Holiday House The Window on Cortona

House - Entire home/apt · Località Il Castagno, Cortona, Tuscany 52044, Italy
Nicola

The Window on Cortona is a Tuscan-style farmhouse situated in the middle of the hill facing Cortona, surrounded by a large olive grove and a large garden from which you can admire a beautiful view of the ancient city of Cortona and enjoy total rest.

Your host, Nicola
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The Window on Cortona is a Tuscan-style farmhouse situated in the middle of the hill facing Cortona, surrounded by a large olive grove and a large garden from which you can admire a beautiful view of the ancient city of Cortona and enjoy total rest.

The Space

Holiday House 'The Window on Cortona' is in a unique panoramic position, surrounded by a large olive grove on the hill in front of Cortona, which is 5 minutes by car. You will be impressed by the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from the windows of living rooms and bedrooms!

The Window of Cortona, is on 2 levels + attic and is composed by:
- First level: large living room fireplace and mezzanine, overlooking a large garden and olive grove, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathrooms
- Second level: living room with fireplace and sofa bed, overlooking a large garden and olive grove, kitchen, 1 double bedroom, bathroom
- Attic: a studio space / playground + 2 single beds and a sofa bed
 
Both levels have large outdoor spaces characterized by peace and privacy with tables, chairs, umbrellas and barbecue.

The 2 levels can be divided becomuing 2 fully independent apartments.

Supermarket 1 km, swimming pool 2 km, Lake Trasimeno 7 Km

Interaction with Guests

Handing over of the keys to the guests and availability on call for any need

Other Things to Note

Guests of the Window on Cortona have the possibility to attend invidual and customized courses of italian supplied by an extremely experienced teacher.
Guests of the Window on Cortona have the possibility to attend invidual and customized courses of italian supplied by an extremely experienced teacher provided by (website hidden)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Extra people: $31 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $70
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • We arrived in Cortona for a Tuscan wedding and arranged to stay at the Window on Cortona. As a host, Nicola could not have been more helpful even to the extent of picking us up from the train station and taking us to the villa. The villa itself is stunning, with plenty of room in a secluded olive grove, on a hillside about 4-5km away from Cortona. Rooms were well kept and clean and we had everything that we needed to make our short stay perfect (although for us Scots & Irish who like our tea, a kettle may be worthwhile adding).

    This villa is perfect if you are travelling by car and wish to explore Tuscany. Cortona is a picturesque town filled with great restaurants and bars.

    As a host, Nicola and his father went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable - to the extent of getting a set of jump leads when the battery on a friend's car went dead. Could not recommend this secluded villa highly enough :-)

    July 2014
  • Wir wurden in einem sehr schönen großen Haus, gelegen an einem Berg, mitten in einem Olivenhain, auf einem sehr großen Grundstück, untergebracht. Die Aussicht war grandios, nachts funkelte Cortona in 1000 Lichtern zu uns herüber. Zu dem Haus gehörte ein Swimmingpool, der neu angelegt war und täglich gereinigt wurde (es wurde kein Chlor, sondern Salz verwendet). Ebenso bemühte sich die Gastgeberfamilie, das Grundstück immer in Ordnung zu halten und kam täglich. Wir waren vier Erwachsene und benötigten 3 Schlafzimmer, zu denen jeweils ein Badezimmer gehörte. Mehr als Platz genug für Alle. Nicola erlebten wir als sehr freundlichen und sehr bemühten Gastgeber, uns den Aufenthalt schön zu machen. In unmittelbarer Nähe (Camucia) gibt es Geschäfte für den täglichen Bedarf, aber ein echtes Highlight ist das nahe gelegen Cortona mit seinen Kirchen, seiner Burg und seinen engen und romantischen Gäßchen. Man kann dort sehr gut shoppen und wir hatten nie das Gefühl, daß Cortona schon zu sehr vertouristet ist. Weiter zu empfehlen ist Siena, vielleicht Florenz (besser mit dem Zug zu erreichen, als mit dem Auto), wenn man früh losfährt. Florenz ist sehr laut und verkehrsstark, und man sollte sich die zeit für Dom- und Museumsbesuche nehmen. Ein Geheimtipp ist Portolé, das man von Cortona aus über eine sehr kurvenreiche Bergstraße erreichen kann und wo man sehr nett sitzen und essen kann. Durch die Höhe (ca. 800 m) ist es dort auch nicht zu heiß, wenn es unten "brodelt". Alles in Allem waren wir sehr zufrieden mit unserem Urlaub und würden gerne wiederkommen.

