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Villa Carda, luxury villa in Tuscany with private heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and garden, sleeps up to 12

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Overview
6 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
12 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
Located on the hills that divide the Casentino valley from Chianti, the Villa is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit cities such as Florence, Arezzo or Siena.It is also the perfect base to experience and explore the Tuscan countryside. Now restored to perfection, the villa was a traditional 19th century Tuscan farmhouse, completely surrounded by a fenced and beautiful park. The building offers a lot of space to guests and their children to enjoy themselves and relax in peace and tranquillity. The heated pool offers breath taking views of the surrounding hills, it can be used for a romantic after dinner swim or an out of season dip.The new wellness area, created inside of a bright and panoramic structure, awaits for you to give you moments of relax after a day full of emotions....Located on the hills that divide the Casentino valley from Chianti, the Villa is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit cities such as Florence, Arezzo or Siena.It is also the perfect base to experience and explore the Tuscan countryside. Now restored to perfection, the villa was a traditional 19th century Tuscan farmhouse, completely surrounded by a fenced and beautiful park. The building offers a lot of space to guests and their children to enjoy themselves and relax in peace and tranquillity. The heated pool offers breath taking views of the surrounding hills, it can be used for a romantic after dinner swim or an out of season dip.The new wellness area, created inside of a bright and panoramic structure, awaits for you to give you moments of relax after a day full of emotions.The wellness zone is equipped with a lounge area, Jacuzzi tubs, emotional shower, Hamam and fitness area Technogym. In the private wine cellar there is a selection of Tuscan wines available for guests.
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
For pets please ask to the owner
Bedrooms
1 King3 Doubles4 Singles2 Cots
Bathrooms
2 Full baths6 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Immobiliare F
Hosting since December 2009
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsI will receive personally the guests to consign the keys and to describe and take a tour of the property. Everyday in the morning i will be available at the villa for about 1 or 2 hours to wating the park, clean the pool and to maintance of the Jacuzzi moreover i will be at disposal of the guests to help them for any necessities and to organize daily trip or tips. I will be also available 24/7 by phone for any necessities or organize the breakfast delivery service. On demand together with my wife Francesca chef service.

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Debbie P-B
Debbie P-B
3 contributions
Italian Heaven
The most amazing and magnificent holiday. Due to COVID our holiday was postponed for 2 years. The wait was truly worth it. It was absolutely divine. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the sound of birds and cicadas added to the magic of the magnificent surroundings. Andrea was exceptional. Truly accommodating and addressed all of our requests, ensuring we had a memorable experience. I have nothing but praise and gratitude to Andrea and his wonderful wife who cooked the most fantastic and authentic Italian meal to celebrate my 60 th birthday (2.5 years later); the wait was worth every gorgeous morsel! Cannot wait to return.
Visited June 2022
Written 9 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyage296030
Voyage296030
Thanks for your Beautiful review and thanks for your patience waiting 2 years. I hope you can have the opportunity to come back visiting us again maybe next time with Steven and the others. Best Regards, Andrea
Written 19 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yerbury M
Yerbury M
Montreal, Canada27 contributions
Fulfilled our dream
We had 2 glorious weeks at the beautiful Villa located in a magnificent countryside setting. We had wih us our 4 children and their partners and 1 grandchild. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary while there. Andrea and Francesca prepared a fabulous dinner for us on the exquisite outer covered dinning room. It was regal! Villa Carda is a place to create memories for a lifetime. We are truly grateful to the owners for making their property available for travellers like us. 5 star experience
Visited June 2022
Written 26 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John & Pam R
John & Pam R
Chatham, Canada6 contributions
Totally Exceeded Expectations!
We were a group of 5 couples from Canada, who started planning our trip to Italy and Tuscany 2 years ago. In my search came across Villa Carda - what a find! From the moment I contacted Andrea I knew we would be in for a treat. We stayed for 10 nights in this spectacular Villa. Andrea and Poppa (Antonio) met us on arrival and came every day to ensure all was well. The Villa has been restored and was more than we could have imagined - 6 well-appointed suites await you. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the views out over the mountains just spectacular! A must, if renting this Villa, is to have Andrea and his wife Francesca (an Agri-Chef) come and prepare a 4 course dinner - true Italian delight! We also had Francesca back one evening for a cooking lesson for all the women - homemade pizza and fresh pasta and tiramisu for dessert - a real treat, and a great experience. We did lots of day trips into the Tuscan region, visiting all kinds of medieval stone-walled villages and towns in the mountains, on the recommendations of Andrea and Poppa, who were so helpful - Poppi, Anghiari, Cortonna, Arezzo. The wine tour was organized by Andrea to Collo Bereto, which was an amazing experience, and great wine! We so enjoyed the spa and heated outdoor pool, spending our down-days relaxing poolside and evenings under the pool cabana. This was an amazing trip and an amazing property. Would definitely recommend to friends/family, and would definitely book again! Thanks so much Andrea, Francesca, and Poppa!
