Tuscany: Regina Bella
Dreamy Views, Wonderfully Convenient Location
- Name: Regina Bella
- Sleeps: 13 + 4
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 7
- Price: From €2800 - €7300/ week
Tuscany Villa of your Dreams
A large and gracious Tuscan villa with all the amenities including a swimming pool and air conditioning. The property is easy to reach on paved roads and is close to the charming town of Montecatini Terme, known for its spas, music festival and activities for the whole family. In the quiet lands of Tuscany, it overlooks rolling hills of olive groves and woods of chestnuts and oaks. It is on a hill and on a paved road with easy-to-navigate curves.
For larger groups it can be rented together with the neighboring villa, Regina Alta.
Within a few minutes drive are Montecatini Terme and Monsummano Terme. Terme means "baths" in Italian as the area is famous as a retreat for Italians through the ages for the many natural thermal spas, the waters of which are believed to have curative and restorative powers.
The location is ideal for exploring the region. Montecatini Terme and Monsummano Terme are a short drive and have restaurants, grocery stores, shops, bakeries.
Enjoy day excursions to Florence by car or train. A benefit is the ease of taking the train from Montecatini Terme directly to Florence, about a 1 hour train ride.
Not to be missed is Montecatini Alto, the tiny village above Montecatini Terme that can be reached by an old fashioned funicular (cable car) that slowly makes is way up, up, up the very steep mountainside as you enjoy looking down at Montecatini Terme below. This is a particularly unique and fun outing with children. Wander around Montecatini Alto, shop and relax in the sunny piazza for a meal at one of the restaurants in the piazza.
For fancier fare and equally amazing views, a short drive or about a 45 minute hike is La Foresteria restaurant perched at the top of Monsummano Alto where you can savor fine Tuscan cuisine and spectacular views over the valley.
There are many other interesting hikes in the area as well as wineries, wine shops, countryside restaurants, olive mill where fresh olive oil is pressed during the fall harvest season and a leather factory. Plenty to do year-round but in summer especially there are many local fairs and antiques markets within a 30-60 minute drive. From mid-July to mid-August there is the a nightly Puccini Opera Festival in Torre del Lago (45 minute drive), along the beautiful lakeside shores of Puccini's hometown, also home to the Puccini museum.
The views from the property are spectacular, stretching out over the valley overlooking Montecatini Terme.
The property has a large garden with well-maintained lawn and shrubs. It sits among olive groves and historic farmlands.
The pool will provide many hours of enjoyment during the summer.
The property is large, allowing plenty of room and separation for your party.
On the ground floor, there is space for everyone, two living room/lounges, a TV room and a billiards room make this a comfortable and inviting home year round.
There are two dining rooms, one seats 16 and the other that seats 8. There is a large kitchen with another dining table, it is well equipped for cooking and dining. A second, smaller, kitchen is also fully equipped.
The house if fully modernized but has retained charming original rustic aspects harmonious with the countryside and enhanced by many pieces of antique furniture.
One the first floor there is a lounge and a TV room each with a sofa bed that can accommodate 2 people each.
There are 7 Bedrooms, all located on the second floor. Windows have screens.
Bedroom 1: The yellow bedroom has a king size bed. En suite bathroom has bath with shower, sink, toilet, bidet.
Bedroom 2: The green bedroom has a king size bed. En suite bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, bidet.
Bedroom 3: The pink bedroom has a king size bed. En suite bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, bidet.
Bedrooms 4 & 5: Blue bedroom with king size bed. En suite bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, bidet. Spiral staircase in bedroom to open upper loft with a single bedroom.
Bedroom 6: Triple bedroom with 3 single beds.
Bedroom 7: Single bed.
On the first floor there are two bathrooms each with a shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
On the second floor the four king-bedded bedrooms have en suite full bathrooms. 1 with shower over tub, 3 with showers.
A separate bathroom on the second floor has a shower over tub and is shared by the bedroom with 3 single beds and the single bedded room.
