Villa Toscana

Villa Toscana

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Property Details

Updated: Oct 1, 2014
Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Rejuvenate and relax in a lovely old world Tuscan villa 20 minutes from San Francisco. Private getaway was lovingly built with sophistication and elegant charm. Two story grand loggia with frescoed ceilings and pillars leads to large granite and tumbled tile Tuscan kitchen with sit-up bar, island, stainless steel appliances and gas cooking looking into mirrored dining room with fireplace. Sunroom with draped Moroccan sheers opens out onto large deck, cabana, outdoor cooking and covered dining area, pool, Jacuzzi and waterfall. Large living room with stone fireplace sits off entry loggia. Downstairs there are three bedroom suites with bathrooms in each finished in marble, travertine and stone. Full laundry downstairs. Marble and wrought iron stairs lead up to a large master suite with fireplace, view deck with cafe table and chairs, large walk in closet, and wonderful master bath. View jacuzzi bathtub, travertine, stone and marble glassed in sit down shower, double vanities, bidet and frescoed vaulted ceiling. Two zone heating and air conditioning. 2 car garage and additional parking. Villa is on one acre of Roman landscaping with fountains, flowers and trailing plants, cypress trees and a large flat lawned area- great for outdoor activities, intimate weddings and celebrations. Perfect executive rental or vacation escape. Minutes from downtown Lafayette and East Bay corridor. Close to restaurants and great shopping. 20 minutes to San Francisco; 1 hour to the wine country; 40 minutes to Silicon Valley. Quiet lovely villa close to everything and yet in a world by itself.

Villa Toscana is a perfect location for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners and showers. Get ready for your wedding in the villa and get married under the canopy at the pavilion up on top of the property. We can help you coordinate many of the details of your Villa wedding -- please email us.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Accept Credit Cards

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George, Yamanashi, Japan.

Reviewed on: 06/23/2013 for their stay in 02/2013

435992 - Tuscan Villa retreat 20 minutes from San Francisco

Our groups have stayed here twice, and I cannot say enough good things about this fabulous property and gracious owners. It is located very close to a quaint and charming old town ( Lafayette ) and a nice college town ( Moraga ), Bart service is nearby, and major freeways are within 5 minutes, but one is in a nice, private and secluded area. The house is great, the sunroom is great, the bedrooms are immaculate. It is like a huge Bed & Breakfast Inn, but with a fantastic hot tub and pool. Absolute highest recommendation! Advice: The driveway, of course, is private, so try to arrive here during daylight. Coming from Lafayette requires a very sharp right turn.
Feb 2013
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Villa Toscana
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088557
+1 9259471589
Lafayette The Bay Area
5

Perfect location, comfortable, elegant, quiet

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for a week, both as a vacation venue and the location for our wedding (40 people). Several other couples joined us from out of town, most of whom had never been to the San Francisco Bay Area.

The proximity to BART was perfect for the guests who wanted to shop in Walnut Creek or explore San Francisco. In the evenings we would all convene back at the house and share stories of our day's adventures.

Having individual bathrooms for each bedroom (plus a half bath in the entry) was perfect, and the options of indoor and outdoor spaces meant we were never on top of each other. The kitchen was a great space when we all decided to cook together.

The neighbor, MJ, prepared the flowers for our wedding and everything was stunning.

We would highly recommend Villa Toscana to anyone traveling with friends and/or family (although we'd kind of like to keep it a secret so that it is available when we want to go back).
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Toscana
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088557
+1 9259471589
Lafayette The Bay Area
5

Beautiful Magical retreat nestled amongst trees

  • 5 of 5
We had our wedding at villa Toscana and it was the absolute perfect venue for it! This house met and exceeded all of our needs and allowed us to have a magical and most special wedding! The pool area is perfect for cocktails and horsderves while the upper area nestled in trees was a perfect backdrop for our ceremony and dinner reception. The master suite and closet is to die for btw:). The owners are exceptionally helpful and lovely to work with. I wish I could do it all over again. Villa Toscana has a very special place in my heart and I think instrumental in making my wedding as mAgical as it was. Thank you so much for that experience.
Best regards
Kathy
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Toscana
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088557
+1 9259471589
Lafayette The Bay Area
5

Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5
This home is the perfect getway. We had a fun girls weekend. The house was the most perfect venue for my friends bridial shower. I would highly recommend this Villa to anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Toscana
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088557
+1 9259471589
Lafayette The Bay Area
Vallejo, CA
5

Perfect in every way - location and luxury!