Visited September 2019
Written 17 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LMcMillan-Scotland
LMcMillan-Scotland
1 contribution
Tuscan Perfection
We had a wonderful week at Villa Carda. The villa is simply stunning! It is epitome of Tuscan paradise. Everything you could possibly need is provided, so much thought and care has gone into presenting the house to provide visitors with the perfect holiday. Andrea and his father Antonio took such good care of us, offering lots of helpful tips and assisting us with restaurant bookings. Liaising with Andrea beforehand was also really easy, he was very attentive and showed us extraordinary kindness when we had to adjust our travel plans due to family illness. The pool area is outstanding and so luxurious. And the wellness area is lovely addition. Each bedroom is luxurious but also has an authentic Tuscan feel. The kitchen has everything you could need, it's definitely a "chef's kitchen". And as other reviewers have mentioned, the home cooked meal by Andrea's wife Francesca is an absolute must, we had fine dining in our very own villa. There really aren't any negatives, but do make sure you hire a car as the villa is in somewhat remote, adding to it's beauty. This place is a little slice of paradise, we highly recommend a stay here!
Visited July 2019
Written 23 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anne C
Anne C
8 contributions
Amazing getaway location with stunning views
We stayed at Villa Carda as a family group of 12 (including 4 children). The house itself was superbly fitted out and the bedrooms comfortable. The kitchen was high end and well equipped. We loved the different areas in the property that we could eat in and enjoy the spectacular views. The pool is a great size and all one depth. We enjoyed the fresh bread that we ordered through Andrea and also took advantage of Francesca coming to cook an authentic tuscan meal for us. Would thoroughly recommend this property and Andrea and Francesca (and also Antonio) were great hosts.
Visited June 2019
Written 7 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gail W
Gail W
9 contributions
A wonderful villa in Tuscany
Villa Carda is a beautifully appointed Tuscan home in the mountains. Our group of 5 couples spent a fantastic week here. There are 6 bedrooms. Each has its own private bath. The kitchen is well stocked. There are plenty of dishes, pans etc. There is an expresso machine as well as a coffee pot for Cafe Americano. Andrea made sure we had fresh croissants for breakfast from a local bakery most days. One of the main highlights of our trip was the dinner prepared by Francesca, Andrea’s wife. It was delicious. We all enjoyed our time at Villa Carda! I highly recommend it!
Visited April 2018
Written 23 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sergiokzy
sergiokzy
Zichron Yaakov, Israel30 contributions
Extraordinary Stay
There is very little I can add to the previous reviews. The Villa is perfect and all the details are taken care. However, I would like to emphasize the great relationship established with Andrea, the owner. It has been a pleasure to be in contact with such a person (and his family). Always available, always ready to help, always a good person to interact and learn about the region and Italy. An unforgettable experience that I would recommend to everybody!
Visited April 2018
Written 10 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

poltopping
poltopping
Ayr, United Kingdom14 contributions
Magnifico!
This is our second visit to Villa Carda...really says it all. This really is a little piece of heaven and we will keep coming here until we are physically unable to do so. Andrea and his father are so welcoming and attentive, and such lovely people. We feel blessed that we had the opportunity to return to this wonderful villa, where every little detail has been attended to. We never had Andrea and Francesca cook for us this time as we were busy with day trips, but this is an experience you must savour. This time, we visited Assisi, and Cortona, the both being lovely places and too far to drive to. We will absolutely return to a Villa a Carda for our week of peace, tranquility and top class facilities. Thank you so much Andrea .
Visited August 2017
Written 18 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Colleen088
Colleen088
Stratford, CT5 contributions
Perfect Tuscan Villa - Believe the Reviews
This is a long overdue review of our stay in May. We were a group of 9 - two families with adult children travelling together. Villa Carda was spectacular. The views and the grounds are incredible. Meticulously maintained. It was a great location to explore Tuscany. We visited Arezzo, Siena, Cortona, Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza and Poppi. As other reviewers mentioned, one of the highlights was a fabulous dinner prepared by Andrea & Francesca which they so kindly prepared for us even though they had a new baby at home! Although it is doable we did not walk to Carda or Castel Focagnano for dinner. We always drove. We had wonderful pizza from the restaurant in the town of Castel Focagnano and also dinner there our last evening. Another nearby restaurant which I recommend was Osteria Il Toscano in Rassina. Andrea could not have been easier to deal with or more helpful. He arranged for our breakfast pastries to be delivered everyday (croissants filled with cream, nutella or jelly and only 1.00 Euro!). He even ordered and picked up himself and delivered to the Villa a birthday cake for our son. Andrea & Francesca are truly two of the nicest people you will ever meet. It was everything we hoped our vacation would be. I only wish it had been longer!
Visited May 2016
Written 25 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

WorthingLouie
WorthingLouie
24 contributions
Fabulous Villa Carda !!
