Bella Vista

Beautifully decorated, charming, five bedroom stone farmhouse, with some of the finest views in Tuscany, overlooking the Val D'Orcia. From $4,960 per week

Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia Villa 10

Very cozy villa, with all services available, and some of the most wonderful views in Italy. The house has been totaly restored and remodeled by one of Italy's premier designers.

Bella Vista is a lovely ancient villa, surrounded by extensive grounds, set in one of Tuscany’s most poetic locations, among Val d’Orcia’s gentle hills and wide, colorful, valleys. The villa’s original rural architecture is perfectly preserved, and completed with state-of-the-art modern facilities. The whole property offers superb views of the surrounding verdant hillside, dotted by quaint towns and parish churches.

Attentively restored by the owner, an accomplished Italian interior designer, the villa shows personality, understated elegance and authentic rustic beauty in each detail, from the ancient stone kitchen counter to the cozy colorful rugs and warm furnishings. Facilities include a small, fully equipped country-style kitchen, WIFI connection, DVD and CD player.

Splendidly set atop the hills, thanks to its thick ancient walls and the fresh country breezes the Villa remains cool and comfortable in the summer, though it does not have air-conditioning.

The grounds are extensive, comprising 30 acres of private woods and a bountiful vegetable garden and orchard. The property boasts a gorgeous 12x6 meter swimming pool (boiler-heated), conveniently equipped with a covered picnic area, charming straw changing hut and fridge; the pool is splendidly positioned and offers spellbinding views of the famed Val d’Orcia landscape. An exquisite outdoor vine-sheltered paved terrace, with built-in barbecue, seats up to 16 guests for dreamy sunset drinks, sun-kissed lunches and memorable dinners parties.

Thanks to its striking location, it offers the privacy and full comfort of a “home away from home” as well as innumerable engaging sightseeing and activity options.

Basic supplies are always available for free, such as mineral water, spices vinegars, coffee, napkins, toile paper, soap, candles, olive oil, produce from vegetable garden, jams, honey, etc. Great cook available.

Because of the floorplan, fireplaces and cozy atmosphere, this villa also works out real well as an off season rental.

5 bedrooms/6 bathrooms 3,000 sq. ft.

Included in the Rental Price

  • Fluent English speaking check in rep welcoming the guests and showing them the house
  • General upkeeping of the premises
  • Final cleaning
  • Weekly bed and bath linen change for stays longer than one week.
  • House heating
  • Electricity & Gas
  • Water from the mains
  • Wi-Fi throughout the house
  • SAT TV (mainly in English)
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
  • Firewood supply for fireplaces & barbecue
  • Pool & hot tub heating through solar panels
  • Pool and garden maintenance
  • Parking facilities

Why makes this property special?

The fabtastic views directly over the Val d'Orcia. The house has been designed and is owned by one of Italy's top interior designers. and has been published in many leading design publications. The property is only a short drive or walk to Fonteverdi Tuscany in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, with its wonderful wine bar and restaurant. And lastly, the layout and design of the house with its Tuscan charm and fireplaces just make it so romantic, not only in the summer, but also in the cooler seasons. We also offer at this villa, as we do at all our Val d'Orcia properties, full concierge service. Advice, restaurant recomendations and reservations, tour and car bookings, etc. are just a local phone call away. And we have a great variety of cooks for your consideration, also.

Property Type
Tuscany-Southeast/Val D'Orcia
Special Selection
  • Best Value Property
  • Deluxe World Class Property
  • Our Favorites
  • Fantastic views
  • Outdoor pool

Ground Floor

Dining room, opening as well to outdoor dining area

Kitchen(electric oven, five burner stove, dishwasher and double door fridge with ice dispenser) and a large vine covered pergola on the terrace facing the valley.