  • 5 of 5
I was having the most difficult time trying to plan a getaway for the Labor Day Weekend and a celebration for my husband's 40th birthday. After tirelessly searching online for a quick vacation, I decided to try to find a location that was local, but that would be large enough to throw a get together for friends and family. Then I found this luxury villa in Lafayette, only 20 minutes from home, but secluded enough to feel to far from home. The grounds were fantastic - the sun room, the cabana in the backyard, the hot tub, the pool made for the most impressive party I have thrown to date - and I throw many a party. My friends and family commented that I took it to a whole new level with this venue. The bedrooms are laid out like a bed and breakfast. We stayed upstairs while the kids each had their own bedrooms downstairs. The layout provided a lot of privacy. Dan met us to hand over keys and went over all the details and was just so friendly. Carole was always available via email to answer my questions before, during and after the stay. We will definitely be back here and we plan to make it a summer destination every year.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Toscana
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088557
+1 9259471589
Lafayette The Bay Area
The Netherlands
5

Fantastic House & Location

Fantastic House & Location
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Villa Toscana in July 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful, nicely decorated and spacious. The pool and hot tub are lovely with good sun/shade balance providing a very relaxing environment. In addition, the location in Lafayette provides for a perfect living environment. Life around Villa Toscana was for us one of the highlights of our stay in the Bay area.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Toscana
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7088557
+1 9259471589
Lafayette The Bay Area
Japan
5

Wonderful, Absolutely Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5
A repeat experience. The house seems large, but it is even bigger when one enters. The kitchen is quite functional, with a center counter to prepare vegetables and such. The living room also feels bigger than it is, nice and spacious, and opens out into a solarium which is also quite spacious and which is the gateway to the really nice pool and fantastic hot tub. The rooms are most quaint, with luxurious beds, and the extra-cushy towels made it a joy to come out of the showers.

Lafayette is a most charming town, well worth walking around in, and only a few minutes by car from the home. The Pizza Antica had the best pizza and calzone that I have had since the early years of Chez Panisse, and with Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Mt. Diablo Market, and Safeway all within a mile of each other downtown, shopping is a joy. On the back side, the college town of Moraga is about 3 minutes away, with the old theater and the incomparable pies at Nation's Hamburgers.

Less than 30 minutes away west is Oakland's Chinatown, not anywhere as touristy nor Americanized as the versions in the City. Oakland is also famous for the abundance of what is referred to as "Black BBQ", and standouts such as Phat Matt's and Everett & Jones among many are easy to get to. The Rockridge Market Hall is sort of a mini-Ferry Building, with gourmet items from all over the world.

Going east about 30 minutes away, the newly-opened Paragon Outlets of Livermore offers the only Prada outlet store in the USA and is probably the most exclusive outlet around. The nearby Ranch 99 Asian Market is a nice alternative.

Southwards about an hour away is the immense Great Mall of the Bay Area, and all the attractions of the South Bay and Silicon Valley. A little further is Santa Cruz and still further is Monterrey and Carmel.

The huge Vacaville Outlets are about 45 minutes northeast, Napa Valley is about the same due north, and the Sonoma coast and valley are northwest.

In short, this house is smack in the middle of anything that one can possibly want to do, and this centralized location along with the inherent charms will entice you to lengthen your stay, and come back again and again!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Enjoy the beautiful villa; go into town for dinners or shopping. Take the Bart to San Francisco or drive in -- 20 minutes. Walnut Creek is less than 10 minutes away with several hundred fine restaurants and the best shopping in the East Bay. Or play golf, go hiking, biking -- loads of outdoor trails and great weather to enjoy them.

See more of the villa at the Homeaway or VRBO sites.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $550 - $700

    Weekly Rate: $3400 - $3700

    Monthly Rate: $11000 - $11500


  • Peak Season: May-November Rates: Minimum 2 night stay - $700 per night wkend rates. $600per nite mid week stays. $3700 weekly rate. $11,500 month.

    Off Season: December-April Rates: Minimum 2 night stay - $650 per night wkend rates. $550 per nite mid week stays. $3400 weekly rate. $11,000 month.
    For stays of less than one week, $200 cleaning fee applies. For event pricing, please contact owners.
    Thanksgiving/Christmas and New Years - minimum one week stay at Peak Season rates.
    Security Deposit: $500 - Totally Refundable.
    Events: Please contact us for information about larger celebrations/weddings, etc. Event pricing applies.
    Minimum Adult Age to rent: 24
    Tax Rate: 9.5%
    Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Luxury
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Half Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Notes:

  • Pool, jacuzzi, 4 bedrooms, 4-1/2 baths; quiet secluded elegant Tuscan villa getaway. Rejuvenate and relax in a wonderful sophisticated villa. Close to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, stores and restaurants. Hike, bike, visit the wine country: everything is within a short drive.
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