Italy / Tuscany
Villa Alba, a carefully restored stone farmhouse, is nestled in a quiet position among trees and lavender plants on a hillside in Southern Tuscany’s unspoiled Val d’Orcia region.
Villa Alba is the perfect retreat for sophisticated travelers seeking peaceful relaxation surrounded by postcard perfect views. The estate provides excellent, hotel grade services and amenities including spa, culinary school, restaurants, winery, fitness center, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, golf, and extensive gardens.
The exquisite views of the estate, farmland, and countryside below are typical of this particularly picturesque region of Tuscany. Guests enjoy modern luxuries while relaxing in complete peace.
Castiglion del Bosco is an age-old Tuscan estate. Its vineyards, fields, woods, farmhouse villas and ancient church bear witness to the care and attention of generations of farmers, landowners, artists and architects.
The estate lies within the confines of the Val d'Orcia, an undulating landscape known for its enchanting beauty and seductive juxtaposition of colors and textures. Deep green in spring and golden in fall, this gentle land is also rich in art and culture. Carefully preserved ancient sites, dating back to the Etruscan era, blend in with art from the Medieval and early Renaissance periods. The area is also famous for its agriculture. The vineyards of the Val d'Orcia, including Castiglion del Bosco's own, produce one of the most coveted Italian red wines, Brunello di Montalcino, and its younger sibling, Rosso di Montalcino.
In addition to their deep-rooted appreciation for art, history, food and wine, Tuscans are great sports enthusiasts and Castiglion del Bosco offers ample opportunities to live the Tuscan outdoor life to the full. Though a recent arrival, the 18-hole championship-standard Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club is already being ranked among the finest in Italy by golfing professionals. The extensive wooded hills and valleys on the vast estate provide endless scope for trekking, mountain biking, nature walks and hunting with the resident game warden. Fly fishing, horseback riding and hot-air ballooning are also among the activities offered on site.
From Castiglion del Bosco, all of Tuscany is within easy reach.
Wood beamed ceilings and terracotta floors throughout are a reminder of the loving restoration of this quaint, typically Tuscan farmhouse. The kitchen is filled with natural light and fully equipped with professional grade appliances. Hand painted tiles and stainless steel oven and stove area are a perfect example of Villa Alba’s modern rustic décor.
- Large living room decorated in comforting earth tones with red and rust accents with fireplace
- Flat screen LCD TV, and two plush couches
- Large dining table with seating for six
- Guest bathroom
- Two Bedrooms
- One Bedroom
The guest house opens onto a large, covered stone patio with wrought iron dining table and chairs seating up to six. The manicured lawn full of lavender plants slopes down to a rectangular heated swimming pool with roman steps surrounded with beautiful natural stone, potted plants, and plenty of cushioned lounge chairs for sun bathing. Bathroom for guest’s use while using pool.
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Sleeps 6 People
Flat screen TV in living room and bedrooms
Heated swimming pool
iPod Docking Station
Laundry facility at guests’ disposal
Bedroom DetailsBedroom 1 - Master bedroom with king sized four poster bed is decorated with warm taupe and red accents. Walk-in closet and flat screen TV. En-suite marble bathroom with double sinks and spacious glass enclosed stall shower
Bedroom 2 - Twin bedroom with flat screen TV and en-suite bathroom with double sinks, tub and shower connects to a small office with desk
Bedroom 3 (Guest House - Ground Floor): King bedroom features gold and brown hues with blue and green accents. Sofa with lots of throw pillows, flat screen TV, en- suite bathroom with double sinks, tub and shower
Pool DetailsRectangular heated swimming pool with roman steps
Staff and ServicesFinal cleaning
Daily morning housekeeping service for two hours
Daily turn down service
Welcome buffet dinner (on a 7-night stay)
Welcome Tuscan groceries upon arrival
Newspaper app for Android and Apple devices
Pastry basket delivered to the Villa daily
Free use of sauna and steam bath at Spa, private heated infinity pool, fitness center, bocce and tennis courts upon reservation
Kids Club on the estate and kids activities
Staff and Services (at additional cost)Additional housekeeping
Chef service available
Butler service available
HB supplement available on premises
In Villa dining services upon request
Babysitting service available
Spa services available
Spa Menu for In-Villa treatments available
Location DetailsBuonconvento 15 minutes
Montalcino - 15 minutes
Siena - 1 hour and 10 minutes
Florence - 2 hours and 10 minutes
Rome - 3 hours
Villa NotesElectricity, A/C, heating, and water are included
Flexible arrival days are available on request
Landing available at on-site helipad
Non smoking villa
mportant note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.
|Travel Dates||Bedrooms||Min. Night Stay||Nightly Rates|
January 01, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Rates are on Request
|3||3||Rates available upon request|
|USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.|
Tax Service Charge DetailsCity Tax (may vary without prior notice): €3.50 per person/per day for a maximum of 4 days – Children under 12 are exempt Additional bed: for children under 12, first and second additional beds are free of charge. For 12 and older, each extra bed is €150, breakfast included
Security Deposit Details
Credit card authorization upon arrival.
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