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Holiday Villa With Swimming Pool In Arezzo

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Arezzo, Tuscany - Luxury Villa With Wellness Centre, Large Private Park

Located on the hills that divide the Casentino valley from Chianti, the Villa is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit cities such as Florence, Arezzo or Siena. It is also the perfect base to experience and explore the Tuscan countryside. Now restored to perfection, the villa was a traditional 19th century Tuscan farmhouse, completely surrounded by a fenced and beautiful park. The building offers a lot of space to guests and their children to enjoy themselves and relax in peace and tranquillity. The heated pool offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, it can be used for a romantic after dinner swim or an out of season dip. From spring 2017 the pool area in completely fenced for the safety of the kids. The wellness area, created inside of a bright and panoramic structure, awaits for you to give you moments of relax after a day full of emotions. The wellness zone is equipped with a lounge area, Jacuzzi tubs, emotional shower, Hamam and fitness area Technogym. In the private wine cellar there is a selection of Tuscan wines available for guest.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Andrea
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Andrea

I live here in Casentino Valley with my wife Francesca (owner of another holiday villa). I spent ten years in Venice where i studied (economy) and i worked in a contemporary art gallery. Four years ago me and Francesca decided together to came back in Tuscany, the place we were born, and our lifes are changed again. Now we are very happy to live in this peacefull valley and i'm proud to give you hospitality in my villa.

Welcome in Villa Carda!

Andrea purchased this villa in 2008

Why Andrea chose Poppi area

My father bought the property in 1978 when it was a little more than a ruin. He restored Villa Carda with a lot of passion and love and, during my childhood, i spent with my family all summers there. It was a magic place for me!

During my university years (the villa was hardly ever occupied) so we decided to do something.

From 2001 Villa Carda is a holiday villa and it gived hospitality to a lot of happy and satisfied guests from all over the world.

Why i love this area? Because i born here, of course, but not only! This area is very characteristic of Tuscany but is also far away from the crowd of other touristic place of the region. Casentino valley preserve the genuine aspect and way of life of Tuscany. And it's also less expensive the the rest of Tuscany.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Monica Dapper in June 2011 from Seattle (USA)

“Had we known the property would be so beautiful and the owners so gracious, we would have stayed a second week.”

Carol Beaney in May 2011 (GB)

“Luxury 5* villa in beautiful Tuscan countryside”

Marjorie of Kraft/Herman family in August 2012 from Ontario (Canada)

“Magnificent. One of the best family holidays that we have ever had.”

The place was beautiful. It had everything you would want. The owners of the villa were so hospitable and welcoming. We very much enjoyed their company and the services they provided. If you are looking for the best of the best in Tuscany, Villa Carda is the place to be.

Stefan Reister in June 2012 from Munich (Germany)

“The perfect family retreat”

We stayed in Villa Carda for the 3rd year in a row and it feels like 'homecoming'. The villa itself is in a fantastic condition, well kept and renovated, but still in the beloved 'Tuscany' style. Each room has it's seperate bathroom (very clean and comfortable)
Dec 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Monica Dapper in June 2011 from Seattle (USA)

“Had we known the property would be so beautiful and the owners so gracious, we would have stayed a second week.”

Carol Beaney in May 2011 (GB)

“Luxury 5* villa in beautiful Tuscan countryside”

Marjorie of Kraft/Herman family in August 2012 from Ontario (Canada)

“Magnificent. One of the best family holidays that we have ever had.”

The place was beautiful. It had everything you would want. The owners of the villa were so hospitable and welcoming. We very much enjoyed their company and the services they provided. If you are looking for the best of the best in Tuscany, Villa Carda is the place to be.

Stefan Reister in June 2012 from Munich (Germany)

“The perfect family retreat”

We stayed in Villa Carda for the 3rd year in a row and it feels like 'homecoming'. The villa itself is in a fantastic condition, well kept and renovated, but still in the beloved 'Tuscany' style. Each room has it's seperate bathroom (very clean and comfortable)
Dec 2009
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6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5

Perfectly

  • 5 of 5

A beatiful house in a beatiful surrounding. Very nice furnitured with everything you need for holiday. We have been there with 3 families, 6 adults + 6 kids, but there is enough space for one family more. Everything is fine, the pool, the spa, the garden. The owner is erveryday there to look after the house, and if you want he is cooking for you, what is absolutely great. You don´t have any neighbours and the view outside is absolutely astonishing. The next village Castel Focognano is 5 minutes away by car, but you won´t find there any supermarkets or restaurants. The nearest place to get some supplies or to eat something is Rassina - 10 minutes by car. If you are looking for a beautiful and peaceful place, with all conveniences you need, this house is perfectly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karol, Hope to see you again in Villa Carda
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5

