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La Casaccia

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Testimonials

June 2014

The villa was terrific..... Marcella, Elisa and the staff were terrific and most helpful Marcella's meals were better than those in the best restaurants in Italy!!! And we want to send them all a big THANK YOU for taking such good care of all 16 of us. They made our 50th celebration more special than imaginable.

Just a thank you to you both for the prompt reply to my endless emails. We had a BALL in the most beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Sonya K. Ponte Vedra Beach FL
August 2012

The property was special and the staff was excellent. My family formed priceless memories during our stay. Thank you for the recommendation. Btw, you were spot on with Marcella's cooking. My wife, friends and myself are serious foodies. Marcella's meals were among the best we tasted during our stay in the country ... which included eating at some of the best restaurants in Rome and Florence. Please extend our gratitude and fond appreciation to her. Warm regards, 

James C. New York, NY
September 2010

Hi Lori, We had a great time at La Casaccia. The house is beautiful and Marcella was great. She is a great cook and very accommodating. She cooked dinner every night. Thanks again for all your help and I look forward to working with you in the future. I have already recommended Via Travel Design to many friends and I am sure you will take care of them. Once again, Thanks, 

Dorothea N. Atherton Ca
September 2010

Dear Lori and James, We returned home two days ago and are still catching up with emails and paperwork. Our stay in Tuscany was phenomenal. La Casaccia is as beautiful as it was when we first stayed there 5 years ago. And Marcella greeted us all with a big smile and proceeded to feed us non stop. Her cooking is superb, and she made all our celebrations magical, with beautiful table settings and delicious food. Each night was better than the previous one. We also got the opportunity to meet Giorgio and Ilaria. Despite their busy schedule (they were setting up for a photo shoot) Ilaria gave us a tour of Rombolino. It is as beautiful as the photos you sent me. Our winery visit was one of the highlights of our stay. The workers were sorting the Sangiovese grapes into the press, and our host, Nadine, was very thorough in her explanations. Lunch was set in a very elegant room overlooking the Frescobaldi vineyards, and the wines we tasted were all excellent. This was truly an experience of a lifetime. Soli and I want to thank you for the 3 bottles of Veuve Clicquot you left for us. This was unexpected and much appreciated. We enjoyed them the night of our 30th anniversary celebration. Have a great time in Italy. Best regards, 

Dorothea N. Atherton CA
June 2007

The villa was just gorgeous! It was even more beautiful in person than in the pictures. 

Jeannine H. Atlantic Beach, NJ
September 2006

Our group had a wonderful stay at La Casaccia. Marcella's food was fantastic. We did a day trip to Florence, via train, on Tuesday (Marcella's day off). Very exhausting but fun. Our visits to Castillo Banfi and Poggio Antico, both south of Montalcino, were excellant. Good restaurants and tours followed by shopping in Montalcino. We would highly recommend these two stops for future travelers. 

John M. Kansas
June 2006

Hi James and Lori I can't thank you enough for helping us plan such a great trip. I can't begin to describe the beauty of our Tuscan getaway. I was one of the first to arrive at the home and enjoyed greeting each of my friends and watching their reaction to the home and the scenery. We couldn't stop saying how beautiful it was, and each time we did we truly meant it....it was incredible. Marcella was terrific and as you predicted we had her cook 5 of the nights.....why go out. Also thanks for the tip on the cars, what a disaster if we had not rented them. I truly want to take you two out as thanks and tell you all about it. Thank you again so very much. 

Hank P. Newtown Square, PA
October 2004

It is a fabulous house and worked perfectly for our group of 7 couples. Marchella is FABULOUS! What a great cook and what fun we had with her. We are thinking about returning to this property with our family and I will definitely recommend it to some friends from South Carolina who are planning a trip with their friends. 

Rebecca M.
September 2003

James and Lori, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how much we appreciate your help in creating a perfect trip to celebrate my birthday. We will get you some pictures in the next few days. Thanks again, 

Alan K. El Paso, TX

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Car Essential
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Private Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

Perched at the top of a small hill, overlooking the rolling hills of the Val d'Orcia, lies La Casaccia. All ensuite accommodation well-suited to groups of friends or families.

It has been tastefully renovated by the same owners of Palazzuolo, Rombolino and Colle Aperto, Via Lambertesca in Florence and Palazzo San Pietro in Venice. The exterior stone has been restored, radiant heating has been installed in the floors and a dramatic swimming pool installed. The furnishing have been hand-selected by the owner's wife, an interior designer. She also designed elements of the villa, including the sinks, from her home furnishings boutique in Rome where most of her inventory is drawn from Italian artisans who create pieces based on her original designs.

The house can comfortably sleep eight couples plus three children. More infants can sleep in any bedroom by adding cots and cradles (each room is large enough to accommodate additional beds).

Please note: The location of this vacation home, as others in the area, requires driving on a "strada bianca" - a typical Tuscan white dirt road. When renting a vehicle for your holiday, we strongly suggest not renting any vehicle with a low-carriage.