Living room with fireplace and double doors that opens to the pergola terrace

Lobby opens to: guest bathroom(previously pig's stables with brick barrel vault ceiling)

Staircase leading to first floor

Twin bedroom; ensuite bathroom with tub and wall mounted shower

First Floor

Double bedroom(queen) with ensuite bathroom(tub and wall mounted shower with curtain) Master bedroom(king) with huge hearth, private balcony, dressing room, ensuite bathroom with tub, wall mounted shower and double sink. Small double bedroom up the stairs with ensuite bathroom(walk in shower) Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with walk in shower.


Heating swimming pool over looking the Val d'Orcia. Terracotta pavement, straw changing room, sheltered picnic area, second pergola, small fridge.

Outdoor dining area with grill; seating for 10 people.

Vegetable and flower garden, orchard and vine groves, 30 acres of private woodland surrounding the house.


We include conceirge services at this property.

The following services are available and to be paid on site:

Daily maid service, Grocery shopping, Cooking service, guided tours, driver, cycle rental, horse riding


$1650 refundable damage deposit to be held against valid credit card. Pool and hot tub heating is metered and charged at market price.


Nearest train station in Chiusi: 15 mins. Florence Airport: 1.5 hours, Rome Airport 2 hours, Pienza, Montepulciano, Sarteano: 15-20 mins., Restaurants: 5 minutes.

Recommended Local Restaurants

5 minute drive/25 minute walk

Monteverdi-Via di Mezzo Castiglioncello del Trinoro Tel. 0578 268 146 In this little village, there is a fine dining restaurant, Ormea, and a wine bar featuring lighter meals and 32 wines by the glass. All in a beutiful location with great views. Moderate prices.

10 minutes drive:

Bar Ristorante Dopolavoro-Strada della Vittoria, 90 - Località La Foce (SI) - Tel./ Fax: 0578/754025 Inexpensive

Santa Chiara-Via costa Santa Chiara 30 - 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578/265412 Regional food in a 15th century convent in the country. Moderate prices.

Within 20 minutes:

Osteria Da Gagliano-Via Roma 5, 53047 Sarteano Tel. 0578268022 Nice regional specialities. Inexpensive to Moderate prices.

Hostaria Il Buco-via Della Pace 39 53042 Chianciano Terme Tel. 057830230 Just below the old town centre in the upper part of the town stands this small establishment with a warm, family atmosphere. The menu offers typical Tuscan recipes, homemade pasta, mushrooms and truffles. Inexpensive to moderate prices.

I Salotti-località Querce al Pino, strada statale 146 53043 Chiusi Tel. 0578274407 One Michelin star. Creative. This excellent restaurant with an elegant ambience and just a few tables offers two tasting menus. One that focuses on Tuscan traditions (meat only) and another that is equally balanced between meat and fish dishes. Expensive.

La Frateria di Padre Eligio-Convento St. Francesco, Cetona Tel. 0578/238261 - 0578/238015 In a park, a medieval Franciscan monastery, managed by a community of former drug users, creative cuisine: mystical influences and tempting "sins" such as wine. Truly, one of the most beautiful, peaceful, and uplifting places that I have ever visited, and the food is exceptional. too. Expensive.

Castello Di Fighine-Localita Fighine 53040 San Casciano dei Bagni Tel. 0578 56158 One Michelin star. A dirt track leads to this magical spot, where a medieval castle offers views of the surrounding hills. Meals are served either in the attractive dining rooms or on the romantic wisteria covered terrace in fine weather. Fresh cuisine with a personal touch. Upper moderate pricing.




All year



Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.


Jan 09 - Apr 03 $4,960 Weekly

Apr 03 - May 15 $7,085 Weekly

May 15 - Jun 12 $9,068 Weekly

Jun 12 - Sep 04 $11,995 Weekly

Sep 04 - Oct 02 $9,068 Weekly

Oct 02 - Oct 30 $7,085 Weekly

Oct 30 - Dec 18 $4,960 Weekly

Dec 18 - Jan 08 $7,085 Weekly

If renting two or more weeks in mid season, those weeks following the first week will be priced as low season.


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