Twins 1 Doubles 6 Bathrooms 7 Guest bathrooms 3
In a bucolic area of Tuscany lies the luxury vacation villa for rent Saracino. Originally a 16th-century convent, this fascinating Italian holiday home can be rented on a weekly basis. Set at approximate five kilometres from the small town of Sarteano, at ten kilometres from the highway connecting the property to Florence and to Rome, the geographical location makes this high end accommodation even more appealing.
The sixty-five hectares of private land surrounding the property is beautifully shaped by cypresses trees at the entrance, olive trees and vineyards, lined among pleasant pathways that allow immersing in the sweetest nature Tuscan countryside can offer.
The large porch facing the poolside is defined by arches, testifying to the antique fascinating structure, creating a modern layout of the outdoor spaces.
The garden is embellished by a violet and white colour palette of a variety of flowers creating the perfect picture frame for the giant oak tree lying right at the centre of the garden. In such a magic atmosphere, at a distance, a tiny old-centuries church emerging from the cultivated fields evokes the old presence of a pathway that used to connect the two buildings for the nuns’ daily visits.
Saracino is composed of the main villa hosting six bedrooms, and the guest house hosting one bedroom for a total of 500sm.
The interiors have been tastefully renovated in 2021 by the designer who desired a modern style combined with a few traditional items. All the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV and elegant en suite bathrooms beautifully decorated by travertine marble.
The main villa boasts a gym, and an indoor splash pool with hydro massage, while the guest house is equipped with a billiard room.
On request, the cook can prepare delicious Italian dishes including pizza traditionally cooked in the outdoor pizza oven. From villa Saracino, it is possible to visit the Val d’ Orcia area in a few minutes drive, Pienza in forty minutes, and Siena in one hour.
main villa, sleeps 12
5 steps down to main entrance.
entrance hall, living room with TV, fireplace, and direct access to outdoor verandah, guest bathroom, fully equipped kitchen with cooking island and direct access to outdoors, dining room with table for 12/14 guests and big window with view. 7 steps up; gym with step machine, weight machine, mats and extra weights. The gym leads to the indoor splash pool with hydro massage system.
small living room with sofas and fireplace.
bedroom 1 double bed (convertible into a twin, 200x200cm, 79x79inch), en suite bathroom with shower (plus extra hand-held shower).
bedroom 2 double bed (not convertible into a twin 200x200cm, 79x79inch), TV and en suite bathroom with double basin, bath tub with integrated shower (plus extra hand-held shower).
bedroom 3 double bed (not convertible into a twin 200x200cm, 79x79inch), clothes rack, en suite bathroom with double basin and shower (plus extra hand-held shower).
bedroom 4 twin beds (convertible into a double, 90x200cm, 35,4x79inch), clothes rack, en suite bathroom (no window) with shower (plus extra hand-held shower).
bedroom 5 double bed (a bit smaller than the others, convertible into a twin, 180x190cm, 70,8x74,8inch), en suite bathroom with shower (plus extra hand-held shower).
bedroom 6 master bedroom (not convertible into a twin, 200x200cm, 79x79inch), lounge area with couch and TV,
big bath tub in the room with integrated shower (plus extra hand-held shower), en suite bathroom (no window, low ceiling) with basin and walk- in closet (clothes racks). Possibility to add a single bed.
guest house, sleeps 2
laundry room with access only from outdoors. Billiard room with 2 guest bathrooms and A/C.
bedroom 7 double bed (not convertible into a twin), clothes rack, A/C, en suite bathroom with shower (plus extra hand-held shower). This bedroom is wheelchair-accessible.
2 hectares of fenced-in garden with swimming pool, 2 different covered areas with sunbeds, verandah with lounge area and dining table for 14/16 guests. The garden and the grounds of the villa also offer walking paths.
fenced-in garden. The 2 fireplaces of the property can be used by the guests. Pets allowed. Non smoking villa. The guest house is wheelchair-accessible. Uncovered parking space for 6 cars.
- air conditioning A/C
- mosquito nets
- indoor pool
- wi-fi internet connection
- smart TV
- indoor Jacuzzi-hot tub
- fully equipped kitchen
- ice maker
- espresso coffee machine
- wine cellar
- washing machine
- iron w/ironing board
- billiard table
- board games
- private swimming pool
- outdoor shower
- private patio
- alfresco dining
- pizza oven
- parking area
- electric gate
- vegetable garden
- aromatic garden
- swimming pool (12x6m,1,4m depth)
- indoor heated splash pool with hydro massage
- A/C throughout (except for the gym)
- portable BBQ
- gym: step machine, weight machine, mats and extra weights
- mosquito nets in bedrooms
- uncovered parking space for 6 cars
From - To EUR USD * GBP ** Dec 3, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023 14,400.00 15,600.00 12,850.00 Jan 7, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023 10,700.00 11,550.00 9,500.00 Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023 14,400.00 15,600.00 12,850.00 Apr 15, 2023 - Apr 29, 2023 10,700.00 11,550.00 9,500.00 Apr 29, 2023 - June 24, 2023 14,400.00 15,600.00 12,850.00 June 24, 2023 - Sept 2, 2023 17,600.00 19,050.00 15,700.00 Sept 2, 2023 - Oct 14, 2023 14,400.00 15,600.00 12,850.00 Oct 14, 2023 - Dec 2, 2023 10,700.00 11,550.00 9,500.00 Dec 2, 2023 - Jan 6, 2024 14,400.00 15,600.00 12,850.00 Security deposit 2000.00 2,160.00 1,780.00
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.08 USD
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.89 GBP
Concierge service, daily maid service (3 hours per day, Sundays off), air conditioning, house heating, indoor pool heating, change of linen on Saturday, change of towels on Saturday and midweek, final cleaning.
extra maid service EUR 15 per hour, shopping service EUR 35 (plus cost of the groceries), cooking service three-course meat menu EUR 40 per person, four-course meat menu EUR 50 per person (food included, drinks not included, minimum 6 guests), city tax EUR 1 per person per night.
