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.
There is 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.
The swimming pool site is a short walk up a beautiful garden path. It is out of site 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 sun sets.
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.