Il Rifugio offers the ultimate in privacy. It is rented by the owners to individual parties. There are no nearby neighbors, apartments, or other guests in the house. The villa is constructed in the traditional old style with stone walls inside and out. The ceilings are made with large chestnut beams and terra-cotta bricks. The floors are terra-cotta tile.
Inside, you will find all the modern conveniences with a large fully equipped gourmet kitchen that includes a fireplace, walk-in pantry, dishwasher, a professional stove with gas burners and 2 electric ovens, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, American coffee machine and plenty of pots, pans and utensils. There are eleven rooms plus five and one half bathrooms and three fireplaces. The five bedrooms have in suit bathrooms with walk-in showers and hair driers. The first and second floor have spacious sitting rooms. Also on the first floor is a formal dining room, an elegant but cozy living room with a wood-burning stove and a bathroom.
The house will comfortably accommodate up to ten people with the possibility of an eleventh person in a den. There is Internet access throughout the house and the surrounding gardens. Every room has at least one US electrical wall plug nearly eliminating the need for adapters but we still have adapters if necessary.
The swimming pool site is a short walk up a beautiful garden path. It is out of sight of the house and offers privacy and magnificent views in a comfortable garden environment. The pool site also has a shade structure that is a perfect spot for having lunch or evening cocktails with spectacular sunsets.
There is a building a few steps from the kitchen that we call the cottage. It has a laundry room and a bedroom with a separate entrance and an in-suite bathroom with a shower. Two of the bedrooms in the main house have fixed king-size beds and the other three bedrooms can be configured with twin beds or with one king-size bed. Outside the kitchen, you will find a barbecue and pizza oven. There are several outdoor spaces for eating or relaxing with plenty of garden furniture.
Upon arrival, guests will find a thoroughly clean house, complete with fresh towels, soap, bed linens, robes, pool towels, and basic supplies. Additional maid service during the week can be arranged at a minimal cost depending on the number of guests. We can also help to arrange private tours, dinners, wine or olive oil tasting, etc. All utilities and final cleaning are included in the rental price. Wine can also be made available for your convenience; the cost of consumed wine should be paid at the end of your stay.