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€ 27500 - € 32500/week
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€ 14000 - € 24000/week
inland   tuscany   cortona
sleeps 20
CANOVA
€ 14950 - € 25000/week
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ada
tuscany | cortona umbertide
sleeps 14 or 8    doubles 5    twins 2    singles 0    bathrooms 7    guest bathrooms 0
With a commanding panoramic view over the tranquil rolling countryside, villa Ada has a truly special quality about it. Only a stone's throw from the Tuscan border, it peers down over the famous Tuscan landscape from its perch on the top of a hill, offering luxury in an exceptional setting. It comprises a large stone farmhouse (main villa) and its annex (guest house) just 40 metres/0,02 miles away. Each house has its own driveway and parking area.
The swimming pool is situated on a raised terrace next to the villa, enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. A pretty pergola alongside it offers welcome shade in the heat, as well as a table so you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the sun setting over the dramatic scenery. A shared hard tennis court located in an exclusive club nearby can be used by villa Ada guests, only 3 minutes away by car, or 7 minutes on foot along a pretty path.
Set in a large garden, the main villa has an attractive pergola entwined in climbing roses, shading a large dining table which can comfortably accommodate 14 people. With stunning views and a superbly peaceful location, it makes for a very inviting place to dine. There is also a well-equipped BBQ, and several comfortable sun-loungers dotted about the garden to allow you to unwind and soak up the delightful atmosphere.
A well-equipped kitchen with an American-style fridge leads out onto the pergola, making it convenient to eat outside.
Large picture windows in the living areas of both houses maximize the enjoyment of the rolling Umbrian hills, the owners having taken their inspiration from the spectacular vistas all around, and the regular dramatic sunsets on offer. They have carefully restored both properties to the same high standard, with attractive décor throughout and using prestigious materials: antique doors, 18th Century oak-beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces and old terracotta floors. The property has been tastefully yet comfortably furnished with some beautiful antiques and quality furnishings.
This villa is perfect for two families sharing a holiday together, whilst allowing each a good level of privacy. The smaller house also has a pergola with a table suitable for 6, perfect for an al fresco breakfast.
The owners have really enhanced what Villa Ada has to offer, located as it is in an enchanting and unspoiled part of Umbria. You can happily amble along the country lane to a recommended restaurant (Calagrana) offering reasonably-priced delicious meals, typical of the local region.
Here, in the area of Cortona - Umbertide, you can experience some of the most fascinating medieval towns, delightful restaurants and trattorias, golf, wine tasting and leisurely walks. Its strategic geographical position allows you to visit many places of artistic and architectural interest such as Cortona, Siena and Gubbio, as well as the beautiful Lake Trasimeno.
During the low season, it is possible to rent either the main villa or the annex separately, the other remaining closed during your stay, allowing you perfect privacy and peace. Villa Ada is a highly recommended property, offering value for money as well as a uniquely tranquil setting, conducive to total relaxation.

main villa sleeps 8
sqm 220
ground floor
large character-full double living room with fireplace with two sitting areas, TV, dining area with a large with view of the garden.
Fully equipped kitchen with a full range of modern appliances including a Nespresso machine, direct access to the garden.
bedroom 1: twin bedroom, beds 90cmx200cm/36x79inch (convertible into double on request), 1 bathroom with shower.
first floor
access via both external and internal staircases.
Hall with antique decorative fireplace (non working) leading to:
bedroom 2: master bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with shower with a view of the valley.
bedroom 3: double bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with shower and double basin.
bedroom 4: double bedroom (bed size 170cmx200cm, 67x79inch) with en-suite bathroom with shower with panoramic view.

outdoor
large gazebo with table seating up to 14 people and a BBQ.

guest house sleeps 6
sqm 166
ground floor
living/dining room with fireplace and large panoramic window.
Large kitchen with fireplace and a full range of modern appliances.
bedroom 5: master bedroom (bed size 160cmx190cm, 63x75inch), 1 bathroom with bathtub (and hand held shower).
first floor
bedroom 6: twin bedroom (bed size 90cmx200cm, 36x79inch) with direct access to the pool area, 1 bathroom with shower.
upper floor
bedroom 7: double bedroom (bed size 160cmx190cm, 63x75inch), (convertible into a twin bedroom), 1 bathroom with shower.

outdoor
gazebo with table for 6.

