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Name: Janette Wesley
Phone 1: 8642890103

Fax: 8642890122
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Location: Cortona, Arezzo, Italy
Property Type: Rentals Home or Villa
Bedroom(s): 6
Bathroom(s): 6
Sleeps: 16
Lot/Acres: 8 acres
Sq.Footage: 5500
Handicap Accessible: No
Smoking: No
Pets: No
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Villa Sant'Andrea with 6 bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, satellite TV and air-conditioning, in the countryside of Cortona rests upon 7 private acres of olive groves and fruit trees. This former presbytery from the 11th century is exquisitely furnished in antiques, antique reproductions, oriental carpets and original oil paintings.
Our rates include:access to our fully planted and maintained organic fruit and vegetable garden, cleaning (twice per week ), the fully furnished villa in antiques, antique reproductions, original paintings, oriental carpets, posture-pedic mattresses, luxury linens, utilities (excluding usage of heating for the pool or villa and usage of the telephones, air-conditioning), access to phone, cell phone and internet service, outdoor furniture, a bocce court, bicycles, and much more.
The roof top terrace of the guest house is a beautiful area for dining alfresco with a view over the swimming-pool and the Valdichiana.

Amenities: Top
Pool, detached guest house, 4 antique fireplaces, a functional antique wood burning oven, 2 full kitchens well furnished for cooking, functional antique hand-carved stone sink, 5 mountain bikes, covered carport, full time gardener to provide vegetables and fruits from our organically grown garden, 2 VCR's, 3 Sat. TV's, video library in english, paperback book library, children's games, toys, and video's, tree swing, hammock, ping-pong table and Bocce.

Activities: Top
Located at 1 hour south of Florence and 2 hours north of Rome, Villa Sant'Andrea is perfect for exploring the large and small cities of Italy. You will find the charming city of Cortona dotted with marvelous restaurants and shops, museums and churches, a short 7 minutes drive. Trains, highways, and other shopping are very near at 1-3 miles from the villa.
Lake Trasimeno with it's 5 castle cities is in view and is a 15 minutes drive. The hilltowns of Siena, Assisi, and Montepulciano, and wine regions of the chianti and brunello are at your fingertips.

We offer a private cook, cooking classes, information for wine country tours, art and history discoveries and more.

Deposits: Top
10% due at time of booking.
50% due at 60 days prior to arrival.
100% due at 30 days prior to arrival.

A refundable security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival of 900.00.

Cancellations or Refunds: Top
No refunds are made on deposits. Please see our web site www.santandreacortona.com for a full list of these policies.

Policies: Top
Due to the historical nature of the house, smoking is only allowed outside of the villa.
No pets please.

Testimonials: Top
Our stay at Sant Andrea was everything we had hoped for and then more. My husband, who is an architect (and very opinionated) was very impressed with all the work you put into the villa. It is so apparent a labor of love on your part... such a lovely home to behold.

Fernanda ( the cook) was wonderful. Her meals were lovely and delicious. I only wish that we had eaten in more. Fernanda also was a great help with our laundry, which we had not expected. That was so nice of her. She and her husband were both helpful in so many ways.

I have passed your email and web site on to several others. I would recommend Sant Andrea to anyone!!!! I'd like to come back sometime with my family from South Carolina. Thank you again for opening up this fantastic home for "outsiders" to enjoy.

Most sincerely, C. Swaback

We have just returned from our two week exploration of Italy and I must say the week at Sant Andrea was indeed the highlight. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. The home was inviting and comfortable and the grounds exquisite. The location was also superb for exploring the Tuscan hilltowns and taking a day trip to Florence. It was wonderful having such a plentiful garden at our fingertips. Myself and another individual on the trip love to cook and not only did we find the herbs and vegetables magnificent but your kitchen was well stocked and set up for real cooking. Also, Fernanda, Ivo, and Cornelia ( your staff) are extraordinary individuals--boy, are you fortunate to have them working with you. We didn't understand a word of what Fernanda had to say but her beautiful smile, gifts of vegetables, and pantomime spoke volumes; she is a jewel. Also, the restoration pictures were enjoyed greatly. The old Roman well is quite a piece of history. It was most amazing to see the wild white day lilies growing in the wild. They are identical to the lilies painted in so many of the 12-15 C paintings by the Masters found in the Uffizi. I could just imagine your hillside lilies coming up in the same spot for centuries. I'm amazed at your bold adventure in undertaking the Sant Andrea project and pleased with your success and sharing your home with others. Thanks so very much for sharing a piece of heaven on earth with all of us! We all hope to return. I definitely will recommend you home to others.

D.& C. Gross


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$6,000-$7,000. weekly

Price Information: Top
The rental fee includes all taxes, cleaning at departure, with mid-week cleaning, the fully furnished villa with abundant kitchen ware and linens, and our fully planted and organically maintained fruit and vegetable garden. Computer with high-speed internet and wireless connection throughout the villa and pool area.
Extra charges could include: Air-conditioning, cooking services, heating costs, heating of the pool.

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