Villa Caterina

Absolutely beautiful stone house, state of the art with every modern amenity, restored by one of Italy‘s top designers, overlooking the Val d’Orcia. Eight bedrooms.

Located on a hilltop with stunning views of the Val d’ Orcia. The villa has been completely renovated with a modern sophistication & the very best of rustic Tuscan design.  Enjoy the beautiful pool surrounded by three acres & views of the Val d’ Orcia.  Dine al fresco on the patio with built in barbecue, and large brick wood burning oven for pizza. There is a 2nd patio area for gathering.

Sleeps up to 18 in 8 very spacious bedrooms. Sleeps 16 if private baths are needed, as the  8th bedroom is a loft and can sleep 4 very comfortably, but does share one bathroom, has its own small family room and is on two floors, but private.  It has one double bed and two twins that can be converted to a double.  Otherwise, there are two twin bedrooms that can be converted to doubles, otherwise all other rooms are doubles.

Heated swimming pool: 4 meters wide x 20 meters long x 1.5 meters deep (solar panels installed for the pool to have it naturally heated at 28/30°C (82/86°F) in summer and 24-26°C (75/79°F) in the mid seasons, depending on the weather), hot tub for 6 overlooking the valley and enjoying sunset heated by solar panels.

Air conditioning and window screens in each bedroom. IPod Attachments. Wireless Internet. Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD player. Laundry room with Washer & Dryer. Electricity, firewood supply for fireplaces & barbecue, garden, and pool maintenance. Vegetable and flower garden. Safe. Three acres watered garden. The external lights are on a timer (they automatically turn on at night and off in the morning). All under floor radiant heating.

Cots, cradles, high chairs, wheelchair, can be easily provided

Crib & Highchair can be included, as well as a baby stroller and baby monitor walkie-talkies upon request.

8 Bedrooms/8.5 baths  550 m2/5920 sq. ft

  • Property Type

    Villa

  • Region

    Tuscany-Southeast/Val D’Orcia

  • Sleeps

    18

  • Features

    solar heated pool

Ground Floor

The formal ground floor entrance is through a main door situated around the corner from a parking area (with space for many cars), while the informal ‘family’ entrance is into a beautiful, amazingly equipped kitchen with island preparation and dining table. The perfect Tuscan kitchen has a 10 range stove-top, a double oven a stone barbeque, a large refrigerator and freezer with distilled water dispenser, a dishwasher, slicer, and lots of extra amenities. The kitchen is a wonderful open space and enjoys a dining room with table for 14, although it can be extended for larger parties.

The dining area feeds into the super-colourful double living room, bathed in colours of red and purple. The living room enjoys a large stone fireplace. The property itself is a beautiful stone building with stone walls and wood & stone ceilings.

First Floor

The first floor of the property is located up a flight of 20 steps. To the left of the staircase is a first master double bedroom with a stone fireplace, a built-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub & extra-large shower head. The second double bedroom enjoys a small living room with T.V., en-suite bathroom with shower and a loft area, up a set of 12 steps, with a double bed and a set of twin beds (the loft sleeps 4 and is perfect for children). To the right of the staircase is yet a third double bedroom with built-in walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & extra-large shower head; a fourth double bedroom with built-in walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & large shower head; a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub & extra-large shower head and a second, master double bedroom with Baldachin bed and daybed window. This master bedroom enjoys a set of built-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with extra-large shower head.

Staff

Any kind of staff can be arranged, at extra cost. Excellent cook is available.

Exclusions

The property has its own solar panel heating system for both, pool and hot tub. Extra heating through dedicated boilers will be charged according to consumption. $2500 fully refundable damage deposit to be held on credit card.

Distances

The closest town is Contignano a small, quaint village with grocery shop, butcher, bakery. Transfer time: 5 minutes by car. The closest city, and train station is Chiusi. Transfer time: 25 minutes by car. The closest airport is Florence Airport. Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Some airlines, and private jets, also fly into Perugia Airport. Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Main places of interest and distances Montalcino, Transfer time: 30 minutes by car S. Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano, Transfer time: 15 to 20 minutes by car. Perugia, Siena and Assisi, Transfer time: 1 hour by car. Florence, Transfer time: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Pisa and Rome, Transfer time: 2 hours by car. The closest tennis courts are in Chianciano Terme, Transfer time:20 minutes by car. The closest horseback riding facilities are in San Casciano dei Bagni, Transfer time: 40 minutes by car. The closest spa is in Bagni San Filippo, Transfer time: 20 minutes by car. Other spas are in Chianciano Terme and San Casciano dei Bagni, Transfer time: 20 minutes.

Availability

Most of the year

Deposit

55% to confirm property, final payment 90 days prior to check-in. Damage deposit & policy vary based on property.
We accept: Visa, Mastercard & American Express

Rates

Rates for 2018 & 2019 Available upon request. Quoted in US Currency. Final payment based on prevailing Euro Currency.

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