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Villa Soleil is an ultra-spacious, private luxury villa dominating a 25-acre gated estate encompassing meticulously tended fruit orchards, a vineyard, olive groves and a classic Italianate park overlooking distant hills and tiny villages. In the heart of central Italy, Villa Soleil straddles the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio and is within 20 minutes of majestic Orvieto - one of Italy's loveliest hill towns found mid-way between Rome and Florence.
Fully air conditioned and brimming with high quality furnishings and amenities, the villa comes replete with gleaming marble floors, a professional kitchen, a billiard table, a sprawling main living room with wet bar, a grand entrance foyer and an elevator. Villa Soleil reveals its sunny demeanor by an abundance of large screened windows and glass doors opening to balconies and terraces. Each of the villa's seven bedrooms has its own en suite bath.
Villa Soleil was built as a second home meant for the purpose of entertaining and hosting family gatherings both inside and outdoors. The furnished swimming pool area has showers, changing rooms, a restroom, an exercise room and a gazebo for shade. The lower level garden area houses a fully covered dining patio with stone countertops, a large gas grill and a lounge area with views over the countryside. For more contemplative moments, furnished nooks throughout the park are ideally suited for reading or quiet reflection.
Guests are welcome to try their hand (and skill) on the bocce court, at the ping-pong table or riding to one of the local hamlets on one of the villa's mountain bicycles. Orchards bearing cherry, orange, lemon, apple, peach, pear, plum and other fruit trees ripen for picking between May and September. Ask the gardner as he goes about his early morning pruning or help yourself. Upon arrival, guests are offered a sampling of the Cabernet and Merlot wines made from the estate's grapes, and a supply is available for purchase.
A stay at Villa Soleil begins on a relaxing note. A complimentary breakfast buffet is set up on Sunday morning. Among the conveniences included in the rental price are: daily refresh cleaning of the bedrooms and baths, towels changed on Tuesday and Thursday, WiFi and an abundant energy allowance for summer cooling and fall heating. For carefree entertaining, additional services may be arranging, such as home cooked meals, private cooking classes and additional cleaning.
Beyond the villa's impressively gated entrance, several compelling destinations await. For daily necessities, the morning's first cappuccino or a hearty trattoria dinner the nearest small villages are Lubriano, within a five minute drive or Castiglione in Teverina within ten. A visit to the ancient village of Civita di Bagnoregio is stepping back in time; drive 15 minutes to this Etruscan treasure hovering atop volcanic rock and only reached by footpath.
Orvieto tops the list of favorite hill towns with a medieval center, reached in just over 20 minutes, offering a variety of shops and restaurants. The Orvieto Scalo train station has 90 minute service into Rome. Surrounding Orvieto are a number of cantine that accept reservations for wine tours and tastings. Lake Bolsena - Europe's largest volcanic lake with beaches, canoe rental and tour boats is a mere 20 minute drive. Among the other day trips possible from Villa Soleil: Todi, ceramic workshops in Deruta, thermal spas in San Casciano dei Bagni, Perugia, Cortona, Montepulciano, Lake Trasimeno, Siena, Rome, Tivoli, Spoleto, Assisi and Florence.
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Garden level: Main living room (1200 sq. ft) with fireplace, billiard table, large TV with English movie channels and doors opening the covered outdoor dining patio with gas grill. Living room includes a wet bar area with a beverage kitchen equipped with: stove top, oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. One bathroom with shower. Laundry room with washer/dryer. Two bedrooms each with queen size bed, door opening to garden and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi shower. One bedroom with two single, joinable beds, door opening to garden, kitchenette with minifridge and two burners and en suite bathroom with shower.
Ground floor: Main entrance foyer leading into a salon and small living room with fireplace, large TV and doors opening to a covered balcony. Half bath. Spacious dining room with four glass doors opening to covered balcony. Main kitchen with commercial grade appliances: six burner stove top, oven, microwave, fridge with freezer drawer, dishwasher, US-style coffee makers, fireplace barbecue and door to small furnished patio. Outdoor stairs leading down to the garden level dining patio.
First floor: Master bedroom 1 with two single, joinable beds, balcony, walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Master bedroom 2 with a queen size bed, balcony, walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with shower. One bedroom with two single, joinable beds, balcony and en suite bathroom with shower. One bedroom with a queen size bed, balcony, walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with shower.
Grounds include: ping pong table, bocce court, exercise room with treadmill and stationary bike, 6 mountain bikes and 5 acre Italianate park.
All windows and doors are screened. All the bedrooms are air conditioned. Each bathroom has a hair dryer.