Included in price

  • Daily Morning cleaning Monday - Saturday
  • House heating
  • Pool and hot tub heating by solar panels
  • Electricity including air conditioning
  • Telephone for local calls
  • Daily morning cleaning included
  • Weekly bed and bath linen changing
  • Firewood for fireplaces and barbecue
  • Wi-Fi - Broadband Wireless Internet Connection
  • Final cleaning
  • Each house has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, pool and offers a range of multimedia devices.
  • Rooms and bathrooms have complete sets of linen, hairdryers, bath gift set with soap, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion. Cots, cradles, high chairs, wheelchair, can be easily provided.
  • Basic supplies are always available for free as mineral water (Panna and San Pellegrino) balsamico, various spices, various English teas, Italian toasted coffee, capsules, paper napkins, Scottex, toilet paper, soap, candles etc., produce from the estate as extra virgin oil, vinegar, season crops from vegetable garden and orchard, various jams (plum, fig, apricot, quince), honey.
  • Wineries, wine shops and restaurants are all within a very short drive
  • Contignano (nearest village with grocery, bakery, butcher, pecorino cheese factory and gas station) is only 5 minutes
  • Hot springs and spas are 10 to 30 minutes
  • S. Quirico is 15 to 20 minutes
  • Pienza is 15 to 20 minutes
  • Montepulciano is 15 to 20 minutes
  • Sarteano is 15 to 20 minutes
  • Train station: Chiusi is 25 minutes
  • Montalcino is 30 minutes
  • Siena is 1 hr. 15 minutes
  • Perugia is 1 hour
  • Assisi is 1 hour
  • Airport: Perugia is 1 hour
  • Airport: Florence is 1.5 hours
  • Airports: Rome and Pisa are 2 hours

GROUND FLOOR:

  • Entrance hall to corridor with three doorways to outdoor living and dining rooms. Staircase to first floor.
  • Laundry room washer/dryer
  • Living room working fireplace and seating for 16. Desk and bookshelves with flat-screen TV with satellite and DVD, VCR, CD player. Double doors open to lawn and dining terrace.
  • Dining room with built-in buffet comfortably seats houseful. Open doorways to kitchen. Double doors open to driveway.
  • Kitchen (10 gas burners, two large ovens, microwave, double-sized fridge with separate freezer, wide utility sink for dishes, dishwasher). Accommodates up to eight people. Double door opens to front drive.
  • Guest bathroom
  • Double bedroom (queen) with ensuite bath (open shower stall).
  • Double bedroom (twin beds cannot combine) with ensuite bath (tub with wall-mounted shower, curtain). Private entrance to alfresco living room.


FIRST FLOOR:

Both an exterior and interior staircase lead to the first floor. Two stone-paved patios flank the external staircase. Inside, the living room measures 50 square meters and contains a handsome fireplace. French doors lead to the patio, dining area and gardens. The adjacent dining room has the capacity to seat 20 guests. The large state-of-the-art kitchen seats 12 guests. There is a huge hearth, two five-burner stoves, two large ovens, and a large double door refrigerator with an ice maker. The staircase from the lobby to first floor veranda allows access to six of the eight bedrooms.

  • BEDROOM 1: This is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with walk in shower, veranda connecting to the rest of the house, and a coatroom with bathroom with sink. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and window screens.
  • BEDROOM 2: This double bedroom has a separate entrance from the patio. It has an ensuite bathroom with bathtub with wall mounted shower.
  • BEDROOM 3: This is the double master bedroom, measuring 35 square meters; it includes a study area, hearth and sitting area, views on three sides, and ensuite bathroom with large stone bathtub with wall mounted shower and double sinks. There is a second smaller bathroom as well as a large walk in closet.
  • BEDROOM 4: Up to five guests can sleep in this bedroom: one at floor level and four in a loft reached by an internal staircase, with two single beds and one double bed. This area is suitable for kids (it includes satellite TV, VHS, DVD, and stereo) or parents with children. There is an ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • BEDROOM 5: This is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with a double sink, bathtub and wall mounted shower.
  • BEDROOM 6: This is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with a double sink, bathtub and wall mounted shower.
  • BEDROOM 7: This is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with a double sink, bathtub and wall mounted shower.
  • BEDROOM 8: This is a double bedroom, located below the master suite. Gorgeous views can be seen from three sides of the room. The bathroom has a bathtub and wall mounted shower and, and there is an additional small bathroom.

OUTDOORS

The house is surrounded by three acres of lawned gardens and orchards. An ancient stone sheltered dining patio with built in barbecue seats up to 20 guests. The second patio is ideal for drinks at sunset. Beyond these patios is the solar panel heated infinity pool with jet streams (20 x 4 meters), surrounded by sun beds and lounge chairs. Positioned to the side of the lap pool is a large hot tub that can accommodate 8 guests.

  • House and water heating according to consumption
  • Personal laundry, cooking and food shopping can be provided upon agreement, please inquire upon booking
  • Extra maid service and cook services at 18 Euro per hour paid in cash locally together with grocery shopping. If unpaid while checking out it will have to be invoiced (adding approximately 49% taxes). Clients who plan to have meals cooked at home are kindly requested to provide the cook with the needed cash (in average 20/25 euro per person per meal + 5/10 for the breakfasts depending on the menu chosen). The balance between provided advance cash and grocery receipts will be accounted for at checking out. The bottles taken from the house cellar have to be replaced by the same bottles or paid cash at grocery's price (price list in the house) while checking out.
  • La Casaccia has its own solar panel heating system for both, pool and hot tub. Extra heating through dedicated boilers will be charged following real propane consumption at actual market price. Pertaining costs will be settled at departure in cash or invoiced adding 22% VAT.
  • You are expected to leave the house as you found it. Possible damages or extra cleaning costs will be debited on your security deposit.
  • Refundable Security Deposit: USD 2500 to be held by VIA with a valid credit card number along with your final payment. Any expenses not paid for in Euro on the premises will be charged to your credit card and invoiced adding various taxes (as explained above) along with a 2.5% transaction fee.

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