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Historical Villa in Tuscany; groups & family friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 400 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 suites Ac,Tv,View,Ensuites; private Pool,Garden,Parking; Kitchen garden; bikes

Our villa offers an ideal combination of elegant simplicity and historical charm which create a unique experience and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests.

Located just five minutes away from The Hilltown Cortona.

Along with a private swimming pool, this holiday accommodation, immersed within the Tuscan countryside, offers peaceful views and a very family-friendly atmosphere.

Originally the building was a thousand-year-old historical tower but it was converted into a unique Tuscan villa by the lords of this land during the 17th century.

Just a few years ago, it was tastefully restored into a charming and unique villa for rent with every attention to detail and history by the current owners and finally it underwent a full renovation to the luxury villa it is today.

The property includes high beam ceilings, traditional rich tiles of the Tuscan valley, upscale furnishings, large bathrooms with modern shower heads. No detail went unnoticed in the selection of this elegant Tuscan villa.

The current owners have also worked hard to unveil pieces of the original frescoes which once covered the walls, keeping them mainly covered and protected as they have been for the last hundred years but adding a highlight to every room.

The Villa is surrounded by the typical Tuscan landscape with an olive grove and outdoor amenities which include a lovely swimming pool (12m x 6m), shaded parking, and sitting/dining areas which seat up to 14 people, providing views of the vineyard-covered hills.

The main dining terrace offers a pergola-covered table with BBQ, the gardens accentuate the nearby villa which towers over the brilliant countryside.

The views are spectacular and an ideal example of the beauty of Tuscany.

All windows are screened, sleeping suites offer individually controlled air conditioning and flat-screen televisions will allow you to keep up to date with US, UK, French, and other national news / financial networks.

All services are owner managed and custom tailored to our guest's needs!

Your stay also includes some simple food gifts from the owner which you will find at your arrival. If you'd like to have more wines, there is a wine/cellar from which you may choose.

More Details

Property Manager
Baldoni Davide
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Baldoni Davide


We are the Baldoni's Family, we love to host our Villa's guests.

For over a century we have lived here, in Valecchie and we still are here.

We love our Village, it's a nice and quite neighborhood immersed in nature where surrounded by rivers and forest make a wonderful sense of peace.

We are always available for our villa's Guests, since the first time they contact us, we try to do our best to let them feel home in Tuscany.

We will wait for our guests at the arrival to support for everything they will need and to show the Villa letting them enjoy it as their own house.

Our guests will meet all our Family and all of us has something special to share, our garden's vegetables, the best typical cuisine recipes and local wine tips.

Our goal is to give the best experience a traveler can have in Tuscany,

we are always available to answer any kind of questions, to help planning all the fun we can have here and to find the best of what guests are looking for.

We are friendly people and we are very happy to share our property trying to improve the Villa year after year.

Ci vediamo presto in Toscana.

Why Baldoni Davide chose Cortona area

My family and I wanted to start up this simple but unique business to share with people the product of our hard work. All details are chosen to fulfil the perfect Italian family dream holiday.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Cortona, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bagno 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bagno 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Camera da letto 3 - 2 single bed
    Camera da letto 5 - 1 large double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon
  • Each room has a private bathroom, TV and living room and has air conditioned. In each one, you can admire beautiful portions of original frescoes in the villa. On the first floor, you will have a large master bedroom, preceded by a large living room with fireplace, TV and divan bed converts into a double bed and ;separated, another small lounge before reaching the outside of a typical terrace with chairs and a table On the second floor, you will have two large bedrooms, one double room with TV and private bathroom, more a twin room, preceded by a nice living room with fireplace and TV and full private bathroom. We finally reach the large loft complete with double bed, TV and bathroom. From the window,the amazing view of the valley.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
With local owners always accessible, your Private Concierge Services awaits.


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Historical Villa in Tuscany; groups & family friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

The Epicenter of a Dream Vacation in the Italian Countryside!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Borgo Valecchie for 5 nights in October 2016 for what was truly a dream vacation. Our group of 4 adults and 1 young toddler were greeted by a wonderful host family, spacious, private and impeccable accommodations in the heart of the beautiful and scenic Italian countryside in Tuscany. With enough space, rooms and sleeping arrangements, this gorgeous historic villa, easily and comfortably could accommodate 8 to 10 adults, without a problem. A large outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor covered eating lanai, hammock and olive trees greeted us daily on the beautiful grounds of the villa. With a small garden right outside the front door, we were even able to pick some freshly grown vegetables and herbs in order to hand prepare a meal we decided to make one night which included buffalo mozzarella and fresh tomatoes from the garden. One of the highlights of our stay however, was when we were invited by our host family to visit their home on the villa property for an authentic, homemade pizza and wine dinner. Absolutely amazing!

Located about a 15 minute drive from Cortona and a few hours drive from Rome, the villa truly became our home base to explore the many beautiful towns found throughout Tuscany. From Borgo Valecchie, we were able to visit towns such Montepulciano, Sienna and Cortona all within a few minutes to an hour or so drive. And the drives through the scenic countryside were truly breathtaking.

