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Friends and family passionately welcomed the idea of vacationing in a Tuscan villa and now you are on the hunt for a home of exceptional quality with up to 12 bedrooms. Look no further! Just steps from the medieval village of Torrita di Siena, the splendid estate of Villa Carrera awaits your group.
Villa Carrera is newly and meticulously restored providing spacious rooms inside and beautifully landscaped grounds outside. All 12 of the well-appointed bedrooms are adorned with treasured family antiques and each has its own marble-clad, en suite bathroom with hairdryer. Large windows and frescoed high ceilings allow for plenty of natural sunlight along with serene countryside views from many of the bedrooms.
The entire smoke-free home is air conditioned and equipped with a key card system, similar to those found in hotels, for the purpose of balancing energy consumption with comfort. An elevator accesses all three floors and virtually eliminates the need to do stairs.
The setting of this grand Tuscan estate further enhances its charm. The estate's gated entry opens to the 13th century village of Torrita di Siena - as an aside, the town's fortified medieval walls make up part of the perimeter of the villa. Just across the street is a park with a children's playground and a café while a pizzeria sits on the opposite corner. Yes! You can walk to the café each morning for a frothy cappuccino or take an evening stroll to either of the two restaurants for dinner. A small family grocer and a butcher shop are a couple of blocks away.
Villa Carrera is set back 40 yards from one of the residential roads leading to and from the village coming from the southern countryside; shrubbery and a bricked wall provide separation. The rear of the villa with an expansive level lawn faces a panorama of neighboring vineyards and classic Tuscany countryside. A new swimming pool is being constructed for fall 2017. Dining areas furnished for the maximum occupancy are found inside and outside. Al fresco dining takes place under a fully covered portico equipped with evening lighting. This feature of classic Tuscan architecture keeps guests wonderfully cool and shaded.
The owners of Villa Carrera produce olive oil from their surrounding groves and wine from holdings in nearby Montepulciano. Upon arrival, they will schedule a complimentary tasting of their oil and three types of wine which can be purchased on-site.
For groups of this size, the ability to order meal service makes entertaining easy. A Sunday morning welcome breakfast buffet is conveniently included in the price. This service can be ordered for other mornings at additional cost. Traditional Tuscan lunches and dinners can also be arranged with advance notice. Villa Carrera includes a refresh cleaning with towel change twice per week and trash removal is included in the price. Additional cleaning may be ordered.
Torrita di Siena, the town just outside the estate's gate is one of the gateways to the Val di Chiana, considering by many to be one of the most picturesque valleys in Tuscany dotted with enchanting hill towns. The bountiful plain is responsible for the highly rated Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wine and the velvety Pecorino cheese from Pienza.
From Villa Carrera, an easy ten minute drive leads to the autostrada with an intersection of roads connecting all four cardinal points in Tuscany and branching out into Umbria.
A tourist tax collected by the town is paid separately. Children under age 12 are exempt.
Protect your valuable vacation with Travel Insurance from Allianz. The Rental Postponement Coverage is not available on this villa.
First floor (5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms): Main living room with seating for 14 and doors on each side of the room opening to two smaller sitting rooms. Master bedroom with French balcony and en suite bathroom with double sinks and Jacuzzi tub with shower. One bedroom with French balcony and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi shower. Three bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom with shower; one has a larger shower stall. Laundry room with washer/dryer.
Second floor (7 bedrooms/7 bathrooms): Master bedroom with en suite bathroom with double sinks and Jacuzzi tub with shower. Four bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom with shower; one has a larger shower stall. One bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub and hand held shower. One small bedroom with two single beds and en suite bathroom with shower.
The villa is air conditioned. With one noted exception above, all the bedrooms offer the choice of having two single beds or a queen bed. Each bathroom has a hair dryer.