Amazing Villa amongst the hills of Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa, beautiful country, beautiful weather, beautiful ice cream. Our stay in Villa Carda was delightful. Andreas looked after us throughout attending to any problems we had, even booking a restaurant for us. The Villa is amazing, set amongst the most scenic background and not a house in sight, so much space inside and out. The heated pool and jaccuzzi were a delight in the hot weather. Andreas organised our welcome shopping and a birthday cake which was delicious. Thank you for an amazing holiday which chilled us all out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, this villa is perfect! Just rent it. You will not be disappointed. The pictures do not do it justice and the pictures are beautiful. This was one of those rare occasions where you will be overwhelmed, instead of underwhelmed, upon your arrival. The house itself is beautiful. The main level includes the kitchen, dining area, living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. This is where you would spend the most of your time as a group. This is where my family and I spent the most of our time when we were together at the villa.

The lower level is where the other four bedrooms are. This was a unique experience. Each bedroom on the lower level has its own entry. It's like each bedroom is its own apartment in the villa. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and comfortable. Each bedroom was clean and had very nice furniture and art work. You can tell that the owners take great pride in having, and keeping, a pristine villa for their guests.

Next up is the spa/jacuzzi house. This is a separate building from the main house. This building seems to have been thoroughly modernized and renovated (or built) very recently. The building includes the jacuzzi, a treadmill, exercise bike, sauna, shower, and bathroom. The sauna was wonderful. Great for a steam. The sauna, bathroom, and shower have beautiful, new tile work, and new fixtures. This whole building felt luxurious with its recent renovation. You would be hard pressed to find this level of accommodations in the best hotels in America.

Next is the grounds. The grounds are impeccably kept and cared for every morning. The backyard is gigantic with plenty of room for kids to run around and play or just to walk around and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

And finally, the owners. Andrea and Francesca bent over backwards to see that we had everything that we needed and were just a supremely nice couple of human beings. Andrea was always just a phone call away to help us navigate the region with suggestions for places to visit and where to eat. Also, if you stay here you MUST take advantage of one of their home-cooked meals. You will NOT regret it. My family and I did this twice and both meals were out of this world. A real home-cooked, Italian meal with fantastic flavors and ingredients.

To sum it up: I promise you will never regret renting this villa. Just do it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An elegant and stylish Tuscan Villa in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Villa Carda is a beautifully appointed, tasteful property set in magnificent parklands which enjoys spectacular views over lush mountains. The villa is ideally located, either as a complete retreat to enjoy the landscape, the heated pool or the private spa, or as a base to explore the Tuscan countryside. The Medieval towns of Poppi and Arezzo are within a short drive from the villa- and Florence and Cortona are still accessible just being a little further afield. Each room is gracefully decorated, spacious and has individual ensuites; all comforts are carefully considered. Andrea, the owner, is incredibly attentive and helpful; he is always only a phone call away and arranged daily breakfast delivery for our party. One of our highlights was a superb Tuscan meal cooked for us at the Villa- a real treat and absolutely delicious.

A wonderful villa, in a glorious setting with great food, good company and helpful hosts- perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachael, I hope to host you and your beautiful family again very soon. Andrea
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5

Tuscany a must visit, Villa Carda, a must stay!

  • 5 of 5

Met onze kinderen, schoonkinderen en kleinkinderen hebben we in mei een week in Villa Carda gelogeerd, 14 m/v in totaal! Wat een prachtige vakantie. Toscane is inderdaad een must: een overvloed aan natuur, cultuur en culinaire geneugten. Villa Carda is de perfecte uitvalsbasis: groot en in de typisch locale stijl, maar voorzien van alle mogelijke comfort. Met een zwembad, jaccuzi, fitness apparatuur en een prachtige, grote tuin met adembenemende vergezichten is het genieten van de zon én rust voor groot en klein. Andrea en Francesca, de eigenaars van Villa Carda zijn de perfecte gastheer en -vrouw: discreet en efficiënt. En bovendien zijn hun kookkunsten ook meer dan het boeken waard. Kortom alles een echte aanrader voor een onbezorgde en heerlijke vakantie.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Experiência maravilhosa!!!

  • 5 of 5

• Villa Carda é especial. Não só por suas lindas e excelente acomodações mas pelo calor humano que nela existe. A família Franceschini oferece ao hospede um local onde nos sentimos parte da família. O acolhimento é tão caloroso que nos sentimos como em nossas casas. Como está escrito: La famiglia accoglie i propri ospiti com reffinatezza, disponibilià ed amicizia.

