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

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018


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


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


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Si richiede un deposito cauzionale di € 400,00 dap agrare in contanti all'arrivo.
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Amazing countryside villa with private pool in Tuscany between Arezzo & Florence
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Hagerstown, Md

The perfect Tuscan villa experience

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th stay at this villa. This villa is breathtaking, expansive, charming, clean and the best way to get the real Italian experience. Wake up to all of the chirping birds and feel like you are in paradise. Walk to the Coop, pick up some local ingredients and come back and cook a beautiful dinner for your friends and family. You can choose from the two outdoor grills, the wood burning pizza oven in the first kitchen or the oven in the second kitchen. You can book a chef to come cook for you as well. Walk down and meet the local farmer, Francesco, right on the property. If you are nice to him, he may just give you a few dozen fresh eggs, for your morning frittata. Enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool under the beautiful, billowy Tuscan clouds. In the evening, walk to the pizzeria da Vincenzo and indulge with some pizza and pasta, served with a smile from mama Nina and family. Then head over for some real, homemade gelato. Last but not least. The owner, Lucia and her mother and father are the best hosts. They are very accommodating and will assist with any questions you have or any other information you need. She is very knowledgeable of the area and can give you many recommendations for the town or surrounding areas. There is a reason my friends and I come back to this villa. It is truly a gem and you would not be disappointed. Ciao!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeremy for the best review I have ever received! I am so honoured to host you every time! I treat you like friends now more then clients! With Bob it has always been. I am happy you spent a good time. it is so good to see you and host you everytime!! You are the best! Hope to see you again! Ciao, Lucia
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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: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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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  • 5 of 5

Hält was es verspricht!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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super accueil

  • 4 of 5

nous avons été très bien reçus La villa est très confortable elle est spacieuse et chacun peut trouver à se reposer, la piscine est superbe dommage que le soleil n'était pas de la partie nous avons pu quand même nous baigner. la propriétaire et ses parents sont très sympathiques et de service; nous avons visité une grande partie de la toscane un jour sur deux l'autre jour était réservé au repos et à la visite de sites ou de villes à proximité Tout est beau en Italie le plus petit village a un intérêt. c'est avec plaisir que j'y retournerai chantal

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Chantal pour votre message! j'espère de vous revoir bientôt. Ça sera un plaisir!! Lucia
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Traumhafter Urlaub in toller villa

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die Villa mit 4 Erwachsenen und 6 Kindern im Alter von 3-11 Jahren gebucht und sind alle hellauf begeistert.

Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgestattet mit allem was man braucht, alles ist sehr sauber und gepflegt und wir haben uns auf Anhieb sehr sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Grundstück ist uneinsehbar, durch das riesige, terrassenförmig angelegte Grundstück hat man sehr viel Platz, sich zu entfalten. Auch die Kinder konnten ungehindert spielen und Spaß haben, man muss sich wirklich keine Sorgen um nörgelnde Nachbarn haben- man ist wirklich unter sich!!

Sicherlich ein Highlight ist der eingebaute Pizzaofen, aber auch in der gut ausgestatteten Küche haben wir viele leckere Gerichte kochen können. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind im Ort vorhanden, auch die ein oder andere Pizzeria lädt zum Verweilen ein.

Alles in allem also absolut empfehlenswert, wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa in beatiful region

  • 5 of 5

Villa Cuculo is amazing indeed. There is plenty of place both inside the house and in the garden, thus you can have really comfortable staying here. House is also very well equipped, all things are nice and of good quality and they are in enough quantity for everyone.

Villa is in a big private garden what makes this place quiet and discreet. However, it is only a few minutes of walk to reach the centre of Stia, where you have shops and restaurants.

In quite close area there are a lot of sightseeing points: old castles, charming towns and captivating Tuscany landscape, what makes your staying too short to see everything regardless how long you stay there.

During our staying we met Lucia, her parents, husband and beautiful small son. All they were very friendly, kind and helpful so it was only a pleasure to stay at their villa and it is a big pity that time passed so quickly.

Thank you again for all, Lucia, and give our best regards to all your family.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • 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, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High 2018
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Settembre 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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