We are about to start packing to return home...and will be very sad to leave this beautiful villa.. Our trip was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and this was the perfect choice, the villa has everything you could possibly need for a wonderfully relaxed holiday. We made very good use of the heated pool, the jacuzzi & the steam room. A perfect place to sit with a drink and watch the sun rise and set. Andrea and his lovely father were both so helpful and kind, thank you again to Andrea for cooking us dinner on our arrival while we got ourselves unpacked...above and beyond ! 😘 From this beautiful base we explored Florence, Arezzo and Rome. There are good restaurants in the local area and a large Coop in Bibbiena for groceries. We had a perfect week and would happily recommend this villa to everyone. Thanks again Andrea x
Visited September 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 30 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Additional amenities
  • Gym
  • Sauna
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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About the neighbourhood
AREZZO, a hidden jewel in the Tuscan landscape, not yet overwhelmed by curious tourist, this town has been nicked named by many as an outdoor museum - every corner is an exhibition of Italy`s glorious past and Arezzo part of it. Arezzo is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno. From a big parkin with an escalator you can get the top of the town.Here you can find the impressive cathedral, the town hall and the Medici Fortress (Fortezza Medicea), from which the main streets branch off towards the lower part as far as the gates. The upper part of the town maintains its medieval appearance despite the addition of later structures. Arezzo`s heart is Piazza Grande, with its crenellated towers and fourteenth century wooden balconies, Romanesque apse, sixteenth century fountain, and Vasari Palazzo and Loggias. A mixture of contrasting styles, everything in this piazza is metered and beautiful, all in perfect harmony. If you venture into the surrounding streets you`ll discover the artisans of Arezzo, a world of humanity that the industrial civilisation has not destroyed, to the contrary. Very close to Piazza Grande there is the Basilica of San Francesco (13th-14th centuries), in Tuscan-Gothic style. Of the projectd façade cover in sculpted stone only the lower band was completed. The interior has a single nave: the main attraction is the History of the True Cross fresco (1453-1464) cycle by Piero della Francesca in the Bacci Chapel. Under the church is another Basilica with a nave and two aisles (Basilica inferiore), today used for art exhibitions. Today Arezzo is also known for has a starring role in Roberto Benigni's film Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella, 1997). It is the place in which the main characters live before they are shipped off to a Nazi concentration camp. POPPI is located at the centre of the Casentino, one of the most beautiful valleys in Tuscany. In 2001 Poppi was mentioned like ' Uno dei Borghi più Belli d Italia ' ( one of the pretties village of Italy ) The medieval village is a rare walled town, with the Castello dei Conti Guidi at its highest point, dominating over all. The Castle was designed by the celebrated Di Cambio family of architects, and was a “prototype” for Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Built in the 12th century, its façade has two-mullioned windows, with a high tower rising above it at the centre. It is surrounded by a defense wall with Guelf embattlements and a broad moat. Thanks to frequent restorations over the centuries, the castle is in excellent condition. It houses a library, the Biblioteca Rilliana, which has hundreds of medieval manuscripts and precious incunabula. Another important element is the Conti Chapel, with a cycle of 14th-century frescoes attributed to Taddeo Gaddi, a pupil of Giotto. A pleasant conclusion to the visit is a walk along the circuit of medieval walls, from which there are lovely views of the Tuscany countryside. CASENTINO NATIONAL PARK Millenary Forests between Romagna and Tuscany A large protected area in the Apennines of Tuscany and Romagna, including the largest and best preserved woods and forests in Italy, and housing a great heritage of flora and fauna: wolves and golden eagles among predators, and many species of ungulates. The forests and a number of natural habitats are the setting of the signs of the millenary human presence: small villages, mule tracks, and above all the two charming sanctuaries of Camaldoli and La Verna Camaldoli Monastery It was built after the year 1000 as a hostel in order to replace the castle of Fontebuona owned by the count Maldolo, and it later became the monastery of the Camaldoli monks. In the 16th century there was a printing house in it, where the 'Costituzioni Camaldolesi' establishing the rules of the forest management were printed. The cloisters and the Church of St. Donnino and Ilariano, with their beautiful paintings by Vasari, are wonderful works of art. On one side of the monastery there is the ancient chemist's shop with alembics, mortars, stoves, and precious manuscripts coming from the galenical laboratory of the monks. La Verna Situated in a defensive place on the steep southern wall of Mt. Penna, the famous Franciscan sanctuary has always been a destination for pilgrims: it lies within a silent and gloomy wood where the Saint spent most of his hermit's life. The calcareous nature of the mountain shaped its harsh morphology, characterized by a number of ravines and natural cavities opening up under the shadow of majestic maples, ashes, elms, and beeches. Some particularly suggestive places were chosen by the Saint and by the monks for their prayers. The mountain was given to St. Francis in 1213 by the Casentinese count Orlando Cattani, who is today buried in the small church of Santa Maria degli Angeli whose building he supported. In September 1224, the miracle of the stigmata took place at the Verna. The event was recalled by Dante in the Paradiso and is still commemorated in a solemn festivity.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Nearest major airport Florence 89km
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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