Casa Oliveto

PROPERTY

Property facilities

Location: 
Val d’Orcia area
Nearest town: 
in Castelmuzio 0 km
Sleeps: 
10
Square meters: 
200
Bedrooms: 
5 (double: 3, twin: 2)
Bathrooms: 
4 (shower: 2, shower + bathtub: 2)
High season price range: 
4,550 - 5,500 €
Swimming pool
Internet
Private villa
Private swimming pool
Private outdoor area
Barbecue
Parking
Mosquito screens
Baby cot + Highchair
TV
Satellite TV
VCR / DVD
CD player
Phone
Fan
Heating
Oven
Microwave
Toaster
American style coffee machine
Hair dryer
Dishwasher
Washing-machine
Iron + ironing board
Walk to town
In town
Countryside

When Eric and Kathy decided they wanted to settle in Tuscany and provide people with the sort of holidays they themselves had always dreamed of - but had rarely been able to find - they knew they had found the ideal property in Castelmuzio for many reasons, amongst which were.

The views (made famous by the film ‘The English Patient’); the medieval walled village (originally founded by the Etruscans, over 2500 years ago); the proximity to major cultural centres such as Sienna, Florence and Rome, as well as the wine areas of Montipulciano, Montalcino & Chianti amonst others; good restaurants within comfortable distance of the villa, which use local ingredients such as truffles, porcini & wild boar found in the nearby woods

Casa Oliveto is their guest villa, and sits at the end of an olive grove known for producing one of Italy's premier extra virgin olive oils. The villa, the pool & the gardens are totally private - separated from the main house by a large expanse of olive grove.

ACCOMMODATION

The house has two stories with an external staircase (traditional in Tuscan architecture). It has been completely restored with terra-cotta floors, travertine marble in the bathrooms and, overall, a careful eye for comfort.

On the ground floor, the main kitchen is fully equipped with marble work surfaces, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, electric kettle, coffee-maker, micro-wave oven, a multitude of utensils, & a large fireplace with a traditional wood burning stove. It is not only adjacent to the dining room, but also opens on to the outside dining and BBQ area. The sitting/dining room is furnished with a large oak dining table, chairs & sideboard, sofa & hi-fi system and WI-FI internet connection. 

The ground floor also has a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a second double bedroom with walk through dressing area and a bathroom that is shared with the third small twin bedroom. All rooms have french windows that open directly onto the gardens.

On the upper-floor is another double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a small bedroom and second bathroom. The bedrooms are divided by a large sitting/dining room which is furnished with sofas, dining-table and chairs, TV, DVD/CD & Video players. A discreetly placed kitchenette allows for the independent provision of snacks, breakfast or tea, to be taken on the adjacent balcony whilst enjoying the views of the hill towns of Pienza & Montalcino, and the majestic Monte Amiato rising in the distance. 

Guests are provided with a pool towel, a bath towel, a hand towel and a face washer. These are changed mid week. All beds are orthopaedic and come with two pillows per person, feather comforters in winter, 100% cotton linens and all other covers made of natural fibres. There is a laundry room with washer, iron and board & sink. 

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL

The grounds are comprised of the olive grove, a small pine glade and several patios with grape covered pergolas equipped with out door furniture for dining al fresco or simply relaxing.

The infinity-style swimming pool is large (7 x 16 meters, depht from 1.2 to 3.0, meters) and secluded. The shallow end is raised above the natural slope of the land, giving bathers the impression of swimming into the Tuscan landscape. It is well furnished with sun loungers and has both shady and sunny places.

Guests at Casa Oliveto will find it stocked with a welcome basket containing Eric’s olive oil, local wine, free range organic eggs laid by local chickens, fresh baked goods and other local products to see you through the first evening and breakfast. There is a telephone for local calls, and satellite television channels in English,Italian & other languages.

Low/hight season cost: 
3500.00
4750.00
There are no valid special offers for this property, right now
 
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LOCATION

Casa Oliveto is located in the village of Castelmuzio that offers many the amenities included restaurant, bar and a small supermarket. Not to mention the Valdichiana outlet village where more 100 shops of the main modern brands welcome you just 15 minutes from the property. 

