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Charming Villa with Private Pool, Gourmet Kitchen, Amazing Views, WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,098 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Near Todi & San Terenziano--Stunning View, Great Amenities, Perfect Location - In the country, 5 Mins to Town, on the Sagrantino Wine Route; we are out of the earthquake zone

Wake up to birds singing, with the scent of jasmine and lavender in the air. Perfectly located in central Umbria, between Todi and Montefalco, La Casetta Rosa perfect for day trips to Assisi, Todi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Florence, Siena or Rome. With 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, plus two living areas, you will have plenty of space to relax. This beautifully decorated old Umbrian villa is situated on a small country road that runs along a ridge, with panoramic views of farmland, valleys and hilltop villages.

Private, but not isolated, La Casetta Rosa is close to outstanding restaurants, wineries, and historic sites, as well as grocery stores, supermarkets, and other services. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, frost free frig, pasta maker, food processor, juicer, washing machine. Inside and outside fireplaces, satellite TV, central heating, window screens, stereo, DVD, ceiling fans. WiFi. Satellite tv. See your children swim from the house, wash dirty at the outside stone sink near the BBQ. Reserve water supply ensures you'll not run out even during the hottest summer days.

We'll be happy to arrange a private cook, cooking lessons or wine tastings. Ask us where to shop for Made in Italy ceramics, linens, clothing and design. Driver available for day trips.

More Details

S W De Masi
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018

About S W De Masi

We are a bi-cultural couple: American and Italian. We have lived around the world and consider Umbria our home. We grow olives and love living on a quiet country lane, just a few hundred meters from La Casetta Rosa. We are available to welcome our guests personally and to provide suggestions and help when needed. We love sharing our favorite place in the world with guests.

S W De Masi purchased this villa in 1997

Why S W De Masi chose Gualdo Cattaneo

La Casetta Rosa was originally purchased for ourselves, so it was decorated with comfort, tradition and style in mind. We want our guests to feel at home, living the Umbrian lifestyle.

What makes this villa unique

We are almost in the center of Umbria, which means we can jump in the car and get to dozens of places to visit for the day. We are close to services -- restaurants, banks, supermarkets, etc. -- but down our country lane there is peace, quiet and relaxation. Here the birds sing and the bees buzz without being drowned out by traffic noise. It's sublime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sharri, we had a wonderful time. Thanks for your hospitality.
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gualdo Cattaneo in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2098 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, wc, bidet, sink, storage. Full bath with tub/shower, wc, bidet, sink, storage, upstairs. Full bath on ground floor, glass shower, wc, bidet, sink, shelves.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , The master bedroom overlooks the pool and panoramic view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upstairs twin bedroom; beds can be made up as a kingsize
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs, with ensuite bath, beds can be made up as a king
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with matrimonial (larger than queen sized) bed, up one flight stairs. Bedroom 2 with twin beds plus trundle (two more singles), upstairs; sofa/trundle bed in this room also Bedroom 3 with twin beds, en suite bath, ground floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: La Casetta Rosa offers ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas; window screens; two covered outdoor dining areas, plus sitting areas outside; second bedroom has balcony. The house is comfortable and homey, beautifully decorated with Italian and American antiques, hand painted ceramics from Deruta, lots of books for vacation reading. There is a library of DVDs and CDs. The pool is equipped with a swim jet, which is fun for both children and adults. Outside: La Casetta's private pool, 4 x 3 m, 1.5 m deep, has panoramic views, seats at one end, excellent for children and relaxing. The jets soothe tired muscles after a long day of sightseeing and there is a swimjet for swimming laps or "riding the river". The pool can easily be seen from the house, rather than away down a hill, so parents can easily see young children in the pool from the house and do not have to take toys and towels down a flight of steps. Older people can easily reach the pool and BBQ area from the house. There is an outdoor sink for washing up BBQ items or tiny hands, a BBQ fireplace sits under a covered terrace; beautiful dining area under vine-covered pergola; the garden is very private and quiet; the front courtyard has privacy gates and room for parking. The property is surrounded by olive and fruit trees. Utility Room: Washing machine, utility room off kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens included, cleaning once per week; additional maid service for extra charge. Beach towels included. Other: Small breakfast room with antiques and table for two, ideal for morning coffee or staging meals.


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Charming Villa with Private Pool, Gourmet Kitchen, Amazing Views, WiFi
average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews
Carlisle, MA USA

