Villa Chic, a family rental in Tuscany

Italy Rentals

I’m constantly amazed by the effort and taste that people put in renovating old houses in Italy. There have been several examples on the blog recently and this led Angie to contact me and present her own place: Villa Chic.

Angie and her husband are French and they decided to create rental homes just like those they kept on looking for, years ago, when they fell in love with Tuscany.

A great location for culture and shopping!

Villa Chic is located 15 kilometres from the historic center of Cortona, in Tuscany which is between Siena and Arezzo.  It’s also not far from beautiful Umbria if you want to explore another region.

Recognising a true Parisian here, Angie points that there are many fashion outlet stores 40 minutes drive away (Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Ferragamo, Armani,Todd’s, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Dior, Burberry, Stella Mc Cartney, Alexander Mc Queen, Lanvin etc….. !!!!

The outside style of the buildings has been for the most part preserved but the inside has been entirely re-organised according to a minimalist and comfortable combination. The accommodations present design furniture mostly italian, as well as furniture designed by the owners.

The property offers 8 sleeps in 4 bedrooms, 3 in the house and 1 in the independent guest house, also with its own private pool. Both houses can be rented separately. All bedrooms have their own bathroom and air conditioning.

The whole garden is comprised of olive trees, cypresses, fig trees and rosmary, personalized with different kinds of stones.

Everything has been thought of to make your stay easier

I love that Angie had thought of providing pool towels and even a bathrobe.  There are also regular cleanings inside and out during your stay.  All of this is top notch service for a villa rental managed directly by the owners.

At least one high baby chair and one baby cot are available per each villa, for free (on request at the booking).

Additionally, they can offer an early check-in and a late check-out if it’s possible. Now, THAT is very rare!

The cancellation policy is however stricter than what I’ve seen before so do check it to see if that suits you.

You can see from the photos that a lot of love and care has been put in creating this house.  The garden will probably be more beautiful next year when plants have grown even more so do book thee this place for you and your family.


  • Sleeps 8 people in the main house (6) and guest house (2)
  • Rates are from 2300 Euros to 5500 Euros per week in high season depending on how many people come
  • Website
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  • Design furniture, fully equipped kitchen (induction cooktop, electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher) private swimming pool and furnished private terrace.
  • Private bathroom for each room.
  • Free wifi internet access.
  • Flat screen TV and Cable (national and international channels including news, music and cinema in OL)
  • Lounge area under the shade sail for up to 8 guests is on the east of the main house, and, turning its back to the south part of the house
  • Big terrace with shades and dining table for up to 8 people looks
  • Pool
  • Pool towels.
  • Daily cleaning of the terrace and private pool area.
  • 5 minutes from all services and 10 from highway, and less than one hour drive away from Florence, Siena, Montepulciano and Montalcino, Arezzo.
  • Closest Airports Perugia (65 km) and Florence (130 km).
  • At least one high baby chair and one baby cot are available per each villa, for free (on request at the booking).
  • Pets are not allowed


One Comment

  1. This property is beautiful! However, that was the only good thing about our stay. The hosts are very rigid and unkind. We were late on our check in, which was unfortunate (the hotel prior forgot to give us our passports so we had to go all the way back) We notified the owners all along the way and my Mother and brother had checked in earlier. But from the moment of our arrival we were met with extreme harshness. The owner, Angie, even threatened to call the police on us because of our late arrival. The hosts live on the property and are constantly around and watching, for example every morning at 6:30am they are racking and gardening.
    It was very uncomfortable! Because it was my Mothers 70th birthday we tried to make the best of it as we stayed the week.

    We asked if we could have a family member visit from Pisa, for lunch one day, and the hosts unfairly said no! The atmosphere at Villa Chic is very tense. We have two boys – ages 13 and 10- and they were so scared to touch anything. We actually bought cleaning products and spent a couple hours cleaning the whole house but that didn’t matter because the hosts were still upset by a broken glasses espresso cup.
    I have rented many properties with my family and we are honest and hard working people. But I have never been treated so poorly. I could never recommend this property to anyone. We did a walk through on the last day to make sure we would get our deposit back but as I feared the owners exaggerated and made up damages and kept our whole deposit of 800 euros!! I cannot recommend this property to anyone!!!

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