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Property and area amenities
|Location||Montecatini Terme, Monsummano Terme|
|Bedrooms||7 bedrooms: 3 with king size beds, 1 with king size bed + an upper loft bedroom with 1 single bed, 1 with 3 single beds (two may be joined to form a king), 1 with two singles that can be joined and 1 with 1 single bed. 2 sofa beds on ground floor in TV room & lounge room.|
|Bathrooms||7 full bathrooms: 2 with shower over tub, 3 with showers on second floor. 2 on ground floor with showers.|
|Mobility||Two story, 16 steps between floors plus several additional internal steps in several bedrooms.|
|Size||5380 sq ft, 500 m2|
|Outlook||Views of Montecatini, Monsummano Alto, Tuscan hills|
|Hairdryer||Yes, in all bathrooms. Hair curler|
|Dining||2 dining rooms. 1 seats 16, the other seats 6|
|Kitchen||Main kitchen with table for 8, fireplace, pizza oven, refrigerator with ice maker, stove, microwave, dishwasher, espresso machine, toaster. Second kitchen with table for 6, refrigerator, oven, stove, dishwasher. Barbecue outside. Lavazza machine for espresso. Sterilizer for baby bottles.|
|Laundry||Washer, dryer, iron, ironing board|
|Utilities||Electricity included Not included: Air conditioning and heat. See price page for details. Each room has its own controls so you can best control.|
|Transport||Car and driver with advance arrangement, request a quote.|
|Crib||Crib and highchair with advance arrangement|
|Recreation||Golfing, horseback riding, hiking, wine tasting, thermal baths and spas, cooking and art courses, paragliding are all nearby. Children's Corner with slippery dip on property|
|Entertainment||TV receives a few English language news channels.Netflix. Bluetooth speakers. Billiard room|
|Internet||High speed WiFi (30 MB downloading, 3 MB uploading) USB plug for charging smartphones,iPad,PC etc in all bedrooms and in the lounge room|
|Linens||Included. Extras upon request, price on price page.|
|Family||Yes. Babysitting: With advance arrangement. Request a quote. Paid on-site.|
|Cleaning||Midweek cleaning with towel change included. Final cleaning paid on-site. Price on price page.|
|Cook||Yes with advance arrangement, request a quote.|
|Parking||Yes free parking|
|Safety||Alarm system. Hotel-style safe in some wardrobes.|
|Security Deposit||Paid in cash on check in. Price on price page.|
|Pool||Yes. Pool is in service mid-April to mid-October. Pool is not fenced, families with young children please take note. Acoustic alarm around pool perimeter. Pool towels provided. 6x12 meters and depth of 1.40 meters.|
|Grocery shopping||Pre-arrival grocery shopping with advance arrangement. Service fee plus cost of groceries paid on-site.Pool towels provided. Acoustic alarm around the pool.|
|Hair dresser, beautician, masseuse||On-site services with advance arrangement. Paid on-site.|
|Transfer & Auto Rental||Rental car delivery service to the villa can be arranged with ample advance notice. You may also include chauffeur service from Florence, Pisa and Bologna airports to the villas. Please request a price quote.|
|Supplies||2 rolls of toilet paper for each bathroom, hand soap, detergent for the washing machine and dishwasher, cleaning material and absorbent paper for the kitchen, rubbish bags, coffee, tea, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar and charcoal for the barbeque, together with lighting fluid. Smoke detectors on each floor and carbon monoxide detectors. Fire extinguisher and fire blanket, two professional emergency kits (in villa and beside the pool)|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
2019 Weekly Price
2020 Weekly Price
Jun 13 - Aug 29
May 02 - Jun 13
Aug 29 - Sep 26
Sep 28 - Oct 26
Dec 21 - Jan 05 2020
Apr 04 - May 02
Sep 26 - Oct 31
Dec 19 - Jan 09 202
Oct 26 - Dec 21
Jan 11 - Apr 04
Oct 31 - Dec 19
Minimum price is for 1 week. Rentals are Saturday/Saturday during High and Mid-Season. Please inquire for your dates for other seasons.
Included in Price:
- -- "Welcome basket" that includes:
- Light arrival dinner of pasta with our chef's homemade pasta sources, pasta, salad, bread and Parmesan cheese with Chianti wine.
- Continental breakfast with toasting bread, croissants, marmalade, cereal, honey, butter, fruit juice, coffee, milk, tea, sugar and water.