Casa Oliveto is within easy reach of many major places of interest in Tuscany as well as many less well-known, but equally interesting locations. The nearest airport is Florence, 1 ½ hours by car. Pisa and Rome are equidistant (2 ½ hours). The nearby towns are Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and many other well known places all providing restaurants, wine bars, enotecas, medieval and renaissance art and culture. It is an hour and 15 minutes from central Florence and 30 minutes to Siena. 

All around are wonderful nature walks and hikes, inspiring views, as well as horse riding, hot air balloon rides, mountain bike hire and several natural thermal spas that offer massages, facials and other well being treatments, or simply wallow in the curative waters (an excellent jet lag cure).

Nearby facilities

    Nearest town: Castelmuzio km 0
    Restaurants: Castelmuzio km 0
    Supermarket: Sinalunga km 14
    Grocery: Castelmuzio km 0
    Shops: Pienza km 9
    Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 20
    Bank: Petroio km 3
    Post office: Petroio km 3
    Chemistry: Trequanda km 8
    Tennis court: Trequanda km 8
    Golf: Golf Club Valdichiana km 20
    Horse riding: Pieve a Salti km 18
    SPA: Bagno Vignoni km 20
    Train station: Sinalunga km 14

Airports

    Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 130 km
    Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 190 km
    Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 235 km
    Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 215 km
    Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 465 km
    Venezia - Marco Polo: 375 km
    Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 85 km
    Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 215 km

Art Cites

    Firenze: 110 km
    Pisa: 195 km
    Siena: 55 km
    Lucca: 190 km
    Arezzo: 55 km
    Perugia: 75 km

    San Gimignano: 95 km
    Volterra: 105 km
    Montalcino: 25 km
    Forte dei Marmi: 220 km
    Pienza: 9 km
    Montepulciano: 20 km
    Cortona: 40 km
    Assisi: 95 km
    Seaside: 100 km

RATES & CONDITIONS

from 06 January 2018 to 27 April 2018 € 3,500.00 per week
from 28 April 2018 to 25 May 2018 € 4,000.00 per week
from 26 May 2018 to 31 August 2018  € 4,750.00 per week
from 01 September 2018 to 05 October 2018  € 4,000.00 per week
from 06 October 2018 to 21 December 2018 € 3,500.00 per week
from 22 December 2018 to 06 January 2019 € 4,500.00 per week

 

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

water, gas, electricity; bi weekly cleaning and mid week change of towels; welcome basket of local produce; WI-FI internet connection; TV SAT; blow dryers in every bathroom; a washing machine, dishwasher and full kitchen.

Price excludes

heating (if used): on consumption.

Extra services (upon request)

extra cleaning.

Check in

from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Swimming pool

open from 12 May to 22 September

Check out

within 10 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 500.00 in cash

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 37% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent notice confirming your payment with contact and arrival information.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to the owner via wire transfer. If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 8 weeks before letting, or
b) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 8 weeks before letting.

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

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REVIEWS

Dearest Eric & Kathy, We simply adore Villa nell'Oliveto & Castelmuzio! The setting idyllic, the villa perfect, the pool divine [perhaps not when we first arrived....ooh chilly], the people charming... all in all a perfect 2 weeks. Thank you for the welcome basket, for organising the cooking classes with Agnetta & for your warmth & hospitality... & the sublime olive oil. We hope to be back. With thanks & fond wishes.

