Tuscany and Umbria,Tenuta di Merlo
3 Bedrooms   3 Bathrooms 8 Max Guests   Rustic Luxe

Villa with Sensational Views from a Large Infinity Pool!

"Spend hours taking in the sensational views from the large infinity pool!” - Reviewed by Lisa

With its distinctive stonework tower, the home is quite delightful and happily makes the quintessential rural retreat. The tower and home were cleverly built in 2013 on the site of a medieval tower. The design has a distinctly antique air which is only enhanced by the outstanding views of the spectacular undulating hills and valleys.

This is the ideal home away from home in the Umbrian countryside. Sit under the shade of a tree with a book, lounge in the large pool and soak up the nature that surrounds you. The house offers good spaces for indoor /outdoor living, quiet moments and get-togethers.

The dining room and bedrooms are in the tower. A stairway leads from the ground floor up three flights of stairs to 2 first-floor bedrooms and the second-floor bedroom with its private access to the rooftop sun terrace.

The décor throughout is country chic with plaid fabrics, natural linens and soft cottons all brought together in a warm welcoming package with low mellow-toned, wooden-beamed ceilings and terracotta floors.

Special Features

  • Large, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • Pool deck with drop-dead views of the surrounding hills and valleys
  • Lawns and gardens with mature olive trees
  • Completely private
  • Sun terrace on rooftop
  • A/C and heating
  • Excellent Wi-Fi

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedrooms are warm and cozy with sunny bedding and plenty of natural light. A Master Suite, conveniently located on the ground floor, offers garden access. The second Master on the top floor features a private staircase leading through a skylight window out to a private sun terrace.

Each bedroom features rustic pine, wicker and rattan furnishings and all have a rural charm that is hard to resist.

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – King-size bed. Opens to a shared garden patio with wonderful views. En-suite bathroom with bath/shower combo and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 4 – Two sets of bunk beds (4 Twins). En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

Mattress: ★★★★ Bedding: ★★★★Linens: ★★★★ Pillows: ★★★★ Towels: ★★★★
Sleeps 2 – Two Twin beds/King-size bed. Access to the rooftop terrace through a retractable glass ceiling. En-suite bathroom with shower and bidet.


Living Areas

The interior living and dining spaces are light and cozy with the soft stone of the tower as a warming backdrop. With sets of French doors opening up to the outside patio, the indoor/outdoor living and dining concept is easy and relaxing.

Large snuggly sofas and pine pieces finish the overall comfy living ambiance. This is a lovely home to use as a base for the multitude of sightseeing and activity options, not only on the estate but in the surrounding region as well. Or, stay for a week without moving – just soaking up the views and the beauty of the nature surrounding you.

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Indoor/outdoor living and dining
  • BBQ
  • Satellite TV in multiple languages
  • DVD player
  • iPod docking station
  • Excellent Wi-Fi

Rental Price Includes

  • Daytime concierge
  • Maid service (6 days/ week)
  • Gardening and pool service
  • Laundry once a week
  • Towel change midweek
  • Welcome hamper with coffee tea, olive oil, salt, sugar, bottled water

Know Before You Go

  • Wonderful terraces and patios and lawns
  • Stunning views and gardens
  • Washing machine and ironing facilities but no dryer.
  • Despite the rural location, the Wi-Fi coverage in all areas is excellent – including the pool and garden
  • Lots to do and see on the estate
  • We loved the restaurant delivery service
  • Very efficient on-site concierge
  • No safety deposit boxes
  • Estate roads are uneven and gravel – not suitable for sports, or very low cars
  • Sun to Sat bookings only during the high season. 
  • Additional costs for heating house and pool. 
  • 10 a.m. check-out; 4 p.m. check-in 
  • Additional fees apply and will be confirmed at time of booking depending on the final number of guests and level of concierge service required for your group.

Staff and Services

  • Daytime concierge
  • Maid service (6 days/ week)
  • Gardening and pool service
  • Pool and house heating ($)
  • Jacuzzi heating ($)
  • Shopping service ($)
  • Delivery charges for food delivery service ($)
  • Baby items ($)

Kids Services & Activities

  • Highchairs and cribs available

Pet Policy

  • Sorry, no pets allowed.

Activities Available On-Site or Nearby

  • Thermal baths, sightseeing, cooking classes, wineries, restaurants, antiquing, churches, monuments, walking, cycling

Additional Services ($€£)

  • Itinerary planning – pre and post-arrival
  • Round-trip airport transportation
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Babysitting services
  • Organizing car rentals
  • Booking tours, excursions and restaurant reservations.
  • Other services may be available – just ask!

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