All in all, if you're looking to stay in true Tuscany style, away from the crowds, in embedded in the beautiful culture of the Italian Countryside, this is your place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Tuscan Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Me and 5 of my friends stayed for 10 days last month after watching the Giro d'Italia bike race for 6 days. The villa was better than advertised and more beautiful than the photos show. The villa had everything we needed, including a wine "closet" full of local and regional wines selected by our host Davide. Each suite was large with a private bath. The grounds were lush and green with olive trees, herb garden and strawberries. The large pool area was well done and private. Davide was an excellent host who shared his vast knowledge of the area. In addition, using his expertise as a sommelier he set up two wine tastings for us at vineyards in the area. The wines were excellent! Davide and his family went out of their way to ensure he had everything we needed and thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Tuscan Villa- Great experience

  • 5 of 5

I visited Cortona in 2015 and had the chance to stay at this beautiful Villa located nearby. Davide was an incredible host who has grown up here and had an extensive knowledge of the area. In addition, his expertise as a sommelier lead me to experience some of the most amazing wines of the region. The villa is an enchanting, historic building with original frescoes inside. A lot of hard work has gone into renovations so that guests may have every convenience. The views from the home exceeded my ideas of the beauty of Tuscany and were breathtaking to wake up to every morning. Visiting Cortona was the highlight of my trip to Italy and the added, unforeseen value of staying outside of the town provided an extremely positive and unique experience which I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place to be in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We spent there a wonderful summer. Not so far from Cortona, the house is comfortable and fresh . Relaxing time on the pool . And unforgettable memories with this nice and charming family. Lot of activities to do, Davide or Lorenzo are really helpful. See you soon guys .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally Perfect Vacation Home in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

You know when you see the photos of a place and you know when you turn up it won't be that nice??? Well, this place is EVEN BETTER! Beautiful house, amazing grounds and the welcome we received was second to none. Let's rewind to the booking process - from the moment we signed on the dotted line, Davide (the owner's son) couldn't have been more helpful and kind. I felt like he became our friend even before we got there! When we did arrive, Chiara (the Owner's daughter) and Lorenzo (the Owner himself) met us, even though it was past midnight, and showed us around the house and left us some appetizers and wine to enjoy. The house is very well renovated, immaculately clean, the furniture is perfect by being kept rustic ( yet the bathrooms are nice and tastefully modern) and the whole effect is that you're staying in an ancient 5 star stately home. The kitchen is typically small as are most European kitchens but very well-equipped with everything you will need for your stay. The pool area is beautiful and spacious. One night we were asked to go for pizza with Lorenzo and his family, all cooked by his wife Sara in their pizza oven. Wonderful food and hospitality! We are trying to think of ways we can come back to this place to see Lorenzo and his family and to stay in this place which is, in all honesty, our idea of paradise. Nearby Cortona was a great place to visit (we had a lovely walk to the top of the hill where the fort is located), as was Montepulciano. The trains to Rome and Florence were easy to get from the station at Terontola (about a 15 minute drive) - the parking was free too. Do not hesitate to book your vacation at this house - it, and the family who own it, are totally fabulous. It was truly the best vacation ever.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best Villa in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here! The villa is beautiful and the hosts couldn't be more gracious. I have never had a better experience travelling internationally, and would recommend staying here to anyone who will listen...unless its when I am coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61.5 Kilometres
Perugia Sant'Egidio is small but very close to us.
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Pergo. a lovely caffe which offers all sorts.
Nearest Ferry
211 Kilometres
Piombino which gives access to beautiful islands.
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Golf Club Valdichiana - Bettolle.
Nearest Train
11.5 Kilometres
Terontola (Cortona) 5 minute drive. Easy parking.
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bettolle - Valdichiana. Easy to find
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Locanda del Molino. Good food and wine.
Nearest Ski
86 Kilometres
Monte Amiata. Beautiful resort near montepulciano.
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Grosseto - Argentario is a stunning beach .
Car: recommended

The villa is minutes from the town of Cortona and is within walking distance or biking proximity to other gorgeous small villages. Florence is a comfortable hour away, Rome just over two hours. Siena is 40 minutes away. Towns such as Montalcino, Arezzo, Pienza, Montepulciano, Perugia, Assisi and other chianti areas can be reached easily by car or train . White-sand tuscan beaches of the Maremma or fishing villages of the Cinque Terra are 2 hours away.

Airport transfer service and rental car assistance may be arranged. There is a local bus network to nearby villages and Cortona.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Cortona, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
'Vineyards & olives'
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
"Fall in Tuscany"
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
"Christmas in Tuscany"
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
"Winter peace"
8 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
"Spring '18"
28 Apr 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
"Summer '18"
10 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
"Olives & Grapes"
25 Aug 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
"White Tuscan Christmas"
22 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
"Spring Break"
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
"Spring '19"
28 Apr 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
6 night minimum stay
"Summer '19"
8 Jun 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit A$753.07

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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