The Small Castle

The Small Castle

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 5 Sleeps

The Small Castle is a little piece of heaven in the heart of Cortona’s historic centre.

Medieval in its origins, this romantic stone house offers all the modern comforts and more. The ground floor comprises living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen. A large fireplace heightens the Tuscan style of the interior furnished with antiques and contemporary furniture. A separate space under the stairs accommodates a powder room cum storage. Located on the first floor are a spacious double bedroom, a charming drawing room and a bathroom. The top floor features a twin bedroom (extra bed available upon request) with an en suite bathroom. The amenities include free Internet, Sky satellite TV, dishwasher, washing machine and an independent heating system. A short walk from Cortona’s museums, monuments, theatres, shops and restaurants, Casa Celeste offers peace and quiet of a medieval enclave with its Roman and Etruscan roots.

The owners’ other rental property is the Arch, a short walking distance (150 m) from Casa Celeste.

A municipal tax of € 2,0 per person per day (up to 4 days) is not included

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  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet

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The Small Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011895
0039 0575 603933
Cortona Cortona area
Atlanta, GA. USA
5

Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
Casa Celeste has been our home away from home for 3 weeks. It is spacious, comfortable, well decorated, and has made our time in Cortona the perfect holiday. For those who wish to cook, the kitchen is well equipped. There is a washing machine for your laundry needs, and a television. The location is close to an entrance to the wall that surrounds the city and parking if you rent a car. Cortona is relatively small, but the Little Castle is close to the main piazza, Della Repubblica, stores, and restaurants.
If two couples are traveling together the layout would provide privacy as the bedrooms are on separate floors and each have a full bathroom. There are also two sitting areas.
The landlords could not be more welcoming and helpful. They provided us with information about the town and surrounding area, where to eat, shop, took us to a local vineyard for wine, olive oil and vinegar, and brought fresh linens as we needed them.
Casa Celeste in a 5 star accommodation!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Small Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011895
0039 0575 603933
Cortona Cortona area
Tampa, Florida
5

At Home in Cortona

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this place exceeded our expectations. The property, the interior, and the furnishing are beautiful, comfortable, and immaculately maintained. I love to cook, and the kitchen was perfect for testing my skills on more than a few Tuscan dishes. But if you don't want to cook while on vacation, you'll find so many wonderful restaurants within a short walk from the castle's front door. Five of us stayed for 12 days and never felt crowded. The two-and-a-half bathrooms have every modern convenience.
Best of all were our gracious hosts...the owners, Fernanda and Carlo. Their recommendations for dining and local sightseeing were perfect.
While I travel to Italy almost every year, and have stayed in some luxury hotels, Cortona and this property made this my best trip ever; AND the rates are an incredible value.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Small Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011895
0039 0575 603933
Cortona Cortona area
hinton
5

A dream come true!

  • 5 of 5
This is a perfect little place for so many reasons. Upon arrival we thought this place is even nicer than in the pictures! We fell in love with "casa celeste"(that is its name) and were sad this would be home for only a week.
Within walking distance one can find all one needs or wants : Baker for breads and pastries, butcher for fresh ham. Fresh pasta shop with homemade sauces and antipasti: all at very reasonable prices. Of course wine shops, restaurants, shopping and even a Museum. This was important to us since we did not want to rent a car.

We made a day trip to Montepulciano! Yes it can be done: bus to Camucia at 8:40 or 9:10(might say Arezzo but ask) Train to Chiusi at 9:33 or 10:33 Then bus to Montepulciano. Make sure you start heading home around 3h30 as the bus ride back will take around an hour. Buy your bus tickets in advance at a Tabachi. On the return train ride make sure you are on the right train! Two trains come at the same time but one does not stop in Camucia. you need the regionale.
We were a bit worried about extra heating costs, but we found it very fair and reasonable.
The house comes prepared for all your needs. Not a thing is missing. Free internet came in handy in the middle of the night when we suffered from jet lag. The two beddrooms are set in such a way that privacy is assured if you are considering travelling with another couple. There is also an extra bathroom (toilet and sink)downstairs for added comfort.
Last but not least, our gracious hosts were very kind and helpful.
This place is a winner!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
The Small Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011895
0039 0575 603933
Cortona Cortona area
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
5

A perfect week

  • 5 of 5
My family of 3 boys and my wife enjoyed a magical week in Cortona this month and Casa Celeste was central to our stay. Lorenzo, Fernanda and Carlo were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed bumping into them throughout town during our stay. The "castle" feels exactly like that with it's own well indoors, thick stone walls, and some etruscan ruins in the alley next door if you are lucky enough to get a tour. The location was perfect...quiet yet close to everything including parking just outside of "the wall". Both this rental and the town of Cortona are optimal to take advantage of everything Tuscan or Umbrian as we took many day trips to surrounding towns, vineyards and attractions, comfortably getting back "home" for a great dinner, gelato, and nighttime fun in the piazza. Could not recommend this location enough and look forward to future visits. Thank you Lorenzo, Fernanda & Carlo!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Small Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011895
0039 0575 603933
Cortona Cortona area
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
5

Perfect location and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived in Cortona the 1st week of October hoping to avoid the tourist season. Doug turned to me and said "this is the most beautiful place we've ever been!". After Lorenzo met us and drove us to Casa Celeste, we were simply awestruck. This wonderful townhome is perfectly situated in Cortona proper so we could walk to the Piazza, local restaurants and shops in a matter of minutes. The owners came to greet us that evening and they were so kind and truly devoted to making sure their accommodation was to our satisfaction. It felt like you stepped back in time 500 yrs. yet, every modern convenience was provided. We had trouble with our rental car and Carlo went out of his way to make calls on our behalf. The sounds of gentle church bells rang each morning and the sunrise called us to walk to overlook the gorgeous Tuscan valley. We could have gone sightseeing from Florence to many other places, but we just stayed right there all week. The Saturday market brought great deals on everything Italian made. If you choose to stay in Casa Celeste. While other tourists have to drive down the winding roads from Cortona, you'll be relaxing in your well appointed home enjoying a glass or two of the "vino de locale". Don't forget to sign the guest book, we gave it to them, so wrote the first review. Take a walk back in time and breathe in the glorious Tuscan landscapes at Casa Celeste! 5 *'s!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Small Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011895
0039 0575 603933
Cortona Cortona area
Monroe, Ct , USA
5

The Small Castle in Cortona, Italy

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at the small Castle in Cortona after getting directions and getting helplessly lost. Our guide found us outside the gates of the city and guided us to it. When we walked through the doors, we were very excited. The place is beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen is servicable and unique. There is a washer and dishwasher as well. Being inside the city was quite helpful as you can walk anywhere in Cortona from the small Castle. I thoroughly recommednd this place to anyone who wishes to visit Cortona.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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  • Nightly Rate: €80 - €120

    Weekly Rate: €480 - €580

    Monthly Rate: €0 - €0


  • High season: March 30 -April 06; June 08 – September; December 22 – January 05, 2014
    €580.00 per week

    Mid season (and Other dates) : April 27 – June 07; September 08 – November 02; €480.00 per week;
    Discounts for monthly rentals.


    Heating and firewood are not included. Internet (Windows or Mac, Flat, 24hours, ADSL High Speed, Wi-Fi) is included.

Amenities

Property Type

  • townhome

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Suitability

  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • Downtown

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
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