The price of the extra services, which need to be paid directly to the service providers, can vary according to their availability.
Inclusions may be subject to changes.
Sarteano 5,7km/3,5miles, Chiusi 12,7km/7,8miles, Montepulciano 16,3km/10miles, Pienza 27,2km/16,8miles, Montalcino 43,1km/26,7miles, Siena 85km/52,7miles, San Gimignano 127km/78,7miles, Firenze 129km/80miles.
airports and trains
airports: Perugia St Egidio 82,2km/50,9miles, Florence 146km/90,5miles (1h30m), Rome 194km/120,3miles (1h50m).
trains: Chiusi Scalo 14,3km/8,9miles.
The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.
Date: August - September 2022
Name: Braid S.
"Would you recommend your villa?: yes
Service before travel: very good
Service while on trip: very prompt and helpful
Villa location: very good
Staff in the villa: very good
Cleanliness: very good
Home in Italy assistance: excellent
How would you rate this property?: 9/10
How would you rate Home in Italy services?: 10
Positives: The building itself was a work of art. You can feel it as you move through the rooms. The owners did a magnificent restoration. Original features have been preserved and you only have to look up to see wood beams or other stunning architecture. The lighting throughout is well planned. The exterior and landscaping light makes for spectacular photos of the villa and grounds at night. There are wonderful large windows on one side that swing open allowing you to step outside or just take in the stunning and expansive views. Speaking of views, we couldn’t get enough of them. The ever-changing light of the Tuscan skies, the mist in the early mornings and the setting sun, painting the skies beautiful pastel colours, never got old.
We appreciated the housekeeper, Isabelle. She was a delight. Always smiling and as helpful as she could be. We don’t speak Italian and she doesn’t speak English. Thank goodness for Google Translate! She does an excellent job. It was always nice to arrive back to the villa and see your bed made up to perfection and the bathrooms cleaned.
There are many amenities to enjoy at this villa. The pool is large, the gardens have roses, lavender, rosemary, etc. We made good use of the gym and inside spa pool. There were many spaces to gather but our favourite was the loggia. This covered outside space was where we had almost all meals and gathered throughout the day. It afforded shade and a breeze when it was hot in the day and at night, it was well lit and with all the candles provided, created a romantic setting for a late dinner.
Our guests appreciated their bedrooms, each decorated and furnished differently and their own bathroom. The bathrooms themselves are beautiful and each is unique.
We loved our chef dinners, especially our Wednesday pizza nights. The original pizza oven was fired up and the smell of the woodsmoke travelled to us in the loggia as we anticipated the arrival of the first round of pizzas.
When we asked for something that we though was missing, it was provided. For example, the pool area had no tables for a drink or a book. Several days later, four tables arrived for this purpose. We very much appreciated that.
Improvements: The villa was missing a few things that would be helpful. Perhaps the owner would consider added a few more tools for those of us who love to cook. There are two ovens with amazing features that inspire us home cooks, but we were missing things like measuring utensils. Maybe they can have one of their chefs who come have a thorough check and make suggestions. The villa driveway. is difficult to find. Maybe a sign is a good idea."
Date: July 2022
Name: Ariel A.
"Would you recommend your villa?: yes
Villa location: Sarteano
Staff in the villa: very good
Cleanliness: very good
Home in Italy assistance: very good
How would you rate this property?: 9
How would you rate Home in Italy services?: 9
In general, do you prefer to have the check-in day possible at any day of the week? If so, which one: not important"
Date: May 2022
Name: Anastasia P.
"Would you recommend your villa?: Yes!
Service before travel: Excellent
Service while on trip: Excellent
Villa location: Excellent location in southern Tuscany. Easy access to services in the nearby small village of Sarteano.
Good start point to visit the magical scenery of Val d' Orcia and nearby villages like Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena.
Staff in the villa: Isabel was very kind and helpful. Vittoria, the owner, was always available on WhatsApp to address any issue.
Home in Italy assistance: Excellent
How would you rate this property?: Excellent (9/10)
How would you rate Home in Italy services?: Very good (9/10)
Comments: We truly enjoyed our stay in Villa Saracino. The house is elegantly renovated and decorated and has big windows overlooking the tuscan fields.
The big garden is amazing and is ideal for big families and big groups of friends. We also enjoyed having our meals in the veranda.
Villa Saracino was a modern boutique-hotel-like villa with an impressive 60-hectare property all around.
The house was stunning and everything was brand new.
In the dining area, there was an issue with acoustics: when many people would talk, the sound would be amplified and this would create an annoying fuss
in the room, making discussion a little difficult (maybe this was because of the high ceiling and the few furniture in the room - we informed Vittoria about this).
All the rooms were very spacious and full of light. The big veranda was the best place to spend most of the day and the children enjoyed playing in the garden to the maximum!
Regarding the staff, although Isabel was very kind and willing to help, we missed the presence of someone like Anna (in terms of temperament,
warmth, cooking abilities and house experience). Simonetta, the lady who would cook for us, was sympathetic, but was not a professional cook and was not sociable at all.
However, we appreciate the fact that Vittoria went out of her way trying to find a solution for the cooking service in the house. She even helped herself with cooking!
I believe that the house is too big for Isabel to take care of on her own. I think that the total experience of a stay in Saracino would be greatly enhanced if there were two people taking care of the house (one for cleaning and one for cooking)."