La Cima is designed to function as both as a laid back bed and breakfast and as a villa rental. Renting the full property is really best for a group of friends of families traveling together. Unlike most villa rentals in Tuscany, however, La Cima comes with a full range of services. There is a daily maid service and daily breakfast. There is access to a gourmet private chef and to the owners personal wine cellar. The property offers WiFi and Satellite TV, and held GPS devices, mountain bikes, personal laundry and daily access to English speaking concierges to help arrange any and all activities and meals.
The property sleeps sixteen adults and several children comfortably. There are seven double rooms in the main house and one suite in a stand alone stone cottage about fifteen meters away from the main house. Aditinallay there are two cots for infants and two fold out twin beds for small children.
The totally new kitchen is outfitted with professional appliances and is designed as the center of the loft-like main common area downstairs. There is a long wood table for dining, a record player with the owner’s personal collection of classic LPs and a flat screen television in front of an oversized designer sofa. Upstairs, there is a second common area in front of a large open fireplace. High-speed wireless internet is available throughout the building.
The property itself sits on a four acre property surrounded by rolling sheep pasture and grain fields. There is a 36 square meter infinity swimming pool with infinity edge facing west across the wide valley, a hot tub with Jacuzzi jets, and a covered dining pergola for outdoor dining and relaxing. There is also a bocce court with a fantastic view. Your nearest neighbors are only sheep, so there are no noise restrictions on late night parties!
Daily breakfast is provided free of charge. Our full time gourmet chef is available for all shopping and meals. Lunches are dinners are charged at a flat rate of 20 Euros and 40 Euros per person not including wine. The chef is also available cooking instruction and we have a full wine list with a range from affordable local wines all the way up to hard to find older vintages of top Brunellos and Supertuscans.
The house is situated midway between Florence and Rome and just south of Siena is the Val d’Orcia, near the renaissance gem of Pienza, the medieval hot springs of Bagno Vignoni, and the wine capitals of Montalcino and Montepulciano. Named a UNESCO Heritage site in 2004, the Val d’Orcia is the quintessential, unspoiled Tuscany of golden pastures, cypress trees and walled hill towns where “The English Patient”, parts of “Gladiator” and “Under the Tuscan Sun” were filmed. Right in the heart of this countryside, but a close drive to these hill towns and Siena, La Cima is a sophisticated new retreat that is a hybrid between an elegant private villa and stylish country inn, where laid back luxury, privacy and personal attention are the primary focus.
The four acre property features outdoor dining areas, an infinity pool overlooking the valley and spacious guestrooms with sweeping views, modern furnishings, air-conditioned guest rooms and luxurious linens. Free internet access.