Historic Farmhouse - Private Pool, A/c, WiFi, Ideal for visiting Rome-Siena. Classic tastefully furnished large farmhouse, of edge of cliff with independent pool and annex, 1 hour from Rome.
La Fontana has a main house, with 2 master beds, with ensuite bathrooms, lined with Travertine rock. There is also one single bedroom in the main house which shares a bathroom with one of the master bedrooms.
The main house has a very large and well appointed kitchen with beautiful antique teak furniture. The kitchen has its own music and entertainment system. The Living room area has a view over the valley, and it own entertainment system. It is furnished with very high quality antiques.
The main House terrace has a teak table, with 8 chairs, a new Weber gas grill, which also has a side burner. It is an ideal place to cook in summer evenings overlooking the peaceful Umbrian countryside.
The annex, or Pergola is a summer annex, with its own terrace, outside shower and grape covered pergola, and outdoor African hardwood furniture. The annex has a double bed, a sigle bed. It has its own bathroom and kitchen.
The annex, or Pergola is a charming smaller self contained house with its own kitchen, bathroom, and TV and and entertainment center.
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The house is private and for guests only. Only documented and registered guests may stay. All guests must fill out a guest form that details their identity, [copy of documents need to be submitted before arrival by e-mail]. The guest registration is an Italian legal requirement, and we have to supply this information to the local police station who forwards it to the "Questura di Terni" through the so called "schede di ospitalita'". The relevant law is the law against Terrorism. In order to ensure that there is no misunderstanding, failure to supply this information will void your right to access to the property and forfeit any deposit paid. We suggest therefore, that you supply this information well in advance of your stay.
You will be met by my house-keeper who will walk through the house and give you an inventory that needs to accepted before your stay. Any breakeages must be reported to house-keeper with 24 hours of occurrence. Any maintenance issues will be dealt within 24 hours. If the house is not "habitable" pursuant to an extra-ordinary maintence occurrence that prevents guest from staying in the property, [earthquake, flood, or other unforseen act of Nature/God] within 24 hours of the date following the 00 hour of date of extra-ordinary maintanence occurrance, [date of qualifying maintenance occurrence] then the only claim can be a refund from the the date of the qualifying maintenance occurrence to the time that the habitability is restored.
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This house is secluded at the end of a "white" road and is ideal for those independent travellers who want to experience an authentic Italian country home. It is a country home, in an ancient olive grove that has been turned into a garden over 25 years. There are the occasional insects, none harmful to health. It requires some ability to operate basic equipment like a computerized pool cleaner, [please ask for instructions before using].
Please note that by booking through the airbnb website you are expressly accepting the terms and conditions we list in our website and the contract which is listed for your viewing. By booking through airbnb you are liable up to a maximum of Euro 1,500 which you are expressly indemnify and hold harmless La Fontana for any material damages that you cause, not limited to the damages, but also to any costs, legal and otherwise, that we many incur in recovering the damages from you. In the event that you cause damages, we will recover the damages caused by the debited your deposit and/or an indemnification action we are offered through airbnb, or if you wish may make direct payment to us.
This house is not a house for travellers who are careless and break furniture or the electronic pool equipment. If you are this type of traveller, please look elsewhere. You are also holding La Fontana harmless for any and all negligence on your behalf that may result in your being injured, such as swimming in the pool during a lightning storm, spreading infectious diseases and insects like child head lice or other such pathogens borne by your uncleanliness.
You MUST include all copies of passports of all persons staying and must be signed before arrival. No unauthorized and undocumented person may stay at the house without first obtaining our express written approval and supplies us the relevant passport(s)/identity documents. As disclosed above this an Italian legal requirement, pursuant to law on Terrorism. In order to ensure that there are no misunderstandings please ensure that you supply, well in advance of your stay, this information by sending document copies and your legal address to us by e-mail. No access will be granted unless you comply with this requirement.
The house cannot occupy more that 7 adults. We may occasionally allow ONE baby in addition. You must obtain our approval for this. The passport requirement is an Italian legal requirement, and failure to do so will forfeit your booking with no recourse.
A copy of the contract is available on line. It gives details of what the house rules are. Please read it as it is for your protection as much as ours. Once you book you have accepted these House Rules, which basically say that you are to act in a way one would expect a "reasonable person" to act, such as don't breal furniture, remove objects from the house, [CD's are not for you to remove for example], break the electronics. You may request to have it sent to you by e-mail to your personal e-mail once you have provided copies of all your Passports and details of where you are resident. Final Cleaning of Euro 130 is always assessed. Heating is also charged in winter, by meter. We take a picture of the gas meter when you arrive and one when you leave. In a cold winter, should budget $70-$80 week.
In summer we charge for the use of the air conditioning, again by taking a picture of the meter on day of arrival and comparing this to the reading at time of departure.
Please note that we have a 45 day cancellation rule. This means that you will loose your all your deposit if you cancel 45 days before arrival, or fail to show up.
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My family is part Italian and part English. I live in Seattle in the USA. I grew up traveling between Surrey/London and Rome, vacationed in St. Mawes Cornwall, and Tuscany.
I graduated from LSE - London Business School, worked as a investment manager in London and New York for 30 years, and then decided to become a charter boat captain. This is my families home, it was restored by mother April in 1985 with the help of architect Prince Antonio Ruffo. It is uniquely authentic. I hope you enjoy your stay with us.