the view in front of the housethe front of the house

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

5 Bedrooms

6 Beds

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

5 Bedrooms

6 Beds

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About this listing

The building is an old stone farmhouse situated in a beautiful and scenic valley just a fifteen minute walk from the center of Cortona. Accessible from the house along a picturesque road with cypress trees, Cortona owes its fame to famous monument.

The space

The house of ancient construction, independent and located on two levels, is constituted by an upper floor with a bathroom with shower, three double bedrooms, a study room with double sofa bed and a veranda. The rooms on the lower floor, all with direct access to the garden, consist of a large room divided into living room and dining room, a kitchen, a little studio, a bathroom with shower, a bedroom with two single beds. The apartment can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people. Around the house, the property extends to approximately six acres of land cultivated with olive trees. A beautiful swimming pool is for the exclusive use of the house. The pool is open from the end of may until mid september.

Guest access

Guests can use the entire building and outdoor spaces in total autonomy, without having to share with anyone else. The pool is about 12 meters long, and is for the exclusive use of guests.

Interaction with guests

Guests will be met on arrival and before departure. Once a week will be guaranteed the service of gardening and pool cleaning (included in the weekly fee). The house will be delivered clean and equipped with linen (sheets and towels). At the start, will be paid by the guest house cleaning (200 €).
Cleaning service during the stay only if requested and at the expense of the host.
The rents are only a week from Saturday to Saturday.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $29 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit: $576
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

The cleaners are paid in cash on arrival (€ 100).
The check in from(phone number hidden) pm (after 20.00 pm extra cost € 30)
Check-out time is at 10.00 am



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Safety features
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

7 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

12 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
April 2017
The home is spacious but cozy and has everything needed for your stay. Two notes: when Graziella says don't rent an oversize vehicle, she means it. The drive down to the house is a challenge. Also, walking into town from the house is really for those who are in excellent shape (this was not our group). But, no matter, Cortona is close by car and a great town to explore. You will never get tired of the view from the terrace, too.

Julian User Profile
September 2016
We loved our stay. Graziella was very hospitable and, while we didn't meet as she was called to Rome, she responded quickly to any issues and resolved them rapidly. House is as advertised, a very nice rustic property with views that are too die for in a great location 25 minutes walk (5 minute drive) from the wonderful town of Cortona. Five bedrooms and two bathrooms, in good state of repair and clean, albeit one of the bathrooms is a little dated and kitchen would be compact if fully occupied. Photos and description are very accurate representation of the property so a good guide. We really liked the style and layout, my wife and I had the house to the tw of us which was great. We loved our stay and thought the property was as we expected, with a great pool and location. Too many excellent restaurants to choose from in Cortona, which is a beautiful market hill top town, and we didn't manage to get to them all despite eating out most of the week. A wonderful place for a relaxing week with a magical view.

Samuel User Profile
August 2016
Great place! We were ten people spending a week in the house in the end of July. The place is great if you are a couple of people needing space. The surroundings were spectacular and the pool area is quite big much needed in the summer. Cortona is close and the walk there will do you good. There are some great restaurants within walking distance and the town is not too crowded. Thanks for everything /Samuel

Christine User Profile
July 2016
We had a great time in this villa! The house was of high quality, the pool was very clean and the grounds were neatly maintained. The location and view were amazing from both house and pool and we fell in love with the city of Cortona.

Charles User Profile
May 2016
We had a wonderful 18 days in Cortona. The Villa worked very well for us. The location is very quiet with beautiful views. The walk to town is lovely. The first part is very steep up hill until you get to the main road. The location in Cortona is perfect for day visits to many other sites in Tuscany including wine tasting.

Tom User Profile
July 2015
We had a very pleasant stay at Graziella's family retreat. The property and surroundings are exceptional. We enjoyed most the walks to the city center, San Niccolo church, the photography exhibitions (Cortona Move July 15) in cortona and the pool. The property has all mod cons: wifi, dishwasher, fans in all bedrooms and fly windows.

Satu User Profile
July 2015
Our group of 4 adults and 4 children spent 8 wonderful days in this beautiful house, which compares exactly the pics and information given. Only, the scenery was more magnificient! The pool was big enough and clean and especially kids loved to spend time swimming and playing. Cortona could be reached by car or by foot (if the weather was not too hot). We also made daytrips to Siena, Lucignano, Perugia and Montepulciano. Graciella was an excellent host. We met her the arrival day and after she could be easily reached by phone or by email. First day we had problem with the wifi, but she arranged it fixed the next day and it worked perfectly. Also, Mr Miro, who took care of the pool and the yard, was very helpful.
Podere Cortona User Profile
Response from Podere Cortona:
Thank you Satu! It's been a great pleasure to host you, your family and your friends. I'm happy that you were able to fully appreciate our house and the beauty of Cortona and of Tuscany's countryside. Thank you for having respected the house, it would be a pleasure to host you again! Ciao, Graziella
July 2015

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