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Colombiao di Momo: A Large 17th Century Farmhouse overlooking Tuscan hills

Bedrooms 3
Space 250 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A great place to base yourself to explore Tuscany, discover great food and wines

Il Colombaio is a renovated 17th century farmhouse overlooking the Tuscan hills. Set among olives and cypress, it is fully private and only a 10-minute walk from Montisi, a warm and welcoming village with places to eat, drink and get the feel for local life.

The house is built on two stories with a large kitchen with steps up to a spacious dinning room living room open space on the ground floor. On the second floor there are three big bedrooms each with a corresponding bathroom. The house is set up to sleep three couples with the possibility of extra beds for kids or, seven adults and three kids if sharing rooms is not a problem.There are three full bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs. The kitchen is wonderful to work in: long travertine counters, a great stovetop and dishwasher, and an old work table–windows on two sides and a doors to the terrace. The house is set among olive grooves and surrounded by cypress trees with a large garden space and porch offering spaces to eat outside and relax.

Centrally located you will be within easy reach of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano and other great towns.

From the house you can hike, bike or drive in any direction being centrally located you will be within easy reach of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano and other great towns where you can visit producers of the renowned pecorino cheese, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano or Brunello wines and more.You can eat at nearby restaurants, take a wine tour, truffle tour, bike ride, go horseback riding, sit in our local hot springs/spas, visit some of the most important renaissance Tuscan cities and galleries, have someone cook for you, or teach you to make pasta. Or do it yourself and enjoy going to local markets for fresh produce, cheese, prosciutto and more.

More Details

Michael Brubeck
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, italian, some basic Spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Michael Brubeck

I am American born and have now been living in Montisi and working here for 14 years and coming here since 1972 when I was five years old. The old podere ( a working farm) was lived in by generations of contadini until two years before my parents bought it in 1972. While restoring the house we wanted to maintain the simplicity and beauty of a historical farmhouse with its hand-hewn doors and manger boards, both keeping and creating a warm and welcoming environment. I still take care of the house and the surrounding olives which I prune in the spring and harvest in the fall making a fantastic olive oil that our area is known for.

Michael Brubeck purchased this farmhouse in 1972

Why Michael Brubeck chose Val di Chiana

At Il Colombaio di Momo you will find yourself staying in a house which has been our family home for over forty years. In the restoration of il Colombaio we preserved much of it's character and feel of it's origins. With a comfortable open space living room and an ample garden it is a great place to relax and get to know the village of Montisi with it's restaurants and bars. A small and inviting town you'll feel welcomed and experience a little of what small village life is like. If you come at the right time of year you can participate in our town festival, a jousting competition on horseback and all in medieval costume, white truffle festival, olive oil festival, a newborn film festival and more....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Montisi, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , This bathroom is on the ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • small bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , can be made up as either king or two singles
    Big bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , can be king and one single, or three singles
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , two single beds are available for children in attached room
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Colombiao di Momo: A Large 17th Century Farmhouse overlooking Tuscan hills
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Charming Tuscan villa in serene setting

  • 5 of 5

Three couples spent 2 weeks here. Plenty of space for everyone. Each couple had a comfortable bedroom & their own modern bathroom; there is a 4th full bath on the lower level. Dining table easily sat the 6 of us. The grounds are private, lush with greenery (roses, jasmine, etc.). There are several outdoor seating areas, 2 with especially wonderful views of the countryside. Montisi is a quaint & quiet hill town with some good restaurants (we liked Ritorno di Fiamma). It is relatively easy to drive to other hill towns but just as tempting to spend relaxing time at Il Colombaio in the gardens reading and sketching as we often did. Try your hand with the brick pizza oven! The villa has both modern comforts as well as an abundance of authentic rustic charm. (If you have mobility issues just be aware there are some steps down to the kitchen and 2 of the bathrooms are also a few steps up or down -- think modern "split-level" meets centuries old authentic Tuscan farmhouse!). Momo is a great host who had many helpful suggestions of nearby places to go. Previous reviewers have raved about Il Colombaio. Believe them.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Tuscan villa with views for multiple couples