- -- Electricity
- -- 3 hours cleaning on Wednesday (unless differently agreed) plus towel change
- -- High speed Wifi (30 MB downloading, 3 MB uploading).
- -- Netflix
- -- Smoke detectors on each floor and carbon monoxide detectors.
- -- Two professional emergency kits (in the villa and beside the pool)
- -- Basic supplies for kitchen: Coffee (espresso, American, Moka), tea, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil, vinegar, charcoal and lighter fluid for barbecue.
- -- Basic supplies for villa: Mosquito machines in each room, toilet tissue (2 rolls each bathroom), hand soap, absorbent towels, sponges, trash bags, dish soap, detergent for dishwasher and washing machine. Listed on details page.
Not included in Price: These expenses are paid locally, normally deducted from an €800 Euro cash security deposit.
- -- Security deposit of €800 Euros
- -- Final cleaning of €300 Euros
- -- Air conditioning (paid at €0.40/kw), can be from €20 -€40 per day
- -- Heat paid as consumed (rate .17/thermal KW) estimate €250 to €450 Euros/week). Each room has its own controls so you can best control.
- -- Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
- -- Pre-arrival grocery shopping € 30 plus the shopping list. Send list at least a week in advance.
- -- Interim linen change €10 per person with advance arrangement.
- -- Supplement cleaning service €12/hour to maid.
- -- Car and driver with advance arrangement, request a quote.
- -- Babysitting: With advance arrangement, approximately €10/hour. Request a quote.
Arrival check in is generally between 4:00-7:00 pm. Checkout by 10am. We'll ask you for your plans so we can coordinate your welcome.
This term overrides more general terms: 30% non-refundable upon making reservation.
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• Wonderful location, fabulous views
• Easy drive to Montecatini Terme train station where you can catch train to explore Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena
• Homey, comfortable villa with many thoughtful modern amenities and old world touches & some fine antiques. Furnishings are typical good quality Italian but not designer luxury.
• Owner, who will greet you, is very knowledgeable, helpful and organized & speaks excellent English
• Great for a large group.
Our Guest Reviews
Our family of 13 arrived in the late afternoon and found the villa beautiful, well appointed and very clean. There are three staircases that led to different parts of the house-all completely detached from one another. My 82 year old mother was able to reach her bedroom, aided by a handrail on her steps and the children's rooms were far enough away to the adult's rooms to ensure quiet evenings. Sheets on the beds were wonderful and all said beds were comfy.
We all enjoyed long walks up and down the nearby hills, the mass in an ancient church closeby, as well as dinner at La Foresteria, a truly magical spot near the church overlooking a bluff. We were the only diners and adored the dinner and service. All in all, our week was magical and th e location was perfect. The funnicular ride up to Montecatini Alto was one of our favorite excursions.
Our chefs were the daughter and son in law of the owners. The food was fine but not amazing.
We didn’t use much air conditioning but it was, as advised, billed separately. All of the extra charges were collected in cash on check out. We were short so had to run around.
[We are delighted you had such a nice stay and experience. The Italy Perfect Team.]
Our stay was excellent, enjoyed gorgeous weather, food, wine and sites! The house worked beautifully for the 6 of us. Took excursions almost every day and a couple of invigorating hikes too. Thanks for all the good advice and assistance.
Terrific stay in Tuscany
My wife, brother-in-law and sister-in-law and I all want to thank you for recommending Regina Bella for our first time trip to Tuscany. It had everything we had wished for. Our dreams were fulfilled. Would love to come back again.
My daughter says she wants to get married here!
We brought our extended family and had a very nice stay. Day trips around the area and a lot of relaxing. Our 12 year old says she is going to have her wedding here! That would be great with all of us!
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Map and Location
|Monsummano 2 kilometers, 10 minutes|
|Montecatini Terme 5 kilometers,15 minutes|
|Florence airport 40 kilometers, 35 minutes|
|Pisa airport 45 kilometers, 40 minutes|
|Siena 90 kilometers, 90 minutes|
|Montecatini exit of A11 highway, 10 minutes|
|Florence by train 50 minutes from Montecatini Terme train station|
|Lucca 34 kilometers, 30 minutes|