- anglais, italien
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 28 nov. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
We had a fabulous 10 days at the villa celebrating significant birthdays! We were 3 generations with 5 Grandchildren. The villa catered for all our needs, from plentiful kitchen equipment, comfortable seating and large tables for us all to sit around for mealtimes. The pool was a great draw to all after sightseeing in the beautiful Umbrian hill towns. We did have to buy a paddling pool for the 2 babies and 3 year old as the pool was too cold for them.
The views from the villa were stunning and the grounds well tended. The loggia was a beautiful space for evening meals. The playroom was a real hit with the children. A great time was had by all.
Fantastic property for a large family or group holiday
Santa Maria is a fantastic villa that is capable of sleeping up to 15 guests. There were 13 of us in 3 families and the layout of the rooms meant that each family had rooms suitable for both adults and children located close to each other. There is masses of communal space, so that even when everyone was around you weren't tripping over each other. The playroom was brilliant for keeping the kids occupied either first thing in the morning or during the heat of the day. The villa was clean and tidy and well equipped, and with the housekeeper visiting daily it stayed that way throughout our visit.
The pool area is very well done. It is clean and tidy and provides shady areas most of the day. The only down side being that it wasn't fenced off/no pool alarm, so we had to keep a constant eye on the children. However, with an adult down there most of the time, that wasn't a big issue. Within the ground, the play area (with swings and a small football pitch) and the tree house were an added bonus.
When booking, we had some slight reservations due to the motorway running past at the bottom of the valley. However, I only noticed it on one occasion, so it isn't an issue. In fact, during our whole stay there was very little noise from any direction. Also the views from the villa are amazing, particularly as the villa is set on the top of a small hill giving 180 degree views to the south.
The owner, Massimo, was extremely helpful. His english is perfect, he always responded quickly either by phone or email and he didn't complain even when asked some fairly ridiculous questions. If I were to take any issue with him, it would be that he needs to get some better photos of the villa on the website as the current ones really don't do it any justice.
I would highly recommend this villa to others, whether you just want to relax and enjoy the views and the swimming pool; or take in the cultural heritage of the area. It's a reasonable distance from Rome and has a number of tourist attractions within easy driving distance - not something we did much, but one of the other families took full advantage.
Truly unique villa with great location
We stayed in August 2016 - our fourth villa holiday in the region. Two families with a mix of young and older children. The house is majestic, tastefully fitted out with all modern conveniences and lots of old world comfort and some nice touches of retro design. All the rooms and beds were very comfortable and we barely noticed the motorway 600 meters south of the house. The Vistas are really peaceful and comforting. We loved the salt water pool and made full use of the villa's location to visit the plethora of little cities and cultural beauties. We hired the cook for two evenings which just made for a great and peaceful start to the holiday. The owner is highly responsive and very, very easy to deal with and goes out of his way to be helpful. Two minor points - wifi was not that great (not that we really cared!) and the house book could use a tad of updating regarding local restaurants. Overall such a pleasant home and great location. We simply loved it and highly recommend it!
A beautiful villa with style, character and personality, and an excellent location in Umbrie
A beatiful villa with style, character and personality. Great location to visit many beatiful villages. Nice and friendly welcome. Helpful and hospitable people. Great for families with children. Many thanks to Rosalba, Susan, Michela + father, and Massimo!
Just the perfect guests. A really nice family. It has been a pleasure to have them at the villa.
Wonderful Italian Escape!
We spent 2 weeks at Casale Santa Maria in August and had a truly wonderful holiday. We were a party of 7 adults and 5 children (aged 2-6).
The accommodation was ample, with 7 bedrooms (two sets of bunk beds), huge living spaces, large dining room, enormous play room, two kitchens (a small overflow kitchen upstairs with fridge freezer) and magnificent grounds. The rooms are all very generously proportioned and comfortably furnished. The wifi is very good. It is clearly a house that the owners stay at which made it more lived in and less like a commercial letting business. We ate every meal at the huge table in the loggia just off the kitchen, enjoying the beautiful views. Even in August, it was always cool there as north facing and thick stone walls. The kitchen was adequately stocked with pots, pans, utensils to cook for 12. A cleaning lady came every day for a couple of hours and kept things very tidy. The house was spotlessly clean. The pool was beautiful and the grounds maintained daily by a gardener. The pool has a covered area at one end for resting out of the sun (a later addition as not in the photos on the website). There is a supermarket just off the motorway past Todi - around 15 mins drive which stocked everything. We found the location perfect for visiting local towns and cities as only 5 minutes to the main Perugia/Rome highway. Todi is 7 kms away and is a gorgeous town with great family restaurants and facilities. We also enjoyed trips to Orvieto and Assisi.
We had a wonderful holiday and would highly recommend, particularly for families with children. There are so many things for kids to do at the house - with a huge (safe) treehouse (stocked with crockery, pots and pans), swings, football nets, beauiful grassy lawns for running and rolling on and a huge indoor playroom full of toys, a tent, a ping-pong table etc. Perfect to occupy the early risers in the house! I think the photos don't do the house justice as they seem a little dark. In fact, it is a huge house with lots of natural light (360 deg view on the hilltop) and the decor is tasteful and in keeping with a house of this type.
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
Included in the price: weekly rental, electricity up to 300 KWH, water, hot water, local calls, change of linen, two hours cleaning for five days a week. The final cleaning is not included and cost € 100 per week. Discount for small group last minute bookings and in case of more than 1 week rental period.