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect! It has 4 large fully updated bathrooms and 3 bedrooms, as well as many common spaces. The kitchen is a modern cook's dream, and the terrace views are stunning. We practically lived on the outdoor terrace. The owner speaks excellent English and we left feeling that we had made a new friend in Michael, he was so kind. The villa was fully equipped and we didn't lack for anything. The villa is on municipal water which was nice. We enjoyed the vegetables and fruits from the property during our stay. We loved Montisi, everyone was warm and welcoming there. We stayed here with friends and had privacy as well as wonderful times together. I would recommend staying here without any hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Tuscan Home and Setting - Like Living in a Painting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were guests of the couple staying at the Colombiao di Momo for 3 weeks. As we approached it, we were drawn in by the sight of a charming 17th century farmhouse and its beautiful grounds. The villa’s rustic décor theme exuded old world charm but it had updates where it counted in bathrooms and kitchen - and wi-fi worked fine. We enjoyed dinners on a perfectly situated patio overlooking a magnificent panoramic view of the Tuscan hills. We had a joyous pizza making night using the authentic wood burning pizza oven. We were so relaxed there - we felt we had stepped back in time, to a simpler life, far away from the cares of life. We walked to the quaint village of Montisi once, and another time rode our bikes in. We enjoyed leisurely meandering in & out of the little shops. We also experienced other towns in the area and enjoyed restaurants, shopping, and great views for picture taking… and of course we took in wine tasting. Great fun!

Michael was an exceptional host in every way – so helpful in addressing our every question and making suggestions, and also very knowledgable about the history of the home and area. All in all, an incredibly lovely, functional, well kept villa which more than exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend staying here. We had a magical time under the Tuscan sun!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Large Tuscanb Villa with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived, we knew we made the right choice in staying at the Colombiao di Momo. The owner, Michael ( Momo) speaks perfect English, was very accommodating. The villa has plenty of room with large bedrooms and 4 large full baths. We stayed 3 weeks and had friends and family coming during our stay. The large kitchen was perfect for preparing meals using herbs and vegetables from the garden on the property and the outdoor wood fired pizza oven and bbq was well used. We enjoyed the dinning area off the kitchen with stunning views and the "sunset log" . We had a chef, her name was Allesandra come to give a private dinner and a cooking class. The available linen tablecloths and napkins gave our meals a first class feel. Montisi is a beautiful small village and is the perfect location for day trips. After our daily excursions of wine tasting, visiting hilltop villages, taking a balloon ride etc , we always looked forward to coming "home" to this beautiful setting. We also helped Michael harvest olives from the trees around the house which added to our Tuscany experience.

If you choose this villa for your Tuscan Holiday you will be very glad you did.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa first class. Maintained very well.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing spectacular sunsets. We enjoyed the herb gardens and picking fresh limes off the tree. The Villa is well maintained it offers all the amenities one would want. Had fun using the wood burning pizza oven. It is close to the town of Montisi which we enjoyed our morning walks through the Olive Groves to get fresh baked goods. You won't be disappointed in renting this Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everyone's dream of a Tuscan farm house

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful 17th century modernized home is the epitome of what everyone dreams of a Tuscan house in the country should be.

Great location.

Very solicitous and helpful host.

If you are staying in Tuscany, this is the place you want.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
133 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Bettolle A1 Autostrada going from Rome to Milano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Around Grosseto
Car: necessary

Located in central Tuscany, il Colombaio makes it easy to explore the area, discovering its foods, wines, and more. It is close to the towns of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona and the cities of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia. Il Colombaio di Momo is 1.5hr drive from Florence and 2hrs. from Rome. We are happy to help you with suggestions for daily outings, places to eat, spa's built around hot springs, guided historical or wine tours, truffle hunting tours, and give you schedules of musical events, nearby town festivals, schedules of local markets.

You can just as easily get a massage , yoga lesson, painting lessons, cooking class, bike tour, a balloon flight, or go horseback riding.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Montisi, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$595.09

Please contact us for complete information about our policies and how to pay. Il Colombaio is rented as a whole house; never room by room. The rate is for a single week, from May1 through September 30. I have a reduced rate in April,Oct and Nov generally to cover possible heating costs payed for by the renter.The rate is reduced for rentals of multiple weeks. Rental Rates

One week 1.800 Euro
Two weeks 3.400 Euro
Three weeks 4.400 Euro
Four weeks 5.000 Euro

Central heating is available and should it be used the cost will be calculated according to use and considered an extra charge to the renter.

Fees for cancellations/No-show

More then 6 months prior to arrival: no cancellation fee.
From 6 months to 60 days prior to reserved date, we will return the deposit if we are able to rent the house to another guest.

Your full payment is due 60 days prior to the day of arrival. Up until 30 days before arrival date, we will refund 50% of the total rental. In the last 30 days prior to the rental date, there are no refunds.

When you arrive you will find il Colombaio professionally cleaned and welcoming; additional cleaning services during your stay are available upon request.

To inquire about available dates, please contact me. I will be glad to talk with you about your visit.

Michael Moab Brubeck
[Mobile] +39 338 8709516
[Skype] momobrubeck

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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