Saira & Donnie from UK • 14 – 21 June 2008

Manola, I did not get a chance to sign Kathy and Eric’s guestbook before we left the villa so I am hoping you can pass my comments on to them as well as add to your site’s testimonials… We had a wonderful vacation at villa nell’Oliveto. It was a perfect property for our group, which included 3 small children (ages 4, 2, and 8 months). The property was almost all fenced in with a very secure, tall gate/fence around the pool making it one of the few vacation rentals where the kids could walk freely and safely around the gorgeous property. The views were stunning, Castlemuzio charming (with its own small playground, again great for the kids) and literally right out the door (though while on the villa’s grounds, you feel totally secluded). Kathy and Eric were terrific, providing a welcome basket that got us easily through the first day or two, without worries about finding food. The house was lovely, all the beds very comfortable, and there was clearly an eye toward outdoor enjoyment, with ample tables, chairs, loungers, a hammock, etc. We hope to go back someday – can’t stop thinking about it – so peaceful and idyllic, as one other poster rightly described it! Also, wanted to thank you and your team for all your help with our vacation, patiently answering all questions, booking our car rentals, etc. We have already recommended InTuscany.net to friends planning to travel to Italy next year and will continue to do so! Thank you.

Jen & Joe from USA • 16 – 23 August 2008

The kindness of our hosts, Eric & Kathy. The fabulous villa & fantastic views. The village of Castelmuzio - friendly & welcoming. The lovely pool & local villages. The lovely pastas & pizzas. The lovely hammock next to the rock table [Maizie Bennett]...... We had a wonderful time - & hope to be back!

Powell, Bennett & McDowell from UK • 11 – 18 July 2009

You never know what you are going to get when booking a house from afar. Sometimes the pictures are deceiving & it's not nearly as nice as shown. However, in the case of Casa Oliveto it is even more beautiful than the pictures! The house became our home away from home & we found that it has one of the most stunning views in all of Tuscany. Thank you so much for your generous hospitality. We enjoyed every minute of it.

Churchill from USA • 08 – 15 August 2009

We spent two wonderful weeks Villa nell'Oliveto. The weather, the food, the wine, the swimming pool, the duomos, the landscape, the lovely villages.......everything was perfect. Special thanks to Eric & Kathy for their kindness, precious advice & delicious oil [& the welcome basket!].

Serquin & Askevis from France • 10 – 17 July 2010

Thank you for a fabulous week. Villa nell'Oliveto was all I had imagined & we were able to relax with Francesca, at 17 months, exploring the secret but safe garden & pool. We both adored the area & its wild landscape. It has an authenticity which is hard to find. See you again soon.

Pippa, Mel & Francesca from UK • 14 – 21 August 2010

Just a quick note to let you know how incredibly wonderful our Tuscan holiday was at Villa nell'Oliveto this past month. Kathy and Eric were simply amazing hosts and our accommodations were outstanding. All three of us couples who traveled and stayed together were so impressed with the beauty and serenity that is ever present at this villa in Castelmuzio and how friendly people were in this small village in general. It was perfectly positioned for all of our day-trips around this beautiful region and we would recommend it highly to anyone wanting the ideal get away vacation in the gorgeous Tuscany countryside.

Rita & Russ from UK • 24 September - 01 October 2011

Casa Oliveto was a perfect place for seven Australians to enjoy a holiday together. Our hosts Kathy and Eric Lyons were very generous towards us and helpful in many ways. We especially loved the village of Castelmuzio with its very friendly inhabitants who were always willing to help us and eating at the two restaurants. The day of the Festa was great fun and I did the walk to Sant Anna in Camprena with the locals enjoying a fest there. followed by lunch and music back in Castelmuzio where we met the mayor! Through Kathy and Eric we were able to visit local farmers and learn about their way of life.We thought all the villages like Montisi, Petrol and Trequanda were enchanting and so easy to drive to. we went on day trips to Siena, Pienza, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Montacilno, Radicofani, San Quirico, Bagno Vignoni, La Foce, Monte Olivetti Maggiore, Sant'Antimo, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. All these places were easy to drive to and the scenery was fantastic. It is a most beautiful part of the world. Those of us who were able to hike - walked to Montisi, Petroio , Santa Anna in Camprena, and around Montisi departing from near Montefeltre. Sometimes we drove to Pienza and hiked to Bagno Vignoni or San Quirico from there. We had great time in the garden of Casa Oliveto and sat looking at the lovely views sipping local wine every evening before going out for a meal or enjoying a home cooked meal. It was a lovely holiday and we are planning to come back.

Christina from Australia • 07 May - 04 June 2016

Suggested activities:

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS