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Villa Orcia

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Testimonials

July 2012

Villa Orcia is simply spectacular! The setting is unique and gorgeous. The house absolutely beautiful, and Giovanna was a fantastic cook! Can't wait to return. A very, very special place. Thanks so much for everything. Our trip was probably the best ever. 

Return Client: Nancy B. Potomac, MD
May 2012

All was absolutely fantastic! Villa Orcia was heavenly with views you have to see to believe! We cannot say enough about Giovanna and her staff...truly amazing food and service! Will return as soon as we can!!! Thank you Via Villas!!! 

Laurie S. Jackson, MS
October 2011

Our group of clients that went to Villa Orcia were just blown away by the entire experience.  That was a great recommendation for us!

Tim C. Fort Worth TX
July 2011

We absolutely loved Giovanna, and the other ladies, and her cooking. We opted to book her services for all dinners which were fantastic. Please know that your assistance with this booking was great and we will definitely use Via Villas in the future. We actually have our eye on a couple of other properties already! 

Josie M. Toronto, ON
May 2011

Dear Lori,

Thank-you so much! What a great venue! You did us a great favour in directing us to Villa Orcia. It was better than any of us expected - and so much more. The villa itself was beautiful, both in the renovation and the interior design. It was so special and it took our collective breath away. I think we've all been on vacations at some point in our lives where the hype does live up to the reality; at Villa Orcia the pictures and descriptions didn't do the place justice. It was truly magic, peaceful, stunning we all loved it. We are already talking about a return visit - and some of us haven't returned from Rome yet! (In fact if we had known it was available the following week some would have worked very hard to stay on for a few more days ay least).

We tried to persuade Giovanaa to come back to the US with us we were quite happy to kidnap her if necessary. She is a gem, the villa comes to life in her capable hands - everything seemed effortless and no request was too much trouble. Brilliant! You know it was really hard to think of anything you need to improve with a property like this, we are torn as to blow trumpets of public applause or hide this find for ourselves rather selfishly. If we can do anything for you in terms of endorsements/ recommendations/ references please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Nick P. Waxhaw NC
June 2010

Dear Lori, On behalf of the Weir family I would like to thank you and James for all the excellent arrangements and sightseeing suggestions you provided prior to our stay at Rombolino. It was very thoughtful of you to call and provide cake for our special dinner. The directions to find the place were accurate and essential and used more than once to find our way home from day trips. We made day trips to Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Radicofani and a winery resort near Montalcino (Castiglione del Bosco). I see you have Mike's comments up on Rombolino's website. He and his wife (and the rest of us) were truly impressed by the beauty of the villa, decoration and the vistas in every direction. We called on Elisa several times for various directions and other needs and she was always very responsive. Giovanna was a major highlight of our trip since she not only a fantastic cook but a delightful and helpful person who tried to satisfy all of our diet and beverage needs. The villa owners dropped in one day and were very nice. They made suggestions for winery tours. Once again many thanks to James and yourself for all your great advice and arrangements. 

Rich Weir Utah
June 2010

After a great family holiday in Italy, I have arrived in St. Andrews for the Open Championship. My time in Italy was great! It gave me a chance to spend some time with my family and recharge my batteries. I did actually find a small course in Italy where I was able to hit a few balls. We saw a lot of the country! Fantastic views, decoration and furnishings. Elisa was very responsive to our needs. Giovanna pleasant, friendly and a great cook. 

M. Weir and Family Utah
May 2010

Dear Lori, Thank-you so much! What a great venue! You did us a great favour in directing us to Rombolino. It was better than any of us expected - and so much more. The villa itself was beautiful, both in the renovation and the interior design. It was so special and it took our collective breath away. I think we've all been on vacations at some point in our lives where the hype does live up to the reality; at Rombolino the pictures and descriptions didn't do the place justice. It was truly magic, peaceful, stunning we all loved it. We are already talking about a return visit - and some of us haven't returned from Rome yet! (In fact if we had known it was available the following week some would have worked very hard to stay on for a few more days ay least). We tried to persuade Giovana to come back to the US with us we were quite happy to kidnap her if necessary. She is a gem, the villa comes to life in her capable hands - everything seemed effortless and no request was too much trouble. Brilliant! You know it was really hard to think of anything you need to improve with a property like this, we are torn as to blow trumpets of public applause or hide this find for ourselves rather selfishly. If we can do anything for you in terms of endorsements/ recommendations/ references please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Nick P. Waxhaw NC

Features

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

About this Villa

Villa Orcia is perched high on a pinnacle-like hill with spectacular views over the renown Val d'Orcia.

We are delighted to introduce this villa, the latest master restoration brought to you by the owners of La Casaccia, Colle Aperto, Palazzuolo, Via Lambertesca in Florence and Palazzo San Pietro in Venice.

This valley, where "The English Patient" and "Under the Tuscan Sun" were filmed, has been renowned since the end of the first millennium as being an important stage on the Via Francigena, the great medieval pilgrimage road from France to Rome. More than 20 castles and rest houses crowned the valley bordering the road. One of these houses, Villa Orcia, has become a villa of exceptional character.

All ensuite, equivalent accommodations.

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
  • 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

Main entrance into double living room. Couches and chairs for 14 include two armchairs for reading by a fire. Drink bar with fridge and icemaker. Two doors to surrounding patio, plus huge picture window framing the view

Dining room with rustic wood table for 12 Modern and very well-equipped kitchen (8 burner gas stove, double ovens, fireplace for cooking, microwave, American fridge/freezer, double sinks) opens to dining patio. Adjacent pantry for storage. Guest bath

Studio with large desk and chair in front of window. Seating for three (The studio can be closed to become a part of the Master Bedroom if preferred).

Master Bedroom (king) with walk through closet and ensuite bath (open shower stall, low clearance at 190cm)

Imperiale bedroom reached off patio. Double bedroom (king) with canopy bed, ensuite bath (open shower stall)

Double bedroom (king) with open bath tub with hand-held shower

Exterior stairs to small landing with table and chairs for two and access to Loft
 

FIRST FLOOR:

Reached by an external stone staircase, this floor has four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The annex, located next to the swimming pool, has two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. All of the bedrooms have air-conditioning.

Winter living room with working fireplace. TV with satellite and Sky, VCR, DVD, CD player, iPod dock, seating for four

Tortiglioni double bedroom (king) with antique four poster bed, walk-in closet and ensuite bath (enclosed shower stall) with dressing table and makeup mirror

Loft double bedroom (king) with ensuite bath (tub with hand held shower, and separate shower; both open to room. Separate WC

Nuns double bedroom (twins can combine) with ensuite bath (large shower stall)

Chinese double bedroom (queen) with elegant iron canopy bed and ensuite bath (tub with hand held and wall-mounted shower)
 

ADJACENT BARN

Newly renovated two-story barn offers three more double/twin bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms on the ground level. The loft offers a bar for relaxing, kitchenette and a gym.

  • 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.
  • Villa Orcia 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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