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Villa Maximus is a magnificent Tuscan country house, located in arguably the most picturesque setting of Italy – the Val d’Orcia area of Tuscany. The setting is ripe with the astonishing rolling hills and the wine country that Tuscany is so well known for.
Set on a wonderfully private piece of land, this area was the exact setting for the Oscar winning movie The English Patient and the breathtaking panoramic countryside scenes from the Gladiator.
Here you are in an area rich with the best that Tuscany has to offer as you are set in a superbly strategic location. This is some of the best driving and sightseeing country around. You have amazing areas all through the Val d'Orcia (Pienza, world-famous for its town and cheeses, Montalcino & Montepulciano, arguably Italy’s most important wine territory) all between a 15 and 30 minutes drive. The drive through Acquapendente & Pitigliano are some of the most beautiful in Italy, period. Siena is certainly a day trip, San Quirico d'Orcia, a beautiful little nook of a town is only 15 minutes away, Lake Bolsena is near, even Orvieto is only an hour away. Arezzo & Cortona are only an hour and 15 mins away and Perugia, 90 minutes. Here, you are in sightseeing heaven.
This is also Golfer’s and Spa enthusiast’s dream location. You have the luxury of Italy’s two premier Spa’s no more than 30 kilometres away as is the Val di Chiana Golf Club (9 holes). The Lamborghini Panicale Golf Club (9 holes) is 50 minutes and the 18-hole Perugia Golf Club just a little bit over an hourish. Simply stated, this is THE perfect rental property.This property was purchased in the last decade of the 20th Century and underwent a total renovation. Owned by a renowned interior designer, the villa is a beautiful stone-brick building and the vast majority of the furniture and amenities are conceptualized, designed, and manufactured by the owners themselves. In fact, most of the home decor and furnishings – from the handmade soaps and olive oils, to the embroidered towels and bathrobes, to the dining table – can be purchased from an interior design catalogue.
The entrance to the property brings you up a private driveway, through a large, iron gate, and into a parking area that can easily park 4 vehicles. The driveway continues to the back of the villa where there is another parking area for another several cars.
The Villa can be entered through several access points, but the main entrance to the property faces west and takes you along its wonderful garden filled with lettuces and vegetables that can be picked and used during your stay.
The Villa is a two-story building, with the ground floor encompassing the main entertainment area: living room with several couches and various seating areas, a reading room with a large fireplace and large, leather reading chairs, the dining room, with a great, rectangular wood table for up to 14 people. The main entertainment area on the ground floor is a large, open space, divided into various areas, allowing the group to all be together or independent, as they prefer.
The dining room bleeds into a spectacular Tuscan kitchen equipped with all the modern comforts, but keeping the aesthetic of what you would both want and expect in a Tuscan property. There is an open fire grill wonderful for cooking meats and fish, an 8-range stovetop, a large, double oven, and as if that were not enough, an external wood fire grill area as well.
There is a lovely external, covered dining area facing the back garden off that extends outside, off of the main, internal dining area as well as a half bath off of the dining area.
The first of the 6 bedrooms is a suite, located off of the main living room on the ground floor. The bedroom enjoys a separate, small study and living room area, while the bedroom enjoys a large double bed, hidden closet area, and full bathroom with shower.
The second through fifth bedrooms are located on the second floor. The first is a lovely, large suite with a rainfall shower, a separate bathtub, a king size bed, and the most amazing panorama available.
The second and third are in a large suite, sharing a common living room with a beautiful fireplace and flat-screen T.V. The first bedroom is a double and the second a twin, both with en-suite bathrooms with showers.
The fifth bedroom , also on the second floor, is a double with en-suite bath with shower. The sixth and final bedroom is a dependence with a double bed and en-suite bathroom, located next to the external dining area in the back garden.
The external area of the property is absolutely breathtaking. There is a large (52 foot x 16.5 foot) heated, infinity pool and a lovely 8 x 8 foot Jacuzzi overlooking the rolling hills. The pool deck is dotted with sun lounge chairs for comfortable reading and relaxing. The main patio terrace of the house has several seating areas, covered and uncovered, with chairs, large daybeds, and Tuscany all around.
Extra services: The property has its own solar panel heating system for both, pool and hot tub. Extra heating through dedicated boilers will be charged following real propane consumption at actual market price. Pertaining costs will be settled at departure.
Nearest towns: Contignano (5 min), Pienza (15 min), San Quirico d’Orcia (15 min), Montecatini Termi (15 min), Montepulciano (20 min), Montalcino (35 min) Nearest train station is Chiusi (25 minutes) and nearest airports are Rome and Pisa (2 hrs), Florence (90 mins), Perugia (1 hr)
€ 2,500 fully refundable damage deposit required
TV cable or satellite
cook included or available
maid included or available