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GIUSI & DARIO'S: a dream cottage in Tuscany

  • swimming pool and sun deck with loungers
    swimming pool and sun deck with loungers
    swimming pool and sun deck with loungers
    view of covered dining terrace
    view of cottage from front garden
    Frances and Ed Mayes come to lunch
    front garden view
    Property description
    Cortona
    |
    Rental Home – 
    3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
    A delightful Tuscan cottage designed, decorated and furnished by ‘Giusi’, the Italian cook who helps friend Frances Mayes prepare splendid luncheons and dinner parties at Villa Bramasole, near Cortona. Giusi is mentioned and photographed in Frances Mayes’ books “Under The Tuscan Sun”, “Bella Tuscany”, “In Tuscany”, and most recently her illustrated book about Tuscan living style, “Bringing Tuscany Home”. Located in the grounds of Giusi and Dario’s farm in the hills to the east of Cortona, the cottage faces the setting sun, overlooking the beautiful valley at the mouth of which stands Cortona on its hilltop. Giusi and Dario live in an old Tuscan farmhouse a little further uphill with Dario’s mother and their two sons. They lead an active farming life, but the privacy and tranquility of gues... more
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Blender
    • Central Heating
    • Deck
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Mountain Views
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Paper Towels Provided
    • Parking
    • Patio
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Shared Yard
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • Washer
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      Ask
    • Elder Access:
      Yes
    • Pets Allowed:
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    • Smoking Allowed:
      No
    • Suitable for Children:
      Ask
    Listing #FKN3681732 by: FlipKey
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Per week
    Default - - 7 nights
    $3,000
    Christmas Dec 20, 2014 Jan 2, 2015 7 nights
    $4,000
    Low Jan 3, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 7 nights
    $3,000
    Mid Mar 28, 2015 May 30, 2015 7 nights
    $3,500
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    Fees
    • Cleaning fee: $250 / stay - Fee
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    Central heating fuel, firewood, air-conditioning are extra charges payable locally in euros at the end of your stay
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Date | Rating
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English first
mtspeer
mtspeer
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in September 2014

This had to be my favorite vacation of all time!! The location was fantastic - just a short drive into the town of Cortona. The scenery was exquisite, and we have hundreds of photos to prove it. The house was fantastic - so comfortable, the outdoor deck was our favorite spot - we ate every meal out there - breakfast,...

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gardenfam
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in August 2014

Large, beautiful villa in Tuscany with all amenities needed. Giusi is an amazing cook! We fondly remember the hospitality shown to us and the lovely week we spent there! more

NickyM646
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in September 2014

If you are looking for central Tuscany location look no further, close to all that the region has to offer. Giusi and Dario are phenomenal hosts. The cottage is lovely with all the amenities you need. It is scrupulously clean, the beds are comfortable and Giusi is a fabulous cook. Do not miss the opportunity to have her prepare a... more

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Owner
Giuseppina D
Speaks English
Listed since : Dec 2011
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
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