amenities
grocery shops 3km/2miles (Spedalicchio), supermarket 11km/7miles (Umbertide), restaurant at walking distance (about 500mtres/0,31 miles), other restaurants 4km/2,5miles, wine tasting courses 4km/2,5miles, nearest golf course 22km/13miles, shopping at a direct organic vegetable producer at 4 mins drive.

main distances
Umbertide 9km/6miles, Cortona 29km/18miles, Gubbio 33km/20miles, Perugia 48km/30miles, Lake Trasimeno 34km/21miles, Florence 145km/90miles, Pisa 220km/136miles, Rome City 240km/150miles, Siena 105km/65miles.

notes
pets allowed (please notify on booking). Gravel road 3km/2miles in good working condition. At time of booking, we can guarantee your sole occupancy of the site for the duration of your stay. The tennis court is located in the neighbourhood and it is available for guests’ use, subject to availability (during the week it is open from 8.30am - 7pm, closed on Sunday).

airports and trains
Airports: Perugia 31km/19miles, Florence 145km/90miles, Rome 270km/ 167miles.
Trains: Perugia 48km/30miles, Umbertide 11km/7miles.

notable features
• private country setting yet close to town for basic supplies and restaurants
• convenient location for touring both Tuscany and Umbria
• beautifully landscaped gardens with pergolas and terraces for relaxing and dining al fresco
• separate houses offer flexibility for larger groups or families
• privacy of separate houses
• tennis court access
• internet connection in both villas
• attractive decoration and furnishings throughout
 
  • • swimming pool (6,5x12mts)
  • • private tennis court to share 2 km approx.
  • • for kids: table tennis, playstation
  • • both the houses are equipped with:
  • • satellite TV
  • • safe
  • • wireless internet connection
  • • washing machine and dishwasher
  • • telephone
  • • DVD player
  • • mosquito nets/window screens
  • • BBQ
  • • radio/ stereo/ CD player
  • • fridge with ice making machine in both houses
  • • fax machine in the main villa
  • • Ipod dock station
  • • Bose Sound System in the main villa
  • • tennis equipment (rackets and balls)
  • • American coffee machine
  • • 2 Nespresso machines
  • • microwave
main distances
Umbertide 9km/6miles, Cortona 29km/18miles, Gubbio 33km/20miles, Perugia 48km/30miles, Lake Trasimeno 34km/21miles, Florence 145km/90miles, Pisa 220km/136miles, Rome City 240km/150miles, Siena 105km/65miles.

airports and trains
Airports: Perugia 31km/19miles, Florence 145km/90miles, Rome 270km/ 167miles.
Trains: Perugia 48km/30miles, Umbertide 11km/7miles.


Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.
2017 weekly rates

14 people: main villa and guest house
27 May - 24 June
24 June - 15 July
15 July - 02 Sept
02 Sept - 16 Sept
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
8.000,00
9.200,00
9.200,00
7.100,00
5.600,00
5.600,00
2.000,00
USD
*8.609,60
*9.901,04
*9.901,04
*7.641,02
*6.026,72
*6.026,72
*2.152,40
GBP
**6.799,60
**7.819,54
**7.819,54
**6.034,65
**4.759,72
**4.759,72
**1.699,90
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.0762 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.84995 GBP.
2017 weekly rates

8 people, main villa only (guest house will remain closed)
27 May - 24 June
24 June - 15 July
15 July - 02 Sept
02 Sept - 16 Sept
other periods
easter.xmas
security deposit €
EUR
8.000,00
9.200,00
9.200,00
7.100,00
4.600,00
4.600,00
2.000,00
USD
*8.609,60
*9.901,04
*9.901,04
*7.641,02
*4.950,52
*4.950,52
*2.152,40
GBP
**6.799,60
**7.819,54
**7.819,54
**6.034,65
**3.909,77
**3.909,77
**1.699,90
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1.0762 USD.
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 0.84995 GBP.

