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Villa Francesca

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June 2016

Dear Lori and James,

Hope that you are well.

As you will see from my Feedback, our holiday in Villa Francesca was most enjoyable.

It has been a wonderful holiday for all of us at Villa Francesca. Francesca herself, her parents, her friend Camilla and, last but not least, the housekeeper, Elena, have looked after us in an exceptional manner. The close proximity of the villa to the village was a real plus. All the locals were lovely people and we made friends with them. I can only be complimentary about our experience!

Of all the other villas that we have rented over the years, this was the only one where we had close contact with the owners and what wonderful people they are!

Francesca and her family are the loveliest people - any request we had was immediately responded to.

Ited over the years this was the only one where we had close contact with the owners and what wonderful people they are!

Thank you again and it will be my pleasure to recommend your agency to my friends.

Eva S.
September 2015

Everyone loved the property and the interior decorations very much. A very comfortable place to spend a week...it had every amenity we could think of.

Manu D. W.
August 2011

The property was lovely and located in a most desirable area, allowing us time spent in wonderful nearby villages as well as the charming village of San Casciano de Bagni. The most outstanding and wonderful feature was the incredible owner, Francesca and her personal attention to us and our every need, as well as her family's involvement. Fabulous experience for both of us as well as our family! All I can say is that we both as well as our family were totally pleased and delighted with our stay at Villa Francesca! 

Audrey and Robert S. San Francisco, CA
August 2010

Villa Francesca was a truly magical property. Perfect for our family gathering-which included 7 children, mostly teenagers. The pool and gardens were just right for them (and their parents!). The bedrooms were spacious, as were the bathrooms. Kitchen and other common rooms were extremely comfortable and well-appointed. The village of San Casciano was our favorite in all of Tuscany- no tourists, and very charming. The locals could not have been more friendly and welcoming. The food prepared by Rosanna and Francesca was absolutely perfect every night. The two of them were so easy to have around, and they fed us VERY well. Nuomi (sp?) set out a lovely breakfast each morning, and did a thorough job of cleaning the houses each day. We all agree that our week at Villa Francesca was the best part of our 18-day Italy vacation. For me, waking up each morning to the wonderful smells of lavender and rosemary wafting up from the gardens, and looking our over those beautiful Tuscan hills, is something I will never forget. It was easy to relax, and equally easy to get in the car and drive to one of the many interesting towns in the region. I wish I was there right now! 

Richards G. Boston, MA


  • 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
  • Window Screens
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

Villa Francesca, is the perfect spot for groups and families who want to combine their days with lounging around the pool or exploring the many nearby cities and towns. Walk distance to the village and just a casual stroll away from the exceptional thermal baths of Fonteverde.

The villa is decorated in a palette of muted natural colors that create a peaceful and restful ambiance.

Villa Francesca is a classic Tuscan villa a few steps from the luxurious Fonteverde spa in San Casciano dei Bagni. The villa has been recently restored and shows impeccable taste by the owner. Upon entering Villa Francesca guests will immediately sense the warmth of a real country house, the attention to the detail and the modern conveniences creates a welcoming ambiance that make one feel immediately at home.

The pool is fed by a natural warm spring and is surrounded by lavender and roses. With wonderful views of the undulating hills of the Val d'Orcia and fields of organically grown lavender, Villa Francesca offers the ultimate in comfort and privacy, all just a few steps from one of the most beautiful villages in southern Tuscany.  

Included in price

  • Electricity
  • Final cleaning
  • Water
  • Housekeeping and breakfast service for up to five hours per day Monday through Friday (food is an additional cost)
  • Once weekly linen change; bath linen twice per week
  • Garden and swimming pool maintenance
  • San Casciano dei Bagni is a 15 minute walk
  • Cetona is 25 minutes
  • Chuisi is 30 minutes
  • Chiusi-access to the A1 highway is 30-35 minutes
  • Montepulciano is 45 minutes
  • Orvieto is 45 minutes
  • Perugia is 1 hour
  • Siena is 1 hour
  • Florence is 2 hours
  • Rome is 2.5 hours 

The heart of the house, Villa Francesca's well equipped kitchen includes a gleaming range and a large marble-topped table, ideal for cooking. Just outside a large pergola offers the perfect setting for alfresco dining while watching the sun set across a picture perfect view of the nearby olive groves and the rolling green patchwork landscape so quintessentially Tuscan. The main house features a warm and spacious living room with fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player and a stereo system, and a dining room that seats up to 16. There is also a quiet studio space on the first floor with laptop computer, telephone, ISDN Internet connection and fax. Both bedrooms in the guesthouse include a small sitting room and ensuite bathroom.

Available in 9 (Main house) and 13 (Main and Guest houses) person configurations.


  • Entrance hall with staircase to the upper floor; desk with chair. Opens to living room, kitchen and adjacent bedrooms.
  • Spacious beautiful double-size living room accommodating 14 persons. Main seating area by fireplace, double-doors lead to loggia. Second seating area by door to garden and front of house. TV, with satellite and Sky, DVD.
  • Dining room for 14 persons opens to garden and terrace. Four windows overlooking the well manicured lawn, pool and views over Monte Amiata.
  • Large professional cooks kitchen (gas stove, grill, large oven, microwave/convection, steamer, fridge, freezer) with professional appliances and fireplace for cooking. Double door opens to garden.
  • Double bedroom (king/twins) with door to garden. Ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower).
  • Single bedroom (French) with with door to garden. Ensuite bath (shower stall with curtain)
  • Laundry room (washing machine, dryer) reached from external stairs.


  • Internal stairs open to landing and Studio with desk, DSL line, fax machine and door leading to original outdoor staircase.
  • Double bedroom (queen) with TV, satellite. Ensuite bath (tub with wall-mounted shower, partition)
  • Double bedroom (twins cannot combine). Ensuite bath (shower stall).
  • Double bedroom (queen) with TV, satellite. Ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower)

Ground Floor:

Double bedroom (queen) with sitting area, TV, Satellite. Ensuite bath (shower stall with curtain and Jacuzzi tub)

First Floor:

External stairs lead into sitting area with love seat. Double bedroom (queen) with decorative fireplace. TV with satellite. Ensuite bath (tub with wall-mounted shower and partition).


Veranda overlooks the pool area and the Val d'Orcia; pergola off the kitchen for alfresco dining; large grounds with spectacular views and olive groves nearby; the pool (20 x 40) has a natural temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Heating: Euro 100 per week from April to May, October, and other months which require heating
  • Air-conditioning: available at Euro 250 per week
  • Telephone according to consumption
  • Extra housekeeping service: available at Euro 13 per hour
  • Personal laundry and ironing
  • Refundable security deposit: 1500 Euro per week to be paid in cash upon arrival and refunded upon departure less any unpaid expenses  

About Tuscany

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