    July 2014
    Nicola
    Response from Nicola:

    Thank you Gabriele for your suggestions: I will check the table-ware as I had many cups..may some previous guest broke some of them. Also for the knife it is strange as there were 2 long and very good knives.
    For the washing machine I will ask the cleaning lady to pay more attention.
    Also I will provide some Cortona's guide :) I tought that with internet available it is easy to find info, but you are right, something nice to see and read is aslways important.

    Thanks and best wishes to you and your family
    Nicola

    July 2014
  • Nicola is a very nice helpful person. although he is not living at the house he always answered our mails and messages in minutes and came to the house immediately when it is needed. The location of the house is what we exactly wanted from our vacation: In the country side, isolated but within short drive to the city. The house is very big, it is actually two big apartments, but as of now the upper apartment is less conveniently accessed, therefore the house is for one large family. The sunsets from every window of the house is beautiful.

    May 2014
    Nicola
    Response from Nicola:

    Hi Aviva, thanks for the advise. How is going with your wrist?

    May 2014
  • Great host. Responded promptly to any questions we had!
    Beautiful farm house on an old olive grove.
    House was very relaxing with beautiful views of Cortona.
    Great place to stay if you have your own car.

    October 2013
  • This house has everything you might need for a comfortable stay next to Cortona. Everything was clean and nicely presented. You need a car to get around. Nicola, his father, and Simona were very helpful in explaining and giving tips. Would recommend!

    September 2013
  • Casa Vacanze La Finestra su Cortona (sounds so much better in its native tongue…) sums things up perfectly A large typically Italian country house of recent construction with modern bathrooms and 2 fully equipped kitchens, this property is located high on a hill with stunning views of the fertile valley below and of the lovely Renaissance hill town of Cortona facing it. In Tuscany near the border with Umbria, you are quite literally surrounded by history. It provides an ideal base to explore these beautiful regions with their lush farms, orchards and vineyards and legendary cities and towns.
    The house is surrounded by olive trees and a lovely terrace providing a spectacular vista of the surroundings. At the end of a quaint and narrow country road rising from the valley, La Finestra su Cortona provides solitude and relaxation. And yet it’s central location places you 10 minutes from modern supermarkets in the contemporary town of Camucia, or, heading in the opposite direction along scenic country roads, a 10 minute drive from Cortona itself.
    Of special note to those traveling with large families is the property’s 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms, allowing plenty of space and privacy for an extended stay in this storied area.
    Our host Nicola and friend Simona were warm, welcoming, and attentive without being obtrusive, assuring that our needs were perfectly seen to. We can highly recommend this beautifully situated treasure in the Italian countryside.
    Grazie,
    Shirley & Bernard
    Seattle, Washington

    September 2013
  • Wonderful place with beautiful views of Cortona.
    House with a great environment (Olive Garden),
    a very nice OWNER;-)
    Nicola thank You for a very enjoyable holiday;-)
    I highly recommend!

    September 2013
    Nicola
    Response from Nicola:

    Dear Monika,
    it was a pleasure to have you and your friends as guests! I'm happy you enjoyed your time in Tuscany!!

    Ciao, Nicola

    September 2013
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Liceo Classico Luca Signorelli Cortona, Open University, University of Perugia
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