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posted by: William
date: Mon October 10, 2016
town | country: U.S.A.
opinion excellent

Villa Ada is superb, from the twin standpoints of its accommodations -- equally the main villa and the guest house -- and its location. This property has been restored exceptionally well, with excellent taste in conveniences, appointments and furnishings. The bedrooms are spacious -- more than sufficient, and the main bathrooms are lovely, large and convenient (the smaller bathrooms are a little tight). The two houses feel genuinely Italian, appropriately modernized, and are very comfortable -- good for mixed groups and families, with plenty of opportunity for both togetherness and privacy . The grounds and the views are extraordinary. Working with the Home In Italy staff (first Daniela, then Rachele and Elena) was a great pleasure; I felt as though they were my agents, my hosts and my friends. While there were minor, short-lived difficulties with the heat and hot water (one day in the guest house), and the TVs did not work at first due to a storm that knocked-out the satellite service, Rachele managed the attention we received from Elio (the groundskeeper) and outside technicians professionally and with great care. We could not have asked for better attention to all the details. I will not hesitate to call Home In Italy again the next time a trip to Italy would be served well by the rental of a superb villa, according to these high standards.

posted by: Paul
date: Tue August 09, 2016
town | country: Australia
opinion excellent

Villa Ada is in a beautiful location, overlooking a wonderful valley. The property is very quiet and peaceful and private well appointed, well furnished with multiple seating area's indoor and outdoor, in shade and in the sun, as required surrounded by established and well cared for gardens ideal for large groups in that there are 8 bedrooms and all bedrooms are comfortable the beds are very comfortable and the linen and towels clean and in good condition.
We could not fault the Villa in any way and would be delighted to return to the property.

posted by: Carol
date: Wed July 13, 2016
town | country: USA
opinion excellent

The Villa ADA is a beautiful Villa located high in the hills of Umbertide, Province of Perugia, Italy. The location is remote and you will need to rent a car to provide access to any of the small towns surrounding the villa. The Villa consists of the farmhouse and guest house. Both properties are beautifully decorated and have all the amenities needed, including hair dryers, washing machines, and refrigerators with ice makers. We rented this property for one week after spending time in Sant'angelo and Rome. It was a lovely way to wind down and explore the small towns of Italy and get a real taste of this beautiful country.

posted by: Stephanie
date: Tue June 28, 2016
town | country: UK
opinion excellent

Villa Ada was the venue for our wedding in May 2016 and could not have been more perfect. There was a villa for our family and the guest house for friends with plenty of space for people to be with each other and spend time alone as well. The pool - although very very cold in early May - was too inviting to ignore and became a space for relaxation. The inside space was as fabulous as the outside which was great because the weather wasn't ideal for outdoor weddings! We still had our first dance under the pergola on the terrace though! The villa felt luxurious and cosy as well as beautifully open to the landscape which we could not drag our eyes from. Home in Italy staff were great giving me lots of advice to help with the wedding and giving me the contact for my wedding planner Monina Bucci at Italian Wedding Dream. Aldo and his wife also did some shopping for us before we arrived which made it much easier after a long journey. When we had some issues with hot water, a solution was found really easily and quickly. Home in Italy also booked us on a wine tasting trip to Enoteca Proprizio in Spello which was amazing! We felt looked after throughout. We can't wait to come back!

posted by: Danielle
date: Fri June 17, 2016
town | country: U.S.A.
opinion excellent

After deciding to elope to Italy, I started a 6 month search for the perfect villa. I was looking for the perfect blend of traditional with modern conveniences. Cleanliness and breathtaking vistas a must! Once I connected with Rachele ~ the concierge, the arrangements for the accommodations and celebration had the utmost attention. The pictures did not do the villa justice ~ they were beautiful, but could not prepare me for this remarkable villa. The vista views were from high on the mountain overlooking the valley. The grounds were impeccable and loaded with flowers and olive trees (even poppy fields nearby)! I loved waking up to the animals and birds ~ wishing me a good morning. For the wedding celebration, the chef ~ Giuseppe was exceptional and the organic, fresh food he prepared was mouth watering. Upon arriving at the villa, I had the pleasure of meeting the owners ~ we talked for hours, ensuring all our accommodations were to our liking! All was perfect!

posted by: Gabe
date: Mon August 24, 2015
town | country: United Kingdom
opinion excellent

Couldn't be better Home in Italy service invaluable and superb. Many thanx

posted by: Tom
date: Mon October 20, 2014
town | country: Germany
opinion excellent

The location Villa Ada was just great for our production. Even if the weather was kind of tricky (mornings full of fogg) we did manage to shoot all what was planed.
Also the sweet catering was very nice. She did a great job.
For our next time we just have to talk about the heater system ;-)
We didn`t expect this cold but it worked out well in the end.

Thank you very very much for your support during our stay. You did an excelent job and me and my team where very happy to have you „behind“ us.

