About this listing
Enjoy our 19th century guest house with an authenticity combined with modern aspects. Space up to 4 persons. Take advantage of our beautiful pergola with views over our breathtaking landscape and infinity pool. The internet is at the villa terrace.
A 18th century olive plantation with a tobacco tower exquisitly restored with the original beams and stone floor into a guest house. It is composed of 2 bedrooms each with its own bathroom on two floors. There is a living room and a big dining room seating 8 with an open kitchen. Outside there is an infinity swimming pool, a pergola attached to the guest house and an outdoor barbecue big enough for grilling a lamb.. Quiet and peaceful with magnificient unobstructed views of the olive plantation and the green hills of Umbria yet only a few minutes by walking or automobile into Umbertide.
There is a super NY Times Travel article 25.09.11 about Perugia
We have a film library for your enjoyment so you only have to choose and ask the housekeeper to give you the film.
There is also many fiction and non-fiction books for your perusal and we only ask that if you take the book then please leave another one behind for future guests.
Interaction with Guests
If I am there then I normally invite them to a barbecue and some wonderful Montefalco wine and offer inside tips on what to see or do.
Beautiful Italian countryside
You can view our Vespa Tour video for getting around
Other Things to Note
Our Truffle Hunt
no smoking indoors
48 hour minimum for email for directions and key information.
The property should be returned in the same condition that it was received in.
The Guesthouse is lent on the basis of the number of guests. Any guests over the original confirmed booking amount must first be pre-approved by the owner
We had a wonderful short 4 days at James place. The house is in a great location outside of Umbertide in the hills. The house is comfortable and even more impressive than the photos. We loved eating in the outdoor terrace covered by a vine and the pool is spectacular. The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms simple but comfortable. The area is fantastic and James was extremely generous in his time and advice directing us to outstanding wineries and going out of his way to make us bookings.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Umbria and James was very patient as we asked endless questions! We were especially grateful that he organised a grocery shop for us as we arrived on a Sunday afternoon. The house is lovely and the pool spectacular!
Thank you James
James was a wonderful host. His property was magical. We will be back to be sure!
Gleich zu Beginn: uns (2 Erwachsene + zweijährige Zwillinge) hat es wirklich sehr sehr gut gefallen. Das Guesthouse sowie die gesamte Anlage sind sehr liebevoll und geschmackvoll eingerichtet beziehungsweise angelegt. Für uns ein absoluter Traum!
Die angegebenen Bilder entsprechen in vollem Umfang den tatsächlichen Gegebenheiten, wobei in echt alles noch viel schöner ist. Die Unterkunft ist in absolut ruhiger Lage, wobei man aber im Umkreis von circa 45 Minuten viele Sehenswürdigkeiten erreichen kann.
James, unser Gastgeber, hat sich super um uns gekümmert, war stets sehr hilfsbereit, aber nie aufdringlich. Wir fühlten uns zu jeder Zeit willkommen!
Wir können das Guesthouse nur wärmstens und ohne Einschränkungen weiter empfehlen!!
James was such an amazing host! He had a bottle of prosecco in the refrigerator when we arrived and planned out our entire stay in Umbria! The house is beautiful and so is the view! I wish it would have been warm enough to try out the pool, it looked awesome! I would love to return to the area and continue to explore Umbria. It's truly a beautiful area!
Thank you James for making our stay in Umbria so memorable!
wij verbleven 2 weken in het Caimel guest house.
de locatie is fantastisch en James bleek de perfecte gastheer, discreet, behulpzaam en een goede culinaire support.
My wife, two young boys and I spent a sunny and relaxing week at the self contained guest house. The kids loved the pool, which was always beautifully clean (tended daily by the caretaker) while we enjoyed the hot, Umbrian sun.
Right from the moment I booked, James was at hand via email to answer all my questions. He gave plenty of great bits of local advice, like where to find the 'Porchetta van' for an amazing Sunday evening roadside roast pork sandwich, or how to buy freshly made, organic buffalo mozzarella (complete with tour of the farm).
Early in the week, James arranged for the villa's chef to come to the house to teach us how to make different types of pasta. It was really fun for our boys as well as my wife and me, and just right for stocking the fridge with some good food for the rest of the holiday.
Thanks for a lovely week.
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About the Host, James
I have two kids and an overweight Labrardor that just loves to eat pasta.
We love to have guests from all over the world and are very excited to show them our small little corner of it- from the culture to the food to the Sagrantino wine.. Everything that Umbria can offer and even parts of the Marche and Tuscany which border us.
We are a well-travelled family and I have lived in both Asia and the USA before settling here.
I am a purveyor of fresh truffles, olive oil, aceto balsamico and wine into Germany when I am not doing yoga, cycling, cooking, swimming, scuba diving, sightseeing or reading