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Ideal Umbrian Retreat For Reunions: Enjoy Peaceful Countryside And Walk To Shops

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 6 Bath Villa: Enormous Pool & Pool House, 3 Kitchens & Living Rooms

This large gated property above the Tiber Valley has extensive grounds, separate entrances and living areas to ensure privacy and comfort for all of your group. The central villa has four bedrooms and three baths: two baths are en-suite and the third bath is shared by two bedrooms. Bedrooms can be set up either as large double beds or with two single beds. A child's crib or cot can be set up in either of the two bedrooms with en-suite bath in the center of villa or in either of the larger bedrooms in Belvedere wing. The Belvedere wing has three double bedrooms, each with en-suite bath: two with shower and one with tub. Full kitchens include all appliances, oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, larger of two kitchens also has separate butler's pantry with large American refrigerator/freezer. New (2017) 140 square meter ground floor living space has additional cooking and dining facilities for large groups. Washing machine is in laundry room on ground floor. Larger living room has table to seat up to twenty guests, two smaller dining rooms, television, play equipment. Belvedere has expansive panoramic terrace with views over the Tiber Valley, the ancient town center of Deruta and the rolling hills of Umbria with sun loungers, ceramic dining table, umbrella. Pool area has large solarium, pool house with refrigerator, changing room, shower. Additional shower at pool. Ceramic tables for dining by pool in sun or large covered dining area at side of pool. Wifi throughout entire villa as well as in pool area.

Please note that in the season when the pool is not open it is possible to rent only the Belvedere wing or only the Villa instead of the entire Villa property. The Belvedere wing is especially appropriate for winter rentals because of the convenient under-floor heating system.

More Details

Sophie Clarke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just finished the vacation of a lifetime in Umbria and the Villa Santa Maria was central to our success for a few reasons. First, it's in an ideal location between Rome, Tuscany, Umbrian hill-towns, and even the seashore if you want to venture there. Second, the setting is magical. 14th century Italian country church attached to the house, overlooking the Tiber Valley - it's impossible to take a bad photo. Third, the house itself is big, adaptable and ready for large families. We combined three for this vacation and everyone had enough space to relax. Finally, our hostess Franca, was truly gracious and ensured that we had everything we needed during our stay. I would recommend this to anyone. We were very sad to leave.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Deruta in Umbria

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , En-suite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite to bedroom Villa 4
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Bathroom is shared by bedrooms Villa 2 and Villa 3
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , En-suite to Belvedere C bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite to Belvedere B bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite to Belvedere A bedroom
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite bath
    Villa 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Canopied bed opens to terrace
    Villa 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shares bathroom with Villa 2
    Villa 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , has en-suite bathroom
    Belvedere A - 1 Large Double Bed , has en-suite bathroom with shower enclosure
    Belvedere B - 1 Large Double Bed , has en-suite bathroom with shower
    Belvedere C - 1 Large Double Bed , has en-suite bathroom with bath tub
  • Please note additional charge per guest per week for groups of more than 14 guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
The center of Umbria is rich in cultural, historic, gastronomic and sports offerings. Near Villa Santa Maria you will find excellent restaurants, golf courses and equitation centers, museums, festivals, concerts, and everything to make your holiday in Umbria as active or as relaxing as you and your group would prefer.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Fabulous Umbrian trip with friends...

  • 5 of 5

We're sadly on our way home from a lovely fortnight at Franca's amazing villa... The description doesn't prepare you for the space, view from the terrace or attention to detail.... There was room for our big group (8 adults, 9 kids) and Franca was on hand whenever we needed anything.... She even cooked for us on our last night....

It's a little odd to have 2 separate kitchens but we just used one for breakfast and one for other meals.... She's planning a new big kitchen under the terrace that would work well... It has a fab pool house with toilet, shower and fridge/freezer for those poolside beers and ice creams....

Deruta is not really walking distance with kids although we did it once (for the spectacle that was Miss Umbria!!).... Pizza Party does great take away pizzas and Taverna del Gusto in the old town is friendly and fabulous.....

Definitely try the water park at Tavernelle and lunch at the Alchemist on the square at Montefalco.....

We may well return!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks at this house during the summer of 2015 and found it wonderful.

The house (or really 2 adjacent houses) is beautiful and spacious. The rooms were nicely but simply decorated with good quality furniture, and the kitchens were well equipped (especially with ceramics!). For us, the only drawback was that there were two houses, and thus two kitchens and living rooms, and we like to hang out together, but there is plenty of room, so this isn't a big problem (and for many this could be an advantage).

The area by the pool, where we would also eat, was just wonderful, and from the patio area, you could watch the sun set over Deruta. The pool is huge and well maintained. Since we were there in the middle of a heat wave, this was a vacation-saver! The gardens are beautiful and there is quite a bit of space both indoors and outdoors.

The local hosts were very helpful with restaurant and tourist ideas, or issues with the house (I locked us out!) and yet not intrusive. They came every day to check the pool and water the plants, but usually before we were up, or when we were cooking dinner.

Umbria is almost as beautiful as Tuscany, without all the tourists, so the area nearby is very nice and full of places to explore.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed Villa Santa Maria, it was a pleasure to host you. Some information for our future guests: The two structures are contiguous and form one large edifice which also connects to the private chapel; each part of the Villa has a separate entrance stairway with about 12 meters from one to the other. We hope the second kitchen allows our guests more flexibility in gathering for meals such as breakfast at different times but both living areas are large enough to accommodate the entire group and indeed, many guests choose to gather for meals poolside where there are outdoor cooking options as well. Of course 'almost as beautiful' ...we feel Umbria is even more beautiful because of its wider valleys and wilder mountains--all with fewer crowds to contend with--but the house is positioned close enough to Tuscany to allow guests to explore nearby Tuscan areas such as Cortona, Montepulciano, etc.--although we think you may have your days filled just with Umbrian jewels such as Assisi, Todi, and the islands of Lago Trasimeno, to name only three nearby destinations. Thanks again for your stay and we hope you'll return before long.
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Amazing house in the country side

  • 5 of 5

The whole family of sixteen people over three generations, spent one week in this wonderfully well kept house with beautiful gardens in the Umbrian country side, and we all loved it; the kids loved the pool, the teens the poolside and the adults the combination of relaxation by the house and gardens as well as the closeness to many beautiful places nearby such as Assissi, Gubbio or Spoleto. Very appreciated was also the fantastic Umbrian dinner, specially cooked for our mothers birthday (extra order of course). I will definitely recommend this place to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
13 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
12 May 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Final house cleaning £168.44
Refundable Damage Deposit £336.88

The pool is open mid-May through mid-September.
We request a deposit of 50% in order to reserve the house and the balance upon arrival. Prices are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. The security deposit is to be paid in cash on arrival and is returned on departure.
Air conditioning use is charged separately at 20 euro per day.
Winter months firewood is provided free of charge. Pellet stove, radiators and underfloor heating are charged separately at cost based on usage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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