Looking forward for the coming projects in autumn and hope to get back to your sweet portal as soon as possible.

posted by: Sean
date: Wed September 24, 2014
town | country: New york-USA
opinion excellent

I'm happy to give my feedback, which is mostly positive.

Villa Ada is a beautiful, gracious home. It has been beautifully renovated, designed and landscaped, and was a perfect place for three couples to stay.

I particularly want to commend and thank Chiara, who was available to me at all times for many small problems, and who was always quick to offer a solution. She really made the trip more pleasant.

We were very happy with the cook (Giuseppina) who we hired on two occasions, and with the driver who had been recommended to us by Villas of Distinction. Leonardo was another real jewel, and he should be mentioned to other guests in need of a driver.

I am back in New York now, but part of me is still sitting on the patio, looking at the beautiful, peaceful view.
Thank you.

posted by: Jon
date: Thu May 08, 2014
town | country: U.S.A.
opinion excellent

A terrific stay in a beautiful setting. Villa Ada includes a 4-bedroom main house and 3-bedroom guest house, both of which are beautiful and well-equipped. The grounds are lovely and expansive, with terrific views from the side of the mountain. We played tennis twice on the nearby court (just up the mountain), and visited nearby towns and cities all within less than an hour's drive (Gubbio in particular was amazing). The owners, who speak very little English, live about an hour away. Our only word of caution concerns heating -- which is charged separately and is quite expensive (for us, it was 360 euros for 1 week in April). We highly recommend this property.

posted by: Peter
date: Tue September 03, 2013
town | country: United Kingdom
opinion excellent

Dear Rachele,

The Villa and Guest House both surpassed our hopes and expectations, the accommodation is really superb and the location is truly wonderful, what a view!

When I asked our grandchildren whether they had any criticisms they thought for a long while and the only things they could come up with, and this from three teenage girls were (a) the sprinklers stopped them going to sleep at night (they were obviously still chatting in the early hours of the morning), and (b) the grass by the ping pong table was a bit ‘spikey’ on their feet (they should put something on their feet). If this is all they could think of there really was nothing wrong from their point of view!

We do have two suggestions that we feel would benefit future guests:
1. We felt that for a villa housing 14 people there should be more than 2 remote controls for the main gate. We felt that there should be two in each building rather than just the two provided in the main villa.
2. We thought that the flexibility of the accommodation was rather reduced as a result of four of the seven rooms having double beds rather than twin beds that could be put together as a double, as is the case with the top floor room in the guest house. This is particularly the case as the website states that ‘This villa is perfect for two families sharing a holiday together’.

The closeness of Restaurant Calagrana to the villa was a huge bonus enabling us to quite often have a meal there, thus avoiding the need to cook and wash-up every night for a full complement of guests, which with a lot of teenage children involved a lot of food! The barbecue was greatly used as was the Pizza oven.

We had a most enjoyable visit and wine-tasting at the winery ‘I Girasoli di Sant'Andrea’.

One day we hope to return to Villa Ada.

posted by: Wilson family
date: Wed August 14, 2013
town | country: UK + France
opinion excellent

What a truly magical place.
The whole family had a wonderful time. The children adored the pool and the garden, and the adults had peaceful and stress-free time.

Thanks to the confortable well equipped villa.

Villa Ada - we love you!

The Wilson family (UK+France)

27.7-10.8

posted by: Gray
date: Fri August 09, 2013
town | country: US
opinion excellent

Thank you very much for a lovely holiday!
We loved the pizza and restaurant was delicious. It is a beautiful house and lovely pool which will never forget.

Thank you again

ALL THE ACHESO-GRAYS 27th July- 6 Aug
and Wilson family

posted by: Sandy saunders
date: Sun July 21, 2013
town | country: Oklaoma City
opinion excellent

Thank you for the amazing opportunity to stay in this villa, it was soo beautiful!
The view is amazing. My family and I stayed here and we have had the best time of our lives!!!