• A beleza arquitetônica de Villa Carda, seus campos verdes – mesmo quando recepcionista do inverno gelado – nos faz sentir como nativos. Cada pedaço da propriedade nos oferece um detalhe e vai ser difícil esquecer tudo que passou por aqui aliás, nem queremos que o esquecimento venha pois queremos manter vivo em nossa memória e em nosso coração, todos os momentos vividos, disfrutados e amados em Villa Carda.

• Saudade será o sentimento que mais aflorará quando amanhã deixarmos este paraíso toscano. Talvez as lágrimas virão aos nossos olhos mas serão lágrimas de felicidade, de alegria e de amor pois aprendemos a amar este pedaço bonito e especial do mundo. E o gostinho do queremos voltar vai permanecer conosco.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

My father bought the property in 1978 when it was a little more than a ruin. He restored Villa Carda with a lot of passion and love and, during my childhood, i spent with my family all summers there. It was a magic place for me! During my university years (the villa was hardly ever occupied) so we decided to do something. From 2001 Villa Carda is a holiday villa and it gived hospitality to a lot of happy and satisfied guests from all over the world. Why i love this area? Because i born here, of course, but not only! This area is very characteristic of Tuscany but is also far away from the crowd of other touristic place of the region. Casentino valley preserve the genuine aspect and way of life of Tuscany. And it's also less expensive the the rest of Tuscany.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : florence at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : rassina at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : rassina at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : castel focognano at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The villa can organise (on request) special cooking classes.

By telephone notice you can receive, every morning, bread, pizzas, biscuits and pastries at the villa for breakfast.

We can organise, on request, visits and tastings to the wineries.

Chef service (on request).

Baby-sitter service (on request).

Travel:

Florence Airport 75 Km

Rassina Train station 6 km

Arezzo Train station 30 Km

Use of car is recommended

Distances:

Nearest Village ( Castel Focognano ) 1 Km

Nearest town ( Rassina ) 6 Km

Archeological site ( Pieve Socana ) 5 Km

Castle ( Poppi ) 16 Km

Historic cultural city ( Arezzo ) 30 Km

National Park of Casentino 18 Km

La Verna Sanctuary 20 Km

Further Details:

Nearest supermarket 6 Km

Nearest minimarket 1km

Nearest bank 6 Km

Nearest pharmacy 6 Km

Nearest hospital 10 Km

Nearest police station 6 Km

Nearest restaurant/pizzeria 5 Km

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
mid season 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,032
for 7 nights
£3,032
 
 
Last Minute July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
 
 
high season 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,790
for 7 nights
£3,790
 
 
mid season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,863
for 7 nights
£2,863
 
 
low season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,358
for 7 nights
£2,358
 
 
low season 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,527
for 7 nights
£2,527
 
 
mid season 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,369
for 7 nights
£3,369
 
 
high season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,211
for 7 nights
£4,211
 
 
mid season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,369
for 7 nights
£3,369
 
 
low season 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,527
for 7 nights
£2,527
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,369
for 7 nights
£3,369
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For booking is necessary to pay 25% of the whole rate by bank transfer.
It's possible to balance the rate directly at the villa by credit card or cash.
Caution at the arrival of Euro 500,00

Changeover Day:
Minimum stay one week.
Check in and check out on Saturday
Check in from 4.00 p.m.
Check out within 10.00 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.
The rental cost also includes heating of the pool with daily cleaning service, electricity, wifi internet connection, towels and linens, complimentary toiletries, initial and final cleanings, use of the wellness area, use of mountain bikes, woods for fireplace.
For details visit the website of Villa Carda or contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathrooms to bedrooms 1,2,3,4,5 with wc, bidet, shower. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 6 with wc, bidet. 1st common bathroom with bath/shower, wc, bidet 2nd common bathroom with bath/shower, wc.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms). Sleeps 16 with sofabeds. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and sofa bed Bedroom 2 with double bed and sofa bed Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with double bed Bedroom 5 with twin beds Bedroom 6 with twin beds

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Heating of the house (if necessary) is not included in the rental cost

Notes:

  • Gym, Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Hair dryers. Every aspect of the interior of the house has been restored with taste and care to make your stay more comfortable. All the suites and rooms are furnished with ancient furniture, old-masters or modern paintings, each room is individual.In the swimming pool area it's possible to organize wedding party for our guests and their friends (max 20 persons). Outside: Table tennis, Safe, BBQ, Bicycles available, Highchair available. Cultivated in our own garden organic vegetables are available to our guests. We grow tomatoes, zucchini, onions, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included with a weekly change. One weekly cleaning is included. Daily cleaning service on demand. Other: There is a huge covered terrace, suitable for the breakfast. Next to the pool a there is the new large wooden gazebo with chairs and sofas.In the 30.000 square meters of private garden you can practice shots in the golf practice area (equipment included)