It might be hard to believe that this welcoming country villa began life over 500 hundred years ago as a working farmhouse, complete with livestock on the lower floors and living space upstairs for the family. For all its more recent refinements, Tuscany’s opulent agricultural heritage was created over the centuries in rugged homesteads like this, through the devoted work of many generations. Today a vegetable garden, olive grove and several fruit trees near the house are reminders of its long and fruitful past.
While the atmosphere of an earlier age lives on at Casa dell’ Ambra, the current owners have added all the comforts required for enjoying the updated version of Tuscan country life. Whitewashed walls, beamed ceilings and mellow tiles are complemented by choice antique pieces and sink-into sofas grouped around the imposing fireplace in the sitting room. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room, in the kitchen or on the shaded terrace outside, while upstairs, comfortable bedrooms and spotless bathrooms await at the end of the day.
Set on an upper terrace behind the house is a lovely heated pool with a stone waterfall and a large pergola. The views from here reach from Lago di Trasimeno in the east across to the lush hillsides to the west. Beyond this the road leads through the woods to the charming town of San Casciano, home to the elegant Fonteverde Spa, great restaurants, weekly market and boutique shopping – all the ingredients you could need for creating a memorable Tuscan vacation!
Our Favorite Things About this Villa
- Close to charming town with renowned spa, restaurants and all services.
- Spacious rooms with muted natural decor and custom furnishings.
- Garden with lawns and fruit trees leading to a small olive grove and woods.
About Your Hosted Villas Tuscany Vacation
After helping you decide which of our Tuscany villa rentals will fit your group best, your Experience Manager will begin the vacation planning process. By talking to you to get an understanding of everything you’re looking for in your Tuscany trip, your Experience manager will create an itinerary, personally customized for you. Whatever you desire in your Tuscany villa vacation, our team will arrange it: transportation, babysitters, cooking classes, birthday celebrations, private tours – the list goes on and on.
Once you arrive in Tuscany, your Hosted Villas experience begins when your Local Host takes over—our staff members who live, work and have a wealth of insider knowledge about Tuscany. Upon arrival at your luxurious Tuscany villa rental, you are greeted with a buffet of local treats and delicacies—the ideal way to relax after a long journey and kick off your vacation.
Our Local Hosts are what truly set us apart from the rest. They aren’t just the typical on-site concierges. They don’t just serve as tour guides. We think of our Local Hosts as so much more. Using the Tuscany vacation itineraries you created with your Experience Manager, our Local Hosts get to really know and build relationships with our guests so they can serve as more of a friend in the area. They are in essence your Tuscany guide, concierge, translator, trouble-shooter and guarantee that your Hosted Villas stay will be nothing short of brilliant, every time. Why just visit Tuscany, when you can truly experience it?
Restaurants, cafés, shops and thermal baths nearby in San Casciano dei Bagni (30 minute walk or 5 minute drive). Cetona and Chuisi are just 30 minutes while Montepulciano, Orvieto, Perugia, and Siena are about 45 minutes to an hour. Access to the autostrada (30 minutes) to Rome (2hrs) or Florence (2hrs).