Sandy Saunders

Oklaoma city

posted by: Sandy Saunders
date: Tue July 16, 2013
town | country: Oklaoma City
opinion excellent

Thank you for the amazing opportunity to stay in this villa, it was soo beautiful!
The view is amazing. My family and I stayed here and we have had the best time of our lives!!!
Sandy Saunders
Oklaoma city

posted by: Divyata
date: Thu July 11, 2013
town | country: New Delhi
opinion excellent

In the magical surroundings of Umbria, most beautifully is villa ada.
It’s perfect villa for a relaxing holiday with beautiful and mesorauzing views, the villa prvides amenties and peace, a perfect place for a relaxing holiday.
Divyata

posted by: Hanna
date: Sun June 03, 2012
town | country: Poland, Ohio, USA
opinion excellent

Villa Ada exceeded all of our expectations - the villas themselves, the location, the stunning panoramas, and the convenience to the treasures of Umbria and Tuscany were spectacular. We were able to shop the local markets for fresh produce, and enjoyed preparing meals then dined beneath the pergola every day. The owner was available and responsive to our needs, which were few since the property is very well maintained and equipped.

Our only regret is that we could not stay longer -we will remember fondly our visit to this magical place, and long for our return someday -

Mille grazie -

posted by: Julia
date: Sat May 26, 2012
town | country: UK
opinion excellent

Dear Monina,

Everybody thoroughly enjoyed their stay at the Villa Ada. Both properties were beautiful, with stunning surroundings and amazing views. The weather was fantastic all week so everybody made great use of the pool.
We visited Gubbio, Assisi and the Lake which were also all beautiful places. The wine tasting proved slightly harder to arrange than we had expected so we only went to the local one once, which was a shame.
I will fill in the questionnaire and fax it to you.
It was an amazing week and we would recommend it to anyone. The property was Fantastic!

Once again, kind regards and many thanks for all your help with our trip.

posted by: Jennifer and friends
date: Wed November 30, 2011
town | country: Minnesota, USA
opinion excellent

I stayed here last year with friends who had rented this villa and so when I planned to take a group of friends and my family, I already knew which villa I wanted. But it was so good to find that this trip was even better than the one before! The villa was in great shape and we were introduced to this couple who has opened a small restaurant just down the hill from the villa. The food was superb! And they also catered to the villa. They provided our welcome dinner. Everyone had a great time and the weather was perfect!
We will all be happy to recommend this villa to family and friends.

posted by: Marek
date: Sun October 30, 2011
town | country: Hillcrest Waye, UK
opinion very good

We throughly enjoyed Villa Ada - it is a beautiful place and we loved the restaurant just down the hill.

posted by: Elisabeth
date: Fri September 30, 2011
town | country: Dublin, Ireland
opinion excellent

8 of us stayed in Ada for a week at the end of September 2011. We had a great time and really enjoyed our stay. What a beautiful Villa with a great pool and gardens. Its only a short drive to the nearest good sized town and the local restaurant was really good. Everybody was very nice and extremely help and I would recommend it highly.

posted by: Barbara
date: Mon September 26, 2011
town | country: NY. USA
opinion excellent

Dear Daniela
I just wanted you to know how much the Gibson's enjoyed their stay at Ada. I was told that on a scale of 1 to 10 this trip was a 12. The cook you arranged was great and nothing could have been better. Thank you so much for the personal attention you have given them.
Best regards
Barbara

posted by: Ken Briddon
date: Tue August 16, 2011
town | country: England
opinion excellent

Thanks for your help and the help of your colleagues. It is much appreciated. We've had a great holiday. The Villa is excellent. Please remember-the kettle lid was broken when we arrived. A new kettle is required. Thanks Ken

posted by: Viggo
date: Fri July 29, 2011
town | country: London, England
opinion excellent

We spent a lovely week there, 16-23 July. The weather was really hot. The villa was more than met expectations. The most interesting aspect of the place was the picturesque setting of the property.

posted by: Eneida
date: Tue July 26, 2011
town | country: Germany
opinion excellent

Hello back again. Villa Ada was very very nice as well.

posted by: Martin
date: Mon July 25, 2011
town | country: UK
opinion excellent

We had a very nice time at the villa. It is in a very nice location and the weather was very nice as well

posted by: Audra Paterna
date: Tue July 19, 2011
town | country: New York City
opinion excellent

We just returned from a glorious 2 week stay at Villa Ada. We rented both the main and guest villa and they were both equally lovely. We were a group of 14 people (adults and children) and the layout was perfect for our group. The grounds are impeccable and well cared for as are the properties. We loved the privacy of the villa yet it was easy to get to all of the towns we wanted to visit during our stay. Dinnners under the pergola with beautiful views in every direction were some of my favorite moments. We arranged for a local cook (Pino) to come to the villa a few times and it was wonderful! We are already starting to think about our next trip to Italy and would most definatlye book through Home in Italy.

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