! Das war traumhaft! Ebenso unglaublich war der Kochservice! Durch die Köchin Adriana wurde uns jeden Abend ein fantastisches 4 Dinner Menü aus der toskanischen Küche serviert. Absolut empfehlenswert!!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Ruth! Danke schön für Ihre Massage!! Ich bin glücklich! I hope next time there will be a better weather!! Arrivederci!
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in your villa. Thank you for your attention and care. We will recommend this villa to our friends and family. We enjoyed it a lot. We hope to come again!

Take care, the Landa family from Israel.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was my pleasure to host you and your beautiful family! Best regards to everyone!
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  • 5 of 5

Hi Lucia We had a great stay at Villa Il Cuculo. A wonderful house in a beautiful environment. Vincenzo amended a wonderful pizza supper for us, and we enjoyed his restaurant as well. We went to Siena, Arezzo and Firenze and to your wonderful National Forest. The food, the weather and the pool are fabulous. And of course the Vino Rosso, Vino Bianco and Limoncello. From Ottawa, Canada.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! It was my pleasure meeting you and your family! Hope to see you again! Ciao, Lucia
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  • 5 of 5

Our family, three generations, coming from France: Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Nice and Chambéry spent a very pleasant week in Villa il Cuculo (cuckoo).The house is nice and spacious, situated in a park with beautiful trees and flowers. From the large swimming pool you will be able to admire the landscape. We had a delicious Tuscany meal at home. From Stia you can easily reach Firenze, Arezzo , La Verna… Lucia will welcome you and give you all information to have the best stay in Stia and Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Bar il ciclone
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Pratovecchio Stia
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Arezzo and Florence
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Trattoria da Filetto
Car: recommended

Numerous restaurants and pizzerias within walking distance from the villa, cities such as Arezzo and Florence are only 50 km away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Stia, Poppi area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Bassa - Fall 2016
25 Sep 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in locorietario

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Stia in Arezzo Area

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • tennis
On request, swimming pool towels may be provided to the guests

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