We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
other travellers have booked this property

Cortona, Tuscan Retreat, Serene, WiFi, Pool, Bliss

Breakfast, lunch and dinner - the hub of the home. Treasured memories are created here.
Certificate of Excellence
14 reviews
Breakfast, lunch and dinner - the hub of the home. Treasured memories are created here.
Magical Tuscan Home  high on the hill, easy drive, tranquil and private with views to die for.
Tuscan homeestled into the hillside with expansive views over the Cortona valley to Lake Trasimeno.
Clear sparkling water. Relax in the pool surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
The old and the new, expansive views, wide patios, al fresco living.
Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona.
Pool Time - relax, cool down, luxuriate in the warmth of the sun, sleep in the shade!
Lawn to walk on - Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Tranquility by the Pool - Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Sutnning
The lavender wall/walk is a haven for butterflies and scented with Tuscan magic.
Tranquility by the Pool - Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
The spacious living room with easy access to outdoor patios - the the BBQ and the pool patio.
The perfect reading sofa!  Large, comfortable and big enough for the whole family.
The kitchen is designed for ease of use and functionality. Any cook will love it.
The double bedroom.  Situated high in the house to capture the vista.  Air-conditioning available.
En-suite bathroom.  Bath, shower, toilet and basin. Functional and comfortable.
Twin beds that can be pushed together to make a superb king size bed.  Bliss in a bed!
The Villa is designed for easy open plan living.  Al fresco dining from breakfast to dinner.
Dining al fresco - yay!   That is what summers are all about.
Nestled into the hill for privacy and space
The pool is situated away form the villa which provides a secluded and special space to relax in.
Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Pool, Lounger, Olive Tree = Tuscan living.
Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Tranquility by the Pool - Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
we welcome the locals - Magical Tuscan Home in Cortona. Private house, pool and garden. Stunning!
Sunset from the top of the road.  Strolls in the evening are magical and romantic.
Home Sweet Home
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Inquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany
Your holiday to Tuscany is special. You want a home that will provide you with the essential pool and of course the internet. You want to be close to the amenities but far enough away for privacy, seclusion and relaxation. We would love to welcome you to Villa Rosa which has all these features and much more. We have created a home that is (Free) Wi-Fi enabled -even by the cool and sparkling pool - and is a luxury private home nestled into the Tuscan hillside with expansive and stunning views across the valley. Villa Rosa is just a few minutes drive or leisurely walk into vibrant Cortona. Couples love it, families love it. It is heaven. A two bedroom, two bathroom, fully furnished beautiful private house for your Tuscan holiday.

There is a very special calm that envelops you when you arrive at Villa Rosa. It is a wonderful w...
Read more
About the Owner, Christine M
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : May 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 50 reviews and 5 properties
Interaction with guests
We will greet you on arrival and you may call or email us with any questions you have.
Contact Owner See more properties
Listing #HL326154
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 14 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 for a stay in September 2016

The house at Cortona is so beautiful, well appointed and welcoming, we felt we'd become part of the wonderful Tuscan landscape and way of life.

Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2017 for a stay in June 2016

A picturesque villa perched in the hills of Cortona with abundant sunshine, butterflies, wild lavender and rosemary, a large terrace for outdoor entertaining, and a refreshing swimming pool. Villa Rosa is exactly what your Tuscan dreams are made of. Absolutely wonderful!!

Susan T
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 for a stay in July 2015

We have visited Villa Rosa twice, and have had a wonderful time on both occasions. Set in olive groves under the walls of a Medici fortress, and a 20 minutes walk from the centre of Cortona and its piazzas and restaurants, it is an exceptional holiday destination. An old homestead, renovated to the highest standard, including wifi, it looks over...

Management response:

Thanks Sue, always a pleasure to see you again at Villa Rosa. As you say it is an ideal location for both Cortona and the wider Tuscan region.


Report response as inappropriate
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
- Smoking is permitted in outside areas only. Please dispose of all cigarette butts in the outside bins provided and ensure all are extinguished properly. - Smoking inside the...
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
24 Sep 2017 -
1 Jun 2018
4 nights
2 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer 2018
7 nights
1 Sep 2018 -
31 Dec 2018
4 nights
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Included in the Rate:
- Fully furnished private home with pool, lawn and garden
- Extra fold out beds (2) and cot, highchair, pushchair for baby
- Linen - one set of bed and bath linen per person, per week.
- Wi-Fi/Internet access
- Pool towels
- Utilities; water and power (gas/heating is extra - see below)
- Cleaning; pre and post
- All state taxes
A returnable security/damage deposit of £100 is requested and held at booking time.

Please note:
1. Heating: Gas is metered and is charged on a user pay basis
2. Tourist tax is included in the rental fee.
3. Scheda Di Notificazione - the registration of tourists at hotels and rental accommodation. All tourists are obliged by Italian law to comply with the submission of the scehda de notificazione. We will provide the forms via email or on arrival.
Hide Rates
About the neighbourhood
Cortona is well serviced to make any holiday easy and enjoyable.

At Villa Rosa we provide a welcome pack with ideas of things to do and there is also an information centre in the heart of Cortona that will help pack your holiday with activities from cooking classes to wine tasting to golf courses.

English is widely spoken as Cortona has been aligned with The University of Georgia (USA) for summer school for over 30 years which has bought many English speakers to the town. Cortona is also the mecca for all those who love Frances Mayes and her Under the Tuscan Sun book and film.

The locals are welcoming and generous in their hospitality.
There are 5 supermarkets within a 10 minute drive, over 30 excellent restaurants in the City of Cortona which are well frequented by both...
Getting around
Two wonderful options:
Hire a Driver for the day (or half day) or drive yourself.
Let me know and i can provide you with lots of information to make the best out of your exploration of Tuscany.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Florence (Rome, Pisa, Perugia): 137.0 km
Railway: Camucia (orTerontola-Cortona) : 4.0 km
By Air to Italy then either:
From the Airports, it is an easy drive on the A1 - the Autostrada (main motorway). Rome (approx. 2hours), Florence (approx. 1 hour) and Pisa (approx. 2 hours).


If you wish to travel to Villa Rosa by train you can catch a train from all major cities and you will need to disembark at either: Camucia-Cortona (8 min drive) or Terontola-Cortona (15 min drive). Taxi's can be pre-ordered or you may call one from the station to take you to Villa Rosa.

I provide full directions at the time of booking and final payment.

International Airlines usually land at Rome Airport. European carriers may land at Rome, Pisa, Florenc...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
Nearby cities
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.
How can I contact the owner?
Initially, you may contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.
How will the owner contact me?
This owner will contact you via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox.
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
You can send another message via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.
How do I pay?
For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.
Is my payment insured in any way?
Yes. Payments made via the TripAdvisor inbox are covered by our Peace of Mind Protection.
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Book Now
22 travellers
viewed this property in the past week
This property has Payment Protection
Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer.
Learn more about paying safely.