A perfect Italian vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the fifth time that we've stayed at La Casa Rosa; we love it more each time. The house is just lovely. Situated on a small road outside of San Terenziano, it affords privacy and convenient access to the nearby town. The house itself is in excellent condition with spacious rooms and comfortable furniture throughout, although we preferred spending as much time as possible on the outdoor patio with its stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The house has a full kitchen and we are always torn between preparing a simple supper there and eating on the patio or going to one of the wonderful local restaurants. Sharri and Piero are wonderful hosts. They responded immediately whenever we asked for help and they offered lots of suggestions for things to do and places to eat, even making reservations for us when we needed them. Our favorite restaurant is Le Noci in nearby Grutti; the food is superb. San Terenziano is an excellent central location to visit the major attractions in the area. This trip we visited Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco, Foligno, Todi, and Bevagna. On previous trips we also went to Orvietto, Lake Trasimeno, Norcia, Trevi, and numerous other Umbrian towns. We're particular fans of Umbrian wines, especially the reds, and there are many wineries in the area where you can stop by for a wine tasting. If you're a fan of chocolate, be sure to take a tour of the Perugina factory outside of Perugia. And the Pardi linens in Montefalco are gorgeous. La Casa Rosa is the perfect place for the perfect Italian vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests are always welcome. They are charming and considerate and never fail to appreciate the beauty of our corner of Umbria.
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Perfect way to learn about real Italian life

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to Italy and I must say that I am delighted that I spent my entire week at Casa Rosa, visiting the small towns of Umbria. The house is stunning, the gardens luscious and fragrant draped in jasmine and offering all the cherries you could pick. The kitchen is perfect; I had the pleasure of cooking a dinner for Sharri and Piero. Most importantly, I learned more about real Italian life this week than I ever could have scurrying feverously from one Roman monument to the next. I am already planning a return to Casa Rosa next year, this time with my grandsons.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with stunning views of the Italian countryside

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time here and really felt like we were in the heart of Italy. Despite the feeling of isolation we were still close enough to all amenities such as shops and restaurants but you do need a car. Waking up to the rolling hills is something that will stay with us for a long time. The only slight downside was the size of the pool which was more of a plunge pool. We have three children who wanted to spend a lot of time in the pool but it wasn't really big enough. They did however make the best of it and we all still had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a wonderful, rural retreat with spectacular views. The villa is a gem.

  • 5 of 5

The breathtaking mountains and sunsets make this a memorable place to stay. The villa is both comfortable and thoughtfully decorated and equipped. Sharri is a thoughtful and warm host who wants to ensure your visit is the best it can be, she is a source of useful local information and is happy to book restaurnt reservations for those of us with limited Italian!

There is much to be explored and enjoyed locally.

I would happily recommend this as a place to stay in unspoilt Umbria.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a lovely family and we would welcome them back to La Casetta Rosa.
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Trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful villa. Everything you need and want. Beautiful views. Close to San Terenziano and Todi for grocery shopping. Great location for day touring. We went to Deruta, Montefalco, Asissi, Perugia, Orvieto. Wonderful restaurants very nearby. The owners are so helpful with anything you need. Great tips on where to buy Deruta ceramics. Want to go back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having these guests very much. They were friendly and interested in seeing our area, which is always welcome. We hope they'll come back in the future.
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Hudson, OH

Outstanding Home in Umbria--A Truly Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to use this Umbrian home as our 1 week respite from our super busy Italian vacation. Upon arrival, we were very pleased at the condition of the house, its amenities, and its location. We were able to enjoy several day trips to local towns, and fixed several dinners in the Italian grill and in the kitchen. We really enjoyed living more like "locals" and embracing all that Umbria has to offer. This is a beautiful, well kept, immaculate home that made our trip to Umbria very special. There is plenty to do in the region, and local grocery stores, markets, restaurants and gas stations. My husband enjoyed the house so much, he's looking at locations nearby to purchase one of our own! We would rent this lovely home again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was lovely-- they were eager to enjoy our beautiful area, enthusiastic about the house, and full of fun. We would welcome them back any time.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
San Terenziano
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Todi Ponte Rio
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
San Terenziano
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can provide a private cook for an extra charge. We can assist in organizing wine tastings, hiking trips, ceramics, cooking and language classes. We can provide a driver for day trips and wine tours.


2 hours drive to either Mediterranean or Adriatic.


Perugia airport, 30 km; Rome airport, 150 km; car recommended.


We are on the Sagrantino Wine Route with many nearby wineries and cantinas; less than half an hour to Todi, Montefalco, Deruta, Bevagna, Foligno; less than an hour to Orvieto, Assisi, Spoleto, Spello, Carsulae, Perugia, Lake Trasimeno, Siena. Easy day trips to Florence, Terni, Mediterranean and Adriatic beaches. National parks and walking trails nearby.

Further Details:

Two villages are within 3 km for groceries, newspapers, gelato, pharmacy, gym, weekly market, butcher, banks, post offices, restaurants, gas stations, cell phone top up, pizza. There is a big supermarket in Bastardo, 6 km (3.5 m) from La Casetta Rosa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gualdo Cattaneo, Umbria

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £44.43
Refundable Damage Deposit £444.31

Booking Notes:
Twenty-five percent of rent to be paid at time of booking, with remainder due four weeks in advance of arrival. Refundable 500 euro damage deposit required. We accept GBP, USD, or Euros via wire transfer or payments by Paypal.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday unless prior arrangements are made. Arrival time 4 pm, departure 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. 3 weeks - 10% discount. Ask for monthly rates. 25% to hold reservation, with the remainder due four weeks in advance of arrival. We take bank wire transfer in $, Euros or GBP or credit card or e check through Paypal - renter pays Paypal fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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